Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Keeping your Forbes 500 in check


So, long time, no update...I've been kept busy by my band work/seeking a new job, plus other things that are not so fun that involve other folks...

My Xbox 360 recently got the latest device killing error known as "E74" wherein the ethernet/a.v./ and rear usb ports fail, causing your system to tell you "no, I won't play your games or power on past this warning screen." Which in turn causes me to say "WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK YOU STUPID FUCKING GAME MACHINE, TURN THE FUCK ON AND PLAY MY COPY OF MASS EFFECT BEFORE I THROW YOU OUT THE GOD DAMN THIRD FLOOR FUCKING WINDOW!!!!!!!!"

As you can tell, I handled the situation with a cool head....

So I call the Microsoft help line and they inform me that it needs to be shipped in to the repair centers for (you guessed it) repair. My warranty was long expired on this thing, but the good folks at the house that Gates built, have extended their warranty by three years to cover this problem that their errors have caused....and why shouldn't they? I didn't do this to my console....I make damn sure that thing stays cool and I am not doing anything else to cause a problem such as this. Of course, not all companies will go to this length, hence my myriad of iPods I've owned over the years which now reside in a damn landfill because Apple wants ME to pay THEM $150 to replace THEIR SHITTY HEADPHONE JACK THAT ONLY SENDS OUT ONE SIDE OF THE AUDIO BECAUSE OF THEIR FUCK UP WHEN DESIGNING THE THING!

It should be noted that I take no stance in the Mac vs PC shit....I think if you define yourself by a brand of technology that you use, I suggest running the car in the garage while taking a nap in your back seat. I think both things have their purpose...For example, I would NEVER do any professional photo editing on a PC....just a bad fucking idea....in the same turn, I would never do any office work on a Mac....equally as stupid. Also, I would never edit video on a PC...in the same sense, I will NEVER make music on a Mac...You can hand me all the bullshit about Mac being "the standard" for music production....I've cut over 100 albums in my life....by experience alone, I get to say "blow me...you are wrong."

So anywho...Microsoft sends me a label which arrived a couple days ago that I slap on to the box which my 360 was packed in and bring it to a UPS store...All free of charge.

So, brought it there on the 9th at 6:06 pm in Leominster, MA....and as of 5:41 am on the 10th, it is in transit from Warwick, Rhode Island to Dallas, Texas where I am assuming it will be ground shipped to Mesquite, TX (the place the label said it was going) where the repair will begin...

So, in the interest of seeing how these companies perform when they stand to actually lose a bit of money, I am going to be documenting the process over the next week or so...it's fun to put these companies under the spotlight. Where shall this story go? Only time knows........

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