A wee rant …

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I’m bloody angry …  A couple of months ago I upgraded my fabby HTC Hero for another HTC phone .. the Wildfire S.

It is a monthly contract with Orange, which I have had for a few years and my phone is used for both work and personal use.

When you receive a new upgrade you have a couple of weeks to return it if you are not happy.  Fine … great deal.

Yeh fine… until a month later when you are trying to update applications your phone tells you it is out of memory.

So .. what do you do .. you do the responsible thing and move all applications you can move to your sim card.  Problem solved.

Yeh right … from then on in, the phone refuses to update applications and continues to tell you that you have no memory and need to free more up.   So .. you remove applications that you really do want (otherwise you wouldn’t have downloaded them in the first place).

Fixed… nope .. your phone refuses to let you into applications that you still have, refuses to allow you to back things up, loses numbers, loses addresses and generally isn’t fit for purpose unless you want to just phone and text people (why bother with a smart phone then!)

So I looked up information on the internet .. guess what .. this is a known problem!   So I phoned Orange, thinking that being a huge multinational company they would recognise that phones that they are passing off as smart phones are really just a pile of crap.

Did they .. did they heck… they just kept saying I had 2 weeks to return it when I upgraded.   It was working bloody fine then it was after a month it started to go wrong!

I am fuming with Orange… their total lack of customer care is frankly appalling and their refusal to accept that they are passing off equipment that is not fit to be used for the reason it was bought (my choice being informed by their own reviews and assessments)  is, in my opinion, nothing short of fraud.

HTC (who I have spoken so highly off in the past), have left me disappointed and frustrated.   Our work contract phone is up for renewal next month and I am will have to forgo updating the general work mobile in order that I can have a phone that actually does work properly, allowing me access to emails, the web and other information that I require for work.

The Roman empire that was all conquering eventually failed due to being slap dash and uncaring.    Oh how I pray that day comes around soon for Orange.

 

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Ive got a brand new pair of roller skates

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….   well ok .. not quite true, it is actually a bike .. but I couldn’t think of a witty title!

I do already own a mountain bike but it has 16 gears .. which means my legs end up spinning aimlessly or I fall off .. so I have decided to take a step back and buy a good “auld fashioned” ladies bike with 3 gears (and a basket to hold important things like cigarettes and chocolate!).

It is actually a way of me being able to exercise without causing me too much back pain … and it “should” help me lose weight too!     The plan is that my Senorita will run and I will cycle along beside her!

I am also having my mountain bike altered to fit my Senorita (since she is so much taller than me!) … although I fear that there may a wee Spanish fit or two when she realises that our cycling abilities are miles apart and she will get very fed up waiting on me trundling up behind her!

If the weather is nice this weekend (and my bike rack for the car arrives in time!) we may take ourselves off for a day of exercise .. MY GAWD did I really just say that!

I need chocolate ….

Roller Coaster …

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I have been a bit busy lately .. my poor blog has suffered from a serious lack of attention.

My attention has been elsewhere .. mostly with my Senorita.. but also with a new addition to my wee family .. Bo!   A very cute and very cheeky wee kitten that is now ruling over Brae and I!

Brae absolutely loves her and they are currently cavorting round the living room playing tuggies with a dog toy!  I fear Brae has forgotten that cats have a sharp end.

Apart from the animal business I have been busy with my Senorita, we had a lovely long weekend away with friends and  a fabulous weekend being all touristy visiting The House for Art Lovers in Glasgow and the Falkirk Wheel!

Next weekend we are off to Glasgow again, this time for an overnight stay in a lovely hotel and a weekend of touristy stuff again and a night out in Glasgow.   Im quite excited about it all .. it’s been years since I have partied in Glasgow!

My Senorita is very keen to see some of the old buildings  (no smart comments about ancient relics please!!) .. and I must admit I really don’t know Glasgow well at all, so it will be a bit of eye opener for me too!

It is a nice time for me at the moment.   I am happy and contented in my private life and although I am stressed with new technology (that is crap!) in work .. I just try to remember that there are far more important things in life than work.

Right now there is!

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