Yeah I said it! I am tired of nosey people, hacking servers and software. I’m sick and tired of having to change my passwords. It is beyond ridiculous at this point.
It’s like every other month there is another friggin crisis. We were using corrupt software or our servers got hacked and guess what that means? I am getting issued new cards or I need to create a new password or join another identity protection website courtesy of “blah”. I’ve changed most of my passwords so many damn times over the course of the last 4 months that I can barely remember them anymore.
Heaven forbid that you decide to just get rid of some random account that you haven’t used in years, they make you jump through hoops to do it. I called to close an account yesterday and the first thing the guy on the other end of the phone demands is my Social. You’re not getting that. I have a Username, my email is linked to that account, how about you ask for that before you start asking for my social security number buddy! He says, “well I need it to find your account.” “My account isn’t lost I know my Username I’ll give you that”, I say. He finally gave up and took what I was willing to give him. That account is now closed. Finally.
They don’t make it easy do they. I thought it was like some unspoken rule that they weren’t supposed to ask you for your SS#, I thought they were supposed to ask you for your last 4. Such ridiculousness (new word of the day people).
Okay, I’m done venting (for now). I’m off to change a few more passwords and close a few more accounts. My internet footprint is way too big, time to fix that.
Last weekend I was supposed to be out-of-town. My BIL and his family and my family were all supposed to drive down to NC to see my Inlaws. However, we all waited until the last-minute to make hotel reservations and there was not one decent room available. So we scrapped the trip. It’s a good thing that my MIL didn’t know we were coming.
Instead I ran errands, found the local BJ’s got a little shopping done, then I looked for a park. I mentioned that briefly but never went into any sort of details. We went to Rockburn Branch Park. It is a park in the more traditional sense of the word, not what I had become accustomed to in Colorado. It did have some walking trails, but the majority of the park was made up of baseball fields. I probably won’t go back out there again unless I just really need to get out of the house.
Monday was the first day of the new semester. I almost never do homework on a Monday, so Tuesday was my first official day of the semester lol. I finally received my LabSims and books for two of my three classes. I had to request a book for my third class. The online coordinator was ghost, (I later found out she was out sick) so I texted the Dean of the IT Department. He’s an awesome guy and he always answers my texts. He called me back, we sorted the whole mess out and I received my missing book set. I don’t really enjoy eTextbooks. Flipping pages and chapters is annoying. I can’t tab an eTextbook. Tabs help me navigate a textbook, which is why I am very happy to receive actual books for Routing I. (I can’t scribble in the margins on an eTextbook either) I assume I’ll be using this book again for next semesters Routing II class. It’s huge!
The Top Two Books are for Routing I. The Other Two are for Network Fundamentals & Operating Systems.
Okay I’m done whining lol
It has been pretty chilly out this week. I spoke to a friend of mines in Colorado and they go snow, so of course that means we get a cold front and rain. However, I’m in high hopes that it will be warm enough to venture out this weekend and at least locate a photographically friendly garden. The flowering cherries are absolutely beautiful out here right now. Gotta get me some of that LOL
I’m off to watch a little DVR. BFN guys!
Last semester’s final grades are in. You ready?
Computer Operating Systems – 100%
Network Directory Services – 99.80%
English Composition II – 98.98%
So I got all A’s again this semester. I’m happy about that. 5 down, 3 to go. At least on this degree.
This semester I am taking:
Network Routing I
Customer Relations and Servicing (I need 2 non-IT, preferably business, electives by taking this I won’t need to take Accounting)
This semester is already off to a rocky start. I actually have to wrap up this blog entry so that I can call the school. The Online Coordinator is new, I like her, she was also my Algebra teacher my first semester. However, she screwed up my books, I never approved my bill, I am missing one of my books, and she hasn’t purchased our LabSims yet either. I have to call and see what is going on with everything. So, BFN!
I’m a firm believer that everyone fits into one of two categories. So, are you a leader or a follower?
Personally, I believe I am a leader. I hate being told what to do. I’m bossy as hell. I won’t even walk behind my husband, must make me a leader right? lol
What about you?