The internet sucks hairy balls

Monday, October 05, 2009

I really do reckon my work would get done twenty times faster if, oh let's say, Streamyx wasn't such a dirty whore and didn't fucking suck as much.

Malaysia has shit for internet. Grade A cow poop.

It feels like TM is harboring aborted fetuses that sit in their servers gnawing at cables screeching for life, justice and all that jazz. There we go, unrecognizable demonic masses running around TM's headquarters because in the course of ripping everyone in the country off, someone forgot to cap their toyol urn.

Seriously?

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posted at 10/05/2009 06:52:00 PM by nekomatta · 2 comments

Exotic sleep patterns

Monday, January 14, 2008

Streamyx was down again at work this morning. I swear I'm going to start charting the amount of times our connection goes down and send it over to TM HQ as solid proof that they are reaching new heights of massive suckage. But I'm sure they already know this :)

On another plane of existence, I am currently sleeping on (and of course, the very proud owner of) a silk worm pillow... which is basically a silk pillow with a little pocket in the center that's padded and lined with silk worm droppings fresh from China. Sleeping has never been more disconcerting.

Silk is supposedly extraordinarily healthy for you... from rheumatism to migraines, you can virtually cure them all (over extended periods of use naturally) simply by wearing or sleeping in the amazing silk products!

No, I didn't pull that randomly out of my ass--it's what the tour guide in the silk factory told my parents.

While it may be true, as I'm tossing and turning in the silk blanket this morning (yessir, the folks went wild with the silk), I begin to wonder if it's even silk at all...

Oh pish, sleeping aside, I have better uses for silk anyway.

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posted at 1/14/2008 05:39:00 PM by nekomatta · 2 comments

Wishful thinking

Friday, October 13, 2006

I spent three hours trying to connect to the poor excuse for an internet connection we have in Malaysia this morning. Not only that, in that same three hours, my cellphone nearly died auto redialing to TMNet's customer support line without any inkling of success. The big question now: when Streamyx croaks, do their phone support line(s) automatically shut down as well?

I'd understand that they probably don't want disgruntled/frustrated/annoyed users screaming at them way early in the morning at eight-ish or nine, telling them how horrible their service is. See, that wouldn't happen if they provided decent service to begin with. In essence, TMNet is a monopolizing whore of an entity that doesn't deliver and hides behind automated (well, considering they all can't seem to answer in any form otherwise... they might as well be tape recordings) customer support. And that is ONLY when you actually get through (only to be put on hold for another hair-pulling twenty minutes or so).

For THE LOVE OF GOD (yours, mine and especially yours) people, feed the hamsters that are powering our server generators. I'm sure with the obscene amount of money TMNet's unjustly collecting, the hamsters really shouldn't go hungry. Unless, there are only three of them running the wheels, one for each server... yeah.

On a side note, I'm downloading "I Like The Boys" by the Pleasure Seekers. It's nothing unexpected but I'm still tickled by the irrelevant amount of porn you get instead of the actual song itself.

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posted at 10/13/2006 12:47:00 PM by nekomatta · 1 comments

streamyx@home

Friday, April 14, 2006

short and sweet update :)

I HAVE STREAMYX!

and wtf, i paid rm88 for the guy to stick a cable from the modem to my lappie... O.o
that barely takes 30 seconds O.o this is excluding whatever additional charges tmnet is going to bill me -_- fiddlesticks!
wtf! how is this even compulsory? there was NO OPTION when i registered to include or exclude the modem installation (only whether i wanted the modem or not, pricks)! what kind of installation is that?!
it doesn't take a rocket scientist to configure my lappie to connect to streamyx.
soooo ripped off :/

heck, i want a job that pays rm88/30s -_-

anyway...

oh my sis is pissed at me because she thinks i gave her blog site out to the folks :P lol omg it's so not my fault!
it's called google woman :p
sucks to be you if you left your blogger nav bar on bwahaha ;D

that being said, for shits and giggle, i've decided to link her xD

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posted at 4/14/2006 07:54:00 PM by nekomatta · 1 comments

tmnet streamyx vs. nekomatta

Monday, April 10, 2006

as much as i DETEST streamyx, my current state of addiction/work depends on the piece of shit they call broadband.
so, i'm here trying to register a line at home because mom's getting all pissy i have to come to the office at night to do work (and multitask with wow in windowed mode ;))

and what do i get?! a javascript error -_-

not discouraged, i dial the ever-so-helpful streamyx support line and watch the walls around me crumble to ashes from decay while i wait on hold for someone to help me.

the nice lady over the phone who probably doesn't know what's going on, puts me on hold again to have a nice chat with her supervisor. her supervisor tells her to tell me to try again tomorrow.

nice lady: oh my supervisor says it's probably some form error where you've submitted the form but we probably didn't get the right details. for example, if you requested a modem, it probably didn't go through as one and your package might be registered as one without a modem.

what the fuck?

it's a scripting error. look into it. fix it! SOMETHING!
don't tell me to try tomorrow because chances are it still won't work because it's an argument error (some string not being passed over blah blah blah)

so feeling a little rattled, i squint at the firefox tab, the error message and ponder...

since malaysia is pretty much technologically backwards (hah, all you fuckers using internet explorer can kiss my fat ass... and don't even begin bitching about why your computer might explode one day), why not try using ie to fill out the form?

turns out, it really is a browser issue.

how STUPID are you to code your forms so that it's only compatible with ie and not ffox? or any other browsers in general?
for fuck's sake the form doesn't even look the same in both the browsers.
who coded that piece of shit?
does NOBODY in this damn country worry about cross-browser/platform or compatibility issues at all? standards? quality control? testing? no?

is everyone so hung up on being "flashy" that you can't comprehend (or refuse to) a simple thing like ACCESSIBILITY?
fuck your flash/dom/dhtml bullshit.
get the basics then worry about being fancy.

say it with me: form and function goes hand in hand.

so... i decided to write an email to streamyx, knowing full well that i'll probably NOT get a reply:

Dear Help Support at Streamyx,

I am aware that you probably do not reply to any emails at all.
However, I would like to point out, as a future subscriber to Streamyx, I am TERRIBLY disappointed that your Online Registration form scripting is not web compatible with other browsers besides Internet Explorer.
This incompatibility has caused both your Help Support line and I much grief trying to discover what was wrong. Sure, your audience may very well use Internet Explorer in general, but please for the love of God and whatever is holy and dear to you, cater to the needs of the rest of the population who do not want to be infected with viruses coming from Internet Explorer as well.

Thank you for your time (or lack of).


Regards,
nekomatta


as it stands: tmnet streamyx 1 nekomatta 0
if this goes on, my score is going to hit negative values :/

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posted at 4/10/2006 09:53:00 PM by nekomatta · 4 comments
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nekomatta is...

This is Sean when she's emo. Sean Sean Tan;

sarcastic wordsmith, dirty in oh-so-many ways, fun-loving IE-hating CSS worshiping markup "engineer", anime-styled arm flailing expressive communicator, proudly self-initiated member of the cult of milk and caffeine, snotty pink crayon lover, tree hugging hippy organic designer, pole dancer wannabe, swing-a-ling lindy hopper, rabid arcane mage/bitchin' disc priest/annoying resto druid--sometimes spazzy, often giggly, always loud.
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