14482 hours 9 minutes 20 seconds. This is the amount of time I have now waited for the Microsoft Store to contact me regarding the $2600 order I placed on their online store. The one in which there are recorded chat logs of their service representatives unequivocally lying to me, several times, resulting in my purchase being cancelled and then delayed by several months. I have read many stories online where others are having the same issues. This is status quo for the Microsoft Store.
In dealing with their antics, I had multiple service representatives tell me they would “personally” be contacting me with information and solutions to the errors they had made. Last I heard, my issue had been “escalated to a higher department” and they would be contacting me within 24 hours. The timer at the top of this page is how long I have now waited, patiently.
Chrystina and I went to Waterton for the day. It was great. We had a picnic, went on a hike, got up close with a bear, found some fascinating caterpillars, ate delicious ice cream, and checked out some monstrous wind turbines on the way home. Got lots of nice photos. And videos too! Continue reading Waterton Windmill Weekend
I was cleaning up my network today and was frustrated that I couldn’t enable bridge mode on my Telus Actiontec v1000h modem/router to put it into a modem-only state. The problem is that Telus changed the root/tech passwords on firmware 31.121L.13 and nobody knows what they are. My buddy Mike told me to try editing the webpage source and I’ll be damned it actually worked!
Basic Instructions (if you don’t want to watch the how-to video below): 1. Go to 192.168.1.254 (or whatever your gateway is) and log in to the admin/telus account. 2. Go to the Advanced Settings tab and open up WAN IP Addressing. 3. Open up your web browser’s developer tools (F12) 4. Search for <tr id=”id_rfc_1483_transparent_bridging” style=”display: none;”> 5. Change “display: none;” to “display: block;” 6. Select the now visible Transparent Bridging option on the page, then Apply 7. You’re done! You can see that the bridge is enabled on the Status tab under Connection Status > ISP Protocol.
Chrystina created this absolutely beautiful art piece of 2 blue jays for my Grandma for Christmas. She used colored pencils, markers, and chalk pastels. I made the frame for it out of cherry using the table saw cove cutting technique.
I restored a Beaver 3800 Jointer and built a retractable caster mobile tool stand for it. I got the retractable caster idea from Carl Holmgren (see video). He is the retractable caster mobile tool stand master! I didn’t have any plans when I built it.
So I get a security alert at 3am, didn’t see it until 9am when I woke up. Turns out this guy busted into my garage through the ceiling!!
All jokes aside, I spent about 5 minutes editing the clip to include the Mission Impossible theme song. Wasn’t even planning on sharing it with more than a few friends. Thing went viral and hit the front page of Reddit!