Category: Daily Disappointment

Microsoft, Make it Wild. I need it in the *

Dear Microsoft, 20 years. 20 years is a long time. It’s as if our kid went to college and we still haven’t gotten divorced. So that has to count for something, right? I mean I sold off my Apple stock in the late 90s for you. It’s been 20...

Cyndi Lauper’s “Time after Time” is about Time Travel

I’m on the 40th or 50ths loop of Cyndi Lauper’s seminal 80s hit, Time after Time, when the tears start. Maybe it’s because it is Sunday night, or that my meds are off, or that it is winter and the short days aren’t good for me. But it feels...

Faux aging wood with vinegar/steel wool is super unpredictable

Really frustrated how different the color on these is coming out. I wanted something deep and grey/black as shown on the bottom pieces. However the two longer beams just turn really red. I even re-created my formula to have less “rust” color , and without the Tea I normally...

Miele Electric Wand – gets clogged and sucks

A few years back Miele updated their vacuum cleaner line to include an “electric wand”. This means that the power cord for the vacuum head was run through the “wand” instead of outside it. The advantage is that it is now easy to unplug and change head attachments. The...

Macs are so easy to use!

Because this stupid Epson printer thing couldn’t get any more difficult, of course it is. I tried to print to the printer via a mac book pro, and found out the drivers are only for the very latest OS, which JUST RELEASED LIKE 10 days ago. OF course I...

Epson 640XP crap wireless set up

Epson software can’t find the fucking printer on my network. I can clearly see it on the network via router software, and I have literally connected to it via IP. I can print from it now. But the Epson software, and WIN10 says they can’t find the printer via...

Battle: Keyboard. [Roland 77 Keyboard Repair/restore]

Battle: Keyboard Setup: 8 Roland 77 Digital Pianos. Purchased at auction. Were previously teaching pianos. Were left in sun and many melted. I was an idiot and did not inspect these before bidding. I thought they were high end Roland’s which could fetch $500 each. Off by a factor...

EVDI – the imaging company that couldn’t / GearView Basic

Had an interesting time with EVDI and my insurance. The first was the usual: We can’t tell you what it will cost / We can’t tell you the codes bullshit. I eventually had to get someone from Healthnet on the line to talk directly to EVDI to explain how...