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Oh yeah, Bailouts are always the answer…

Hmm. Why does the beginning of the Great Depression come to mind?

Euro zone leaders impose an immediate levy that allows them to seize between 7-10% of your money directly out of your bank accounts, for banks in Cyprus. Some people’s bank accounts have supposedly been drained. People running to banks and ATMs to pull out their money. Banks closing until at least Thursday. Stock markets starting to take a dive again.

Oh yeah, because this is almost exactly what happened at the beginning of the Great Depression.

My First Post

Well the title is pretty self-explanatory. But going beyond that, I’d like to say hello everyone! Though my posts may be few and far between I’d like to introduce myself as one of the admin people of this blog site. Like the creator of this blog, my posts will range among a variety of topics. The only thing is I have to figure out what topics I’m not too lazy to write about.  I have a couple in mind but we’ll see what becomes of them. In the meantime, take care!

My First WordPress update

My first WordPress update was painful. I did not properly backup my theme and my posts which caused me to lose everything.

I eventually was able to repost everything, but the dates don’t align with the originally postings.

Live and learn. Hopefully, I’ll do better next time.

Roku; So far a Bust

I just bought a new Roku 2 XS with the expectation that it would be easy to setup. Not.

Well at first it did look like it would be easy: connect to TV, power up Roku, set up internet connection view screen menus, let it update, and then copy activation code. Actually, these steps were painless and quick.

Then trouble, website activation. Enter activation code, no problem. Create new account, page 1 no problem. But, now page 2 where they want credit card information before proceeding, big trouble. It would not accept credit card info nor would it let me bypass this page. So now I’m locked out for twenty four hours.

I have been looking at the live chat window for the last hour or two waiting to chat. But the support so far seems non-existent.

So far this is crap. If I cannot activate this unit within the next hour or if it will not reset and let me try again within the next 24 hours, I am going to return this product with extreme prejudice and dish it every chance I get.

Why the hell couldn’t it just activate the product now and let credit information be entered at a later date?


Finally, I got a hold of live chat support. He, Rizwan, who was very efficient and polite, was able to set up and an account without credit card info. Why they couldn’t do it in the first place is beyond me.

Update 2

The Roku is working fine. I am generally happy with it. But still disappointed with the activation experience. I was able to set up Amazon with no problem.