When cleaning the house, particularly a houseful of cats and wabbits, you tend to use a lot of bleach. The problem is, when you hit a patch of cat whiz or wabbit whiz, the bleach and hot water react like crazy which the acids in the whiz, and it releases a lot of free molecular chlorine. This is all made worse by my Hoover SteamVac, which then causes it to foam and then blows the vapors out the side of the machine at high speed. The other night I took a really strong dose of chlorine and I've been hacking my guts out ever since.
But the house is clean. Nothing like bleach, I tell you.
While trying to sleep last night, in between fits of coughing that nearly caused me to pass out or rupture a vein in my eyeballs, I downloaded and installed Sametime Connect for Mac OS X. It's a rather large package, but the code starts up clean and fast and doesn't seem to have any evil habits. My problem was in trying to connect to BleedYellow.com and get into the community of yellowbleeders chatting therein. I don't have a "home" Sametime server, and as a result BleedYellow.com would be my only ST connection.
Problem is, either I or someone else already signed up as "The Turtle" (probably me, but if it's somebody else out there, know that I'm onto you and you could be hamstered at any moment for your impunity), and the password I always use... doesn't work. And worse, BleedYellow's feedback form is screwed, it results in a "cannot find design note" error, and all of Lotus911's "contact us" information points to brick-and-mortar buildings and telephones.
Anyone from BleedYellow.com reading this? Would you mind resetting my password or pummelling whoever stole my name? And could you fix your Feedback form, so I can tell you cool stuff like that?
And no, using some other login (like the name that happens to be on my driver's license) isn't an option. Nobody'd know who the hell it was. I am The Turtle, dammit!
In other news, our Domino 8.01 installations at my day job are going well. I think this weekend it's time to upgrade the Weightless Dog server.
I've now had the Blackberry 8800 for a few weeks. Here's some more stuff I noticed, almost all good:
1. Turtle03/10/2008 11:30:57 AM
Up and running. Trying not to harrass too many people in the middle of the night over BY, though.
2. Nathan T. Freeman03/07/2008 05:01:01 PM
Reset. Check your email.
And welcome aboard.
3. Nathan T. Freeman03/07/2008 04:56:14 PM
@3 - But "the tortoise" would be all wrong, wouldn't it?
Turtle, I emailed you at 2:24 ET. But now that I know what's wrong, I'll have a look.
Sorry about the feedback form. There's still a few broken bits here and there. That's one of the reasons we need people like you!
4. Mary Beth Raven03/07/2008 04:38:43 PM
Hey Turtle, well, if you registered as "the terrapin" I'd still know who you are :)
5. Turtle03/07/2008 04:36:21 PM
Possibly, but I actually haven't used the RIM-supplied charger once. Sometimes I use the hefty charger that came with my old HTC Wizard (1000mAh), but mostly I just find a convenient USB port and plug it in, plug it in.
6. chuck dean03/07/2008 04:00:50 PM
I've got the same model BB you do and I'd say I've had similar experience except for the week I was at Lotusphere when either the charger I had with me had a short in it and didn't always charger correctly or either the poor signal and my use of my bluetooth earpiece drained it in about an hour.
I've tossed that charger aside and haven't had any other issues so hopefully that was it.