Rant: Hosting frustration – Exabytes

I don’t often see the need to rant or review negatively online. The only other time I did that, was for a restaurant / bar along Sentosa Boardwalk for their lack of professionalism. This time, it’s for my annoying and unstable site / blog host – Exabytes. ***** The pre-sale and support service was/is great, having someone did the data migration and set up, saved me a helluva time and they have been really quick to solve the issues. But the annoyance, is for the continuous downtime for a Linux hosting server. ***** You might be thinking, it can’t be all that bad… Downtime is inevitable during server maintenance and sudden issues. But it can and it has, since I’ve experienced more…

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Thoughts: All that glitters, is not gold.

All that glitters, is not gold. A place I stepped into, a couple of hours ago, got me thinking of this saying (in a different way than its original meaning for valuable). For it glitters and stood out on a wooden boardwalk, with lovely glass painting that would fit amazingly in a cathedral, a chillax ambience and soothing music, yet failed to impress… Reason: Extremely neglected customers. Note: If you know the place I’m describing or talking about, good for you. Feel free to decide with your own experience if it was truly good or bad. ***** If you read through past posts on my dining experiences, I tend to not touch on service or not be critical or harp…

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Thoughts: Right way and only way?

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. – Friedrich Nietzsche It has always been an issue, to always have someone enforcing their way on me. To them, there’s no other way, no work-around, no alternatives. When I analyze the situations, there are tons of work-around and alternative, definitely loads of other ways. But they don’t see it, hear it, feel it or listen. Does it really have to be your way, to be the right way? Or is it that you rather i conform to your needs and listen to you, as always? But be it how i try to speak up and…

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Thoughts: Amused by Spam

I don’t know if i should be elated, amused or puzzled by the no. of spams for some Indonesian bank. Not that I’ve anything against the lovely country or the bank but the no. of annoying yet amusing spams does make me wanna go “HUH? Hmm…”. Truthfully, I’ve seen better spamming tactics in the last couple of years, even the occasional post comments are more creative and trustworthy at times and not overly pushy but the recent ones, especially those that were on my tag box sure hit a new low. For example: – threatening to get website owners banned if their spam comments are not published or deleted – copy and pasted links with no conversations or barely bothered…

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Routers Woes

To think a somewhat reputable router going at a discounted price would do great, what a mistake that had been. Well, the router i got from IT show, Aztech Wireless-N router had been problematic or the cause of my wireless-less problem (eg. unable to get ip or connect but connection is okay when cable is directly connected from modem to desktop) for the past few days, aside from the faulty / inconsistent Motorola modem (inconsistent linkage from modem to desktop). The Starhub tech guy came, switched a new Motorola SB6120 modem and now it’s working fine / smooth. As for the Aztech modem, he tried getting it connected, went through the admin page but still can’t get it working aka…

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