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foslock posted on June 25, 2008 at 12:21 AM

PayPal - Rant

As of this moment, PayPal has successfully defended my account against a third party:

We have reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party. We have limited access to sensitive PayPal account features in case your account has been accessed by an unauthorized third party. We understand that having limited access can be an inconvenience, but protecting your account is our primary concern.

Now, I was perfectly happy with this and in fact a little proud. PayPal had done what they were supposed to, protect my moneh.

As much as I'd like to say that was the end of the story and my account was quickly unlocked again and I was back to making transactions, it wasn't. It isn't.

To un-limit my account, I had to do the following three things:

1) Change my password
2) Change my security questions
3) Confirm my location

I did 1 and 2 relatively easily. I just had to log in with my bank account number and change the stuff. Number 3 on the other hand is a problem.

I click on it, and immediately it asks for me to give it my credit card information. I do not have a credit (or debit) card. My parents are 100% against putting their financial information online. So that's out. At first I was confused because I saw no connection to "confirming my location" and adding a CC to their database.

So basically, I think they have made some mistake, because obviously if I only have a bank account attached to the account, I can't "confirm my location" with a nonexistent CC. So naturally I send them an email (aka support ticket) wondering how the hell I'm supposed to do this.

1 day goes by.

Another day goes by.
It makes me wonder how the fuck such a popular company can still be in business with service this shitty. As I am writing this, I have my gmail inbox open in another window and I STILL haven't gotten a response to either of 2 emails I sent them.

I do have to give them some credit since they've managed to protect my account from everything. Nothing could penetrate it at this moment. Including me.

Way to go PayPal, you locked me out of my own account. I'm coming with a fucking machete if this isn't resolved in the next week.

foslock posted on May 19, 2008 at 11:09 PM

A Question

I did some free writing in English today (more like philosophy than English) and here is what my pencil and I came up with:

(text version)
"What if this was regarded as the greatest piece of writing in the world? Yes, this, not that, this. It could potentially be about nothing, but if it did turn out to be the most reputable piece of liturature on the face of the planet, then I guess it would make sense, since it is about itself. NO other writing in history has written itself before. You may wonder how the words get on the paper. Well, there are several lines that current life haven't crossed yet, but for now, just call me the author. What would one say if they were to find out that their most dreamed of job in all their life would be impossible for them to get? Even better, what would one do if they found out something perceived impossible was impossible for sure? You'd think it wouldn't matter. Although I would say that it'd have about as much effect as if something perceived as impossible was told to be possible for sure. That has been done before, many many times actually. So are we looking for an answer? No, we are looking for an ending. An ending to this story of humanity and its constant searching for pleasure and wisdom. So when you next read or hear, "What is the meaning of life?" throw back at them, "What is the ending of life?" I'll bet the dinosaurs found out their ending right as it happened. Natural disasters are not even close to being the leading cause of death in the world though. Does it even have to with death? Couldn't the end of us be some sort of perpetual state of "
Picture of the writing, for those interested.
Hope you all like it (and can read it) comments are appreciated!

foslock posted on March 23, 2008 at 11:10 PM

Who pissed on the GMC?

Yeah, well, it's supposed to be a rhetorical question, since the answer is so obviously YoYoGames.

Personally, I really liked (and miss) the friendly blue/gray theme. Now every time I click on my GMC bookmark I am greeted with a flash of green and yellow light so bright that my eyes need a couple seconds of stun time to get used to it.

SATs are scary... so scary in fact, that I have come up with a title that is much more fitting than Standardized Achievement Test.

Yeah. If that doesn't make you shift uneasily in your chair, I don't know what will.

So I got my first parking ticket the other day and it was a very ironic situation. Here it is. My jazz band has a gig downtown, and since it's midday we have some trouble finding parking. I ended up next to a meter a few blocks away from the place we were playing. Before this though, one of my friends asked if they could have some change for parking. Being the nice person I am, I handed him a couple of quarters.

Bad idea.

My random act of kindness indirectly led to me getting a $10 parking ticket.

WHO cares if I pay for 45 mins of parking, and come back 10 mins later to get out of my space.

I would be curious to see what the odds are that a cop will check your meter in the 10 minutes that you are not there. Seriously.

And the worst part is... I actually paid for my meter. I could have just not and SAVED money. How is that for logic.

Ok, well sorry if I put you in a bad mood, to cheer you up, I have the following links for you:

Awesome gaming podcast, watch it everyweek
PS3 shots of GT5... make me need new pants.
SC2 Blog, all updates on Starcraft 2, official and unofficial!
Hope you enjoyed this random blog.

Oh, and Happy Easter! \00o0oo0o/