My Technology Horror Show
Jesus Christ on a fucking pony - what a mess things have been today when it comes to my own personal tech!
First, I upgraded from an iPhone 12 mini to a iPhone 13 Max at Best Buy - the dude behind the counter messed several things up trying to get my phone to me - in the process I was trying to back my old iPhone up via iCloud, but that turned into a massive fail - eventually did a factory reset of the Mini hand handed it back to the sales schmuck, who said that I needed a new SIM - WRONG! I pulled that SIM out of my Alcatel/TCL Fierce XL Windows Phone 10 (!) that works absolutely fine, thankyouverymuch!
So, I’m slowly getting the Max setup, when I run straight into the massive hot mess that is the Apple ID two-factor authentication process, which as our esteemed host Tweeted to me, is a hot mess.
But wait - there’s more!
My Netgear CAX30 Wifi6 cable router all of a sudden went tits-up! WTF? So, trying to connect to Spectrum to get this mess straightened out - then my iPhone Max’s networking goes tits up, so I did a network reset to get my T-Mobile service back - it worked, but I live in a cellular toilet, so I hop into my car, drive a mile down the road and WHAM- full 5G Bars! Make my connection to Spectrum, drove back home, and called their Internet troubleshooting guy - he hit the modem to refresh the signal, and everything looked green on his end, but no joy in the Fruit Bat Cave - so now I have a trouble ticket opened with Spectrum!
Who says technology isn’t fun? It’s back to the porch to I can finish my Ashton Churchill and Short’s Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale, and maybe catch some Toonami…