Friday the 13th - 2012 Version!
Posted January 14th 2012 02:45 am
How's everybody's Friday the 13th
Keat and I had the first Marketing Meeting today with Brandon and Tom at 10am via Skype and phone. It didn't go exactly as planned, but I think it was a good start. After that, Keat headed off to school, I emptied the litter boxes, cleaned the kitchen a bit, then headed to the office.
Before I headed out, I said to myself "Today is going to be a good day." Setting the mental state is important in seeing the glass half-full for production.
I planned on having a CEO Day today, but it didn't exactly work out. First thing I did today was check the mail and my gift card from RingCentral came in! YAY! $100 for me! I activated the card, went online, and ordered a few gifts that I owed. At that moment, my laptop finally decided to call it quits. I couldn't get it to start up again and stay on for more than 10 seconds. So, I tried to load the desktop.
While I tried loading the desktop, I received emails from my online seller saying that there was an issue with the payment.
The desktop had a small short in it and wouldn't stay on as well. I unplugged one of the hard drives and was able to load a live cd. I tried installing that to the hard drive, and after a few failed attempts, it installed.
Tom came in at that time and I helped him with a small tech issue, and got him started on his TICS assignment, which he finished promptly.
I went back to the desktop and restarted it, only to find a hard drive failure. Great. I tried it a few more times with no success.
I tried my laptop again, and it stayed on for a bit, so I thought I'd try to fix the payment issue. I chatted with my seller, and the laptop cut out mid-chat.
So, with the laptop on the frtiz and the desktop not having a stable hard drive, I went to the server room and used that connection.
I chatted with my seller and asked to retry the gift card. No success. I chatted again with another person, same result, but they said to give them a call and it could be fixed. I called for a retry, no success. I chatted again, no success. I called again, no success. I was getting frustrated. I contacted the bank that issued the gift card, and apparently the issue was that my seller was cross-referencing the address I supplied on the Billing Address with the billing address on the card, as expected. However, I found out that the billing address on file was of the company that bought the gift card, which I had no idea what exact address that was. The person at the issuing bank changed the address on my card, I chatted with my seller, and the card went through. I actually just received emails saying that my orders had shipped! Yay! 1 task down.
After that fiasco, I decided to call it a day since that took around 5 hours. So much for a CEO day. I didn't get anything done that I expected to get done.
I came home at 5, Keat came home shortly after. I watched Mythbusters, some DS9, took a nap, cooked some dinner, Keat went to bed, and I'm up trying to get stuff done.
On the good side, I finally found out about the Mythbusters Behind the Myths Tour, and the best part is: they are coming to Raleigh in March! Yay! Need more info? Nah, but here you go anyway:
More info at mythbusterstour.com - it would be nice to see Jamie and Adam in person. The closest thing I had was a Cosplayed Jamie at ConCarolina '11, which was nice.
That's it for my Friday the 13th.