Wednesday, June 07, 2006
My Preferred Provider Organization ate my balls
Okay, a serious stupidity has arisen in Mushy's occupation. A new PDA-phone has become available, and it looks and acts pretty damn slick. Being in-house demo models, we couldn't try out all the online functions. It wasn't until the calls started coming in that a huge problem built into the device became apparent. Most people use their PDA-phones to send quick emails and check their email on the go, with the intention of using their home or work computers as their main email viewing/manipulation source (especially since PDAs can't open some document types or edit most document formats). Well, this new doodad -- which has a version of Microsoft's Outlook on it, the king of mail clients -- lacks a "leave mail on server" setting. Most PDAs have such a toggle, or if they don't it's okay because they don't remove mail from the server when it's been read or deleted from the PDA. Not this one, noooo, it does delete the mail from server after being collected, thus the computer never gets a crack at it. See how this could be problematic?
Insurance companies are so picky! In your and your wife's cases, it's the only time you've probably ever found yourself wishing you had diabetes. (just kidding, of course) But, it's really frustrating, isn't it?
It's great to be able to blog again. I've been pretty much shut out for two days. Blogger wouldn't let me visit others or read my own comments. I must have done something to annoy it. Since it's working for me now, I guess I must have somehow gotten back into Blogger's good favor.
I too have seen issues with Blogger in the last day or two, ergo my inability to change the numbers four hours earlier.
A good response for her to say:
"Why don't you cut the crap give me the frickin' orthodics!"
Going to Canada - heh, an option, or using the Internet, but I didn't go that route. Probably costs five bucks per pill rather than fourteen through the north, eh? :)