Various Lies

Thursday, August 6, 2009

What the everliving F*** is your problem? Pt.I

Why does my professional society keep changing their goddamned log-in instructions? It has changed again, from having just been changed just before they organised our annual meeting, and from when it was changed again at the end of last year around the time we all had to fucking renew our goddamned membership.

My username has gone from my Firstlife Surname, to my work email address, to my Firstlife full name, to my work username. My password has wandered from my 9 fucking digit membership number, to my email address and back again, as well as being, briefly, something of my own choosing.

Every time you get a new CIO you do NOT need to overhaul your fucking User Interface system. Fucktards.

Goddamn your fucking idiocy. And now I'm getting emails because they have the wrong motherfucking address on file! The quarterly newsletter, that had been coming to my NEW OFFICE THAT I'VE BEEN IN FOR 8 MOTHERFUCKING MONTHS is now being returned undelivered.

Two questions. Or statements. Your choice.

1. My old department know exactly where I am, so why don't they send it over? I am in the building next door you mentally crippled, ignorant fucksticks. Literally, laterally, 400 feet from where I was for four fucking years.

2. Why has my "address on record" suddenly reverted to my old lab address? Not three weeks ago I registered for the annual meeting. I had to confirm my current address and re-enter it three fucking times during the entire, overly complicated, marketing-dollar driven, miserable fucking experience. You shouldn't even have my OLD ADDRESS on file you fucking morons.

What the everliving fuck is your problem?


Genomic Repairman said...

There membership database probably crashed and they are working from an old backup. This happened with a society that I belonged to and took three months before the goatfuckers got it correct.

tideliar said...

Goatfuckers. Nice. +1

I would not be surprised to find out that things aren't backed up. I was chatting to someone the other day who ran their entire web-service off one server in their office and it wasn't backed up. Needless-to-say the inevitable happened and they lost everything including user lists and email addresses. their website is now a Web1.0 holding cell and the company is going under.

Your own goatfucking fault, say I.

Does goatfucking work as an adjective there?

Genomic Repairman said...

I believe it to be applicable.

Inside Liberty said...

Shouldn't one of the goatfucking scientist be able to figure it out.


Cath@VWXYNot? said...

Oh dear.

Amazingly enough, mail directed to me at my old department still reaches me, despite a change of surname and a 2 year gap during which I did not work in this building. Unfortunately it's mostly junk.

microbiologist xx said...

Glad to see I am not the only one who was whipped up into a homicidal frenzy last week. I hope things are better.
I had a similar problem with my bank, except out of the blue, they just started sending my statements to an address that didn't exist. I called and tried to change it month after month for four months, each time thinking that surely I had fixed the problem. Big surprise, they hadn't. Finally, I just closed my account. Two weeks later I received a debit card in the mail followed by a nasty letter saying that I owed them money for the "replacement card."

tideliar said...

@XX: That's been happening with my VT cable bill. We nearly got disconnected recently. And now my credit card company has screwed up and says i owe them $600.


Asshats. I have to spend an hour on the phone to fucking India to try and fix this now...