Thursday, November 25, 2010

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The good news is the latest issue of BC Musician Magazine arrived today.

The bad news is the new issue is not up the BCMM website yet.

The good news is my article got nice placement on page 8 and my photo on the contributors' page has been updated.

The bad news is I can't upload the pdf onto my file manager site. Again.

The good news is the administrators usually reset it, or whatever it is they have to do to get it working again, within a couple of days after I contact them.

The bad news is my first email to them didn't get delivered.

The good news is I got a really lovely automated failure notice from the server:

I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

That computer is nicer than some humans I've encountered today.

9 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

What a tick-off!

kelly said...

I always assume that those nicey-nicey automated response are just condescending sarcastic and mean. Like when the GPS says "Lost signal, OK?" And I respond "NO IT IS NOT FUCKING OK, WHY DO YOU EVEN ASK?"

Allison said...

The best automated response I received lately from from a webpage that didn't load: "You have reached the end of the Internet."

I laughed for a while on that one.

Toccata said...

Yay to the new updated photo and the article on page 8.

I hate being put on hold with annoying music only to be periodically interrupted with the more annoying interruption of, "Your call is important to us..." Yea, right. Then talk to me damn it.

27thstreet said...

Fortunately the bits of bad news are tempered with some really excellent bits of good news. I'm trying to learn to not take frustrating encounters with the inner-nets personally, tempting as it may be.

L said...

I love how creative programmers have gotten with error messages. Even feigned regret is better than nothing.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

They actually contacted me with a reset overnight, WC.

My GPS gets all huffy, with her "ReCALculating!", Kelly, and then she tries to kill me by sending me the wrong way down a one-way street.

You win the best ever automated response for that one, Al. Some subversive minds out there.

And then they throw in the ads as well, while you on in On-Hold Hell, Toccata, but they don't bother to tell you that their online ticket ordering does not support Safari, which is why you were on the phone in the first place.

I'm doing the same, Mr Anchovy. Serenity now.

I am the queen of feigned regret, Lesley, and always enjoy seeing it done well.

Sean Wraight said...

Wasn't the Queen of Feigned Regret the name of your first record from 1985?

Nice job my friend!

Word Verification - fisty - your breakthrough album from 1989?

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Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yes, Queen of Feigned Regret was my country album, Sean. I am sure you remember how resplendent in fringe I was on the cover photo.
And right again, fisty was the hardcore album that shot me to notoriety.