Archive | August, 2007

I hate Canon Service Department and Waymon Scott!

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Disclaimer:  I understand that the camera looks damaged but I had no idea that the Canon Camera Nazis made you take care of your camera.  Why can I not leave it in my pocket?  All it has is cosmetic problems (it has had all the scratches and dents for about 3-4 months).  Well the big problem is the camera will only work for about 30 seconds with freshly charged batteries.  This was Canon’s response:

LARGE DENT ON FRONT COVER LOGO. SEVERAL DENTS ON LENS.UNIT WILL NOT POWER ON. NO DISPLAY ON LCD. SCUFFS/SCRATCHES.CHECK ALL FUNCTIONS, REPAIR TO GOOD WORKING ORDER. FLAT RATE REPAIR MODEL, PARTS AND LABOR INCLUDED IN PRICE

My problem: They want to fix problems that do not affect the functionality of the camera and that I do not want fixed and charge me.  If I do not care that I can not see through the display, why should they care?

The first thing my friend Waymon Scott (a supervisor?) did was give me 20% off.  But I just wondered why they have to fix something not broken?  He threatened to hang up on me and eventually he did.  What an ass.  (Canon PowerShot SD630)

Some little problems

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First picture, someone stole one of my OPEN signs.  Number 2, paint on concrete, nice!  Number 3, just some household garbage that a dog got into.  Number 4, someone was shooting up again (it is an “insulin only” needle so that settles it).

How to kill yellow jackets? Part 7

Okay, I think I am going to try Greg’s method of killing yellow jackets.

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Directions to combine all the ingredients using a microwave.  1) Find a crappy microwave on one of your vacuum islands.  2) Cut a microwave ready Poweraid container.  3) Add sugar.  4) Add boric acid.  5) Add some Mountain Dew.  6) Then stir.

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It took around 4 minutes to combine and make the liquid.  This Mountain Dew mix seems to work well.  A yellow jacket flew over and got some then started to act weird (rolling around) then flew away.

Yellow jacket problem again

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Someone dumped their garbage and a dog got into the bag.  The garbage included two bags of sugar.  Great.  I did try out some Ortho Max Flying Insect Killer which worked really well on killing yellow jackets.

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Someone vacuumed up a lot of screws also.