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Favorite - Life isn't just a sequence of things waiting to be done!
So I am back on the kick to get rid of cable. I don't really watch anything except the cooking channel and the occasional football game. I decided to sign up for Netflix since I can put this on all my devices that I have (XBox 360, PS3, iPad, iPhone) and I can catch up on a lot of shows.
I re-activated my NetFlix account and changed my password. This is were all the trouble started. I setup my password (passphrase) that was more than the allowed 10 characters long (I missed this text that stated my password could only be 10 characters). Before I realized this, I started setting up my other devices. Funny thing about the setup, it is all different. Some devices require a code to activate them, some use the user name and password. Here is how I figured out something was wrong.
I set up the devices that require a code just fine. Then I started to setup the PS3. It required a user name and password. I typed in them in and kept getting a log-in failure. I logged back into the website with the same info just fine. Ok, let me try another device. I logged into the iPhone and that worked. So next, I try the iPad and again I get the login failed message. Needless to say, I started to get a little frustrated.
After going through this for about an hour, I decided I would change my password. That is when I finally went back to change my password and notice the 10 character limit. Once I changed my password, I got everything setup and running flawlessly.
NetFlix streaming is amazing and I love how it works. I am amazed that the authentication portion of the app didn't get the same attention.
As of September 11th the Mouse (Disney) and I are parting ways. It was a good ride just not the place for me. It was a blast and I met many people that I will miss. Things are quite different than what I expected, yet I learned much more than I had hoped. I am still buying season passes.
Brad Wilson decided to tag me geek.
Growing up geek was almost a given at my house even though I didn't know it. My Dad is an electrician and my Mom an accountant. I have terrible allergies and I were glasses. It all started when my Dad brought home the TI 99 where I learned to program, type and have fun. It sat right next to my Atari 2600 and consumed my time between Pitfall and Chopper Command. This snowballed into my Dad getting computers and fixing them. We had all the Commodores (Vic-20, 64, 128, Amega), Apple IIe, TRS 80, x86 etc. I even spent most of my time in the band playing the Double B-Flat upright concert bass (Tuba) and bass in the Jazz band.
These days not much have changed. Most people who meet me don't believe I am a big "geek". After I open my mouth, no one seems to doubt it. Also, I have been banned from bringing my laptop to the dinner table these days.
Update: To bad I pushed the publish button instead of save.
Customer, Company, Group / Team, Self: This is the order of operations.
I have been working on my commitments at my new job. I always go back to what Peter calls my order of operations. I always wanted to write up something on this, yet I think Peter did a much better job. You can read them here.