Well we tech geeks sure love tech stuff and gadgets and me specially love mobile devices, smart phones. Unfortunately technology always evolves and we put our eyes to the new fancy devices. What happens to the old ones? well they are not so old to throw away, but not so fancy to sell either, they just dust in a corner with a dying battery. Besides not being old throwing away a mobile phone or any new techy device is harmful to the nature as you may not now. I decided to do something with my old toys and gone for the best thing recycling them.
I knew there were couple of websites around for this job but I never used them and I did not like the idea of check. I was looking for decent money and bank transfers then I came across cash for phones website. You know the system, you simply type in phone make/model, state your condition, they state your price and that is it basically. They send you all the information with a special envelope to send back your phone (do not forget to delete all your personal information beforehand) once you send your phone and if it is in the promised shape viola money is in your bank account.
You can do something for the environment, world resources with your dusty mobile phones and make a decent money to spend on yourself
I have been a yahoo user for over 10 years now and always been happy with them until recently. I am receiving the same damn spam message from same damn sender(s) with the same damn subjects over more than a year now. Everyday I woke up open my email to see constant 7 number in my spam box. Seriously what else a user can do other than tagging the freaking thing spam? What else do you need yahoo? I have to go and create a filter for you to just the trash the damn thing?
Here is the other deal and where the title comes from. As some of you may know, in like 4-5 years before webmasters used to ban hotmail accounts because it was so stupid, none of the posted emails made it to people's inbox not even spambox. Well most of the so called webmasters did not know what was going on so they just banned hotmail as a solution.
Now I have a small social network and a forum on this server. People gets notified by email if they choose to. Analyzing my server resources and user complaints I found out that yahoo emails always getting a 2 day defer at least! Now I have to explain tons of users why they can not recover their passwords or did not get notified although they so wanted to be. Here is the log from the mighty yahoo.
host in32.mxauth.yahoo.com [126.96.36.199]: 421 4.7.0 [TS01] Messages from
*.*.*.* temporarily deferred due to user complaints - 188.8.131.52;
Well no user with right mind will click notify me and then say this is spam! I opened the postmaster support page to see the error is not actually that but my server is always sending them stuff so they are suspicious it may be spam or bulk. Suspicious?? wtf ?? check the freaking mail contents at least huh, ever seen a 1 kbyte spam mail??
I fill in the necessary fields with all the explanations they need, send in the support ticket 14 hours later the reply comes FROM A MACHINE. Sending me the same page contents I read before filling in the ticket form, only in text format this time. Seriously yahoo, whats up with you recently? so here is my sad reply against the new winds in yahoo.
Your automated system just replied to me with the same information on the yahoo website!
As I stated before yes we have huge activity (social network) and users choose to get notified by email.
Yahoo always deferring my emails and making my mail queue amazingly long, wasting my resources.
Poeple can not recover their passwords or registration operations due to defers.
If you are going to judge my server based on its constant activities and not solve the problem then I am afraid I will have to ban yahoo email usage and notifications.
I have been a yahoo user for nearly 10 years, while people were banning hotmail I never thought I will have to ban yahoo emails one day.
And you know what is the ironi in all this? Well check out my mailbox and where the support mail from original yahoo landed while spams made their way into my inbox.
Huh you say what about hotmail? it is still a joke what about it.. good for msn only
First let me explain to you the problems of uploading and downloading as a user who does both of them alot!.
You upload some files to share with your friends, community whatever it is, post your links to your friends. Everything is fine until your hosting decides to delete them. You do not get any kind of information that your files have been deleted by them... woah thats bunch load of bs. You have to go back to your friends, websites and track down what has been deleted, who could not download what. Plus when something is wrong with your upload again you have to go back and check if everything worked out or to see feedbacks, requests. If you shared your files more than one place (thats what most of the uploaders do) well then good luck hunting down your posts in thousands of forum posts, blogs, comments. If you still have patiance for all and you reuploaded your stuff, then there goes the updating of your links in all places.
So you decided to download some files. You click on post, blog or email to get your friend's link click on the file just to see "haha we deleted the file you wanted. pwned!". More annoyingly, lets say your friend shared a game dvd. That has min of 80 parts in it or so, you download 70+ part just to see that 72nd one was deleted ages ago! Now how the hell you were suppose to know it was gone. So you begged the uploader to upload new one and he did, but you dont know it because you forgot mb you were lost in billions of posts.