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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 12 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 12 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Last week, I had reason to place a technical support call to HP. I’ve been blogging the ensuing experience, but due to the response to my last customer service post, I’ve been somewhat reluctant to publish. However, this has now reached the stage where I feel I should share my experiences.

I’ve created a special section of the site collecting the posts from this event together, and you can find that here. The first post, which explains all of the background to this experience, is here. And if you want to follow the story as it develops, there’s a dedicated RSS feed here.

I do hope you enjoy the experience more than me.

This 937th post was filed under: HP Support Blog.

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