About me
Archive
About me

HP Support Blog: Day 21

close

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  • Factual information might be outdated.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...

Three weeks, now. No contact from HP today, and (of course) no laptop, despite the promises given on Monday.

Another update tomorrow, no doubt. Frankly, even in my least optimistic moments, I didn’t expect the repair to take this long, and I’m starting to get fed up with it clogging up the blog. But, amusingly, searching Google for HP Support Blog now has this site as the top result – just above, erm, HP’s support blog. If nothing else, that’s an achievement, and should help potential consumers to realise that their overpriced extended support warranties really do not seem to deliver.

This 960th post was filed under: HP Support Blog.

Some recently published posts

Knowledge and understanding / April 2019, 7 minutes long

‘Inappropriate’ A&E attendances / April 2019, 3 minutes long

Cruise ships and me / April 2019, 6 minutes long

Some thoughts on print newspapers / April 2019, 5 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / April 2019, 4 minutes long

Some random old posts

Pope meets Hand of God? / March 2005, 1 minute long

More than a light dusting… but not too much more! / January 2013, Less than a minute long

Entry #99 / May 2004, 5 minutes long

The Campbell cancer / February 2005, Less than a minute long

Review: Them by Jon Ronson / August 2012, 4 minutes long

Driverless cars, algorithms and the ethics of valuing of human life / February 2015, 16 minutes long


Comments and responses

Comment from Teresa


by Teresa

Comment posted at 17:47 on 1st March 2007.

Excelent information. Best wishes from New York.k


Compose a new comment



Comment

You may use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> .

If you would like to display a profile picture beside your comment, sign up for Gravatar, and enter your email address above.

By submitting your comment, you confirm that it conforms to the site's comment policy. Comments are subject to both automatic and human moderation, and may take some time to appear.



The content of this site is copyright protected by a Creative Commons License, with some rights reserved. All trademarks, images and logos remain the property of their respective owners. The accuracy of information on this site is in no way guaranteed. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author. No responsibility can be accepted for any loss or damage caused by reliance on the information provided by this site. This site uses cookies - click here for more information.