Night Of A Thousand Crashes

While attempting to transfer rent money to my roommate (aka my brother), I ran into this oh-so-helpful dialog from the bank….

Error During Bank Transfer

Was it successful?  Did it fail?  Who knows.  At least they narrowed it down to one or the other, though, right?

Not exactly something you want to see when you transfer a bunch of money….

Certainly it has to be a joke…  It’s almost like the bank has regressed so far technologically that they are now at the point where they will begin asking, “I like you. Do you like me? Check ‘yes’ or ‘no'”.

Feeling brave, I also decided to check my online bill payments that I have set up. I wasn’t sure what the scheduling was on that.  Well, clicking the “Online Bill Pay” link brought me to the following screen:

Online Bill Pay

You’ve got to be kidding me!  Apparently, the Bill Pay system is outside of the main bank system, so now we’re looking at errors on two systems… Wow.  What are the chances, huh?  I was tempted to write the bank, including the screenshot, and inquiring as to whether the server’s impotency is affected by my account’s interest… but I decided it probably isn’t worth it…  I really just want to switch to a better bank.


I just tried to log into one of my main web hosting providers and got the following error:

Bluehost Login Error

What is going on here?!?!?!  Is this some sort of delayed reaction to Y2K or what? Geesh!  I guess they are focusing so much on 24/7 uptime of my servers that they can’t be bothered to make sure their own keep working…

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