Sunday, 28 October 2012

Problems with Virgin Media broadband connection...


In past year I had virgin broadband connected in two different places. Virgin cable at one place, and national broadband at another place due to no cable available in this area. I'm also a virgin mobile customer, with two pay monthly contracts. I've moved to another place recently in 06/2012 and I'm trying to get virgin cable connected here. I've put a order to get my broadband moved from E1, London to my new address SE5, London, and switch to virgin media cable, as Virgin Media have a cables here. After a short while I got a phone call from Virgin Media spot team, telling me that due to Olympic in London, Virgin can not do this because cables to my place have to go through front street door, and TFL ban any scheduled maintenance jobs on roads class A and B in London. I can understand this, so I follow suggestions and contacted Virgin... placed another order in August, when Olympic was about to end, to get my connection sorted. After I placed my second order, guy from Local Virgin Spotter’s Team contacted me, telling me that my flat can not be connected. He said it's because my windows are in the back side of the building. I have explained, that windows may be in the back of the building but cable can go through front side, but he didn't really listen. After conversation was over, I sent him response to his e-mail to explain this, but he ignores me and never respond back. I sent him another e-mail couple of days ago, asking if something changed, as I can clearly see virgin cables connecting my neighbours from front and back of the building. When I look though my back side of the building window, I can see 2 virgin media cables there,connecting 2 different flats, that's 5 meters away. On corridor in my building, I can see another flat connected with virgin media cable, and that's only 1 meter away from my door, next to my flat. So why someone who has door to his flat 1 meter away can be connected to virgin media through cable, and I can not be? I would really like to be a virgin media customer, I had 2 different connections from Virgin, I still have 2 mobile contracts with Virgin, I'm loyal customer, but Virgin "Local Spotter’s Team" is just rubbish. I think it's easy installation, if Virgin connected flat that is 1 meter away from me, why they can not connect me? Virgin can even save 1 meter of cable! Sad story, because every order for Virgin Media cable go through this crap Local Spotter's Team :(

Thursday, 18 October 2012

shutdown or not to shutdown

The true linux administrator's questions is, should I shutdown or should I not... you never know what's going to happen to the system that has 3 years of uptime. In this case, it's not a system, but this blog. I started this blog on 1st of November 2011, simply because I have been bored. During last year, I realized that sharing some personal information and typical blogging is not what I want to do really. Few new blogs came to live, this time more specific and focused on technical topics. If you're reading this post, then probably you're looking for some answers for hardcore technical linux problems, and in this case I would strongly recommend my blog Linut TnT - tips and tricks. The only reason why this blog is not closed yet, is because it still gets come traffic from search engines, especially my post "linux CentOS 6.2 - installation" seemed to be popular, and this topic had over 2000 visits in past year. Maybe it's not that huge, maybe it's not 2 million visits, but still some people can find useful information, which makes it reasonable to keep it online. CentOS 6.2 will become ancient system at some point, and then I could decide to shutdown this blog, as I doubt if I can be bother to update it. Anyway, as long as long it's online, someone may find it useful, and don't forget to  check my dedicated linux tips and tricks blog with nice bash scripts and information about linux enviroment.