16 years ago
AFAIK none of the online "stores" listed on my website offer downloading software in contravention of the Manufacturer's EULA or Copyright. Anyone that does should be reported (and I'll be the first in line to do so). As for "unlocking boards", I've not needed that service (nor would I take advantage of it unless it was one of *our* boards). Since every system we sell has our unique downloading code, it's fairly simple to "unlock" a board that originated in our shop. It's time consuming to "play" with unlocking services, and the last locked board I encountered simply wound up in the garbage. I'm not "out there" trying to "swing customers" my way. We get a ton of referrals every year and some even respond to the flyers we routinely send out. Our contracts are all three year, include an excalation clause that's never been exercised, and I've not had one customer complaint. We've got a clean record with the BBB and Security Programs (BC Government Licensing Authority) and we aim to keep it there. Sure, we lose one or maybe two customers every year but in 100% of the such cases, they've either moved (and the new owners aren't interested in monitoring), or they've permanently closed their doors.
I've seen you post this at least ten times. I figure they'll let you across the border as long as you've got the white flag pinned to a hockey stick and you're wearing a Ranger's jersey. HNY to you too.
I was also referring to what you call my "ASA" site. That's the one at
Hey La Londe... Get off your duff and get that "FAQ" page back up. If you don't have the time, the stuff you posted there is far too valuable to leave "in limbo" and I'll be happy to publish it.
Oh, and Jim R. ... increase the font size on the parts links. Us old geezers have a hard time reading stuff that's less than a millimeter tall.
Strange but I found 2 of the stores offering downloading software and programming manuals.
I would expect that someone who (like me) dislikes programming software winding up in the hands of John Q Public would do a little more homework on the companies you refer. Spend half the time you do being a yenta about Bass' site working on your own site and you'll find you're just as guilty of plugging companies engaged in nefarious activity. Hell's bells one of them outdid Robert with the tube tops by selling Disney nonsense.
Bob LaLonde's link isn't going to work anytime soon since Bob swore off the DIY stuff a few years ago. That would tell me you don't check credentials very much so how reliable is your site, and how reliable is your advice?
You could have a tremendous resource for consumers if you'd take your head out of your ass and finish what you started way back when. Lazy f****ng canuck.
I have most of that old FAQ stuff in its original format for my own training in house training, but I no longer have any of it in HTML. I was going to try and resurrect DIYComponents as a forum / help site, but it fell under a serious dictionary attack on the mail server so I shut it down. Just did not have the time to track down the source of the attack.
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWAAAHHHH HOW TRUE....TTA tom tells all.......
I was actually going to resurrect the site this last year and just make it a forum help site, but somebody did a dictionary flood attack on the mail server and I just didn't have the time to track them down and shut them down.
As to swearing off the DIY stuff. I still have a few DIY clients who call me for parts from time to time. The DIY on-line format works. It was really starting to make some money, but it also takes a lot of time to support. Time I just did not have to take away from my contracting business.
I am in the process of building an office closer to home. Who knows. With the warehouse (literally) practically next door I might be able to do it again. I think if I do I'll stick mostly with stocking parts though.
A "dictionary attack"?? Not just any "dictionary attack", but a "serious" one... Are we talking "Websters", "Houghton Mifflin"?? The paper-back versions? How thick a "dictionary" was used in the attack??
He doesn't offer it as a "free-for-all" service though. And how do you know they're offering it as a "download" on their sites? I can't find links anywhere.
I don't "refer" anyone. I list alternatives. :-)
Show me one that does what Bass does (provides copyrighted material for download).
Far more reliable than "Groupie Muderators"...
Yeah, I know... I'm workin' on it...
Enough that my host asked me to redirct the DNS for a while to a null address. It was a malicious attack.
LOL. Nope just a remoted hosted website. I've got several sites hsoted there. That was the only one that was subjected to an e-mail attack. Surprised they didn't try a DNS attack except that is easier and faster to trace.
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