If this blog disappears, it will be because TSOHOST got fed up waiting for me to pay them, and shut it down.
Which will be amazing, since:
- After much frustration dealing with this hosting outfit across the pond, and considerable effort put into the process (particularly on the part of the heroic Chip Oglesby, I moved the blog to GoDaddy.
- I informed TSOHOST more than a month ago that I was terminating my relationship with them.
- Someone at the company wrote to ask me why I was leaving. I told him. He wrote back to apologize, and to thank me for the feedback.
Despite all that, on Columbus Day (the real one, not the Monday), I received the first of not one, not two, but six emails telling me that an invoice for £10.99 was due on “14/10/2021.” Perhaps I should have written back to inform those folks that there are only 12 months in the year, but I wasn’t in the mood for facetiousness. I’ve been very busy dealing with a lot of stuff in recent days.
The last few messages were threatening. In an understated, British sort of way. No active statements such as “We will shut you down.” No, they said “suspension is imminent,” as though they were observing that the weather looked dodgy.
I logged into their site this morning and sent a “ticket response” to the earlier message from the guy who had acknowledged that I had cancelled, asking him to inform his colleagues and get them off my back. We’ll see if that produces action.
If they somehow succeed in carrying out the threat, well, goodbye. Otherwise, I’ll be seeing you later…
If they do shut me down, I don’t want any of y’all getting all emotional about it. There will be no acts of vengeance. It won’t be personal, but strictly business…
I love the way you deal with the absurdities and frustrations in life… The very reasons why I can no longer watch anything to do with politics life is full of enough frustration without adding nightmares on top… Thank you Brad hope will continue to see your blogs for a long time to come.
Since I posted this a little over an hour ago, I’ve received two more threatening notices. Both arrived at 1 p.m., or 6 p.m. London time. I guess they wanted to try again before heading to the pub.
They’re not very good about responding when you’re a customer and you need help, but they are extremely conscientious about trying to collect money from people who don’t owe them any. In that cause, they will leave no stone unturned…
You should write them back and say this:
You can have my answer now, if you like. My offer is this: nothing. Not even the fee for the gaming license, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally.
If this blog disappears then we can effing navigate..