Friday, 9 April 2010

Brute force misunderstanding

Hickory dickory dock
I am waiting for the clock
To strike to midnight
and be April 9
To complain to Amazon-ian

Dot com.

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Order Information (for Karen Jones Gowen's: Farm Girl)
Order placed: February 4, 2010
Delivery estimate: March 9, 2010 - April 8, 2010
Delivery status: If your order hasn't arrived yet, please note that it's still within the range of the delivery estimate.

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Nah, I'm sure it's all a big misunderstanding. This is the first time Amazon have let me down really! But they gots my moneys and I wants my book!

Also the lovely Bin from A desperate reluctant housewife blog sent me an incredibly powerful software to unlock my passworded doc. Thank you lovely Bin! It uses brute force and goes through all sorts of combinations of letters/numbers/big caps, small caps etc.

So far, it's failed. :-)

I must have been so crazy and so jealous of what I wrote to have passworded it so. LOL! I've already told this to hampshireflyer but at that time, three years ago, I did this because I didn't want my then bf to discover my tome.

And that ladies and gents says alot as to why I lived with my tough ol girl and am now living with Charlie.

'Scuse me, Charlie wants to say something....

Is that the postie you hear Charlie?





Is it?




Ooopsie - pardon my messy chair!


Have a lovely Friday everyone!

47 comments:

Niki said...

Maybe you could take the computer to a computer shop and they might be able to open the file? :o) or even ring them, they might help over the phone.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh doesn't it just drive you crazy to see that date and not have your package! I am TERRIBLE about obsessively tracking a package until I see it is delivered at my door. But seriously - if you ordered it Feb 4 it should be there by now.

I think it is good that Charlie is watching for the package now - he will alert you right away I am sure.

wncmountainliving said...

I toohae had great luck with Amazon - hope your bookarrives. Sorry brute force did not unlock your password. Charlie is so sweet - a calming influence through all!

Ann said...

Love the poem Kitty! I just hate the Stretch in dates Amazon gives you. Hope your book arrives tomorrow. Hope the password cracker, cracks your ultra safe password!!!

Have a wonderful Friday!!! Glorious even!
Love to Charlie

Theresa Milstein said...

I was elated when I saw the part about the password software. Then deflated when it didn't work.

I'm glad you're not with that BF if you felt you needed to protect your writing.

E-mail me your postal address. I'll order Karen's book and send it to you. Just cancel with Amazon. Charlie will get the order faster if I ship it.

umi_e said...

Hope you could sort-out everything well :)

roxy said...

What a cat! Charlie is beautiful. I'm sorry about the password problem. Passwords are evil. I hate it when I forget them. Hope the delivery situation improves.

Jacqueline said...

I order from Amazon and they are usually very good about getting things here in the allotted time...Charlie is a good watch cat=we hope that was the postman with your book he heard outside; it's always nice to get a good book for the weekend!...Kisses to Charlie!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Kea said...

I order from Amazon.ca quite a bit and there's been a number of times that a book has been delayed (difficulty getting it from the publisher, whatever). I don't think I've ever NOT received what I've ordered, though, even if it took longer than anticipated. Usually they send an automated message asking if you want to cancel your order or wait.

Sorry to read the software you received hasn't done the trick. I can only imagine how frustrating it must be!

What did Charlie spy, by the way? :-)

fairyhedgehog said...

When I saw you'd got that software I really hoped it worked.

Marg said...

Hope your book gets there soon. That is terrible that it is taking so long. Charlie is looking good. What a good boy waiting for the postman. He is one smart kitty.
Thanks for those wonderful birthday wishes. I am too old to have any more birthdays. Have a great day.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Does Charlie sort out the nice post from the bills and give the bills back to the postman.

Brian said...

You must have come up with one heck of a password! Hey Charlie, you need to tell the postal person to bring you a key to unlock Mom's file!

ABBY said...

OH goodness we are sorry that the password software did not work...yet. Maybe still??? WE hope so although the idea of taking it to someone to get it opened might be a good one.

Charlie you are looking as handsome as can be!

purrs
Abby

Jenny Woolf said...

These days I asked things are NOT sent "Signed for" You'd think this woudl make them safer but not for me... I've had several lately where Ive been in all day but then spot a scrawled card stuck through the letter box saying they couldn't deliver. So I have asked for redirection but it hasn't arrived, and then they've said it's lost, and then if you persist they say it's found but then they don't deliver it again cause they say you're out even though you're in again, and then you ring and find it is not in the sorting office and then.......well you get the picture

But Kitty I hope your book arrives soon!!!

Susan Fields said...

Oh no - I hope you get Karen's book soon! I've always had great luck with Amazon - hopefully it will be in Charlie's fuzzy paws in no time!

Talli Roland said...

Oh, you ordered Karen's book! That's great! Silly Amazon - hopefully they'll deliver soon.

Love the shots of Charlie.

Have a great weekend!

TK said...

Depending on the length of the password the Brute can take quite a few days to find the combination.
Be patient, those programs are very good. They just has to go through a lot of combinations.
Has a grate weekend!
TK

lupie said...

Your password must be a NASA level combination!

Good luck! again! with your Amazon order and password cracking!

To Charlie :- Love ya!! Huggies from Malaysia!

hampshireflyer said...

Oh dear! Is it coming from proper Amazon or a marketplace seller? Some of them can take their own sweet time if they're shipping from the US... (and the UK carrier for USPS is hideous Parcelforce - ugh!)

Hope it turns up soon! Have a good moan at them if they don't though, you might get some money off....

Niki said...

aw sorry kitty I have added details about the NZ icons hehe I was being lazy!

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

I am wishing your password come to you in a dream tonight. When you move on to something else you've lost of forgotten that password will just pop right up. Happy weekend Miss Kitty

KarenG said...

I really feel bad about this situation. Are you determined to wait for Amazon? Because I will gladly send you an autographed copy. I sent a copy to Germany for $20, $10 for the book & $10 for postage. Don't know how that compares to Amazon UK price, but at least you would have your copy! If you want to do that, email me. vizat10atyahoo.com

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I hope your book comes this weekend and that somehow that elusive password pops into your head while you are sleeping and you wake up just in time to remember it! Only good wishes for you, Old Kitty!

Old Kitty said...

Hi Niki

It's a big pc to lug around and I don't have a car - although I might end up doing just that tho!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi

Awww Charlie better alert me- he really does like watching the door and jumps up and runs away when the post comes!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi wncmountainliving

I know, Amazon haven't been bad at all - it's just this once - hopefully my book will arrive soon!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Ann

Fingers crossed my book will arrive soon!

I'm so thinking of forking out $29.99 for the brute force software..!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Oh theresa milstein!!

Thank you for you lovely offer - but my money was taken from my account already - hence my stubborness with amazon!

but we'll see what they have to say after I put in an official complaint!

Thanks again

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

hi umi_e

me too! fingers crossed!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi roxy

Awwwww I shall never password docs again, ever!

LOL!

Yes fingers crossed about my package!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jacqueline

I know, Amazon have been so good so far - let's hope they do the right thing and send me my book!

Awww Charlie's a great help!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kim

Awww Charlie wanted to er... "talk to the birds" outside but I wouldn't couldn't let him so he waited very patiently..!

Yes, I'm surprised with amazon - I got an order confirmation then before you know it they were asking me for a review of my order!

Silly amazon!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

hi fairyhedgehog

me too, me too!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Marg

Awwwww you can;t ever be too old for birthdays!!!

:-)

I hope you had a great one btw!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Hannah and Lucy

I shall tell Charlie that from now on, that is what he'll do!

LOL!

Thanks for the great suggestion!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Brian

I told Charlie what you said and he is now very determined to help me unlock my silly password!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Abby

Awww Charlie is blushing at your lovely compliment!

And I still live in hope that I'll unlock the password!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jenny Woolf

awwww, I've been there so I do empathise!!!

This online thing is great if they deliver and you are at home to receive the goods! or have nice neighbours!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Susan Fields

awww let's hope - Charlie can't wait!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

hi Talli Roland

fingers crossed indeed!!!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

hi TK

Awww thanks for that tip - I am doing just that. hopefully wait will pay off!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi lupie

LOL!!!

Charlie sends purry hugs back!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

hi hampshireflyer

it's the longest wait ever - but yes it's maybe the shipping abroad that's the problem!

Fingers crossed my book will arrive soon!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Debra Harris-Johnson

Aww thank you!

Have a lovely weekend!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi KarenG

Awwww you are so sweet and kind!!

Thank you so much for your wonderful offer!

I'm going to take this with amazon to the hopefully happy end because they took my money (as in took it out of my account) so I want my book from them!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Pat@Mille Fiori Favoriti

Awwww I hope that happens to me!

That'll be just excellent!

take care
x