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|If a business lists an email address then I feel it is implied that good business communication can be conducted via this address.|
|It's frightening experience to walk down the street of a extremely large city, and understand that you are probably the most intellectually capable (in certian areas, everyone has their strengths) person within 100-300 miles or more..|
|Sometimes I don't know what year it is. I forget, as it is not important. the real trick is to sense the flow of humanity, within the moment. That's all that matters. Dates mean nothing.|
|Originally posted by KBK
I certainly have no problem with this thread, and post. People have requested refunds from me before, and have received them. I am glad that such forums are in existence, for people to air their problems with organizations and manufacturers.
However, the Modified zoltrix cards are private enterprise, not in anyway connected to Goo Systems. It's just me fooling around with what is essentially a very poorly built piece of computer oriented video input gear..and making this sow's ear into a silk purse. The ENTIRE reason for doing it, was to show people how important premium parts, design and layout are to a piece of video or audio gear. NOT the circuit. I've been through that particular line of thought a thousand times,and so few people get it. And that is one simple piece of idiotically simplified mental farting to figure that one out.
It's all in the power supply, and how it's designed and laid out. 70% or more of your problems in audio equipment are centered around power supply problems and inadequacies. To emphasize this problem, I made the modded zoltrix card. So it made me a few bucks, at the same time it drove me mad with repetitious hand done board work.
I have been very busy as of recent, and I am a bit, uhm, busy minded, or distracted. 'Absent minded' is the word of my day... all of them. It's frightening experience to walk down the street of a extremely large city, and understand that you are probably the most intellectually capable (in certian areas, everyone has their strengths) person within 100-300 miles or more.. at least when you can center yourself. It's not empowering, it's extremely isolationist, and horrifying. It distances you. Other people's brains may work faster, but can they go the distance? With such, uhm, er, 'bonus points' on the ole' watered section... comes the capacity to loose track of time, date, and place. Sometimes I don't know what year it is. I forget, as it is not important. the real trick is to sense the flow of humanity, within the moment. That's all that matters. Dates mean nothing.
All that aside, I have no excuse, nor do I proffer any. all I can say, is that I get out there..and I am very distracted. I have a very hard time existing in this mundane world. I do apologize, and I have been doing some work on the new TV@nywhere cards From MSI. However, I 'finished' physics about 6-10 months back (that'll mess with your head, finally found the juncture point where Heisenberg can be extrapolated into whatever..and well beyond that point. One problem.. once you find such understandings, the mind is FORCED to re-form..and it's messy... very, very messy), and will probably not be touching much in the way of electronics anymore, if I can avoid it. It was a fun hobby for the last 15 years or so. Time to explore another realm.
I'm making a few of the MSI cards for the people I owe, instead of the original zoltrix cards they purchased....and than no more. I can't stand the stuff anymore. If he wants a refund (I vaguely recall an email from paypal about something along these lines) I will proffer one, but he will have to wait until I am able to get some money into he account somehow. You see, when you are in Canada, you CANNOT put money in the account. At least this is what it was like up to a few months ago. For example, if someone registered a complaint against me, and it locked my paypal account down, I was unable to fix it, by placing the requested funds into the account, because I am in Canada. My PRIVATE account, not the the other account.
This is a private matter, but I have no problem with the complainant contacting me here. I am also notorious for not dealing with stuff that is behind me.... but then again...no excuses. Just being myself, and also trying not to do that anymore. Such is life, we all have our problems.
I'll be glad to slip mostly back into the shadows, and get out of the direct public eye on a day to day basis. I don't really mind it, if I can do it on my own terms, but someone else must do the daily grind, I cannot. I can't do it. I try to do different things each day. if I don't..I go mad. For example, this is fun..it's something different! Woo hoo! I just want them to put me in a lab coat, make me pose fo the shots, make appearances at shows (thinly disguised from being the holidays that they really are) and just make funky stuff on my own terms. Making me repeat myself at all, is an incredible waste of my skills. When you can create something worth millions on an average of a 1-10 times a month (sometmes it's dry... sometimes it's profund), it would be nice to get to the point where I can do something with a few of them. (what'll I do when that gets boring? Obviously, I have to make sure I am not bound by stockholders) If I sound rich.. I'm certainly not. I'm in the middle of the hard part.
I have to go through being the front office until things reach that critical point. As this happens, I have to deal with more and more, and then..sometimes things fall through the cracks. Once again, I am sorry that the gentleman has not received his card. Lessee.. Lance needs his card, Larry, and this gentleman here, and one other person. so I have four to go out, of the new MSI card, and then absolutely, positively NO MORE.
This may be more of an explaination than anyone expects or wants... but there it is.
Hell, even my mother has to try 6-8 times on the phone before I remember to call her.
BTW: I have NO e-mail right now, the entire site is under construction, and the business is closed until early Jan. Until I get my mail back up, I will not be able to contact anyone. I hope to get it back on line next week. i have one orderleft to go out next week, and it WILL go out. Incidentally, it is going to Sweden.
|Originally posted by Dale_Murray
Never have I read a post by somebody who loves them self and thier self proclaimed genius more than Kens post. His rambling post, which listed excuse after excuse, when expousing he has no exscuse is just another reason I would never consider send my money his way, good product or not.
For all his genius he sure has a lot of problems with email, but then I am only a guy of average intelligence, What do I know.
|Originally posted by darinp
I'm not going to be in agreement with a lot of people here. I appreciated your explanation. I had been a little bit perturbed about not getting answers to questions in the past and now I understand a little better. No matter where we fall on any scale, all of us have to live the best we can with the brains we were given.
The one thing I ask is that you consider everything that you wrote when deciding on future business ventures. It really wouldn't be fair to your customers to start a venture in the future that you will tire of before fulfilling your obligations or one where you don't have the support around you to handle customer issues, unless you were upfront about that with any potential customers.
I guess I'm just saying that you seem to have figured out many of your strengths and weaknesses and should remember how those will affect others. I believe that people should acknowledge (to themselves) the things about them that aren't going to change, when they are making decisions. I see too many people trying to ignore their weaknesses because they wish they didn't have them.
|Originally posted by chrispy
Never before has a post struck me as so intensely ego-centric, unscientific, and disconnected from reality, all at the same time. Ken, I think you need to take some vacation time and get your feet back on the ground. Alexander, I hope you get your money back.