Visual Foxpro 9 Install – on Windows Server 2012 R2

Another information technology problem in the world order. This time an individual was having problems installing Visual Foxpro 9 on a Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 server. This is the original question quoted verbatim below.

I’m trying to install Visual Foxpro 9 on a Windows server 2012 R2 and get the message about software components that are installed on your computer do not match the version required for Visual FoxPro. You must install a different version of these components. What software components are they referring to?

Is there an error log created I can look at?

This individual had not tried any other troubleshooting. They just did not know how to install Visual Foxpro 9 on their Microsoft Windows 2012 Server R2. Here is my response to this quagmire.

These are the additional components required for that software to function.

  • Microsoft Windows Installer 2.0
  • Setup Runtime Files
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.7
  • Microsoft SOAP Toolkit 3.0

This individual had one more question. They were not quite sure what Microsoft Windows setup files to install. I did not actually know either. I just assumed that they would need to install the Microsoft Visual Foxpro 9 setup files.

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They gave my service a high enough score, so that I would become compensated. Often times when customers do not respond back and especially if they provide a positive score on your help, that usually means that you helped solve their problem.

Sometimes in information technology, you as a technician must travel outside your comfort zone so to speak and try helping solve a problem that you may not 100 percent have knowledge in. I honestly have not had that much if any experience with Microsoft Visual Foxpro software. I have never used it myself personally nor installed it on any of my computers.

However, many moons ago I may have had to install it on a corporate or government client computer. As a technician you learn certain troubleshooting techniques that can solve problems. Quite frankly I do not have that much experience with Microsoft Windows server.

Visual Foxpro 9 Install – on Windows Server 2012 R2 Video Transcript

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you’re live according to youtube
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alrighty so i haven’t made one of these
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tech
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type videos in a while i don’t know why
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i am
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but i decided to go back through my
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archives and i have a
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boatload of videos i could make at least
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over 100 close to 200
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and i’m not making that shit up as a
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real world computer technician that
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solves computer problems every day
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all right let’s cut to the chase so this
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one deals with
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fox pro visual fox pro
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and how to install it on
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windows server so let’s just cut to the
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chase i’m trying to install
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vfp i fucking hate acronyms
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on a windows server 2012 r2
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and get the message about software
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components that are installed on your
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computer
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do not match the version required for
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visual foxpro
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you must install a different version of
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these components what software
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components are they referring to
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is there an error log create i can look
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at okay so
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acronyms i despise vfp9
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stands for visual fox pro
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professional 9
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by micro crap micro ship micro slot
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wind blows well incorporated
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and i have not written the blog post but
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i will write it
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after the make recording the video and
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the live stream
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and then it’ll be short so
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you can click on the dis the blog post
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in the description box below of this
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youtube video that’ll take you to my
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website ainacomputers.com
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for written instructions on how to
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overcome this and
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successfully install visual fox pro
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version 9
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on a windows microsoft windows server
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2012
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r2 which stands for i think
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it stands for release to release
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candidate 2.
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all right now here’s the answer
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these are the additional components that
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are required for
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visual fox pro 9 to function on
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windows server 2012 and probably every
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microsoft operating system but this
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video is kind of
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you know targeted towards server 2012
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but you could definitely use
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the tips and the solution
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if you’re using other microsoft
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operating systems
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so here’s what you’re going to have to
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also install
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you’re going to have to install
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microsoft windows installer 2.0
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not not 1.0 2.0
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setup runtime files that’s number two
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microsoft data access components version
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2.7 number three
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and number four microsoft soap
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[Laughter]
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i love it microsoft as
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crooked and criminal and corrupt as they
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are
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they need to pun intended in advance
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clean up their fucking shit clean up
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their act
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alright microsoft
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soap toolkit 3.0
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and soap is a pawn but also that is
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probably an acronym
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so those four components must be
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required
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in order for you to install microsoft
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visual
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fox pro 9
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on a microsoft windows 2012 server
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release 2. so microsoft windows
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installer 2.0 the setup runtime files
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and then also the microsoft data access
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components 2.7
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and then microsoft soap toolkit 3.0
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i probably this is this is i’m not going
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to tell you when
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i answered well when i helped the
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customer it’s
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it wasn’t 10 years ago but it wasn’t
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like it was yesterday i’ve got a a
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backlog of all of these
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see what i do is and there’s a concept
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in marketing
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where you take information
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and you earn multiple different ways
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from that
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same information which i’m not going to
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give out my secrets on
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what the the exact type and the exact
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number
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ways that i monetize my point is that i
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monetize
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the information that i know as a
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computer technician a real
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world computer technician not one of
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these youtube technology
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shields did you know that some of the
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youtube technology shills
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live in gated communities
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and meanwhile the rest of us are lucky
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that we even have employment or we’re
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lucky that like myself that i’m
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self-employed
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and yet these motherfuckers live in
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gated communities
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with their arrogancy and selling coffee
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mugs with their pun intended with their
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anyways i digress back okay so that’s it
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they had one additional question okay
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they said that they were going to try
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the
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those four components that i told them
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was required
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i probably looked up the requirements
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for
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visual fox pro version 9 and it probably
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didn’t matter
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if it was on the server or not and it
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had a list and i gave them the list
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now i don’t know why i did usually i
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include a direct link to
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even microsoft as proof i learned that
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many years ago
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prove what you know it’s not that you
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think you know
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it’s pro you you know prove it i don’t
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know this website and i’m never going to
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tell you what third party company i earn
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supplemental income
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and you know helping computer neophytes
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and
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they yell at us and let’s see when was
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the last time i was cussed at it’s been
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about a month
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or they get all they americans are
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fueled
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by their emotions because they refuse to
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use
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logic you know what i’m saying
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so now they had an additional more
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specific question
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what exactly are the windows setup files
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i didn’t know
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i’m not a server administrator and i
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don’t think i’ve ever used visual foxpro
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i’m trying to think of i’ve ever used
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that goddamn fucking program
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in decades of you know experience
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multiple decades now maybe one time
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some clown had it on their computer or
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or you know what
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i might have used it once or twice or i
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might have had to troubleshoot an issue
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at a corporation
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because the end user used visual fox pro
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but me personally i’ve never bought it
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no i don’t buy microsoft products
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i would never have a use for it so
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however i am proficient enough efficient
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enough
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that i can a lot of times help people
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and but i was honest i just said i don’t
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know
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because again how would i know if i’ve
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never used the software if i’ve never
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really fit i’m
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i don’t even know if i’ve ever installed
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it maybe once or twice i had to
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fucking reinstall it for somebody about
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a thousand years ago
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okay i assumed that they are the visual
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fox profiles
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i just said i don’t know i’m assuming
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that they are the visual fox
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profiles so it could be semantical
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the windows setup files now i didn’t
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really include that in my verbage
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i said microsoft windows installer 2.0
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that’s a specific
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component i said this oh the setup
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runtime files
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i don’t know what the fuck they’re
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referring to
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maybe they were confused by set up run
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time i this happens a lot
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on this fucking goddamn website that’s
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an albatross but i am able to you know
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earn a decent living when i’m not also
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making dumb shit videos on youtube
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and you know blah blah blah blah blah
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blah blah and begging you for money
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oh but i live in a gated community and
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i’m a youtube technology
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chill and i have i don’t even mold my
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own lawn
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and i’m not making that shit up all
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right
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that is it that is how you just have to
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install those four components and this
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individual
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at the time the way i get compensated
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has changed i’m not going to go over
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that but back in the day
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basically what would happen is i work
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for free we got we got ripped off a lot
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and this company probably needs to get
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sued the one that i’m still working for
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because of this but whatever basically
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back in the day
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a customer would this is over time this
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is our time i already gave you the
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solution install those four components
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call it a day
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you know what i’m saying or better yet
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just fuck microsoft don’t use it
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i don’t know why you need to use
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microsoft visual foxpro
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i’m not sure why you’re using you know
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windows server 2012 because it’s a fact
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that linux servers outperform
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maybe maybe not in every area but samba
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samba blows away the windows ntfs you
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know
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server file server anyways this is
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overtime now
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so what you’ll notice is oh back in the
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day
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we i’m not going to give out specifics
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but back in the day
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in order for me to get compensated for
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helping a
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client like i just did they would have
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to
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give me a certain score if my score
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wasn’t high enough guess what i did not
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get paid
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even though i helped them even though
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they said oh thank you or oh well
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well it works now
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see see so we so
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a lot of us technicians and i’ve been
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working on this website for over
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10 years now off and on and so basically
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we were fucked over
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and you know you could you well you
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could argue we were working for free
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we solved problems but unless we were
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given a
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certain score or a lot of times well
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even before that i don’t want to anyways
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i don’t
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you know what i’m just bitching and
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moaning about capitalism
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which all right so let me
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uh since i’m doing overtime i gotta run
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my last video
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i don’t know what my problem was i made
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a video about
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a o n n wireless mouse that now i’m i
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have in my hand that i’m actually using
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on this desktop computer but anyways
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it’s a long story
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every computer store i’ve ever walked
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into
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whether it’s a micro center or well best
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buy isn’t technically a computer store
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but they do sell computer
11:01
computers and laptops and components and
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accessories and
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same thing with like a walmart i’ve
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never seen a full-size
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mouse so i made the now i made a
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i may have sounded like an idiot in one
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but you know what i
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admit that i don’t know everything oh i
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know the youtube technology shills that
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live in gated communities
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you know i’m saying they’re so wealthy
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that they don’t even have to mow their
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own lawns
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because they live in a gated community
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with you know acres and acres and acres
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so they’ve never probably had to you
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know work a real job ever
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although they claim that they know about
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information technology
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but do they really
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but seriously every i i can’t ever
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remember
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a wireless mouse that i’ve ever seen for
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sale
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be a full-size mouse you know what i’m
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saying
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most wired mice are larger
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and they they full your they they fit
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your hand
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nicely most wireless mice even like this
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one
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and especially the logitech they’re
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fucking so small
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that i i’m not even a giant it’s not
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like i have fucking huge hands
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that could you know choke i don’t know
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what bureaucrat or i’m just joking
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oh my oh my god i better run now oh i’ll
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get my
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video pulled for that comment or you
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know what i’ll just get my youtube
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channel
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you know completely terminated at
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midnight
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so i looked up online and companies like
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logitech i don’t know if onn makes a
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full-size wireless mouse
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but i swear when i’ve gone to stores
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i’ve never seen them it’s always the
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small ones
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and it always annoyed me but then i i
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just i was curious i was like
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do the mice manufacturers only
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manufacture you know small
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handheld wireless mice or well i knew
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they sold
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larger ones but it’s like every store
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i’ve ever been in i’ve never seen them
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it could be that walmart will sell out
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quickly maybe of the
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of the larger mice maybe they don’t have
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they don’t have as many in stock i don’t
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know or micro center
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well logitech and other mice
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manufacturers they actually make full
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size mice
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that are wireless but i think they’re
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actually more expensive
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so i just thought i’d let you know that
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my next video is probably
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you’re gonna probably hear me cuss a lot
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more in the future
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i’m gonna get angry and anger because
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you know what i’m gonna start making
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videos where i actually help people
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with their computer problems and then
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i’m going to have you know
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for i’m going to have i’m already
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mentally ill
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any any person that chooses information
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technology
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as their way to make a living
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they must be mentally ill i would never
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recommend it never
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no down down especially working for
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these corporations
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or the government so
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what’s gonna happen is i’m gonna have
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flashbacks
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of all the times i’ve had to dealt with
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these goddamn fucking end users
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especially online they cuss at us oh
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there was another there was a
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end user today that started cussing at
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one of my
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colleagues i guess if you want to call
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him and i reported them
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they started cussing and saying this was
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shit service oh yeah
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they’re nasty they yell at us they cuss
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that i’ve been threatened
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now i have not received a death threat
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yet bet but
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if i ever receive a death threat on this
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third party website
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i may have to expose them i mean because
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my conscience
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cannot allow it anymore i’ve been
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threatened
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legally before about and i told this
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before three or four months ago some
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motherfucker kept railing on me
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and he finally he asked me what my my
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name was
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i mean they’re creepy on on this part
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americans are creepy they stalk you
14:56
yeah he was like i think he was going to
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try to stop me
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and of course but since we’re lower
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level bitches
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we’re support technicians we’re not
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allowed to yell back
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we’re not supposed to cuss back at them
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or i’ve seen other technicians get into
15:12
arguments back and forth i almost never
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do i just ignore them
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but like two or three months ago i got a
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complaint
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claiming i was rude rude
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i’ve been on this website for 10 years
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and i’ve had to put up with your goddamn
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fucking bullshit
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from the our customers and you’re
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claiming i was rude
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oh and when i went back to look at the
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ticket so to speak
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where they claimed i was rude i couldn’t
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find it it was gone it was even gone off
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the internet
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and there’s a clue i’m not gonna go into
15:48
that but i could not find it
15:50
so i think they might have been the
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moderator all the moderators they stalk
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us
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like i remember i know this is over time
15:56
but i have talked about it it’s good
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therapy
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as a as a real world computer
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informational
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technician this is the kind of bullshit
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that you’re gonna have to put up with
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even when you work for corporations even
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when you work for the government
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when you walk into anywhere and your job
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is to help people with
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information technology whether it’s a
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smartphone a laptop a server
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network connection dsl wireless you
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yeah no other industry that i know of is
16:25
like this
16:25
oh and they’re cheapskates they’re
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fucking
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so cheap the mother they don’t even oh
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my god if they’re bothered to pay fifty
16:34
dollars or a hundred dollars
16:36
for tech support they’re outraged when
16:39
was the last time you heard somebody go
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go into a starbucks and demand free
16:43
coffee
16:44
or you get your tires changed at
16:47
pureless or
16:48
discount tire or wherever and
16:51
after the technician has balanced your
16:54
tires and kissed your ass
16:55
and you know blah blah then the customer
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demands that you refund all the
17:00
the labor no other industry is like
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information technology
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it is just disgusting it’s toxic and so
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i
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would i don’t give out advice but if you
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think that you’re going to get a job in
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information technology
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and you think it’s not going to be
17:14
stressful and you think that people are
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going to be nice to you
17:17
bullshit it’s the opposite they’re rude
17:20
they’re condescending
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they’ll threat even in person no i’ve
17:25
never received
17:26
a death threat on this website but
17:27
pretty damn close so to wrap up my story
17:30
the this one motherfucker he kept
17:33
threatening
17:34
legal litigious on me he’s like well i’m
17:38
gonna take you to court
17:39
and i’m like well for what well i didn’t
17:42
ask that i was just like myself
17:44
what for and then he kept railing on me
17:47
and he finally asked me what my name was
17:48
and i didn’t i’m not going to give him
17:51
my name fuck him
17:52
and then he finally threatened me again
17:54
he he threatened me
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he said you have 24 hours to you know
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give me your name or tell me who you are
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because i’m going to sue you or whatever
18:03
whatever and
18:06
now i thought he was bluffing and
18:09
i was like okay and i never heard from
18:11
him again and i’ve never no no fuck you
18:13
fuck you motherfuckers if you think
18:15
you’re gonna fucking
18:16
sue me directly go fuck yourself
18:20
but this is the i would never recommend
18:22
that anybody
18:23
be ha have a career aspirations and
18:27
information technology
18:29
no don’t do it absolutely don’t do it
18:32
become self-employed and learn like
18:35
languages
18:36
learn how to code in php or java or
18:39
javascript or
18:41
well learn how to create applications on
18:43
the android operating system
18:45
and down the future you know 10 years
18:47
from now who knows what will
18:49
what will be the latest and greatest
18:51
programming language
18:52
learn how to code learn how to create
18:54
applications
18:55
because otherwise you’ll turn into a you
18:57
know
18:59
an old and bittered angry
19:02
motherfucker that starts yelling about
19:05
all the goddamn fucking shit that he had
19:07
to put up with
19:08
decades trying to fucking help people
19:11
with their goddamn computer problems
19:15
adios
19:19
all right now now i gotta go through the
19:21
bullshit with youtube now
19:24
you know what i’m saying okay so let’s
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stop the stream oops
19:34
okay let’s see so okay
19:37
all right

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