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Stuck in garage: follow-up [Feb. 7th, 2008|08:45 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
After 40 minutes stuck in my garage, I made it out alive.

Props to dina for remembering one of the passwords.

Not props to ADT for:
-- changing my PIN code on me (when they changed me from cellphone to landline heartbeats)
-- not being able to reset my code remotely
-- not having my code on file
-- not having a service technician available tonight
-- warning me I might have to pay for this
-- never removing my cellphone transmitter when they forcedly changed me to landline
-- monitoring my cellphone transmitter, even though it's supposed to be disabled?!

And of course shame on me for not knowing my PIN code. Wish I did.

[User Picture]From: schernyshev
2008-02-08 05:29 am (UTC)

Some philosophic thoughts

This situation looks very similar to not doing backup or not patching your software or trusting vendor to do monitoring and not checking their procedures. Looks like our lives are getting too tied into technology and inhibiting it's inherited optimism and underestimation of consequences.

I'm sorry it happen to you, please don't take my philosophy exercise as critique ;) I wish you to resolve this issue as is suits a professional tech guy and address those "backup / patching / vendor procedure" things ;)

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[User Picture]From: zveriozha
2008-02-08 05:29 am (UTC)
Good you made it out and all is fine.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-02-08 09:37 am (UTC)
С днем рожденья! Будь счастлив.
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[User Picture]From: graceadieu
2008-02-08 04:45 pm (UTC)


In my opinion, it is normal for a busy person to forget a PIN code. It is remarkable, even extraordinary, for dina to remember the code! What a memory! Also, let's be grateful you weren't trapped in a garage with fuel emissions or something truly toxic.
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[User Picture]From: 1foxyfemale
2008-02-08 07:39 pm (UTC)
LOL you could always write your PIN on the wall next to it. LOL I read about some customer at a bank who did that.
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From: elvenforever
2008-02-08 10:55 pm (UTC)
Wow, that sounds absolutely scary.

Glad everything finally worked out for you!
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From: kindapoetry
2008-02-09 04:45 am (UTC)
Glad you made it out alive - I guess it's a good thing it wasn't an actual emergency situation with that kind of service, though.
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