SSATB Manipulates My Test Location; Says It’s Not Their Fault
Here is a full email transcript thus far, Monday, December 04, 2006.
FINAL DECISION MADE. See below. Screw you SSATB.
I am amazed at the inefficiency of this system.
Good thing after this year I am not applying again.
After this test I do not wish to conduct business with you again.
www.quiviramedia.com - corporate voicemail 617.395.5645
info wrote on Mon, 4 Dec 2006 16:58:10 -0500:
> This is in response to your SSAT inquiry on 12/04/2006.
> This is a final decision–it is the company policy.
> Please be advised that we will not continue to discuss this matter.
> SSAT Information Center
> [email protected]
> This message is a reply to the following:
> Yes I have another question. Why not? — Steven Bao
> www.quiviramedia.com - corporate voicemail 617.395.5645
> stevenbao.com info wrote on Mon, 4 Dec 2006
> 16:40:39 -0500:
>> This is in response to your SSAT inquiry on 12/04/2006. > > Again, it is too
> late to request a test change–the deadline has passed. > > Please contact us
> again if you have any other questions. > > > SSAT Information Center
>> [email protected] > > ========================================== > >
>> This message
> is a reply to the following: > > So you can’t place me into a place
> that’s not
> an hour away from where
>> I live? That’s very interesting, as this is the website’s fault. I
>> demand that I
>> be placed into a location that is closer to ******,
>> as close as possible. Finally, I agree to pay ten dollars for this -
>> FOR YOUR ERRORS. Reply rapidly, time is running out. — Steven Bao
>> www.quiviramedia.com - corporate voicemail 617.395.5645
>> stevenbao.com info wrote on Mon, 4 Dec 2006
>> 16:18:55 -0500: >> This is in response to your SSAT inquiry on
>> 12/04/2006. > >
>>> reiterate, our
>> records show that you submitted your registration online on
>>> October 2, 2006. Registrations that are completed online are
>>> received in our
>>> system as entered on our website. SSAT does not make any changes or
>>> or any other edit to online registrations. > > Further, an admission ticket
>> was emailed the same day the registration was
>>> submitted noting the Test Center, and at the time you completed your
>>> registration you had the opportunity to review the information
>>> before submitting
>>> the registration and to print an admission ticket as well. > > At
>>> this time we
>> cannot accommodate your request to change test sites as the
>>> deadline has passed for changes. > > Please contact us again if
>>> you have any
>> other questions. > > > SSAT Information Center
>>> [email protected] > > ========================================== > >
>>> This message
>> is a reply to the following: > > ******* - STEVEN BAO Ok, Belmont
>> Hill School is
>> NOT the closest form Rivers
>>> School. Let’s do some math here. From ******, Weston is about 10 minutes
>>> drive. From ******, Belmont Hill is about 50 mintues drive. TO
>>> AND FROM! And
>>> my parents refuse to wait for the duration of the
>>> entire test. Therefore, if needed one plugs into Google 50*4, that
>>> equals 200 minutes, or 3 hours and 20 minutes of driving to and from
>>> the testing location. I registered on 10/02/2006. Do you think that
>>> this early
>>> will place me into a site that was full? When I registered, there were
>>> close to zero schools that were full, and even if there were some
>>> sites that were full. What proof do I give? If I go to SSAT Manage
>>> Account, you
>>> will notice
>>> that I am NOT ABLE TO CLICK THE TEST LOCATION AND DATE IF IT IS
>>> FULL. Therefore,
>>> how can you prove that I chose a test location that was
>>> full? You can’t, becuase there is no way to click a full test
>>> location. There is no link to select it. All I ask is that you
>>> reschedule me to
>>> a location CLOSEST TO THE ZIP
>>> CODE ***** AND DO NOT CHARGE FOR THIS. This is already enough
>>> hassle to have to change test locations and go farther, and I do not
>>> believe that I should be obligated to pay for your errors. Thank
>>> you. — Steven
>>> www.quiviramedia.com - corporate voicemail 617.395.5645
>>> stevenbao.com info wrote on Mon, 4 Dec 2006
>>> 12:18:23 -0500: >> This is in response to your SSAT inquiry on
>>> 12/02/2006. > > > Our records
>>> indicate that you registered online on 10/02/06. If the test site
>>>> you selected at the time was full, it will automatically transfer
>>>> you to the
>>>> nearest test site with available seats. > > Unforunately, it is
>>>> now too late
>>> to change test locations and Rivers
>>>> School is
>>>> full. Any changes must be received and paid for at a minimum of one
>>>> week prior
>>>> to your test date. > > Please contact us again if you have any other
>>> questions. > > > SSAT Information Center
>>>> [email protected] > > ========================================== > >
>>>> This message
>>> is a reply to the following: > > Hello SSAT
>>>> I am disappointed with the ‘erroring’ of my test location. I
>>>> logged into my
>>>> account (id: 2P92MRV) today to find that my test
>>>> location was BELMONT HILL SCHOOL in Massachusetts. *THIS IS
>>>> INCORRECT.* I had originally signed up for RIVERS SCHOOL (6058) in
>>>> Weston, Massachusetts. I assure you, this is NOT human error and
>>>> there is an
>>>> error in your
>>>> database. Please change this to the correct site location (RIVERS
>>>> SCHOOL 6058 WESTON MASSACHUSETTS 12/9/2006) immediately and do not
>>>> charge a fee. I hope you will find the bug in the code and fix
>>>> it. >>> >> >
>> you > — >> Steven Bao
>>>> www.quiviramedia.com - corporate voicemail 617.395.5645
>>>> stevenbao.com > > ==========================================
>>>> > > > > > >
> ========================================== > > > > >
> ========================================== > > >
15 November 2006 Facebook Message 0
Todo: reply to message with a better reply
From: Thanh P.
To: Steven Bao
Message: Hi, please stop writing about me on other people’s walls. Please stop lying. Please get over yourself. Please find new friends. Please stop being sketchy. Please stop hitting on my friends. Please stop tryign to be a wannabee. Please grow some balls and while you’re at, go through puberty. Please stop going on my profile. Please stop posting libel about me. Please stop telling other people lies about me. Please stop spreading rumours. Please act normal for once. Please get a new look. Please shut up if you don’t have anything good to say. Please get a reality check. Please stop thinking that everyone loves you. Please stop right clicking my pics or writing my name anywhere. Because it logs. Please tell seb to get over himself. He is annoying in math class. He leaches on to Ada (who is a pretty cool person. Don’t know why she gives him the time of day even) and he needs to be rewired. I try to give everyone a chance so tell seb to please get over himself. And also, stop posting pics of his house up. It only shows that his parents lack class in interior design. Btw, nice house, too bad it lacks class. Bu thta’ts not my business, i’m just saying. So please just go through some meditation or some changes this weekend. Goodbye. (And refrain from even talking about me, if you have nothing good to say. I know there’s a strict enforcement about spreading rumours at the highschool).
Hi, please stop writing about me on other people’s walls.
Please refer to my Mini-feed. Examine the wall posts I have made. Not one says ‘Thanh’ in it.
Please stop lying.
It would be nice if you could tell me what I’m lying about.
Please get over yourself.
Please find new friends.
So you’re basically saying that you don’t want to be friends anymore?
Please stop being sketchy.
I’m going to guess you read my wall frequently. Or that you think I’m being sketchy in some strange way. In any case, uh…
Please stop hitting on my friends.
If you ask them fairly if they think I’m hitting on them, then that is a valid argument. Until then, it is not.
Please stop tryign to be a wannabee. [sic]
Please grow some balls and while you’re at, go through puberty.
Ooh, I just got salted! Actually, I think the opposite…
Please stop going on my profile.
- Do you have evidence of this?
- You have me as a limited profile.
Please stop posting libel about me.
You don’t call this libel? See the first reply.
Please stop telling other people lies about me.
See above. See the first reply.
Please stop spreading rumours.
- See the first reply.
- And how many times have you spread rumors about me?
- Did I not overhear you gossip in English class today, and was caught by the teacher?
Please act normal for once.
Please get a new look.
I thought last year you were going to do that! Odd…
Please shut up if you don’t have anything good to say.
I concur. I mean the other way around.
Please get a reality check.
Please stop thinking that everyone loves you.
- I realize that not everyone loves me. WTF.
- I’m a pessimist. ’nuff said.
Please stop right clicking my pics or writing my name anywhere.
And I would do that why? First of all, why would I right-click your pictures? To save them (WTF)?
Because it logs.
Cracking into Facebook or any other website is considered a felony and is punishable by the highest extent of law.
Please tell seb to get over himself.
I’ll let him know you wanted me to tell him that.
He is annoying in math class.
He leaches on to Ada (who is a pretty cool person. Don’t know why she gives him the time of day even) and he needs to be rewired.
I’ll be sure to tell him that too.
I try to give everyone a chance so tell seb to please get over himself.
And so you.
And also, stop posting pics of his house up.
What he does is his business.
It only shows that his parents lack class in interior design.
Again. The above.
Btw, nice house, too bad it lacks class.
I’m glad you understand self-contradiction.
Bu thta’ts not my business, i’m just saying.
Amen to that!
So please just go through some meditation or some changes this weekend.
Don’t be hating on meditation. You say it like it’s something inferior. Those who are against meditation and badmouth it lose.
(And refrain from even talking about me, if you have nothing good to say.
Look, we had a deal! You were going to leave and so was I! But anyway, sounds good!
I know there’s a strict enforcement about spreading rumours at the highschool).
There is, and you are subject to it as well.
I love you too.
Message log, freshest at the top.
11.15.06 11:40pm Steven: How about prolific?
I don’t know what that word means.
11.15.06 11:04pm Thanh: and no, i want to see you act on it not reply by meaningless words.
11.15.06 11:04pm Thanh: i wonder if you actually know the meaning of that. i love how you use terms that you yourself don’t understand. One who tries to sound smart is really not smart. If you yourself am always tryign to be so smart, maybe the first step is to stop lying to yourself.
11.15.06 10:59pm Steven: Oh, sorry about that. I was supposed to reply.
I love the exquisite irony in your message.
11.15.06 10:58pm Steven: huh?
GSpread Innovative? I think… sorta.
It is, becuase it’s online.
Putting aside, uh, an unnamed competitor, it is the best.
Will Google really listen?
[email protected] wrote:
> 1. I can’t CTRL Select to select a group of cells that are not
> adjoining. While the SHIFT Select works fine it doesn’t seem possible
> to select multiple cells not touching each other.
> 2. If the top left hand corner cells are merged ie. A1 B1 and B2 into
> one cell, I cannot select all of column A on it own by clicking on the
> column name without also selecting Columns B and C also.
> Keep up the great work, GSpread is one the most innovative projects
> I’ve used.
Thin Client with Google? I think not.
Not until these thin clients are improved.
Or at least brought back to regular functionality instead of inferior functionality.
But yeah, I’m using a Slax Live CD right now, with Firefox and using Google Docs (ugh.) and nothing else but Meebo, Google stuff, etc.
Will Google really listen?
> I have this plan where the next computer I buy won’t have Windows on
> it. It will have a form of Linux, Firefox, Gmail, and Google
> Spreadsheets….that’s all I need. Will it work?
GDocs Real Doublespacing? I think not.
From: Steven Bao
To: Ideas & Suggestions
Subject: Re: Double Spacing isn’t double spaced enough
Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2006 08:49:57 -0800
Duh! Grab yourself a copy of M$Word or OOo (free) or AbiWord (free) and
stop using Google Docs as an academic word processor UNTIL IT IS
GDocs LaTeX Support? I think not.
From: Steven Bao
To: Ideas & Suggestions
Subject: Re: Tex
Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2006 08:47:16 -0800
If you want TeX support, which by the way is great, use something like
MiKTeX or something, becuase Google probably won’t listen to that.
Great idea though.
GDocs Increase Filesize Limit? I think not.
Date: Sun, Nov 5 2006 2:22 pm
I am writing a novel. Actually, I am working on several long pieces,
and ti occurered to me to use Google Documents. What a great idea - no
matter where I am I can log into my Google account and dash off a few
paragraphs. I tried this with some of my shorter peieces and it works
great. But here is the problem. The novels I am working on are larger
than the document size limit of 500k. So am I left with having to
break up my writing into chapters or segments? Or is Google planning
to increase the size limit? I would even consider paying Google to
allow me to upload more than 500k. Any news on this topic? Any ideas?
From: Steven Bao
Date: Sun, Nov 5 2006 4:07 pm
No, Google probably won’t increase the size limit. They probably won’t
even listen, seeing how many “increase size limit!!” posts there are.
Do a search in here, and come back when you’ve seen a success.
Writely Re-enable S&S/SR Features? I think not.
From: Steven Bao
Subject: Re: Why is Writely no longer Select-and-Say-enabled?
Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2006 08:02:34 -0800
Hi Daniel. Umm.
Writely is no longer here, first of all.
Second of all, do you think they’ll do anything about it? No. They
won’t bring back Writely, nor will they do anything to make sure your
SR will work in Writely. Why? Becuase they’re stupid. They won’t listen
to you about this. They frankly don’t care.
That’s because Google is evil.
> Since last week when Writely logins began requiring Google user names
> and passwords, Writely is obviously no longer Select-and-Say-enabled.
> It always was so enabled in IE 6 and 7. Now, it is not
> Select-and-Say-enabled in either one, and for users of SR (speech
> recognition) software like Dragon NaturallySpeaking, this change is a
> major blow.
> Prior to this disenablement, Writely was one of the best possible
> dictating environments for SR software. Writely has now been
> essentially crippled with respect to SR. Incidentally, this particular
> page is obviously Select-and-Say-enabled, and it is a delight to be
> dictating this text here. Please fix Writely as soon as possible so
> that we SR users can enjoy using Writely again.
> Daniel Teague
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Googledocs/Writely is a great idea, but many of the alterations made
during the switchover will be a real hindrance to its future success. I
used to look forward to logging in to Writely in the morning for a
day’s work, but googledocs just doesn’t do it for me. (citeback)
Yeah, my thoughts exactly…