RE: Dell: Online Community Outreach

Dell: Online Community Outreach

Heh. As you
rightly say, this isn’t stuff you want to run out and test, but it can be
a survival tool. Of course there is a downside to the slots. Roddy ends up
essentially peeing in my lap! Under the circumstances, though, that’s the
right choice. Soaked but functional beats the alternative.

 

Unfortunately,
Roddy is making ominous clicks, suggesting her hard-drive is failing. I need to
scrape up the 89 shekels for a copy of Spinrite 6 to rehab the drive.

From:
Richard_Bernier@Dell.com [mailto:Richard_Bernier@Dell.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 2:39 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: RE: Dell: Online Community Outreach

 

Mr. Royall,

 

“The two grooves in Roddy’s lid, and the overhanging
hinge design give rain nowhere to pool and cause trouble. The grooves actually
function as rain gutters!”

 

That is a really nice thing to know.  I haven’t heard
anyone mention this.  Now, I am not going to verify what you say, but it
really makes a lot of sense.  If you come across any other observations do
please share them with me.

 

Thanks,

Richard Bernier
Online Community Outreach Liaison
Dell Inc.
Doing good or needing improvement, either way you can contact my
manager
Jennifer_Lea_Hughes@dell.com


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:10 PM
To: Bernier, Richard
Subject: RE: Dell: Online Community Outreach

 

My suspicion is
that those “important people,” regarding themselves as artistes,
have sycophant assistants following them with Macs. There are still occasional
nebulae of inspiration, but the quality of the SG franchise has sure
deteriorated. I doubt anyone involved would recognize a M1530 if it bit them!

 

By the way,
I’ve mentioned it before, but there is a hidden benefit to Roddy’s
so-called “barrel hinge” design and wedge shape. She’s pretty
apathetic about rain. I know, the very thought of Dell laptops encountering
water is enough to flat-line your entire engineering department, but it’s
occasionally unavoidable. Dogs do require regular exercise, and I do get
ambushed by Houston
weather from time to time. The two grooves in Roddy’s lid, and the
overhanging hinge design give rain nowhere to pool and cause trouble. The
grooves actually function as rain gutters!
J Lilly, on the other paw, is ill-served by the LEDs in her lid.
Rain collects there, and seeps in. It’s just fortunate that her inner
warmth evaporates the seepage. I’ve never liked those LEDs.

From:
Richard_Bernier@Dell.com [mailto:Richard_Bernier@Dell.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:09 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: RE: Dell: Online Community Outreach

 

Mr. Royall,

 

It would be nice to see an XPS 1530 or 1730 on Carters desk. 
Who knows maybe they did get new Dells for the set, but then the director,
producers, “important people” wanted them for themselves to use.

 

Greatest regards,

Richard Bernier
Online Community Outreach Liaison
Dell Inc.
Doing good or needing improvement, either way you can contact my
manager
Jennifer_Lea_Hughes@dell.com


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 2:00 PM
To: Bernier, Richard
Subject: RE: Dell: Online Community Outreach

 

 

Heh. Reread
what you typed.

 

Anyway, both
laptops are doing well hardware-wise.

 

I am curious.
Who is paying whom to get Dells to the Pegasus galaxy? I refer, of course, to
the long relationship between Dell and MGM’s Stargate/Stargate Atlantis
franchise. It amuses me to see Dell laptops populating the sets like rabbits,
but why are Carter and McKay still using Gen2s? Marketing should send a M1730
to Vancouver.
Actually, I think Samantha should be using a “Roddy” Mk II.
J True, Dells aren’t MILSPEC rated,
but those tinsel-heads don’t bother with pesky things like reality. After
all, look at the gun they run around with, the P-90. Cute but ineffectual.
Product placement is everything, right?

 

UPDATE: Roddy
just pulled a new stunt and totally “lost” her hard-drive. I had to
cycle power to get it back. Not good.

 

From:
Richard_Bernier@Dell.com [mailto:Richard_Bernier@Dell.com]
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 12:23 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: Dell: Online Community Outreach

 

Mr. Royall,

I am writing
to ask
how
your computers are doing.  Please let me know
if there is anything
else I may with.

Best
regards,

Richard Bernier
Online
Community Outreach Liaison

Dell Inc.
Doing good or needing improvement, either way you can contact my
manager
Jennifer_Lea_Hughes@dell.com

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