The first indication I got that something was "different" was when I withdrew $100 at my local bank machine yesterday, for a haircut . (No, haircuts don't cost that much but my barber refuses to take debit or credit card; only cash).
I punched the button that said I wanted a receipt ... and then my receipt said I had $0.00 balance left in my account. Hmmm ... very strange....
I went on to the Grocery store and used my debit with no problem ... I also picked up a case of beer with debit and no problem ... but I was still "concerned". I figgered that I'd check my account online, as soon as I got home ... to see what in tarnashin is a goin' on. (It's Stampede week here in Calgary too, right now, BTW).
Well, online services were nowhere to be found. No "sorry's" ... no notices ... NOTHING. Just total IGNORE-ance.
Today I find out why
Good grief Charlie Brown ...
Are these guys insane? Channeling EVERYTHING through one single exchange point? Even local area connection for the biggest hospital in the city ... through a handler, 3 miles away?
Unbelievable. Using a water sprinkler system to put out fires in a server farm .... yeesh.