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Entries for 2009

Blinds To Go vs Costco and Hunter Douglas

Bottom Line First: Do not buy blinds from Hunter Douglas via Costco. Or perhaps at all. Besides being overpriced as compared to options elsewhere with the same quality, their customer service ethic is garbage. Everyone just about everywhere has their own story about some really bad customer service experience. I’ve been fairly lucky. Not too [...]

Economic Cycle or Crappy Policies? (Or Both)

I’ve done just a little bit of research on the below letter allegedly written to some employees from a boss. Near as I can tell, it’s not just urban legend, but nor have I positively identified a source. Be that as it may, this text seems to have traveled via Email SortaSpam, (that’s what I [...]

I Surrender to iPhone and Google

That’s it. I’ve done it. I’ve pretty much just completely surrendered. Baaaaaa. I’m one of the Sheeple now. I’m fully Orwelled. Or Jeremy Benthenmed/Panopticoned, Minority Reported. What I’m talking about is having all but fully thrown in the towel on personal privacy. (Ironic given a bunch of years ago I wrote a book on the [...]

My Kindle Experience

I love my Amazon Kindle II. Sure, there’s some things I’d change, but overall, this is up there with the iPhone for me. I was waiting for it for years. The Kindle One looked too much like a 1950s kitchen appliance for me. The older Sony units didn’t thrill me. The iRex eBooks also didn’t [...]

Authentication Rot

Yes, there’s a new form of Rot on the Internet. There’s ye’ ole’ Link Rot for when links die on the ‘net, there’s Application Rot, (which I wrote about a few years ago), and now there’s Authentication Rot. (Though this isn’t really a great name. I’m amenable to suggestions.) Actually, Authentication Rot doesn’t exist too [...]

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