Category: rants

When we last left our heroes, Comcast’s contractor had botched the install, and promised to send someone out Wednesday to fix things. Wednesday came and went, with a call at the very end of the installation window informing us that the contractor had been involved in an accident, and gone to the hospital. Thankfully, he […]

I’ve been looking at the new Series 3 TiVo this morning, and drooling over it. However much I vastly prefer the TiVo interface, though, I’m not sure I’m prepared to shell out an extra $800 plus $13/mo on top of my Comcast service for the privilege. At $8/mo for the box and service, I think […]

So, if you have a “feedback” text field in a web form that you’d like to limit to a certain number of characters, but you neither provide any warning whatsoever nor implement some sort of tech solution to automatically limit things, don’t you think just maybe that will piss off someone who’s just written a […]

First off, if you haven’t yet read the Interdictor blog, go there now and read it from the beginning. This guy has been in New Orleans since before hurricane Katrina hit, and working at a web service provider company with a backup generator and whatnot, has been able to be online throughout the entire thing. […]

Found today on The Nation: “A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war […]

I found out this morning that Christopher Reeve died last night. Not only was he Superman, but an inspiration to me. He was one of the few people that didn’t give up. When life dealt him a spinal cord injury, paralyzing him, he didn’t just fade away— he became an outspoken proponent for research into […]

So, I got a series of emails yesterday that seem at once like the recent Paypal spoof crap and also perhaps legit, if only because they don’t include the usual link “click here to verify your account, and enter your information on our fraudulent website.” One of them said that I may have been in […]