I’ve written about my terrible customer service experience(s) with Symantec a couple of times already. I was hoping my previous post on the subject would be the last, but this thing is still unresolved. Here’s a time line for you: 11/28/2006 – I received a “Version Upgrade Notification” email from Symantec, including a PDF document […]
Month: January 2007
This past weekend, the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey team played our arch rivals, the Minnesota Gophers. It was some of the best hockey I’ve seen this year, and in case you missed it, featured an amazing goal by UND player Robbie Bina: Jeff Frazee was the unfortunate goalie on the receiving end […]
What Are You Listening to Right Now?
I am constantly keeping my ears opened for new music of all types, most recently with my discovery of the Silversun Pickups yesterday. So, dear readers, I’m asking for your help. In the comments area of this post, tell me what artists/albums/songs you’re currently listening to right now? Even if you don’t consider it new, […]
I just discovered a new band today: the Silversun Pickups out of L.A. Their song “Lazy Eye” is unbelievable. I can’t get it out of my head. So, I thought I’d spread the love. You can view the video below, or on Youtube.
Bill Richardson in 2008?
I have respected Governor Bill Richardson for a while now – even during my hardcore Republican years. He’s the John McCain of Democrats, which I consider to be a good thing. Richardson is easily the most qualified Democratic candidate as of yet. He spent time in the State Department early in his career, served in […]
The Procrastinator’s Clock
Last week David Seah released the Procrastinator’s Clock, a simple clock that runs somewhere between on time and 15 minutes ahead. If you’re the type of person to set your clock 10 minutes ahead, then build that buffer into your plans anyway, it might be worth a look. Besides being fun, the Procrastinator’s Clock reminds […]
If you saw last week’s episode of The Office (you do watch The Office, right?), you’ll remember that one of the plot points revolves around a homemade “Rockin’ Robin” ringtone created by one of the characters. It’s extremely funny, so if you missed it, I recommend downloading it from iTunes. Anyway, I think NBC is […]
Why Software Sucks
I’m in the middle of an absolutely awesome Technometria podcast with David Platt, author of the book Why Software Sucks. The episode is titled, appropriately enough, Why Software Sucks, the Podcast. It’s very much worth checking out. David has got some really good examples of what’s wrong with software today. His book blog (Suckbusters) covers […]
Collaborative Family Trees with Geni
TechCrunch had a post about the launch of a new web service called Geni earlier in the week, so I created an account and gave it a try. It’s an easy to use online family tree maker that lets you invite family members to participate and add details. It’s done very well, and makes it […]
Wow – A Free Apple iPhone!
I had to laugh at this email message that got through my spam filter earlier today: It’s hard to read in this smaller version, but the subject line reads “larry, our 2nd shipment of iPhones has arrived. Claim yours today.”, and the highlighted text in the body says “Get your revolutionary mobile iPhone – Free […]