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Archive for the 'complaining' Category

“Total Mac” = Total Waste of Time

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

So a moderately important computer at work– used by someone who needs to back up their computer more often– dies. Won’t boot. Power supply is dead. We need it fixed quickly. I know standing in line at the Apple Store Genius Bar will mean probably a week’s turnaround while they send the thing in to [...]

Speakeasy / Megapath

Monday, September 26th, 2011

http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/speakeasy I don’t post much anymore, but– well, for some reason…today I just feel compelled. Speakeasy’s email blacklist problems have gotten so bad that att.com, sbcglobal.com, comcast.net and Yahoo have all banned most email coming from mail.speakeasy.net. This means about 4 out of 5 emails sent get bounced as suspected spam. Add to that Speakeasy’s [...]


Sunday, March 27th, 2011

http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/24/color/ I don’t necessarily believe this app sucks any more or less due to its 41 million dollars in VC funding. It may suck more because of the privacy implications– verified by looking at comments on the iTunes App Store and here. There’s a few reasons I’m not going to download the app; my opinions [...]

System Status: 24 Hours Later, and Speakeasy Still Sucks

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Just had to send an alternate gmail address to over 3000 email contacts. Klassy!

Speakeasy’s Extended “Issues” with Email Delivery

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Today I noticed that most of my incoming email was date-stamped up to eight hours before I received it. Actually, it’s now 3:30am and I just got an email from my girlfriend that was sent at 3:30pm yesterday. I checked Speakeasy’s system status and no problems were being reported. I opened a support ticket on [...]

Trig’s a little young to be used as a straw man argument

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

It Always Has Been About Trig is the top Memeorandum item right now. I suppose this qualifies as a straw baby argument? And I’m not sure the use of the phrase “has been” has a deeper significance. Perhaps I’m just reading too much into it.

The curiously-named FasTrack

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I’ve been trying to sign up online for two days. After four attempts I think I’ll give up. First attempt: can’t get past the “agree to these conditions” screen. I get a message saying too many users are trying to access the system. This goes on all Sunday night. Today I logged in again and, [...]

iPhone Photography Awards: The Prize is . . . Vapor?

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

The deadline for entries was late April ’08; no winner has been announced on the site, and no one from the site answers emails. This wouldn’t be that big a deal if the entrants hadn’t paid a fee for each photo submitted. Someone spammed several Flickr iPhone groups about the contest early this spring. Last [...]


Monday, June 30th, 2008

I think this means she’s having money problems.


Saturday, May 24th, 2008

If your venue puts on live shows, don’t advertise that the doors will be opening at 6:30pm and then make fans wait outside the gate, standing in the cold, until after 8 o’clock– with little or no explanation. Using the excuse “the headlining band was late and wants to soundcheck” doesn’t work. The headlining band [...]