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I Will Never Order From Overstock.com Ever Again

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

I will never order from overstock.com ever again I will never order from overstock.com ever again I will never order from overstock.com ever again I will never order from overstock.com ever again I will never order from overstock.com ever again I will never order from overstock.com ever again I will never order from overstock.com ever [...]

“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 [...]

“Internal Error” in iOS 5 Update

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Today I plugged my iPad 2 into freshly-downloaded iTunes 10.5 in order to upgrade the iPad to iOS 5. After about an hour, with the progress bar around 10%, the upgrade/restore failed during the verification process due to “internal error”. I rebooted the tethered computer and the iPad, and tried again. The upgrade/restore failed again. [...]

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 [...]

The “H” Stands for “Hypocrite”

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Sorry GHWB – you employed Lee Atwater, so leave the high road to people who can do justice to the territory. When it comes to political analysis, stick to jumping out of airplanes; you’re better at it.

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 [...]

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, [...]

I need to begin charging for this stuff

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Number 1 on my top 10 list of advice to MySpace: Ignore Jason Calacanis.

Animals Are Not Accessories to be Jettisoned in Hard Times [Warning: Self-Righteous Rant]

Friday, November 21st, 2008

We saw this in San Francisco after the dotcom bust in 2000. Pets are family members and they are NOT to be unloaded as inconveniences. There’s rentals out there that accept pets. It just takes a minimum of effort to track such places down. People who ditch their pets in this manner never deserved them [...]