Blog Posts: Page 12 of 12
Anonymous Email with Mailinator.com
When you visit a website do they sometimes require you to sign in with an account, even though it is free? Are you worried that when you register your email address will be used for spam? But if you make up an email address you won’t get the registration confirmation? Worry no more since a free service known as Mailinator is there to be your anonymouse email service.
A Wonderful Website for Skeptics
Recently I came across a wonderful website that breathes a waft of sanity into an otherwise foul smelling world. Of late it really seems like the daily lives of many people in our high-tech world have embraced the reading of chicken entrails and burning of incense for guidance in how they should live and what to believe. When reason is replaced with raisins and nuts, our society of granola munchers will believe anything. Things like the world ending in 2012, crop circles from aliens, plastic bottle chenicals killing you, UFOs chopping up cattle for higher learning, or popular opinion polls meaning something. Do these crazy ideas leave you a little skepitcal? If so, you will love Brian Dunning’s Skeptoid.com
Technology Gaffs with Porn
I love technology. I am a computer guru that also has a passion for High-Def, Video Games, technology and all things electronic. With my love of technology comes a much overlooked gift of not only knowing how to use it, but in also knowing how not to use it. But alas, I forget that this trait that I take for granted is not always shared by the general population. Take for example in-car DVD players and Porn - these two should never mix.
My AOL Experience
More people than can be counted have lived through the horrors of online telephone support. Everything from the Everything from “please Press 1, Now Press 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1 again, …..” to the hell of “there are <15> callers ahead of you. Please stay on the line…” I myself cringe at the thought of having to talk to some unfortunate person chained to a desk reading a scripted answer. “Yes, I tried that…” “Yes I did that too” “That was the first thing I tried…” “I wouldn’t be calling if any of these worked!” This is a common interaction I usually have with these services. Luckily I try to keep calling for support to a minimum. However a recent situation forced me into the mode of phoning for assistance, but this one had a twist. Yes it did start with all of the usual frustrations, but at the end I had an epiphony.
Needing to bribe $50 to get my luggage? Thank you United!
It all started a few weeks ago [June 2006] when we flew from California to Chicago, a trip we have made many times. This time unfortunately my bag apparently did not make the flight. So after all bags were sorted and I finished filling out all the lost baggage forms I had thought that hopefully my bag would show up any day and I could pick it up. What I was not counting on was all the grief, misery and ultimately the $50 bribe left in an envelope that was needed before my bag finally reappeared….