RANT: On hold — updated

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I just spent an hour on hold with AT&T.

Reminds me of an quote from The Big Bang Theory. #TBBT

Sheldon said something like: “I once spent an hour on hold with Customer Support at Hewitt Packard just to complain about their Customer Service.”


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Conclusion: 4 hours and 3 minutes.

I must be <synonym for the act of procreation in real time> nuts!!!!

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RANT: Did he get special access or photoshop?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Screenshot 2014 09 12 14 52 11

I was there and no one was allowed anywhere near the darn rocks!
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RANT: Try to correct an AT&T iphone6 order error. I dare you.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Try to correct an AT&T iphone6 order error. I dare you. They have sucky system and no way to get to a human being!

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RANT: Public Access to Court Electronic Record — making stuff unaccessible

Friday, September 12, 2014


Right to Know: The PACER Mess And How to Clean It

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PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) is the government-run online system used by lawyers, the press, and the public to access public federal court records in the United States. The administrators of that system recently announced that a huge number of documents from five federal courts have been permanently removed from its database and are no longer publicly viewable. For one circuit court, only documents filed within the last 2.5 years are now available; for two other circuit courts, documents now go back only 4 years. 

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In response to the current PACER mess, several organizations, including the Free Law Project and Public.Resource.Org, have sent letters to the Chief Judge of each affected court, requesting the removed records so they can make them available once again to journalists, researchers, lawyers, and the general public.

These organizations are giving the courts the opportunity not only to make the records available online again but, even better, to make them available online for free. The courts have nothing to lose and much to gain by fulfilling this request: the records are already digitized, and simply need to be hosted somewhere. The Free Law Project and Public.Resource.Org are offering to do just that, and at absolutely no cost to the courts, litigants, academics, or the public. We urge the courts to take these organizations up on their offer.

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So let me understand this, the documents that used to be freely available, were removed so that they could then be made available for a fee?

And this helps us how?

Gooferment in action!

Any wonder why I’m an EFF member and donor!


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RANT: Google Apps for Business to Google Apps for Work?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Today, we announced that we’re changing our name from Google Apps for Business to Google Apps for Work.

Over the years, the size of our team, the breadth of our offerings and our commitment to business customers have all increased substantially. Organizations of all shapes and sizes, from one-person start-ups to corporations with over 200,000 people, are using Google for work. To reflect this change, we’ve renamed our products.

To be clear, only our name is changing. The product experience remains the same, as does our commitment to bringing you the best tools to run your business.

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R U shitting me?

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RANT: Geno & a secondary rules violation

Friday, September 5, 2014


UConn coach’s call to congratulate Little League star broke rule, NCAA says
Published September 05, 2014
Associated Press

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STORRS, Conn. – The NCAA has determined that UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma committed a secondary rules violation when he made a phone call congratulating Little League pitching star Mo’ne Davis last month, the school announced Thursday.

Athletic Director Warde Manuel said the school accepts the decision but does not agree with it.

Auriemma told reporters Wednesday that he talked to the 13-year-old Philadelphia girl at Little League headquarters during the Little League World Series after a friend of his in the Philadelphia 76ers organization suggested it.

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Wow, talk about Pharisees.

I think this “rule” needs to be reexamined.

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RANT: Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at 81; Requiescat In Pacem

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at 81
Joan Rivers, a talk-show host, actress and red-carpet critic who rose to the top of comedy’s ranks while unapologetically skewering everyone and everything she passed along the way, died Thursday in New York following complications from a medical procedure. She was 81 years old.

Ms. Rivers rose to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s on the talk-show scene. After first appearing on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” in 1965, Ms. Rivers started a talk-show career that included stints on “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers” on Fox in 1986. Ms. Rivers become a permanent fixture on TV after that, most famously as a critic of celebrity fashion.

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I liked her brand of humor.

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