“Most people lie a lot—roughly two to three times during a ten-minute conversation, studies show.” If you find that claim hard to believe, your bullshit detector is in good working order!
GE apparently thinks it’s a good idea to sell at least five different universal remote controls with the same model number. Not only that, but the instructions for programming the different remotes are different, and the instructions for one won’t work for the others. As a result, when you try to search online for the manual… Read More »
My wife and I recently vacationed at Mohican State Park in Perrysville, Ohio. we stayed at the Lodge, which I recommend, and spent our time walking, hiking, and exploring the area. I enjoyed getting to see the Pleasant Hill Dam close up. We saw eagles (including juvenile bald eagles), hawks, vultures, woodchucks, deer, prairie-dogs, dragonflies,… Read More »
If there’s one thing we can learn about Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker from his conduct following our recent snowstorms and public transit woes, it’s that he believes in fantasy management.
I searched high and low unsuccessfully for instructions on how to set the link speed and/or duplex on one of the ports of an ASUS router (in my case, the RT-N66U, though I think other ASUS routers behave similarly). Once I had already figured out the answer on my own, I was able to find… Read More »
I’ll give BBYO credit for one thing: they’re nothing if not consistent. Readers of my blog may recall my tale of woe of my many attempts over many months to get BBYO to stop spamming my wife. The spam finally stopped, but I’m sorry to say that I have now been attempting for more than… Read More »
Annie and Perry Klebahn had a horrible experience sending their unaccompanied minor daughter on United, very similar to the experience my wife and I had sending our daughter on Continental three years ago (before Continental and United merged). Just like I did, they are trying to agitate for change, to make things better in the… Read More »
The solar photovoltaic (PV) electrical generation system on our house, i.e., our solar panels, “went live” on December 29, 2011. We are now happily generating solar electricity. This is great for the environment now, and in a few years when the system breaks even, it’ll be great for our finances as well. Our electric bill… Read More »
I had another letter printed in the Herald a few days ago. Here’s what I originally sent them, showing what they edited out: Subject: Scareconomics To the editor: Absent from the Herald’s article about the Pike’s loss of ad revenue (“‘EZ’ Go: Pike to Lose $500G”, Dec. 5) was any concrete discussion of the net… Read More »
I just spent a gut-wrenchingly unpleasant three-hour swath of life. I’m hoping that maybe pouring it all into a blog posting I’m sure no one will read might be at least a little cathartic and might perhaps loosen the angry fist that has been painfully gripping my stomach for the last hour and a half… Read More »