Dear Boston2024, Let’s look at some pictures, shall we? Here’s a picture of my front door: Hey, look, there’s a sign posted next to the door! Maybe you’re finding it a little hard to make out. Here, let me zoom in à la CSI and highlight the important bit: Gee, that’s strange, there’s an obvious sign… Read More »
To: U.S. Representative Michael E. Capuano Dear Rep. Capuano, The subject of this message is unacceptable performance from the agency responsible for issuing U.S. passports. My wife submitted three passport applications, for three of our minor children, on the same day — June 12. Two of the three passports for which we applied arrived over… Read More »
Twitter’s new layout for emails about favorited tweets is a disaster.
When it comes to underfunded government programs, the Boston Herald is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
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.
The Boston 2024 committee has released most of the documents which it used for its bid to become the U.S. representative in the competition for hosting the 2024 Olympics. I’ve reviewed most of the documents, and here are my initial thoughts. There are four things that stand out for me: 1) The polls they did… Read More »
Much has been written about the fact that Zynga is evil. From my own experience, I’d like to add massively incompetent and law-breaking to the list of adjectives that accurately describe them. A number of days ago, I decided to give Words With Friends, a Scrabble™-like game, on my smart-phone. I was bored, and I wasn’t… Read More »
As someone who shares Ben Edelman’s passion for standing up to businesses that rip off consumers (and someone who’s been doing it for longer than he has!), I feel compelled to weigh in on the recent hubbub. There are four different aspects to this incident that need to be untangled: the facts; the law; Edelman’s conduct;… Read More »
I’ve recently started receiving a lot of spam from people claiming that they got my email address from Cision. Needless to say, I never gave my email address to Cision, nor have I ever in any way given them permission to spam me themselves or give my email address out to other people. Cision is… Read More »
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 »