OnePlus: the cell phone brand for masochists

OnePlus phones come with glaring software bugs, including inexcusable bugs in new features, and customer service that is beyond awful. If you want a phone that Just Works™ and customer service that actually solves problems, avoid OnePlus at all costs.

“Dilbert” banned from comics aggregator

The Dilbert comic strip by Scott Adams has been banned from the comics aggregator. I will not in any way support or involve myself with someone who writes stuff like this. If you don’t see why it’s so bad, please read this commentary. If you still don’t get it, please go elsewhere for your comics. Thanks.

Lying about lying with statistics

“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 “RC24914-E” universal remote: here’s the correct manual to use

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 »

Citizens Bank: the bad house-guest who won’t leave

UPDATE: I was wrong. Yesterday, when I was digging through my pending paperwork pile looking for another document, I came upon a file folder containing the mortgage discharge paperwork, which Citizens Bank did, in fact, send me. I put that folder in the pile to remind me to take it to the registry of deeds, and… Read More »

The GOP does not have a monopoly on sexist political discourse

Author David Gerrold, who tends to attract a mostly left-leaning following, posted this link recently on his Facebook wall:       Here are some of the comments that were posted within a few minutes: “Nice cleavage…did she say something?” (In response to “Geez, what an airhead…”) “Look at the picture again, I don’t think… Read More »

Notes from a trip to Mohican State Park, Perrysville, Ohio

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 »