I just received a solicitation from yet another organization, “United Forward PAC,” purporting to be a PAC working to elect Democrats up and down the ballot: Let’s talk about all the reasons why this is suspicious: Why do we suddenly need a new PAC working to elect Democrats less than three months before the November… Read More »
I just got a MacBook Pro running macOS Catalina for work, and I wanted to set up Time Machine backups for it to the Synology NAS in my basement so that if the laptop dies or is lost and I need to replace it, I won’t have to redo all of the customizations it took… Read More »
Lowe’s continues to be unable to ship online orders reliably and unable to provide timely, effective customer service. Also, they promise refunds and then don’t issue them. Zero stars, do not recommend.
July 11, 2020 Store ManagerStop & Shop60 Everett StreetAllston, MA 02134-1952 To whom it may concern: There are a number of things I like about your establishment. You are close to where I live. You have a decent selection of Kosher foods. You usually have most of the things I need in stock, and when… Read More »
My letter today to the CEO of Lowe’s: June 27, 2020 Marvin Ellison, CEOLowe’s Companies, Inc.1000 Lowe’s BoulevardMooresville, NC 28117 Dear Mr. Ellison, While I understand the challenges businesses face in providing service to customers in the midst of a pandemic, there comes a time when service is so poor that even in these times… Read More »
Because I’m senior enough to have “spending authority,” an unfortunate fact of life for me at work is that I get a lot of cold sales emails. Most of them I just delete or report as spam, but occasionally I get one that is so ridiculously bad or offensive that I feel I must address… Read More »
I received this email at 1:15 this morning: When I saw it this morning, I was confused. I have never before received an email from “loyaltygateway.com”, and I was asleep at 1:15am, not placing an “order” to be confirmed by this email as its subject implies. It sure looks like spam, right? Well, it turns… Read More »
UPDATE [2020-07-30]: The current version of Chrome has restored the checkbox allowing people to tell Chrome to launch without prompting, so the hack described below is no longer needed. Executive summary If you’re using Google Chrome on Linux and it’s stuck in a state where every time you launch it, it starts in full-screen mode,… Read More »
I have updated the comics aggregator so that it now supports all available Comics Kingdom comics. Note that you need to pay Comics Kingdom for a subscription if you want to access its comics through the aggregator. See here for details.
There’s a strong parallel between how community institutions are treating coronavirus and how they treated Trump’s ascendancy to the presidency. They haven’t learned anything, and as a result the rest of us are, once again, going to suffer. When Trump began his presidential campaign, many of us sounded the alarm early and continued to do… Read More »