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Annoyances Family

New Motto: Don’t Be a Jerk

Mark and I got a Christmas box from a relative who can’t be bothered to remember our last name. We’ve been married for 18+ years, and we both changed our name when we married. We combined the letters of both our last names into a new last name because we wanted to represent the blending […]

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Annoyances Business

Disagreeing Shows You Care

I was watching this TEDx video: Margaret Heffernan “Dare to Disagree” and it really made me think. One of the reasons I suspect I was laid off from About.com was because I had the temerity to disagree with staff. I would point out bugs and flaws in their code or design. I had discussions with […]

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Annoyances Uncategorized

Lego Store Response Did Not Impress Me

My son and I love Legos. He loves to build them, and I love to help. Plus I love the different scenes you can build and I’m especially impressed with the Hobbit and LoTR sets. We just bought the Smaug set and had a blast putting it together. Now Smaug can fight the Indominus Rex […]

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Annoyances

Fun With T-Mobile

Or, How T-Mobile Gave Me Something to Be Mad At, When I Needed to Be Angry tl;dr Today I was getting frustrated with my (lack of) connectivity in the back of my parents’┬áhouse and so I decided to check out T-Mobile’s site to see how much it would cost to turn my iPhone 6 into […]

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Annoyances

PR folks, don’t be stupid

I get a lot of PR requests in email. Most of them I delete, periodically I┬áconsider doing a review or article about it, and every once in a while some PR person sends me something so stupid I just have to respond. This week I got a request to review a new “app for Moms.” […]