Sunday, September 28, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

EA to customers: SHUT THE HELL UP

"Please do not continue to post theses thread or you account may be at risk of banning which in some cases would mean you would need to buy a new copy to play Spore."

I'm not sure I ever want to give another penny to a company that treats their customers that way.

Unless they figure out a way to let me download playable songs on my Wii. Then I will have to buy rockband 2.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Yeah, I've been there...

Frequently when I was doing support for the cell-phone company, customers would contact me regarding some major and vexing issue. My personal rule was that the difficulty in solving a problem was in inverse proportion to the size of it.

Massive problems usually have simple fixes. I knew them, I applied them.

Then the customer smelled competence, it was like blood in the water. They then presented me with some minor inconvenience which took hours to untangle.

If only I hadn't solved the original problem so easily, they wouldn't have wanted to bother with the second.

At my new job when this happens I get to say "one problem per incident", make a new trouble ticket and shove it in the queue for some other poor fool.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Possibly too much information

I've always wanted a picture of this sign. For years th grocery store where this was taken was a regular haunt of mine, but I never got around to taking it.

I've wandered through other stores in the same chain looking for it (they're above others, shall we say), never had it. I wondered if someone had finally had the sense to remove them.

Went to the original location, a place which had seen many board games played, many cards hurled in anger or jest, and there it was.

And here it is, for your amusement, or to help cement your understanding of what a juvenile twit I am.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Accidents happen..

I don't know if that is a game they used to produce this, but I must find it.

according to comments on the youtube video..

Monday, September 1, 2008

It's 3:30 in the morning

And it's damn cold.

The auctioneer across the street is still clinging to conciousness, I hear his amplified voice reverberating through the walls of the old mill across the street where he is no doubt also feeling very cold.

Here in this little town you've never heard of, things are mostly quiet. A generator is humming and grinding steadily to give them light, and my vending machine mocha is almost too hot for me still.

Nice, just now as I type this I heard Mr. Taylor thank his remaining audience. That means shortly they will wander out into the frigid night, drive back to their favored sleeping nooks, and the rest of this night shift will be still and calm.