Photo by David Spiers on UnsplashThe thing about dreams is that there’s no way to tell what they’re like for anyone else. Trying to explain what happens in your dreams seems nearly impossible, as words don’t often seem to capture the sense of scope or scale. The XKCD comic is absolutely perfect: https://xkcd.com/430/ My dreams are vivid. The colors are …
My Crazy-Ass Hertz Pivot Plan: Cars as a Service (CaaS)
Companies like Hertz have been hit hard due to the pandemic. Here’s one crazy idea on how they can pivot their business model
Your Post Has Been Deleted By Quora Moderation
Quora has decided to delete one of my answers, but even they don’t know why.
How the car-buying service is a sham. At least with this dealer.
Cagematch: United v. Delta
A comparison between traveling on United and Delta airlines
Breaking Up With United
United and I are no longer… united. It’s not me, United, it’s you.
Eastwood Tools Cybersecurity Fail
Be very careful about buying things from Eastwood Tools. And whatever you do, never, ever send copies of your personal IDs to someone you don’t know via email.
This is an actual conversation I had with a United Airlines gate agent.
Rant: Diabetic Insulin Pumps, A Giant Leap Backwards
I’m a diabetic. Unlike some people who seem to take great pleasure in identifying themselves and building personal brands as diabetics, I don’t like talking about my diabetes. For more than 30 years I’ve worked hard to minimize others’ association between myself and the disease, hopefully with a modicum of success. I’m going to step outside myself this once to indulge …
The Joys of Sony PS4 Customer Service
Back in April I bought a PlayStation 4, having held off for a while to see if the prices would come down. At that time, there was a rare sale on Amazon and I thought I’d bite the bullet. After all, I had already bought The Last of Us and was dying to play the game anyway. While I was actually …
Uber vs. Barcelona Taxis: A “Study”
J takes a look at Uber service versus the taxi system in Barcelona
Review: Namale Resort (Fiji)
Bula! Bula! After spending a week in Namale, I feel like I can finally get my head wrapped around the experience enough to write a review of the resort. Since we never left the resort, I can’t make any claim about Fiji, the Fijian people, or any of the cultural experiences that were on offer while we were here. So, …
Yet Another Social Media Misunderstanding
Today I saw an article float by in the Twitter river: “Why do only 7% of managers consider social media skills most important for employees?” Go ahead and read the article, because the attitudes are pretty interesting. The author, however, conflates a couple of things and winds up 180 degrees from the direction he should be facing. First, “social media” …
PSA: Beware Amazon/Wireovia Black Market Bait-And-Switch
Amazon reseller Wireovia sells black-market items, and Amazon doesn’t want to hear about it.
Cagematch: Synology vs. Drobo
This post is a long time coming and is extremely overdue. The only reason why I am finally getting off my rump and writing something is because today I was forwarded an open letter, “mea culpa” article written by Tom Buiocchi, CEO of Drobo on Scott Kelby’s site. Now, I only got the link to Mr. Buiocchi’s response, and I …
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