Archive for January, 2012

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

McGraw-Hill Is Heading The Way of Kodak and I Just Can’t Wait For That Happy Day

The professor for one of my MBA classes assigned partial chapters from a book from McGraw Hill and the experience was absolutely horrid.   It then occurred to me that McGraw Hill has the same dimwitted executives that Kodak has and I can only imagine the discussions going on in the board room. What happened at […]

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Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Who Came Up With Those STUPID Security Questions? Why I Don’t Shop at Your Website!

I have been fed up with all the username/password combination for websites for quite some time.  I literally have hundreds of usernames and passwords but what’s now annoying me even more are the moronic security questions websites now make you use for self-service password reset.  Who was the idiot that came up with this idea? […]

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Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Is AT&T Ripping Subscribers Off?

I have three stories about my AT&T uverse cancellation adventure. First, it took four hours on the phone with over half a dozen people to cancel my account. I was on hold for 10 to 30 minutes at a time when I got disconnected or transferred to a dead phone. When I finally got to […]

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

How To Cancel That Cable Subscription And Still Watch TV: Roku + Netflix + HuluPlus + Amazon Prime = TV Bliss

This week I will be canceling my AT&T Uverse subscription as I have found alternative methods of watching TV at home and on the road making cable subscription obsolete. This is also because I gave my kids an ultimatum, “you need to pick between iPhones or TV” and the kids chose iPhones. I will still […]

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

How The TSA Damages The Economy But Amazon Helps Improve It

Over the holidays I had the pleasure of doing some personal travel and one of our stops was San Francisco.   We did a bit of site seeing and we did take in the vineyard country and I can sadly say that despite finding some really great wines, I did not bring any back.  Why?   Well […]

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