Tag Archives: rant

Somebody sell me a tree!

I know it’s the end of August, but the time to shop for a Christmas tree is now. I mentioned in an earlier post that I’m in the market again, because last year I was forced to get a new … Continue reading

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The FTC’s robocall division is a joke

There, I said it. The FTC isn’t doing enough to stop illegal robocalls. Robocalls exploded for me just a few months ago, and I think they did so for everyone else on the planet—or at least in North America—at the … Continue reading

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How not to do voice prompts

Badly designed phone systems really tick me off. For example, there’s my doctor’s office. The woman who does the prompts for their system is terrible at it. She speaks too slowly, frequently pauses to take a long breath, and drones … Continue reading

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Baked eggs fail

The other night I was catching up on YouTube, still trying to get back up to speed on my favorite channels after the holiday weekend, and I saw a video with 38 one-minute recipes from 5-Minute Crafts. I went to … Continue reading

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Pointless controversy: renewable energy is mostly crap

California is asking people to prepare for the solar eclipse coming in August by, at that time, unplugging anything non-essential so their grid doesn’t barf all over itself when the heavily solar-powered state suddenly has no solar power for a … Continue reading

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Bad blurb advice

It’s been quite a while since I last did a post about book blurbs, and this one is way overdue. It also coincides with another of my favorite pastimes, because it’s a rant. I fall in and out of heavy … Continue reading

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What is your ____ name? Take this quiz from Big Data!

I see this crap on Facebook all the time, and it has to stop. What is your porn name? What is your Hogwarts name? What is your droid name? (That one was today.) Answer these 20 questions and pass it … Continue reading

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