Book reviews and personal observations of an idiot five-time college dropout.

Open Letter To Comcast

Posted: September 4, 20093 Comments

Dear Comcast,

Thanks for sending me all those great offers in the mail. Although I love shiny paper, please stop. The vast majority of the mailers I get from you are for deals that only apply to NEW customers. I am not a new customer. That bill you you also send me should be enough to tip you off.

At best, I throw your glossy adverts in the bin. Typically I do skim through them because the deals sound too sexy to ignore and I’m a big fan of heartbreak that is called Fine Print. You know what fine print is, right? It’s that little tiny-font paragraph that no one’s grandma can read without a magnifying glass. It always … Continue Reading

F-Secure’s Free Online Scanner

Posted: July 13, 2009One Comment

I’ve been pointing people towards F-Secure since the mid 90s. I’m not sure why they aren’t better known because their product works.

F-Secure’s free Online Scanner is a great place to turn if you need to clean up viruses or spyware. Like with all products I would suggest for a cleanup, use them in Safe Mode w/Networking and with System Restore disabled.

Now for a note to F-Secure (even though they will likely never read this)… PLEASE CHANGE THE FORCED WINDOW SIZE FOR YOUR ONLINE SCANNER! It is kind of hard to get to the buttons to progress through the scan process when the screen … Continue Reading

I Surrender. Twitter Wins.

Posted: September 16, 2009Leave a Comment

For the longest time I could not understand the point of Twitter. This all changed recently. I think I’m up to about 7 posts in 7 weeks. I only post when I feel it is important… I’m mostly just listening to the mob shout.

In the overwhelming sea of spam, there is hope… Two of my favorites right now are Cobra Commander and the recent hit Kayne West is gonna LetYouFinish but.

Cobra Commander is a classic and hopefully will always remain so. LetYouFinish will probably die out in the next couple days as people grow bored of the novelty… The person running that account looks to already be losing a little steam. All the same, it’s worth a read.

Boomsday Related Vandalism?

Boomsday Related Vandalism?

Six figure dollar damage to a golf course. Golf carts burned and greens damaged and tee times cancelled.
I saw this in the news and instantly thought of Boomsday by Christopher Buckley. If you’ve read the 2007 novel, by the author of Thank You for Smoking, you might have thought the same thing.
I grabbed [...]

Posted On: July 24, 2009
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Mortal Immortals & Dead Celebs

Mortal Immortals & Dead Celebs

I still am amazed by how worked up people get over celebrity deaths…
No matter high of a pedestal we put them on (even if it is so high that they are immune to child molestation charges), they do eventually tumble back down to planet Earth plus six more feet. I know MJ was kind [...]

Get Job Soon Cards

Get Job Soon Cards

I was looking for a birthday card last night at the local box store and stumbled on a little treat… A sorry the economy hates you card.
I know they make cards for practically any occasion, but this one doesn’t quite make sense. Take a look at it for yourself.

I would have bought one [...]

H1N1 (aka Swine Flu) Overreactions

H1N1 (aka Swine Flu) Overreactions

ZOMG! Swine Flu! Quick, someone kill all the pigs before they kill us!
Vice President Biden said yesterday not to fly on commercial flights and that he wouldn’t ride the subway or go to school (he specifically mentions “classroom”). Avoid confined spaces, blah blah blah.
Oh, and speaking of class rooms… [...]

Tuesday Nights in Akron

Tuesday Nights in Akron

What is up with Akron, Ohio? More specifically, what is up with Tuesday nights at strip clubs in Akron Ohio? The last two Tuesdays have resulted in national news for Akron strip clubs.
On the 21st, a 52 year-old stripper was assaulted with a shoe. I can imagine that things probably get a [...]

Chinese Helped Me Cheat SATs

Chinese Helped Me Cheat SATs

Don’t sweat the SATs. Enjoy a combination number 7 and let your fortune cookie show you the way.
Seriously… What is up with fortune cookies? They never contain actual ‘fortunes’ or future predictions. Now they all just seem to be random phrases written in broken English. They are so terrible the [...]

Best Deal on a XBox 360?

Best Deal on a XBox 360?

Help!
I need an XBox 360 in a bad way. If you have an XBox 360 and/or know how to get a great deal on one, I’m begging you to answer the following questions… (Please please please)
Do you know where I can get a good deal on XBox 360 Pro?
Do I need the MS [...]