Thank you viagra. Taking care of your elderly parents isn’t just going to be about the poopy daipers.
Archive for June, 2008
I used to be a strong evangelist for the kindle, but now I’m an anti-evangelist. do NOT buy a kindle until Jeff Bezos gets his programmers to stop being lazy, and implement wishlist support.
I wouldn’t be half as pissed if they’d been honest about the reasons for the limitations, instead of blaming the failure of their programming team on some mystical god-of-just-can’t-happen. As I said in my last email to them, it’s more than a bit disingenuous to keep using the word “can’t” in your excuses. The correct word is “won’t”.
I recently bought a pair of new tires for my beetle. At the time, I was somewhat concerned that the sales guy had sold me tires that cost $60 more than the grade I’d used last time, and I wondered if I was getting taken for a ride. Then I took a ride, and realized the new tires are worth every penny. Where I used to understeer before, now I can oversteer, and these tires never squeal during a hard corner.
Sometimes I wonder if they are too much tire for the OEM frame =p
Managed my first accidental tip-over yakking on lake union tonight. Some kids on the dock were playing with a ball, and it got away from them into the water. I was helpfully tossing it back, but leaned just a bit too far and…splash. Most importantly, my glasses remained on my head. Well, I didn’t drown either, which is sorta important too, just not as likely a disaster.
An amusing song about survival, should one wake up one day in 1000 A.D.
It’s always nice to hear some sane news from the world of speed limit legislation.
We are another step closer to cloaking tech.
Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s cool tech, and if I could afford it, I’d put it on my car. But it’s no cure for cancer.
It appears that amazon views the idea of wishlists for kindle owners as some sort of state secret. After first getting a completely useless response from support, I was able to get thru to someone who went to great lengths to do a pathetic attempt at a “wink-and-a-nod” not-denial that there might ever be such a feature, in the future, at this time. blah blah blah.
What The Hell?!?
I get it, your programming staff was lazy or incompetent, when it came to the wishlist integration, and a lazy project lead/manager said, “well hell, they can use gift certificates, so what if they’re impersonal, loathed, and attach stigma to the giver, I’ve got a schedule to keep, and damn the customers!!”. I get that you can’t come out and be THAT honest. But come on, “At this time, we have no further details to announce at this time regarding this option”?