Here is a three question quiz to see if you’ve got what it takes to be my former insurance agent. Trick Question 1 – A Word Problem Randy has five insurance policies. Randy informs his insurance agent that he will not be renewing his policies when they expire. How many policies should the insurance agent […]
According to Jing, Simple is Beautiful. How about making your “free” software even simpler by NOT requiring me to sign up for an account to use it. Or, at least tell me, before I take the time to do it, that setting up an account on an unrelated service is required. Don’t waste your time. […]
I keep reading in the news that Yahoo! is continuing to lose ground to Google. I can understand why. Today when my wife called to find showtimes for a theater, I remembered that Yahoo! Movies always used to have good information. So I filtered on her location, by the movie she wanted to see, and […]
I do not understand why so many people like having a two button trackpad on their laptop. I am forever clicking the right button. Perhaps it is just the training of having a single button for so long that has convinced my thumb to rest there.
When we bought our house, we were told that the owner had done quite a bit of work to it and “he never did anything halfway.” Both of these statements are true. Unfortunately, he also never quite figured out exactly what he was doing. Like in the dining room. When his family expanded, they had […]
Since I tend to use the mantra of trashing an email once I have dealt with it, I quite often run into needing to forward or reply to a message that I have already trashed. Most email programs handle this fairly nicely: Switch to Trash folder Find message Click Forward (or Reply) Apparently this is […]
While the Citibank Credit Card website does have a few good features (like being able to download PDFs of your statements), it does have one thing that I absolutely hate. Enough so that I complained about it to their customer service: The “Select a Payment Date” portion of making an online payment is misleading in […]
There was a new edict dropped in my work e-mail mailbox this morning: As part of our strategy to reduce costs and protect the environment, all color Xerox multi-function devices at the site are now set by default to print in black and white. If we limit our printing to only those documents we have […]
This guy is mad because his car (he bought used) is out of warranty and GM wants to charge him to fix it. I would try to point out the logical flaws in his argument, but he doesn’t provide any logic. The customer is not always right and you sir, are an idiot. Response to […]
Microsoft Word has a way of making disk space magically disappear: Start with an 89 KB Word Document. Insert an object, a 3675 KB Visio Document. End with a 22,380 KB Word Document. Amazing!