The Customer Is Not Always Right

  Short blog here courtesy of the folks at RateMyJob.com Titled: SO STUPID! 20 TIMES A CUSTOMER DROVE PEOPLE NUTS WITH A DUMB QUESTION We’ve all heard the mantra “There are no stupid questions” right? Well… If you’ve ever worked retail, you know that there definitely are stupid questions.  Sometimes they are asked by well-dressed Read More …

Dragged Through the Wringer by GoDaddy

Let me set the stage for this little play. For more than a decade I have recommended against using GoDaddy for any reason. Here is just one reason why. A couple of months ago I took over management of a business website designed in WordPress (not just any WordPress, but Managed WordPress), which is designed Read More …

Giving Free Advice on NextDoor Will Get Your Account Locked

Next Door Will Lock Your Account It would appear dispensing free advice on NextDoor will get your account locked, no matter how many people look forward to and appreciate the free advice. For several months I have been posting PSAs (Public Service Announcements) on tech topics, all of which you will see here in this Read More …

Cell Phone Hell and the Samsung Captivate

So, late one morning in July of 2010, my iPhone 3Gs locks up entirely. Cannot be forced off, won’t reset, nada. I call the Apple repair line and get nowhere. They tell me I have to make an appointment at the Apple store. I figure I will wait and see how well all this works Read More …

NBC Employs Poor Journalistic Decision-Making

I’ve seen some just plain stupid decision-making when it comes to news stories, but I was astounded by the news story running last night and today on the Dallas / Fort Worth NBC affiliate regarding the latest rash of home robberies in the Denton County area. It seems the criminals have taken to cutting the Read More …

God Hates Mobile Homes

  God Hates Mobile Homes © December 8, 1995 Warren P. Harris (politically incorrect at any cost)   OK, are anyone else’s prayers going unanswered? I only ask because I’ve noticed a conspicuous shortage of natural disasters of late. As usual, I read the newspaper today, but one noticeable difference leapt out at me. There Read More …

Fear and Loathing at 35,000 Feet

I originally wrote this in 1995 and just remembered it a couple of days ago.  If you’ve ever been trapped on a flight with a screaming child, I think you will appreciate this. Fear and Loathing at 35,000 feet © July 7, 1995 Warren P. Harris   What do the majority of us fear most Read More …