Our Massive LiftMaster CSL24U Debacle

Notice: Effective February 17, 2019, all updates to this blog are published on our new site:  LiftMasterFAIL.com Please follow the progress of this blog there. Last September (2017)  we committed approximately $14,000 to replacing our aging fence and adding the electric sliding gate we had always wanted.  This was a good sized project that included Read More …

Manta, Merchant Circle, Yext – Scam or… ?

Yesterday I received an email from Manta where they said my business listing needs to be verified (it doesn’t. Nothing has changed) so I followed the link just to see what it said. According to their “analysis” my business doesn’t show up in over 55% of search engines / search sites. Knowing for a fact Read More …

Single Payer Healthcare – Why Is This Evil?

Single Payer The Big Bugaboo Simply mention the term Single Payer Healthcare in ‘Merikuh and people cringe.  The reaction is like someone threatening to shoot your dog.  Why is that? And when we get into an election process the negative campaign ads have an absolute field day with this concept.  Statements like “He (She) wants Read More …

Since Amazon Won’t Let Me Update My Reviews

Caveat Emptor What I’ve never been able to figure out about Amazon’s review process is how they justify their (sometimes) iron-fisted restrictions. I have had several instances where I attempted to revise a review based on living with a product over time and found Amazon would not allow a revision.  Yet I see revised reviews Read More …

Bulk Trash Obliviots

I don’t know about your community But in Dallas we have Bulk Trash pickup monthly. This means you can put out anything.  Absolutely anything and line your sidewalk with it so the City can pick it up.  This is all part of our monthly garbage pickup fee.  I’ve seen tree limbs and branches 8 feet Read More …

Just Wave a Flag That Says ROB ME

In the #BulkTrashFAIL category… Not the first time I’ve written on this topic, but this example is so extreme I just have to bring it up again. On bulk trash days do NOT put out boxes for large, expensive items.  This is an invitation to being robbed.  Ask your local police department if you’re in Read More …

The Story of Slick.The.Dog

Every dog has a story This is the story of Slick.The.Dog July 2016 We were on a little trip back to Northern California (where it all started).  We has spent several days in Silicon Valley with my son and went back to SFO (San Francisco Airport) to pick up our rental car for the rest Read More …

Roadkill on the Information Superhighway

I am re-publishing this piece here, because I think it needs to be seen again. I originally published this article in Lies Magazine back in 1995, after witnessing the demise of someone I knew, caused directly by his involvement in usenet groups and running afoul of the wrong individual. It is my observation today that Read More …

Comparing Airlines in 2017 – JAL vs AA

April 12, 2017 Last month we spent 17 days in Asia. Needless to say, getting there required some lengthy air travel. Also needless to say, I have come back with a massive collection of new images. I am slowly wading through the 1,600+ photos from my Canon 5D Mk III + over 600 just from 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 …