Category Archive: Give me a break!

Stuff that makes me just throw up my hands in frustration.

Dec 30 2011

GoDaddy is getting desperate

OK, it’s kind of obvious that GoDaddy is getting desperate … after the whole SOPA flap, and their rather abrupt back tracking, I decided that enough was enough … it’s time to move domain registrars. The first step in moving registrar’s is to remove the transfer lock on the domains … this lock prevents the …

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Feb 07 2011

Confidential Information

I saw a very interesting mail reject message today on one of my mailing lists … You are receiving this message because you have attempted to send an e-mail containing confidential information. Examples of confidential information include, but are not limited to social security numbers, birth dates, account numbers, policy numbers, medical history, financial history, …

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Jan 31 2011

Bill O’Reilly : Comedian

This is absolutely hilarious … Bill O’Reilly has a great future in comedy (if only he were actually joking): The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Bill O’Reilly Proves God’s Existence – Neil deGrasse Tyson www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog</a> Video Archive Bill O’Reilly proves God exists, but …

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Jan 08 2011

Chase Bank Fail

I had a very frustrating experience with Chase bank yesterday. I wanted to pay down the balance of our home equity line of credit to zero. I did not want to close the account. The pay down amount isn’t obvious on their web site, so I called their customer service. The woman I talked to …

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Dec 02 2010

End Of The World

As posted to Friendly Atheist … The fans of Family Radio Inc., a Christian radio network, have sponsored dozens of different billboards in select cities around the country proclaiming the exact date when Jesus is coming back. May 21st, 2011. You know, just like the Bible predicted. If they’re so sure that it’s going to …

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Apr 02 2009

Chase Bank Fees

I’m getting really confused by my bank (Chase) … when presented with a customer who has been with them for a number of decades (through 2 or 3 incarnations), and who WANTS to keep an account open with them … they won’t waive a $200 fee.

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Aug 13 2008

Excel is Stupid!

Did you know that Excel could give you different calculated values based on what the default language for your PC is? I’m working on a translation project … and the translation company gave us a excel spread sheet with a list of screen fields that need to be expanded. This spread sheet uses the LENB …

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Jul 12 2008

New Credit Card Number

What a pain … Discover card has issued Ginny and I new cards with new account numbers. A few weeks ago I got an email from Discover indicating that we were getting a new account number … As part of a recent systems upgrade, you will be issued a new Discover Card with a new …

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May 20 2008

32 Percent

Excuse me? ‘valid scientific alternative’??? What’s scientific about the bible? Where is the proof?

Personally, I think that any teacher who is found teaching Creationism or Intelligent Design should loose their teaching certificate. They shouldn’t even be allowed to be a substitute teacher.

I’ve said it before … I’m saying it now .. and I’m sure I’ll say it again … science class is for teaching FACTS … not religion.

Apr 29 2008

Florida is going to be the laughing stock

I heard this on Morning Edition as I was getting ready for work … Florida’s legislature is working out the details of a bill that would either allow or require science teachers to present students with alternatives to the theory of evolution. It could signal a new opening in the perennial battle over evolution in …

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