Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Honey, it's not all about you

Last week I was walking on the sidewalk in Harvard Square. My wife called me on the my cell phone and I answered it, saying "Hello Love."

Just as I did this another woman cut me off on the sidewalk then turned and glared at me. She said, in a very disgusted tone "Did you just call me 'Love'?"

I raised an eyebrow at her, held out my phone and pointed at it. I then resumed talking to my wife.

The woman rolled her eyes, said "F**k you" and crossed the street without looking.

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Amazon MP3 Player is garbage

Dear Amazon,

When I tell an application I don't want it to automatically download my purchases, and I ONLY want it to download over Wi-Fi, I do NOT want to find my phone's internal memory has suddenly run out of space because your POS application has decided to download a Handle box set using my 3G data plan.

I'm uninstalling the Amazon MP3 player, posting a negative review that outlines my issues, and logging my complaints on your customer service site.

And the part you'll actually care about? I'm not buying anything from the Amazon MP3 store. Hell, I'm not even going to buy CDs from you unless they are flat out not available at all through other retailers.


A disgruntled and unsatisfied customer

Thursday, March 7, 2013

What does the Global Wildlife center have to say?

There's a new chapter in the saga of Ken Matherne's latest exchanges. He's sent a few letters to techdirt. Ken Matherne Tells Techdirt That Law is Law, Consequences Will Never Be The Same Eager to get more details on this exchange, I contacted the Global Wildlife Center through it's "Contact Us" form. Subject: Ken Matherne correspondence.
I'm writing an article about Ken Matherne's recent correspondence with the Popehat and Techdirt web sites. Since your organization is referenced extensively by all parties involved in the exchange, I wanted to find out if the Global Wildlife Center has an official stance on the exchange. Does Mr. Matherne have legal authority to speak on behalf of GWC on legal matters? Will GWC resources be used to pursue the legal actions alluded to by Mr. Matherne? What is Mr. Matherne's current position with the GWC? Sincerely, Matthew Miller
I'm looking forward to a reply, but I'm not holding my breath.