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AT&T UVERSE: A 2 Minute Review

For literally years I looked forward to the UVERSE network upgrade that inched slowly-ever so slowly-toward my Little Rock suburb. I checked 'availability' about once a month (using an online tool) and even called in from time to time trying to glean even the most modest pearls of information. Have you ever seen an AT&T [...]

Marketing Emails-How Kohls Is Abusing Their Mailing List

My wife recently signed up with the Kohls mailing list in an effort to secure the occasional coupon and special offer as we entered the back to school and consumer-spending-frenzied-fourth quarter. And because she's been around me just long enough, she used our mutual Yahoo email address vs. her personal account. And in case anyone [...]

By |August 20th, 2009|Internet Marketing, Ramblings|Comments Off on Marketing Emails-How Kohls Is Abusing Their Mailing List

Google Class Action Settlement: SPAM Or Conspiracy?

Whilst checking my email, I made a rare visit to the SPAM filter that's doing a bang-up job and keeping my INBOX clear of mourning Nigerian's and information about the "vacation cruise of a lifetime" It's a rare occasion because I put a profound degree of trust in the Google/GMAIL system. And more recently, I [...]

By |June 12th, 2009|Internet Marketing|Comments Off on Google Class Action Settlement: SPAM Or Conspiracy?

Simple Options That Improve YouTube Browsing

I'm a guy that spends a lot of time online. So with all that, one might logically assume that's I'd be able to navigate the in's and out's of how things work and how to exploit the tools and features available in most of the more complex websites. Cue the expression, "...if it were a [...]

By |June 10th, 2009|Technical|Comments Off on Simple Options That Improve YouTube Browsing

When Databases Attack! Netflix Personalization Vs. Simple Common Sense

It's clear that my NetFlix account is taking WAY too many liberties with what I see or don't see featured under their "New Releases" heading. In other words, I'm missing new releases unless I take the time to seek them out. After a few visits that left me scratching my head about obvious omissions and [...]

By |May 20th, 2009|Technical|Comments Off on When Databases Attack! Netflix Personalization Vs. Simple Common Sense

Apple Safari Delivers Sexy Text

I know: its both creepy and ridiculous to suggest that an inanimate object like sports cars or even furniture could be "sexy". But for years, Madison Avenue has been selling us that exact concept. I'm not suggesting that it's entirely hogwash, but to the pragmatic, it is a silly point of view. And yet it [...]

By |March 29th, 2009|Technical|Comments Off on Apple Safari Delivers Sexy Text

2000domain.net-When Registrars Go Bad

If you've ever registered a domain, there is a high probability that you're dealing with folks in a far off, perhaps even exotic location. Australia, India or perhaps even as far off as Philadelphia. Allow me this short history: I don't know if this makes me "old school' (I'm not "OG"...you know, "Original Geek"), but [...]

Teaching CS4 & A Dell E521 How To Play Well Together

Since I can't afford a new computer, I decided my dual core AMD 5600+ might benefit from a new GPU/3D card. Since upgrading to the new CS4, my box has suddenly become pokey--overnight. Granted, there are plenty of affordable quad core boxes out there. I mean there's nothing like a feeble economy and scrambling [...]

By |December 4th, 2008|Technical|Comments Off on Teaching CS4 & A Dell E521 How To Play Well Together
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