Why I hate LinkedIn with the Fury of a Thousand Suns

There are people who swear by the social media site LinkedIn. I am not one of those people. Yes, I have a LinkedIn profile.  I haven’t updated it in ages.  I don’t care.  It’s done nothing for me. Oh wait, I should clarify that.  It’s brought me plenty of spam. Spam from people who want…

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Holy cow, H.R. 3375 might just get passed!!

My regular blog readers will know that I detest robocalls, spambots, telemarketers and cold call swindlers.  I detest them with the same loathing and hatred shared only by those who are dragged to a Smash Mouth / Nickelback concert tour. That’s why I’m excited to hear that Bill H.R. 3375 – the “Stop Bad Robocalls…

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Apple products are full of planned obsolescence

“Planned obsolescence” is a term from the 1960’s, it means that a product will have a finite amount of time before it breaks down or stops working.  And this will occur at the worst possible time.  Because it does.  It just does. Case in point. I have my iPod Classic connected to my 2013 Chevrolet…

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Herrschners – how was your customer service to me?

As you know, I do NOT operate on the theory of “just good enough.” And while I’m working on an art project for Competition Season 2019, I don’t want anything delaying my progress. I shall explain. I’m currently working on the second of two latch hook rug projects.  The first one, which you see on…

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That’s not the “double vision” I mean…

So I recently finished up my cataract surgery.  My eyes are healing reasonably well, and I should receive my new progressive lenses from my ophthalmologist in about a week.  Until then, I’m using drugstore magnifying specs to get through my day – at least for close-up work.  Distance viewing is fine. Which is why, last…

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Winter weather brings stupid, unsafe drivers

My morning routine involves waking up (yawn), writing this blog, taking a shower, getting dressed, making breakfast, and then driving from the Town and Village to Downtown Albany.  That’s a short ten to fifteen minute drive, depending on traffic, along Interstate 787. Yesterday, we had the first significant snowfall in the area, and my 15-minute…

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Well, they can’t say I didn’t warn them…

So … let me recap. Last year, after the Times Union and I parted ways, they started soliciting me to get a subscription to their newspaper.  You know, the “two questions on a meaningless survey and you get thirteen free Sunday issues with a hidden caveat to have your name secretly signed up for a…

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