Entries Categorized as 'Rants'

Dogs are Evil

Author: , February 12th, 2018

We need dog leash laws and owner accountability. Dog bites are a problem. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, and every day, nearly 1,000 individuals show up in hospital emergency rooms because of dog attacks. The annual cost of medical treatments for dog bites (including 27,000 reconstructive […]


Author: , January 11th, 2016

Too many people have gone this past 12 months, people who have been influencers. Many icons of my youth have passed on, and the gray in my beard seems to be taking over the black. A harsh reminder of the inexorable ticking of Time. There is a line in the poem “Desiderata” that seems to […]

A Modern Contract for IT Consultants and Clients

Author: , April 10th, 2013

I work for you and many other clients at the same time. I hold your interests in high regard. Our relationship will be one of honesty and integrity, with best intentions and no deception intended on either side. We will communicate as much as possible so that expectations and goals are clear to both sides. […]

Endless Problems with Comcast Internet Service

Author: , March 24th, 2013

Not a week goes by that we do not experience some kind of problem with our Comcast cable internet service. Since i work from home, when my connection breaks, so does my ability to service my clients. I call and call, and all I get is hold time and ignorant staff. The technicians who come […]

Disgusted with Apple

Author: , February 9th, 2013

Today my mother got a replacement 2TB Time Capsule delivered from the Apple store. It turns out that unlike most other vendors of home networking equipment, they no longer provide a network patch cable. Considering the wholesale cost of a cat-5 cable is less than $1, the lack thereof on a $299 purchase in unforgivable.

How To Really Piss Off Your Staff

Author: , February 2nd, 2013

Public criticism. Pointing out a worker’s mistake in front of others rarely yields a good response. Though some managers think public reproach keeps everyone else from making the same mistake—it usually just makes everyone feel bad. Failing to provide praise. If employees feel like their hard work goes unnoticed, they’ll start to wonder why they’re […]

How ObamaCare Will Empty Your Pockets

Author: , July 8th, 2012

Another in a long line of betrayals, the Obamacare program boosts taxes and reduces your ability to take care of your family, to the tune of $250 BILLION over the next ten years. How nice of Obama and his cronies to steal that much money ($25 billion per year) from the American public: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/05/five-major-obamacare-taxes-that-will-hit-your-wallet-in-2013/?intcmp=obnetwork Below […]

Big Brother Cisco/Linksys Is Watching You!

Author: , July 4th, 2012

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/132142-ciscos-cloud-vision-mandatory-monetized-and-killed-at-their-discretion This is REALLY SCARY! Cisco has started to auto-upgrade Linksys router firmware, forcing users to sign up for the Cisco “cloud” service. Cisco further states that they have the right to upgrade your router firmware whenever they wish: In some cases, in order to provide an optimal experience on your home network, some updates […]

RIP Ray Bradbury

Author: , June 6th, 2012

An Excellent Article From An Unusual Source

Author: , April 7th, 2012