A few months back I received this check from Citi: Nice touch Citi. 12 cents. It cost more to send me that check than the check is worth. And how much will it cost me to cash it? Even if I mail it to the bank instead of driving to the bank it’ll cost me […]

All this talk about “stimulus packages” and “bailouts”… A billion dollars… A hundred billion dollars… Eight hundred billion dollars… One TRILLION dollars… What does that look like? I mean, these various numbers are tossed around like so many doggie treats, so I thought I’d take Google Sketchup out for a test drive and try to […]


I was happy a few days ago with my updated Charter broadband speeds. Figured today I’d have to have some therapy. My love hate relationship continues. My overly priced $142.03 HD Cable, Internet and Phone “Bundle” decided to unbundle itself – now coming in at $177.99 – I just about gagged myself. Called into customer […]

I was presented with an awesome offer that just seemed to good to be true today from an online e-tailer. Seems that there’s a new credit card in town… So what is the “Black Card” ? Well… For those who demand only the best of what life has to offer, the exclusive Visa Black Card […]


In about a week’s time, Charter Communication will no longer be carrying the Saint Louis CBS affiliate KMOV television signal. I stumbled across this tidbit of fairly relevant information just today as EngadgetHD had an article about the new HDTV channels arriving shortly. So a possible upside to this would be no longer being subjected […]

It recently came to my attention that a Saint Louis local idiot once again purchased an iPhone and returned it back to the store just within the 30 day return policy. With the purchase of the new 3G iPhone at an AT&T store a few weeks after release, it was told to me that with […]


This showed up in my inbox about 45 minutes ago… Ooops. Thanks for sending me this, VMware! Although not directly impacted by this effort – the clients that I’m working with are all scrambling. Essentially if you restart a virtual server running on VMware ESX 3.5 with update 2 on it, it will fail to […]

Strangely enough – it seems as though I’m getting quite a few opportunities for woman in police “uniforms”. Another WTF: A Chicago police officer has been suspended for 15 months for demanding free coffee and baked goods from six different Starbucks. Officer Barbara Nevers, a 14-year veteran, has also been ordered to undergo counseling. The […]

The sauce for a spicy Italian sandwich was apparently a must have for one Florida man. The man, Reginald Peterson, called 911 twice after a sandwich shop left off the sauce. Peterson initially called the emergency number Thursday so that officers could have his subs made correctly, according to a police report. The second call […]

In this photo released by the Monroe Police Department, burglary suspect Kyle Burress is seen sleeping on pillows and pads allegedly stolen from storage containers at a nearby department store July 9, 2008, in Monroe, Wash. Burress was one of two men who were found asleep on apparent stolen goods after they allegedly broke into […]