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Monthly Archive for December, 2006

Chase Eliminates My Grace Period

Chase just made an amendment to the terms of my Visa account. According to the summary of changes, “in calculating finance charges, the date when transactions are added to your daily balances and begin to accrue periodic finance charges will be as early as the transaction date.” What the hell? In the past, there’s always […]

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I just returned from seeing Fools & Horses play a nice couple sets at Nottingham’s. Despite my disdain for cover charges and previous bashing of Nottingham’s, tonight was a good time. The bar went smoke-free since the last time I was there; that’s well worth an extra couple bucks. In addition our server (Alley G) […]

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Obnoxious Latecomers Suck

I’m not a fan of people who are late to meetings. It shows a lack of interest in the subject matter and a lack of respect towards the organizer or presenter. I was invited to a brief presentation a few weeks ago and observed two distinctly separate approaches to lateness. The meeting was scheduled for […]

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At my company’s holiday party last night, the husband of a coworker asked his wife why she was hugging her coworkers that evening. He asked whether she hugged them at work or whether it was just because everyone was dressed to kill. I had just shaken his hand in greeting a mere five minutes prior […]

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I went to the dentist today. I left work good and early so that I could come home and clean my teeth prior. I took time to floss, swish with Listerine, then brush the pearly whites. It’s silly, really… but I do this every time I go to the dentist. If I know I won’t […]

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I’m not someone to engage in frivolous litigation, but I wonder if you could sue the makers of Final Fantasy for false advertising. After all, they have created eleven numerical sequels after the original game in 1987. After each sequel is released the previous title becomes a part of the lie. The fantasy clearly isn’t […]

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Refinancing for Suckers

In Maryland the rough details of your home mortgage are considered public information. As a result I receive quite a few refinancing offers in the mail. This is in addition to the endless barrage of credit card offers I still receive. I’ve received half a dozen “mortgage opportunity” offers this week, but the one from […]

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BSD is Dying

I’m an avid user and fan of FreeBSD, despite despising the new space-like logo. The graphic to the right however, now that is progress. Anyways, I got quite a kick out of BSD is Dying: A Cautionary Tale of Sex and Greed as presented by Jason Dixon at the NYC BSD Conference at Columbia University […]

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Few things are as fun as the wanton destruction of to-be-disposed-of property, especially when the property is composed of metal and the method involves lots of noise, sparks and power tools. Ah yes, power tools… the devices that turn sensible men into babbling idiots. It’s needless and unnecessary and enjoyable.

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