I can’t even begin to explain how frustrated I am with CenturyLink right now. It is the stuff of nightmares, and it is a story worth telling a million times. I’ve been on hold for good 3 hours today, I have been told of by a chat representtaive and my problem is nowhere close to being resolved.Read More
My friend Jeff invited me to dinner today. I received the email yesterday and, amongst many topics, included information about the where, the whom, and the time. As I caught the bus to the restaurant (a nice, cheap pizza restaurant in the vicinity of Oxford Street) I checked the email again to make sure I was on time. And then it hit me, I had completely missed the “whom”.
I am meeting Clifton and Judy at Mad Pizza in Crown Street at 7pm
Seven years ago I innocently started using a service that required personal information to be submitted in order for it to function properly. Stories, photos, and comments – to name a few – were submitted in order to make this system understand what I liked, who were my friends were, the relationship with my family and so on. All of this with the sole purpose of selling something to the highest bidder, and that something was me.Read More
I apologize in advance for dropping the F-bomb in the title of the post, but seriously, enough is enough.
I am not sure if you are a Mac user; but if you are then chances are that you know what I am talking about. That stupid green button on Mac OS X windows that does whatever the hell it wants each time you press it. There really is no way to predict what this bloody thing will do.Read More
I thought that if I ever wanted to split open my guts and have aneurysm by reading fucktard comments, all I had to do was open nacion.co.cr comments and read away. Dead wrong. All I had to do was follow Telenoticias Facebook feed and try and digest the news when Chavela Vargas died.Read More
About 3 weeks ago I included “Telenoticias” in my Facebook. “Telenoticias” is Costa Rican television news network in Costa Rica. I could say it is the most respectable, but in a country where television networks are a fucking joke, “respectable” loses quite a bit of credibility.
Anyhow..Telenoticias and some of the blogs I read have been plagued with comments around the news that some cop in Costa Rica is a neonazi. Apparently there are plenty of these clowns. They get together, get drunk and celebrate that they find some kind of logic in Hitler’s beliefs. The photos can be striking – I think we as human beings have developed a “Pavlov’s dog” instinct and twitch in disgust and rage when we see a swastika:Read More
Today, while playing with my dog outside, I saw a flyer tucked in the gates. Thinking that it was a bill, I fetched it (my dog still does not know how to do this trick) and then I realized this was no bill at all. When I started reading, I thought it was the movie synapse of the next Harry Potter movie: invisible evil entities, test of will, contacting the dead. Fuck, I was sold, I had to watch this movie! But then, I realized that it was a pamphlet based on bible passages that explains why the world is all fucked up. Bummer.Read More
So it is 9:32 pm, I am starving and I know that there is no way I will find something to eat in the apartment. While it would be theoretically possible to go out and drive to a sushi joint and get something healthy, my inner procrastinator is telling me not to do so. After debating for several minutes and finding the perfect set of excuses (it’s raining, too much traffic, the car might explode, etc.) it is settled – delivery.
I finally decide to go for Papa Johns. Is it because they have great pizza? Yup, but that is not the key factor. After I place my order on my computer, I realize why I chose it. It is one of the few delivery places that will allow you to place an order without talking to a human being.Read More
Ahh…the joys of travel..driving to the airport, long check-in lines, slow and tedious security checks, flight delays, and last but not least asshole personnel. Sorry, I had to use those words, there is no other way this post would be true if I had not done so.
A year ago, around June of 2005, I had what I think is the worst travel experience in my life. It was with last person in an airport who you think could make your life miserable. It was HELL. The letter is quite long and IMHO worth a read:Read More