The Blog of Wolfanger. Don't expect anything insightful here (or much in the way of spell checking). Itís more of a demonstration than anything else. And a place to complainÖ oh, thatís what theyíre for, arenít they?

Thursday, 07 December 2006

CNN News?

CNN is on a LOT when I'm here at work, there's not many stations to choose from. I just realized what it is that makes it sound so annoying. During many stories involving more than one anchor/reporter, they always sound like an infomercial the way one is always "interviewing" the other or prompting for obvious information. "So what SHOULD we do when blah blah blah says that you should blah blah blah..." Now that I mentioned it, it will drive you carzy too.

Saturday, 21 October 2006

Hurray for Captain Obvious

I'll admit that it's possible that the UPI article "may" be taking the person out of context but...

"A University of Washington economic geologist says..."

Oil prices seem high because they use to be much less.

Wow... I'll try not to have an interview with any news media again (I actually had one once).

 

Tuesday, 01 August 2006

Companies I will never deal with again

Companies I will never deal with again (or manufactures who's products I will never buy again):

Tiger Direct (http://www.tigerdirect.com/) Rebate Thief

Soyo (http://www.soyogroup.com/) Rebate Thief

 

Tuesday, 11 July 2006

Phrase number whatever that I'm tired of.

I hop around on E-Bay a lot. I've been running into a phrase often that I'm tired of seeing.... I'm sure there are others and more to come but this particular one has overstayed its welcome.

Good Condition For Its Age.  (Or great or Excellent or whatever)

It's bad enough that conditions are often subjective from one person to the next but to throw in that qualifier simply gives a person a pass in describing something correctly. Decades ago I use to collect comic books, back when the average person could afford to do so. There were strict guidlines as to what constituted Mint, NM, Fine, Good and the rest. There was no Mint for its age. It was either mint or it wasn't.

I guess that depending on the age of something, broken in half could still be considered "good", huh?

I generally skip next to the next item as soon as I see that phrase.

 

Sunday, 16 April 2006

Why I shop online

Ran smack dab into one of the reasons I patronize local stores less and less. Of course I'll run/ride/drive on over if I need something "now" but otherwise it becomes too much of an adventure. Yesterday I went into two different stores, asked for an Ultrasonic Tank Cleaner, the clerk asks me what that is, I tell them, they say they don't have them. I have a problem with this because in both cases it seems they were so sure that they don't carry an item when they didn't know what it was in the first place. They came across as simply saying that they didn't have it so they wouldn't have to actually check.

Friday, 24 March 2006

New Jobless Claims

So for example "only" 302,000 new jobless claims are filed instead of

the expected 305,000 and people are whooping it up?!?!?!?!?!

Tuesday, 28 February 2006

So it DOESN'T work.

Just spent a LOT of time trying to type a message to my phone to post here to try it out. I know I know, nothing new, I know I'm not "discovering" anything, just want to try it out myself. Even my "new" phone was released ages (14 months) ago. But the RAZR V3 is a neat phone and doesn't seem "old" yet. So anyway, I type out this message on my phone and hit send. Some of it tried to work... The message went out, I got acknowledgment that the message went out, my mail server received "a" message and the blog posted "something" unfortunately almost nothing came through. Oh well. Back to the ol' drawing board.

Friday, 03 February 2006

Funny Made-Up Headline...

A Made-Up headline funny to the point were I wanted to put it here so I wouldn't forget it. It was on FARK.com this morning.

NyQuil - The nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, how the hell did I end up in Turkey cold medicine

 

Friday, 16 December 2005

Letter I'm now using more and more often...

My phone is on file with you in case BUSINESS needs to be discussed. If there is something wrong with my account. It is NOT for sales pitches.

I have asked to not be called in the past.

If I receive another call that...

A) Is a sales pitch (Especially since I already do business with you). B) Is from someone I can NOT understand. C) Is from someone trying to insult my intelligence by using "Hello, My name is Shawn Michaels" as their first sentence when they can barely pronounce the name (wrestling fan?)..

I will cancel my account.