I Miss My Dog

Bailey Mae

She was a great dog

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Why we are doomed…

Well I guess the the term “self fulfilling prophecy” come to mind, as well as “‘learned incompetence”  with my experience of getting a couple keys made.

My daughter recently moved back to the area for Philadelphia and we needed some keys so that they could have access to our storage spot that they would have more room in the apartment. SO my wife took the key over to Home Depot, and the guys their decided it would be a good idea to have a race in making the 2 sets of keys, maybe good idea for them bad idea for us, in that some of the keys work, some don’t. This becomes a major pain in the ass, I really hate having to deal with redoing something because some knucklehead couldn’t be bothered to verify his work…

SO now I am at Lowe’s with a good key, and I see the the Minute Key machine, I decide to go all in, and give it a try. I hit the screen, inert my key, swipe my credit card and less then 5 minutes later i have what turns out to be 4 perfect keys. Thinking back to the duo of racing key cutters at Home Depot, I wonder if they even realize how easy it is to automate them right out of a job. My attitude about retail is that every customer you meet is an opportunity to shine, which is something most in retail don’t get nowadays. As profit pressure increases, along with the demands for higher wages I gotta think those jobs out there that help a lot of people make ends meet are just going to be automated out of existence, as the attitudes of those working in retail continue to go south.

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The US Postal Service Still Striving for Mediocrity

So how freaking hard is it for the freaking Post Office to deliver a simple package…

I placed an order on the 14th of May that was shipped on the 15th of May at 12:48AM that UPS was able to move 946 miles in about 59 hours, an average of about 16 miles per hour. The package was delivered to the Virginia Beach Post at 11:39AM on the 17th of May.

It is now the evening of May 21st and I am approximately 3.5 miles from the post office, and the package still has not arrived, by my math it has taken over 96 hours and the USPS has moved my package at .03 MPH, and slowing…

If you ever have the shipping option of UPS SurePost, don’t pick it, unfortunately I didn’t pay attention and just wen with the default method…Page-01 Page-01UPSP

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Irony…

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American Signature, made in china…

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NoGoDaddy

Just got finished firing godaddy…

I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and after this whole issue of them supporting SOPA, pushed me over the edge. Well that, and due to the holiday having enough time to deal with it…

If you are looking for info on moving off of GoDaddy to a non SOPA support registrar take a look here for more information at lifehacker

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Chargers Continue to Suck

As I watch the Saint whoop up on the Giants, 21 to 3 Saints at the half…

As  I watch Darren Sproles give Drew Brees extra dimension, I wonder where the Chargers would be had they not been so stupid and let Sproles go…

WTF is wrong with Phil Rivers, does he want to go somewhere else so he can get a ring, because that seems the only way for a charger to get a ring…

We need to replace Norv Turner and AJ Smith, it should be obvious that Marty Schottenheimer wasn’t the problem, He’s got that awesome UFL Championship Ring, except he’s got to pay for it himself because I not sure the UFL or the Destroyers can afford it…

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