I had no idea that RDJ could sing. Sings with Sting and quite frankly is quite good. Doing a quick Google search, turns out he had a music career before acting.
One of the things I look forward to when starting the new year. A mashup up of all the songs of the past year. This one is one of the best I’ve heard (and seen)!
As much as this ice storm has wrecked havoc for people in Toronto and the GTA, it did leave us with some great photography material. I was likely one of the few lucky ones that lost power for less than a day.
Merry Christmas to all! Hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends.
The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart,
When the full river of feeling overflows;—
The happy days unclouded to their close;
The sudden joys that our of darkness start
As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart
Like swallows singing down each wind that blows!Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2013 has been a year where my brand loyalty has gone out the window. A lot of the products and services I used to love have lost me as a customer and a supporter. Why? Because I’ve experience poor support. There were also certain scenarios where I chose to buy a competitive product or service to the one I was considering because their sales and support team made me feel welcome.
This is certainly not a new theory by any means. Companies are hiring agents to man their Twitter and Facebook channels for users complaining. Having been on both sides of the coin, it isn’t an easy. As a user, you are frustrated that you aren’t getting what you expected, whether or not expectations are reasonable. With sometimes unreasonable users, providing may sometimes feel like a lost cause. Let me tell you that it is not, I will share my GoDaddy experiences later.
There are companies that I have been very loyal to over the past 10 years. I’ve praised their product, chanted their name and also showed my support with my wallet. I’ve also supported brands in general, regardless of the product they released. When something doesn’t work as expected or breaks, support is the first line of contact. Some bend over backwards trying to make you feel comfortable, even if you are wrong. Then there are others who feel like they just read you an answer from a manual without care of you moving on. This year, my worst experiences have all been with services, namely Lunarpages, GoDaddy and Spotify.
Nothing like some friendly rivalry. Your move, Jean-Claude.
The unfortunate creature was filmed trying to descend an escalator in San Francisco’s subway system. The little guy makes his way down the escalator but then fails to get off the last step and continues to struggle.
Interesting tech for sure. My guess is that the cost may be too high for people to consider this, whereas bikes tend to be used more as a vehicle for going from point a to point b, unlike cars which tend to be used as a fashion statement.
Talk about a snowfall last night. These are the kinds of snowfalls I like. Nice and fluffy.
First of all, I want to state that these are serious claims. That what I am stating is based on my observations. While I cannot confirm what I am saying is true, it is hard to claim the situation is much different than what I am stating.
Lunarpages, as I wrote in my previous post, has been my hosting provider for nearly 10 years. I’ve grown up from being that wacky teenager with limited technological understanding to now architecting and building infrastructure and development tools. I don’t claim to be an expert in any way and there is a lot I can learn.
Over the past year, I noticed some very shady things going on with my account. In part, my account was compromised at least twice where files were overridden. To this day, I still do not know how it has happened. But lately having to deal with support, I noticed a rather major flaw. Lunarpages and it’s staff have access to your passwords in plain text.
To come up with the conclusion that Lunarpages in has access to your passwords in plain text comes from two separate emails I’ve received from them in the past week. Frankly, I have lost all faith in them as a company.