Angry Zeus

God of Goonies

I started driving a new work vehicle. It's the latest model of Toyota Camry, complete with a bunch of features that are cool, but also annoying. Case in point: the audio system automatically syncs with my iPhone, which is cool when you want to play tunes from your iTunes library through the car's...

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got-2355

Freshly Perplexed and Victorious

Running your own business is a great thing. You get to set your own hours, salary, benefits, do all the hiring, firing, make all the strategic decisions, pay all the bills. You are the man. But what many fail to realize is that all that power only sounds great. ...

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The Toilet Song

I installed a plugin on this blog that, by lighting farts and other equally scientific methods, determines the readability of a particular post. I assumed this had something to do with the level of professionalism in my writing, so the higher the score, the better I felt about myself, and the more I...

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iMac: Bad Grammar or Stroke Preventer?

In the halls of tech giants, how long do you suppose they spend assigning names to mega-successful products? In the PC's case and the programming language that underlies much of its software platform, I'm sure Bill Gates thought he was being ultra-clever naming it BASIC: beginner's all-purpose...

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Route This, You !@#$

A year-and-a-half ago, something called "Facebook" was invented. Before you start writing email complaints (because I'm, like, so popular and worthy of the attention, you know), let me clarify. Facebook came into existence for me a year-and-a-half ago, for this was when I created my account. ...

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Heckler Desk

I've said it before and I'll repeat this clichéd line again so as to fall in the ranks of the literary underlings, meeting the expectations of snobs everywhere: I'm no tech genius....

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If At First You Don't Succeed, Too Bad

Your user-name and/or password is incorrect. For security reasons, your account has been locked, and commandos from the U.S. Secret Service will momentarily blast through your living room windows to arrest you for fraud, you thieving scum of the earth....

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Quicken Quickout

Personal finance software to the detriment of my personal finances?...

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