Category Archives: General

Rants, ravings, and babblings of a general nature…anything that either doesn’t fit anywhere else, or fits way too many places.

CapitalOne – A Lesson in LOSING Customer Loyality for Other Companies

A story about how a financial institution can humanize itself, and gain customer loyalty from someone as cynical as me. Continue reading

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AOL is Blocking the Digest again…

Sorry, AOL users, but they are yet again blocking the Digest. Not sure what a, “Remote Protocol Error” means, but all subscribers using AOL missed issue #66. Info on retrieving that issue, once AOL gets its act together, is available … Continue reading

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A “Tail” of Two Pigeons…

An odd story about some odd pigeons who made our court their home. Continue reading

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To PayPal, or Not to PayPal…

This post solicits comments from subscribers to the OTR Digest about where they would prefer to purchase videos… Continue reading

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The Things You Find: Galaxy’s Chronocron

First in a series of, “Ohmygosh, look what I found while cleaning up ancient boxes.” Continue reading

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Some Clarification on Why We Don’t Talk to Google Mail…

There have been some questions lately as to why we reject connections from some free email providers – Gmail is not the only system we reject, but it is probably the largest. I wrote about this specific issue before, and … Continue reading

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I bought the silliest thing…

I bought something useful, yet unnecessary, just because it’s wildly cool… Continue reading

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I Live a Rather Strange Life…

I know that title up there is a bit of an odd pronouncement to make, but it’s true, and has been true for a very long time. While not ancient, and not ready to pack anything in just yet, I … Continue reading

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FBI, Apple probe Jennifer Lawrence nude photo scandal

Pointer to news article about the recent celebrity hack, and my thoughts on why we are ALL vulnerable to losing our important stuff, too. Continue reading

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Now that the 2014 Nostalgia Expo is over…

A few brief thoughts about the past weekend… Continue reading

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My Quest for a Pop Song from China…

A strange quest for the origin of a Chinese pop song used as a sample on a cloud storage service. Yeah, I do get into weird digressions, don’t I? Continue reading

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Had a great little birthday…

Another Ides of March has come and gone. Unlike most people my age, I sincerely love my odd-little birthday celebration… Continue reading

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When did we all become sheep?

I’m getting annoyed by businesses of all sizes thinking they do me a favor by taking my money… Continue reading

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We take pleasure in answering at once and thus prominently…

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Continue reading

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So then this happened…

I am retweeted and responded-to by William Shatner. No, really. Continue reading

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Backing Up the Samsung Dart microSD Card With an ext2 Partition

I try to save you from making the same ugly mistake I made… Continue reading

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Killing the “Microsoft Office Click-to-Run 20xx (Protected)” Q: Drive

How to get rid of the “Microsoft Office Click-to-Run 2010 (Protected)” disk label that appears of drive Q: even after Office is forcibly ripped out of the computer… Continue reading

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AOL is blocking the Digest again…

Yes, I know, this is an old story, but AOL has taken it upon itself to block the Internet OTR Digest yet again. There is nothing whatsoever I can do about this – apparently they statistically have received spam from … Continue reading

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Rooting and Unlocking the Samsung Dart

In this step-by-step, we’re going to take a newly-purchased T-Mobile Samsung Dart and root it, then SIM-unlock the phone without paying anyone anything. Continue reading

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More Shorts not posted to Twitter…

More short pieces I might have posted to Twitter if I weren’t so disgusted with them… Continue reading

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