Friday, May 11, 2007

Stupid People

Never argue with them, because it will only make you feel dumb in the end.

Yes, this has to do with people posting things in regards to my reviews. They "know" that I am wrong, even lacking the first hand experience I have had with the product. They also all seem to "know" more than I do, and would like to educate me on my ignorance. Ah, armchair critics.

Those who can't like to criticize those who do. It's very simple.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

iTunes Customer Service

I just wanted to take a moment to point out something good. All too often I complain about things, so I thought it would be a nice switch.

iTunes has the most fantastic customer service I have had the pleasure of dealing with in recent memory. They were quick to respond, and since the problem has not yet been resolved, they are on top of the issue, keeping me updated on the status. Not only are they working to resolve my issue, they have given me a credit so that I may get another episode of a show free for my trouble.
This is all for an episode of Stargate Atlantis that was messed up earlier this week. The episode cost me 1.99 US. One dollar and nintey-nine cents gets me the best customer service I can remember.

Can you imagine how happy people would be with Dell or other major companies if they followed Apples example?

My Logitech G5 review is up today...

Tuesday, May 8, 2007


TFL = Too F**king Late

TFL is what it is right now. No, I haven't been playing a game, writing, or even enjoying myself. Instead, I've been tortured by the on-call aspect of my "day" job. Two hours of trying to get people to call me back in the middle of the night so that they can fix a customer problem. This is the part of the job I really hate.

Speaking of parts of the job I really hate; I really hate reading some of the forum posts people make about my reviews. Really people, I can take criticism, but when you attempt to tell me I am an idiot/moron/ignorant fool, please, for the love of God, do it in some form of understandable English.

When you type things like - u r a tool and you a moron ur review sux becuse we all now u r bein paid by the peeple, and u dont now wtf ur talkin about - it really doesn't make me look stupid, it makes you look stupid. At least try for some complete sentences and punctuation.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Happy Birthday Ali!

My wife is, like, a bajillion years old today, so everybody please wish her a happy birthday. Also, feel free to ask what it was like when dinosaurs roamed the earth, she likes to tell stories about that period of time.

I kid. But she does know the Davinci Code, since she was good friends with Leonardo when he wrote it.

All right, I'll stop now before I end up with no dinner for the rest of the week.

Happy birthday, Honey! I'll pick up that Ben Gay for you on the way home tonight! (OK, I lied, I can't stop.)


I've been watching this show on When my wife and I first saw the ads on TV (Waaaaay back before Lost took a few months off...) we thought it looked pretty stupid. Well, I love it when I am proven wrong. No, I don't, but I love that I was wrong about this show. No, I don't. Anyway, I'm glad the show is good.

It's a take on the classic sci-fi plot that has been in just about every sci-fi show I have watched: A guy is stuck in a time-loop that has him repeating the same day over and over until he figures out why or fixes something. Hell, Bill Murray even starred in a film with the same concept.

At first I couldn't see how this would be interesting if it was dragged out over the course of an entire season of a show, but this show is really doing a good job of keeping it flowing. I'm glad to see that they did 13 episodes and stopped. I'm about halfway through watching them, and it seems like 13 episodes is enough to cover the plot, but not enough to let it get old. If this ends well, I'd even be willing to buy this on DVD, it's that good so far. Hell, I'd be willing to watch another season, as long as it wasn't the same guy. (I doubt it would be, since Taye Diggs is supposed to be on some medical show soon. The one with the guy from those 80s movies whose name I cannot remember, probably because I don't like those type of shows...)

While I am raving about how good this show is, I have to make mention of my two favorite time-looping episodes from other shows.

The first is, of course, the Stargate Sg-1 episode Window of Opportunity, where O'Niell and T'Ealc are repeating the same day. While attempting to unravel the mystery, they take some time to enjoy the lack of consequences for their actions. (Driving golf balls through the Stargate, kissing Carter, etc...) This episode is actually one of my all time favorite Stargate episodes, aside from being my favorite time-loop episode, due to the humor.

The second is an episode of the show 7 Days. The show dealt with time-travel anyway, but when the main character gets stuck repeating a loop, he goes ballistic. Instead of waiting for things to keep happening to him, he heads them off with hilarious results. (Walking in to a diner, handcuffing one man to his stool, knocking the sheriff out, then sitting down and asking for a cup of coffee without explanation.) (Episode: Deja Vu All Over Again)