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APC Battery Backup

So, my main APC UPS started giving me warning beeps last night. It shows that the battery is failing. Crap, I thought, I hope this thing doesn’t shut down. This is the UPS I have my recovery machine hooked up … Continue reading

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University of Phoenix @UOPX

You really just mail random things to incorrect names and addresses and then don’t have a direct way for me to get off of your mailing list? If your “marketing” department is responsible for mailings, PUT THEIR NUMBER ON THE … Continue reading

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Mercy Gilbert, Round 2

For today’s little rant I give you unwanted mail. I got a letter today from the East Valley division of Catholic Healthcare West, the parent organization of Mercy Gilbert Hospital, where I was recently admitted and treated. I called them … Continue reading

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Sprouts Customer Service

In welcomed change from my last few posts, here is a praise for Sprouts Farmers Market, although it started off in much the same way. We bought a beef roast for Thanksgiving this year, a nice “Presidential” cut. We opened … Continue reading

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@HistoryChannel fact checking

I am watching Ancient Aliens: Chariots, Gods & Beyond. One of the sceptics/supporters of the alien technology theory, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, claimed that building the Great Pyramid of Giza in 22 years would require placing a block “EVERY 9 SECONDS”. … Continue reading

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Cox’s new on screen guide

This is the message I sent to cox regarding the “upgrade” to their guide they just pushed out. *** I don’t know who you had design the new guide but it is very poorly implemented. Yes, the new guide is … Continue reading

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Let’s see if this works…

Well, I’m just seeing if this post will populate through all of my services. Here’s hoping.

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@Sprint Customer Service

We got a mailing from Sprint today offering Palm Pixi phones for sale. First, REALLY? You’re advertising a dying company to get people to use your services? Good job, marketing. I just decided to call the number to get my … Continue reading

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Gannett insurance

This post is a result of my wife having to re-up our insurance for the next year and the insurance company saying that costs are going up yet again. I know everybody wants lower insurance rates. I really do. But … Continue reading

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Hospital trip

So, I went to the hospital on Thursday morning. On October 28, 2010 I woke up with low blood sugar. I immediately went to the kitchen to test my blood sugar. When I tried to put the test strip in … Continue reading

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