Staples Dropped the Ball

Brick and mortar stores wonder how Amazon succeeds. They figure all Amazon is doing is undercutting them. Well, no. I like Amazon generally, though their shipping is so inefficient I can’t see how they make money…but back to the subject. There are times when “next day” just doesn’t work. Our office needed a new printer. Read More

Fake News and how it works.

As I sit here in a hotel room, I see Brian Williams on the TV telling me the news. Really, Mr. Make-It-Up is still telling us the “news”? How does fake news this happen? Pretty simple actually. First, somebody either makes up a news event or selectively plucks a snippet, from real news. This snippet Read More

WP SlimStat WordPress Plugin Stinks

I’ve been using WP SlimStat WordPress plugin for some time on multiple sites. It has been a good plugin…has, or more correctly had been good. Recently I’ve had multiple issues. It started with websites not coming up and showing an error code that didn’t directly appear to be WP SlimStat, but upon deactivation of the Read More

Amazon Failed Christmas 2016

Yes. Failed. Nice try though. I don’t see how these failures get blamed on anyone but Amazon.com. Failure numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 where not ordered together, but seem to somehow be batched together. These products were ordered on Dec 16, 2016 then theoretically shipped Dec 16. Well, the screen shot below Read More

DirecTV Now

I decided to sign up for DirecTVNow and test it out. Yep, I’m tired of paying $100+ a month for cable. If it stays true that $35 a month for DirecTVNow for the second-from-the-top tier continues, this seems like a great deal. Note: It isn’t Direct TV Now, there is only one “T”. So DirecTVNow. Read More