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Beware “Cheap” Shopping Tours in Thailand and Asia

July 15, 2014

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The Xile Holiday Travel Service don’t deliver on the bargain they promote This is a short word of warning to any potential customers of the Xile Holiday Travel Service Co. Ltd. (Suzhou City; also trading under the name “Happiness Tours“) considering purchasing a “shopping holiday” package from them. The advertised price of the 6 day […]

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Southerly Buster

February 12, 2011

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Apparently it is tradition when Native Australians (Aborigines) greet each other to ask not where they work and what they do, but “what is your river?” and “what is your wind?”.  As a Sydney-sider, the latter question is easy to answer – The Southerly Buster. The Southerly, as is it also known, is not unique […]

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Pat Tillman: He’s not with God ..

November 10, 2010

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Pat Tillman: He’s not with God ..

I don’t know Pat Tillman (nor his story), but I was impressed with the kahunas demonstrated by his brother (Richard) on a recent episode of Real Time (with Bill Maher). So much so that I thought it worth repeating. Maher set up the clip… “But, you know, they had Maria Shriver and John McCain… Speaking […]

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Delta’s response

May 9, 2009

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Delta’s response

A couple months ago, I wrote here about my horrible experience with Delta when trying to get from Boston to San Diego. At the time, I also sent my story to Delta’s customer service. Their response (which arrived a whole 2 weeks later) did not do anything to lessen my anger. In fact, it did […]

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How not to write a job posting

April 19, 2009

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How not to write a job posting

I keep an eye on the job market, just so I know who’s hiring, what they’re hiring for, and where I fit in with my current skills. I don’t read postings on monster.com or anything like that, I just keep up with a few choice job boards. After reading some well-written postings, it’s easy to […]

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Frustrated with Delta

March 17, 2009

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Frustrated with Delta

I woke up at 3:45 this morning so that I could catch a 7:10am flight out of Boston to San Diego. By 5:45, I was third in line to go through security. Thirty minutes later, thanks to the snail’s pace at which the TSA officers were moving and the dozens of people they let cut […]

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Steve Jobs away from Apple until June 2009

January 14, 2009

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In the article “Steve Jobs taking leave from Apple due to complex health issues” at AppleInsider.com, Steve writes “I’ve have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple’s day to day operations” What are they running over there, a 7-Eleven or something?!  This is the single biggest problem with Apple  – too much reliance on […]

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Shark Attacks in Australia, Summer 2009

January 13, 2009

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The odds of being the victim of a shark attack are said to be very low (worldwide: 75 shark attacks per year) and only 2% of them are fatal.  So, what’s with the daily reports of attacks (and deaths!) at Australian beaches this year? Lies, damn lies and … Statistics suggest (1|2) you have a: […]

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Censored?!

January 4, 2009

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Apple iTunes releases only censored version of The Daily Show Though no other movies or TV shows on iTunes are censored, for some reason, The Daily Show is censored on iTunes  – that is, the only version of the show you can buy is the one with expletives ‘beeped out’ … talk about  a clusterf#ck! […]

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The Colbert Report – Why Censored on iTunes?!

January 4, 2009

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Come on Apple, get with the program! The Colbert Report is brilliant show, but why do Apple/iTunes censore it!? They don’t censor their movies .. they don’t censor any other of their TV Shows. B#tch and moan about it – tell Apple using their Request a TV Show page. Can you explain the logic please […]

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