Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Most Russian Thing Ever

By | August 31, 2018

Carole and I went on a cruise of Baltic countries between August 18 and August 27, starting in Copenhagen, Denmark and stopping off in Berlin, Tallinn, St Petersburg, Helsinki, and Stockholm. We took lots of photos, which we shall in due course inflict on you. But I wanted to share a quick little anecdote while it’s fresh in… Read More »

Random Memories: Getting Married

By | August 30, 2018

When Carole and I got married back in 1997, we started getting tons of phone spam from people wanting to sell us stuff. Apparently Durham County, NC routinely sold a list of newlywed couples to marketers (some of them referenced this fact) and we were the unwitting beneficiaries. So we changed our phone number to avoid getting eight… Read More »

Travel and appetite

By | August 17, 2018

Some days when I’m traveling, my appetite gets extremely erratic. I’m not sure why…my current theory is that my digestion slows to almost nothing when I have to sit for like twelve hours without moving, and it may take several days to get moving again. Anyway, we’re in Copenhagen, and I’m having one of those days. We got… Read More »

Bah. Bots.

By | August 11, 2018

Am I the only person who hangs up on an incoming phone call the moment you hear that pause at the start that means that a predictive dialer is looking for a human to take over? You’d think they’d game it to make the system make a little noise during that pause, like a cough to make you… Read More »

Unread Email

By | August 10, 2018

  I work for a software company. I travel all over the USA consulting with and training our customers. As a consequence of this, it’s not uncommon that I get a glimpse of someone’s email — usually because they’re connected to the projector and happened to need to go into their email to look something up. And I… Read More »