Wednesday, January 26, 2011

An Example

Every so often, in my role as the university's "Manager of Website Operations" I get an email that stops me dead in my tracks, and the only thing I can do is screen-shot it and post it for the world to see and ridicule.  Today, I got one such email.

One of the most annoying things about email is people who don't know how to use it.  In today's case, we see the famous "I am too lazy to think of a subject AND a body, so I will just put my entire message in subject line".

Exhibit A (The name has been blurred to protect the stupid):

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

CenterPoint For The Win

So last week I got a bill from Center Point Energy (our natural gas service provider).  Wait, let me back up.  Back in October we got a bill from them for ~$95.  This was especially concerning because it was a HUGE jump from our normal $20-25 bills.  Like an idiot, I just log into our bill pay and just pay it.

Now, when Melissa saw the bill, she was not aware that I paid the bill and was freaked by the sudden jump.  Thinking we had a leak, she called them and they had her read the meter.  She was happy to find out that they had OVER estimated our usage to the tune of about $73 dollars.  They then sent us an adjusted bill for the correct amount, which Melissa then paid.

A similar jump occurred in November, but neither one of us really wanted to go through calling them, so we paid the bill, realizing that they would find and correct the error.

So back to the bill I got last week.  It was for a CREDIT of $90.  Awesome, right?  Well this morning I open up my email to find another BofA alert for another CenterPoint bill.  I open it up to find that they adjusted my credit from $90 to $128.

So at this rate, I won't have another bill from them for 6 months.  Thanks CenterPoint... you're always on top of things.

I am attaching a screen shot from our bill pay, because, well, it's hilarious...

Made the first attempt at rooting my Android last night with no luck. Evidently Sprint patched the exploit used to root their phones. Bad sprint!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Anyone that's thinking about switching over to direct TV, I have a way to save you $100. That's ~2 free months! And it saves me $100 too, so that's awesome. Let me know and I will tell you how.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dropped my iPod touch yesterday... glass is cracked... I am sad...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Interesting article: Microsoft down, dispite new phone, Android passes iPhone, and RIM losing over 4 points. WOW!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

RIM is innovating, AGAIN!
3 more days to the Evo Shift... Now how to talk my wife into it...