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Archive for August, 2007

S Williams, Thank you; DHL, I still hate you

Monday, August 27th, 2007

OK, so DHL delivered my new Dell laptop to B Wilson on the 9th of August. Dell shipped me a new laptop and DHL fucking delivered that one to S Williams. WTF? DHL sucks so bad. The good news is that S Williams was nice enough to leave my Dell box on my doorstep, so when I came home to try to track down my laptop, I was very pleasantly surprised to find it. So now I have my new laptop and am writing this blog post on it and life is good. Also I hate DHL.

Some more good news, I went climbing recently and have put some more pictures up on my gallery.

Palantir Visiting Seattle

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

I will be in Seattle on the weekend of September 14 and 15. We will be having dinner and showing a demo and having drinks. The demo is really interesting and you should come check it out.

Here are the details.

palantir seattle flier

If you have already gotten an invite from me, you can just send me an RSVP and I will forward it to Lily. If you have not gotten an invite from me yet and you want to go, just email me that you want to go and you’ll be there. Even if you are just wondering what I’ve been working on and want to check it out, you should try to make it.

Why can’t anyone do their job right?

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

I have been noticing a trend lately with companies I interact with. None of them can do their job right. I will provide 4 recent examples that all happened in the last 2 months. There are many other smaller things, but I am just mentioning the big things.

Just yesterday, DHL delivered my new dell laptop to someone named B Wilson. No one in my apartment complex is named B Wilson, furthermore I suspect it may have been delivered to Redwood City instead of Mountain View. Check out the DHL tracking number here. Fucking B Wilson is probably loving his new 2GB laptop.

Comcast had to come to my house 4 times to get my internet and TV working. FOUR TIMES. And now my internet is starting to flake and I don’t get 2 of the HD channels that I pay for. Also they didn’t cancel my Seattle service, even though I physically showed up at the comcast store to return my cable cards and told them to cancel it. The comcast rep out here said it was “canceled on paper, but not actually canceled”. WTF?

I don’t even want to get into Anytime Relocation, holy shit. See my other posts ranting about them.

United Heath care had some of my medical insurance funds locked up from when they acquired definity health. I had 2 “rapid resolution specialists” help, one said that the funds just didn’t show up and they would automatically be drawn out. Obviously I didn’t get my money as expected; the other specialist told me that my money was frozen and they will work on thawing it for when I filed a claim. I told them i had already claimed it and they need to get me my money and they said that they would work on thawing it and to get back to them.

In summary, companies try to extract money from you by being retarded and hope you just take it. I suggest that you do not.

In other news, my camera is back and completely fixed. It’s like having a new camera. Pictures will come soon.

Back To Seattle

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

I am headed back Today, Friday Aug 03, for “BIRTHSTRAVAGANZA 2007”. Haven’t heard of it? It is the birthday party of Lusk being 24 and Dennis being 25 a day later. They have a keg and a couch and I figure it’s a good excuse to see what’s been up for the last month. Crazy Andy should be moved into his condo by now and I’ll have to check that out.

If you miss me on this trip, I’ll be back in Seattle again on Friday, September 14th for a Palantir event. We will be showing our friends in Seattle what we have been up to lately. It is a really rocking demo and should be a fun night also. If you want an invite, just shoot me a mail.