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Are you kidding me?!?!?!!!

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

So, i just got home and Microsoft sent me a replacement Xbox. A replacement means that the games I bought on Xbox Live probably would not work. I attached my Hard Drive and hooked it up ready to be frustrated about my TMNT and Settlers of Catan not working. I hit the on button and it begins to hum. I sync up a controller, and then it throws up the red ring of death.

They sent me a different Xbox that had red ring of death! This is not cool! I just bought an HD copy of “Knocked Up”, but now I can’t play it in HD, because my Xbox is dead. I just bought Orange Box and Halo3, but I can’t play that either. Also, they sent me a 1-month card for Xbox Live. Great, that is great considering that I had a Live subscription for the 6+ months that my Xbox was out of commission.

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.

google Strikes again

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

The google branding is nuts. I can’t beleive people buy into their crap. Check this post out. The gist is that google has the coolest strategy for maintaining their talent pool. First he plots people on a linear scale of talent, then says more restrictive strategies graph better than less restrictive stategies. With ideas like this, only the dumbest of computer scientists would think google has any good ideas left.

“OMG, i got an offer from google, they have the best hiring bar, I must be so cool like google.” If you were that cool, you could get a job at a better company than google. Think about it, they are hiring thousands of engineers a year and will just stick you on some bogus project that makes no money. When google goes under, you will be asked by a real company how to scale a system and you will be like, “I don’t know jack about that, they only let smart people work on that”.

To top it off, the “Lake Wobegon Effect” is the effect where most people think they are above the median. Maybe google is blinded by their own ridiculous branding to see that there just aren’t enough smart people around to keep their hiring bar as high as they think it is.