February 21, 2005 


Ripoff ATMs...

The Bank: This has nothing to do with sustainability, but sometimes I have to vent. I typically take $120 out when I visit ATMs that are not owned by my bank. The reason is that it minimizes the loss I... [read on...]

Posted at 07:33 AM

 January 20, 2005 


The Dell Catalog

Your Mailbox: I'm generally a big fan of Dell computers, despite annoying things they do with their power cords. However, Dell insists on sending me a full-color product catalog every single month. Do they think I'm planning on buying a... [read on...]

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 May 05, 2004 


Unneeded Paper Tickets

San Francisco: I normally love the SFMoMa. Yesterday was the first tuesday of the month, and was therefore FREE admission. However, the museam still required you to pick up a paper ticket and have it collected by someone at... [read on...]

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 April 02, 2004 


The Cable TV Schedule Channel

The Boob tube: I know that better options exist for those willing to shell out for digital cable, but for those of us stuck with basic, the schedule page is a universal travesty. Most cable companies offer a pathetic three... [read on...]

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 March 22, 2004 


Apple Stickers

Your grocery: Why in the world must almost every apple I find in the store come with an annoying sticker that must be picked off? Half the time I wind up with apple under my nails, and the other... [read on...]

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 August 26, 2003 


Vodafone Time Telling

Vodafone Mobiles: My mobile phone is intelligent enough to figure out exactly where the nearest transmitter is, decide what country I'm in and choose a network. It's also smart enough to charge me a fortune for the privilege of making... [read on...]

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 July 11, 2003 


Credit Card Signatures

Your Local Shop: In the UK, merchants actually take time to examine your signature when you pay by credit card. This is fairly reassuring, as they never so much as glance in the United States. But even so, signatures are... [read on...]

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 February 20, 2003 


Uncoordinated Empires

Branson HQ: European "frequent flyer" programs generally offer dismal reward opportunities when compared to those in the US, where huge numbers of miles can be earned by using credit cards, phone companies, car rentals and a lot more. This is... [read on...]

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 February 13, 2003 


Comic Relief: Fitness

Good grief. I really have no comment on this one! (photographer unknown, thanks Jen!)... [read on...]

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 December 19, 2002 


Messing with Wrigley Field

Chicago: There are few things left sacred in US professional sports. Among them is Wrigley Field in Chicago, one of the only venues around that truly integrates itself with a neighborhood, rather than sitting forlorn in a huge parking lot.... [read on...]

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 October 31, 2002 


Overlay Area Codes

US PHONE SYSTEM: Here's a simple question - let's say you had to institute an unpopular change upon society. You can do something that annoys half the population temporarily, or something that annoys everyone permanently. What do you choose? Well,... [read on...]

Posted at 07:33 PM

 October 30, 2002 


Daylight Savings

YOUR CLOCK: In the interest of keeping this site updated at least weekly, I'll have to jump a bit outside my intended scope of coverage to decry something that I have honestly never heard anyone say anything good about: Daylight... [read on...]

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