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And another thing.

I really hate when I hear someone say

“I wrote a blog about this”


Really you wrote a WHOLE SITE on one little topic or issue. NO! You wrote a post ON a blog.

Go to WordPress, the label to put up a new post says “Add New” under “Posts” not “Blog”. In fact there isn’t even a “Blog” heading! New Blog would set up a whole new site, on wp.com anyways.

Please just get it right or I might explode.


“There is no more shame or guilt in unsubscribing from the data streams of people who do not benefit your attention than there is turning off the television when it becomes a waste of time.

Of course, this metric of value will be different for everyone. But unless you have some kind of qualification for ‘meaningful’ in your own mind, where are you going to draw the line?”


(Via Is It Worth the Interruption? : James Shelley)

I didn’t know if this was the direction James was going to take at the start of this post. I am SO glad he went that way, had a comment forming in the first paragraph, didn’t need it by the end.

P.S. So looking back, comments are not enabled. That’s a loss.


The Post Office Needs an Upgrade

So I get home a bit early today and I grab the mail. In the mailbox is a pick up tag telling me I have something I must goto the Post Office to get. It’s actually made out the Michelle with her maiden name, which after being married for 4 years is kinda weird but still I figure I’m gonna run down and pick it up. The Post Office is about a ten minute drive but I’ve got time and plenty of podcasts to catch up on so I head down..When I get there and hand the clerk the card she asks me for ID. Now I’ve picked up stuff in Michelle’s name before and she has done the same for me. I mean we’re married it should be all right! Anyways I say to her that thats not me, it’s my wife and she won’t be able to show ID with that name either it’s her maiden name and it’s been changes for year. She mumbled something and said Michelle will have to come in regardless..Now here is what I thought about while I’m nearly fuming at home stupid they are on my drive home. The clerk told me it was a registered letter from Passport Canada, which means they made the first mistake sending it to Michelle’s maiden name. They knew it had been changes, in fact the passport contained in the envelope has the temporary stamp they put in it when you change your name. See they don’t actually issue a new passport for a name change they put a little stamp thing in it and you get a new one with your new name when you renew your passport. So Passport Canada knew her name was Deys but sent it to her maiden name anyways. Second why can’t the pick up card tell you what you have to do to get the package? It should explain exactly what it is, who it’s from, who needs to pick it up and what they need to show or how much they have to pay. The card has some of these on it but the office never fill’s out the information. Finally, how old school is a system that won’t allow someone to pick a package up for some one else. What is Michelle, or both of us, were gone for a month? Doesn’t this seam like a broken system? They only hold them for so long before they send it back! Can’t the Post Office have something like I remember Blockbuster having back when I was a kid and renting VHS. Basically they had a list under the account that said these people can rent a movie on this account. Thats how I could rent movies under an account in my Mom’s name before Blockbuster deemed me responsible enough, by age only, to rent on my own. Boy are they wrong!.