Thursday, December 21, 2006

Finding the Right Christmas Tree

It really is important.

Merry Christmas to one and all.

I found this a couple of years ago and saved it. I haven't seen it on the web since. The website it came from died, or was out of business for a long time. The site is listed as under construction right now, but that's a lot more than can be said for the past couple of years.

This Christmas, I decided that it was too good to let another year pass without reposting it. I'd give more credit if I knew who to give it to.

Thanks to those who executed a memorable holiday skit!

Oh, and a Happy New Year to everyone too!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Math isn't the universal language

This is a transcript of a conversation between a series of Verizon Customer Service Representatives and a customer named George. The conversation lasted about 27 minutes. You can listed to it here if you wish, but reading the transcript will take less time.

George has started a blog to document the trials of getting Verizon to recognize the difference between .002 dollars and .002 cents after he was billed .002 dollars per kilobyte, not the quoted .002 cents per kilobyte for wireless internet service. It really is sad that so many people cannot grasp the conversion from dollars to cents or cents to dollars.