Category Archives: Rage Against the Machine

Welcome to the Shit Show

New York got hit last week with winter storm Grayson, a combination blizzard and nor’easter of epic proportions. We knew it was really coming when the TV weather people rolled up their sleeves as they walked to the Doppler or … Continue reading

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Eviction Notice

I had been getting emails from GoDaddy, my blog host, that looked official and somewhat ominous, so naturally I ignored them.  They were spewing some nonsense about their blogging platform being discontinued as of June 25th, but clearly this was … Continue reading

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Nothing but time

The condo complex upstate that Husband and I don’t get away to often enough uses a system of robocalls to alert homeowners to maintenance issues.  Since we’re part-time residents, most of the calls don’t affect us to a huge degree, … Continue reading

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Why not offend everyone?

Here we are again, at the crossroads of political worminess and voter insult.  I hate to say I told you so, but two years ago when New York Congressman Anthony Weiner was forced to resign amid a lurid sexting scandal, … Continue reading

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Be your own STAR

We just received a notice in the mail from our county property assessor’s office that we must send them our tax return to justify we are still eligible for the STAR (School TAx Relief) exemption on our home. Seems the … Continue reading

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Get your conspiracy theory on

Here we go.  The announcement this week that Osama bin Laden was killed by a team of Navy Seals has drawn a flurry of predictable responses in a nation always on the lookout for a good conspiracy. Americans all want … Continue reading

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Waiting for Rheeform

If the public education system isn’t always on the minds of the American people, it should be.  In the most basic terms, it is the institution that prepares our young people for the future, and their future is our country’s … Continue reading

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TOSHIBA MEMO: How to lose customers without really trying

In my last entry I wrote about my Toshiba laptop seizing up without warning and Toshiba’s refusal to take responsibility for their design flaw.  Briefly, Toshiba advised that my laptop be shipped to them along with $175 and they would reset the … Continue reading

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TECH is a four-letter word

I just got off the phone with Toshiba laptop support, a distinctly unfulfilling experience.  I am enough of a computer help-seeking veteran to know the second I heard that otherworldly vacuum-like hum that I was speaking with someone in a … Continue reading

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Change is always in the air

If you’ve traveled lately by plane, you probably have a tale to tell about your adventures going through security.  Previously maligned for their general incompetence and rudeness, airport security workers making not much more than fast food employees finally have … Continue reading

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