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This is a site about things that I like, things that I don't like, things that I've done, things that I'm doing - and other things that occur to me.

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About the Author

If you know me in real life, you will recognize many of the things I talk about here. If you do not know me in real life, well, I feel kind of bad but I'm sure you will get along fine. In fact you might get along better not knowing me! If you have any questions or comments about the things I talk about, it's best to leave a comment on the article in question. Otherwise you can contact me personally and I'll do my best to get back to you as soon as I can

My hilarious girlfriend

My girlfriend does freelance writing, and when our bank received a recent cheque from her (issued by a not-insignificant american publishing company), they decided to hold it for almost two months. Her letter to them included this gem of a paragraph:

It is unacceptable to me that there is absolutely zero access to funds right now – that even a portion can’t be released immediately. This is not the 1920’s. Money is digital. Everything is computerized. The only reason it should take 41 days to access that cash is if President’s Choice sends an employee out on foot – to walk to the bank in Washington, physically pick up the funds in burlap sacks marked with the $ symbol, and trek back to a safe in Ontario.

I like to picture the bank employee wearing fur and snowshoes. Thank you, dear, for making my day.

If you want to issue complaints to PC Financial, you might want to try emailing the Product Manager, Kerri Shea (email found at RFD) and copy some folks from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.

Spam from Oliver Gu

I recently received spam from “Oliver Gu” trying to sell some sort of internet marketing workshop. I have no idea how this company got my email address but luckily they left an identity trail that allows us to get a hold of them and tell them how we feel about receiving unsolicited email.

Upon searching their name and the details of their seminars, I found the following info:

And their phone number – 905-361-8881 – from the following page (which I won’t give them the honour of linking to):

So if you feel like telling a spammer how you feel about spam, feel free to give them a call!