Monthly Archives: November 2014

Word Crimes

I am a word purist. As such, I cringe when I hear words that people make up. Unfortunately, through frequent use, many of these words gain legitimacy. Fortunately, however, most of these words only are spoken; they rarely appear in … Continue reading

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What is “Past History”?

Is there any other kind? I’ve heard of terms such as ancient history and recent history to describe how long ago things happened. But why does plain old history need past as a modifier? Isn’t all of history in the … Continue reading

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Not Thinking Outside the Box

Most of us know that getting good technical support is a crap shoot. For the past two days, I have been unable to send emails from my iPhone, although I have been able to receive them. So, of course, I … Continue reading

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Chase Bank Has Bad Timing

After this blog was published, I discovered the Chase was hacked. Of course, they called it “down for maintenance” when this occurred. ORIGINAL TEXT: Chase Bank should know better than to update their online systems in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Computer Scam

I just got off a phone call from someone with an Indian accent who reported to me that my computer had been hacked. I asked him what I should do. He responded with “Please turn on your computer.” I said … Continue reading

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Sending the Wrong Message

Sadly, this form of advanced technology is not working well because the users do not understand their obligation with regard to their own telephone system. There are two problem ares. One is the recorded response of the main number of … Continue reading

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