Monthly Archives: July 2015

Did You Forget the “G”?

Do you say “re-cog-nize” or “re-co-nize”? Advertisements

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HP Lacks Support for Older Printers

As a graphic designer I use desktop printers quite often. I own four HP printers, some of which were quite expensive. The mainstay of my business is a model 2300 PostScript laser printer. For reasons I won’t go into, a … Continue reading

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It’s All a Crap Shoot

When you call a company for technical support for your computer, you have no way to vet the person on the other end of the phone. Sometimes you get the help you need; quite often you do not. It’s like … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

Technical support issues that go across platforms are an interesting challenge. Over the last few weeks, I have had problems sending emails to some customers. As a graphics designer, the inability to communicate effectively with my customers has been a … Continue reading

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The Office is Now Closed

It’s bad enough when you call and get a recorded message. It is even worse when the message does not help. How many times have you called and heard this message: “The office is currently closed. Please call back during … Continue reading

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Pronunciation 2.0

My crusade against bad pronunciation continues. SEMIFINAL – sem-ee-final NOT: semma-final or sem-eye-final, as they say on Tennis Channel and ESPN OFTEN — off-en (“t” is silent) NOT: off-ten JEWELRY — jew-el-ry NOT: jew-ler-y STRENGTH – streng-th NOT: strenth A … Continue reading

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Independence Day 2015

I truly enjoy the pomp and circumstance of the 4th of July, particularly the music. Big brass bands and choruses are my favorites.   It upsets me, however, when soloists sing the Star Spangled Banner because they usually butcher it. … Continue reading

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