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  • Where Netflix Went Wrong: Corporate Communications

    The good folks at Netflix recently announced a huge price hike for their customers, as they separate their DVD and streaming businesses into distinct product offerings.  If you look at the comments on the blog post where they made the announcement, you will see that the vast majority of comments fall into two categories: This no longer ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on July 13, 2011
  • Fun with Verizon Customer Service

    Or, Getting Rid of FiOS TV, Part 1. Today, we officially began our project to lower needless expenses, of which the TV subscription service is one of the largest.  As a technology profession, I need a fast and solid internet connection.  This is especially important as my children are back on the home school program, and get their daily ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 9, 2010
  • Don’t Let The Pressure Get To You

    Good people sometimes do really dumb things, and nothing brings out more stupidity than stress.  The reason behind the stress almost doesn’t matter.  Whether it’s a tight deadline, a personal crisis, the global economic situation, or a seven-game NBA series, stress causes issues, and has a tendency to bring out the worst in people. As ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 13, 2009
  • Family Fun with Nintendo

    Although I am an avid computer gamer, and have been for many, many years – I enjoy strategy and role playing games – I have avoided purchasing any video console systems.  That goes for the handhelds, too. (Well, we did get them various LeapFrog products, but those are basically 100% educational.) In my house, there was no XBox, no ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on December 31, 2008
  • Get Your Dilbert Fix -- Fast

    If you're a Dilbert fan, and you're experiencing performance issues with the new and improved Dilbert Zone, then consider using the following link for access to Dilbert like the good old days... Dilbert - Fast
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 23, 2008
  • My Favorite Newspaper Comics

    Over the years, I've enjoyed some great daily comics.  I still have several collections of The Far Side, Dilbert, Calvin & Hobbes, and For Better or For Worse, among others. All of the aforementioned delight me in one way or another, but the one comic strip that has managed to fully capture the essence of family living is Baby ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 16, 2008
  • Random Notes on a Leap Day

    I have a little bit of everything to share today. Professional Networking LinkedIn has performed quite a few upgrades in recent days, and they've upgraded their site quite a bit.   It looks nice, I must say.   I hope this is just the beginning of them implementing some long-awaited changes, such as the ones I compiled last ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on February 29, 2008
  • Getting on the Oprah Winfrey Show

    No, not me...  My wife.  She was able to obtain some tickets, since Oprah is going to be taping a couple of shows in New York this week, and now she's planning to go with my mother, sister and a friend.  Thank goodness she didn't have to pay what these folks did! So, now, she's all giddy about going to the show.  This should ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 9, 2007
  • What if Microsoft Made the iPod?

    This is an immensely hilarious parody of what would happen if Microsoft had produced the iPod. Perhaps we should look at a Zune box to verify?   
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 28, 2006
  • The NBA and the Olympics: Are they compatible?

    I read this ESPN article a few months back, and I found myself wondering if the goals of the Olympics are even compatible with professional team sports? It probably isn't a bad idea for us to get an official Olympic Basketball team together than can practice and play together for more than a couple of weeks every few years.  It would also ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 8, 2006
  • MPAA miscalculation?

    I'm not looking to get into a discussion about piracy or anti-piracy at this time, but as I was reading the MotleyFool this morning, I came across the following blog about an MPAA lawsuit that is being resisted by the defendant because it is inaccurate. And the defendant appears to have sufficient resources not to simply roll over and ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on August 2, 2006
  • Adventures in Wireless Media Entertainment

    I just upgraded to v0.9.56.2 of TVersity which manages the content for my wireless media player.  Around Christmas 2005, I finally obtained a wireless media player, the D-Link DSM-320. I guess I should have looked at the TVersity site earlier, because there was a bug which would occasionally freeze my DSM-320 when playing certain video ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on July 9, 2006
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