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Dell Warranty Spam

Written by Nexcerpt on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 in Dating & Online.
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Over the years, my companies have bought dozens of servers, workstations, and related devices from Dell. Those machines have worked quite well. We ran them hard for years, around the clock. We eventually gave most of them to a friend who repurposes the big boxes for a church network, and the small boxes for kids who can’t afford (but need) a way to do schoolwork online.

I’ve never needed or purchased (or regretted the lack of) any extended warranty.

After being such a great customer, can Dell really not excuse me from their infernal maintenance upselling spam campaign?


LinkedIn History

Written by Nexcerpt on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 in Dating & Online.
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Writing today at ERE.net, Krista Bradford quoted me regarding LinkedIn’s Grey Goo potential. That raised a question regarding how to find your LinkedIn member number, which Krista explained at Intellerati.

Jobs Funeral

Written by Nexcerpt on Thursday, October 6th, 2011 in Dating & Online.
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Can this be true?

Irony of Irony of… Idiocy. Margie Phelps announces that Westboro Baptist Church will picket Steve Jobs’ funeral.. On Twitter. From an iPhone?!? More…

Schema Schmema

Written by Nexcerpt on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 in Dating & Online.
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According to nearly simultaneous announcements yesterday from Google, Yahoo, and Bing, this new project brought together their collective best efforts to standardize certain markup elements in one Schema.

Summary: more evidence that corporations should not be in charge of Anything Important ™.


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