Deliver Me!

I have been living in technology hell for over a week now. Email My email became completely unreliable. I was only getting about 5% of the emails I normally get. Apple support was unsure what the issue(s) was/were. I was convinced it was a server-side issue. They were not. Emails were not arriving or would arrive and disappear–most emails were… Continue reading

Webpass, Inc.

 Have you ever had a company you really wanted to succeed? They just provided a product that was so needed, or at such a value, or both? Webpass is one such company, and I had never heard of them before yesterday! When we first moved into our new apartment in San Francisco, I connected the WiFi router, and, just for… Continue reading

The Sweet, Intoxicating Smell of Being Ripped Off!

Shhh! It’s a Secret! Hey, Atlanta, did you know that you are a test market? Yes! Yes, indeed you are! I should say, we are, since I live here now, too1. We are one of the test markets2 for how Comcast is going to raise their internet prices to gouge you even more. We only get to use 300 GB  … Continue reading

Canceling AT&T iPhone Service

I’ve always hated AT&T. I ditched them many, many years ago. After an unacceptable experience with Sprint, the first option for getting rid of AT&T, I went to Cingular. I was a relatively happy Cingular customer. Cingular signed the deal with Apple to be the first and only carrier with iPhones. Shortly after they had exclusivity, AT&T bought them. I… Continue reading

Weekend of Bad Karma/Good Karma

I think we general experience good karma, but this weekend was a dramatic departure from the norm. Steve was here from Atlanta. His locked AT&T iPhone 6 had arrived on Friday. We decided to take it back to the Apple Store because we were switching to T-Mobile. Off we went to the T-Mobile store in the Marina district. Because of… Continue reading

Announcing My New Phone Number

I just posted a moment ago that I switched mobile carriers (from AT&T to T-Mobile). I also chose to change mobile numbers. I had a Beverly Hills area code (310) from my Los Angeles days and have now changed to a San Francisco Bay Area area code (415). After all, I do feel more like a hipster from the Bay… Continue reading

Changing Mobile Carriers

I’ve had an iPhone since they originally were introduced seven years ago. I actually waited in line for several hours at the Apple store in Lenox mall, Atlanta, Georgia. I posted about that experience back in the day. I’m one of those few remaining users who got AT&T’s unlimited data plan. But I’ve always hated AT&T1. To me, they have… Continue reading

iPhone Case Protection

I’m really not a very clumsy person. I rarely drop things or knock them over. I generally don’t worry about dropping my iPhone, which I carry around in my pocket without any case at all these days. When I get into the car, I plug my iPhone into Chloé’s USB port to charge. But recently I saw this G-Form video… Continue reading

In Spam Hell!

No, it’s bigger than that! I’m in electronic spam hell! I completely killed text messaging on my iPhone* because I began getting an untold number of marketing text messages. I can think of nothing I loathe more than unsolicited advertising, especially when I’m the one paying for it! On a quest for a solution, I called @AT&T. Yes, I had… Continue reading

Women in the Men’s Toilet!

Though longer than normal, I hope this post is worthy of your time, thoughtful consideration, and comments. Today I saw an article in the Huffington Post about a woman, Tanya Ditty, testifying before the GA state legislature. The article even includes a link to a YouTube video of her speaking. She is speaking against a proposed bill that would ban… Continue reading