Rants

AT&T finally ramps down throttling of unlimited LTE customers

Facing lawsuit, AT&T now throttles 4G customers only when network is congested.Source: AT&T finally ramps down throttling of unlimited LTE customers It's about freaking time that AT&T did something about this. I've been on a throttled unlimited data plan for years now and it seems that this month, I can finally use my phone as I want without restrictions. Thank you FTC and keep fighting the good fight.

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Hit & Run

Apparently it's difficult for people to accept responsibility for their mistakes. I, for one, don't particularly like admitting that I'm wrong but when it does happen and it happens a lot, I own up to it. Even if it's going to cost me in some way. I guess I am in the minority. What's the point of all this? Well someone hit my new car when it was parking in a parking lot in Palo Alto and didn't leave a note to take responsibility. I've had my car for about 6 months now and I while I miss my old car, my new car is pretty damn cool. It took some getting used to the size difference. I had grown...

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Why I Deleted Facebook

I have deleted my Facebook account. As much as I tried, I could not get into it. There are a few things that really drove me away. The first thing actually doesn't have much to do with Facebook itself. I guess it's more of a personal problem that I have. I didn't like seeing all the cool things that my friends were doing. It made me feel like a loser. I wasn't doing anything exciting or fun and my friends weren't exactly inviting me to join in on their activities. I guess the problem was either me or my friends and didn't really have anything to do with Facebook. Another problem I had was with...

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Go Suck an Egg City of Millbrae

Today, I signed up for traffic school. I hate traffic school but at least I have the option of doing it online rather than in a classroom that ruins my entire Saturday. Complaining about traffic school isn't the reason for this post. My intent here is to complain about how I ended up having to take traffic school. It all started like this.... It was the day before Thanksgiving 2012 and I was flying out to spend the holiday with family. I was going to meet my father in law at the BART station and take the train to San Francisco airport. I had figured it was a good idea to park my car at the BART...

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Window vs Aisle Seat

I don't really fly that often. While I do work for an international company and often work on projects that originate around the globe, I am most often sequestered to my cubicle. Most of the air travel I do is for personal reasons. When choosing a seat, I used to always try to get the exit row seat for the additional space even if it was a middle seat. The extra legroom was worth it. Now, since every airline charges much more for an exit row seat, that is out of the equation. I pretty much refuse to pay for anything beyond my ticket price to the airlines. It ticks me off that they charge for every...

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Polite Honk

Around this time of year, many of us are hitting the highways whether to visit friends and family or to the shopping malls to buy Christmas gifts. Undoubtedly, there will be traffic incidents along the way and the car horn will be used. There are two very different honks that can be used. There is the angry honk and the polite honk. The angry honk is pretty easy to understand. When someone cuts you off and your ticked off and want to let the other driver know that you have been wronged and take exception to their actions. The polite honk, on the other hand, is more of a way of getting another...

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Competitiveness vs. Disrespect

I am a competitive person. When I play, I play to win. Who doesn't? But I try not to be disrespectful to those whom I am playing with or against. Yesterday, while playing basketball at work, a player on the other team was clearly getting frustrated and being a bit off of his game began playing recklessly. On one play, he flailed his arms and inadvertently hit me in the mouth. I know the guy on a personal level and know that he is a good guy and wouldn't do anything to intentionally hurt me or anyone else. After getting hit in the mouth, I politely said to him, "Take it easy." These games are just...

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Thoughts on the iPhone 5

It's been about a month now since I got an iPhone 5 and I'm a bit conflicted. It's a very nice phone but a bit underwhelming at the same time. Apple has managed to create amazing products with each successive version being leaps and bounds better than the previous one. I've come to expect innovative products from them. The iPhone 5 is thinner and lighter but how often are they going to use that as an improvement. A phone can only get so thin and light before it becomes to thin and light to hold in the hand. Thinner and lighter is officially played out. The other improvements are things that...

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Another Idiot with an Opinion

That's right ladies and gentlemen. I've created a new blog in the hopes of sharing with the entire world, my infinite wisdom. I will provide very insightful and witty commentary on topics that spark my interest. As a frequent visitor, you will gain the knowledge that I share and become profoundly changed by each visit. ...Okay that's all a bunch of B.S. This blog will mainly be used for me to complain about stuff that bugs me and share my photos. I'll go on rants about anything and everything and sometimes, I'll have some interesting photos to share along the way. And here is a picture of my dog for no other...

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