Customer “Support”

This morning, I was having trouble sending email. I have Comcast Cable Internet services, and there didn’t seem to be anything on their web site about any outtages or anything, so I thought I’d get onto their LiveSupport chat thing and quickly talk to a person. Now, let me tell you: this LiveSupport chat thing […]

Uncle Chris

When we were young, I used to threaten my older sister with the thought of me being the uncle to her children. Well, things have changed since then, and I’m proud to say that this morning, I became an uncle for the first time. Joshua Hinton Suggs, born 09:18 2004-06-17, 7lbs 8oz. Uncle Chris, indeed.


Several weeks ago, one of the servers that I manage suffered a hard drive failure :(. The machine itself was, ahem, on the low-end of the server-capable scale for Java applications (P3 500MHz with 256MB RAM), and honestly, we were getting a great deal on it. Since the disk failed, and we needed to do […]

Oh, the Irony

I generally count myself lucky as I do not receive a lot of spam email. I also use an email client with superb spam filtering features. However, over the past few days, I’ve gotton nearly identical emails from virtually the same place, and guess what? They’re all for spam filtering software. I checked into both […]