Category Archives: Rant

Technically, it’s time to move on

Well baby, this is it. After four solid years with you, I’m moving on. Yep, that’s right Maximizer 7, it’s over; I’m dumping you! As I type it is 3:25pm on Thursday afternoon. I have spent the last 2 hours trying to fix what was broken and I’ve nothing to show for it but a [...]

Reading and the Relativity of Coolness

I know this NY Times article is old news now, but it’s taken the firemen this long to peel me off the ceiling, where I’ve been squawking and clawing like a rabid spider monkey since I read it. The article, which asserts that the iPad and Kindle have made “buying literature cool again” and have [...]

Confessions of a Grammar Narcissist (sort of)

Melissa’s rant on grammar last week really got me thinking. Like her, I can’t help noticing certain common errors, but my reaction to them is quite different.  The conversation she and her partner have upon seeing a sign like “If your hungry, try…” , were it me and mine, would probably go more like this: [...]

Confessions of a Grammar Nazi (well, sort of)

From the “learn to pick your battles” department comes a New York Post story of a crazy woman kicked out of Starbucks for refusing to use their lingo. “I just wanted a multigrain bagel,” Rosenthal told The Post. “I refused to say ‘without butter or cheese.’ When you go to Burger King, you don’t have [...]

Spam: A Rant and A Promise

Spam is one of my major e-peeves. Not so much the cheap Viagra and nude celeb photo variety (most of which gmail expertly filters out of my inbox, so I don’t have to deal with it) but the email-newsletter lists to which my email has been added because I once contacted the person or organization. [...]

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