Monthly Archives: September 2007

Chasers War – APEC Security For George Bush

PC Financial’s MasterCard runaround

I had a bit of an odd experience with PC Financial this year. Frustrated by this, I wrote them to describe my experience.

Dear Mr. Kalen,

I have been a customer of President’s Choice Financial and President’s Choice Financial MasterCard for many years. In fact, I believe I was one of the earliest customers of President’s Choice Financial MasterCard.

I was highly satisfied with my PC MasterCard—until this year.

Avis, please try harder

This July, I rented a car from Avis in San Diego. It was a pretty poor experience. So, I wrote them a complaint letter. Besides writing the letter itself, I thought I’d have fun. In the spirit of Yours is … Continue reading

FareCast now does hotels

I don’t know if hotel pricing is as broken as airline pricing, but FareCast for hotels will be interesting regardless.

Vote for my SXSW interactive panel proposal

My session is Putting the Quality in Quality Web Applications. Here’s the blurb: A misspelled word, stray pixel or errant semicolon can erase your data, confuse your customers or put you on the front page of the New York Times. … Continue reading

Learn how to spell résumé

Attention people of the world. Please learn how to spell résumé. It has two accent aigus — one on each “e.” The HTML for this is résumé. If your computer/email program cannot handle accented characters reliably, “resume” is acceptable. However, … Continue reading