Monthly Archives: September 2009

Protest + brass section = performance art

Operation Hey Mackey! – Whole Foods, Oakland from Jamie LeJeune on Vimeo. via Venice for Change.

Protect Insurance Companies PSA

Protect Insurance Companies PSA from Will Ferrell

Q&A fail

(via failblog, of course).

MAPLight’s awesome Money Near Votes tool

If you haven’t heard of before, here’s what they do (which is fantastic):, a groundbreaking public database, illuminates the connection between campaign donations and legislative votes in unprecedented ways. Elected officials collect large sums of money to run … Continue reading

Hey Chase bank — 1995 called, they want their user agreement back

Buried in my Amazon Chase Visa “This E-Sign Disclosure and Consent” was this gem: Hardware and Software Requirements. In order to access, view, respond to, and retain electronic Communications that we make available to you, you must have: an Internet … Continue reading

I’d rather you be right

Jeff Ello wrote an interesting article for Computerworld about managing geeks. Here’s the heart of it: While everyone would like to work for a nice person who is always right, IT pros will prefer a jerk who is always right … Continue reading

Contact information for Hertz customer relations

Need to write Hertz customer service (customer relations)? Their contact information was hard to track down (they appear to have moved, and even the BBB data is confusing). The Hertz Corporation PO Box 26120 Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0120 888-777-6095 x4036 … Continue reading

The US Congress doesn’t understand the Internet

Recently, I received an email from Nancy Pelosi: Apparently no one explained to her (despite representing Internet central), that scanning your letterhead and pasting it in to your email is a bad idea. It looks worse when it’s on a … Continue reading

Don’t hire Judi Newberry

Who needs an “SEO Mavin” anyway?