Sears Home Services

*Update February 13, 2020*A representative reached out to me by phone and asked me to send some confirming documentation and she’d get that to the billing folks.Three days later, she again reached out to me by phone and left a voicemail confirming that the matter had been resolved.Hearing back from somebody in this day and … Continue reading Sears Home Services

Turns out “Plug In EV” Plan is better for us

If you’ll recall, back in September (2018) I switched us *from* the Plug In EV plan *to* the Smart Usage Plan. Welp, that was not the way to go. Besides Georgia Power’s ability to charge whatever they like, whenever they like (read the above article), it’s extraordinarily difficult to figure out in advance what your … Continue reading Turns out “Plug In EV” Plan is better for us

Clarifying Delta’s “Full Trip” Upgrade

In checking the Delta Airlines app for some details on an upcoming trip I saw that they offered an upgrade to First Class for 7,400 points per person for Full Trip. After doing a bit of research I saw that others had upgrade offers that specified each segment. Since both going and return segments were … Continue reading Clarifying Delta’s “Full Trip” Upgrade

Not sure why this doesn’t meet Amazon’s Review Guidelines

So I ordered a new Fujutsu ScanSnap ix1500 printer from Amazon a couple of days ago. I received my delivery the following day and was pretty impressed… until I opened the rather war torn box and saw an obviously used device had been sent to me. So I posted a quick review on Amazon indicating … Continue reading Not sure why this doesn’t meet Amazon’s Review Guidelines

No Way to Calculate your own Electric Bill in Georgia? And Why I’m switching to the Smart Usage from the Plug-In EV plan

Summary: There is not enough information provided on your electric bill to verify if you are being charged correctly. Cause: There are two items on the tariff sheets that are not reported and, it appears, there is no way for a normal person to know their costs. These are:Demand Side Management Schedule is described as … Continue reading No Way to Calculate your own Electric Bill in Georgia? And Why I’m switching to the Smart Usage from the Plug-In EV plan

Silver Comet Trail Missing .75 miles between Hiram and Rockmart

One of my favorite rides along the Silver Comet Trail (official Site I think) begins at the Hiram Trailhead (mile marker 14.69) and heading toward Rockmart. Something I’ve known for years is that *somewhere* along the route, nearly 3/4 of a mile disappears. It doesn’t matter what cycle computer or what GPS I’m using by the … Continue reading Silver Comet Trail Missing .75 miles between Hiram and Rockmart

Wrist-based Sleep Tracking Opinion

Referencing this recent article from the NY Times: By and large I have to agree with the conclusion that we don’t really know what to do with the information. There was a comment where the person pointed out that the sleep tracker at least gave him some insight into his sleep after lifestyle choices (drinking, … Continue reading Wrist-based Sleep Tracking Opinion

Found a great source for my Sacrificial Anodes

Long story short, if you are looking to find copper-free zinc sacrificial anodes you want “Pool Tool Anti Electrolysis” and, as of today, you want to get them from GetPoolParts.com. To protect my Endless Pool Fastlane I use Zinc Sacrificial Anodes. The purest source for these I had for these was from Endless Pools themselves. … Continue reading Found a great source for my Sacrificial Anodes

Apple iPhone Xs Max vs Galaxy S10+: One of these smartphones wins in three key categories – MarketWatch

A friend forwarded me this article knowing I’d have an opinion. *Shockingly*, I do. You can read the original article here Part of my job is to certify new devices for my work environment.I haven’t picked up the S10 yet, but I think most of the “key” aspects Jurica points out are kind of trivial. … Continue reading Apple iPhone Xs Max vs Galaxy S10+: One of these smartphones wins in three key categories – MarketWatch

McDonald’s iOS App

I’m pretty enthusiastic about 1) McDonald’s, and 2) Apps that can simplify my fast-food ordering experience. IMHO the Chick-Fil-A app came out of the gate working exactly the way ALL fast food apps should work. It’s intuitive, pretty much bulletproof, and every Chick-Fil-A restaurant I went to understood what to do when you showed up … Continue reading McDonald’s iOS App