Amusing Musings of a Character Curious About Culture

Some Rants, Raves and Ramblings about All that I See

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Entries from October 2009

Does It Have to beThat Miserable?

October 31st, 2009 · 75 Comments

Our company has a travel policy that just doesn’t make much sense.Well, actually, it’s intended purpose does make sense, saving money, but its shortsightedness makes me miserable. Our previous travel policy stated that if you travel internationally for more than 5 hours, you can travel business class. The underlying premise makes a lot of sense [...]

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Colors of Sand

October 12th, 2009 · 121 Comments

You would think that when building a city in the middle of the desert, you would want to build with a lot of color so that it would contrast the dull, beige color of sand everywhere. But, sadly, that is just not how they decided to do it here in Dubai. They instead realized that [...]

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I’m Gonna Shoot this iPhone, Seriously!

October 4th, 2009 · 81 Comments

At least that was the sentiment of a man in Ohio this week. http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/19735.cfm Mr. Goodrich walked into an Apple store and threatened to shoot his iPhone if someone couldn’t make it work right. Never mind that the most probably cause of his grief was the common FUE syndrome (Fatal User Error) he had just [...]

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