Archive for October 23, 2009

A: At least Apple can fall back on a fanatical customer base when they get other people upset.

The NRCC is not that lucky when they put out stuff like this:

“Conservative Party bosses in New York have been sold a bill of goods in the form of Doug Hoffman’s deceptive smoke-and-mirrors campaign, but fortunately they aren’t the ones deciding this election,” said Paul Lindsay, a spokesman for the NRCC, which has produced Web ads attacking Hoffman’s conservative bona fides. “We will continue to remind New Yorkers that a vote for Hoffman or Bill Owens is a vote for Nancy Pelosi and her far-left, radical agenda.

Yeah that Sarah Palin is sure one big Nancy Pelosi fan.

And the NRCC doesn’t have iTunes to fall back on either!

A serious You Fool moment.

Robert Stacy McCain is so all over this story:

First he has the clip of the Armey endorsement speech and gets a photo with the man from Texas who doesn’t care what Charles Johnson (peace be upon him) thinks.

Then after getting Beck’s interview online gets a call that the Palin endorsement have been worth a fortune.

Doug Hoffman raised $116,000 on Thursday.

But he still has time to give credit to Jumping in Pools for first suggesting Palin endorse. However I disagree with this statement:

BTW, don’t be puzzled if the Hoffman campaign doesn’t make a big deal out of Palin’s endorsement. Because she’s been so unfairly demonized by the MSM, Palin’s status with independent voters is kind of problematic right now (let’s hope Oprah can fix that). So don’t expect to see Hoffman TV ads in NY23 shoving the Palin endorsement in voter’s faces.

I disagree, if the media really thought Palin was that unpopular they would be trumpeting her endorsement to hurt Hoffman, in addition she adds up to ratings. You don’t get ratings by featuring unpopular people.

BTW I just saw the Cavuto interview as it went on that he mentioned. What a boring interviewer. How does he ever manage a show?

the News is so big that Hotair is linking.

Hey Apple NRCC do you figure on sinking any more dough on Dede Scozzafava and alienating your customer contributor base any more?

Vote Hoffman.

Update: fixed bad strike label.

Well my son and I drove an hour to the nearest apple store and were coldly informed that they will charge us $1100 to fix the machine he paid $1500 for less than two months ago. (Plus $200 for extended warranty)

Even worse than this was the cold customer service that reminds me of the NRCC’s attitude toward conservatives in NY-23, the old we have your money now do what we say business.

Since 2000 I’ve been doing computer support and customer service, I’ve seen all kinds of customer service, the Natick’s Apple store’s customer service wouldn’t pass for customer service in the old soviet union.

So congratulations Apple, you’ve managed to alienate me, a fellow who recommends computers to people and buys them on a regular basis. On the basis of the customer service I received it is impossible that I would buy an Apple for my other son. The chance that I will purchase one during my say 20+ years of computer buying is now zero.

As I have a large Sicilian family this story is going to be repeated among them, we Sicilians are very clannish, what are the odds that we won’t go elsewhere?

A week doesn’t go by when I’m not asked about what computer to buy, guess what I won’t recommend? What are the chances I would do so to any person I know or friend and customer I want to keep?

Oh and did I mention the sheer anger of my son? He has a half a century of buying of computers ahead of him. He is very catholic and will have kids. How many apples do you think he will buy? How many times do you thing this story will be repeated over the decades?

That doesn’t even count this blog and the visitors who come on a regular basis.

And I almost forgot, I happen to be a top 1000 reviewer at, you’ve heard of them I trust. I wrote a review of his computer over there, and I wrote it at the apple store.

So smart move Apple. Who needs those potential sales anyway?

Got a call about a job prospect

Posted: October 23, 2009 by datechguy in employment

the pay is really bad but I can’t stay not working. We’ll see what happens.