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feorlen
    Slow news day FLL TSA bugs me with "Is that a drink?" and "Used precheck before?" while I'm trying to get stuff in the scanner. Didn't mention laptops, so I momentarily forgot this station isn't real precheck. Of course my bag is pulled for inspection.
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      I've been waiting for a comment from Sarah Palin about Obama visiting Alaska and officially restoring the native name of Denali, a longstanding state request respecting local tradition and history, and widely used by Alaskans. Including Palin. Nothing.
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        Remember last Month when I had to yell at AT&T to change mom's phone bill? We switched from enhanced to basic for base service, but then the new bill arrived and they added a feature back, now more expensive because it's not a package. So evil!
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          @joanna sometimes I get a response. Etrade fixed my inability to logout within a week. Parse said I'd have to wait until their next scheduled update to be able to login.
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            Trying to go to the botanical garden so I can talk to the horticulturalist about mom's yard. On round five of "can you look at this thing for a minute" in the driveway.
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              Talking about storms and when my parents installed shutters on the house. I don't remember exactly, but it was sometime after this, 140 km away: http://www.stormeyes.org/tornado/SkyPix/radown.htm
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                @mandyd tech insisted I send him an example of an html email to confirm. I sent one of Apple's own auto-replies and asked "Are you going to open a ticket with engineering, or do I need to file a radar?" Finally I was treated like an intelligent person.
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                  @mandyd There are so many examples of this problem, and OS X is hardly immune. I tried to call Apple because they took away the minimum font size for incoming html email, and got a tech who refused to believe that I knew what an html email was.
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                    @mandyd that was a screen capture of the html email I got auto-acking my customer service message. Which, because it's html, specifies a similarly difficult to see fixed font size :)
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                      @mandyd it varies, I begin with the assumption that a standard browser feature to set a minimum font size should not be an issue and describe what I failed to do as a result. I'm not in any way apologetic. http://feorlen.org/tempfiles/enterprise.png
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                        Every time I try to do some necessary thing on a website and can't because the webdevs utterly failed to test with accessible font sizes, I send an irritated message to that company's customer service. I'm spending an alarming amount of time doing this.
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                          I haven't yet seen any US-based relief efforts for Dominica, but the PM's office has published bank transfer details for a recovery and reconstruction fund. http://www.opm.gov.dm/?p=1058 They got the brunt of what we didn't, with widespread flooding
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                            Apparently we are now back to normal weather, which means it's either too hot or too wet to be outside. Maybe both at the same time.
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                              I can't read back more than 20-ish hours in my Twitter timeline? Do none of these people do things or go places where you can't just look at the Internet any old time you want to?
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                                @ggirton we are hoping for that, although it's going to be messy no matter what. It is only now cleared up and is sunny again in late afternoon
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                                  Airline weather waivers all over the Caribbean, just waiting for it to be our turn so I can figure out when we are getting out of here. Tuesday is not looking good. We are an hour away from the airport, so I'd rather reschedule than sit at the airport.
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                                    @ggirton checked the storm forecast this morning and guess what? Won't know for a couple days what it means for getting home next week
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                                      Well that was a first. Supposed to be arriving C3, looked out the window and we are holding short at D3. Never done a go-round on a gate.
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                                        I don't know why everybody wants to go to Fort Lauderdale, but this flight is packed. Short layover running through iah was no fun either. Weather forecast: "Tropical storm conditions possible."
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                                          Just got an email from End Citizens United PAC with the subject "Major embarrassment." I opened it, hoping it was an apology for buying my contact info from a database and incessantly spamming me. Nope. I wonder if there is some law they are violating.