Saturday, December 12, 2009
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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Consumer Complaints Blogs
I am a Swedish soccer-mom of 2, living in Pasadena, California, and a
loyal Rusnak Volvo customer.
This blog is part of a campaign documenting and sharing my ride in
dealing with Rusnak Volvo & Volvo North America, to get the faulty
transmission Rusnak put in my Volvo replaced. In 2006 at 61,000 miles
the transmission failed in my Volvo XC70. Luckily it was covered under
Extended Warranty. However, having a new transmission did not alleviate
the problems I experienced — my car was still slamming into gear,
revving out of control when I tried to pass cars or accelerating after a
stop light. I kept on bringing this up during my scheduled services at
Rusnak (as a good customer) but the Extended Warranty company was "never
able to duplicate the issue". 3 years and 35,000 miles later my Extended
Warranty expired, and all of a sudden Rusnak was able to duplicate
issue, and recommended the transmission be replaced again. This time
around I would have to foot the bill — a hefty $5,100.
My argument is that Volvo gave me a faulty transmission to begin with,
and that they should replace it. Period. Everyone I have spoken with —
the Service Manager at Rusnak Volvo, Volvo Customer Service, The
Territorial Manager for Volvo, and finally, the kind people in the
office of the President of Volvo North America — agrees that a
transmission SHOULD last much longer than 3 yrs/35,000 miles, but
unfortunately they are only willing to cover $1,300 of the cost, which
leaves me the remaining $3,800.
Until they change their mind I intend to Facebook, Tweet and Blog about
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Wednesday, December 09, 2009
I Want My Western Bacon Cheeseburger!
301Works is a working group of participating companies, and is now being managed as an initiative of the Internet Archives.
The working group is made up of a group of companies involved in what has been come to be known as 'URL shortening'. The companies offer — as at least one aspect of their services — a way for users to take long URLs and to convert them into something much smaller. The primary motive for URL shortening is to diminish the number of characters involved, which is quite important in communications solutions like Twitter or SMS, which are quite character constrained. Secondary motivations include avoidance of breaking URLs across lines within email and documents, ease of recall, and analytics.
The analytics aspect arises as the second part of URL shortening. Once a long URL (for example, a NY Times Op-Ed piece, 'http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/08/opinion/08thu1.html') is shortened by a service (to 'http://bitly.net/14KKjR' in this case) then the service must catch all clicks on the short URL and redirect the clicker to the long one. And the service can count the clicks, and gather all sort of information, like time, location, and so on.
This works fine as long as the URL shortening companies are up and running. When they go down, there are problems for users who are seeking to access through redirection what the initial URL referenced. And if a company goes out of business, or simply wishes to discontinue the URL redirection side of their business, users are potentially worst off. Short URLs embedded in media will cease to work, which is at the least annoying, and in the case where the short URLs are critical to the business, organization or individual who created them, replacing them with the original URLs or new short URLs might be costly.
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009
AdFreak: THE 32 FREAKIEST ADS OF 2008 (Yup)
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Monday, December 07, 2009
Aldoblog » Michael Alderete’s weblog
Everything you could want to know about how to listen to audiobooks on your iPod or iPhone.