Updates from Blockbuster + New Throttling Methods

Blockbuster recently updated the Queue options ending a longstanding complaint about the requirement to have available movies at the top of your queue. But now their store return system is busted. I exchanged an online rental for a ¬†store rental. I returned the store rental the next day. 30 hours later the disc is still…

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Some Good News from Blockbuster

My last few posts about Blockbuster have all been complaints. I’ve often reached a point where I wanted to just cancel and move to NetFlix because of stupid policies at Blockbuster such as delays in shipping of as much as 4 days if you don’t have 15 available movies at the top of your queue…

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Blockbuster is upto it’s old tricks again

Since Blockbuster started its new policy of not shipping new movies until you return your in store rentals, things have been much better. Movies shipped as soon as I dropped my discs back in the mail. But this week blockbuster is back to it’s usual tricks of not shipping. Generally when I returned all my…

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ZTMC Paid Links and Google PR

This blog had a PR of 3 a while back. One day I got an offer to put some links from a company called ZTMC and they would pay me monthly for posting those links. I never expected this blog to make any money so I agreed and posted the links. A few months went…

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EB Immigration Bills Introduced in the 111th Congress

Here is the original post on the thread deleted by IV: ¬†(they didn’t actually delete it, they just made it so that only I can see it – an ingeneous way to make sure that I don’t know that it is deleted). Here is a link to the thread – http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?t=26320 1. S 1085 –…

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Immigration Voice Tax Returns

For a non-profit Immigration Voice is highly secretive. They keep on deleting posts related to transparency and posting their tax returns online. IV has been a great resource for me throughout my immigration process but lately there have been more and more pushes for donations. But when asked about financials or transparency, they just delete…

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Excel 2007 Bug

I have a simple spreadsheet with a few floating point numbers. All two decimal places or less. The total of the numbers is zero. But Excel displays the total as 2.32832E-11 (which is nearly zero but I’d rather just see a zero). It does resolve itself if I change the format of the Column from…

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No more gushing about Walmart.com

I’ve been happily telling everyone I know how good Walmart.com is and how nice site to store shipping is and how nice the customer service is because they were so nice and offered to ship the item to my home for free and price match the old price. The online status of my old order…

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Blockbuster Online Troubles

Blocckbuster online (I have Total Access Premium – 3 at a time, unlilmited in store) has been constantly trying to reduce the number of DVDs I get by delaying shipping DVDs. The first time I complained about this I got a free coupon. The second time I complained they gave me some lame excuse about…

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Comcast Cont’d

Continued from my Previous Post about my dispute with comcast. By now comcast has probably spent 5x my bill in man hours trying to fix it! I recently got a bill (prepared on Dec 16, after my issue was supposedly fixed) and it was still for the same wrong amount. So I sent an email…

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