Archive for February, 2010
Kudos to Sugru (sugru.com), makers of the coolest stuff I’ve ever gotten my hands on. They sell a moldable, hardening silicone putty that you use to fix stuff and make things better. Its awesome. It starts off soft and moldable like playdough, then sticks and hardens to whatever shape but still stays soft to the touch! Wicked cool!
Today I received a 2nd package in the mail, unexpected for sure. I thought it must have been a shipping mistake and was about to offer to send it back or at least pay for it. When I opened it up there was a letter inside explaining that they weren’t thrilled with the quality of the batch they sent me, and this was a replacement. Awesome.
Boodos to Tego (mytego.com), makers of lame cellphone skins. They sell protective skins for phones (that 3M Graphic Marking System stuff). I “won” a contest through my cellphone provider Rogers, which entitled me to a free $10 custom skin. Big deal, but still, free is free.
Problem was, this was ordered back in early November. In two days it will be March. I’m a patient guy, but this is ridiculous. Three emails during this time were all answered days later (frustration number one), and the reponses were lame “sorry we’ve been swamped!” Really, this just tells me you shoved your contest winners to the bottom of the heap. Megalame.
Q How fast can I get my TEGO?
From the time that you place your order and create it, you should expect to receive it within 14 days (2 weeks) via normal shipping.
HAHAHAHAHA oh please. Even if I got it within 28 days I would have been happy. That quote is from their FAQ. I’ll assume the rest of their FAQ is full of lies, too.
I’m waiting for one of my favourite software vendors from India to give me a call, I’ll divulge more info later but can say right now that this company installed one of the best pieces of business software I have yet to work with at the Shangri-La Hotel. I’m hoping I can do something for them here in North America through my Technica Systems business. I know hotels, I know their wares, seems like a match made in heaven.
While I wait, kiwi:
Dyzplastic is teasing us by posting new photos of their Android toys every day, and I want them all. I’m hoping my local shop will get me a box like I asked!
I can’t say I disagree with the frustration some of the commenters from this article in the CBC wrote, we once used Two Small Men with Big Hearts for a move and it was a nightmare of a move.
And by nightmare, I mean that’s counting a multi-trip cross-city winter blizzard move here in Vancouver. As if driving in this city isn’t annoying enough, try it when the roads are slick as snot.
Anyways, back to Two Small Men. In our case the two men that showed up were scary looking as hell, and they were SLOW, way too slow for what had to be done. Unloading was even slower, so we just dumped everything out of the truck ourselves and moved it into the house after they left.
What should have been an easy 3 hour move (we had everything packed and stacked by the front door) somehow turned into an all-day time-wasting affair.
We were worried sick that our breakables would be broken because these guys showed as much finesse and care as a hungry bear in a garbage dump. We have two collector bicycles, not worth tons of money but very valuable to us. The guy grabbed it with one hand and dragged it across the yard, smashing a wheel into the cement wall and then just dumped it! I lost it at that point, but that didn’t help. I don’t think what I said to him registered in his brain at all.
Anyways, long story short. We were overcharged for hours, and slapped with a distance/fuel charge that was never mentioned. Avoid this company, shop around, go with anybody else. Heck, rent a truck and drive down East Hastings street, pick out two smelly crack addicts at random — I bet they’ll do a better job.
Glad to see their shady operations are being noted publicly like this.
I wonder if it works. Actually I don’t wonder, I know it will.
It was just last week when I posted about these neat little toys, and now one of the better artists Andrew Bell came out with a new collection that has me completely giddy with anticipation. I’m buying a whole box.
Kudos to the bosses that let the person with the idea to do this run with it. This is the best passenger plane in the world.
Photos lifted without permission from here, go there if you want to see more: http://www.gadling.com/2010/01/30/kulula-air-tries-not-to-take-itself-too-seriously/