No Signs of Intelligent Life

Blog

“Bah! Humbug!

Posted by on Dec 1st, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

“Bah! Humbug!

Fess up! You’re a closet curmudgeon. There is an inner Scrooge waiting to bust out and beat the livin’ hell outta the next person that tells you to have a Happy Holiday. I hear ya. What’s so damn happy about the holidays anyway – this holiday in particular? The economy sucks, the bills are unrelenting, the price of everything has gone up and you have too damn many gifts to buy. Admit it. The thought of bitch-slappin’ Bing Crosby the next time you hear White Christmas, has crossed your mind. Oooh, that’s...

read more

WordPress.org or WordPress.com

Posted by on Nov 13th, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

WordPress.org or WordPress.com

Should I use WordPress.org, or should I use WordPress.com?  That’s pretty much the first question I get asked, and likely the most important question to resolve, before jumping into your first site, WordPress site.  If you do some Googling (and you should always be Googling), use the search words “wordpress.org v wordpress.com”, and narrowed your search to the last month,  you will find approximately 129 million results, and you still might not find what you’re looking for.  I’ll save you the trouble and help you...

read more

Salami and Eggs

Posted by on Oct 18th, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Salami and Eggs

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the site “Salami and Eggs” Salami and Eggs is the cooking / recipe / personal blog of Diana Schecter. A series of culinary concoctions and cooktop confessions will be the fare-du-jour.  We’re sure you’ll enjoy the content and the spirit with which it is delivered. We hope you’ll stop by and have a look, enjoy her stories, use some recipes.  Diana will be opening up her kitchen and her life to share with you.  And hopefully you will share your recipes with her. We hope you...

read more

Bally Total Fitness – No Brains No Gains

Posted by on Jun 11th, 2011 in Blog | 3 comments

Bally Total Fitness – No Brains No Gains

If you are thinking of joining a health club or gym, and you happen upon this blog, and you are considering Bally Total Fitness – don’t walk, RUN!  Run away, that is. You will thank me later. (don’t forget). Here lies (notice the allusion to their imminent demise) a company that has been in and out of bankruptcy several times, has had customer complaints too numerous to compile, has been taken over by its lenders, and has allegedly taken advantage of, lied to, or otherwise scammed so many people that the Guinness Book of Records should be...

read more

Doing Grand

Posted by on Jun 7th, 2011 in Blog | 2 comments

Doing Grand

About two weeks ago, my daughter-in-law Jessica called to tell me she was pregnant. Wow! I’m not a mushy kinda guy, but I admit to being a bit overwhelmed and welling up. Fantastic news of course, but it definitely shook me a bit. Why? Because that news also came with a startling picture. Mind you, I was never blessed with one of those “magic mirrors”. You know the one; it doesn’t show imperfections or pounds gained or hair lost. Nope, for me, life has always been WYSIWYG, and I don’t buy into the “old is just a state of mind” nonsense … it...

read more

Comcast – The Bigger They Are, The Harder They FAIL

Posted by on Jun 2nd, 2011 in Blog | 16 comments

Comcast – The Bigger They Are, The Harder They FAIL

What do you get, when you take a poorly managed company with a poorly trained staff that uses outdated technology to maintain an antiquated infrastructure, AND, you shake up the management, train the staff, hire an educated field worker and give him the latest technology and send him out to maintain that same antiquated infrastructure? You get massive “FAIL”.  And I believe that sums up Comcast (our cable company). For 20 years, as a loyal, albeit somewhat captive customer of Comcast. (I use them for cable, internet, and phone.  And by the...

read more

Continuing Education My Eye

Posted by on May 22nd, 2011 in Blog | 6 comments

Continuing Education My Eye

I just endured what can only be described as an alternate form of water-boarding, commonly known as continuing education.  Perhaps a tad dramatic, but it certainly felt like torture to everyone in the classroom, including the instructor. I don’t care how many hours your licensure mandates, the simple fact is that it’s a waste of your time and money, and the board’s time and money in overseeing, documenting, and certifying this ongoing insanity.  It does not serve to protect the consumer, as it is intended, and it most assuredly does not...

read more

King of My Domain

Posted by on May 14th, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

King of My Domain

I am king of my domain.  Don’t laugh.  I really am!  Why is everyone snickering at me? Hey, listen up and I’ll explain. This recession, with its incredibly high rate of unemployment and underemployment, coinciding with the internet revolution, and compounded by easy access to the web and websites, has produced more entrepreneurial startups than at any other time in history.  Take a look at the profiles on LinkedIn and you will find more Chairmen, CEO’s, CFO’s, Presidents, and big time executives of companies whose names just happen to share...

read more

Veterans: Do This! Get Hired!

Posted by on May 6th, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Veterans: Do This! Get Hired!

I spoke to the author, Mark Lyden and got him to spill way too much information about the book and on what’s in the book – but not all of it, of course. I can tell you that Mark was so compelling in  our interview that I bought and read the book myself. Here are my thoughts. The book is anything but a literary classic. It wasn’t meant to captivate, it was designed to educate. Too short to bore you to tears but it’s long enough to fill you with ideas. It’s definitely not over-edited techno-fluff that you need a thesaurus and dictionary...

read more

I Take My Spam “Organic”

Posted by on Apr 16th, 2011 in Blog | 4 comments

I Take My Spam “Organic”

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of spam.  You too?  Yeah, of course.  We all get our share.  But this isn’t your run of the mill trash; this is different; even more disturbing.  How is that possible?  Let me explain. If you send and receive email or spend any time on the internet (oh, that’s right, you’re here, aren’t you?) then you no longer think of that alternate foodstuff when you hear the term spam.  It’s those annoying messages, memos, advertisements and newsletters that show up incessantly in your email’s inbox, whether or not you’ve...

read more

Just One Veteran

Posted by on Apr 7th, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Just One Veteran

In the course of history, this country’s essence has been; the reason that immigrants flocked to our shores; the standard by which other countries are measured; the cause for which we rally our forces; in a word – freedom. In today’s world however, there is a new buzzword that is America – security. After all, it is security that allows us our freedoms, or at least their enjoyment. It follows then, that the very forces we rally in defense of our security and the preservation of our freedoms, should be in the forefront of our minds...

read more

Follow This!

Posted by on Apr 4th, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Follow This!

There is no way you can be involved in social media, in the midst of a social media revolution, on a social media website, and not talk about Twitter. When I first wrote this blog, late in 2009, facebook, linkedin, and twitter were all taking full advantage of the recession and amassing huge numbers of members.  While facebook and linkedin had established themselves as credible platforms, at that time, twitter’s viability was already coming into question.  More than a year later, we are still in a recession, and we are still waiting to...

read more

Zeb’s Place

Posted by on Apr 3rd, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Zeb’s Place

The renovation and the history of the Zebulon Waters house on Bay Road in Sharon, MA. This is the blog of Matthew Cecil.  My nephew is an easy going, extremely bright, and as it turns out incredibly talented craftsman.  And to showcase his talents, he went and bought an old house to restore.  I think it was built by George Washington’s grandfather or something. No that might be wrong, but you can get the story and follow Matt as he turns that old shack into this old...

read more

Sammy Noodles

Posted by on Apr 3rd, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Sammy Noodles

This is the blog of Ami Cecil and her life with two beautiful boys, one of whom has autism. Ami is my niece, my sister’s daughter.  I hate to use that description because it doesn’t speak to how much I love her and how much she means and how very special she is to me.  Nevertheless, since I can’t gush all over a website, niece will have to suffice. Ami and Matt found themselves in a situation that is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s world; their first baby, a beautiful boy, was born with autism. As Ami puts...

read more

Compliance Services – Great Scam!

Posted by on Mar 29th, 2011 in Blog | 25 comments

Compliance Services – Great Scam!

I recently received in the mail, an envelope.  It’s green (very official looking) has in big bold type just above the window with my corporation’s address in it, the words: “IMPORTANT – Annual Minutes Requirement Statement – Business Mail – Time Sensitive”.   The sender – Compliance Services in Tallahassee, and just below the return address, it says “THIS IS NOT A GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT”.  Seeing that it wasn’t a government document I knew it was junk mail, but it was so...

read more

Bank of America Scores – BankAtlantic Loses

Posted by on Mar 26th, 2011 in Blog | 1 comment

Bank of America Scores – BankAtlantic Loses

It’s nice to start a “Hit or Miss” type blog off on a positive note, and as luck would have it I just recently had a bad experience (miss) turn into a rather pleasant and productive one (hit), so I’ll start with that. I’ve been banking, both personal and business, with BankAtlantic for a few years now.  When I opened my several accounts, BankAtlantic was churning away 7-days a week with a staff that was at least cordial, albeit somewhat dense.  A few years later, segue to earlier this week, and that same...

read more
Powered by WordPress | Designed by Elegant Themes