tax1099.com plugin error

Welp, it’s that time of year again. sending out the 1099s. If you use Tax1099.com and use their low-budget plugin you might run into this error. In order to install their plugin, you first need to remove last years version. I did this, then installed the new version. This...

Why is DIY so hard?

OP asked: “ I am trying to replace a bathroom light switch. Its had two switches, one of which did nothing, the other turned both fan and light on/off. I turned off the breaker, pulled the faceplate and switch off, put the wires into the new switches and went...

Verizon data is throttled, and stuck in Safety Mode

Why does Verizon’s customer service suck? I pay a premium for their service. Is there a more expensive phone service I can buy, where I can talk to a human? Dealing with Verizon this week felt like I had signed up for a 2010 Cricket Phone. This week I...

Microsoft, Make it Wild. I need it in the *

Dear Microsoft, 20 years. 20 years is a long time. It’s as if our kid went to college and we still haven’t gotten divorced. So that has to count for something, right? I mean I sold off my Apple stock in the late 90s for you. It’s been 20...

Cyndi Lauper’s “Time after Time” is about Time Travel

I’m on the 40th or 50ths loop of Cyndi Lauper’s seminal 80s hit, Time after Time, when the tears start. Maybe it’s because it is Sunday night, or that my meds are off, or that it is winter and the short days aren’t good for me. But it feels...

Miele Wand Clog Update 2021

I had written years ago about my problem with the Miele SET220. Well, Miele got in touch and replaced the wand for free. Top notch customer support. My vacuum wand was missing a critical piece that covered up the cable. Having this cable exposed is what turned the wand...

Fuck you Starbucks

Can’t I enjoy anything without someone mining it, and trying to sell it back to me? My nostaligic past-that-never-was is my happy place you fucks. There isn’t any goddamn starbucks there. And if there were, you would be the goddamn soulless corporation selling a hollow identity in a dying...