Category: "Rants and Raves"

Pepsi Stuff = Ripoff

Remember a few years ago when Pepsi was giving away millions of free iTunes downloads? Those days are long gone, my friends. Now they have a new promotion where you redeem codes from bottle caps for Amazon MP3 and Unbox video downloads. At first this… more »
posted by brendoman | 03/14/08| 09:30:55 am| Rants and Raves| 5 comments »

Gods we don't believe in

This is a big image, so I'll put it below the fold. (via Friendly Atheist) more »
posted by admin | 02/12/08| 06:32:25 am| Fun, Random, Rants and Raves| 15 comments »

If Obama Was A Muslim.... So What? / So what if Barack Obama was a Muslim? Barack Obama is not a Muslim. We know this because he has told us so. We know it because there is no credible evidence to suggest otherwise. We know it despite a campaign of lies and whispers from… more »
posted by brendoman | 01/28/08| 04:44:22 pm| In the News, Thoughts and Ideas, Rants and Raves| 1 comment »

Time Warner Cable SUCKS

I'm ready to scream right now. My cable has been out since Thursday night. First they told me it was cable box and the lady told me to bring it in on Saturday. The place was closed on Saturday. So I called to tell them that and also that it wasn't… more »
posted by brendoman | 12/24/07| 06:42:13 pm| Rants and Raves| 30 comments »

Why I Don't Comment on Digg

Seriously, I tried 8 different ways to type in the captcha and it wouldn't take. Anyone else have a similar experience? I had actually forgotten why I didn't comment on digg and this reminded me. Yes, there is an audio option, but I can't use it at… more »
posted by brendoman | 12/06/07| 04:52:25 pm| Rants and Raves, I'm a Big Geek| 6 comments »

Lazy Saturday

Almost didn't post today, but it wasn't entirely my fault. I was getting some errors when I tried to get to the site. Thanks Danny for being the man. Let's see... the DMV is officially stupid. Not that that's news, but that fact was reaffirmed for… more »
posted by brendoman | 11/17/07| 10:52:00 pm| Rants and Raves| 1 comment »

WTF of the Day: Malibu Celebrities

I swear, if I hear another story about the poor celebrities who are displaced in Malibu without any mention of the hundreds of thousands of folks who have been forced to evacuate their homes, the hundreds who have lost their homes, and the residents and… more »
posted by brendoman | 10/23/07| 08:59:56 am| Rants and Raves, WTF of the Day| 2 comments »

Bad Technology Week

I am having a bad technology week. It all started when I plugged in my laptop and heard a bad sparking noise. I then noticed that the connector to the AC adapter was extremely frayed. I'm not sure how it happened, but now I have to get another AC… more »
posted by brendoman | 05/30/07| 12:28:10 am| Rants and Raves| 3 comments »

OMG WTF Holy Crap I Do Not Believe It

Report: 11 pro wrestlers linked to pharmacy probe Seriously, did anybody ever think otherwise? more »

Y2K But Real This Time

After hearing my friend Jon rant about the early DST change causing major problems for his servers at work, I couldn't help but be amused that this was like the Y2K bug but it actually happened. Lots of stuff stopped working. And wasn't this whole… more »
posted by brendoman | 03/12/07| 07:12:54 pm| Rants and Raves| Leave a comment »

Dreamhost Schedules Downtime, Heads A-Splode

DreamHost Status » Blog Archive » Planned Power Outage We were just informed one hour ago from our building management that an emergency maintenance window is scheduled for this Saturday morning, February 24th, at 1AM PST. UPDATE! The building has… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/23/07| 08:21:46 pm| Site News, Rants and Raves, I'm a Big Geek| 3 comments »


So I worked 16 hours yesterday. 7 AM to 11 PM. Thankfully my post commander said if I pulled the double last night I wouldn't have to come in today until 7 PM. So at least there is an upside. I'm still pretty zonked though. I did get a lot of… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/12/07| 06:42:54 pm| Rants and Raves| Leave a comment »


Things at work have gone from sort of bad to much worse. Mind you, I enjoy being paid to basically sit there, but it's just not really worth it anymore. My company treats us like crap. There's no pay scale, no vacations, and our supervisors are… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/11/07| 02:24:30 pm| Rants and Raves| 1 comment »

Screw You Netflix

So way back in November I decided I wanted to try Blockbuster Online. Instead of totally cancelling my Netflix account, I simply put it on hold since I wasn't sure which company I would go with. I ended up sticking with Blockbuster. I forgot about… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/07/07| 05:50:50 pm| Movies, Rants and Raves| 1 comment »

Gmail Spam Filter Kind of Sucking Lately

I don't know about you guys, but I've been getting a TON of spam in my Gmail inbox lately. Yeah, Gmail catches a ton of spam and I have to give them props for that but this is the worst it has ever been. Also, it's like the same 5 spam messages over… more »
posted by brendoman | 01/08/07| 08:15:14 pm| Rants and Raves, I'm a Big Geek| 4 comments »


I am a little upset with b2e right now and its picky html checker that doesn't give you very good tips on how to fix things. I had my whole Year In Review Part 3 post done and it didn't like one of the links. The only thing it told me is that it was… more »
posted by brendoman | 01/02/07| 08:55:58 pm| Site News, Rants and Raves| 2 comments »

You've been hacked!

So last night I was checking my 100+ e-mails from when I was gone and I noticed a large number of messages with the subject "Question from ebay member" on them. At first I thought these were just phishing messages but then I noticed they contained my… more »
posted by brendoman | 11/25/06| 09:51:22 am| Rants and Raves, I'm a Big Geek| Leave a comment »

Great Start

Holy. Crap. I have some stereotypes in my head about rich people. Just when I think that maybe they aren't true, someone comes along here a work to reaffirm them. My first guest of the day comes up, a lady in her mid to late 20's driving a very new… more »
posted by brendoman | 11/20/06| 05:26:57 pm| Rants and Raves| Leave a comment »

Outsourcing is good

Hundreds of thousands of American jobs have been moved to countries with cheaper labor. The software, auto and manufacturing industries have been the hardest hit, which has led to loads of whining. Get over it. It's a global economy now. If someone… more »
posted by admin | 11/18/06| 05:30:04 pm| Rants and Raves| 3 comments »


Gringo and I came up with a good idea for a theme week on OBNOXIOUS POST WEEK. You thought the emo posts were bad? You want commenters like that R.Kelly lady back? Let's do it. I'll start. The Lakers suck. Kobe Bryant is a tool.… more »
posted by brendoman | 11/17/06| 01:22:18 am| Site News, Rants and Raves, Sports| 2 comments »


Holy crap, am I pissed off right now. So far today work has been a breeze thanks to it being Veterans Day so no contractors are allowed to come in and work. About 10 minutes ago I got up to go to the bathroom. I put the sign up on the door saying… more »
posted by brendoman | 11/11/06| 12:19:48 pm| Rants and Raves| Leave a comment »

Console DVD Playback

This whole hubbub about whether or not the Wii will eventually have DVD playback is really starting to bug me. Why do you need your console to play DVDs? Who doesn't have a DVD player these days, especially among gamers? Also, in my experience,… more »
posted by brendoman | 10/30/06| 06:32:20 pm| Movies, I Love Video Games, Rants and Raves| Leave a comment »

When It Rains, It Pours

So I just started work today. Yeah, there is a lot of downtime at my job, but when it is busy, it is freaking BUSY. Not just one car, but like 8 cars. I noticed the same phenomenon at Disneyland. People come in packs, not just one or two at a time.… more »
posted by brendoman | 09/26/06| 05:18:56 pm| Rants and Raves| Leave a comment »


Wow, I had the most horrible night ever at Disneyland. I got yelled at, I nearly got attacked, and much more. I can't exactly go into it quite yet. But to give you an idea of what it was like, I'll tell you that I'm going in with Chris on Thursday to… more »
posted by brendoman | 08/22/06| 02:07:08 am| Rants and Raves, Disneyland| 1 comment »

It Never Ends....

I'm kind of freaking out right now and I just have to let it out somewhere. I'm sure things will be fine but right now they certainly aren't. It's the 9th and our rent isn't paid because my roommate Chris just started a job a couple weeks ago, is… more »
posted by brendoman | 08/10/06| 02:35:05 am| Rants and Raves| 5 comments »

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