Testing Collected Feeds as an Embed
Trying to see how hard it is to collect everything I write in one place. If you can see a window with a whole lot of stuff in it, then it works :-)
Posted by Mark Thursday, August 14, 2008 11:13:00 PM |
Everything as a Service Podcast
We did a live web radio broadcast last week on SaaS last week that I forgot to blog about. Eric Kavanagh (you may remember him from the TDWI webcast program) has branched out into live online radio sessions and they're fun to listen to. There have been a bunch of interesting topics on DMRadio, including column store databases, virtualization, dashboards and pervasive BI. It's better live since you can ask questions, but the archives are available.
Labels: saas dmradio podcast
Posted by Mark 10:57:00 PM |
Beware of Sit-4-Less Misleading Adverts
I spend a lot of time at my desk, so I bought a decent Aeron chair from Sit-4-Less. Don't make the same mistake.
When they say a chair is "fully loaded", it doesn't mean the same thing that it does to Herman Miller. Ideally, you get all the various adjustments plus some sort of back support. Sit-4-Less appears to strip the back support and still label the chairs "fully loaded", without discounting for that fact.
They also shipped me a torn up box with an allen wrench taped to the inside and no screws. Makes it kind of hard to sit in since there's no way to attach the back, minus pieces of course. Their first response was "Did you lose the screws?" The best way to establish rapport with the customer is definitely to go on the offensive. I have screws coming, but they say that they won't include the back support, one of the reasons I ordered the damn thing in the first place.
Looks like a dispute on the credit card charge until they take the return or refund me some money. Bottom line: buying on eBay doesn't look so bad any more.
Update: never received screws. AMEX dispute shows a slipe to some guy in Oklahoma. I hope he enjoys the gift of chair parts.
Update 2: still no action
Update 3: 9 months later, I receive screws! Obviously they've come up with a unique way to create chair parts requiring a human surrogate mother. I wonder how long for the rest of the chair? Perhaps its elephant surrogates for the bigger pieces. I hear elephants gestate longer.
Labels: sit-4-less fraud
Posted by Mark Wednesday, August 06, 2008 6:16:00 PM |