September 04, 2007

Curious George: What to do with really old magazines? So I got word from the in-laws that they were thinking about chucking 30-40 old copies of National Geographic since they've been collecting dust for ages in the basement. The oldest issue is from 1913, which strikes me as interesting, simply because it's almost a century old! I don't have any personal need for 40 copies of old magazines, and I'm not sure who specifically would have such a need; but it strikes me as a waste that these relics of the past should simply be discarded. To what constructive use could these (or any older magazines) be put?

December 10, 2006

Verizon CSRs confused by math(s) [embedded MP3 audio] George (no relation to Curious) recently had it out with Verizon over his internet bill; they claimed that quoting the price of 0.002 cents per kilobyte of data transfer was the same as billing for 0.002 dollars per KB. He disagreed, and taped the phone conversation to make sure he wasn't the only one. more inside