21 posts in the “rants” category

Problems with SiteGroundApril 23, 2017

I recently ditched all but one of my dedicated servers and decided to switch to shared hosting for all my PHP / WordPress sites. First I…
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AutoEurope / Hertz ScamJuly 06, 2016

Just returned the car I booked through AutoEurope, delivered by Hertz at CDG. They informed me that there would be a €60 charge. When I…
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OlinData are awesomeMarch 13, 2015

I received an unsolicited email from Walter Heck and his team at OlinData . Before I ’ d even read it, I had another email apologising for…
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Micha Dettbarn / Offtime is a spammerJuly 23, 2013

I ’ ve no idea how he got my email address, possibly through BeWelcome, it seems we might move in similar circles. But somehow, I ’ ve been…
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Kevin Gao is a spammerJuly 03, 2013

Apparently some dude named Kevin Gao, having taken my email address from this web site, has decided it ’ s ok to spam me until I respond…
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SolarHome.org – abysmal serviceJuly 28, 2010

I ’ m researching solar technology. In my cyber travles I came across SolarHome.org. I spent some time on their site, it seemed big on sales…
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Unsubscribing from AirAsiaJanuary 28, 2009

I cannot unsubscribe from AirAsia ’ s email newsletter. They say email unsubscribe@fly.airasia.com to be removed from the mailing list…
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Smile: debt pimpsDecember 08, 2008

I called my bank today to dispute a transaction. After dealing with that, the representative asked me how many times I log onto the smile…
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EasySpace SuckOctober 31, 2008

I ’ ve just been advised by EasySpace that the VPS I rent from them cannot access torrents. They block all torrent traffic on their network…
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Google GovernmentSeptember 03, 2008

Google have launched a browser. It ’ s called Chrome. It ’ s an interesting move from a company that started out as a search engine. It has…
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Media Template – outrageous bandwidth chargesJune 03, 2008

I ’ m pissed. Happy Cogs recently did some work on the admin upgrade for WordPress 2.5. Through them, I found the hosting company Media…
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Excess bandwidth charges in AustraliaMay 15, 2008

What is bandwidth? A quick explanation for non-techies. Think of an internet connection like a water pipe. You can choose what size of pipe…
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I can no longer bear CSI MiamiNovember 15, 2007

I tried to watch a recent episode of CSI Miami last night. It was too much for me. I barely made it through twenty minutes, while doing…
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My First UnconferenceNovember 03, 2007

I ’ m at BarCampMontreal3 , it ’ s my first ever unconference . I ’ m gutted, they ’ re calling it an unconference but it ’ s not an…
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Goodbye Rsync.net, Hello Amazon S3October 27, 2007

Update 27-Nov-2008: In the end I stayed with rsync.net . Today I ’ ve decided I ’ m fed up with my current backup provider, rsync.net…
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