Thursday, March 28, 2013

This is kind of an ad, so don't read it.

I was recently interviewed by Ting. They did a profile on my voice and data usage to show how even heavy users can save money with their program. I told Michael Goldstein (VP Marketing), that I wished Tucows (Ting's parent company) would open a grocery store - because they are so open and easy to work with that I want to deal with them for *everything*.

Some of you might be aware that I'm not overly fond of wireless carriers, so they might just seem great in comparison, but I had a quick question the other day, and when I called Ting customer support, the call was answered before the third ring, by a person who answered my question. While I was thanking him and saying goodbye, he realized that I might still be having a problem, asked me to stay on the phone with him for a minute while he helped me fix it, and proceeded to do so. A few minutes later, I got an email follow-up that not only made sure I knew how to get more help if I needed it, but included some personal comments about making sure I didn't have any more troubles while "out on the road". That's class.

Here's my referral link so you can sign up and get a credit for you and for me.

And btw, Tucows also runs Hover. I posted on Facebook that I didn't have a referral link to Hover but when I posted here it occurred to me to check. If you want domain names, that's the place to go!

With a major carrier the phone might seem free, but with Ting - *I'm* free!

I don't post to this blog much anymore but if you want to keep up with my misadventures you can follow me on Facebook.

 - Trevor. Raphine, VA, 2013-03-28

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fast Food

The McDonald's at the Love's Truck Stop in Skippers, VA is the perfect place to eat if you're not hungry. That's because by the time you order and get your food, you will be.

- Trevor. Jackson, GA, 2009-03-17

p.s. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hard Rock Atlanta Writes Personal Insult on Receipt

Now, we visited Zoo Atlanta for the day. When the zoo closed, we decided to do a little sightseeing, and just sort of drive around downtown Atlanta for a while. Why not, right? When we saw the Hard Rock, we realized we were hungry. While we were discussing it, Lisa said, "well, yeah, ok, we could go, but won't it be hard to find a place to park?" Right when she said that, we came up to a sign for a parking garage. We figured we were meant to go there, so we did.

For those of you who are aware that we're doing Dave Ramsey's Debt Snowball, part of his Total Money Makeover, you should also be aware that this mini-vacation is budgeted, and it's covered by money that normally would be used to cover expenses when I have home-time. So while it seems extravagant, it's actually costing us less than if I just went home as I usually do.

So, we went to the Hard Rock. We were too friendly to the wait-staff, so between us and the kids they knew we were from Michigan, and that we were staying in McDonough (with the implication that both of these places are Timbuktu or farther out). Danielle and I both had the Hickory Bacon Cheeseburger, Lisa had chicken fajitas, JJ had something, and the little kids had something else. Imagine my surprise and deep personal feeling of terrible insult when I got this receipt:2-18-2009  - Hard Rock Hick Burger - 9;48;06 PM


Hick Burger. I'm insulted.

But hey, the Hard Rock was an experience, as usual. Not nearly worth the money, and it was a mistake to go there. At least the receipt was funny - it all evens out.

- Trevor. McDonough, GA. 2009-02-20.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

I saw an ad for Valentine's Day. It said, "Nothing says I love you like flowers."

So that's what I got her.



Happy Valentine's Day.

- Trevor. Bessemer, AL. 2009-02-14.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Advice From The Things-I-Do-Even-Though-I-Know-Better Department

Don't read political commentary by a favorite musician.


- Trevor

2009-02-11 - San Antonio, TX

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I've been looking for podcatcher software to replace iTunes. iTunes is ok, but there are a few features I would like that it doesn't have, and the fact that it doesn't use a regular Windows window means it has compatibility issues with other programs I run. One of these is my screen dimmer, monitorBright, which makes the screen dim enough to use while driving at night - iTunes just blazes brightly away in Mini Player mode, or doesn't display anything readable in regular mode). I also would very much like a rewind button - not only a slider that backs up in huge chunks. I listen to audiobooks, sometimes the files are as much as ten hours long, so if I miss a word and have to back up 1% of that - I have to listen to 6 minutes of book that I just heard, and by the time I get back to the word I missed, I'm daydreaming and miss it again!

So, I downloaded and tried Zune. After trying it a little, over a couple of weeks, I decided that there is one feature I like very much about Zune - it's very easy to find in Control Panel's uninstall list, which is alphabetical.

Goodbye Zune. You were horrible.

- Trevor.

Somewhere in Oregon (if I knew, I would tell. I-5 exit 148, if I remember right).


p.s. Any recommendations on podcatcher software? I'd also like to be able to change the playback speed dynamically - some things can be listened to much faster than others! And hey, if I like it, I might write about it here (if I don't I almost certainly will!)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

In Memory of Fred


Fred's web site at Fred Gibbons is about to expire. All of the content of that site is now available on this blog (Fred Gibbons Theatrical Photography), and here is a link to his guest book:



Still missing you, Fred.


- Trevor.
Branch, MI