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Skype Unlimited…with Asterisk

I’ve had Skype Unlimited US and Canada for about 7 months now.

I’ve had it understood that unlimited means without limit: not limited; unrestricted; unconfined, boundless; infinite.

Apparently when Unlimited calls is marked with an Asterisk it means 10,000 minutes per month due to a fair usage policy:

that’s 167 hours.

You see the advertised “unlimited calls*” and you think–you believe it won’t have a limit.

Yet there is a limit. That limit is 10,000 minutes/167 hours…

What the freak Skype?!

What now? Those unlimited plans they brought out for cell phones are they also unlimited calls with asterisk too?

Are they limited to 167 hours/10,000 minutes as well?

Why advertise something–label something as unlimited when it’s 10,000 minutes?

Deceptive marketing is what this is.

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Chinese Democracy

Funny how I came to stumble on the news about “Chinese Democracy

My wife casually read the headline off Drudge:

“…blogger leaks…Guns N’ Roses album…um”

I in shock–disbelief as I was eating a sandwich replied, “Say what? Album leaked–Guns N’ Roses…you serious? Where?”

In spite that their last album came out when I was six years old, I knew who Guns N’ Roses were and I knew who Axl Rose was.

This was in a time when I was enthralled with Mozart and Beethoven, with Classic literature…also my early beginnings of love for Pop Culture.

I always thought William’s: ‘Axl’ name was rather curious. I remember back in 1998 having some screen names and an email with Axl in it as I did find it curious. I also remember insisting on people calling me Axl as a play on what my name abbreviated in English is. (If you’re smart you’ll figure it out…maybe)

Years later I still knew that the album was anticipated–and I remember the 2002 MTV Music Video Awards performance by them and the disappointment that followed thereafter.

So it’s surprising to see that the album is finished…and not so surprising that it has been leaked.

Notwithstanding the point was made:

“…the more that Axl and Geffen jerked around trying to figure out how to release this finally finished album that we’ve all been waiting over 13 years for, the greater the chances would be that it would slip out of a pressing plant or office somewhere and wind up in the hands of some asshole with a blog.”

Well, all I can say is…”Welcome to The Jungle”–that is the internet:

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Viva La Vida Live

Since having gotten this song stuck in my head since I saw the Apple advert for it, I’ve wanted to see it performed live–or rather recorded live.

I’ve seen the MTV VMA’s performance. In which I am not sure whether it’s the recording, the microphone, or just Plain Chris Martin whom sounds slightly squeak-ish and nervous sounding at three parts of the song. It gets better but it doesn’t offset the those noticeable squeaks of the voice.

The performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live seems to suffer the same voice blemish afore mentioned, yet it’s a bit of a more lively performance as opposed to the MTV VMAs.

The one that’s on the money is the one done in Amsterdam (oh joy!) at the Paradiso. I believe that this is due to the fact that the it’s an old church and that the album was recorded inside various churches. Thus rendering the sound akin to that on the album:

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Twitter Over Capacity?

Apparently So…

Let me get this straight–I can’t use a(ny) client with Twitter because it just automatically tells me I’ve gone over the limit of API request the second I open the client.

I can’t use the web side of Twitter because it’s over capacity?

So what the freak is Twitter good for then if I can’t update it any which way?!

My phone is currently out of commission so I can’t update through that–IM-ing Twitter doesn’t work; so freakin’ madonn what am I supposed to do with Twitter?!

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Firefox 3.0

I got the new version of Firefox about 5 hours after it’s initial release.

I’ve been using Firefox before it was even called Firefox and before it was Firebird as well (it was called Phoenix then). I can then definitely testify to it’s much new facelift and quickness, etc.

Although recently (for about 9 months now) I have been using Camino more and more.

The awesome bar–not so awesome for me–I like it’s scrolling but other than that it’s too early to give a solid review of the browser.

However I am still enthralled with Bon Echo and how much it reminds me of the old Firebird and it’s usage.

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Oh No They Didn’t…


…mess up my Google Reader–again!

I am unsure of how many people have encountered this problem when reading Oh No They Didn’t via Google Reader…

It doesn’t matter how fast my internet connection is whether T3, FiOS, or Comcast but when I read Oh No They Didn’t in Google Reader it messes it up. I always get the red notification reading: “Opps…we’ve encountered a problem” either during the reading or after the reading of Oh No They Didn’t.

It really sucks because I’ll have to either close the tab, close the browser, sign out and login to get Google Reader working again.

I’m getting to point now where I am just going to delete Oh No They Didn’t completely from my subscription list in Google Reader and just go to the actual website to read it–if at all.

Back…

I can’t even remember the last time I posted herein…(ok, so I do remember)

Brought back due to the brokenness of Baywords in my experiment of being “Uncut”

I have taken the liberty to post here what I posted over there:

August

The X-Files

DMZ

Viva La Vida

Some Help From Sudan

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