Archive for May, 2010

Ashton Kutcher on ABC Nightline

Friday, May 28th, 2010


I know who Ashton Kutcher is from Punk’d and not much else. I have never seen That 70s Show or hardly anything else he has ever done. So I never really could figure out how he had so many Twitter followers or why he was so famous when it seems like he hasn’t done anything significant since Punk’d. But after watching this piece on ABC Nightline it makes a lot more sense. Kutcher is extremely impressive. Check out the video.

Why Borders.com, Why? Part 2

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

So I thought the Borders.com drama was over but it isn’t. The last time I wrote about my troubled experience with the online division of the bookstore I mentioned quite a few things I wish they would get around to fixing, but the whole point was that I was trying to spend my gift card from 2006. I thought I had accomplished that mission after ordering several books. It turns out I was wrong.

After placing my order February 4th, they emailed me February 9th to say that my goods had been shipped. Great. I didn’t really read the email too closely ie. reading what they said I had ordered because I assumed they meant everything had been shipped. Anyway, March 11th they emailed again to tell me that one of my books was on backorder and that I would not be charged until it was shipped. Which was fine. Then April 1 they emailed to tell me that my item had been cancelled because they flat out didn’t have it! They also said they would be sending me a new gift card with the refunded balance on it so that I could buy something else. Thus, I still haven’t spent my gift card from 2006.

Now, overall there isn’t too much to be upset about. Other than the fact that I still don’t have the book I wanted. They communicated well, keeping me in the loop about what was going on with my order. I appreciate that. But the one thing I can’t figure out is: Why did it take two months for them to figure out they didn’t have my book? I mean its not like I bought it from their awful marketplace I alluded to in the first post which is comprised of independent vendors like Amazon. I got it directly from Borders. They know what they have in stock, right?

In either event what’s done is done. Frankly I still want that book though. So they need to get it in stock so I can use this gift card. Or maybe I should move on and by some other book. The saga continues…

Famous Failures

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010


This is a pretty cool video. I don’t know about that Michael Jordan thing though…more on failure later(after finals)!

Freerunner Damien Walters 2010

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010


Because it’s cool! If you want more Youtube has plenty.