In the past, I've had many problems with my computers from Dell - and yet, I'm still a fan of their products over other companies. Their customer support, however, is atrocious. As I feel customer support should be an integral part of any company, particularly one like Dell where customers often need the support, I have no qualms about "sticking it to them" when they have poor support. Perhaps I will write a post another time regarding my crazy - and somewhat pathetic (on Dell's part) - experiences, but suffice it to say they were appalling. I did, however, receive the following in return: A new computer; an 80-GB hard drive (instead of 40); paid only $68 for a $300 MP3 player; an external floppy drive; a couple mice; and more, but I can't remember what.
But I digress. Here's today's roundup:
I noted yesterday a "plethora of excellent posts" - if you haven't yet seen them, go check them out. They really were excellent.Enjoy!
Gil points to a couple of excellent posts by Joe Schick regarding the differences (and similarities) between the "left-wing haredim" and the "right-wing modern".
Avi over at Tel-Chai Nation has an eye-opening post on the French media. A particularly disturbing quote:“Politics in France is heading to the right and I don’t want rightwing politicians back in second, or even first place because we showed burning cars on television,” Jean-Claude Dassier, the director general of the rolling news service TCI, says.This, in a nation that obstensibly prides itself on its culturalism. The ugly truth about France is becoming obvious to many now.
Shoshana deserves a congratulations, and a commenter points out that her ramblings serve the very purposes she praises.
Stacey buys a lottery ticket, and gets really lucky.
Soccer Dad notes that feel-good stories should go two ways.
DovBear points to a number of posts about Yitzchak Rabin, 10 years after his assassination. I've only read Orthomom's so far, which was excellent.
Finally, RenReb has made it big - her posts are being studied as college homework!
Why do people stick with the familiar, even when it's faulty, and why don't you include me in your round up?ReplyDelete
I did a couple days ago! (Or at least I thought I did...)ReplyDelete
I choose a few posts a day - though I must admit, I tend to avoid ones I think might go into Haveil Havalim, because I don't want to take away from it. Yours often fall into that category.
And with Dell it's not a matter of sticking with the familiar - I tend not to, otherwise - but rather a realization that when Dell products work, they are (to me) superior to their competitors.