I’ve found a new podcast that is slowly becoming one of my favorites. It is called Stuff You Missed in History Class and each episode is a different subject. The hosts do a good job of making history amusing and interesting. It appears that most of the information they talk about are the small details that would have taken too much time to get into during a regular high school history class. Anyway, I recommend you check it out. They have many different subjects already published in iTunes. Find one that you find interesting and take a listen.
I’ve always been really slow to return my NetFlix movies. Sometimes, I’ve even been known to keep a disc for a couple of months. Yeah, I know, I’m Netflix ideal customer. :) Anyway, these past few weeks I have been really good at watching 2 or 3 movies a week and returning them. My queue still has about 250 movies on it but at least I’m trying to make a dent. So, do you use Netflix? If so, how good are you at moving through your queue?
The big news yesterday was the DOJ approving the merger between XM and Sirius, both satellite radio companies. I believe it’s been almost a year since the two companies announced the plans for the merger. I’m kind of surprised that they let it go through. I’d like to see their reasoning behind saying that this merger will not create a monopoly. Hmmm… I’m not against the merger. I think it’ll be good for both companies. Also, Sirius is technically buying XM which means that all my favorite stations (which are 1000x better than anything on XM) will be sticking around for sure. Hopefully the two companies will be able to share transmitters so everyone can enjoy better satellite radio coverage. We’ll see. What do you think of the logo I dug up on the net? I’m sure it’s not their official logo, but it looks cool enough, right?
Look at the picture. Creepy.
So, I had to cancel my subscription to TV Guide today. Most of the time, you get grilled as to why you are canceling your subscription. Sometimes you are given a guilt trip into keeping on with the subscription. How was my cancellation request with TV Guide? Pure JOY! “How may I help you today?” “I need to cancel my subscription.” “Sure, I can help you with that, what’s your customer number?” “Customer number is @@@@@@” “Ok, your subscription is canceled, please tear up any bills you have. Thank you for calling TV Guide.”
So, TV Guide got points in my book. If I ever decide to subscribe again, I won’t have any qualms about doing it. This is how all customer service should be!
Time to go to work… sadness. Later.