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Month: December 2011

Verizon Charges for Paying Your Bill Online

According to and droid-life, Verizon will begin charging its customers a $2 “convenience fee” to pay their bills online or over the phone. Reading the article at Slashdot might cause quite a stir, but basically, this is only happening to people who don’t have auto-pay.

Obvious moral of the story: setup autopay if you have Verizon.

Not-so-obvious undertone: move to someone else.

EDIT: In a press release today, Verizon announced that they would not be introducing these fees. I guess they were getting flak from not only customers, but the FCC as well.

1080p Wallpaper

I have an addiction: desktop wallpaper. I can’t get enough.

As both my laptop and primary desktop monitor are both 1080p, I tend to collect that. I’ve just created a folder for all of the wallpaper I like in that resolution.

Enjoy. Or don’t. I don’t care.

Longboard Island Lager

konalongboard_largeProbably my new favorite beer, Longboard Island Lager by the Kona Brewing Company is a pretty tasty brew. It’s fairly light and not as hoppy as my other favorites (Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and the like), but it’s still a helluva beer.

I think I first tried it when I got to the island and wasn’t impressed. However, I recently had it at Paradise Cove while escorting my sister-in-law and her boyfriend about Oahu.

It was on draft. It was delicious.

So, I stopped by the shoppette on my way home and picked up a 12-pack. Out of the bottle: meh, but poured into a pint glass: much better. I don’t know what it is about this beer, but it needs to be in a glass.

Kona Brewing Company has gotten this beer out there, so you should be able to get your hands on it. Crack one open, pour it into a glass, and enjoy.

Disaster Strikes

A recent collaboration of errors has led to the loss of data for this blog and a few other sites. While nothing of import was posted on this site in the time lost, another site had some fairly important content. It can be recreated, but I’m not looking forward to it.