March 8th, 2014
Posted in Uncategorized · Tags: shopping, walmart
I’ve noticed Walmart has changed their generic Great Value brand packaging. It used to be easy to find since it was always a white package, with simple text and a graphic that didn’t get in the way. Now Walmart has made the packaging more colorful. The reason why is simple, the harder it is to find the generic brand, the more likely you’ll buy the name brand product and spend more money. Many times the generic brands are often the same product as the name brand just offered at a cheaper price. Great Value is usually the cheapest thing on the shelf, but not always. Now when I go shopping I have a take a few more seconds to pick up the right items in the aisle.
Walmart has even mentioned to our government that the middle class is struggling, and I’m sure they would know with their sales data. Recently they even voiced their approval that there should be an increase in the minimum wage.
March 3rd, 2014
Posted in Uncategorized
I’ve always wondered about church groups that have fundraisers to go to Disneyland, Disney World or overseas for their choir or for a mission trip. It seems to me just like a vacation or being a tourist under the guise of volunteering.
February 20th, 2014
Posted in Web
Last.fm now requires you to login with either Facebook or Spotify to listen to the short 30 second previews on their site? Why? It used to work just fine before without any login. I’m already logged in on Last.fm, why do I need to login for something else? I’ve already switched back to Pandora for the first time since like 2009 because they added the stupid YouTube videos that are slow, get frozen and stuck in their beta player. They just killed their entire site with these two moves in my opinion.
February 3rd, 2014
Posted in Web · Tags: music, youtube
Last.fm‘s new beta player is horrible. They now load YouTube videos to try to pull in more songs from bands or perhaps to show a video. But as we all know, YouTube is laggy, sometimes poor quality and the files are much larger than simple audio files. It’s a horrible decision. I can’t even use the site now. I don’t want to see videos. I don’t even monitor Last.fm very often except to flag a song that isn’t what I want.
January 22nd, 2014
Posted in Web · Tags: yahoo
Yahoo! Mail now delivers sponsored email. It stays at the top of your mailbox and is can’t be deleted. I call it sponsored spam, because that is how most people are going to view it. They didn’t ask for it or even sign up for it, but there it is in your inbox. Yahoo tried to clean up their email app to be like Gmail and I guess they decided it didn’t work so they are back to their usual stuff. Reminds me how Yahoo Mail for years use to open up a news page instead of your inbox. It also reminds me way back around 2001 they tried to get people to pay for Yahoo Mail by letting the spam filters be horrible for non-paying users. Because before the filters were pretty good, but decided enough people weren’t paying so if you didn’t pay for Yahoo Mail, they decided you didn’t deserve to have their spam filter or at least a good one.