The only thing that's more tiresome than all of the Michael Jackson Death/Memorial media blitz has been the people complainng constantly about the media blitz.
If it's bothering you so much, why don't you just turn your fucking television off and maybe take a walk around the block?
Sheesh. Is it interrupting your precious TMZ time? The View, perhaps? Gah.
So I’m working a bit on the laptop running Windows 7 (I find I’m liking Windows 7 quite a bit) and I’ve heard good things about Windows Live Writer, so I’m giving it a whirl.
It’s not so bad. Not initially as great as Blogo or even MarsEdit on the Mac, but unlike those programs, Live Writer is free – so it’s got that going for it.
That’s the excitement of my night – watching House reruns, re-doing the home wireless network with a new 802.11n router (back to Buffalo Tech – which means stability and happiness), and trying out blog software. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?
Looking forward to Chicago next week…
So I ordered a pair of sneakers from Zappos.com a week or so ago.
They arrived in three or so days (free shipping!). They were just a little too big for me, so began what I was certain would be a long return process.
But, no! Returns were a two-click process. Return shipping is pre-paid by Zappos! Just drop it off at the UPS Store! Nice.
Knowing that I was just going to get a different size of the same shoe, I opted for Zappos credit for my return. Credit was on my account three days after I shipped the shoes back - pretty fast.
So last night, I went about ordering the different size, went through the order process, it asked for payment, I made sure I was under my account and entered payment information, and was promptly billed for the new shoes! But my account has a credit on it! Shit!!
I called the 24hr customer service line (at 9PM) and, after waiting for 5 minutes to talk to a person, I was helped by a guy who handled my issue quickly and competently (shocking!).
I was able to see the credit on my paypal account and sent an email regarding the refund within a minute of completing the phone call.
THEN I got an email saying my account's been upgraded to VIP status, so I'll get overnight shipping on orders in the future. Not too shabby.
THEN I got an email from customer service apologizing for the issue, and stating that my current order would have upgraded shipping. Pretty cool.
THEN I checked the status of the order this morning, and it's coming in today. TODAY!
Well played, Zappos. Now I know why all the yentas love you. I must say, I am a little smitten myself.
Testing a LiveJournal iPhone app.
In other news, it's far too freaking cold for springtime this morning. And the motor on the hot water heater is on the fritz. My nose is very cold this morning.
Cold and windy on the lake.
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