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Scottitude
Metro Detroit, MI - USA
It's not about me, it's about the music... and a little TV.
Interests: Pop Culture, Live Music, The Tragically Hip, Technology, Entertainment, Media, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Music, Art, Literature, Film, Internet, etc.
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The annual event used to be called the International Ice Carving Spectacular. Considering this year's debacle, I suppose it's understandable why it's just an "ice festival"; the only thing spectacular was the magnitude of the planners' ineptitude and failure! Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2012 at Every Irrelevance | Scottitude.Net
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The Parlotones may well be the best band on the planet. Here's a taste. The tickle and touch are on you. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2011 at Every Irrelevance | Scottitude.Net
Listen to internet radio with kevbow on Blog Talk Radio Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2011 at Every Irrelevance | Scottitude.Net
My Zune Tunes Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at vox
Blue October ended their Pick Up the Phone Tour With a kick-ass show at The Emerald Theater in Mt. Clemens, MI last Saturday night and while I have several more videos and over a hundred photos to clip and edit... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at Every Irrelevance | Scottitude.Net
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Posted Sep 29, 2010 at Every Irrelevance | Scottitude.Net
It's never wise to assume anything; every armchair philosopher knows the result. It's unfortunate that pointing out an egregious error in customer relations and executive judgment is perceived as picking a fight when it's done in direct response to the poorly worded comments of the individual charged with the executive management of the product for which I and many others pay. I'm not and never will be an "important" blogger but I assure you that until struck with the uncertainty and confusion of the current situation, I have been a rabid TypePad advocate both on blogs and at Get Satisfaction. My investment has been more than monetary and the notion that my years of trust and support carries little value to those in now in control has been unsettling. I believe I've made my points and I understand that you've heard and acknowledged them. I appreciate that and thank you for your time. I look forward to the continued support.
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What you're saying here and what your executives have said are contradictory so whom should we really believe? Do we put our trust in you and Melanie saying that all TypePad bloggers are equally important as those with 25,000 unique users or in SAY Media's executives making "on the record" comments about shifting the focus away from the casual blogger in favor of "media personalities". Harsh? Maybe, but as a paying customer and "beta tester" I'm concerned (as everyone should be) with a company whose executives openly acknowledge and accept with a shrug the likelihood of losing customers as part of their new strategy. You don't need an MBA to know that's just bad business. I'll do my best to remain cautiously optimistic but it may take some effort.
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Thanks for articulating that so well, Paul. Furthermore, when any company acknowledges they are planning a strategy that they admit will alienate some of their customers but they don't care about losing them, every customer should question the value of their continued patronage.
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And SAY Media stills SAYs NOTHING! What's the matter, wallet got your tongue or are you just too busy celebrating your acquisition to respond the paying CUSTOMERS that made Six Apart such a tasty, ripe-for-the-picking treat for your ad network?
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You couldn't pay me to be one of SAY Media's "target customers". That's why *I* pay to keep ads off my apparently meaningless little blog.
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Still nothing but crickets. Are you sure your company isn't called Say NOTHING? Every hour & every day with no response makes your disdain for normal, paying customers more interested in an on-line presence uncluttered by redundant ads than lining your fat-cat pockets abundantly clear. I suggest you edit this post title to "We Hate NORMAL Bloggers, We Hate PAYING TypePad Customers, STFU We DON'T Want To Hear From You"
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You want to hear from us but will you listen? Will you respond? Doubtful, but here goes. Right here, right now, give your paying customers absolute irrevocable assurance that from now until forever the choice to display your selected advertisements will be ours and ours alone and that we will not be penalized with price increases if we prefer to keep our blogs ad-free. You call yourselves SAY Media so put your mouth where your money is and SAY it. In plain, crystal-clear English. Do you "love bloggers" or do you only love bloggers that "deliver at least 25,000 monthly unique users ". Anyone? Sanchez?
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Scottitude is now following nataliepo
Sep 22, 2010
Thanks for posting this surreal and historic broadcast. I think it's also worthy to note and quite commendable that Stern continued his live show (even though some of his flunkies fled) as the tragedy unfolded and chaos gripped the nation.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2010 on 9-11 on Howard Stern LIVE at squidbag
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Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay Lohan. Come on, Hef, write the check! Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at Every Irrelevance | Scottitude.Net
The new features are probably appreciated by those using basic template designs but as others have pointed out, most of the exciting new TypePad developments fail miserably for those of us using advanced templates. It used to be simple; modify a template, convert to advanced, publish changes. It's not rocket science so what's the deal, TypePad?
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2010 on The Half Yearly Mark at Everything Typepad
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Found the post about the "new and improved compose editor" on the main Everything TypePad page but the link above results in: "Sorry, the page you were looking for could not be found Showing related results for: http://everything.typepad.com/blog/2010/07/beta-a-new-and-improv... "
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2010 on The Half Yearly Mark at Everything Typepad
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Apparently BlogBooster didn't publish my own image or the one I added from the "add content" option. Is it an option if it doesn't work? Trying again: Image... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at microblog
Stumbled on what may prove to be the best mobile blogging app ever so I'm taking it for a quick test-drive. If it works as it's supposed to, I will highly recommend it to friends and strangers alike. Let's use the "add content" feature for a picture... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at microblog
Scottitude is now following JOHN LOBBAN
Jul 11, 2010
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Regardless of what the Farmer's Almanac or your preferred calendar says, summer officially begins when CBS premiers another installment of Big Brother, the greatest guilty-pleasure voyeur-fest on TV. This summer's Big Brother 12 started simply enough Thursday evening with the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2010 at Every Irrelevance | Scottitude.Net
Now that's a pithy comment! Thanks for stopping by. Since this post, Twitter has indeed improved their algorithms to cull the Bieber-mentions and other nonsensical trending topics but there's still a long way to go toward consistent up-time. Maybe it's just me but it still seems like every time I have something to say or want to see what others are saying I get the dreaded "over capacity" fail-whale or the API won't load at all. Happens on the Web, mobile apps, and TweetDeck. I still think "free" sucks; too many bad experiences with services and sites that promise the world and disappear into the abyss only to be partially found in the Internet Archives.
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Oh the irony... "...before, during, and after the lightning..." As published in the Detroit Free Press: "A six-story-tall statue of Jesus Christ with his arms raised along a highway was struck by lightning in a thunderstorm Monday night and burned... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at Every Irrelevance | Scottitude.Net