no, *i* need movement

OK, after Alan directed my attention to this post and its accompanying comments, I’ve decided I want to switch hosting services (see previous post about the e-mail they sent their customers after triple billing them). I need to take my domains (i.e., and jeremyfreese.whateverelse) with me. Is this easy to do? Does anyone have a service they recommend? Continue reading “no, *i* need movement”

dysfunctional ASA rules?

I like on-line paper submission a lot. But I’m worried that the rigid selection rules ASA has imposed along with the on-line system are dysfunctional, specifically that a paper can only be seen by the organizer to whom it has been submitted and that organizer of choice #2 only sees the paper if organizer of choice #1 rejects it. Back in the bad old days, we had to deal with boxes and boxes of paper — I got several hundred submissions one year — Continue reading “dysfunctional ASA rules?”

business correspondence in the new economy

From the company that I use for hosting:

Hi Jeremy!

Ack. Through a COMPLETE bumbling on our part, we’ve accidentally attempted to charge you for the ENTIRE year of 2008 (and probably 2009!) ALREADY (it was all due to a fat finger)!

We’re really really realllly embarassed about this, but you have nothing to worry about. Please ignore any confusing billing messages you may have received recently; we’ve already removed all those bum future charges on your account (#XXXXXX) and already refunded the $238.8 charge on your credit card.

You should get the money back on almost immediately, within a day or two max, and there’s no need to contact your credit card company or bank for the refund.

Thank you very very much for your patience with this.. we PROMISE this won’t happen again. There’s no need to reply to this message unless of course you have any other questions at all!

The Foolish DreamHost Billing Team!

Charming, or irritating given the context?

verrry e-nteresting

I received an e-mail this evening from a certain widely respected and extremely productive scholar. Right there, in the signature file of the message:

** I never read my email before 4pm. **

Now, there’s an idea. I mean, I don’t think it’s actually the idea I have the wherewithal or willpower to act upon it myself, but, indisuputably, there’s an idea. Everybody knows, nobody expects otherwise, and you’ve committed yourself.