Monday, July 31, 2017

No, I Do Not Have a FedEx Package Pending Delivery

Had my new office line for only 245 days, and usually don't have a reason to give it out since I just use the cel for convenience. . .

But still got tagged by the FedEx Delivery Scam today on the office line this morning claiming that [I] "had a package ready to be delivered to [Our Seattle Corporate Address] and needed to confirm delivery information".

Specific flags:
1) FedEx doesn't do this
2) Foreign accent with broken english on unsolicited call
3) Caller ID popped up a Sri Lanka phone number (+94 90161370) (I assume is bogus)
4) Call logs show it was forwarded out of a San Jose, California number (1-408-907-1818) (Marked as unsafe/spam call in online searching)
5) When I asked for the tracking number, they gave me a 10 digit number (FedEx Track numbers are 12 or 14 digits)
6) When I asked for the sender info, they said it was a bank (could not understand the name due to accent)
7) Said details would be in the email they would send me
8) When I asked for a call back number, they said I could go by my local FedEx Office

Good times

Sunday, July 30, 2017


If all you know are the 10-word talking points, all you want to do is further the argument. And that's basically how we got to where we're at and why nothing's getting done.

Friday, July 14, 2017


Now Nonahexaconta Certified with GIAC Advanced Smartphone Forensics (GASF) Goodness. . .


(Listening to Respond) ≠ (Listening to Comprehend)

Thursday, July 13, 2017


I don't care what side of anything you happen to be on. . .

If the whole basis of your passionate argument is to conflate unrelated details into one claim, pivot outright beyond what is being discussed, and/or personally attack those with whom you disagree -- you do not understand what you're talking about, and have zero desire to learn.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


There are legitimate reasons for people of all political stances to be concerned about what the politicians who represent them are doing on their behalf. This has been true for each and every one of the last 241 years.

But if you got mad and claimed 'conspiracy' because @NPR tweeted the Declaration of Independence as part of their July 4th observance -- the latest example in a 29-year tradition -- you're not the country first patriot you so loudly claim to be. You're just angry for the sake of being angry.

Holy crackers.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Taking a moment to remember the meaning of this day. . .