How to handle telemarketing

Jess Tedder just sent me this link.  It's a counterscript for responding to telemarketers.  Great stuff. Here are some of my stories. Cincinnati Enquirer Salesperson: May I ask why you're not interested in a (newspaper) subscription?Me (sobbing): Because I can't read okay! Home Improvements Salesperson: blah, blah, blah, buy our windows and... [Read More]

Insurance Adventure, 1 day in

When I called the insurance company last night, the gentleman I spoke with (Pat) was extremely polite and very apologetic for the inconvenience caused by the rust problems with my car.  He assured me that I would be contacted today before the end of the day by a manager, to... [Read More]

WCF: Got a sample running, but...

Okay, I found some newer documentation for Windows Communication Foundation here (directly to the zip).  This got me moving and there were functional sample apps embedded in the help that you can extract.  I extracted the Getting Started Sample and followed the instructions.  You have to be sure to do... [Read More]

The adventure begins (Insurance claim)

I started digging through paperwork to try to find my claim number from the accident years ago, and after a few minutes, I found the original claim estimate from the insurance company.  I was scanning through it and near the back is a section entitled "Our Promise".  It reads: The... [Read More]

WCF Troubles

I started playing with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) today. I hit some pretty immediate problems that I'm still trying to work through.I thought a good first step would be to try out a Microsoft Virtual Lab for WCF. There's one called The Fundamentals of Programming the Windows Communication Foundation that... [Read More]