Monday, May 23, 2016

I know that people often worry about old folks in the bath....

I am probably the most carefully watched old person in the shower.  ......
Three out of four watch me for my entire shower.  They go off once I get out, but I am rarely out of their sight...

Saturday, May 21, 2016

why can't a corporation as big as the NY Times deliver the thing they are making?

This is a rant. There is no purpose for it other than to allow me to vent about something that is driving me absolutely crazy.  Just read it and giggle, there is no other possible response unless you are representing the NY Times.  In that case, please fix this.

It is fascinating to me that the NY Times cannot reliably deliver the newspaper to my door... a service for which I pay an EXORBITANT amount of money!

To aid in understanding my rant, the paper is supposed to arrive every day, 7 days a week, and I am not fussy about time as long as it is there by 8:30, which is when I generally go to look for it.

On Saturday, there is a big delivery, which includes significant sections of the Sunday paper, as well as Saturday's complete paper.

Today, Saturday, the delivery was late.  OK, they told me via email that it was going to be late, and I can roll with that.  It arrived about 9:30 and I set it down til I had fed all the fur kids and was ready to read.

I opened it to discover that I got most of the portions of Sunday I generally get.  I got the A section of Saturday, and that was it.  NO Saturday paper beyond the first section.  No Sports, no Art section, no business section, no obituaries, nothing beyond the A section of Saturday's paper.

NOW, when I go to report that, it seems that I am probably not reporting it in a way that will assure that I get Saturday's paper tomorrow and I am STRONGLY encouraged to read it all online since it was going to be late anyway.

Let me clarify to the NY Times... if I wanted to read it digitally, I would not pay an enormous amount of money to have the paper version delivered.  I do that because I want to READ that. I want today's paper.... the obituaries, the ads, the serendipitous exposure that occurs when one article or ad is near another one.  I want the PAPER!!!!  If tomorrow I get two copies of Sunday and no copy of Saturday I will not be at all surprised. Actually, if I get the rest of Sunday I will be surprised.  Each week presents a new opportunity for a new way for the NY Times newspaper to fail to deliver the NEWSPAPER!

Obviously, since I ventured into this rant, this is not the first time that my paper has failed to appear, either completely or with sections missing.  I just needed to put this out there with enough mentions of the NY Times in the body of the text so that perhaps, someone whose job it is to track reporting about the NY Times might find it.  Obviously I have been hitting the Kool Aid.

While I am at it, I have had several communications with the Book Editor about the Search capability, or lack thereof on the Times site. When I can search and find book reviews better by searching with Google vs. searching on the NY Times site for some of their articles there is something WRONG with the search function on the electronic version.  Let's see.... can't deliver paper version, can't make an electronic version that works as it should..... worrisome, isn't it?

Sunday, May 15, 2016

I have not vacated the premises I promise

I have been gone...among the missing ... since Water Dog Calendar time but I am going to be back.  I have been gelliplate making and printing, and I think i may have things to tell.. so this is just a wave in passing, but I will be back.

The shrine that grows