Saturday, June 30, 2007

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse, originally uploaded by singaporegrrl.

I love chocolate.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

What is NF?

I went to the monthly meeting for the Houston Chapter of Net2 (Net Squared) last night. The guest speaker that we had was Reggie Bibbs. Reggie has a condition called neurofibromatosis (NF). NF is a genetic disorder of the nervous system that causes tumors to form on the nerves any where in the body at any time. Reggie started a campaign, called "Just Ask", which I personally think is just brilliant. He had some t-shirts made with his logo and slogan, "Just Ask!" on the back. I saw Jason at work wear a shirt and I said,

"Hey, Jason; just ask what?"

And he told me all about Reggie and NF and Reggie's flickr site; blog and website.

We also got to hear from the president of the Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation, Suzanne Miller. Suzanne's daughter also has NF, though she doesn't have any outward symptoms.

I didn't know much about NF, but I found out last night that it is more prevalent than cystic fibrosis, hereditary muscular dystrophy, Hungtington's disease and Tay Sach's combined.


The purpose of NetSquared is to use technology to effect social change. Last night's meeting definitely enlightened me on a social cause that I knew close to nothing about and showed me how inspirational one man can be.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

It's just not right

I think I just got the dumbest bill, evah.

The bill from Sprint was for $3.40.

Well first. let me back up. A bill from Sprint came addressed to me. This is unusual becase the cell phone bills from Sprint usually arrive addressed to Hubhub.

So the bill came, I let it hang around for a few days and then I opened it. We have Sprint PCS and have the plan, Sprint 50 at Home which allows us 50 minutes on free long distance on Sprint. I have never received a bill from Sprint for the land line before. We don't have any other long distance carrier. I use Gorilla Mobile to call internationally.

I looked at the bill to see what the charges were for. Well apparently, hubhub had faxed some documents to his entertainment lawyer in New York. The call to New York were free, the charges were for rubbish fees like
  1. Carrier Cost Recovery Fee
  2. In-State Access Recovery Fee
for a total of $2.98 and then tax on that $2.98 bringing the total to $3.40.

This irritated me just enough for me to call Sprint who told me nicely that even though there are no charges for the actual calls I still need to pay the other fees.


It's just the principle of it.