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Dishonest? Harassment? You choose. Here’s what they did. In the fall I signed up for a special, one-time service that was steeply discounted. In the spring they showed up at my home, knocked on the door, but I wasn’t home and my wife was bathing a kid. When she was finished with the kid she noticed the Scotts guy packing up and leaving – he had just sprayed the lawn. A short time later I receive a bill. So I call and they agree to cancel the invoice. They stated that I must have been signed up for recurring service last year – um no. After receiving another bill I decided to send them a note with the payment stub asking them to quit billing me. We’ll see. Beware of Scott’s LawnService shady business practices and if you didn’t order their service, don’t pay them. If you want to discourage dishonest business practices then vote with your dollar and choose a different service.

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Merge Left

by Bruce on June 29, 2011

See anything wrong with this advice?

Merge Left

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Put this command into the address bar (or javascript console) of a page you want to modify, press enter to execute it, and you are free to make changes.  Great for removing stuff you don’t want to include while printing.  Credit goes here.

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Dell Monitor Bate and Switch?

by Bruce on January 24, 2011

Wow, I wonder if this is true… http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/dell-ultrasharp-2007fp/4864-3174_7-31783700.html?tag=uoBody

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Date Along Side Time in Snow Leopard Menu Bar

January 19, 2011 Uncategorized

As of the Snow Leopard version of OSX you can easily show the date along side the time in the menu bar as is mentioned here. Ignore the many web sites showing you how to achieve this using the “Language and Text” or even older “International” system preferences pane like this one. It was great […]

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Apple Lifecycle – is it a good time to buy a macbook/ipod/iphone etc?

September 9, 2010 Mac

Ever had Apple release a new version of something right after you purchased the old one (which was the “new” one until that very moment)?  Apple is pretty good about returns within a certain time frame, but this buyer’s guide at MacRumors.com should help avoid the problem in the first place.  Apple doesn’t always follow […]

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How to Change TeamViewer ID after cloning

September 1, 2010 Uncategorized

Update: The original post was for TeamViewer 6 (I think). The comments contain information on v7 and now also v8. If you’ve cloned a machine that already has team viewer installed, the clone will have the same ID as the source machine.  Each machine needs it’s own unique ID.  To get the clone to pick […]

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java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space

August 3, 2010 Uncategorized

How to resolve the …OutOfMemoryError: PermGen error in a Tomcat/Eclipse environment.  This post does not cover how to determine the amount of memory your application needs. Eclipse: Double-click your server click “Open launch configuration” click the arguments tab add or modify the MaxPermSize VM argument -XX:MaxPermSize=128m you might also review the initial (xms) and maximum […]

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Readonly property on spring form input

June 28, 2010 Uncategorized

Be careful on Spring form:input tags. The readonly property on an HTML input element is readonly=”readonly” but on a Spring JSTL form:input tag the proper syntax is readonly=”true”…

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