Gareth Moore

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Amazon needs a Doctor

December 4, 2009 - 9:07 pm

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You’d have thought by now that would understand how to parse people’s names. They probably have hundreds of millions of them on record, so you’d think they’d understand which bits are which.
But no. Today I’m looking at Amazon’s Gold Box Deals page on and what do I see?  This:

Oh. Dear. Amazon thinks my [...]

Welcome to your Dell laptop (and hello Synaptics too)

December 2, 2009 - 6:27 pm

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There is so much good material that it’s hard to know where to start.  If you’ve come across a tech fail then let me know.   But I have to start somewhere.  So let’s pick Dell.
Now you’d think that after so many years of practice Dell would have got this laptop lark down to a [...]

Broken, and that’s that

December 2, 2009 - 6:07 pm

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Doesn’t it bother you when you come across something that has the potential to be great but simply isn’t, because of laziness or incompetence or both; when you come across things that are important to you but to the company you’re dealing with you’re just an inconvenience; when you find companies who take the fail option.
It’s time [...]