When humans fail technology
Alternatively, this post could be titled, "Mr. Smisek, your airline is in serious trouble."
I always raise an eyebrow whenever there's some sort of service disruption somewhere because someone says "the computers are down" or "the system won't let me do it." Chances are, they're just feeding you a line. The reality is that they don't know how to use the system (either lack of training or intelligence), or they just don't feel like working right then. Sure, systems do break, but not on the frequency that we hear about "the computers being down" constantly. We live in an age where someone sitting on their couch in Omaha can push a button and instantly trade billions of a foreign country's debt in milliseconds, but you're telling me that I can't pay for this taxi with a credit card because your reader is broken? Bullshit.
Stern Grove. Check it out.
Just wanted to spread the good word about the fantastic San Francisco event that is Stern Grove. I've been a few times in years past, so this year I donated some moolah to their cause. Money well spent. This year's lineup has been great -- Stephanie and I went to see Aaron Neville on Sunday. We both really enjoyed the concert. Just look at the smile on this girl!
Anyway, I encourage everyone to check it out and give them some loot if you do enjoy it. Hell, give them some loot anyway. The concerts are free, so they really do need donations to keep operating. Plus, if you donate over a certain amount, you get reserved access to these cool picnic tables and on site parking.
Stern Grove website
A NOLA native just trying to get by. I live in San Francisco and work as a digital plumber for the joint that runs this thing. (Square/Weebly) Thoughts are mine, not my company's.