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Birthday message from dumped client

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I have this client who asked me to do him a website exactly like someone else’s, even suggesting that I copy their text verbatim “to be changed at a later date.” I fought back, but he would eventually insist.

This has been going on for months. I sent him an email: 

Me: Look, I don’t think I can continue with this anymore. I suggest you find another web designer whose professional ethics don’t prevent them from plagiarizing a site, because I won’t do it. I still think you shouldn’t, but if that’s what you demand than at least it won’t be with me. 

Several weeks later was my birthday. The client sent me a voice message:

Client: Happy birthday! Hey, thanks for being so patient with me. I haven’t been able to read the last few emails you sent me but I’ll get to that later.

I think he’s in for a surprise. I don’t feel bad, though. Who communicates via voice message and not email? 

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An Interesting Idea from France: Phone Charging Lockers

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Back when we could go to bars and cafes, it was common to see a pile of customers' phones behind the counter, all being charged as a courtesy. France-based café owner Sébastien Cardi did this for his customers--and one day accidentally spilled coffee on a customer's phone. In search of a way to provide charging service without being responsible for customers' phones, he subsequently developed Welock.


Welock is a wall- or bollard-mounted system of small charging lockers. The idea is that bars, gyms, restaurants, etc. pay to have them installed and provide them to their customers as a free service (presumably to draw foot traffic). Customers get a code or a key, then lock their phones inside as they charge.

The Welock lockers are already a hit in France (the company has been around since 2016):

The question is, do you think something like this would fly in the 'States? Public-use lockers in train stations are a common sight in Europe, Scandinavia and parts of Asia, but I feel like we Americans rarely interact with lockers outside of gyms (or Amazon drop sites), and I wonder if Yankee uptake would be as robust.



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Never Gonna Pay

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But still funny!
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Hot Quest - Episode 4

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From: Hot Quest
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Today on the series finale of Hot Quest the gang meets our champion and has a final showdown with the dragon that has been terrorizing Oklahoma City. Will they save the city or die horribly? Watch now to find out!

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Kitty!

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Have media always been fascinated with cats? Here’s evidence from a 1906 film (colorized and enhanced) that features a cat that would be at least 115 years old today.

The cat is probably dead now. Sorry to bring you down.

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Life Before the Pandemic

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I can't wait until this is all over and I can go back to riding my horse through the mall.
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I can't wait until this is all over and I can go back to riding my horse through the mall.
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