Category Archives: Rants

Short and sweet rants on my favorite science topics

New owners of CorelDRAW

April 26 2021

Its only your customers you lose when you cause crashes in earlier versions of CorelDRAW with your NOT VERY ARTISTIC AND HIGHLY IRRITATING incessant adds for updates.  Shame on you, I will never buy another CorelDRAW product.  It was even back at version 3 a wonderful program that tried to be compatible with everything else. Now it just about profit.  So sad.

May 17 2021

Why would any corporation antagonize its customers…. those who have purchased this product a half a dozen times since its very inception. I will never buy a subscription, and never purchase another product from CorelDRAW.  Everytime you pop that add up (which all instructions i can find to stop it not working) i have to close all my files and exit corelDRAW.  Its like you want to destroy the reputation of a good company that was eagerly compatible with the nut-case contemporary programs that refused to do anything to encourage inter-compatibility.  You just suck now.

You stupid ducks….. what a bad business model, i hope you crash and burn. Quit with the invasive adds that crash the program. 5-28*2021 I will never purchase another product from you.

06-0102021  dimwits…..  why do you do this stuff

06-10-2021, one more time…..  do you really think this add and crash program stuff will get you more business?

06-15-2021 i reiterate, when profit destroys your customer base…  you lose.  Likened unto Kroger who pushes unhealthy and earth damaging products and packaging…  killing its customers. Corporate CorelDRAW, you had a good product, then ruined it with popups.

07-25-2021.. you jerks…  CorelDRAW popups which I have not been able to remove, occur on my work computer and home computer with a regularity that is so annoying, and useless as i will never purchase another CorelDRAW version.  Everytime it pops up I lose some function in the program and end up having to close all my work and restart the program.  Is this a good business model…. i dont think so.  shame on you CorelDRAW new owners.  It happens all the time, i get tired of making noise about it.

8-5-2021  u a**es.  the more you crash my coreldraw with your popups, the more i will never buy another product of yours. you destroyed a really good company and product with your greed.

11-2-2021 – Jerks

I might debate “the humble”…. LOL

And King Nebuchadnezzar states the purpose of the Ishtar Gates:

Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, the pious prince appointed by the will of Marduk, the highest priestly prince, beloved of Nabu, of prudent deliberation, who has learnt to embrace wisdom, who fathomed Their (Marduk and Nabu) godly being and pays reverence to their Majesty, the untiring Governor, who always has at heart the care of the cult of Esagila and Ezida and is constantly concerned with the well being of Babylon and Borsippa, the wise, the humble, the caretaker of Esagila and Ezida, the first born son of Nabopolassar, the King of Babylon, am I.

but here is just one tiny daisy out of this wonderful mosaic wall that he commissioned


Kroger – where is your conscience?

Kroger – slowly making customers sick, then right there along side the food, getting rich on the drugs to stave off their demise.

Do you think big business has a conscience, or a reason to promote good health (well not when you have groceries and pharmacy in the same building).  Kroger takes care of both ends of this… ha ha… a win win for Kroger, a lose-lose for many of its unsuspecting customers that look at these adds – outrageous, fat white lady thinking fresh food means darkly (already bad) fried (even worse) animal protein (proven worse yet) food, and then look at the body type she has…. no shape, hi risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and clearly this “cartoon” representation makes it ok to look like this.

How terribly sad that a business can advertise bad health.  To me it is just as bad as advertising cigarettes and alcohol.  Shame on you Kroger. Shame shame on you for putting profits ahead of healthy customers (you promote bad eating habits, make em sick with food, then get rich with the pharmacy right there as they enter the store)

Withdrawal symptoms

I am experiencing withdrawal. Really! I am ashamed to say but listening to the ineptness, deliberate mind manipulation, exaggerated emotion and rhetoric of donald trump gave me an adrenaline rush. Despite my total loathing of this man, disdain for his approach to life, abhorrence of his misappropriation of Norman Vincent Peale’s concept of positive thinking within the framework of a loving deity, his unwillingness to be wrong, and my disgust for his lack of respect and his self aggrandizing (an attitude shared by many middle aged white men with money), I am left with a void. A vacuum.

How sad to have fallen victim to his theatrics.  My bad, I should have been more careful, more alert.  Shame too, on consumers of social media (both for and against trump) for feeding his hunger for attention.  I refuse to participate.

sad addiction to media lies perpetrated by trump

I am not surprised that others feel this way as well, as in this great post from the Atlantic.


I got my covid shot (first one) two days ago, and I was overcome with admiration for those many many many individuals who were working in a parking garage, taking tabs on who comes in who goes out, asking about health and concerns, getting papers signed, directing the flow of traffic, entering and checking data, making follow up appointments, giving shots, standing by for the first 20 minutes post vaccination.  WHO WERE THEY? young women and young men.  WHO WAS MISSING? middle aged white men.  Just an observation.

BTW I was vaccinated to protect YOU, you, the people I dont even know and have nothing in common with.  And I am grateful to all the young people who were committed to YOUR health.

UC Health, thank you!

Amerithon challenge

Getting pretty tired (real world tired)… i wonder if i will make it the next 2800 virtual miles (fake world).. LOL.  The tiring part is that so much advertising is fake, so much news is fake, so many opinions that are only reflections of a personal reality are biased. It is difficult to sort physical reality from my own reality.  Case in point… estimate from LivingComfort for repairs vs replacement of a gas boiler.  I see four numbers in a row (parts and labor) 888.00 for an expansion tank, 888.00 for a boiler refill drain thing, and 888.00 for a back flow preventer and 888.00 for an air scoop.  Give me a break.  If i had 9 items in a dataset, and four of them were 888.00 i would immediately say… check for errors and copy pastes.  This is fake.