It must be a sign of the times. Last week, I got a letter in the mail from a doctor that I’d previously had a consultation with for laser resurfacing. (This was months ago.) They sent a letter out to all clients, offering a 10% discount on all procedures (face lifts, laser resurfacing, rhinoplasty, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, you name it) scheduled for next month. They also offered interest-free financing, and a cash discount. After receiving the letter, I assumed that the economy must be hitting these “elective-surgery” places pretty hard — if the economy is suffering, people are pulling back on cosmetic procedures. So the doctors are offering more and more deals and discounts to keep business flowing in. Interestingly, a nurse from the office called the week after I received the letter to “follow up” and make sure that I got it.
I’m currently on my 5th of a series of 6 fraxel treatments. My doctor has the most recent “version” of the Fraxel laser, the Fraxel SR1500, which is more powerful than the earlier model.
Most of us are familiar with good old control-alt-delete — the way to force quit a program that isn’t responding on the PC. But if you’ve recently purchased a new and pretty Macbook (like me), control-alt-delete won’t do it for you.
I wish sometimes that people would just tell me what their expectation is. I certainly don’t want to be rude, but sometimes I really don’t know what the expected tip is. Generally, I tip 20% for everything, be it drinks, dinner, or haircuts. I don’t use valet parking much, but when I have, I’ve usually given the guy $5. My haircuts are $40, and I usually leave $48, but last time I was there, I told the guy in front to put $48 on my card and he rang it up for $50.. Subtle hint from a friendly gay guy that I should be tipping more? I took it as such, and welcomed the input…
Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell on Thursday will release his long-awaited report on the use of performance-enhancing drugs (i.e. steroids, etc.) in Major League Baseball. Speculators say that the report has already been leaked on the internet — and that these are the names:
The credit card industry refers to people who use their credit cards frequently, but then pay the balance in full every month as “deadbeats” or “freeloaders.” Why such a negative term for people who are diligently and responsibly taking care of their finances? Because the card companies can’t charge them any interest. (Don’t feel bad for them, though, they still make money on transaction fees charged to the seller every time the card is used to make a purchase.)
We’re all familiar with Zillow, the online housing value estimator. But when looking for a house, another way to measure its livability is by the walkability of the surrounding neighborhood. That means determining how many amenities and service businesses (restaurants, bars, grocery stores, fitness clubs, schools, parks, etc.) are available within walking distance.
You don’t think about it until you have to do it, but it’s difficult to print HTML code in a webpage (or blog) as actual HTML code. The solution? More HTML code, of course.
The much-fabled $100 laptop is almost ready to go into production. The plan was to create an inexpensive laptop, rugged and resilient to heat, cold, humidity, and tumbling about, and get governments to pay to distribute them to children in the world’s poorest nations, so that they could access the education that the internet provides.