Shawn Wildermuth


My Rants and Raves about technology, programming, everything else...

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia Sucks

They have quite a scam going on for individual people for coverage.  Tricia and I recently applied for individual coverage and they happily took our application and the first month's premium.  Before they even looked at the application, they charged our credit card.  Then they dragged their feet on approving the application so we have to cancel the application and get coverage elsewhere.  So the deal is that if you are not approved or cancel the application, they take 30 days to keep your money and issue an out of state check for the refund.  So they are keeping our money floating in their accounts for two months while they mess around with us.  While money isn't extravagant (~$600), I wonder how many other individuals are caught up in this mess too.  I knew BCBS was a crooked organization (they are an insurance carrier afterall), but this just seems mean to do this to individuals that can scarcely deal with it, people trying to get individual insurance coverage.  Just evil...

I am just glad we don't have anything like universal health care in this country :|

Windows Vista?

Url: http://news.com.com/Longhorns+new+name+Windows+...

Longhorn finally has a real name:  Windows Vista.  Huh?  Can't we just go back and call it Windows 2006?  XP was wierd enough, but now the marketing people have invaded the campus' core.  They announced the new name with the marketing tagline:

Too many IE Toolbars

Weekend in the Georgia Mountains...

Url: http://alpinehilltop.com

Tricia and I just got back from a great weekend out of town and out of reach of our computers.  I definitely recommend finding somewhere isolated with a big jacuzzi.  We stayed in Helen, GA at the fabulous Alpine Hilltop Bed and Breakfast.  I highly recommend it. 

Interviewed as Database Geek of the Week

Url: http://www.simple-talk.com/2005/07/18/database-...

Is this what passes for marketing these days?

Url: http://news.com.com/Newly+renamed+Palm+unveils+...

Palm announced their new logo today and told the press what the new logo "means".  Here's the logo:

Atlanta Geek Dinner July 23rd - Date Change and Adding Scoble!

Url: http://nerddinner.com/blogs/atlanta/

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Atlanta Geek Dinner July 28th - Please RSVP

Url: http://dotnet.sys-con.com/read/105634.htm

This month's geek dinner will be on July 28th.  Let's all meet 5 Season's Brewing Company at 6pm! 

Google Earth is back up!

Url: http://earth.google.com/

Shawn
Shawn Wildermuth
Author, Teacher, and Coach




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Building an API with ASP.NET Core (New Course)
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My Appearances

No Appearances in 2019
I'm taking a year off of conferences to finish my film, see you in 2020!

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