TexTech Free

First off, my screen name. I am a Texan working in a technical field. I did NOT attend Texas Tech. I went to a real university in Texas. Born and grew up in Houston, then spent about 24 years in Austin, back to Houston, and then in Indiana, first time to live outside of Texas. Back to Austin ten years and now 26 months (as of late August, 2021) in Miami, FL. Work keeps me moving around. I am now on my way to North Carolina. While only living in three states, I have passed through or visited 35-40 of the lower 48 states. I have missed the Big Sky country (Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana) and upper New England states. As should be obvious from my comments, I am a yellow dog Democrat with views on social justice based on the teachings of all the great religious teachers. I love music of most types. Not opera. I can tolerate some C&W. Have heard very little rap I can tolerate. My music is traditional Blues and 60s-70s rock. Also like classical and easy listening.

Recent Comments

  1. about 10 hours ago on The Boondocks

    Profiling is considered wrong but in this instance, you are exactly correct. She will be fine.

  2. about 10 hours ago on Wizard of Id

    That hole probably needs a #2 Louisville Slugger.

  3. 3 days ago on Doonesbury

    Four generations of the Queen’s immediate family is enough to keep us Americans busy. But there are plenty of cousin’s Royal and other relatives Royal that we rarely hear about now that the immediate family has grown so large.

  4. 3 days ago on The Boondocks

    Nobody said Cindy was the sharpest knife in the drawer.

  5. 3 days ago on The Boondocks

    That is Cindy not Jazmine. Cindy is the wannabe homey.

  6. 3 days ago on Wizard of Id

    wonder how many times Rodney has been hit by lightning? He is sure the path of least resistance when the Huns show up.

  7. 4 days ago on Doonesbury

    My thoughts on being put on hold.

    1) The input to the phone line is so loud that the music, even if it is good, is so distorted as to be unbearable. 2) I am annoyed to begin with when I call. Why do they use music that tests the one nerve I have left? 3) I hate those places that come on every 30 seconds to tell me how important my call is. Once every five minutes should be enough. And if my call is that important, why don’t you hire enough staff to take my call?

  8. 4 days ago on Doonesbury

    You have to be careful with that. A lot of cell phone systems take silence to mean there is no active connection and will break off the call so the silence option won’t work if you are using a cell phone.

  9. 4 days ago on Doonesbury

    Yeah, it is really aggravating when you hold for 30 minutes and cannot understand the rep. So you hang up and start over in hopes of getting someone with better English skills.

  10. 4 days ago on Doonesbury

    The way that works is that you call a number that goes to a central corporate site. If no reps are available, the corporate system puts you on hold. Then their ACD (Automatic call distribution) system will route your call to the rep that is now available. That may be in a call center in the same buildig, in the rep’s home. in India, the Phillipines, or who knows where your call will land.