Dear Door Dash, refunding only a fraction of the cost for an undelivered item is a brilliant way to discourage people from becoming repeat customers. #badservicecompoundedbyworseservice

I had to dig through the app to find the way to register the issue and then got screwed on a refund that is really just a credit on my next order.

It should have been:

  • Easier to find the means to register the issue
  • Credited in full, including tax and a percentage of any tips, etc.
  • Credited back to me directly instead of a credit for next time, since there might not be a next time.
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📖 Read pages 39-74 of Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary

📖 Read pages 39-74, Chapter 2: Henry Gets Rich, of Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary (William Morrow & Company, , ISBN: 978-0062652362)

Henry could have done far better here, but apparently his business acumen and concept of economics was just dreadful. Still in all, an entertaining chapter where everything that could go wrong in selling found bubblegum does. As always, Ramona steals the show for laughs with the gum in her hair.

📖 Read pages 1-38 of Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary

📖 Read pages 1-38, Chapter 1: Ribsy and the Roast, of Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary (William Morrow & Company, , ISBN: 978-0062652362)

The chapter title really gives it all away, so you see it all coming from a mile away, and yet somehow it’s still funny. I love how close the Grumbie’s last name is to the cognate word grumble.

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Backing up Lanyrd

Since the old Lanyrd site was back up over the weekend, I went in and saved all of the old data I wanted from it before it decided to shut down again (there is no news on when this may happen). Sadly there is no direct export, but I was able to save pages individually and/or save them to the Internet Archive.

I also just noticed that notist seems to have a relatively nice import/export path which may also be available for some too. I love that their site says this:

One thing we very much believe in is that you should own your own data. As such, we didn’t want to just suck your data into Notist and leave it at that. Instead, we’ve built a tool that gives you access to the content as HTML and JSON, ready for you to take away today.

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sub·men·tion (noun informal): 1. A post about someone or something on a personal website where one neglects (accidentally or on purpose) to either send a webmention and/or syndicate a copy out to an appropriate social silo. 2. Such a post which explicitly has the experimental microformat rel=”nomention” which prevents webmention code from triggering for the attached URL. 3. Any technologically evolved form of apophasis (Greek ἀπόφασις from ἀπόφημι apophemi, “to say no”) which sends no notifications using standard Internet or other digital protocols.

Origin
Early 21st century: a blend or portmanteau of subliminal and webmention.

Pronunciation
submention /ˈsʌbˈmɛn(t)ʃ(ə)n/

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📖 Read pages 111-123 of Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

📖 Read pages 111-123, Chapter 7: The Day Things Went Wrong, of Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary (Scholastic Book Services, , ISBN: 0-590-04493-1)

Certainly not the most entertaining chapter of the book. Davy thinking that ‘Taterpillars could have started with a ‘t’ was entertaining as was the description that Ramona was sure her father was the tooth fairy and she wanted to catch him in the act. The rest was just a set up for the final chapter which actually played better not having read this one prior to it.

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📖 Read pages 124-144 of Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

📖 Read pages 124-144, Chapter 8: Kindergarten Dropout, of Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary (Scholastic Book Services, , ISBN: 0-590-04493-1)

Probably should have read chapter 7 first (in my out of order chapter hopping) as it did have a few references back to Ramona’s horrible day. Ramona has a terrific tantrum and refuses to go back to school. There’s an interesting perspective on child psychology I’m seeing in this reading compared to when I read this when I was probably 9 or 10. Ramona finally understands what “dawnzer” means.

📖 Read pages 75-94 of Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

📖 Read pages 75-94, Chapter 5: Ramona’s Engagement Ring, of Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary (Scholastic Book Services, , ISBN: 0-590-04493-1)

The idea of using a worm as an engagement ring is just truly fantastic!

Then something on the sidewalk caught Ramona’s eye. It was a pink worm that still had some wiggle left in it. She picked it up and wound it around her finger as she looked toward Henry. “I’m going to marry you, Henry Huggins!” she called out.

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