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COVID Vaccination Management System, ‘VAMS’, As Bad As Original ‘HealthCare.gov’ — Another SCAM!

by Anura Guruge


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I gave up on VAMS, i.e., the U.S. Federal Government ‘Vaccine Administration Management System’, within 5-minutes of logging on, earlier this week, when it could not get me a vaccination appointment outside of 6-weeks. I could tell, even on first use, that VAMS was struggling.

Then today our Governor, Chris Sununu, said that VAMS is FLAWED & that New Hampshire will develop its own system! Pigs will fly.

This is another SCAM. The U.S. Government getting scammed by unscrupulous companies & INSIDE officials.

The U.S. has ALL of the world’s leading software companies! The U.S. knows how to create software.

But, Federal INSIDERS scam US the tax payers. They give contracts out to their ‘friends’. SMILE. We end up with useless software.

This needs to be looked into.


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by Anura Guruge

IRS ‘Stimulus Check’ “Get My Payment” Portal WORSE Than ‘ObamaCare’ Portal In 2013 — With Its ‘Technical Difficulties’.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the original article. Google “IRS technical difficulties” for more.


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This is the problem.

MANDATORY field. You have to click one or the other, and after that it will NOT accept ‘0’.


Click image to access the April 18, 2020, UPDATE.


This is so frigging patheetic — even by D.C. standards.

This is what happens when you have software written by crackheads — and from what I can see, most of today’s programmers are ON DRUGS!

This should be a 5-minute fix and 4 of those would be for TESTING. I know. I was a high-flying programmer for 20-years, and was HIRED as a programmer by IBM in 1973 (when they had very high-standards (and after they made me take 3 IQ tests).

STUPID.

How can YOU? So trivial.

What amazes me is that it wasn’t fixed. So easy.


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by Anura Guruge

‘Stuart Highlanders’ (Bedford, MA) Appears To Be The Featured Pipe Band At The 2015 ‘NH Highland Games’ In Loon

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Red Hot Chilli Pipers‘, Loon, 2015.

>> Highland Games 2014 Loon.
>> Highland Games 2014: Performers.
>> Glengarry Bhoys 2014 Loon.

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The featured pipe band at the 2015 (Scottish) “Highland Games” at Loon appears to the ‘Stuart Highlanders‘ from Bedford, MA — though I could be wrong on this. They are one of the few bands named in the program.

I looked them up — and their name  is vaguley familiar. I am sure they have been at Loon before. BUT it appears that they have at least 3 bands. One is a Grade 1 Band! Their Website, though quite nice, seems to be woefully out-of-date. The last news item is from August 2012. So it is possible that they no longer have a Grade 1 — and it is even conceivable that they have even more bands. So not sure which of these bands will be appearing. IF it is a Grade 1 band that would be special and much appreciated — at least by ME. I don’t think we have had a Grade 1 pipe band in a LONG TIME. Maybe a decade. So this would be something to look forward to.


Here is a link that will get you to the ‘tentative’ 2015 Highland Games schedule — and they better finalize this fast since we are now within a fortnight of the Games starting.


Google Chrome On Windows XP Does Not Properly Support GoDaddy eMail! That Is Diabolical.

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A Few Pertinent Posts:
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1. Switching from FireFox to Chrome  — Mar. 23, 2013.
2. Two things I like about Chrome … — Mar. 25, 2013.


I have now been using Chrome, exclusively, for just under a month. On the whole it has been ‘seamless’. I can’t believe that I was able to walk away from FireFox that easily, without nary a backward glance after over 12 year association. I really haven’t encountered any insurmountable problems with Chrome, on Windows 7, though I will continue to contend that I find it a tad sluggish compared to FireFox!

Last night I used Chrome on my Windows XP machine (which I still keep around because I still, alas, use FrontPage 2003). I was all excited that Chrome was going to automatically sync all my bookmarks, extensions etc. as soon as I signed in. It did all of that and I was happy.

But, I noticed that it would not render [i.e., display] my Bookmark Toolbar icons! That is a bummer because in some cases, especially with the very distinctive icons [e.g., Marketwatch, Bloomberg, Yahoo] I do not have any text next to them. Just the icon. On Windows 7 this works like a champ. On XP you get the generic ‘page’ icon for all. I thought this was a screen resolution issue so I ‘reduced’ my screen resolution to make the icons bigger. Still no joy.

Then I went to access my e-mail and I nearly fell off my kneeling stool seat. I reloaded and reloaded again. I even restarted XP!

GoDaddy e-mail, the e-mail service that I have used for eons (if not longer), just does not render in Chrome!

So I fired up FireFox. E-mail is just fine. I fired up this Windows 7 PC. Accessed e-mail. Just dandy. Went back to XP. Damn thing looks like somebody puked on the screen.

Here. This is what it looks like on Chrome on Windows XP.

Remember how GoDaddy rushed to my aid when I ran into traffic issues on my blog when the pope resigned. That is GoDaddy. Google should learn from them (though I have to say that Google was pretty awesome when we have had hardware issues with our Google Nexus 7 pads).

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For a start, look at the parts I have underlined, twice, in red. Look at the BIG button. Notice that you can’t read the TEXT … which actually says ‘Move’ because it is displaying white text on a white background! All those little blobs you see, like bleached mouse droppings … those are supposed to be full size buttons.

This is crazy. This is stupid. This is unacceptable.

So, I Google. A known problem, going back to at least 2011. That is diabolical.

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Notice that there is now a Chrome APP to access GoDaddy e-mail. I refuse to go that route. I have accessed GoDaddy e-mail from a browser for longer than most Google programmers have been out of diapers. I am not going to go down the slippery slope of relying on an APP to access Web-based e-mail.

That Chrome can be site-specific, depending on the version of the Operating System is beyond pathetic — and I am here talking as an ex-professional programmer for IBM, an ex-microcode programmer, a person who started programming in 1969, somebody with both a B.Sc (Hons.) & M.Sc. (Distinction) in Computer Technolgy/Science and somebody who taught computer programming at College level. This is just piss-poor programming. Simple as that.

I am not amused. Can’t believe that Google hasn’t fixed this or that GoDaddy, with their enormous clout, hasn’t leaned on Google and forced them to do the decent thing. Amazing.

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