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Sunday, 02 July 2006

Weirdest. Rental policy. Ever.

We were just at the local Blockbuster grabbing a few DVDs, and I noticed the late returns policy on a sign proclaiming an end to late fees:

Rental product kept more than 7 days after the due date is converted to a sale. Sale may be reversed by returning the product within 30 days of the sale date and paying a $1.25 restocking fee. Franchise restocking fees may vary.

So this pretty much means that I can rent a video for 36 days plus the original rental period for the cost of the initial rental plus $1.25 (and some forward and reverse credit card transaction shenanigans). I don't see the point in them referring to rentals as "overnight" or "three nights" or "weekly" any more.


[19:50] [life] [permalink]

On the state of Flash on Linux

The state of Flash on Linux is starting to irk me, specifically the fact that what's available for Linux seems to be trailing 2 versions behind what's available for Windows.

Case in point: Kynan blogs about the Transformers movie. "Yay" I go, and scoot off to check it out, only to discover that it requires Flash 8, and points me off in that direction. If only a version greater than 7 was available to download, I would.

Sigh. I'm due for a reboot into Windows soon so I can download the exercise data off my watch, so maybe I'll remember to visit the site then...

[12:07] [tech] [permalink]