Does anyone remember a Twilight Zone episode where tech companies outsourced their support functions to the deepest, darkest recesses of Hell where Satan’s vilest minions earned their horns by torturing customers? Well, I’m living it now.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday that the “Cards want public money for Ballpark Village.” This in spite of the fact that they haven’t begun to build the part of the village they promised in exchange for massive tax breaks when they built the new Busch Stadium. For the time being Ballpark Village remains a combination eyesore and parking lot.
Thus the Cards joined the Kiel Partners who reneged on renovating the Kiel Opera in exchange for help building the Kiel/Savvis/Scottrade for the hockey Blues and the Rams who at least had the integrity not to promise anything in exchange for a sweetheart deal at the Dome at America’s Center/Transworld/Edward Jones Dome.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) poster child Rand Fishkin has planted his yellow shoes solidly in the sh*t by outing websites that violate one of Google’s more controversial guidelines (here’s SEOrefugee’s take). It’s got the SEO community wondering just what those RF initials really stand for.