OK, here's the deal. I am not cool. Everyone that knows me will vouch for me!
The purpose of this blog is more of an experiment, to turn an uncool and very unsociable individual
into the coolest guy on the Google search engine with help from social networking web sites.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Coolest Blogs on the internet

Blogging seems to be a major part of SEO these days so I thought I would list my favorite blogs in order of how useful I found them.
  1. Wordpress: This is hands-down the best blogging platform on the internet. Pages seem to get listed in Google straight away! If you need a blog, go for a Wordpress blog. Site Popularity in Alexa - 18
  2. Blogger/Blogspot: Great Blog with plenty of extra features. I found it came up second best compared to Wordpress though. Site Popularity in Alexa - 5
  3. Tumblr: This would have been number 2, but over the last two years it has become quite slow. Site Popularity in Alexa - 45
  4. Posterous: Great concept. You can update your blog be sending an email. However, the search engines seem to ignore it. Site Popularity in Alexa - 472
  5. Live Journal: Good for SEO but a little limited in what you can do with it. Site Popularity in Alexa - 81
  6. Typepad: Too early to tell. After three days my first post is still not listed in Google, very limited in what you can do. Site Popularity in Alexa - 201

Monday, March 28, 2011

Not happy Jan!!! (Dux Hot Water)

I don't normally come here to vent, but I just got off the phone to a nice lady from Dux, who informs me that my Dux SUNPRO Gas 305 Solar Water Heater that seems to have a burnt out thermostat is no longer covered by warranty.

The original thermostat was replaced under warranty mid December 2008 after being in our new house for a year.

Ok, so we got a few years out of it, but should they burn out so frequently?

My girlfriend rang the plumber that Dux put us on to and was told that they should definitely NOT need to be replaced that often and that the unit has a computer which possibly could be also faulty as it synchronizes the solar and gas power.

I spoke to someone at Dux and they were very polite and keep their cool, even while dealing with this difficult customer. After I got around to explaining what the plumber said, and how I disappointed I was. When they replaced the first thermostat, the computer should have also been checked or replaced?

That's when I got a reaction from the lady! She became quite angry that the plumber said this. She claims the information was inaccurate and that he shouldn't have said that.

Hmm, he probably is more qualified to answer that than some lady from the Dux complaints line!

Later I got a call back. They had to ring this plumber and find out what he told me which apparently I got the story completely wrong as HE is PAID by Dux to give biased views of Dux hot water services, so he would never make up some story about a magically syncing computer that may or may not exist!

Anyone else have issues with Dux? Post them below. Or on one of the other sites full of disillusioned customers!
  1. Dux Hot Water
  2. Dux Hot Water Problems
If you are a representative of Dux, I would be happy for a response, however, I wouldn't expect one!