Mike Ferlandium-FourtySeven 
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Re: “Winooski City Manager, Who Helped the Onion City Bloom, to Resign

lol trendy downtown location.

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Posted by Mike Ferlandium-FourtySeven on 06/20/2016 at 1:25 PM

Re: “A Vermont Inventor Brings Us Selfie Toast

these guys are great!

Posted by Mike Ferlandium-FourtySeven on 08/06/2014 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Some Make the Case to Keep Burlington Telecom

Well maybe if seven days diddnt blog about an author of theirs electing fairpoint because it was cheaper - maybe bt would be doing a tiny bit better.

Posted by Mike Ferlandium-FourtySeven on 08/03/2014 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Can Vermont's Women Chefs Break the Glass Ceiling?

what the hell is a glass ceiling?

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Posted by Mike Ferlandium-FourtySeven on 05/10/2014 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Bus Service Resumes but Hard Feelings Remain

Alright guys,
Enough with this CCTA nonsense. We the consumers have the right to strike back against the union, and the company.
I propose that if there is any bit of decency in you as a human being you consider Boycotting CCTA once services are restored. People are losing jobs because of lack of transportation, it has also incurred travel expenses that folks cannot afford - this is unacceptable. The union is hurting us the folks that depend on their services to go to work, school and live our lives.
WE MUST boycott their services, and hurt them where their wallet is - just like they have done to us.
If CCTA were to lose enough passengers say 40% it would have a disastrous effect on the company's ability to pay their employees and continue operations.
Their business model requires two things for them to stay afloat, money from tax payers, and fares from passengers. Let's take a big cut out of their pie and send a message to all parties involved so they know the public finds this juvenile bickering and disagreement unacceptable.

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Posted by Mike Ferlandium-FourtySeven on 04/03/2014 at 6:59 PM

Re: “A New Queen City Resident Weighs Her Internet Options


I totally agree with everything you said, and I agree I was very passionate and probably out of bounds for what should be acceptable in this great and open forum.

The truth is, I am very passionate about the good work BT has done for the community. Even though there has been some problems with them paying off their debts, we all agree that BT is singlehandedly one of the best things that has happened to Burlington in the last 10 years.

My biggest gripe with Ms. Freese was just the utter lack socio-political implications of her giving her hard earned cash to the corporate machine. It almost feels in someways that her article was an attack on the fellow Burlington folk that provide this excellent service to us with little consideration to the fact that her 39 or 60 dollars a month would be ensuring that someone, in her town could have another meal to eat, taxes that pay for our wonderful city services like snow plows, etc... and felt that it was just too shallow of a reason to turn her back on our neighbors.

Call me old fashioned, but I really try to be as out spoken as possible when it comes to BT - the fact that they laid fiber all through the city is helping secure Burlington as a technological center where innovation is possible.

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Posted by Mike Ferlandium-FourtySeven on 03/21/2014 at 6:56 PM

Re: “A New Queen City Resident Weighs Her Internet Options

As an IT guy i am disgusted with this article and the author's premise.

Fairpoint has a history of screwing their customers - let's talk about the great Verizon - Fairpoint acquisition that left a boat load of customers calling my shop demanding me to fix their email that didn't work after the transition. Not only did I lose weeks of profitable labor, but my phones were ringing off the hook and I was unable to work on anything because of this email issue. To this day when I see email addresses with the @myfairpoint.net I shudder, knowing all too well that the customer in question was a brave soul that endured that switch over. Not only has this happened, but you should check out their VOIP offerings, and other "business" class service that they try to sling - it's all just crappy service, out-sourced support and brought to you by a corporate machine that sees you as profit and not a person.

But here is the real thing that irks me:

You don't buy fairtrade chocolate, that's cool, but what YOU are doing is turning down execellent speed and service because of your projections. You could just purchase the router from them outright, or buy one cheaply on the internet. But nooooo, you had to take the easy way out, because you only use facebook and abuse the bountiful bits that churn through your DSL so you can watch Netflix and catch up on the latest gossip girl. So instead of contributing to progress, and paying for real service from someone that lives in your neighborhood you decided to sell out to a company that will give you cheap crappy service and tech support that is outsourced to one of them countries out east. THANK YOU for being selfish, ignorant and being an utterly disgraceful example of humanity. THANK YOU for putting money in the coffers of the corporate machine, and THANK YOU for helping fund a corporate machine that is hell bent on destroying net neutrality. If you do not know what net neutrality is than you have NO business writing for this very socially just paper - as you are helping oppress millions of people and most important millions of bits and bytes that need a home.

There is an old saying "penny wise, pound foolish" take a minute to let that sink in.

Thank you and have a nice day.

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Posted by Mike Ferlandium-FourtySeven on 03/20/2014 at 9:16 PM

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