HP: Not such a Big Deal after all.A British citizen has been charged with conspiracy to defraud Hewlett-Packard out of $10 million by setting up phony companies to get big discounts on computers he would then resell.
The U.S. Attorney's Office announced that Mark Allan James, 44, had been ch ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.
So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.
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Invent new ways to get contractsHewlett Packard has agreed to pay a $16.25 million fine to settle a case that involved improprer gift-giving to school-district employees in Houston and Dallas, the Associated Press is reporting.
The allegations came in connection with the federal government's ... More >>
Found on the webz: This video from 20 years ago this month, a walking tour of Compaq headquarters here in Houston. With the Presario (4 GB of RAM!!) still in the future -- and future overlord H-P in no one's thoughts -- these brave engineers entered the `90s.....wearing the fashions of the early `8 ... More >>
Talk about your (mostly) lone nuts. Terry Jones, reverend of something called the Dove World Outreach Center (sounds like a rehab facility that uses soap enema therapy), is going ahead with his planned "International Burn-A-Koran Day" on September 11. This in spite of mounting criticism from ... More >>
Tickets, trips, gifts to HISD board membersIt's debatable what's more amazing when reading over the Bracewell & Giuliani law firm's report on ethical violations in the so-called E-rate program by Houston ISD employees and their too-tempting IT vendors -- the stuff they can verify or the alleg ... More >>
Comedian Jo Koy is having a great year, even if he isn't having a great week. He's got the flu and he's spending the holidays in airports and hotel rooms as he travels around the country doing his stand-up show. Hair Balls got to talk to him between flights, after he had just spent two hours wai ... More >>
Woodlands native turned Austin dweller Hayes Carll had an up-and-down year in 2008. His first Lost Highway release, Trouble In Mind, garnered worldwide attention. As he relaxed in the Ozarks with his in-laws before heading to Warehouse Live for tonight's gig with Band of Heathens a ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to email@example.com.
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Thought the holiday uber-shopping craze was limited to Black Friday? Welcome to Cyber Monday.Admittedly, the day was first a gimmick by Shop.org (they coined the term back in 2005), but over the years, more and more stores have jumped on board and as many as 82% of online retailers are offering spec ... More >>