Friday, 28 June 2013
- "Now is a perfect time for entrepreneurs. Tons of opportunities. Everything is broken and you have an chance to rethink and fix it."
At the same event I head a story of a new IT business. Business was started a year ago by an undergrad student right after school. Started with a support of some "business accelerator incubator". Recently I heard many stories about new IT businesses. As we all (customers) now live in cyber world, IT businesses are most interesting and funded. Many of these IT businesses are ran by non IT people and maybe this is why their implemented business ideas are garbage. They are alive just because people are so bored that they are eager to try anything new out and spend money. Being an IT guy for almost a decade I feel that 99% of these ideas don't improve or bring any value to our lives, they are just to sell imaginative value that marketers can make customers believe it's there.
Returning to my first sentences I'm asking myself, maybe everything is broken because there shouldn't be such many amateurs that want to make a buck throwing tons of incredible garbage under "Service" sauce into the cyber space?
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
City of Toronto seems is working on inventing yet better scam schemas to take a buck out of pockets its residents and parking tickets are one of the favorite city budget sources.
In April 2011 I bought a new motorcycle. Toronto's motorcycle owners know that parking in the city is free on designated paid parking spots as long as your motorcycle parked perpendicular to the curb and don't violate other sings and regulations.
Those were my first days riding a motorcycle, even more, any kind of a vehicle in Toronto. Early morning I rode to the work (174 Spadina Ave.) being first on the parking I parked by bike right against the pole that shows end of the parking area in the way that pole visually would split my bike in halves.
In the end of the day around 6pm going back home I approached the bike and found a parking ticket attached to the tank cap. Time on the ticket said that it was issued just a few minutes ago. That meant that a single one parking enforcement officer didn't see an infringement in the way I parked my bike except that very special one. Address of infringement on the ticket was wrong and infringement description also was wrong. It would be very easy to defend that ticket in the court.Next day I brought ticket to a court.
Since then nobody sent my anything regarding to that ticket. Until April 2013 when I went to get a new license validation sticker, I was told that there is a ticket on my license plate and they won't sell me sticker until I pay or resolve in other way this ticket. I paid fine, because a day of going around the city and waiting in the lines will cost me more than that. But this is not right, after 2 years without any notice from the court and hearing, without real infringement from my side I had to pull money out of my pocket and give them to the government? Why...???