Just a heads up, Dreamhost has finally gotten too mediocre for me to ignore anymore. I’m fed up with the myriad issues, and will be migrating to a VPS, so don’t be surprised if the domain goes down for a period of time.

If you’re reading this now, then you’re on the new server!

Fedex Smartpost

…. is so hilariously bad. Let’s ship the package to random hubs and then finally chuck it in the mail when it gets to the right city. I’m pretty sure media mail is faster than this unholy union – granted, it’s more fedex being raging incompetents than USPS.

Case 1: Package shipping from Dallas, to Austin. Let’s overshoot austin and go to houston, taking a day or more per depot, until we finally drop it in USPS, who then take another day to deliver. If they dropped it in the post in Dallas, it would have been there in one day, rather than one week. 200 miles. 3 hour drive.

Case 2: Package shipped from Phoenix, to Austin. Let’s let the package sit for a day, before tossing it to the next depot. I mean, no rush, right? Then, let’s ship it past the target (again), and spend a few more days getting it back to the right city, then another day to pop it in the mail. Again, instead of the 10 days it’s taken to go “Smart”post, USPS would have had it there in two days.

Case n: USPS Parcel Post is always faster.