Archive for April 20, 2021

Rogers Will Credit Customer’s For Yesterday’s Epic Outage…. For What It’s Worth

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 20, 2021 by itnerd

Rogers who is likely still smarting from the epic outage that pretty much inconvenienced their users who are likely working from home in the middle of a global pandemic decided throw their users a bit of a bone. Rogers has again apologized and is now saying they will be giving customers wireless bill credits for the outage.

I suppose that this is a good thing. But for the average user, that may only be about $5 at most. Rogers won’t even notice this credit in their quarterly financials. But they’re really doing this for optics reasons. After all, they’re trying to buy Shaw and the blowback from that has been epic. Thus they really need to make this #Fail go away as quickly as possible. All I have to say is good luck with that as I am pretty certain that Rogers customers aren’t going to forget this any time soon and may make a change in terms of whom their telco of choice is.

E-Waste Is Projected To Grow 75 Million Tons In 2031 & ecoATM Wants You To Take Action

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 20, 2021 by itnerd

A picture is worth 1,000 words and ecoATM has a lot to say when it comes to e-waste. Global e-waste volumes grew by 21% from 2014-2019, which led to a record of 54 million tons of e-waste produced in the final year, and a projected total of 75 million tons in the year 2030. 

The first step is bringing awareness to this increasingly dangerous issue. To do so, ecoATM has teamed up with digital artist, Justin Peters, to introduce the Earth Day E-Waste Series; a hard-hitting collection of images designed that portrays the dangerous impact of e-waste on the world to help spread knowledge of what’s occurring to the planet, in hopes that the masses are able to help reverse it. The series consists of three images: 

  1. A summer park scene showing layers of e-waste underneath, indicating how what’s below the surface has an effect on what’s above.
  2. A deep-dive ocean display, showing what should normally be filled with ocean wildlife as now being full of e-waste, depicting our effect on ecosystems outside of our own.
  3. A single tree in a landscape of e-waste, illustrating how we’re at a crossroads where we can either fall deeper into what we’re creating or rise above it and come out stronger than ever.
      Each image depicts why properly recycling electronics is critical for minimizing e-waste.

Additionally, ecoATM has established their ecoMONTH program through April 30th, where every qualified device and accessory presented at one of the nearly 4,500 available kiosks will net the donator at least $1, regardless of condition. Thus you should take your E-Waste to make sure it doesn’t harm the environment.

To learn more and get involved, visit