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Dear Lyft — November 18, 2017

Dear Lyft

The Lyft’s star rating system is a sham, largely irrelevant, a vector for Internet-style negativity and score-settling, grossly mis-aligned with organic conditions on the ground, and outright juvenile by good measure. Nothing is more discouraging than the silly rating system.  So, we are now forwarding with work to engineer our own system that will perhaps come to challenge the Lyft system head on. The Lyft’s defaults and assumptions that it’s passengers are some kinds of angels is fomenting, fermenting and brewing a culture of complaining, negativity, demoralization and waging a silent-passive psycho-emotional aggression against it’s valuable asset, the driver.

Then again, for slight meager pay, the Lyft pushes its drivers to be some sorts of performing artists and clowns on-board, all in effort to please an otherwise very unrefined bottom end audience that will never rise to discern good service from bad service. The Lyft should be about transporting deserving good quality people from one important place to another, in a safe, clean and respectful manner, NOTHING MORE! DJs belong in nightclubs, not on-board “the Lyft” please. …And we remain the real tried tested world renowned DJs of all time. Just search!

We are confident that Lyft can do better but please take heed because we intend to discuss these issues with the general public.

Gift Sting International

IT / Tech / Computer Support Washington DC, Richmond VA [RVA] & Maryland [MD] — October 21, 2017
Want to be a Lyft Driver? — September 18, 2017

Want to be a Lyft Driver?

Lyft Driver Live Snap 01

There is your answer: About $10.15 / hour [10 dollars & 15 cents per hour]

And the hourly rate can be lower than $5 / hour during a slow down.  So, is it worth it?  Just about! Both Lyft & Uber are hardscrabble methods of earning an income. 🙂 It is worth it only if you really have no alternative; in desperate need [when times are hard]; if you want real-time, quick cash in trickles and don’t want to fill out a job application & face an ass in a job interview.  There is no job interview but an extensive background check for sure.  It is worth it if you have all the required tools readily in your hands, which means:

  • A good 4 door vehicle with all paper work in very clean order [Money! Money! Money! And more money!]
  • A good mobile phone & upfront money for an unlimited data plan
  • Of course, gasoline tank filled to the brim

Our tips for you:

  • You work with your heart in your hands because the people over at Lyft can de-activate you temporarily or permanently at the drop of a hat, and without notice [all it takes is for some ADHD passenger to complain… And you should know by now that America is the ultimate “Complain Nation!”]
  • The Lyft system, in very few words, assumes it’s drivers are potential criminals and it’s passengers are angels [they are hostile to their drivers with intense frequency].  Simply put, they harass their drivers somehow!  Perhaps, we cannot blame them because the world is quite a dangerous place these days!
  • Because Lyft rides are very cheap, you must be prepared to deal with very nasty, base, crude, negative, uneducated and downright stupid people who feel very entitled [not always but just once in a while you will be blessed with an ADHD-type client]
    • With that in mind, certain ethnic groups can be quite difficult, perhaps depending on your own ethnic background [for example — for very different reasons — black and East Indian passengers can be ‘touchy-feely’ and difficult simply because you the driver happen to be black.]
  • Most Lyft drivers do not understand the Lyft rating system and many other rules of engagement [for example if passenger gives the driver 3 stars, that passenger will not ride in your vehicle ever again / perhaps they will change this]
  • Do not spend too much time in your day driving for either Lyft or Uber because these services are like quick-sand: The more you drive, the more your rating goes down!  Then they terminate you.  So, only drive a few hours while you invest more time in developing yourself in other areas.
  • Only target requests that are within about 10 minutes
    • So, position yourself accordingly because you do not want to be picking someone who is 28 minutes then he/she cancels on you
    • Or you may spend plenty time traveling to pick up someone who will just be taking a quickie around the block, to the liquor store of all places! 
  • Avoid driving after mid-night because good people can do strange things during those hours
  • Avoid driving in the inner city, especially around college students, because:
    • (1) Roads will be rough on you and your car
    • (2) You will be doing plenty short $3 rides [you will be spending much more time driving to pick people up than dropping them off]
  • If you find yourself in the hood [which means a rough neighborhood], turn the damn app off because you will get people with very bad attitudes over there [that is an easy way to get low ratings… Just from experience!]
  • Your radius moves with you, which means you will certainly end up in very rough places [the Lyft algorithm will add clients onto your pick-up bucket without your participation].  

…Then do not forget to clean your car then fill up the gasoline tank every single day.  Also, be prepared for heavy exhaustion from plenty driving around the city as you pick people up and drop them off.  Oh! Once again, just be careful of people with a nasty attitude [who just cannot wait to give you a nasty star rating] along the way as you try to help them get home, to work or the beer hall.  Yes! Yes! Be prepared for stinky jackets that will stink your car seats with oily odors from left-over food as well!  …Oh, come on!!! It’s not that baaad.

The best thing about Lyft is of course you get to meet people you would never otherwise have met in your life.  Many people you pick up will genuinely uplift you, put a smile on your face and brighten your day.  With Lyft, you may truly get to overcome all your prejudices, negative attitudes toward people, their skin color, and whatever hurting load you may be carrying around.  Other great issues about Lyft:

  • There is no dreadful job interview & no bothering people for a job reference [only an extensive background check via your Social Security Number & driver’s license]
  • They appear to be honest with their number$
  • The immediacy [you work now, get paid pronto right now!]
  • Drive whenever you want & stop whensoever you please [great for studying!]

God bless the Internet economy because the Internet economy will surely overcome the old-school racist job-interview-job-reference gate-keeping employment system & economy!

#lyftdriver #uber #lyft #uberdriver #becomeuberdriver #impietechie #imperialtechnologies #impiereal


AV / Sound System Engineering / Hi Fidelity Sound for Hotel, Nightclub, Restaurant or Conference Room — August 10, 2017

AV / Sound System Engineering / Hi Fidelity Sound for Hotel, Nightclub, Restaurant or Conference Room


  • Audio-visual / AV technicians & sound engineering that is bullet proof, solid & intense
  • We will also compose easy-to-follow instructions to help you & your staff work in harmony with your audio-visual / sound systems & IT / computer technologies
  • Let the music be crispy crystal clear so people can make a visit to your restaurant, nightclub or business a very special occasion
  • People should be impressed by the music you play for them
  • People should stick around a little longer & spend a little more because the music is really really good!!!

Let us come in & re-work things so your clients will not complain anymore that the sound is too noisy or causing them migraines.  No long forms to fill out, no birth certificates required, no wasting time, no laziness & no ‘selling snake oil’… Just solid tough performance with real-time updates as we work on.  Download an example here please:

Operating the Sound System at King Pin Lanes

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How to Recharge Your Car’s AC System with Refrigerant — August 3, 2017

How to Recharge Your Car’s AC System with Refrigerant

Re-filling the air-conditioning system in your vehicle can be quite a challenging exercise, particularly if it is your first time.  The photo instructions — as written by their respective manufacturers — that come with the cans you purchase from your local store can be very difficult to understand.  We went through the headache for you.  Please download the PDF below.  Thank you so much!

How to Recharge the Vehicle AC System with Refrigerant

~*~ Below are the original cumbersome instructions from a company called A/C Pro ~*~

Recharging Vehicle AC Original Instructions by AC Pro


Recover your Data from an External USB Drive that is Frozen [No Screw Drivers!] — July 7, 2017
How to Install Here Maps [the Offline GPS App] on External SD Storage instead of Internal —

How to Install Here Maps [the Offline GPS App] on External SD Storage instead of Internal

Perform a full side-load [from your computer without connecting to the Internet].  Load the data + map files supporting the Here Maps app from your Windows machine.  Here Maps [was/is also known as HereWeGo Maps] is an offline Global Positioning System [GPS] application.  Offline means your Samsung mobile phone becomes a full GPS device [just like TomTom] without the need to connect to the Internet.  Please download the easy instructions below:

Installing the HereWeGo Maps GPS App on External SD Card

This teaches us how to avoid installing apps to the internal storage [storage that came with the phone device from factory] because we might need that storage space for more important things.

“Is it me or this Google becoming an epidemic?” — July 5, 2017

“Is it me or this Google becoming an epidemic?”

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Recently, we have been getting so many calls about Google accounts locking people out like this.  You see: When people establish these email accounts, these accounts become compelling investments and come to have a life unto themselves.  What is devastating is, these fellas over at Google have become very brash & arrogant in style lately.  …They are stonewalling, ignoring you and outright settling scores with their user base.  Someone help them because we smell more & more lawsuits upon Google’s chest! Here is a list of Internet companies who engage in this unfettered arrogance of constantly cornering & locking people out:

Amazon Seller Central & Amazon Pay
2CO also known as 2Checkout

Menus + Graphics + Photography — June 25, 2017
Website Design & eCommerce — April 25, 2017

Website Design & eCommerce

Please check out just a few of our killer websites.  Ultra modern websites that are intelligent enough to notice & respond to different screen sizes [particularly designed for performance on mobile devices].  Now that takes plenty technical expertise!!!
(804) 404-3025 | impietechie@gmail.com / Washington D.C. & Richmond, VA {RVA}

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Please contact us from anywhere on Earth & we can set up your company website & technologies quite quickly.  We cover everything, from heavy duty e-commerce, server/hardware engineering, database administration, coding, down to graphics.