Friday, September 29, 2006

I didn't know the Kangaroo could take a good lick like this

It seems that everyone is upset about the "Animal Olympics" that where held in China.

I also wonder, what the monkey's max bench is? This kind of stuff makes me cheer when I watch "When Animals Attack!".

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Friday, September 22, 2006

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No one should eat at TGI Fridays twice in one day.

You may think you hate it now, but wait till you drive it!

I think the title of the posts says a lot. We may hate the phone companies, but at least they aren't government run. I mean sure, if you have problems you may think they took the Soviet Union's attitude on customer service. But at least when you decided to change carriers they don't try to arrest you.

It seems this is a growing problem in some of the less development areas of the world. Check out this blogarticle (I'm trying to coin a new phrase) from TechDirt on VOIP providers who have been arrested by the governments of thier respective countries.

At least in the old U.S. they try to tax you out of business.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

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Emergency rooms are not fun.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Mark Cuban. Hate him. Love him. Think he's some jackass with a bizzilian dollars and a basketball team. That may all be true.

I think he's a very smart guy and I've learned a lot about how to think like an entrepreneur from reading his blog.

The latest entry is his prediction on the fall of YouTube and unfortunately, I think he's hit the nail on the head. I'm not afraid to say it. I LOVE YOUTUBE. I have spent hours at home, on my own time just searching for videos out there. Some have been very funny and some are just stupid. But I like to think that searching on YouTube is like panning for gold. The content you find that is funny and fresh makes all those wasted hours worth it. Then you share it with your friends and they think "Hey that's funny I wonder how he found that?". Or they think, "I wonder how much time he pisses away looking for this stuff". Either way, I've had fun and will continue while it lasts.

Mr Cuban's latest entry on YouTube: The Coming Dramatic Decline of Youtube.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

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Happy Birthday Emma

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Segway recalls 23,000 Personal Transporters:

Hazard: The personal transporter can unexpectedly apply reverse torque to the wheels, which can cause a rider to fall. This can occur when the device is tilted back by the Speed Limiter and the rider comes off and then back onto the device within a short period of time.


My favorite part of the hazard statement "the rider comess off and then back onto the device within a short period of time.". Translation: Fall off, jump up and declare that "I meant to do that!".

Yes, I'm obsessed. Because I can't afford one!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I now know somebody who is related to someone that's practically famous

Check out Coach Brack as the color comentator for South East Texas Sports. Just click on the games under the "Archive" section. Click Here to take you to the list.

Asterisk 1.4 Released

I've been a huge fan of Asterisk, the open source PBX. They have released version 1.4 and a new GUI will be released for it shortly. I run Asterisk as Home using a combination of Vonage for long distance and a local POTS line for local service. I've been very happy with it and have learned a lot of things about Telco stuff and POTS line.

Here is a link to an announcement from

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Monday, September 11, 2006

Sept. 11 2001

Wow, 5 years have already gone by since that day. I was working at a start up company and we had just sent our CIO and President to New York the day before. The CIO had stayed a day over because he is from New York. As a matter of fact, they had a meeting in one of the towers on Sept. 10th with some VC guys. Our CIO flew back on the 10th and was coming into the office later that day. I was there with some developers when I got a call from our LAN Admin. He told me that someone flew a plane into the World Trade Center. I told him to stop screwing around with me. He said turn on the TV. We worked in an office that was at one time used by a stock trading company so we had several TV's hung from the ceiling. I turned the TV's on and needless to say our world stopped. We where watching the TV when the second plane hit and our world was never the same.

It took us a full day to find our President. He was fine but freaking out as I would have expected. Some really hard decisions had to be made since the financial community put everything on hold.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Rethinking Google's system / Human-powered search premieres

Scott Jones knows it's probably not wise to try to out-Google Google. But he's also not ready to concede that the world's leading search engine, or any of its main competitors, has the Web search trick down completely.


This makes me crazy....I guess that I didn't think of it. Would people pay for someone to do their searches for them? Interesting concept...I wonder if it will fly?

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Programming Quotes

Here's a compilation of several programming-related quotes. For example: If you lie to the compiler, it will get its revenge (Henry Spencer); It's hard enough to find an error in your code when you're looking for it; it's even harder when you've assumed your code is error-free (Steve McConnell).


I'm a huge fan of quotes. I like the idea of saying something profound or shallow in one or two sentences. These are pretty good so I hope you enjoy.

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