Sunday, December 31, 2006

Costco finds a use for Microsoft Zune

Costco finds use for Microsoft Zune......selling iPods. Yet another reason for me to love Costco.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

This just end....something changed and the world did not explode

Just read this post over about parents learning to SMS message their kids.

OMG! Parents Use Txting to Chat With Kids

My friends and I used to get into debates about growing old. I used to get really scared by the idea that one day, I would just not want to learn anything else. I guess I know several people who have given up on learning anything new. That, really bothers me. As I said, I used to get scared about that. Then one of my friends looked me in the eyes and said "Dude, the fact that it bothers you means it won't happen."

I think people get freaked out by new things because our life moves at a pace, that we actually see evolution. Not evolution in the sense that we grow gills, but we evolve. That's what really separates us from the rest of the animal world. The fact that when we first saw a computer, we didn't take a crap in it or try to wear it like a hat. We looked at it and it sparked something in use that made us think of the possibilities.

Back to work.....

Came back to work after about 10 days off. It only took 10 hours of actually being at work to get me good and pissed again. That's not really bad considering that during non-holiday vacation it only takes 2 hours.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Stick a fork in it.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I dont!

They luv McDonalds.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Not bad, but I was just wondering

Wonder if Santa gets a break?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Zach Braff.....You should list to this guy...He has a point!

If you look at the scheduler on my DishNetwork DVR you will find somewhere between SpongeBob Squarepants and The Family Guy the show Scrubs. I think Scrubs along with The Office, My Name is Earl and 30 Rock build a lineup the likes of which we haven't had in many, many years.

But you always hate to see an actor committing career suicide, because when they do, we have to live with their past greatness along with them. So, Zach, if your reading this please check out the blog entry at Drivl.com by Rebecca Kelley called: Zach Braff, Thy Self-Important Pensive Soul Searching Creeps Me Out.

PS. thank you NBC for making shows easy to find on your website.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Fun

Just Jack!

DJ Keltech - Knight Rider

Nice beat box work.

Offline MS patching

While reading the logs on ISC they mentioned this article on DIY Service Packs. Now, I really like the concept of being able to pull down Microsoft patches and burning them to a DVD. The reason is FAMILY SUPPORT. I get calls all the time from family about the PC running slow or some other opaque problem.

So, I downloaded the DIY scripts and gave it a try. the file I downloaded was call ctupdate302.zip. I unzipped it into it's own directory. I started the DownloadStarterGUI which looks something like this



Since I don't use Windows XP german, I selected Windows XP and I select "for all platforms (DVD) under the "Create ISO image(s) section.

Once you click the start here is what you get....


Well, this should be running for a while. I will update the blog with the next steps once it's finished.

Blogging

Sorry it's been so long since I have posted to the blog, but my life has taken on a surreal slow motion quality as some things just feel to be falling apart. But I think things have bottomed out and it should be on the upswing soon.

I would like to send a congrats out to Boris on the birth of their new child.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

how to Appreciate Death Metal

Found this great entry over at http://www.wikihow.com .

How to Appreciate Death Metal

Never knew Death Metal had sub-categories. I can see it know...... Alex, I will take Death Metal Appreication for $200.

Remember, the more you know, the more you grow.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Mars Rover (Spirit) Photographs Humanoid Skull? on its way to Gusev Crater

Before everyone cries "Photoshopped, Shopped, Altered, etc."...I've included the URL for the original Photograph at Official NASA Site in the first post. The Skull Looking Object is right there in plain sight.

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cool

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Zombie chickens rise from mass graves

At many egg farms, chickens that are too old to produce are suffocated with carbon dioxide and then dumped in a compost heap. Apparently though, "zombie birds" that managed to survive have been spotted emerging from mass graves at Northern California farms...

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speechless

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Tricking TiVo

So you think you can flee from TV commercials by fast-forwarding on your digital video recorder? Hah. Advertisers are in hot pursuit.

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Technology will always advance. It takes a life of it's own. But human curiosity will always prevail. My daughter is growing up with fewer commercials than I sat through as a kid thanks to DVR. At least for now. But if marketers give quality instead of qauntity then maybe they have something.

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Autistic Basketball

Great video and great story.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Not again

Waiting room

Friday, December 01, 2006

Not again

Waiting room