Archive for February, 2005

Two days in a row!

Friday, February 18th, 2005

Then: Now:

Not bad eh?

And in case you ever thought “Huh… I wonder why a valentine heart looks nothing like an actual heart” I give you The Straight Dope‘s answer…

While I appreciate the action, this is still funny

Those Brits are a bunch of thieves… But Tivo is making it easy for people with their “TivoToGo” You don’t even have to hack your Tivo to transfer shows to your PC

Who’s idea was this??

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

The high one day: 63F
The high the day after: 32F

Ok, so I broke the 2001 pictures a little. I’ll fix it later. One of these days I’d like to redesign this whole site. If you’re using IE you can do the cute little picture show. If you’re using FireFox (like you should be) you’ll have to click through the show. Deal with it.

I’ve been on a Mt Dew kick lately. I have 4 free songs from Itunes – I don’t even use Itunes. I’m not sure I need 4 free songs. I could just sign up for Napster’s free trial, download a crapload of songs for free. Why should I bother try to read a 10-digit code printed on the underside of a bottle cap? You can’t even read half the letters. I don’t think it’s worth $1 of my time to try either.

Here’s your funny link for today (Google Maps) – notice the search terms…

I went and saw Million Dollar Baby the other day – fantastic movie. Clint still has that knack. And you can’t really go wrong having Morgan Freeman narrating a movie for you – Shawshank anyone? Hey, I just found a nifty trick by accident – ctrl + arrow takes you to the start or end of a word. Handy for when you want to put something in italics with Blogger (ctrl+shift+arrow to highlight, then ctrl + i to put the tags around it) Where was I? Oh, right, movie. Very powerful stuff, well done, award-winning, go see it now, etc.

Make that 5 free songs…

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow – The only thing impressive about this movie was that the entire thing was done in a blue room. You can’t really call it a blue screen at that point. I was going to put a link here to so you could see someone that actually thought this was one of the greatest movies, and you could laugh at them with me. Instead you’ll just have to pretend. Why? Because every time I go to that stupid site it locks up my browser.

I finally watched The Graduate too. I think it’s just a movie that every one is supposed to have seen. Oh, and Remember the Titans which I really enjoyed. Maybe just slightly less than Friday Night Lights

Oh, and I have a Tivo now as well. Yes, I don’t even have cable, but I now own a Tivo. I’m not sure how I lived without it before. I knew I’d like it, but not this much. And it was only $50 with a $100 rebate – do the math.

Ok, I’m off to see if I can fit my ‘blogroll’ in here somewhere….

Eric sucks

Thursday, February 10th, 2005

Had a call from a user the other day, thought I’d share:
“I have tried to print my open orders to Xerox printer, but nothing is coming out. Can you check to see if anything is in the cube?”

In second place, we have the guy who asked if I could change something in his ‘file’ on the terminal server. It’s amazing how leaving a few letters out can leave me scratching my head. “Oh, you mean profile!” But really, do the details matter? I mean, it’s not like a dry ink bottle and a dry ink waste bottle are all that different – they both contain basically the same thing…. right?

The award for “We Really didn’t think our domain name through” this week goes to and

I keep getting surprised at movies I rent. I watched Without a Paddle last night and it was actually a good movie. Either that, or the with all the crap Hollywood’s been putting out lately it just seemed like a good movie. I’d give it a B- I suppose.

Manchurian Candidate was just Conspiracy Theory all over again. Still decent I guess. Another B-

Blade 2 was disappointing. I’m pretty sure the days of good trilogies are gone. I’ve heard that the third installment is even worse. As long as it doesn’t top the Matrix for “Biggest Trilogy Letdown Ever” Uhg. C+

I actually went and saw a movie at a theater! Sideways wasn’t as good as everyone kept saying it was, but it was a good story with decent acting and some funny bits to it. At least rent it when it comes out if you haven’t seen it yet. B

If you thought I had too much time on my hands, you obviously haven’t seen this guy.

Not that I ever comment on politics, but Bush is brilliant.
” Some in our country think that Social Security is a trust fund — in other words, there’s a pile of money being accumulated. That’s just simply not true. The money — payroll taxes going into the Social Security are spent. They’re spent on benefits and they’re spent on government programs. There is no trust. We’re on the ultimate pay-as-you-go system — what goes in comes out. And so, starting in 2018, what’s going in — what’s coming out is greater than what’s going in. It says we’ve got a problem. And we’d better start dealing with it now. The longer we wait, the harder it is to fix the problem.

Secondly, if you’re a person who is retired or near retirement, nothing will change, there is enough money. You’re in good shape. I know there are some who have heard talk about Social Security around the country here, saying, oops, he’s going to take away my check. That’s not going to happen. I don’t care what the rhetoric is, what the mailings say, what the TV ads say, you’re in good shape. It’s the younger workers who ought to be asking the members of the Congress and the President of the United States, what are you going to do to fix the problem. ”

See? Brilliant. Why didn’t anyone else see this coming? What he’s saying is that Social Security is broken, but if you’re an old person, don’t worry about it, you’ll be fine… we’re just going to screw the generation after you. They don’t vote as much as you… so you’re fine for now. We can drop a bomb in a 3 foot wide hole to level a building halfway around the world, but we still don’t quit grasp basic accounting.

And we’ll leave you with this parting gift

Echeck – uhg

Saturday, February 5th, 2005

Echeck - uhg

So I’m sitting in line at echeck on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. What a racket…. $20 for them to say ‘yup, not destroying the environment too bad’

We never voted for this. And it’s pointless – those who know they won’t pass just register their car in a county that doesn’t have echeck. What does this accomplish? Nothing. It’s just making someone a lot of money, and causes me anguish every year. The world is out to get me.

I have what?

Thursday, February 3rd, 2005

Yup, strep throat. I haven’t had strep throat since I was 14 maybe. I used to get it about once a year as a kid, but that’s been awhile. It hurts and I’m starving/thirsty all the time. God hates me. My wallet is in the left-rear pocket today.

Mercenaries is a bad-ass game though.

Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle was funnier than I expected. Didn’t realize it was a stoner comedy. And hey, Neil Patrick Harris is in it. We’ll give it a B. Manchurian Candidate was.. uh.. odd. Not really what I expected. D.W. does a good job being a slightly mental Gulf War vet. Something about the movie just really never got going though. C+

And yes, that’s really all I’m writing about those two movies today. I must be sick. I forgot a movie… I do that sometimes. Employee of the Month – I was expected an Office Space type movie. Not even close. It did ok though. Towards the end I got the feeling that they were throwing plot twists at us just for giggles. It’s no Confidence, but a decent movie. B-

Bored? I am. Go to

If that doesn’t entertain you, try Gizoogle

I’m going to go gargle warm saltwater now… doesn’t that sound like fun?

Just a test

Thursday, February 3rd, 2005

Just a test

just wanted to see if this works…