Archives for: "April 2011"

Apr/30
2011
Anyone else disgusted with the Catholic Church's self-aggrandizement? The Beatification of an Ex-Pope and his "miracles" are nothing more than their way of cashing in on someone even after they're dead. Of course when it comes to cashing in on the… more »
Apr/30
2011
The really rough ones are the 7am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday classes. You're pretty ripped up by the time it's over. Monday comes along and you sink into your desk chair at work and think 'Aaaaaah.' It's rough I tell you, just rough. I teach Motorcycle… more »
Apr/29
2011
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer meets carnival-ring-toss next to a canoe overrun by moldy grape jelly? I dunno. All I do know is that it's not just wrong but hilariously, embarrassingly, distractingly, hideously and breath-takingly wrong. And they're… more »
Apr/29
2011
You can read it but you may not believe it. The 37-year-old Barnes catapulted to instant fame for an alleged multi-tasking mash-up that earned the bottle-blonde's mug shot a spot on hundreds of Web sites. According to a startled Florida Highway Patrol… more »
Apr/29
2011
I have a project that has become a royal pain in the ass. Most of the people I am dealing with have little or no technical background, but they want answers to their questions. I struggle to comply, sometimes with "help" (see prior post about my letter… more »
Apr/28
2011

Why'd You Ask?

I had someone call and leave me a message to ask what I thought was appropriate for a portion of a project. I am going to have a strong vote on what is ultimately approved and I know more about this aspect than my colleagues, so it was not an… more »
Apr/28
2011
I want the two minutes of my life back, the two minutes I spent this week being annoying about the stupid fucking birther business. Anyone who thinks Trump actually did this for the benefit of our nation is so retarded they should be immediately… more »
Apr/27
2011
The Obamas sat down with Oprah. In response to Oprah asking why he took so long to release his birth certificate, the President answered: "We are living in a very serious time. And America has huge potential and opportunity to seize the 21st century. W… more »
Apr/27
2011
I had more than 12 items, I'll admit that up front, I actually had 14 but when I got in line I really thought I only had 12. I'd forgotten the two bags of cold cuts. My basket was almost full, almost. Maybe it was two-thirds full, but it was only 1… more »
Apr/27
2011
I'm fucking sick of this shit already. Seems like every other goddamned day there's a new set of updates. Between getting them jammed down my throat at work in the middle of the day, eating up my CPU and forcing a reboot as I'm trying to get shit done… more »
Apr/26
2011
I consider this a nice break from the usual shootings and stabbings you read about in good ol' NYC. NEW YORK (AP) -- A brawl involving cricket bats and small swords at a Sikh temple in New York City has led to riot and assault charges against seven… more »
Apr/26
2011
Hey Ladies! You're a bright bunch! WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the first time, American women have passed men in gaining advanced college degrees as well as bachelor's degrees, part of a trend that is helping redefine who goes off to work and who stays home… more »
Apr/26
2011
This kid is awesome and he should have his own show... According to the U.K.'s Portsmouth News, a 16-year-old with a clearly refined sense of humor decided to block all the water passages in a restroom at a public library. Using all of the ingenuity at… more »
Apr/26
2011
The Donald has pulled the whole Obama "birther" issue to the surface again. The White House has its panties in a bunch because Rev. Franklin Graham made the following statement (from Foxnews.com): Graham, who has met with Obama before, appeared on ABC's… more »
Apr/25
2011
Ok I'll lay this out straight: If you have to put a collar on your single, 25-lb plate when you're benching then you're a fucking retard. Simple yes? First of all no one, and I repeat NO ONE needs a collar on a single plate. Collars are for weights that… more »
Apr/25
2011
Sloth? Check. Gluttony? Check. Greed? Probably check. One more and this guy could have had a over 50% of the Seven Deadly Sins all wrapped up and tied with a bow. What was he doing? He was sleeping in his car. At lunch time. In the parking lot. With the… more »
Apr/24
2011
You've got a router, I've got a router, almost everyone has a router and a good many of them probably even the majority are wireless. Since a wireless router is just that - wireless - it means you can connect any time, any place, any where as long as… more »
Apr/23
2011
I have to wonder if MS even bothers to QA it's shit any more. They're so fucking big that a "little" screw up, like say forcing everyone to revert to their 'Last Known Good Settings' after the latest service pack install, is a perfect example of how… more »
Apr/22
2011
Bold. That's how I describe what she did, pure bully boldness, and I'm using the world 'bully' in a way that most people won't naturally intuit: to force others into retrospection about their own instinctive actions and behaviors. TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP)… more »
Apr/22
2011

Tiny Little Man

We’re doing a major project at work, switching to new vendor. It’s going to take a ton of effort not to mess it up. Because of that, this week, I’ve spent over 25 hours in meetings with various stages of planning, review, and purchasing teams to get it… more »
Apr/21
2011
I fail to see what the brouhaha is all about. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Privacy watchdogs are demanding answers from Apple Inc. about why iPhones and iPads are secretly collecting location data on users - records that cellular service providers routinely… more »
Apr/21
2011
MS wanted to cram 35 language pack updates down my e-throat. I prevented that (for now) by hiding those updates. One at a fucking time because there was no "grab-n-disable-all" feature that I could detect. No it was one at a fucking time from Arabic to… more »
Apr/20
2011
Some Chinese still regard dogs as food. But this story has a positive ending... BEIJING (AP) -- After spotting a truck packed with hundreds of whimpering dogs on a Beijing highway, a man put out a call on a microblogging site, begging fellow animal… more »
Apr/20
2011
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a pair of bills intended to further restrict abortion in Oklahoma. Fallin on Wednesday signed a bill that makes it a felony for doctors to perform abortions after a woman reaches 20 weeks of… more »
Apr/20
2011
Wow, talk about your nic addict. This guy clearly has issues beyond the typical smoker... NEW YORK (AP) -- A New Jersey woman was stabbed in the face with a pen on a New York City subway train after she tried to stop a man from lighting a cigarette.[..]… more »
Apr/20
2011
It was some stupid semi-tabloid (Us, People, Star) with some perfectly svelte, perfectly groomed, perfectly airbrushed starlette on the cover with the caption "How does this super-successful star mom manage her demanding career and three kids?" Gosh,… more »
Apr/19
2011
Seriously, what's left? ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Maybe they're risky, but day camp games like tag, Red Rover and kickball are no longer at risk in New York after state health officials yanked a proposal that threatened the future of those mainstays of… more »
Apr/19
2011
Maybe you like the taste of carcinogens in your food, but I've never been too thrilled with the "char-broiled" taste or the wider-soggier fries at Burger King. Now I have another reason to avoid them: the company was bought by foreign investors who are… more »
Apr/19
2011
"Sir! Drop that Totes!" That's how I imagine the 'conflict' that happened at our local mall today ended. You see a security guard called in an alarm to the effect of "Person seen entering the mall with a guy..." note the pause, the pause here is key,… more »
Apr/18
2011

Wait Allergies? Me?

Wtf. I don't get this sniffly-sneezy shit. No. Never. But here I am with a wad of damp Kleenex and a horrible headache. My nose hurts, no wait my face hurts, no fuck that my head hurts. And I go from "huh, I feel fine what was that all about" to… more »
Apr/18
2011
When you think of Japan you think of sushi, anime and robots. Neat robots. Ones that can imitate people. Robots that can walk and talk. Robots that can do really cool stuff. Fancy, neat, smooth, symmetrical creatures of the future. And yeah, they are… more »
Apr/17
2011
I took the family for haircuts today, mainly because more than one of us had begun to bear a strong resemblance to a breed of dog known as 'the old english sheepdog.' We were, in one word, shaggy. And something needed to be done about it. Now there are… more »
Apr/16
2011
I saw them drive up. It was interesting really, because the big, extra-large cab pickup truck drove past the neighbors and stopped directly in front of my driveway. That told me that they were deliberately targeting me, these two church ladies in their… more »
Apr/15
2011

6T On Me

Ok the house passed a budget. Yay. But was it bipartisan and did it spread the pain evenly amongst all households? Nay. It’s woefully, woefully lopsided with the vast majority of the burden falling on people just like me. What it did demonstrate,… more »
Apr/15
2011
Everyone knows that Madison from Sirus FM is one dumb twat, but this time she really managed to exceed herself. Her comment was so breathtakingly stupid that I actually paused in the middle of my workout to marvel at the level of moron-ness she’d… more »
Apr/14
2011
You keep getting that "Windows Installer" dialog box. Over and over and over. You uninstall. Reinstall. Repair. But nothing makes it go away. In my case every dag-blasted time I got an email (YES JUST AN EMAIL) Visio would reconfigure. Wtf really? I… more »
Apr/14
2011
The US gets no respect these days. America-bashing is hideously popular all over the globe, even amongst our "allies". What I find amusing is that after all the bitching and moaning about the job we do and how we could do it better these Monday-morning… more »
Apr/14
2011

I <3 Boobies Too

Some school administrators really need to stop living up to their uptight image. EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- School officials in eastern Pennsylvania will appeal a federal judge's ruling that allows students to wear breast cancer fundraising bracelets that say,… more »
Apr/14
2011
Everyone knows someone like this: a colleague, a coworker, a friend who has suddenly and seemingly overnight gone from rational, reasonable, understandable to stark-fucking-over-the-top bonkers. Oh sure they may be reasons like age or stress and people… more »
Apr/13
2011
Then you get shit like this. PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Senate has approved a bill requiring presidential candidates to prove they are U.S. citizens before they can be included on the state's ballot. What an awesome waste of time and tax payers money.… more »
Apr/13
2011
A regular coffee meant "cream and sugar" instead of "not hazelnut"? more »
Apr/13
2011
I can't wait for the explanation as to why a skinny little 6 year old was considered enough of a threat to warrant a pat down. Maybe because she was too tiny to be viewed properly on the Peeping-Tom-O-Tron? BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky mother… more »
Apr/13
2011
I received a request, a demand really, to explain why I reached certain conclusions and how I evaluated a certain set of data. I had *gasp* disagreed with someone who fancies themselves an expert and I didn’t rubber stamp his idiocy. I’ve been doing… more »
Apr/12
2011
**The fix: if Chrome won't run after you just installed it. Find your Chrome.exe and then move it into the folder with the version number. So, for example, if you find Chrome.exe in C:/users/yourname/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/Application? Then move it… more »
Apr/10
2011

Honor or Race

Brigham Young University's Cougars Basketball Team dismissed their star player Brandon Davies just before the playoffs. Some call the move crazy (I mean who drops the guy who helps you drop the ball in the basket?), others call it racist. BYU dropped… more »
Apr/06
2011
You know most people want to draw attention to their website because viewers mean hits and hits means happy advertisers who then keep paying money to keep the website alive. But Mr.Stupid aka. Publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. who gets one fucking… more »
Apr/05
2011
Beware Vanessa. And by beware I mean run. The fuck. Away. Screaming. Honestly I don't know what her beef was, I mean my breath was ok, I was nice, I smiled. Hell I'd even been her patient before but something must have set her off because she went after… more »
Apr/04
2011

Screw You TD Bank

So, I used to bank at TD Bank. That ended last week. Well, technically, I won’t close my account for a week or two, but all the money is gone already. I just need to make sure all of the automatic transactions are transferred properly before I close it.… more »
Apr/04
2011

End of the World

The supposed end of the world is coming. According to Harold Camping, 5/21/11 will be the beginning of the Rapture, with the end of the world occurring 5 months later on 10/21/11. He's wrong. As my follow up post on 5/22 will prove, and the extreme… more »
Apr/03
2011
Thomas Johnson of Gardner MA and Seth Davis of Winchendon, MA fell out of the window of a bus bathroom on a return trip from a brewery. One died and one is in critical condition. Even though it is tragic, I can't help but wonder what two grown men w… more »
Apr/03
2011
Well, maybe not an infidel. Terry Jones does have "religious belief" even if it is twisted caricature of religiousness. A jackass? That might work. I could even think of few more names that might be less flattering and more appropriate, but jackass… more »
Apr/03
2011
Boehner The Bonehead values image over cooperation, disunity over collaboration and conflict over cooperation. Great way to run a railroad, much less a government "of the people". "Not very interested," Boehner told reporters last week when asked about… more »
Apr/03
2011
Jazlyn Freel's teacher taped her mouth shut because she lacked the ability to keep it closed herself in class. Jazlyn told her Mommy, Leah Freel, what the big bad teacher did to her and they went running to the administration. The Freels want an apology… more »