Thursday, August 20, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Bing Still Growing, Steals Market Share from Google

Very interesting. The big question remains, will this continue or is Bind still running on the "new thing" coat tails?

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Seven (More) Reasons to Ditch Your iPhone (and AT&T)

Check out this website I found at

This is sad about AT&T, but so true. How many people would get an iPhone on Verizon? Anybody with AT&T that would NOT get a Verizon iPhone?

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Dad's rules for dating

Daddy's Rules for Dating
Your dad's rules for your boyfriend (or for you if you're a guy)
Rule One:

If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure not picking anything up.
Rule Two:

You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them..
Rule Three:

I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don't take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are complete idiots. Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose this compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object. However, in order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist.
Rule Four:

I'm sure you've been told that in today's world, sex without utilizing a 'Barrier method' of some kind can kill you. Let me elaborate, when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.
Rule Five:

It is usually understood that in order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not do this. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is: 'early.'
Rule Six:

I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make you cry.
Rule Seven:

As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, and more than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget. If you want to be on time for the movie, you should not be dating. My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process than can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge Instead of just standing there, why don't you do something useful, like changing the oil in my car?
Rule Eight:

The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: Places where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool Places where there is darkness. Places where there is dancing, holding hands, or happiness. Places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my daughter to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose down parka - zipped up to her throat. Movies with a strong romantic or sexual themes are to be avoided; movies which feature chain saws are okay. Hockey games are okay. Old folks homes are better.
Rule Nine:

Do not lie to me. I may appear to be a potbellied, balding, middle-aged, dimwitted has-been. But on issues relating to my daughter, I am the all-knowing, merciless god of your universe. If I ask you where you are going and with whom, you have one chance to tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I have a shotgun, a shovel, and five acres behind the house. Do not trifle with me.
Rule Ten:

Be afraid. Be very afraid. It takes very little for me to mistake the sound of your car in the driveway for a chopper coming in over a rice paddy near Hanoi . When my Agent Orange starts acting up, the voices in my head frequently tell me to clean the guns as I wait for you to bring my daughter home. As soon as you pull into the driveway you should exit the car with both hands in plain sight. Speak the perimeter password, announce in a clear voice that you have brought my daughter home safely and early, then return to your car - there is no need for you to come inside. The camouflaged face in the hedges is mine.

Friday, October 31, 2008

This is right on the money......

Rarely do I read something that truly resonates with me, but this does.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


So, first full day with my Macbook.  I must say, that the construction is truly amazing.  It really does feel like a rock.  Strong as heck.  However, it does feel a little on the heavy side.  Having come from a Macbook Pro, I assumed I would feel a big change in the weight, but I don't think that is so.  Still, pretty darn amazing piece of equipment so far.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

School 1957 vs. 2007

SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007
Jack goes quail hunting before school,

pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.
1957 -
Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun,       goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2007 -
School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail
         and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in
         for traumatized students and teachers.  
Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.

- Crowd gathers. Mark wins.
         Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2007 -
Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark.
         Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.

1957 -
Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal.
         Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2007 -
Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie.
         Tested for ADD. School gets extra money from state
         because Jeffrey has a disability.
Scenario :
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car

and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.

1957 -
Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal,
         goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2007 -
Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse.
         Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang.
         State psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers
         being abused herself and their dad goes to prison.
         Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1957 -
Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.
2007 -
Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations.
         Car searched for drugs and weapons.  
Pedro fails high school English.

1957 -
Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
2007 -
Pedro's cause is taken up by state.
         Newspaper articles appear nationally
         explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist.
         ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system
         and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum.
         Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up
         mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.  
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July,

puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.

1957 -
Ants die. < B>
BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called.
         Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents,
         siblings removed from home, computers confiscated;
         Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list
         and is never allowed to fly again.
Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee.

He is found crying by his teacher, Mary.  Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1957 -
In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2007 -
Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job.
         She faces 3 years in State Prison.
         Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.