Tuesday, April 26, 2005

The Revenge of the Screen Savers

All of the old Screen Savers are back in a weekly podcast here. They don't have an official name yet, so they are going by the Revenge of the *bleep* (It's a copyrighted name). Tune in each week as the classic Screen Savers talk about tech or whatever. You can get more info on Leo's blog.

STAR testing started today. Not fun. It’s pretty easy, though. Tomorrow is a regular day, and there is more testing on Thursday :( But on Friday it's off to Vegas!

My brother in law, Karl, is getting into the eBay business, so if you have any need for running shoes, check out here and here.

The woman who found a finger in her chili at Wendy's in San Jose (see earlier post) was arrested a few days ago. She apparently planted it there and is being charged with Grand Theft. And get this, Wendy's is offering a $100,000 reward for the owner of the finger.

This is pretty funny. It's not really a prank call, but has to do a fast food guy repeating an order to another restaurant taking an order...just listen, it's pretty funny.

That’s it for now...hasta luego.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Modern Day Abbott and Costello

If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch,
"Who's on first?" might have turned out something like this:
ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: Thanks. I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking
about buying a computer.
COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.
ABBOTT: Your computer?
COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.
COSTELLO: I told you! , my name's Lou.
ABBOTT: What about Windows?
COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?
ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?
COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?
ABBOTT: Wallpaper.
COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.
ABBOTT: Software for Windows?
COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write
proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?
ABBOTT: I just did.
COSTELLO: You just did what?
ABBOTT: Recommend something.
COSTELLO: You recommended something?
COSTELLO: For my office?
COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!
ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.
COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm
sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?
COSTELLO: What word?
ABBOTT: Word in Office.
COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.
ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.
COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?
ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue "W."
COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue "w" if you don't start with some
straight answers. OK, forget that. Can I watch movies on the Internet?
ABBOTT: Yes, you want Real One.
COSTELLO: Maybe a real one, maybe a cartoon. What I watch is none of
your business. Just tell me what I need!
ABBOTT: Real One.
COSTELLO: If it's a long movie, I also want to watch reels 2, 3 and 4.
Can I watch them?
ABBOTT: Of course.
COSTELLO: Great! With what?
ABBOTT: Real One.
COSTELLO: OK, I'm at my computer and I want to watch a movie. What do I do?
ABBOTT: You click the blue "1."
COSTELLO: I click the blue one what?
ABBOTT: The blue "1."
COSTELLO: Is that different from the blue w?
ABBOTT: The blue "1" is Real One and the blue "W" is Word.
COSTELLO: What word?
ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.
COSTELLO: But there are three words in "office for windows"!
ABBOTT: No, just one. But it's the most popular Word in the world.
ABBOTT: Yes, but to be fair, there aren't many other Words left. It
pretty much wiped out all the other Words out there.
COSTELLO: And that word is real one?
ABBOTT: Real One has nothing to do with Word. Real One isn't even part
of Office.
COSTELLO: STOP! Don't start that again. What about financial
bookkeeping? You have anyt! hing I can track my money with?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?
ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.
COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?
ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.
COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?
ABBOTT: One copy.
COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?
ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.
COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?
(A few days later)
ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?
ABBOTT: Click on "START"......
lol...thanks to Tani for passing it along.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Back to School

It's back to school...spring break is over :(

I got back from Colorado last Saturday after staying overnight with Andi and Karl in Vegas. It was a lot of fun. Although here was no skiing, we went on a few mountainous bike rides, snow shoeing, and relaxed a lot. It was a nice Colorado getaway.

Before break I did my first full partition and install of Mandrake Linux 10.1 on my main notebook. I have it set up as a duel boot, so I can boot Linux or XP. Its pretty cool; I've messed around with Linux on my sister's old computer and some live-cd versions on this one, but this is my first duel boot, and it's running great!

PC magazine had there annual "100 best undiscovered sites" issue this month. My favorite new find is www.boreme.com. It will keep you entertained for hours.

There was an awesome finish to yesterday's Dodger game. Bottom of the 9th, 2 out with bases load and Bradley hits a single. It was bobbled by Giant left fielder Jason Ellison and brought in three runs to win the LA home opener.

Thats it for now...stay tuned for more.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Off to Colorado

Finally!!! Spring break at last.
Just FYI, I'll be in Colorado this next week, so don't expect too many updates.
Enjoy the break (if you have one)!