Monday, March 27, 2006

Hell Hath no Fury Like a Dell Scorned

Get this: a lady calls Dell to order some PCs. She also needs to "link" them so instead of including a cable to connect them, they send a server. She calls back confused and they refuse to refund.
Check out the Consumerist for a better explanation.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Anne-Marie


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Originally uploaded by ironman_pjt.
The other day someone asked why I didn't have any pictures of Anne-Marie on line. I was like: "hmm, I don't know". So I posted one today and, I swear, within 60 seconds the picture received a one word comment: "Beautiful".

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Its the best candid photo of Anne that I've taken and I liked it enough to put on my corkboard at work.
There's a whole lot that could be better about the photo, but I absolutely love the peaceful look on her face.

Keyboard rage

I spend most of my day at a keyboard, usually writing code or combing through tens of thousands of lines of code looking for a problem.
When I saw this animation I laughed so hard I thought an eyeball might pop out of my head:

Bill Gates in a very difficult position

This is a pretty wild video of Bill Gates being "interviewed" by the DOJ in 1998. Amazing how autistic he seems.

UPDATE:
Speaking of akward, can you believe this guy is Microsoft's CEO? What a freak.

My FeedBurner feed thingy

I had a quick conversation with a friend (check out his blog) about why we blog anything. For me its usually a mechanism to remember where I've been and where I find interesting "stuff" on the web. There's another optimistic side of me that hopes one day I'll have enough traffic that I can actually generate some revenue from this site. Doubtful, but its good to have a dream.

ANYHOW, I just started reading about FeedBurner and have signed myself up. It'll be interesting to see what kind of statistics their site will generate for me.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Oktoberfest


I went to Munich, Germany in 2003 for Oktoberfest. I took a ton of photo's and videos and, now that I'm experimenting with YouTube I thought I'd upload some good clips of what its like to be at a party with 10,000+ people in a tent, all drinking & eating & singing & generally being merry.
There's a vid here and here.

Guinness Surger


My buddy Jeff forwarded this to me knowing I'm a Guinness drinker. Its the new Guinness Surger, though unfortunately, it might only be available in the UK.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

UFCats


Oh, my stomach is still hurting from laughing so hard.
Many of you may know that I'm a big fan of the UFC, and I like a good cat fight, so you'll understand why I find this video so hilarious.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Crybaby NTP Finally Settles Blackberry Patent Dispute

Its old news by now, but NTP and Blackberry settled the dispute. I post this because its my favorite explanation of the deal to date.
NTP, weeping the tears of martyrs all the way to the bank, have gone on
record as stating they aren’t happy with the settlement but will stoically cry
themselves to sleep on beds made of money for the good of the nation.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Boiling to frozen in .5

On a nice day in Saskatchewan (-40 degrees) a guy throws some boiling water into the air and this is what happens. Now how cool is that?

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Autistic Basketball Player Scores 20

This is a story of a an autistic kid that loves basketball. He helps get water for the team, grabs towels and has been watching from the sidelines for years. Then late one game coach decides to let him play. A great, great story.

Friday, March 03, 2006

"Smiling Bob" Penis Pill Scammers Nailed


Remember this guy from those annoying "penile enhancement" commercials? I could never understand how a company could get away with such blatant false advertizing.
Well, it turns out they can't:
"Smiling Bob" Penis Pill Scammers Nailed - Consumerist

Tikibar uses Sun-Rype juice!

My hawkeyed friend Jan found a Sun-Rype Product placement on Tikibar.tv

Here's how Wikipedia describes Tikibar.
Here's a link to the episode (12) where they use some Rio Red.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

YouTube - Fishing with Bill Dance

I just signed up on YouTube.com and uploaded my first video.
This guy is HILARIOUS - such a klutz its a wonder he's still alive.