Archive for January, 2008

A Font for John

January 23, 2008 2 comments

My good friend John can’t STAND the font “Comic Sans”.  You know, the one that looks like this:

John – I give you this from Indexed

Categories: humor

PC vs Mac

January 22, 2008 Comments off

I’ve been working (my butt off) to integrate a new company into our email system over the past week and weekend.  It’s an ad agency so there are a lot of Macs around … which definitely complicates things and created about an extra day of work for me.  I’m not a Mac guy, so a lot of my work has been trial and error with a healthy bit of intuition and a pinch of luck.  That being said, I just had this conversation…

Lead Mac Guy: I just want to say we’ve had more Mac tech support around here in the last 3 days than we have in 9 years.

Me: Wow – thanks, but that’s sad because I don’t have a clue.

[banter about PC’s vs Macs…]

LMG: You’re just jealous because you use a second grade system.

Me: Better second grade than kindergarten!  [walks off to a room of raucous laughter knowing he got in the winning shot]

To quote Toyota … oh what a feeling!

Categories: humor, technology

But how is the cornering?

January 14, 2008 Comments off

JCB Construction's new 60 MPH, state-of-the-art HMEE, built ...

“JCB Construction’s new 60 MPH, state-of-the-art HMEE, built for the U.S. Army and poised for deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan.(PRNewsFoto/JCB)”

Um … yeah.  So evidently we can’t protect our work sites and roads leading to them in Iraq and Afghanistan very well.  So the solution isn’t to better protect them, it’s to order a backhoe that can outrun the insurgents.  I wonder how well this handles the Top Gear test track?

Anyone else see the irony here?

Categories: humor, military, politics

Tech meets Toys

January 12, 2008 1 comment

I thought this was a great comparison of the current market forces behind competitive high definition DVD standards Blu-Ray and HD-DVD.  KC is a HUGE Thomas fan.  🙂

HD DVD vs blu-ray

Categories: Kaitlyn, technology

…and a farting window

January 11, 2008 1 comment

My better half finally updated her blog last night with a post about some things that she likes.  Did you know a window could fart?


Check it out!

Categories: Alicea

He said WHAT?

January 10, 2008 Comments off

I was listening to some call in show on the radio here in Baltimore this morning driving to the office from our hotel.  There wasn’t a lot of moderation beyond “Hello caller…” and it pretty much just seemed like a call in and rant show, with most folks dancing around various different radical ideas.  It was interesting.

There was a caller saying that the Republicans are behind the push to computer-based voting machines so they could easily rig more elections, “just as they have been for years.”

There were callers lamenting the disenfranchising of voters because of ID requirements to prove you actually are the person on the voter rolls.  Specifically one lengthy complaint was that it was too difficult to get yourself down to the DMV to get a drivers license, or even just a simple state ID card (no driving privileges, but it’s a photo ID).

The last call we heard was a rebut of this notion, and it was truly one of the best calls to a radio show I’ve heard ever.  The main point was driven home like this…

I live in a fairly poor area of town … it’s the ghetto really.  If people ’round these parts want to vote they can put the ribs down and the malt liquor and take a couple hours to get their butts to the DMV and get an ID.  They don’t seem to have any trouble finding time to go to clubs or buy lottery tickets.


Categories: politics

Ouch – that’s gotta hurt

January 9, 2008 Comments off

It can’t be a good sign for the Biden, Gravel, or Thompson campaigns when their candidates got fewer votes in New Hampshire than write-ins.  Yikes!

Graphic shows New Hampshire primary results; two sizes; 1c x ...

Categories: politics