Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Old McDonalds Had a Farm

A recent post at borklog got me surfing around Photoshop Phriday pages at I got stuck on the Awful Businesses list and, as the parent of a toddler, laughed out loud at this one. Oh, and my toddler really does sing the song "Old McDonalds had a farm".

Making monee from aukshuns

The New York Times has a humorous article about misspellings on ebay. One guy bought some pocket watch gears, advertised as "gers", for $2 and resold them for $200. I've added a saved search on eBay so that I'll get notified when somebody tries to sell an "IBM ThinPad".

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Not thinking too clearly

Here's a humorous story from Wired News. A conservative group put up an internet poll meant just for their members to present to Congress as an objective poll (which it would never be). Word of the poll got around to the rest of the internet and the results ended up just as lopsided as originally envisioned, but favoring the opposing view. What were they thinking? Why didn't they just make up the statistics in the first place? It would've been just as reliable and would've guaranteed the results they desired.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Addictive game alert

While listening to the State of the Union last night, I was looking at the games included with KDE and found kbounce. This appears to be a clone of a game called jezzball (15-yard penalty for excessive HTML tricks on that page). There are online java versions called BolaLoca and CatchBall. It's very addictive and my hand is cramping up from too much mouse use. You have been warned.

Monday, January 12, 2004

Presidential Jokes

Tomorrow is the Democratice Presidential Advisory Primary here in DC. It's not actually a primary because it is non-binding. There are two future steps in the process before DC's delegates are actually chosen. That's the first sad thing about this "vote".

Next, of the main Democratic Presidential candidates, only Howard Dean, Carole Moseley-Braun, Al Sharpton, and Dennis Kucinich are participating. This makes me wonder why the reminder post card sent by the party encourages us to "show your support for your favorite Democratic Candidate". Oh, and there's no accomodation for write-ins.

There is a bright side to all this. Apparently one candidate who is on the ballot is Vermin Supreme. His site is lots of fun and even makes Al Sharpton and Dennis Kucinich look mainstream. Mr. Supreme's main platform plank seems to be mandatory dental health, including "Dental commando squads or warrant less random no knock dental inspections. "

For a more serious look at what's wrong with this "vote", read an editorial from this week's Washington Post: "This Primary's a Joke. It Could've Been Great". It's so annoying that I'll probably just go and turn in a blank ballot.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

It's been nearly a month since my last post partly because of the holidays but mostly because I've been swamped at work. We're rolling out some new stuff on a new platform and we're utilizing teams in Bangalore, India and Tbilisi, Georgia.

Which leads me to today's link. I've often used time and to find the current time where some of my co-workers are. I even have this convenient bookmark.

But today, I discovered a page on this site which tells me that my daughter turns 1,000 days old on January 23 and other such useless information.