Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Month: July 2005

  • System Administrator Appreciation Day

    Maybe the reason four people said they thought I do a good job was it was SAA Day? Interesting…. Normally I get maybe one or two a week.

  • Bouncy Balls

    more bouncy balls, originally uploaded by sem. There needed to be video of this!!

  • Sales Tax Free Weekend

    Mental Note: Avoid all stores until Monday. The last time I attempted to go shopping during such a weekend, it was worse than Christmas Eve. Stores were in such a sorry state of disarray. Stuff was thrown everywhere. The store floors looked like they had not been cleaned in days. The employees appeared as though…

  • Determination

    This has only happened once: I received an email asking whether or not I received the email telling me the person left me a phone message to set up a meeting.

  • Your Next Keyboard?

    This Optimus keyboard looks tight. Every key of the Optimus keyboard is a stand-alone display showing exactly what it is controlling at this very moment. Perfect for those people who need to look at the keyboard! It has a Sun keyboard style of a block of 10 keys on the left. Very nice.

  • The Eye Has It

    Kyle got his 10 seconds of fame for having a nice eye. He is our local celebrity. Ham it up.

  • “We are not afraid….but we have no problem with making money out of those who are”

    “We are not afraid….but we have no problem with making money out of those who are”, originally uploaded by megpickard. *sigh* Materialism and capitalism at their best….

  • Great Site Ranking in Google

    Only recently have I come to accept toolbars as something quasi useful. Previously, the trouble they caused more than outweighed the benefits. A web page on how Google works has me considering recommending the installation of the Google toolbar on all local computers (~3,000) with seeded bookmarks, cache, and temporary files for our web sites.…

  • Nokia’s open source advantage

    The lesson here is that innovation doesn’t always mean starting from scratch. For Nokia, and Apple, open source isn’t an end in itself. It’s a beginning — one that allows these companies to concentrate on what they do best: delivering great products. Ask yourself whether your company is focused on doing the same. Are you…