...and we're back


After a "datacenter" move, and a dead powersupply replacement, we are finally back up and running... mostly. Lots of stuff left to do, hopefully updating this more often is one of them, we shall see.

What They Said:

me says Only 19 days on 10/19/2015 6:05:13 PM
Only 19 days of downtime.. that's not much, is it?

1 Comments | Perm-a-link | 10/19/2015 6:03:53 PM


Just a Test Post


Blowing off some cobwebs here.. haven't posted in forever.. well, almost a year.

What They Said:

Paul Grossman says EAAAAGHH... Spiders! on 7/14/2015 9:17:34 AM
Spiders everywhere!

1 Comments | Perm-a-link | 7/10/2015 12:38:02 PM


Not ridiculous, but pedantic


Email at work today: "Production downtime today @ 2:30 EST"

Did the @ sign really save you anything?

And really? EST?
Why you ask? Because it is NOT Standard time. Daylight Saving Time makes spring and summer fall into Daylight time.

If somebody is going to be so inane, as and use EST, then they should be persecuted for using it incorrectly.

Here is an idea... type "at" instead of [shift] + 2, and type ET instead of EST.. you save a keystroke and look less like an idiot; at least to this quasi-ridiculous person.

0 Comments | Perm-a-link | 7/15/2014 2:39:54 PM


What Costs Less than the Goverment Shutdown


A little late with this, but, in the 16 days of the government shutdown, $24 billion was lost from the economy.
That is $1.5 billion a day.

So, what could have been done with $24 Billon?

  • Funded 1.5 NASAs (their budget for 2014 is $16.6 Billon)

  • Sent 554,413 kids to a private collge (Average tuition $43,289)

  • Sent 1,078,119 kids to a state college (Average tuition $22,261)

  • Purchased a home for 87,944 "average" Americans (Average new home price is $272,900)

  • Purchased 8.3 billion free school lunches for kids

  • Buy 7.1 billion gallons of gas for Americans (average price of $3.36/gal)

Maybe, just maybe we should be looking at things a little different.

0 Comments | Perm-a-link | 11/20/2013 8:32:19 PM


Don't Let This Be You


#saveyourvictim ###UPDATE### Matthew Cordle is sentenced to 6 1/2 years [Source]

0 Comments | Perm-a-link | 11/1/2013 11:06:18 PM


September 6, 2013


Just One More Reason to Love Guiness

"The choices we make reveal the true nature of our character."

0 Comments | Perm-a-link | 9/6/2013 2:27:22 PM


A lot on my mind


A lot on my mind

April 18 = not a good day.. for a lot of reasons. Trying to keep my head in a good space, but it's not always so easy. So this is a post about random stuff.

Dead End Job?

First, must suck to have a job.. wish I had one. That said.. how do you know if you're in a dead end job?
Your first clue might be your own unhappiness, but think of this too:
The Promotion Chain - has it been stalled? Or worse, non-exisitant?
Company Culture"Do your job, period".. are you not allowed the opportunity to take on new challenges or assignments?
Leadership - Bosses who mouth the words, "We're family here," but stand aloof are hypocrites. When was the last time your boss came into your office/cube/veal fattening pen and treated you like they would a customer?
Diconnected people build dead organizations.

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What They Said:

hello says hello on 2/6/2015 12:05:34 AM

1 Comments | Perm-a-link | 4/19/2013


How Full is Your Life?


How Full is Your Life?

A professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full.

The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand.

The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things - family, children, health, friends, and favorite passions - things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.

The sand is everything else - the small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.

The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

So... pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first - the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'

0 Comments | Perm-a-link | 1/25/2013


Now you know


Now you know

How the Electoral College Works

The Trouble with the Electoral College

0 Comments | Perm-a-link | 11/7/2012


Why Americans eat sliced bread


Why Americans eat sliced bread
In the early 20th century, Americans were highly concerned with the purity of their food supply. In the case of bread, hand-kneading was suddenly seen as a possible source of contamination... Mass-produced bread, on the other hand, seemed safe. It was made in shining factories, mechanically mixed, government regulated. It was individually wrapped...

But factory breads were also incredibly soft... Softness, Borrow-Strain writes, had become customers proxy for freshness, and savvy bakery scientists turned their minds to engineering even more squeezable loaves. As a result of the drive toward softer bread, industry observers noted that modern loaves had become almost impossible to slice neatly at home. The solution had to be mechanical slicing.

Factory-sliced bread was born on July 6, 1928 at Missouri's Chillicothe Baking Company. While retailers would slice bread at the point of sale, the idea of pre-sliced bread was a novelty... The bakery saw a 2,000 percent increase in sales, and mechanical slicing quickly swept the nation.


0 Comments | Perm-a-link | 7/5/2012

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