Friday, October 28, 2005

Light Bulb replacement

Light Bulb replacement

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Story of the Five Balls

The Story of the Five Balls - from "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" by James Patterson

Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called
  • Work,

  • Family,

  • Health,

  • Friends, and

  • Integrity.

And you're keeping all of them in the air.

But one day you finally come to understand that Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.

The other four balls -- Family, Health, Friends, Integrity -- are made of glass. If you drop one these, that ball will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered. And once you truly understand the lesson of the five balls, you will have the beginnings of balance in your life.

I know I need to get more BALANCE in my life. I hope I will remember this.

I also know a lot of people are all working very hard for the company. And while we hope that these work activities become something positive, we all need to have this BALANCE and to a certain extent, set some limits. I have witnessed a couple of the team members on various projects go beyond their own limits, which then creates a new set of problems in getting a project done.

So, let’s remember the lesson of the Five Balls.

Set phasers on stun!

Set phasers on stun!

BBC News | Sci/Tech | Set phasers on stun    

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Being self-sufficient for 72 hours

Texas RFP joke

Two guys are in the office working on an RFP when one of them collapses.

He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other man pulls out his phone and calls emergency services.

He gasps to the operator: "My friend is dead! What can I do?"

The operator in a calm, soothing voice replies: "Take it easy. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead."

There is a silence, then a gun-shot is heard.

Back on the phone, the man says, "OK, now what?"

Saturday, October 22, 2005

wi-fi signals around my house

There are a lot of wi-fi signals around my house, see my sniffer:

Blonde's answer on a geometry test

Blonde's answer on a geometry test

Monday, October 17, 2005

While working on the "current" RFP response for work, one of my buddies had this moment of disorientation:

got to bed around 2:30, couldn't sleep. popped some benedril to get knocked out, woke at 5:30, disoriented that my clock seemed to be showing the time and not a price.
Strange but True
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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Monday, October 10, 2005

Want to know the chemistry of plaster?
Plaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sunday, October 09, 2005

A cracking good adventure!
Julia and I are going to see this today.

That's just not cricket!

on the garage front, I've put up a little bit more drywall on the ceiling in the corner (my last row of drywall) and insulated the remaining last 2 rows of rafters. I should finish the drywall install this weekend, and perhaps the last of the plaster/taping Monday or Tuesday. I also purchased some eve vents, in order to keep air ventilating in this new "attic"... So much to do, so little time...

We shall see...

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Famous quote

“Word-smithing is a much greater percentage of what I am supposed to be doing in life than I would ever have thought” (Knuth)

Mandatory options
Hot water heater
Uninvited guest
Open Secret
Dry lake
Silent Alarm
Reasonable Attorney's Fees
Live recording
Non-Stop Flight
Non-Dairy Creamer
Clearly confused
Wireless Cable
Holy war
Mutual Differences
Legislative restraint
Congressional ethics
Original copy
Act naturally
Found missing
True replica
Resident alien
Advanced BASIC
Country Music
Genuine imitation
Airline Food
Good grief
Same difference
Almost exactly
Government organization
Sanitary landfill
Alone together
Legally drunk
Silent scream
British fashion
Living dead
Small crowd
Business ethics
American culture
Athletic scholarship
Black Light
Corporate planning
Media scrutiny
Forward lateral
Definite maybe
Liberal values
Good television
Honest politician
Jumbo shrimp
Logical Thought
Moral Majority
Never generalize!!
Plastic glasses
Postal service
Practical logic
President Bush
Standard options
Rapid transit
Social Security
Sweet sorrow
Union craftsman
Highly depressed
Soft rock
Butt Head
Military Intelligence
Software documentation
New York culture
New classic
"Now, then ..."
Synthetic natural gas
Christian Scientists
Passive aggressive
Taped live
Clearly misunderstood
Peace force
Extinct life
Temporary tax increase
Computer jock
Computer security
Political science
Tight slacks
Pretty ugly
Twelve-ounce pound cake
Diet ice cream
Rap music
Working vacation
Exact estimate
Religious tolerance
Campaign reform
Microsoft Works
Bitter sweet
Sensitive man
Freezer burn
Compassionate conservative
Legal principles
Go get'em boys!
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