Monthly Archives: September 2007

Fortune Cookies

Well I decided to save all the fortune cookies I have gotten over a good time..

I don't plan on getting this many fast but I will post when I go out to eat there.

A good time to start something new.

Your Charm today will be almost irresistible so use it wisely.

Unexpected romantic and financial gifts surprise and delight you!

Fate happens now, you decide.

Your dearest wish will come true.

Commitment is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.

From now on your kindness will lead you to success.

New people are entering your life brining new concepts.

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power, and Influence.

Don't put off till tomorrow what can be enjoyed today.

Attend to business today. Leave that street-side flower alone.

Your will be awarded some great honor.

Your present plans are going to succeed.

Consume less. Share more. Enjoy Life.

You will be unusually successful in business.

You have a keen sense of humor and love a good time.

A good time to finish up old tasks.

People are drawn to you and look to you for advise.

Executive ability is prominent in your make up.

Everything will now come your way.

Your dearest wish will come true.

Heads you do it.
Tails you go home.

The Joke is.. You append "in bed" to the end of all of them..

Itunes Drops NBC Fiasco

Well it comes down to this.. NBC wanted more money...
These are all the digg links that I came across...

IMHO NBC needs to keep there stuff on itunes...
I_m_Not_Sure_NBC_Could_Have_Screwed_This_iTunes_Thing_Up_Any_Worse
Apple_drops_NBC_after_NBC_drops_Apple
An_Open_Letter_to_NBC_re_Leaving_Apple_s_iTunes_Store
Apple_responds_NBC_wanted_4_99_per_TV_show_episode
NBC_to_End_iTunes_Sales_of_Its_Shows
Mass_media_mess_up_NBC_doesn_t_get_the_iTunes_store

this tells it better then I could :)

For the want of $20 BEST BUY lost a customer

Ok here is the story.. On Labor Day Mon the 2nd of September 2007, I went over to best buy to buy a new LCD Monitor.
I had been looking during the week before because I had swapped out my Ipod.. (I had bought the extended warrenty back in oct 05).
I unfortunatly had been late.. the sale ended on a SUNDAY..

BUT BUT BUT.. I found a Monitor for sale for $119 which was a OPEN BOX ITEM.

I checked with the person at the Custoemr service desk and they said they would honor the warrenty still (3 year warrenty)
I bought it.. got it home and ALAS.. a bad pixel.. It would work good except when you wanted a DARK color it would go between blue and red.
SO I figure.. i can just take it back since BEST BUY sold a open box item.. not a DAMAGED item.. they would just swap it out...
Well I went in and talked with "Paul" who was going to honor this and just swap it out......

But they did not have any more.. they were sold out.. *sigh* i took the monitor back and got the location for the Mount Juliet TN store (I was at the Hickory Hollow Antioch TN store)
I drove over and found a parking spot and took the Monitor in.
I don't remember who the General Manager was that I spoke with.. but she flat out refused to just swap...
They also had a STUPID rep named AJ who said that the VGA plug was MISSING TWO PINS.. DUMB IDIOT its supposed to be missing them... (I know they tried to pull one over on me but As soon as they hooked it up to a monitor to test for the bad pixel the picture was FINE except for the ONE BAD PIXEL)
She wanted to give me my money for the monitor and then have me BUY another but only give me 10% off... (btw the monitor had been on sale @ the other store but she claimed that monitor had not been on sale since Febuary..)

WHAT A RIP!!!!!

I argued that I wanted them to HONOR THE WARRENTY.. which would have been just a SWAP ... They said that the warrenty required so many pixels to be bad in a square inch.
*BULL*
We pulled that warrenty info card and it had *NOTHING* stating such a deal..
They told me about how it would cost me $34.XX if they shipped it off and the manufactuer said that they were not at fault. (this would be for shipping (logically I think.. if they charge for shipping but they fix it.. is it not a manufactuing defect?))

I then got "Paul" on the line and he said he was going to just swap it out.. I then let him talk to the General Manager.. but he backed down on that.. (way to go "Paul")

I left with my money.. drove across the parking lot and saw a STAPLES, And I thought I would drop in.

LOW AND BEHOLD THE SAME MONITOR THERE FOR $159.99

*SOLD*

I talked with a "Trinady" in the photocopy area.. and he got the monitor for me and when I mentioned how BEST BUY lost a customer the subject of the sale came up..

HE HONORED THE BEST BUY *SALE* PRICE so I paid $152.93 for the monitor.. Which I am using right now to post this blog post..

Typewriters birthday… from Cnet

I read this on cnet news.com and thought it very interesting to read
(original artical here)

A CNET News.com staffer noticed that the first typewriter was patented 175 years ago Friday, which sparked these responses from some fellow former ink-stained wretches in the newsroom:

Nostalgic? Come look at the beautiful portable Remington Model 5 on my desk. The typewriter of kings! Or '40s-era drunken hacks--one or the other. I forget which.
-- John Borland

The dream of every journalist my age (at least in the mid to late '70s) was to have a Royal. I had one when I wrote for the Daily Californian in college. You typed each paragraph of the article on a half-sheet of paper. That way, the editors could easily rearrange the paragraphs of the story if necessary (and they did). When I worked at Time magazine in the early '80s, they sent your articles from the West Coast to the main office in New York using a Telex machine. A Telex operator typed them onto the machine manually. Times have changed.
--Jeff Pelline

Ahh, the days when "cut and paste" meant using scissors and Scotch tape. And when there was a legitimate, work-related reason for having open bottles of Liquid Paper at your desk.
--David Becker

I just wish we still got to sit around, wearing horned-rimmed glasses and smoking all day.
--Matt Hines

My first exposure to "advanced" word-processing technology was the IBM Selectric, with its whirring, hair trigger, head banger of a typing element. After I'd spent most of college plunking away at an easily gummed-up Olivetti manual, the motorized speed and authority of the Selectric definitely made it easier to crank out those last few (desperate) papers.
--Jon Skillings

The PC may've taken the typewriter's place on our desks, but not necessarily in our imaginations. For the time being anyway, the typewriter remains an icon of writing, journalism, industriousness and even, as in this wall-mounted sculpture by Argentinean artist Leopoldo Maler, truth itself--and the price paid for writing it.
--Edward Moyer

It's ironic that in the PC age we're still stuck with the qwerty keyboard layout, which was designed in the 1870s to keep a typewriter's keys from jamming by intentionally placing the keys were they could not be struck in rapid succession. Countless cases of RSI later, Qwerty lives on in billions of PC keyboards and Palm Treos.

What's your observation on the typewriter's birthday?

Digg links 9-1-07

I_built_a_535_ft_Slip_n_Slide
I can just imagine going down this thing :) so much fun

If_Business_Meetings_Were_Like_Internet_Comments_2
This is so funny i am including the Video here

This_has_to_be_one_of_the_best_singles_ads

Aww so cute!!!

Production_Line_Built_From_Legos_Builds_Lego_Cars
This is so cool.. I can't help but to show you directly

http://digg.com/offbeat_news/How_To_Kic ... n_The_Nuts
I hope i never get to this situation where i have to cause a fuss to get what i want.

Product_A_comic_strip_by_Jon_Phillips

OHHH YEAH!!!!!

Is_not_a_bug
Classic

http://digg.com/movies/The_Last_Jedi_Supper_pic
Use the Fork, Luke. (had to copy that lol)
I love the idea of this parody

http://digg.com/health/Plain_Soap_as_Go ... ibacterial

I whole heartily believe this article is true... The anti bacterial stuff works but is not needed except when you can't wash for some reason

http://digg.com/health/What_not_to_wear ... y_Room_pic
I applaud these workers for not allowing prejudiced into there work

http://digg.com/hardware/One_Watt_Wonde ... _at_500MHz
this could be used to make multi processing computers viable.. consider 100 of these would give a computer 100 watts of usage (about average from my understanding) but a shitton more processing power

http://digg.com/offbeat_news/This_Guy_S ... d_Nitrogen
Mikey will eat anything.. ROFLMAO

http://digg.com/offbeat_news/Wil_Wheato ... hting_Ring
I hate startrek now.. Will.. what happened to you!!!!!!! :) (obviously a joke)

http://digg.com/gadgets/Transformers_Darth_Vader
looks like i am gonna have to get one