Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Project Managment

Check out this cartoon on project management. It hasn;t changes much since my dad sahowed me a black and white photocopy in the 70's.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Skier's Dictionary

Snowboarding - Am activity that is popular with the people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough; usually fearless people who can hurtle down a mountainside and knock a tree down with their faces and then spring up and shout, "Cool!"

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Turns out the aluminum hat doesn't work.

Check out this piece by some MIT researchers on the government mind control plot. They tested aluminum hats to see if they indeed protect the brain from goverment mind control transmissions.

It turns out instead of blocking frequencies, the hats actually improve reception for some government-controlled frequency ranges.

Hmmm? . . . I wonder? . . . Did governmet operatives spread the idea of putting on the aluminum hats, so they could control us? Dang. You just can't keep the conspiracy theories from continuing to spin.

A Frenchman on gluttony

"Fortunate indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself, and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
This reminds me I should eBay all of the old junk piling up in my basement. Anyone want some old Mac software?

Monday, November 14, 2005

Ski Groaner

Skier's Dictionary

Thor - The Scandanavian god of acheth and paineth.

Gee, my head is reallly Thor.

Ouch, on so many levels.

(Once again, compliments of Amazing But True Ski Stories daily calendar)

Friday, November 11, 2005


Eric told me about this site. It's got thousands of designer and tech tales of stupidity. Some will get you laughing out loud.

Here's a sample post:
2 a_j_dalton #1609 | Rating: 4.59

HelpDesk (answering phone): "Help Desk' Client: "What's this funny thing on my computer screen?' HelpDesk: 'What's it look like' (Tapping Sound) Client: 'Dammit, it's right here' HelpDesk: 'Uh... are you tapping your screen?' Client: 'Well, duh!' HelpDesk: 'I can't see your finger over the phone.' Client: 'Well then, how the Hell do you expect to help me?' (sad, but absolutely true)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

For those who want to fight back

If you've had enough of Napoleon Dynamite and his political chum, Pedro, now you can make your own statement.

Monday, November 07, 2005

We're just too small

Small can sting, from 37 Signals Blog

“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” —Betty Reese

Sunday, November 06, 2005

If you dig a hole straight through the earth . . .

If you've ever wondered where you'd come out of the earth if you dug a hole straight through the earth, now you can see wher you'll come out.

This site is a Google Maps "mash up". It's fun to see what people can create when companies open up thier tools for others to play with.

Tip: If you zoom in to precisely select your starting point, you'll want to zoom back out to see your finishing point.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Let's go as iPod commercials this year

Predicts your Birth Order in Five Questions

You Are Likely a Second Born

At your darkest moments, you feel inadequate.
At work and school. you do best when you're evaluating.
When you love someone, you offer them constructive criticism.

In friendship, you tend to give a lot of feedback - positive and negative.
Your ideal careers are: accounting, banking, art, carpentry, decorating, teaching, and writing novels.
You will leave your mark on the world with art and creative projects.