Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
-> Screen starts to go all rippley as we fade into flashback <--> The edges of the screen remain foggy <-
-> Rippley effect as we return from the flashback <-
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Probably wasn't the same elephant.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
If you ever change the path of any data file, be sure to write down the old path before you do. On my old computer I used Microsoft Outlook to access my myriad of email addresses, but with the new computer I got the watered down version of Office 2007 - no Outlook. So, I installed Mozilla Thunderbird, a free Outlook type email program. I've know a lot of people who have used it, and they all liked it, and so far I've had no problems with it. Well, except for one. I wanted to change the data file to a folder that I have automatically backed up - trying to learn from past mistakes. It all worked fine and dandy, except it didn't move over all the old data - I lost all my old emails. So I tried to set it back to the default, and even tried to find the old data file so I could move it to the new location. Yeah, uh, not so much. It didn't exist where the help file told me it should.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Then in 4th period, I said something about how everytime I buy more than one bottle of NyQuil, they ask for my I.D. One of my (male) students comes back with "What a deal. You mean I can buy rubbers no problem, but I can't buy cold medicine?" I got halfway through "How" when I realized; I didn't want the answer.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
And the biggest "Thank You, God!" item: I retreived all the payroll information from the crash. I went out and bought the Vista version of the old payroll program I was using, installed it and decided to try finding the payroll data. I didn't find the data, but I did find the backup data, and after a few hundred clicks it updated it and imported it! Which means I don't have to spend the Holiday vacation recreating the information so I can print the W-2 forms next month. That was a major cause of stress for me the last couple of weeks.
If you go home at night, look in the mirror and be satisfied that you have done what is right, you will pass the only test that matters." Got any mirrors left?
And the best : "To those of you with jobs lined up, congratulations. To those of you not exactly sure what comes next, I know how you feel." Yeah, just like every college graduate with $200,000 pension, Secret Service protection and paid travel expenses.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
So there it is, I'm back in business, on the net and blogging again. And so far, other than the server issue I gave up on, Vista hasn't been too bad to me. (knock, knock).Oh, and by the way, the computer I use for my web site got a lot faster when I quadrupled the RAM with pieces of the dead computer. 256 MB bad, 1 Gig good!
Friday, December 05, 2008
Ok, you all know (or at least most of you do) that I'm not a big fan of forwarded propaganda emails. And this is no exception, other than the fact that it may be true. But so what? Wal-Mart makes money. Because Wal-Mart makes money, Wal-Mart grows. Same with McDonalds, Starbucks and Barnes & Noble. But for some reason when Wal-Mart does it's some sort of communist plot to overthrow the American way of life. Yeah, right. Wal-Mart is making tons of cash BECAUSE of the American way of life.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm NOT a fan of Wal-Mart. Mainly because it's not worth wading through hoardes of unwashed Americans in sweat pants, down their narrow, dirty isles (eisles? eyeslieyes? I dunno) to stand in their 30 minute lines just so I can save a buck or two on a canned ham. But anyway, here's the gloom and doom-all I gotta do is hit 'forward' and send it on email that I got the other day. Didn't make me hate Wal-Mart any more or less, but did make me wonder if people actually think before they send these on their merry way to gum up my inbox.
For some reason when anyone talks about things like this I think
that the next villain for James Bond will be the CEO of WalMart...
--HOW BIG IS WAL-MART? This should boggle your mind (and scare you
- 1. At Wal-Mart, Americans spend $36,000,000 every hour of every
- 2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!
- 3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day
(March 17th) than Target sells all year.
- 4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears
+ Costco + K-Mart combined.
- 5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people and is the largest
private employer. And most can't speak English
- 6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the
- 7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger & Safeway
combined, and keep in mind they did this in only 15 years.
- 8. During this same period, 31 Supermarket chains sought
bankruptcy (including Winn-Dixie).
- 9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the
- 10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906
are S uperCenters; this is 1,000 more than it had 5 years ago.
- 11. This year, 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will
occur at a Wal-Mart store. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5
- 12. 90% of all Americans live within 15 miles of a
- 13. Let Wal-Mart bail out Wall Street!
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
- all my posts since April of 2007
- all my important links, including
- the link to srossi e-mail.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
For those of you unfamiliar with Utah, over half the population of the state lives in a straight line up and down the Wasatch Front (the green area on the map), about 70 miles from Ogden to Provo. For years people have argued that we are perfectly set up for a single commuter rail line straight up and down the front, from Provo to Ogden (the 2 large population centers at the top and bottom of the front). Last year the Utah Transit Authority finally opened the north line from Saly Lake to Ogden. Good timing too, because it caught the high gas prices and ridership exceeded expectations. I don't know if it remains higher than expected, but from what I saw it was getting used (and I was home by 5:30).