Showing posts from April 6, 2008


We're moving the filestore today. That means it will be off line. I've decided to keep this information secret by emailing my users, their managers and contractors for the past two weeks. I've also hidden it on a scroll on the main page in 36 point font. Herewith is the message I sent:

Hi All,

This is to inform you that the file store (K-drive) will be unavailable Friday, April 11 2008 beginning at 2 PM. The outage is scheduled to last (36 hours) through Saturday, April 12.

During this outage, users will be able to refresh reports stored locally. However, [redacted] web reports (both [redacted] and [redacted]) will be unavailable.

The outage is scheduled to allow us to migrate to a better performing server with more storage than the current K-drive.
Should you have any questions related to this outage, please contact me at the numbers below or [redacted] (by Sametime). Thank you for your patience and understanding while we upgrade our hardware.

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Iron Man vs. Linux

No, I am not kidding. If this makes any sense to you at all, please explain it to me in the comments

The Final Salute


I don't get it

Things I don't get that everyone else seems to like:

1. Arrested Development (weird people and not a single character I can relate to)
2. Curb Your Enthusiasm (Larry David is annoyed by picayune things. Lather, rinse, repeat.)
3. American Idol (Marx was wrong. TV is the opiate of the masses and this is the Greater East India Company of the whole shebang)
Survivor (when they give them weapons and it's winner take all, call me)
Season's/Grottos (abominations both)
Light Beer (you need to seriously reexamine your life if you're male and drinking this crap)
The Rolling Stones (They should have stopped them dead in their tracks after Undercover was released)
Rita's Water Ice (C'mon people, it's just frozen sugar water)
The latest/greatest cellphone (I use mine for work and the occasional personal call)
Ringtones (enough. Put is on vibrate already)
Text messaging (it has it's place but sending me Anna Karenina on my cellphone is not going to endear me to you)

What can I say?

I'm an 80's kid!

Hair Bands

Score: 100% (10 out of 10)

Democrat talking point

I've not heard this elsewhere but I'd be hard pressed to think I'm the only one to come up with the idea. If the Government means to bail out Bear Stearns (or whatever lending entities made loans to people who defaulted) why not simply pay off the mortgages and give the titles to the borrowers? Call it "trickle up" economics. The people at the bottom rung keep their houses, Bear gets paid and stays in business. They'd have to spin this carefully to avoid the "rewarding irresponsibility" argument that is sure to follow. YMMV.


Why do politics drive away the best people?

“Get me more white people, we need more white people.”

Let us remember


Navy medal of honor
by dollarsandsense123

Text of the President's speech:

Good afternoon, and welcome.

The Medal of Honor is America's highest decoration for military valor. Over the years, many who have received the medal have given their lives in the action that earned it. The name of Petty Officer Michael Anthony Monsoor will now be among them.

President George W. Bush leads the applause in honor of Petty Officer Michael A. Monsoor after presenting the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously to his parents, George and Sally Monsoor, during ceremonies Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at the White House. The 25-year-old Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq in 2006 after he threw himself on a grenade to save his fellow SEALS when they came under attack while on duty in Ramadi. White House photo by Eric Draper In September 2006, Michael laid down his life for his brothers in arms. Today, we remember the life of this faithful Navy SEAL. And on behalf of a grateful nation, we w…

From the "Heads I win, tails you lose" file

John McCain's reckless machoism.

Is "machoism" even a word? (that's beside the point. Get on with it. -ed)

Anyway...Dana is annoyed with John McCain for not having a protective detail. He's putting himself at risk and blah blah blah. If, however, there was a report touting McCain for availing himself of extra protection the blog post would have read "McCain lives in fear, wastes taxpayer money with unnecessary security" or some such.

Partisanship is boring. Less please.

Name That Party

Anyone? No takers?

Remember the Republicans are corrupt thieves giving money to their fatcat friends. Democrats are noble public servants thinking only of the children.

Championship Ring revealed


Quote of the Day

"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean." -Maya Angelou

Lazy blogging continues...

Best game evar!

Wrong but very lucky.

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Banana Republic

It's that time again

That's right. Wednesday night soccer. 8 PM in Middletown. Let the manly among you come forth and be counted. All others will be eaten. More info available on request.


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