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The Fury of the Cow

Monday, June 30, 2003


The RIAA is after me. I have a few songs that they would deny me
without an upfront investment of at LEAST $15.00. And I don?t want
those other ones with it. I can think of very few albums where I want
the entire thing. Every Beatles? album, yes. To The Extreme from
Vanilla Ice, no. Ice Ice Baby, is a song that everyone knows, and
regardless of what you think of Vanilla Ice, will get people dancing
and having a good time at your next party. You know it will. Just
like The Humpty Dance from Digital Underground. I?m not paying $13 for
a new CD for that one song. The rest sucked. Anyone who heard the
entire album will agree. It can probaby be found for $6 at a used CD
store. Right, $6 for Ice Ice Baby. Try to find me someone who agrees
thats a good deal.

I don?t need it for free, but let me get the music I want at a
reasonable price. Reasonable. I originally thought at $.99 a song was
too much. Then I thought. $1 for hearing a song forever. Priceless
really. Wow, you?d think I was pimping the Apple Music store or
something. I guess in a way I am. I just wish they?d get around to
adding more music. They?re always touting their New Music Tuesdays.
We need at least Tuesdays and Saturdays. Come one, I?m wating to spend
all my money! Hurry up!

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The strange addiction to home improvement shows continues. I've never
been one for the tame ones, like Bob Vila or This Old House. Why?
Those people know what they're getting. Where's the drama?

We've had ourselves inudated with reality shows. We need to feel like
we're part of the show. We're watching someone's life. The one's on
TLC are the best. People swapping houses to surprise each other with
newly designed rooms, or them coming home to find their wives have
converted their den into something with bright red walls. We feel
we're in on it. We know what's going on in their house, and they
don't. How fun!

I don't know what it is that keeps me watching, but I can't help it.
TLC has got me hooked. I even stick around for those other shoes.
Junkyard Wars and maybe switching over to Discovery to catch American
. Slick bikes.

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Friday, June 27, 2003

Can you name the truck with four wheel drive,
Smells like a steak, and seats thirty five?
Canyonero! Canyonero!
Well, it goes real slow with the hammer down
It's the country-fried truck endorsed by a clown
Canyonero! Canyonero!
Hey, hey!
Twelve yards long, two lanes wide,
Sixty five tons of American pride!
Canyonero! Canyonero!
Top of the line in utility sports,
Unexplained fires are a matter for the courts!
Canyonero! Canyonero!
She blinds everybody with her super high beams
She's a squirrel-squashin', deer-smackin' drivin' machine
Canyonero! Canyonero! Canyonero!
Whoa, Canyonero! Whoa!

5F10 - 22nd February 1998

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Apple Store
This is a computer store? Leave it to Apple to create a buying experience to rival the owning experience. I can't wait to go to Chicago again. Oh, and it's right next to Nike Town. :-)

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I hate crickets
Damn it! Somehow a cricket has found its way into the building. It's in our department's general area. Somewhere under a desk or something in our little cubicle area. None of us can find it, and it's driving us nuts. I didn't even notice it for the first hour I was here. Then someone mentioned it, and now it's all I can hear. Our building get's sprayed by an exterminator every month, so I wonder if he's just been spraying water the entire time.

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Double Crossed.
I couldn't come up with anything good to write about this. Too busy at work. Just read it. Thanks. It's amusing, I promise.

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This is new
Yet again. Sobig-E worm has been unleashed. Don't worry though, it's only a problem if you happen to run a Microsoft operating system.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003

Yes, sir!

Colonel Gregory "Spot" Farnarkle debarks from a helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House for a walk with President Bush, while and unidentified Marine salutes.

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Who woulda thought
National Geographic decided they would create a camera special for taking pictures from inside a tornado. They knew it had to be a sturdy design. They got their chance to deploy it recently, and the tornado quickly destroyed it and they have no hopes that it even got any pictures.

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The Powerball Lottery came and went without a winner again. Damn them. It's now up to $111 million. That's not bad.

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Need something to do?
"Pound for Pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars!"
Source is from Very interesting and a good place to waste some time.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Mo' Money
The more time that goes by without me winning the lottery, is less time I have to frivolously waste large amounts of money on stupid things. Oh, like monogrammed towels. Who needs that? They towels are in my house, in my bathroom. I know their mine. Do I need to remind everyone who enters too?

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Don't take drugs. Unless you get them from me.
Hey! I'm a hero! Or am I?

posted for you by jhawk 3:37 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Hey you!
Lightning exists. Consider yourself aware now.

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I nominate this guy for the Darwin Award.

posted for you by steer 1:04 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

I know I'm late. Been gone for a while. But, go check out the new G5 Macs! Go Apple!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Pat Boone
It's really sad how some people's music has gone downhill.

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Sunday, June 15, 2003

I told you once, don't make fun of his sheep. But, did you listen.

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Friday, June 13, 2003

Every once in a while you just want to go screaming out of your job yelling, "NO!! NO!! NO!!"

posted for you by jhawk 4:48 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

A co-worker said he wanted to his name to "live in infamy!" I asked him to define infamy, and he said, "maybe it's not such a great idea," and walked off.

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At some point in your life you will be asked, "Who are you, and what are you doing here?" But, you will be asking yourself, "Where the hell am I?"

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De javu
I had a weird de javu experience. Again.

I was summoned to a meeting. I was surprised at this, as I hadn't been notified personally or in email that I was involved in this one. So, of course I walk in 5 minutes after it had started. Got the stares. Anyway, I'm sitting there not know what this meeting is about, I was just told to hurry up and get in there. I missed the opening, so I don't know what we're covering here. I get a copy of the items to be covered. Hey, this looks familiar. Oh, I know why... I was in this same meeting 2 days ago. Now I'm struck with a quandry. Do I get up and walk out now, or sit through it again? I knew that my department was busy, so I sat through it again. :-P

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Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Key #2
Sometimes you can tell someone they're an idiot with a perfectly timed and well executed blank stare.

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Some women can't wear slip on type shoes, because they apparently aren't able to lift their feet when they walk. You've all heard them scraping their feet down the hall as they pass your desk. I usually let out a "Pick up your feet!" Of course when they're far enough away so they're not sure where it came from. :-P

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Key #1
The key is to not sound condescending when you actually are doing that.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Hell yeah!
They're bringing back the Miniseries "V". Anyone else remember this show?

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Don't that beat all?
Microsoft plans to buy an antivirus software maker.
"Malicious code and worms are a big threat to our customers," said Hilary Wittman, Microsoft's security marketing manager for the United Kingdom

No really?

I know there is some irony here somewhere. Windows is the most vulnerable to a virus, and now they can sell you software to plug those holes.

Microsoft again just plans to buy out the technology of another company's intelectual property because they're too lazy to make their own. It's easier to buy out, than to innovate. I do agree with the article as well. This really changes the environment for the big AV software makers, Symantec, Macafee, etc.

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If you're going to a job interview, make sure it's not the place you'd robbed just the day before.

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Monday, June 09, 2003

I don't think he's here. I'll go ask him.
Only been here about 45 minutes and already seen a co-worker do one of the dumbest thing I've seen in a while.

He got a call on his phone. They got the wrong person so he was going to transfer to the correct person. Now the person he was transferring to had recently moved. The person had moved from a desk adjacent to the one this guy was sitting at. So, he knew he wasn't sitting there anymore. He could see the desk! The person was at a desk that was now down the row to his right, and you could see him at his desk. He rings the guys extention and the phone on the old desk starts ringing. He's oblivious to this, and lets it go until voicemail answers. Hangs up. Tries again, with same results. Then he tells the person on the phone, that the guy isn't in and he'll put them in voicemail. Does that. Gets up and walks over to the person who the call was for, and tells them he put a call for him into his voicemail.


I just had to sit there and watch. Didn't say a word to him. I mean how did he not know he was calling the wrong desk? He hit the extention and the desk less than 5 feet from him would ring. Not a coincidence because it happened twice! He also tells the caller that the person is not in, when he clearly saw them at their actual desk. Then goes to tell them about the call, after they'd hung up, istead of before when the person could have told them about their obvious idiocy.

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Saturday, June 07, 2003

Country Songs
Here is a list of "Really Bad Country Song Titles" Most are published by BMI. Not all had publishers so I could give credit. Here they are:
She was a stableman's Daughter, and all the horse manure.
We go into the cornfield and kiss between the ears.
She had freckles on her, but she's pretty.
Come out of the wheat field Nellie, you're going against the grain.
I used to kiss her on the lips, but it's all over now.
She criticized my apartment, so I knocked her flat.
I'd rather pass a kidney stone than another night with you.
Meet me in the gravel pit, I'm a little boulder there.
When you wrapped my lunch in a roadmap, I knew you meant goodby.

These are only a few of the 200 I have so let me know how many more you want. Voting enabled.

posted for you by steer 9:45 AM - [Link] - Comments ()

Friday, June 06, 2003

Well, we plan to maybe brainstorm up some more ideas for any cable access show we may actually do. I don't know what type of cameras they use. If they let us check out some cameras and then tape them, I'd like to be able to edit them on my Mac, but I don't know if they have cameras with firewire support. Because, that sure would be nice.

Right now it's just my roommate and me doing it. We might have to enlist some more help. We'll keep you all posted.

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The keeper of the Bonsai
I've been good about keeping that new Bonsai tree all watered. Can't let the dirt go dry. That's detrimental to them. A death knell as you would.

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Thursday, June 05, 2003


My parents have purchased me this bonsai tree. Look at it. It's 3 years old and that's all the bigger it's got? I've always wanted one of these little trees. No, not because of Karate Kid III either!

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Bugbear 2: The Infection
For all those who haven't placed all of the plethora of M$ security patches, virus writers are proud to bring you the newest version of the Bugbear virus, Bugbear-B. Have fun people. :-P

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Public Access
Last night on the public access channel here they had a local psychic on and encouraged people to call and she'd give them a short reading. Basically this involved them asking a question and she'd give the answer that the 'spirits' gave her. She kept imploring the entire time that the questions be a little more specific. Here is the sample type question.

Is the job I have now the one that will make me happy? Her answer was no.

Wow! Psychic abilities confirmed! It's obvious thats the answer this guy was wanting anyway. The question was very leading as to what the man already thought. If he was already happy with that job, he would have never thought to ask it.

This led my roommates and I to the conclusion that we need to get our own access show. It won't be live or anything as cool as a psychic, but we think we can entertain people. At least ourselves anyway. The idea was to tape our random lives and then splice together a 15-30 minute show. We think we can pull that off at least. We just don't have a camera at this time to get this off the ground. Oh well...

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They're having a technical training for supervisors and managers about the technology that I support. They're sneaking out of it in droves, with these vacuous looks on their faces :-)

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Wednesday, June 04, 2003

Limmits on Copy Protection
Thank god my Senator is doing something worthwhile! Go Brownback!

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Tuesday, June 03, 2003

Clockwork Orange
Anyone ever watch Clockwork Orange and not feel like they lost a little sanity?

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HMT Rhona
To think our government kept this a secret for 56 years.

posted for you by steer 9:34 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Monday, June 02, 2003

Virus College?
Speaking of worms and viruses. Or virii or whatever more than one virus is... The University of Calgaryoffers a course in writing a virus. To better "understand" the mind of a person who would create such things. Part of the course as I understand it, and I might have misread this, is that the students need to create a virus themselves as part of the course. Kind of like studying criminalogy by sending students out to rob someone.

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Sobig again?
The Pylah worm is back. Well, not that one exactly but a variant. The Pylah worm had an expiration date of May 31st. It was to stop spreading itself at that time. The Pylah worm was a variant on the Sobig family of worms. It was Sobig-B, but most people called it Pylah. Now this last Saturday a new variant has been seen. Creatively named, Sobig-C. Displaying the same characteristics as the previous versions. Watch out Windows users. :-P

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Ol Stuga
The Ol Stuga Golf Tournament was fun this weekend. Got to play with my brother and father-in-law and jhawk. Was shooting in the 60's until they made me play the rest of the 18 holes.

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