So I get here (wurque) and first thing I get is to see this 850 year old guy that our company, for no apparent good reason, contracts to do writing work. (I'd have said Technical Writing but that would be a stretch for this guy). He's looking for my boss 'cause "we have photog's booked to get a shot of her before 10:00 for a full page company profile in a local paper tech supplement... blah blah blah rewriting this company bio into a newspaper story blah blah.." I've long since stopped listening while it occurs to me that he's saying he wants to SURPRISE her with the requirement of a photo for publication purposes... (ROFLMAO)
My day just got better... at least by way of comparison.
OK, so I hate to go all geek on ya (ok, no, not really - I luv being there*) but people are FOREVER asking me about what to buy for their 'new' home pc. "Well, we're gonna go fer that cable modem thingy and I thought I'd think about a little upgrade ... what'd ya think I ought to git?"
I went on and on here about what a total phuk-ass-rip-off-should-be-nuked-into-next-year the IPC Computer Company is... my so cheep he astonishes me Dad bought a Celeron from IPC and trying to work out the problems from that lead me to planning urban assault synario's against their head office.
If your gonna be a techno-peasant (and there's nothing wrong with that!) and still need a computer then you should buy a brand name! Go for a Dell or an HP! Forget the rest. Both companies have a consumer line of product that's good enuf and, depending on your situation, their business line is still accessible to the general public and those systems are LOCK! Nothing is gonna go wrong with them PERIOD.
I just opened up a box with a new DELL Optiplex GX 733/133 small form-factor desktop system with a flat panel 15" and it is so sweet!!!!!!!!!! wow. All it needs is an infrared keyboard and mouse and it would be perfect. Please understand, I am totally NOT GENEROUS with the word "perfect" when it comes to computers.
Ok, that was my geek fix for the day. C ya.
* I liked the movie Being There too!
memory: kinda goofy but...
A newspaper item (associated press) out of some mid western US state about - not a word of a lie - a high school that has prohibited the girls from wearing thong underwear (actually they did not specify 'girls' but I'm think'en ...).
The principal is quoted in the article talking 'bout how the school is adopting zero tolerance for 'distracting activities'...
Ok, so work with me here. Not much sense in establishing unenforceable rules, so... how , exactly, are they going to enforce this? Can you just see the bearded, polyester suit encrusted, lanky grade 11 English teacher - finished teacher's college in the early 80's - assigned to 'thong patrol'?
"Excuse me Miss Sutherland... Step out of line please,... yes over here. You too, Miss. Tagoochi. Now ladies, you know the rules. It appears to me that what we have here is a failure to communicate. STOP your sniggering Miss. Sutherland. Right then. Turn around, pull 'em down and I had better see seamless briefs or there's gonna be detentions all 'round."