Monday, July 18, 2005


I'm Posting this from my first day at Cybercamp. Cyber camp is a cool, fun, Computer camp where the people in charge actually have a clue. I'm currently in programming, and have had (some) success with Basic programs in VB 2003 (C++). Here are some photos from camp.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Game Boy Advance: Mountain Men

Take a look at this interview with Chris Grubb and Neal Mueller. What on earth...

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

What the f$<% ?

Two Strange (and Funny) Websites top the Charts today. One of them is The Fool's World Map. This website is dedicated to the Idiot People out there who have no clue as to how the world's countries are positioned. Another one is NetOp's Computer Self defense Movie. It's only point is supposed to be to advertise NetOp. However, the Point the most of us (employees of NetOp Past and Present excluded) is seeing a computer kick the c#%& out of someone. Take a look at these websites - they're worth a chuckle.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Bill Gates Speech

I got an e-mail today that talked about A speech Bill Gates made to High-scholars. It's a parody! Note that e-mail addresses have been changed to protect the innocent.

FW: Bill Gates' Speech.....
"Schmo, Joe E, CFPSD"
Fri, 17 Jun 2005 09:00:19 -0500
Joe Schmo
Corporate Planning
(123) 555-1234

-----Original Message-----
From:  Doe, Jennifer W (Jen), CFPSD
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 9:45 AM
To: Doe, Joseph (John), CFPSD; Schmo, Joe E, CFPSD; Dolor, Lorem I, CFPSD
Subject: Bill Gates' Speech.....

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not  learn in school.  He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1:  Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2:  The world won't care about your self-esteem. The  world will expect you to  accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about  yourself.

Rule 3:  You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school.  You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4:  If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5:  Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.  Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping:   they called it opportunity.

Rule 6:  If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine  about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now.  They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were.  So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's  generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8:  Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT.  In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer.  This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9:  Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF.   Do that on your own time.

Rule 10:  Television is NOT real life.  In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds.  Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Identity theft info

Check out It has some good info on Viruses and Adware/Spyware. It's from the Typical PC User Podcast. Something Else to look at is That one has more info on how to prevent Identity theft. Check it out!

Irrelevant Rant

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I know that this is irrelevant, But this needs to be known. This post may qualify as a rant to some, but it is not pointless. Last Saturday, I went to a Catholic Church with my Grandfather. He is immobile (and has been for a very long time) an is in a wheelchair for a broken leg. Well, we went to church, and I was absolutely Mortified that the only way to get into the Church (A house of God, mind you) was a grand staircase and an extremely small wheelchair lift. I mention extremely small because he did not fit in the lift. My Father and My Uncle had to hold the front doors open so his legs could stick out, and had to push the two buttons so the lift thought the doors were closed. Even worse, WE HAD TO FIND SOME TO TURN THE F#%$*&@ WHEELCHAIR LIFT ON! This is ridiculous. I know that a church doesn't have to follow the Handicap rules, but you would expect a church to make modifications for this purpose. I also know that the church in question is fairly new, so you wouldn't have to worry about the historical value. After mass, we needed to do the same thing to get him down the stairs, but their was a luncheon after mass the whole extended family was going to attend. Thinking that there would be a similar lift, we didn't worry about. We thought wrong. The absolutely only way to get into the multi-purpose room where the luncheon was to be held was 5 steps. I should mention at this point that My grandfather is not the leanest man around (Hint Hint). It took a team of FIVE people to carry him down the stairs. Another problem, some bright architect decided to put the Handicap accessible Restrooms AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS! This makes absolutely no senses to me whatsoever. Thankfully, he didn't need to use the Bathroom. Something else I want to mention, is that it took SEVEN people to get him back up the stairs.
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