Sunday, March 3, 2013

It should come as no surprise that I live inside the beltway. I've lived in this area for far too long. For the longest time I've felt as if most people around me are of a lower IQ. While I realize those two have nothing in common I can't help but wonder if I just don't belong here. I hate the politics and I certainly despise the type of people that live here. The fact that people do not pay attention to detail or remember the most mundane of events drives me insane. So, when liberals talk about the 2012 Congress and how ineffective they are I can't help but wonder; "did you not watch the debates?" "have you not paid attention to any details or read a book?" Its not hard for this society of youtube-iets and lets face it complete bandwagon disease to overlook details. I remember the debates and I hated this moment http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/23/horses-and-bayonets-remark-is-a-disrespectful-oversimplification/ when our president issued his statements on sequestration and how to trim the fat. I remember Romney's rebuttal and the argument by Barak that we are not cutting the budget but reducing its expansion. Great; "score," one for the president. But, move forward to 2013 and we get http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2013/03/03/white-house-admits-third-time-president-obama-fibbed-on-sequester/ where our POTUS continuously blames the Republican Congress for a fabricated set of government cuts. No SIR, You created this! I agree that Congress was on board when it "kicked the can" down the block and did not deal with this scenario. But YOU SIR are the initiator of said Sequestration and budget cuts. Take the blame for your ideology. We know you are playing a game. Its very obvious you are playing a game to take an all Democratic Senate, House, and Judiciary system. I hate living in the beltway. Nothing but politics and unfortunately most Americans are just dumb, especially those that live inside the beltway. I don't understand the liberal fad that is going through this country. But, it doesn't surprise me. I don't understand how anyone can claim any party. All Americans should be right down the middle. Take a moment to read and analyze what a representative is saying. Do not vote the "party" line. I love my country but I hate my people.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Cloud

I think I have sold my soul to the cloud. I can't think of a better option than having my music and videos in a single location with COOP and recovery options. Data centers and replication allow my data to be protected against loss. No more local hard drives and numerous backed up hard drives to hopefully retain my data in home damage or theft. I love the cloud and it is becoming increasingly easier to work with. Amazon Cloud player is f-amazing. I can't wait to see a similiar offering from Microsoft that is embedded in the Xbox and Zune ecosystem.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Abbot & Costello’s comedy routine “Who’s on first?” 50+ years later.

COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: Thanks I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer.

ABBOTT: Mac?

COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.

ABBOTT: Your computer?

COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.

ABBOTT: Mac?

COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.

ABBOTT: What about Windows?

COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?

ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?

COSTELLO: I don't know.. What will I see when I look at the windows?

ABBOTT: Wallpaper.

COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.

ABBOTT: Software for Windows?

COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?

ABBOTT: I just did.

COSTELLO: You just did what?

ABBOTT: Recommend something.

COSTELLO: You recommended something?

ABBOTT: Yes.

COSTELLO: For my office?

ABBOTT: Yes.

COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!

ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.

COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?

ABBOTT: Word.

COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: Word in Office.

COSTELLO: The only word in office is office..

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?

ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue 'W'.

COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue 'w' if you don't start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?

ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.

COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?

ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.

COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?

ABBOTT: One copy.

COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?

ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.

COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?

ABBOTT: Why not? THEY OWN IT!

(A few days later)

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?

ABBOTT: Click on 'START'.............

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Awesome-ness is an adjective and a noun

For all of my readers (all two of you) I thought I would post some good news. I recently changed companies after 7+ years of loyalty and dedication. I switched to Applied Information Sciences so as to develop my computer science capabilities. We were listed as one of the top 50 best places to work http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/event/3916 . I've gone through the emotions after the switch. It felt as though I had separated from my girlfriend of many years. I went from excitement to withdrawal to the bla factor. It was only compounded by my inability to quickly pickup the new technologies and enhanced languages. I have found my groove so to speak. My co-workers are my age with similar attributes regarding work ethic and work type. I find the environment very interesting with many growth opportunities. I still miss portions of my ex (company) and especially the people at my old client site. However, the freedom and opportunity far outweigh the negatives. The grass is greener on both sides, the difference; one was Kentucky blue grass and the other fescue. Both are luscious greens but with different elements, both comfortable but both requiring care and attention. I want to thank you monster dotcom, for another employment opportunity.