Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

LUKE 2:8-14

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holy Pimp-Slap Batman!

A picture is worth a thousand words.
A pimp-slap is a great equalizer!
Hope Santa is good to all!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Why Cameras Don't Always Work

This article Linked from Say Anything points out why even though it might be cheaper to run cameras, the chance for abuse is always there.

As a prank, students from local high schools have been taking advantage of the county's Speed Camera Program in order to exact revenge on people who they believe have wronged them in the past, including other students and even teachers.
Students from Richard Montgomery High School dubbed the prank the Speed Camera "Pimping" game, according to a parent of a student enrolled at one of the high schools.
Originating from Wootton High School, the parent said, students duplicate the license plates by printing plate numbers on glossy photo paper, using fonts from certain websites that "mimic" those on Maryland license plates. They tape the duplicate plate over the existing plate on the back of their car and purposefully speed through a speed camera, the parent said. The victim then receives a citation in the mail days later.
Students are even obtaining vehicles from their friends that are similar or identical to the make and model of the car owned by the targeted victim, according to the parent.

But what do I know right? Obviously if the camera catches you, you MUST be guilty. I wonder how long it will be before people use this to get rid of traffic camera tickets (which does not sound so terrible to me).

Adventures in Computing

Well, one of the mini-me children managed to get the VUNDO virus loaded on our home PC. THE WIFE and I are trying to remove it as I type this. What a pain.

For all of you who stumble across this nasty little bug, from another PC go to">, download the .exe and run it.

Scratch that, it didn't fix poop. Go download MALWAREBYTES at as it actually does something.

Good luck.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

What I Want For Christmas


The Meaty Spray from Burger King called FLAME!

Thanks for the Head up Van.
DANGER! VAN HAS A POTTY MOUTH!!!! But dang he's funny!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I Love Anne Hathaway

Genius. She is probably my third favorite lady. Immediately after THE WIFE and COLLEGEGIRL! (I am not counting my mom, she is in a different class of course.)

My Favorite Picture Ever!

Enjoy your time in Jail Erin!

Read all about it!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I Admit It

OK, sorry. I know I am horrendously boring right now. The end of the year is upon us and we have a new load of software we are testing, MAJOR CUSTOMER is coming in next week to test the conversion to the new PHONECO PBX and everyone is (cough cough) sick. (NOT)

So it has been pretty busy. I have spent my time fighting to get a suitable amount of load testing so we can generate 40,000+ hourly call attempts to make sure there are no problems with our older cards in the new system.

Anyway... Still sorry. If anyone is still awake. Here is a funny picture for you.

Behold the power of METHANE! 
(Seriously, shouldn't the flame be blue?)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Ghost Hunters Drama Still

Oh, well. I just couldn't enjoy the show this week. Too bad that one sloppy show ruined the whole thing for me.

Watch to the end of this one. The last 30 seconds makes the rehash of everything else worthwhile. I missed this myself.

Absolutely Nothing To See Here...

Sorry, my life is mind numbingly dull at this moment. The kids are too cute though.

Sadie and Lucie spent some quality time with Santa yesterday. Sadie, the ever shy two year old, dragged her outgoing 4 year old flirt of a sister up to Santa. Sadie then promptly plopped in his lap without a second thought and basically commandeered the kindly old elf until she was dang good and ready to leave.


We also hit Christopher's orchestra concert last night. It does my heart good to see the boy rocking out on the upright bass like his old man. For the record, he didn't spin it like he does mine. His instructor did let us know he gets his spinning and sissor kicks out during rehearsal though.

Ahhhhh, to be young again.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Words of Wisdom

I am linking to an article by Vox Day at World Net Daily discussing the need to depend on ourselves for protection rather than government. I felt he summed it up nicely here:

The truth is that no one will protect you – not the police, not the part-time security guard, not the staff of whatever business you are patronizing and not the national armed forces. You must take responsibility for protecting yourself, and the only means to do that is to ensure that you are appropriately armed whenever you intend to go out in public regardless of what the local laws might say.

I don't always agree with Mr. Day, but I wholeheartedly do today. There is no person on this earth who cares more about your survival than YOU DO.

Read the article and think about it. What would you do, trapped with your children and no option to protect them and yourself except to hide and hope the authorities can stop the carnage. That is fine until you realize once you are discovered, you are powerless.