Monthly Archive: July 2005

Jul 30 2005

No Card!

Another entry in the ‘Things to remember’ category: When going on a photo safari, make sure you have a memory card in the digital camera. Ginny and I went out to the Morton Arboretum today to wander around and take some pictures. After walking about 3/4’s of a mile on one of the paths, I …

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Jul 29 2005

SysAdmin Appreciation

System Administrator Appreciation Day – A special day, once a year, to acknowledge the worthiness and appreciation of the person occupying the role, especially as it is often this person who really keeps the wheels of your company turning. Hey, it’s System Administrator Appreciation Day today!

Jul 29 2005

Half Blood Prince

I’m about halfway through ::amazon(“0439784549”, “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince”):: and I must say it’s better than the last book. Much more readable and, at least in my opinion, on par with Ms. Rowling’s previous books. I recommend it. [tags]Harry Potter[/tags]

Jul 25 2005

Don't Smile(y)

… or Microsoft will sue you 🙂 United States Patent Application: 20050156873 Methods and devices for creating and transferring custom emoticons allow a user to adopt an arbitrary image as an emoticon, which can then be represented by a character sequence in real-time communication. In one implementation, custom emoticons can be included in a message …

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Jul 22 2005

RSS from MHonArc

Recently a number of people have been asking me for the MRC file I use to generate the RSS feeds on the midrange.com mailing list archives … so, here it is. [tags]rss, mhonarc[/tags]

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Jul 20 2005

Scotty has been "Beamed Up"

James Doohan, who played chief engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the original Star Trek and subsequent films, died early July 20 at his Redmond, Wash., home, the Associated Press reported. He was 85. – Sci Fi Wire — The News Service of the Sci Fi Channel Although he really didn’t do much other than Star …

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Jul 19 2005

My plan to make a million

Here’s my plan to make a million bucks … First, I’m going to take midrange.com public Then do some good juicy corporate fraud Go to court on a SOX violation Get it overturned on a technicality Retire to Maui on a big golden parachute and some book deals I’ll also do some high level, ‘concept’ …

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Jul 14 2005

I'm Hurt

Some idiot tried to add a link to his gambling website on the midrange resources website. Obviously I rejected it … but after I rejected it, I got this reply… The link to your web site has also been deleted Hate you Jim —– Original Message —– From: To: Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 4:10 …

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Jul 12 2005

Stupidest Lawsuit

… a transit company is suing a group of ten cleaning women in France, because they are car pooling instead of continuing to use their service … The transit company lawyers call that “unfair and parasitical competition.” They are asking for damages, including fines and — believe it or not — confiscation of the women’s …

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Jul 12 2005

Alton Brown & Tom Cruise

Dear Tom Cruise, Your lack of belief in the existence of clinical depression tells me one thing: you didn’t spend $10. to see War Of The Worlds. If vitamins can possibly help me out of this spiraling funk, please let me know which ones. Dinos? Pebbles? Freds? Please, I’m crying out for help. Alton Brown …

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