12.30.2004

Not enought time for a movie?

Some nice 30-second versions of popular films. Only with, er...bunnies. ;^>

(you know you've been working too long when the bunny from "The Shining" actually looks like Jack Nicholson...)

12.23.2004

Die, IE, Die!

Just kidding. All's fair in love and (browser) wars. Microsoft is finally losing ground to the infamous open-source Firefox browser. Which has less security issues, I might add. I've been working on another site redesign, which should work nice with all browsers...CSS and XHTML-compliant, too. If you're not a geek, please ignore that last sentence.

Oh, and Get Firefox. Or I'm not fixing your computer anymore....damned spyware!

12.21.2004

BULLETIN: Money STILL doesn't buy happiness

A follow up to a previous entry....this guy has more money than almost everyone, but that certainly can't help you out of every situation:

The 17-year-old granddaughter of a lottery jackpot winner was found dead near
her boyfriend's home, her body wrapped in a sheet and plastic tarp.

Fortune has not followed this guy, for sure:

Whittaker has had several brushes with the law since he won the prize. Earlier this month, a magistrate ordered him to go into rehab and surrender his driver's license after his second drunken driving arrest this year.

He has also been accused in two lawsuits of assaulting female employees of a racetrack. And his vehicle, business and home have been broken into.

In September, an 18-year-old friend of his granddaughter was found dead at Whittaker's home. That death remains under investigation. Whittaker was out of town at the time.
Today's Lesson: Enjoy life and family. Money can't bring them back.

12.15.2004

Money doesn't buy happiness...but you knew that already, right?

If $300 million won't do it, no amount will. Wife of largest lottery winner ever isn't a happy camper:
"I wish all of this never would have happened," Jewel Whittaker told The Charleston Gazette for Tuesday's editions. "I wish I would have torn the ticket up."
The husband can't keep his ass out of trouble, either:
Since winning the lottery two years ago, her husband, Jack Whittaker, has been arrested twice for drunken driving and has been ordered into rehab. He pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor assault charge for attacking a bar manager, and is accused in two lawsuits of making trouble at a nightclub and a racetrack.
I'll just take a pretty-well-off, slightly-above-average, non-spotlight life, thanks. (My Christmas list? My woman, our cats, and egg nog in front of the fireplace. Everything else is "just stuff", as an old friend once told me.)

12.14.2004

Flying rocks from above!

THIS JUST IN FROM THE FIELD:
Gemind meteor shower last night. Nothin' to do, so I decided to freeze my ass off in 30°F weather for a while.

The short: Got out there for about an hour and a half around midnight, saw 29 meteors, 3 earthgrazers, and 2 nice "fireball" types that left wide streaks on the sky. Number caught on camera? Zero. Boy do I need that fisheye lens. FRIGGIN COLD. Fortunately I have a bad-ass sleeping bag that's rated to at least 20 degrees. Having a remote shutter release to hit from *inside* the sleeping bag would have been nice, though. ;^>

Some people actually got pictures. Me=jealous.

12.02.2004

TOP SECRET: Black Ops at the Int'l Spy Musuem

So, our yearly off-site department meeting for work turned out to be the International Spy Musuem in DC. Extremely cool, hightly recommended that you take about 4 hours to go through everything. Due to the usual team-building exercises, we weren't able to take it all in....just amazing.
Check out the Mobile Cam to the right for a few 'covert' pictures. (Cameras not allowed there, but it's a friggin' SPY MUSEUM. what to they expect from a geek with his camera phone?)

(Wow, 3 posts in a day....I scare myself)

Cocoa Puffs and porn....

Is porn something that needs to be regulated by the government? It's apparently a problem with the invention of the Internet...but this is a funny article on the subject. This had me rolling:
It's really hard for me to picture people having long-distance sex before the invention of the phone. Telegrams involve a third party, have no chance for a meaningful two-person dialogue and just aren't sexy. "BABY STOP TOUCH YOUR GIRDLE STOP ONE MORE TIME" just doesn't have the same ring as a throaty answering machine whisper.

Can't he at least afford a limo driver?

Today's "Dumbass Award": The biggest lottery winner ever gets' busted on DUI...carrying $117k in cash to boot:
Jack Whittaker, 57, was arrested Tuesday night after his Hummer struck a concrete median on the West Virginia Turnpike near Beckley.