Why didn't I think of this one?

Sheesh. Outsourcing can be a two-edged sword.

Programmers are outsourcing their software modules to cheap and efficient labour in India. This way they get the best of both worlds- more money and more time. They earn doubly - one from the outsourced job, other from the new job they undertake.

This guy gets major kudos:
Says a programmer on Slashdot.org who outsourced his job: "About a year ago I hired a developer in India to do my job. I pay him $12,000 out of the $67,000 I get. He's happy to have the work. I'm happy that I have to work only 90 minutes a day just supervising the code. My employer thinks I'm telecommuting. Now I'm considering getting a second job and doing the same thing."


New house!

Ok, as of the 16th, we're in the new house, so check out the pics if you haven't by now. Combined housewarming/annual-end-of-summer party to be around September 18th. It's before Sept. 21st, so technically still in the summer, ha!

(FYI, furniture in the pics is the previous owner...mine's not that nice. yet.)


It's Miller Time!

Guard your stash when you go camping in the Washington area, apparently:
"We noticed a bear sleeping on the common lawn and wondered what was going on until we discovered that there were a lot of beer cans lying around," said Lisa Broxson, a worker at the Baker Lake Resort, 80 miles (129 kilometers) northeast of Seattle.


Blogging from Deep Creek Lake...hopefully

Blogging from Deep Creek Lake in western MD...hopefully photo updates to come on the right. -->

UPDATE: Eh, no picture messages on the extended network out there. Had to send 'em all on the way back. Check them out!


The sky is falling! POW!

Possibly kick-ass Perseid meteor shower tonight and tomorrow. Chicken little unavailable for comment.

In other news...POW!:

Maybe he's pulling a "pre-emptive strike" on the opponent BEFORE they take the ball away?


No Nader, please... (redux)

Pic of the day...as both "Fahrenheit 9/11" director Michael Moore and political satirist Bill Maher plead Ralph Nader to drop out of the race.