Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Cosmic Crash Won't Destroy Comet or Earth - Yahoo! News

Cosmic Crash Won't Destroy Comet or Earth - Yahoo! News

Monday, June 27, 2005

Shark Attacks 2nd Teen Off Fla. Panhandle

By BILL KACZOR, Associated Press Writer


PENSACOLA, Fla. - A teenage boy was critically injured Monday in the second shark attack in three days along the Florida Panhandle.

The boy, whose age and name were not released, was taken to Bay Medical Center in Panama City. The nature of his injuries was not immediately released.

He was attacked off Cape San Blas, a popular vacation destination about 80 miles southeast of the Destin area where 14-year-old Jamie Marie Daigle of Gonzales, La., was killed by a shark on Saturday.

Daigle had been had been swimming on a boogie board with a friend about 100 yards from shore when a shark tore away the flesh on one leg from her hip to her knee.

After Saturday's attack, a 20-mile stretch of shore was closed to swimmers, but beaches reopened Sunday with a double staff of sheriff's beach patrol officers.

Florida averaged more than 30 shark attacks a year from 2000 to 2003, but there were only 12 attacks off the state's coast last year, according to figures compiled by the American Elasmobranch Society and the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Snookies Cookies

Yummmmmm!

Go Fug Yourself

Fuggin Hilarious!!!

You need to drink more water!

There is a growing problem in our society that may be a bigger problem than we would suspect. We do not drink water – real water.

We have entered an age where infants and children do not have a taste for water. And the cause is doctors do not tell us how important water is – so mothers do not give infants water in a bottle.

They get plenty of milk and juice, but they never get water and they loose their taste for water. They have a sweet tooth from juice and actually cannot drink water.

So we don’t drink it. It is not put on the table with meals anymore, and we get desensitized to how important water is.

We all know that we should drink water. It is good for us. It is necessary for human, animal and plant life. We need about a half gallon of water a day to make our body work right; a cow will drink up to 50 gallons a day. Oh, we drink liquids all right, but they are soda pop, coffee, iced tea, more coffee, more pop, and that liquid in a tall brown bottle.

Do you want to grow up healthy kids? Do you want to feel really good yourself? Serve water with every meal. Drink water between meals.

The best trick is to drink three glasses of water before breakfast. Your body is screaming for water after a hard nights sleep.

But most important, encourage and teach your children from an early age to drink cool, clear water.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

ASCII Generator ONLINE!

Make yourself a new sig!

Google Blog: I, Googlebot

Google Blog: I, Googlebot

My Results from The Worlds Shortest Personality Test


You are funky, outdoorsy, and down to earth.
While you may not be a total hippie...
You're definitely one of the most free spirited people around.

You are very impulsive - every day is a new adventure.
However, you do put some thought behind all your actions.
Still, you do tend to shock and offend people from time to time!

Friday, June 24, 2005

Spandex man charged again!

Spandex man charged again: "Spandex man charged again
Friday, June 24, 2005

A man who dresses in Spandex pants and allegedly traipses about the county to engage in indecent conduct has been charged in another incident.
One count of second-degree sexual assault as a persistent repeater has been filed against Michael Scott Long, 36, Brooklyn Park, Minn., in the St. Croix County Clerk of Court�s Office.
The charge resulted from an incident at the Country Inn Suites in River Falls last fall.
Long allegedly confronted an 18-year-old woman at the front desk Oct. 24 while wearing white spandex pants and embraced her from the front and the back without consent.
He was previously charged with crimes for similar behavior in Hudson and New Richmond."

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Update on the Solar Sail Launch

MOSCOW (AP) -- A joint Russian-U.S. project to launch a solar sail space vehicle crashed back to Earth when the booster rocket's engine failed less than two minutes after takeoff, the Russian space agency said Wednesday.

The Cosmos 1 vehicle was intended to show that a so-called solar sail can make a controlled flight. Solar sails, designed to be propelled by pressure from sunlight, are envisioned as a potential means for achieving interstellar flight, allowing such spacecraft to gradually build up great velocity and cover large distances.

But the Volna booster rocket failed 83 seconds after its launch from a Russian nuclear submarine in the northern Barents Sea just before midnight Tuesday in Moscow, the Russian space agency said.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Finally music to play by...

www.videogameslive.com - Home: "Here you will find all the information you need regarding Video Games Live - the first major U.S. concert tour featuring music from a variety of the most popular video games!

Announced Game Titles in Video Games Live for the 2005 concert tour:
Mario�, Zelda�, Halo�, Metal Gear Solid�, Warcraft�, Myst�, Castlevania�, Medal of Honor�, Sonic�, Tron, Tomb Raider�, Advent Rising, Headhunter, Beyond Good & Evil�, Splinter Cell�, Ghost Recon�, Rainbow Six�, EverQuest� II and a special retro arcade segment that goes from Pong� to Donkey Kong�!"

Its been a stormy week around hereabouts

Dorky picture of me

Alex in the car

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Exstream Software gets pat on back.

Exstream Software, Inc. announced today that it has been named a leading provider of insurance document management solutions by Boston-based Celent Communications in the analyst firm’s "Insurance Software Deal Trends 2003-2004” reports published last month. Based on its deal volume, Exstream was cited in both the property/casualty and life/health editions as a leading provider in the document management category, which includes creation of policies and correspondence.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Everyday Apples Pack Antioxidant Punch

Eat the skin!

TV-B-Gone

ThinkGeek :: TV-B-Gone:

"Enter the TV-B-Gone, a small television remote that hangs on your keychain and turns off virtually any television with the press of button. 'Now, what would be the purpose of such a device?' you may be asking yourself. Well, without revealing too much of our devious nature we can think of a few things. Imagine sports bars or annoying talking head shows that appear on monitors at the airport. Add to that your own creativity and we're pretty sure you'll come up with some ideas. All you need to do is press the button and keep pointing it at the TV until it turns off (which may take up to 69 seconds). The next 69 seconds will be spent quietly, or not so quietly, enjoying the perplexed expressions of the TV automatons."

In This Office, You're The Boss

Finally, the drudgery of corporate life has been captured in a play set for adults! Bob, Joe, Ted, and Ann spend eight hours a day, five days a week, at tiny desks in tiny cubicles in a giant room packed with countless similar cubicles in a giant building filled with countless similar rooms.


Friday, June 03, 2005

Thursday, June 02, 2005

From a friend.

I grew up in the 40s/50s with practical parents. A
mother, God love her, who washed aluminum foil after
she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original
recycle queen, before they had a Name for it... A
father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than
buying new ones.

Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their
best friends lived barely a wave away. I can see them
now, Dad in trousers, tee shirt and a hat and Mom in a
house dress, lawn mower in one hand, and dish-towel in
the other. It was the time for fixing things. A
curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the oven
door, the hem in a dress Things we keep.

It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy.
All that re-fixing, eating, renewing, I wanted just
once to be wasteful. Waste meant affluence. Throwing
things away meant you knew there'd always be more.

But then my mother died, and on that clear summer's
night, in the warmth of the hospital room, I was
struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there
isn't any more.

Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up
and goes away...never to return. So... while we have
it... it's best we love it.... and care for it... and
fix it when it's broken...... and heal it when it's
sick.

This is true. for marriage..... and old cars.... and
children with bad report cards..... and dogs with bad
hips.... and aging parents..... and grandparents. We
keep them because they are worth it, because we are
worth it. Some things we keep. Like a best friend that
moved away or a classmate we grew up with.

There are just some things that make life important,
like people we know who are special..... and so, we
keep them close!

I received this from someone who thinks I am a
'keeper', so I've sent it to the people I think of in
the same way.. Now it's your turn to send this to
those people that are "keepers" in your life Good
friends are like stars.... You don't always see them,
but you know
they are always there.

Keep them close!

TEN THINGS GOD WON'T ASK ON THAT DAY.

1... God won't ask what kind of car you drove. He'll
ask how many people you drove who didn't have
transportation.

2... God won't ask the square footage of your house,
He'll ask how many people you welcomed into your home.

3... God won't ask about the clothes you had in your
closet, He'll ask how many you helped to clothe.

4... God won't ask what your highest salary was. He'll
ask if you compromised your character to obtain it.

5... God won't ask what your job title was. He'll ask
if you performed your job to the best of our ability.

6... God won't ask how many friends you had. He'll ask
how many people to whom you were a friend.

7... God won't ask in what neighborhood you lived,
He'll ask how you treated your neighbors.

8... God won't ask about the color of your skin, He'll
ask about the content of your character.

9... God won't ask why it took you so long to seek
Salvation. He'll lovingly take you to your mansion in
heaven, and not to the gates of Hell.

10... God won't have to ask how many people you
forwarded this to, He already knows your decision.

ScriptCenter Tools: Log Parser 2.2

Log parser is a powerful, versatile tool that provides universal query access to text-based data such as log files, XML files and CSV files, as well as key data sources on the Windows® operating system such as the Event Log, the Registry, the file system, and Active Directory®. You tell Log Parser what information you need and how you want it processed. The results of your query can be custom-formatted in text based output, or they can be persisted to more specialty targets like SQL, SYSLOG, or a chart. Most software is designed to accomplish a limited number of specific tasks. Log Parser is different... the number of ways it can be used is limited only by the needs and imagination of the user. The world is your database with Log Parser.

SANS Top 20 Vulnerabilities - The Experts Consensus

SANS Top 20 Vulnerabilities - The Experts Consensus: "Top Vulnerabilities to Windows Systems

Top Vulnerabilities to Windows Systems

W1 Web Servers & Services
W2 Workstation Service
W3 Windows Remote Access Services
W4 Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL)
W5 Windows Authentication
W6 Web Browsers
W7 File-Sharing Applications
W8 LSAS Exposures
W9 Mail Client
W10 Instant Messaging

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Scientists Discover Trust Potion!

Scientists Discover Trust Potion

Get someone to sniff a new potion made from the chemical oxytocin and they'll be more willing to loan you money.

Trust us on this.

Scientists discovered that inhaling the chemical made people more trusting in social situations with random people.

Great deal on a wireless router with print server!

Surplus Computers

Doctors Separate Legs of 'Mermaid' Baby - Yahoo! News

Doctors Separate Legs of 'Mermaid' Baby - Yahoo! News:

"LIMA, Peru - Doctors fully separated the fused legs of a baby girl known as Peru's 'mermaid' early Wednesday, calling the delicate procedure a 'true success.'"