Friday, May 30, 2008
As Claude went to the front of the meeting room at the senior center, he announced, "Unlike most hypnotists who invite two or three people up here to be put into a trance, I intend to hypnotize each and every member of the audience."The excitement was almost electric as Claude withdrew a beautiful antique pocket watch from his coat.
"I want you each to keep your eye on this antique watch. It's a very special watch. It's been in my family for six generations."He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly chanting, "Watch the watch, watch the watch, watch the watch.
"The crowd became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth, light gleaming off its polished surface. Hundreds of pairs of eyes followed the swaying watch, until, suddenly, it slipped from the hypnotist's fingers and fell to the floor, breaking into a hundred pieces.
"Shit," said the Hypnotist.
It took three days to clean up the senior center.
Hypnosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Associated Press Writer
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- For the fourth time in less than a year, a human foot in a running shoe has been found along the British Columbia coast.
Police said Friday that they don't know if there are any links between the cases of the four severed right feet found on island shorelines in the Vancouver region.
Authorities say they haven't reached any conclusions about the origin of the feet. But local speculation has been rife with some reports claiming they belonged to victims of violent crimes or a plane crash.
Police said a passer-by found the fourth human foot on Kirkland Island, about 15 miles south of Vancouver on Thursday.
Ummm... This is severely weird..
Wired News - AP News
Simply Google, Google search and service, Google Desktop, Google Earth, Google Video Player,Google Talk
I just think it will bring up the question from the Business of "Why do we need SharePoint"? Immediately everyone relates back to the 6 pillars. Now some of these won't be relevant if it can be done in Office and most likely quicker due to the overheads of SharePoint and Web development in general (Solutions, Features, Web Parts, BDC).The strengths of the Web Platform are that it can be made accessible outside of an internal network and does not rely on external Users having Office 2007 Applications on a Windows Operating System.
Microsoft have a Showcase for Office Products and now I can see WHY they renamed SharePoint to "Microsoft Office SharePoint Server"...to make it part of the "Office Family". Business facing sites e.g. office.microsoft.com promote this, but then looking at the developer community it appears to be quite a clear division between Office Application Development and SharePoint Development.
More Resourcing Issues
I can see this as becoming another problem similar to the one mentioned in my Governance post last week. Are Developers now expected to add Office Application Development to their skill set along with everything that Joel Olsen listed before?
wss.made4the.net: by Jeremy Thake
Doesn't this sound familiar? LOL!
---Don't forget that you are a role model for someone---
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Amazing 1918 Photo of 18,000 US Troops Forming Statue of Liberty
I don't know... 18,000? Maybe 1800.. Look carefully, there is no way that many people in there.
WTFurls » 18,000 US Troops Forming Statue of Liberty
Saturday, May 24, 2008
After a decade of false starts, dead ends and back-room squabbles, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) was signed into law by President Bush today. In a nutshell, it prevents employers and insurers from using genetic data against you.
The bill's co-sponsor, Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), calls it the "the first civil rights legislation of the 21st century."
I agree! This will be discussed for hundreds of years to come.
Genetic Discrimination by Insurers, Employers Becomes a Crime Wired Science from Wired.com
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Microsoft seems to be fighting a losing public relations battle for Vista, as companies continue to criticize the latest Windows operating system.
In an interview with InformationWeek, Symantec's chief operating officer Enrique Salem said his customers in the enterprise sector are sticking with the older operating system.
BetaNews Symantec disses Vista, says corporations 'not comfortable'
The kakophone: the music-composition machine for mobile phones
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Check it out.
South of Austin TX in the Hill Country somewhere....
Counterpoint: Dangers of Focusing Solely on Climate Change
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Published: May 18, 2008
AFTER years in the automotive wilderness, largely exiled to the smoky borders of truck stops, diesel is coming home. Americans may not recognize its freshly scrubbed face."
Monday, May 19, 2008
There are several issues that can cause a Windows XP computer to not reboot properly after installing Service Pack 3. Most of them affect relatively specific configurations, and most appear to have relatively simple work-arounds.
Please: do not do anything rash. I have seen a lot of reports of people who reformat and reinstall when they run into this problem, losing all their data in the process. There is often no need to do anything that drastic. First read this post, and see if anything here helps you. If not, call Microsoft's technical support line and see if they can't help you.
Tools and Resources Remove Virus and Malware with Online Virus Scanner
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
"People are trying to keep a tradition alive," Robison says. "They're not selling it. That's looked down on in the home distilling crowd. Most people I know aren't making more than a gallon at a time. Some people on the forum come from the moonshiner tradition, and we've learned a lot from them. But I've never met anyone who makes it for money."
Robison runs the popular Home Distiller forum with more than 2,000 registered users and 50,000 unique visitors per month. Other online home distilling resources include Smiley's Home Distilling and American Distiller.
Depending on the efficiency of the still, home-distilled alcohol can vary from 120 to 192 proof, or 60 percent to 96 percent pure alcohol.
Whiskey Geeks Keep Moonshine Tradition Alive
This is real!
Soaring Over the Alps on Homemade Jet Wings | Autopia from Wired.com
Thursday, May 15, 2008
May 15, 1930: The Skies Get a Little Bit Friendlier:
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
May 13, 2008
One of the most important Dead Sea scrolls is going on display in Jerusalem this week—more than four decades after it was last seen by the public.
The 24-foot (7.3-meter) scroll with the text of the Bible's Book of Isaiah had been in a dark, temperature-controlled room at the Israel Museum since 1967. It went on display two years earlier, but curators replaced it with a facsimile after noticing new cracks in the calfskin parchment."
14 Stupid Things That Drive me Nuts About Online Sign up Forms - The Red Ferret Journal
Monday, May 12, 2008
By Alexis Madrigal EmailMay 12, 2008 | 4:03:05 PMCategories: Clean Tech, Energy
Driving future A new report from the Department of Energy claims that wind turbines could generate 300 gigawatts by 2030, which would power about 20 percent of the US electrical grid.
The forecasting scenario would require tremendous growth in the wind industry, which currently produces about 17 gigawatts of electricity, or a little over one percent of total capacity.
If you have an AMD processor or motherboard and your machine is in reboot hell, visit this site for instructions on how to fix. (from another machine I am guessing..)
Does your AMD-based computer boot after installing XP SP3? - Jesper's Blog
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Controlling on-demand software could become an “endless game of whack-a-mole” warns the report. As quickly as IT administrators find and forbid unauthorized applications, new ones will be downloaded, creating potential security threats.
So, in other words, make sure you stay an HP shop and HP will give you the layers of security you require... heeheehehe
To install or not to install?
A new law regulating the post office makes it easier to raise rates as long as the agency doesn't exceed the rate of inflation. Rates are to be adjusted each May.
But the post office also has introduced a way for people to save money when the price goes up, the Forever stamp, which remains valid for first-class postage regardless of any increases.
With the rate increase approaching, sales of the Forever stamp reached 64 million-a-day in April, postal officials said.
Forever stamps currently sell for 41-cents, but can be used after the rate increase without any additional postage. However, when the rate goes up, so does the price of Forever stamps."
Friday, May 09, 2008
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Thursday, May 08, 2008
April 30, 2008
Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, are scrutinizing seismic readings and studying damage at residents' homes to try to figure out what's happening beneath Earth's surface under a northwest Reno neighborhood rocked by a seemingly endless string of earthquakes."
With Opera reportedly scoring very high or perfect in recent Web Standards Project conformance tests, its creators may see Dragonfly as a way to build Opera into more than just a browser, but a development tool in itself.
BetaNews | Opera browser now has its own alternative to Firefox' Firebug
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
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Saturday, May 03, 2008
As the host of your Yugma session, you can make any attendee the Presenter at any time. That way, meetings can flow organically between multiple parties, and you can accomplish more in a single session.
You can also share mouse and keyboard controls at anytime with other session attendees, allowing you to collaborate in "real-time" on virtually any application or software. With this powerful Yugma feature, sales professionals can review proposal changes with clients; technical support representatives can more effectively assist remote customers; project leaders can have more effective weekly reviews; lawyers can review and revise contracts with clients; and you can collaborate with your online communities on topics of interest.
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This looks to be the poor man's Live Meeting - Formerly known as Placeware.
Friday, May 02, 2008
That evening, party leaders unexpectedly adjourned the session, saying the proceedings would take too long to finish that night.But tongues were set wagging about whether the adjournment was a maneuver to save McCain from the embarrassment of being swamped by Paul delegates.
Eric Herzik, a political scientist at the University of Nevada, Reno, said the fracas reflected, among other things, that McCain had "yet to capture the hearts and minds of Nevada Republicans."All of which suggests there might be some drama at the GOP's national convention in September after all.
I am for Ron Paul, and I may vote by write-in...
Ron Paul supporters not lining up behind McCain - Los Angeles Times
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Biologists have confirmed that a cougar shot to death by Chicago police came into the city by way of Wisconsin.
The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control says a DNA sample obtained from the cougar was a match to a sample from a cougar seen in southern Wisconsin's Rock County on January 18th.Cougar Shot