Television

When I wasn't working on computers this weekend, I was trying to get the “new” used television working in the bedroom. Prior to even havin

Computer stuff

Well, I've spent the better part of this long weekend trying to get not just a server setup, but a server with VMware setup. VMware is very cool virtualization software that's all the rage in the corporate world where I'm seemingly forever searching for a job in this crappy-ass economy. So, if I can learn it well, it will serve

Food safety hypocrites

These people all need to go:

libertynewsonline.com/article_301_29693.php

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New washer

The new washer was delivered today. I let them take the old one away even though we’d just bought it (used) a week ago. That’s right, it lasted just one week. Oh well, we didn’t really need that $200 (after tax and delivery), anyway.
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I say “let them” take it because I could have had the repairman from the store, DT’s Used Ap

Which airports have body scanning technology?

Airports to avoid, if at all possible.

Which airports have body-scanning technology? – CNN.com

"The TSA website lists all the airports using advanced-imaging technology to screen passengers. The website does not specify which type

Customer satisfaction surveys

When given one of those customer satisfaction surveys, always try and give a glowing report about the individual who helped you (unless they were terrible, of course) because those surveys are just another tool for corporations to harass their already under-paid, under-appreciated employees.

You don’t want to be responsible for getting someone

Something to ponder

Railroad tracks

The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number.

Why was that gauge used? Because that’s the way they built them in England, and English expatriates designed the US railroads.

Why did the English build them like that? Because the first rail line

Plleeaassee reeaadd! it was on goodmorning America

It’s a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like that and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is.

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM, wrote:

This is probably a hoax, but just in case it’s not, I’m forwarding it.

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Dinkum

(DING-kuhm)
Dinkum, also dinky-di, fair dinkum, adjective
True; honest; genuine.

Etymology
Probably derived, like many other Australian words, from English dialect. The counties of Lincolnshire and Derbyshire had a word or dincum meaning “work; a fair share of work.” The word was first recorded in Australia in Rolf Boldrew