Thursday, October 16, 2008

Rachel Ray is making us all fat

I work at home one day a week. My wife is home with our new born and puts ABC on for background noise. At 10:00 the horrible Rachel Ray show comes on. Im not sure how had the great idea of giving her another show, maybe they did not see her 30 Minute Meals show, or $40 a day (both on the food channel), either way, both shows are annoying as is she.

Anyway, before each commercial break, Rachele says, "Get a snack, we'll be right back". Her show takes an average four commercial breaks per show. I do not think it is healthy for anyone to have 4 snacks with an hour.

Now for some hostety... Im sure she really does not want us all to get fat and expect us to eat a snack when she tells s to. Its probebly just a "tag line" some one told her to use, but its annoying.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Whats with KEWL?

The other day I was instant messaging with a co-worker. One of his response was "kk". I asked him, "what does that mean", he said it was a "WoW acronym" and sent me a link to wikipedia that goes into details. Now confused by not only "kk" but "WoW" I was even more intrigued to see what Wikipedia had to say.

Wikipedia explains "WoW" is "World of Warcraft", a pc video game. I have heard of that game, but do not know enough about it to know it was "WoW". Wikipedia then went on to say that "kk" is short of "ok kewl". Being a member of the internet since 1994, i knew that kewl was another way of writing cool. The cool, internet way of writing cool, if you would. I thought internet lingo was supposed to be short and easy to type. LOL, or ROTFLMAO for example. Those are short and easy to type. In-case you are not sure, LOL is "Laughing out loud" and ROTFLMAO is "rolling on the floor laughing my ass off". So getting back to cool vs kewl. Both words have the same number of letters, 4, cool is easier to type because it is only 3 unique letters. KEWL is 4 letters, all unique. I would take you longer to type it then cool, because you need to move your fingers 4 times.

If we are going to change the spelling of words for quick-typing purpose at least make them shortening then original.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Where Biden?

For weeks all you hear about is Sarah Palin is not ready to co-lead or lead the country. You see her on TV talking to the various news outlets to get some exposure. After she does this, she is critisized even more then she was before. All you hear about is how bad Palin is for this country. I have yet to hear how good Joe Biden is for this country. No one is saying he should go on TV. I understand that he has been in the Senate for many years, but that does not automatically give him a free pass to the interviews Palin is being subjected to. Before 2007, I have never heard of Joe Biden, I know very little about him. I know more about Palin then I do him.

Let me be clear, I am not 100% for McCain nor, Obama. I think it is too early to decide. I am not convinced either one is the best choice. I think Obama picking Biden was not the best choice because Biden does not think his would-be boss is right for the job based on experience. How would he be able to work in that situation?

I think both parties need to cut the crap and say why they are the right choice.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I installed IE8 beta

Today I installed Internet Explorer 8 beta.
Today I uninstalled Internet Explorer 8 beta.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Government only helps the Rich

With the recent news about the bailout the US Government is offering the big banks, I ask; When the home owner had to foreclose on their house, the government looked away. They knew it was happening, but since the home owner has no representation in Washington, like the banks do, they saw it as not their problem. I believe, the whole housing problem stems from September, 2001. Mortgage rates dropped, making a new market for a get-rich-quick plan for people to open mortgage shops and sell rediculous mortgages. Then when the mortgage's rate (those tied to prime) jump, the home owner could not afford it, there-for foreclosing. They lose the house, the bank loses the money, do this thousand's of times and here we are today.

I know that is stating the obvious, but I do not feel that the taxpayer should bail out the banks. If the government helped the home owner or looked closer at the mortgage's years ago, we would not be here.

Maybe we should be like the EU and merge our economy with our friends to the north and south. I'M not sure if that really is a good idea, but I'M just tossing it out there.