Thursday, February 24, 2011

This Is Steve For Real This Time

Help... I'm stranded in a foreign country and need money.

Conveniently, I was able to get to the Internet and...

Just kidding.

It appears as though my e-mail was, according to Google, hijacked by someone in China.

I've since updated my security settings.

Sorry to everyone who got my spam e-mails.

The ironic thing... I didn't see e-mails from anyone who tried to let me know because Google put them in my spam folder. 

It wasn't until I got a text from someone that I was tipped off.


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Thursday, June 28, 2007

When Apple Went Wrong

MSNBC has an AP story about Apple products that went "wrong." Now, as a recent convert over to all things Apple I'm well aware of a few things they've flopped on. However, this article was, how you say, a bit underwhelming. I mean, they really had to stretch a bit here.

The list of flops are as follows:

1. The iTunes Phone (aka ROKR), 2005
2. The one button mouse (1983)
3. The Cube (2000)
4. The Newton (1993)
5. The iMac (1998)
6. EWorld (1994)

Now, I'll give them 3, 4, and 6. However, I've got a problem with 1, 2, and 5.

First of all, the iTunes phone wasn't even an Apple product really. It was from Motorola, and they just licensed being able to use iTunes on the phone. I would hardly call this an Apple flop. The phone sold well, it was just not what people wanted, so, they discontinued it.

Second, the one button mouse is not a flop. If it was a flop it wouldn't be in existence anymore. I hardly call something that has been around 15 years a flop. Sure, you may not like it, but that's your problem. If you want two buttons, stay with Windows.

Third, the iMac? WTF? Their argument for this one is that it's no longer "exciting." Give me a break. It's their consumer desktop, no different than a Dell. Actually, it's closer to a Dell than ever before, the only real difference is case design and OS.

Anyway, give the article a look yourself.


Thursday, March 29, 2007

Stupid Lawyers

Lawyer: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?

Doctor: No.

Lawyer: Did you check for blood pressure?

Doctor: No.

Lawyer: Did you check for breathing?

Doctor: No.

Lawyer: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?

Doctor: No.

Lawyer: How can you be so sure, Doctor?

Doctor: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.

Lawyer: But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?

Doctor: It is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Tale Anything You Want

I have no idea what this is but I fell on the floor laughing.



Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Cheif of Staff General Peter Pace Thinks Gays Are Immoral

So Joint Chief of Staff General Peter Pace told the Chicago Tribune that he, "believe[s] that homosexual acts between individuals are immoral, and that we should not condone immoral acts. News flash sarge, who gives a shit what you think is immoral?

First and foremost, the military needs to get their heads out of their asses. Gays have been serving in the military since it's inception. It's likely that some of our best soldiers have been homosexual, both male and female. It's likely that a portion of our troops over in Iraq and Afghanistan right now are homosexual. Don't ask, don't tell is a joke. If you're so worried about showing confidence in your troops, how confident do you think they feel after they hear something like that?

Second, why does it matter what you think is immoral? If it isn't against the law then your opinion of morality doesn't figure into the equation. You also think that "military members who sleep with other military members' wives are immoral in their conduct." I ask, why do you give a shit what two other consenting adults are going with their lives? I know adultry is prosecuted in the military, and I think the military needs to mind its own business.

Here is the catch 22 with the military, they're hypocrites. They want the best, as long as the best fits their definition of what "the best" is. I'd much rather have a gay man who's got his shit together watching my back than a high school drop out who happens to be straight. You're lowering the qualification requirements to get in, but giving shit to perfectly fine people because of who they find themselves attracted to.

The only way any of that is fair is to require all members of the military to be chaste. You can't say that having sex one way is okay, but having sex another way isn't. I mean, where does that stop? Is the military going to dictate what it decides are the morally appropriate sexual positions? What are their views on anal sex? Is that immoral?

This is what I don't understand about a society that says "privacy is paramount" yet tries to dictate what you do in your private life. As long as no one is being harmed, does it matter what you are doing in your private life?

There is nothing wrong with gays in the military. You may have a problem with gays. You may not feel comfortable around them. You may not like the idea of them. However, that's your problem, not theirs. Maybe the military needs to figure out how to deal with certain issues themselves instead of trying to push things away so they don't have to deal with them.

This reminds me of the crap their giving our boys that come back with PTSD. Instead of dealing with it, these guys get called pussies and sent to the brig. Sounds like a crock of shit to me.

That's my view, but I'm open for discussion.



Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A Bikers Wish

This one comes from Bill:

"A man riding his Harley was riding along a California beach when suddenly the
sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, the Lord said, "Because you
have TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish."

The biker pulled over and said, "Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can ride over
anytime I want." The Lord said, "Your request is materialistic, think of the
enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking; the supports required
reaching the bottom of the Pacific and the concrete and steel it would take! It
will nearly exhaust several natural resources. I can do it, but it is hard for
me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think
of something that could possibly help mankind."

The biker thought about it for a long time. Finally, he said, "Lord, I wish
that I and all men could understand women; I want to know how she feels inside,
what she's thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what
she means when she says nothings wrong, and how I can make a woman truly

The Lord replied, "You want two lanes or four on that bridge?""



Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Re: Life Moves On

My aunt is out of the coma and breathing on her own. This is amazing, as her prognosis didn't look good and her organs had been failing. It's touch and go for right now, and the prognosis is still uncertain, but as of now she is alive and breathing on her own.


Life Moves On

My aunt will most likely pass away today. My father told me that, “At 8:30 A.M. EST tomorrow the doctors will turn off her ventilator. If her heart fails, she is a no-code. If she goes into convulsions they will start a morphine drip. She could go on for a few minutes, hours or days.” Most likely she will have some sort of withdrawal or convulsions, and then, slowly and peacefully, she will pass away.

It’s odd knowing what time someone will die. You sit in your office, doing your work, reading your web sites, knowing that with each passing minute another tick one someone’s life clock passes by.

I can only imagine what my cousins must be dealing with. My uncle Al passed on about six years ago. So, three boys in their thirties will have lost their mother and father within a decade of each other. It’s sad, but part of life.

I don’t know if it’s fate, destiny, coincidence, or whatever, but when certain events occur I find I seem to pick up on seemingly non-related mentioning of it that seem to surround me. Details that otherwise would pass by without notice. Yesterday in my car NPR had a story about someone passing away, who’s only fear was that they wouldn’t leave an impact on the world they leave behind. They were worried that not being remembered would make their life trivial, as if they never existed at all.

I’m not sure what my feelings are on an afterlife. I just feel there is so much more to this world (and by world I mean the all encompassing plain of existence, not specifically the planet Earth) that is beyond the concept and comprehension of our mind. I’m scared of death, just like most others, but I too fear that I will pass on without leaving a mark. Whether that mark be children, music, art, history, or what have you, something, something that will bind me to the place I lived and the life I had.

I think that’s why my mind can never settle down, why I’m always coming up with magical stories, things to write down, opinions to express; I’m worried about my own place in this world. Some people probably never find it themselves, and they die lonely desperate lives. I don’t want to be one of those people.

That’s what I think dreams are. Dreams are the ideas we think will help us feel like we matter, like somehow we made a difference on this world, to the lives around us, to history itself. It’s important to have dreams and ambitions, without them it would feel like a cog in the wheel of life is missing, and I just don’t think things would work the same way.

I hope my aunt passes away peacefully and that her sons can move on form this. Anticipation is the worst thing in the world because it never ends. Until the event happens you just constantly prepare yourself for it, and you can never beat anticipation, you can only beat the event itself.

Its 8:30 right now as I write this…and one more person moves on.