Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Forbes points out how silly the stock market can be.

According to the stock market:

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Friday, February 24, 2006

Very, very dorky. I love it. (A coworker did this.)

Amusing and sad more than anger-inducing...

Today, someone on another team stopped me in the plaza because he thought I was someone else, and then proceeded to bad-mouth me behind my back... or so he thought.

He was angry because they filed a high severity bug report against my team. I was working it late into the night; at 2 am, I deduced it was a problem on their side. I reassigned the ticket to them, and he got paged about it.

(He had me confused with one of the managers, also named Dave...)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Worst -- or best -- company name ever. You decide.

I got e-mail -- non-spam -- mentioning a company called Vibra Screw, Inc. And, yes, that link is actually safe for work.

The best part:
Vibra Screw’s Absolute Guarantee of Satisfaction
No other industry source stands behind its products with the confidence and assurance of Vibra Screw, because no other company engineers and manufactures to our uncompromising standards. This is our commitment to you:


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Watching the Olympics on CBC is a bit nicer (less annoying hosts), though weird. I mean, watching NBC you'd think that 90% of the competitors are from the U.S., with token representatives from other countries. Same is true for CBC and Canada.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Ceiling fan

This, believe it or not, is a ceiling fan:

I'm tempted to try to build one of these beasts.

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

I have power now (actually, as of 11:30 am yesterday). Still, though, 3½ days without electricity... ouch. At first, I was wondering how people in earlier times tolerated the dark and cold; then, I realised, they didn't. Their homes had wood stoves, they had candles and gas lamps substituting for our electric lamps, etc.

In other news: I've been working too much. As a result, I completely missed the news about India's ( and 's daughter) third birthday (and other random LJ-announced events, but this bums me out the most).

Monday, February 6, 2006

Do not walk in front of me today.

I am pissed.

Today is the third day I've gone without electricity. I want heat, I want light, I want to take a warm shower. Damn you, Puget Sound -- there's a cluster of 400 people here and you can't be bothered to send a crew? Hell, we even know where the problem is -- those two lines lying across Wyatt Way which arc every time you try tossing the switch remotely. Even the cable company has brought out a generator to power their amplifier.

I didn't get to watch my Steelers win the Superbowl. I had to settle for listening to the local sportswanks on the AM radio talk about how the Steelers didn't win the game, that the Seahawks were the better team that just made some mistakes.

Do not cross me today. I will bite your head off for the smallest perceived slight.

Friday, February 3, 2006

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