Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day 2007

What a day! We got pounded with a snow storm as you can see. One hell of a workout though shoveling it all. The snow bank I built as I shoveled are now 5 feet high(as tall as Anna!)! Great trenches for snowball fights!

Well my beautiful wife got me an iPod shuffle to add to my iPod collection(at this point that's what it is! If women can have multiple purses and shoes to suit the occasion and purpose, why can't I have that with iPods?). She even had it engraved as you can see. Yes, I'm a very lucky man. I got her a lovely ring with her birthstone(topaz) but it was half a size to big so I'm exchanging it but now she would like another style(she picked this one out initially but now found another one she likes better). Well now it's ordered and she's keeping this one...she thinks...yeah...maybe... She's very decisive isn't she! And she wonders why I find it difficult to shop for her!?! Good thing she's sexy and smart!

To end off, here's a funny video I found of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs if they were to duke it out. "iPhone bitch!!"

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The Global Warming Hoax

I've always been a skeptic of the global warming environmental movement. It's not that we shouldn't conserve or find better energy alternatives, but "the sky is gonna fall and we're causing it" mentality is a little suspect. This article here by a climatologist backs up my suspicions that it's more a political movement rather than a rational response to our environment. It's pretty ballsy nowadays to go against the "conventional wisdom" that humans are causing all our environmental woes. Anyway it's an interesting read and may open your eyes to the other side of the argument. Al Gore oversimplifies as far as I'm concerned.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

These Pictures Say It All!!

These maybe possibly fake, but as far as I'm concerned, it damn accurate!

Bill, Now Your Just Making Shit Up!!!

I believe in healthy competition in the market place. That's how you and I, the consumer win and end up getting the best product for the best price. So it's with that in mind I'm going to talk about Bill Gates and this interview he had with Newsweek about the release of Windows Vista. Now I'm not going to knock Vista completely. It looks real slick and has a lot of cool features and functionality. Having said that, here's a reality check about some of his claims in the article.

He claims Vista is the first operating system to have parental controls. First for Microsoft but not the first OS, since Apple's OS X has had parental controls for a couple years now. He then goes on to claim that everyday,EVERYDAY, there is a new exploit to completely
take over OS X. HUH?? If there is, no one in the tech community on BOTH sides has found it. And the ONE that was, required the user to accept something and allow it to happen(you know, clicking on things your not sure about). He then dares anyone to find that sort of exploit for Windows. Where has he been, under a rock? If you leave a Windows system on a network unprotected, without the user doing A SINGLE THING, that computer can be completely taken over as a bot computer(ie. a computer that will act like a zombie to forward spam and mass blitz websites).

Like I said competition is a good thing, but outright lying and mis-labeling your competition is just sad and pathetic. What ya scared of Bill, that people may be finally waking up to the fact that for the average home user, a Mac makes more sense. Windows machine serve their purpose, no doubt, but like I tell anyone who asks, get a Mac for home if you want a computer to manage your music, pictures and home movies. You will pay a little more than a PC but you will get a hell of a lot more useful applications right out of the box and a more pleasant user experience.