Citibank: Caught Sleeping!
Citibank: the Clueless Institution.
Scheming, The Redmond Monarchy, and DSL
Isnít ìSchemeî an interesting word? If one is ìscheming,î that casts a nefarious light on that person. People who ìschemeî are thought to be in evil cahoots, most likely up to no-good. And yet, a schematic diagram is a necessary element to certain repairs and constructions.
Schema, in the Thesaurus bundled into MS Word, can be a synonym for plan, diagram, scheme, or representation. And used in the singular, no less.
Is the disease HOOF & MOUTH or FOOT & MOUTH?
How fitting and how timely, it seems, that all of a sudden, early into the Dububuyuh regime, the big media news story (other than the dot-com-market drop) is about Foot And Mouth Disease.
This is a tale about a woman I've known for about 25 or so years.
Here's how we know each other. She was a friend's girlfriend. He and I and some others all lived in a big house together back in the mid-1970's. He and she got married, I think that was around 1976. I held the chupah at one of their two ceremonies. In 1979 I got him a great job, wherein he chose to backstab me politically. We fell out of touch immediately thereafter, although I did hear from
the guy, when, guess what, HE NEEDED WORK again. I told him to go bother someone else.
As Promised, The Joke!
Last time around I promised to post a joke which leaves them laughing, rolling on the floor sometimes, every time I tell it. So here goes, a written rendition of a funny story, which I can only hope translates as well to the weblog as it does as in a verbal presentation.
This 80-something year-old man spends some time with a voluptuous young woman in her mid- to late-20ís.
Word Association, Brain Function, and Humor
Often one can observe the peculiarity of various cycles, which seem to make up our lives. Thoughts or memories seem to be in some sort of rotation, a state of motion or orbit in which they resurface or come to mind. For what reason or due to what trigger, one never knows. Its just ZAP! ñ Synapse association! And then [a] thought comes to mind, recalled either through the apparent cycling of all data and matter of the mind, or cranially hyper-linked and coming to the fore.
Or would that be the phore?
What A Snow Job!
The Great Blizzard of 2001 never quite materialized. Freezing rain, sleet, wind gusts and low temperatures came as promised, but only minimal snow.
As far as the hysteria, panic, alarm, and general theatre perpetrated by the local media about this ìworst storm in 30 years,î the only redeeming factor seems to be that it may have kept drivers off the roads. The combinations of low temperatures plus freezing rain, ice buildup and the dreaded ìblack iceî on the roads made for commuter nightmares.
When Bad Things Happen To Good Computers
or, to put it another way
Pennies From Heaven
Bob from 21st Century Computers did a good job on my PC. It works, we (more he than I) saved as much as could be salvaged from the virus-ridden and riddled hard drive. A bunch of programs need to be re-installed, and others have missing DLL problems, but the rebuild and repair process are underway.
This is pretty much what the virus did to my computer.
Eleven Days Later
Remember the CNN Lady, you know, the old woman in that white housedress, who cried out, "I've fallen and I can't get up!!"?? Remember her? It was an ad for a radio controlled alarm an oldster (or other such person in need) would wear around their neck -- press it and help will come before the person in need might expire --I think she may have died. Yes, apparently she finally did, one last time, not get up.
Same thing with the "Where's the beef?" lady.