Monday, November 27, 2006

He said I was in my early forties
with a lot of life before me
when a moment came that stopped me on a dime
and I spent most of the next days
looking at the x-rays
Talking bout the options
and talking bout sweet time
I asked him when it sank in
that this might really be the real end
how's it hit you when you get that kinda news
man what'd you do

and he said
I went sky diving
I went Rocky Mountain climbing
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named FuManchu
and I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter
and I gave forgiveness I'd been denying
and he said someday I hope you get the chance
to live like you were dying.

He said I was finally the husband
that most the time I wasn't
and I became a friend a friend would like to have
and all the sudden going fishin
wasn't such an imposition
and I went three times that year I lost my dad
well I finally read the good book
and I took a good long hard look
at what I'd do if I could do it all again

and then
I went sky diving
I went Rocky Mountain climbing
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named FuManchu
and I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter
and I gave forgiveness I'd been denying
and he said someday I hope you get the chance
to live like you were dying.

Like tomorrow was a gift and you got eternity to think about
what'd you do with it what did you do with it
what did I do with it
what would I do with it'

Sky diving
I went Rocky Mountain climbing
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named FuManchu
and then I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter
and I watched an eagle as it was flying
and he said someday I hope you get the chance
to live like you were dying.
To live like you were dying
To live like you were dying
To live like you were dying
To live like you were dying

"Live Like You Were Dying" lyrics / Tim McGraw

Sunday, November 26, 2006

In high school, girls had the option of taking a child developement or parenting class or something of that sort. In the class, they were given an electronic baby to care for for something like 2 weeks.... I now realize that those electronic babies can easily be replaced with a female cockatiel.... :)

I love Lisa to death.... but she can certainly give me attitude at times :P

Quite honestly, there really hasnt been too much going on...... I did go see Stranger Than Fiction today with Carl.... and let me tell you, thsi quite possibly could be my new favorite movie.... it's rivaling Murder by Death in that category.... but this isnt just all comedy.... The thing about it is it's something that has never been done before..... keeps you guessing the whole way through. Anyway, it was an absolutely phenomenal movie and everyone should go see it...

Things at the pet store are going great. I can not tell you how much I am enjoying my job and how great all of the people I work with are. I'm able to relax much more and I just completely feel like a different person. Sure, new jobs are always somewhat relaxing because it's new and I know that over time the novelty won't be there anymore.... but the thing is, when I leave the pet store, I know that I have done something and I know that it's done and I don't have to worry about it until the next time I am there.

There is really alot on my mind.... things that God has really been showing me today but I don't think they are completed thoughts yet so I'm not going to delve into them until I feel the time is right.

God is good..... And He always will be!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

No one can remind you of how horrible of a person you are like your family can.

I really wish I would have just stayed in VA and just had a nice thanksgiving with just me and Lisa.

I am kind of worried tho because I think Lisa may be getting sick and I guess my uncle is right.... I should be ashamed of myself.......

Usually this is my favorite holiday.... but not this year.... :(

Monday, November 20, 2006

On my break at Fox Mill and I never realized how good it feels to relax..... Well, how it feels to be relaxed at all really.

I never realized how much computers were killing me. There is no doubt that God gave me a gift with what I know about computers but it totally consumed my life which was obviously a healthy thing.

But honestly, I think its more than just computers.... It has a lot to do with people. There were alot of companies that I worked for who really honestly enjoyed having me.... and Ive realized that the more I interacted with customers, the more the company I worked for enjoyed having me. I am able to talk to people..... I am still very shy in some scenarios but seeing a customer come into the fish area and saying hi to them.... thats nothing for me anymore. Being able to talk about something I have knowledge in other than computers is an amazing thing..... and honestly, seeing people go home with a new pet is awesome. And thats not just fish. I sold a puppy on Saturday and just seeing the kids' face light up was a really great thing to see.......

I am so happy with my life right now..... I pray that it stays this way. God is so amazing..... He knew where I needed to be and I eventually realized that I needed to take that leap of faith.... when I did - well, here we are :)

I walk the line
Leave it all behind
I've been waiting forever
Let's go back in time
When I could read your mind
So I've been waitin'
It took a season's going by
To know it's not my fault

(Chorus)
I tried to be perfect.
Tried to be honest.
Tried to be everything that you ever wanted.
I tried to be stronger.
Tried to be smarter.
Tried to be everything but you...

It's been so long
Since you've been home
I used to wait up forever.
Used to say a prayer
Wishing you were there.
And I'm still waiting...

You told me once
You'd show up,
But I fell for that before
I fell to pieces

Then I woke up to no one
Just a picture of Jesus
And a house left in pieces
And it took a season's going by
To know it's not my fault.

Chorus

I want you
I need you
I want to believe you
I want you
I need you
I want to believe you

I tried be perfect
Tried to be honest
Tried to be everything but you...

Chorus

"Everything You Have Ever Wanted" lyrics / Hawk Nelson

Friday, November 17, 2006

I never thought the day would come that I would start feeling tired at 10:30pm and going to bed before 1am.... actually, this is the latest I have been up in 4 days..... and it feels freaking great! I worked at Fox Mill again today and then went to the data center.... again, feeling very relaxed.... and God certainly confirmed to me today that I made the best choice, no matter how illogical it seemed.... God's timing is incredible. And all this that went on, I found time to talk to a genuine "real live geek girl" who -- get this -- is from ashburn and currently lives in Pittsburgh.....

Amazing, strange, and VERY cool stuff is happening.... I'm lovin' it! (no, not McDonalds)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Just 2 days ago I was going over some information on marine fish at work and going over some stuff about starfish and I remembered something I learned back in science class in middle school. Starfish will regenerate if they lose a part of their body, however, if you cut them in half, you literally have 2 starfish that will regenerate. What I remember is how fisherman had lots of problems with starfish so it was an unwritten rule that if you saw a starfish, you picked it up, broke it in half, and threw it back in the water.... what those fisherman didnt realize is that they were actually building a much stronger starfish community.

I think this is what is happening with the church today. Satan is attacking so many churches and it seems that he is succeding at what he is doing but he still hasnt realized that when he attacks one of God's family, he just creates a scenario that brings more people into the kingdom.... In so many cases, Christian's souls regenerate. It's horrible when things happen with a pastor sinning.... considering what happened in Colorado especially.... Does this really make the church look bad? I guess it depends on who you are. If you are someone that is heart and soul against the church, then I'm sure it does -- but its not like anything else doesnt look bad in their eyes either. I think what happens when all of these "scandals" happen is that it becomes a testimony that Christians are actually real human beings -- which seems to be a very common misconception among the non-believers -- and mostly because we feel the need to act like we really are "holier than thou".

Think about it.... what's going to happen to the next church that has a "pastorial scandal?" .... Call it a hunch, but I think revival.... Satan may be attacking people and it may look bad but it's really producing something much more amazing.

When all of us Christians realize that it's not a bad thing to be human, maybe we'll be given a little more respect from those who are not Christians.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Yesterday was my second shift at Fox Mill.... today will be my third..... and I'm really liking the way things are working right now. I've noticed that I am much more relaxed and that I seem to be getting more accomplished. Sure, the money thing is still on my mind but its looking like I'm gonna just make it..... All I can really do is put it in God's Hands and let Him take care of it. I never thought the day would come that I would be waking up at 7am without my alarm even going off but it's a great feeling..... A really great feeling! One of the greatest things is that cell phones are not allowed to be on while your working in the store.... this means that I am completely separated from everything going on in IT Land which is something that is crucial for me.

So, yea, I'm really happy with the way things are right now!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

People laughed at me anytime I talked about the fact that Pizza Hut was seriously looking into burning the Pizza Hut logo into the moon so that everyone would see their logo. They eventually realized that the technology was there but was not cost effective...... Well, it's obvious that KFC and Pizza Hut are sister companies because who else would do this?
Well.... I've jumped.... and I'm free falling.... and just putting my faith in God that this is all going to make sense. Quite honestly, I have a huge peace about all of this... it doesnt mean that I'm not scared in some ways but I know that the decissions I am making are the best choices for me.... no matter how illogical they may seem.

It's been a while since I said this......
GERONIMO

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Willie Parker is my hero!

GO STEELERS!!!! :)


Im posting this on my blog, sending it to friends, and some staff at New Life because I believe that everyone is, in some way, involved in the things God is doing in general and in my life. It is my hope that everyone would be encouraged by this email and that everyone would please lift me up in prayer.

Some of you are aware that I am looking for where God wants me as far as work and as far as what extent God has called me to ministry. I have felt a strong calling to be someone that God uses to support those who are fulfilling the great commission and not so much being the one that is "going into all the world." That is not to say that I will never reach someone directly. Recently things have been arising that have really made me question what I am supposed to do. It hasnt been that something is wrong like there was when I needed to leave Carpathia.... its more like something just doesnt "fit" right.

I have, frequently, been put in positions where God just wanted me to trust Him - no matter how things looked around me. It is something that I try my best to encourage those around me to do. I think it is one of the most important things in living life as a follower of Christ. Perhaps I have recently been ignoring this fact and the truth is that I am in the midst of one of the biggest leaps that I have ever had to take.

I know that things need to change. Some of you may have picked up on this when I said that I started working at the pet store. The problem that I have been facing is finding a way to have an income that would support my expenses. So far, nothing has opened up that meets this requirement and I have been reorganizing my thoughts and backtracking on decissions I have made - out of desperation. I believe that I may have only been delaying the inevitable - that I need to trust that God is waiting at the bottom of the canyon, ready to catch me, whether I can see Him or not. I guess that it's not a real test of faith if you can actually see God there.

Either way, I am at a deadline. Decissions have to be made and they have to be made abruptly. I can not keep delaying this any longer. For a while I had thought there was no other option but to drastically cut back on my volunteer time at New Life.... but then I remembered that that wasn't an option. God has been doing amazing things at New Life and it is where He wants me right now. As a result, I need to keep what I am doing there active and cut back on what I do in corporate america. That does mean that I will have a drastic cut in salary... right now it looks like my income is about to be less than half and I have to say I am scared because that amount is well below what you need to live in Northern Va. But the God I serve is stronger than this and He told us all that if He takes care of the birds in the sky that He would take care all of His children. He has never failed me before so all I can do is jump and believe that He will carry me and provide for my needs.

Here I am again, needing to make a decission that is completely illogical and, depending on how you look at it, irresponsible. I have no other option.... well, I could not follow God but, well, that isnt an option, is it?

I want to thank all of you for supporting me, and above all, praying for me. I pray that someday people will look back at my life and the struggles I have had and they will be ministered to. I guess we will see what happens.

I never knew
I never knew that everything was falling through
That everyone I knew was waiting on a queue
To turn and run when all I needed was the truth
But that's how it's got to be
It's coming down to nothing more than apathy
I'd rather run the other way than stay and see
The smoke and who's still standing when it clears
Everyone knows I'm in
Over my head
Over my head
With eight seconds left in overtime
She's on your mind
She's on your mind
Let's rearrange
I wish you were a stranger I could disengage
Just say that we agree and then never change
Soften a bit until we all just get along
But that's disregard
Find another friend and you discard
As you lose the argument in a cable car
Hanging above as the canyon comes between
Everyone knows I'm in
Over my head
Over my head
With eight seconds left in overtime
She's on your mind
She's on your mind
Everyone knows I'm in
Over my head
Over my head
With eight seconds left in overtime
She's on your mind
She's on your mind
And suddenly I become a part of your past
I'm becoming the part that don't last
I'm losing you and its effortless
Without a sound we lose sight of the ground
In the throw around
Never thought that you wanted to bring it down
I won't let it go down till we torch it ourselves
And everyone knows I'm in
Over my head
Over my head
With eight seconds left in overtime
She's on your mind
She's on your mind
Everyone knows
She's on your mind
Everyone knows I'm in over my head
I'm in over my head
I'm in over...
Everyone knows I'm in
Over my head
Over my head
With eight seconds left in overtime
She's on your mind
She's on your mind

"Over My Head" lyrics / The Fray

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

Sometimes it feels like this world
Is spinning faster
Than it did in the old days
So naturally, we have more
Natural disasters
From the strain of a fast pace
Sunday was a day of rest
Now it's one more day for progress
And we can't slow down 'cause
More is best
It's all an endless process

(Well) I miss Mayberry
Sitting on the porch drinking
Ice cold Cherry Coke
Where everything is black and white
Picking on a six string
Where people pass by and you call
Them by their first name
Watching the clouds roll by
Bye, bye

Sometimes I can hear this old
Earth shouting
Through the trees as the wind blows
That's when I climb up here on
This mountain
To look through God's window
Now I can't fly but I got two feet
That get me high up here
Above the noise and city streets
My worries disappear

(Well) I miss Mayberry
Sitting on the porch drinking
Ice cold Cherry Coke
Where everything is black and white
Picking on a six string
Where people pass by and you call
Them by their first name
Watching the clouds roll by
Bye, bye

Sometimes I dream I'm driving
Down an old dirt road
Not even listed on a map
I pass a dad and son carrying a
Fishing pole
But I always wake up every time I try
To turn back

(Well) I miss Mayberry
Sitting on the porch drinking
Ice cold Cherry Coke
Where everything is black and white
Picking on a six string
Where people pass by and you call
Them by their first name
Watching the clouds roll by
Bye, bye

Bye, bye
(I miss Mayberry, I miss Mayberry)

"I Miss Mayberry" lyrics / Rascal Flatts

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I dont know that I have ever been as confused and scared as I am right now.... but yet I still have somewhat of a peace. Right now I feel like I am wandering around my life like a chicken with my head cut off. Im so incredibly clueless and I feel like Im doing some things that seem stupid.... some I even feel like Im screwing myself over with... but yet, in a way I dont.

The Boy Next Door
Random Gentle Love Dreamer (RGLDm)

Kind, yearning, playful, you are The Boy Next Door. You're looking for real Love, a lot like girls do. It might not be manly, but it's sweet.

We think the next three years will be very exciting and fruitful ones for you. Your spontaneous, creative side makes you a charming date, and we think you have a horny side just waiting to shine. Or glisten, rather. You enter new relationships unusually hopeful, and the first moments are especially glorious. If you've had some things not work out before, so what.

Your exact opposite:
The 5-Night Stand

Deliberate Brutal Sex Master
On paper, most girls would name the Boy Next Door as their ideal mate. In the real world, however, you're often passed over for more dangerous or masculine men. You're the typical "nice guy:" without just a touch of cockiness, you're doomed with girls. A shoulder to cry on? Okay, sure. But never a penis to hold.

More than any other type, Boys Next Door evolve as they get older. As we said, many find true love, but some fail miserably in the search. These tarnished few grow up to be The Men Next Door, who are creepy as hell, offering backrubs to kids and what not.


ALWAYS AVOID: The Nymph

CONSIDER: The Maid of Honor, The Peach


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My profile name: bblboy54
So today I started my new job.... It's just a part time deal for one or two days a week... I'm working at Fox Mill Pets doing general stuff but focusing, of course, on fish :) Today went really well and I was able to jump right in and start working on some tanks and getting some things taken care of. It was great not to have to have any training, tho I know some will be coming up when I start running the register and that type of thing. I'll also have to learn some stuff about what dog foods are best and stuff about other animals... I'm *REALLY* hoping not to ever have to deal with any of the mice since thats about the only thing in life that I am affraid of.

Anyway, my life is moving a mile a second and I'm just trying to hang on for the ride. There are alot of other things going on.... lots of stuff circulating and I have no idea what direction God is going to lead me in. I know that its not exactly logical to pick up a part time job when you are trying to cut back on how much you work -- but when has the right decission for me to make ever been logical? :) This seems like a good move to make at the moment.... we'll see what God does with it. I have to say that I feel alot better today having done something that was not my typical routine. I mean, no matter what I do it's all computer related.... So I guess that the thing that is really good about doing this is that it is time that is set aside every week that I don't focus on computer stuff and I focus on something that I enjoy: fish.

I'm sure more details will be posted here as they become available. Sometimes I wish things were planned out for me but I guess God has some pretty cool stuff in the works and if I knew what was going on, I'd just screw it all up.

Check out Fox Mill Pets (I work at the Franklin Farms store):
http://www.foxmillpets.com
I was faced with alot of things tonight... The biggest question on my mind was regarding looking back. I was just doing some research on Scripture that might help me and God led me to Luke 9... I don't know why we, as humans, always want to look back on the things that we have let go of and did so for good reason, but it is definately a problem that we all have.

Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God." -- Luke 9:62

Apparently it's a lot more critical than I thought. I think that this also can apply in some specific scenarios that would reverse what I said in my last post (about not giving up on a friend). Sometimes you can care too much. If a friend runs into a burning building, you're a great friend if you run after them -- however, if that friend makes it into the building then the wise decission is to stop. Only people that have the proper equipment will be able to succede at rescuing that person and if you enter the building unprotected, then you have brought more on yourself than you are able to deal with.

There is a point when a friend may not be thinking clearly and as brothers and sisters in Christ, it is our job to help them but when it gets to a point that they are determined to stay the way they are then it becomes our responsibility to eliminate any contact with that person because its no longer an issue of saving them but an issue of saving ourselves. The only thing we can do for the person in the burning building is call a fireman just like the only thing we can do for our friend who is determined to continue the way they are is call on God to help them. Once we eliminate that contact, it is important to realize that we did everything that we could.

He told them: "Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town, as a testimony against them." So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere. -- Luke 9:3-6

I can't imagine that when the disciples left a ton that they didnt still pray, but it was important for them to make a point and to leave. If you have advice (whether it be Godly or not), and someone has no interest in hearing it and they run from you, then it is time to shake the dust off your feet and not follow them into the building. You have made it to the edge of the fire and it's no longer your job -- if it was, God would have equipped you for it.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

When you have a friendship, a certain amount of love comes with that. So whenever you call someone your friend, you should weigh that friendship against 1 Corinthians 13.

A true friend will always care about the truth and won't reject what you have to say. A true friend is someone that will always be beside you but someone that will not water down what needs to be said. A true friend will give you his or her shoulder to cry on when it's needed. A true friend will never stop calling you their friend.

It really hurts to see a friend hurting... and it hurts even more to know that there is nothing you can do -- even harder still when they don't even want help and are content with being the way they are.

I really wish that some people knew that I loved them and understood that I can't just lie about what I believe in order to keep their friendship.

You gotta love when celeb's get a big head and make an idiot of themselves :)
I recently signed up on MatchFlick and thought that I would post a link to my movie reviews.

http://www.matchflick.com/reviews/bblboy54

Anyone who is interested in movies could really benefit from this site. Actually, anyone who is thinking of going to see a movie could benefit from this site. Google actually pulls the user reviews from this site for their widget on the Google homepage so anyone who posts a review at MatchFlick will actually be adding to what Google's results are.

Anyway, if you watch movies a good bit, sign up... and add me as your friend! :)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

MSN Music and Microsoft Zune are not compatible

One thing is for certain about Microsoft.... We may never see a new and innovative product from them and they'll probably always copy ideas from other companies.... but no one, and I mean no one (ok, maybe SCO), will ever come close to the innovative ways Microsoft can make themselves look like asses.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Ok, new rant!
Why in the world did AOL decide that it would be a good idea to have an invisible mode on AIM? It's stupid and annoying..... especially because of the people that hide behind it all the time. I mean, think of it.... if everyone who used AIM went into invisible mode, what would the point of the network be? If they have that option then they should at least give people the option to prevent that are in invisible mode from seeing your information.... its only fair!

/soapbox
I had been thinking of doing something for a while and Jodi made this post to her blog and gave me the kick I needed to get it done.

So anyway, I have a public notepad now. Mostly I've realized that I do the same thing Jodi did... tho the notes I keep having to refer back to are tech related and not cooking related. I have done a lot of projects and then later (sometimes years later) I have a need to do it again and I can't remember for the life of me how I did it. I've posted some things on this blog but I think at this point it's probably much easier to seperate my life story from that which I work on. I'm sure this blog will continue to contain a lot of tech rants and raves because that is my life, but I can't see my notepad containing any life information or any ranting and raving.

Anyway, if you want to check it out, here it is:

http://notepad.bobkmertz.com

Comments on that blog are open to all so that anyone can add information to it.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Well, I have to say that yesterday was pretty freaking awesome!

I did absolutely NO work at all.... I met up with Josh and just gave him a tour of the data center and then I went down to Micro Center in fairfax to get a video card for my G5.... I walked around there for a while which is a dangerous thing for me but I only ended up getting a Radeon 9200 (yea, it's ATI but it all they had for Mac) and a USB hub... so I was pretty proud of myself. After that I stopped at a pet store to get some rock.... they didnt have much but I ended up actually hanging out with the people there... I think for something like 2 hours... it was really cool.... then I went home and Evan and I ended up going bowling.... It had been over a year since I had bowled but I was pretty impressed with myself.... I had a 190 and a 210.... We bowled alot more than that but it eventually became cosmic bowling so I just ended up playing around. I have to say I'm pretty sore today but thats ok :)

So... hopefully today will be just as much fun! I do have to stop at the data center after church but it should only be a 10 min stop.... lets hope for the best, right? :)

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Bob-Mertzs-Mac-Mini:~ bblboy54$ traceroute piratebay.org
traceroute to piratebay.org (83.140.176.146), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 pool-71-240-239-45.fred.east.verizon.net (71.240.239.45) 2.744 ms 2.015 ms 1.935 ms
2 10.27.1.1 (10.27.1.1) 10.818 ms 9.550 ms 10.469 ms
3 so-1-1-0-0.core-rtr2.fred.verizon-gni.net (130.81.11.61) 10.185 ms 9.877 ms 9.907 ms

....

11 as0-2488m.ar1.arn1.gblx.net (67.17.95.17) 115.441 ms 115.683 ms 115.417 ms
12 port80.ge-2-0-0.407ar1.arn1.gblx.net (207.138.144.102) 118.941 ms 118.648 ms 118.375 ms
13 hey.mpaa.and.apb.bite.my.shiny.metal.ass.thepiratebay.org (83.140.176.146) 146.545 ms 144.898 ms 146.264 ms
Bob-Mertzs-Mac-Mini:~ bblboy54$

Friday, November 03, 2006

You know what you can compare my life to? A tube of toothpaste... you just keep squeezing it harder and harder and you get more and more.... It never runs out - it just gets harder to get something out of it because it has very little left to give. Eventually you replace that tube because you cant afford to give it any attention.

Thats my life.... I just give and never seem to receive. Every girl Ive ever dated just got what they could out of me and then I just wasnt worth the time of day after that. Just about every job was the same way. When I volunteered at many places.... same thing..... Im not asking for anything from anyone... it just would be nice not to have the life squeezed out of me.

Fight the fight alone
When the world is full of victims
Dims a fading light
In our souls

Leave the peace alone
How we all are slowly changing
Dims a fading light
In our souls

In my opinion seeing is to know
The things we hold
Are always first to go
And who's to say
We won't end up alone

[CHORUS]

On broken wings I'm falling
And it won't be long
The skin on me is burning
By the fires of the sun
On skinned knees
I'm bleeding
And it won't be long
I've got to find that meaning
And I'll search for so long

Cry ourselves to sleep
We will sleep alone forever
Will you lay me down
In the same place with all I love

Mend the broken homes
Care for them they are our brothers
Save the fading light in our souls

In my opinion seeing is to know
What you give
Will always carry you
And who's to say
We won't survive it too

[CHORUS]

Set a-free all
Relying on their will
To make me all that I am
And all that I'll be

Set a-free all
Will fall between the cracks
With memories of all that I am
And all that I'll be

[CHORUS]

"Broken Wings" lyrics / Alter Bridge
Ok, so first of all, Microsoft wonders why so many people pirate software. Well aside from the fact that their products are over priced crap it also has something to do with the fact that it is HARDER to not pirate software.

So I am working on a friend's computer that has a TOTALLY LEGAL copy of Windows XP Home.... and of course, it won't let me do a new activation since I reinstalled Windows. I jumped through all of the hoops and eventually had to call the activiation hotline. Now, I barely put faith in Microsoft running my computer let alone running a voice activated telephone system. After fighting with verbally talking to a computer, I finally get the information put into the system and it confirms that the activation ID is invalid. Great, now I get to talk to a rep. He grills me as if I am a fellon and then eventually says he is generating a new ID for the computer.

Here is the best part . . .

While he is generating the ID it takes a while and he eventually says "I am sorry for the delay but I'm going to need to place you on hold because my system just crashed"

. . . I guess thats what you get for running windows!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Bleh! Rapid weather changes and I'm back to not getting enough sleep again.... I feel like crap! :(

Comedy Central clips back on YouTube

Wow... did someone feel a pinch? :)
Once upon a time there was this little known program and network called Napster. No one knew about it except a few people and it was a great thing. The entertainment industry was upset that the free advertising they were getting was an act of piracy and it didnt matter that their sales were climbing.... somehow.... somewhere...... really.... SOMEWHERE... they were losing money. So they sued this little company called Napster and the entertainment industry returned the favor and gave Napster free advertising.... next thing you know, this little thing had turned into a big movement.... one that is still going today.

A few years ago, a new technology steps in called BitTorrent.... This is a great way for open source projects to deliver their products through those that support them. What isn't entirely well known is that there are huge search engines for finding pirated software... The entertainment industry figured that the whole Napster thing went so well for them, they might try it again.....

Welllllll......


Techdirt: Remember How Shutting Down The Pirate Bay Was A Huge Victory For The Entertainment Industry?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


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