Category «Random Thoughts»

I HATE calling tech support.

Spent on hour on the phone with Time Warner regarding a new modem that they sent me. A letter that came with the unit says “Your new modem will be activated automatically Friday, May 2, 2008.” I read that to mean that my modem's MAC address has been set up in their system. The tech …

My 2008 Predictions

My 2008 Predictions Housing will not recover in 2008. Gasoline will be $4/gallon and stay there. Oil will stay over $100 barrel for most of the year. The market will take a huge hit, but bounce back by year end. Republicans will somehow hang onto White House. Lakers will make it the conference finals. Foreclosures …

61% unaware of pending switch to digital only TV

The LA Times has an interesting article that supports my theory that there is going to be big trouble when the TV broadcasters switch to digital only on February 18, 2009 (coincidentally, my birthday :-), just 18 short months from now. “”I think there's high potential for a train wreck here,” Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) …

Got a bee infestation?…let them use your cell phone

According to this article, “scientists claim radiation from handsets are to blame for mysterious ‘colony collapse’ of bees.” Now this is terrible and all since bees are the primary pollinators of the world. So without them plants would die and so would all animal life. However, that catastrophe aside, I was thinking of the practical …

Changing daylight savings was a bone-head move

I just gotta get this off my chest. How stoopid and shortsighted is our government? I can’t believe they didn’t thoroughly think through the implications of changing daylight savings time. It’s like adding a 13th month! It just shows how far behind the people are that run our country are. 20 years ago, maybe, its …