Category Archives: General

$733M for a Dialog Box

I guess the EU didn’t buy Microsoft’s explanation that a “technical glitch” resulted in EU Windows customers not being given a choice to remove IE and install a competing web browser. Now Microsoft is on the hook for a whopping … Continue reading

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Finding UPS Batteries in Puget Sound

You would be surprised at just how hard it is to find a store with physical stock of UPS batteries in the greater Seattle area. Batteries Plus in Tukila (South Center) is the place to go when your UPS dies. There … Continue reading

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Peas and Hominy

HA HA HA

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Bagh The Cat

We adopted a cat from the local humane society here in Washington State last weekend and named him बाघ बिल्ली (Tiger Cat in Hindi, or simply Bagh Cat in English) I posted his photo on Facebook and one of my … Continue reading

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G4 Stop Motion Star Trek Videos

These are old but still make me laugh every time I see them. Spock’s Crib: Poolside @ Spock’s Pad: Coffeehouse: Karaoke:

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Advisor vs. Adviser

Which is correct: Advisor or Adviser? Doesn’t seem like there’s a clear winner. http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/agcomm/ontarget/0502/adviser_advisor.htm

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Metaphor, Simile and Analogy: What’s the difference?

http://www.copyblogger.com/metaphor-simile-and-analogy-what%E2%80%99s-the-difference/ ^— I thought this explanation was quite useful. I particularly liked this quote: “For fun, the next time someone corrects you and says “That’s a simile, not a metaphor,” you can respond by letting them know that a simile … Continue reading

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Lightning

Merriam-Webster Top-10 Favorite Word Quotations #4: Wit “Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.” – Dorothy Parker, interview in Paris Review, 1956 #5: The Smallest Ideas “He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Wishing you all happy holidays.

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Microspotting – Geek Paparazzi Squad @ MS

I came across a reference to http://www.microspotting.com in an e-mail at work the other day and was amused. If you ever wonder about a day in a life of a Microsoft geek check out the amusing interviews and photos! Also, … Continue reading

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