Thursday, May 18, 2006


Google has a new tool out called "notebook". Its an awesome way to organize online data and material. Coupled with the FireFox 1.5 plugin of the same name you can copy and paste to you notebook without leaving the site you're surfing. Since google is storing the notebook, your notebook is available from anywhere in the world. I have numerous workstations and computers that I use. Bookmarks and hand notes were not getting it done. I hope this does the trick! Give it a try...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Missing the good ones

In this day and age, with a seemingly endless supply of TV channels its hard to believe that any series gets canceled. Fox in particular seems to kill off shows that are quite good before they have any chance to get their legs. I recently saw the movie "Serenity", based on the Fox TV show FireFly. I'm really sorry I missed that series because the episodes that I've seen and the movie are truly excellent. I think 8 or 9 episode got made and that was it. If you like SciFi and you like Westerns, this show is an excellent blend of the two.

And to think 'Will and Grace' has been on since the time of Christ...

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Neighborhood joys.

A couple of weeks ago my neighbor across the street crashed his car. (He's never had very good luck with cars.) It looks totaled. He had it towed back to his house (I have no idea why) and its sitting in his driveway between the sidewalk and the street. In Lincoln (and I'll wager most cities) you can't park in your driveway between the sidewalk and the street. The predictable happened. The car started to accumulate parking tickets. First there was one ticket, then two then four. It was comical to see.

Yesterday morning I hear yelling outside. Not an uncommon occurrence around these parts. I went out on my upper porch to see if there was a fight and if I needed to call the cops, again, not an uncommon occurrence in these parts. It was said neighbor standing in his yard yelling obscenities about his horrible neighbors turning him into the cops. He sees me on the porch and immediately starts swearing at me and demanding to know if I was the one who turned him in.

After laughing him off I went inside to rob him of a target of his rage. Later in the day he posts a note on the window of his car to the effect of 'My car is legally parked and you all suck!' (No Mark, that's not a direct quote.)

My only hope he goes postal at work instead of taking out his neighbors.

Friday, May 12, 2006

What 'level' do you write at.

As if I needed another reason to feel bad about myself my better half told me that WORD (that evil word processor from Micro$oft) has a function where it rates your writing level. I ran some of my writing through it and it comes up between 7 and 9th grade level.

I are stupidie.