Computer stuff

Well, I've spent the better part of this long weekend trying to get not just a server setup, but a server with VMware setup. VMware is very cool virtualization software that's all the rage in the corporate world where I'm seemingly forever searching for a job in this crappy-ass economy. So, if I can learn it well, it will serve Continue reading Computer stuff

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New washer

The new washer was delivered today. I let them take the old one away even though we’d just bought it (used) a week ago. That’s right, it lasted just one week. Oh well, we didn’t really need that $200 (after tax and delivery), anyway.
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I say “let them” take it because I could have had the repairman from the store, DT’s Used Ap Continue reading New washer

Customer satisfaction surveys

When given one of those customer satisfaction surveys, always try and give a glowing report about the individual who helped you (unless they were terrible, of course) because those surveys are just another tool for corporations to harass their already under-paid, under-appreciated employees.

You don’t want to be responsible for getting someone Continue reading Customer satisfaction surveys

Something to ponder

Railroad tracks

The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number.

Why was that gauge used? Because that’s the way they built them in England, and English expatriates designed the US railroads.

Why did the English build them like that? Because the first rail line Continue reading Something to ponder

Plleeaassee reeaadd! it was on goodmorning America

It’s a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like that and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is.

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM, wrote:

This is probably a hoax, but just in case it’s not, I’m forwarding it.

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Dinkum

(DING-kuhm)
Dinkum, also dinky-di, fair dinkum, adjective
True; honest; genuine.

Etymology
Probably derived, like many other Australian words, from English dialect. The counties of Lincolnshire and Derbyshire had a word or dincum meaning “work; a fair share of work.” The word was first recorded in Australia in Rolf Boldrew Continue reading Dinkum