Andornot Developers Receive 2nd Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence

by Peter Tyrrell Wednesday, August 24, 2005 9:42 AM

Denise: I have figured out what the problem is for WPP on the server. It is not the latest version. I now remember that I did not install the latest version. I expected them to and I told them that they had an old one installed.

Ted: I'd laugh, but I was thinking that might be the problem, but kept thinking just as I was about to check, "no, that wouldn't be it".

Denise: Sometimes it pays to check the obvious... in cars when you see the record results all we needed to do was view the source and there it was looking at us... v.1!

Peter: Gargle!!!

Ted: HORK!

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Stop the Safety Dance, I want to get off

by Peter Tyrrell Friday, August 19, 2005 11:21 AM

We can dance We can dance Everybody take off your pants. Men Without Hats. Not actually the actual lyrics. But can't. Get it. Out. Of. My. Head.

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Zamboni

by Denise Bonin Wednesday, August 17, 2005 11:13 PM

I confess... I have always had a desire to drive a Zamboni. I'm not sure if this stems from my love of skating and the fact that I learned how to skate on a quintessentially Canadian back-yard ice rink in Saskatoon or from playing road hockey with my brothers and all the neighbourhood boys where I grew up in the frozen north. Maybe this desire is deeply rooted in the hilarity of seeing those Shultz cartoons of Snoopy driving a Zamboni on the frozen bird bath for Woodsock and his buddies or perhaps it is just from watching those wonderful machines doing their so incredibly specialized duty at the ice arena. When I was a girl there were no ice hockey teams for girls; at least not in my small community. The closest I came was teaching all the little hockey-playing boys how to skate and specifically how to stop before crashing into the boards. I did play on a women's hockey team in New Zealand, but I had to laugh when I was asked why I kept calling it grass hockey; they asked what other kind of hockey was there, anyway? Oh my goodness where have these people been? They kept referring to Canada's national sport as ice hockey. I had to ask why add the ice! Just think what a different person I might be today if I had been a member of the Canadian Olympic Gold medal womens hockey team! Anyway, I had my Zamboni driving (actually more like riding) desire fulfilled just the other day in the most unlikely of places: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. We were on a family holiday and the temperature was hot: 30 plus degrees. We were driving along a nice country road heading towards a park for a bit of a hike when on the side of the road I saw a sign reading GOT ICE? Well, that caught my eye on that hot day and especially what was behind the sign… any guesses? Yes, a Zamboni! Imagine a Zamboni on Salt Spring Island! What was it doing there? How in the world did it get there? What were the people thinking when they brought it there? I convinced my husband to pull over on the return trip past it, which he did without hesitation, as he knew I had this deep down obsession with Zambonis and my daughter took photos of me on the big blue machine. It was a beautiful thing! At last a life long dream partially fulfilled! Now I just need the ice.

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Legitimate News

by Peter Tyrrell Wednesday, August 17, 2005 9:57 AM

Scientists develop pee-powered battery Technology ushers in a new Golden Age. Laptops spark sale stampede "...with people being thrown to the pavement and beaten with a folding chair. One woman wet herself rather than surrender her place in line." Probably planning to power her laptop with the aforementioned. And by the way, they were 4 year old iBooks. Wtf?

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What I reads

by Peter Tyrrell Tuesday, August 16, 2005 5:28 PM

What I'm reading right now. And reviews.

A New Kind of Science, Stephen Wolfram Brain say ouch. Smoo stars.

Farmer Giles of Ham, J.R.R. Tolkien Haven't actually started. Due back at library soon. Probably... not going to get read. Uh... no stars yet.

Eric, Terry Pratchett A book I'm almost finished but am not going to finish because frankly it sucks. I've read a lot of Terry Pratchett (by which I mean all of Terry Pratchett) and this one should be avoided. Can't believe I bought it. -1 stars. That's minus one.

The Pinball Effect, James Burke More goodness from Mr. Burke. The best part about reading him is that he writes like he talks. Ace stars.

Gardens of the Moon, Steven Erikson Sigh. I tried this once already, but Dana said I should try it AGAIN, so I promised him I'd make it through 200 pages before giving up. I'm on page 50. It had better get good FAST. 50 stars. One for every page I've suffered through.

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