Saturday, February 28, 2009
You don't have to install it through your web browser if you don't want. You can do the same thing from the Last.fm website. This is one of those gems that you find on the Internet and wonder how you lived without it for so long. Make sure to check it out. You will NOT be disappointed.
Now, if only my hamburger throat was soft and cuddly right now. *sigh*
Friday, February 27, 2009
I thought the movie was extremely well done. It was one woman's search for the truth that frustrated me...and will haunt me for awhile that is certain. The movie is a little on the long side but worth a watch in my books. Based on a true story that will no doubt make you want to pull your hair out at times.
Hats off to Angelina and Clint Eastwood for this one. Who needs Hollywood action films with explosions and wicked special effects anyway??? Well...ok...I do once in awhile. :-P
Although this isn't necessarily my favorite song on the CD, One Cell In The Sea. I really have too many favorites to choose just one. This video makes my heart smile just a little. The scenery perhaps. The apparent friendships experiencing small things together. The smiles. The song.
I thought I would share it with you in hopes it makes you think of the last time you made a wish as the dandelion seeds blew off in the wind.
I'm looking forward to the sun warming my face.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
On the upside with this error. I had posted it on the Windows 7 forum and because I never got an answer that resolved the issue it now goes to the Microsoft team! Yay!!! There's hope for me yet.
For now...I will continue to click on the little X numerous times while I curse softly under my breath.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I recentely stumbled upon this gem of a website that I highly recommend if you have an iPod, Zune or other media device that you need to convert video for so you can view it.
Media Converter claims to be the fastest free online audio and video converter. It's pretty simple and you can convert up to 10 files a day for free. If you need more than that they a Premium service availalbe. I converted a url link from YouTube and it worked slick. Have fun.
I'm still enjoying Windows 7 and after upgrading the ram to 2gb's from 1 my MSN Messenger error has mysteriously left for good. I have no idea what happened but good riddance! Everything else is running very well and I haven't run into any installation woes or errors.
Heard it through the grapevine that Microsoft may actually be releasing 7 sooner than anticipated. April to be exact! Now that my friends, is good news for a change!!! I was beginning to wonder what I would do when my Beta version ran out in August. I would have missed it.
That's it that's all from the Useless Information front.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Next time you're at the mall be sure to check it out. If you or someone you know enjoys a relaxing bath or things of that nature...I know you won't be disappointed.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I was On Call last night so of course someone was calling in early this morning. Actually, this is the good part of my morning...they waited until 6:30 to call...and only the On Call Gods know that this is a good thing. Anyway, I stop taking calls at home at 7am and usually that's my time to hop in the shower and get ready for work. Today however, I had to move the car out of the parkade as they were doing cleaning today. No problemo. I always park it down by the ball diamonds. I'll still have plenty of time. So off I go but what's this??? Every car in the greater north is already parked there??? I drive around and around and cannot find one small space for my half a meter larger than a Smart Car...car. So I end up in an Imperial parking lot directly behind my building. Perhaps 20 feet. *sigh* I go to pay and figure out it will cost me 6 bucks. Ok, I can live with that seeing as how there is no parking anywhere to be seen in a 2.4 mile radius of my place. I dig in my wallet and pull out my Visa. The machine says..."This machine does not recognize that type of card". After many attempts I pull out my debit card but get the exact same message. Dammit. I don't have 6 dollars in change in my pocket. So off I go to get money from the condo. As I'm going up in the elevator it decides to go on strike. *sigh* There I am...stuck in the elevator. After some fiddling it starts moving and low and behold it lets me off at my floor. I scurry through the condo looking for loose change. Shazam...got it. Race back down only to FIGHT with the dreaded machine. It was having a hard time swallowing my coins. At this point you wouldn't want to know the exact vocabulary I was using. Hey, it's downtown...there are no kids around. Finally it takes my money and spits me out the ticket. *whew* I can now get back to the condo and clean up. But wait...the elevator has once again taken me hostage. There I stand...in the middle of the small lonely room...I look up as if in disbelief...come on big guy...you gotta be kidding me right? As a side note, I did notice they put new light bulbs in there. Makes it a little brighter...cozier. Anyway, I digress. Where was I...oh ya...I finally play "Is this your floor" and make it out alive. Inside the apartment I breathe a sigh of relief. I've made it. Time to go drown that entire ordeal in a nice hot shower. WRONG. The Gods were not done with me yet. There was no hot water. Boy did I sing a song.
Moral of the story. Stay in bed on your brothers birthday.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Today was like Show and Tell. I got a chance to go on a tour to see the Server rooms and telecommunications center. I found it all extremely fascinating. The rooms were clean and loud. Imagine hundreds of computers running! And boy do they kick out a ton of heat. I was standing by one rack of servers and I could have closed my eyes and pictured myself on a beach. :-) Of course they keep those areas cooled down with some big time air conditioning. The last stop was where all the telephone lines run into the various buildings Atco has in the downtown core. All I can say is that it was a MASSIVE wall of wires. Insanity to me...to try and find the correct line attached to someone's phone. The network guy said he can find it with relatively no problem. I see chaos and he sees organized wires I guess. That's why they pay him the big bucks! Yup...t'was a great day at work!!! :-P
These photos aren't from my tour. I just found some on the Internet that reminded me of what I saw today.