Thursday, December 14, 2006

Guess that Image 2

Ok here is another "Guess That Image". I know I said I was going to post this a while ago but I kind of got side tracked with other things. (Like looking for a new job)

Well I figured since the SO was out of the house I could go around taking pictures of things and then use them for the GTI. I managed to get four good images that I thought would be able to stump people so we shall see how it goes. Some might be easy like this one that I'm posting. I think the next one will be a little difficult for some people. Anyway all this stuff you can find around our place and I'm sure everyone has at least seen it once.

I'm going to try to standardize on a 200 x 100 image so at least that will give something consistent to view :)

Friday, December 08, 2006


Earlier this week I received confirmation about the last Linux administrator leaving my previous place of employment. It seems that he has finally called it quits. If memory serves me right he was there for eight years. Not bad as far as I know that was the longest serving IT staff member. Though there is still one person left there from when I started I doubt he will last long. Last I heard he was looking for employment back in India, or some other country halfway around the world.

The best I can say is welcome to a better life TT and I hope life treats you better. Just remember that if you find a good employer you will submit my resume there for me LOL.

As I'm sure most can tell I'm posting from here at work just because there isn't much going on. I managed to streamline my process so I can get everything done in about three hours. So what do I do for the rest of the day? Not much. Read Slashdot, play Neopets, or just generally browse, the internet. I also read all my cartoons, links on the right, but that only takes me to about 1pm/2pm.

Anyway at least I get to start job hunting soon. I get to update my resume but I have no ideas on how that will go. As usual I'm not sure what to say about my current position. Nothing new there but at least it will give me something to do. As for a new "Guess That Image" I will be posting a new one tonight .... hopefully. I have an idea I just have to take the photo.

Friday, December 01, 2006


I just read in the paper an article about Windows Vista being the best thing since sliced bread, [insert continuing Microsoft propaganda]. The best part is that as usual they our touting the new innovations in Vista. This is not the funny part though. The funny part is that at the very end of the article it is commented:

"Microsoft doesn't have to be the leader. They are a fast follower," Sharwood said.

Now can anyone tell me how one can be a leader in innovation but always be a "fast follower"? I'm stumped on this one.

Yes I do also know that Microsoft has always been a follower when it comes to most of their R&D but don't they think that they should stop trying to push the "We are innovation gods" angle and start changing their line to "Doing what Apple and Linux have been doing for years!"

If anyone really wonders I will be doing my best to not adopt Vista. I'll be moving over to Fedora or something like that. This has less to do with my growing anti-Microsoft views and more of the "Have you read their license agreement!" view. Sorry Microsoft you just lost one more customer. I'll stick with my Windows 2000 and Windows XP boxes for playing games but aside from that I have no interest in anything new you have to offer.