A email my father sent me.

June 28, 2009

My dad sent this to me and for some reason I find it quite meaningful.  I don’t think I have to say anything else to say about it.

 

A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to

Leave the examination room and said,  

‘Doctor, I am afraid to die.  

Tell me what lies on the other side.’  

Very quietly, the doctor said, ‘I don’t know.’  

‘You don’t know?  You’re, a Christian man,  

and don’t know what’s on the other side?’  

The doctor was holding the handle of the door;  

On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining,  

And as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room  

And leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.  

Turning to the patient, the doctor said,  

‘Did you notice my dog?  

He’s never been in this room before.  

He didn’t know what was inside.  

He knew nothing except that his master was here,  

And when the door opened, he sprang in without fear.  

I know little of what is on the other side of death,  

But I do know one thing…  

I know my Master is there and that is enough.’ 

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Craig Ferguson speaks from the heart

June 26, 2009

This is one of the reasons I love Craig Ferguson.

Craig Ferguson on himself: “I don’t have a drinking problem, I have a thinking problem.”

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Dallas Cowboys Stadium LED wall caught playing Xbox 360

June 24, 2009

Just another reason why I’m liking Texas more and more by the day.  Whoever it was that was controlling the Dallas Cowboys Stadium LED screen played some Gears of War 2 and as you can see in the video, Halo 3.

More from Engadget:
http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/20/giant-cowboys-stadium-led-wall-caught-playing-xbox-360-during-do/

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Shia LaBeouf on Video Games he loves

June 24, 2009

image I just became a fan a Shia LaBeouf. 

I think you can tell a lot about someone based on the video games they play.  Check out this interview he does with BigDownload about video gaming, growing up with a video game-hating father, the kinds of games he likes and most interestingly, his opinion about the the Nintendo Wii.

Some choice quotes from the interview:

  • “Last night I spent all night playing The Godfather II game. It’s solid. I like that game because I like Godfather. I really like the map. My problem with Grand Theft Auto is the map is too large. It takes too much transit time to get into action. Godfather, it’s large enough to be interesting and have variety, but not too large to where you feel like you’re driving the whole game.”
  • Responding to the question: “What’s the last game that really impressed you?”
    Sid Meier’s Civilization.
  • Responding to the question: ‘You play everything including real-time strategy?’
    Buddy, I’m a gamer. Not just the fake ones you read about.
  • “I don’t mess with the Wii, to be honest with you. It’s kind of an amateur console. I’m not into the Wii thing.”
  • “This is how in a simple way you can find out if it’s a gamer you want to play with. Ask them if they have a Wii. If they say yes, get the f*** out of there.”

LINK: http://news.bigdownload.com/2009/06/18/interview-transformers-shia-labeouf-loves-civilization-iv/

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Heaping praise on the Brother HL-2170W Wired/Wireless Laser Printer

June 22, 2009

clip_image002In case anyone is looking for a convenient, high fidelity, low-cost, WIRELESS, black & white laser printer, may I make a recommendation?

For basically only a hundred bucks, you get a blazing fast 23 ppm, 2400×600 resolution black & white printer that connects to any wireless network. (Or wired)  Installing drivers on other machines in your home is totally cake and you can print to the printer locally even while you’re VPNed into work.  Install the driver, it auto-detects your printer on the wireless network, and you’re good to go in less than 30 seconds.  And with 32MB of memory, the printer does a great job of “print serving” on its lonesome even on larger Powerpoints.

And what about toner?

It ain’t fancy but it’s the cheapest, most reliable hunk o’ junk I’ve ever bought in the past two years (since I ditched my ol’ HP printer) and the driver install/wireless capability is incredibly convenient.  It just sits off in the corner of my home office (remember… no cables needed!) and has never jammed, never failed, and only beeped when it’s out of paper for 2 years now.  It’s faster than the printers at work and it’s so cheap it’s practically disposable. 

Perfect for when you need a printout on the way to customer or a paper copy of a map/email/directions on your way out the door.

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F@#% Metacritic

June 22, 2009

Adam Sessler couldn’t be more right about Metacritic.

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The Vendor Client Relationship – the Video

June 21, 2009

OH.  MY.  GOD.  BEST.  VIDEO.  EVER.

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