Don’t speed while driving

October 31, 2008


A discussion at Microsoft about Live Search Cashback Program

October 30, 2008

<paraphrased to protect the innocent… or the guilty>

MSFT FTE #1:  You can get 25% off anything at eBay using Live Cashback!

MSFT FTE #2:  It was 30% until some time this past weekend.

MSFT FTE #3:  It looks like it’s off again. 

MSFT FTE #4:  No, it’s still up!

MSFT FTE #5:  I hope this doesn’t affect the search relevance of eBay on Live Search.

MSFT FTE #6:  I don’t care as long as they keep offering cashback on Joe Biden. 



I laughed so hard at this I peed a little.  I imagine special interest lobbyists paying off Joe Biden through eBay and using Live Cashback to get a 25% discount on all their bribes… err… I mean, “contributions”.

INFO: More podcasts I’m listening to right now

October 29, 2008

Lewis Black’s Root of all Evil on “Why the iPhone is evil”

October 17, 2008

An Interesting Visual of Each of the Presidential Candidate’s Income Tax Policies

October 15, 2008

As taken from the Washington Post – June 2008:

Note each policy are based on FAMILY income, not individual income.


VEGAS: Picking up your show tickets beforehand in Vegas is lame

October 12, 2008

image(Someone asked me yesterday about this topic so consider this a public service announcement)

For any of you that buy tickets to shows in Las Vegas you’ll always read that “you must pick up your tickets at least an hour before the show but no sooner than 24 hours beforehand” or they will be given away or some absolute crap like that. 

You do NOT have to pick up your tickets beforehand. 

I’ve strolled into the box offices of the shows I’ve attended so many times with just 15-30 minutes to go, picked up my tickets and strolled right on in.  I remember when I was young, I would have all these shows that I planned on going to and I’d have to pick up the tickets beforehand the day of the show.

This is really annoying that they ask people to do this.  Like we don’t have any f-ing better things to do with our vacation time than cab over to their stupid box office just to pick up a pair of tickets to a show later that same goddamned night.  All just so that they have an accurate count of how full the show is or not – despite the fact that you’ve already PAID for the ticket.

Note:  If you go through VEGAS.COM or one of these online sites, you can often times PRINT your ticket online.  For example, MGM Grand provides printable e-Tickets for virtually every event the put on.  But otherwise, don’t feel compelled to pick up your tickets early during the day just because they say so. 

Assuming that you’ve already paid for your admission, you can just walk in 30 minutes before show time… just like every other show in the world, and pick up your tickets and walk into your venue.

VIDEO: CNN talks to Bill Gates on the American Economy

October 10, 2008

image Fareed Zakaria spoke with Bill Gates about his extraordinary charitable work and his views on the American economy.  Specifically, Bill said that there is no crisis of capitalism.

"The economy may go down somewhat, but nothing like a big recession or depression," Gates added. He said that the amount of investment "is actually greater today."