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People Who Hide From the Camera

Ok people, for those of you who think you look bad in pictures. You want to know why you look bad? It’s your fucking attitude. When someone goes to take your picture and you turn away, hold your hand up, or make some face because you don’t photograph well, that’s why you look like shit in pictures! You want to look good? Try looking at the photographer and smiling! 30 years from now when your grandchildren are sitting around looking at old pictures, you might appreciate actually having some to show them. But by running and hiding from the camera, the only thing you are doing is being a big mother fucking baby. When I take your picture, it’s your attitude that makes you ugly, not the camera.

Snow Article

The Seattle PI did an interesting article on the typical Seattle snow driver. They pretty well sum up what I would have blogged about it today.

Seattle Snows

One of the funny things about living on the west coast is how people freak out when it snows. I grew up in Eastern Washington, so I’m relatively comfortable driving in the snow. The rest of Seattle and the surrounding area, not so much. I think the total over the past few days has been about three inches. And from the sounds of the news, it’s amazing people have managed to survive, they’ve been dramatizing the snow quit a bit. And apparently the people are listening. On my drive, I decided to count the number of cars on the side of the road, on I-405 for a two mile radius. I counted a total of 24 vehicles on the side of the highway. Some looked like they spun out but others, just looked like the drive pulled over and walked home.

Damn You PS3

As I'm sure everyone knows, they released the PS3 this last weekend and although I didn't sit in line for days to buy one, I'm already a little disappointed in it. I currently have the PS2 and unfortunately will probably switch to the 360. Why? One reason only, Windows Media Center. I love the idea of being able to download movies onto my computers hard drive and play them on my tv. Unfortunately PS3 doesn't offer a similar option, leaving me with only one choice. Damn you Sony!!! Damn you to hell!!!I know, this is a lame post and not really bitchy. But, it's the day before a holiday, maybe next week will be better.

marijuanaburgers

First one all, what kind of dumbass puts marijuana in a cops hamburger? These idiots deserve to be castrated so they never produce children. But you know what’s
really f**d up about it, the cops are suing Burger King. They should be suing the people who did it but no, they are going after the big corporate money.
Jackasses! Fucking law enforcement. Read any number of other reports and it’s about how the judicial system is being caught up in frivolous lawsuits, yet when they get a chance, our police force does the exact same thing.

Look people, you are going to a Burger King, obviously they hire the lowest of the low, the retards and incompetent, and in many cases the ones who can’t speak enough English to get real jobs. What do you want someone to stand over every employee’s shoulders and watch them work? It can happen but keep in mind you will then be paying $100.00 for that Whopper. Oh and on another note, “then went to a hospital for medical evaluations.” Give me a break. A little w…

Interest Rate Up = No Reason

Last night I get my bill for my MasterCard and go to pay it. In the process I notice that they raised the interest rate from 9.9% to 17.9%. If you are wondering, I always pay my bill on time, I always pay more then the minimum due, and I use the card quite a bit so I do normally have a balance. I’ve had the card for years and have always been a good customer.

I call in this morning to ask them why they raised the rate, on my third attempt (the first two calls, I was disconnected by the automated system) I finally managed to speak to someone. I explained everything and she transferred me to someone else. I then of course had to repeat all my verification information with her and wait exactly 7 minutes for her to leave me on hold and review my account. I know this from the timer on my phone. Anyway, she came back and told me she could reduce it to 15.9%. My response being of course, “no, I want it back to where it was.” She then agrees to go down to 13.9%. She then explains that they did…

Walmart vs UFCW

I read a news article talking about the fight between Wal-Mart and the United Food and Commercial Workers union. I’m not going to link to the article because it’s not really all that relevant to what I’m going to say.

On one hand we have Wal-Mart, a company known for paying low wages, with low benefits, and who tends to move in and force others out of business. On the other hand we have the UFCW union who’s known for doing nothing that actually benefits its members. I’ve never worked for Wal-Mart and I don’t shop there, so it’s hard for me to speak on how they treat employees. I have on the other hand, worked for a grocery store that required membership in the UFCW. I can tell you from experience that the only thing they did was collect money from the workers. I at no point did I feel I was making decent money due to the union. I did however fully understand that if I didn’t pay money each month, I would loose the privilege of standing at a cashier counter watching people buy food I co…

One of Those Days...

I normally wait till after work to do my posting but I can tell it’s going to be, “one of those days”. It’s now 3 hours since my alarm went off and here’s the breakdown.
Woke up to a bad dream. I won’t go into the details. Looked into the mirror before showering to see the nice cut in my cheek where my dog nipped me about 6 o’clock last night. I then had to take her for her morning walk in the cold rain.There was a car wreck on the way to work, took about an hour and half to get here.
(This is actually pretty typical.)Noticed that my boss/bosses delegate hasn’t approved my timecard for last
week yet. (Usually needs to be approved by Tuesday to get paid by Friday) Actually wasn't their fault, problem with the system.Received some responses to an e-mail sent yesterday, had to correct the
person on what the e-mail was about. (it’s no wonder it takes Microsoft so
long to get things done) And yes the original e-mail was They are remolding the break room with the vending machine so I had t g…

Web of Trust?

Occasionally when I’m bored with nothing else to do I might write a review of a product, book, or whatever on epinions.com. Lately, I’ve actually started paying a little more attention to the other reviewers on the site, I have noticed something, and it’s that a large number of the reviews are full of crap!

This is probably no surprise, as the general population is full of crap, but let’s take a look at the one who motivated me to do this posting. three_ster, has written 1082 reviews as of the time I’m writing this. First, what kind of geeky no life looser has the time to write 1082 reviews since June 26th of 2000. let’s do the math, roughly 6 years gives us 72 months. 1082 / 72 months equals 15 reviews per month. Not a huge number once it’s broken down. To put it in prospective, I’ve had my account since December of 2004 and I’ve done 13 reviews total. Then again, I have a life, work, friends, girlfriends, a dog, etc. But even having a life I could probably come up with 15 reviews a m…

Roommate moving out?

You might have read a few of my previous postings about my roommate. In my attempts to motivate her to move out, I raised her rent this month. Only by a hundred bucks, I figured it would help buy some patience in dealing with her and I figure the money would help in going towards replacing all the crap in my condo her and her cat have trashed.

I gave her three months notice that I was raising it but for some reason I don’t think she realized I was serous. So she tried just paying the old amount at which point I was like, “no you owe an extra $100" She got pissed argued and attempted to get me to change my mind. After I said it’s not going to happen she goes to her room, looks online, and apparently finds a new place to live. If I only would have known earlier that's all I needed to do. She called me the day after and told me she was moving out. Even better she was moving out the following weekend, ie tomorrow.

She moved a bunch of the junk and other crap that has filled my atta…

Fox vs Limbaugh

Recently Michael J. Fox did some political spots promoting politicians who support stem cell research. I haven’t seen the ads, in them he is pretty clearly showing the signs of his Parkinson’s. Rush Limbaugh, Americas loud mouth conservative blow hard, spouted off about how it seemed like Michael was shaking a little more then usual. Yeah Rush, how dare Michal J. Fox use his real life disease, that most of us can’t even imagine dealing with, to promote candidates who support research that might help find a cure. I mean really, how dare anyone use there illness to promote people who believe in finding a cures for any diseases or illness. They should be ashamed for wanting to live normal lives.

The fact that people still listen and even believe some of the crap that comes out of Rush Limbaugh’s mouth, just goes to show how ignorant and narrow minded the conservative right winged really are.

And Rush, because I’m sure you read this blog, instead of picking on actors with diseases why don’t…

Product Release, Delays, and Bad Managers

I just realized I haven't posted in a while, so here's something on life in the office.

It’s interesting that a company that has been around for as long as Microsoft and has released so many products still can’t release things on time? As we all know windows Vista has been delayed for what seems like forever. I’m sure we all hope that it will work properly on release and we won’t need to wait for various service packs to fix issues. Personally I’m not working on that project but I think we can pretty much all agree it won’t work well on initial launch. This then leads us to upgrades and the release process.

I’m working in a different group and different product but it is Microsoft which means, I have to deal with upgrades and releases. I’m working on one scheduled for early next month. I say early because the release date is tentative. This isn’t a new experience, coming from AT&T/Cingular it was the same thing. Very rarely can I recall a time when an upgrade or new product…