Showing posts from December, 2006

Children at Work

Look people, if I can’t bring my dog to work, then you shouldn’t be able to bring your children. Especially, considering how my dog is more well behaved. Look, one of the things that needs to be considered when you choose to have a child is, “what will I do with that child at work” it can be daycare, family, or school. In that plan should NOT be, bring the child to work during Christmas vacation. You want to know why, because they are irritating to have running by my desk while I’m trying to work, or in this case, update my blog.

Oh, and one other thing, you are the only one who cares about that cute thing your child did the other day. You ever notice how when telling a story, peoples eyes glaze over. There is a reason for that, is because they don’t care and are spacing off during your boring ass story.

Police Academy Dropouts #4

MSN had an article today, about a 16 percent increase in fatalities by police officers in accidents. One of the main reasons sited, that the officers aren’t wearing seat belts. Apparently the seat belts, “tangle with gun belts worn by officers, causing some of them to choose access to a firearm over seat belt safety” So I guess the question is, if they are busy giving us tickets for not wearing seat belts, then who is ticketing them? Apparently no one.

first words, first walk, first.... in IRAQ

A couple of weeks ago, I added a link to a former co-workers blog who is now serving in Iraq. I prefer to hear news from the actual people, instead of our government, or the distorted way the news reports things. Along these lines, I wanted to post a link to someone who lives in Iraq. I found this through bbcnews. She is a 27 yr old women, and I’ve found her writings very insightful into pre and post war Iraq. Check it out.

Apple Computers and the Environment.

Here is an article on more reasons not to go Apple.

Police Academy Dropouts #3

The FBI recently released a report showing that violent crime and robberies has been increasing. The excuses used in the report - “the problem now is likely the historic numbers of inmates returning home from prison with no job prospects or skills. There's also been a proliferation of handguns in recent years, as well as a growing rise of retaliatory killings in some cities.” Or they blame budget cuts, due to the war on terror. At no point throughout the article do they even mention taking some of the blame themselves.

Think about this, the criminals know that if they do break into a house, the police aren’t going to try to catch them. The criminals know, if they murder someone, the police will spend about one day, trying to catch them. And even if they are caught, they will get a short sentence and be back on the streets. More than half our prisons are full of people on drug crimes. Most drug crimes are NOT violent, and really cause no harm to anyone, other than the user. Politici…

They're Watching You

Ok peeps, start paying attention to those IM conversations at work, they may be used against you in a court of law.

Letter to Apple

Not that this letter will actually go to Steve but here is a copy of a letter I’m writing to Apple about how much I hate my IPod and issues I’ve had with it.

Attn: Steve Jobs
Approximately two months after purchasing my IPod I began having issues. After another month or so, I called into customer service and it was told that I needed to send the IPod in for service. I was sent a return box, I sent my device in, and received it back. I was able to use the device for a couple more months before different issues started. I called again about a month ago. The person I spoke with, walked me through the same troubleshooting I had already done, via your website. He let me off the line saying it would be working, without verifying it actually was working. It was after 6:00pm by this point. I’m assuming he wanted to go home. The IPod was not working. I called in again a couple of days after that, after holding and talking to multiple people (one person was rude and argumentative), I was sent ano…

Police Academy Dropouts #2

This last year a girl I used to work with was murdered, Nicole Pietz. First, the police totally dragged their feet in even initiating an investigation and really only picked it up after her body was found. Keep in mind it was found by a random person, not the policy. Later, her car was found and “Detectives took hair samples, evidence swabs and a photo of a single fingerprint.” The car was also not found by the policy but a UW security guard.

This whole story was all over the news this last spring. Now, even though they found what seems to me like a decent amount of evidence, and who knows what they found that wasn’t told to the news, the police still have not found her killer. I only worked with Nicole, so I’m not close to the family or anything, but for some reason I can’t help but think that, the detectives have since filed away this case, and are now sitting around the office ass grabbing and have more or less forgotten that a person actually lost their life, and a family lost a lo…

10 Things that Make Me Go Cranky at Christmas Time

Christmas Music! – Everywhere you go from thanksgiving to Christmas they are playing it, and it’s all the same songs over and over again.
A person who you weren’t planning on buying a present buys you one, so you end up obligated to buy them one in return.
People who are too lazy to write Christmas so they write x-mas instead.
People of other religions and beliefs, who protest things like trees in school and other Christmas items. Damn it people, get a fucking life and stop wasting everyone’s time!!!
Going to the store/mall - There is never any parking, it’s always packed, people are rude, and they are usually out of whatever I want.
How just about every musician has to come of with a Christmas song or album, which usually consists of crappy remakes.
Presents – the gifts most people get are lame ass crappy items that if I really wanted, I would have already bought for myself. Now I just have more junk for the garage, closet, or attack.
Adam Sandler’s Honica song - I liked it the first thousa…

The End of James Kim

Ok, people this is really starting to get old!!! I’m sure by now, we have all heard about James Kim, his family being stranded, and him dying because he wondered off into the wilderness. Yes, I guess it’s sad he died. And yes too bad for his family. But come on!!!! Why is this such a big deal?!?! It’s not like it’s the first time something like this has happened, yet every time I check the news lately there seems to be a story about it. Did they forget about a little something called the war in Iraq, where dozens of people are dying everyday.

Besides constantly talking about this, cnet (company he worked for) is putting together information for people on how to survive. Survival and prevention tips. Multiple things about this piss me off. The first is that cnet is a technology site and normally doesn’t do news like this. But of course since it’s someone who works for them, now it’s newsworthy. The second thing that pisses me off about this, is the types of advice they are giving on sur…

Everyone should walk as fast as me

I work in an office with lots of hallways and people. Walking around it gets kind of irritating, when I’m attempting to go to the break room for a soda and have some pokey person walking in front of me. I either have to go around or walk slowly. Going around the person is a pain because this is Microsoft and people walk like they own the whole hallway, and don’t leave much room for passers. when I’m walking and someone passes me, I think it would be nice to be able to trip them or something. Come on people are you in such a hurry you can wait half a second to get where you are going?

The easy resolution is just to have everyone walk as fast as me.

My Contract Company Loves Me!!!

As many of my loyal and faithful readers know, I used to work for Cingular and am now working as a contract employee for Microsoft. Besides the fact that I make 20 grand more a year then I did after 6 years employed with that company, they also do something nice around Christmas.
At Cingular for Christmas, you get nothing! As a contractor for Microsoft, the company I contract through (Volt), has a holiday party and gives a fleece jacket to everyone.

Cingular, suck my hairy ass!!!!!

Prescription Changes

I was listening to NPR this morning, about a story on changes that people are pushing for, in regards to prescription labels. The reason behind the change being that, people who are semi-literate have a hard time understanding. Or in my opinion, are too stupid to understand them. One of the examples they used is “for external use only” which apparently people are having a hard time with, so they are want to change it to, “For use on skin only” or something to that effect. Personally, if I go to the pharmacist and they give me a cream in a tube, I’d like to hope that I could figure out on my own that it’s not a cake topping. And if not, well then I deserve whatever fate is in store for me when I incorrectly take the prescription.

Police Academy Dropouts #1

I’ve been thinking lately about starting a blog titled “Police Academy Dropouts”. The purpose of the blog would revolve around the complete incompetence of just about all police officers currently on duty, and how they should have dropped out of cop school. I could easily fill this blog from personal experience, friends, family, acquaintances, and of course the news media. Honestly, the only thing that’s really stopping me is, laziness and that I don’t want to maintain multiple blogs. Instead I’ve decided to dedicate one posting a week on this blog to the subject.

Here is my first. Actually, I shouldn't say this is the first, I've posted in the past on cop stupidity. Anyway, check out this link, basically the story is about some hippie who got stuck in the woods on some logging road. The police incompetence comes in when the family is basically saying, “Hey we are pretty sure he’s down this road”. The response, “sheriff's deputies said the road already had been searched” Th…

Cingular's Low Customer Satisfaction

Just because I love to smack talk Cingular whenever possible, here is an article about customer satisfaction where it’s rated as, “close to the bottom in overall satisfaction.” Verizon and T Mobile topping the charts.

My Visit to Albertsons

Last night I went to the grocery store. The particular Albertsons near my house is kind of getto to start off with, and a place I pretty much prefer not to go to. Unfortunately, it’s been a while since I’ve been shopping and one of this things I have to do. So I park and grab a shopping cart, of course the cart has a messed up wheel but I use it anyway. Throughout the rest of my shopping experience it pulls to the right. My first stop is the produce section to get a few items including an onion. Guess what? They are out of onions, and my shopping has only just begun. I am able to find the majority of the rest of the items I need, while navigating around quite a few other people in the store.

At the check out stands, the lines are down the isles they are so busy. I normally use the self check but had a pretty big cart of items, so I got in line for one of the checkers. About the time I make it to being third, the checker swaps with someone else and leaves. The girl who takes over doesn’…


I’ve always been opposed to the war in Iraq, not agreeing with the justification for going into the war, or the fact that our government is willing to spend billions on a war for oil, while people in this country have their own issues to deal with. Having said that, I do support the soldiers and respect their willingness to serve and fight for their country. I used to work with this guy Sergio, he’s a huge guy who could pummel just about anyone, yet one of the nicest people. And he has a great sense of humor, I did a pretty right on impersonation of him (at least I think it was) back when he was a trainer at AT&T. Sergio is currently over in Iraq and has created a blog called sandbox1822. Check it out sometime.