An Amusing Exchange Between James And I

The following exchange happened on Twitter…

Me: My iPod radio transmitter thingy died. I’m forced to listen to regular radio. Someone save me!!!

James: I’ll sing to you over Twitter.

Me: please don’t. Lol.

James: Iiiiiiiimmm saaaailiiiing awaaaaay…..

Me: from those 3 little words I’ve now gone deaf, blind and dumb. This doesn’t bode well for the math class I’m about to start

James: 2+2 = chair. If dwayne has three apples and Johnny has none, dwaynes a damn thief.

Me: I’m totally double checking that first equation w/ teacher. Know the second is right.

James: if Dwayne has one bicycle and Johnny has none that means Johnny just got robbed.

Me: no, we’re doing % right now..

James: amount I make divided by what the government steals times 100 equals how much I got screwed.

links for 2010-08-27

  • A would-be saboteur arrested today at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland made the bizarre claim that he was from the future. Eloi Cole, a strangely dressed young man, said that he had travelled back in time to prevent the LHC from destroying the world.

    The LHC successfully collided particles at record force earlier this week, a milestone Mr Cole was attempting to disrupt by stopping supplies of Mountain Dew to the experiment's vending machines.

  • Astronomers using ESO’s world-leading HARPS instrument have discovered a planetary system containing at least five planets, orbiting the Sun-like star HD 10180. The researchers also have tantalising evidence that two other planets may be present, one of which would have the lowest mass ever found. This would make the system similar to our Solar System in terms of the number of planets (seven as compared to the Solar System’s eight planets). Furthermore, the team also found evidence that the distances of the planets from their star follow a regular pattern, as also seen in our Solar System.
    (tags: space planets)

World War 2 As Facebook Updates

If you are enjoy history as much as I do, you will probably find this hilarious. It’s World War 2 as facebook updates. Just check out the picture below to see how great this truly is. 😀

(Oh and a warning, there are a few expletives in there. Nothing terrible though.)

I think my favorite part was:
Italy: Can I bring my stuff?
Germany: NEIN!

links for 2010-08-25

  • Here is the track listing:

    1. Vampire Diaries Theme (Intro) – Mike Suby

    2. Sleep Alone – Bat For Lashes

    3. Running Up That Hill – Placebo

    4. Obsession -Sky Ferriera

    5. Bloodstream (Vampire Diaries Mix) – Stateless

    6. On Melancholy Hill (Feed Me Remix) – Gorillaz

    7. We Radiate – Goldfrapp

    8. Hammock – Howls

    9. The Fellowship – Smashing Pumpkins

    10. Head Over Heels – Digital Daggers

    11. Down – Jason Walker

    12. Currency of Love – Silversun Pickups

    13. Beauty of the Dark – Mads Langer

    14. All You Wanted – Sounds Under Radio featuring Alison Sudal of A Fine Frenzy

    15. Vampire Diaries Theme (Outro) – Mike Suby

In Case You Missed It, I Did Some Guest Blogging

I did a guest blog for my friend Pauline over at her website. As always if you are reading this at the main site www.randyandrews.net you can click on her website there on the right from the blog roll, or if you are reading it from one of the satellite sites, you can click right here to read it.

The article I did for her site was on web comics. The good ones I have been reading lately, and a few old favorites too. There are samples of all the web comics I talk about, and they are all REALLY good. So go check it out.

Song Of The Week: “Uprising” By Muse

So my brother Jeff sent me some music the other day by a band called Muse. I had heard a song or 2 of theirs on the radio before, but did not recognize the name until after I had listened to what he sent me. After listening to Muse‘s Origin Of Symmetry and Showbiz I decided it would be worth it to pursue another album of theirs. I decided on The Resistance since it was their most recent album. Holy Crap! I was blown away. The Resistance is one of the best records I’ve heard in a long time. It has moments where this large wall of music just washes right over you! It is really great.

The track I’m posting is called Uprising. It is a really upbeat song, and I love the heavy beat it carries. Lyrically the song is outstanding. The message the song sends is thought provoking, and the music never lets up. I like this band a lot and look forward to hearing more of them. I would recommend that anyone who likes this song pick up the whole album. It is REALLY good. Thanks again Jeff!

links for 2010-08-18

House is Just Right For Me

Thanks for the article from Robin Woodard

My week is not complete without an hour long session on my couch watching my favorite prime time drama direct tv satellite in New Jersey. House MD, which is shortened to just House by all of its devoted fans, is my favorite show. My husband and I watch religiously each week. Our lives would almost feel incomplete with a dose of House drama each week. We spend this special time alone after we have put the kids in bed to delve into the world of medicine. My husband and I enjoy a friendly competition of trying to figure out what the diagnosis is going to be for the patient Dr. House and his team are treating that week. The re-runs that we are watching now are just amazing; I love the comedic timing between Dr. Wilson and Dr. House. Their personalities would lead a person to believe that these two could never be friends, yet they make it work. I feel like a voyeur sitting down eating popcorn waiting to see what is going to happen next in their professional and personal lives. The fall premiere is marked on my calendar and I ready to find out how the relationship between Dr. House and Dr. Cuddy will develop. I have been waiting since season one for these two to get together.

Pixelpipe App vs. Ping.fm App On The Iphone

I used to use ping.fm to update all of my places online. It usually went to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, my Gmail status, and maybe 1 or 2 other places. One of the things that I liked about ping, was that it was a one stop shop, and they had an app for my Iphone. I just hit the button and boom I was uploading text and sometimes pictures. One picture at a time, but still it wasn’t too bad. It’s url shortening service worked well on twitter. Life was good.

Then ping.fm started having problems posting links on my facebook. For some reason when a ping.fm URL was used, Facebook would not summarize the article below the post like it does for normal URLs. My initial thought was that this was a problem of facebook. I tried to post a URL on facebook and it worked fine. OK, so it’s a problem with the ping.fm links. Another thing that always annoyed me about ping.fm was that it compressed photo’s. That was fine for places like facebook and twitter that did that anyway. But I had photos being uploaded to my flickr as well. flickr allows very, very large per picture uploads, there was no reason for compression.

So I put out a request on facebook asking my friends and family if they knew any alternatives to ping.fm . My brother Jeff responded with a link to pixelpipe . pixelpipe is a service that allows you to upload photos, as well as post text updates to the same sites that ping.fm does. It even had a place where you could update ping.fm , so if I really wanted to, I could feed my pixelpipe into ping.fm . I decided to give it a try.

The first thing I noticed about pixelpipe was how EASY it was to upload full quality pictures. I mean all I had to do was run through the pictures, select them by clicking on them, and hit the upload button. Boom. They hit twitter, facebook, flickr, tumblr, everywhere at once. It was awesome. The only down side i could see to pixelpipe was that when I posted things that were too long to twitter, they did not shorten the url. In fact it cut the URL off in the middle if it was too long. For me, that was a deal breaker. I kept using ping.fm on my Iphone.

Well ping.fm pissed me off again today. It cut off something I had posted to facebook. So I decided it was time to look into pixelpipe again to see if they had a url shortening service yet. What I discovered was that they did not have a URL shortener for links, however if your twitter post ran over the allotted number of letters, it would post a link back to their website that contained all of your update. Even if it was too long. This is not the same as URL shortening, but it is good enough in my book that I can use it in place of ping.fm from now on.