Category Archives: wasting time
With my christmas bonus money I purchased a swath of items, including the shrimp, but probably the most frivolous was to upgrade one of the “random 2gb RAM card someone gave you so you plugged it in since you had a free slot” with a nice shiny new 8 gb card to match the other one you bough when you built the compy. Tacit Blue is up to 20 gb, baby! Maybe next year I’ll be able to find a graphics card to match and mate with the one I’ve got…
Well, one thing anyway. For now. It really bugs me how websites will have a little question at the top of the screen and only give you one option. For example, if you do a google search and have a word that google doesn’t believe in, it’ll give you a “did you mean _____?” where it tries to fix your spelling. The problem is they ask a question and only give you one option to answer. Don’t you think they could be gaining valuable information if they also included a “NO” button? If you’re going to be all cutesy and ask a question, give me an option to answer truthfully, or don’t ask the question to begin with, just do a “Alternative searches: _______” or something. And as a continuation just to complain a little bit more, right now wordpress is trying to do a “Ooo, look at us, we can update our look so it’s the same as google’s crappy art direction, too!” thing right now, that I absolutely HATE. The old stats page gave you a nice compact layout where all of the relevant information was right there, and with the new one they’ve made it so arty that everything has to be in a long list so to get any information you have to scroll down… and scroll down some more… and scroll down some more… Now, at the top of the old stats page they have a “Have you tried the new stats page?” and the only option is a “show me” button. Oh how I wish there was a “yes I tried it and I’m back here for a reason” button…
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How many, exactly, fake holidays are we going to create for the holidays, to try and drum up consumer spending before we all admit that it’s dumb and go live in a tent because it’s all we can afford? And “Green Monday?” That’s the best you can do? Is next Monday going to be “Blue Monday” or “Mauve Monday?” What about Wednesday the 17th? Could it be “Blood Red Wednesday?” OOO, OOO, I KNOW! The third Tuesday in December shall heretofore be known as “Burnt Umber Tuesday” and we shall all celebrate it with a special extra 1% off everything in the Art Supplies category!
“… assuming American football has an average death rate of 1.2 players per game. This is slightly higher than the average for association football (soccer), but an order of magnitude lower than the rates found in volleyball.”
I was going to ask “Is Flight of the Bumblebee really necessary?” but then I realized that without that the video would have been very very uninteresting.
In 1949 at the Parriette Gilsonite mine near Myton, Utah, Reed Smoot McConkie set the world record for ore mined by hand. Using his pick and shovel, he mined 175 bags of ore in an 8 hour day, 950 bags in a six day week, 1925 bags in a month and 15,000 bags in one year.
Reed Smoot McConkie.
Reed Smoot McConkie.
“Parkour is the French martial art of running away.”