Friday, December 15, 2006

Just LOVE this image!

Interactive time...

Here are a couple of statements that should be on T-Shirts. Some I came up with, the others I have given attribution. One day I will have them printed.

"Paranoia. Not just for the mentally ill anymore."

"You would be amazed at what you can do with your mind when you have less on it."

Thanks to Rauch X for this next one. To be worn by a blind friend while riding public transportation...

"The red on the end of this cane is not paint! Do you feel lucky?"

In response to my statement of "Will work for eye-candy" the same person who will wear the previous shirt suggested…

"Will work for tactile candy"

I think she has an unfair advantage in the candy department…

Are there any others out there who would like to add a comment that should go on a t-shirt? Please post using the comments feature. :-)

Work work work

I have a lot going on in my life... so why have the last two blog entries been about work? Perhaps I am doing too much of it? Na... just haven't felt like chatting up a storm about the other stuff. Perhaps soon...

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Get'n screwed

This is from the tech support page of a company that sells an OCR software that costs over $450.

Contact Technical Support

Individual users can interact with [deleted company name because I sure don't want to get sued] through a pay per-incident email process. Incidents can be reported by completing the Problem Report Form at a cost of $9.95 per incident.

It gets even better if you want to call...

$19.95 per incident

And God help you if you got their software as part of a hardware purchase...

$39.95 per incident

If it costs 10 bucks per email, 20 bucks per phone call and 40 BUCKS for a bundled thing, then shit, I am in the wrong kind of software support. Even the giant Microsoft doesn't do that to ya.

Not even a kiss first...

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Laptop from hell

This is my statement after spending all day yesterday (a Friday) and today (a Saturday) trying to find the correct driver for the "Unknown Device" that keeps generating a Hardware Found message.

None of the drivers from the manufacturer are working. None of the drivers from the chip maker are working. Drivers from overseas are not working. Nothing is working.


I uninstalled the "Unknown Device"


now I can't use the laptop without going into VGA mode because as soon as WinXP starts the screen stops.

Ah HA! you say. It must be a video driver!

Nope... got all of those.