The Lanham Factor
The (ir)rational thoughts of a (not-so)mad man

January 2006 Entries

The World's Second Worst Joke

A mushroom walks into a bar.  The bartender says “You'll need to leave...we don't serve mushrooms here.”  The mushroom replies “Why not?  I'm a fun guy!”.

Courtesy one of my clients.



Geek Joke - Courtesy Billy Hollis

Two atoms were walking down the street. One said, "Oh no, I think I've dropped an electron!" The other atom said, "Are you sure?" The first replied, "Yes, I'm positive."

Reproduced without permission.



Quote of the Day - Courtesy Google(R)

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
  - Rich Cook

Good Advice - An Explanation

The good advice below is something of an inside joke.  A co-worker's children were stuffing Ritz(R) Bits(R) into a monkey puppet they have.  Well, it just struck me as funny about stuffing Ritz Bits into a monkey puppet.  Sorry for any confusion...just wanted to share.

Good Advice

 Keep Ritz(R) Bits(R) out of your Monkey Puppet. 

I'm "Lost"...You Should Be Too!

Many thanks to my home dawg Heavy-E! My boy hooked a brutha up wid Season 1 of the hit show Lost. WOW! What a great show. Not since the new Battlestar Galactica have I been so impressed with a new show. If you aren't watching it, you should at least give it a chance. I think you will enjoy it. Imagine M. Night Shyamalan meets Ron Moore meets Agatha Christie. It doesn't focus on survival issues such as finding food and water. Instead, these are setting and backdrop to the story. The show focuses on ......

Cleanliness is Next to Usability

Well, the boat anchor saga seems to be coming to a close. I decided to revisit the issue with Dell support. As it turns out, the Inspiron XPS Gen 1 (and, I assume, future generations) has a feature wherein performance is automagically degraded as temperature increases. Apparently this is some sort of self-perservation mechanism. Yes, I clean the fan vents a few weeks ago. It turns out that this machine has heat sinks on the fans' output side. So the support representative this time asked if I cleaned ......