Posts Tagged ‘Ranting’

Firefox Memory Leaks Know No Bounds

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I have a love-hate relationship with Firefox. I have used it in tandem with Internet Explorer since the days of the original Mozilla browser, each one having it’s own pros and cons. To be quite honest, Firefox zealots make me laugh since most of them have been around the web about as long as my kid sister, and yet seem to have the experience and wisdom of of Elmo when it comes to the “browser wars”.


Feliz Navitoss

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Thanks dad Weeks for this splendid holiday spectacle that is Navitoss!

Makes me smile: Carpool Violators Getting Busted

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Nothing brings a smile to my face more than watching some bozo cruise along I15, alone, cut around me to jump in to the HOV lane, tout his tinted window, chrome, low profile wheeled, forest green Land Rover SUV hoping to skirt the law, only to instantaneously appear in the side view mirror of officer friendly who just happens to be in the inner lane.

He slows to cut out of the carpool lane in front of some poor, law abiding citizen nearly causing a 10 car pileup. A sigh of relief as he gradually passes the officer on the left. Whew, lucky bloke just about got busted. But wait, we have an astute, observant servant of the law who ever so smoothly slides behind Mr. Belvedere, flicks on his (or her) police lights and gloriously nails the not-so-bright law breaker for: driving in the HOV lane, reckless driving, and pissing off the guy in the beige Pathfinder behind him.

Yet another slinky to push down the stairs.

Mind your own business!!!

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So as usual, I am up late, doing work (or things related to it) and have run across a blog that really disturbs me.

Basically, catch someone else’s nanny’s benevolence (or malevolence), then report them to the “nanny police”. Apparently, this site is gaining a lot of momentum in the blogosphere.

COME ON PEOPLE! Society please take a Valium, relax, breathe a little. Are we all so caught up in other everyone else’s business that we forget to worry about whether or not we should be doing so? I realize there are those out there that would say it is our “responsibility” as a society to take care of each other. At what point will we say enough is enough? Like I want people “spying” on me on every little thing I do as father, husband, etc.

However glorious the Internet has become, its amazing things like this continue to draw our attention. Social networking sites, blogs, and other such personal web site mediums are effective ways for an individual to communicate with the world. Now we have sites like this, welcoming blatant defamation about real people, who may or may not merit such discussion, by completely arbitrary (and more often than not anonymous) participants. How insane is this?

However helpful such a service like this (or others like it) may be to society, perhaps we should see really observe what’s down that dark alley before we attempt to stomp on personal freedom and individualism. After all, by allowing society to run your life, you are in effect, losing it.

I’m sick of so-called pro-family NFPO’s

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Today, I received my last official e-mail SPAM from AFA (America Family Association). I’m officially removing myself form their forsaken, over hyped, hyper-reactive, illogical, insecure, anti-societal stronghold. This last e-mail was the straw that broke the camel’s back, hammered the nail on the coffin, whatever idiom you wish to apply on this. My response to them can be read below:

My goodness! It’s a documentary. Documentaries are made to be informational, theory or factual based perceptions of societal hot-topics. This is a scientific discovery that in no way slams my belief in Christ. I can choose to believe in it (or watch it for that fact) or not. Please try to focus on things that really matter. The greatest threat to Christianity is disbelief, not information. Christ and god are real, thus no amount of information, science, etc can curtail that belief in Christ. The fact you are trying so hard to combat this belittles the concept of "faith" and belief in god based on faith. Perhaps a better approach, rather than attempting an information coup, would be to offer your rebuttal through well produced Christian focused documentaries and such. Just because someone takes the initiative to produce a documentary about hard evidence and vague theory, doesn’t make them the anti-christ.

Incidentally, my e-mail bounced back due to a "Account has reached the allocation limit"

PS: I have decided to allow comments on this one, as I know many of you will have something to say to this.

Pachelbel Rant

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It’s late and I’m tired. Somehow I managed across this rant by Rob Paravonian. I think many of you can relate to the humor behind his rant on Pachelbel Canon.

When A = B

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Somehow Nicole found an old birthday card my dad gave me a couple of years ago. Inside the card, was a gift card to Red Lobster worth $25…SWEET! I wanted to make sure there was still a balance remaining so I called the number provided on the back of the card to check my the balance. “Yes, there is $14.25 left on your card” What? How [the hell] do I have a balance of $14.25 on a $25 gift card that I’ve never used? “Well sir, there are monthly maintenance fees taken after a certain period of time (in this case $1.50 per month over the period of 2 or 3 years.) I’LL SHOW YOU FEES YA THIEF. What a complete joke. Oh if I had the time and energy to pursue this issue further. Sadly, I don’t and have already wasted enough time already BaM’ing about it.


Gift card theft