Monday, March 30, 2009

The geeks shall inherit the earth...

I'm watching "Dancing With The Stars" where Steve Wozniak is making monkeys out of the producers of that show. Or, shall I say, the tech community is making monkeys out of the producers.

I'm sure that when they enticed Steve to participate in the show, they figured he'd be fun to watch for a couple of weeks, he'd get voted off, and then they'd get down to business with the "real" contenders. What they didn't count on were the geeks of the world.

This is only an opinion, but I'm willing to bet that there are plenty of smart geeks out there who are able to produce well over the 10 to 20 votes that the normal household can get on a normal week of voting for their favorite dancer.

Steve Woz received the lowest score given by the judges in the history of the show. A total of 10 points. But yet, during the results show, he didn't even wind up in the bottom two. Was he third from the bottom? OR... much higher?

I wonder what would happen if the geeks find a way to keep him in week after week? What would that say about the validity of the judging? What would it do to the overall ratings?

I wonder how long the techies of the world can keep him in.... stay tuned, it's going to get interesting.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Funny things...

I've been thinking about funny. What's funny? Why is it that what I think is funny, isn't so damn funny to my better half? Why is it that what she finds funny, I find sophmoric? Is there a funny gene? A piece of DNA that predetermines where we fall on the funny meter of life?

These are heady questions. They require contemplation. They make my head hurt.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sinus infections are NO fun...

It started last week. I began to feel some pressure building above my right eyebrow. That evening after I had gone to sleep, I was woken up by a really horrendous amount of pain radiating from the right side of my mouth, and under my teeth. MY TEETH HURT! Kept me up for well over an hour. That pressure hasn't completely resided since.

I went to the acute care clinic here at work, and I was given an antibiotic, and here I am on day 4 of a 5 day regiment, and the pain still exists. I've got a doctor's appointment with my regular doctor this afternoon. Hopefully he can tell me why this just won't go away.

I wouldn't wish this on a dog.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

UP DOWN, The Stock Market Game