Archive for July 15th, 2007

15
Jul
07

Vista=Jessica Simpson

“Yep. Aero (the Vista graphical rendering engine) is the technological equivalent of Jessica Simpson. Damn nice to look at; hell, nice to do a lot more with I am sure. But long-term relationship material? Hell No! Once you get past the initial attraction and the novelty of something new and exciting, all of her annoying little traits (like being dumb as a frickin’ post) start to grate. It starts as a small gnawing in the back of your mind – the feeling that you know you’re lowering your standards. A little Jiminy Cricket is sitting on your shoulder silently judging you every time you look past the obvious flaws.”

I was blissfully unaware of the actual level of venom that has been generated by Vista. The above quote is from the blog, Vista Raped Me. It’s required reading for anyone who is even thinking about implementing this answer for a question that was never reallya sked.

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15
Jul
07

Elvis Is Dying

Elvis Presley died 30 years ago on 16 August 1977 – or so the legend goes. But maybe the story is not so simple. When the call finally came, Nik Cohn went in search of the real King. The ailing figure he has tracked down for this unique interview looks and even sounds different, but the truth of the man is laid bare as never quite before … A great read. I always suspected that Elvis had a warm spot in his heart for the Atchafalaya River Basin.

15
Jul
07

Noisy Morning

That’s a weather radar map of the Houston/Galveston area at about 9:00am local time. Thunderstorms are an almost every day occurance during the summertime. Morning thunder boomers are especially annoying because they are, well, loud while you are trying to sleep. All those black dots and squares on the image are lightning strikes. That little yellow diamond toward the bottom right (over the Gulf of Mexico) indicates a mesocyclone. The folks offshore are significantly less than happy. I, on the other hand, am happy. I don’t have to cut my grass today.