Friday, July 28, 2006

Tree Farm Trip

On Wednesday 7/26 I took a trip to visit one of my companies tree farms. It was VERY beautiful and wonderful! I had a fantastic time! It was more like hiking on a weekend than work. I posted some of the photos I took on Flickr.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Winternals & Sysinternals bought by Microsoft

I just heard about this from Mark Russinovich's blog.

First I want to say Congrats to both Mark and Bryce Cogswell.  If Microsoft chooses to listen to these two, they are getting some first class people who will help make Windows a better more stable product, and give us better tools to work with and administrate it.  So I'm quite happy for them - again, if Microsoft chooses to listen to them.

Second, I want to say NOOOOOO!!!!  WHY?  WHY?  WHY?!   There are a TON of great utilities available for FREE on the Sysinternals website that I have used a lot.  I now think they will either go away or at a minimum no longer be free.  And I doubt Mark and Bryce will be available to create other free utilities either.  We have lost one of the most valuable resources around for Windows administration and troubleshooting.  You can read what others are saying on the Slashdot article.

So it is a mixed blessing for me, I'm happy for them, sad to lose all the tools.  Once again Microsoft as assimilated and shown "Resistance is futile".

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Monday, July 17, 2006

The Voice of GOD

It's funny how when you're surfing the web for one thing, you can find links that take you somewhere totally different.  That's how I found the Religious Freaks blog.  On there he has a post about Samuel L. Jackson doing an audio book of the New and Old Testement where he will be the voice of God.  (Personally I would rather have it be James Earl Jones.)  I then listened to the audio clip and couldn't believe it was real.  Did some quick Googling and while I couldn't verify the clip as real, it appears the audio book is.

Some have said they thought the clip was from Pulp Fiction.  Could be, it's been awhile since I've seen that movie.  But I remember there being a LOT more swearing when he did that.

Anyhow, it's a funny clip to listen to and could be a good audio book.

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Monday, July 10, 2006

Why we have kids

This weekend I finally learned the real reason we have kids.  Here are some reasons I have heard before:
  • To further the family line.
  • The joy of being a parent.
  • Nurturing young minds to make the world a better place.
  • Living vicariously through your kids, seeing them do things you never could.
These are nice, but not the real reason.  This weekend I was steam cleaning the carpets upstairs and drinking a beer.  My 4 year old son came in to see how I was doing.  As he left I asked if he could do something for me.  When he came back, he had a fresh beer for me.  That's when I realized why we have kids - to bring us beer so we can continue what we're doing, be that cleaning carpets or watching tv.  ;)

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