Friday, March 28, 2008

A Public Service Announcement

I love the fact I could watch any South Park Episode on-line now.  Check out if you're not easily offended or a fan.

Here's a public service announcement about a past time we need to look out for.  Cheesing.

Why "Cheesing"? Because its "FON to DUE".  ;)

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Snowball is in a contest...

So, I signed Snowball up for a photo contest.  It's Bissell's "Most Valuable Pet" Photo Content.  And you can vote for him by click any of the pictures below.

Here's the TinyURL to share with friends and family:

We did have some better pictures of Snowball, and I thought that I could change it after I uploaded it... but, apparently, you can't.  So, here are some below.  He also has a flickr photo set.


The weekly prize is a new vacuum, the Bissell's Pet Hair Eraser...  which is something we need as that our old vacuum isn't working anymore.  {sigh}

From all the weekly prize winners, a grand prize winner is picked.

Bissell's grand prize:

  1. Pet's photo placed on Pet Hair Eraser vacuum and package
  2. $10,000 Donation to Pet Cause of winner's choice!

If Snowball wins, the $10,000 donation will be given to the Capital Area Humane Society


And remember kids...  don't forget to control the pet population be getting your pet's spayed or neutered.



Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My new late night muse.

Now that I have finished the first and only season season of "Firefly" on Hulu, I need something to watch during my late night work sessions. 


Though HULU has a whole set of good movies and shows (old and new) to watch... I've found something else to have on the secondary monitor while hacking away.

I just recently found out that Trey Parker and Matt Stone have opened up their show "South Park" to the Internet.  What exactly does this mean?  It means that every episode from every season of South Park is available online for free.


That's about 65 hours of crazy and offensive shenanigans! 

Check out the site here:

Now, I just need enough coffee to work 65 hours straight.  God knows I have enough work...

, South Park Studios

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Holy Crap... Zombies...

Derren Brown is a British magician, psychological illusionist and a mentalist.  He had a series on British television's Channel 4 called Mind Control.

Check out this little clip.  He places the video game in a pub, to lure a patron into playing the game. The game, which Brown developed puts the player into a submissive trace.  He claims this works on 1/3 of the people he's tested it on.  Once he finds a suitable person, he then takes the catatonic "victim" and places him in a real-life recreation of the video game, having him fire an air gun at actors, pretending to be zombies and outfitted with explosive squibs.

Can you say HOLY CRAP?!?  This was done back in 2005 and I just stumbled upon it via a link sent over by my buddy Pat.

BTW, I'm a zombie lover...  so, stuff like this always gets me all giddy inside.  Also, if you haven't done so...  check out Romero's latest movie "Diary of the Dead" which release in theaters earlier this month.

IMDB's info on Romero's Latest piece of work.

Here's the "official" trailer:


Monday, March 24, 2008

My kids love the water.

Originally uploaded by Knight Diver
I simply love the fact that my kids love the water. It can be an ocean, a lake, an old rock quarry, the creek by my old high school or even the garden hose in the backyard... no matter what it is, my kids enjoy just getting wet and having fun.

This photo was shot off a beach resort in Cozumel summer of 2007. It is one of my most favorite pictures. You can't see it in the photo, but Vivian has on a set of fins so that she could chase the fish around. She was a torpedo. It took just about everything in me to keep up with her.

The girl wants to be a "Scientist" that works with "Animals in the Water"... I translate that into her wanting to be a Marine Biologist... or maybe a dolphin trainer at Sea World... either way, she's well on her way to becoming a SCUBA diver; which gets me all excited.

She's definitely daddy's little girl.

A Testimonial for Kittens.

Ain't it the truth?

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Color Wars 2008

Sometime last week, people on twitter began changing their avatars to join certain colored teams.  I first got wind of the formation of teams from an iJustine twitter.  It being a pretty late in the work day, I decided why not and I joined the FF1CAEteam. Most of the "Peaple" went green, obviously.  But, I went Pink...  Why?  Mainly because Vivian likes Pink.  ("Pink is the New Black", you know.) Plus, I'm comfortable with my masculinity to be on a pink team. 

Basically it was the start of the old school Color Wars...  Kinda like field day on the last day of school or camp.

The first challenge was posted today on, it's called GAME #1: Bad Ass RoShamBo.  Now, RoShamBo means a lot of different things...  but, in this case...  it's virtual "Rock", "Paper", "Scissors".

Here’s how it works (from the aforementioned website):

  1. Take a picture of yourself throwing either “rock”, “paper” or “scissors”.
  2. It must be clear which of the three you are throwing.
  3. You must be in your team uniform (do your best).
  4. Upload your photo to Flickr and tag it like this:
    rsb:move=yourmove rsb:team=yourteam rsb:player=yourtwittername
    (for example rsb:move=rock rsb:team=blueteam rsb:player=zefrank)
  5. Submit a link to the flickr photo below or at

If you're interested in finding out how this all came about, check out zefrank's blog about it, here: Colorwar 2008.

And here’s my submission:


If you're interested...  you can also follow me on Twitter.


Originally uploaded by Knight Diver
spiderkid, spiderkid... does whatever a spiderkid does.


Originally uploaded by Knight Diver
spiderkid, spiderkid... does whatever a spiderkid does.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Are you stress? I am.

Have at it...


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

In DMX's own words...

This guy is famous?  This guy makes a living from hip/hop?  He makes more money than most of America's middle class?!?

WTF?!? I just don't get it.

Here's an excerpt from XXL Mag's interview with DMX.

-- snip --

Are you following the presidential race?
Not at all.

You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
His name is Barack?!

Barack Obama, yeah.


What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?

Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
Barack Obama?

What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here.

You’re telling me you haven’t heard about him before.
I ain’t really paying much attention.

I mean, it’s pretty big if a Black…
Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the fuck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his fuckin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your fuckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.

-- snip --

If you want to lose some brain cells and read the whole interview, check it out here.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I've never been a believer of Al Gore...

...even if he did invent The Internet.

but, check out John Coleman's (founder of the Weather Channel) comments on Fox and Friends, here.  He wants to sue Al Gore.  I just love it.

Also, check out this BBC Report titled "The Global Warming Swindle"  I've posted this before and am posting it again.  I do have to thank The Fog for finding this link.

Now, I'm not saying we shouldn't be more conscience to being more green.  I think it's a good thing to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink.  Plus, if it's a cause that can get 600 people naked, I'm all for it!

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

A Thursday Night Post...

The following pisses me off:

  1. DTS is NOT automatically included with SQL Server Express 2005
  2. My unhealthy addiction to alcohol, nicotine, caffeine and oxytocin.

Actually, I don't mind item 2, so much.  I just needed something else to put on my list.  Really, there's not too many things that pisses me off.

I'm mentioning Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005 only because I'm still at the office knee deep in databases that have no user documentation to it and, frankly, are designed in such away that I thinkknow the original developer just wanted to make life a living hell for his/her replacement.

It's now 11:30pm, which is about the time, I finish up my diet pepsi, crack open a beer, light up a cigarette and throw the laptop out the window.

For those of you looking for a DTS alternative...  there really is nothing out there.  You could use SQL Servers 2000 DTS Wizard via the 2005 ToolKit and tie it in as an external tool to the manager or use Microsoft Database Publishing Wizard with is compatible with MS Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Web Developer 2005.

Neither option is ideal, but definitely better than BCP.  Sigh...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Something to make you think.

I was going to make a comment...  but didn't want to sway anyone's opinion either way...  So, I'm just sharing this video.

A great two minute diversion...

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Saturday, March 8, 2008

What happens when I do house calls.

On several occasions, we do house calls and assist clients with their home computer or networking needs.  It's no big thing, actually, it can be pretty enjoyable...  especially if it's after hours and the client is more a friend who has a case of beer in the fridge.  Check out what happens to me way too many times to count.

Okay, for the record, nothing like this has every happened to me, since most of my clients are middle-aged men...  sigh.

And, another note for the record, *I* am not the Mariah Carey fan, although, I do find her attractive, her music is a little to bubbly for me.  I found this via The Fog who sent it over via StumbleUpon... I think he might be a closet Mariah fan.  ;)

StumbleUpon is a cool little "time-wasting" utility, btw.

Friday, March 7, 2008

No one is to blame...

Thanks to my beautiful friend Tricia, I'm having my own Howard Jones concert at the office today.  ;)  

I'm calling it the Howard Jones Rediscovery Tour.

That Chris is a lucky man...  Miss Trish enjoys beer, hockey, cooks, and she's a kick-ass attorney, not to mention she can also school me in a whole bunch of subjects, including 80's music.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I Am Legend


The movie I Am Legend is coming out on DVD March 18th, however the alternate ending has been leaked out to YouTube.

Here's a small write up on, in case YouTube cuts this feed.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Happy Ohio Primaries Day!

Remember kids, one of the greatest privileges for being a United States citizen is your right to vote.  It is a right that we take for granted...  don't do so today.


Today's primaries does not just deal with the individual party leaders for the presidential race.  There are Federal and State Congress candidacies up for election, as well as a whole slew of local issues.

So Vote!! 

It'll make you feel good, and it's better than sex.

ok...  maybe not.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Four minutes I'll never get back...

The expression on his face mesmerized me more than what he was actually doing...

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It's never too early to shop for Christmas...

I stumbled across this video of a scary Christmas bear, whose glowing rosy red cheeks look like fire from the depths of hell.  Not to mention the thing speaks in tongue.  How cool is that?

I'm thinking of getting this for the kids Christmas 2008.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!

It's my dad's birthday today.  Happy Birthday to him.

It's also Dr Seuss's Birthday.  He was born on March 2nd 1904.


Happy Birthday Dad and Dr. Seuss, both people who are helping teach my children the fun things in life.

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

This is Freaking Hilarious

CLander (I'm assuming it stands for Christian Lander) is funny...  his blog is funny...  check it out here:

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