Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Addicted to the Internet?

Well, The People's Republic of China has a solution
a tough-love approach that includes counseling, military discipline, drugs, hypnosis and mild electric shocks.

(I didn't say that it was a good solution... ;^)

Here's the joke.

But read the intro first...

[comics courtesy of UserFriendly.org]

Monday, February 26, 2007

Vista: Your new, more beautiful wife...

hides the keys and your wallet,
hides the Display setting,
submissively asks your permission to obey you
asks you to repeat yourself when doing that task again

I've been configuring 3 new computers for our office and it really is much like the new Apple commercial:

F-22s go deaf and dumb, need to be lead home

What's wrong with these programmers/engineers?

Friday, February 23, 2007

In case you're wondering (or needing to know)...

... how to work with Macintosh...

Recent changes to the tax code...

courtesy of Bank of America.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Internet Weather comparison

It's a rather lengthy post (BikeBubba will like that), so here's the nut:
  • In seeking high temperature forecasts, it looked best to use IntelliCast or The Weather Channel in the long term, but there wasn't a clear leader in the short to mid term. BBC seemed unreliable in all cases, as well as MSN in the long term. The Weather Network, CNN and Unisys all had blemishes (3, 4 and 0 days in advance, respectively), but were generally in with the pack.

  • In seeking low temperature forecasts, IntelliCast and The Weather Channel were again the choice in the long term, joined by Unisys in the short term. BBC was still a dud in anything but the very short term, and MSN performed horribly in nearly all cases, as well as Accuweather in the long term.

  • Accuweather was the clear leader in anything greater than 10 days in advance, being the only site providing a weather forecast.

    In addition to the above observations/recommendations, it was clear from the correlation analysis that the further removed a weather forecast is, the less accurate it will likely be. Much more unexpectedly, however, it was also clear that predictions of the overnight low temperature are less accurate than those of the daytime high.
  • Sunday, February 04, 2007

    iTunes vs. MS Vista

    This is a riot! :^)

    Friday, February 02, 2007