Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lotus Notes – the power to Fix anything, or anybody

I am lucky to be blessed with the awesome power of Lotus Notes.  When John or Nancy breaks, I can fix them.


Thursday, March 25, 2010


Innovation is hard.  Especially for the risk-averse.

You can say innovative as many times as you want, but it won’t make you an innovator, nor  make inventions, patents or profits magically appear in your hands.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

First wine, then coffee, now maple syrup?

Just in time for Saturday’s Elmira Maple Syrup Festival comes this article, quoting a study that says maple syrup is good for you.

Calling Elvis

One of the Tuesday night Men’s league curlers receives a lot of phone calls during the games.  I don’t know exactly why – could be he’s running hookers or drugs, or maybe both… Probably something more innocent, though.  In any event, it’s always important enough for him to answer the phone in the middle of the game, sometimes while he’s sliding down the ice sweeping.

Last night his phone rings, and he answers it.  His skip is walking down the ice towards him, to throw a shot, and yells out “Hey!  Put that fucking toy away!”  No response.  As he’s passing by, the skip swings his broom, knocking the broom out from under the guy’s arm.  Then he swats it across the next sheet and bounces it off the side boards.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The moment of clarity

I’m so glad someone put a comment in to help me figure this one out.

  // Failure

  return false; 


// Successful
return true;

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Behind the scenes at CNN

Breaking news!

Tiger Woods to take putter out of the bag again.

Uh, wait, that doesn’t sound so good…

Tiger was Lion, he’s a Cheetah.

Better, but how about…

Tiger Woods to return at Augusta – prepares to face the Masters baiters.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Seal recipes

Parliament served up seal meat yesterday.

The taste was reportedly somewhere between spotted owl and giant panda, although some diners detected a hint of dolphin aftertaste.

User-hostile software

How much more unhelpful could this be?
d:\temp>gzip -?
Try `gzip --help' for more information.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

“bool” is just too restrictive

protected bool ParamValueIsTrueAsBoolean(string stringvalue)
return (stringvalue.Equals("J") ||
stringvalue.Equals("Y") ||
stringvalue.Equals("1") ||
stringvalue.Equals("j") ||
stringvalue.Equals("y") ||
stringvalue.Equals("True") ||

Monday, March 08, 2010

Shot of the year?

This will have to have some consideration for shot of the year.

From the World Junior Curling Championship:

Friday, March 05, 2010

Attach to me now!

Please let this be wrapped in an #if DEBUG, please let this be wrapped in an #if DEBUG, please let this be wrapped in an #if DEBUG…