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This is the best display of a fact of life and simple truth that no girl seems to…

// December 8th, 2011 // No Comments » // Life

This is the best display of a fact of life and simple truth that no girl seems to understand. Even if/when they admit it, they still think they can hold on to the friendship and that it is perfectly ok.

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Why men and women can't be friends.

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A little adult humor, but absolutely brilliant lol

// November 22nd, 2011 // No Comments » // Life

A little adult humor, but absolutely brilliant lol

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HELL EXPLAINED BY A CHEMISTRY STUDENT

The following is an actual question given on a University of
*Washington *chemistry
mid-term.

The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it
with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the
pleasure of enjoying it as well :

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs
heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas
cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need
to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which
they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets
to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how
many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that
exist in the world today.

Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their
religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these
religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can
project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are,
we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now,
we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law
states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the
same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter
Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all
Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in
Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year
that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take
into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two
must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already
frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen
over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore,
extinct……leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine
being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'

THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+.

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Unbelievably awesome

// November 4th, 2011 // 3 Comments » // Life, Technology

How research like this isn't identified, provided massive funding and fast-tracked is beyond me. Get this into further development, testing, and approval as fast as possible!

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Todd Rider Has a Kill Switch for Viruses – BusinessWeek
The MIT scientist is developing a possible cure for the common cold—and every other virus

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// November 4th, 2011 // No Comments » // Life, Technology

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Her diary versus his diary

// November 1st, 2011 // No Comments » // Life

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Her diary versus his diary. Classic.

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How long until we see Subscription/Premium Circles

// July 1st, 2011 // No Comments » // Life

Quick, you are a content provider, you are google plus, you provide premium content on your website/mobile app that resides behind a paywall.

The ability to target posts/shares to individual circles lends itself very well to the creation of subscription/premium Circles. Drawbacks here include making sure to disable resharing, copy and paste resharing, and a possible limitation on circle size.

Google+ Huddle, more than just a group messaging app

// July 1st, 2011 // No Comments » // Life

Google+ Huddle has a couple of tricks up it’s sleeve. I have not seen this mentioned on any blogs or news sites yet but here ya go.

Huddle is not just group messaging. It is a direct competitor to BBM and iOS5 messenger. Start a chat with a single friend. What do you see? That is a delivered icon and it magically changes to a read icon when your buddy reads the message. This seems to only occur in messages to individuals. Google has +1′d apple and is first to market with a BBM competitor that is not a third party application. While the Google+ app is currently a separate download, is it hard to imagine this functionality being migrated into the OS? Gmail is also an individual download but it is considered an integral part of Android.

Danger of The Cloud

// February 28th, 2011 // 1 Comment » // Life, Technology

So I have had quite the unpleasant Google experience the past couple of days. While officially announcing that only .02% of Gmail users were affected by a bug this weekend, it would appear that in the lottery of life, my account was one of those minuscule percentage of accounts affected. I would honestly not be overly concerned if my email history was missing, as the bug was reported, because I honestly do not refer to old emails all that often. However somewhere while trying to address this bug, Google determined they would just disable my entire Google account. Well now, as I Google power user, this action DID have quite a profound affect on my life, possibly monetary and possibly for years.

First: I work (worked) at a very large electronics company(750mil/yr revenue) managing our entire web presence and Google Analytics uses what to login to it? A Google Account… MY Google Account for all of our web analytics… strike 1, 2 and 3 all at once. Today was the last day of the month, the day our website analytics report is due, easy enough, a PDF of our Google Analytics sent to the proper person. Delivery – not possible. Today was also my last day as I was laid off. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not?

Second: I had some internal gut feelings that my position might not be stable recently as I found myself searching for work to do. It was not a pleasant experience. I prefer to be busy. Searching and worrying about finding a task to complete on a daily basis became quite nerve racking. Thursday I applied to the first position I have seen listed in a very long time that actually caught my interest. Friday passed, the weekend passed, and today passed, and guess which email is on my resume? My Gmail, which Google stated in the help thread on their forums “if your account is disabled while we fix it, your emails will bounce” OH JOY! I have no idea if they have tried to contact me by email, if they did, I may never know, a bounce off a resume email = not a good impression.

Third: My phone, it’s an Android phone… I love it.. but guess what stopped working/syncing without access to a Google account. Yup my whole phone. Contacts, Market, Gtalk, Google Voice and my voicemail? None of it

I have to wonder if there is even a way to avoid a situation like this. I can’t stand the iPhone mainly because as a developer I do not believe in their policies. The iPhone syncs to a computer, in a VERY long process. No thank you. Sync through the cloud/wirelessly? Well you will introduce the potential of what I experienced this weekend. Keeping my eggs in different baskets is a hassel and would not have solved my situation entirely this weekend. But having everything be inaccessible at once… Google please, please do not let this happen again. If just one of the first 2 cause/effects did have to do with this “bug” you have cost me my salary or a future salary, and if they are both due to this bug, well thats pretty priceless… in a very bad way. As of 11:30pm Monday night, I can finally login, but still cannot actually access my account as I am greeted with an explanation of the issue and saying that my account is undergoing maintenance.

Election 08

// November 4th, 2008 // No Comments » // Life

I have pretty much kept my thoughts and opinions regarding this election to myself, save for some work and friend discussions.  That being said, I am excited for the outcome either way.  I personally do not agree with Obama’s policies, however I am interested to see what a likeable, charasmatic leader that is viewed positively by the world can do for America if he wins.  As for McCain, I do agree with most of his policies and am therefore completely ok him winning.

IZEA Fest, John Chow and Dinner

// September 19th, 2008 // 1 Comment » // Life, Orlando

When I first moved to Orlando in 1999, it seemed to be a city void of anything remotely considered a tech industry and short on the creative side as well.  What was here other than Disney?  Fast forward to 2008 and things have really changed, or maybe my eyes are just open.  I started really noticing it around 2005 and have seen continued growth and a real technology and creative community really blossom.  I admitedly have no immersed myself in the community nearly enough but have had the pleasure of meeting some of Orlando’s finest.

After working on Friday, I thought it would be in my best interest to check out the final day of IZEA Fest on Saturday.  Waking up a little late, I made the unbearably long 5 minute treck from my house to the Grand Boehmian hotel in downtown Orlando.  I was impressed by the couple of sessions I saw and learned some great new things.   I also happened to know John Chow was attending IZEA Fest, so one of my missions was to meet up with him.

John and I go way back to the original dot com boom when we both ran successful tech websites that grew up as members of the Maximum PC Network.  My site, AbsolutePC.net fell by the wayside as the college life of studying, girls, and partying claimed AbsolutePC.net as its victim and so did a domainer.  John’s site, TheTechZone is still going strong and continues to earn a good income.  He may now be best known however for his personal blog, which while focusing on making money online, it is truly his personal blog with cool restaurant reviews and funny stories to go along with his money making tips, and of course his posts about how much money he makes by telling you how much money he makes.  So since speaking with him online since 1999, we finally met in person in 2008.  After a quick chat during a break, we checked out the last sessions of the day and parted ways.  I returned downtown for the IZEA Fest party and had an absolute blast.  Open bar is always a good idea… which then turns into a bad idea and a little too much fun.  Suffice it to say, Sunday hurt.

Wednesday was John’s last night in Orlando, so I invited John and his wife Sarah out to experience what I consider one of the finer culinary experiences Orlando has to offer, HUE.  We had an amazing dinner which you can read all about and take in the pictures on John’s blog.  It was great getting to know John and Sarah and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and conversation.  I learned alot and made 2 great new friends.  Thanks John, it was great to finally meet!