June 27, 2011

No majik involved.

At my work we sell laptop computers.  All of our systems have a nifty recovery system, where you can re-set a computer to factory install (So it is just like it would be out of the box).

Setting up a PC for home use can seem scary to a neophyte.  It is all about reading and answering questions with a toll free number by your side if the questions raise more questions.

Yesterday we had a member (customer) return a system, claiming that it had not been factory reset.  At first glance this appeared to be the case so I took the system to a work area and began the process.

I noticed the restore option was not there.  This means someone installed the OS from a disc or deleted the hard drive partition with the recovery information.  You can take any given hard drive and divide it up into smaller drives (virtually).  This gives you a semi-protected place for important stuff that will avoid most software issues.

Because this brand was not one of the usual ones I deal with, I decided to  check the bios.  Only to find it had been password protected.  Further inspection showed that the computer had an admin account that was disabled and a password protected user account, that the member had no idea what the password was.

Of course the member blamed this on the computer and the staff who had reset it to factory conditions.

Computers are such magical devices that some people assume all things are possible.  Further the human ego is such that admission of critical error that might put one in trouble is prevaricated upon.

So I have a good idea what happened, based upon what I observed, yet that is all beside the point.  This laptop is unfixable with the tools I have at werk.

June 25, 2011

Nanny State

Uninvited and damaging government intervention, stemming from a misguided desire to protect.

June 21, 2011


I read a hyperlink from a Twitter sage
Who said: "A vast and trunkless dick of stone
Stands in an archive. Near it on the page,
Half sunk, a shattered screencap lies, whose tone
And wrinkled pecs and leer of middle age
Tell that its subject kept that poontang rapt
Who yet discuss, in coed Facebook throngs,
The man who chased them and his hand that fapped.
And on the EXIF these words appear:
`My name is Weinermandius, Dong of Dongs:
Look on my junk, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal bulge, manscaped and bare,
The lonely intertubes stretch far away." 

June 19, 2011

Lets fund illegal alien advocates!

Cecilia Munoz, La Raza’s senior vice president and lobbyist, joined the Obama administration as director of intergovernmental affairs in 2009. Since then, Judicial Watch reports, federal funding being poured into the organization has more than doubled: READ MORE.

June 16, 2011

Tony Weiner exit.

A short time ago I blogged about the NY representative with an attempt at satire in the title.  Today I found he resigned his position.  I would like to state, had I known he would have taken my posting so personally, I would have titled it more straightforward.

Anyways...  I openly commented on his departure and a liberal friend responded that he was being harangued for his actions.  I countered that President Clinton did not forswear his position, with much more grave indiscretions.

Her response was quite telling.  As it was Weiners denial and attempt to blame others that was at the crux of the issue.  Not his pervy indiscretions.   I ponder if he had come out and exclaimed it was, indeed, his own photos sent out to the nubile twitter fans, he would have kept his job, nay, been glorified by the left for his bold honesty...

Should he have resigned?  Yeah, I think so.  But, he should have owned up and resigned from the beginning.  At this point it is just sycophantic toadying.

June 14, 2011

Summer stuffering...

There is stuff that needs doing around the house.  Always is...

That's the thing with houses.  You always have stuff to do.  Whee!

I got some railroad ties to help de-grass the lawn slope on the North side.  We also need to move some stuff from Diana's room.  We would use the patio, but that has become a problem.  The roof of the patio is leaking.  So I got some nasty black tar stuff to seal the roof, so we can clean up the mess so we can move the stuff.

This black satanic mess is going to cost you clothing and shoes, not to mention any equipment needed to apply.  I am not sure how it got on various locations upon my body.  I am thinking it hid and jumped at times.  In my mind the job should have gone pretty quickly.  It was cloudy so I climbed up and began.  The sun broke out of the clouds about the time I was covered in so much junk I could not apply sun-screen.  Also climbing up and down the ladder was not an easy option either, as Connor was happily using said ladder to observe my work.

Finally the bucket was well short of the 300 square foot roof.  Even short of the 250 square foot promised.  so I had to clean up and drive out to get another bucket.  Finally finished, I started the chore of using petrol as a cleaner for the sticky mess that I had become.  It seems I had carefully spilled blotches all over the greater Pacific North West.  I got my hands pretty well then arms then legs and finally feet.  I jumped into the shower with a bottle of dawn to clean off  the gas smell.

Then I found several large black area's on the back of my legs and eyelid....  Ugh!  Another round of gas followed by a shower later and I thought I was cleaned.

I went through the backyard and pulled up piles of tar grass and spread some dirt on other tar messes.  During this I got a bunch on my nice shorts... Not even sure why I wore them...

Tina found a few more spots and cold cream actually worked.  That stuff is just scary...

So now the patio should be rain proofed...

Petition to Apply Affirmative Action to Basketball Team

Gotta love how Collage kids think...

June 11, 2011

Malthus and other predictions.

Recently the end of the world forecast did not occur. Curiously there was some angst that it might. Of course this was followed by ridicule and a new date for the end to um... begin.

I was thinking about The Population Bomb's' opening lines the authors state that nothing can prevent famines in which hundreds of millions of people will die during the 1970s (amended to 1970s and 80s in later editions),

There was the coming ice age, back in the 70's as well.

Peak Oil has been one false prediction after another.

And Man Made Global warming has had its own set of doomsday clocks.

So how many of these world shattering predictions have to come and go before we take them in the context they deserve?  Skeptical.

June 10, 2011

Pedophile Weiner.

Patterico has gone after the NY Representative more then any other entity I have seen.  While it should be viewed in the correct context, it is very damming.

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

At a minimum this is a creepy icky guy, who represents the people of New Yorks Ninth District.

June 09, 2011


Nobody can say we aren't progressive, hip, postmodern, ironic and extremely stylish as we kill ourselves.

June 08, 2011

Huge Number of Businesses to Drop Health Insurance, Thanks to Obamacare | The Foundry

Huge Number of Businesses to Drop Health Insurance, Thanks to Obamacare | The Foundry

I suppose, that having individuals pick up insurance on their own, instead of it being a job benefit would provide for more of a marketplace...

Still, this mess-ed up bill is just getting more and more horrendous.

June 05, 2011

LOL | David Mitchell's Soapbox


Unemployment is up. Gas prices are up. Food prices are up. Home prices are down. And debt is exploding.
Exactly how is that a record that anyone on either side of the aisle can feel good about?