Sunday, February 27, 2005

Dial up is slooooooowwwww............

I spent a couple hours helping my father-in-law hook up his new computer today. Since he doesn't have broadband access, we had to use dial up. Earthlink is probably one of the better choices out there but Lord have Mercy............

.............56k is so s....l....o....w.......

Yeah, I know I'm spoiled with cable internet that is about 9ooo times faster then dial up, but when you start up a new computer for the first time-it takes forever for all the programs that need updates to update. That would include Window's registration, Office updates, anti-virus and firewall updates.

My father-in-law hasn't had a computer hooked up to the internet for several years so it's quite a learning process for him. I sure hope I talked him into a cable modem though.........

My old man had the same learning process last year and even though he is semi-retired (he's 67) I think one of the reasons he still goes to work is to browse the internet in his office. His company pretty much lets him do whatever he wants because I don't think anyone else there quite knows how to do his job.

He runs a tire warehouse that is located in a series of 3 ancient brick buildings with 10 or 11 floors of tires that get delivered in a dozen semis every day to all over the East coast. The actual "job" part of his job is pretty much over by 10 AM, then I think he screws off.

I had fun at work last night making up amounts of snow when customers asked me what I heard on the weather. I think I told one lady that I heard it was gonna snow 16 inches. She probably bought a couple more rolls of toilet paper because of me. Whatever it takes for me to enjoy my job, I'm gonna do it- nothing's to good for our customers.

I think I fell off the "I'm gonna lose some weight" wagon the past couple weeks. No, make that..... "I did a swan dive off the wagon" into a pool of chocolate sauce. I really gotta get out and start riding as soon as the roads clear. I haven't gained any weight, but I damn sure haven't lost any either.............

Who the hell keeps a pet skunk? They wouldn't have had to worry about killing it to test for rabies if it bit my johnson-I'd have taken care of that minor detail by then.

Stomp a mud-hole in your ass? Hmmm, only in Texas.

Each to their own, but I think this is kinda stupid. The guy with the $100,000 truck is even "stupider"

Everybody feels differently on the issue of abortion. This guy can't possibly be this stupid.

I had a "88 Ford Tempo that was much the same as this car. Calling it a piece of crap would have been generous.

Here's a good site if you're in a hurry to be smart.

Calvin and Hobbes 24/7

THIS sounds like a fun bicycling vacation. Uphill bad, downhill good. ................

My friend Ed is gonna like this one........... A $5000 camera. Whoa.

It's Monday morning as I finish up this entry- snow is just starting to fall. Yuck.............

Till later...........

2 comments:

Ed said...

George,

I'm a Canon Guy. Currently, I'm shooting a Canon 10D. I'm quite happy with it. I'll be waiting for at least one other revision before I consider upgrading.

My co-worker however is getting one of those D1X's. It has some impressive specs to it.

George said...

I'd think if you spent 5 large on a camera-you would be using it in some sort of professional capacity.

But then again........

I'd be okay spending 5 grand on a custom built bike :-)