Wednesday, January 29, 2003

In my endless search to provide you, the reader, with more useless information gleaned from the net, I present the Ring Around The Rosie FAQ.

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Here's a very cool Science Blogger. I bet my wife and Heff read it everyday. Heh.

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Judge Rules Mutants as Non-Human

This is so bizzarre.

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

More Human Resource Follies.

It just gets better. This one came out within minutes of the previous one I posted:

To All GFS Employees:

Someone has spilled their lunch in the stairwell landing and up the wall. The stairwell I am speaking of is located adjacent to the elevator shaft.

We understand accidents can happen but asked that you please contact the front desk or myself so we may notify the cleaning crew to further clean this area.

Thank you,
Here's a completely un-edited email that was sent by the HR department at my company to all employees today:

To All GFS Employees:

Earlier today, new restroom toilet scrubbers were placed in both the women and men's stalls that did not have one. Within minutes of placing them at least one came up missing. If we were still located at the Maryland Way office some could blame the cleaning crew or other tenants in the building. In this case - impossible!

If this was taken as a joke or you really needed one outside of the office be so kind as to return unused or replace it with a new one.

Thank you.

Thank God for the HR department!

Friday, January 10, 2003

We used to play Scott Adams Adventures on the old TI-994A like crazy back in 8th, 9th, and 10th grades. I remember finally finishing Pirate Isle and we finished The Count in the bandroom on the band directors TI. Now you can download them and play them in windows.
Ok, I didn't go to the Y yesterday, as my lovely wife pointed out. I am going today though. Yesterday involved a "lack of fiber."

Thursday, January 09, 2003

Here's your latest Hatch Health update. I'm feeling much better. No headaches and the mysterious pain in my neck has gone away suddenly as of yesterday morning. My last weigh-in measured 304 lbs. I should break under 300 by the end of the weekend. I've been walking a lot and so has Marissa. We're getting there, slowly but surely. This afternoon at the YMCA I plan to start doing some weight lifting. Bring on the pain.

Wednesday, January 08, 2003

There's a really cool looking 4 wheel motorcycle being shown at the Detroit Auto show this year. Follow this link and look at the first picture on the top left. Too bad I'm deathly afraid of motorcycles. Heh.

Tuesday, January 07, 2003

One of my favorite computer games back in the 80's was Starflight. We played it a lot at Mallet. We also played Starflight 2 a lot when it came out in 1989. Now there's a project working on a Starflight 3. Hope they're able to finish it.

Friday, January 03, 2003

We inherited a cat named "Purdy" when we bought our house a few months ago. Purdy is a female calico that has been spayed. She likes to spend a lot of time outside and sometimes disappears for quite a while. Yesterday she disappeared and wouldn't come to the door even though it was about 22 degrees outside. I'd love to have a GPS tracking collar for her just to see where the hell it is she goes to survive subfreezing nights. Of course she showed up this afternoon like nothing was wrong. I'm curious how that tracking collar has enough output for a satellite to pick it up. I wonder if it's a real product or not. Oh well, I can't afford one anyway.
To continue the swindler and schemers theme for the day, here's the story of Samuel Insull, the propigator of a historic Enron-esq collapse back in the 1920's.
I was watching Spiderman the movie on DVD last week after receiving it for Christmas and I may a startling connection. My friend Paul Victor Novarese has an uncanny resemblence to the character Flash Thompson in the movie. Coincidence? Probably.
A quick history of Charles Ponzi, of whom the term "Ponzi Scheme" was coined. Interesting stuff.