So made a mistake when re-heating a small cup of coffee. Set the timer on the microwave for what I thought was 30 seconds. In retrospect and after further thought, I believe I accidentally set it for 3:00 minutes! With about 1:40 minutes left on the timer I heard a “boom/poom” sound from the microwave. I turned to look at the microwave, stopped the timer, and come to find coffee all over the inside of the microwave oven.
Lesson Learned: Pay attention to whatever you’re doing so things get done right the first time.
Want to balance the budget and get rid of our National Debt?
Cut Govt Employees by 75%, cancel all pork projects, freeze all Govt Salaries, then reduce all salaries to near minimum wage, and freeze payment of salaries completely for every day there isn’t a Budget, pull our military out of all foreign countries and station them on our borders, repeal Obamacare entirely, cap all govt salaries at $50k/year and staffers’ salaries at $35k/year, Fire Obama and his Cabinet, fire all the Czars, fire all pages/admin assistants so politicians can get back to actually doing their job they were hired for, cancel all the extravagant $50k/plate fundraisers, fire Pelosi, Reid, Biden, and both Speakers, Bernanke and replace them all, terminate all Govt employee benefits 3 years after the end of their service (let them switch to COBRA thereafter), set term limits for all Govt jobs to a max of 4 yrs (then they have to get a real job), simplify the tax code, take some of the remaining staff in the Govt and make a team dedicating to shaving down all paperwork and tax codes so it can be understood by any American and takes 1/4 the amount of pieces of paper, switch from multi-lingual documentation to solely English, cease all Foreign Aid outside the USA for the forseeable future, disband the Dept of Education (or Propaganda) and we can probably end the Deficit in 3 years. Then, pay China back for all the debt they carried for us so we’re no longer beholden to anyone but ourselves.
I made the mistake of trying to wash on Delicate Cycle the bathroom mats. Apparently we’ve had them long enough to where they’re brittle and the rubber grip bottom started falling apart in the washing machine. Must’ve had something to do with the washing machine’s agitator.
Long story short loose pieces of carpet and pieces of rubber lined the washing machine as if it exploded. I freaked out initially worried that it was going to clog up the washing machine and break it, costing money in repairs. I pulled it from the washer and stupidly stuck it in the dryer (air dry only, but still another nightmare as it further crumbled and had the stink of warm rubber).
I stopped the washing machine. Advanced it to the Spin Cycle so it would empty out the water fast…w/all the pieces of rubber and carpet material it filled, as you’d imagine, the lint trap quite fast so I swapped in a new lint trap. Then refilled the washer with two more full loads of water (Large Load, not Super), and like before, advanced to spin cycle to force all the crud out fast so it didn’t have time to sit around too long. It appeared to work.
Afterward I cleaned the debris from inside the dryer and did some vacuuming. Trying to get whatever I could reach with the vacuum attachments. Got some, but not as much as I would’ve liked. Still, the dryer appears to be OK, too.
So contrary to what people say, Macs ARE in face, upgradable. They have been for years. Actually, technically, they’ve been upgradable since the first MacSE. Granted it was a single type of interface card upgrade, it was an upgrade. The main difference between Mac upgrades and Windows-Based PC upgrades is the number of things you can swap out. For example, for a while there you could install Mac CPU upgrades, and you actually still can if you can still find a vendor out there to buy from.
On many Macs you generally will replace only the Optical (CD/DVD) Drive, Hard Drive, RAM memory, Video Card, Audio Card or Modem
On the Windows platform, it’s commonplace to gut everything from the computer, replacing any of the above-mentioned components to also replacing the power supply and the Motherboard!
Both are great hardware-wise, but the disadvantage to being so open as the PC Platform is there is such a large number of hardware providers that mixing and matching can result in numerous hardware conflicts. It’s hard for any one manufacturer to be fully compatible and stable with a slew of other manufacturers. On the Apple platform most of everything hardware-wise is managed by Apple, a single company. It uses 3rd party parts, but focuses on those it has tested to work with one another for the best possible performance and stability. Limit the options for upgrade, and effectively increase stability and reliability.
I may update this further as time permits. I’m sure there’s more stuff I can think of to say about this topic.
“from friend Ladydianna Heinz”:
Time for a break……. A Story for my friends:
A farmer went out one day and bought a brand new stud rooster for his chicken coop. The new rooster struts over to the old rooster and says,
‘OK old fart, Time for you to retire.’
The old rooster replies, ‘Come on, surely you cannot handle
ALL of these chickens.
Look what it has done to me
Can’t you just let me have the two old hens over in the corner?’
The young rooster says,
‘Beat it: You are washed up
and I am taking over.’
The old rooster says,
‘I tell you what, young stud.
I will race you around the farmhouse. Whoever wins gets the exclusive domain over the entire chicken coop.’
The young rooster laughs.
‘You know you don’t stand a chance, old man.
So, just to be fair,
I will give you a head start.’
The old rooster takes off running. About 15 seconds later the young rooster takes off running after him.
They round the front porch of the farmhouse and the young rooster has closed the gap.
He is only about 5 feet behind the old rooster and gaining fast!
The farmer, meanwhile, is sitting in his usual spot on the front porch when he sees the roosters running by.
The Old Rooster is squawking
and running as hard as he can.
The Farmer grabs his shotgun and – BOOM – he blows the young rooster to bits. The farmer sadly shakes his head and says, ‘Dammit….. third gay rooster I bought this month.’
Moral of this
Don’t mess with the OLD Farts -
age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!”
Now isn’t this the strangest radio contest ever?!
I was listening to 107.7 The Bone, and they were doing a contest.
They collected my contact info and told me the earliest I could pick it up would be this Thursday. I made arrangements for a friend to pick it up for me. That’s the other thing…you could probably pick up a load of apples form a local farmers market in SF. Why the delay? Why wait until Thursday to pick it up?
This is cracking me up. I hope they’re really pulling my leg, and that they’re actually giving away an Apple consumer device, but who knows?! If it really is just an apple, the kind you eat, then it could potentially make the radio station look bad. Sure it’s a cute idea, but I mean, if you run a radio station and dedicate the resources to doing a full-fledged contests where listeners have to call in and be Caller # such-and-such, is it really worth it to force your listeners to make the effort to come all the way down to their studio for an apple? And if you’re taking public transit it’s going to cost more for you to get to the studio than the value of the apple?!