Archive for December, 2001

The Flag

Here’s some learnin for ya. Did you know we have a Flag Code? It’s a set of rules for how to and how to not handle the American Flag. This is what you should NOT do with the flag:

  • The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing.
  • The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speaker’s desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general.
  • The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose.
  • The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and memvers of patriotic organizations.
  • The flag should never have placed on it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind.
  • The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
  • When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object. To store the flag, it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously. The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.
  • When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.

Yup, there ya go. Don’t do that.

Western Digital

Stay away from Western Digital hard drives. Don’t buy them! Want to know why? Just click the following link to the forum and read about my recent nightmares with WDC hard drives …

Stinky Phone

My cat puked all over my cell phone. I cleaned it with mild soap and a toothbrush, but it still smells like bile. Oh, and it turns itself off whenever I close the lid and the battery terminals are all corroded from the acid. Thanks cat!


As Mr. Garrison would say, “Merry F*cking Christmas.”


Damn you Dave …


The 3 hour long movie based on the Tolkien novel, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, is already holding the #1 position in the IMDB top 50 movies by male viewers. Hmm, if it’s really that good I’ll just have to go brave the crowds and see it. Does anyone that hasn’t already seen it wanna go?

Exploding CDs

Watch out for exploding CDs. I guess it’s not surprising considering that fast CD-ROM drives spin CDs at about 8,000-12,000 RPM. To put that into perspective, that’s faster than consumer level hard drives (5,400-7,400 RPM). Pretty soon we’re going to have to wear safety goggles before get near the computer or bury them like flywheels in the ground 😛

Make your own warning/danger signs!

Have you ever wanted to make your own warning or danger signs? It’s been a life long goal for me, and now it has come true. Check out the forum for some examples!




Now that I’ve seen it / Ginger / Segway (I TiVoed the 7am Good Morning America), I’m not sure what to think yet. It’s just a scooter… or is there more to it? Do I need to actually use one in order to fully realize its potential? Well, in any case it’s not something I would ever need, since I’m pretty much 20 miles from everything… yet I’m still a sucker for high-tech toys! What about you, do you want the Segway now that you know what it is?