Thursday, February 25, 2010

Splits

This is an old joke. I recently saw it again on Doug Pagitt's blog. It always makes me laugh...


I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off.

So I ran over and said, “Stop! Don’t do it!”

“Why shouldn’t I?” he said.

I said, “Well, because there’s so much to live for!”

He said, “Like what?”

I said, “Well, are you religious or atheist?”

He said, “Religious.”

I said, “Me too! Are your Christian or Buddhist?”

He said, “Christian.”

I said, “Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?”

He said, “Protestant."

I said, Me too!

Are your Episcopalian or Baptist?

He said, “Baptist!”

I said, “Wow! Me too! Are your Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?

He said, Baptist Church of God!”

I said, “That’s great, me too! Are your Original Baptist Church of God or are you Reformed Baptist Church of God?”

He said, “Reformed Baptist Church of God!”

I said, “Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, Reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of God, Reformation of 1915?”

He said, “Reformed Baptist Church of God, Reformation of 1915!”

I said, “Die, you heretic scum!” and then I pushed him off.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow Day!!!

We don't get snow days in Texas! Today we received 10 inches of snow...a Dallas record! School is cancelled tomorrow...which is Kimberly's birthday...what a nice gift from God. We played in the snow after school today. Made a snowman and had snowfights. More snow here than in Vancouver! Here is some video...


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Monday, February 01, 2010

iPad? Really?

I have to admit I'm not too impressed with the new Apple iPad. I watched the video of Steve Job's presentation and was left underwhelmed. Part of this is due to the frenzied hype leading up to the announcement. Another factor is the horrible name for this new device. iPad? Really? Brings to mind more unpleasant technological devices. Somebody in Apple Marketing should be fired.

But I'm mainly underwhelmed because I was expecting a new type of computer. However, the largest amount of storage for this thing is 64 gigs. That's half the size of my iPod. It does not possess a DVD/CD drive. I haven't seen it up close so I don't know if it has a USB port or not. If it doesn't then it's pretty much worthless to me.

All the thing seems to do is to be a great web browser. Ebooks...don't like 'em. Music player? The thing's too big...I'll keep my iPod. Doesn't even have a camera for skypeing or video chats. It's basically a $600 web browser /videogame device/ video player.

Maybe it will set the template for cooler things to come. But right now? It's just a toy for the rich or gadget hounds.