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The downloads available on this page are high quality downloads and they have at least three of the following features: ease of installation, ease of use, good interface design, affordability, outstanding features. One or two are, well..., jokey! We either use all of those products ourselves, or we have installed them at some of our customers. You can find millions of alternatives to these programs out there on the Internet, a lot of them not worth mentioning, some good, others very good. Trying them all is time consuming, some will cause real havoc, some have serious bugs, latest versions of previously trusted products are a nightmare, others are only average, etc... This is why we have provided this page which gives you, the user, a place where you can come and confidently download tried and trusted software of high quality, software that we use ourselves. Enjoy.Check out the Downright useful downloads
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Friday, May 31, 2002
What else can I say?
"HOLLYWOOD, California (Reuters) -- After more than a decade of silence, 'Indiana Jones' will be cracking his famous bullwhip on the big screen once again."
I am a big Harrison Ford fan, and I look forward to seeing this when it comes out.
Posted by Daniel at 5/31/2002 03:16:00 PM
Here are a few. Remember, I am sincere when I say this:
courtesy of The Surrealist Compliment Generator
Posted by Daniel at 5/31/2002 03:00:00 PM
Thursday, May 30, 2002
The American Commonwealth Region is excited to announce our first annual ACR Arts, Media, Sports Conference "Dare To Dream".
The conference will be June 21-23 in Cincinnati, Ohio, hosted by the great Cincinnati Church of Christ. Featured speakers are Kevin and Trae Holland, leaders of the LA International Church of Christ AMS Region... more >>
Posted by Daniel at 5/30/2002 05:26:00 PM
Parenting Day June 8, 2002 from 11am-6pm at Dayton's Hara Arena (NW section of Dayton, see map link below)
Keynote speakers are Douglas and Vicki Jacoby. Registration will take place on site.
Costs are: $15/couple or $8 individual.
For those wishing to stay overnight in Dayton, the Best Western at I-75 and Needmore Road (see map link below) is offering rooms for $59 for everyone mentioning that they are with the Cincinnati Church of Christ.
Northwest Dayton Map
courtesy of Mapquest.com
Posted by Daniel at 5/30/2002 05:07:00 PM
Cincinnati's Boone asks for 5-run margin, Reds deliver
It is a great time to be a Cincinnati Reds fan. I must admit that, when they haven't done well, I haven't been much of a fan. Now that they are doing great, I want to be a part of the hoopla.
So call me fair-weather; I won't disagree,
Baseball is only a game to me.
DDN | Cincinnati's Boone talks, players listen
Posted by Daniel at 5/30/2002 11:56:00 AM
From one month ago:
How are We [ADDers] Different?
"ADDers are no easier to stereotype than any other group of 10 to 20 million people." read more...
Living with Attention Deficit Disorder
"I really wish they wouldn't call it that -- Attention Deficit Disorder. People tthink that those of us with ADD can't focus on anything. Actually, it couldn't be farther from the truth!" read more...
Star Wars Guerilla Marketing
Some links related to the upcoming release of "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones"... read more...
Uncle Sam wants you
"The government has teamed up with a Web site to spread the word about the many government jobs out there." read more...
Changing your oil
"How often should you change the oil in your car?" read more...
Lissom, Today's Word of the Day
"lissom, also lissome \LISS-uhm\, adjective:" read more...
From two months ago:
What Muppet Am I?
Did you remember?
Posted by Daniel at 5/30/2002 07:59:00 AM
Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Tuesday, May 28, 2002
Roller Coaster Poll -- Discovery Channel -- Discovery Feature
These are the top 10 roller coasters in America — five wooden and five steel — according to our users. Now we want you to pick the "best of the best."
Click the circle beside your choice for best coaster of 2002, then hit "submit answer" at the page bottom to vote. Not sure? Click "play" for a video glimpse of any ride.more>>
Posted by Daniel at 5/28/2002 01:55:00 PM
Attainment of Nirvana Still Goal, But Not So Important That You Should Miss Cousin Vijay's Bar Mitzvah New Delhi, India (SatireWire.com) — Hinjew leaders today conceded the merger of Hinduism and Judaism has not worked out as planned, as instead of forming a super-religion to fight off the common Islamic enemy,
they have instead created a race of 900 million people who, no matter how many times they are reincarnated, can never please their mothers. read more>>
New Delhi, India (SatireWire.com) — Hinjew leaders today conceded the merger of Hinduism and Judaism has not worked out as planned, as instead of forming a super-religion to fight off the common Islamic enemy,
Posted by Daniel at 5/28/2002 09:30:00 AM
Saturday, May 25, 2002
Next 'Star Wars' to have a dark ending?
Yes, Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker have to produce Luke and Leia, but what else could happen to Portman's character is anyone's guess.
SAN RAFAEL, California (AP) -- Fate has a major role in the "Star Wars" saga. And, at least from outward appearances, "Episode III" appears fated to end bleakly.
... but we'll have to wait a couple more years to find out for sure.
Posted by Daniel at 5/25/2002 01:20:00 AM
Friday, May 24, 2002
I've noticed that my BlogHop icons weren't displaying, so I decided to go over to see what was going on.
You were denied access because:
Access denied by access control list.
... *sigh*... and I thought I was a friend...
Update: It appears that the problem has been fixed.
Posted by Daniel at 5/24/2002 05:59:00 PM
"Through our support service we often come across problems caused primarily by programs running in the background, programs which in most cases start at the same time as Windows. Sometimes these programs are useful and need to be there; quite often, however, they are not needed, and in too many cases they cause severe problems."
"The pages below are from our in-house database and provide guidance on the usefulness or not of these programs, and removal procedures when recommended."
Posted by Daniel at 5/24/2002 02:18:00 PM
These kids may have a future in journalism...
Posted by Daniel at 5/24/2002 01:23:00 PM
Alas... Blogger template is not working right now. I just signed up for I Love to Blog, but I can't add the required information until the template stuff is working again. Not only that, but I've gotta increase the width of the post area. Jeez!
Memo to self... check Blogger Status often.
Posted by Daniel at 5/24/2002 01:11:00 PM
Thursday, May 23, 2002
Chris Taylor, who writes the Daily Blah, posted on yesterday, May 22, 2002, an "Open Letter to Lucas". I have to state the exact date, because, when you go to his website, you will notice that he has not added any permalinks, so that anyone could link to a particular post. (Hey Chris, here's how to set that up.)
While I don't agree with what he says, I nevertheless found his article rather interesting. I'll let you check it out for yourself.
Posted by Daniel at 5/23/2002 10:37:00 AM
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Thanks to my old high school classmate LH for this email.
An old native American Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger toward a friend who had done him an injustice:
"Let me tell you a story. I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they have done. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times."
He continued, "It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way. He saves all his energy for the right fights.
But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing.
Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit."
The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked, "Which one wins, Grandfather?"
The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, "The one I feed."
-- Native American Author Unknown
Posted by Daniel at 5/22/2002 06:57:00 PM
Check out the new look of this weblog. It has a built-in Google Search, in which you can search the entire internet or one of my weblogs.
I've also broken out some of the posts to this weblog into their own categories.
Oh, and by the way, it's not that I like this green color per se; I just think that it goes well with the rest of the layout.
Comments, questions, thoughts? Please click the link below this post, email me, or sign the guestbook. Either way, I'll be sure to get your feedback. Take care!
Posted by Daniel at 5/22/2002 02:06:00 AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2002
Permalinks to Blog*Spot posts work!
For those of you who may not understand, every time I refer to a specific post from a weblog hosted by Blog*Spot (one of mine or someone else's), the link would get messed up by being directed to a link with a '?' in it. The result was often that you would get the main archive page that had the post on it, but you would also need to search for the post within that page. Now, apparently, the links work the way they were intended to, by getting you directly to the post you were looking for.
Posted by Daniel at 5/21/2002 07:16:00 AM
Monday, May 20, 2002
from the Lysamena Project on Self-Injury
Well, folks, I am in need of some baring of the soul here.
Since I was about seven years old, I have engaged in self-injury practices. Specifically, if I've had a cut or scab of some kind, I struggle with just letting it heal. I have trouble resisting the urge to pick at scabs.
I am currently seeking medical help for this and some other mental stuff that I'm dealing with (namely, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder, depression).
I know that what I'm doing to my body isn't normal, and I know that it affects those around me. I get embarrassed by the scabs and scars on my body.
I did a Google Search on self injury and found this web page, about
ending self-injury. It is categorized under Health > Mental Health > Disorders > Impulse Control > Self Injury.
I am glad to be open about this, and I know that I'm not the only one struggling with it. I would love to be free from this habit right now, but I understand that it will take patience, time, and the hand of God. So I urge you to pray for me.
Posted by Daniel at 5/20/2002 02:26:00 PM
I know this post has no literary significance except that it provide me an arena to vent my frustration at spammers. Part of the latest cr*p:
> email@example.com Thu 05/16 4k We Have Mortgage Lenders Ready To Help You!..
Oh, really? Well, what if I'm not READY to get their help???
> firstname.lastname@example.org Fri 05/17 2k Need $1000 - $5000 Weekly Now? 17885
What a STUPID question to ask? And I suppose that YOU have the answers, Mr./Ms. 'etybyh'??
> Caitlyn Sat 05/18 3k from Vincent
OK... like I'm supposed to care?
> email@example.com Sun 05/19 2k eBay Book#6640
> firstname.lastname@example.org Sun 05/19 2k Do You Need $1000 - $5000 Weekly? 16343
This individual wants me to know 'the secret', too, I suppose?
> abubaca051190544c13@ chilling.net Wed 05/22 16k 5$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$44
Oh, as if I'm inspired to open THIS message!! After all, the subject is SO (*not*) CLEAR!!!
Posted by Daniel at 5/20/2002 10:25:00 AM
Friday, May 17, 2002
"Hey, dude! What's with the links, man? Some of them are all lowercase and othes have a 'category' in front of them."
I am striving toward consistency and better organization: a similar look to all the links, and similar posts listed closer together. Of course, this means that I am editing each individual link. You may recall from an earlier post that I'm looking for a free search engine that we all can use to search for stuff on this blog. Having posts categorized may help out with this effort.
Posted by Daniel at 5/17/2002 05:21:00 PM
- The six most important words: "I admit that I was wrong."
- The five most important words: "You did a great job."
- The four most important words: "What do you think?"
- The three most important words: "Could you, please?"
- The two most important words: "Thank you."
- The most important word: "We."
- The least important word: "I."
Posted by Daniel at 5/17/2002 04:38:00 PM
Thursday, May 16, 2002
Everyone's a critic, and they are entitled to their own opinions, varied though they may be. I'm glad that the folks at Yahoo! Movies have presented a rather thorough list of opinions.
Interesting story: In 1977 my Dad took me to see Star Wars: A New Hope three times at the movie theater. Later, when he started dating my future step-mother, he took her to the "Drive-In" to see a movie he was sure she'd enjoy. That movie was "Star Wars". Unfortunately, she was not as impressed as he was.
Posted by Daniel at 5/16/2002 01:53:00 PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2002
Ananova: The new Star Wars movie opens worldwide on May 16. Will you be joining the queues to see it? Do you think it will be the year's biggest movie? Or did the last Star Wars movie mean the force is no longer with you?
Posted by Daniel at 5/15/2002 07:05:00 PM
Oh joy! Here's today's collection of garbage mail:
> ekkjiw73072@ yahoo.com Make $1000 PER SALE!-----$3000 OR MORE PER WEEK ! 12349
> email@example.com Finally A Business Which Will Make You Big Money!
> firstname.lastname@example.org YES THIS IS THE ADD BELIEVE IT!!!! 0662mKEE3-864uowd1205l20
> Mary9kRndYt@yahoo.com Reply-To : David1Dm1n@yahoo.com Home Based Business 9716
Also, this is the second time I received one of these kind of messages, in which I supposedly tried to send a certain message and it comes back to me:
Subject: Returned mail--"the Garden of Eden"
The following mail can't be sent to heather_R_johnson66@hotmail.co:
> From: email@example.com
> To: heather_R_johnson66@hotmail.co
> Subject: the Garden of Eden
> The file is the original mail
Posted by Daniel at 5/15/2002 06:50:00 PM
from Forbes.com | Media
Lisa DiCarlo, 05.15.02, 12:00 PM ET
"Maybe after such astounding success throughout his career, [George] Lucas assumed that theater operators would follow where he wanted them to go and that politics and incompatible standards would miraculously work themselves out. He may very well shoot Episode III in digital format, but that won't make digital cinema any more of a reality."
Posted by Daniel at 5/15/2002 06:35:00 PM
Here are links both to the main P2P Review Project, as well as Jeff Crooke's review of this weblog, which occurred sometime ago, in the BB (Before Blog*Spot) days.
Check out some of his recent thoughts about the project, which also happens to include an excerpt of my email to him about his review.
Thanks, Jeff! You rock!
Posted by Daniel at 5/15/2002 05:17:00 PM
from Plugged In Family Magazine
... Parents who permitted young children watch the more kid-friendly Phantom Menace should think twice about this installment. There’s a darker tone with more potentially disturbing conflict. And while some families will feel comfortable navigating the dubious spirituality of The Force, others may decide it’s not worth the effort...
Posted by Daniel at 5/15/2002 10:07:00 AM
Monday, May 13, 2002
As promised, here are some more items that came into my junk mail folders recently:
> Johnyp1wt6yBNIb@ yahoo.com Home Based Business 27687
> Brooke Check This Out!!
> jhiuwejknd78633@yaho... ITS FREE!!! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!!!
> guidocavier@ hotmail.com FW:>Re: Add a little spice to your life! 9873
Posted by Daniel at 5/13/2002 05:59:00 PM
Open almost anything with this versatile lock pick. If you've lost your keys, or locked them in the car, the Kwick Pick can save the day!
This locksmith-in-a-pocket fits comfortably in your hand, and opens everything from padlocks to file cabinets, from desk drawers to toolboxes, from luggage to gas caps. It even opens some car doors and front door locks.
Weight: 1.5 oz.
Availability: Usually ships the next business day. Not available in Canada.
Kwick Pick SJ-PICKTV Price: $39.95 Our Price: $24.95
Wow! For less than $25 I can learn how to break and enter too! Thanks Kwick Pick!
6/8/2003 Update: I removed the link to this product, since it was no longer valid.
Posted by Daniel at 5/13/2002 04:52:00 PM
from work email
"There are e-mails that are bombarding our system today about the alleged jdbgmgr.exe virus.
"THIS IS A HOAX. This is exactly the same type of message for the sulfnbx.exe 'virus' that circulated our systems about a month ago. It tries to persuade you to delete a file they claim is a virus...however, it is a legitimate Windows file from your computer.
"The file that the [current] hoax refers to, Jdbgmgr.exe, is a Java Debugger Manager. It is a Microsoft file that is installed when you install Windows.
"It does have a teddy bear icon as described in the hoax. While this is, in an of itself, NOT a virus, if you delete the file, it has the same effect as a virus... it messes up your system.
"You may want to emphasize to anyone who sends these to you, that when a virus is real and is supposed to do the damage this message implies, there will be major news coverage (e.g. the I Love You virus)....[we] will send warnings and they will get the information from legit sources... not just 'a friend'.
"Also, before they e-mail this type of thing, stongly encourage them check with the Symantec or McAfee web sites. Both of those sites are free and have information on hoaxes and real virus messages that are in the system.
"Hope this helps...."
--- end of message ---
I also recommend this page. In fact, you should bookmark the main page.
Posted by Daniel at 5/13/2002 04:15:00 PM
Wow! What a way to end a season! So many unanswered questions, and we have to wait until the fall to begin to know what happens...ABC.com keyword "ALIAS". CIA Net. Episode 22. "Almost Thirty Years"
Posted by Daniel at 5/13/2002 02:22:00 PM
Review by Brad King
2:00 a.m. May 11, 2002 PDT
Little Anakin Skywalker is all grown up, but the Jedi apprentice can't seem to buy a break, and that means bad news for everyone around him. Wired News | Star Wars: A Vader Is Born
Posted by Daniel at 5/13/2002 09:56:00 AM
Friday, May 10, 2002
I just browsed my guestbook and saw the entry from a dear friend and brother who passed away a couple weeks ago.
Today's Date : December 23, 2001
Your Name : Michael E. Simms
City Where You Live : Forest Park
State/Province Where You Live : Ohio
Country Where You Live : The United States of America
Your Comments : Very attractive Web Page. I look forward to coming back and viewing as it grows. Nice House too. Congratulations.
Posted by Daniel at 5/10/2002 02:17:00 PM
Thursday, May 09, 2002
You'll need a decent internet connection for this:
See Star Wars - A New Hope, like you've never seen it before!
1. Click the Start menu
2. Select Run
3. Then type telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
April 2005 Update: they've completed it up to the point in which they go to rescue Princess Leia.
Posted by Daniel at 5/09/2002 11:30:00 PM
I left Abingdon heading toward Myrtle Beach, when I decided to stop at a rest stop. The first stall was occupied, so I went into the second one. I was no sooner seated than I heard a voice from the next stall:
"Hi, how are you doing?" forwarded courtesy of my friend Jeff:
I am not the type to chat with strangers in highway comfort stations, and I really don't know quite what possessed me, but anyway, I answered, a little embarrassed:
And the stranger said: "And, what are you up to?"
Talk about your dumb questions! I was really beginning to think this was too weird! So I said:
"Well, I guess that just like you I'm driving east."
Then, I heard the stranger, all upset, say, "Look, I'll call you back, there's some idiot in the next stall answering all the questions I am asking you."
Posted by Daniel at 5/09/2002 11:17:00 PM
I've decided that, as a way to vent my frustration at this spam I get in my email, to post, within reason, the contents from time to time.
So, as of right now, here goes:
> muuqwkdakk54097@yaho... A $40 BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY WANTS YOU!!!
> Notify_Dept2100p28@ excite.com Your PreApproved $30,000 Biz Credit Line is Ready!!...... 4841SBjp9-879sNGL3093Z...
> Jeniffer Check This Out!!
> joey@ freemortgagequotes.net VIEW WEST MICHIGAN'S LARGEST SELECTION OF NEW & USED CARS! 7926
> firstname.lastname@example.org WHAT ARE YOUR KIDS REALLY DOING ONLINE
Posted by Daniel at 5/09/2002 09:48:00 AM
Dictionary.com | Word of the Day for Thursday May 9, 2002
protean \PRO-tee-un; pro-TEE-un\, adjective:
1. Displaying considerable variety or diversity.
2. Readily assuming different shapes or forms.
The [Broadway] musical was ceaselessly protean in these
years, usually conventional but always developing
convention, twisting it, replacing it.
--Ethan Mordden, Coming Up Roses
Roosevelt's performance in the civil rights meeting
illustrated one of the central operating principles of his
protean executive style, a style that transformed the
presidency, and the nation: a willingness to delay
decisions, change his mind, keep his options open, avoid
commitments, or even deceive people in the relentless
pursuit of noble objectives.
--William Doyle, Inside the Oval Office
He was a protean character who constantly adapted to his
--David Maraniss, The Clinton Enigma
Protean is derived from Proteus, an ancient Greek god who had
the ability to change his shape at will.
Posted by Daniel at 5/09/2002 09:41:00 AM
Wednesday, May 08, 2002
The results are in: beatbox mystics, British soul divas, New Yorkers in leather, a sex-obessed Catholic girl and, of course, Chuck Berry.Well, after looking through this list, I don't agree. But then again, I have different tastes than these guys. Chacun a son gout.
Source: RollingStone.com | The 50 Coolest Records
Posted by Daniel at 5/08/2002 12:20:00 PM
SatireWire | "Egan's Law" Passed - Police Must Warn Neighbors When Catholic Church Moves Into Area
Controversial "Egan's Law" Expected to Gain Widespread Support
Trenton, N.J. (SatireWire.com) — Under a new law designed to protect minors, local police departments will now be required to inform residents any time a known Roman Catholic church moves into their neighborhood
Source: SatireWire | "Egan's Law" Passed - Police Must Warn Neighbors When Catholic Church Moves Into Area
Posted by Daniel at 5/08/2002 11:50:00 AM
Tuesday, May 07, 2002
Creator George Lucas said "Star Wars" fans will learn a little more about what attracted Anakin Skywalker to the dark side in "Episode II:"
In this film, you begin to see that he has a fear of losing things, a fear of losing his mother, and as a result, he wants to begin to control things, he wants to become powerful, and these are not Jedi traits. And part of these are because he was starting to be trained so late in life, that he'd already formed these attachments. And for a Jedi, attachment is forbidden.Source: CNN.com: Mapping the Star Wars Mythology
Posted by Daniel at 5/07/2002 04:29:00 PM
I am SO looking forward to the sequels, yet I am also glad they will be coming out in a different year than :Star Wars: Attack of the Clones".TIME.com: The Matrix Reloads
Posted by Daniel at 5/07/2002 01:30:00 PM
I've been struggling with my PC here at work. Between server restarts, unwanted company email (I'm a contractor working onsite), and functionality that behaves one way one day and differently the next - it all can get frustrating.
(blows off steam)
I think I'm just gonna continue listening to my music and get as far as I can...
In the words that my friend and brother MM told me: Keep on rollin', 18-wheeler.
Posted by Daniel at 5/07/2002 11:56:00 AM
I tend to get upset by people in other cars who don't use turn signals. What often bugs me is when I'm waiting to make a turn, and an oncoming car looks as if it might turn, or maybe it won't. I can't tell until the very last moment. I know I'm impatient, but I could use that extra time to get where I want to go. Another thing that bugs me is when I'm behind someone and they slow down to turn - and don't use their turn signal! Or yet, those folks that are about to turn left and slow down without going into the middle, or "suicide" lane. Here these goofballs are, impeding the flow of traffic by their selfish driving.
If someone's turn signals are out, that's no excuse! That's what hand signals are for! Geez! We need to learn this to take the cotton-pickin' driver's test, so why can't these people put their hand out and make a constructive gesture for once?
Now, I've been guilty of these motoring "sins", so it's not good to cast the first stone if I'm not at fault. Yet I still think it's time... yes, it's time for all of us to change!
Just be sure to signal.
Posted by Daniel at 5/07/2002 12:11:00 AM
Monday, May 06, 2002
NEW YORK - Many of Hollywood's box office "records" are so replete with hype that they are nearly as fictional as the stories on the screen. But the record $114 million three-day gross earned by Spider-Man this weekend looks like the real deal.When I grow up, I want to be Spider-man.
Source: Forbes.com: Spider-Man Is For Real
Posted by Daniel at 5/06/2002 10:59:00 PM
Saturday, May 04, 2002
Friday, May 03, 2002
I recently received this email from ME and KE, who are adopting a baby girl from China.
Family and Friends:
Today we received our referral paperwork from China. This is the paperwork we've waited 13 months to receive! We don't have the exact dates that the four of us will travel to China to pick up Kira.......although we will probably depart around the 2nd week of June. (We'll spend 12 days in China, picking her up on the first day we are there).
She is 11 months old.....weighs 16 pounds and is 25 inches long.....her date of birth is 5/24/01 (Kathy shares her birthday :0).
She is presently living in foster care in the Nanchaang Scoial Welfare Institute located in the Jiangxi Province of China.
Her birth name is Hong Yuan Hui. (We'll use part or all??? of her birthname as her middle name).
Her personality is described as: active, restless, having a ready smile, gets along well with ohers, quick in reaction, energetic, fairly extroberted, obstinate sometimes, and impatient sometimes(We think she'll fit right in!)
Hopefully this answers most of your questions, if you have others, PLEASE feel free to ask!
Also, if you know of someone who may be interested in our news and you do not see them on the recipient list of this e mail, please feel free to pass it along.
Thank you for all your support and prayers! We're so glad to be able to share this exciting time with you!
Posted by Daniel at 5/03/2002 05:38:00 PM
NEW YORK - On Friday morning, the U.S. Department of Labor said the unemployment rate rose to a seasonally adjusted 6%, its highest point since August 1994. Yes, the top line is disappointing, especially for Wall Street economists who expected just 5.8%, but some of the internal numbers show promise for recovery. Both components of the employment data--household and business statistics--had some positives.Forbes.com: U.S. Unemployment Jumps To 6%
Posted by Daniel at 5/03/2002 05:34:00 PM
Thursday, May 02, 2002
It seems like something straight out of a Simpsons script, but it really happened.Thanks to my friend and brother SDT for this.
In Monroe, Washington, yesterday, armed bandits broke into a Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) coffee shop and forced employees to open the safe. The contents apparently weren't enough to buy more than a few cups of Mocha Coconut Frappuccino, however, so the thieves immediately began thinking of ways to increase their loot.
And, thus, for the next 30 minutes, they served coffee, lattes, and cappuccinos to drive-thru customers. After collecting enough cash (and a half-hour was plenty with the price of Starbucks products), the thieves calmly got in their vehicle and drove away... and haven't been heard from since.
We wonder how many customers received correct change.
Published at The Motley Fool Investment Page
Posted by Daniel at 5/02/2002 11:08:00 AM
(PEOPLE) -- In the 1982 music video for her hit song 'Gloria,' Laura Branigan grooves awkwardly in a studio, a single disco ball spinning above her head. 'I have on black spandex pants and knee-high boots,' says the singer. 'It's hysterical.'She took my self-, she took my self-, my self-control.
Posted by Daniel at 5/02/2002 04:18:00 AM
Wednesday, May 01, 2002
The Apostrophe Protection Society was started in 2001 by John Richards, now its Chairman, with the specific aim of preserving the correct use of this currently much abused punctuation mark in all forms of text written in the English language.Dont you just hate it when folk's grammar is messed-up?
Posted by Daniel at 5/01/2002 04:40:00 PM
"LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Angry parents demanded the resignation of a California high school vice principal Tuesday because she lifted the skirts of teenage girls at a dance in front of men and male classmates to make sure they were wearing "appropriate" underwear."
Ahem. (blushes). I don't remember teachers and principals doing this when I went to high school...
2/15/2005 Update: Some 5th-grade girls at my daughter's school got me with this one recently:
GIRLS: What under there?
DAN: Under where?
GIRLS: You said "UNDERWEAR"!!
Posted by Daniel at 5/01/2002 12:10:00 PM
this quiz was made by colleen
Posted by Daniel at 5/01/2002 11:30:00 AM