Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Cats listening to music

SO I got a foward from a friend today, of cats listening to different types of music...

Stevie Wonder





Techno (think Ecstacy)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The anti-christ is upon us

BUT not in the way you think...

CNN has the story

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Cheney will not go under oath.

So Cheney will not take the stand on the Libby case.


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Allah: You can't dance if you want to

THIS just in from the "God gets you whipped for having fun" department. If you have a party in Saudi Arabia, and you dance, you will get arrested and whipped.

Why? Because god says so if course!

Saudi Arabia follows a strict interpretation of Islam under which it bans alcohol and meetings between unrelated men and women.

Surely god has bigger things to worry about?

The washington post has the story

There are no Software Engineers

Engineering is essentially breaking a task down into repeatable components, deriving a process, and applying that process to get a job done. Technically a janitor that has figured out the perfect mopping technique is an engineer.

The only problem is that "engineer" is kind of a reserved word, like "lawyer" or "doctor". The word "engineer" means that the person in question has received training from the powers that be to certify that he is capable of "engineering" in his particular field of study, and that were he to try building something, there is a pretty good chance that he will succeed.

When it comes to software, the process is nowhere near mature and well understood enough to qualify for having that appellate attached to it. At this stage, we are still pulling shit out of our asses, desperately flailing around trying to find a process that will actually work.

Case in point: "extreme programming". Some rocket scientist made the astounding observation that can essentially be summarized as "two heads are better than one". And now we actually have books written about this "methodology", and its application to software development.

The very existence of these books speak volumes about our utter desperation for something, anything, that will allow us to write software properly.

It hasn't happened yet, and it won't for quite some time.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

steven seagal review on

REASON #157 why I love reviews...

Giving hope to the morbidly obese,
October 7, 2005
Dear Mr. Seagal,

Tuesday, February 12th, was a pretty average day for me. I woke up, brushed my teeth, had my morning glass of mayonnaise, put on my beret, tossed my scarf over my shoulder, heaved a heavy sigh and ventured out into the cold. The suspension on my electric scooter sagged deeply, not unlike my longing heart. While the vanity bumper sticker that Mother had bought me proclaimed "A smile a day keeps the doctor away", I was a very, very lonely 42 year old man. I was morbidly obese and quite frankly, I didn't have the most pleasant odour about me. I was lucky if even that kid with the club foot that everyone chased after school would wave to me when I passed.

Doing the rounds of my paper route, I rode by my local music store. I heard Something about Lollipops emanating from the speaker. I heard the low and shrill sound and it immediately began soothing my jangled nerves. Little did I know that this little piece of plastic, with the wondroous words and lyrics of Steven Seagal burned onto it for all of eternity with a laser, was soon to change my life.

I immediately got out of my scooter, ran into the store, took a few minutes to try to catch my breath. Finally I was able to gasp out to the clerk: "That Cd. That voice of the angels. I need to have it now". I bought several copies in case I became hungry on the way home. I rushed home, changed into my athletic gear and utility belt and immediately began doing pushups. It was like I was a man possesed. I didn't know it at the time, but this CD harnessed the work ethic, the martial arts prowess and, above all, the stunning handsomness and fashion sense of Steven Seagal into one small package. All that I had to do was press play and I was transformed into the essence of Casey Ryback, ex-navy seal, counter-terrorist expert and environmental mercenary.

To the sounds of Mr.Seagal I was able to shed my weight and began taking daily showers. I now entertain several women per week, sometimes even several per day. I am making over $5,000 a week stuffing envelopes from home. My life has become full of many smiles a day, and I look forward to each day with more anticipation than the last. I owe it all to the inspiring and electrifying work being done each and every day by Steven Seagal.

Thank you, Steven Seagal.

Your friend in arms,

Kevin Keast, Toronto, Ontario