Saturday, March 25, 2017
Thursday, July 21, 2016
A (hashed) prediction of the future (expires end of 2016)
As we approach the end of the window I gave myself for this prediction, I wanted to re-post it in a more public place so if/when it comes true I can more publicly say "I told you so" and "you should have listened" (though not just to him).
I wish to make a prediction of the future (well I made it a couple of weeks ago, but wanted to send it now that you were back so it was less likely be less likely to get swept up in a post vacation mailbox purge of unread mail)... though because of the nature of the prediction (which most would dismiss outright) it’s clear text cannot be revealed at present. Instead I present the following hashes for later verification (by end of 2016 I figure):length 159MD5D7BEA2AB0317D11D134738B402D86A6DSHA1B376DAB38017A4FA5D86F9B329B02903C99FC380SHA256776778DE7F37658204F9C7B874588F69720629B06BB9E7ECB11120D4F1E0AAF3SHA384A0AB8EA0FB78449A3B024DE0ABD0CE338F8A72E46B436D70C04B9D1223176B8AB28325861E379ED8FC10310045F7024CSHA512DF8C51B44B233293650DFC6D3C9F55DDC7780863C6F2FFFFF646011011D4D2255C596C8AE0F2184B62E93D03FF5B2DC0A5CA174E096575853529C3D17CCDC641A little long of text perhaps, but it’s a (it’s long because it’s actually a three-parter (I opted to leave out the far more drastic 4th prediction).For note the following hashes come from the code specified at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2006/05/23/604743.aspxIf this prediction does come true, I’ll share the clear text behind the following hashes for the related explanation/castigation:length 607MD5B78B5BF35C09409EC72B80C006B85974SHA146D34F29221BD28AB28B09E2A741F21FEE2989EESHA256396121627F06DBD2593CF5014519419A37C6A572466732375E24525A472EBFCFSHA3844DC75B9BD3F74A39238864DCBB4DC750119202F76265D6BF1E88474422CC13F1B29E9D29692D81FEB02205B6B7F89634SHA5121983C57036531176D36EB3578334DB918001EEA6B6E3EDA1E73564ACB3737CD4E04D1773D718EE63E7954BDF9832069FD08C122D5157E2B7D60FCC6E86AB7F10
Only time will tell.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I love hate mail
Subject: There are so many ways to be a loser
From: Sam Handel [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 7:40 AM
Thanks for personally embracing so many at one time as to make your blog a classic of the "My Life Is A Warning To Others" category.
You use your blog to make yourself out to be a sadly typical dick-licking corporate kiss-up. When are you putting up your "I hate System 390" site? Did the amount of your student loans force you to sign on with an over-the-hill, used-to-was toy software company? What's the weather like in 1995?
Thanks for the feedback Sam.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Red Eye Podcast!
Admittedly this blog has been silent for too long. Work you love can do that. Tonight I had to break the silence with grand news... the Fox News hit show Red Eye with Greg Gutfield... now has a podcast!
Unfortunately they only advertize it as being available through iTunes and this link... luckily any serious podcast fan will have a copy of iTunes installed only to extract the actual RSS URL for those who do not have an iPhone/Pod/Pad or similar listening device.
I present... the raw URL:
Or for my Zune loving brothers & sisters, simply click here to subscribe in the Zune desktop software.
What is Red Eye? Only the most hilarious late night news/comedy show.
As a quick example, enjoy the following montage of old intros from serious Fox News anchor Patti Ann Browne:
Monday, October 05, 2009
Despite being raised in the Democratic People's Republic of Minnesota and disliking almost everything about it... I still find myself listening to Garage Logic (one of the few redeeming products/exports (aside from scotch tape))... I still tend to root for the Vikings and Twins as I've not found new teams to root for.
While working on some coding this evening I've had the Vikings vs Packers game on and honestly in a predicament... do I root for the hated Packers... or for the 'hometown' Vikings who so easily gave into the demands of the drama queen that is Brent Favre.
Either way... it's been some good football... well except for all of the TV breaks which completely ruin the flow of the game. Oh how I miss attending college football games where the outcome is more or less pre-determined (massive loss).
One more reason to distrust Jay Inslee
Today I received what amounted to a bulk email from my congressmen Jay Inslee which attempted to answer a question I wrote down at one of the town hall meetings back in August... unfortunately his office conveniently ignored my question and opted instead to address one that is tangentially related.
That's not the problem.
I hit Reply in Outlook, typed a response, clicked send... and got a nice little bounce back a moment later which said:
Please do not respond to this message. This is an auto-response to notify you that this email address is no longer active and you can send your message at my "web form" message system which can be found at: http://www.house.gov/inslee/contact/. This email address has been closed because an overwhelming amount of spam messages and comments with non-standardized sender information have made it a less effective means of hearing from and responding to constituents.
To ensure that all constituent comments are received and are responded to, and as the rest of Washington's House delegation has been doing for some time, Congressman Inslee is operating a more commonly-used web-based system to receive messages.
Congressman Inslee both needs and welcomes your thoughts. As email correspondence to Congressional offices has more than doubled in the past five years, the web-based message system is a way to improve the accuracy and timeliness with which your comments are viewed and replied to by Congressman Inslee. Thank you for your understanding.
Again, your comments can be sent at any time to Congressman Inslee through the following link: http://www.house.gov/inslee/contact/
Not being a big fan of web forms as they don't offer the same kind of paper trail (for me) as email, I went looking for another email address that I saw in his bulk email which ended with
DISCLAIMER I cannot guarantee the integrity of the text of this letter if it was not sent to you directly from my Congressional Email Account: email@example.com. If you have any questions about the validity of this message, please email me at: Jay.Inslee@mail.house.gov or call my Washington, DC office at: 202-225-6311. If you would like to be removed from my email update list, please email me your name and address at: Jay.Inslee@mail.house.gov and type "REMOVE" in the subject line.
With this new address in hand (one he also mentioned at the town hall meetings), created a new reply, and a couple of copy and paste jobs later later clicked send... only to get another bounce with the same text as above... but from the same address as the first.
That's right... the Congressmen and his office are giving out an email address that doesn't work. Rather than allowing his constituents to use a communication medium that most are well accustomed to, are forced to use a web form with a broken tab order (Issue comes after Zip, not the check box) and asks for more information that I should have to specify to reply to an email which has all of the same information.
Way to go Jay!
Friday, October 02, 2009
See ya in Rio!
Given the recent failure of President Obama to secure the 2016 Summer Olympics for his home town of Chicago and the growing realization that the President is not as competent as people once thought, after seeing this image on the New York Times website, only one thing could be done with it:
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I knew I heard it before...
For the second time this evening I saw the following commercial:
Both times the tone was very similar to something I'd read several times before... then I remembered the quote:
"The John Galt Plan," Wesley Mouch was saying, "will reconcile all conflicts. It will protect the property of the rich and give a greater share to the poor. It will cut down the burden of your taxes and provide you with more government benefits. It will lower prices and raise wages. It will give more freedom to the individual and strengthen the bonds of collective obligations. It will combine the efficiency of free enterprise with the generosity of a planned economy." - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p1124
This is by no means the first time I've heard words from this Administration or it's supporters that could have just as easily have been spoken by the looters or moochers in Atlas Shrugged... and somehow I doubt it will be the last.