Archive for October, 2006

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National Novel Writer’s Month

Monday, October 30th, 2006

National Novel Writer’s Month Here’s a novel idea (no pun intended). An organized event to encourage people to write a novel during November. A short novel. 50,000 words to be exact… well, more of a threshold. Anyway, for the entire month of November, people are being challenged to produce a short novel or at least […]

Gears of War Promotional Ad

Friday, October 27th, 2006

If you have an XBOX 360, I think you owe it to yourself to hop on XBL and download the latest Gears of War trailer. It is particularly great viewed in 720p, should you have that option available. Set to the Gary Jules version of “Mad World” (of Donnie Darko fame), this trailer demonstrates some […]

Purple Tomatoes

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

From the imaginative minds of the science-fiction fans to your salad plate, you could soon be eating purple tomatoes! Yes, according to news from, researchers in Salem, Oregon are perfecting the purple tomato, said to be the color of blueberries. Apparently, these are not genetically engineered, as there are genetic roots to a rare […]

Calico Cat Fact

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

I heard an interesting tidbit of information yesterday… did you know that virtually all calico cats are female? I was not aware of that, so I used the intarweb to research this. Of course, we all know that the internet is full of facts, it’s just a matter of finding them. My intense 30 second […]

Dealing with MySQL NULLs

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Yesterday, I continued my journey into the joy that is MySQL. I grew up, career-wise, in the house of SQL Server, so I am familiar with SQL and all that. However, when it comes to SQL skills, I don’t have the “mad” skills… just the “know enough to be officially dangerous” type of skills. Anyway, […]

Productivity Killer

Friday, October 20th, 2006

I bring you “Line Rider”. A flash based toy where you draw a line, click play, and watch a sledder rider your line. Much fun to be had here… Line Rider

Middle Class Commentary

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Ok, so I read various sources of news, editorials, and commentaries. Lou Dobbs, of CNN, has a fairly interesting commentary on the War on the Middle Class. It has put me on a quest to learn more about what is going on in Washington and with our political leaders. I encourage you to read his […]

Introducing Maggie

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

We’ve adopted a new kitten to keep Bosco company. Here she is, the black and orange wonder that is Maggie.

Send QTP documentation to text file

Friday, October 6th, 2006

To save QTP documentation to a text file, you have to edit your registry. Be careful doing this, cause if you screw up your registry, you may have a bad day. To open your system registry: Select Start -> Run… Type regedit and hit return To make QTP save the documentation entries of a script: […]


Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

If you need a laugh, I encourage you to go to It is everything you could possibly need to know about the immortal Chuck Norris. I mean, did you know that behind his beard is not a chin, but another FIST! I, for one, thank Chuck that I’m allowed to live… And, apparently, […]

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