Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Just Relax

With the pending arrival of Santa just around the corner, I have found it increasingly difficult to focus on work. Actually I always seem to have difficulty focusing on work, but especially this time of year. My vocation is not typically busy this time of year but I still have to put in the face time.

So I put together a quick hit list of sites that are complete time wasters.

www.rinkworks.com/dialect - a translator that can take a boring memo or legal text and translate it into say..."Cockney" or "Redneck". For Example:
"As part of our effort to reduce the amount of paper we send, your clients will no longer receive a letter from our office requesting they select their income payments for the upcoming year. "

With Dialectizer using Redneck becomes:

"As part of our effo't t'redooce th' amount of paper we send, yer clients will no longer recieve a letter fum our office requestin' they seleck their income payments fo' th' upa-comin' year."

www.howstuffworks.com - A massive encyclopaedia of how everything works

Cyborg Name Generator at www.cyborgname.com - My alter ego Arthur becomes Artificial Robotic Technician Hardwired for Ultimate Repair.

Roman Numeral Calculator at http://home.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/math/roman - This one will come in handy when I am doing mutual fund reviews with my clients. “Well Mr. X, looks like your account is only down by LXXVII.”

Don’t forget to check out Shakespeare’s Insult Kit at www.pangloss.com/seidel/shake_rule.html

EP Guides. This site lists all episodes for over 1800 TV series. Now that’s a complete waste of time. Check it out at www.epguides.com

I wish everyone a very happy, safe and prosperous new year, and for those of the Christian faith, have a very Merry Christmas. Too all others “Peace, Love, and Soul”




Wednesday, December 08, 2004

The more things change the more they stay the same!

Written for a time they hoped would never return. Too bad it did. But the 60's lead to the 70's and the 70's lead to me my generation and me and my generation will eventually lead us out of the hatred and paranoia. We are next in line to take the seats of power in every country of the world. The baby-boom made sure of that. Power was and still is held by those born in the 30's and 40's and their ideology reflects that.

Most of the people I know and those whose opinion I respect all seem to share similar beliefs. Those of Environmentalism and tolerance, diversity and compromise, ethnic diversity and cooperation. If these are liberal values then I guess I am liberal. But it begs the question. Why aren't you?

Enjoy a little Buffalo Springfield.

"There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware
I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind
I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side
It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away
We better stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, now, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down"