Tuesday, June 29, 2004

So, this post was sent in by email. BY EMAIL. I didn't even have to log
into the blogger system and compose using their software.

I love technology. LOVE IT.

Monday, June 28, 2004

I've been told they aren't even RULES! What ever.
Then, than... who knows these rules? A graduate from Uconn. Thanks babe.

Looks like she has a chip on her shoulder! Or, maybe it's Chip's hand. This is from the 2004 Victoria's Secret swimsuit catalog.... maybe it's a tumor. IT'S NOT A TUMOR!

A little early for Christmas.... but I thought this was funny enough to be posted here.
This is good, fun stuff!!! CollegeHumor.com

Sunday, June 27, 2004

We all have received those emails from a Nigerian Government official notifying that we will receive a billion dollars for a small transaction fee of $18,000. Here is a web site that SCAMS those guys back! It is soo funny. The "Church of the Painted Breast" scam is elaborate and funny as hell! Welcome to the 419 Eater Website

When my Mom worked for the book finder company, they were scammed by some cat pretending to be a minister or something. They ordered 5 dozen bibles and paid with a stolen credit card.

In the Church of the Painted Breast scam, the scamee reverses the scam and gets the guy to send him $80.00 cash!!!

People are so creative - I love the internet.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

People say you can find anything on the internet. I have to agree. Check this out - this guy collects and sells old telephone directories.... amazing these people exist. Telephone Books

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Her face says it all!
The local Philadelphia NBC station does a Baby's First Birthday on the morning news... we sent in a picture and I snapped a picture of the picture on the picture TV. (wheew)

Happy Birthday Paige!!!!!
Can I make a recommendation? BACKUP YOUR IMPORTANT FILES? I lost the hard drive on my desktop this week. It started making a clicking noise, then it stopped. Then, Beck was using it and left it on. Needless to say, it won't boot up now. I diagnosed the hardware issue and am PRAYING that this company can recover the files.
Data Recovery Support - DataLeach

It is a Western Digital HD... a great name in hard drives - so what can I do? Nothing....


Backup Guide

Monday, June 14, 2004

It was the anniversary of my Dad's death a few days ago... I was a little upset that I didn't remember - Becky had to remind me (it wasn't in the Palm).

Dad deserves more from me then that - I should have remembered.... if it's any consolation, I think of him almost every day. I'll never forget landing in Newark from Dallas on a business trip - I was still in the parking lot of the airport and Shawn called me to tell me that Dad had pancreatic cancer.

Dad knew it too. He hadn't been feeling well for a while, and on a visit to Scott's house he gathered all the boys together and told us that he was sick. He explained that he was still waiting on the report from the doctor, but that he was sure he had "the big C". I don't think he could even say Cancer. I don't think I could. We were all there, kind of looking at him and letting in sink in. Joey wanted to know if he was going to die; one of us interrupted that he didn't know for sure.

Of course, he did. Pancreatic cancer has a 99.9% fatality rate. If you get it, you die - that's what the statstics say... is it that final? The doctor gave him three to six months to live. I can't imagine if that was me - three to six months to finish out your life. Don't waste time...

I had some money saved up and I called Dad. I told him that I wanted him and Joey to go to Disney or something... he didn't accept. With the treatments that started almost immediately - it really wasn't possible to go...

He was living in Cape Cod, MA... he was far away and living with his niece. So, I did what any self respecting Verizon employee would do. I bought him his very own cell phone.

Dad never had any money. Well Dad never had enough money. So, he LOVED the cell phone - he could call his "people" at his will and they could call back. He racked up the minutes and I was nervous about him going over his plan allotment. That wasn't in perspective when I look back. He should have called everyone he knew and...

Looking back, it went very very quick... I made 2 or 3 visits up to the Cape and one of the last ones was with Becky after we were engaged... of course, I had the video that Brian shot of the *actual* engagement and we played it and showed him Yosemite, Vegas and San Fran.

I am aware of my mortality now - more then ever before. I guess that continues to get worse as we get older. To me that is another way of saying: "Do something with your life. Matter. Leave an impact. Live a dream. Act now. Years fly. Scat." I used to say this a lot right after Dad died: "This is not a dress rehersal, you don't get a second shot at this."

Good advice. Still.

Love you, Popps.

Hank Kaine Sr.
October 28, 1939 to June 4, 2001

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

What star do you look like?? I'm not even telling you who is said I looked like. (Huge Grant? Not!!!) Star Estimator
Ever wanted to blow up a picture to say - 36 sheets of paper and hang it up on your wall? You can - and for FREE. Check this out!!! The Image Rasterbator
This is so funny! I love this stuff. Can't make it somewhere or were you running late and needed a good excuse? Maybe you can tell them that you had to spank your smelly chicken? The Random Excuse Machine

Monday, June 7, 2004

Friday, June 4, 2004

Haaaa Haaaaa, I don't know why I love this stuff! Mine was Absolute Legend. (I'd have to agree) Office Nick Name Generator
1) Go to Google's Advanced Search Page: (link below)http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en

2) There are 4 blank fields at the top of the page. In the first blank, "with all of the words", put whatever song/artist/style you want to find.

3) In the second, "with the exact phrase", put "PARENT DIRECTORY".

4) In the third, "with at least one of the words", put ".mp3 .wma .ogg" (any file format you want to search for you can include here).

5) In the fourth, "without the words", put "cd debian linux" (this helps filter out useless pages).

6) Search!

These are instructions for if you want to search for mp3's. You can use this method for software, movies, images...the possiblities are endless. Just leave the "PARENT DIRECTORY" and "cd debian linux" fields the way they are, and change the other two to reflect what you are looking for.

Another tip, try putting "index" with whatever else you are searching for in the top box. Like, if you were searching for primus mp3's, instead of just putting "Primus" in the first field, try "Index Primus". This seems to weed out some crap pages.

You can also substitute "Index" for "PARENT DIRECTORY".

For videos you might try adding more file formats to your search. Like ".avi .mpg .mpeg .asf .asx .wmv .rm .ram .mov"

Only snag is that google, has it limited to 10 terms, play with it. Google Advanced Search
Don't ask me how I got to this site, I am Yahweh Smurf! You have to put in Becky Kaine ~ small world!! Smurf Name Generator

Thursday, June 3, 2004

Alright... started to work on this a few months ago and haven't had to time to get back to it... I dunno, maybe it will turn into something... I was mostly playing with the site design, I like the frame technique.... Photograpy by S. Patrick Kaine
This is racing site that someone reccomended to me... it has A LOT of stuff that you never hear in main-steam media. I kind of feel like NASCAR is tightly governed and no one says anything for fear of te France family. (off soap box) So, here there are articles updated every single day with sources to back them up... Nextel Cup News Page

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

More info here on the 90# thing. Don't you love how things spread on the internet?

Break The Chain Website
Suspicious phone activity. You always hear about this - I have no idea if it's true. Here it is:

90# on the telephone

I received a telephone call last evening from an individual identifying himself as an AT&T Service technician who was conducting a test on telephone lines. He stated that to complete the test I should touch nine(9), zero(0), the pound sign (#), and then hang up. Luckily, I was suspicious and refused.

Upon contacting the telephone company, I was informed that by pushing 90#, you give the requesting individual full access to your telephone line, which enables them to place long distance calls billed to your home phone number.

I was further informed that this scam has been originating from many local jails/prisons. I have also verified this information with UCB Telecom,PacificBell, MCI,BellAtlanticand GTE. Please beware.

DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE.

The GTE Security Department requested that I share this information with EVERYONE I KNOW.

PLEASE pass this on to everyone YOU know.

If you have mailing lists and/or newsletters from organizations you are connected with, I encourage you to pass on this information to them.

After checking with Verizon they said it was true, so do not dial (9),zero(0), the pound sign # and hang up for anyone.