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Archive for March, 2009

I’m a Microsoft/PC Commercials Are Starting To Piss Me Off

Posted by mikenopolis on March 27, 2009

They are kinda stealing the Mac’s “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” commercials. They are stupid….why? They have little children doing stupid shit on their PCs. I as a consumer am not going to buy a computer because a little kid was able to make a slideshow or print a panoramic picture of her room.

What made me blog this was the following commercial…a girl is looking for a sub $1000 17″ notebook. In the end she got an HP for $699.99+tax, roughly $750. I do have to agree with people that Apple products are on the pricier side. But they are well built machines that can last a long time and still be very dependable. Personally I have never had much trouble with my Windows machines, not even my Vista (but then again its 64-bit). All I’m saying is that you can give a mac to your grandmother out of the box and she can’t destroy it (not talking about physically). Here’s an article discussing the video and guess what? He’s siding with me, even as a PC user.

Anyway I digress, here’s the video…She’s just poor, if she had the money and had ever used a mac in her life, she’d be all over the 17″ Mac Pro….I miss my old 17″ Powerbook G4

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6 Years in State Prison For Embezzling $577,000

Posted by mikenopolis on March 26, 2009

I’ve been quiet on my blog for a while now, Twitter has allowed me to “Micro-Vent/Rant”, I’ve been really busy working on the new house (still) and new projects at work didn’t help. There hasn’t been too much to rant about lately until TODAY.

Scrolling through my RSS feed I came upon this STORY about the CPA who embezzled $577,000 from her employer. I have hated stupid people ever since I started to work (age 13), and had always hope that people got smarter as they get older. I’ve said it before, how the hell can you steal $577K and think no one will notice? Taking a few dollars or some lose change I understand, but at what point do you think a person can loose half a million dollars and say “hmmm, must have left it in the other car…”?

Anyway, What pissed me off was this part of the story:

“Rachele plead guilty at Orange County Superior Court’s North Justice Center to 107 felony counts of forgery. Each count was for one forged check.”

WHAT?!?!?!? I wonder what went through her head when she was writing check #106? how can you do this again and again and again and again…?!? If you divide it evenly that’s writing a check for $5,392.52……107 TIMES…That’s $5,392.52 per month for about 8.9 YEARS!

“YouR A idiot!”

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DIY Cradle For The iPhone Or Other Gadgets

Posted by mikenopolis on March 9, 2009

I thought I would share this with the 12 friends who knows of this blog and other random people. I have used this cradle for about 5 years now. I “invented” it when I got one of the earlier portable media players (Archos AV320) because I’m anal about scratches on my gadgets so I never directly put them on a table. I now have one for my iPhone and Creative Zen W.

It takes about 1 minute to make, practically free. If it breaks just grab a paper and make another one! Hope you like it. Comment and let me know if you decide to make and use one. I’ve got a bunch of people in my office using it now…wonder if I can patent this.

Here it is. I hate recording my voice. I do not sound like this to myself, it reminds me of one episode of Family Guy when Lois Griffin said “OMG is that what I would like?…all nasally and…”

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Rocky Mountain News…Closed Down

Posted by mikenopolis on March 3, 2009

I’m really hating the economic downfall. I’m sad and lost. I just found out that the Rocky Mountain Newspaper is no longer operating. Having spent most of my youth in Denver and being a paper boy in the snow, I grew up with the Denver Post and my Rocky and now one of them is closing its chapter. I’m not sure what we can do, it’s unbelievable knowing that there will be a day where we will no longer “read the paper”. We are at an age of instant gratification and I am one of the ones to blame. I read my news and blogs on an RSS feed. I say no when the local paper calls me for a subscription. I get and read books on my Sony eReader (PRS-500). I use my iPhone to check the weather, stock and traffic, I listen to my radio shows as commercial free podcasts, I watch TV without commercials with my DVR. What could we do? Should we “slow down” and pick up a paper, buy a book, listen to the radio and watch the news. Look at the ads and commercials and support these companies? I think of myself as a “technophile” but I can’t help but think that this is a step towards the wrong side….*Confused*

Here’s the “farewell” video from Rocky Mountain News:

To all those who’ve lost their jobs, careers, purpose in life because of people like me. I’m Sorry.

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