Antonella Barba – Thank you!

Well just because I mention Antonella Barba from American Idol in a previous post, I got 1,200 visitors to this blog yesterday.  The top ten search terms are…

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I think people are really looking for are these Antonella Barba Pictures.  Also here’s an up to date Antonella Barba Picture Index.

Get on the Antonella Barba Rollercoaster!

I will review your site for $20!

So I just added Jay Geiger.com to ReviewMe.com.  Review Me is a site where you can buy reviews for your site.  You basically choose a site (blog) where you want the site to write a review.  You pay them and then in a short while the person writes a review of your site.

The downside is that the review is in the person’s own words.  The good news is that the review is in the person’s own words.  While the words might not be the words that you would choose, it is a good idea to get reviews in different styles of writing with different keywords that you may have overlooked.

Secondly, you get a permanent full regular text link.  Personally I have found that links from blogs get sucked up more quickly than other places.  The reason for that may be due to the RSS and Atom feeds.

So if you want a review, go to ReviewMe.com and look for “Geiger”.  It will say the price is $40.  That is as low as they would let me go.  When you checkout, put in the coupon code “trial” to get 50% off or a review by me for only $20!

I am keeping it low until I write some reviews.  If I could I would set it to $10, but alas, I cannot.

The IRS wants $1,125 That I didn’t Make

Boys, here’s a warning.  Claim everything and get your taxes done professionally.

It seems that I made $2,800 last year from Google AdSense.  My expenses where more than that (I pay $100+ a month just for hosting).  I nearly paid $500 just for Google Adwords Advertising.

I just got done documenting and copying as much as I could and just need to find some stamps to send this out.  Moral of the story though, if I would have kept my receipts and gotten my taxes done professionally I wouldn’t be on IRS’s target list.

Am I saying I don’t deserve their attention?  NO.  I really do.  It also seems that $2,000 is the dollar amount that they look for to chase after.  This is just my “Watch Yourself” post.

If the IRS comes back and says Pay Us the full $1,125 then I will do so without hesitation.  I can’t afford it, but I also can’t afford to be scrutinized and know the battles that I can win.

POLICE WARNING TO ALL MEN

POLICE WARNING

The local Police are warning all men who frequent clubs, parties and local pubs to be alert and stay cautious when offered a drink from any woman. Many females use a date rape drug on the market called “Beer.”

The drug is found in liquid form and available almost everywhere. It comes in bottles, cans, from taps and in large “kegs.” “Beer” is used by female sexual predators at parties and bars to persuade their male victims to go home and have sex with them. A woman needs only to get a guy to consume a few units of “Beer” and then simply ask him home for no strings attached sex. Men are rendered helpless against this approach.

Many times these unfortunate men are swindled out of their life’s savings in a scam known as a “relationship.” In extreme cases, the female may even be shrewd enough to entrap the unsuspecting male into a longer term form of servitude and punishment referred to as “marriage”.

Please forward this warning to every male you know. If you fall victim to this “Beer” and the women administering it…..there are male support groups where you can discuss the details of your shocking encounter with similarly affected like-minded guys. For the support group nearest you, just look up “Golf Courses” in your local Yellow Pages.

1954′s Home Computer for 2004

“Scientists from the RAND Corporation have created this model to illustrate how a “home computer” could look like in the year 2004.  However the needed technology will not be economically feasible for the average home.  Alss the scientes readily admit that the computer will require not yet invented technology to actually work, but 50 years rom now scientific progress is expected to solve these problems.  With the teletype interface and the Fortran language, the computer will be easy to use.”

We now call the teletype interface a “monitor”.  I really enjoy the big stearing wheel.  I have no idea what it is for, but I want one for my computer.

Anti-Tobacco now means Terrorism

Dictionary.com’s main definition of terrorism…

“the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce”

The definition of terrorize is…

1. to fill or overcome with terror.

2. to dominate or coerce by intimidation.

3. to produce widespread fear by acts of violence, as bombings.

Do anti-smoking campaigns terrorize people?  Absolutely.  Are they terrorism?  You decide.

 

The best example that I could come up with is when “The Truth”, an antismoking agency founded with smoking lawsuit dollars, piled over one thousand body bags outside the office of cigarette executives.  Here are some key photos from the comercial that appeared on national TV.

Body Bag This is the bodybag that The Truth uses throughout the comercial.  Real bodybags don’t say “Bodybag”.  It’s the equivalent of banks putting a big dollar sign ($) on their bags of money.  This is meant for the lamens that don’t know what they are looking at.  They want to scare you, not provide informtion.  Most body bags are black by the way.
Anti-smokerThis is a photo of a “The Truth” volunteer (or perhaps employee). He is using a megaphone to publicly taunt tobacco employees.  “The Truth” makes it out that they are only targetting the “Execs” however, if somebody came into your work with a megaphone and told you that your boss is a murderer what would you do and how would you feel?


Faceless Executive This is the faceless person they used to show the tobacco exec.  This could be somebody totall different.  They like to portray them as greedy aging white men.


Bodybag Stack This is an up closeup photo of the stack of over a thousand body bags.  Keep in mind that onlookers had no idea what this was for.  Recently Boston got scared because the “Cartoon Network” put Lite-Brites all over the city advertising a cartoon character.  What would you be more scared of, a childs toy or 1,200 body bags.


Bodybag stack 2 Zoomed out photo from a helicopter of one of the 2 stacks of body bags.


thousand body bags This shows you both stacks of body bags.  They have stategically been placed on both sides of the building effectively branding them ask killers.  Any person coming down either street would have to cross over as to not come close to these.  Keep in mind that this was done during normal business hours in a large city.  There is no through traffic.  Where people scared inito not driving or walking down?

You may have liked this commercial.  As a non-smoker (I hate smoking it’s disgusting) I was a little upset by this.  It demands attention by terrorizing individuals, everybody is deemed guilty and they use a lot of stereotypes.

If you have never tried a cigarette, I definitely recommend you try one.  They are gross and you don’t need another person’s warning to tell you that they are horrible for you.

We don’t know how much was spent on this commercial.  It could range anywhere from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars (don’t possible fines, the number of people needed to coordinate this, the helicopter and the price of movie condition body bags).

Couldn’t the money have been spent better on tobacco education?

Lock a Folder from Visitors for Free

Lets say you want to lock people out of “C:\Mine”

Just rename by the following DOS command

ren c:\Mine Mine.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

This effectively lockst the table from all visitors.  Any attempt to go there will send the visitor to the Control Panel.

To unlock the directory just run the next DOS command

ren c:\Mine.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} Mine

You can protect your directories this way without having to pay for some directory protection software.

I told you so…

I said back in January about an imminent XBox 360 Price Drop.

Now everybody else is finally catching on and beginning to agree with me.  Here’s 3 that I grabbed from Google News.

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37711
http://www.tech2.com/india/news/xbox360-games/microsoft-hints-on-360-price-drop/4320/0 and…
http://gaming.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=7898

The moral of the story is “Listen to Me!”

I would like to change my HD-DVD estimate to later in the year.  Microsoft chose to replace their current DVD player with a newer quieter one for the time being.  Chances are that they are just waiting for the manufacturing to ramp up and the unit costs to drop.  Also a possiblity is the chance of an ultra-premium release in the next several months.

Default SQL 2005 Management Reports

For those of you that are using the new SQL Server 2005 you should be using the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.  If you go ahead and select a database from Object Explorer, the report button should be highlighted.  From there you can run reports like “Server Dashboard”, “Configuration Changes History” and other performance and activity reports.

Go ahead and open up Management Studio, select your default database, “Report” should be highlighted.  Now click “Server Dashboard”.

HA!  Chances are that you got the following error “sql_handle” is not a recognized table hints option. If it is intended as a parameter to a table-valued function, ensure that your database compatibiity mode is set to 90.

If you believe the error, then you may think that is has something to do with a “sql_handle” or your compatiblity mode.  Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with either.

The problem is with your default database.  Chances are that it is set to “Master”.  You need to set it to a different database that you have created.  Why?  I don’t know.  It may create some temporary tables or run a procedure or function that you can only run from a user created database.  You should never change anything in the Master database yourself.

To change a user’s default database, you need to select and expand the Database in SQL Management Studio.  Then expand the “Security” folder.  Then right-click on the user and go to properties.  Then right on the user’s “Login Properties” window you should see “Default database:”.  Click on the dropdown box and select a database that the user has access to.  Now when you run the reports they should now work.