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Archive for August, 2007

August 31, 2007

NASCAR’s PR Guy Needs A Splint

Just read on Jayski a summary of a press release from NASCAR that said passes at the “new” Bristol doubled over the previous race. Then they cite some statisticsĀ  that show that there were 2,147 green flag passes during the race. J.J. Yeley, who finished 13th, managed to make 107 passes under the green flag. […]

August 30, 2007

Computer Tip: Fixing the Mysterious Moving Mouse Cursor

A few months ago, I got a new computer at work. Since I’m a computer tech, I had to install Windows and all the software on it myself. Shortly after I got all the stuff installed, I was looking at the monitor when I saw the mouse cursor just take off on its own. I […]

August 28, 2007

The Simpsons

We finally saw the Simpsons Movie the other day. We’d tried to see it once before, but were way early and decided to see the Harry Potter movie instead. Overall it was a pretty funny movie. I guess what surprised me was the number of kids in the theater. Since it’s been out for a […]

August 27, 2007

NASCAR: Bris-dull

I’m still trying to come to grips with the fact that I’ve just spent three hours watching one of the dullest NASCAR Cup races I can remember. All this week the press has been hyping the new track surface and in the pre-race show they talked about the new progressive banking in the turns, which, […]

August 24, 2007

Big Brother 8

I admit it: I’m a fan of reality TV. In the game-show sub-genre of reality TV, I like Survivor, Amazing Race, and yes, Big Brother. In the real-life sub-genre, I like Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels, Survivorman and other shows that actually show real life. Regarding this season’s version of Big Brother… The only decent person […]

August 23, 2007

Corrupted Windows Registry

A few days ago, I went to my main computer at home and saw that it had blue screened. I hit the reset key and figured it’d go ahead and boot up. But it didn’t. It came up with an error I’ve seen (and fixed) before, which indicated that it couldn’t find the boot files. […]

August 21, 2007

Little Known Las Vegas Facts Plus Visitor Tips

During our recent trip to Las Vegas, I came across these little known facts about the city. I hope you find them interesting. In a casino, the shortest distance between two points always passes by at least a dozen slot machines. Also, the shortest distance between two points inside a hotel passes by at least […]

August 20, 2007

San Diego Zoo

During our recent vacation out west, we spent a day at the San Diego Zoo. The world famous San Diego Zoo. The internationally renowned San Diego Zoo. The zoo that provided all the animals for Joan Embry’s visit to Johnny Carson’s show.That zoo. I don’t know; maybe I expected too much. We started out on […]

August 17, 2007

Cirque Du Soleil: LOVE

Last Saturday night, our last night in Las Vegas, we went to see LOVE at the Mirage. Through an incredible coincidence, we were able to get $125 tickets to this show for only $50. We were on the first row of section 207, which was at stage level. It looked like the $150 seats were […]

August 16, 2007

Hoover Dam

As part of the Las Vegas Power Pass, we took the mini-Hoover Dam tour. We boarded a mini-shuttle bus outside the Excalabur, which took us to the Planet Hollywood hotel, where we got our tickets, paid our $4 fuel fee, and got on a big bus. We had a driver from a former communist country […]