Guess and Check


Decemberween Humor

Filed under: General — 5:22 pm

Here’s an oldie but a goodie:

{A man enters his dentist’s office for an emergency appointment. A horrible throbbing pain in his mouth has been bothering him for days. After a brief examination, the dentist is perplexed.}

Dentist: Oh my! That plate I installed in your mouth about six months ago has nearly completely corroded! What on earth have you been eating?

Man:Well… {pauses for a moment, thinking things over} my wife made me some asparagus about four months ago with this stuff on it… Hollandaise sauce she called it, and doctor, I’m talking DELICIOUS! {He begins to get very excited about the sauce.} I’ve never tasted anything like it, and ever since then I’ve been putting it on everything… meat, fish, toast, vegetables … you name it!

Dentist: That’s probably it. Hollandaise sauce is made with lemon juice, which is acidic and highly corrosive. It seems as though I’ll have to install a new plate, but made out of chrome this time.

Man: {puzzled} Why chrome?

Dentist: Well, everyone knows that there’s no plate like chrome for the Hollandaise!

Whether you do Hollandaise, holi-daze, or holidays: I hope you have a good one. You know, a good one.


Funny guy at AOL

Filed under: Technology — 6:09 pm

My friend Melissa just noticed a rather interesting answer in one of the AOL FAQs:

Q: Can I create new accounts using AIM? Can I change the passwords on my current accounts?

A: Yes, if you select as signon screenname and click sign on, AIM will bring an instruction dialog for how to create a new account. (I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE PRECEDING SENTENCE MEANS. IT DOESN’T SEEM TO WORK THAT WAY. SHOULDN’T THEY CLICK “GET A SCREEN NAME”?) You can change your password and email address from the My AIM-> Change Options menu.

Sounds like someone is having fun over there.


Upgrade to WordPress 1.3

Filed under: — 11:28 pm

As I’m sure some of you have noticed, over the past few days I’ve updated to WordPress 1.3. Now WordPress 1.3 is still in alpha, but it’s stable enough for me. It took me a while to fix my stylesheet and get everything to look the same as it was, but pretty much everything is great now.

The way themes are handled just blows my mind.


If only this happened more often

Filed under: General — 4:53 pm

{Tom and Melissa are walking home from Key Food. They are engaged in pleasant conversation, minding their own business. Suddenly Boy, who had been approaching them on the sidewalk, stops in front of them. Tom and Melissa also stop.}

Boy: Homsar?

{Melissa has no idea what’s going on. She stares blankly at Boy. Tom however, quickly catches on.}

Boy: Homsar. {points to his own chest, then at Tom’s shirt} Your shirt.

Tom: You’re absolutely right! {Tom unbuttons the top button of his coat to exposes Homsar on his shirt completely.} Oh my goodness.

Boy: Yeah, I have the same one at home.

{Boy, Tom, and Melissa begin to continue on their way. Tom looks back at Boy and points.}

Tom: I love you!

Yeah, so I had on my Homsar shirt. What’s really amazing is that he noticed even though only Homsar’s hat and the top half inch of his head were visible from underneath my coat.

This kid totally made my day.


Wikipedia NYC meetup

Filed under: General — 3:10 pm

This Sunday I’ll be attending Wikipedia‘s December New York City Meetup.

I can’t wait to meet Jimbo, Angela, and Mark. I have to remember to ask them some questions about the ongoing Arbitration Committee Election.

Be sure to check back for some photos.


There is a difference

Filed under: General — 2:54 pm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Psoriasis is a disease whose main symptom is gray or silvery flaky patches on the skin which are red and inflamed underneath when scratched. In the United States, it affects 2 to 2.6 percent of the population, or between 5.8 and 7.5 million people. Commonly affected areas include the scalp, elbows, knees, navel, palms, ears and groin. Psoriasis is autoimmune in origin, and is not contagious.

Cirrhosis is the result of damage to the liver cells from toxins, metabolic problems or other causes.

As the liver cells die they are replaced by fibrous tissue. Other liver cells regenerate in an abnormal manner, forming nodules surrounded by the fibrous tissue. Eventually the entire liver architecture can become abnormal, leading to decreased blood flow.