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July 29, 2005

Happy 6th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. "Gift ideas - What to avoid: Promotional marketing gifts (known as "Swag" or "Schwag") with your OWN company's corporate logo on it. I've already got it. When I signed for the box, I opened it and helped myself. I've got plenty of [ CoffeeCups | MousePads | Pens | SweatShirts | NylonJackets | GolfBalls | MemoPads | TeeShirts ] for my whole family."
Adopt a penguin. Since you can't actually buy a penguin, this is the next best thing. You can name your own Magellanic penguin, and have a sign displayed over its burrow. They are not the most threatened species of penguin, but they do face some challenges. more inside
Passenger exposes himself on commuter flight. The stewardess offerred him a drink. He showed her he already had nuts. (Via obscurestore) more inside
Our blurry Capitol: I was showing my brother-in-law the fly-by coolness of Google Earth when we noticed that the Capitol looked a little pixelated. Took a stroll over to the White House and saw what looks like a really bad photoshopping job. more inside
Turnabout is the GreasemonkIE for Internet Explorer I use firefox so I don't care but if you want to remix websites and you cling to Microsoft browsing then there's a way to catch up with the cool kids.
Sheath Cleaning: Have you done your gelding/stallions lately? Check to make sure there are no prospective boyfriends, elderly neighbors, or Brownie troops with a line of sight to the proceedings. Though of course they're probably going to show up unexpectedly ANYWAY once you're in the middle of things. Prepare a good explanation.
Commonplace Books Yale's Beinicke Library has a nice collection of digital images of commonplace books. more inside
What's your favourite colour?
Curious George - Whom/What do you trust? I tell friends that there are only a couple of things that I completely trust. The first being my swiss army knife, the second being the triple AAA (American Automobile Club) and the last being my family. Each of these have never failed me. There have been a few others that have come close (a 1983 BMW 323i that never seemed to break down, Sony TVs that seemed to last forever, an old mac laptop that wouldn't die, several close friends/girlfriends that haven't been completely honest but whom I love nonetheless) but few that I could put in the pantheon. Whom or what can you trust, absolutely, without reservation?
The strange story of Napolean's Wallpaper. A curious theory for the source of the arsenic which was later detected in a sample of his hair. more inside