Huh?

I admit it, I’m a geek. I’m completely at home with obscure and inconsistent command line switches to applications coming from dozens of different sources. I use software written by geeks for geeks. I write software for geeks and complain about users that don’t get it. I worship at the altar of obscure error codes and ridiculous dialog boxes.

But holy moly, I have nothing on the folks from Redmond. I booted my Vista install in Parallels for the first time in forever – and the first thing I do of course is run Windows Update. First – this gem of a security dialog:

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And then, Windows Update quits – I run it again – and get this gem of a screen:

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Wow, folks from Redmond. You guys are the greatest.

Totally Phatic

Yes, I went totally phatic (props to Kevin for the term) with twitter this morning. In case you missed it – it was like my own version of JAY – behind the music:

Jason Adam Young: was leavin’ – but got sidetracked by Sunny Sweeney – leavin’ itunes NOW Jason Adam Young: IMDB left out the best Mike Burton quote ever: “it’s a mysterious world, Ed, and I’m a curious man…” Jason Adam Young: (path to Ed all via wikipedia): “Jackon” -> June Carter Cash -> Johnny Cash -> Vivian Liberto -> Ginnifer Goodwin -> Ed ( … Jason Adam Young: got out with only the Bruce Hornsby version of Fortunate Son/Comfortably Numb – whew – now browsing IMDB for quotes from the tv show “Ed” Jason Adam Young: NOT impressed with the Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby version of “Mandolin Rain” Jason Adam Young: Impressed with Flynnville Train’s “Nowhere Than Somewhere” Jason Adam Young: i’m completely out of touch with the new music since all I listen to is NPR and talk radio. Some of this is pretty good. Jason Adam Young: Marc Cohn’s “Walking In Memphis” is clearly one of the greatest songs ever Jason Adam Young: browsing the itunes music store and avoiding making purchases

Which probably had all my twitter followers hoping and praying I don’t bring my trademark verbosity back to twitter for a while.

P.S. bonus del.icio.us link – Essential Viewing – Women of Country Special

Repeat After Me…

Quote Kim Cameron:

what counts is the ACCOUNT, not the CREDENTIAL what counts is the ACCOUNT, not the CREDENTIAL what counts is the ACCOUNT, not the CREDENTIAL what counts is the ACCOUNT, not the CREDENTIAL what counts is the ACCOUNT, not the CREDENTIAL what counts is the ACCOUNT, not the CREDENTIAL what counts is the ACCOUNT, not the CREDENTIAL what counts is the ACCOUNT, not the CREDENTIAL what counts is the ACCOUNT, not the CREDENTIAL

In Moratorium, permenantly

Why just a week? My embargo on Facebook (and LinkedIn – which really never started ever) – is permanent.

I’m also an introvert, which makes that easy, but until they approach the open nature of a del.icio.us or Flickr (which both still need OpenID) – I won’t be back.

Funniest Thing of The Week

I was trying to search Lexis/Nexis for a court case involving a relative for another relative… and I saw the funniest record of the week:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. NINETY-SIX THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($ 96,100.00) IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY, Defen-dant.

No. 06-2370-B

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE, WESTERN DIVISION

2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15111

March 2, 2007, Decided March 2, 2007, Filed

Only in America would there be a court filing against money.