Saturday, March 8, 2014

Is your computer driving you mad

Every once in a while you get a good email from a friend.   This is one that was sent to me today.  Hope you enjoy it.

Windows vs. Ford

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. 

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated,  "If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon." 

In response to Bill's comments, Ford issued a press release stating

If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part): 

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash.........twice a day. 

2.. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car. 

3... Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this. 

4.... Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine. 

5..... Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads. 

6...... The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light. 

7....... The airbag system would ask, "Are you sure?" before deploying. 

8........ Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna. 

9......... Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car. 

10.......... You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off. 

PS - I'd like to add that when all else fails, you could call "customer service" in some foreign country and be instructed in some foreign language how to fix your car yourself!

Please share this with your friends who love - but sometimes hate - their computer!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Its been over 3 months since blogging

Well its been over 3 months since I last blogged. Why??  I don't have a great answer for that other than Ive been busy. Or that I didn't have anything i cared to share, or was just plain too lazy to blog.  Anyway I'm here now and here is something humorous for you.

Bathroom Eyes 
Have you ever gone into the bathroom in the middle of the night and had the feeling someone was watching?  I know its an uncomfortable thought.  But in the bathroom we don't expect anyone to be seeing us do what we do.   So one night while having that feeling of being watched this is what I found.
scroll down lower to see

Hope you enjoyed the humor.   till next time, hopefully its not 3 months from now

Sunday, November 10, 2013

It has been a long time

It has been a long time since I blogged. And you are wondering what I have been up to.  Just life got so busy.  I havent had time or when I did wasnt in the mood to blog.  
That said im here now and just a couple of videos of some inventions.  One is 240 yrs old and the other is just recent.
Watch and enjoy



Friday, September 6, 2013

Missing for the Summer

Well I guess you wonder where I went?  The answer is a lot of places.  We were back in Ontario for the Canadian Horseshoe Pitching Championships. (no didn't win).  Niagara Falls, Toronto.   Then in BC we were in Penticton for the BC Championships. (Yes won that one).

Lots of Beaches and fun things to do around home, Butchart Gardens for the fireworks and watching the band Rukus.
and helped out at the Chili Cookoff.

And all the jobs around home.   So you can see I have lots of excuses as why I didn't blog.

But maybe those are reasons to blog.
I have put a few pics from the summer up and maybe more later.
Ok I'm back anyway
till next time


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Are they sleeping in there?

I just found this sign and limo funny together on cook st near Dallas rd.  A great place to park for a walk but they don't want people staying there all night.  Sign says "No overnight Sleeping in Vehicles"
 Just an interesting pair together.  What do you think?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Murder in the Back Yard

It was a quiet day and we were working in the front yard gardening. As lunch approached we headed around to the back.
Then I spotted it, feathers all over the sidewalk and brick patio.
Thinking maybe a fight between a cat and a bird , but no feathers were floating through the air.
I looked up and there sitting on top of a branch on the oak tree right by the patio was a Falcon (or was it a hawk, I'm not an expert on these kind of birds).  
He was enjoying his meal of what I presume was a pigeon.

We walked around underneath to put away the gardening supplies and he just kept on eating , keeping a keen eye on us.

He was still enjoying his meal about an hour later.
And we thought it would be just a quiet day in the yard
boy were we wrong.  But Hey falcons have to eat too .

Sunday, May 12, 2013


 Last year when the news came out about putting guard rails on the breakwater in Victoria, B.C. I thought what a joke.
I mean I have lived here all my life and the only people that have gotten hurt are maybe a handful in 50 yrs.
So why waste the money and do this, and of course its going to look stupid.   
Then I heard the reason as the harbour authority had no choice as the insurance company would not cover them for any risk of people getting injured.  So yes I guess they have no choice, we will be stuck with this ugly guard rails.

 The new breakwater is now open with the rails up and they do not look bad.  In fact they look pretty good.
It is now safe for little kids to walk without parents holding hands so tightly.  The kids can even run and skip along.
Handicap people and wheelchairs are even great now on the breakwater.
Now if someone falls off the breakwater they really asked for it. You would have to climb up on the rail to fall now.
So take a look at these pictures and please go for a walk and enjoy it.   
The one thing I like is you can stop half way now lean against the rail and just enjoy the view.  Before nothing to lean against.

Ok enjoy