Friday, April 27, 2007

De-Crap-tifying.... Striking out 4 batters in an inning...

(This entry was created on Friday, before the world came to a screeching halt....)


When I saw the name of the software, I knew it had to be good... And, it is a VERY handy tool, indeed! PC-Decrapifier will automatically remove the junk software that comes on new computers (AOL, Earthlink, Dell "games" and more). It's free for home users, so if you have Windows XP or Vista, you might wanna check it out...


Microsoft is working on a new server software called "Microsoft Home Server." What's so cool about it? Check this out - store all your documents, pictures, etc in one place (the server) and everyone on your home network can (or not, as permissions are set by you) see them! Also have automatic backups. This means it will back-up each computer on the home network! There are lots of other features, too. This looks like a great solution for folks that more than one PC at the house... Wait... *I* have more than one PC at the house! Well, lookie there....


While checking out info on "Perfect Games" in baseball, I came across a curious item - striking out 4 batters in an inning. I couldn't wrap my brain around how that would be possible, so I looked it up, and here is what I found: A batter with two strikes on him takes a swing at strike three; however, the catcher does not field the ball cleanly, and instead of tagging the runner out, the runner reaches. The strikeout is recorded, but not the out.[1] BTW, 46 pitchers have done this... As for Perfect Games (No hits, no walks, no errors), only SEVENTEEN pitchers in the history of baseball have pulled it off...[2] (Two of them were Indians!)


I frequent just a couple message boards, mostly either tech-related or baseball card related. One of the users on a card-related board goes by "Hoosier Daddy." Maybe it's just me, that's a candidate for a "Mad Gab" if I've ever heard one! :-) Of course, I've known (or heard of) other names like that.... I once worked for a university where one of the employees was Mrs. Graham. So what? Her first name? Anna... Yes, Anna Graham.... I went to college with a guy who showed me his high school yearbook to prove that he went to school with a girl whose last name was Dickman... Her first name?? Anita... Why would any parent do that to their child?? And I don't know if Chevy dealer Bud was born with the name or changed his to it, but you can buy cars from Bud Weiser Chevrolet in Wisconsin and Illinois.... Please, please, if you are even thinking of having children, or your children are going to have children, please stop and THINK about the names you want to use... Of course, in the case of Mrs. Graham, she did that to herself - she married into it... :-)

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