Sorry, this week, the ol' HTML WYSIWYG went wiggy, so I hand-keyed the table in. No colors:
|Idol Singer||Dave's Vote||Shan's Vote|
Going to a PICNIC?
If your favorite (or maybe not-so-favorite) techie mentions something about a picnic when discussing your computer problem, you may want to deck 'em... PICNIC stands for "Problem In Chair, Not In Computer." Ever hear of "Operator Head-space?" How about the good old "ID-Ten-Tee?" As in, ID10T, idiot.... Are ya with me so far? How about, "The problem exists between the chair and the monitor..." Ah, yes, all clever ways to say, "the user doesn't know jack..."
eBay Second Chance scam...
I am the world's worst about warning people regarding Internet scams. Every time I turn around, I am telling folks to watch for this or that... The latest that I nearly got suckered into is the "2nd chance offer." You bid one something and lose. A few days later, you get an email that says, "Hey, the winner bailed out, and I'm giving you a chance to get the item for your bid price!" The problem? It's a scam. eBay will NEVER send you anything about 2nd chance offers directly - they use the "My eBay" message center. I hope I help at least one person with this info...
If you lose an auction, bid on another. Simple as that.
Having Phyllis Diller walk through the door on "Boston Legal" was another stroke of genius by the folks at that show. We all knew Rachel Welch was not coming through the door, but when it turned out to be Ms. Diller - hilarious!
Oh, I've had a couple people ask me about the question marks when posting the Idol picks and pans... The question marks mean the voter wasn't sure... A "Yes?" means, the person liked the singer, but that singer was not great and voting could go either way. A "No?" means the person did not like the singer, but a redeeming factor may save the singer (history, possible future performances, etc). A question mark by itself means the voter didn't know what to think... :-)