Okay, one of the Dump regulars is a certified USB genius. Without him, apparently, we would not be able to plug in and power up LED Christmas trees, which would make the world a much more horrible place. I post this link for him, as he mentioned wanting the coffee cup warmer. So glad you worked on inventing USB, dude, cause I don’t know where I would be without it.
The link that got me to that site in the first place was over on Facebook – it was for the world’s largest gummy bear on a stick. Which weighs half a pound. I was thinking of getting one each for the kids but they appear to be out of stock of the good flavors. And who can blame the buying public – such a treat cannot possibly be kept in stock!
I know that my many, many regular readers (all 3 of you) have been wondering where I’ve been. Just a little family thing involving surgery, but the patient is home and should be driving everyone crazy within a day or so, max. Also, I did live through a round of layoffs, but what happens is the remaining people get to divvy up the work of the people who are gone. You do the math. Oh, so all that stuff has also put me almost impossibly behind on NaNoWriMo. I will try to make up my word count this weekend, but I’m just not sure how well that is going to work.
Last night we checked out the upgrades Microsoft did to the Xbox 360 software, and decided to link up to our Netflix account. VERY easy to do, and boom, suddenly everyone in the house saw all the crappy movies I had placed in the “View Instantly” queue. Urp. “Why do you have a Scooby Doo movie in there?” “For Junior!” We watched a Pink Panther cartoon (from a collection) and the movie Underdog. There were a LOT of things that bothered me about the movie, but overall, I was not the target audience and it was really kind of cute. And hey, free with my Netflix membership, right?
Oh God I hate when I try to do something and it doesn’t work properly and that causes another problem and I don’t see it so I don’t know to fix it and I get news that some people think my site has been down since Saturday.
It hasn’t been. That was operator error. I was trying to create a placeholder home page for a new domain I registered and the turdlett software stored the index file in the home directory instead of the proper subdirectory, but my BigDumpTruck bookmarks point to index.php (that’s actually the file I use) so I did not see what apparently you all were seeing.
That would explain why the past few days my hit count has been….17. For the day. Down from the heady years when I was getting 150+ hits a day, I can tell you that.
To be fair, this guy has every right to choose to vote the way he ended up voting. On the other hand, the reason bothers me. A lot. Without giving away the plot, I think it’s pretty interesting that he got to be as old as he is and was honestly surprised when the kindly people at the polling places had to set him straight.