Saturday, April 02, 2005

Sir Knight, I just pissed my pants!

A lot has happend since the last postings. My computer went through viruses and spyware. So much so that everytime I tried to open internet explorer, it would shut down 20 seconds later. It makes it hard to even get a thought out of my head let alone type it. This spurs my next thought. Why do people feel the need to develope these stupid little programs to make life hard. Don't get me wrong, in my job, I get people everyday coming to buy new software, new computers, or pay us to take them off of their computers. But I would prefer if these people who are probably sitting down in their parents basements with Buffy The Vampire Slayer pictures hanging on the wall all around them, would get a life and do something else.
You see, now we have to have 4-100 different pieces of software on our computers just to keep the millions and billions of different programs out. And then we have to add more ram, uprade the cpu, get a bigger hard drive, screw it, I'll go buy a whole new pc, and then add $300 in software to that too, and I'll pay more money every year to keep my definitions up to date.
I have recently developed a little conspiracy theory. I think that Norton, McAfee, Webroot, and all these other Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware companies are paying out to all of these little wannabe hackers, just so they can keep us bound to them and their stupid subscrition fees.
I'm sure I'm not the first to have had this thought, in fact, I have used this thought to sell lots of antivirus and antispyware software.
You see, I think that there should be free FULLY working software for people. If people are willing to give us viruses and spyware for free, we should be able to remove it for free. The headache is payment enough, don't you think? I know that there is Spybot, thank you, but, it doesn't do the trick. I know that Ad-aware is a good program, but if you don't pay for it, you don't get the live trackers and live scanning while you are online.
I did finally breakdown and buy Spy-Sweeper. It is a great program, but still, you can not only have one piece of software to do battle. You seriously have to have at least 2 or 3. And now, I have to, like I said earlier, get more ram, because I have all of these programs running down in my system tray. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!
I think I'm going to propose a not so unique idea, it runs along the lines of the gas strikes. I'm going to start a chain letter, and on July 4, 2005, everybody will not use the internet. That gives us 3 months to get to as many people as we can. We'll show them...we don't need their stupid internet, who graciously allows to use it to rant!
Ok...that may not work, but that will be my Independance Day! (I wish.)
That's it. I have to start getting ready for a long day of work, and telling people that they need all of this software and telling them why their computer is bogged down, and telling them why they need to spend an extra $150 when they are buying their new computer.
By.

I'll Always Be A Toy's-R-Us Kid

One more thought today. I have been feeling really nostalgic lately. I was thinking about the good old days at Great Lakes Christian College. I spent about 6 years of my life there (just for whoever is reading this, "No it did not take me 6 years to graduate"). I had friends there.

There are a lot things I miss about those times, let me list them, and see how you feel when you read this list, I bet you had a great time too:

Jut and Matt's 80's Koinonia (I don't care how it's spelled)
The First and Last GLCC Roller Hockey Team
Late night hanging out playing video games to the whee hours
Theo's 24 hour diner
The G.L.M.S.R.
Shepherd's Pie
Spring Fling
Break-Away
Spoon Tournaments
Foosball Tournaments
The Pit
The outdoor movie nights that Kirsten Kupsor (sp) and I put on a couple of times
(Tommy-Boy and Cool As Ice) - good times
Mario Kart
Tribes
Quake
All Campus Devos
The Western Dinner (Nothing like watching Lloyd play Happy Trails through his nose)
Tecmo Superbowl Tournaments (in Brian Walter, Ryan Hullah, Justin Mayes' Room.)
Steve Yound and Dom Pace's Room (You never knew when you would get body slammed)

Ok...I have to go, but that is just a little bit of the things that come rusing back to me, when I think of the time that I spent there. There are times that I wish we didn't have to move on. But what fun would life be if we didn't. Sure we have to pay bills, raise our kids, put up with all sorts of responsibilities now, and we love it (sometimes). But we will always have those memories of times gone by, that we have all influenced eachother in some way, in the time that we spent together. Those are memories that can never be destroyed, taken away, or forgotten. You may not remember them all the time, but a simple word, can make them come pouring back.

have fun

Tuesday, January 11, 2005


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My First Day on the Blog

Well everybody, I have finally sucom to the latest web trend "blogging". I really don't know if this is going to be worth it, since I have never really been that much of a journalist, or comedian, as I see that is mostly what takes place on blogs. But what the hey! I'll give it a go.

If for any reason that somebody else that I don't know is logging on, Welcome, nice to meet you, and enjoy what ever may happen here.

I chose the title for this blog from that little comic at the top of my blog. I have it on my desk, oddly enough it fits right in a corner of my desk.

I am going to end this first entry, in hopes that the creative, thoughtful, or funny jucies may start flowing at some point. So have a great day, and I'll talk to you later.

Andy