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  • Blog Post: bad boys

    last night was series 4 episode 5 of the it crowd “bad boys” and this one incorporates everything i love about the show.  it’s got a lot of geek humor (like the browser discussion with jen -  http://www.ifc.com/videos/it-crowd-s4-ep-5.php and the robot “out in the wild” ) and plays off of the...
  • Blog Post: top ten april fools pranks at home, around town and on the web

    yesterday was april fools day (or the beginning of my wife's birthday month) and the pranks were flying online. here are 10 of my favorite this year. 0. my wife woke up to say there was snow on the ground - she forgot i had already been outside to take out the trash #fail. later that morning it snowed...
  • Blog Post: the it crowd streaming on netflix - dvds come to america

    probably the most important television comedy ever, the it crowd series 1 has been released on netflix and i believe is now available on dvd in the states.  my wife and i have watched every episode on ifc at least 10 times - there's so much humor packed into each episode we rarely get tired of them....
  • Blog Post: mrs. farley

    mrs. farley taught math and she was one of the most influential teachers i had in high school. i remember her making entrances on roller skates and making almost every day in her classroom entertaining and unpredictable. she gave me extra points on senior skip day (my dad was on the school board at the...
  • Blog Post: april fools 2012

    April fools is one of my favorite days – it was my full time day at the Information Management Group, which is where some of the best office April Fools Jokes were played.  This year 4/1 is today – a Sunday.  So I decided to separate my prank from work and tweet that there was a new IT Crowd...
  • Blog Post: big bang theory

    big bang theory season 2 premieres this evening and because nbc isn't doing an american version of the it crowd , i'll have to stick with this as my choice for favorite geek show this fall. i actually purchased the british it crowd series 1 and 2 dvd's because it's that good of a show (and if there is...
  • Blog Post: brian regan is coming to town!!!

    i have only been waiting 20 years for this - brian regan, my favorite comedian, is performing in dekalb, il on april 29th! we have seen brian regan so many times in so many comedy clubs and theaters i have lost count. we used to go to see brian multiple times in one weekend because he would always do...
  • Blog Post: sunday posts for everyone: bit.ly

    the old wisdom used to be don’t click on anything that you don’t recognize and only follow links from someone you know, but lately with so many of our methods of communications being shortened (twitter, texting, mobile phones, netbooks, etc.) there is definitely a new set of confusing looking links around...
  • Blog Post: tnetennba - a new word is born

    tonight is the 3rd episode in the 4th series of the it crowd. in the 2nd episode, moss uses the word "tnetennba" and just like that you can find other it crowd fans by typing this into google, yahoo or bing. i love the way graham linehan plays with popular sites ("friendface" and "jitter" are mentioned...
  • Blog Post: the it crowd series 4 coming soon...

    this evening i noticed that a brief description of the it crowd series 4 is up on channel 4's website http://bit.ly/cp47vt and couldn't help being a little sad that we weren't able to see a taping. i have made it my personal mission to ensure that everyone at microsoft knows about this brilliant show...
  • Blog Post: you have angered the great master russinovich!

    one of the geekiest but most amusing videos i've seen from microsoft. i hope you enjoy trevor and sam talking i.t. as much as i did. this third video in the series is priceless! http://www.youtube.com/user/talkingaboutwindows#p/u/5/7uHHENkT4dY Master Russinovich
  • Blog Post: brian regan

    thursday evening my wife and my 10 year old son went to see brian regan with 10 friends. since i just saw him and he's got a new comedy central special coming out tonight, i decided my fourth influence post should be about brian. i first heard brian regan's comedy over 15 years ago with my wife. he was...
  • Blog Post: paint desktop version registry key

    typically there is version information displayed in the lower right hand corner of windows in pre release versions, but there is a quick way to display the desktop version information on your computer by changing a registry key. windows 7 service pack 1 displays as build 7601 open regedit.exe, navigate...
  • Blog Post: mrs. farley

    mrs. farley taught math and she was one of the most influential teachers i had in high school. i remember her making entrances on roller skates and making almost every day in her classroom entertaining and unpredictable. she gave me extra points on senior skip day (my dad was on the school board at the...
  • Blog Post: web therapy season 2 and the movie ted

    I watched the very first episode of Web Therapy on Showtime, but hadn't kept up with it. Last weekend when I watched the Season 2 premiere I noticed that Fiona Wallice was using Skype on her Mac to communicate with her patients (her new "modality" is using Skype and to only offer 3 minute sessions)....