December 31, 2005

Funny…

Posted in Randumb at 6:23 pm by Iram

Dear Sir:
Last year I upgraded Girlfriend 1.0 to Wife 1.0 and noticed that the new program began unexpected child processing that took up a lot of space and valuable resources. No mention of this phenomenon was included in the product brochure. In addition, wife 1.0 installs itself into all other programs and launches during system initialization where it monitors all other system activity. Applications such as Pokernight 10.3 and Beerbash 2.5 no longer run, crashing the system whenever selected. I cannot seem to purge Wife 1.0 from the system. I am thinking of going back to Girlfriend 1.0 but un-install does not work on this system. Can you help me ??      ~In Trouble

Dear In Trouble:
This is a very common problem men complain about but is mostly due to a primary misconception. Many people upgrade from Girlfriend 1.0 to Wife 1.0 with the idea that Wife 1.0 is merely a “UTILITIES & ENTERTAINMENT” program. Wife 1.0 is an OPERATING SYSTEM and designed by its creator to run everything. It is impossible to un-install, delete, or purge the program from the system once installed. You cannot go back to Girlfriend 1.0 because Wife 1.0 is not designed to do this. Some have tried to install Girlfriend 2.0 or Wife 2.0 but end up with more problems than original system. Look in your manual under Warnings – Alimony / Child Support. I recommend you keep Wife 1.0 and just deal with the situation. Having Wife 1.0 installed myself, I might also suggest you read the entire section regarding General Protection Faults (GPFs). You must assume all responsibility for faults and problems that might occur. The best course of action will be to push apologize button then re-set button as soon as lock-up occurs. System will run smooth as long as you take the blame for all GPFs. Wife 1.0 is a great program but is very high maintenance.

December 28, 2005

Accurate and Precise

Posted in Iramville, Randumb at 5:25 pm by Iram

I was helping my younger brother study for his chemisty final today, and part of the introductory chapter deals with precision and accuracy. According to his book, experimental measurements are accurate if they are close to a generally accepted published value for that particular experiment. The results are precise if you repeat the experiment multiple times and get similar numbers each time. The book went on to say that things don’t necessarily have to be both accurate and precise. They can be one, or the other, or neither, or both.

So, I can understand how something can be precise but not accurate (All the numbers are the same, they just aren’t equal to the generally accepted published value). But, how can something be accurate and not precise? For it to be accurate, wouldn’t all the numbers have to be close to the accepted value, meaning that all the numbers would also be similar to each other and therefore precise? Am I thinking too deeply into high school intro chemistry?

December 26, 2005

Bush on JibJab

Posted in Randumb at 4:36 am by Iram

JibJab.com has some really great cartoons. Here’s the latest one about Bush and 2005.

http://www.jibjab.com/Movies/ClickThrough.aspx?contentid=123

Check back soon for pictures from my trip to Hawaii!

December 12, 2005

Pork butt loin????

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:45 pm by Iram

As I was driving home from school today, I noticed a sign on a local grocery store. Apparently, Foodarama is having a sale on pork butt loin, for 88 cents a pound. Mind you, that is a very cheap source of protein. But, who eats PORK BUTT LOIN?!?!?!?! That’s so nasty!!! Ewww!

This will be my last post in a while, because the next two weeks will be spent chilling on the shores of Waikiki Beach….

Hasta la vista!

December 9, 2005

Lubbock

Posted in Iramville at 11:52 pm by Iram

I was in Lubbock today and after living in Texas for 18 years, I finally met someone who has a 6’8″, 350 pound cousin named Bubba Lee Jones. That’s the real name, folks.

I feel cultured now.

December 8, 2005

I’ve finally figured it out

Posted in Randumb at 9:31 pm by Iram

I hate wasps. They’re nasty creatures that build ugly looking mud mounds all over my house, and then fly at me anytime I go towards these mounds with the slightest intention of knocking them off the bricks. And, they sting. I’ve spent quite a while trying to understand why these bugs are so bitter about life, and I think I’ve finally figured it out. They are jealous of their striped stinging counterpart, the honeybee. It’s true. Sure, nobody likes to get stung by honeybees, but we all sure love to eat their honey. Wasps are just bees that are too lazy to make honey. And like all other creatures that are unsatisfied with life, they cannot accept being reminded of the truth that their shortcomings are their own damn fault.

My two cents….

December 7, 2005

Deep Thought

Posted in Randumb at 11:11 pm by Iram

Hope is the heart’s attachment to something it loves that will transpire in the future, just as fear relates to what will take place in the future. Therefore hope applies to something one expects to come about. The heart is enlivened by hope; it carries the heart’s burdens. The distinction between hope and wishing for something is that wishing makes one lazy.  One who only wishes for something will never put forth effort or serious intent [to achieve it].  The opposite is true for one who has hope.  Hope is a commendable trait, but wishing for something is a deficiency in men.

Excerpt from ‘Principles of Sufism’ by al Qushayri (transl. B.R. von Schlegell)

December 5, 2005

The Wonders of Google

Posted in Randumb at 9:18 pm by Iram

1. Go to Google

2. Type failure

3. Click “I’m feeling lucky”

December 4, 2005

Money

Posted in Randumb at 3:35 pm by Iram

From my Corporation Finance textbook:

“Money makes money and the money that money makes makes more money.”

Try saying that five times fast.

December 3, 2005

Done!

Posted in Iramville at 7:08 pm by Iram

I am done for the semester. Yay!!!! Only two finals left, and one project. A very nice final exam schedule indeed, considering that last semester I had three exams scheduled within the same 2 hours (a schedule that was later changed, of course). I’ll be in the library if anyone needs me for anything…

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