Thursday, September 21, 2006

Another tribute to PSP

Now if you thought the last post was something, here is a bit more email from those that just love their software, this time with pictures. (most likely done in PSP by PSP addicts)


The Twelve Steps of PSPaholics Anonymous

1. We admit we are powerless over the need to create graphics

And that our life revolves around "making one more graphic before
I_________________."
(insert one: "go to bed, feed the cat, cook supper, go to work...")



2. We believe that a power greater than ourselves exists,
And it's name is PaintShop Pro.



3. We have made the decision to turn our lives and what skill we have over to the care of Graphics utilities, that they may help us create that which we cannot do on our own.



4. We have made, and continue to make, a searching and fearless inventory of the web
To find copyright free graphics, and also of our computers, that we
May delete old graphics to make room for new ones.



5. We admit that we cannot make good, modem friendly,
Graphics without the help of Gifwizard and L-view Pro.



6. We are entirely ready to let any graphics utilities we can find
Remove all defects from our graphics.



7. We humbly ask that our computers not crash due
To all the graphics stored therein.



8. We have made a list of all the persons who make better graphics than we do
And are willing to try and outdo them.



9. We admit our jealousy of those that make better graphics than we do and
Appeal to them whenever possible to teach us how they did it.



10. We continue to take inventory of our hard drives and web sites and promptly remove
Any "amateur" ("how could I have thought that was good?")
Graphics that we find.



11. We seek, through "help files" and source code, to learn every nuance of
Other's' secrets so that we will always be making better graphics.



12. We have had a spiritual awakening as a result of stealing other's ideas.
We have tried to help all other novice graphic junkies to make better
Graphics by sharing our knowledge
(but not enough that they make better graphics than us)





OK...now come on people...where is the stuff like this for the other software out there? Or are PSP users a unique bunch? Where are the poems in favor of Winamp? Acrobat Reader? Dreamweaver?...anything.

This thing called PSP

Today one of the many Paintshop Pro addicts on the BsRequests4All list (mentioned in my last post) sent out this little gem for Member Share Day:

What's this thing called PSP?
I pondered and I wondered...
I hit this key and that key..
Oh gosh how I blundered!

It scared me to death
The things what were in there,
The 'tools' were all taunting...
Click on me if you dare!

I clicked on the browser
And things went a'flyin...
Scared me to death
And left me a'cryin!

I hit the wrong key
And the toolbar went 'Poof!'
I thought "Oh my goodness,
Did I ever goof!

It said 'open an image' --
An image? What could that be?
This button, that button...
This thing's a'pickin on me!!

But the more I went in there
And the more things I tried,
I no longer feared it,
I no longer cried.

I learned it and learned it
And learned it some more,
Now the rest of my life
I just plain ignore!

So don't bother callin'
I won't answer the phone ....
I'm now a PSP junkie ....
Just leave me alone!!!



Now I ask you, and think really hard about this for a minute or two...

What other software is so loved by its users that it inspires them to write poetry about it? I haven't seen any positive poetry about Photoshop, or MS Office, or iTunes...have you?

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Monday, September 11, 2006

Answerbag Q&A

Q: How many four letter words exist in the English language? (excluding curse words.)

A: I did not exclude curse words because that can differ based on region, era, and cultural background.

With 26 letters in the English alphabet, there are 45,6976 possible 4 letter combinations (26*26*26*26). Out of these, only 2746 are not words. That means the remaining 45,6976 are words.

List of non-words with 4 letters can be found here.


Question found on Answerbag.com. Answer is mine.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Spellcheck

On my last post, I was using the program wBloggar, and ran the spellcheck before posting.

Now, I really like wBloggar... I like it a lot. But the spellcheck feature definitely leaves something to be desired.

It found error with the word 'voicemail' and suggested this replacement:



Now let's use that correction in a sentence, shall we?

"As soon as I got home I took off my coat and checked my vaginal messages."


Oh, yes...that's a great replacement! Don't you agree?

Everyone should replace all instances of the word voicemail with vaginal from now on.

The world will be a better place if you do. ;-)

Krish's portable PC

Krish has a girlfriend!

Here he is with her and his portable PC:

Saturday, September 09, 2006

I have Joined the 21st Century!

That's right...I am finally living like a normal person...sort of.

I acquired a nice fast PC back in December 2005...taking the place of my old P1 as my main PC.

Now I have added to that...DSL!

OMG...I HAVE DIVIDED BY ZERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

OK, it's s-l-o-w DSL, but it's a hell of a lot faster than dialup and the fighting in my house over the PC with the dialup connection has ended. Now both my daughter & I can be online at the same time...and talk on the phone too. Not that I like phones any more than I did on Thursday, because I still hate phones of any type.

Which means I am taking my phone off the hook during the day so the people that would call me most can't get through and still have to leave me a 60 second voicemail.

So what did I do with my new DSL so far?

I went to neopets.com, one of the slowest sites I ever used, and loaded flash game after flash game...not to play them, just to watch them load. It was fun to see that progress meter just zip and the game to be loaded. A second or 2 is tons faster than the 10+ minutes it used to take.

I am hosting my own chatroom now...with WinMX...on primary!! YAY!!!

Port forwarding...I was feeling like a total n00b idiot on that subject...was getting very frustrated. If this happened to you, you might be frustrated too:



If you click NO, it does dynamic...if you click YES, it does nothing at all!

Seems like a candidate for The Daily WTF to me.

But I am loving DSL...really loving it!

But I have to go clean my house now, before it dies from neglect...then I can come back and abuse my DSL some more...maybe download some HUGE files today. :-)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Shitware

Ever use a piece of software that caused you to use up all the swear words you know...and you ended up inventing a few new choice words to fit the situation?

How about a software company's customer service or tech support?

Got some hardware that is making smoke appear from under your collar? Do you know a website that is constructed so badly it makes you want to rip your hair out?

You are not alone.

Welcome to Shitware.net.

Have your say...complain publicly where all can see and be warned. Read what others have said about their experiences.

Maybe if we all put our voices together those companies that are torturing us will listen & get their acts together.

Let the ranting begin!

http://www.shitware.net

Sunday, September 03, 2006

My sins

My sins have been measured. I have committed many sins, but Lust is the mortal sin that has done me in.

Greed:Medium
Gluttony:Medium
Wrath:Low
Sloth:High
Envy:Medium
Lust:Very High
Pride:Medium