So the wonderful group of friends that I have are an enjoyable group. One of my friends since high school, none other than the famous Nikk Bobo wrote a short story entitled “The Death of Rick Sobo” The story is completely and entirely hilarious. In our singles ward about five years ago we decided to have an Oscar night. We decided that we would make an adaptation of the story. The following is the results. I know the acting is horrible, granted, my friend TJ does an amazing job as the evil Garth. The special effects are bad as well. I hope you enjoy the movie as much as I do.
If you would like to read the original short story fell free to, you can find it here.
After several months of waiting I finally got my Google Voice account! It is a very similar product to what I am working on and allows me to see more of what our competitors are doing. Very cool stuff! And lots of fun building these kinds of apps. Try it out if you would like there is a widget on the right hand side of my blog that will connect us through Google Voice (It even transcribes everything so I can search it later… Very COOL!)
Being as how I ride the bus all the time, I get to sit by a wide variety of people. These people have a wide variety of thoughts and beliefs. I have found it very interesting to sit by certain people that are known as “conspiracy theorists.” One in particular caught me attention a few days ago. He kept talking about how Social Security numbers are the sign of the beast mentioned in the Bible. Really? Last time I checked there were several aspects to the sign of the beast that don’t match Social Security numbers. Such as Revelations 11:13 that talks about not being able to buy or sell unless a person were to use that number, well, sorry last time I checked, I can buy (and sell) stuff with out using my Social Security number, Sorry dude, don’t think it’s that one. It really is interesting to talk to these kinds of people. Do you have any fun stories about talking to someone like this? Let me know.
I have never understood the mentality that a lot of people seem to take. They take a stance of jumping over dollars to save pennies. I saw this when I worked for Subway, owners would complain about giving out coupons, when time after time having coupons continuously showed that sales went up, therefore the store would make more money. Now I get to deal with this with another former employer. I have had colocation for more than a year now at the same place, in fact I have 3 servers that are at day 408 for uptime.
Since I found a new job that would pay me nearly double, my “employee discount” was taken away (without notifying me, which is a whole other topic of discussion) and now that I am calling them trying to get any kind of discount, you would think a loyal customer of more that a year would get some kind of discount, even if it were 10% (even the competition is saying that they can beat them by at least 10%. So instead of giving me a discount, since I was a good employee (maybe they feel like I left them hanging… Which in someways I did, but I gave them 4 months notice, guess what guys, you have to pay programmers what they are worth) and a faithful bill paying customer, that they would give a dicount right. Nope, got to charge full price so we don’t lose any money!
What happens when you lose the customer entirely? Is that worth saving a few bucks. In my book it’s not. But, I guess to each his own, good luck… Hope you don’t lose more customers, but if you treat other customers the way you treated me…. Then they are going to be suffering pretty bad soon.
So I keep hearing about the “New and Improved” this, and the “New and Improved that… It made me stop to think for a while, If it is new, it was recently created, and has no history, and therefore can not be improved. If it is improved, it is old and has a history and is therefore not new. So where in the world did this oxymoron come from?
Here’s a video I found today. It’s the 100 best movie lines, only in a SportsCenter style where they have a montage of all of them. The entire thing is given in 200 seconds, not bad for the number of movie lines it covers. See if you recognize all of them.
In an unfortunate turn of events, the owners of Jonesbuster are having financial difficulties. As a result the service that they have offered called Jonesbuster has now gone from being free to costing one dollar.
As someone who loves this service (and enjoys it quite often) I feel that it is my duty to help keep Jonesbuster alive! Therefore I am starting a donation fund. All proceeds to this donation fund will be given to the Jonesbuster Fondation to allow the continue of free rentals. Please help us keep this precious resource alive, click the donate button on the right! Every little bit helps!
I was rumaging around my collection of school projects when I came across this one. My group of friends all had the same English class. In this class we were assigned to make a radio mystery theater. Part of the requirements were that it include commercials. I have compiled the original (which was originally six different pieces) into one nice easy to listen to, assuming you think this kind of thing is easy to listen to, file. You can check out all of our other high school work at www.nikksbasement.com