Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Everything you ever wanted to know about the history of Saint Patrick's Day....and then some.

Welcome to the saint patrick centre - the world centre telling the story of st patrick, patron saint of ireland

By the way, Happy Birthday Jeanie!

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

One of the Plant Maintenance Newsletters I subscribe to just started a news board on their website. It might be worth watching to see how things develop:

Plant Maintenance Resource Center Job Board

Monday, March 15, 2004

This is an excellent site for learning the National Electrical Code:

Mike Holt Online Training

It's just a shame that Texas is not one of the states listed which accepts the online course as continuing education credit.

Saturday, March 13, 2004

Started building a page to display Emily's artwork. We'll scan some stuff and create thumbnails later...

Emerald Tiger
I went back and fixed the popup info boxes on the Eagle Solar Screens site. Now, instead of a canned alert screen it comes up with the company logo and colors and has a nice close window button at the bottom. I like it better and I think Tommy will be pleased with the results as well.

George nails it again.

George Carlin Responds to Indecency Uproar

"The whole problem with this idea of obscenity and indecency, and all of these things — bad language and whatever — it's all caused by one basic thing, and that is: religious superstition. ... There's an idea that the human body is somehow evil and bad and there are parts of it that are especially evil and bad, and we should be ashamed. Fear, guilt and shame are built into the attitude toward sex and the body. ... It's reflected in these prohibitions and these taboos that we have."

Friday, March 12, 2004

I saw this and I thought, that's easy for Greenspan to say, he's got a job. Sure, historically free and open trade has benefited the U.S. consumer and the economy in the long run but this outsourcing is getting out of hand and this jobless recovery has gone on far longer than any other period of job loss or lack of job creation since the great depression. This is not a typical economic cycle and eventually if no one here has money to buy products it's going to lead to an overall drop in demand and prices i.e. deflation.

It's like I heard someone say on a radio program. Oh sure, it's great that the shirt at the store costs less than it did before but if I don't have a job I can't buy it anyway.

Greenspan sees jobs picking up
By Sue Kirchhoff, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday that the job market should brighten soon, and warned against protectionist efforts to prevent U.S. jobs from moving overseas. - Greenspan sees jobs picking up
This attack on working class Americans has gone on long enough. Maybe it's time for greedy corporations to start paying for shipping our jobs overseas. Why buy from these people? Visit this website to find out more:

InSource America

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

A collection of my favorite quotes...
You know, it really makes you wonder what the agenda is behind the search engine rankings when one day you're in there and the next day you're not. Which voices get heard and which ones get silenced. Who decides? Who is behind the scenes pulling the strings? Money talks...

Save Overtime Pay! Sign the petition NOW!

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

A Note To Naysayers:

You know those people that are always trying their best to hold you back, put you down and make you feel inferior.

I love those people!

You know, the credit union that turns you down for a loan even though you've financed two cars with them and taken out signature loans for which you have never missed a single payment but now, since something which was totally out of your control has caused you to get some bad marks on your credit report you're a risk.

You know the people who say because you started at the bottom in the company that you will always be less qualified, less experienced, less educated, less deserving than them of an opportunity to get a promotion and make a decent living to support your family.

You know the ones who underestimate your intelligence and/or your abilities.

I love those guys!

You know, the ones who tell you that you're never going to amount to anything, you're not good enough, not smart enough, etc. and then do everything they can think of, pull every dirty trick to make their prophecy come true.

I love those guys!

Why, you ask. Because I love the looks on their faces when I prove them wrong.



Another very useful site.