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Posted by TJ on Friday May 23, 2008 @ 09:36 AM
[Tags: bored, links, news]

Think you're smarter than the average driver? When's the last time you took a written drivers test? When you were 16 getting a permit? How do you think you'd score if you took it again today? Take the GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test and see if you pass with flying colors, or if you could use a little brushing up.

I got 19 out of 20 correct.

NY was rated second worst drivers as NJ was #1 for being the overall worst drivers. GO NY!

Posted by TJ on Friday May 16, 2008 @ 06:28 PM
[Tags: rant, personal]

Okay so I got nervous shits a lot and I finally took it upon myself to search the internet for more information on the causes and potentials cure. It really sucks when you have an event/meeting/interview/test/date to goto and your ready to walk out the door and you suddenly feel like you have to crap. Unfortunately, I didn't find anything very useful except for link below. If anybody has experience or information please post as I'd like to hear your crappy stories.

Thanks in advance and sorry for the crap post.


EDIT: Limited the profanity in this post to get the ads to show up. Hey if I'm gonna devulge personal information about my bowel movements I should get revenue from it right?...right?

Posted by TJ on Friday May 16, 2008 @ 10:19 AM
[Tags: news, humor, satire]

It only took 141 years but finally a white person, Joshua Packwood will become the valedictorian for Morehouse College. Joshua says that he is frequently referred to as "White boy" and has been fighting with racism all his life since he grew up in a predominantly black area. Even after being awarded as valedictorian he still his frowned upon by some of his peers, Muhammad, a junior said "I just kind of wish he had done it at a different institution."


Posted by TJ on Thursday May 8, 2008 @ 09:32 PM
[Tags: links, humor, news]

[Mood: Tired]

NASA is offering $17,000 for a test (human) subject to stay in bed for 90 days. This is according to their website:
Participants will spend 90 days lying in bed, (except for limited times for specific tests) with their body slightly tilted downward (head down, feet up). Every day, they will be awake for 16 hours and lights out (asleep) for 8 hours.
Hmm... this could work for me as long as there is internet provisions haha.. bonus if the 90 days fall during tax season. I find it rather appalling that the price is so set so high anyways I'm sure they can really find a good subject for less than their offer. It's good to know our tax dollars go towards paying for someone who's only duties are to sleep on the job. This is the best use of tax dollars yet.

Link: Application

Posted by TJ on Tuesday May 6, 2008 @ 04:56 PM
[Tags: wikipedia, links, bored]

Below is a list of humorous,interesting, or just plain useless lists found on

Posted by TJ on Tuesday May 6, 2008 @ 02:37 PM
[Tags: links, alcohol, review]

Here is a good list if you're lookinh for good beers. I'll have to check if any of these are available near me.


Posted by TJ on Friday May 2, 2008 @ 11:04 PM
[Tags: review, business, hints]

XM satellite radio is great for music and in my opinion is definitely worth the price especially if you know how to bargain. I never had to pay full price for a subscription and just got my best deal yet... $69 for a full year.

Here is how I get this price: If your current subscription is coming to an end/or you're a new subscriber call them up and say you want to cancel your subscription because "the price is too high" and the customer rep will offer you a better deal to try and keep you as a subscriber... but don't accept this say the price is still too high... they should then offer you even a better deal. If it's not around $80 bucks tell them the most you'll pay is $80/year.. Now once you got an a good subscription price down they should offer you discount to switch to electronic billing, take that and you now got a great service at a great price. I was paying $15/month called up and was offered a deal for $119 and said no this is still too high "I want to cancel unless you have something under $80. The rep offered me a deal at $83/year then a $15 discount for switching to ebilling.

Kudos to XM radio for their great radio, good customer service, and good prices.

Big Band 125x125

Posted by TJ on Sunday April 20, 2008 @ 01:16 AM
[Tags: links, amazon, review]

The Amazon Kindle is now back in stock... $399. This was out of stock for a long time. This a new revolutionary way to read books. Save paper and become green with this ebook reader. It has free wireless!

link: Kindle

Product Overview

* Revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper.
* Simple to use: no computer, no cables, no syncing.
* Wireless connectivity enables you to shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle—whether you’re in the back of a taxi, at the airport, or in bed.
* Buy a book and it is auto-delivered wirelessly in less than one minute.
* More than 110,000 books available, including more than 90 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers.
* Download New York Times® Best Sellers and New Releases for $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
* Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
* Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
* Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
* More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN's Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post—all updated wirelessly throughout the day.
* Lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.
* Holds over 200 titles.
* Long battery life. Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other day. Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging. Fully recharges in 2 hours.
* Unlike WiFi, Kindle utilizes the same high-speed data network (EVDO) as advanced cell phones—so you never have to locate a hotspot.
* No monthly wireless bills, service plans, or commitments—we take care of the wireless delivery so you can simply click, buy, and read.
* Includes free wireless access to the planet's most exhaustive and up-to-date encyclopedia—
* Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.
* Included in the box: Kindle wireless reader, Book cover, Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable

link: Kindle

Posted by TJ on Saturday April 19, 2008 @ 04:06 AM
[Tags: technology, ipod, hints]

Someone argued with me today that it's bad for the iPod if you shut down your computer with the iPod connected. I do not think this is the case as shutting down the computer properly ends the communications with the iPod just as if you hit eject in iTunes. However my friend said that the iPod says "Do not disconnect" just for this reason. But the real thing they are telling you not to do is disconnect the iPod when the computer is on by pulling the cord. I also heard from reliable sources that you can even pull the cord to disconnect as long as there is no file transferring going on. Well I searched the internet for a hard-core proof that shutting the computer down with the iPod connected is not harmful and could not find any so I figured I'd write the proof myself so here:

Shutting down the computer with the iPod connected is not harmful and should not cause any issues. What is harmful is disconnecting the iPod with out properly choosing to safely disconnect the hardware in the windows task bar or ejecting it in iTunes. Please any one who has had issues to contrary please discuss in comments.

Posted by TJ on Saturday April 19, 2008 @ 03:54 AM
[Tags: personal, humor, rant]

Ok so I don't normally post about my daily life in this blog because that'd probably get boring as my life is pretty boring. However yesterday was so assiduous I just to have post about it. It all started with going to work this morning. I knew my boss or other manager wasn't going to be in today so I took upon myself to issue a dress down Friday and parted from my normal business casual attire. It's kinda weird on Fridays anyway becuase my office has two firm's working side by side and one has dress down fridays and the one I work for doesn't. So it's kinda like going to a party overdressed every friday. But you know how they say it's to be over dressed than under and I sole heartedly agree in this situation. Like always I left my house at 9:00 am to be to work at my start time of 9:00am (notice something weird here?). I just finished with tax season so I didn't feel like working much. However, I received an alert that we had to get schedules to an IRS auditor for one of big corp's. So I prepared these at a leisurely pace. Once 5:30 hit I made sure I was on my way to my car. I got in the apartment and felt tired so I took a nap until about 8pm. This was perfect becuase my roomates have left by then and I'm anti-social so I having the place to my self. I then sat down and put a netflix movie in the DVD and watched it on the $1,000 TV DVD setup that I purchased last year. The movie was "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" and was turned off quickly becuase I realized that I already seen this movie. I found another movie laying around in the apartment movie and put this in. Around 11 o'clock I realized I forgot to eat dinner and developed a perfect craving for the perfect meal Ramon Noodles. So I cooked up a package. So then I cooked up a package. No I did just repeat that unintentionally as I cooked two packages one after the other as I was more hungry then I thought and those ramon noodles are so damn good. I finished out the night by drinking a bottle of beer. Now I know drinking alone is a sign of alcoholism but so is denial and I just told all the world that I drink alone so that's not denial. Now why I am I writing this again? Oh yeah ... to tell you just how exciting my friday was... that will have to wait till next friday I guess

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