"Murphy was an optimist!"
Sunday July 31, 2011 8:02 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
Had high hopes of getting my desktop working again. Instead I spent the day stealing capacitors from one mother board to replace on another mother board and still failed to get a working machine. Now I’m trying to convert it to a Virtual Machine on my laptop.
I have a much longer list of things that didn’t get done instead of a list of things that did.add a comment
Saturday July 31, 2011 8:00 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
Went to client’s office with the intent of being there a couple of hours. Seven or so hours later…add a comment
Evening Project July 31, 2011 7:59 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Transportation, Travel
Friday evening was an important project. I replaced the brake calipers and master cylinder on one of our cars. Video for that didn’t go so well.add a comment
Bring About Change July 29, 2011 3:48 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Economy, Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States
See also: Star Wars explains the debt ceiling2comments
Observations from the topless man July 28, 2011 3:22 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
As a driver of a ragtop, ie. a convertible, particularly one which cannot raise its top, I’ve come to have conversations with most of the people working the corners of the Interstate exit ramps. I’ve learned a bit about the business side of their operation and had friendly conversations. However, as a father of 5, I never seem to have cash for them but they’re okay with that.add a comment
Deep Thoughts – Field of Dreams July 28, 2011 10:14 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
If you make it, you will spend it.add a comment
To the members of US Congress July 27, 2011 7:12 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Economy, Humor, Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States, World Politics
Seen at http://imgur.com/3prAG
It is comforting to know that am emergency team of 8th-grade civics teachers has been dispatched to Washington!
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WASHINGTON—With lawmakers still at an impasse over increasing the debt ceiling, a special team of 40 eighth-grade civics teachers was air-dropped into Washington earlier today in a last-ditch effort to teach congressional leaders how the government’s legislative process works. [READ MORE]
It’s the little things we don’t miss July 27, 2011 4:12 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
I just found my Jawbone bluetooth headset and didn’t even know I was missing it!add a comment
Today’s Bizarre Dreamweaver Error July 25, 2011 12:35 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Software, Technology
Dreamweaver has never been one of my favorite editors. I believe the following error is due to an improper shutdown.
The following translators were not loaded due to errors:
ICERegions.htm: has configuration information that is invalid.
Server Model SSI.htm: has configuration information that is invalid.
Spry.htm: has configuration information that is invalid.
From a quick Google Search, it looks like renaming the configuration file and restarting DW and/or the computer will fix things. I’ll update shortly.
UPDATE 1: Reboot of system did not help. I’m using Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 version 10.0 Build 4117
Update 2: Renaming the configuration file to "configuration old" and restarting DW did the trick. See this forum, that forum, and this other forum (a list of potential directories).add a comment
Is your country’s GDP compensating for something? July 22, 2011 2:18 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Economy, Sex, Touchy Subjects, World Politics
Why yes it is!
The size of male organ is found to have an inverse U-shaped relationship with the level of GDP in 1985. It can alone explain over 15% of the variation in GDP. The GDP maximizing size is around 13.5 centimetres, and a collapse in economic development is identified as the size of male organ exceeds 16 centimetres. Economic growth between 1960 and 1985 is negatively associated with the size of male organ, and it alone explains 20% of the variation in GDP growth. With due reservations it is also found to be more important determinant of GDP growth than country’s political regime type.
See also.add a comment
Borders – Last Days July 19, 2011 11:59 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Interest
My State Representatives Do Not Represent Me July 18, 2011 11:02 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Local Politics, Politics, Regional Politics (SE), Touchy Subjects, United States
Tennessee House Rep. Julia Hurley (R-Lenoir City) said, "I don’t understand why it’s news, and I don’t want to talk about the desk."
Tennessee House Rep. Julia Hurley (R-Lenoir City) has confirmed that she carved her initials into her desk in the state legislature. … this childish display is indeed pretty disappointing — and she isn’t the only one who’s done it, as there are other initials and dollar signs carved into the House’s desks.
Representative Hurley, allow me to explain. Your vandalism of public property is news. It demonstrates your lack of respect for your position and your standoffish, it doesn’t matter, response is suggestive of how you may chose to ignore your constituents.
I was twelve years old, not 29, the last time I carved my initials into something. It was a hand rail at a Disney World ride during an excruciatingly long wait. But after being scolded, I felt bad and was apologetic. I realized the wrong I had done in choosing to vandalize. Perhaps Representative Hurley would do well to learn from a child that we accept our wrong doings and apologize.
Why does this matter? Because as an elected official, she reflects upon every person of Tennessee. When people outside of TN learn that I am from TN, their first impression of me is established by the news of Representative Hurley’s, or Stacey Campfield’s et al, actions and legal decisions. Also, if Rep. Hurley does not approach her job with more professionalism, and let’s face it–carving in desks is something middle schoolers do, how can we expect her to approach legislative decisions?add a comment
The 58 Harry Potter Spells Supercut Montage July 18, 2011 10:17 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Interest, TV / Movies
Borrowed from egotvonline.com.add a comment
Regarding Planking July 16, 2011 4:56 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Interest
Remember, friends don’t let friends plank.add a comment
Yup..that’s me July 15, 2011 4:49 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Health, Humor
I’ve had very similar conversations with my doctor.add a comment