Archive for December, 2006

A Year in Review – 2006


IM Frustrated

            Just like anyone else, I enjoy going on to the Instant Messenger (IM) to talk to friends and family. and this post is not intended to offend anyone. Here’s my beef, and if we can all work harder to make the effort (I admit, I’ve been guilty of it as well), it’ll make chatting on the IM much more pleasant!

            If you’re going to be busy for more then a moment, change your status (busy, away, etc.) and let your contacts know you won’t be responding to their messages for a bit. It’s the polite thing to do. We have all used the excuse that we only thought we’d "be a minute" or "got tied up" with something. Although this is perfectly understandable, to be in the middle of a conversation with someone, and for them to suddenly not respond for minutes on end is incredibly frustrating. It’s no different then talking to the person and they walk away suddenly like we don’t even exist. It’s just plain rude.

            So, please, let’s stop the need for excuses and take two seconds to change our status. If you’re too busy to even change your status, never mind to chat, get off the IM and save your contacts the headaches and come back on when you’re not so busy, but let your contacts know, of course. Please.

Media Center Theme for Windows XP

        Give Windows a more polished look with the Royale Theme (formerly known as Energy Blue) from Media Center Edition.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I would like to extend my best wishes to you and your families for the Holiday Season and the New Year! May you and yours have a wonderful Christmas season, and a happy and healthy New Year!

What happens to your body if you drink a Coke right now?


  • In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.
  • 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get it’s hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment)
  • 40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dialate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.
  • 45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.
  • >60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.
  • >60 Minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water.
  • >60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.


Time Person of the Year is YOU

                         Well, kinda. Time Magazine has chosen all the people that make up Social Networking websites such as YouTube and MySpace as their ‘Person of the Year’. According to the magazine…"It’s a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before." "The new Web is a very different thing. It’s a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter. Silicon Valley consultants call it Web 2.0, as if it were a new version of some old software. But it’s really a revolution."

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