Archive for December 11, 2008

Reinstall time

Posted: December 11, 2008 by datechguy in tech

Well the old Dell Inspiron 1150 stopped booting and silly me I didn’t have the administration password for the recovery console.

So it is out with the OS and reinstall time.

This is always a pain in the neck but thanks to my wife’s thoughtful give of an external hard drive last year everything is backed up.

So the rest of the night will be moving files and installing drivers, but that’s what a tech guy does.

Cripes go to deposit the rent and eat some lunch and now we have news of a 2 hour conference call between Blagojevich and the Obamaites. Gateway pundit is on it:

This is the same call where Blags famously uses profanity to refer to his good friend, Barack Obama, “F— him. For nothing? F— him.”.

This is getting out of control rather quickly maybe even to the point where the media can’t pretend it isn’t important anymore.

What I’m really waiting for is the start of the conspiracy Reverend Wright card by that I mean when will we see somebody suggest that all of this is just a conspiracy to either disable the first black president or to keep him from taking office.

Don’t think for one moment that the same demagogues that preach black liberation theology won’t do it. It is their bread and butter. They will cash in on this in the same way the 9/11 truthers and the Obama birth certificate stuff people are doing so.

You don’t think people are cashing in? Somebody is buying those books, somebody is buying those tee-shirts and buttons. That means someone is writing them and making them. And don’t forget its guys like these that are a cheap source of attack for someone who wants to make trouble.

I think we’ll see it before my LogMeIn trial period expires.

UPDATE: Nope. I don’t know how the last three words in the first sentence of the 5th paragraph were lost but there are back there now.

No Recession in Yankee Stadium

Posted: December 11, 2008 by datechguy in baseball

Times are hard. Foreclosures are up, The auto makers are looking for a bailout, I’m looking for work and Fitchburg is ticketing Santa, but the New York Yankees are still the New York Yankees:

In the early hours yesterday morning, the Yankees got their man, when they reached agreement with Sabathia on a seven-year, $161-million contract that he can opt out of after three seasons.

Sabathia is the premier prize the Yankees sought to land this offseason, but they still are pursuing pitching, with long-term contract offers to A.J. Burnett and Derek Lowe. The Sabathia contract will not be official until he passes a physical and signs.

I still like our rotation better with a fair amount of young arms , Josh Beckett and my favorite Tim Wakefield the rubber armed ageless knuckle baller.

It will take more than Sabathia for them to beat us next year.

Ace discovers that it all depends on the meaning of “no contact” apparently that doesn’t include a public photo of the president elect and the Gov from last Tuesday.

I guess that explains all the old Clinton hands but it doesn’t explain the title of this post. This does:

If you just want the relevant line start at 4:20 and watch till 4:45.

UPDATE: The Captain sees the Clinton link too.