As you might remember from the post giving all your voyeuristic weirdos a look into my house, I have two different laptops. One sits on a desk all the time, while the other is usually used while I’m on the couch. The couch laptop is the one I take with me, since it’s smaller and isn’t hooked up to the printer at all times.
Anyway, right before I started writing this post, I decided I wanted to be able to listen to the music from laptop 1 (with over 1400 songs on it) on laptop 2, while I relaxed on the couch and wrote my link dump. I assume I’ll have to set up some sort of simple home network for this to happen, but how hard can it be?
Now, I’m no technological genius. I know my way around a computer, but usually I can’t fix the things without the help of Google. Still, I’m confident I can do this. Emboldened, I head to the internet to figure this out. Fast forward 40 minutes (and about 45 swear words) and I still can’t figure it out.
In a seemingly last ditch effort, I open iTunes on my desk laptop. Within a minute, I was able to listen to the same music library on both laptops. Somebody should tell Bill Gates he’s a moron. Oh wait, I just did.
Random Thing I Enjoyed This Week
As you’re reading this, I’ll be working my last Saturday EVER. I’m unreasonably excited about this, but you probably don’t care since I’ve been talking about this for approximately 17 consecutive weeks.
Instead, I’m going to give you guys an ode to chocolate milk, possibly the most delicious beverage in the history of all time. Oh baby, it’s so think and creamy going down. It tastes so damn fine, I’m convinced somebody’s laced it with meth. And when it’s ice cold, straight from the fridge? That’s what the kids call the good stuff. Plus, it’s almost healthy. Sure, it’s got tons of sugar in it, but there’s also vitamins, which have been scientifically proven to cancel out sugar. YOU CAN’T DENY THIS.
Random Thing That Irritated Me This Week
This should probably be under the preceding category, since this was actually pretty funny. I got one of those awesome unsolicited e-mail requests to host a guest blog post, from some writer I’ve never heard of promoting some website I’ve never heard of.
Usually I respond to these people by telling them that I’m not terribly interested in their crap, but I may be interested if they paid me. After that I don’t hear back from about 80%. 15% will come back with some sort of counter offer (usually exchanging links) and 5% will actually offer to pay.
This guy came back with an offer to exchange links. I emailed back saying I wasn’t interested. He wasn’t happy and wanted to know why. Because, I told him, I didn’t want any of his crap content on my site. Anyway, we went back and forth a couple more times, where he got the last word with this line:
Its quite clear that who is where in business, I am running more than 36sites successfully for more than 5years. Do not try to teach me.
So yeah, I got told.
Song I Like And Therefore You Should Too
Hey, let’s go with something from Krystal’s man crush, Ryan Adams.
I have to admit, the song is catchy. And it’s kind of cool that the video was shot just 4 days before 9/11. However, there are two things wrong with Ryan Adams:
1. His name reminds me too much of Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams.
2. I feel like making fun of myself for liking his stuff.
Simpsons Quote Of The Week
Marge: This is terrible! How will the kids get home?
Homer: I dunno. The internet?
Entertain Yourself Dammit
It’s not very often I get excited about a movie. I do end up seeing a few every year, usually because friends invite me and I’m always willing to go stuff my face with large amounts of popcorn. The fact there’s a movie is just an excuse to eat popcorn, and I’m quite okay with this.
But this weekend is different. The Moneyball movie is coming out this weekend! If you’re not familiar with the book, go check out Wikipedia. I will see this movie as soon as I can, even though a lot of the baseball writers I follow think the movie was crap.
Me So Hungy
One of the grocery stores in town serves Chinese food from their deli. They do an especially good job with their salt and pepper chicken.
This chicken should really be renamed salt and more salt chicken, because it is saltier than a pirate’s language. I think every bite takes at least 30 seconds off my life. Because it’s so awesome, they only have it about once every 4 weeks. And then when the do have it, they always don’t give me very much because it’s so popular. The same manager has been running this part of the grocery store for about 5 years and SHE STILL DOESN’T GET IT.
Babe Loosely Related To Finance
In honor of freeing my iTunes collection, let’s go with a hot chick who I listened to as I typed this post.
Geez. How hot is Rihanna? She looks so outstanding when she looks normal, yet I continually see pictures of her wearing strange things or with like blue lipstick. She should fire her stylist.
Oh Right, Time For Links
I wrote about investing in trailer courts over at Landlord Rescue. Yes, I made jokes about Trailer Park Boys. If I’m anything, it’s predictable.
I finished up the most boring 3 part series in history over at Canadian Finance Blog, wrapping it up with a look at cash flow statements. We’re both glad that’s over.
Don’t Quit Your Day Job agrees with my assessment of athlete salaries. In fact, they go as far as saying they’re underpaid. It’s a good analysis. Maybe these guys should quit their day jobs.
Studenomics asks what you do on Saturday mornings, because he wants you to make money doing it somehow. Once I stop working every Saturday, I’m going to sit naked on my couch and watch Saturday morning cartoons. Hey MD, how do I profit from that? Huh?
Damn Len Penzo. Here I was, for all these years, selling the farm to buy Boardwalk when I played Monopoly. And it turns out it’s only the 14th most landed on property.
Holy hell, does Crystal from Budgeting In The Fun Stuff watch a lot of TV. She’s unapologetic about her refusal to cancel cable, which I like.