Me: I've got to do an emergency lobotomy on a PC. Dr. Boylan, you're needed in the OR stat!
Sis: Quick. Give that patient RAM stat!
Me: We're loosing the patient. Try booting from CD...
Sis: Nooo ... not a total reformat! We'll never bring em back totally!!
Me: Nurse, TOD 12:46 PM
Sis: At least we can still recycle his bits for some other needy PC.
Me: It was a Windows PC. With all the viruses I'm afraid it's not a good candidate for organ donation.
Sis: Good gawd, man! In that case ... to the incinerator with the carcass!
Me: Quick before the contamination spreads ... Someone notify CDC.
Sis: Aren't you supposed to be playing Doctor on the actual machine and not IMing?
Me: You think that'll come up at the board of inquiry? Surely it can't be a factor in the patient's timely death.
Sis: You were slacking on the web at the time, sir. It could be seen as negligence.
Me: But it was Windows XP. It's time had come. Surely I can't be faulted for that.
Sis: XP had a good run and came to be a strong and true OS. Unlike that sad, sad malformed Vista. So yes, it will be mourned.
Me: Yes, the Vista abomination should have been dashed upon the rocks at birth. If only this were SPARTA!!!
Manila was dirty and noisy as usual. Every time I stepped outside of the hotel I...– Me, in an email to my sister
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends...– Upton Sinclair
It’s always easier and more tempting to pay later than to pay now – that’s why...– James Knapp
Back in Manila
Work has me back in in Manila for a week. They’ve put me up in a different hotel than my previous excursions to this city. It’s rooms are quite nice. In fact, I’ve encountered several amenities here that I’ve not seen before at other hotels: an L-shaped desk (too bad there’s not a proper desk chair to go with it) a digital scale in the bathroom a bench-like piece...