Slammers

Yesterday in the mail I got a notice from VeriSign with the following:

Domain Name Expiration Notice
Reply by: June 20, 2002

I stuck me as odd that I was getting a renewal notice so quickly, I just bought the buzolich.com domain in January….and wait, I registered with EasyDNS.com, not VeriSign. This is pretty shady.

I’ve read posting about how companies are basically stealing your business when acting like a renewal notice. They do disclose in step three that you need to “Sign the form to authorize payment and transfer to VeriSign.” The first time through I missed the transfer part and I was looking for it.

There are too many companies using spam and posing like something they aren’t so it must be working…or tricking a lot of people. It’s pretty rare to get a real deal in the mail or via spam….I would have just throw the letter away if I wasn’t interested in writing an entry about it. In that vein, how do I get credit card companies to stop sending me credit cards? They don’t seem to care that I’m rather unemployed right now…

VeriSign has lost any future business I would have given them.

Editor’s Note: All domain registrations are now done with godaddy.com

Hot Pants

I’d like to thank Kramer for the idea of putting my pants into the oven to warm them up. I wouldn’t have done it if not for the fact that all of my clothes were still damp from the wash. Cold jeans suck, but warm jeans….

I sure miss the dryer at Chez Hugo, almost as much as I miss the “Hoolie” calls early on a Saturday morning.

Newest Heavy Element

A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. This new element has been tentatively named “Administratium.”

Administratium has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 111 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by a force called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Since Administratium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.

A minute amount of Administratium causes one reaction to take over 4 days to complete, when it would normally take less than a second.

Administratium has a normal half-life of 3 years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization, in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons and assistant deputy neutrons exchange places.

In fact, Administratium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization causes some morons to become neutrons forming isodopes.

This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientists to speculate that Administratium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as
“Critical Morass.”

You will know it when you see it.

Reported by: Daniel

Guy down the hall

The following was provided by Meghan:

“The guy, age 55, moved to NYC from Michigan about a year ago. After MANY years of marriage, he told his wife he was unfulfilled in his career (worked for GE) and marriage (had 3 grown kids). He moved to NYC and got a new high-paying job. He had over $40 million in the bank.

After neighbors reported the foul smell, the maintenance guys (God bless’em) attempted to entered the apartment and found the security chain in place. They clipped it (after ascertaining the smell WAS coming from within) and found a note attached to the chain stating that “I have killed myself”, etc. They entered the apartment and opened the windows to let some of the stench escape. The guy’s bloated corpse was on the bed with a mask on his face hooked up to a canister of helium/laughing gas. He basically gassed himself.

The detectives were called in. They took photos, etc. and then removed the body. The mattress (full of decaying body gook) is still there along with all the other evidence until the cops can determine w/o a doubt that it was suicide and not murder. (Which is why the place is taped up and air-fresheners are outside the door).”

Freaky! Hope this doesn’t keep friends from visiting.

Nuclear Powered

It’s the tail. It wags and wags and wags….We have a new rating for Cali, it is similar to the quarterback rating of touchdowns over interceptions.

Doggie Bonus = (cute girls drawn over) / (accidents in the house)

So far Cali is pretty far below 1, but she’s on the board!

Oh Wow

What reading 3 books about Labrador Retrievers doesn’t tell you is that reading the body language of dogs is very tough. It’s 9 o’clock, and we’ve had Cali for 6 hours. I slept on the floor with her for a good hour of it, then she had her first little accident. She’s been taken outside 3 times, with Sara currently outside on the fourth….but somehow she seems to like our floors rather than the outside area. Accident count: 2, the second was minutes after she came inside again….doh!

To be fair, Cali is the cutest thing we’ve ever seen.

Introducing Cali

Tomorrow Sara and I are driving out to Shirley, Long Island and picking up Cali. She’s a black Labrador Retriever puppy about 7 1/2 weeks old. Her official B-Day is February 27th. She’ll get her own hexagon on the buzolich.com website….kinda like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but different. Her page will have lots of pictures of her and a blog of my attempts to control pure energy. Do you have any good dog training tips? Please post them!

Putt Putt

An 18 is possible.Not going to mention the guy that suggested this game as a diversion from working, but this is really addicting. Try a game or two of Miniputt. The first one is free….

Leader Board:
KJB – 27
TMB – 28
ARH – 29

Kendall answered the challenge and responded with a vigor.
Check out this scorecard: 1,1,1,1,1,2,1,2,2,2,2,1,1,1,2,1,2,3 = 27

Editor’s Note: This game has been mastered. Every hole has been one putted.

Yes Dear

There is something soothing about watching the wisps of fog roll across the housetops in San Francisco. We had a warm, sunny day in Los Altos Hills with Sam’s family. We spent Easter coloring Easter eggs and then hunting for ones filled with candy. Dinner was lamb with mint jelly, asparagus, and potatoes with the optional ranch dressing (Thanks John). Arlene was nice enough to introduce me to a little deer named, “Yes”….I think we’ll be having an interesting relationship.

Many thanks to the Melens for a great Easter and to Chez Hugo for a great weekend. New York is supposed to be very nice in the spring… 🙂

Flip Side

Out on the West Coast this weekend. It’s nice to be back at Chez Hugo and see the boys. Wonder where Hoolie was last night? Planning on a good long hike to a waterfall and hopefully some nice beach time and kite flying. Kendall was a big fan of getting a dog. That makes the count: Lab 1, Sara 0.

oafer?

Last night was a dreary night in Tourneyment brackets. UCLA, Duke, Arizona, and Pittsburgh all left the tourney. Funny how my bracket had all of those teams winning. I’m not sure if I’m more afraid of what last night did to my bracket, or what damage tonight could bring.

Just looked at my bracket, only dropped one place to third….hahahaha. Let’s put this in perspective, those were some great chicken wings last night at Blondies.

Hamlet

To Dog or not To Dog, that is the question. Whether tis nobler to get a pet rider from the building management, or simply listen to the advice from our fleet of doormen when asked how do I get a dog, “You just buy a puppy.” Those guys rock!

Worst Movie of Year

Time Machine….hands down the worst movie I’ve seen in a long time. I guess it was a bad sign when the audience was laughing at Guy Pierce’s love interest getting trampled to death by a runaway carriage. This was her second death of the movie. Please never see this movie!

“Hollow Man is no longer the worst movie ever”, Todd Gilmore laughed after leaving Time Machine.

One Corner in the Ether