Need a little technobabble in your day? Watch the retroencabulator video.

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For my engineering friends, when someone asks you a technical question and you don’t really want to answer them, start quoting from the below video. Transcript Here at Rockwell Automation‘s world headquarters, research has been proceeding to develop a line of automation products that establishes new standards for quality, technological leadership, and operating excellence. With customer success as our […]

Microsoft KB Article: “Your computer randomly plays classical music”

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The funniest Microsoft KBs I’ve run across: Computer Randomly Plays Classical Music Article ID: 261186 – View products that this article applies to. This article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center ( is a starting point for planning your migration strategy […]

I’m done with cars, they are just too complicated. (satire of ZDNet’s “Done with Linux, going back to Windows”)

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Thanks to Michael Hall, who wrote a very funny article titled “If Linux was a car (Hater’s edition)” as a follow up to the almost comical ZDNet article by David Gewirtz titled “Why I’ve finally had it with my Linux server and I’m moving back to Windows“. In the comments I’ve noticed the author doesn’t […]

Stephen Hawking demonstrates ManageEngine’s Password Manager Pro

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Ok, so it’s not really Stephen Hawking. But it definitely sounds like him. ManageEngine (, a developer of network management and other software, seems shy about the English speaking ability of their employees. Instead of hiring a voice actor or just asking a decent speaker narrate a demonstration video, ManageEngine decided to use a text-to-speech […]

Travel disaster

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I had this post all written up and lost it all by absent mindedly upgrading WordPress at the same time. Which, on a side note, I’m very happy with. The automatic update seems to work pretty well now, along with updating the plugins I have installed. The process was flawless. So anyway, this is supposed […]