I don’t like to forward all the spammy email’s I get from friends, but I don’t mind sharing them here :) I got this one this morning and laughed my butt off.
The Centre for Disease Control has issued a medical alert about a highly contagious, potentially dangerous virus that is transmitted orally, by hand, and even electronically. This virus is called Weary Overload Recreational Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from your boss, any of your colleagues or anyone else via any means whatsoever – DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private life completely. If you should come into contact with WORK you should immediately leave the premises. Take two good friends to the nearest grocery store and purchase one or both of the antidotes – Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract (WINE) and Bothersome Employer Elimination Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system. You should immediately forward this medical alert to five friends. If you do not have five friends, you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your life.
This weekend we drove to Maryland, yes again. While in Maryland I lost my only set of keys for my car. It’s yet another sign that it’s time for a new car. But getting a set of new keys is $170 compared to a new car :) So we put off the inevitable a little longer.
But that was the only bad news from this weekend. The reason we made the trip at all was to see Frank, my father-in-law, through his surgery for prostate cancer. He had the surgery done at NIH by a surgeon formerly from John Hopkins. We felt he was in good hands with that combination as opposed to his crappy insurance: Kaiser Permanente.
Frank is doing well after surgery. He had his entire family present to make sure he was ok. Hopefully he’ll be going home tomorrow.
I order a package with one day shipping from Amazon.com to be delivered today. Amazon chose DHL to ship my package, which was a mistake.
I checked the tracking this morning and it said out for delivery. I didn’t get a chance to check it again until I got home. I called customer service and they confirmed my address and stated the driver couldn’t find it. COULD NOT FIND IT! Apparently they haven’t heard of Google Maps or anything. The USPS has no problem. Neither does UPS. Even FedEx can find my house. Hell, using Google Maps you can see the playset in our backyard, the boulder, even the oil stain my car left in the driveway. With all this technology this so called shipping company couldn’t find my house!
I am just really pissed off at this incompetence. How can you be a damn shipping company and not be able to find the places you deliver to. That’s the last time I use DHL for any of my personal shipping, and if DHL is Amazon’s choice for their Prime service I will not renew next year.
A co-worker sent me today’s xkcd. I loved it because it describes exactly how I felt when I learned Python.
I learned it earlier this year and even released my own project using Python. If you’re bored with your current programming language as I was, give Python a try. Programming will become fun again.