Jumping the shark



Egyptian beaches were being terrorized by a series of shark attacks. According to some reports, it was supposedly an Israeli trained attack shark. But, the terror is over after the shark was slain by a drunken Serb, who literally jumped the shark. Pure awesomeness.

If this news report is to believed, and I question it immediately, but would so love it to no be apocryphal:

“Dragan climbed on the jumping board, told me to hold his beer and simply ran to jump. There was no time for me to react or to try to stop him, he just went for it” says Milovan.
“Dragan jumped high and plunged down to the sea, but didn’t make as much splash as we thought he would”, explained Milovan.

The reason could be because Dragan Stevic ended up jumping straight on the shark which was lurking near the beach, probably looking for its next victim. Dragan had nailed it right in the head, killing it instantly. The Egyptian police found the shark washed out on the beach that morning.

from: http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/17081/48/

This would be funny if it was not sooo painfully sad.

making 1 gallon of ethanol uses the equivalent of about 1-1/3 gallons of oil.

from: http://www.npr.org/2010/12/21/132082560/ethanol-gets-a-boost-will-it-return-the-favor

Just a reminder to anyone designing an interface: if the entire goal of your interface is to integrate with the Windows Explorer Shell you have failed. The windows shell is a disaster and anything you do will only make it worse, trust me. Please TortoiseSVN, try harder. Good job on some nice GUI pieces, boo on making me use the explorer and double boo for having a painful command line interface to those tools.

As another reminder, and you recline the seat back as far as it goes, there is a special hell reserved just for you.

You will be squeezed into a tiny spot in the seventh circle, the circle for those that commit violence, that will always grow smaller and smaller and smaller for all eternity. You will be squeezed between the walls of hell and the forest of suicides. Every time you moan or groan or scream in agony, the souls from the grove of suicides will scowl at you in disgust and ask: “What is your problem?”

I have a new love of source control, GIT. It is a bit of a strange head twist to get into it, don’t know if I am there yet, but it has the best tool ever for managing merges you can sync to a point on a tree and then cherry pick each change you want and then apply all of them. Basically, it would make moving changes from one branch to another a snap. If I had had this back in the MS days I would have a month or two of my life back.


Luke W. McCullough | lm3m @ msn.com | January 10, 2011 | Hingham, MA

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