Wednesday, August 31, 2011

SSD in the Laptop!

I finally decided to break down and get an SSD for my main, full-size laptop. I've been through the growing pains of an SSD over a year ago when I put on in my Acer AspireOne net boom and was really pleased.

So here's to an evening of performing a backup/restore and hopefully see some need disk bandwidth as the result.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Curse of "Noodle Man"

The curse of the "Noodle Man" has been a crushing blow to today's rising youth. The "Noodle Man" will stifle, demean, delay and counter-measure the educational needs of your child without remorse and perform his dastardly disservice at any cost.

Despite the elated "Noodle Man" name, that's quite a laundry list of devious activities to be carried out by one being that would have a ripple effect over such a wide spectrum of people, especially of children and the future of our world.

I, being a parent, would find some alarm in this. So, who is this "Noodle Man" and how can I stop him?

For the minority of decent people and parents in this world: you fucking don't. The "Noodle Man" is a figment of imaginative proportions; a conjured up joke; a tall tale; a lie. He doesn't exist. However, the majority of Darwin-ducking, breeding Neanderthals... The "Noodle Man" is very real.

When I observe kids who are 10 and 11 years old, still in 4th grade and cant read compound words (not even sentences), the "Noodle Man" is a shared name for mom and dad who don't spend ample time with them to foster a good attitude, not to mention succeed in school and life.

One of my kids' friends were over this weekend and they asked me, "What is 'Noodle Man'?" My reaction was confused, followed by the response, "What are you talking about?". I was directed to look at the side of a pizza box we had on our kitchen table. What came next was a clear WTF moment (see picture). I just shook my head and said, "Are you sure that's what it says?". I wouldn't have had a problem except for the kids immediate chatter back, "Ha ha, I don't know how to read at all and I don't care.".

So lets do our children a favor everyone and brig them up in an environment where success, satisfaction, self worth, education and intelligence are held to just a slightly higher standard than TV, video games, laziness and mediocracy.