Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Youthful Aspirations

Ahh, I remember feeling like the kids in this article. After all, I still read the BYU Police Beat simply for the entertainment.

I never resorted to doo-rags, but I did have quite a bit of fun in college. And yes, dear reader, on one occasion my roommate and I achieved our goal. We were mentioned in the campus newspaper's police blotter.

All I can say to these young kids is: you must think creatively. Our operation did not harm anyone, involved no dry ice, eggs or water balloons, and made the entire campus laugh. It's rather satisfying to go to class, and have someone say to you, "Hey, Eddie, did you see ...?"

My consulting services are available, for a fee.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Swiss Alps in my office

Today I have been playing with a Cisco VoIP phone, identical to the one you see on Michael Scott's desk in NBC's "The Office". Or, similar to the one that Chloe O'Brian uses on Fox's "24". I understand that "House" also uses Cisco, but since I don't watch that show I can't speak authoritatively.

Anyway, I have been testing the phone and trying different call features. Did you know what happens if you have 3 phones in one office all conferenced together, with at least one of them on speaker?

You get an echo. Like ECHO... ECho... Echo... echo...

The first time it caught me off guard, but then I started yodeling with a co-worker.

Good times, courtesy of Cisco.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Dear "Paul Harvey News and Comment" c/o ABC Radio

(sent today via email, probably into a big email trash can, but at least I feel better)

Dear "Paul Harvey News and Comment" c/o ABC Radio,

I enjoy listening to Paul Harvey weekday mornings as I drive to work. Today, however, I took exception to the way your substitute news reporter described the polygamist cult in Texas. The Yearning for Zion group is NOT a "renegade offshoot of the Mormon Church," as your program reported today.

I am inclined to believe this was an editorial oversight. Most, if not all, of the people affiliated with the Yearning for Zion group have never been members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For clarification on the matter, you may wish to visit the Internet newsroom of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/commentary/polygamy-investigation

Thank you.