A Few Good Shows
I have never been a television or movie buff. A vast majority of my time is spent in front of a computer. A typical day finds me with about 13 hours in front of ye ole' monitor, followed up by some technical reading (two of my recent selections are here and here). This has been going on for so long that I haven’t a clue about much primetime television. If I am watching television it is typically sports, TLC, Discovery or the History channel. (TechTV used to be there until G4Tv completely killed it) Besides the Revolution, Patriots, Red Sox and the morning news it is rare for me to have a ‘must see’ television show.
I do have shows that I enjoy a lot (Dirty Jobs), but none I can say that cause me to drop everything. Someone did recently tell me to watch The Office. I caught an episode last week and though it was hilarious. The jury is still out though....
Over the past few months I must say I finally found a 'must see' --Criminal Minds. This show has me hooked and I can now say that there is a show that without a doubt I’d turn of the computer for. Wednesday nights now are on my calendar. With my luck, they’ll end up canceling it, which, well, would piss me off. Remember The 4400?
I generally only like to post once a day; I was searching through the internet and came across a bit of nostalgia - http://gdsoft.com/swag/swag.html (formed from http://www.bsdg.org/SWAG/index.html) and couldn’t resist. Talk about a walk down memory lane (there are a few familiar names found in there). This brought me back to a time when newgroups consisted of FIDO feeds passed through BBS’ (I ran a two connection Synchronet BBS) that you connected to through a screamin’ dial-up modem. Back in the days of Turbo Pascal and the excitement of buying 4MB of RAM for $200+. I remember the night I upgraded from Windows® 3.1 to Windows® 95 like it was yesterday. It is amazing how times change and how fast things progress.
Some years ago, on a trip to the city, I stopped at a corner market for breakfast. I ordered my breakfast sandwich and provided payment to the cashier. The cashier handed back change consisting of both bills and coins. One of the bills had a strange stamp that caught my attention. The stamp referred to an interesting website address. Being of the curious type I decided to view the page while I consumed my morning fuel.
The site -- Where's George?! ®. This site allows you to track where your paper money has been and where it goes. This site only tracks US currency and has a brother, Where's Willy?! ®, for Canadian bills. I haven’t come across one for the Euro (does one exist?), but I could see how that would allow for more participation and interesting travel routes.
The Where's George?! ® site reminds me of something I had done back when I was in elementary school. I tool a ledger book and jotted down the numbers of the dollar bills that crossed my path in an attempt to see if I ever encountered the same bill twice. I never did come across a repeat visitor and the task became arduous to do by hand and ledger book so it was short lived. I wish I had something like this back then.
What's your George score?