BlathrWayne Lorentz

Showing blathrs with the tag “Win.”

Roped into it

Friday, November 4th, 2022 Alive 18,819 days

A window washer hanging off the edge of a building

This is one of those jobs I could never do.

These guys are only about ten stories off the ground, but in Chicago, I used to see guys 40, 50, even 60 floors up with nothing to support them but a couple of ropes and a plank of wood.

I hope theyʼre well-paid.

In Hong Kong, Iʼve seen children doing this 20 stories up with just a single rope, balancing against the glass with their bare feet.

I doubt theyʼre well-paid.

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Mill that wind

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 Alive 18,810 days

A windmill in Central Texas

Off-the-grid green sustainable energy? Sounds like what farmers, ranchers, and others have been doing for the last 500 years.

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376006

Monday, October 10th, 2022 Alive 18,794 days

A screenshot of the Microsoft Azure price calculator

The header graphic for Microsoft's Azure pricing calculator reads “HELLO.”

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What did I just tell you?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022 Alive 18,754 days

Every time I use Microsoft Windows, I manage to find another way it simply doesn't make sense to me.

In this example, I have instructed Microsoft Outlook to “Save All Attachments” from a particular e-mail message. Instead of saving all of the attachments, it pops up a modal window asking which attachments Iʼd like to save. Well, Iʼd like to save them all. Which is why I clicked on “Save All Attachments” and not “Save some, but I'm not sure which ones I might want, so why don't you stop me in the middle of my work instead of doing what I've instructed you to do.”

There would be no shame in Microsoft adding a “Save Some Attachments…” item to its already ample menu structure.

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Wine with spam

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 Alive 18,438 days

Spam from Renault Winery at 72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, which sends out spam

I donʼt drink wine. I havenʼt been to New Jersey since before the internet. No, I didnʼt sign up for your mailing list. I do not want your spam, filthy lying spammers at Renault Winery Resort in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey.

Guess which state wonʼt get my tourism dollars.

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Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 Alive 18,169 days

Fill a bunch of goblets with wine, and youʼre gonna have a good night.

Fill a bunch of goblins with wine, and youʼre gonna have a bad night.

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Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 Alive 17,449 days

Google marking Superb Owl Sunday

I donʼt often have nice things to say about Google, but Iʼd like to thank Big G for playing along today.

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Saturday, August 18th, 2018 Alive 17,280 days

An expensive menu

I guess the Navajo Nation is going to buy back Arizona one $350 beer at a time.

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Wednesday, August 30th, 1995 Alive 8,891 days

Microsoft is using Start Me Up, a Rolling Stones song from 1981, to introduce is flagship operating system in 1995.

I'm not sure if that's ironic or prophetic.

Perhaps it's an admission that Windows is 14 years behind OS/2.

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