Po' Smedley's Life And Brain Drippings
PoSmedley's Articles » Page 4
January 2, 2007 by PoSmedley
This is a repost of a July 17th 2006 article I posted. It was the second in a series I began when I found out we were going to have a baby. It seems a few articles have somehow vanished, but I have most of them to repost. HOWEVER...I am missing the first one titled 'The Name Game'. If anyone has it, could you email it to me. It's probably my favorite and for the life of me, I don't know what I did with the file and would like to have it for my daughter.

I have this friend. I have this friend...
December 21, 2006 by PoSmedley
When I was six years old, I still believed in Santa Clause. To insure that I continued to believe, my mother went to great lengths. That year, in our humble little second floor apartment, she somehow managed to put footprints in the snow on the roof outside the bedroom window I shared with my younger sister. There were even little hoof prints and what looked like sleigh tracks. My sister and I ran into the living room to tell her what we had seen, totally oblivious to the cast on her leg and the...
August 13, 2006 by PoSmedley
I don't want to offend anyone. Okay?

But what is the freakin deal with the sudden increase in skins that require Styler Tool bar to get the whole effect? If a person has to design or make the toolbar for styler, why not make all that stuff and apply it to WB's? I have seen some great skins, but end up deleting them when I find out I need styler to complete the skin.

Am I missing something? Is it possible to take the bits and pieces from the styler stuff and apply it to the wb skin in Ski...
August 12, 2006 by PoSmedley
I remeber reading a post a while ago that Stardock/WC would be adding an animated wallpaper feature. I can hardly wait. However, in the meantime...

My wife has one or two 'animated gifs' that she sets as her wallpaper (a garfield one and an office humor one). I was surprised that she could set them as backgrounds. My question is, how much of a drain is this on system resources and such? I have been toying with making something, but not if it's going to slow everything down. My understanding...
July 30, 2006 by PoSmedley
Reality is an odd thing, sometimes. Sometimes, it just lurks. It stays on the edge of your peripheral vision, waiting for just the right moment to slam you upside your head with Its Louisville Slugger. You can feel Its breath. You can hear it whispering, but can’t quite make out what it’s saying.

It’s been ‘lurking’ a lot since the pregnancy began. I think it’s been lurking around my wife as well. It’s basically been refusing to really make Its presence known on any consistent level. Instea...
July 10, 2006 by PoSmedley
Avast just found this

updater.exe

location- C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
Win32:Salty

Anyone familiar with this? It says it's a worm and I can't find anything on it.
June 29, 2006 by PoSmedley
6 weeks into the pregnancy and my wife has finally discovered what a comedian I am.

These are things that make her laugh.

"Honey, you shouldn't eat that, it has (caffiene, sugar, carbs, a non-Splenda artificial sweetner)."

"I can handle poopy diapers. I pick up the dog's shit, don't I?"

"If it's a boy we could call him...
Cotton?
Cash?
Cadence?
Levi?'

"If it's a girl we could call her
Journey?
Carmelita?
Gabrielle?"

"You know you shouldn't do that."

"Of course I wil...
June 13, 2006 by PoSmedley
Two years ago, early spring, we had a yardsale. We had some stuff to get rid of.

Cordell?

While going through the closets, my wife came across a mountain of my step-sons baby and toddler clothes. There was also a crib and other 'accessories'.
Now, I'm not one for pack-ratting, though I do save ;some' things. She saves everything. I mean every-thing. She has boxes and boxes filled with his school stuff from Kindergarten up to 4th grade. I'm not just talking about his special projects and...
April 3, 2006 by PoSmedley
I don't know what is happening. First..Photoshop started getting a little buggy. Then when I went to shut down the computer, it wouldn't. It wouldn't restart or shutdown, so I manually shut it down. When I rebooted i got this message instead of my logon screen...
parse error ';' at line 173

I had to click on it a few times to get to logon and when I did, it was WindowsXP's regular logon.

I tried to do a system restore, but again, it will not shut down or restart.
March 14, 2006 by PoSmedley
My Brother-In-Law has asked me to see what I could do with his laptop. Let me rephrase that. he has asked me to see if I could do something other than throw it out. It's a Compaq presario 1245, about 7 years old. It has a 3GB 2.5" EIDE Internal hard drive and 32mb memory card. (I'll wait while you laugh.)

Okay...now I have found a 'refurbished' hard drive 20GB for under 40 ( I told him he wouldn't really need more than 20GB, and all the ones I found under 20 cost about as much), but know no...
March 9, 2006 by PoSmedley
If you have ever been frustrated with your PC, you'll love this. A little video I uploaded to my Multiply site. It opens in Quicktime. Funny.Link
March 7, 2006 by PoSmedley
I have discovered something. Something we need, all of us, to find a way to utilize. I firmly believe it could put an end to war, bloodshed, and loss of life. Some of you may say, “That’s nothing new.” when you hear what I have discovered and you may be right. It’s what we can ‘do’ with it that has yet to be explored. So gather ‘round and listen up and for the love of God, don’t let this information fall into the wrong hands.

Now, I have to be careful, because this is a very powerful thing I...
March 7, 2006 by PoSmedley
I have discovered something. Something we need, all of us, to find a way to utilize. I firmly believe it could put an end to war, bloodshed, and loss of life. Some of you may say, “That’s nothing new.” when you hear what I have discovered and you may be right. It’s what we can ‘do’ with it that has yet to be explored. So gather ‘round and listen up and for the love of God, don’t let this information fall into the wrong hands.

Now, I have to be careful, because this is a very powerful thing I...
March 6, 2006 by PoSmedley
My wife has a list. It’s kind of a long list, but it’s hers and she’s entitled. I think we all have lists. Some of us keep them private; some of us limit them to certain things. My wife’s list is broken into categories.

For example, there is the celebrity category. We do not watch movies with Brad Pitt, Angeline Jollies, Tom Cruise, and a few others. I cringe when a favorite celebrity gets their name in the headlines. If they have done anything to offend my wife, they are going to end up on T...
March 6, 2006 by PoSmedley
My wife has a list. It’s kind of a long list, but it’s hers and she’s entitled. I think we all have lists. Some of us keep them private; some of us limit them to certain things. My wife’s list is broken into categories.

For example, there is the celebrity category. We do not watch movies with Brad Pitt, Angeline Jollies, Tom Cruise, and a few others. I cringe when a favorite celebrity gets their name in the headlines. If they have done anything to offend my wife, they are going to end up on T...