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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Weird excuse to get out of work

We have all done some pretty stupid things to get out of work before, like calling in with the excuse that the dog was hit by a car or a grandmother died. Believe me, I have used some weird excuses also, but nothing beats this man in Pasco, Washington. He took it a few steps too far when he had his friend shoot him in order to get out of taking a drug test at work.

Work place

Yes, this is in fact a true story. In order to get out of a drug test he was going to take at work, Daniel Kuch called the police and told them he had been shot by someone in a dark car. After investigating, however, deputies discovered that this story didn’t make sense. It then came out that Kuch had a friend shoot him so that he would be injured and able to stay away from work long enough for any drugs to leave his system. Both men have since been arrested, and hopefully others will learn a lesson from this situation. Working sucks, but serving jail time sucks a whole lot more.

Historical and influential people’s painting

You know how there are loads of fantastic artwork around and as you browse through them, a little voice in you says “Man, how did they do that?”

Well, I stumbled onto discussion about a recent oil painting and, if you don’t mutter “wow” when you see this painting, then you’re probably were choking on gum… or dead. Or both! Haha…

Influential people

It’s a huge oil on canvas work by Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An in 2006 where they have painted major historical figures from our time. Talk about jazzing up a history lesson! I’ve included a snippet of the picture I found, just click on this link for a larger image, complete with image maps and wiki links to find out more information about those influential peopl is the ultimate source for Discount Walt Disney World Tickets and all Orlando theme parks, dinner shows and attractions. When planning your vacation to Orlando, the most expensive and intimidating factors in your planning process are the endless options of admission tickets. Disney tickets are now available for many different days and options from one to ten days for what is called, “Disney Magic Your Way”. has the lowest prices on all discount Disney tickets and guarantees the lowest prices.At, we are an authorized and official full-service ticket provider for Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, all Orlando Dinner Shows and many other great attraction brands that Orlando has to offer.There are many sites who claim to offer cheap Disney tickets, but how many can guarantee you the lowest possible prices? Well we can! Furthermore, we have contracts with every major Orlando vacations theme park enabling you to do all you're shopping in one place while resting assured you are receiving the best deals available.They are a licensed and bonded Florida Seller of Travel, IATA certified and an authorized ticket provider. As a division of Travel Providers of America, you are guaranteed to get the quality and service that you deserve in preparing for your trip to Orlando.They have theme park specialists who provide theme park tickets with the lowest prices on discount tickets for all Orlando attractions. Our management team has over 50 years of management experience in the theme park industry and we take pride in having your vacation plans start with us. We hope and trust that our service, reliability and convenience will mean you will hopefully become another loyal customer of guys, For the lowest prices and always best personal service, visit

Share a loo and improve your relationship

Sure, their Human Rights track record looks dingy at best but apparently marital bliss is top of the list for these folks. This nifty, and albeit strange, Chinese invention promises to smooth over a tense marriage.

Well, it’s a twin toilet kinda like a love-seat except you don’t neck. And let’s face it, no one’s going to cuddle on that two-seater.

Twin toilet

It’s called TwoDaLoo (yes, you can cringe) and allows both spouses to use the toilet at the same time. And apparently it’s eco-friendly too, where twin bowls of the toilet are cleaned with a single flush.It’s labeled a well meant effort to bring down emotional walls and get each other to communicate. Not unlike the awkward elevator moments when you have to make small talk and pray for no embarrassing moments.So in the end, whoever cleans the bathroom has twice as much toilet scrubbing to do?And you thought leaving the toilet seat up was a nightmare.

Fenerbahce 2-1 Chelsea

Fenerbahce mounted a stunning comeback to shock Chelsea in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.Chelsea took the lead when Deivid diverted Florent Malouda's cross into his own net and Michael Essien also hit the bar in a one-sided first half.But the Turkish side levelled when London-born Colin Kazim-Richards smashed home Mehmet Aurelio's pass.And Deivid made amends for his early error to win the game with a superb 30-yard strike into the top corner.Teams of the calibre of Inter Milan, PSV Eindhoven and Sevilla have also come a cropper at the Sukru Saracoglu stadium this season but Chelsea's defeat was a huge surprise after the way they began the game.The hostile atmosphere provided by their fans has undoubtedly played a part in Fenerbahce's impressive home record in Europe but the Istanbul crowd were soon silenced here.Zico's tactic of pushing Fenerbahce's full-backs forward left Malouda and Joe Cole acres of space on the flanks in the early stages and it was from that route that the visitors' goal came.Michael Ballack dummied the ball for Malouda to run down the left and his cross flew into the net after hitting Deivid's outstretched leg.Fenerbahce did not learn from that setback and could easily have been 2-0 down within minutes when Essien strode forward unchallenged down the right and crashed a shot against the bar.The chances kept coming for Chelsea too and Didier Drogba headed wide before he forced a great save out of Volkan Demirel from a tight angle.Demirel did well again before the break when he beat Drogba to Ballack's through ball with the home defence again nowhere to be seen.It seemed just a matter of time before Avram Grant's side got a second goal but instead, as the game wore on, Fenerbahce fought back.Their first chances of the game resulted in Alex heading wide when well-placed before Mateja Kezman tested Carlo Cudicini with an overhead kick.And Chelsea looked less than convincing at the back even before Richards, who managed only one goal in the Premier League last season during an ill-fated spell at Sheffield United, came off the bench to play a key role in his side's fightback.The former Bury and Brighton forward gave his side some much-needed energy up front alongside the lethargic Kezman and his pace also played a part in their equaliser.Richards ran clear to meet Aurelio's lobbed through ball and power his shot past a helpless Cudicini.That clearly rocked Chelsea and suddenly they were the side looking vulnerable, while Fenerbahce poured forward.Grant's side seemed to have weathered the storm, however, and they threatened again through Ballack before Deivid turned from villain to hero in dramatic style with nine minutes left.The Brazilian picked up the ball 30 yards from goal and considered his options before unleashing a thunderous strike that flew past Cudicini and into the roof of the net.Credit must go to Zico for masterminding his side's recovery but Chelsea's first defeat in Europe adds fuel to the fire for those who doubt Grant's ability in big games - and leaves the Blues boss with plenty to think about ahead of next Tuesday's second leg.

The Las Vegas Hotels

A Once upon a time, Las Vegas was a gambler's paradise.The Nevada city was known the world-over for its abundance of casinos and gaming houses. Although still a popular casino city, Las Vegas has become more of a fantasyland destination. The Las Vegas Strip is by far the most spectacular sight to see - especially at night. This is where you will find some of the most glamorous hotels in the world - most with an adjoining casino. At night, the strip is just a stretch of bright, colored lights and is quite an amazing sight.There is no place like Las Vegas accommodation anywhere else in the world. See for yourself - there truly are lodgings for everyone in Las Vegas.The Las Vegas Hotels are truly best in the world.Las Vegas Hotels and Las Vegas Shows at the best prices.This website covers Vegas Night Clubs, Vegas tours, attractions, VIP Specials and more? That too – but only the best. Make your Vegas vacation special and browse our hand-picked selection of the Best that Las Vegas has to offer.That’s what we are all about. When they say the “Best of Vegas”, we mean it.So hurry guys make your next Vegas trip an experience to remember. And they want your vacation to be a “Best of Vegas” vacation!

Processor for Extreme Gaming

For all the gaming freaks out there, here is a processor which you can look into for the best gaming experience.

1. Intel® Core™2 Extreme quad-core processor

When more is better-with four processing cores the Intel Core 2 Extreme processor delivers unrivaled performance for the latest, greatest generation of multi-threaded games and multimedia applications.

The Intel® Core™2 Extreme processor QX9770 running at 3.2 GHz delivers the best possible experience for today's most demanding users.

* 12 MB of total L2 cache
* 1600 MHz front side bus

2. There is another core 2 duo extreme, but has become a bit old for the latest games released.

How to make root beer

1. Using a clean bottle and a dry funnel, add the ingredients in sequence as stated in the steps that follow. First add a level cup of table sugar, (or cane sugar). Adjust the amount to achieve the desired sweetness.

2. Measure out 1/4 teaspoon powdered baker's yeast, and place in the funnel. The yeast should be fresh and active, and any brand that is available will work.

3. Shake well to make sure that the yeast grains are distributed evenly into the sugar.

4. Swirl the sugar/yeast mixture in the bottom in order to make it concave and enable it to catch the extract in the middle.

5. Replace the funnel, and add 1 Tbsp of root beer extract on top of the dry sugar.
Notice how the extract sticks to the sugar. This will help dissolve the extract as seen in the next few steps .

6. Fill the bottle halfway with fresh cool tap water that has only a little chlorine. Pour through the funnel and use this opportunity to rinse extract stuck to the funnel and tablespoon. Swirl to dissolve the ingredients.

7. Fill the bottle to the neck, this time with fresh water, leaving only about an inch (2.54cm) of head space. Securely screw the cap so as to seal the bottle. Invert repeatedly to thoroughly dissolve the contents.

8. Place the sealed bottle at room temperature for about three or four days until the bottle feels hard to a forceful squeeze. Then move it to a cool place (below 65 F (18 C)). Refrigerate overnight to thoroughly chill before serving. Crack the lid of the bottle just a little to release the pressure slowly.

Apogee Condo South Beach

The Related Group of Florida is building the next great Apogee Condo South Beach:Apogee in South Beach. This developer has brought us some of the most luxurious condos in recent years, but has now found a way to raise the bar even further.You may be familiar with ICON South Beach, the Murano Grande, the Murano at Portofino, and Portofino Tower. These luxury buildings, built by this developer, have established a new standard of living in South Beach real estate.But, wait until you see Apogee.WHAT MAKES APOGEE SO LUXURIOUS, SO DIFFERENT AND SO DESIRABLE?
This condominium sets the bar higher than any other in South Beach history. It marks the evolution of luxury living.
• Ceilings are 10-feet high
• Special noise-dampening construction built between floors to reduce noise transmission
• Balconies are 11-feet deep
• Kitchens will feature gas appliances (optional)
• Kitchens will be built with multiple ovens, multiple dishwashers, 100-bottle wine coolers and the finest of finishes
• Balconies will be built with outdoor kitchens and entertaining amenities
• Master bathrooms will have an in-ground tub with rain shower shower head, giving you the feeling of a relaxation pool in your own bathroom
• Master closets will be finished with the ultimate in closet systems, including a "midnight" kitchen with your closet!
• Each unit has a privately-enclosed two-car garage on the parking levels. Additional cars may be parked with the valet.
• Stunning infinity pool area, unlike anything that we've seen in Miami before.Luxury condos have become the norm in South Florida, and Apogee South Beach is poised to assume its position as the area’s most opulent, purely residential condo. Its location, views and amenities are second to none, and the high-profile residents who call Apogee home can feel safe that their privacy will never be compromised. Apogee South Beach – A Miami Beach condominium that defines luxury.

Ten places you should see before you die

For those people who like to travel a lot here is a list of top ten places you should not miss:

1. Italy
2. Scotland
3. Vatican city
4. Spain
5. Venice
6. Switzerland
7. Hawaii
8. Las Vegas
9. Paris
10. Greece

My favorites here are Venice and Greece......

Nimbus VoIP phone systems

Nimbus VoIP Phone Systems by Xpandercommunication are the new business phones launched in mobile world.There are other mobile phone which provides people with great service
but then the nimbus voip phone systems stands among the all.Nimbus VoIP phone systems is an industry-leading provider focused on the communication needs of business enterprises for the internet. Its innovative suite of products, applications and services help the hundreds of millions customers achieve business value through technology. The Xpander designed VoIP phone system is what you need to check into. Just check this website VoIP Phone Systems and you can get all of the particulars you need on cost and opporating the system. The Nimbus VoIP phone system gives you total and complete control over the phone systems. When you find the labor charge are eliminated as well as the purchassing and maintaining the traditional PBXphones you'll see the initial cost has been greatly reduced. When you have the Nimbus VoIP phone you can call any other Nimbus VoIP phone anywhere in the world. Besides your calls in the United States are unlimited.The benefits of business VoIP are totally undeniable and should not be ignored.

Change your boot-up picture

Are you bored of the mundane start-up or shut-down screen provided by microsoft? Well here is a way to customize them.

There are three files which makeup the startup and shutdown screens, they are:

  • LOGO.SYS - The startup screen, usually located in your C:\ directory.
  • LOGOW.SYS - The 'Please wait...' screen, usually located in your c:\windows directory.
  • LOGOS.SYS - The 'It's now safe to turn off your computer.' screen, usually located in your c:\windows directory.
  • These files are standard 256 color Windows bitmap files with dimensions of 320(w) x 400(h). You can use basically any image editing program to change them (as long as it supports BMP files).

    Warning: Before getting started make sure to take a backup copy of all three files (LOGO.SYS may or may not already exist).

    1. Copy LOGOW.SYS and LOGOS.SYS to a temporary folder, and rename their extensions to .BMP

    2. Using your favorite graphics editor, open the files and modify them to your liking.

    3. Once your finished, save the files, change their extensions back to .SYS, and copy them back over the original files in the Windows directory (which you've already backed-up) and you're done.

    Alternatively you can create three new BMP files for each screen, just make sure that the proportions of 320(w) x 400(h) are maintained. The file once finished should be 129,078 bytes.

    Wednesday, April 2, 2008

    How to lock folders without using any software

    Here are the steps to lock (not actually lock but to change the pointer address) a folder in windows xp:

    1. Assume I want to lock a folder named 'new' which I have created in c drive.
    2. Go to the path (in this case its c:\) create a new notepad entry.
    3. Then edit that entry by typing in it the following:
    ren new new.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    4. Save it as lock.bat
    5. Now if you run the .bat file your icon 'new' should have changed. Try clicking it now.
    6. For creating a key, open an other notepad entry and write:
    ren new.{
    20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} new
    7. Save it as key.bat and run it.

    Like it? Want more tips? Please comment.

    Best software for online shopping

    Do you own an online shop and are looking for the right software to fulfill your requirements? Well its none other than 'Ashop Commerce' which is the leading provider of hosted shopping cart software in the US. This is a shopping cart software that has a plethora of features built into it for flexible and easy use. Apart from this, Ashop ecommerce software gives you lot more advantages, for example it has one of the best customer care services, its very easy to understand and work with and also very affordable and finally it comes in a customizable design which is excellent to work on. Whats more, Ashop offers you a 10 day trial absolutely free of cost. So the next time you decide to host a shopping cart online, do not forget to get Ashop commerce which provides a total solution for all your needs to make your portal a big success.