Welcome to Zombo.com!

4 07 2007

It has been out there a while, but zombo.com is worth taking a look at.

Welcome to Zombo.com!

This site is a parody of the dot com boom of the late 90’s / early 00’s, as it pretends to be featuring a product and all the amazing things that it can do – only if just loops through an intro read by some Caribbean sounding guy. Josh Levine, the author of the site, never intended the site to be anything more than absurd comedy.

Some of the more memorable quotes:

“The unattainable is unknown at Zombocom.”

“You can do anything at Zombocom. Anything at all. The only limit is yourself.”

(source: Wikipedia)

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Old School Software Versions

25 06 2007

Staying on the same thread about my post on the evolution of Apple over the last 30 years – if you’re like me, you get used to the the look and feel of your apps. Then, all of a sudden, and sometimes completely for no reason, the program gets an “update” – killing everything you liked about it in the first place. You go along and continue to use the “new and improved” (read: bloatware) program. I guess eventually, you can get used to the new program version, but What if you didn’t have to?

Oldversion.com

Now there’s OldVersion.com. As they put it “because newer is not always better”, you can go all the way back on different programs.
For example, I really don’t like the newer versions of Winzip. Using OldVersion.com, I can go to one sufficiently more old school, like Winzip 6.0 (although all of these are obsolete if you’re using Windows XP and simply use the integrated Compressed (zipped) Folders.

Some of the more humorous ones are AOL 1.0, Internet Explorer 1.0, and Winamp 0.2.

What’s nice about this site is that they go to the trouble to tell you about the major version changes about different products.

Old school versions of apps mean something to you. Similar to where an old song might bring you back to a time and place in your head, seeing an older version of an app brings back memories to us computer folk.





Snake Head Found in Can of Green Beans

20 06 2007

Philadelphia man says he found snake head in can of green beans

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA – Earl Hartman was a little rattled by something he says he found in a can of green beans: a snake head.

The Philadelphia man said he found the inch-long head on his plate Wednesday night, right between a chicken breast and buttered noodles. He said it came out of the green bean can.

“When I sat down, I noticed something didn’t look right,” Hartman told WCAU-TV. “It didn’t look like a green bean.”

Hartman said he called the Pathmark store where he bought the beans, and got a call back from Seneca Foods in upstate New York, where the vegetables were canned.

Rich Savner, a spokesman for Carteret, N.J.-based Pathmark Stores Inc., confirmed that a customer reported finding a “foreign substance” in a can of green beans, but said officials had not determined what it was.

The store conducted spot checks of other cans, but nothing out of the ordinary turned up, Savner said. Similar cans were removed from the shelves as a precaution.

A woman who answered the telephone at Marion, N.Y.-based Seneca Foods Corp. on Friday said the company had no comment.

(Source: Philadelphia Inquirer)

If I’ve ever heard of a reason to have no comment, this would be the place!