Some Humor

A man was riding his motorcycle along a beach when suddenly the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, the Lord said: ‘Because you have TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.’ The biker pulled over and said: ‘Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can ride over any time I want.’

The Lord said, ‘Your request is materialistic, think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking; the supports required to reach the bottom of the Pacific and the concrete and steel it would take!

‘It will nearly exhaust several natural resources. I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of something that could possibly help mankind.’

The biker thought about it for a long time. Finally, he said, ‘Lord, I wish that I and all men could understand women; I want to know how she feels inside, what she’s thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says nothing’s wrong, and how I can make a woman truly happy.’

The Lord replied: ‘You want two lanes or four on that bridge?’

ActionScript 3.0: Events for Static Classes

Normally, a static class in ActionScript 3.0 can’t dispatch events, since you can’t inherit from EventDispatcher or implement IEventDispatcher if the functions are a static.
However, with ActionScript 3.0, you can create an EventDispatcher object to do the dispatching for you!

package {
public class StaticEventDispatcher {
public static var eventEngine:EventDispatcher;
public static function initialize():void
eventEngine = new EventDispatcher();

Dell Customer Support Hell

No, its not about their Indian accents :). I used their Dell Online chat. At first they tried saying my particular problem was with the software (impossible, it does the same thing in Linux and Windows, and even in the BIOS screens when no hard drive is even attached!)

Took me an hour to get some sense into the tech’s brains that it was a hardware issue. I have a Dell dispatch number now. Going to have them pick up my old laptop for repairs. When I get it back, time for some fun :). Get my mom to start using Ubuntu or something.