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May 26 2009

Work vs Vacation

Jamie Barrows

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The problem some of us have when it comes to leaving work at the office.


May 19 2009

Thinking Critically

Jamie Barrows

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Read this quote today and just had to repost it.

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Terry Pratchett


Jan 20 2009

No Internet!

Jamie Barrows

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Dec 11 2008

How Banks Make Money

Jamie Barrows

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Just read a very funny (and informative,  if I’m remembering my economics classes correctly) post on the banking industry.

It made me laugh, so I thought I would post it here. Click the link to read it for yourself. How to make Money


Dec 3 2008

New form of exchange

Jamie Barrows

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Funny, because I have one of those huge collections of funny pics.


Nov 25 2008

How Internet Rumors Get Started

Jamie Barrows

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Another good one from XKCD


Oct 20 2008

Phones…..

Jamie Barrows


I love my iPhone, and I’m constantly pointing out yet another cool feature to everyone around me. So when I saw this morning’s dilbert comic, I just had to post it.


Oct 17 2008

Mornings

Jamie Barrows


The above comic(a lot like others from the same author) really hit home for me. I can tell you that the very first thing I do every morning is check on news from my friends on Facebook. Those friends happen to be all over the world.


Nov 28 2007

Viruses and a clicking epidemic

Jamie Barrows

Virus Network

Thought the above comic was just too funny. Especially since I just spent a great deal of time cleaning off my parents computer. I think they had 40-50 different viruses and spyware on their computer.
I know that my parents computer is the “family” computer and consequently it gets used by my little brothers and sisters. So the people using it aren’t always the most computer savvy. But seriously, how do they get so many viruses and spyware? Do they just click on every little thing that pops up?

I don’t even run a resident antivirus scanner on my personal computer, and I have yet to get infected with spyware or viruses. And yet my parents computer, my brothers computer, and various friends, all of whom are running resident antivirus programs get infected. Please people! Don’t click on popups and don’t install shady software. LOL


Nov 2 2007

Make Believe using your surroundings

Jamie Barrows

Post Office Showdown

When you were little (And maybe now as well), did you ever build elaborate stories in your head about mundane locations? I know I did.

I would be some place that was boring to me, like maybe the mall while my Mom was shopping. And I would be just sitting there doing nothing. So I would start making up a story about myself in that location. It usually involved me being some kind of secret agent. And the whole kid at the mall thing was just a cover.

I would pick people out of the shoppers around me, and imagine that they were enemy agents. Then I would start constructing an elaborate fight scene between me and the enemy agents, who had somehow penetrated my cover. The fight scene would involve guns, knives, and amazing karate moves that when pictured in my head were just awesome! Often I would make it a running battle through the store using the displays and even other shoppers as cover.

It was great fun. And by using people I had picked out of the crowd around me as characters in my story, it felt more real. Of course, in real life I was actually just sitting quietly waiting for my Mom to finish shopping.

I never told anyone about these make believe stories. They were just something I did to amuse myself when I was bored. But when I saw the above comic, I had to post it. It was just too much like something I would do.

For the authors site, check out Post Office Showdown.