Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Five Minute Management Course

Lesson 1:
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbour. Before she says a word, Bob says, 'I'll give you $800 to drop that towel.' After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, 'Who was that?' 'It was Bob the next door neighbour,' she replies. 'Great,' the husband says, 'did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?'
Moral of the story: If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Lesson 2:
A priest offered a Nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?' The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?' The priest apologized 'Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.' Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, 'Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.'
Moral of the story: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Lesson 3:
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, 'I'll give each of you just one wish.' 'Me first! Me first!' says the admin clerk. 'I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.' Puff! She's gone. 'Me next! Me next!' says the sales rep. 'I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.' Puff! He's gone. 'OK, you're up,' the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, 'I want those two back in the office after lunch.'
Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say.

Lesson 4:
An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, 'Can I also sit like you and do nothing?' The eagle answered: 'Sure, why not.' So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Lesson 5:
A turkey was chatting with a bull. 'I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree' sighed the turkey, 'but I haven't got the energy.' 'Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?' replied the bull. They're packed with nutrients.' The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.
Moral of the story: Bull Shit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there..

Lesson 6:
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.
Morals of the story: (1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy. (2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend. (3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut!

{recieveed in an e-mail}

Monday, August 25, 2008

Waterfall Groove

A short clip of the Churchill Square waterfall
and color tubes with the disco baby finalle.

Flower in Denman Island

Flower in Denman Island, originally uploaded by corrybruce.

A flowering plant picture imposed over a picture of rushing water on Denman Island, BC

Flower Tube Falls

Flower Tube Falls, originally uploaded by corrybruce.

A flowering plant picture imposed over the Churchill Square Tube Waterfall

Sunday, August 24, 2008

City Hall at night with Churchill Square Waterfall tubes

churchhillsqh2ocityhalla, originally uploaded by corrybruce.

City Hall at night with Churchill Square Waterfall tubes and clock tower.

Churchill Square Waterfall

churchhillsqtubefalls, originally uploaded by corrybruce.

The waterfall and color tubes from below.

Churchill Square Waterfall

waterfountainchurchillsq1280, originally uploaded by corrybruce.

The color tubes at the waterfall.

Bird on a lattice fence.

birdlattice010407, originally uploaded by corrybruce.

Bird on a lattice fence with apple tree in background.

Canada Place

canadaplacetowering, originally uploaded by corrybruce.

Canada Place Edmonton towers over The Citadel

Friday, August 15, 2008

Five Free Security Tools

Virus Total
A place you can upload individual files
and have them scanned by
several anti virus and security programs.

Secunia Personal Software Inspector
is the free security tool that is designed
with the sole purpose of helping you secure
your computer from software vulnerabilities.

patent-pending ActiveDefense technology
offers protection against all types of internet threats
- both known and unknown -
spy ware, ad ware, key loggers, viruses, worms,
Trojans, root kits, buffer overflows, and other malware.

is a freeware system optimization,
privacy and cleaning tool.

the ultimate security resource center.
Be sure to check out Shields Up.

The first link under the Services tab.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Favorite Firefox Add-Ons


The best security you can get in a web browser!
Allow active content to run only from sites you trust,
and protect yourself against XSS.
My favorite extension... excellent added security.

Image Toolbar

Single-click access to common actions for images
(e.g. saving, copying, printing).
This extension is intended to provide a replacement
for the equivalent toolbar in Internet Explorer.


FlashGot is the free Firefox extension meant to handle
single and massive ("all" and "selection") downloads
with several external Download Managers.

PDF Download

Use PDF Download to do whatever you like with
PDF files on the Web. Regain control of them and
eliminate browser problems, view PDFs directly
in Firefox as HTML, and use the all-new
Web-to-PDF toolbar to save and share Web pages
as high-quality PDF files.

Favicon Picker

Change your bookmark icons! Right-click any bookmark,
and select "Properties", then "Browse" for a new image
or paste in a url. Works with Firefox 3.


Nautipolis for Firefox: a blend of retro, nautical and gnome
(icons from art.gnome.org). Designed for daily use,
with consistent layout, buttons, widgets.

What's your favorite extension?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Jack [the cat]

A couple of pictures of Jack;
the cat that uses the tree (see next post).
He goes outside now
but spent his first 8 years indoors.

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Cat Tree

This is the cats outside on the inside.
The post and deck are solid wood and are sanded down with extra fine sandpaper making them baby soft.
The climbing post is hand wrapped with sisal [it took hours, but it is a favorite of cats]. The easy part is the $20- pine book shelf; which is a primary support piece and deck for lazing area for the cat. There are also additional pieces; it has been moved three times now though and space prevents the whole contraption from been assembled right now. The cat actually climbs up the post; more often though he jumps up on the desk and uses it to start half way up the post. This creation was built 10 years ago and the rope is only now separating and fraying a bit. To get an auditory feel for the era this was built [circa. 1998] check out:
{Dj Sandstorm 1998 In 5 Mins}

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

7 Beer Bottles

This was a personal accomplishment,
it was a my Uncles house
7 beer bottles
[Long neck O'Keefe Extra Old Stock],
the photo is taken in 1986 in Burnaby, BC.

Here's Pitbull VS H.A.B.

Majik [at the Park] with blur + Track

Here's Majik running around.

And here's another killer Track:
Robin S Tears for Fears - Shout 4 Luv
[Ben Liebrand minimix - 2008-06-14]


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Loki Playing in the Park + Track

Loki playing around in the park close to home.
Background music is Soulseekers edit of
Robyn - You Can't Handle Me
Link is 192kbs mp3
Enjoy this HOT Track

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cat n Mouse

Cat [on Denman Island, BC] watches on mouse.

Speed Up Firefox

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:


Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!

Monday, August 4, 2008

The High Cost of Globalization

Despite the high cost of globalization, we continue to truck on around the world. We even truck fuel around to truck other stuff around...
How about the $20, 000.00 BBQ [$142.00 local]

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hot Shots of Loki

Downtown Edmonton, Canada Place, Shaw Conference Center

A Photo of D/T Edmonton I took.
July 13, 2008 @ 6:03 AM (local)

Retro Music Blogs I've Visited

Some blogs I've visited... a vast collection of music!

....::::[ DIGITAL EARGASM ]::::....


Sasa ft. Purple

Dance Music Mixes

Only 4 Dj's


New Romantic Rules

Hard Candy Music

Retro Remixes


Revolucion Retro





The Different Mix

Dance Music Forever

Burning The Ground: DjPault's 80&90's Remix Blog

My Cat Jack

My cat Niles aka. Jack

Roxz - My first Dog

This is my first dog Roxz, the picture is taken in Burnaby, BC by the Burrard Inlet on a trail.

CBC Canine Confidential 2008-March-06

The Dogs

Why is it so darn expensive or veterinary care nowadays and what up with vets obsession with high priced dental care...
Do check out CBC Marketplace: Cat Got Your Wallet 2007-November-28

The View From Here

Watch as a tree becomes mulch, and an alright
view from the front window becomes a view of
a parking lot and electrical box.

And what about Global Warming?

Seems more and more like a rip off!
But I still miss the trees that were my view.
And without the trees, is the property less valuable, any rent decrease around here is unlikely!