What do you miss?
Have you ever had to call 911 and if so, why?
I don’t recall ever having to.
What’s your computer’s wallpaper look like?
Updated 6:45pm(Thanks to everybody who sent one in. I’m headed out so I won’t be posting any new ones but if you want to leave a link to your screenshot in the comments, feel free.)
Update: And here they come. Click them to biggify. I’ll update this as they come in.
From Paul: “It’s wallpaper. How appropriate.
It’s a pic of a room in an attic from a place I use to live. Apparently this was the servant quarters a long time ago. They got tired of trying to remove the wall paper and quit.”
From Josh: “Here’s a shot of my desktop’s wallpaper. I think it’s awesome. I got it from vladstudio.com; they have some really fantastic artwork there if you’re interested in some cool desktop wallpapers.”
From Sebastien: “Shamelessy harvested from this Dresden Codak cartoon: http://dresdencodak.com/2009/08/06/youre-a-good-man-charlie-darwin-2/”
From Miek: “I kid you not – my desktop is completely blank, dark, dark green and NO icons. Everything I need is accessible with the start menu. this is a computer, not some vain attempt to convey my profound awesomeness. :
From Gene: “Great idea! Here’s mine – It’s a dual monitor setup. The left side is my daughter and I at a race a few years ago. (I perv-blocked my daughter’s face – she’s not actually a blockhead). That side hasn’t changed in years. The right side changes every morning. I built a perl script that grabs a random image from a folder of cool pics I’ve collected and resizes it to fit the monitor. It puts the name of the file in yellow letters at the top of the image (it’s a little hard to see here).”
How are you an idiot?
I just went to my regular barbershop and attempted open the door with several futile pulls. I assumed it was locked and was about to walk away when another customer came behind me and pushed the door open. Oh…
What’s the worst book you ever forced yourself to read to the end?
The bible. Let me think about the worst novel though and I’ll answer in the comments. Usually I only read 10% of a book and if I can’t stand it I’ll throw it down in disgust.
The following clip from an episode from 1994 of The Today Show where Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric are trying to make sense of this thing called “the internet” has been making the rounds. Here it is if you haven’t seen it.
So when did you first start using this internet thing?
I think I first got online in 1994 by using Compuserve. Oh, those were the days. Zipping around Webcrawler on a speedy 14.4 Kb/s modem on my new 90 Mhz Pentium running Windows 3.11 for Workgroups.