- Call ahead to find out when there are fewest "adventurers" at the park. Not being stuck behind another group makes a big difference
- Wear light, loose fitting clothes. Some of the obstacles can be quite physical (though the tough ones always have an escape route)
- Bring water and snacks, these are available at the park but can be quite expensive
- Hit the restroom before you and esp. the kids put on your climbing harness :-)
There's been a lot of talk on the net about AntennaGate over the past few weeks: if you hold an iPhone4 the wrong way, it loses signal strength and drops calls. Apple called attention to the fact that other cell phones also suffer from this (much to the annoyance of the other phone makers :-) though the iPhone4 seems to be the worst affected.
A is for anthrax, deadly and white.B is for burglars who break in at night.C is for cars that have minds of their ownand accelerate suddenly in a school zone.D is for dynamite lit with a fuse.E is for everything we have to lose.F is for foreigners, different and strange.G is for gangs and the crimes they arrange.H is for hand lotion, more than three ounces;let’s pray some brave agent soon sees it and pounces....
Sometimes you wonder why a company would make its users jump through hoops just to access its own site...
AT&T bought SBC recently and they emailed me stating that I had to change my username because it didn't meet their "new guidelines"
Hello? How about changing your guidelines instead of making thousands of users update their usernames to remove the '@' symbol? And what does AT&T say will happen if you don't update your username? "If you do not change your User ID by May 11, 2006, you will not be able to sign on using your MySBC.com account. We apologize for any inconvenience." How nice.
Of course, that doesn't matter because I got this message after changing my username:
Sometimes you just can't win :-)
When flying, you usually expect to pay more for greater distance. Flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles is a lot cheaper than to Tokyo. However, it seems that there's a point at which you pay more the closer you get... I was on United's site and, just for the hell of it, priced out a flight from Oakland airport to San Francisco. I believe the distance between the two to be roughly 12 miles as the crow, I mean the jet, flies. Those are some very expensive miles, check it out:
So I was googling for Mt Diablo tarantulas with my son Thomas (6) and as soon as the search results appeared, he said "Google!".
I turned 'round, pointed to the logo, and asked him if he was actually reading the word "Google"?
"I've been reading that for a long time" he answered.
Off we went to www.microsoft.com. I pointed to the logo: "What does this say?"
"Mee... Mee... Crow... Saft... Soft... Crowsoft?!"
Hmmm... Not quite as successful.
Let's try www.yahoo.com. I point to the big "Yahoo" logo at the top of the page. "How about this one, what does it say?"
Thomas looked at it for a long time then exclaimed "Yipee!"
I nearly fell off my chair laughing. Clearly Google is winning six year olds' mindshare.