I don't know about preparation, but my last employer did after-the-fact Y2K compliance processing for a number of large customers whose names I probably should not leak. I was not personally involved because I worked in a different department, but former coworkers of mine were still working on Y2K compliance as late… » 3/24/15 6:35pm Tuesday 6:35pm

This is not really a tech support story, but when I was studying comp sci in 1999 (or so), I had a classmate who looked like Woody Harrelson and acted like Woody Harrelson doing a caricature of himself. He thought it was hilarious to make CD-tray cupholder jokes and reenact the scene from Star Trek IV where Scotty… » 3/23/15 8:44pm 3/23/15 8:44pm

I work for a government agency which would love for everyone to do everything online, and a significant portion of our complaints come from people in rural areas who want faster load times on dialup. » 3/23/15 3:09pm 3/23/15 3:09pm

Ooh! Ohh! I made a similar chart a few months ago, and there are some subtle differences. Keep in mind that I don't have any children myself. Or rather, I do, but they're all between eight and nine. » 3/06/15 1:32pm 3/06/15 1:32pm

I noticed your post just as I was closing this tab, and decided that I must have misread "purchases" as "pancakes". Then I realized that purchases couldn't be right, either, so I had to reopen the tab. » 3/03/15 3:46pm 3/03/15 3:46pm

I was about to leave the same comment, but I see now that the while the albums aren't free, those particular songs off each album are. Doesn't help that Bangarang is the title of both the song and the album. » 2/26/15 10:12am 2/26/15 10:12am

We were called McDowell and James, because we were 13 years old and thought it was funny that our name sounded like a law firm. Our motto was even worse, and I'm so glad that none of this appears to be Googlable. Mostly, we designed technologically unimpressive demos, defeated copy protection, and altered strip… » 2/25/15 10:26pm 2/25/15 10:26pm

Pfft. That person is obviously dancing on an office chair—the kind with wheels. Clearly their idea of fun is to fall and break your neck. » 2/25/15 1:51pm 2/25/15 1:51pm

Army of Darkness was the first movie that sprang to mind, and I absolutely agree with you. I think we're in the minority on this, and I do like the original ending, but the S-Mart sequence just seems more in keeping with the general tone of the film. » 2/24/15 7:11pm 2/24/15 7:11pm