FUN: Great pictures

Autumn finally arrives in spectacular fashion
By PAUL HARRIS Last updated at 22:00pm on 3rd November 2006

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Autumn in bloom at the National Trust gardens in Stourhead, Wiltshire
The landscape is so perfect it might have been painted by numbers. But this spectacular backdrop of red and gold is a living work of art, coloured only by nature.

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Wish I could take photos like this!

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JOBSEARCH: Know your personality. Here’s mine.

ISTJ – “Trustee”. Decisiveness in practical affairs. Guardian of time- honored institutions. Dependable. 11.6% of total population.
Free Jung Personality Test (similar to Myers-Briggs/MBTI)

Now where is the check box for crotchety old pia?

PRODUCTIVITY: Life long learner

Kent Blumberg’s blog about “Leadership, strategy, and performance” has a great find.

It points to Wayne Hurlbert’s blog “Blog Business World”

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Legendary Hall of Fame baseball manager Earl Weaver once said, “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

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Ah hah, now that I am that formerly small jet of water (x-spurt), I have to begin learning all over again.


Yes, Universe, I know, “green growing; brown dead”!

TECHNOLOGY: SKYPE and OUTLOOK entry got a nice “we’ll see” response

I did get a very nice response from the SKYPE folks. And, while it’s just a “we know”, it was nice to get a response.

(If I owned the problem, I update the docs so people didn’t waste time reporting stuff I already knew. But then I’m lazy and like to avoid work when I can.)

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Hello reinkefj,

Thank you for contacting Skype Support.

This error is known by our development team and will be resolved in a future release of Skype.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Best regards,

Ekaterina M.
Skype Support

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— Original Message —
From: reinkefj
Received: 2.11.2006 19:31:42 GMT Standard Time (GMT – 0:00 )
Subject: GQW: Outlook import

Name: reinkefj
Skype Name: reinkefj
E-mail: pia at
Subject: Outlook import
The import from Outlook only takes the single file \”contacts\”. I have my outlook directory organized into different subfiles for simplicity. Thoughts?
———————————————————————-Skype Version:
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0
IP address: 001.002.400.677
Department: Technical Problems

—— Please do not remove your unique tracking number! —— <<#410808-552234#>>

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AND, I think I have a work around.

Copy LOOKOUT’s “contact” folder to “holding”.

Empty it. (Can’t deleted it cause LOOKOUT will throw a hissy fit. It’s one of the golden four!)

Go to “othercontactfolder” (or any other LOOKOUT folder where you have contacts) do the old CNTLA-CNTLC and shoot back to “contact” and do the old CNTLV.

Go for your favorite adult refreshment. Watch some tube, TV not UTUBE, cause your puter is very very busy as LOOKOUT does lots of indexing. When the green light of disk activity stops its nervous breakdown, feed “contacts” into SKYPE.

Then, focus on “contacts”, CNTLA, DEL, and go to bed. It’ll be a while as LOOKOUT basically undoes it all.

In the morning, compact outlook, defrag, and reboot.

And, take a peek and see if it worked. If it did you’ll see you LookOut contacts in SKYPE. Hey let me know if it works for you, then maybe I’ll try it.

Remember how lazy I am. Man-yawn-a is gud enuf 4 me.

(And, this is seriously one of the 250 most important? Some people must be smokin those funny cigs out there.)

WRITING: What is this blog?

Annie Alba wrote:

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“We will be following your work in this blog, because it is a serious candidate to be included amoung the 250 most important blogs of this year.”

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Awww, I bet you say that to all the bloggers! Nice to believe. For thirty seconds. If this is amount the most important 250, then the blogging world is in pretty sad shape. But, I’ll pretend that I believe that illusion.

So I wandered over to the site.

(Well, it’s not like she promised me a free laptop if I just clicked this link to http://NirobiTrUsT’n’!!!)

The site did ask one interesting question!

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Describe your blog:

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Wow, that’s a tuffie!

Here’s what I came up with:

“Reinke Faces Life” is just another free WordPress weblog. It’s more like a daily stream of consciousness, or maybe conscience. Is there such a thing as an unending whine about the human condition? Maybe it’s best called a plog — a personal web log — of things that attract my attention, bother me, or pique my curiosity. I’m gonna Lulu it so that I can give my Mom a book and tell her now I’m a “published author”. She’ll be so pleased. She doesn’t have to know it’s a vanity job. Anyway, thanks for giving me the opportunity to waste your time. If you find anything useful, feel free to “rob” it … with attribution … of course. I need any modest success I can find. Email me at


XPfails – luggable – BLOGDESK loses its mind

BLOGDESK took some type of a hit. The symptom was that it went to post to the blog at wordpress and then went unresponsive. Nuked it. And, tried again. Luckily it had saved my sarcasm before going alzheimenrs. Tried again. Did same thing. Reboot. (Arghhh!) All better now. AND, the post even made it to the blog. Try and figure that one out.

BOTTOM LINE: Don’t commit anything (e.g., a priceless piece of prose) without creating a backup text file with one’s favorite text editor. Mine is EDITTEXTPRO. Best 30$ I ever spent.

RANT: Hey Governor Corzine … … still wanna hear about state cars? … (continued) …

You don’t? TOO BAD!

This morning 03 November at 0715 est on Route 295 milepost 43 … …

… … a white DOT truck TD 4754 … …

… down 295 at a leisurely 85 (Your serf speed limit is 55)

… in lots of traffic

… tailgating the poor peon in his way

… never left the left lane (Do you teach them to do that, or is that a qualification for working for the state of nujerzee!?)

Almost didn’t get the plate he whizzed by so quick.

Remember I wanted all the getaway cars in the state painted a hideous florescent color.

(Well what to YOU call the cars that criminals drive away from the scene of the crime? The laugher here is that they rob the taxpayer and we GIVE them a getaway car!)

Any way I am sure that he was hurrying to get away from, I assume, the scene of the crime, trenton, to somewhere more important, of course, to protect and serve me.


At least next Tuesday, there’ll be ZERO state workers on the road. They’ll all be hung over from celebrating their ethnic holiday INCUMBENT REELECTION DAY, aka CINCO THE TAXPAYER BY THE HUEVEOSEZ, aka SAINT TAMMNEY HALL DAY patron of crooks, (did I miss any religions).

P.S.: Dear reader, I don’t write these every day. Just when I ARRIVE early for work, particularly agitated aggravated and have to wait for my employer workstation to get online.