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Monday, October 31, 2005

It Finally Happened

Well, I knew it would happen, but I just didn't know when it would happen.

...I finally lost a computer. Meaning, I wasn't able to fix a computer because something happened to a part that could not be replaced or fixed. Well, my record was (...Let me check my paper work records...) 18 service jobs on record. So, 17 out of 18 at the moment.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

That Was A Close One, JoAnna!

I received this e-mail from JoAnna the other night. I would have gone off on her if I had not kept reading the e-mail. If anyone remembers me going off about these types of e-mails, you would have understood why I first got upset... But then started laughing as I kept reading it. This is what the e-mail said:

<-------------------------------Start Message------------------------------->

If you receive an email entitled "Bedtimes" delete it IMMEDIATELY. Do not open it. Apparently this one is pretty nasty. It will not only erase everything on your hard drive, but it will also delete anything on disks within 20 feet of your computer. It demagnetizes the stripes on ALL of your credit cards. It reprograms your ATM access code, screws up the tracking on your VCR, and uses subspace field harmonics to scratch any CD's you attempt to play. It will program your phone auto dial to call only 0898 numbers.

This virus will mix antifreeze into your fish tank.

IT WILL CAUSE YOUR TOILET TO FLUSH WHILE YOU ARE SHOWERING.

It will drink ALL your beer. FOR GOD'S SAKE, ARE YOU LISTENING??

It will leave dirty underwear on the coffee table when you are expecting company.

It will replace your shampoo with Nair and your Nair with Rogaine. If the "Bedtimes" message opened in a Windows 95/98 environment, it will leave the toilet seat up and leave your hair dryer plugged in dangerously close to a full bathtub. It will not only remove the forbidden tags from your mattresses and pillows, it will also refill your skim milk with whole milk.
WARN AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN.

And if you don't send this to 5,000 people in 20 seconds, you'll fart so hard that your right leg will spasm and shoot straight out in front of you, sending sparks that will ignite the person nearest you.

Send this warning to everyone!!! THERE'S A LOT OF SADNESS IN THE WORLD! Right now, as you read this, 17 Million people are having SEX!!! And look at you - you're on the computer!!!!

<-------------------------------End Message------------------------------->

You are lucky I kept reading the e-mail JoAnna... The next person won't be so lucky!

Oh, and to calm anyone's fears who doesn't know... None of that can happen!

Quick Update

I added a little something to my main site, tech-tonics.com, just for the holidays. This is only until midnight, November 1st. Check it out...

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

It Took Me Like 3 Hours To Do His Upper Lip

Well, I don't know if it actually took me 3 hours to cut around the mouth area, but it sure felt like it. Like I said, I told you I was going to do it.

The only bad thing is, it took me around 5 hours to work on this pumpkin, in a 4-day time period. Since I cut around the eyes first, those have already started to dry out, and are starting to cave inward. So, that means I will have to possibly cut another one, or something similar right before Halloween. Since this one took a long time, I'll probably just end up doing the Liger cut-out.

Big thanks to Tristyn for helping me on the starting part of this grueling process.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Saying Goodbye

Well, it's time to part from some of my favorite things...

1 - My favorite energy drink Red Bull and any other energy drink made with Taurine. Why? Because I found out where Taurine was discovered from, and most likely still comes from...;

2 - My favorite website (to visit) digg.com. People are just posting useless junk (including myself) about technology on a technology website, only to hopefully get mentioned on the podcast show diggnation...;

3 - And the podcast diggnation, since it is related to digg.com...

Testing It Out Early

The other night when I was getting a few groceries, I remember that diggnation Episode #17 mentioned that certain Wal-Mart's around the country are allowing people to test out the new Microsoft XBox 360 in their stores before they are actually released to buy on November 22. So, to prove that it is out to the public to play with, and that I have seen and tested it out, I took a quick picture with my camera phone. Sorry about the quality. If I can get this girl that I know who works at Wal-Mart to allow me to take my digital camera in and take a better looking picture, I'll post that picture later.

Monday, October 24, 2005

I'm On a Roll With HTML

On Saturday afternoon, my father asked me if I would like to be the webmaster to the NUMOA (North Utah Mustang Owners Association) website since the webmaster now, I guess, has been slacking. I said I would do if I could post a link to tech-tonics.com (seeing how it is a non-profit organization and I'm not getting paid for it).

So as of now, I don't know if I have the job title yet, but I will hopefully find out in a few days. So lets keep those fingers crossed...

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Busted!

Well, here is a fact that I wasn't out to prove... Dogs (especially my dog Snickers) love Napoleon Dynamite too!

Actually, they love and want whatever is leftover on the plate that is on top of desk that is in front of the monitor.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

That Was Too Close...

I had the coolest idea for my website. But luckily, before I really got into working on it, someone helped me realize it was a bad idea.

I was going to add a section to this Ryan site called, "Ask Me...", where anyone could e-mail me a question, and I would post that question on the site and then right below that question would be the answer (it would most likely be a funny answer). But the very first question I had made me reconsider the whole idea because of what people would think of me and would probably stop getting visitors to my sites. So the plan to do that idea was quickly scratched.

Well, back to the drawing boards...

If you are wondering what the question was, it was, "Where do babies come from..." -- Now you can see why I killed this idea!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Hey JoAnna...

...I know that this is no surprise party.
...And I know that I can't give you a cake or presents (especially since I'm not there in person)...
But there is one thing that I can do. It is to let everyone know that...

IT IS JOANNA'S 21ST BIRTHDAY!!!!

I'm sorry I'm not there in California to help you celebrate. I just hope that you have a fun and adventurous birthday.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Guess Who I Sold A Poster To...?!

Remember those Napoleon Dynamite posters that I sold on eBay this past week? Well, I just happen to sell one of them to the man who made one of the original shirts seen in Napoleon Dynamite! Which shirt? ... It's the one with the helicopter logo printed on the front. If you are interested, you can visit his site where he sells these shirts: No Riders Shirts.

He also told me that "Jared Hess (the director of Napoleon Dynamite) tried to buy the Blue 206 shirt (?) last January. He instead sent a box load of the shirts to Jared and Munn Powell (the cinematographer of Napoleon Dynamite). He told him that there was something so wrong about selling him shirts after he put him in the movies."

Dude! ...This guy is honest! Go buy a shirt from him... He has more than one style of shirt, with the helicopter logo, and he has other great stuff too!

Even More For My Dollar!

I received an e-mail from my web server provider, Yahoo!, telling me that they have improved my plan for free! How sweet is that? So, I don't have to worry about wasting space or data on the web or on my server, or even falling short of space. Truthfully, I never did really reach the max amount, nor did I ever go over. Plus, they are giving me 200 e-mail addresses (from the original 25 when I signed up). Does anyone want another e-mail address with "@tech-tonics.com"?! Don't worry, I can tell it to send all your e-mail to anyone of your e-mail address (if you have more than one). For example... if someone used the address johndoe@tech-tonics.com, I can tell it to send it to the persons original e-mail address (for example) johndoe@hotmail.com. If you do, let me know. My e-mail link is on the main page of ryansharich.com.

Just e-mail me with this information...

1- What you would like the first part of your e-mail address to be: _____?______ @tech-tonics.com ;

2- What e-mail address would you like me have your mail sent to: (ie. johndoe@hotmail.com)

Friday, October 14, 2005

What Are You Going to Do Today, Napoleon...?

Answer the phone whenever I call her... Gosh!

JoAnna told me last night/early this morning that she downloaded a ring tone for her phone that says, "What are you going to do today, Napoleon?" / "Whatever I feel like I want to do-- Gosh!" whenever I call. Now, how sweet is that??? Very!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Son of a B**ch

Well, Apple finally released the new iPod that supports downloadable music videos and television shows, yesterday. It looks really neat. However, the only part that I wish they would have done is made it possible to upgrade my iPod (by software, not hardware) so that I too could watch videos on my iPod. Well, it looks like I am stuck with the one I have now... But I am not complaining that I can't watch videos. At least I have an iPod when I know people who don't have one, would love to have one. So, I should be grateful no matter what. :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

My Beer Is Really Talking To Me...

After finishing one of my Mikes Hard Lemonade late Tuesday night, I turned the bottle around and found something printed on the inner-label of my bottle. Check out the picture to see what it says. Hover you mouse pointer here to see what it says...

Monday, October 10, 2005

October 10, 2005

To prove to Tristyn that I do not waste all my time in front of my computer, or writing code for my websites--

I am going to do the following:
1) Everything on my "To Do" list (that I have listed on my PDA - 14 items);
2) Change the blue "s" on my car sticker to a white "s";
3) Read to page 714 (that is the end of chapter 16) of my A+ book (I am currently on page 423, middle of chapter 10);
4) Send those packages that those people won from me on eBay, to them (... I have to do this today anyways...);

So, until those are done, you can do the following... You can read my past blog entries. You know, to make sure you have caught up on things I have done this past summer : ). ... Or, check out my Photos page (for anyone who has never been to or seen what I have posted lately).

Until then, keep checking back here. You (and I) will never know when I am going to be back.

Two Down, Seven More to Go...

Well, the auction on those two ND poster ended on eBay yesterday. Only problem was, I was
hoping to make some money off of them. Like I said before in an early entry, I'll only post one poster/auction at a time. Poster #1 and Poster #2 both sold for $5.00 each.

Once I find the right kind of envelope and the amount of shipping, I will be posting my entire Maxim Magazine collection (minus issues #1 and #71. I was never was able to purchase #1, and I sold Brian #71.) So long girls...

Sunday, October 9, 2005

October 9, 2005

I told Tristyn this when we were up in Evanston, WY a week or two ago... "I thought my life was pretty boring and plain, since I am on the computer a lot, until I realized how many different and exciting things I've done and places I have been too that I get to post on here."

Sometimes an iPod Is Just an iPod

I knew this day would come!!! Brian is finally getting an iPod! Welcome to the club Brian...

I know your beliefs on Apple and Macintosh's... But if you ever decide that you want to put an Apple logo sticker on your car, I'll be glad to give you one. If you want an Apple logo sticker with an "iPod user" sticker, just let me know.

Saturday, October 8, 2005

I'm Becoming Mr. Popular on Napoleon Stuff

That is number two, about something that I have done in the world of Napoleon Dynamite, that has been posted on Napoleon Stuff. Not to brag, but I believe that I am the first person, outside of being involved with the movie... Oh, and other than the webmaster, that has had something posted twice on this site. SWEET!

First, back in August, I believe the webmasters name is Alan (If not, please let me know so I can apologize and fix this entry) posted some wonderful information about one of my other websites, "voteforpedroonline.com", which I re-copied and posted on my August 25th blog entry.

Then, I e-mailed him (I believe shortly after) I posted an entry on September 2nd, about the Easter Eggs that I discovered in the Official Napoleon Dynamite website HTML coding. I never heard back from him, so I thought that he simply dismissed it and took it as worthless information.

Well, something told me to just go to his site again since I have not checked it out in a while...

There it was! At the very top of the page, he posted information about how Halloween is coming up really soon and to check out the neat stuff from the Official ND website Easter Eggs that I found.

If you think that is all, just hidden information about Halloween... Just wait! There are two more holidays coming up: Thanksgiving and Holiday (Christmas)! So who knows... Maybe he will post more news about me, two more times. Seeing how I have these two postings already, that will still be sweet.

Friday, October 7, 2005

$90's Well Spent!

I headed in to Fast Sign on Friday around noon o'clock to have them put the sticker (that they custom made) onto the back window of my car. This is what it looks like... Only problem is, the blue "s", it disappears when my car is in the shade or in total darkness. So, I'm going to try a few things to fix that problem, or else I am going to have to go back in and have them make a white "s" instead so people don't go to tech-tonic.com instead...

Now, to play the waiting game...

However, since I placed that Apple logo sticker on the back of my car, I am also going to have to them make a sticker that says, "iPod user..." (...speaking of iPod, I have great news later on...). If anyone owns an iPod, and would like one, let me know. I'll probably have them made in a week.

"I've Never Done That In My Car..."

After having dinner with Tristyn Friday evening, we dragged State Street up and over to my work, and then back down it again. We ended up driving up Big Cottonwood Canyon. We drove all the way up to Brighton Ski Resort and then on the way back down, I turned onto the road that takes you onto Gardner's Pass. OMG! That road, from the very top until half way down, into Park City is bumpier then ... Well, I can't think of anything to compare how bad it was. It was so bumpy, that I was laughing the entire way down because it was freaking someone out... ;) I'm laughing thinking about it now...

Just Stick It!

I plan on heading in today to get the custom made sticker placed my car. So tomorrow, I will have a picture of what it looks like.

Just A Reminder

I know a lot of this stuff may not be very interesting to read, but please remember that I have been very busy doing other things. I hope that once things return to normal, I will be able to post some interesting things. Until then... Just keep visiting when you can. Thanks!

Thursday, October 6, 2005

October 6, 2005

For those of you who do look at my Photos page, I had some time yesterday afternoon, that I FINALLY got around and finished posting the pictures from Peach Days that took place last month. Sorry for the delay.

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

October 5, 2005

Well, in a few days, and for the next few weeks that follow, I may not be posting a lot of blog entries on here as I have before. Something has come up in my family that will require the need for my help. Other than going to work, sleep and possibly doing my side job, I will be helping out around my house. If anyone has anything interesting (from the web or your own personal life) for world to see on here, please e-mail me... I finally placed an e-mail link on the home page now so you can easily contact me.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Good News and Bad News

The good news is that they called me yesterday to tell me that my car sticker is finished.

The bad news is that:
A) It had been raining off and on, so they wouldn't be able to place that sticker on it on Monday;
B) TracFone (the cell phone provider I had before I switched to Cricket) hasn't teamed up yet with Cricket to be able to allow it's users to "port" the telephone number they originally had to another provider. So not only do I have to re-do everything (business cards, web site, etc...) for my business to say I have a telephone number...
C) I now have to have some of the car sticker reprinted. Dang it! So that means that I will not be able to have the sticker finally placed onto my car until Thursday or Friday... And that is if the weather is good. ~Knock on wood~

Monday, October 3, 2005

Rule #2 With the Camera Phone

Never take scenery pictures with the camera phone. They end up looking blurry and terrible. My family and I went up into Little Cottonwood Canyon on Sunday afternoon, and I thought it would be fun to take some pictures with my new phone. I knew they were not professional looking (like a 35mm or digital camera), but I didn't realize they would be this bad. I deleted them all, but I did save one to show you how bad they come out. The picture on the right has been shrunk, click on it to get a larger and better look, to what I mean.

Am I not right? It looks like a scene, taken from the old videos of the 1960's. So that is what the 60's looked like-- A big blur, man.

Oh, Rule #1 is, "If you are going to take naughty pictures, make sure the person you send them too can keep them to themselves...". No, I haven't done anything bad. It just from things I have read and heard in the news that made me make that rule.

Finally...

After three days of being posted on eBay, someone finally placed a bid on Poster #2. I was hoping people would be outbidding each other for both of them. Maybe next time I should just post one at time. Then people will go after them... Who knows?

Saturday, October 1, 2005

This Is Better Than the TiVo

Since I am getting that sticker placed on the back of my car with my cell phone number, I know I am going to be receiving a lot more phone calls (hopefully) for business. Therefore, on Friday, I purchased (and activated) a new cell phone from Cricket. I ended up purchasing the Audiovox 8910. It ... is... AWESOME!!! Only problem is, it does not have any games loaded onto (or ever will), and so far, I am having difficulty trying to send photos to my e-mail since this phone does not have the ability to connect by cable to any computer. So if anyone has my cell phone number, I will still have that-- so do not delete it or loose it! For now, my new number will be posted on the main tech-tonics.com web page until Monday afternoon (10/1/05-10/3/05). That way, if I post the new number here, it's going to stay here for good and I know someone will try calling that number in the future, but will most likely get someone else.

If I am successful on uploading those pictures to my e-mail address, I haven't decided if I am going to post them on my photos page.

[NOTE: I fixed the e-mailing pictures problem. For some reason, it will let me e-mail them to my secondary e-mail address, but not the other (main) e-mail address that I use. Oh, well. At least I can now get them off my phone to save them :) ]

Here Piggy, Piggy, Piggy...

Thanks Tristyn, for reminding me to post this entry...

Friday evening, on the way to cash my paycheck to buy my new cell phone, I was driving my car (with Tristyn riding shotgun) and we passed a cop who was driving the opposite direction. I happened to glance and to see a stuffed animal on his dashboard, but it did not really hit me with a connection until Tristyn asked, "Wait-- Did you see that, on that cops dashboard?" (or something along those lines)... And then I finally got the connection. LoL! This officer had placed a stuffed fuzzy pink pig on his dashboard. I was laughing twice as hard because the two of us, I should have been the one that would have said something before she did.