Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Everyday Paradoxes

Nobody goes to that restaurant, because it is too crowded.

Don't go near the water, till you have learned how to swim.

The man who wrote such a stupid sentence, can not write at all.

If you get this message, call me, and if you don't get it, don't call.

Saturday, April 28, 2007


There was a young girl from Rabat,
Who had triplets: Nat, Pat and Tat;
It was fun in the breeding,
But hell in the feeding,
When she found she had no tit for Tat.

The Plumber

A plumber of Sault-Ste.-Marie
Was plumbing a girl by the sea
Said she, “Stop your plumbing,
“There’s somebody coming!”
Said the plumber, still plumbing, “It’s me.”

Ode To Spell Checkers

by Jerrold H Zar

I have a spelling checker.
It came with my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.

Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your sure reel glad two no.
Its vary polished in it’s weigh.
My checker tolled me sew.

A checker is a bless sing.
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
And aides me when aye rime.

Each frays come posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too be a joule.
The checker pours o’er every word
To cheque sum spelling rule.

Bee fore a veiling checker’s
Hour spelling mite decline,
And if we’re lacks oar have a laps,
We wood bee maid to wine.

Butt now bee cause my spelling
Is checked with such grate flare,
Their are know fault’s with in my cite,
Of nun eye am a wear.

Now spelling does knot phase me,
it does knot bring a tier.
My pay purrs awl due glad den
With wrapped word’s fare as hear.

To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should bee proud,
And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
Sew flaw’s are knot aloud.

Sow ewe can sea why aye dew prays
Such soft wear four pea seas,
And why eye brake in two averse
Buy righting want too pleas.

Monday, February 12, 2007

All Your Base Are Belong To Us

After the news last week that Freespire and Linspire are going to be based on Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleweary announced today that Ubuntu will no longer drink from the Debian well. "We built our distribution on Debian because it was the best distro back then and Ubuntu has become simply the best distribution in the world. But now that Freespire is going to be based on the best distribution in the world, we're not going to let them steal the spotlight. Ubuntu is going to be based on Freespire and we're going to let them do the hard work." Mr. Worthashot also said that, since Ubuntu is going to become just a brown remaster of Freespire, Canonical will let the developers it poached from Debian go back to getting Etch ready for release next January. This incensing remark started a furious debate within the Debian community. Some members have even proposed basing Debian on DSL in order to have more frequent and better managed releases.

The Gentoo project also announced that their distribution will be based on Ubuntu: "We'll just take their source packages and slap them onto a LiveCD. You put it in the drive, you let 'er rip for 3-4 days, you spend a couple more days compiling codecs and all the goodies and you'll get an Ubuntu install by the time we release the next version." This attracted the attention of the Fedora developers, who invited their Gentoo colleagues to base their distribution on Fedora, provided they write release notes for test releases.

In related news, Mandriva has decided to reduce operating costs by basing their distribution on either PCLinuxOS or Ulteo, whichever realeases first.