Friday, March 30, 2012

A Hilarious Look At Software and Tech Support

Here's a must read for all married couples and everybody else. This was shared by Bob Price, Superintendent of Empire Unified School District up near Modesto. Bob is a member of TICAL.

Dear Tech Support,

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0. In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as
 Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as NBA 5.0,
 NFL 3.0 and Golf Clubs 4.1

. Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. 

Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.

What can I do?




First, keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system.

 Please enter command: ithoughtyoulovedme.html, try to download Tears 6.2, and do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update. If those applications work as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.

 However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0, or Beer 6.1. Please note that Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Farting and Snoring Loudly Beta.

 Whatever you do, DO NOT under any circumstances install Mother-In-Law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.)

 In addition, please do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0-program. This is an unsupported application and will crash Husband 1.0.

 In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend Cooking 3.0 and Hot Lingerie 7.7.

Good Luck,

Tech Support

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Real Education Reform

If you really believe in education reform, but technology integration is not part of your toolbox (as it isn't for many educators, especially site and district level admin), read this story. Then go and sin no more. Renounce your ignorance!
Here is the headline:

Mooresville’s Shining Example (It’s Not Just About the Laptops)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Back In Business

Ok, I am back at this. Whenever I fail to get something done in a timely manner like updating this blog, I am reminded of the movie "48 Hours" (with Eddie Murphy). As you will probably recall, Murphy plays Reggie Hammond, who is a criminal in cahoots with several others including a short, angry young man by the name of Luther. Luther goes to a parking garage to recover Reggie's car where several hundred thousand dollars is stashed. When he presents the number of the car to the attendant, the attendant incredulously says,"it's been here three years," Luther replies, "Yeah! I've been BUSY!"
So that's why I'm writing for the first time in 2 and 1/2 years: I've been BUSY!
So come back and see how much wisdom I have acquired during my last years as a principal!