Who is the Man?

April 18, 2007

Stephen Colbert is the Greatest Living American

Just thought I would help the cause.

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Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

April 18, 2007

I would really do far better if I were a part of a group of friends made up of all CM majors, and could actually work with them on projects and studying.

I am not a part of any such circle that I am aware of.

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MASSIVE Failure of TurboTax Servers

The hits just keep coming. Basically, the servers crashed because everybody and their brother filed last minute, which is to be expected. Nobody could e-file at all.

From their own forums:

“Patsy,
Please do me a favor and please pass on this feedback to someone higher up in your company if possible….
 
Your spokesperson, Harry Pforzheimer, should be fired.   There is an associated press article about these issues and instead of offering any kind of public apology, this buffoon has the audicity to insult Turbo Tax customers by saying “Don’t wait until the last minute is the moral of the story”…   Nice, don’t take any of the responsbility, but blame your customers for you inadequate systems.   
 
How about Intuit does a better job of preparing itself and its technology for the volume they know they are going to receive?   This isn’t anything new… People have always filed last minute and, guess what?, they will file last minute next year too.    Intuit needs to do a MUCH better job of being prepared…  AND THAT’S THE MORAL OF THE STORY!
 
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,266662,00.html
 
What an embarassment to have this guy as your company’s spokesperson…  your entire organization should be completely embarassed by his remarks and lack of apology.”

On the plus side, my payments did go through, so I guess I am set now in terms of taxes.

 

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From Tech to Tech

April 18, 2007

In addition, as a show of support for our fellow students and faculty/staff colleagues and in lieu of our typical Husky Friday apparel Michigan Tech students/faculty/staff are encouraged to wear orange and maroon on Friday April 20 to honor those killed and show support for the Virginia Tech community.

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New Blog, Part Seven

April 18, 2007

I think this is something like the seventh blog I’ve put up, but check out http://mediocrefood.wordpress.com/ for recipes from yours truly. I might update daily at some point, but right now I am busy like a, um, busy person?

Lackeyart is no more. In case you even knew about it, which I am assuming you don’t.

Quick Recipe

April 18, 2007

I threw this together using what I remember about how my mom makes this, and it turned out great:

Chicken Enchilada Soup

  • Put a few cans of chicken broth in a large pot and bring to a simmer, adding pepper and cumin to taste
  • Grab a rotisserie chicken and get as much good meat as you can off of it. Put the meat in a bad, and coat it with chili powder/pepper
  • Put the coated chicken in a frying pan with some olive oil and some liquid to season (I use brisket sauce) and work the chili powder in to the chicken
  • Once the chicken is nice and spicy, transfer all the chicken in to the broth. A fair amount of the chili powder will end up coming off the chicken to flavor the broth. That’s a good thing.
  • Bring the entire soup up to heat, and then add the piece de resistance: pour in tortilla chips. I love the way they taste in this soup, so I put in a lot of them. They don’t need to be in the soup for long before they start to soak up the flavor and get soggy (soggy is good in this case, they’re like dumplings).
  • As an added bonus, you can cook the entire soup down into something that can only be described as a chicken enchilada salad. When all of the liquid is gone, man it tastes great!

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