Whoa, Bernie Mac dead at 50

Posted in things that make you go hmmmm by beebe4 on August 9, 2008

Wow, just goes to show that you should live your life now, while you can. So sad to think that he has all this money now, and he will never get to enjoy it.

Comedian and Chicago native Bernie Mac died early Saturday morning from complications due to pneumonia, his publicist confirmed.

Mac, 50, had been hospitalized for about a week at Northwestern Hospital, according to his spokeswoman. A few years ago, Mac disclosed that he suffered from sarcoidosis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in tissue, most often in the lungs.


What the hell am I doing wrong?

Posted in tech, things that make you go hmmmm, work by beebe4 on October 10, 2007

I was reading QuadsZilla’s post about the week he is having on the SEO Black Hat, and have to admit that it sounds like I am going about this whole software development thing the wrong way.

  We were even hanging with Wiesn Playmate Anna Scharl (Miss October for German Playboy) and her sister most of the time we were out; they’re both sweethearts.

  Tonight I’m going to the Opera and tomorrow I’m doing some 3-hour caving expedition. Ahh, the life of a spammer. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it.

I have been working in this industry for 8 years, working on web sites for reputable companies, making decent money.  I would say that I would be the kind of person that any organization would want to have, but I find that I enjoy working at smaller start-ups, due to lack of waste more then anything, and I need a little more stress then your average person to get things done.

But if I can use my talents to startup some stupid website and just milk money away from Google and the unknown people out there, is there really a downside?  Is it illegal?  I can provide better for my family and not do something illegal.   Why would I not? 

My instinctual answer is that I wouldn’t want to do it for the sake of not helping to proliferate crap on the Internet.  But (not that I would really want to) if spending 1 month a quarter coming up with some stupid website and then go spend time with my family and just watch the money come in… why is that not a good option?

I would love to hear from others that have had this same thought, and where they are on why the continue to work at a “real” company versus going out on their own taking advantage of the framework that Ad revenue has presented to us. 


If you would like to find out more about Quadzilla, and a little insight into what makes him tick, listen to this interview that he did on Shoemoney’s Net Income Show.

(Note: that this is a picture of the Shoemoney guy not Quadzilla)

Microsoft Surface

Posted in product review, tech, things that make you go hmmmm by beebe4 on June 8, 2007

So I had seen the old videos on YouTube, but as you would expect the marketing machine that is Microsoft has me saying HOLY SHIT!!!

For those of you that are tech savvy this is old news, but for those of you that don’t keep up on blogs, etc. and never click on the links I provide, I implore you to please check this out… IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.  Now if they can just deliver on the hype!

Microsoft Surface – a whole new kind of computer interaction.

Amazing Dice Video

Posted in funny, movies, things that make you go hmmmm by beebe4 on June 7, 2007

I’m completely stealing from my buddy Phil (congrats on the new baby!) but this video is just too amazing not to share. 

I like how mid way through the video he picks up a Vans sponsorship.  If only they would pay him for the placement!

three men and a hat

Posted in things that make you go hmmmm by beebe4 on June 6, 2007

Here is a brain teaser:

Three players enter a room and a red or blue hat is placed on each person’s head. The color of each hat is determined by a coin toss, with the outcome of one coin toss having no effect on the others. Each person can see the other players’ hats but not his own.

No communication of any sort is allowed, except for an initial strategy session before the game begins. Once they have had a chance to look at the other hats, the players must simultaneously guess the color of their own hats or pass. The group shares a hypothetical $3 million prize if at least one player guesses correctly and no players guess incorrectly.

The same game can be played with any number of players. The general problem is to find a strategy for the group that maximizes its chances of winning the prize.

I am a trained problem solver.  I am not very organized and sometimes I have lack of motivation issues, but sometimes, more rarely then I would like, I surprise myself with how obvious something seems.  Dilbert calls it “the knack “, my Mom calls it a gift from god.  I just call it common sense, but I guess that is relative.   

Apparently the above brain teaser has been caused a stir in the mathematical community, but after I read the brain teaser on an older web site post the correct answer just came to me and I knew it was right.  That is how my brain works… when I know the answer is right you cannot move me off of it unless you offer additional information.

Do other technologist and engineers feel the same way?

Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us

Posted in funny, movies, tech, things that make you go hmmmm by beebe4 on June 5, 2007

Interesting video on what is going on right now with the society and technology.

Interesting Question

Posted in things that make you go hmmmm by beebe4 on December 17, 2006

What is the difference between toasting and roasting? Is it based on what you are toasting? Do you toast carbohydrates? You can toast nuts and bread, but you roast marshmellows, pork, potatoes, meat… so what is the difference?

Man, talk about public humilation

Posted in funny, things that make you go hmmmm by beebe4 on December 5, 2006

Flatulence, not turbulence forces plane landing in Nashville

“Flatulence brought 99 passengers on an American Airlines flight to an unscheduled visit to Nashville early Monday morning…”

Interesting comparison

Posted in funny, things that make you go hmmmm by beebe4 on November 15, 2006

This is the best example of why I went to Georgia Tech versus UGA. Can you imagine how much more fun I had to GT versus UGA!

Two Scholarships Winners


Posted in things that make you go hmmmm by beebe4 on October 3, 2006

What do you call it when you basically punk yourself? I was looking at an old post of mine and fell for the trick that I was trying to get all the readers to fall for. So I guess I will just cal it a Sotcha (for Self Gotcha).

If you are curious the link was here.