Sunday Puttering

Sunday, May 18, 2008
Today I'll be puttering around the house accomplishing such fascinating tasks as cleaning the fish tank, catching up on my TiVo and making apple-cinnamon jelly. Sorry, no Great Jelly Give-Away this time - I donate jam and jelly to the assisted living facility where my Gram lives, and they're out. I need to get cracking and restore their stores, so to speak. The old folks really enjoy it, and it gives my Gram props that her granddaughter, named for her, is supplying the home with their home-made jam.

Speaking of TiVo, my Smart Man and I were watching CSI: New York the other night. Normally we really like this show because we like Gary Sinise, although they write the Melina Kanakaredes character as a complete dumb-ass.

In this case, however, the dumbest line of the show came from the Anna Belknap character. As suspense builds, the nutbar murderer is having his kidnap victim blog live from the scene. Our heroes must find his location in order to save the day! Detective Lindsay Monroe, played by Anna Belknap, comes up with this solution:

"I'll write a GUI program in Visual Basic to see if I can find his IP Address."

But wait, there's more!

She later tells the boss that she's having trouble isolating the IP Address, because the blog posting activities aren't "streaming media," but get sent only when the author is posting.

Since the Smart Man and I both work in this field, much snorting, guffawing, and general disdain for the writing staff ensued.

Now I don't expect the show to go into some nerd-fest about traceroute, ARC caching, DHCP and packet based versus TDM communications, but surely they can do better than "I'll write a GUI program in Visual Basic to see if I can find his IP Address." Why didn't they just ask one of the IT guys if the line made sense? Duh.

So I'm off to putt. Enjoy this Flower Pr0n while I'm gone:

The flowers on the left actually grow on our neighbors trees, and have the sweetest smell. The yard in spring is always a sweet place. The flowers on the right is from the hanging basket my Smart Boy gave me for Mother's Day. Bless his heart, I'm glad he was thinking of me, and he says he'll understand when I inevitably kill them. Because that's just the way I roll.

4 comments:

John the Scientist said...

There was the one CSI Miami where they got the guy who worked in the drug lab because he had the drug on his hands, and could only have handled it outside the lab. Becasue he NEVER handled it inside the lab without gloves.

SNRRG.

SNRRRG.

SNORT.

BWAHAHAHAHA!

Janiece Murphy said...

John, I just can't watch the Miami franchise. It's too over the top, and the "Sunglasses of Justice" ensure I can't take the story seriously.

But yeah, who does their QA?

Michelle K said...

Hey! Calibrochia! I love those! My favorite are the orange-ish ones.

Make sure to keep them moist, and they'll get leggy as the summer goes on, but if you keep them in the sun you may get blooms through the fall.

Jeri said...

I hear you on the technobabble. Live Free or Die Hard was almost a comedy for me b/c of the technical gaffes. ;)