Saturday, February 19, 2011

Stardusted Hoagies

Do you ever feel as if technology is just a little too difficult? Is the ease of plug and play, just not really that easy at all?
Take heart, you’re not the only one. This week NASA reported that their two-hundred million dollar "Stardust" probe inexplicably forwarded images of the Tempel 1 comet back to earth--get this--out of order from the order in which they were taken. Did some of the files take a longer route on their way back? Maybe one had to stop at a Martian diner for a cup of Joe.
Now, before you alien conspiracy folks get your black t-shirts in a knot, ask yourself when the last time your software decided to chart its own course.
It’s not the aliens… it’s obviously the ghosts in the machine.
Munk's opening line:
Sure, stardust sounds enchanting, but get some in your eye and it burns like a bitch.
Munk's "opening line" is yours to keep, use it. Munk

Today's music? You guessed it... Stardust by Hoagy, sung by Willie.


Kat Sloma said...

Perhaps the pictures just ordered themselves by importance, and NASA neglected to understand there was a new scheme...

Lydia K said...

Stardust also gets in your swimsuit and that is not fun.

It's ironic that so much technology makes our lives easier but I still go crazy setting up a DVD player or starting up a new phone.

Michael Offutt said...

Personally, I love plug and play and it always functions well for me. That includes HDMI, sharing desktops, etc. Oh and I love Windows 7.

Munk said...

@Kat: I like your new avatar
@Lydia: And just where have you been swimming?
@ Michael: I am glad to hear your technology cup is half full. I'll admit that one of my worst enemies is that nasty little Demon of Expectations.

Tim Riley said...

Is it still crazy to think the machines might take over one day?

Hey Munk, got an award for you in my latest post.