Friday, 15 May 2009

Product Key Recovery Tool

I had a job today where I needed a customers Office product key, but their computer was stuffed and so we only have the old HDD for data recovery purposes.

I found this program called ProduKey which made things so incredibly easy. In the settings section you can select your source to be Local computer (default), External HDD and even scan your local network for Microsoft products.

To be honest it was a real life saver. If you work in IT you might have already come across this product, but if you haven't I would definitely make it a part of my USB key.

Remember...

You win! I ROCK!
Good night Seattle.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Guantanamo parody...oldie but a goodie

Original lyrics by the Beach Boys
Parody lyrics by Chris Jolly and Craig Simms

Al Qaeda, Syria ooo Sudan and Libya
Somalia and Baghdad come on where's Osama
Key targets, Afghanies, baby why don't we go
To Cuba
Off the Florida Sea
There's a place Guantanamo
That's where the Taliban go
To get away from the war
Bodies in the sand
Machine gun ready in your hand
We'll be falling in line
With the help of the American hand
In Guantanamo
Al Qaeda, Syria ooo Sudan and Libya
Somalia and Baghdad come on where's Osama
Key targets, Afghanies, baby why don't we go
Ooo I wanna take you to Guantanamo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll never go
That's where we wanna go
Down to Guantanamo
Viet Nam, a similar mistake
They’ll take all they can
“Protecting” all those foreign lands
By and by they’ll defy
A UN sanctioned remedy
Everybody knows
This is the Americans’ globe
So if you’ve got some oil, you know where you’ll be after the war
Down in Guantanamo
Al Qaeda, Syria ooo Sudan and Libya
Somalia and Baghdad come on where's Osama
Key targets, Afghanies, baby why don't we go
Ooo I wanna take you to Guantanamo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll never go
That's where we wanna go
Down to Guantanamo
Al Qaeda, Syria ooo Sudan and Libya
{Backups: A Saudi Prince, I want to catch a glimpse}
Somalia and Baghdad come on where's Osama
{We’ll own it all, all we need is war}
Key targets, Afghanies, baby why don't we go
{Just Like Bush, a decade before…}
Ooo I wanna take you to Guantanamo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take never go
That's where we wanna go
Down to Guantanamo

©2004 Chris Jolly and Craig Simms

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Shiny Happy Bankers Parody of Shiny Happy People by REM

Live beyond your means and spend it
Money going round
Nipple criple
Throw your cash around
Credit Fuck it
Take the bank to town
Happy chappies
Mochas all around
Where the money grows
It's from Fannie May

Seven hundred billion changing hands
Shiny happy bankers laughing

Everyone around loved them, loved them
Mortgages on tap
Take it take it
There's no time just buy!
Houses houses
It's a real good start
Forget tomorrows cries
Wall Street's on the sliiiiiide!

Shiny happy bankers holding hands
Shiny happy bankers laughing

©2008 Chris Jolly

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Is Twitter closing the gap of Celebrity and Nobody?

My recent realisation of Twitter made me think it is closing the gap of celebrity and nobody (me). I signed up to Twitter a few months back as I thought it would be better for me as Facebook was beginning to frustrate me with all the quizzes, rate this, fan of this and that and other apps all needing access to your personal information to work; that and my main like of Facebook which is to update my status and read my friend's status'.

Back to Twitter and why I feel it's closing the aforementioned gap. Like I said, I signed up a few months back but being busy at work and most friends using Facebook I didn't really follow or use Twitter. Yesterday I realised I could follow people I admire and respect...yes, celebrities! Not being the type who reads Who magazine or any of that type of celeb trash material I was never phased by celebrity, but then something happened; I was all of a sudden able to read and reply to people I respect.

Now to date I haven't had a celebrity or even a pseudo-celebrity reply back to me and really am I to expect it? Not once! While I was in bed at 3am this morning (yes I was playing play money poker and drinking bourbon and cokes) trying to go to sleep, I thought about it, if I was famous I don't think I'd enjoy douchbags such as myself replying to my tweets...I'd be like wtf are you? Why don't you STFU and GTFO?!?!

So to all those celebs and pseudo-celebs, I'm sorry. However, I also thought that if you're a celeb and you're on Twitter, part of it would be in knowing that fans will reply to your messages and they will read your tweets.

I'm unsure what the general consensus is. If you're a celeb or not, I'd love to hear from you...sure, it's cool to post a comment using a pseudonym, I mean I think I've used the word pseudo so many times in this post it must be my word of the day.

You win! I ROCK!
Good night Seattle.