Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I found this and just couldn't resist!


 Coffee. Nectar of the Gods! My own anti-zombie serum.

The bane of my mornings for the past several months has been the damn coffee maker. You see, I am very particular about my coffee cups. I have tried all kinds! Metal cups mess with the taste of the wonderful morning syrup while most plastic ones are just designed wrong (won’t fit in the car’s cup holder or just not tall enough).

I have even tried Longaberger cups. This cup should be the top choice. Everything else they have is top shelf! It’s tall enough, made of ceramic so the taste is unaffected, it fits fine in a cup holder, and you would think that that would work. Its flaw is in the design of the lid. Every time you take a drink, just a trickle will escape running down the side. Picture the person trying to drink from this thing having to constantly lick the sides to prevent spillage while driving or in a meeting. Plus it breaks if dropped. FAIL :(

Of all the places to go and the cost that has been spent in search for my holy grain, I find the perfect cup at Wal-Mart for $1.99. I bought 3 of them! It’s tall, doesn’t break, leak, microwavable, and is cheap. So now I have my cup.

The only problem now is that the cup is too tall for the coffee maker. SOB! Tilting it will not let me get the cup full. So I had to get yet another normal size cup and fill it up. My mornings shouldn’t be so complicated!

Enter Will. William Wimberly: sinner, saint, father, salt of the Earth, all around good guy, and human.

Today, Will is no human. He is a God for the day. Will fixed the problem with the coffee maker that plagued my coffee cup. It was a very, very simple fix. By removing the REMOVABLE trey underneath, I can now fill my wonderful TALL coffee cup without hassle.
I understand that this is a big deal about nothing to most people.  Kim and I laugh at how silly I have been about this but it’s the little things in life that make life go smoothly.  Maybe it just took an extra set of eyes to solve this issue.  No one else could figure it out (they may have not known it to be a problem).  If you know me, you know that I am not a morning person in any stretch of the wild imagination.  I AM A ZOMBIE IN THE MORNING WHO CANNOT THINK BEFORE COFFEE AND I WILL EAT YOUR BRAINS WITHOUT IT. 
I just wanna give credit where it’s due.  Thanks Will!
Will Power

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Sorry for the lack of post from me.  You see, I hate computers so much that I can't stand to be near them preventing me from posting on the blog.  Just kidding.  In fact, I am steadily evolving a business handling handling IT issues for various IT companies in Mobile.  These companies have spill over work that they either have too much to do or not enough to justify hiring another employee.  So in other words I am a hired gun/geek or free lance IT guy. 

So far I have two solid clients and possibly a third doing phone and PC repair.  Crazy hu?  My fee is $18 per hour with a minimum of an hour.  It's nice to be back in the IT saddle again.  This gets me out of the house and I meet a ton of new people. 

When the rent-a-geek job has a lull in calls I'm volunteering at my kid's school.  I am working with Mrs. Powell in the (where else) computer lab.  I go around and help the kids if they get stuck or fix some IT issue that they may have.  Last week was special.  I got the honor of teaching the all 8th through 6th graders about hardware.  I had a blast!  I had a DOA computer to break apart and explain what each part was called and what it did.  I put it all in down to Earth terms that, well, even a 6th grader could understand.  The kids seemed to like the whole thing and they all asked a lot of questions.

Next week I'm going to explain how the internets work.  This should be fun. 
You can check out the write up on the school's website here: SDS SCHOOL LAB HARDWARE DAY

What's scarier: that I'm dealing with 8th graders or that I'm the one teaching?