... In the upcoming reprise of the TV show "24", Jack Bauer forgets to turn his clock ahead for daylight time and is an hour late for torturing an enemy agent. "I forgot, is that spring back, twist the guy's arm forward?" he asks colleague David Palmer. But they laugh off the episode when they realize that with the growing daylight, they can move their torture sessions outside and enjoy the fresh air. ... I had a dream this week that I was bumped from an airplane flight. As compensation I was given one of those little paper containers that contain a goldfish that are handed out at carnivals. I probably should not print this and give them any ideas. They'd probably charge extra if you want a live goldfish. .. At break during the dress rehearsal for the opera I'm performing in, I told guys in the tenor section "The night is in 4/4 and my bladder is in 6/8." (Okay, that's a real musician joke). ... An exposé reveals that for Suzanna's boyfriend, it did rain all night the day he left.Last modified on Friday, 09 May 2014
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There are predictions that we will have self-navigating, self-diagnosing cars. This could be a real problem if combined with voice assistant technology. Cars are probably like people—as they age they get cranky: "My joints are stiff. Don't hit the break so hard, it's tender. Hey, if you think this is fun, change your own oil." ... Saw an honest TV add this week. It said the product "is available at these fine retailers near you" and it then added "and at these crappy stores too."
Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community with his email newsletters for 10 years. And he has been covering this market through print publications for 18 years, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and continues to address that as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant.