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Happy Star Wars Day

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This day is considered an unofficial holiday by Star Wars fans to celebrate Star Wars culture and remember the films.

May 4 is called Star Wars Day (also sometimes known as Luke Skywalker Day) because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day. Since the phrase “May the Force be with you” is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars films, fans commonly say “May the fourth be with you” on this day.

Despite efforts to start a Jediism Church with May 4 as its Star Wars Day, and despite the Catholic origin of the phrase, as of 4 May 2010 there is no religion-supporting organization that promotes May 4 as Star Wars Day apart from the Church of Jediism.

The joke has been recorded in the UK parliament’s Hansard.

In 2005 German news TV channel N24 interviewed George Lucas and asked him to say his famous sentence, “May the Force be with you.” The translator simultaneously translated to German: “Am 4. Mai sind wir bei Ihnen”. (We shall be with you on May 4). This was captured by comedy show TV Total and aired on May 18, 2005. However, the “May the 4th be with you” joke was already a known yearly joke to many before 2005.

Taken from Wikipedia of course :)

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Fibe

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The Bell technician just left. He spent a good 3.5 hours installing my Fibe Internet and TV and wow, the clarity is something else! I haven’t really done any downloading yet so not sure about the speed of internet but it was great to only be disconnected from the world for a very short period of time, lol.

The tech was a bit surprised I did not have a bluray home theatre system among my belongings since he noted I seemed to be into that kind of thing and he is right. Though right now? Need to get my closing costs together so I can sign on the dotted line when my condo registers.

I will report back later on Fibe Internet when I have had a chance to use it.

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AppleCare Rocks

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On January 1st I took in my first generation Mac Air (bought refurbed Feb 2009) in for repair as the track pad and the keyboard would freeze if you dared to pick up the laptop or sometimes even just move it. It would stay frozen for long periods of time and even a reboot wouldn’t fix it. This has happened before, actually in the same month I bought it in and the logic board was replaced and I’ve had no issues since.

I got a call last night from the store saying the Air was unfixable and would I accept a second generation, new Air as a replacement. Was this a trick question?

So today after I signed my mortgage documents (P-.75 will be my rate which currently would equal 2.25%) I went to the Apple store and picked up my new computer. It was funny…at the genius bar they had a couple of their desktop computers being examined. With an Apple iMac it is easy to bring it in for repair – everything’s attached!

I can now redesign ScaleHo as it is a lot harder and slower to do on my iPad so I’ve been waiting for my Air to come home.

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me@facebook.com?

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I’ve heard, like we all more than likely have that Facebook is coming out with their own email. Currently and since gmail was created I have been with them and I love them. I still may get a lot of spam (hoodia reviews, anyone?), but I like how their spam filter/folder is pretty much dead on. I review it before deleting it’s contents and once in a while find non-spam but gmail pretty much suits my needs.

Facebook email? Can they compete? For now and more than likely forever I will keep my gmail address. How about you?

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Vista Sucks

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Last weekend I went to my Dad’s to reformat his pretty new computer. You see his has Vista on a Dell (that is the way it came) and in the last Vista update Microsoft had, it broke the printer spooler and his printer would no longer operate.

This frustrated my father who would threaten ever time we spoke on the phone that he was going to through it out the window. My father lives in an apartment in a house and he has no doorbell button. When you go you have to pound on the wood door and hope he isn’t in the back so you don’t have to dig through your purse to find your second set of keys (those keys that you should have on you, for those just in case you need them days) especially when you’re carrying two Tim Horton coffees.

Formatting the computer took just under 2 hours. I made sure that his computer will never update again and that my father could print to his hearts’ content.

My Dad is oftentimes…easy to please.