Advice from Bill

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

-Bill Cosby


Honey, I’m home!

Wow, talk about an entrance for your wedding ceremony! Riding on an elephant in your La Habra, CA neighborhood must be cool.

Just to make it more special, the bride arrived on a boat in what looks like their local golf course.. I’m sure the neighbors enjoyed and joined in the festivities too.

“We kept it secret, and when everyone saw in the morning – oh, everyone’s eyes popped out,” Prufulla recalls.

Now, how can I rent an 8,800lb elephant here in Woodinville? 🙂


The Hollow Men

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

— T. S. Eliot

The Forbidden Fruit

Durian must be the only fruit where either you love it or hate it. To those that can’t stand the smell, there is now renewed hope! A Thai scientist with some careful crossbreeding may have figured out how to remove that nasty odor once and for all.

“There is probably no other fruit that elicits such passion — and revulsion — as the durian.”

The only question is, does it taste the same and will the legions of fans accept it?

Personally, I think I will stay out of this ripening controversy and let the durian stay where it is.. off my plate!


No carrots for dinner

Powershot to the wallet

My Canon Powershot G3 camera has just bit the bullet. Bought in 2003, it worked very well although slow compared to cameras today with their higher megapixel capacities and faster processors.

Since it is physically fine, maybe just an internal CCD board or something needs to be replaced. Perhaps, a loose wire if I’m lucky?

Canon wants me to fork over $157 just for me to mail the camera in, without even looking at it! Yes, its out of warranty, but I was hoping the repair estimate would be more comparable to the actual camera problem. Of course, they have no local authorized repair centers either.

So, a 4 year life span for a Canon digital camera? Now that really sucks.