CyberNotes: Blogging Humor – Signs You’re Addicted

This article was written on May 04, 2007 by CyberNet.

Funny Friday

Many of you have blogs of your own, so you’ll probably find some humor in this.  If you don’t have a blog but you’re thinking about it, this might give you an idea of what you’re getting yourself into :)

Signs you’re addicted to blogging: (source)

  1. Your closest friends know the easiest way to communicate with you is by submitting a comment.
  2. You don’t know your anniversary but you know your Technorati rank.
  3. When you can’t figure out how to modify your theme, you write your own WordPress theme.
  4. You only stay at hotels with broadband Internet or with a Starbucks within 3 blocks.
  5. You identify yourself as a blogger rather than the actual profession that you make a living on.
  6. You pay your DSL or Cable bill before your rent or mortgage.

And below is a comic that any blogger can probably relate to: (source)

Blogger’s Cycle



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CyberNotes: Test Your Tech Knowledge!

This article was written on April 04, 2008 by CyberNet.

Fun Friday

trivia This week we decided to have a little fun and put your technology knowledge to the test! Below you’ll find 15 technology related trivia questions to be answered. The correct answer to each of the questions is found below. Let us know how you did!

1.  Ethernet is a registered trademark of…

C.  Xerox
D.  Microsoft

2.  What nation has set up a video game addiction hotline?

A.  Japan
B.  United States
C.  South Korea
D.  India

3.  What does PDF stand for?

A.  Page Draft Form
B.  Page Draft Form
C.  Portable Document Format
D.  Printed Data File

4.  Nintendo was originally founded as a…

A.  Taxi company
B.  Playing Card company
C.  Video Game company
D.  Drum manufacturer

5.  What was the first year that digital cameras outsold traditional cameras?

A.  2003
B.  2002
C.  2004
D.  2006

6. How many colors were in the old Apple logo (you know, the striped one)?

A.  5
B.  6
C.  7
D.  8

7.  Which is a standard computer monitor resolution?

A.  1024 X 768
B.  1024 X 748
C.  1048 X 724
D.  1048 X 744

8.  Which of these options was once the name of Firefox (the browser)?

A.  Firebird
B.  Firecat
C.  Firewolf
D.  Firehawk

9.  The Google logo consists of six letters and four different colors are used. Which two colors are only used once?

A.  Green and Red
B.  Red and Blue
C.  Blue and Yellow
D.  Yellow and Green

10.  Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday” (when Microsoft releases security patches for Windows to users) occurs on…

A. 1st Tuesday of the month
B.  2nd Tuesday of the month
C.  3rd Tuesday of the month
D.  Last Tuesday of the month

11. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin nicknamed Google…

A.  MyPal
B.  Linky
C.  BackRub
D.  GoogyIt

12.  What year did the first remote control enter the home?

A. 1942
B. 1946
C. 1952
D. 1956

13.  How many megabytes are equal to 5 gigabytes?

A.  5,000
B.  5,024
C.  5,096
D.  5,120

14.  Bill Gates dropped out of which college?

A.  Harvard
B.  Stanford
C.  Princeton
D.  Yale

15.  What year was CyberNet News founded?
A.  2004
B.  2005
C.  2006
D.  2007

Answer Key

1.  C – Xerox
2.  C – South Korea
3.  C – Portable Document Format
4.  B – Playing Card Company
5.  A – 2003
6.  B – 6
7.  A – 1024 x 768
8.  A – Firebird
9.  D – Yellow and Green
10. B – 2nd Tuesday of the month
11. C – BackRub
12. D – 1956
13. D – 5,120
14. A – Harvard
15. B – 2005

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CyberNotes: Riddle Me This…

This article was written on February 22, 2008 by CyberNet.

Fun Friday

riddle me this Today we’re having some fun and presenting you with a few riddles that need to be solved. There are 15 in all, and the answers are found below. Have a great weekend!

  1. In almost every language, this word begins with the “m” sound.
  2. What number when multiplied by itself equals 12,345,678,987,654,321 (which is numbers 1-9 forwards and backwards)?
  3. I do not breathe, but I run and jump.  I do not eat, but I swim and stretch.  I do not drink, but I sleep and stand.  I do not think, but I grow and play.  I do not see, but you see me every day. What am I?
  4. There’s one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.  What is it?
  5. An old fashioned bike wheel has 21 spokes.  How many spaces are between the spokes. Is it 20, 21, or 22?
  6. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?
  7. Read the following sentence:
    Now count how many F’s are in the sentence just once. How many are there?
  8. A girl is twice as old as her brother and half as old as her father. In 22 years, her brother will be half as old as his father. How old is the daughter now?
  9. Someone at a party introduces you to your mother’s only sister’s husband’s sister in law.  He has no brothers.  What do you call this lady?
  10. NASA was considering sending canaries into space to study them under zero gravity.  The project was scrapped when someone realized that in spite of having sufficient water supplies, they could die of dehydration within a few hours.  Why?
  11. What is 1/2 of 1/4 of 2/9 of 3/7 of 84?
  12. Continue this pattern: 1, 2, 3, 5, ?, ?
  13. What does this mean:
    big bad wolf
  14. A snail is at the bottom of a well and wants to get out.  He manages to crawl up the wall 3 feet each day, but at night he must rest and so he slips back down 2 feet.  If the well is 30 feet deep, how long will it take him to get out?
  15. What is one thing that you can only touch with your left hand and not your right?


  1. Mother
  2. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  3. I am a leg.
  4. Boxing
  5. 21 – draw it and then count
  6. Charcoal
  7. 6
  8. She is 22
  9. Mother
  10. Birds, unlike humans, need gravity to swallow.  Humans can swallow even while hanging upside down.
  11. The answer is 1.  3/7 of 84= 36.  2/9 of 36=8. 1/4 of 8 = 2. 1/2 of 2 = 1.
  12. 1=2=3, 2=3=5, 3+5=8, 5=8=13. The 4th digit is 8, the 5th digit is 13.
  13. Big Bad Wolf
  14. 28 days…..the snail averages 1 foot each day, so after 27 days he has reached 27 feet. On the 28th day he crawls up 3 feet during the day, but since he is now at 30 feet and out of the well he no longer slips back 2 feet.
  15. Your right elbow.


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CyberNotes: Ever Wonder What Happens to Your Computer at Night?

This article was written on June 22, 2007 by CyberNet.

Funny Friday

Some of you may have seen this before because it’s been floating around the web for several years now, but it’s still funny to watch, even if you’ve seen it already. Have you ever wondered what happens to your computer at night? I guess now you have another reason to turn off your computer before bed, other than to save energy. :)

Note: For a bigger/better video, click here.

And along the same lines, just for fun:

Signs Your Computer Was Drinking Last Night (source)

  1. Everything you saved the night before, your computer has forgotten.
  2. It keeps hurling out every CD that you put into it.
  3. The computer monitor dims a little every time you click the mouse.
  4. You sound card plays everything at half the speed it should.
  5. All error messages read: “A serious error has occurred.  If you get me through this, I promise I’ll never do it again.”
  6. Your computer automatically adds “I love you man” to your email signature.
  7. When playing an MP3, you can hear someone in the background singing karaoke.
  8. Whenever you start your computer, it comes up with a message saying, “Firewall? We don’t need no stinkin’ firewall.”
  9. No matter how you position it, your computer slowly slides off your desk.
  10. Your “Start” button changes to “Get ‘r Done”
  11. You go in the next morning and there’s some strange modem lying by your computer.

Have a great weekend!


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CyberNotes: Signs That Your Child is a Hacker

This article was written on July 13, 2007 by CyberNet.

Funny Friday

Hacking is no laughing matter, but the list contained within this article is!

HackersThe content below was not written by me. I am unaware of the original source, however, this is the source I got it from.

  1. Your phone bill lists 1,987 household lines.
  2. Your son tells you that his private interview with the Secret Service agent was for a social studies class essay.
  3. You receive mail addressed to Phil E. Phreak.
  4. The kid cheers Lex Luthor whenever a Superman movie runs on TV.
  5. The CEO of a regional Bell operating company appears on your doorstep, sobbing uncontrollably and begging forgiveness.
  6. You find a copy of Phrack magazine hidden under the underwear in your son’s bedroom dresser. (The Playboy magazine is next to the handheld scanner, of course.)
  7. The kid asks for a Novell Access Server for his birthday.
  8. The little silver-colored wheel on your electric meter spins so fast it flies off, slices your neighbor’s elm tree neatly in two and flattens a tire on a Chevy Monte Carlo three blocks away.
  9. Your son’s English teacher calls, sounding really curious, to ask why the kid selected the Oklahoma City phone directory for his monthly book report.
  10. He names Robert Morris Jr. as his “Most Admired American.”


Along the same lines, head on over to the forum to participate in a quiz titled “Computer Hacker or Cannibal.” How many can you get right? Post your score in the forum…

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CyberNotes: New Computer Viruses – Beware!

This article was written on November 16, 2007 by CyberNet.

Fun Friday

Keeping you informed about anything that could potentially harm your computer is one of our top priorities. That’s why we’ve dedicated a whole post to informing you of some new computer viruses that you should be aware of!

Bill Gates Virus: This dominant strain searches for desirable features in all other viruses via the Internet.  It then either engulfs the competing viruses or removes their access to computers until they die out.

Alzheimer’s Virus: It makes your computer forget where it put your files.

Birthday Virus: Keeps advancing your clock by another year.

Child Virus: It constantly does annoying things, but is too cute to get rid of.

Donald Trump Virus: Harmless unless you use online banking.

Health Care Virus: Tests your system for a day, finds nothing wrong, and sends you a bill for $4,500.

Titanic Virus: Makes your whole computer go down.  You get a sinking feeling when your system crashes.

Texas files: This virus makes sure that it is bigger than any other file on your computer.

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Teenager Virus: Your PC stops every few seconds to ask for money.

Gallup Poll Virus: 60% of the PC’s infected will lose 30% of their data 14% of the time (plus or minus a 3.5% margin of error).

Arnold Schwarzenegger Virus: It terminates and stays resident. It’ll be back!

Linux Virus: Causes the computer to hang for several days while it tracks down hardware drivers, networking how-to’s, and window managers.  Then it quits, saying that if you had better programming skills, your hard drive would be wiped by now.

Mike Tyson Virus: Quits after one byte.

PBS Virus: Your computer stops every few minutes to ask for a tax deductible contribution.

Public Transportation Virus: Makes your browser stop at every website.

Survivor Virus: Deletes your files one by one over 13 weeks until only the most annoying one remains.

Tech Stock Virus: At the slightest hint of an error, plays a screaming panic sound and shuts down your computer.


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CyberNotes: Friday Fun with Ripley’s Believe it or Not

This article was written on September 21, 2007 by CyberNet.

Fun Friday

Another Fun Friday is here again, and this week we’re taking some help from the Ripley’s Believe it or Not website where all of these pictures come from.

— The World’s Largest Pot of Soup–

The world’s largest pot of soup could feed 60-70 thousand people! The pot contained 3,960 gallons of soup.

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– Snakes are the new security guards–

People are worried about jobs getting outsourced to foreign countries, but what about jobs being outsourced to animals? The snake pictured below protects a $120,000 pair of sandals at a store in London.


– Take a Bubble Bath in the Ocean–

A natural phenomenon resulted in the picture taken below.  Apparently in New South Wales, this phenomenon covered the beach in foam.


– Oldest Chewing Gum… Ever!–

How’d you like to come across a 5,000 year old piece of gum? It looks like a rock to me, but it’s an already chewed piece of gum!


– Get bit by a snake… with its head cut-off?–

How’d you like to get bit by a snake that has had its head cut off? One man experienced just that, and the pain and swelling was intense! Next time you come across a rattlesnake, remember, it can bite you – even with its head cut off.

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– A Cat That can predict death–

If you live in the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rhode Island, this pet cat should scare you.  Apparently Oscar has predicted the death of over 25 patients. When he goes and sits by a person, they usually end up dying within a few hours.


– The World’sLargest Snake–

An electric fence was installed after a farmer wanted to solve the mystery of what was happening to all of his animals that went missing. This is what he found – the World’s largest snake:

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– Climb the stairs of the Empire State Building–

Taking the stairs at the Empire State Building sounds exhausting enough, so imagine what it was like for this guy to climb all the flights of stairs on his hands!

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CyberNotes: Images of Black Friday!

This article was written on November 23, 2007 by CyberNet.

Fun Friday

It’s the day after Thanksgiving here in the United States which means hopefully those of you living here were able enjoy friends, family, some turkey, and of course football yesterday! Many of you are probably still in bed recovering from eating too much food while others are out in the craziness of what we call Black Friday. For those of you who don’t live in the U.S., or didn’t want to put up with lines and pushy people, not to worry, we’ve brought Black Friday to you! Here’s a look at the day after Thanksgiving in images.

Sleeping outside to be the 1st (or one-hundredth) in line

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Tents are put away about 2 hours before open, and the line forms!

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On your mark, get set….GO!

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It’s like a stampede!

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When everybody wants the same thing…

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Wall-to-wall deals People!

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Waiting in yet another line to pay for your purchases…

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Haulin’ out the loot…

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Oh, and don’t bring weapons… (people do!)

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Loading up the goods…

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In case the car isn’t big enough for all of your purchases…

uhaul truck

Hooray! (How employees feel when their shift is over…)


How you feel when it’s all said and done…

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How your wallet looks when the day is over:

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What you’ll be eating for the next month…

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Calibrate Your Mouse

This article was written on November 02, 2007 by CyberNet.

mouse calibration You know how when you get a pocket PC or a tablet PC, you have to start out by touching different points on the screen using the stylus to calibrate it? Mice are no different! From time to time you need to calibrate them so that they will work correctly. Using this ten second process, you’ll have a fully calibrated mouse without needing any software. It’s completely web-based so you don’t have to install anything. If you’re still having problems after calibration, consult a friend to help. ;)


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