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Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Family, Funny Stuff | Posted on 07-10-2010


Last night I was driving home and saw something run out in front of the truck.  Turns out it was a very young Chihuahua puppy. He ran up under the truck and I spent the next few minutes trying to coach him out with no luck. 

Finally some neighbors that live down the street stopped to help.  But then again we couldn’t get him out.  Ellen (wife) drove by and we decided we could get him out with some food.  Long story short after about 20-30 minutes we finally got him out from under the car. 

Without any further adieu I give you TACO!


The poor guy was just scared to death.  I can’t blame him, he’s only a few inches tall.

I brought him home and gave him food and water and watched over him as he didn’t want to leave my side.  Last night he spent the night in my bathroom. 

This morning Taco and I took the trash out and I showed him the best spots in the yard to use the bathroom.

I’m not sure what we’ll do with him if we can’t find his owner (I honestly think someone dropped him off), but whatever it is it Taco will have a better life.

“Then shall he answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.” Matthew 25:45

Update – 10:27AM Oct. 7th

It didn’t take Taco long this morning to start running the kingdom.  He has officially taken over.  He managed to overthrow the other two dogs without a fight and take their bed. 


The other dogs retreated under my desk to take watch to see what Taco’s next move was going to be. 


Update – 12:27PM Oct. 7th

Taco is a dog of compassion.  He thought about it for awhile and came to the conclusion it wasn’t fair for the other dogs who were here first. Thus he allowed them to come back and rest.  But only if they gave him the best spot.


How To Spend Millions and Fail During the Super Bowl

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Funny Stuff | Posted on 07-02-2010


Easy. Use Java. Just saying.



Actually this is a FAIL for Dockers not Java. It doesn’t matter which technology you use you can scale it (it just may cost more than others). You think they would have at least done performance testing on this before they released it. Wait, Dockers makes pants, so they obviously outsourced this. Ok, a complete FAIL for this consulting firm that got paid no telling what to build this and then after all was said and done it couldn’t even collect data.

What I’d Really Like To Say

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Funny Stuff | Posted on 02-02-2010


I’ve been getting about oh, 3-7 emails a day telling me I should use someone’s service to optimize my website so I can be on the first page of Google.  I mean seriously, how do you think they found me in the first place!?  After getting fed up deleting emails I decided to respond.  Here is my email to said random person.  I think I was a little too polite, but I think the anger comes across nicely even in text.


Ummmm, Yeah, I’m Confused Too

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Funny Stuff | Posted on 16-01-2010


Got back home from Codemash this evening and turned on the beast.  I had a Java installer staring me in the face so I said to go ahead and install it.  Then I got presented with this.


Yeah, I’m just as confused as you.

Deep Fried Birthday Cake

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Funny Stuff | Posted on 03-07-2009


My birthday was a few weeks ago and my lovely wife had the idea to get me a Deep Fried Bytes birthday cake.  I just now got the pictures synced up so I thought I’d share it. 


The most important thing about the cake was it had thick, I mean extremely thick icing on it.  It was delicious.  The employees at Home Bake in Hattiesburg did a great job.