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MVP – Mississippi Varmin Patrol

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Funny Stuff | Posted on 04-10-2007


At work we have a home grown system we use to track bugs, tasks, projects, etc.  We have a lot of fun with it mainly because we can and because it is just a part of our culture.  To celebrate my new MVP award this week, Jona came up with a different twist on what MVP actually stood for.  Pretty funny given my track record of being on phone calls working from home and shooting an occasional varmit from my deck.  It passes the time.


Ever Been Rewarded With Beer at Work?

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Funny Stuff | Posted on 21-08-2007


image Some of my fellow team members worked hard on a new request the business gave the team last week.  They executed on it and were rewarded with beer.  How cool is that?  Read the full story here.  And not just any beer but Oberon, my favorite. 

What Transformer Would You Be

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Funny Stuff | Posted on 19-08-2007


image I took another one of those personality tests.   This one I don’t know how much weight it holds but in the end, I’m 73% Megatron.  Here is the overview: 

Megatron is the leader of the Decepticons. He will stop at nothing to establish his empire and destroy the Autobots, starting with Optimus Prime.

Like Megatron, you are not compassionate and harbor evil thoughts. You are inspiring, confident, and a natural leader. The Decepticons have chosen well. In addition, you enjoy being one step ahead of your friends as far as trends and technology.

I don’t know about the harboring of evil thoughts but my wife definitely tells me I have no compassion.  The next sentence is of course dead on.   As far as trends and technology I don’t enjoy it to be ahead of someone else, I just enjoy it.  So close and then again not so close.  My friend Moonkhan was 89% Megatron.  Scary.  Ok now, your turn.   Take the test.


My Superhero Quiz Results

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Funny Stuff | Posted on 04-01-2007


Your results:
You are Iron Man

Iron Man
The Flash
Green Lantern
Wonder Woman
Inventor. Businessman. Genius.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test


What’s funny about the results above is that I thought I would match Spider-Man the best, looks like I was close.   I wasn’t terribly familar with Iron Man so here’s a reprint of Wikipedia:

Iron Man’s premiere was a collaboration among editor and story-plotter Lee, scripter Lieber, story-artist Heck, who would illustrate most of the early Iron Man tales, and Kirby, who provided the cover pencils and designed the first Iron Man armor.[1] Heck created the look of characters including protagonist Tony Stark and his secretary, Pepper Potts.[2]

Iron Man starred in generally 13-page but occasionally 18-page adventures, with the rest of Tales of Suspense devoted to anthology science fiction and supernatural stories. After debuting with bulky grey armor, Iron Man was redesigned with similar but golden armor in his second story (issue #40, April 1963), with the first iteration of his familiar, sleek red-and-golden armor appearing in issue #48 (Dec. 1963), drawn by Steve Ditko (though whether he or Kirby, singly or in collaboration, designed it, is uncertain).

Beginning with issue #59 (Nov. 1964), Iron Man began sharing the now “split book” Tales of Suspense with Captain America. After the final issue, #99 (March 1968), the book became Captain America; Iron Man appeared in the one-shot Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1 (April 1968), and then debuted in his own title with Iron Man #1 (May 1968).

Iron Man possesses powered armor that gives him superhuman strength, virtual invulnerability, flight, and an array of weapons. The armor was invented and, with occasional short-term exceptions, worn by Tony Stark, an American industrialist billionaire and military contractor known not only for his lifestyle, but also for his incredible ingenuity and inventive genius. Other people who have assumed the Iron Man identity include close associates Harold “Happy” Hogan, Eddie March, James Rhodes and (briefly) Michael O’Brien.

Iron Man was originally an anti-communist hero. Throughout the character’s comic book series, technological advancement and national defense were constant themes, but later issues developed Stark into a more complex and vulnerable character as they depicted his battle with alcoholism and other personal difficulties.

Writers often portray Iron Man as a symbol of humanity’s creativity as well as its frailties. He is often placed in contrast with his close friends Captain America and Thor, the former as a comparison between interventionist and cooperative attitudes, and the latter comparing science and the supernatural. Throughout most of his career, Iron Man has been a member of the superhero team the Avengers, and has been featured in several incarnations of his own various comic-book series.

Your results:
You are Lex Luthor

Lex Luthor
Dr. Doom
Mr. Freeze
The Joker
Poison Ivy
Dark Phoenix
Green Goblin
A brilliant businessman on a quest for world domination and the self-proclaimed greatest criminal mind of our time!

Click here to take the Super Villain Personality Test

Our bus got hit by some crazy chic

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in Funny Stuff | Posted on 22-09-2006


I’m sitting on a bus right now on interstate I520 in Redmond, Wa after leaving the Microsoft Company Store.  I picked up some shirts for my wife and myself, and I also picked up a Windows Media Center Keyboard.  But the reason I am sitting in the middle of the interstate is the bus we were own got into an accident. Some crazy chic was trying to force her way in front of a charter bus.  What an idiot.  Andy, John, and myself are in front of the bus.  John and I saw everything and filled out a report in favor of the bus driver and John had her approaching the bus on video.  She’s hopeless.    Right now I’m watching the state trooper explain to her that she’s an idiiot and was in the wrong.  I think she’s crying now.  Oh man, now I feel sorry for her.

Funny things that have been said on the bus while we’ve been waiting:

Geek pretending to be the officer – “So you hit the bus and you think its his fault?”

Geek onboard – “Hey, there’s a WIFI connection near by, awesome!”

[Update – 9.26.2006]
John has a video of the bus driver and the lady that hit us getting into it.  Again, never hit a bus of gadget toting geeks!