Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I Can't Quite Put My Finger On It

With no news of my own, I thought it only fair to share the story of a Finnish blogger (and computer programmer) who, after losing a finger in a motorbike accident, decided to turn himself into a cyborg.

Well not quite. Jerry Jalava has attached a prosthetic "finger drive" where the digit used to be and can now apparently plug himself quite literally into computers. Kinda cool and creepy at the same time.

I typically prefer the gym over robotic evolvement. But if I had to do a little tinkering, I would build an espresso machine, so I'm never without a fresh cup of coffee. Plus, I wouldn't have to stand in line at Starbucks. Nor would I have to tip the cashier or the "barista" for pressing "pour".

What the heck is that about, anyway? Tipping for a cup of take-out coffee. It's not like they bring it to your table! If I'm tipping for service, why don't I tip my auto mechanic? They really work hard and even have greasy hands to show for their troubles.

Oh wait.

I remember why I don't tip my mechanic...


  1. I'm a terrible person. I never tip at Starbucks. But I buy all my friends Starbucks cards (well, the ones that drink coffee), that's got to count for something, right?

  2. I never tip at Star-schmucks either. Then again I don't get a lot of coffee anymore. Tea please! ^_^
    Here is some lovely "Starbucks" related comedy. I think everyone could use a daily laugh.
    Foamy the Squirrel (for people with a sense of humor!!):
    Small, Medium, Large (this happened to me when I first went to Starbucks.)
    Tips (Speaking of them, this is a rant of pretty much what you just said Gid. XD)
    Coffee-house Propaganda

  3. Bree, I love Foamy! Once I saw an animated avatar that had him ranting about the side effects of his meds. Something like, "headaches, nausea, death... But I take pills for the death, so it's okay." If you find that one, please pass it on.