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I wanna be the guy. November 28, 2010, 10:48 pm
I don't know if any of you have experienced a similar dilemma, but I have an issue with being the kind of boyfriend I want to be. I always figured that if you do something for someone, it should be because you want to - not because you're asked or expected or trying to be 'even'.

I wish I could be a generous person but I never get the opportunity, because she asks me for EVERYTHING. "Can you drive me to work? Can you pick me up? Can you buy me this? Can you take me here?" I can't show up at her work and have lunch because she's already asked. I can't offer to pay for dinner because we've already gone under the assumption that I will. It's not that I mind spending the money or gas or time - but I'm never able to do it out of the kindness of my heart.

The option to surprise her with nice gestures is being taken away from me. I can either do what she wants me to do, or say "no" and be a shithead.

Yay museum tour November 14, 2010, 9:05 pm
The Mutter Museum, that is. Home of an amazing collection of medical oddities. If you've ever wondered what a shoulder presentation is, or how syphilis affects the brain, or what tools 19th century doctors would use for eye surgery, this is the place for you.


Notable exhibits included shrunken heads, the broken ankle of John Wilkes Booth, the Megacolon (seriously, it was bigger than my leg), books bound in human skin, the birth defect exhibit, the collection of swallowed items, the Soap Lady and lots of curved spines. All in all it was an interesting trip. I recommend it to anyone visiting Philadelphia.
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I'm pretty much an expert computerist. November 8, 2010, 11:51 pm
To-day I replaced the CPU on my laptop.

My previous CPU was the TF-20 single core chip, which was appropriate for a while, but seeing it try to multitask was just pitiful. This chip has slightly higher wattage, so I'll have to see if it roasts my thighs. I should even get better life out of the battery now that the CPU doesn't have to struggle to do menial tasks.

EDIT: Image no worky!
Anyway, it's an AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56.

New Musicks October 4, 2010, 9:30 am
So there's this rapper I'm working with and things are going pretty smoothly. We're working in a smalltime studio with the latest in sound production technology (i.e. a 5-year-old Mac Pro with Pro Logic on it). Some of our material sounds close to radio quality. I presented a challenge to this kid: make a rap song in 7/8. I made a simple enough rhythm. Think he can pull it off?


As a point of reference, this is the guy we were working with previously. He got dropped because he couldn't deliver on his end even when everything else was handed to him on a silver platter.


ok babby is coming out August 9, 2010, 9:06 pm
Here I am sitting on the internet while my girlfriend is five feet away from me, dilated by 6cm. None of her friends are going to make it here in time, so it looks like I'll be the one holding the video camera. I'll never be able to look at pussy the same way again.

Shooting the messenger July 26, 2010, 10:02 am
(Person A fucks up)
Person B: You fucked up.
Person A: Oh my god, your choice of words is appalling!
Others: You were way harsh, dude.

Why does this seem to be happening to me lately? I've begun to adopt a philosophy of not letting people get away with their bullshit. Before I was gracious and I had infinite patience, but now the abuse I get from people has risen to poisonous levels. Things get repeated until they're true, people start to believe there's only one side to the story. It's beginning to affect my livelihood, and that's unacceptable.

So I tell them, in my own special way, how exactly they're fucking up. But instead of hearing the message, they're offended by the words. It's funny because people I know accept, and are even sometimes amused by, my ability to be terse and completely frank. I guess when it's aimed at them, it's a different story. So instead of people talking about how this person did something, I have to defend myself some more.

Spanking is a punishment that some people accept. It's the quickest way to drill a lesson into a child's mind. And it FUCKING HURTS. But the pain isn't an unfortunate side effect, it's the essential part. Let's say you invited your mother over for tea. While she's sitting down watching TV, you walk in front of her, whip your dick out and start masturbating furiously. Of course, she leaves. But then she tells someone about it - perhaps someone who already knows you have a tendency to jerk off in front of others. You just can't believe your mother would do such a thing. How dare she!

See the inconsistency there?

On the one hand: if I have to lose friends just because I grew a set of balls, they weren't worth having. On the other hand: cooperating with these people has its advantages.

The question that's been on everyone's mind July 15, 2010, 9:16 pm
How does Opera 10.6 run on a 266MHz Pentium 2 laptop with 256Mb of RAM?

Pretty well, actually.
The "turbo mode" is supposed to help with slow networks but it has the added benefit of cutting down rendering time - something that really matters on a notebook this old. It also adds to the genuine 90s-ish feel of horrible image compression. Mmm, yes.

Adobe Flash, on the other hand, is still crap on a stick. That's OK though. I still love my slate grey Toshiba laptop. Even with its little LCD burn spot up in the corner and the battery that lasts 15 minutes at best and the fact that I can't go online without a PCMCIA card. You and my P1 Compaq are my pride and joy.

Workymon June 30, 2010, 12:27 pm
SALES GUY gained a level!
SALES GUY evolved into CEO!
SALES GUY learned Intimidating Glare!
SALES GUY used Repeat Sentence For Effect!
It's super effective!

FUCKING INSTALL ALREADY May 17, 2010, 11:35 pm
I've been trying to reinstall Windows after swapping parts with a friend of mine. This has been happening without fail.

  • Throw in Windows 7 DVD
  • Format and install
  • Windows starts copying files as normal
  • PC restarts
  • Screen says "Starting Windows"
  • Monitor goes blank
  • Hard drive grinds for a minute
  • Everything stops

I have no idea what's going on here.
EDIT: I've tried everything related to removing hardware I can think of, now it's time to try the video card. Fortunately it has on-board video so I can remove my ATI card; unfortunately it doesn't want to go through DVI so I had to dig out an old monitor from my bedroom.

EDIT: From what I can tell, it's the ATI Radeon that's going on the blink. It fails every time Windows tries to configure it. This is quite a puzzler, considering (A) it worked just fine with the same hardware before I got it, (B) after it shuts down, only a complete reset will make it work again, and (C) Windows should detect it even if I'm running on-board video but it doesn't.

More stuff I shouldn't be spending money on April 3, 2010, 2:27 pm
This is quite an oddity. It's not quite a desktop, but a computer apparently designed for hospital use. Its main function is a "soft tissue scanner", according to the main software and expansion hardware. I've never seen anything like this before, but it's fascinating.

It's shaped like a concrete block, and just as heavy. It blows louder than my air purifier.

It's got the same unlocking keyboard as the luggables of old. It has a sticker on the back reading "no user serviceable parts inside". I call that a challenge.

Now, that is one jacked-up keyboard. It's basically a brick of rubber. The mouse is fuckwin though. It's like a bigger, knobbier version of the Thinkpad's eraser dot.

It also has the most comprehensive BIOS I've seen in years. It runs Windows 98, has a slim bay CD-ROM drive, floppy drive, 6Gb HDD, 64Mb RAM, and a bunch of medical crap I don't understand. The biggest flaw I found is a tiny scratch in the LCD display.

It's an awesome find, and a bargain at US$75, but frankly I have absolutely no practical use for this.