Sorry it’s a little late.
Lejon: I don’t require much of my hero. Just stand there and look pretty.
So… yeah… Home from the doctor and sorry to hear about the diabetes, Lejon. Boo. Hiss.
My foot might very well be broken after all. I have to go have x-rays.
I thought it was just a flesh wound.
Sorry to hear about the bad medical stuff going round….
On a happier note – – Happy Official Birthday, Cj!
Film was weird..in a boring way.
But at least a lot of the actors smoked.
Oh Cj, this the foot you dropped the can on?
Crap, I left my nipple in the last show.
Cj: I’ve a toe that I injured quite some time ago. Still to this day it likes to snap if I look at it the wrong way. Foot injuries suck.
June 11th, 2009 at 12:54 pm
Metaman – express elevator!
Dynaguy – snagged on takeoff!
Splashdown – sucked into a vortex!
Yes. Dropped a can of generic Lysol on my foot last week. Thought it would heal and yet… it’s stupid instead.
Ugh. I have to pick a place to be taken for dinner tonight. I hate decision making.
Where do I want to go? Someone, please let me know.
It’s the 00’s for goodness sake, stop batting your eyelashes and DECIDE.
Err, I’ll just go back to the Victorian coal sellar.
Oh. Van. Next time I’ll just club you over the head and drag you back to my cave. Jeeeeeeeeez!
And though I shall NEVER stop batting my eyelashes (they are my best feature after all) I have made my decision! So there. hmph. I’m going Greek tonight! YUM!
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Greek food. But only real Greek food. Don’t give me canned dolmathes, you scumbags!
I am sick, y’all. I RARELY get sick, and today I have a 100 degree fever, a splitting headache, and I ache all over. What are the symptoms of swine flu again?
Do you taste like bacon?
So you’re having leftover pizza and Coors Light from a keg at some frathouse? Or do you mean a different kind of Greek food?
EssBee: Feel better.
(commenting on some comments from the previous post)
Lejon/ditto: Yeah, look what happened to Dollar Bill.
LOL!!!!! Only here and on Watchmen fan communities would Dollar Bill be mentioned before Syndrome. I love this group. :-D
i: that is an impolite question. But since you asked . . . nah, just kidding.
Thanks, Jack. The fever seems to have broken after all day of feeling like hammered shit. Now I’m just sweaty and sleepy.
Amy: I’m digging myself out from a lot of stuff, but I will get to your stuff soon. I think I’ll be ready in a couple of weeks if that is ok.
ditto: That’s fine. Good luck with all the stuff you’re digging out from under. I myself haven’t recorded anything all week because I’ve had a cold. I will definitely do some recording sometime this weekend, though.
Thanks for the official birthday greetings Jack. I suppose it takes Jack (giver of delicious things that taunt me) to make it official.
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant was my choice for dinner. I had lemon rice soup, Greek salad, and a shared a big plate of… well, I took a picture: http://tinyurl.com/mya4dg
I have THREE takeout boxes in my fridge because “dinner for two” would have fed a family of six.
I’m late, aren’t I? I’m always late. Pifff.
Happy day you were born on, Cj. May the next time be far away. =D
I turned this episode of Unshow up to 11 and I still can’t hear it. I think my headphones are broken again.
The sound of silence.
Morning Pan, that time again to growl at the sky.
The Tap water tastes weird today.
Hello darkness, my old friend.
At work, the tap water is undrinkable. It has too much something in it, so that I end up feeling parched instead of refreshed.
Well normally it’s ok, but the few days it’s been a bit off.
Crunch, crunch, munch.
Flintstones, meet the Flintstones.
Oh and a quick heads up. If you are using one of the fancier WordPress themes that uses categories to control where posts are displace – do not upgrade to WordPress 2.8. I don’t know exactly where the change happened, but the themes can’t find any of the categories anymore.
I’ve tried out about 5 or 6 themes since foolishly upgrading and anything with a “simple” layout works fine, but anything that relies on categories for the layouts do not work.
Supposed to be wet but warm here in the hinterland. Take that as you will.
I’ve actually been picking on my husband (just a little bit). He developed a summer cold last week, then they found a few cases of H1N1 at his school. Every once in a while, when he coughs, I’ll make a pig sound around him. :)
User Name and Password please.
That’s mean, TEB! I actually googled “swine flu symptoms” last night! Before Sly B got home. So she wouldn’t tease me.
My fever is still gone, even though I feel like someone beat the crap out of me, so I’m off to Evil. It’s always fun to miss a day and then have to accomplish 2 days worth of impossible work in 1. Yay.
Wolf, you reminded me that Evil has now “beefed up” their computer security and we’ve all had to change our passwords and they are auditing our offices to make sure we don’t have them written down anywhere. My short-term memory is absolutely for shit, so I am in huge trouble! What the hell is my password anyway??
Before I came home sick yesterday, I had emails from 2 different sales reps who were emailing from their personal accounts because they were locked out of the Evil server because they either did not change their passwords per the 500 lengthy emails that came out instructing us to do so, or because they did and forgot it!
We have to change all our passwords every three months at work. I always mess up for the first few days and type in my old password.
20quid for a new headset for the phone (the old one had gone mono in it’s old age).
I don’t directly touch the computers at work..so no password slog for me.
I have four different areas I have to use passwords when using my computer. Two of them can have the same password, but otherwise they must have different ones. Not unusual for me to try to access a program using the password from another. Luckily I get three guesses, so I can usually get in without locking something up :)
I wonder if people will still be making jokes about swine flu if the mortality rate shoots up this winter (like the 1918 pandemic did).
The cynic in me says YES.
I think the Swine Flu is over-hyped. It seems to me it’s really no different than any other flu. The symptoms are the same. People die from normal flu as well. Normal flus have names, we just don’t use them. (“Oh, I have the D1 flu virus”). This one just happened to have a nickname that was grabbed by the media.
What people forget is that the 1918 pandemic had low a mortality phase in spring/early summer.
It came back in the winter and killed more people than those killed WW1.
Will swine flu do the same? Only time will tell, but it’s a bit early to get complacent about it.
On the plus side, if Mr TEB has caught it, he will be better protected if swine flu comes back swinging.
Mr. TEB does not have it. It is just a summer cold. But it’s still fun to pick on him.
His school was even in the news (if not by name) today “the Calgary Health Region confirmed that several cases of the H1N1 virus has been found in students of a NE school…”
They had to send a letter home.
No idea on your book series TEB.
Dolphins fit in somewhere…
It’s actually hard to decide which books to do, Van as I’m never sure what people have read. I was going to do Steven Baxter’s Moonseed (If I plant it in the ground will I get large round rocky balls?), but decided against it.
Oh and monkeys… don’t forget the monkeys :)
There now. Wasn’t that “uplifting”, Van
Well, work is done (I love Fridays), shopping list is made. Now to go buy groceries and bake cookies. I’m thinking Pecan Kisses again as that is one of hubby’s favourites.
Happy Birthday CJ !
Sorry about the sickness Essbee :(
Sounds like your new password should be H1N1R2D2 (the last bit is only because they usually have to be 8 or more characters)
RE: Swine flue mortality rates.
I might also point out that (so far) it seems that the worst outbreaks of Swine Flue, the ones that have resulted in the most deaths – have occurred in areas where the level of health care is still roughly the same as in 1918.
At least, I recall this being the case in Mexico.
Essbee – So sorry you aren’t well. Feel better soon. I know you ran off to work to use your new passwords, but don’t overdo it. Take care of yourself.
I remember changing passwords by force every so often when I worked in cubicle-land. I hated changing my passwords. I’d always forget what I changed them to and well, honestly, I’m just a creature of habit to the extreme. I like things to be the way they are especially when they are good – they should just stay that way.
Which is why I’m off to my Friday morning play date now. The foot x-rays to follow are a bit out of the norm, but oh well. I gotta get it done.
Good day to you all!
TEB: Good series
EssBee: Glad you are feeling better.
Re passwords: I’ve been having to manage a lot of passwords for years now. I have a few standard but hard ones and some that are based on series so I usually don’t have a problem remembering passwords.
The Twitpocalypse is coming…
CP: At Least I’m Not With You — The Insomniacs
Back from groceries. Haven’t started the cookies yet.
CP: Arias & Symphonies — The Spoons
Cool! A friend has offered to buy the group Chinese food for gaming tonight. It’s hard to say no to that offer.
I could, say no that is.
You would say no if someone offered to buy a group of people (including you) dinner?
Spoil sport ;)
Woah, what are the odds
TEB: It depends on the dinner they are offering to buy. If it is McDonalds, I might say no. ;)
It’s Chinese take out. Sent a menu out to everybody joining in gaming today and asked them all to pick a dish, which they will then pick up and bring to our place to eat before we game.
I’m not sure why he’s being so generous. There’s going to be seven of us total tonight, so dinner won’t be cheap.
I hate to say this, but if the choice was between Chinese and MacDs…I could actually eat the MacDs..
Maybe you should feed a little bit of the chinese to the cat..just in case you know.
TEB, you might need to make saving throw vs. General Tso’s Chicken.
Jack, everybody e-mailed in and, while they all chose a different specific dish, they still all picked chicken dishes (except me, I choose Salt and Pepper Squid :) ) Now the discussion is on on who will have to give up their particular dish for something else ;)
Van, I like McD’s but we had that last week.
Amy Bowen: Thanks much for the re-posting and the thumbs-up. And amen re: this group.
EssBee: Glad you’re feeling better
Most passwords are indeed eight characters. Of course, it takes 14 before a brute-force attack is pretty unreasonable.
Of course, at my 9-5 my machine is the only one with a password on it. No, really.
Swine flu: Last count I saw was 141 deaths worldwide. I’m terrified. /sarcasm
Jack Mangan: Saving throw vs. General Tso’s Chicken? That’s friggin’ hilarious!
Personally I’ll take sushi over Chinese any day. I always feel like drek the next day. Haven’t had Chinese in years.
I just wished it was served in away that didn’t look like the waiter has just vomited onto the plate.
And as for the rubbery onion rings….
My first “real” job was actually at a Panda Express at a local mall. I’ve seen what goes into that stuff. /killjoy
*covers ears* La, la, la la… I don’t want to hear it.
I rolled a natural 20 on my saving throw so everything is good…
It’s why I never send anything back at Pizza Hut.
Cookies are now out of the oven.
Time for lunch!
X-rays are done. I didn’t see anything, but still have to wait to hear back from my actual doctor to know if there is a fracture.
I like real Chinese food, not a lot of the fast food stuff.
Panda makes me sick and I don’t know why, but I can’t eat it without becoming ill.
I like Chinese food; especially Won Ton Soup when I have a cold.
imag1narynumber: You’re welcome! :-)
Home from meetings and errands. Trying to accomplish some things with the rest of this day.
Cj: You might have problems with MSG. I know several people that do.
I left my birthday wish nipple in the previous show. Whoops/
Happy belated B-day CJ!
EssBee – get better quicker. Drink more beer. :)
My new password is Sph3r1c4lJ4ckm
I will never be hacked with this password! WOO WOO
*logs onto JRMurdock’s computer*
Beware my mutant desktop! Bwuahahahahah!
TEB: Hooray on that roll! A fumble on this would not have been pretty. :-(
ditto: Yeah, the Chinese cooks eat the good stuff, not the slop they serve.
As for the MSG, they all say they don’t “add” MSG. However, it’s in some of the stuff they get pre-made, esp. the “brown sauce”.
EssBee – sounds like you caught what I had a few weeks ago. Fever lasted a day, and being beaten is exactly how I felt after the “symptoms” had passed. Hopefully, this means will be immune and survive the Zombie Flue Apocalypse come winter.
Although, I suck at Left 4 Dead, so I may not be much help against the horde.
CP: Comfort Eagle — Cake
We are building a religion
We are building it bigger
We are widening the corridors
And adding more lanes
I use a electronic wallet to keep track of my passwords. That way, I’ve only got to really remember the one to get to my others. Though I really only use a couple of different ones, depending on the criticality of the system.
I have sworn off McDonalds this year for the rest of my life, although I’m pretty sure I did that last year too. Still, six months is a pretty good run so far.
Here’s a softball to leave with:
Alright, it’s the weekend, I’m off to replace a blown sprinkler head.
Ed you’re getting easy in your old age…
Tee hee hee hee — Ed said “softball”.
heh heh – Ed said Blown…head
And – I’m off:
and it still makes sense when you add ‘in bed’
Hey tumbleweeds, just dropped back in to say: I can’t believe “booboisie” is a real word:
Oh, I see now. Jack’s just calling us names. See how he is.
I’m totally committing the spelling of that word to memory – I can feel the tide of Scrabble tiles turning in my direction.
TEB is currently on the slaughter and we’ve only just begun.
I feel I’ve become enslaved to my podcast list..must/listen/to/every/new/episode
Long podcasts are evil, EVIL, I tell ya.
..and I’m looking at you Sofanauts.
Time of the Preacher – Willie Nelson
It was the time of the preacher
When the story began
With the choice of a lady
and the love of a man
How he loved her so dearly
he went out of his mind
When she left him for someone
she’d left behind
He cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther in the middle of the night
And he saddled his pony
and went for a ride
It was the time of the preacher
in the year of 01
Now the preachin’ is over
and the lesson’s begun
Oh and a reccomendation for Netflick users, a BBC series called Edge of Darkness (where I first heard that Willie Nelson Track), dated like Watchmen, but a fine series.
Being remade into a film starring Mel Gibson..the horror, the horror.
Game 7. Stanley Cup Finals. I’m at work.
I’m buzzed, how r u?
Vanamonde: I heartily agree re: long podcasts. I listen to many, many podcasts and I’ve had to dump some for just being too long. Most of them that are over ~ 30-45 minutes are way too low in the signal-to-noise ratio.
Time to serenade the tumbleweeds.
Beautiful sunny Saturday!
Sunny, indeed. Just got back from my daughter’s ballet rehearsal.
Top 31 most played in iTunes:
1.One With the Stillness 3:24 Jack Mangan
2.Row, Row, Row, Your Boat 1:01 Various Artists
3.Vanity Fair 2:57 Mr. Bungle
4.fear regret and hope 3:32 Jack Mangan
5.Is There Love In Space? 4:51 Joe Satriani
6.Myself Within Love 2:14 jack mangan
7.temple of earth and sea 6:01 jack mangan
8.ABC’s Song 0:21 Blue’s Clues
9.Earth Time Pigs Fate 3:23 Jack Mangan
10.Lost In Space 3:28 Aimee Mann
11.Dog Diary 4:15 Jack Mangan
12.Slaughter of the Soul 3:02 At the Gates
13.Black Circle Remix 4:19 Jack Mangan
14.Candles II 1:03 Jack Mangan
15.Wine 1:50 Jack Mangan
16.right where it belongs 5:04 nine inch nails
17.Head Out To The Highway 3:45 Judas Priest
18.Up In Flames 4:33 Joe Satriani
19.Candles 1:36 Jack Mangan
20.Asteroid Speed Highway 6:00 Matt Mango
21.Glass, Philip-Music Box 1:05 Philip Glass
22.Rumble 2:24 Link Wray & His Ray Men
23.Red Right Hand 4:49 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
24.Microphone Fiend 5:13 Eric B & Rakim
25.Hallowed Be Thy Name 7:13 Iron Maiden
26.Windowpane 7:44 Opeth
27.I Don’t Have Anything 3:46 VAST
28.Highway to Hell 3:28 AC/DC
29.Defender 6:05 Manowar
30.Motley Crue –Too Young To Fall In Love 3:36 Motley Crue
31.West End Girls 3:57 Pet Shop Boys
Back from MA. Now downloading today’s podcasts.
Jack, what does it say about you when your # 1 tune is your own? :)
Top 31 most played in i-tunes
1 – Neither Can I Neither Can I 6:42 Slash
2 – Superhuman 4:16 Velvet Revolver
3 – For Crying Out Loud 8:45 Meat Loaf
4 – Reunion 2:34 Collective Soul
5 – Crocodile Rock 3:57 Elton John
6 – Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting 4:08 Elton John
7 – I’m Still Standing 3:04 Elton John
8 – Ikea 3:04 Jonathan Coulton
9 – Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad 5:26 Meat Loaf
10 – Dime Store Rock 4:53 Slash
11 – Sleepwalk 3:24 Ann, John & Santo Farina
12 – Track 2 11:29 Antonin DvorÃ¡k
13 – Il Cimento Dell’armonia E Dell’inventione, Op. 8 Nos. 1-4: Le Quattro S 2:24 Berliner Philharmoniker/Nigel Kennedy
14 – Joe Louis / Judgement Day 8:58 Big Sugar
15 – Tobacco Hand 8:54 Big Sugar Hemi-Vision
16 – Hosanna Filio David 0:44 Coro De Monjes Del Monasterio De Silos/Francisco Lara Canto Gregoriano.
18 – Sacrifice 5:07 Elton John
19 – She Hangs Out 2:19 – The Monkees
20 – Livin’ la Vida Loca 4:05 Ricky Martin
21 – Soma City Ward 3:50 Slash
22 – Be the Ball 5:16 Slash
23 – I Hate Everybody (But You) 4:40 Slash
24 – Sucker Train Blues 4:28 Velvet Revolver
25 – Nine Lives 4:01 Aerosmith
26 – Pink 3:55 Aerosmith
27 – Where the River Flows 3:35 Collective Soul
28 – Bad Horsie 5:51 Steve Vai
29 – Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo in a Minor, Op. 3 No. 8, RV5 3:06 Berliner Philharmoniker/Nigel Kennedy
30 – Open Up Baby 5:13 Big Sugar
31 – Afternoons And Coffeespoons 3:58 Crash Test Dummies
Yeah, “random” is a big feature for me in i-tunes ;)
I do seem to have an awfully narcissistic Top Played list.
OK — runchtime!
To 31 Most Played in iTunes
Sway 4:22 Bic Runga
Kiss You All Over 3:29 Exile
Barbie girl 3:21 Aqua
Ain’t It Funny 3:53 Jennifer Lopez
So What 3:34 P!nk
Vacation 3:02 Go Gos
You Can Do Magic 3:52 America
Honesty 3:52 Billy Joel
Right Now 2:49 SR71
The Breakup Song 3:12 Greg Kihn Band
All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You 5:10 Heart
Liz Phair – Why Can’t I 3:28 13 Going on 30
S.O.S. 3:22 ABBA
Blitzkrieg Bop (Kids’ Beat Bop) 1:48 Daddy a Go Go
We Didn’t Start the Fire 4:51 Billy Joel
Sweet – Ballroom Blitz 4:02 Daddy Day Care
The Tide Is High 4:43 Blondie
The Chemicals Between Us 3:37 Bush
Like To Get To Know You Well 3:58 Howard Jones
Bangles – Manic Monday 3:02
Turn Up The Radio 4:33 Autograph
Wild, Wild West 5:44 Escape Club
Wonderful (Radio Edit) 4:37 Everclear
What_About_Love 3:39 Heart
The Air That I Breathe 3:27 Hollies
Hungry Heart 3:20 Bruce Springsteen
Uptown Girl 3:17 Billy Joel
All Through the Night 4:40 Cyndi Lauper/Shaggy
Trouble 3:51 Lindsey Buckingham
Happy Birthday 1:36 The Ting Tings
Look at that. Nothing surprising. Those are the songs I hear all the time. I recognize them.
I don’t play anything in iTunes on my PC.
It’s bad enough having to use the bloatware to sync podcasts to my phone.
VLC for videos..
I think these match up with the songs on my iPod. I don’t really play songs through iTunes either so it must sync up my most played counts or something.
This is cool. They’re showing some of the concerts live on the web
Left-brain firmly in the driver’s seat, and the website where I wanted to get some work done is down until tomorrow. Argh.
Oh, well. Library’s closing for the day, anyway. At least I accomplished one of the tasks I wanted to.
So just got back from seeing the following movie:
A charming film and probably of no interest to 99.9999999% of North Americans.
Ahhh, this is the life. Sitting on the couch, playing computer games and listening to hubby play his guitar.
Why can’t every day be like this?
Cos if it was you wouldn’t realize how good it was.
Well a new wifi card awaits installation..I’m tempted not to wait,
That didn’t work, try it again
Why wait when you can do it now?
Needed to unscrew two screws. One came of fine, the other wouldn’t budge, ended up shredding the head of the screw.
So old card can’t be removed and now I’m stuck…ho hum.
Still new the new card looks pretty in it’s transparent container..may make an ornament out of it.
Too bad I can’t help. I have several screws loose over here.
Happy Saturday, DP!
I am still fighting this flu bug – zombie apocalypse flu Ed? Yep, that’s what it feels like. It’s too early to sleep, so I shall read a spell.
And once again, insomnia strikes.
My weekend involved bowling. I think I need to boil my feet in bleach and lysol.
Careful there, Jack. You wouldn’t want to accidentally kill off the one thing that may save us from the Zombie Flue Apocalypse.
Why do I see a Saturday night SyFy movie in the making?
Didn’t Douglas Adams get there first with dirty telephones?
Any tips for removing a damaged screw from a m/b would be appreciated.
Tips involving sacrificing dogs at midnight or “don’t damage it in first place” will not.
I have a great aversion to cans of Lysol right now.
Van: If the screw head is above the motherboard you could try and use a pair of pliers to grab the head and unscrew it. I’ve also had some luck using a larger screw driver tip and pressing down hard to get traction. Both ate frustrating and slow but can work. Otherwise the only other advice is to use a drill.
CP: Step on Me – Cardigans
Another 24 hours of LeMan is complete.
Peugeot finally bested Audi for the overall win.
In the GT1 class … Corvette bested the Aston Martin DBR9s and the Lamborghini to show that America might now a thing or two about making fast cars that can run really hard for 24 hours without breaking! I think this is the 2nd year in a row the Corvette has won the GT1 class. I’m sure it’s just coincidence that they are talking about doing away with GT1 now.
Jack – I highly recommend wearing socks when donning the bowling shoes of funky death.
Van – along the lines of drilling it out the screw is to us a Dremel tool type device to cut a slot in the top of the screw for use with a flat head screw driver. I would point out the UTMOST importance of having a vacuum cleaner running as you apply power tools to the screw. You can’t afford to have any loose metal filings floating around on your motherboard.
I also have another technique for screw removal that involves a high powered rifle … but as I am sure you might guess, you get only one shot at it!
Afternoon, panites! Recovering from garage sale to raise money for my Relay team. Have to work up the motivation to cut the grass today.
I’ll donate money to your team ditto if you can get my mower running. :(
While your at it, my chainsaw is giving me grief as well.
Thx for the advice JJ and Ralph.
My brotherinlaw has all the tools so will have to wait for a few day before I can try again.
Joe: Too bad you don’t live nearby. I would totally take you up on that!
Oh and for iPhone/iPod Touch users:
I have to agree with the reviewer, it’s a fun game.
Back from a hot day at the church festival. Man was it nice to have a shower when I got home.
Re: Today’s NASCAR race.
The result was something even non “race fans” could appreciate.
The cagey old veteran let the 2 wiley “youngsters” get in front of him to do the mano-e-mano, “slug it out” thing. Neither one of them was willing to “give” and with less then a half lap to go they had used each other up and the old guy coasted to victory.
I love it when patience and experience beats youthful exuberance.
Or, to paraphrase: “I love it when a plan comes together.” :)
J0e, I think you were actually watching a latter-day Clint Eastwood movie, not a NASCAR race.
RE: Van’s link. Would it be weirder if it was breast milk from a stranger?
I’m going to be driving through California. I forget if any of you are out that way. Anyone? Bueller?
Cj: When? I’ll be back in California around the last week of July/first week of August.
Oh, Amy. Bummer that we won’t be there at the same time. I’m not sure of the days yet, but it will be relatively soon.
From your local WoW geekette.. Enjoy this Skullcrusher Mountain video:
Cj: Yeah, bummer. Have fun while you’re there! Where exactly are you going?
My stupid internet won’t stay up. Grrrrr
I always forget how long it takes to install updates.
You know…. I could almost see embracing Blip. Friend me if you have a page, if you want:
Or just check out the handful of tunes I’ve pimped.
blipfm is undergoing maintenace.
Morning Pan, I see walking, shopping, and travelling by bus in my immediate future..should I resist fate?
Browsing BT networks I see new series of True Blood has started..cool.
Never resist shopping. Buy me something pretty. (batting eyelashes, sweeping out the cave and arming myself with a club)
Cj with a club../swoon!
Almost the unluckiest person on the planet:
The Palm Pre has arrived:
A turkey club with cheese and lite mayo, hold the tomatoes? /swoon…
You two get to bed!
I’m off shopping, hopefully dodging the predicted rain showers.
Jack, did you hear what Van told us to do? I think we should do as we’re told! ;) :P
CW: True Blood S2E1
THanks to Van’s link, I now know that I own a legitimate smart phone :)
Oooooooh the lass from Star Trek is upto no good.
Getting my doors replaced later this morning. Can my life be considered boring when I find that exciting?
Can we narrow that down a bit, Van? Trek has featured several.
You know, I’m seeing lots of buzz about how bad the GI Joe movie is going to be. Admittedly, the Snake Eyes vs. Storm Shadow action may be sufficient to suck me in anyway.
But, if things go as expected, Jack may have to do a special edition Duel of the Fates pitting GI Joe against Megaforce.
BTW – If you watched Megaforce as a small boy and thought it was cool – do not ever watch it again. Though, the same is pretty much true for the GI Joe and Transformers cartoons as well.
I told hubby he has to be extra nice to me. Since he won’t be home when the doors are done, he won’t have a key to get into the house.
I see chocolate in my future
Van, that i-pod game looks fun, I’ll get it today
I see how your plan works, TEB!
I’m off to work. Boo.
Have a good day, panties.
Give ’em hell at Evil Inc. EssBee!
Well, well, a new WanderRadio coming down the pipe.
Most played on iTunes: uninstall
I heard about an interesting-sounding graphic novel I’ll pick up at some time: The Surrogates.
We have The Surrogates, but I haven’t read it. (hubby has). They’re making a movie out of it.
The door people are here! ooooh, one of the installers is really cute ;)
My cat is mad at me. I put up a child gate so she can’t check out what’s going on at the door ways
Well, I think I need some cantaloupe.
The actress who played a bajoran on TNG is in True Blood.
Be careful TEB that game is addictive.
I first heard of the Surrogates on Starshipsofa, maxed out the CC this month so won’t be able to check that GN for a while.
Wow who would have thought…
A new Wander Radio…Damn I have to go check that out.
So, I’m reading my email, and I see a FB email regarding TEB. And the Google tie-in Ad? “The 50 hottest women in SF”. TEB is also appreciated by Google. ;)
Just finished Evo@11. I really hate his theme song.
There was an incident in Edmonton (about 3 hrs. N. of Cgy.) where some kids broke into a house. The house had a pet cat. The kids decided, amoung other things, to microwave the cat. Not a nice story. Evo’s song reminds me of that.
We have very light laws when it comes to animal abuse here so, it seems, something new comes out on a regular basis.
TEB: I know what you mean. It does detract from an otherwise good song.
Vanamonde: That was my source as well.
TEB: That’s quite horrific.
It’s almost scary when I walk past where they’re working. Right now there’s just this giant hole in the wall where they’ve removed the door and frame.
We get them from time to time here as well.
There was a serial dog killer who left decapitated corpses on school fields.
The most infamous one occurred a few years back when some kids caught a cat and stuck a firework up it’s backside and lit it.
Some sick buggers out there.
The most recent case, from last week, is when someone decided to take a baseball bat to a field of sheep.
Some of the other memorable ones, though, include a case where a person stopped at a rest stop at Crows Nest Pass (just west of the city). This was an outhouse style restroom. They heard barking from below. Somebody decided to dump a litter of puppies down the outhouse hole. They weren’t newborns either. These puppies were weaned. This story had a happy ending, though. The puppies were rescued and all adopted out.
We have also had some strange cases of sexual abuse against cats and dogs. As you said, Van. Sick.
On a more cheerful note: do we have a head count for Arizona on the Sept long weekend? I’m wondering if we should look into the cost of a party room for one day at the Disc World convention (and if so, what day?)
Ha! They forgot to bring knobs and locks for my new doors. They had to call the shop to get someone to look into where they went. (not that it matters. Right now there’s only a big hole in my wall, no doors.)
TEB: I need to get confirmation from the boss before I can commit, but so far it looks good.
CP: White Rabbit — Blue Man Group
TEB – I’ll be here. Hotel Party! WHEEE!
I wish I had some cantaloupe.
OK. So… help me, please? I saw this car and had to take a picture. I have no idea what these figurines are. I’m wondering if anyone recognizes them? I’m posting on Twitter too. I just can’t figure it out!
No idea, Cj. Do you have a frontal view of the figurines?
I can’t tell you without seeing the front of them either, Cj.
Sorry. The car was right in front of the store window.. I snapped and ran before the owner could catch me in the act. I wish I had a better shot, but it was at a pawn shop and I was afraid the owner would be inside and also the car was gone when I came out of the shop, so it was my only opportunity. hehe. I’m a chicken! bock bock.
Looks like a collection of Warhammer and Playmobil figeruines.
Those are Homies figurines. Mostly available at your finer supermarket vending machines.
So, should one of us contact DiscWorld Con and suss out room costs for Saturday night (or Friday or Sunday)? I can if you want.
I haz front doors. Now for the back!
Bunny – I will spare you my usual routine about having no free time….. but I can probably help to make this happen. I do know the guy running DiscWorld Con. (Your Con cred from WFC should definitely help too)
I think the first step would be for the 2 of us to schedule a conversation. Maybe even one day this week, if possible.
Pick a day and time Jack and I can make myself available. (except Wednesday morning, will be downtown then)
I probably won’t go to the DiscWorld con.
Door guys went for lunch before starting on my back door so I was nice to kitty and gave her her freedom for a short while.
As for my “con cred”, I don’t know how good that is there as I don’t know anybody on the board. Although I did volunteer to help out at the convention, as needed.
ditto, it’s more about having a room for us to all gather and “party” ;)
I think there are some fajita’s calling my name.
Back after lunch
Hehehe TEB said “knobs”
Jack Mangan: Spot-on with the “Homies”. Equally impressive and scary.
TEB, I don’t see myself attending the con either, but you never know. I’ve done stranger things at the last minute. And, since I’m in town, you know I’m happy to help however I can. I’m still on board for your transportation needs. I’m pretty reliable too – so I’m told.
We also don’t have to get a “party room” at the hotel, if anybody has an alternative idea for a gathering place…
I’d volunteer my room but I’m just not quite that outgoing :mrgreen:
Intriguing “quotes” around words this morning. . .
Bunny, I will send you an “email” to schedule a Skype “call” to discuss our “Disc”world Con “plans”.
“o”k, “jack” :)
Having a conversation with Cj on skype right now.
I might know someone with a house where partying can commence. Mesa isn’t that far from Tempe.
CP: Running – Gwen Stefani
Cool! Us hotel peeps will probably need rides, though. (We’re such pains in the butt)
I also have an SUV. Seats like 7 people. Oh yea. I’m a party machine.
Alas, I shall be making just one trip this year – to Las Vegas with the wife at the end of July.
You guys try not to burn anything down.
Jack, talk to Cj before calling me (or maybe skype threesome). We might have made some plans.
Now I have a hole where my back door used to be.
Ok, I just realized how wrong that sounds.
Thank you for throwing yourself on that one TEB. I was afraid I was going to have to.
Captain, there be doors here!
I figure there’s no way to discuss the work being done on the back door without it coming out wrong, so I’ll just say it…
the back door is in, but they still haven’t got a nob for it. Now the waiting begins…
(Now the peanut gallery may commence with its remarks.)
I’m going to resist.
But your poor cat..surrounded by care bears..the horror, the horror.
Only one Care Bear (or actually elephant), Van. The rest are other types of stuffed animals. Every one of them have names too (much to the annoyance of my husband when I quiz him on their names)
Care Bears – this used to be my daughter’s room.
She’s all about the princesses now though we still have about 30 of those darned bears.
So they came by, but had the wrong knobs. Now the workers are here, looking cute, waiting for the right knobs to be delivered.
Yup, looks very much like a girl’s room, Cj.
I think Ryah should be taking pictures of the cute workers for our viewing pleasure!
I’m not sure how they would react if I walked out there with a camera asking them to pose ;)
They removed the knob that they put on the front door. It wasn’t the one I ordered, either.
I’m hoping they will be done soon. I need to go to the post office.
Jack sold his soul to the god of karoke.
Yeah, they’re done! My doors are nice and purdy!
This is Cj’s way of saying, she’s going to win :)
You mean they look like Joanna Lumley?
Off to the post office. Later Pan!
Yes Van, that’s exactly what they look like
CP: Bright Lights Big City — Jimmy Reed
So, we’ve basically skimmed right past a day full of comments in quotes, along with words/phrases like “knobs”, “back door”, “threesome”, etc. . . Are we growing up? Could it be?
Or just no longer going for the low-hanging fruit? *snicker*
Homies, Care Bears, microwaved cats, no knob for the back door
I need to stop by more often I think :)
I really don’t know where my weekend goes. You’d think I could swing by once and say, “Hey there, Panites!” point giggle and run off.
Responses to whomever:
I will eat Chinese. The food, not the people (unless they ask)
I don’t eat at McDonalds. Many reasons, mostly don’t like the food, and this didn’t help:
Something random about doors, homies, caring bears (do they care for elephants?), Cats (I like mine pre-dried – microwaves aren’t a solution)
Quotation marks are just gods’ way of telling you something that you’ve probably already “forgotten” — Or, would that be “forsaken”? I’m never clear on that one.
In conclusion: our new kitten is cute, and not microwave safe.
I’m trying to get the metal and paint dust out of my nose. I can’t get the taste of rust out of my mouth.
Stupid useless dust filter.
J0e, have you tried Canned Air? I hear “Perri-Air” is high quality.
Oh, Lejon! So cute! I want to pet the kitty!
There is a one-year-old in my living room flinging Duplo Blocks with abandon.
Cj: I had a comment, and I lost it…Could you pet the kitty, again?
Those Duplo blocks are not to be trifled with!
I may need to borrow someone’s bunk for that.
He could be flinging worse things with abandon.
Those zoo living monkeys are masters of that particular game.
I wonder if it’s possible to actually use the word “flinging” without the idea of monkeys and their business coming into mindplay.
Good call on the Homies, Jack. That is an impressive collection, but you should see Sly B’s. She has both Homies and Mijos — all of em.
I am 80% for Phoenix in Sept.
I used to work for a guy named “Larry” who put “odd” random words in his “emails” in quotations. He was an “interesting” man. I could never figure out if he was doing it for “emphasis” or if he was just “dumb.”
Do you guys have any words of wisdom for me as I shop for a portable hard drive? I’m getting one for my mom so that I can help her back up her downloaded embroidery patterns for her very high-end sewing machine. Are their brands to avoid? I see that I’ll probably be spending around $100 or so for a 320G.
EssBee – I am sorry I can’t help. I asked the hubby and he didn’t have any input either. Good luck.
On another note, I think I might have figured out how to use this blip thing. We’ll see if it sticks. Find me: http://blip.fm/twinklergirl
EssBee – I have but one rule to live by when it comes to hard drives ..
ALL HARD DRIVES EVENTUALLY FAIL.
I recommend using that bit of knowledge when deciding on the size of a new hard drive. When the HD reaper comes to collect your data, do you want to lose 250gb of your precious ones and zeros … or do you want to lose terrabyte.
Lejon – I have not tried the “canned air” … but I have sampled the “Canned Heat”.
Everythiing fails in the long run..even protons.
10 to the power 500 years..so remember eat plenty of rhoughage.
Mark your calendar now – Dollhouse returns September 18th.
I’m not sure that I feel better knowing the date as it just means I have all Summer to wait with certain knowledge rather than a vague notion.
WARNING DANGER –
I had a very odd thing happen this past week whilst I was fueling up my car and thought I should give a”heads up”.
The instructions on the pump said –
1) Lift pump handle
2) Select Fuel grade
3) Fuel vehicle
4) Return handle to pump
SO … I lifted pump handle, selected grade … and immediately gasoline shot out of the pump! I was facing the pump of course and the fuel shot straight at the electronic display splashing all over the pump and my arm. It was a short burst of fuel but was more then enough to immolate me had it ignited.
Further inspection showed that the last person to have used the pump, left the handle trigger squeezed in and locked. It never occurred to me to check for this condition because in approximately 1.5 zillion years of putting petrol in cars I have never even heard of this happening … much less having had it happened to me.
So … always make sure that the pump nozzle is IN the tank before selecting the fuel grade.
So, I had the most amazing birthday evAr this year. It was weird, however, when I realized all was said and done that for the first time ever I didn’t get a cake and nobody sang happy birthday and I didn’t get to blow out any candles.
My hubby just went to the store to pick up some soda and came home with a little single serve cake. He put candles in it, lit em, grabbed the kiddos and they all sang to me.
Morning Pan, cool Sopwith remake called Death from Above:
Even has a four colour CGA mode for those oldsters out there..
The Commodore 64 was my first “real” computer…as opposed to the Atari 2600 that I gamed on. Definitely cut my geek teeth with that old box.
While this twitter client sounds geeky cool, I suspect trying to dig up a C64 today and mess with it would be about like trying to watch Megaforce as an adult.
To paraphrase Samuel Johnson, twitter on a C64 is like a dog walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.
Rain storm last night leads to a beautiful day this morning.
awwww, no e-mail from Jack. And he promised and everything :(
Just kidding, Jack.
Hubby has to play golf after school today. This will be the second time he’s played in his life :)
Hi, TEB! I’m here for the next few minutes.
Time to get going and start the day. Later, Pan.
Me too. Off to Rona!
It’s a quiet pan morning.
Been to the flicks, saw the Hangover, I smiled from time to time.
Good Morning, Pan.
I have no ambition today. Went to bed early last night only to be woken up with some bizarre violent sickness. Blah. I feel like blah. Not sick this morning though. Just blah exhaustion. Boo.
Hope you are all having great days! :)
Sorry you feel yucky Cj. Be better quick.
Rona didn’t have what I wanted, had to go to Home Depot – blech.
Hey Bunny, sorry for the lack of email. I actaully wasn’t around any computers from 5:30-ish on…. I will send the email today.
Are we in for a day of tumbleweeds?
Feel better, Cj!
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I’m a roaming cowboy riding all day long,
Tumbleweeds around me sing their lonely song.
Nights underneath the prairie moon,
I ride along and sing this tune.
See them tumbling down
Pledging their love to the ground
Lonely but free I’ll be found
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.
Cares of the past are behind
Nowhere to go but I’ll find
Just where the trail will wind
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.
I know when night has gone
That a new world’s born at dawn.
I’ll keep rolling along
Deep in my heart is a song
Here on the range I belong
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.
Is that comic strip even still being made?
Damn, WP didn’t like me posting the lyrics to Tumbling tumble weeds.
How about just the chorus?
That worked. I wonder what I did wrong last time. Hmmmm.
Thanks Bunny and Jack.
I picture the tumbleweeds blowing around and hear that old west whistle as they fly by leaving dust in their wake.
Ew. The fake cold just kicked in. I better turn it off and wake up the husband.
I somehow don’t remember Tumbleweeds in the Sunday comics. Maybe the Star-Ledger never carried it.
Bunny’s full Tumbleweeds lyrics are free.
Thanks. As for any e-mail I’ll be out tonight until about eight (my time, seven yours) anyway.
Must kick some butt :)
I see what went wrong with my original post. Copied everything, not just the lyrics. Silly me. :oops:
Now, I’m thinking Arby’s.
Back in a bit.
Get well soon Cj.
TEB kicking butt…must resist using the S word.
CAT: Flight Control
Ack! My fries are ice cold. What’s that about. Good thing I’m at home. Can you say microwave?
TEB: Yes, yes I can.
Well #, that’s more that the people at my local Arby’s seem able to do ;)
News on our kitten front: White, with the occasional Black and Brown stripes
Only occasional? What does it have the rest of the time?
If ever there was a list of crimes against cookery, reheating chips would be near the top.
I now visions of Lejon spraypainting his kitten.
Van, while they do lose their cruncyness, reheated fries (chips) are better than ice cold ones. As long as you don’t overdo the heating and make them soggy. That would be just yuck.
Weather person says to expect thunder showers tonight. Good, we need the rain.
TEB: While the advances in weather detection and prediction have definitely advanced, is it really any better than just sticking your head out the door?
We had our rain this morning. My sinuses are finally clear now!
Yeah but sticking my head outside the door now, isn’t going to tell me what the weather will be like in 8 hours time.
Van’s right. I want to know if I’ll need a coat when coming home this evening, not when I leave.
TEB: well, that may be a good idea… I keep forgetting that other people live in places that aren’t rain-free 355 days a year. My bad.
Y, Su Nombre es, Bob
CP: The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay — Gustaf Grefberg
French Fries can sometimes (rarely sometimes) be rescued from cold-fry hell by sprinkling grated cheese on top and toasting in an oven or toaster oven.
That’s my junk food tip of the day. You are welcome.
M & M’s are also quite nummy after being toasted in a toaster oven.
I’m going back to eating my lifetime supply of Red Vines now.
It suddenly occurs to me why I might have this tummy ache.
Lejon, that video was awesome! I’m still laughing!
Your culinary descriptions are giving me a tummy ache ;)
Watched “A Prairie Home Companion” the other night.
I think I kind of liked it. It was just about odd enough to be consider for a lollapolooza. Could have gone a little more “out there” for me, though.
“Megaforce” was painful to watch as a kid, let alone as an adult. Does this make it good Palooza material?
This needs a repost:
50 seconds in.
not sure the DP is ready for a stringy 60’s palooza.
Oh and woof! to Dr Pavlov.
CP: Raindrops and thunder
One of my websites is down, and it’s not my fault.
So are you happy because the website is down or because it’s not your fault?
Good news. My x-rays show that my foot is NOT broken! yay! (I knew it wasn’t)
Great Cj. But does the news make it hurt less? I think you should act like it’s falling off and see how much you can get others to do for you :)
Congratulations on the none broken boneness.
CP: Skykid on the 360.
TEB, I agree. I think I should send for cute men to come to my house and provide services. Isn’t that what you did to get the knob in your backdoor taken care of?
The Doors — Back Door Man
Wha, yeah!, C’mon, yeah, Yeah, c’mon, yeah
Yeah, c’mon, Oh, yeah, ma
Yeah, I’m a back door man, I’m a back door man
The men don’t know, But the little girl understand
Hey, all you people that tryin’ to sleep
I’m out to make it with my midnight dream, yeah
‘Cause I’m a back door man, The men don’t know
But the little girls understand, All right, yeah
You men eat your dinner, Eat your pork and beans
I eat more chicken, Than any man ever seen, yeah, yeah
I’m a back door man, wha, The men don’t know
But the little girl understand
Well, I’m a back door man
I’m a back door man
Whoa, baby, I’m a back door man
The men don’t know
But the little girls understand
Sometimes it’s the tiniest things that completely fuck up your code.
TEB: I’m happy it’s not my fault. This time.
Cj: Excellent resilience in your calcium structural lattice! Podiatry has merely been an overpriced annoyance, then? Or did they use their scribal talents to emboss their medicational recommendations for your reduction of discomfort?
CP: Lounge Fly — Stone Temple Pilots
LOL Cj and Jack
Jack is dirty. (Just the way I like him)
Lejon – nothing has been done for me other than reassurance. I figure we pay hundreds of dollars monthly for that doctor to smile at me and tell me I’ll be OK, I may as well take advantage of him now and then.
My iTunes password has ceased to function properly, therefore, I cannot download Peggle on my iPod. This is annoying me no end!
I feel there is an alternative universe out there where Peggle was never invented, I wish I was there.
But seriously, it’s O/S 3.0 eve, things are afoot at apple corp.
The twitterati must be fretting since Twitter is down for maintenance.
So now you know.
So isXbox Live.
Van and Cj, I have a I-pod touch question. I’m currently on my touch. When I refresh this page it always seems to default back to the top of he page, meaning I have to constantly work my little thumbs to see the new comments at the bottom of true page. Is here a way to have it refresh to he bottom of the page like on the computer?
CP: Working at Perfekt — Geddy Lee
I’ve never found a way to do that TEB.
Wow. Looking at my last post, I see I have to work on my thumb action as far as letter pressing go :)
T.E.B: It may be the browser. I’ve noticed that when I refresh on my work PC using Firefox, the refresh kicks the screen to Home position, then back down to where I was. I haven’t attempted it on IE, yet, but you’ll probably either have to get an app that will kick you to the “end” of the page (assuming it doesn’t already have an “end” key or something – sorry, don’t have ipod), or keep using your little thumbs
Looks like they might be a kludge way using bookmarks, but looks like you need Safari installed on the computer you sync to:
I’m assuming that the iTouch uses a built-in Safari browser. It may be the default behavior for Safari.
Van: good job!
I wasn’t aware you could sync bookmarks to the iPhone..doh!
The best way I found is simply type a comment. It will post and show your comment at the bottom, so no thumb workout. So, here’s to pointless comments.
T.E.B.: You’re never pointless to me. Not since that first time you responded to me seeing local bunnies bounding on the Ides of May.
Well it will boost the nipple count.
I don’t use Safari on my computer. I use firefox. Besides, even syncing, it would only take me to the last spot I was on the computer, I would still have to do some thumb action when using the touce exclusively.
Thumb action always boosts the nipple count.
Beware the ides of bunnies?
I’m home sick yet again. I went to the Dr. today. Diagnosis – double ear infections and a sinus infection. So THAT is why I feel so crappy!
Nuclear antibiotics? Check.
Well in the spirit of pointless posting, I mostly use Chrome these days, falling back to Firefox from time to time (I like the no script addon).
Sounds nasty Essbee.
I don’t know, EssBee. I don’t think thumb action boosts the count so much as the hardness :oops:
The Ides of Bunnies is a curious thing –
They hop and bound and jump and sing.
Ne’er-do-wells can all but know
how the Ides of Bunnies ebb and flow.
We’ll sing the tale of Hares a plenty
how rabbits swing the Bunnies’ booty
We’ll crack the warren on the lawn
for the Ides of Bunnies parties on!
Insert pointless comment here
LeJon said “crack”
T.E.B.: I know. it could have been better, but I had to post something now, or I’d forget.
I have a memory much like a galvanized-steel colander. It holds big things pretty well, but little shit pours right out.
Guys, I know times are tight, but if you can spare a donation to help fight cancer, I’d appreciate it. My relay event is on Friday.
Wolf, you give a GREAT interview! If I was the guy interviewing you, I’d have done my research, but YOU were great!
Yet one more pointless comment
Okay, nicked from a tips webpage:
#6 â€” Put a Web Page on the Home Screen
Do you have a web page that you visit all the time? You could set up that page as a bookmark in iPhone 3G’s Safari browser, but there’s an even faster way to access the page: add it to the Home screen as a Web Clip icon. A Web Clip is a link to a page that preserves the page’s scroll position and zoom level. For example, suppose a page has a form at the bottom. To use that form, you have to navigate to the page, scroll down to the bottom, and then zoom in to the form to see it better. However, you can perform all three actions â€” navigate, scroll, and zoom â€” automatically with a Web Clip. Follow these steps to save a page as a Web Clip icon on the Home screen:
Use your iPhone 3G’s Safari browser to navigate to the page you want to save.
Scroll to the portion of the page you want to see.
Zoom in on the page until you can comfortably read the text.
Press + at the bottom of the screen. iPhone 3G presents you with a list of options.
Tap Add to Home Screen. iPhone 3G prompts you to edit the Web Clip name.
Edit the name, as needed. Names up to about 10-14 characters will display on the Home screen without being broken. (The fewer uppercase letters you use, the longer the name can be.) For longer names, iPhone 3G displays the first few and last few characters (depending on the locations of spaces in the name), separated by an ellipsis (…). For example, if the name is My Home Page, it appears in the Home screen as My Ho…Page
iPhone 3G adds the Web Clip to the Home screen and displays the Home screen.
It works, but it means you will have to do this procedure for every new show and unshow.
Moved to my computer.
Thanks for the tip, Van will have to try it out.
Ah it doesn’t work, it just goes back to the last position.
Well, Panites. Time for an early dinner, then must go beat people up.
..and now for a really pointless comment.
I’m top at Flight Control in my local area.
It won’t last long.
I don’t want to get BBC America just for this….but I’m SO tempted
Heading home from work. May all the little Panites rest well until we nipple again.
Oh shit, I’m a butterhead.
The Tomtom Club haven’t aged well..but then who does..
My thumbs always get a workout if I’m out and about and there is free wifi.
Feel better EssBee!
Green Onions used in a frozen fish ad..
Better not hold my breath, today I ate too much, night pan.
“Thumbs” is the dirty word of the day.
Hope you’re feeling better, EssBee. Ear infections suck. Both my kids are authorities on that one.
Morning Pan. 3.0 day today for users of a certain phone.
Oh and ipod Touch users with some cash in their pockets.
Morning Pan. I’ve been getting a fair amount of entertainment from Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show of late, though I’ve caught up with the current ep by now.
Meanwhile, decent rain finally, but I bet the drought isn’t over yet…
I’d be up for Prairie Home as a palooza. I’ve got some Minnesotan in me, btw.
There were actually a couple counties here that wanted to combine and rename as “Lake Wobegon County,” although I’m pretty sure it was mostly about combining the counties and the rename helped get that effort a lot more publicity.
So been enjoying walking in the rain again.
Getting dried out in a coffee shop.
Van, a hopeless romantic.
Been holding out on buying an iTouch until 3.0
Not sure when that will happen in the states.
JB – Maybe there is a little Minnesota in all of us. ;)
Ahh Shucks EssBee… Thank you.
It’s been estimated to be between noon and 2pm whatever timezone new York is in.
‘hopeless’ is the operative word.
Walking in the rain sounds beautiful right now. I wanna go where Van is.
Have a look on Engadget jj, it’s mentioned on there.
Well commenting from the Pre is much more effective than from my old “dumb” phone. Scrollingthrough 400 comments took about ten scrolls to get to the bottom.
I might be in the market for a refurbe 32GB touch at some point to replace my HD based ipod.
I’m still waiting for the iTouch/iPhone to get enough memory for me to replace my 80GB iPod.
I have a 60GB hard drive based one now, but I’ve got it right about half full. So, I could comfortably live with a 32.
My wife, on the other hand, could stand a 160GB unit.
“My wife, on the other hand, could stand a 160GB unit.”
must … resist … innuendo …
I’m getting close to filling my 80GB iPod.
CP: Pendulum — Ume
The Boze was here this morning! Seems like it had been awhile.
Are we talking the Prairie Home Companion book? Or the Lindsay Lohan movie? Or are we just telling everyone to listen to Garrison Keiller’s bits on NPR?
Googling “Prairie Home Companion” – not familiar (ashamed at my lack of pop culture knowledge)
I was just thinking last night that I hadn’t seen any posts from Mr. Boze in a while.
Let all us iPhone and iTouch users mourn for the 7 apps we’ll never have.
I currently have a 32gb iTouch, not sure if I’ll ever buy another. Depends on what else comes out.
Good Morning DP! Or, some greeting appropriate for whatever time of day it is where you’re at. Not sure it matters.
I’ve listened to a number of the Lake Woebegone bits, but never a complete show. How accessible is this?
We should do an episode of Deadpan like that. “A Deadpan Home Companion”. ;)
I just came home sick. AFter all, what has Evil, Inc. done for me lately? Why sit there miserable? I must have a year of sick time accrued.
EssBee – Feel better!
Done moving my office. Whew!
Now for some food
Ten bucks for the i-touch up date! That’s highway robbery. Oh well, I guess they know people like me will get it anyway.
I have the old iTouch and it does everything I want. Is it wrong that I don’t care about upgrading it not even one little bit?
Not wrong, Cj. Everybody has their own needs and wants to fulfill.
Apple: Proving once again that it’s not about being the best, but how much money they can soak you for.
More thunder. Seems to be an afternoon trend lately.
It looked a little like it might rain today, but it’s passed. Too bad. I would love a rainy day.
We are seriously low on our precipitation levels for June. They are already speaking of sprinkler bans for the summer.
Whoa. Sprinkler bans? We get Fireplace Bans… I forget what they call them here. I think “no burn days” or something like that.
So in another attempt to remove that fucking screw using my brotherinlaws tools, crushed one of the wifi aerial connectors, managed to prize it up and blutack the aerial back in, but wifi connection is a bit unstable.
screw is still in.
I feel like I’m in a Pink Panther episode.
I’ll destroy the laptop and that bloody screw will still be there.
Cj: We also have fire pit bans in place. Especially now with it being so dry.
Van, am I evil is I’m smiling at your description of your computer antics?
is = if
Van, let Kato have a whack at that screw.
re: Apple –
If it will make any of you feel any better about giving your hard earned cash to Apple … I own stock in that company. So instead of thinking that you’ve given Mr. Jobs another $100 bucks, think about it as though you’ve given me another 100th of a cent !!!
I like the “Deapan Home Companion” concept.
Of course that is the way G Keller (sp?) delivers all his stories anyway.
My cousin likes to watch skiiing on TV for the enjoyment of watching people fall over.
I’m admitting defeat and taking it to a local computer shop to see if they can get that damn screw out.
I’m not hopeful.
Apple isn’t really any better or worse than the majority of companies out there.
ditto: Actually, by all accounts (Microsoft included) Apple sells products that work better.
What upsets me is that comparable products can be purchased or home-built for substantially less than Apple’s price structure. It’s not because Apple’s components cost more (as seen by this company that makes Mac knock-offs on the cheap: http://www.psystar.com/), it’s because Apple sees themselves as superior, and charges accordingly.
It’s really a whatever the market will bear thing anyway. We may all complain about price etc (which really didn’t bother me), but as long as we’re willing to pay…
Justa J0e – The fire marshall banned those clips in Massachusetts and, in New Jersey, you can’t even pump your own gas. Now I finally understand why. That’s terrifying.
So installing 3.0 for the iPhone didn’t go without a hitch, the update crapped out on my netbook. Had to plug the phone into the desktop to update.
I like the iPhone, but have no interest in buying a Mac computer.
My touch upgraded without problems, Van.
Van – This probably isn’t an option for what you are working on, but … sometimes I am able to get out a screw with a stripped head by removing all the other screws and then basically use the entire thing to unscrew the bad screw. Push down on the screw head and try to rotate it and the entire motherboard at the same speed.
This has worked in the past for removing large machine parts, so… :)
Another option, and probably a bad idea, is to take a slotted screw driver and use a hammer to drive the tip into the offending screw. Once it is embedded into the screw, you should be able to either unscrew it or simply split the head off. Once the mother board is out of the way you can grab the leftover bits of the screw with some pliers.
However it does seem to be running slower. I’m not sure if it’s the upgrade or if my network is just acting silly right now.
I may be getting an iPhone for the pre-Mrs. in a few weeks and I’m a bit nervous about it. I had a refurb iPod 3G for a few months and that is my only experience with Apply products… so most of my time with it were spent after the hard drive failed…
birrrrrzip birrrrrrrrzip birrrrrzip :(
Many of my points have been for me. Apple is a business. They are in this to make money, just like Microsoft, Sun, and hundreds of other companies. Sometimes they make mistakes. Sometimes they do not.
Perceived value is a legitimate force for pricing. If people really, truly thought Apple’s products were over-priced, that Apple was gouging them, then people would stop buying those products. And then Apple would drop their prices.
What happens most of the time is the top dog on the pile is attacked because they are on top. It happens to Microsoft all the time. It happened to IBM a lot in the day too.
I do like Open Source and think it would be nice if Apple opened up iTunes. However, Apple doesn’t sell iTunes. It is solely a support product for iPods. So, there is no reason whatsoever for Apple to change it to accommodate other companies. Not unless those companies paid apple to do so.
I think statements like “Apple users hate our freedom” just emphasize the Open Source zealotry that I really dislike. Open Source is good and useful, but people and companies should have the *freedom* to choose how they want to develop their software.
I completely agree, ditto.
ZP has a good rant at the going on at E3:
Hey, at least Microsoft actually sucks frequently enough to deserve the ridicule.
I think there is a difference to not supporting a non Apple device to actively blocking a non Apple device.
Van: Is that like Alpha Blocking?
I disagree Van. It’s their software. They can choose what devices work with it.
And there are good reasons why Apple would choose to do so. Take this not unlikely scenario: Someone synced a device with iTunes and the device got damaged. It’s not inconceivable that this person would try and sue Apple because of this. If Apple didn’t try and actively stop such abuse, then they could be found liable. So, this behavior makes good business and legal sense.
Excellent points, ditto. I’m most offended by Apple’s pointless and/or self-serving end-user limitations and restrictions.
I’m also bothered by the brand-allegiance thing. Apple’s company and consumers are presented as this cool, hip tribe — which stands separately from “uncool, evil Microsoft” and all others in the computer/device/app games. . . But really, Apple is by-and-large no different from any other mega-corporation. In spite of their shiny happy people claim, they have utilized plenty of greedy, fuzzy-ethical, end-user-punishing tactics and practices in the past.
But the root of the brand-allegiance problem runs way deeper than Apple, Coca-Cola, Saturn, etc. and I’m stepping down from my little box now :) .
jackmangan: Can I have your children?
jackmangan: sorry, that came out wrong…although, I’m not sure any amount of editing will fix it.
You weren’t talking about the Sega console?
So LJ, do you like your kids fried or boiled?
T.E.B.: Oh, you know, bones ground to make me bread and such.
I think it’s time to show Dan the message board.
— Wife of the Ultimate Anti-Apple Man
Then again… maybe not.
The one toy in the house my husband NEVER asks to play with – My iPod Touch.
I wish I were actually “Anti-Apple” – I’m actually “Anti-getting-butt-raped-by-Apple”. I know the difference is a subtle one.
Surely all they have to legally say is that they don’t support non Apple devices. If you then come a cropper by plugging in a non Apple device you wouldn’t a have leg to stand on.
So 3.0 update went fine on the desktop, and iTunes on the netbook restored all my stuff to the phone.
Cj: Your husband doesn’t ask to touch your play… oh wait.
*cheers for Jack*
Awesome points, Jack! I totally agree.
You won’t play touch with your husband… no, still not right.
Van: did you just plug a non-Apple device to an Apple device to install Apple approved software? I’m thinking that somehow, that shouldn’t be approved…
You wont ask to play with your husband’s touch?
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not pro-Apple either. I can write a lot about the buggy crap they put out.
LJ: Van just wanted to play with his Apps. Yeah. That’s it.
I’m not playing into your touch commentary, Bunny! You are just trying to get me in trouble! I know how you are! :oops:
Yeah, I’ll switch into fanboy mode and write XP rulez!
All I can say (in all seriousness this time) is I luvz my touch. I don’t care who puts it out, is put out, or puts out. I can’t see being without it anymore.
I think I can safely quote the William Shatner/Henry Rollins song from the Has Been album “I can’t get behind that”
Saving throws rule!
I can get behind that.
Let your imagination do the work.
On a different note:
Cj, have you and Jack talked yet. Does he know what we (may have) planned on his behalf?
Ooooh. Secret plans… Open forum… Wait, I’m working on the best nipple here…
skype give me a weird error on bootup on the phone.
still seems to working though
ditto; only if you don’t role a 1
I don’t know, Van. I can see you on Skype so it must be working.
Bunny, Me too! My iPod Touch doesn’t leave the house without me nor I without it. I do so love it!
And yes, briefly exchanged words with Jack. He’s gotta talk to “his people” and then he’ll get back to us with more details. (Jack’s so important and ya know… “all that” so it’s hard to pin him down anyway.)
hehe “pin him down” *swooon*
yes I’m in a voice chat with someone now TEB.
Smokey Mountain Rock Oysters – of Rock.
I’m wondering if it’s dangerous to say Boo! to a bunny.
Not when you’re at such a distance, Van :)
/waves to Cj.
Sleep well, Van.
Well, I’m off to my weekly Violin lesson. If I don’t swing by later, have a good night everyone!
Oh before I go:
So the cut and paste works ok.
So under strange… the news is reporting on how catholic bishops in Alberta are giving their opinion on the possibility of building nuclear plants for energy. I didn’t know it was religious issue.
Apple products are overpriced for what you receive, I don’t think anyone can argue that. Some more that others.
To a large degree, open source software works, and works well, BECAUSE of zealots. You have people that will code in every spare moment they have and simply give the fruits of their work away for anyone to use. You also have people that want to give others living in the various armpits of the world some of the power that we have by virtue of the fact that we were born into an affluent country. The OLPC was born of this drive. I’m sure many would find either of these examples “zealots”.
I would argue that many Apple fanboys and fangirls are zealots of another kind. They’re zealots to the brand. Screaming at the various presentations and blindly buying the latest iProduct. Slaves to the idea that Apple stuff is cool and hip. And Apples never crash (snicker, snicker). To me, this is very empty zealotry.
Apple does indeed hate our freedom. As examples, bricking jailbroken iPhones, no Ogg support on iPods, and the DRM in their music files. I don’t think anyone would argue that Apple is a company and doing things to increase the value of the company and market-penetration. And yes, they do have a right to do these things (ignoring the recent FCC inquiry into the iPhone/AT&T marriage). However, blocking people from CHOOSING to play Ogg files or install a stupid app that Apple doesn’t deem good enough for their store for whatever inane reason does, by definition, inhibit our freedom to use our products as we see fit. It was only market pressure that forced Apple to finally drop DRM from their music files. And yes, people SHOULD vote with their wallets and push Apple to change their ways. But many don’t, and some that don’t will announce that one of the reasons they don’t is due to their freedom-hating ways.
To close, I think we all know that companies are looking out for their best interests. Some of those are really disgusting. How about Net Neutrality? That is in the best interest of some big companies, but really squashes the freedoms that we currently enjoy.
I think I rambled quite a bit. I’m not very good or knowledgeable in this arena, and I hope I did not come off churlish. Time for me to start cleaning the house.
I don’t have a big opinion on Apple, but I do LUV my iPod and MacBook. There might be a little passion involved.
In other news, Obama is bumming me out.
Yeah, he’s been bumming me out since he first backed Bush’s unconstitutional domestic spying.
ditto – re:get behind
get behind con’t (NSFW-ish)
Now that Jack thinks I’m a total fool, I think I’ll go hide my head in the sand :oops:
I know you’re brilliant, Ryah. No :oops: needed.
CW: True Blood S2, E1
imag1narynumber: I agree. And I didn’t mean to come off hard on Open Sourcers. I dislike zealotry of all shapes and sizes.
Maybe I’m over reacting, but I’m rather creeped out right now. I regularly post pictures to my Flickr stream as a way of sharing with family and friends. Most of my pictures are rarely seen and that’s fine.
But, in the last few days, some pictures of my daughter had been favorited, which, particularly since they weren’t necessarily the most interesting pictures I’ve ever taken, struck me as odd.
The user who favorited them is not someone I know. That in itself is not so unusual. But, when I went to check his profile to see if he had any interesting pictures I found….nothing. No pictures, tags, groups, contacts, anything. Buy chance I clicked in his profile that shows what other people’s pictures he’s marked as favorites. That’s what really set off my spidey sense. Essentially four dozen pictures taken by a couple dozen different people – all of young girls. Nothing struck me about any individual picture as problematic. They were just pictures of people’s kids at birthday parties, swimming pools, playgrounds, playing dressup, etc. But, seeing them altogether in a group of thumbnails just gave me a really bad vibe.
I’ve ended up blocking his access to my pictures, which has also taken off his favorite markings. I also contacted all the other Flickr users whose pictures that I had favorited. I simply pointed out what I’d found – that a guy whose posted no pictures has been favoriting pictures of young girls in that user’s photostream. I said I was blocking this guy and I wanted to pass this info on to them as well.
I know, in reality, once a picture is shared with the public on Flickr, well, any sick freak can get a hold of it. They can download them to their own machines if they want. I try to be careful about what pictures I post, and I never geotag anything taken at my home or other family and friends homes – after all, I can easily remember those locations.
I don’t know that there’s anything else to be done at this point.
I hear you Ed. That’s why I only post pictures on Flickr for my friends and family to see if involves my kids.
Morning Pan, that guy actions do sound suspicious Ed.
So this morning I have an embarrassing called to the local computer shop:
“So does removing a screw fall within you installing upgrades remit?”
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