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Friday, March 18, 2005

friends don't let friends blog drunk

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Thats going to leave a bruise.

I'm a wee bit drunk, so bare with me. I'm pretty sure this is going to ramble.

First off, I did indeed pass my certification test. In fact, I made it my bitch.

It was my friend's birthday today. Due to financial and time constrictions, we just hung out for a happy hour. $3 scotches for a few hours can mess a guy up(hey, I needed to make up for not drinking St Patrick's Day).

Another cool thing about being a guy, if you show up to a bar and someone is wearing the same shirt, you don't need to kick each other's ass.

I watched a little of the baseball testimony yesterday. It was pretty much the dog and pony show we all expected. McGwire was a gem.

“I am not here to talk about the past.” That is precisely why you were subpoenaed. If that line works, Oliver North has a serious beef.

He says its not his place to say whether or not steroids are cheating. However, he also said he would be willing to be an anti-steroid spokesman. Can anyone else see how that wouldn't work?

Well, my buzz is wearing off, I'm tired, and Stargate SG-1 is on. I'll probably post again this weekend after I've collected my thoughts a little better.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

new gimmick

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Do I have your attention? Good.

I've decided to begin every post with an attention getting picture. Its not necessarily going to be some smoking chick, it can be something funny or just plain cool to see. I decided it was best to start this off by appealing to base instincts.

Anyway, I've begun using OpenOffice, an open source (ie free) alternative to Microsoft Office. Haven't done anything too deep with it. Just some basic word processing (I'm writing this blog with it), but it seems to work pretty much the same. Most of the same features.

I've use Firebird and Firefox for a while now and have been satisfied with my open source experience. I recommend it to anyone who wants to legally get free productivity suites. I'm even trying to get started on Red Hat Linux 9.

The main drawback is support. There is almost none. There are manuals to operating Linux buried in my local Barnes and Nobles underneath the millions of Microsoft books.

Open source users seem to be their own secret society. They are very glad to be part of it and seem wary of letting others be part of it. And trying to join them requires Herculean trials(if you've ever tried to install Linux on a laptop, you know what I'm talking about). And, quite honestly, the other members seem strange and scary. Many of them also react almost violently if you mention trying to bring itmainstream.

But, I encourage the spreading of open source. I'm not some socialist or anything. I'm a capitalist. In fact, I see this as my capitalism shining. I'm trying to get the most product for the least amount of money. I feel the more people get into open source, the more support we will see. There will also be a greater push to make it more user friendly (which has finally started to sweep through the whole movement).

If anyone has any other programs or tips for me, I'm open to suggestions.

In other news, I am an idiot. I scheduled my certification test for Friday, so I can't drink tomorrow. And no, I'm not going into the test with a hangover. I can't wait to get a few of these done so I can get abetter job.

I'm low on cash anyway. I'll just consider it more money to get drunk with for the weekend.

I've been getting some sick pleasure for the last two weeks from this game.

Thats all for now. Should have some good news to share Friday.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Whats up with the bitching, Doc?

First, I’d like to show you my wallpaper. The quality of the image isn’t so great, but you can’t help but love the content. I’d also like to say that a slideshow Elisha Cuthbert is my screensaver. These serve no real purpose; I just think that more images of the two need to be encouraged.

On that note, I’d also like to say, I love my town. Makes me wish I was still working in Midtown. The only thing is they made the poor girl walk around in the freezing cold. But that also has its advantages.

Still staying with the news, I’ve heard a lot of people complaining about the new Looney Tunes cartoon . People need to get over it. It’s not like Warner Brothers is going to grab up all of the old cartoons and throw them in some huge bonfire. They are adding new characters. People saying that they will never watch another Bugs Bunny cartoon again are being morons. It’s just some stupid Saturday morning cartoon that probably won’t get a second season.

Folks, our childhoods are not being killed, raped, mangled, desecrated, spit on or pissed on. We are getting old. These cartoons went over a lot of changes over the few decades they were being drawn. And I could be wrong, but I don’t seem to remember any new cartoons of the old crew being made since I was born. Except of course, for the occasional appearance on Tiny Tunes (awesome show by the way) or Back in Action (how do all you purists feel about that cinematic turd?).

If it works, great, more stuff for kids to rot their brains on. If not, it will get canceled and WB with have yet another failed endeavor to recuperate from.

No more news on my auction at the present.

Today's cool picture

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Tourney Time

I’ve decided to make actual content. I’ll just ramble on whatever is happening either in my life or in the news. I’ll cover mostly sports topics, since that’s what I seem to know best.

Where to start? There’s the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The brackets were announced and now businesses will lose millions upon millions in lost man hours because of office betting pools. I didn’t follow the regular season as well as I usually do. All that bullshit with St John’s really discouraged me. It’s a shame because the Big East seemed to have a monster year over all.

I’m not really upset as some seem to be over the perceived snubs. I think the selection committee did a better job this year than they usually do. Most of the teams that just fell short did so because they lost coming down the stretch and had bad conference tournaments. They showed they couldn’t win when it counted. Mostly my disagreements are over ranks and regional placements. I think UConn should be a 1 seed, but that could just be the Big East fan in me talking. I’m also somewhat upset that Illinois is in the Chicago regional. I thought the whole point of this system was to take away home court advantage. And don't get me started about UNC playing in Charolette.

No major beefs with the way things turned out, though. I haven’t filled put any brackets yet, but I think I’m looking at Big East and ACC teams to dominate the tourney. Ya, that’s the sissy bet. Another sure thing is that no matter what I pick Arizona to do, they will do the opposite and shoot my entire bracket to hell.

I'd comment on the women's tournement, but I'm not a lesbian(sorry, its a mandatory joke. the union would kill me if I didn't use it).

On the personal side, I've had two bids on my auction. Its still early, but I think that picture makes me look too angry. If I have to relist it, I'll get a new picture and lower the opening bid and reserve price. Or, I'll stop finding this whole idea amusing and interesting and move on to the next thing.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Buy my friendship

So, I put up an auction on Ebay. This is it. Ya, I'm a penpal whore.

But, I'm am affordable penpal whore. You should see what other people are charging. Seriously, I'm a bargain.

A few changes

I added a links section. I think I'll have some actual news to talk about soon.


Not much news. Still studying fot my certification test Friday.

Also, this was brought to my attention. I found it pretty damned funny.

How the hell did they make that ball?

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Still here. Still nothing to say. Damn, I just might be the most uninteresting person on planet earth.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005


Ya, if you were wondering where I was and know what movie that is from.....get a life.

I had some computer issues( I broke it trying to fix it) but now its all good.

Still no real content. I need some ideas.