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Category: video

01/09/08 08:01 - 41ºF - ID#42803

My Birthday is Coming Up...

...why don't you get me a taser/mp3 player?




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01/08/08 03:53 - 65ºF - ID#42791

Thanks!

Thank you everyone for advice last week about my problem, but I hope you can understand why I've made the journal private now. The internet being what it is and all...

Feeling much better this week!
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Category: tv

01/05/08 08:26 - 35ºF - ID#42762

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Category: buffalo

01/04/08 11:26 - 29ºF - ID#42753

Albright Knox

Tonight at the Albright Knox we ran into (e:Janelle) and (e:Drew), as well as (separately) (e:Dcoffee).

Good to see you all!!
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Category: technology

01/03/08 10:52 - 22ºF - ID#42743

Nuke it from orbit, it's...

...the only way to be sure.

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Too many years doing systems, networking, and server administration for Windows has left me scarred. I left that whole mess many years ago, but it seems the corporate standard is still Windows XP, and as a web programmer these last 4 or so years, I still have to test stuff in IE.

My method to keep everything free of viruses and yet not have to run anti-virus software is to install a clean copy of XP, make three clones (one to keep pristine to regenerate from and one for IE6 and one for IE7), and then destroy the working clones every month or so to make sure nothing goes wrong with them.

I'm having to recreate my base XP image tonight though, since I'm moving from one VM system to another. I can't believe I'm still dealing with this old friend of mine. It's a bit nostalgic to go through the setup process again.

On the plus side, every year that goes by and Vista takes over, that's a nail in the coffin for IE6, and more I feel free to say: 'oh... well I've used Vista, but I don't know how to fix it/upgrade it/install it/troubleshoot it, sorry!'. I'm figuring around 2011 I can stop supporting XP/IE6. That means that XP will have been in use by me for about 10 years. That's sooo much longer then I'd ever thought possible.

Technological growth is still quick, but certain technologies are slowing down. Desktop computers and operating systems won't really advance by leaps and bounds any more. Most of the low hanging fruit is gone.

Sure, I'll update my hardware often (I'm already a bit crazy about being limited to 2gb of RAM), but the OS just matters less and less. As much as I love my Mac it is mostly because I feel like it stays out of my way and becomes more invisible all the time.
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Category: politics

01/03/08 09:26 - 22ºF - ID#42742

Iowa Caucus

On the Democratic side the results seem to be coming in in the order that I wished for:

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On the Republican side the anti-reality wacko and slimy politicians are on top:

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Category: nerdery

01/03/08 03:36 - 18ºF - ID#42739

vmware Fusion

I just switched from Parallels for Mac to VMWare Fusion, so that I can run windows and solaris on my MacBook. I'm converting all my virtual machine images right now. It runs so much better, I can't believe it. I should have switched forever ago. It was on sale last week and I'm lucky I bought it. No more fighting with craptastic lockups and slowness.

I'm just waiting for the last thing to migrate over now and then I can delete Parallels. Wishing I had 4gb of RAM though, it's hard to keep multiple VM's open at the same time with 2gb plus my usual apps open.
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Category: vintage kooks

01/02/08 08:50 - 17ºF - ID#42728

BEHOLD THE TIMECUBE

EARTH HAS 4 CORNER SIMULTANEOUS 4-DAY TIME CUBE WITHIN SINGLE ROTATION.

Religious Singularity is evil,
Academic Singularity is evil.
Singularity is damnable lie,
Educators altered your mind,
You cannot think opposite of
what you were taught to think.
You have a cyclop perspective
and taught android mentality =
lobotomized analytical ability.
Educated singularity stupid -
You can't think4 corner days.

TIMECUBE


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Category: estrip

01/01/08 11:10 - 33ºF - ID#42704

e:strip New Year's Party 2007/2008

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01/01/08 04:36 - 33ºF - ID#42702

Happy New Years!!!


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