My Archives: December 2003
Thursday, December 25, 2003
So yes...a long time since I updated. If you have a problem with this, I will direct your attention to the left where you will notice a large room equipped with oblong objects and recesses for your own self-gratification...please go do that. *wink*
Now that the peanut gallery has been put in it's place, I'd like to wish the rest of you (and the peanut gallery, to a lesser extent) a merry Christmas! I know most of my friends probably got lumps of coal for Christmas...so here's to Santa's oversights and technicalities!
The only news I'm typing about (as this laptop really starts to hurt as hot as the processor gets...and it's literally in my lap) is that I've put in for the ol' mortgage. An hour of paper signing to apply, and I'm told it gets worse from there. I did find it humorous that I had to sign about six different papers saying that the bank had informed me that I lived in VA, and not in CA, CO, NM, AZ, OH, NY, FL, SC or PA. Good thing banks are around to let people know these things! I have to write a letter explaining a late payment on a loan two years ago (a loan that has since been paid off I will add) and a few transfers on a monthly basis (i.e. - paying off my credit cards...which I *thought* was something that these bank people liked...). It's a formality, but still needs to be done...of course my dumb ass leaves the paperwork to write said letter at home...so it will have to wait until Sunday I suppose.
Anyway, legs being char-grilled as we speak...hope you guys have fun out there!
Posted by krinsath @ 09:46 PM EST [Link]
Wednesday, December 17, 2003
While attempting to install Linux for the fifth time (this is an experiment to install it under Virtual PC...a straight install onto a real machine works fine), I decided to visit Bash.org and so, I've pulled out some of the real gems (to save you guys from looking):
* unchellmatt does the RAID lovers cheer... "ARRAY! ARRAY!"
< alakriti > Real programmers don't comment their code. It was hard to write, it should be hard to understand.
< jim_the_hat > without programmers you would not be able to chat on irc 15 hours a day ally^ :P
< ally^ > i know
< ally^ > i could be doing something else
< ally^ > like sucking dick
(Not OUR Ally, who'd never do such a thing, but damned if that wasn't funny!)
< var > hrmm
< var > how the fuck did a shortcut to e13ay end up on my desktop
< var > what kinda nefarious shit is windows update pulling
< Guilty > It's your computers way of saying it wants a new owner
< Guilty > Like a dog scratching on the door to get out
< toe2toe > the part i like is where IRAQ's going "we got nothing"
< toe2toe > and US is going "PFFFT WE'RE GONNA TAKE YOU OUT"
< toe2toe > and then
< toe2toe > North Koreas going "CHECK OUT OUR NUKES, BUDDY"
< toe2toe > and US is going "Hey... are you iraq? no? THEN STAY OUT OF IT"
Also, Malvision released the first episode of their PS-based "Shadows of Auraxis" series. It's not terribly action packed, but it's still pretty good work. Hop on over and check it out.
Yeah...I'll post more later perhaps... *watches readership increase thanks to the use of the term "sucking dick"*
Posted by krinsath @ 09:26 AM EST [Link]
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Fly, Eagles, Fly...
For those who were sleeping, the Eagles beat the Miami Dolphins 34-27.
I think I'm mostly over the flu now, just the occasional cough and lightheadness...and I seem to get kind of motion sick looking at computers while playing games sometime...don't know what's up with that.
Looking over mortgages is not fun, since I'm not really liking the numbers I'm seeing. One of the reasons I use Microsoft Money is that handy "budget" feature that lets me see what I can really afford and kind of illustrates to me "hey, this is where the money'd go". As it stands, the payments I'm looking at are $40 more than what I was budgeting when I drew this up, but it results in me saving a paltry $200 a month (assuming I haven't forgotten any bills in there). Now, I suppose if I got the city to pay for my Internet access (which they have agreed to do...don't know if they still will), that would lower some payments, but it's still not looking particularly pleasant. I know there are some overbudgets in there, like my car does not need $100 in monthly maintenance, BUT...one repair and it can quickly need $300. I also have a significant amount budgeted for entertainment (about $350) which can be tweaked down I'm sure...but what good is having a house if you can't have any fun in it? The projected $2000 at closing is kind of crappy too...need to shop around for a bit (especially since they have an attorney fee of $450, even though the lawyer has already been paid and settled that aspect...I'm assuming it was left on as a standard part of the form).
In other house news, the new carpet and vinyl are both in and the interior has been repainted. Not surprisingly, the house looks completely different now. The carpet is a bit greener than I remember selecting, but it still looks very nice and comforting.
I hate Linux...people who say this is the greatest operating system in the world should be sterilized and shot. It's fine so long as it's newer than the computer you're putting it on...sucks complete ass otherwise.
Anyway, I have to get back to "real" work...so, talk amongst yourselves.
Posted by krinsath @ 10:01 AM EST [Link]
Monday, December 8, 2003
Rumors of my death have been exaggerated, but not by much.
I woke up this morning feeling like absolute crap, so I'm out sick today. It's one thing when you wake up and your stomach hurts or you have a headache or something that might be completely internal to you...try to work through it, see if it's just a passing thing. When you mom is sick over the weekend and you wake up sore, disoriented, coughing and with a headache...well, you're an idiot if you don't think you're sick. Granted, I *am* an idiot, but not that big of one. Rather than make everyone else at work sick (physically), I'll just rest up and then maybe everything will be A-OK...maybe.
The Eagles are in the playoffs for the 4th time in a row. First team in the NFL to clinch such a berth (ok...so it's because the other teams that did it played late games). Now, some of you may have noticed that I'm fairly wrapped up with the Eagles...it's one of the few things I get really moody about. I do have to say though that Donovan McNabb is probably one of the best people to come through the league in a long time. He is what's right with professional sports. He's not cocky, he doesn't make excuses, he doesn't lash out at a media that unfairly lashes out at him (both Rush Limbaugh and the Philly press). He goes out on the field, and does his job. He has a contract for effectively as long as he wants to play football, and he still goes out there week in and week out to play his guts out, injuries or not (last year, played for 3 quarters on a broken foot...the same injury that has sidelined one Michael Vick since the preseason up till last week). A lot of players would take it easy...especially when the chips are down. Not Donovan, and the comments he made about the Cowboys yesterday were a classic example.
The Cowboys, who beat the Eagles in Week 6 (the last time Philadelphia lost a game, I will add), were mad that Donovan said that they were not that good of a team...that the Eagles had played poorly and still had a chance to win that game and that everyone knew that the road through the NFC to the Super Bowl still went squarely through Philadelphia. Now, that's a bold statment by the worst-ranked passer in the league (at that point) and a 2-3 team. Of course, the Cowboys were using that statement as fuel to go out and try to sweep the Eagles and tie up in the race for the NFC East (which would have been huge for them). After the 36-10 trouncing the Cowboys received, McNabb had this to say: "If a comment that was made two and a half months ago needs to motivate you to play the game, you shouldn't be playing it." How spot on is that? He draws his motivation from the fact that he gets to go out and play a game for a living...that's his job and he views it as such. How many atheletes out there today are essentially spoiled brats who whine and complain about doing the basic things that their job requires? That's why Philadelphia has a real chance this year...because they have someone who *gets it* leading them. No crybabies, no me-firsts (they have three running backs...and Duce Staley knows he probably won't be in Philly next year...still goes out and scores touchdowns), no blaming other people for their own mistakes...go out, do your job, and earn the money that these fans are paying you. That's why the Eagles are the best team and why I support them so much.
Not to end the McNabb lovefest, but I feel really crappy now and want to go back to bed...there will be more later, probably. Oh, check out the stats page SpaceWolf and DoomEagle have been busy bees.
Posted by krinsath @ 08:12 AM EST [Link]
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