When you are pro-war even the abortion doctors call you "baby-killer."

2004-03-20

I am a programmar, prgogrammer, programer... I write code

Actually if you don't set ANY sound preference as the javascript/webpage is made there won't be a sound, but if you explicitly select NO! for a sound preference you won't EVER get a sound.

The javascript checks for a cookie and if not found there is no sound, or if there is a cookie and it has the NO! value then there is no sound.

I don't think I will change this as the sound files are kinda large and they are on my real web server, which does have boffo bandwidth allotments but still takes away from it for this stupid blog.

I don't care if you use the javascript stuff in your own blog/web page. Its all right there in the HTML. Took me 5 minutes to right and 15 to bug fix (typical dev cycle) because of the stupid interpretations of javascript in different web browsers. It all worked just fine in IE, but choked Safari requiring numerous changes until it suddenly worked perfectly. Go figure.

I don't even know if it works in Windoze! Hah! Oh well. I just thought I'd point all this out since I have nothing else to talk about today.

2004-03-19

More Sound Options

I added a Sound Preferences thingy over on the right sidebar there.

If you don't want the sounds, select NO! and click Save. No more sounds.

Or pick one of your favorite-ish sounds and click Save. You have to reload to page for the sound to start, I don't feel like adding a preview feature. Blah.

Plus I have to see if our other computer is dead or not, it's been snapping/popping lately. I tried cleaning it out twice in case it was dust collected that then shorted somewhere. Not sure what it did now, but it's not starting up anymore.

Lucky me.

Background sound change

I change the background audio to something more appropriate for the season.

Despite what my first wife said about the previous sound being inappropriate after the Spain terrorist bombings, that is not why I changed it.

I have more, many more, sounds planned.

Muahahahahaha.

If you have no clue what I am talking about, shut the fuck up and get a better computer already.

Good Dad/Bad Dad

Good Dad: Picks up 1st grader daughter from school on time.

Bad Dad: Rolls up to the front of the school, in front of teachers managing lots of kids, with a CD blasting a Limp Bizkit song with a series of FUCK words in the chorus at that moment, with the windows rolled down.

Heh heh, uhm oops.

I don't think anyone noticed, though.

What he said

When the Iraq war opened the White House press secretary came out and said a single sentence.

It was not "The search for WMDs has begun."

It was not "The quest for lower gas prices has begun."

And it most certainly was not "The process of removing a democratically elected president of an inoffensive prosperous secular Arab natioin that means harm to no one has begun."

It was in fact these words: "The liberation of Iraq has begun."

So if the Iraq war was all about the WMDs, the Oil or American Imperialism why come out and declare that we were in the process of liberating Iraq?

2004-03-17

It's the end of the world... and we don't care...

This was a comment I left on another blog that was then picked up by yet another blog (which was taken over by a mob) and was subsequently buried under a ton of other posts so I am reposting it here:

The birth rate in Europe is dropping below sustainability, the population is rapidly aging (which will then demand retirement benefits so high it will bankrupt many countries without reforms) and the Muslim populations are exploding both from immigration and birth rates much higher than the "native" populations.

This is the penultimate expression of Liberal policies. They are rapidly eradicating themselves for the sake of diversity, protecting the environment and social services above and beyond any reason while stuffing capitalism or any other successful economic policies under the bed.

Good riddance. Muslims are easier to fight it seems. They won't have any clue how to fly Tornados or fire balistic missles at us, hell they will prolly start living inside the hangars and missile silos hanging laundry all over the equipment and have farm animals scurrying about in 10 years.

I hate this planet, can we start over? Please?


This is not the 80's Cold War Doomsday paranoia revisited. This is really happening right now. And no one seems to care, specifically those on the Left. Spain revolted and is now backtracking in the War on Terror after only 200 people lost their lives to terrorism.

I fear that this coming Presidential election will not be about the issues, face it the economy has recovered and jobs are rapidly being created and filled. The real issues are Islamofacists trying to change the world or kill those who won't and no one giving a fuck.

We played this passive-agressive role once before, in the 1930's with Germany and Japan. It lasted until December 7, 1941 when we were attacked by the Empire of Japan and we finally stepped up and started kicking ass. We ended WWII and while we had a good start on the War on Terror we are rapidly slipping backwards right at the point we should press harder than ever.

We are very close to striking major blows to Al Queda and are rebuilding our strength for Iran, North Korea and more. Libya folded without a single shot fired or loss of life in that country. We are winning, but I am afraid no one cares anymore.

And that terrifies me more than waking up to continuous coverage of a new, massive attack on US soil that may end up dwarfing Sept. 11 and even Pearl Harbor. How worried would you be about finding a job after a major US city has been nuked?

St. Patrick's Day

Don't forget to find an Irish-type-person and give them a box of Lucky Charms for St. Patrick's Day today.

They're magically delicious.

Buy My Shirts

I am an equal-opportunity offender. To prove it look at my collection of offensive T-shirts:







Copy away

I expect people to start copying my idea in a few days, always happens.

Go ahead. I started it if you come here and "discover" the images below.

Might just make some more...

2004-03-16

Take MY Test

You know, you don't even have to take one of those stupid "What Kind of Tree Are You?" test. Here are the results that most closely fit your personality:



And for people who take these kinds of tests actually expecting a deeper insight into their psyche:

Addendum

My said, after looking at the photo below of my desk, "You should have cleaned it off first."

I responded: "I did."

Hahahahha, she was speechless for hours (of course she was asleep at the time)!

Also, regarding my little cable next on the lower right. In order to use my FireWire CD-R/W drive I have to unplug something since all the outlets are filled or covered by the GIGANTIC power brick for my speakers. I usually unplug the lamp since I have no idea what the other cables are for and may end up unplugging my computer or monitor.

I think modern building codes should be update to allow more outlets spaced closer together. Right next to my computer is a 27" TV and DVD Player, cable modem, ethernet switch, and next to that is my wife's computer which has its own power strip. It's fun watching the lamp dim as we turn all the stuff on at one time!

2004-03-15

Blogspace

I put up a photo of my computer desk weeks ago, but it is just now becoming a theme called "blogspace" or some shit.

Blah.

Here it is, again, for anyone who gives a shit.



People seem to be describing things now, too.

Left to right, top to bottom (aka clockwise) are:

1. 17" Apple Studio Display (Graphite version). Thanks to my Apple training and the internal service manual I downloaded I can now take it apart and put it back together.

2. That tube-shaped thing with a white circular end piece is my iSight video camera for chatting online and such. I haven't really used it much tho. Behind it is a photo of my two daughters.

3. Some junk on the shelf, flashlight, my war penny somewhere, a lamp. The beer mug-looking object is in fact a beer mug, filled with spare change. Prolly enough in there to buy me a 12 pack of Corona by now. The other side of the mug says BEER = GOOD. Not a very popular product I created on CafeShops, if you want one you can't buy em anymore. All they have are beer steins now.

4. iPod Dock. Tons of CDs that I am sure I need and yet never use. I have 3 or 4 CD cases somewhere, and those are all just computer CDs. My music CDs are in a box in the laundry room, the music having been ripped onto my computer.

5. Next to the Pepsi can, under some random papers, is my Handspring Visor Edge (Silver). Dumb thing kept crashing so I stopped using it. So did a lot of other people I found out. I have an iPod and it does all that I used a PDA for plus has all my music and regular computer files. PDAs suck.

6. On the tray is my mouse, a Macally iSweetNet (stupid name, mechanical version) with three buttons and such. The best mouse I ever had that also fits my right hand perfectly. Bulbous big-ended mice will never grace my generic/tradeshow mousepad ever again.

7. My computer, G4/450. Yeah its really old now. Still works. Specs are: twin HDs, 13 and 19 gig., 384 RAM, Zip drive, DVD-ROM, external CD-R/W Firewire (can't see it on top of the computer), RADEON 9000 Pro dual-headed graphics card (with an ADC connector, forward-looking), OS X 10.3.2 on one disk and OS X 10.2.8 and Mac OS 9.2.2 on the other disk. Also I got a 3 port FireWire card in there to run my CD-R/W drive since my iPod and iSight take up the built in FireWire ports.

8. Portable radio (that blue thing). I listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck on it if I am home. Cable nest. The big gray box is the power supply for my CD-R/W drive. I have two of these now as I sent the thing back when it burned out its FireWire/ATA interface board right after I got it (early in the FireWire adoption explosion). They sent me back my CD-R/W with another giant-cabled power supply. Gee, thanks.

9. HP Deskjet 3520 printer. Works okay I guess. My first HP printer, had a Lexmark (that always jammed the paper) that we apparently donated to my sister-in-law after she started college classes again. Before then we had a Stylewriter 2500 that didn't work in OS X anyway and so I donated that one to my dad.

10. Behind the printer is the sub-woofer of my Creature JBL speakers. All they had at CompUSA were white ones, I wanted Silver and the inventory computer said they had one Silver that we could not find anywhere. Oops. Reminded me of when I worked at Flextronics Logistics handling Palm handheld stuff. We were always short on various products because managers would take things off the shelf to give to other managers and didn't bother to record the transaction. And then if the picker was short they'd take another unit from a different location without a transaction making *another* shortage. Fun fun.

There's also a stack of CD-Rs and my Mini CD-Rs (8cm). I sell software occasionally and burn it to CD-ROM. Easy money.

11. Apple Pro keyboard (the first one with the Media keys). I spilled a Corona in it and it still works, although it repeats some keys once in a while. Don't drink and compute!

12. Under the screen is a Virgin AM/FM radio that I used before it ate all my AAA batteries. It also picks up TV audio and weather radio. Each band has 5 presets too, not bad for a little thing that eats batteries like there's no tomorrow. Next to it (the dark blue/black thing) is a padlock that goes on the back of my computer to keep people out of it. I should put it back on there. I took it off when installing OS X 10.3 and it was hanging (you are supposed to use the OEM graphics card). Turns out it was an installer option hanging and not my hardware. Gee thanks.

13. You can see the satellite speakers for the Creature setup. Good sound, a bit of distortion when really cranked or with a lot of bass.

14. There's my iPod, to the right of the monitor/speakers.

15. That's it. BTW my desk is pretty sweet, its on casters and the keyboard tray slides all the way under the glass desk. Only $80 for the thing, SRP was $150. Yay for OfficeMax's FurnitureMax special clearance sales. I forget what the brand name of it is at the moment. The only drawback is that the glass top is bowed down in the middle from the weight of the monitor (around 50 lbs.) slanting the monitor a bit. Not a big deal as far as I can tell, but a little scary thinking about it one day breaking and collapsing on my legs.

Ah, here is my desk.

They don't get it

In a digital flap about a position the California attorney general is about to take against P2P users, a Grokster spokesperson named Hal Bringman said: "More than 60 million P2P users, many of whom are voters, will not tolerate this kind of behavior."

Uhm, so the people breaking the law don't like it when they are about to be held accountable? And the EFF is pushing the line that ignorance of the law is a defense: "The principle has no limit -- you can use Internet Explorer to violate the law or unintentionally access pornography, so does he want to suggest that Microsoft is also breaking the law? Why stop at the Internet -- should Ford be held liable for failing to warn drivers that exceeding the speed limit will expose them to citations?"

Okay, I will try that the next time I get pulled over for speeding: "Gee officer, GMC did not warn me that driving a particular speed would violate the law so you should just let me go on about my business."

The law only applies to the law-enforcers, unless enforcement of said laws infringes on your right to exchange copies of copyrighted material that you don't own such as music, movies, TV shows, commercials, radio broadcasts and the descriptions and accounts of any baseball game without the prior written permission of the Major League Baseball organization.

Got it, thanks!

2004-03-14

I was right?

In the opening sequence of The Simpsons there was a dramatic pull-back effect showing effectively where "Springfield" is in the USA.

And it was apparently located in Illinois, as I had said earlier.

I rule.

BTW all this talk of outsourcing and no one mentions the big-time liberal cartoons that are inked in Korea like The Simpsons. Again it's do as I say not as I do for the Left. At least we come right out and talk about outsourcing instead of pretending like its some conspiracy theory only hatched in the last 3 years (coincidentally the length of George W. Bush's term).

They Win

Is this what all you Lefties want to wake up to on the TV one morning:



Granted, if a few obstructionist Junior Senators who voted against spending bills to fund the War on Terror were taken out in something like this the country just might move more swiftly against those who carried out the attack...

Just remember that we are ALL Americans and thus we are ALL targets, not just Republicans or "flag wavers."

The hijackers didn't let the hand-wringing Lefties off the planes before smashing them into our buildings, they didn't even let the small children off. It simply didn't matter because they wanted to murder Americans, any Americans.

Do you people get it yet?