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Wednesday, August 31. 2005
The Project Management Institute offers to certify you as a PMP.
You just know how people will pronounce it.
Guess you'll just have to find a business suit to go with it.
Wednesday, August 3. 2005
Continue reading "Writer's block: Mysticism Marines of Nowhere"
Honestly, who wouldn't want to see this movie?
More madness! Worse plots!
- Dominic Monaghan - as the healthy media personality whose species has odd reproductive habits.
- Jadzia Dax (DS9) - as the tireless computer technician.
- Schmendrick (The Last Unicorn) - as the tough, outgoing fisherman.
- The Player (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) - as the biased, bloodthirsty pharmacist.
« Oh my God, I've been kidnapped and taken to France! What am I going to do? Got to say something, or they'll attack me with loaves of bread shaped like phalluses, and drag me to the guillotine! » Yes, I'm reading e2 again.
« U Mary bila malenkaya ovtza. » Everything is funnier in Scottish, you know.
« We are still good friends. I'm reading everything. »
Are cat-allergies soon to be a thing of the past? Are Wikipedians INT-mutants? And could I be bloody azundris bloody com? While we're trying to work it out, Dresden is conducting shite tests. What can I say? We need some stuff, we know some stuff: Comics used to be pretty damn weird in the olden days. And the chicken came before the cathedral. No, honestly.
Tuesday, August 2. 2005
Did you know that Hedy Lamarr (of Ecstasy fame) invented WiFi?
Wednesday, July 13. 2005
... will you send back a letter from America?
Friday, June 10. 2005
The preferred language in my web-browser is set to French, and it's always a surprise to see who has translations, who doesn't, and who... means well. : )
Sunday, May 29. 2005
Continue reading "Cummingtonite, Arsole? (From kinky to sexy)"
I can do science, me. For instance I know that the aromaticity of arsoles has been debated in the literature for years. (Some measures indicate arsole to be non-aromatic, others attribute at least slight aromaticity to the ring.) I also know that the Latin for 5 sub-units is quinque (pronounced "kinky"), so by adding one subunit a quinque molecule becomes sexi!
Tuesday, February 1. 2005
Continue reading "Dumbass metallers"
When I was in school, the music teach taught us thus:
There are innumerable sub-genres of metal — heavy metal, black metal, death metal, what-not. You can usually tell them apart by what size amps they have.
Of course, he was being sarcastic — it's not really that easy. In truth, it's more a combination of how many distortion pedals they have, how bad their "singer" is — Cradle of Filth and Subway to Sally come to mind as bands that are lethal unless played through a
karaoke system —, and how inane their lyrics are (Blind Guardian are a good example here, as are, once again, Subway to Sally).
But of course, nobody's aware of these things anymore; apparently, they don't teach music like they used to. Kids don't know shit these days, and if you google that, your best match is in fact "kids don't know shit about music" — written by a 15-year-old. Good grief, man! Even teenagers are beginning to see through MTV! Eat your heart out, content industry! Die flaming death, techno rehashes!
Monday, January 31. 2005
Continue reading "Coincidence?"
Is it just me, or does the Riddler (from Batman, right) kinda wear the hand-me-downs of professor Tournesol (of Tintin fame, left)?
Friday, January 7. 2005
Continue reading "Aspice quod felis attraxit!"
Rather eerily, googling for Ungl'Unl'Rrlh'Chchch renders six pages full of results. Turns out there's a band called that, but none you'd want to listen to. (I'll stick to The darkest of the hillside thickets for my Cthulhoid music needs, thank you). Unless of course, you're into really weird stuff.
Friday, December 31. 2004
Continue reading "The Winter of Our Discontent"
Sometimes, some dimwit will stream music to you without asking. This is a real joy if you restart a browser with 3o or 4o tabs open, and one of them contains that crap. Only you don't know which, because the <embed>-statement for the media disables the media-player's GUI.
So if you were annoyed and truly evil, where would you turn with this potential copyright violation? I figured I'd first try the Recording Industry Association of America, your one stop site for all things evil. And indeed, if you wanted to turn informer, the info's linked right from the top page. You can report any "piracy" (
"whatever that is supposed to mean," you may think, but lo and behold, your favourite online dictionary will enlighten you -- and yes, I know, #3 still is nonsense, but now it's dictionary nonsense) online, but if you tell on CD manufacturers
"illegally producing RIAA member company sound recordings", you may also collect up to $1o,ooo for your pains.
"Bounty", to remain within the pirate theme. (G-d knows there should be such a bounty for reporting manufacturers producing non-red book CDs.) But what do you expect, these people also call theft when nothing is actually stolen. Not that their German counterparts were any smarter.
To do this, you may send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the site cdreward.com. Ironically, at the time of this writing the site is under construction, and the NetworkSolutions defaults to an offer for blank CD and DVD media.
Wednesday, November 17. 2004
It could be witches, some evil witches
which is ridiculous, 'cause witches they were persecuted
wicca good... and love the earth, and women power, and I'll be over here
Monday, October 11. 2004
Continue reading "Aspice quod felis attraxit! (Super-duper Jew Moe)"
It's the age of the super-hero -- from Spider-Jew to the Minyan Man, even in the video-game industry. An if that's too
frum for you, fret not -- there are secular heros in all sizes and shapes as well -- even in the video-game industry...
Monday, April 26. 2004
Continue reading "You'll need a computer to screw up this badly"
If you use a computer, the following scenario may be a familiar one: a program that worked just fine last week just won't now. In the software world, this is referred to as bit-rot. The graphic term isn't all accurate; in fact, it's not the program itself changing, but the modules it relies on. After an upgrade of supporting software, the program in question is still needed, but its concept of its environment has become obsolete. Interestingly, you don't have to be a computer program to experience this.