Archive for May, 2006

The davinci code just lost some big credibility points

May 29, 2006

i was watching tv, and I saw a commercial for this.

4 days later

May 27, 2006

biking
biking
biking
biking

went out to dinner at red knapps tonight, then across the street to the party store where the owner sold me some shit called “mohawk kummel”

it’s good stuff.

and i’m just tired now.

America’s Intelligence can be gauged by 0day Piracy

May 26, 2006

With access to all the newest pirated software, and media, I have a birds-eye view of trends in software, music, television, film, and just about anything which holds value, and can be distributed electronically.

In recent days, I have come to realize that the intelligence of america can be gauged by the 0day software that’s released on a daily basis. For those of you who are unfamiliar with 0day, go read this.

Almost weekly, a new program to log instant messages is released. That’s right, weekly. By interacting with some of my more stupid friends, at least once per week one of them asks me for a program they can use to check up on their girlfriend, and every time I tell them to just break it off, because they aren’t ready for a commitment. I could give them these applications, but it’s an invasion of privacy, and it’s not necessary. With the number of requests I get for these applications, I must assume they are in high demand.

The companies who make these programs are just providing the market with what they demand, but it’s just unethical, and stupid.

I’m sick of writing for now. More will be written in the future.

South in review

May 24, 2006

Well Hello there,

Yeah, I’ve been back since monday night. I haven’t been in the blogging mood for one reason or another. But, now i’m here to brighten up your day with good old fashioned blogging action.

Georgia trip was Alright. Things that happend…

Night 1 – Slept at grandma’s. I got to sleep on a rock hard bed, and didn’t sleep very well due to all-around eriness.

Day 1

Got up around 6, got on the road around 7. Trip through michigan was alright. Downtown detroit looks pretty awesome.

Ohio is a pretty terrible state. Too many patriotic & jesusy things for me to like. Roads were slightly better than michigan, but they weren’t the best of the trip.

Kentucky was alright. Every once in a while I saw these billboards threatening us with eternal damnation, and quoting the bible. We stopped at a wendy’s for lunch. Everything was pretty much the same. The mountains were pretty beautiful. I would like to go there for biking some time.

Tenessee was OK. We didn’t get to drive much of it on day one, because my uncle lives right on the border. Uncle and Aunt took us out to dinner. We went to this local hole-in-the-wall which serves all you can eat catfish. I had 3 plates of it. It was very good. I also got my first state of southern sweet tea there. I enjoyed that very much.

We slept overnight in TN, at my uncle’s house. He owns about 25 acres in TN. His house is really nice. You might remember, I got on the internet from there. He let me use his basement tv, which has direcTV. That made the whole thing extra-nice.

Day 2

We went out to breakfast before leaving. Another down-home restaurant. I had french toast, and some orange juice. All was good.

Driving through TN was alright. Some nice cities. Roads weren’t half-bad either. I don’t think we saw one dirt road during the entire trip, we did see some damnation-threatening billboards though.

After driving for a long time, we reached georgia. I think we saw a few damnation billboards. The roads were quirky, but we managed.

Upon ariving at the motel we were set to stay at, my bald-headed, redneck-convert uncle pulled up in his car, demanding we go straight to my other cousin’s new house. So, we followed him out for a long time, and got to her house. There we sat around, watching my uncle act like a stupid tool. After an hour, it was time to go to the wedding rehersal. So, we left to go back to the hotel. At that point we were all hungry, so we decided the rehersal could wait, and stopped at a southern restaurant called “shoney’s”. At shoney’s, I had what they call a “bear burger”. That came served with french fries, and a drink. Of course, I ordered sweet tea. After eating, we went back to our room, and mom / grandma left for rehersal. I didn’t care about the wedding, so I opted out. 10 minutes after those two left my aunt called asking where they were. I told them they had left.

At the motel, I took a piss, went to flush the toilet, and the toilet started overfilling. So, I called the front desk, and they gave me a plunger to fix it. I plunged it for a while, and eventually it went down. After that, I ignored it.

Had a shower.. shower didn’t overfill, alright.

mom and grandma came back after several hours. they were pissed off because the rehersal took so long.

Went to bed after a few hours, then got woken up my grandma snoring, that’s right, a snoring grandma.. That was pretty aggervating. ipod helped me sleep though.

Next morning, got up and had a cold donut, and some orange juice that the motel gave us. Uncle came over to our room, he was staying a few rooms away, he was wearing a regular shirt, and dress pants. I decided I wasn’t going to wear a suit in this heat, so i just put on a nice shirt, and some dress pants. After that, we left.

When we got there, we just hungout outside of the church. The inside was cluttered with people from the other family. Eventually we went inside, and we were told to sit in the middle section, 3rd row. There were 3 sections, the right was for the guy’s family, the center for some other people, and then the left for some other people. As directed, we sat down in the middle section. After 10 minutes however, we were told by some other lady that we were supposed to sit on the left section, and the center was special for grandparents, and parents. I said “There’s like 80 chairs here, are there really that many grandparents and parents?”, my question was ignored.. I guess my statement triggered that allergic reaction southerners have when they come in contact with logic.

So, we moved. As we looked to the other side of the room, there were about 50 people on the right side. On our side, about 11.

Wedding happend. They played some obnoxious country / southern rock as the happy couple walked away.

We then walked across the church for the recession. We sat down at a table, and it was announced that we needed to go take photos. So, we got our pictures taken, and everything was alright. Then we went back, and eating time was announced. The other family then rushed up into the line, and our section was left near the end. By the time we got to the food table, just about everything was gone. The main course was some chicken they got from chick-fil-a (more about them, later). I got 3 crackers, a peice of bread, some fruit, and a cup of sweet tea. Chicken was gone by the time I got there.

As we ate, I was told that the guy my cousin had married, brian actually worked as a manager for these chick-fil-a restaurants, and goes around setting up stores, etc. I was then told that it’s his dream to open one of these restaurants, and he had been working for them for many years. Then, the ultimate shocker was brought to the table:

Chick-Fil-A is a christian restaurant that operates on many christian principles. One of which is that if you want to open a chick-fil-a franchise, you must be married.

That’s right, you have to be married.

Now, combine that with the knowledge that my cousin broke up with the guy, after cheating on him with an older guy.

It’s my professional opinion that this guy ignored the fact that my cousin was cheating on him, specifically so he could open his own chick-fil-a restaurant.

After that we went out to dinner because none of us ate anything at the wedding. Ruby tuesday was had. They screwed up my, and this other guy’s order. I got my turkey burger free, and was too tired to be angry.

Went back to our room, found ants all over my bed. Called front desk, they sprayed some raid. Thanks a lot, days inn.

Grandma snored more, yeah…

Woke up next morning, had shoney’s breakfast buffet for breakfast. Uncle was a dick for the entire duration of our trip. Us michiganders seemed completedly unwelcomed in georgia.

Drove from georgia to tennessee to spend the afternoon/night at uncle’s house. We stopped by some other hole-in-the-wall for lunch. I had french fries because i wasn’t so hungry.

At uncle’s house we just hung around. He took us back to that same catfish restaurant and we had more catfish. I had sweet tea there, it was great.

Next morning we left to drive back to ohio. In kentucky or ohio, we stopped by cracker barrel for lunch. I had grilled catfish, and sweet tea. I bought this whimsical pig bird feeder from their gift shop. I should put it out with some bird seed this week.

Rest of the trip was alright. My knees had been hurting for most of the trip due to being cramped up in the backseat.

Made it back to michigan in one peice.. alright.

Got back home around 8pm.

There’s the story. Did biking tuesday, and wednesday. Will do more today.

I got lost out in some orion dirt roads tonight. That was fun. I don’t feel like typing anything else.

Live from TN!

May 18, 2006

hey people,

I’m here on a laptop in TN right now. Just updating everyone on the progress thus far.

We left this morning around 7am. The trip through michigan was quick, and we reached ohio in decent time.

Ohio was pretty miserable. Bad roads, irritating pro-america trends, bad weather.

Then we reached kentucky. Kentucky was great. Great roads, beautiful landscapes, halfway decent weather. We were driving in and out of rain. In KT, we stopped at a wendy’s for lunch.

After about 10 hours we reached our destination at my uncle’s house in TN. We got a little lost in kentucky, but we managed to make it out.

For dinner we went out to this secret little restaurants who serves all you can eat catfish. It was very tasty, and i ate a great amount of food. It was at this restaurant, that I got a taste of sweet tea, the best drink in the south. Before this, I had to add sugar to tea manually in order to taste the sweet sweet goodness.

Anywho, I’ve got to be going. I’ll update all of you whenever I get access to a computer. Tomorrow morning, our trip will pick back up, and we expect to reach georgia after about 5 hours of driving.

Laterios internet.

Plans

May 15, 2006

So, the wedding trip is planned.

Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night: Don’t sleep. This way I can sleep while spending the night without internets at grandma’s house.

Wednesday night – dad drops me and mom off at grandma’s house. We aren’t goign to keep our cars at grandma’s because she lives in the bad part of pontiac, and we don’t want our car to get stolen.

Thursday Morning: Start Trip in grandma’s really nice car. Bring ipod along for entertainment.

Thursday I think: Arrive at my uncle’s house in tennesee.

Friday I think: I don’t know if we’re going in grandma’s car, or my uncle’s van. But, we’re continuing down to georgia

Friday or saturday: Get hotel or motel or whatever in georgia

Sunday i think: The mistake… I mean, wedding 😐

I’m pretty much clueless about everything that happens outside of the place i’m sitting.

In other news, rain prevented me from biking today. ffffffffffffffffffff

and that’s all i have.

rain

May 14, 2006

yeah, the rain kept me from biking today.

bollocks.

the day before today

May 14, 2006

I did some biking in the rain yesterday. Did 8 miles total, got very very wet, then came home to do things.

that’s about it. I suppose i’ll go out and bike today around 5.

yeah…

May 12, 2006

I haven’t been able to bike for 3 days as a result of the fucking weather.

Looks like we have about a week of this shit to go.

i sold off irc.sc for $60.

Bought a power adapter for the ipod, for the trip.

Looks like i’m going to have enough cash for my server bills. Very happy about that, but i’m not going to have any spare cash for other things.

My birthday is next month… Time flies when you’re old.

Had a fun argument on this thread.

that’s all i have.

yeah

May 10, 2006

Yeah, here I am.

Didn’t get to bike today due to rain.

Did 16 miles yesterday. So, that gives me 3 extra miles for the week.

I’m just very tired. My knees were hurting every day but today, and it’s most likely due to the constant biking.

I’ve been very stressed out. This break away from work may result in me not having enough cash to pay my bills. Andy’s kind of swung faces since the first time I asked him about this. When I first asked him, he told me that I would be paid for the break. Then I just asked him to confirm a week ago, and he went on this whole rant about me being a contractor, and if I wouldn’t be around that week, that I wouldn’t be paid. Then he threatened me with being downgraded to a regular employee, which would drop me down to a per-ticket payment, which would result in me making much less money per week, because there aren’t very many tech support tickets. I sent an email to this company who is looking for tech support people. Perhaps they’ll hire me, and I’ll make me some extra cash for bills.

Fedex delivered my ipod nano today. I filled about 500mb of the 2gb so far. I had to order a new power adapter so i’ll be able to recharge it with a normal wall socket.

I’m pretty tired. That’s all i have for you, Farewell.