Friday, December 29, 2006

Thursday, December 28, 2006

I lost a day somewhere

Remember me? OK I haven’t blogged for awhile but then again, I’ve totally abandoned my regular routine until the New Year. I’m actually off from work until January 3rd, but I’m finding myself a little lost. I’m finding myself wondering, what to do. I know what I’d like to do, but I mean doing something that’s in my means. Either way I’m feeling BLAAA.

I spoke to my Mom and Dad on Christmas day and they were very happy with the presents I sent them. To quote my mom, “I was dead on”. I may not say much in person, but one thing I do, is listen. I listen for hints. The problem is, I need to top it for next Christmas. Believe or not, I’m already thinking about Christmas 07. Mom talking about coming down for Easter, perhaps that will give me some clues for next year.

Right now I so bored that it’s driving me crazy. The malls are crowded and even girl watching in the cool malls is becoming annoying. It got so bad that I lost track of what day it was. I swear, I thought it was Wednesday today.

Ok this post is becoming major crap so I’m going to quit while I’m ahead.

My 2 Bored Bytes

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Thinking of following Vics lead.

Heya everyone. I've been thinking about getting my own URL for sometime. I'll let everyone know beforehand before I do it. The issue is that I can't think of the right URL that hasn't been taken. The problem is some people are cybersquatting on the sites. However, www.ilovebighooters.com is available.

My 2 Bytes

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I have some questions I need answered

It’s Tuesday morning and I can’t think of anything to write about except for the fact that my desk is finally clean. I can in this morning with zero crap from last night, but that’s boring. Yawn. Instead I have some questions that I want answered.

Why am I calling it writing when I’m actually typing?

Why haven’t Paris Hilton and the rest of her bimbo friends (past and present) been sterilized so they can’t pass on the stupid gene?

Why am I receiving over 100 pieces of spam a day?

Do I really need my penis to be bigger?

Why do I need to use the Internet to buy prescription drugs from Canada when I live in Canada?

Do I really need to buy real estate from Costa Rica?

Does George W really think he’s fooling anybody?

Who thought up the idea of fruitcake?

Will Sony ever get its head out of its ass?

Why did Angelina Jolie never response to my marriage proposal?

Will the RIAA ever learn that suing their customers is a BAD business model?

Will I ever come up with anything profound to say?

My 2 Bytes.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ok here's a little game to mess with.

I've been rather negative in the last 2 posts so here's a link to a game at the Dell site. It's pretty addictive. Though I haven't been playing it at work. Nope Nope Nope.

My 2 Bytes

I work with Stupid people

So we have a fire alarm and instead of people heading out for the door, they go and get their coats. FUCKING STUPID.

After a bit, I learn that the alarm wasn’t a drill, but the real thing. There’s a gas leak in the facility. Even after this information, some stupid piece of shit decided to go back in, so he could get his coat. FUCKING IDIOT.

Basically, I feel we need to bring some natural selection back in play, because we employ STUPID FUCKS!!! We should have a basic mental aware test or something for these people and if they, they have to look into the 2 little holes and BAM!!!!!

So about that, but I’m still amazed by the level of stupidity around here. I also with the building would have gone up with Mr. FUCKHEAD decided to go back in the building for his coat.

My 2 pissed off bytes,

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Idiot Idiot Idiot

I’m seriously annoyed with stupid people; especially stupid people who end up putting other people’s live in danger as a result. We have a situation here at work where this one woman is being stalked. She’s putting on a brave face but I know this has to be spooking her.

Now I know that I’m not a cop. I’m an IT guy and I’m helping in my own way by encoding some security videoes and burning it to a CD for the police. What I don’t do is run into the parking lot when the stalker shows up to try and get the license plate, thereby drawing attention to themselves and spooking the stalker and he takes off. That’s what some manager with a half a brain did today. FUCKING IDIOT. Let the police do their job fuckhead. Go back to fucking up at work instead.

My only hope is that the guy is dumb enough to come back tomorrow morning, when we can try and get a license plate number. FUCKING IDIOT!!! Oh and apparently the guy refuses to admit that he FUCKED UP BIG TIME.

My 2 Pissed Off Bytes.

Monday, December 11, 2006

An Inconvenient Cow

I just read this on The Independent’s website so it has to be true, right?

There’s a new report that emissions that cause global warming are not our fault. Apparently it’s because of the cows. It’s because of the farting cows. According to some UN report it’s the 1.5 billion cows in the world that is contributing 18% of the world’s greenhouse gases.

Ok this is horrible and something must be done. What I think we should do is take personal responsibility for this. We outnumber there’s cow by at least 3 to 1. So what I propose, each one of us should cork a cow. Stop those harmful greenhouse gases from escaping by plugging a cows butt.

What I want to know is why Al Gore didn’t mention this in that documentary. Why didn’t he tell people about the cow issue? He could even make money by selling Official Al Gore Cow Butt Corks. “Save the planet, plug a cow”.

There’s a problem with this problem now. With all the backed up pressure, the cows might explode. Cows would become a weapon of mass destruction. The terrorists would raise the cows and they would become suicide cow bombers.

To prevent this, we could also start putting diapers on them to catch the offending gases, not to mention the ‘waste’. Then perhaps we could find a way to use the captured gas for power. Just a thought.

My 2 Bytes.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Clip of the Week



Thanks to Squeak to sent me a link to the orginal FULL SIZED video at andycouch.com

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Someone wrote on my money.

Well the day is almost over and I KNOW that I will not feel like blogging when I get home so HERE I am.

When I was in Regina, I ate in restaurants every night since I didn’t have a kitchen in my hotel room. Sometimes I ate with other co-workers from Toronto and sometimes it was by myself. One time, I was at a restaurant by myself and I noticed something strange about a $5 bill included in my change; someone has stamped it.

When I got back to the hotel, I took the bill out and read it. It said “See where I’ve been. Watch where I go. Track this bill at www.whereswilly.com “. So I went to the sight and logged the bill in by its serial number and ..while I thought the premise was cool, the results were disappointing. Other than the first person who registered the bill, I was on the only one to log in with that $5. Maybe it has something to do with the people in Regina. I don’t know.

Anyway I think the idea is really cool and I plan to try it out myself. I’ll register a $5.00 and see what happens.

My 2 Bytes.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I'm back

It looks like I won't be doing any traveling for awhile. Actually awhile means January so things should be ok till then.

I have so many things that I want to take about that I can't think of anything. Right now I think about the woman I prejudged on the plane. How she didn't take off her jewelery going through the metal detector.

Actually that's something that has REALLY PISSED ME OFF. These stupid ladies who either refuse to remove their jewelery going through the metal detector, slowing everyone down or the ladies who refused to bag their liquids, cause yet another slowdown for everyone else. The worst thing is in the Regina Airport, just before security, there's a table with signs talking about this very topic and someone is there to assist people bagging their little liquid. GRRRRR.

Is it just me or are there some people who really believe that the rules don't apply to them. That they are special. Well, here's a special message to the special people. FUCK OFF !!!!

I'm not sure if I can pull off a trip home for Christmas. I'd like to go, I'm just not sure if I can. The guy who doesn't want me taking any time off is at it again. The deal is his printer broke when I was in Regina and he's annoyed that he had to use the big network printer in the front off. WELL TO BLEEPING BAD BUDDY!!! I'm not working Christmas week if you like it or not. I have the holiday time and I booked it.

The big problem now is that I don't have much food in the house. Since I spent the last 2 out of 4 weeks in Regina, I never bought much food, so I need to go buy something good for me for a change. Though I did make regular stops at the Extreme Pita when I there. That's healthy stuff people. I recommend every should eat there instead of MacDonalds.

I think the worst part of having so much to say IS the fact that I can't say anything at all. It's like I'm stuttering. My thoughts are all over the place like why the hell can't I hook up a DVD player to the Hotel TV. Instead they expect me to pay $12 for their pay per view movies. BULLSHIT !!! When I was flying back to Calgary from Toronto, the pay per view movies were $3, and you still had the regular satellite TV.

Well hopefully I'll make more sense tomorrow. Bottom line is I'm happy to be home.

My 2 Bytes

Friday, December 01, 2006

Photo Friday (More Proof that someone is peeing in the Gene pool)


She's worried about the jackhammers but not the cigarette in her hands? STUPID !!!

My 2 Bytes.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

At a loss....

I don't know what to write about. To be honest, I'm mentally exhausted right now. I want some me time but that's not going to happen for some time. At least until Christmas time. I booked time off during the holidays but someone is trying to fight that. Well I have the holiday time for half of it, so either they're going to give it to me or pay me out. Having a Christmas bonus like that would be nice though. I could afford a new laptop.

I'm been giving a laptop some serious thought, so I could blog in the hotel room, use my Vonage USB Key and yes play City of Heroes as well.

I wish I had something else to say, be my witty/smart ass self, but right now there's no energy left for that part of my brain.

Did I mention that I have to fly back to Regina on Sunday? At least it's only till Tuesday. Then again, they've been talking about me going back in January, so that laptop is starting to look good.

My 2 Bytes.

Monday, November 27, 2006

I'm tired of this place.

I want to go home. I miss my couch, and my stuff. I miss the cool people I know. I even miss the pain in the asses. Ok I don't miss them but you get my meaning. I fly back on Wednesday and come back on Sunday.

I WAN'T TO GO HOME NOW!!!

My 2 bytes.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Photo Friday (I love this Hotel)


In case some of you were wondering what I was doing during my business trip.

My 2 Bytes

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

My Trip to Regina Part II

Well I managed to escape the yucky Howard Johnson's in Regina. The paint peeling of the walls and ceiling and even the housekeep blew big time. They never cleaned. They just made the bed. The one loss was the bed though. It was a nice soft bed, while the bed in the new hotel wasn't as nice.

Anyway the new room is great. I absolutely adore it. I'll take some pics with my camera phone but I doubt that it will the room justice. So the Regina Inn in Regina gets 2 thumbs up.

I'm in the business center and some dumbass just walked in. Hey asshole, take your laptop to your room. There's free Internet from the room. Now if I could only get a laptop and City of Heroes, I would be set.

I'm not going to go into how work is doing (you don't want to know), but the nice thing is everyone going out to dinner. We all have a great time. Good laughs and lots of cheer. That alone is making the trip worth it.

Anyway I need to get some shut eye for tomorrow. My mom and dad are still not sure if they will be coming down from Hudson Bay (and the town is nowhere near the bay, I think there was a Hudson Bay trading post there). If they do come down then I end up doing the casino thing. I'll let everyone know how much money I lost :)

My 2 Bytes

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Yes, we are disgusting.

I'm doing my "thing" in the bathroom in my hotel room and I look up to see a full reflection of myself. I am now watching myself pee from another person's point of view.

I'm sorry ladies. We do look vile and disgusting like that and you should indeed cover your eyes and not look at the bad bad digusting man. Yuck.

My 2 Bytes,

Monday, November 20, 2006

My adventures in Regina. Part I

I'm not at the new warehouse site and I have a PC up and running. It's been a slow day with me contacting people and checking the site and blaa blaaa work bullshit.

Regina is a DULL city. Dull Dull Dull. Did I mention Dull? Anyway there's only contract people here and 1 other company guy. He's telling the company people to get back to work. Apparently they're behind. BIG SURPRISE!!

The hotel is pretty lame. It's kinda dumpy but the beds are really soft. Far better than what I have at home. These beds were created for some serious sleeping, or some serious sex. I mean these beds were made for humping. Major Humping.

Whew; the company owner was walking around so I had to stop typing for a second. This weekend my mommy and daddy are suppose to come to Regina to see me, if other things don't prevent it. I'm kind looking forward to seeing them and it will be nice to spend some time with them.

Oh, for some strange reason, they've put me in a double. I have 2 beds in my room and they tell me that its the same rate as a single. So I can sleep in a different bed tonight if I want. Maybe I have a choice between the hard bed and the soft bed? I'll let everyone know tomorrow.

I'm so glad that I have this work PC to use right now because the "PC" in the "Business Center" sucks. It's running Windows 98. YUCK YUCK YUCK. Actually I think its the computer from Lost, where they had to enter the numbers every X number of minutes.

That's all I have now, so I'll fill you in more tomorrow, when the guys from Sasktel arrive. Woooo.

My 2 Bytes.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Yuck.

I'm in Regina I feel like crap. The hotel PC is a relic from the cold war and I have to pick someone up from the airport in an hour. Yuck.

My 2 Bytes

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Squeak Made me do it.

Squeak, an old friend of mine sent me this so here goes.

DON'T BE A LOSER - THIS IS A FUN WAY TO FIND OUT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS...

1. NAME?

K. Restoule

2. HOW OLD ARE YOU?

Excuse me?

3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY?

I can’t cry, my balls are too big.

4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?

I use a computer for a reason.

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?

Roast Beef. MMM that’s good eatin

6. KIDS?

ZERO !!!

7. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?

Sure, I’m a legend in my own mind.

8. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL ?

I have a Blog.

9. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?

Me? Sarcasm?????

10. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?

No and I never got any ice cream, Just popsicles. The cheap ass hospital.

11.WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?

Sure, I’m always looking for an excuse to poop myself.

12. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?

Corn Pops Rule

13 DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?

Nope, that’s taking time away from my loafing.

14. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?

I use deodorant every day, honest.

15. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?

Maple Walnut

16. FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?

Male or Female?

17. RED OR PINK?

Red

18. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?

Weight.

19. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?

Some bastard I know in Flordia.

20. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?

I’m not sending this to anyone.

21. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES YOU ARE WEARING?

Wow, I’m wearing pants.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?

The first one the 2 year old eats.

23. FAVORITE SMELL?

Gasoline at night.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?

This crazy person who won’t stop calling and when I go over there and see that there isn’t anything wrong, she’s sorry.

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?

I miss her very much. We need to do lunch.

26. FAVORITE DRINK? I’ll give you a hint, look to the left and up a bit.

27. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH?

Hockey and Jello Wrestling.

28. HAIR COLOR?

Brown

29. EYE COLOR?

Brown

30. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?

Sometimes.

31. FAVORITE FOOD?

Steak. Rare enough to bleed.

32. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDING?

Happy Endings

33. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?

Underworld Evolution

34. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?

Bare chest

35. SUMMER OR WINTER?

Winter

36. HUGS OR KISSES?

How about Foreplay?

37. FAVORITE DESSERT? Cheese cake

38. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?

N/A

39. MOST LIKELY NOT TO RESPOND?

N/A

40. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?

No Opportunity Wasted by Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race Guy)

41. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?

No Mouse pad

42. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST ON TV LAST NIGHT? Jericho

43. FAVORITE SOUNDS?

The Sound of Money

44. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?

Rolling Stones.

45. THE FURTHEST YOU'VE BEEN FROM HOME?

Home is where I park my ass.

46. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?

Blogging. No really. STOP LAUGHING.

47. BIRTHDAY?

Janary 22.


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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I'm gonna be SOOO bored out there.

Today it occurred to me that my net access is going to be limited when I’m in Regina. That is going to suck I even tried to hint to my IT bosses in Toronto that they should send me a laptop but that didn’t work out. I’m even considering renting a laptop. I would never buy a laptop unless it was a new Mac and then I would (geek talk geek talk geek talk). While I will have some ability to go online at work, the part that’s really going to suck is no City of Heroes.

I know everyone is rolling their eyes right now but here’s the deal. I have friends on that game. Friends that I chat with regularly and I’m going to miss them. I did some checking and there is a complementary PC in the business centre which is available to guests for free but I doubt that they will let put my game on it.

I’m not sure what else I could do while I’m in Regina. There is a fancy casino in there so I might check it out once. Then again, I might do well enough in the casino to afford a new laptop, then again, Angelina Jolie might know on my hotel room door and force herself onto me and demand that I make wild passionate sex with her. Probably not going to happen.

Anyway that’s all that I can think about talking about right now so I’ll call it a night.

My 2 Bytes.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

There's some strange things goin on in my game.

Normally I keep my City of Heroes stuff on another blog because I don't want to bore anyone but there are somethings which need to be brought to everyone's attention.

First I want to know is when did bare ass become a regular thing in the game. City of Heroes isn't suppose to be like that, and no I don't have a a screenshot from the front.

Also, some of the developers of the game have a sick sense of humour. Someone decided that my toon should look like a damn chicken. The worst part was all the people sending me tells saying "BAK BAK" and asking me to lay an egg. This isn't right people. While I still enjoy playing City of Heroes, I must say that I'm very disappointed people.

My 2 Bytes

Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Clip of the Week.

In honour of Remembrance Day


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Friday, November 10, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I know stuff.

The one thing that is a side affect of my job is I know things. Sure I about computers and other technical items like that, but now I know things...before other people find out. I now have access to the inner circle. I mean management stuff. The worst part is that I know juicy stuff now and I can't say a word. I'm not sure if its a test but it driving me crazy. I WANT TO TALK, but I can't.

All I can do is keep quiet and take personal pride in that I "know" something, but what fun is it to know something if I can't tell anyone? Grrrr.

Well at least I can take comfort that people will know very soon. So i can keep a secret, even if its killing me.

My 2 Bytes

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The missing post

I could have sworn I wrote something here. WHAT HAPPENED!!!!

My 2 Bytes

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Don't ring, you damn phone.

I was sorta busy yesterday no I never blogged. I did other things like work, call people and play City of Heroes. Basically I didn’t blog because…..I didn’t.

Remember how I talked about the company issuing me a cell phone how cool it was? Well I take it back, it’s a pain in the ass. O received a couple of calls from one of my bosses over the weekend and last night I received 2 calls (after 11:00pm). It’s becoming a serious pain in the ass. To be fair, these calls were all about major issues and a big system problem that occurred last night, so it was something that I did need to know. In fact, there’s going to be a conference call later in the day to talk about the issue.

What I’m starting to worry about now, is people calling me about stupid little problems at 3:00am. Stuff like, “The printer won’t print, there are no lights on the printer” ”Is it plugged in?” “Whoops, got it, CLICK”. If I get a call like that, heads are going to roll.

Oh did I mention that this phone has the worst ring tone ever? I guess it’s effective because when I hear it, I rush to the phone to shut the damn ringer off. The problem is that it’s the ONLY ring on the phone and I doubt I could justify buying an additional ring tone to the company by saying “the default tone really sucks”.

I remember thinking that the company phone was a sort of a status symbol, but now…..I just hope I don’t get another call at 11:00pm at night. They rely on me to take care of things. I guess I’m a victim of my own success.

My 2 Bytes.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Friday, November 03, 2006

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Another trip, a company cellphone and a thank you.

Well I just got the word today that I’m going to be spending a week in Regina, and that includes a weekend. On top of that, I’ll be going back again in January. It looks like head office really does have some faith in me. So I’m going to be supporting both Calgary and Regina IT wise. Between that and the new cellphone the company issued me, it looks like I’m a real professional yahoo.

I’ll be honest; I’m feeling pretty good about all this. Everything is coming together. I’m proud of myself. Now if I my paycheque could look the same way, but I’m going to have to wait till January I think. Though everyone is suppose to get a raise this pay, in order to meet the rising salaries in Calgary. I have yet to hear a thing about my raise though. Oh well, I’ll just have to wait and see.

That’s always the key thing though right? Money? Even though the traveling is going to be nice, and the paid hotel room, the paid meals (I get $44 a day per diem), and the rental car. The car rentals are always nice. I don’t own my own vehicle right now so having work pay for me to drive around is a real treat. Hopefully with the pay raise and getting on salary will finally afford me the luxury of being about to buy a car, even a used car would be nice.

So today I don’t have a rant or a rave; instead I just want to say is THINGS ARE FINALLY HAPPENING FOR ME.

I know that not everyone has that kind of luck I’ve had in the past year, but whatever you do, don’t give up. Just keep on trying and your efforts will be noticed. My opportunity came from someone who’s no longer works for the company. I haven’t heard from her since she left but I do know that wherever she is, she will be a success; probably a far greater success than myself, and I do not say that because of a lack of confidence in my abilities, but for the great respect I have for her. Thank you C.B. It was your confidence in my that allowed me to get to where I am today and I am eternally grateful.

My 2 Bytes.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween was suppose to be fun

Here’s my HUGE pet peeve about Halloween in Canada. I remember as a kid watch the Halloween cartoon specials on TV and it would be fall weather but when I looked out the window, there would be a foot of snow on the ground. Charlie Brown never had to trick or treat in the snow. What’s the deal with that?

The worse part was the fact that because of the cold and the snow, I had to trick or treat wear my winter coat over my costume. How the hell was anyone supposes know what I was supposed to be with my coat on? So basically you’re wearing that cheap mask and your coat, knocking on doors demanding candy from people. Oh top of that, that stupid mask would only last for 10 minutes before the rubber ban would break and you ended up trick or treating without the mask and your winter coat covering your costume. Halloween sucked big time.

Then you end up at a house where some smart ass would ask for a trick. So I’d be thinking “My mask is broken, I’m wearing my winter coat over my costume and you want a trick. BEND OVER I’LL SHOVE MY BROEKN MASK UP YOUR ASS. HOW’S THAT FOR A TRICK FOR YOU BITCH!!!”

Needless to say, I had some anger management issues as a kid.

So I’ve discovered the perfect Halloween costume for a kid in Canada; a hockey player. It’s warm enough so you don’t have wear a coat and if someone starts asking for a trick, you whack him in the face with the hockey stick.

Happy Halloween

And My 2 Bytes.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Give me some CANDY

This morning I was watching some news report that was talking about kids and trick or treating. Of course, they were talking about nutrition and giving healthy snacks like fruit rollups, check and even carrot sticks. Now I must confess that I LOVE cheese, and the idea of a fruit rollup doesn’t sound so bad, but if someone were to put carrot sticks in my goody bad, those same carrot sticks would be shoved right up their ass. What’s wrong with letting a kid enjoy his damn candy on Halloween?

As I continued to watch, I’ve decided that having a Dietician as a parent would ROYALLY SUCK. Telling you to eat healthy all the time. I’d be one bitter kid, that’s for sure. It’s like that one kid who can’t do the cool things because his mom is overprotective.

As I continued to watch the report went to talk about non candy treats like colouring books and even Play-Doh. Now everyone knows that there’s a really dumb kid in every class. A “Ralph”, and that kid is going to eat the Play-Doh. I’m just glad that the stuff is non-toxic.

Personally, if someone were to give me a damn Colouring book, guess where’s its going? I’ll give you a hint; someone will be walking funny for at least a week. Halloween is for Candy dammit!!! I want these people to stop ruining a holiday for the kids.

My 2 Bytes.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

I'm a man, not some animal.

I think now is a good time to write a blog post because I’m PISSED OFF, but I’m not going to blog about being pissed off. This isn’t going to turn into a bitchfest.

This morning I’m going through Google News and I read about this Muslim cleric making comments that about how rape is the woman’s fault because by not staying at home or covering herself from head to toe in some fabric. He went on to compare it to leaving raw meat in the open to attract animals.

As a male, I would like to think that we as a gender have evolved beyond looking at women simply as a piece of ass. I would like to believe that we are able to see anyone, male or female as an individual. I would like to believe that we are able to think with our minds and not our crotches.

This asshole of is basically blaming the victims of this disgusting crime. Here’s an unusual idea. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS. How about blaming the criminals for the actions instead of the victims. Sheesh. Stupid asshole.

The part I love even more is that he claimed that he never meant to offend anyone. Though the only reason he’s backpedaling is because even Muslim organizations are outraged by him comments. Now he’s has to do some ass kissing or else he won’t be allowed to teach in Australia’s largest Mosque.

I wonder if this guy realized that he’s actually putting down males by making them seem like they are no better than dogs that humps trees. I would like to think that we’ve evolved beyond that. However this guy doesn’t think that we have.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

More proof that someone has been peeing in the Gene Pool

Teenage girls are smoking as a means of weight reduction. Are they fucking stupid or what? Last time I checked, the doctor wasn’t prescribing cigarettes as weight loss. Arghhh, will someone just shoot these stupid people now and get it over with. I can’t take it anymore.

I’ve seen women who have smoked since their teens and guess what? They turn into short, wrinkly, old looking women. It’s not a pretty picture and these stupid teenage girls think that cigarettes are going to prevent them from gaining a pound of two. Last time I checked, the warning on the package didn’t say “Warning, may lead to weight loss”. IDIOT!

This reminds of the conversation I had with my sister. When was looking all smug and she told me, “They just say that it’s bad for you, there’s no proof”. Then my reply was “Why do you think they put the warning in the damn package. You think it’s a marketing ploy? You think people look at the package and think, hey, this stuff causes lung cancer, I gotta try it”. Needless to say, she walked away from me then. For the record, she still smokes. My brother and I are the only ones who don’t. My dad quit several but my inability to stop caused him to start again.

Perhaps I’m being unfair to judge all teenage girls for having this stupid idea (however I have a feeling that I’m not). I was reading that the study was done in Montreal and I’ve seen some REALLY stupid girls from Montreal. I remember this news report about 2 teens being arrested for killing an elderly couple and CFCF (Montreal TV station) news has this interview with this girl crying saying that the killers should be let go and that they didn’t mean it. THEY DIDN’T MEAN IT?????

Actually now that I think about it, smoke em if you got them, so you’ll develop lung cancer quickly and then you’ll drop dead. DUMB ASSES.

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Monday, October 23, 2006

The Weekly Yadda Yadda

Once again, I find myself at a loss as to what to write about. BIG FRIGGIN SURPRISE. I’m not feeling the rants as much as I use to but it doesn’t mean that I can’t write about something interesting, right? RIGHT!!!!

The worse thing is that one thing that I seem to be proud of right now is the screen shot of Silent Moon that I took yesterday. The thing is that I don’t want to Geek out on this post because I’m a closet geek. As well as a closet pervert and a closet asshole and ….. you get my point, but I have nothing to do with THAT CLOSET, so don’t go there..

I was talking to my Mom last night and she tends to go on and on, and then she complained that I didn’t have much to say. My reply was, read my blog. Yes my mom has the URL but that’s ok. I never talk smack about my mom or dad and I’m not scared to tell them what I think of other members of my family, like the crazy cousin who got married 2 years ago, ON SEPTEMBER 11th !!!! Who the hell gets married on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil EVER!!! His reply is that the date will be easy to remember. BUY A CALENDER AND MARK THE DATE DAMMIT!!!

Anyway, my mommy and I were talking and … she basically talked about family and friends. A nice conversation but nothing that I need to blog about, except something about people who borrow money from their parents CONSTANTLY. Friggin losers. GET A JOB.

I still need a topic for this post though, so let me check THE ONION. Maybe they will have something interesting to talk about. MMM Barbara Streisand is on her 14th farewell tour. Why won’t she go away? I love to see Bette Midler beat the crap out of Barbara. Let’s face it; she’s the one to do it too. It would make a great pay-per-view. Picture it, Bette coming up behind Barbara with a chair and knocking her out. Oh the humanity.

Oh there’s a good one. Howard Stern Organizes Women's Health Symposium. Any man who would have a woman deep throat a 13th inch kielbasa sausage has to be interested in women’s health, among other things.

I guess this ends another yadda yadda post.

My 2 Bytes

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Clip of the Week (Canadian TV, sorta)


This is what Canadian watched on TV before Cable. Thrilling isn't it.

My 2 Bytes.

Friday, October 20, 2006

I have to share this.

This guy comes into the lunch room 5 minutes ago. He refuses a diet coke and goes into a big speil about what Aspartame does to your body. He goes through a big rant about health.

Right now, he's outside SMOKING. IDIOT.

My 2 bytes.

Photo Friday (Drunken Babies)


They kinda look like drunken bald midgets.

My 2 Bytes.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Just winging it was some yadda adda

I have no idea what to write about again, as traditions require it. I’m going to wing it.

I can still feel the effects of the lung infection. I’m still coughing, but the good news is that the coughing isn’t as frequent or as severe. It still sounds like a wet cough but I’m not as nasty.

Work is work and it’s keeping me somewhat busy. There’s this guy who’s starting to be a real pan in the ass. He likes to talk down to people, but he knows better than to try that shit with me. I managed to get him all confused once, talking geek tech and he never tried it again. The weird part is that I almost NEVER talk geek tech, unless it’s with other IT people, that way I can get an ideal across quicker.

Personally I hate people who talk like that because it makes people feel like they are superior to others, while normal people look confused. I NEVER do that. It doesn’t matter if I’m talking to an employee, management or my mom. I get more satisfaction having people understand what I need to explain as opposed to some jackass who wants to make themselves better by making others feel dumb. I still remember that one incident where that one guy was bugging the sales guy at an EB Games about games for Linux. All I wanted to say to that guy was “Move out of your parent’s basement asshole”.

Oh I’ve run into a snag with trying to start up the podcast started again. It seems that I can only record half the conversations on my Vonage VPhone. I’m still working on it and I’m hoping to have the problem solved in the near future. I honestly believe that it can’t be that hard to fix. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

Now there are 15 minutes left until I get to go home and I wonder why the heck I should come in tomorrow or Friday? Something about responsibilities I guess. I think it has something to do with dealing with the same crap over and over again. It just makes you not want to get out of bed in the morning. I wonder if porn stars have that problem. The look at the alarm clock and think “crap, I have 2 sex scenes to do today. Do I feel like getting laid today or just staying home and sleeping in?”

Crap. Why do people start calling me with problems 15 minutes before quitting time? Now I’m stuck with some overtime. Dammit. I just want to go home. So I’m ending this and calling it a day.

My 2 bytes.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I'm feeling much better now

I’m feeling a lot better today. What a difference a good night’s sleep and some antibiotics make. It turns out that I didn’t have the flu. I discovered that I have a lung infection. Joy. The good news that the drugs are working and I feel better. I was given the pills and an inhaler for when breathing becomes difficult. I’m trying to use it but some has decided that they should be able to use my desk and phone. After giving them a dirty look, they got out of my chair, but he’s still yakking on my phone.

Now that I think about it, I’ve been having coughing fits for some time, but I didn’t anything about it until a few weeks ago when I coughed myself into a semi conscious daze. It was at that point, I knew something was up, but I didn’t follow up on it till yesterday. Oh well, now I learned my lesson. Well, probably not.

For the past few days I’ve been suffering from shortness of breath and now I really feel for people with Asthma. Having to rely on that puffer sucks.

Yaaa !!! he’s done, I can use my puffer in peace.

I did some research on the antibiotics I’m taking. It’s called Azithromycin and it apparently has several uses, from lung infections to dealing with STD’s. So it can take care of breathing problem and my Gonorrhoea at the same time. WOW. Isn’t Medical Science wonderful?

My 2 Bytes.

Monday, October 16, 2006

I'm Sick.

I'm sick. I feel like crap and I'm at work. Why? Because a vendor is coming in to do some work and I'm the only person who knows what has to be done.

However, after the vendor leaves, I'm going straight to the doctor's office.

My 2 *COUGH COUGH* Sick Bytes

Friday, October 13, 2006

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Wordy Games.

I found this cool Tetris game where you have to spell words for you to clear the block. Its like Tetris meets Scrabble. Chick here to play Wordy

Be warned that this game is addicted and but difficult. I find myself looking for a word in the mess of letter so I can clear some spaces. To my shame, the word 'tit' has helped me several times. Oh and the word 'sex' is worth 300 points; because of the X i guess. I have managed to create 5 word letters like 'moose' and ......'moose'. OK I got Moose once, but hey the game is addictive.

My 2 Bytes.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Good Job

I was going to write some bullshit post about how I hate waiting for the people behind the counter at McDonalds to put my food in a bag so I can it to work. I watched my Breakfast Burritos sit under the heat lamp for 2 minutes before someone bothered to put them in a bag and give them to me. I was going to write about how I should be able to charge the damn place a dollar for every minute they make me wait, but then a coworker told me some good news. She’s leaving. She gave her 24 hour notice today. Now normally I’m a firm believer of the 2 weeks notice policy, but they have been piling the more and more work onto her and they refused to give her a pay raise. Well C’est la vie.

I really don’t want to do an anti my company post but there are some things that this company has to realize that the Calgary job market is not like Toronto, Moncton or anywhere else in the country. Calgary is a place where KFC offers medical and dental benefits. Calgary is a place where McDonalds advertises that they are hiring ion the side of buses, and in an ads in the movie theatre before the movie starts. Calgary is a place where Tim Horton’s is offering scholarships to its employee to go back to school. In Calgary, it’s an employee’s market. There’s a store in Chinook Center that’s offering $12.00 to start (in sales). Heck, you go into the mall and the sign on the door says that they’re hiring. This is the mall, not the stores in the mall.

The whole province is short staffed right now. I remember reading a few months ago about how a lot of the admin people at City hall got recruited by the oil companies and some people just don’t want to understand that. Some companies are content to think that they are the ones to who get to pick and choose, not realizing that it’s the other way and they’re going to suffer for it. Company loyalty will only last for far when another company offers you over $20,000 more a year right after they refused to give you a dollar raise.

So my friend will now be earning $27.00/hr. While I’m happy for her, there’s one little problem. SHE’S MAKING MORE MONEY THAN ME !!!!!

There are some projects going on around here that I want in my resume so I’ll probably stick around, but I might have to move on soon as well. Unless the company realizes what is really going on in Calgary.

My 2 Bytes.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Photo Friday (BAD DOG!!!!!)


What really bothers me is the fact that the cat doesn't seem to care.

My 2 Bytes.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Chocolate and Gay Sex

There’s this creepy commercial I’ve been seeing on TV lately. It’s for Cadbury Chocolate. The commercial is a computer generated and looks like its claymation. Anyway the commercial has some Beach Boys type music playing and some surfer dude surfing (wow, what a concept), and the end this shark comes up and looks at the surfer guy with this ‘Heya Baby’ look on his face. Then the guy looks back and SHAKES HIS ASS to which the shark gives this ‘oh yeah’ look. Meanwhile the music has the works, ‘bite you’ and ‘invite you’. Bottom line is the Shark and the Surfer Dude are about to have GAY SEX; when the commercial ends.

Now I’m not a homophobe. I feel Gay people should have the right to be married (that would put an end to the sex), but this commercial is just creepy. An animated surfer dud shaking his ass, telling a shark to ‘come here big boy’ is a little much. (Or maybe I’m being an intolerant ass, I’m not sure).

I do remember that some people thin that chocolate is an Aphrodisiac and I’ve had an occasion or 2 where chocolate was used in ….nevermind.

Maybe I’m not ready for Claymation gay sex, not that it’s nothing new. We’ve known about the Pillsbury dough boy, telling people to ‘poke’ him for years. Oh and he died of a yeast infection because of it. Perhaps it’s just the sign of the times. After all, we have commercials where animated bears are telling each other how much toilet paper we need to wipe their asses. At least were not seeing a “We’ve replaced the condom that Bob usually uses with XXXXX, let’s see if he notices the difference” commercial filled with groans and orgasmic scream.

My 2 Bytes

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Looks what's falling from the sky

Awhile back, I said something about porno being the same old crap and I was pretty bored with it. Apparently I’m not the only one who thought that and decided to do something about it. Now they’re making Skydiving Porn. Sex while skydiving. GREAT!!!

It’s not with its perils thought; a porn star named Vanessa Lynn cut her leg while landing after doing a scene. I glad that she’s ok though. One thing I have to wonder about is the amount of times you’d have to jump in order to do one scene. It’s not like you have much time up there. At least they’re trying something different.

Then I found some other site (only one actually) talking about Skydiving Porn. This depressed me. I need to see naked people falling from the sky. It would just make my day. Think about it. You’re having a bad day. You look out the window and WOW, Naked people are falling from the sky. I would fee a whole lot better.

Then again, there are some peril that might come up, like this.

My 2 Bytes.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I'm not Motivated

Motivation. ACK!!! I need motivation. I have some good ideas, (well sorta) but I’m not motivated to write. It’s usually earlier in the day that I feel like writing. Sharing my soul or shoveling bullshit. Either way I’m not motivated right now.

The worst part is that I have some potential topics but I’m just not up to thinking about what to write. I could write about the new show Heroes, which I love. I could write about the woman, who survived a car accident thanks to her breast implants,.

I’m could write about how I love this show, how I love the whole concept of Super Heroes and how this show basically introduces super heroes into our world, or I could write how all women should have 40DD breast implants done in order to protect themselves from head on injuries in a car accident. Right now I’m not motivated to write about either. Oh and Lord knows I love boobs.

Its at the point that I’m writing this paragraph an hour later after the last one. I had to play City of Heroes for at least one mission tonight. It wouldn’t be right otherwise.

Sigh, I need motivation. Hopefully I’ll be more inspired tomorrow. I should at least check my lottery tickets to see if I won anything.

My 2 Unmotivated Bytes.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Photo Friday (Holy Crap)


After Kristy Alley lost all that weight, she decided to donate her old clothes to the poor.

My 2 Bytes

Thursday, September 28, 2006

I'm back

I've return from the trip to head office. It was nice but I'm glad to be home. I'm still tired from from the jet lag so I'll just mention some highlights.

Watching The Amazing Race at 37,000 ft is really cool.

It seems that everyone was screwing up a bit to slow my approach to the hotel and even then the hotel messed up.

My rental car was a Toyota Matrix.

Everyone at Computer Operations in head office are a geat bunch of guys. They even took me out to the CN tower and for dinner.

One of them tried to kill me by jumping on the glass floor at the CN Tower.

I picked up a lot of new knowledge that will look good on my resume.

If rumors are true, I'm going to be doing a lot more travelling in the near future.

I didn't get the chance to swim in the hotel pool.

I tried to meet up with Miss Jay but it didn't happen.

I enjoyed Toronto but its nice to be back home in Calgary.

My 2 Bytes

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Ok I'm taking off.

I'm going to be heading for the airport soon but I have a few moments so I thought I'd share some feeling with everyone.

I'm really looking forward to this trip. Not because its a chance to get out of the city or that work is paying for it. I'm excited that I'm going to get the opportunity to expand my skills. While the trip was cut short, its still looking forward to the training on other computer systems that I've never had the opportunty to learn about. I'm looking forward to sitting meetings to discuss the changes that are going to be occuring. I'm looking forward to putting a face to the name and voices of people I talk to several times a week.

Now I'm not sure if I'll be able to post before I return (I may find a way), but if not then I assure you that I'll be enjoying the training and the indoor pool after work.

I'm not planing on doing much, if any, sightseeing. I've been to Toronto many times so its not a big deal, but if anyone wants to get together, give me a call at the Hotel. I'm staying at the Park Place Hotel by Pearson.

My 2 Bytes

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Friday, September 22, 2006

Photo Friday


In honor of Jay's new bundle of joy.

My 2 Bytes.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

A minor concern.

I just realized that Sunday will the first time I've flown since I've seen Snakes on a Plane.

Mmmmm. I hope there aren't any Mother Fucking Snakes on that Mother Fucking Plane.

Just a thought.

My 2 Bytes

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I'm leaving on a JET PLANE

I was feeling gloomy earlier this week but some has happened a work. Something BIG. !!! I’m scared that I’m going to jinx it by saying something but .. I’m going to say it anyway since this if going to affect the blog as a whole. I’m spending next week in Toronto. It appears that I’m spending next week at head office for training on some new technology that were going to add here. I’m not going to go into the tech details but its probably going to bore you but I’m TRAVELLING FOR FREE AND SPENDING A WEEK IN TORONTO, ALL EXPENSES PAID.

WOOO HOOO.

My 2 Bytes.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Clean up your mess

So there’s this guy in Great Britain who’s a ‘street artist’. A professional street artist, who does his work by cleaning walls and sidewalks in order to create his works of art. Basically he picks a spot and cleans away the dirt and filth in a pattern of the piece he wishes to create. Oh and there are some officials who are upset and calling it vandalism.

I looked up “vandalism” in the dictionary and one of the definitions is “Willful or malicious destruction of public or private property”. So this would mean that he is defacing or destroying something. Oh and he uses water and a shoe brush to create his ‘scandalous graffiti’. So, according to these government officials, he’s defacing property by cleaning it.

Now I’m going to throw this idea out in the open and see how far I can take it. Now, let’s say that we wanted to stop this guy from cleaning designs and grafitti into the walls of the town I govern. So instead of complaining and threatening to have this guy arrested, how about you START CLEANING UP YOUR COMMINUTY. How about having city employees sweep the streets, clean the walls and do general upkeep to your community so that it doesn’t look like a pigsty. I’ve seen some of the pictures and they look pretty good. An island of cleanliness in a pigsty community. I think these city officials should be ashamed of themselves.

My 2 Bytes

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The poor poor fashion models

It looks like that I owe the modeling community an apology. For the longest time, I’ve always believed that models were just a bunch of pissed off bitches with attitudes, but now I know what’s really going on. They’re starving. I was reading about how a bunch of models were not allowed to work at some fashion show in Spain because they were underweight. When I observe videos of these women walking down the runway, I thought that that they were thinking that they were better than everyone else around them. Now I realize that they are actually thinking, ‘God, I’m so hungry’.

I applaud the people in the Madrid show in taking a stand in this. People are working so hard to make themselves look like there are starving in order to work for some snobbish agency and some ego driven designer. At last someone is saying, ‘these women don’t look healthy and this is projecting a negative image on young girls’. This is something that I applaud. Oh and the mayor of Milan is looking at doing the same thing, even if they have to make it a law.

Of course there are some people who are saying this is a bad thing. That people want to see underweight models on a runway. Some designers and executives at some of the modeling agencies are going waa waa waa. They thinking that the ‘war torn’ look is what people want. Well guess what? They don’t. Personally I’d be scared to touch these women for fear of accidentally breaking their arms.

I’ll be honest; I think women are more attractive when I can’t see their ribcage. I think women look better when they’re more than skin and bones. I think underweight models are creepy and I hope that one day, very soon, we will move past this disturbing trend. How can people think that these women are attractive when the thought of having sex with them creeps me out? I would constantly be in fear of hearing a ‘crack’ sound.

Oh on a side note. Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell is still a self centered superbitchs so my apology doesn’t extend to them.

My 2 Bytes.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Arghhhh.

Someone called me Sir. I feel so OLD now.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

My 2 Old Bytes. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

The Rage is returning

Today is one of those days. Problems keep reoccurring over and over again and I’m starting to hate the people who keep doing things that they know that they are not suppose to be screwing around with the PC's. I don’t want to mention names but some of them can just GO TO HELL. What I don’t understand is do these people know that they are annoying everyone around them? Do they realize that they are MORONS and JACKASSES?

There are some people who act like it’s my sole purpose is to cater to their needs. (Oh, I’m not talking about you Squeak, you ask, you don’t demand and that makes a world of difference. I’ll help you out anytime you need help.) They feel that I have to be subservient to them. The worst was when one told me to get safety cones because of a wet floor, due to an overflowing toilet. She got an ear full from me.

I’ve convinced now that certain people have been created just to annoy the piss out of me. When I lived in Ontario, there was this one person, and everything about her annoyed me to no end. Her nasally whiney voice. How she invited herself to outings. How she had to ask questions in the middle of movies. WHY DO SOME PEOPLE DO THAT? Now the weird thing that I found her genetic sister living here in Calgary. She looks almost exactly like the person in question and based on my brief encounters, she’s just as rude and pathetic. Once again I’ve found proof that God hates me.

However I won’t give up that easily. They will not destroy my will to live.

Mmm I’m starting to sound like the bitter me from before the IT job. This must mean that it is indeed, time to leave. That is, find another job. I’m starting to feel the rage again. I just heard that someone else is giving their notice as I type this post. They are leaving and I am still here. The writing is on the wall. THE INNER RAGE HAS RETURNED.

Yes people, the dread and hatred I felt towards work has returned. It’s not to the point where is was before, but I can feel the rage inside me. It’s defiantly time to move on. Good thing I updated my Resume last week because of the wireless phone incident.

My 2 Bytes.

Monday, September 11, 2006

It was the end of the world as i knew it

I remember five years ago today. I remember it as if it was yesterday. I’ve read a couple of blogs where people discussed their 9/11 experiences. Jay’s blog has a good post, about that day. I’ve read about fear and rage, but none of them seemed to reflect the feeling that I had during that day; first, the disbelief and then, later in the day the shame. To this day, I still feel shame over that day.

That day started normally enough, I had class so I was on campus. I had no idea what was going on in New York. I never turned on a TV or a radio before I went in. I was concerned with assignments and classes. The little things.

I went through my first class, in ignorant bliss of the changing world around me, and the first sign that there was something wrong was while I was in the computer lab. I wasn’t able to access CNN or any other news site so I figured that there was a problem with the net connection, never thinking that all the news sites were bogged down due to the amount of people looking for information about what was going on.

Then I started hearing people talking about it, about New York and the Towers, and then the Pentagon. At first I thought they were talking about some TV movie that I missed and then I tried to go to CNN.com again and the webpage came up and I thought “my god, someone hacked CNN”. I thought this because it seemed more realistic than what was really going on.

It was soon after that someone told me about the Towers and that there was a TV set up in the Student Lounge. It was in that room that reality finally set in as I watched the news coverage, the replay of the events from earlier in the day. I watched the end of the world as we knew it.

The rest of the morning allowed me the opportunity to let reality sink in. I went to my other 2 classes, but mentally I was somewhere else.

The afternoon was where the shame sank in. There were some points of rage and disgust but mostly shame. I remember hearing some woman talking about how ‘things would get back to normal’ in a few days. I wanted to say that things will never be the same again. I remember overhearing 2 guys talking about ‘how cool’ it looked when the towers fell. When I heard that I wanted to scream, and choke the life out of those 2 stupid retards.

The shame came at work when I did nothing. I went to work and did my job like it was any other day. Inside, my mind was screaming. I kept telling myself, that I should be doing something. ANYTHING!!! Donating blood, donating money, SOMETHING, but I just did my job. My boss acted like it was a normal day and when I asked about having a radio to hear the coverage, he said something about meeting our customer’s needs. I wanted to beat him to death at that point but I did nothing.

What I remember from 9/11 was that thousands of people lost their lives and I did nothing. That is my shame.

My 2 bytes.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Clip of the Week (The Girl who feared Pickles)


I still wonder if this is a April Fools prank or is this girl seriously disturbed.

My 2 bytes

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Now I'm REALLY PISSED.

I was going to write some poof post about how I wasn’t able to post on other people’s Blogger blog because I switched to the new Beta, but then something occurred at work today. Now I haven’t posted anything about work for some time because for the most part, I was happy, but things have been getting weird and unpredictable.

It all started when my boss quit. Now there were rumors that she was fired but I choose to believe (and have some inside information which proves that I’m right) that she left on her own accord. I can honestly say that she was the first boss that I totally respected. I took pride in covering the IT aspect of the building making sure that I knew the solution to a problem almost right away.

So she’s gone and we only have an operations person and some people from Toronto who come and go and things have gotten a bit weird. I get the feeling that I’m no longer appreciated from this operations guy. Nevermind the fact that I had to come in on multiple Saturdays (at a moment’s notice in one case) to help bring the network back up. Nevermind the fact that I keep everything up and running. Nevermind that fact that I’m also training staff on how to Microsoft Excel. You get the point.

This is what set up off. We’ve been short on wireless phones, so short that I had to surrender my phone to someone from Toronto, who’s working onsite here for about a month (I’m not going to get into that) and I’ve managed to get 4 phones to be shipped from head office next week. So I e-mail the operations guy (acting manager) that I’ve managed to get the phones and that I will be taking on of them for myself. His response is that the phones should go to the Supervisors and lead hands first because they are important. They are important? WHAT AM I, CHOPPED LIVER!!!!

Well fine then. Next time he’s trying to call me to fix something on his laptop, I’m not going to be at my desk and he won’t be able to reach me because I don’t have a wireless phone.

On the bright side, its a great way to be motived to update your resume.

My 2 Pissed Off Bytes.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Everyone has a right to an education. EVERYONE.

I hate bureaucrats. I always have and I always will. I hate anyone who feels that words on a piece of paper are more important than people, their rights and their dignity.

Here in the city, there’s this disabled teen who’s not going to school because the school board won’t allow his service dog on school property. Why? Because it’s in the rules. It’s school policy. Because THEY SAID SO.!!!

These people don’t care about this teen’s right to maintain his dignity. They don’t care about this teen’s wish to maintain some independence. All they care about is their stupid rules. No running in the halls. No loud music. All tests must be written with a HB pencil. NO INDIVIDUALITY !!!! I just love the excuses the school board is giving. Some people are scared of dogs, or someone might be allergic. So instead they decide the discriminate against a disabled teen. Nice. Oh, did I mention that the dog is a POODLE!!!

The part that I love most though is when the school board said if the parents were to submit written documentation from the teen’s doctor, parents and the people who donated the dog, then they would ‘review’ the policy. Great; more paperwork for the bureaucrats. Here’s an idea. How about all you paper pushing jackasses lift your heads out of those kilometers of rules and actually visit the guy and see for themselves, but we couldn’t do that. Nooo… Then this person would actually have a face, a life, instead of being a case number.

Well you paper pushers keep on looking at your documents because you’ll be receiving more of them, from the parent’s lawyer and Alberta Human Rights Commission. The parents have filed a complaint.

Education is a right in Canada and right now the Calgary Board of Education is denying this teen the right to an education. That is inexcusable. The Calgary board should be ashamed of itself.

My 2 bytes.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Steve Irwin (1962-2006)

I was in an electronics superstore when I saw first saw it on CNN. Steven Irvin killed. I thought to myself, “Wow, this is really something”. What really shocked me was that it was a stingray that did him in and not a crocodile. I honestly believe that this man could not feel fear. I really don’t. He would do things with these animals that so sane person would do. Because I that, I think that this had something to do with his death. Then again, he was out of his element, being in the ocean dealing with a stingray as opposed to dealing with a crocodile on dry land or in a pond. The animal that made him famous.

I wish to send my condolences to his family and friends. I pay my respects to a man who lead life to the fullest.

My 2 bytes

Friday, September 01, 2006

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Just some Yadda Yadda

I was feeling lousy yesterday. Massive headache that would not go away and to make matters worse, I ripped my new pants. Crap. So I went home early and went to bed. The part that annoyed me was that I really did sleep. I woke up several hours later with a fever so I took some more ‘headache medicine’, drank a glass of lemonade and when back to bed, but I turned on the fan to get a light breeze moving in my bedroom. Long story short. I work up again, made supper, and watched a Tivoed episode of American Chopper and went back to bed..

So what else is going on? Well I upgraded my Vonage account to Unlimited. I figured it would be a good idea after using over 200 minutes in about a week. This now means that parts of Europe, including the UK are now free. So now I have an excuse to call Vics. Expect a call this weekend from me.

April has called me on the podcast thing I said about a year ago (at least) and my word is my bond so I’m going to commit to it. Looks like I’ll be testing the 3 way calling as well because Vics wants in. Oh well, hopefully I can everything to work, if so I’ll be posting it late Sunday. I’m not signing up for a Libsyn account (to distribute the podcast) until I know that this will work.

On the sucky side, I spend half my morning putting boxes on skids. I’M SUPPOSE TO BE AN IT PERSON, NOT SOME MANUAL LABOUR GUY. I’m not saying that I’m lazy (actually I am), but I’m the IT guy, not some general labuor person. Speaking of labour, the labour day weekend is coming up, which also means the END OF SUMMER. All I can say is that it sucks. BOOO, my summer blew big time.

I know that post is basically yadda yadda and I can’t think of too much else to write about so I’ll call it a day.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

April and I chatting away.

Over the weekend I got the chance to talk to April. After I completed my switch to Vonage, she sent me her phone number so I gave her a call. She’s a very nice person. She was a little surprised when I called. She had no idea who I was. She sounded a little nervous when a stranger asked for her, but she soon clicked in after I said. “It’s Canada calling”. She wasn’t expecting a call from me this soon.

We talked for a bit and I it was a nice conversation. She told me about how I had earned the title “That Damn Canadian” on her links. We talked about some of the IM conversations we’ve had. How life is in her new place. I’m so glad that she got out of the Ghetto. I was honestly fearful for her life when she would blog about the gang war in her neighborhood, the bullet holes in her truck and the whole experience in general.

We talked about the time she sent me a Christmas card that said Merry Fucking Christmas. She also had sent one to Vics. Both Vics and I were being poo poo about Christmas that year and she didn’t like it. She’s such a sweetheart.

I don’t want to talk about our whole conversation. I believe that she’s planning to do that but….I did learn is not to underestimate her. There’s a story involving an untrustworthy man, alcohol and a Brazilian stripper, but again that’s her story, (though it is a good one).

She’s also an IT person but she’s the type who refuses to take her work home with her. One way she does this is by not having net access at home. I’ll be honest; I would go nuts not having net access at home. Then again, I’ve always resisted the urge to run 5 servers at home and to host my friend’s websites for free.

This isn’t something that I would ever do. Especially since there are many inexpensive and even some free (but ad based) solutions, oh and Blogger’s totally free. Anyway she went from running servers from her ghetto apartment to no net access in her new place, away from the ghetto.

Personally, I’m just glad that she’s living in a far safer neighborhood.

There is one other problem though, awhile back I said something about recording a podcast with the people I called and she’s calling me in on it, so I guess I’m going to have to start working on the ‘tech’ issues again. Making sure the I can record the phone call and items like that. If this works, then the Podcast will have to return, with guests.

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Those are mine. Hands off you weasel.

I’ve been to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport a few times. I’ve experienced ‘security’ when I tried to board a plane. I know how cold those people are, but when I heard that they took an 87 year old woman’s heart medication, I thought ‘these guys are seriously fucked in the head and need to be smacked around a bit. I mean are you complete assholes? Well it appears that they are. This woman could have died.

What I really love is ‘there has been no report of the incident’ according to the security people. If there hasn’t been any report, then how did the media find out about the incident? These guys are full of shit and everyone knows it.

It’s the same deal with the guy who was flying with his mom and security found the penis pump. That security bitch knew what it was, but she had to further humiliate the guy by making him say what it was in front of his mother and the person apparently couldn’t hear. The guy said pump, not bomb oh and they arrested that guy. Oh and the judge believe him when he said that the security person misunderstood.

Alright, now here’s where I want some payback. I want the right to go into every one of these assholes homes with a video camera and document every sex toy, every porno, every embarrassing piece of crap that these people own and an put it on a website with their ugly mugs next to them. Next I want to go into their medicine cabinets and take all their medication and make them beg for their medicine.

I want them to feel the exact same humiliation that everyone else experiences when these security people remove your undergarments from your bags and let everyone see. Next time I fly I’m going to put a sign on my underwear that can only be read when someone takes it out of the suitcase. It’s going to say ‘WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU LOOKING AT”

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

V v v v VONAGE !!!

I made the switch. I received my Vonage VPhone in the mail yesterday and I like it. Now there are some minor problems that I’m having but I’m sure that it’s just a ‘growing pains’ thing. I’ll get to know the thing better.

The cool thing is that I can connect the thing to any PC, including my work PC and start making phone calls. Today from my desk, I managed to call my Mommy in Saskatchewan as well as someone in Toronto from my PC. No messy software to install. Just plug it in, connect the headset and dial from your PC.

So far, the only problem I was having was getting my PC to ‘ring’ and that lasted about 30 seconds after I read the little instruction manual. Now when I’m at home, my PC rings when I get a call.

I could go on about on about the free features, including having my voice mail messages sent to me as MP3 in an e-mail but I’m not going to go on about that. Instead I want to talk about the Cock Suckers at cia.com. I have been trying to call them all day, only to be put on hold and dumped. Time and time again. I think these guys must know that they suck. The Internet is fine, when it works but the phone service blows goats. When they sent me the phone box for their VOIP, they also sent a letter saying that a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) that I was suppose to get with it was out of stock and it was suppose to be sent later. THAT WAS 4 MONTHS AGO. Again, I warn all Canadians to stay away from CIA’s cheap ass phone service. Oh this warning goes to the U.S. as well, since they’re planning to expand across the border.

Anyway I like the phone even though I’m having some ‘sound issues, but I’m blaming the cheap headset . I’ll go look for a new one on the weekend. Oh and its just a stand headset for cell phones (2.5mm connector) so I’m sure I could by something better. Oh and I still need to test to see if I can record my calls with Audacity for potential podcast purposes.

So to recap, VONAGE, Good so far. CIA.COM BLOWS GOATS.

OH UPDATE. I Finally got through to CIA and got the phone cancelled.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A Nutjob with a PhD is still a Nutjob.

When I heard about this, I went ‘Oh hell, here we go again’. A Psychologist calims at 40% of all World of Warcraft players are addicted to the game. Does this mean that 40% of all City of Heroes players (my alleged MMO addiction are also addicted) are also addicted? Why are people always pulling this crap out of their asses?

Dr. Maressa Orzack, who also heads the Computer Addictions Services at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts; is telling people that a whole bunch of MMO players are addicted. First thing I want to know is where she got this 40% cam from? Where is the proof of this data? When was the study done? If she’s pulling her data from the Daedalus Project? Funny, that there’aren’t any numbers like that and the people involve with the project don’t like to use the words addiction or site a single reason while people play a an MMO excessively.

As far as I’m concerned, this is just someone grandstanding and trying to get attention. We went through this crap with rap music, TV, rock music, video games and even comic books. This is all just bullshit.

I’m sure that this ‘expert’ can site a couple of extreme examples but I could also site a few things about people who grandstand fake facts and what happens to them after.

I have a feeling that she’s one of these doctors that prescribes Ritalin to preschoolers because they’re not paying attention. OF COURSE THEY’RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION. THEY’RE ONLY 4 YEARS OLD.

Next thing you know, she’s going to want a warning sticker to be put on their TV, claming that a TV can be addictive. Oh better yet, how about a warning sticker on a newborn baby stating that the baby will take time away from other things and become an important part of your life.

Bottom line, Dr. Orzack making this crap up.

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Monday, August 21, 2006

Snakes on a Plane. The aftermath.

I’m sure that everyone has probably guessed I saw Snakes on a Plane over the weekend, and as I expected, it was a roller coaster ride of a movie. This isn’t ‘Forrest Gump’ or ‘Love Story’. This is Snakes on a Plane.

Now this is what bothers me. The movie did come in as #1 in the Box office, but they say it only made a ‘modest’ $15 million dollars. WHERE THE HELL DID $15 MILLION BECOME MODEST? Greedy bastards!!!

Now’s here’s the deal with Snakes on a Plane, it’s suppose to be CHEESY. It’s so bad that it’s great and it doesn’t disappoint. All the stereotypical passengers are there, the horny couple, the guy scared of flying, the large woman with too much makeup wearing a Muumuu. It’s all there; include that line we’re all waiting to hear. Samuel L. Jackson saying “I’ve had it with these Mother Fucking Snakes on this Mother Fucking Plane”.

Now here’s my prediction. This movie may not do all that well in the theatres but it will be a MEGA hit on DVD. I’m predicting this right now. I’ve talked to some people who are talking about waiting to rent it, but after they rent it once, they will have to own it.

My problem right now is that I don’t want to ruin the film for everybody, but everyone must see the early snake attacks. THEY’RE GREAT.

One list thing for all you reptile lovers out there. You’ll all saying that snakes don’t normally attacked unless provoked and they even say that in the movie. They also establish that the snakes are being affected by the pheromones in the lei’s on the plane. Basically the SNAKES ARE ON CRACK.

I’ve said all that I can without ruining the film, now GO SEE SNAKES ON A PLANE.

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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Friday, August 18, 2006

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Preview to Snakes on a Plane

Yesterday, I watched the Samuel L Jackson interview from Monday’s Letterman (I Tivoed it). During the movie, I’ve discovered why the snakes on ‘Snakes on a Plane’ go nuts, Pheromones. Apparently, in the movie, the snakes were sprayed with pheromones which makes them, as Mr. Jackson said himself, “act like they’re on Crack".

So now not only do we have Snakes on a plane, but we haves Snakes on Crack on a plane.!!! I am so looking forward to this movie. I’m going to try and get into the sneak preview tomorrow night, but I doubt that I’ll get in.

Until then, I guess I’ll just have to play the free ‘Snakes on a Plane’ First Person Shooter. Your mission is to shoot all the snakes.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

My EVE experience.

First thing I want to mention to everyone that uses Blogger, they are in the process of upgrading the software to give us new features, including adding ‘tags’ or labels on our posts. I’m looking forward to it. Maybe when they’re done, the server won’t go down anymore.

Now here comes the Geek Alert. This is going to be a geeky post.

I heard from a friend online that EVE Online is giving away a 14 day free trial.. So I think, ‘Cool, this is a game that I might be interested’. So I request the free 14 day key and download the game, and installed it. Everything was fine, and it’s a pretty looking game. It’s also pretty hard core sci-fi. We’re talking Dune here.

Now that’s all fine and dandy but there problem started with the tutorial. It’s really long. Long, long, long. How long? I ended up quitting after 3 hours and I was still haven’t gotten to the ‘real’ game yet.

I did some research into the game developer and I discovered that it was created in Iceland. Then I realized that this is where Bjork is from. Like Bjork, the game is interesting but a little far out there, especially if the game tutorial take over 3 hours. Odds are that the whole thing would have lasted 4 hours and I shouldn’t have to put that much.

Then again, Bill, who’s a bad ass, and transports gold for the U.S.Federal reserve plays EVE and if he does, so can I.

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