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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Monday, August 14, 2006

It's Monday. Yadda Yadda Yadda.

I’m here, someplace and I’m bored. I want to go somewhere else. It’s Monday and since I didn’t win the $42 Million from the Saturday Lotto 6/49 jackpot, then life sucks.

Actually there’s some training going on in my office right now, but I’m not doing any of the training, so I have to listen to all the yadda yadda yadda. Yuck.

This weekend was a hum dinger. I watched Police Academy 1 to 4 back to back, and that was just Saturday. Oh did you know that Tackleberry is dead? The actor David Graf died from a heart attack back in 2001. For the record, he was the guy who was gun crazy.

I think the worse part of the weekend was having to go to Value Village for my Mom. My parents were here last week for a day and they ended up at that store and my mom regretted not buying a coat that cost $9.99. Personally I have a problem going to a store where I’ve heard these 2 sentences back to back. “My God, look at the size of this pee stain” and “This doesn’t really show, does it?”. As you can guess, I’m not a fan of Value Village.

I did find something interesting there though. I found an old Macintosh computer. It looked like something from the 80’s or early 90’s. If it weren’t for the fact that I they didn’t have the monitor, the mouse or the cables, I would have bought it, just to tinker with it.

Last week I found this site that featured old games for the Apple II. I mean REALLY old school stuff like Oregon Trail. That’s a classic educational game. You have to making it to Oregon by the fall without anyone in your party dying. Think of it as a lame ass version of Survivor.

Ok this is getting BORING. This is going to be a long week, with nothing else to look forward too, except for SNAKES ON A PLANE, which comes out this FRIDAY.

Now that I think about it, the whole month is going to be BORING. I guess, that’s why the FRENCH take the whole month off. I wish I could take all of August off. Oh well.

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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

I'm going to give my Internet Provider a swift kick in the head.

I’m pissed off. Actually I’m really pissed off at my ISP. They guys keep doing something stupid. I’m not sure what it is, but the end result is that I’m offline. I haven’t been able to properly post for a few days now, so I’m doing this from work. (A cup of bandwidth kind sir?).

So I tell the rest of Canada, stay away from 3web/cia.com to be your Internet and Phone service. They suck DONEKY BALLS. Oh and they plan to expand into the U.S. as well, so be weary of these jackasses my friends to the sound. They guys are so full of shit. Oh and now these FUCKERS aren’t even answering their phone. Correction, the phone picked up after the 3rd call. Even then it’s some automated recording.

What really bothers me is that It my connection was working this morning when I reset the modem, and I’ve been logging into my PC off and on all day and there has been nothing wrong, but suddenly, about an hour before quitting time, I can’t log into my PC again. If I can’t play City of Heroes when I get home, that’s it. I’ll be switching. I’m not paying for this shitty service.

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Clip of the Week



The Ask a Ninja Ninja on Doogtoons.

Created by Doogtoons and Ask a Ninja

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

My Mom's coming to town. RUN!!!

Guess what? I got this phone call on Sunday, My parents are going to be in town on Wednesday and they’re going to stay with me. AWWW CRAP!!!! So now the cleaning begins.

The good news is that most of the cleaning is already done, but that still leaves me 24 hours (not counting sleep and work) to get everything ready for their overnight visit (yes they’re leaving the next day.) The truth of the matter is that my apartment is going to be Hotel Restoule tomorrow.

Also I’m going to take my parents out to dinner. Now someone has told me that they should be taking me out since I’m giving them a place to sleep but these are my parents. These are the people who gave me life and raised me. Besides, this will keep them out of my place for at least an hour. That’s less time for my mom to complain about the dust or whatever she wants to complain about.

However I do draw the line at my computer desk. I’ll straighten it out but I’m not (I REPEAT, I’m not ) doing anything to ‘clean’ that desk. This does not mean that there’s mold or anything, but I’m not making it all pretty with everything lined up all nice and neat. That computer is my domain and if they don’t like it. TOUGH!!!

So basically all I need to do is go home, vacuum, clean the floors, dust the living room, and hide all the dirty clothes under the bed. Oh and wash the sheets, I must was all my sheets. Odds are I’ll just wake up extra early (like 4:00am) and wash them all and have them folded. I won’t make the bed, because that way, my mom can make her own bed. Last time, I actually bought new sheets, but I’M NOT DOING THAT AGAIN. Oh for the record, I do wash my sheets regularly, BUT with my mom, I’m not taking any chances.

I’ll let everyone know how dinner went tomorrow. Oh and this mean’s I’m going to miss out on some playing time with City of Heroes. NOOOOO!!!!!

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