Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dumb Ass Lawyers

I’ve never been impressed with lawyers. In my opinion, layers mostly a bunch of self-important weasels, who think they’re better than the rest of us, (though the same argument can be made of IT people as well). The biggest problem I have with lawyers as of late is that they don’t seem to understand how the law is so behind technology, and the changes in society as a result to of technology.

There’s a trial going on in San Francisco right now. The issue is that the SysAdmin (Head Computer guy) had locked other users out of administrating a new network that the city has invested millions of dollars to set up. His story is that he didn’t want to give others access because they would “screw it up”. Now I admit, that this guy is a bit of a screwball, and might need a “little vacation”. Now’s here’s the part that gets me. As part of the city’s lawyer’s strategy to convict this guy, they submitted as evidence (and now public knowledge) 150 usernames and PASSWORDS of city network admins. THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!! At this point, wouldn’t give out my password to management either because of incompetent things like this. I MEAN REALLY!!!

For quite sometime, I’ve always believed that what is legal and what is right are two different things. The RIAA and how they’ve been extorting people who download music is a perfect example; big money lawyers shaking down people for thousands of dollars. I’m just glad that people are now fighting back, and winning against the RIAA.

Here’s my theory. These people spend years and years studying old books about laws that were written 40 to 50 years ago. They fill their heads with so much crap that common sense gets pushed out of their head. (on the other hand the greed and selling their souls to the devil theory is just as good). It’s either that or they can’t see what is going on around them because of their bullshit coloured glasses.

Oh and I want to state that this is my opinion, and I have a right to my opinion, so don’t sue me you soulless lawyers.

I really do not have any respect for lawyers because of their inability to comprehend reality today from laws written 40+ years ago, and as long as they continue to wear the bullshit coloured glasses, I will continue to think this way.

My 2 Bytes

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Dream TV is here

I now see the world a lot clearer. Not because I have new glasses, but because my LCD TV has arrived. I hooked it up last night. Connected my DVD player, my computer, my PS3, and the cable line and I went “ohhhh”, and I could hear angels singing, then I received a phone call from Mr. T congratulating me for owning such a fine TV. It was so beautiful. From the moment I first turned it on until when I turned it off to go to bed. It was wonderful. It’s a geek’s dream come true.

Last night after I tested everything, I log onto City of Heroes and started to brag to my friend there. Needless to say, they are jealous. One friend of mine is planning to do the same thing with a HD set but he hasn’t bought it yet. I’m not sure when he’s going to buy the set, but for now, I’m the only one in the group with this set.

I’m not going to go into the minor issues that I had when I finished setting everything up, because, to be honest, who cares, but the end result is great. I don’t officially have Cable TV right now, but I do have Cable Internet, so I can get a few channels that leak through the cable line. So I connected the cable and the TV did it’s search and now I have a couple of HD Channels. I have PBS HD. Normally I don’t watch PBS, but I can see myself watching that channel more and more, because it’s in HD.

I haven’t taken pictures of the thing yet; because we were still bonding, but rest assured that there will be pictures posted soon.

My 2 Bytes.

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Clip of the Week.

Snickers TV Commercial - Get Some Nuts - video powered by Metacafe

Apparently some people find this commercial offensive, but it has Mr T. and I'm sorry. Speedwalking is Bullshit.

Also, being a sissy and being gay are two different things. This is not about Homophobia. It's about not looking like an idiot.

My 2 Bytes

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Journey of my LCD TV

It’s on it’s way. My big ass TV. Remember when I said that I wasn’t going to blog about the new toys that I was going to buy…except one? Well, this is the toy, my baby, my 47inch LCD HDTV!!!. I swear, when I bought this TV online, I could hear angles crying with joy.

I’m not going to go into the technical details, because I’m sure you don’t give a rats ass about it…(but it’s 1080P!!!)but I’m looking forward to having this thing in my living room, connected to my computer and my PS3. I’m looking forward to blogging with a 47 inch screen. I’m looking forward to reading web pages, and downloading and watching videos on this screen. I’m looking forward to playing videogames and watching movies on this thing.

So yesterday I received the confirmation e-mail that the TV has been shipped, and I have a tracking number so I can follow the progress of my baby, as it’s being delivered to me. So yesterday it was in Chicago. I and now today, it’s in St Paul. MN, and yes I will be checking daily, as it makes it’s way to Calgary, and my apartment.

I remember on Friday, when I bought the thing, I was “as happy as a little girl”. I was so giddy, that it was downright disturbing. Normal people would say, “it’s just a damn TV”, but it’s a dream come true. To be able to sit on my couch and use my TV as a monitor for my PC. It will be my portal to the world.

So I’ll let everyone know where the TV is.

My 2 Bytes.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Holes in my City

It’s been a week. I know I know. I remember when I originally started the blog, I was planning on writing something everyday, and for awhile, that was happening, but I’m still getting into a new routine, and …I’m working on it.

So I’ve noticed something about Calgary recently. The city is full of holes; really big holes. Huge holes that are the size of a city block and go down from 3 to 10 floors. What I’m saying is that there’s a lot of construction going on in the city right now.

Twice a day, I pass by a really big hole, almost the size of 2-city block. In fact, they destroyed the street between the 2 blocks and now have built a bridge to reconnect the 2 intersections again. The bridge will eventually be part of the underground structure of this large building, which will be known as “The Bow”. This building is suppose to be the tallest office tower in Canada, (with the exception of Toronto), and that’s just one of the big holes in this town.

I haven’t taken the time to count all the “holes” in Calgary right now, because I do have a life. (Ok not much of a life, but I do have one), but I have counted construction cranes while traveling to and from work. So far I’ve counted 20 different cranes. That means there are a lot of buildings going up.

My theory is as the price of oil goes up, so will the towers. Calgary is home to a lot of oil companies and different types companies, from all over the world are setting up office here, and with that comes the money.

Recently a couple of new penthouse apartments came on the market here in the city. They were two story condo apartments in a new condo high-rise that is almost completed. The asking price, (wait for it) 10 MILLION DOLLARS!! EACH! Are they shitting me? At this point, I’m thinking that I don’t ever have a snowballs chance in hell of ever owning my own home in this city. I’ve been thinking about a condo, but the anything decent starts around $200k, and it’s only recently that I’ve been able to even start putting money away. I need to finish my list of things to buy so I can start saving enough for a down payment on a place.

Now I’m thinking that eventually the trickle down economic thing will help me out. I’m already making more money than I’ve ever had in my life. Also I’m starting to get customers at, so there is hope for me. I still have the plan to own a condo in Tampa Bay one day, I just have the feeling that in the near future, that my life will be centered around one of those holes.

My 2 Bytes.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Once again, I’m suffering from bloggers block, so it’s time for some people’s favorite blog strategy winging it.

It’s about half way through the Stampede and I still haven’t gone yet. I’ll go on Sunday, since that will be my last chance to go. I’m not sure why I feel the need to go. I’m not planning to go on any of the rides. I’m not into the “buy tickets” to go on a ride thing. I’m more the Disneyland/Six Flags/Canada’s Wonderland/Calaway Park type of person. You pay once, and ride all you want. The deal with the Stampede though, is that there is so much more than just the rides, there are free shows, exhibitions, and …you get my point. Plus I want the mini donuts and the carnival food. So the plan is on Sunday night I was come home with stick fingers from cotton candy, and mustard stained shirt from the corn dogs, but dammit I’m going to have a good time. I could go on about the Stampede, but I really don’t see the point. Most people know about it, and the people who don’t, go to Actually, I need to pick up some Stampede souvenir as well for some friends, but I’m sorry, I’m not sending people giant foam cowboy hats.

Other than work, I really haven’t been doing much. I’ve decided that I really need a new couch, so that’s next on my list after the LCD TV. I’m also considering going down to a 46in instead of a 50. I’ve discovered that I can save a lot of money if I give up 4 inches of LCD. I think 46in will be enough and I can save some cash, so I’ll be able to get the new couch sooner. The sacrifices that I make, for my behind.

Actually one problem that I’m having is that I start a blog post during quiet time at work…and when that happens, I easily get distracted by shiny things like….ohh an new chair for my apartment. I so need a new chair for my computer desk. The old one is really sucky and is killing my bad.

See that’s a problem that I’m having. With the old job, I would just blog, and not care about what needed to be done, especially after they moved me to the warehouse floor. At that point, I didn’t do sweet piss all, except what I wanted to, but now it’s different. I’m actually happy now. I’m busy and I don’t want it to stop.

I’ll get it figured out somehow.

My 2 bytes

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The naked Gamer

Apparently 1 in 5 Canadian males, plays videogames in the “buff”. Sans clothes, free as a bird, we’re talking NAKED. This information came forward after Microsoft did a poll asking Canadian about their “gaming habits”. First of all, I want to know, is why did Microsoft ask if I play videogames naked? Does Bill Gates have a fetish for naked gamers? If so, I think he’s rather disappointed to find out that only 9% of Canadian women have played a videogame naked as opposed to 17% of men. Oh it get’s better, the younger you are, the more likely you are to have played naked. Again, why does Microsoft care if I’m naked?

Now I’m a gamer, I’ve made no secret about it, but I’m not a nudist. The idea of being “bare assed” while playing City of Heroes is not a good thing. Sitting at my PC “free as a bird” while I’m playing a videogame is not a good idea. First of all, sitting in an office chair in “all my glory” is a bad idea. We are talking chaffing people. I used to have a leather chair, and I didn’t want to leave “stains” on the thing, and now I have a “fabric” chair, the marks it would leave on my behind do not appeal to me. So my feeling is that the naked gamers are playing console games (Playstation 2 or 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii). Wait, someone naked playing with their Wii? EWWWW.

This also reminds me of the Ebay pictures where you can a reflection of the guy (or gal) in a mirror or in a window and you can see that they’re FREE as the wind. There are some people who just have a need to be “sans clothes”. Now I have played videogames in my swim trunks, but never nude and never in my underwear. I have this fear that the Police are going to burst into my apartment one day, with the media behind them, and I’ll be on the couch, with my hands on my “controller”. I take these kinds of precautions. I’m the type of guy who will lock the door to the bathroom, even if I’m in a log cabin, in the middle of the tundra, with no one around for hundreds of miles. I’m locking that door.

Ok, I’m a little paranoid, but there is NO WAY, pictures of my naked ass are going to end up on the Internet.

My 2 bare assed bytes

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Puppies are not evil

When I first heard about this I went WHAT THE…but the more I think about it, the more pissed off I am about it. Here’s the scenario, a police department in the UK is changing their phone number and they need to get the word out, so they create an advertisement with a puppy, and the Muslim community is OUTRAGED by the puppy. The puppy offends them. A puppy dog with cute little eyes offends them.

Last week, I was talking with a friend of mine, a Reverend, who doesn’t like dogs. He made that comment to me and I just looked at him and said “Dogs are unconditional love”. Any dog owner will tell you there. There is nothing more peaceful is a dog resting on your lap (or his/her head on your lap). Dogs rule. Anyway he went to quite something in the scripture, something negative about dogs, and my reply was “anyone who doesn’t love dogs has no soul”, and I truly believe that.

So now there are Muslims in the UK who are offended by this? Now I’ve always been respectful of other people’s beliefs…but COME ON!!! I mean SERIOUSLY. Even I can only be pushed so far. I used to work for a company that didn’t allow Christmas decorations for fear of offending someone. I don’t like that but I can live with it. We didn’t have a Christmas party, we had an employee appreciation brunch instead…but you couldn’t bring your spouse. Again, I’m not impressed but I can live with it. Now there’s a group out there who are offended by a picture of a puppy? That’s BULL SHIT.

For anyone who is offended by dogs, I want to remind you of one thing. All Dogs go to Heaven, and if my dog isn’t in Heaven when I die, then I don’t want to go there. At least I have that option, because dog haters don’t have souls, and can’t go to heaven.