So, looks like i'm in charge of the update today seeing as spitfire is sick.
So how about that election? Looks like it was over in a day, not like the lame americans who can't count a bunch of pieces of paper in a couple weeks. Maybe those americans should watch a bit more sesame street so they could learn the basic principles behind counting.
It's pretty obvious in this country that there's a huge split between east and west. The alliance took almost ALL of western canada minus a few seats. Then the rest is pretty much all liberal. I went to Politics Watch and did their little questionaire to see who I should have voted for (because I didn't vote) and it turns out that the alliance was their first recommendation, and big surprise the liberals were the bottom of the pile. What does this mean? That probably every policy the liberals will enact will be contrary to what I want. I tell you what, all a party has to do to get me to vote for them is make indians pay taxes. However we all know that no politician has enough balls to try that. Maybe we could make a deal with them, they pay taxes, we give them quebec. Sounds fair to me :)
Well, spitfire and I were talking this morning about income tax and how the gov't rapes us every chance it gets. Well it turns out that even though his salary is a reasonably amount more than mine, we have almost the same take home pay because he pays a fair amount more income tax than I do. This is off base salary, however the lucky bastard gets a car allowance as well and works overtime. I don't get paid for overtime at my job, I just get to bank the hours for time off, but that's good too. So after his car allowance and OT he's better off than me, good'ol government jobs. Clayton, you should be buying more volares, you could get a new one each month. I mean what else is a car allowance for if not buying more cars???
Ok, enough of the serious stuff, now on to some more interesting stuff that your actually likely to read. You know all those pictures you always get in your email, or at least spitfire does. You know, the nekid photo's of usually famous people and sometimes you are left wondering if they are real or not??? Well, for you I have found the answer. It's a site called The Fake Detective. All you have to do is send him the picture and he'll tell you if it's fake or not. If it's a good one he'll make it into a case file for other people to see. Also you can look at all the old case files and see a crap load of fake nude pictures. All the harsh ones are censored out though so if your a sick pervert looking for a hard core brittney spears picture you won't find any.
Here's something else for you. We all know how hard it is to find a good site that doesn't require a credit card and i'm not sure how I stumbled on to this one but at some point in time I did. It's pretty much the only free site I know of that doesn't ask for a credit card or anything. Just head on over to teens missing their panties. Sorry girls I don't have any sites for you, I don't swing that way.
Well, that is about all for now, I must leave and continue preparations for the summer of 2001, or as some say, the SUMMER OF YC.
PS - get your ass onto the message board, i'm tired of having to stir the pot to get any action goin on over there.
I had some nice pictures to put up today to dazzle all you kids, but alas our email server at work doesn't seem to be working properly and all the content I sent home seems to be gone. No matter, that just means that I will have to babble some more random thought....hmmmm.....errr.....????...ok that sucked, lets get on to something (relatively) interesting...
Anyhow, thats enough raving for me. I have this terrible cough that feels like I have a feather lodged half-way down my throat and it won't go away. The thing that really pisses me off is that I don't get paid for sick days until Dec. 5, so I don't want to miss work. Stupid cold.
I can't believe how fast Christmas is creeping up on us this year. Its already getting dark around 5:30 every night, people are setting up christmas trees, and carols are playing in the malls. Is it just me or does christmas seem to start earlier every year??
Today I have a special treat for all you loyal RBlords fans. Since neither Blue4130 NOR Audiophile sent me an article to post, I was forced to write my own. I tried to stick with a topic that everyone would find informative and useful. So please click the link below and pay special attention, because you never know when you may need to know....
Shit I'm tired today, and just for that reason I have nothing else to say. You can check out this naked picture of Britney Spears if you want...or you can view the original here. Fun fun fun. (yawn)
In computer news, I received my new 19" monitor in the mail on Friday, and I have to say I'm pretty impressed. This is the first 19" flatscreen that I have seen and I have to say the image quality is quite impressive. Oh yeah, its a SamSung 955DF. Oh yeah, and thanks Audiophile for pointing out that the price of this monitor just went down $50 after I bought it. After some poking around on Onvia's site I noticed they offered price protection within 14 days of purchase, so it looks like I'm getting a better deal than I thought!
For the first time in a very long time, RBlords is expanding by hosting a column maintained by the notorious soul_d. For all of you waiting to see the pictures from last weeks trip to Edmonton, this is where you will find them. So mosey on over there and have a look. You'll also notice that there will be a link to this new addition on the menu bar to the left, so make sure to check back on a regular basis!
JayB seems to be getting a little depressed lately over the small number of people visiting his site. I never like to see people sad so please send him an email or something to make him feel better. I'm sure he'd really appreciate it.
I don't really have anything more to say today except that I worked a fair bit of overtime this weekend which is going to be nice with Christmas coming up. Also, one of the 64meg DIMMs in my computer decided the other day that it was now a 32meg DIMM which really pisses me off...but I guess thats what I get for buying RAM from the bargain bin at Techtronics. I never keep receipts for RAM either, because I expect it to last forever. Perhaps from now on I'll be more careful as this is the second stick that has gone bad for me in the last year...
I spent all day at work excited because there was a possibility that when I got home there would be a brand new monitor staring at me, but alas there was not. I really hope it gets here tomorrow because the wait is killing me.
If anybody experiences problems with this site over the weekend, I am offering an apologize in advance. I'm not 100% sure yet, but oden may be going down for an upgrade. At the same time, I have been wrestling to get MySQL working and its getting to be a bit of a pain in the ass. I don't remember it ever being this damn hard last time I had it working but that was over a year ago and my memory just aint that damn good :)...
In other news I downloaded an mp3 ripper today, so I have been encoding all of my store-bought audio cds into mp3s for no real reason. I'm kinda dissapointed though because the damn encoder doesn't seem to be multi-threaded so its not effectively using both of my CPUs. Doesn't that just piss you off?
YC just informed me that he is very damn close to having one year of cracking time for SETI. Too bad he will never catch up to me! NEVER I SAY!!! Okay, I think its time for bed for me...
Another amusing video from CampChaos.com. Check it out!
I don't really have all that much to say today except that I am looking forward to the end of the week so that I can catch up on my sleep. Oh, I'm also pretty excited about getting a new monitor, although I'm not sure when it is going to get here. Could be anytime before next thursday but I'm hoping it gets here before the weekend, as I have had good luck in the past receiving things from Onvia.com within 2-3 days of ordering...
Goodnight everybody, its time to go to bed. I hope to see you all back here again for the next exciting Rappablords update!
Well, I have been contemplating the future of this page for a very long time now. RBlords has grown a lot larger than I once intended it to be, and as such it is becoming increasingly difficult to manage. I am finally in the process of converting the page into a database-driven architechture which would make updates faster, and easier for other people to update as well (like DP or Razor). This could take some figuring, so if you notice any funny things going on with the page, it is probably a result of me moving things around and I apologize for any inconvienience.
Not much news today, except that I finally broke down and ordered myself a new monitor on Tuesday. I have been living with a 14" monitor that was found in the garbage until now, but I will now be able to join the world of 19" wonders. Damnit I wish monitors weren't so expensive...but to anyone out there actively seeking out a new monitor please take a look at Onvia.com. If you're Canadian (like me), just hit the 'Canada' button at the top of the page to have all prices printed in Canadian dollars. Their prices are very competitive and they offer FREE shipping. You know how much it costs to ship a 19" monitor across Canada? Neither do I and I don't have to worry about it either :)
Only other thing to mention today is that I finally got around to taking my film in to get developed from my trip to Edmonton. Hopefully once I have the pics scanned, soul_d will provide a breif summary of everything interesting that happened to us (remember YC came along on this trip).
And don't forget to join the fun on the Discussion Board...
I should also note that Unit3 dislikes everything about the new P4 and believes it to be "Nothing more than a waste of money", and also denies that it could be superior in any way whatsoever. Since he also believes that any document published in html format is the god-spoken truth and un-argueable proof, I would like to direct him (and you) to this site (cudos to soul_d for the phat link)
Enough ranting and back to some new juicy news. Jay B seems to be worried that Bla-Bla (the ISP for EJ) is going to go under sometime in the near future. I would like to take this time to extend my hand to his, and offer the hosting of his site free of charge if it shall come down to that. As a payment, I would simply ask that he cover my ass when his company finds out that I am running servers using their service. Oops, I wasn't supposed to say that. Anyhow, I believe this to be an ideal solution for the both of us, and we could then sit down, have a drink, and celebrate the moment with the adding of hand to penis.
Tired of reading this yet? Tough, I got more to say. Every week I am required to attend a staff meeting at work, along with 5 other employees, to talk about the various projects we are involved in and the progress being made in certain areas, etc, along with general concerns expressed by our general manager. In this meeting today I was informed that my partner and myself are going to have to be sent for a whole day of "Cultural Awareness" training. Everybody then laughed at us because they all seemed to avoid the recruitment. I really don't care that much other than it sounds like its going to be really boring...maybe I'll just bring YC to make things interesting...
Ok, I'm done now. Bravo to all of you who have been posting on the Discussion Board. I know its lame but it gives me a chance to see that I really do have readers, and these hits aren't all from myself reading my own site like a loser from work. Anyhow, I'm outta here. Word to your mother.
So as a result of my trip this weekend, and only getting back an hour ago, I am very, very tired. The mall was pretty cool, although it was the 3rd time I had been there in 3 years and eventually it does start to become a little less interesting. Mental Note: Don't tell the guys at the stereo shop that you are interested in buying "The most impressive toy in the world". Blue4130 learned this the hard way...
Anyhow, I'd love to stay and rant some more, but I just know that I am going to be incredibly tired tomorrow morning so I'm going to leave it at this. Please have a look at the discussion board if you want to have some interactive super-fun...
Whats new? Not much. Edmonton trip is tomorrow so I'll be gone for the weekend. YC made a very bold and daring comment on the Discussion Board today and I guess that was kindof interesting. Also, someone died the other day at Harry Bailey (a swimming pool run by the city) during a diving/scuba class. He was trying to see how long he could hold his breath under water and he just never came up. Its pretty sad, but the interesting thing is how much politics is involved downtown when this happens, most of the managers in my department were busy in meetings and writing reports on the subject to straighten out all the details and try to combat any exagerations that the media is known for publishing...
Well I promised an article today so an article you will get. I don't have anything from Blue4130, as he said that he would send me an article but he didn't! However, we have a sweet article written by Audiophile which is worth a look. I mean hey, its an article about Dog Pound getting beat up, can you do any less???
Wow, I'm tired. Good thing I can sleep tomorrow during the ride up to Edmonton. Have a good weekend everyone, I'll take some pictures of the carnage that Unit3 causes...
I know that some of you have heard of the new Alice in Wonderland game coming out from ea, those who haven't I guess now is your chance. Blue4130 sent me the trailer for this long-awaiting game which promises to be very evil, twisted and gorey. Sounds pretty good, lets see if it can live up to all the hype...
Anyone who uses the RBlords mail service mail have noticed that it wasn't receiving mail over the past few days. I'm not exactly sure when this started but it has been fixed, and all of the email that had been sent in the meantime should have been delivered shortly after so there should be no loss. I haven't exactly figured out why this happened, it seems that once every month or so, oden (the server) just starts rejecting email for so reason and the only way I have been able to fix it is to reboot, which I should never have to do! Ugh. Oh well.
On a side note, I'm not sure if anyone has noticed but Razor's page has kinda died. I'm hoping for a glorious comeback. The Dark Project is also down due to The Saint's lack of hard drive space (hard to believe as he has 1023402gigs). __SPACE__'s page is live and flourishing, so I suggest you have a read. Other than that, the internet is dead. Oh, and I should mention that SDB Blue has been updated...
Wow thats the longest update in awhile! Stay tuned for articles in the near feature from both Audiophile AND Blue4130. And don't forget to leave your comments on the Discussion Board...
I know its a little old, but how about a video of Bill Gates getting hit with a pie?
Seems JayB has been getting a little bit blue over the maintenance of his site and it almost sounded like he was considering discontinuing it. So why don't you fire him an email to remind him just how much you really care.
BeOS 5.0 kicks some serious ass. Not a whole lot more ass than 4.5 did, but there is definately a significant increase of ass kicking present. My favorite part about BeOS is that EVERYTHING is multi-threaded, which makes dual processors a true dream. I haven't found any SW for BeOS yet that doesn't utilize dual processors, except for the crappy SETI client which for some reason won't even let me run two instances of it. Installing my network card and SB16 was a pain tho, you would think that a SB16 would be generic enough, but its ISA so it had to be manually entered :(
Blue4130 has announced that he is going to be having a LAN party at his rockin' place this weekend, Saturday. It promises to be a rockin' good time of UT playing, and maybe even some oldschool AvP. We just need tables. Playing on the floor sucks ass.
Anyhow, I think thats way too much from me this morning. I should also mention that I am working today, while everybody else isn't. For some reason everybody in the country gets the day off today, when us government workers get pushed to Monday. I guess it isn't all that bad, at least traffic was decent on the way to work this morning...
Looks like this trip to Edmonton should be a blast, we have lots of people coming and there will be lots of carnage. If anyone knows of a bitchin hotel to stay at while we're there, let me know because I have no idea. Last time I was in Edmonton we looked up the Travelodge and then found out the hard way that there are, in fact, two of them in Edmonton and the one we found was on 'the bad' side of town, whichever side that is. Needless to say it was a crummy looking Motel/Hotel with a swimming pool the size of my car. On a side note about the Travelodge website, I think its kinda weird that out of all of their locations, they picked the Saskatoon one as one of the 4 pictures that show up on the right side of the page. I guess we DO have a pretty nice travelodge here (now that I have seen the others ones :) )
Audiophile sent me a very educational link to Being L33t...it's worth a read-over if you're interested in TriX0ring, HaX0ring or just want to be a little more like JeffK. Actually, speaking of JeffK, he wrote a review of Red Alert that DP may be interested in...
In case you didn't notice, today's update was pretty lame, and late. Just thought I'd point that out. For some super-fun happy action, go to the Discussion Board and leave your opinion on the Promise Keepers....
Nike's new ad promo with Tiger Woods
Don't really have much to say tonight, except that I finally got my hands on a copy of BeOS 5.0. The copy came from none other than King YC himself. My heart truley goes out to him, as he had to actually steel a copy of the CD from a co-worker and then proceed to outrun him in order to take it home.
Also, the trip to Edmonton is still on for next Friday (the 17th). I'm quite impressed on the crew so far, as we will likely be hauling around 10 people up there. I should run out and grab a battery for soul_d's video camera so that we can tape all of the carnage that takes place as we throw a massive hotel party for two nights.
I finally got around to checking my pwrsrc email and discovered that soul_d has littered it with many gems and treasurers. First of all, The Real Ghostbusters is being shown on channel 64 @10:30. There isn't much sweeter than the ghostbusters. Except maybe a 20 meg Jennifer Lopez music video He also sent me the following:
"Remind the world that soul_d online is not dead. I think people thought it was, because it said "happy thanksgiving" for almost a month, but soul_d online celebrates thanksgiving for 28 days. We have lots to be thankful for at Soul_D online."I also have a funny (and much smaller) video for you all which teaches us where NOT to hide your wedding ring. You'd better watch this one...
Thats it for today. I'm tired. I'm also planning a trip to Edmonton next weekend because I think I need a vacation. If we go (which we probably will), I will try and take pictures (or video) and bring back good footage of me and Unit3 wrecking stuff...
I guess it couldn't last forever, this wonderfully above-average temperature fall but I suppose its time for the white stuff to stay. This kinda sucks for me as it means I will be condoned to driving the Super-Volare, and the Super-Volare only. Good thing I tuned her up yesterday. Only problem is when I checked the coolant level, there was no coolant so I was like "Well, the block can't crack if it has NO water in it. This must be safe"
I was FINALLY able to snag a picture of Razor as a kid
Thankx Mel for the wicked link!
I should mention for those who care (and those who know what I'm talking about), that 19th Street BBS is back up. Just click on the link in the left menu to access it (if you have an account)
Gnight to you all! Sorry for the lazy update but I'm....uhh....lazy...go read EJ or something...
Today at work my friend Mark tried to convince me to apply for a new job posting for a 'Computer Operator'. I was curious as to what this job entailed, so I took a look at the posting. I then found out that this was basically a help desk job where you take calls and work crappy shifts, and if something bad does happen then you call a 'tech-support profesional', which is basically what I am now. Oh yeah, and it paid about 5% less than I am getting paid currently. After informing Mark of this his response was quite simply "Hey, nothing's sweeter than a pay cut." Amen to that, my friend. I'm going to apply tomorrow.
In the news, 6 convicts escaped from our local jail a few days ago. To give all you outsiders a clue about how smart our criminals are, lets look at a few details:
Last but not least today, I have an incredibly insightful article written by none other than soul_d, the author of your favorite RBlords article, "An Open Letter to the Unfaithful". This time instead of tackling the mysteries of religion and social behaviour, soul_d has taken to writing about are far more pressing issue in today's world..."How Yamahas Work". Its worth a read if you appreciate the writings of this truly unique and perspicacious author. After all, he WILL be a champion of freedom and justice.