Jan 02, 2001

Spitfire


Happy New Year Everyone!!

Seems like forever since the last update, but alas I am here and I have survived the new year festivities. 2001, the REAL new milenium, and the world still hasn't ended. Looking back over the past year I can't help but feel sorry for the fools out there who stocked up on power generators and canned food to survive the technological breakdown of our society, only to find that there really wasn't any threat at all.... boy would I feel stupid! That was 2000, the majority of those people probably went on to say "Oh wait! That wasn't the new milenium! Wait until 2001!! We'll all be doomed!". Well other than a few bruises I received from Hellsh0k over the holliday, I have to say that I am very much alive. Quite.

I know I promised you all that I had some content to put up from Blue4130, and then I never did an update on Friday....oops. Anyway, he wanted to share with all of you some brand names that can't cross the border, and a nifty hand-held computer that can do pretty much everything your home computer can do. Nifty stuff, eh?

Also, a cure for baldness: "Make up an ointment from the ashes of burned bees and apply to the scalp overnight."

It's Soul_D time. Some of you may already know this, but for those who don't, Soul_D Online V7 is now online. It features a newly renovated easy-to-use flash interface along with many other goodies. Make sure to Check it out, and if you forget the link, it is now in the menu bar as well.

Soul_d would also like to tickle your senses today....

You can begin by having A LOOK at this page...
Then try having A LISTEN to this rare zelda theme cover...
Then finish off with a nice quiet READ of his new article, which can also be reached from his section (which now has a link in the entertainment section)

Thanks for the content Soul_D!

Just a reminder for everyone out there who still drops by the page every once in awhile, the RBlords WinAmp skin design contest is still in full effect. I have had contributions now from Razor and Saul Bahir but I would like to end the contest before showing them all to you. Hurry up! And this means you, Ed209!

For those of you who still pay attention to the whole RBlords SETI Scene and were wondering who the hell Johnny Shapes is and how he managed to complete a block in 2 minutes, your answer lies in this email I received from a very angry Kujo...

"Hey I hear that you were trying to figure out who that Johnny shapes is. Well I happen to know that it is a guy I work with. And the reason he has a 2 min block? Because he started it up went on to do somthing else and his computer started on fire a little while later. Must have been mid transfer. Now if only you included me in your little email ring you could have figured out the answer a lot sooner."

For those of you who remember reading my rules to the game of Rubber Tire Concern, you should know that I am currently working on an article for another fun game that you can play when you are bored, broke, and maybe a little tired/drunk. As with most of the fun games I come up with, it will be fun for everyone and is guarenteed to be a killer ice breaker at parties. This game is called "Killer Vice-Grip Wars"..and soon after I will be publishing the rules to "Punching Game" and many other fun games you can play. Perhaps I will eventually publish these and make a few bucks, because THESE ARE KILLER IDEAS HERE! And remember where you heard it first! on RAPPABLORDS, the largest website for ABSOLUTELY FREE games, articles, information and porno!

YEAH!

Well, look at that...its time to go to bed, and I'm all out of things to say anyway. Now I have to get back into a rut of getting up early every morning, and updating the site once again. Before I go I would like to mention that he has made some festive renovations...of course I know that nobody will look anyways because they are tired of BEING TRICKED EVERY TIME to make his page your default page. I eventually gave up and just let it be my default page, its less trouble that way...but anyhow, I'm off so have a great Tuesday and don't forget to pay attention to Dog Pound if you pass him on the street...

Dec 27, 2000

Spitfire


Almost the end of 2000, just a few more days...isn't this supposed to be the real turn of the milenium or something? I remember hearing around new years last year that it wasn't REALLY the new milenium until the end of 2000 or something like that, which has given me new hope for the end of the world. Which reminds me of the other night when I was watching Ghostbusters on DvD and listening to the talk-over by Harold Ramis and he was like "If the world ends in the year 2000, I guess you just wasted a lot of money on your DvD player, but if it doesn't, HEY!".

Anyone who has been in the computer world for longer than the past couple years may remember that not too long ago, Intel and AMD had another competitor to worry about, the MIGHTY Cyrix. Cyrix once competed on the level of AMD, as a low-cost, slightly lower-quality product to rival Intel's Celeron processors...pricewise Cyrix was usually the cheapest, but were known for being very non-overclockable (due to very non-leniant testing measures/limits). However, they were cheap.

For awhile now nobody has heard from Cyrix, especially since the last chips they produced were early Pentium clones, with clock speeds up to 200Mhz. However, sometime last year the mightly Cyrix got bought out by VIA Technologies Inc. along with Centaur processor divisions from IDT, and the dream was born again! Oh wait...what dream?

The new Cyrix III Processor features a .15 micron die, giving it significantly lower power consumption capabilities, along with far less heat generation. In fact, these chips don't even need a fan! However, Cyrix has had problems matching performance with that of AMDs Durons and Intel's Celeron processors. They are hoping for a market in handheld/laptop technologies due to the low power consumption/low heat characteristics. I wasn't able to find any prices of these chips yet, but I am expecting them to sell at around......oooooh $2 US. LONG LIVE CYRIX!!

For anyone who hasn't listened to any of the brilliant masterpieces of MC Hawking, you're in for a real treat today! He's one dope motherfucker, and he's back with another phat rhyme:

The mighty Stephen Hawking is a fucking Quake master!


There isn't much more I can say about this guy, but check out his page. He's got a PHD in pain, and a master in disaster...

Razor dropped me a line today with a very depressing tone...it seems that his hit counter on his site is going down, or has stopped completely. If you don't know Razor personally, you should know that he is very attached to his webpage, in fact some days its the only thing that keeps him going. Every night he comes home from work and checks his counter to see how many hits he has received, and the answer usually determines his mood for the rest of the evening, or sometimes the rest of the week! Please be charitable and drop on by his site for a visit, its for a good cause, really.

Ever wonder why you should be drinking that disgusting, creamy white cow excrement we call milk? This is why.

I had some more content to post, some from Blue4130, but I left it at work so it will have to go up tomorrow. Actually, I'm a day late with this update so maybe you will get a double-update today if you're lucky! CHOW!

Dec 26, 2000

Spitfire


Well, I trust that everybody enjoyed their christmas! Myself, I can't complain as I sit here now happily filled with Turkey and about ready to go to bed. One thing I have noticed now that I have had the chance to sit down at my computer is that bandwidth currently SUCKS. I just ran a ping to altavista.com which turned out in 90% packet loss, which aint all too good. This leads me to believe that either a lot of people got signed up on my ISP this christmas or Jay B is at work right now pulling wires :)

I've had a lot of emails from people claiming to be making winamp skins for me, so that makes me happy...however nobody has actually turned any in yet.

For some humorous geeky reading material for today, Larmal forwarded me a news article about a kid who got suspended for using PHP! (Yes, the web scripting language).

Thats it for now!

Dec 22, 2000

Spitfire


One more day of work until christmas!! Today was a pretty strange day...I woke up this morning to bitter cold, then this afternoon it dropped down to -23 which (I can't believe) actually seemed really warm. Now, I just got home at around 11:00PM and its really freakin' nice outside! Thats good ol' Saskatchewan for ya tho, if you don't like the weather - wait 5 minutes!

Hello my friends, and welcome to the 208th Rappablords update!

Tonight I swung by Manos lounge to have a couple drinks with some friends, including my newly hitched up friend The Saint. The times were good, the conversation was swell, and the night was young, and so was YC. Sounds like The Saint is thinking of making a move out to Kamloops, BC as well to pursue his interests in GPS Programming. He also informed me that he could (and has been) spy on me through GPS imaging whenever he wants, so from now on I'm going to take the time to walk around everywhere outside with my pants down as a deterant. I think that should do nicely...

Oh, I have also made the decision that I am not buying anything nice for myself until May. This should allow me to pay off most if not all of my debts by that time. Think it will happen? Maybe...I hope so ;)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOG POUND!

Silly me, forgot to mention yesterday that it was Dog Pound's birthday. I mean, its not like I have to remind everybody as it comes marked on almost every single calendar in production today, but just thought I would remind you. Dog Pound is now 16 and is allowed to borrow his moms car whenever he wants. He is also allowed to have beer if in direct supervision of an approved parent.


It is my duty to inform all of my loyal readers that if you are out to find some cheap-ass computer parts, KazCorp is having an online 'blitz'. There are some pretty kick-ass deals there, a lot of 17" monitors for less than $200 and some decent motherboard/cpu prices as well. I was so impressed that I am going to link to his site for free, so if you ever forget the link, just click on the banner in the menu bar!

Anyhow, its been pretty damn quiet in my mailbox lately, where is everybody? Where are my winamp skins? Send me something!

Blue4130 has really been into custom case building lately, having converted the side of his case to a single sheet of fiberglass with a pretty LED on the outside displaying '666', the current speed of his athlon. The other day while we were looking through sites to find some wicked cases, we came across the one on the right. When it comes to the art of case mods, I think this one takes the cake. I can't even imagine the time that would go into something like that. I mean, damn, that thing is almost as nice as the one I posted a few days ago that looked like a dog :)

Also as I was thinking of this whole 'custom' case idea, and how l337 it was, I realized something. If you REALLY wanted to be the l337est guy on the block, and you needed to do so on a tight budget, why buy a case at all? For a little bit cheaper you can simply buy a power supply and rest your motherboard on your desk. This would look cool, be better for cooling if your into overclocking, and cheaper because you don't have to buy a case. Wow. Do I have to think of everything??? :)

Well its too late for me. I was just reminded tonight that I have yet to put up Kujo's bio, so I will try and have that up soon....goodnight to you all and a Merry Christmas if I don't update this weekend!

Dec 21, 2000

Spitfire


Today was a very busy day indeed...and was it ever cold! Yes, it was! I finally broke down today and bought myself a new battery for my car with 860 cold cranking amps for those freezing cold starts. That should be all the love my super-volare needs to keep going for the rest of the winter...

I'm starting to get the impression that you guys are catching onto the fact that my updates have been getting more and more lame lately, as we come towards winter. This may be true, but completely unrelated to the fact that I have been in a shopping frenzy to buy Dog Pound as many gifts as I can afford. I did hear from Ed209, a loyal reader, who claims that he is hard at work on a winamp skin for the contest...so COME ON PEOPLE, GET THOSE IN! The official deadline is now Jan. 1 so hurry up.

If you would turn your head to the right you will notice some eye candy for all you guys and lesbians out there, straight from YC himself. He seemed angry that my updates have sucked lately, and perhaps a little annoyed that I kept posting his emails on the site as jokes when they were never meant to be. I took these pictures as a peace offering, so now I offer them to you. Warning: Don't click on them unless you want to see a lot of naked body-painted girls.

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Today, out of my boredom and the extreme coldness outside I have bourn another computer. I suddenly realized that I had enough parts lying around to put together yet another computer, so the name 'gozer' lives again. I have attempted to update the server info page to reflect the new changes. What am I going to do with this new computer? I don't know...I have no idea. Maybe I'll try and get my beowulf cluster up and running again...but it would hardly be worth it without a couple dozen more units :). I'm also using that old HD that came from oden which is filled with errors, so if anyone has an old 500meg HD lying around let me know and I'll buy you supper as a trade :)

Today is the 4th month aniversery of the day that I got my super-volare (what, you don't believe me??), so in honor of such an event I present you with the song of the day. It is performed by a wonderfully talented band called The Screaming Blue Messiahs, and is entiriled (however so suitably) ... "Jesus Chrysler Drives A Dodge".

UGH, just about for got. A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to The Saint, who has recently become engaged. He has assured us all that this will not in any way effect his evilness, but will instaed only help him grow stronger by providing offspring to carry on his evil empire...

Thats it for me today, GET THOSE WINAMP SKINS IN TO ME OR ELSE!! And if you got a problem with it, you can go post it on the discussion board!

Dec 20, 2000

Spitfire


I have a christmas 'lunch' tomorrow, and I just found out today that I had to buy a small gift ($5-$10) which will go under our little christmas tree and get given out at random during the lunch tomorrow. I didn't realize until I went shopping tonight how incredibly difficult it is to buy something that will appeal to anyone, ages 19-60 girl or guy, let alone trying to keep it under $10. This is why I hate secret santas - because I suck at shopping.

Anyhow, I checked my mailbox today and didn't find ANY winamp skin contest entries. I suggest you guys all get into high gear and whip some up, especially YC. Speaking of YC, I have another email quote from him:

"Fuck so this morning I hear on the radio that it's like -10, then I look at the weather site and it says -27 so I got pissed off and went outside to start my car before I eat breakfast. Then I hear again that it's -10 so I look at the weather site and alas it also says -10, fuck I hate cache, not to be confused with cash."

On the up side of things, I may have aquired myself a new cheap car bargain. Unit3 smucked up his super station-wagon and is thinking of scrapping the car because the repairs are going to be expensive. If all goes well, and he doesn't change his mind, I should be able to pass him $100 and I'll have a brand new shiney broken station wagon. Good deal? Maybe. I could always use a broken station wagon. In fact, I can't think of anything I'd rather do than buy more crappy cheap cars...except maybe receiving a good ass-paddling...

Dec 19, 2000

Spitfire


Damn was it cold this morning!! Last night it wasn't all that bad so it lead me to think that this morning would be the same. Not so! I just about lost my ears walking the 6 blocks to work from my convienient parking spot. Anyhow, I had the opportunity today to boost a friend's truck at work that wouldn't start so that makes 3 vehicles that the Volare has saved as compared to 4 times that it has needed to be saved. I hope this ratio gets a little better...helping people is good for its (and my) Karma.

Hey we haven't had a contest around here in awhile, and Razor has decided to kickstart one! Its a design-a-rappablords-winamp-skin contest and everyone is elligible to enter! The prize is one shiny, glazed doughnut. So get your submissions in!

The first submission is by none other than Dr. Razor himself. If you need to know how to make winamp skins, then figure it out damnit!

YC sent me an email this morning which I found quite amusing. It read as follows:

"I made a cake last night :) Haha but before you get impressed all I had to do was mix water, oil, eggs, and powder together and put it in the oven and somehow a cake came out 30 minutes later."

Ahhh YC, I never tire of your antics...

While looking for a wicked cool case for my computer tonight with Blue4130 I came across ColorCases.com. If you are looking for some decently priced, orininal case designs you need look no further! Not to mention the site has this awesome huge interactive flash interface with repeditive, annoying dance music which alone wins a place in my heart. Have a look, I'm sure you'll find something you like...

Oh, I also realized that I was broke so I'm not getting one, so all of you can add that to my christmas list! I know you all had your heart set on cash...but this will do as well...

I think I want to go to Calgary on the 29th, anyone going that wants to give me a ride? Somehow I don't think that the super-volare would make such a trip. The car might, but the crappy tires wouldn't. Maybe I'll just steel Blue4130's Del Sol...

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