So, looks like i'm in charge of the update today seeing as spitfire is
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
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
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
Detective. All you
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
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
of having to stir the pot to get any action goin on over there.
Well, sorry for the downtime folks. My ISP had some problems for awhile
there, and then the system was up and then I took it down again for some
maintenance which turned out to be a whole lot more work than I thought it
would be. In the end, I'm back where I started. I know, I'm
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...
Tuesday means cheap day, so off I went to go see UnBreakable with Bruce Willis and Samuel
L. Jackson. I mean I didn't go WITH Bruce Willis and Samuel Jackson, but
they were in the movie. Get it? Good.
Anyhow in short this movie was dissapointing. The story had premise, the
acting was good, the directing sucked ass. They could have made a truley
awesome movie out of this idea however they spent most of the time trying
to build up characters and suspense, yet in the end nothing really came
together or made sense. This movie contained no explosions, boobs,
swearing, violence or surprises (except maybe for the surprise ending). So
what was good about it? The story was decent, and parts of the movie were
funny. Also, the ending was fairly unpredictable but also didn't make
sense. Oh yeah, and the
webpage is even worse than the movie. I give it 1 1/2 DP heads...
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....
Garg....talk about living paycheque to paycheque, I have $10 to my name
until Thursday and I don't have anything to pack in a lunch, so I guess
I'm gonna have to either live cheap, or learn to like eating
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!
Here's a good link for all you guys out there who spend any amount of time
at work staring a a computer screen: Games of the
70s. They have all of the addicting games of the 70s (plus 80s and
90s) there for you to play all over again!
Beware though, with the games come a curse. I got stuck playing Lunar
Lander for 2 straight hours trying to land that stupid ship and it almost
got me fired! Good thing I was able to get my boss addicted to it
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
Finally some real exciting news to grace the front page of the best
webpage on the internet...Michael Jackson has a new single out. Yes, you
heard it right and you heard it here first folks.
After waiting for the smoke from his huge court battle over child
molestation, MJ is back and kickin out some phat rhymes. His
new single "Jealous Ghost" includes a modern beat, but other than that it
blends in well with any other MJ hit you have sitting on your
The single isn't actually out on shelves quite yet (settle down!), but MJ
has personally given express permission to the staff of Rappablords to
promo his new hit, so you can download it here.
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 :)...
You know what I hate? Rocks. They just get in your way, they chip your
car, they get in yours eyes and hurt your feet. I hate rocks. Almost as
much as I hate you.
Wanna know another thing I hate? Well I can't think of anything else I
hate right now. I guess I'm just too filled with
Who needs a truck
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...
First off, I'd like to draw everyone's attention to The Discussion Board
as it is seeing the most activity it has ever seen since the day it was
conceived. My only question is, where the hell is Dr. Razor in the midst of all of
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
As of the past month or so I have become extremely adicted to the god of
pop: Mountain Dew. Some
of you who knew me from school may remember me getting hooked on Orange
Crush while I was there, in fact I practically lived off of it...but those
days are no more, for I have realised the superiority of the Dew.
Some quick facts about Mountain Dew that you may not know:
Pepsi purcahsed Mountain Dew from the TIP corporation in 1964
In the 1960s, many Mountain Dew bottles were sold with names of
employees from local plants engraved in them, to help promote a 'personal'
feel to the beverage.
Mountain Dew contains more caffine than Jolt cola, except for in
Canada, where law prevents non-dark sodas from containing caffine.
Goodnight everybody, its time to go to bed. I hope to see you all back
here again for the next exciting Rappablords update!
Last night a made it out to see Charlie's
Angels (on cheap night of course), and Dog Pound insisted that I do a
review so here it is...
This movie was a lot like you might expect it to be (from the
previews). There was a decent plot (surprisingly), and even the acting was
alright, but what made this movie as good as it was happened to be the
same thing that earned the TV series its short fame as well, kung-fu
action babes and lots of booby shots. In some sort of cross-breed between
a James Bond movie and the Matrix, this highly-predictable film is still
worth a look, but make it on a Tuesday. I should also note that Bill
in it and he is always hilarious...
This movie gets 3 Dog Pound heads. Its large amount of skin and explosions
earned it this rating more than anything else. Oh, and it also had Drew
Barrymore and she's my girl.
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).
In geeky tech news today, the long awaited Pentium 4 chip has been
officially released and will be in stores near you very soon. The new chip
boasts compatibility with a 400Mhz Bus architecture using new, and more
expensive PC800 RDRAM. To soften the blow of having to buy this hard to
find and expensive RAM, Intel will be packaging
128megs of RAM with some of their CPUs, straight out of the box. Another
important thing to note is that these processors are available in a 1.5Ghz
model, making it now finally ahead of AMD in clockrate.
I won't get into comparing the new Pentium to its close rival, the Athlon,
but if you are interested in a comparison of the two, stop by SharkeyExtreme for
summary/review of today's leading edge processors. In my opinion, I
think we will see a real comback from Intel as they claim back some
of the market that AMD managed
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
I got to work today and the parking lot was a fucking mess. For one
reason or another, people have just given up parking in their own spots
and have decided that it is more fun to park halfway in their spots,
sideways, or even in the middle of the parking lot. This may be because
the majority of people who park in this parking lot are cops and are
therefore somehow imune to any kind of law. One thing they are not imune
to, however, is the long, heavy door of my Volare smashing into their
brand new SUV.
I have provided a picture on the left to give you an example of how bad
things have gotten. I realize that you can fit more cars in the same space
by standing them on end, but it really does turn out to be more trouble
than its worth...
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
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
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.
This will be a fast sloppy update, but I figured that would be better than
none at all. It is exactly midnight right now and I am extremely tired
from my weekend trip to Edmonton. The total attendance included myself, Dog Pound, soul_d, Unit3, Blue4130, YC, Eli and Dawn (my gf). So
there were 8 of us in total. Two nights in a fairly decent hotel, and a
day and a half at the mall. I have plenty of pictures which I took with my
new camera, but I have promised soul_d that he could have exclusive
rights to preduce a summary of the weekend with the scanned
images. Hopefully you will see that posted on this site within a few
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...
I would like to introduce one of the best games of all
time..."Funky-Head Boxing". I have never heard of, played, or even
seen someone play this game before, but I happened to stumble upon a
review of it just moments ago. Basically it is a shitty boxing game,
and they have made all of the player's heads huge and blocky to make it
look funny (kind of spices up boxing if you ask me). It is made for the
Sega Saturn...so if anybody
owns one of those machines, I would appreciate a more in depth review of
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...
Just to clear up the dirty rumours once and for all, I AM NOT QUITING THIS
SITE. I guess it must have all started with the evil Dr. Razor spreading rumors
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...
I have a fun little site to link to today which was submitted to me by YC. The site is called "Am I Hot, Or Not?" and
basically allows you to vote on a series of submitted pictures, depending
on how hot you think they are. You can vote on women, men, or both. Its
fun to waste some time with, and I think I saw a pic of Razor in there
I also have another mildly amusing link to visit if you have a few
seconds. Just click here to
waste some time!
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...
OK OK, I can't believe it - I didn't update yesterday and people actually
complained, how flattering! I've just been really busy planning this whole
Edmonton trip for this weekend...and we finally found a place to stay so
everything should be settled. Whew.
To overclock or not to overclock?
For those of you crazy l33t overclockers out there looking for a CPU to
overclock take a look at overclockers.com. They
have a really extensive database of overclocking results submitted by
readers. I found this very useful when choosing my pair of 366s a year
ago...so check it out.
It seems the new big overclocking revolution is centered around the Duron
chips, although I would like to get my hands on a couple of Celeron
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
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.
Man, Dog Pound must be
having a fit with all of the politics going around lately (he's really
into this stuff). First we have the election in the states (see pic on
left), now we have an election in Canada. This is just nuts...
I for one am probably not going to vote. Maybe I will, if I feel like
it. When asked why I don't want to vote I usually reply "because it would
be in the public's best interest that I not". This usually confuses the
other person, but honestly if I were to vote it would be the old 'einy
meiny miney moe' pick, and who's going to benefit from that? I'll leave
the voting to people who have reserched it and know what they are
doing. This combined with the fact that I think that all of the parties
are lying to us anyways about what they want to do is what has turned me
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
No update yesterday because it was a holliday for me. Its kinda funny,
ever since I started working with computers on a daily basis, I'm far less
inclined to actually use my own computer at home. In fact, the only time I
ever use my computer anymore is to update this site, and sometimes I just
do that from work anyhow. I really want to buy a new monitor to replace
this crappy 14" which I have had forever, but I just can't decide whether
it is worth it or not when I look at how much I use it. I spend more time
using my linux box than my main machine when it all comes down to
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.
Another day, another late update. Will this pioneer a trend? Maybe so, who
knows. But as long as I keep getting home late or staying up playing in
BeOS then I will continue to forget to update. As a side-effect, I have
also been sleeping in which is starting to become a little too
frequent. If I'm not careful I might end up getting myself a
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 :(
Time for another test...
So those makers of the original purity test
finally got around to making a test that many of us can relate to much
easier, and one for each gender:
After taking both tests, I found that I am 37% bastard and 33%
bitch (That must mean that I'm 30% PURE good). Although I have to admit
some of the bitchtest questions were
pretty hard for me to answer...like "Have you ever faked a pregnancy just
to get attention". I may have, but thats personal...
This guy is 95% bastard. Watch out for him, there
are 36 different methods to his style. Kinda like Heinz.
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
You gotta love the trendy Cola/Soda industry when it comes to trying to
make the most popular drink for teens. Its all about appeal isn't it? I
mean, what would you rather drink? Barq's Root Beer or Fuk-ola Cola (which
apparently is pronounced foo-kola colo). They probably all taste like
shit, but who really cares? Its FUKOLA!!!
This makes me miss those soda drinks with the floaty mushy things in them
that lasted all of about 6 months back a few years ago...
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...
What?? No update??? Well I TriX0red you good because here it is.
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 :) )
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....
I just realized that after advertising soul_d online yesterday that I
forgot to include the link (oops), so here it is.
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
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.
Wow, day #2 of being broke. I packed my own lunch for today for the first
time since I started my job (in early June). Its just not as much fun
bringing a lunch, having to watch everybody else eat the delicious
cafeteria food....errr.... yeah. Fries and gravy are good, no matter who
makes them, or where the gravy came from...
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
"Remind the world that soul_d online is not
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...
I must compliment Blue4130 on
finding one of the best links that I have ever been sent. As much as I
would like to talk about the product, I think all you really have to do is
look at the picture. You can also visit the website for more
info. The product is 'JonnyGlow'. Enough said...
"Jonny Glow...works for me...halleluia I can
see where to pee! Jonny glow is really neat, because I don't go
back to bed with two wet feet!"
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
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"
You laugh, but I predict that this picture speaks miles of truth about the
future of our auto industry. Don't you agree? I mean, we already have
chopped down versions of the Windows CE operating system in some of our
high-end cars/SUVs today. Pretty soon there won't be anything left for
mechanics to do, you will just have to take your car to FutureShop for a tune-up, or
"Yes, I'd like you to take a look at my
car. It seems that whenever I
accelerate abruptly, it crashes. I think it needs some more
The past week at work was a little nuts for me at work. Twice as many
calls, twice as many projects, twice as many problems. Of course with all
of this comes twice as much powerpoint
porno presentations. I get these emailed to me all the time from other
people at work. I started to wonder why nobody stopped people from doing
this, which is quite hard on the email server, but then I realized that if
anyone was to do anything about it, it would be me, and I wasn't quite in
the mood for that.
Well my friends, another day passes, and I'm a step closer to going
crazy. Work has been really busy lately and its been driving me nuts, but
in a good sort of way. To top it all off, somebody walked off with my
compressed air can the other day and I have to wait a week to get more
in! I can't work without that can. Well....I can, just not well...
Well...I picked up some 'Golden Orb' cooling heatsinks/fans for my BP6
(see picture on the left) hoping that I could squeeze a few more megahertz
outta those poor 366s. They were running at 523, and I have them running
at 550 now (about 15 Degrees C cooler as well I might add). I had them
both running at 600 for a short period but Win2k didn't like that very
much. I also picked up another 128megs of RAM ($139!) so I'm up to a
quarter gig. It's pretty sweet but I won't be happy until I get my hands
on a couple of 533s....
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
Hmmm...November already and still no snow... although if its going to be
freezing every morning with frost on my windows I think that there could
at least be some snow on the ground so that people could crash into each
other and make our insurance bills higher. I mean, think about
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:
One of them got caught shortly after because he appeared in public
with blood on him, and when asked by a convienience store employee what
happened he said he was mugged. The employee then called the police, which
he waited for and informed them that he had been mugged. Figuring he would
outsmart the police, he gave them a fake name.
Two more of the convicts took up lodging in a place on 22nd street on
our west side. An anonymous tip led police to this house late halloween
night, where the police then called "Trick or Treat" and when the two
guys came to the door (together) the police handcuffed them and took them
One of the remaining escapees has a last name of 'Slippery'. He will
never be caught again.
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