For those who don’t read…
So as you may know, we have a metric shit ton of books laying around the house. One of which is an ancient tome entitled “Structured Cobol Fundamentals and Style” by Tyler Welburn. You may think just burn it. But one shouldn’t run around just burning ancient outdated tomes and repositories of ancient wisdom. And well one just cannot throw books away. It’s just not done! So we have found a new use for it.
“Cobol kills wasps dead.”, says Tom.
Well I found it terribly amusing at least.
Unreal Tournament 2004 comes out today. yay. no more demo with limited maps.
p.s. saerin, i miss you.
Have I mentioned recently how much i fucking hate valentines day?
Oh wait I mean happy dead martyred catholic day… or do i mean happy lets Massacre people in Chicago like Al Capone day?
originally posted at www.tmib.net
There are time(s) in ones life where all one can do is to try to accept that which they do not want to accept. These times where you want to scream, and shout, and pull your hair out to make people understand what they are doing to you. I hope that those instances are far and few between for you.
Then there are the times where something happens to you and you cant but help think, so this is how so-and-so felt on subject x, or when such and such happened to them. These are the times that put things into perscpective for you and everything seems to click and you almost feel like you have seen so-and-so in a new light, and have a new perspective into their soul. I hope that these instances are numerous in your life, especially if you didnt cause so-and-so to negatively “feel that way.”
Then there are the times that you try and try to do the “right thing” even though it may not be the right thing for you at the time. IF you always try to do right by everyone else you will drive your self crazy. I hope you find a way to balance your time between yourself and others.
Then there are the times when you have to trust someone. Trust is earned. Should someone break the trust they have earned, try to remember that they are human and make mistakes. I hope that you forgive people and trust people easier than i have in this life.
Then there are the times that you will just want to be held. These times you should be extremely picky about who holds you. I hope you have someone to hold you during the hard times when all you want to do it cry.
Then there are the times that try as you might, you just cannot or do not want to go to sleep. When these times approach you I hope that you have something constructive and creative that you can do to pass the time until sleep comes
Then there are the times that you are so overflowing with joy and happiness you never want the moment to end. Remember that time is a fleeting and harsh mistress. I hope that you have the gumption to go through with these times, and hold on to them in memory with happiness.
Then there are the times that you are lost floundering in the ether of that which we call life. These times remember that its just a pond, and shore lies in every direction you take somewhere. I hope that you always have a strong sense of that which you want to do.
After all is said and done, you are indeed more then just the sum of your parts. This you will never remember, for its the hardest lesson of them all. I hope that you always have hope.
Stings a little when it lands.” – Ministry
Well I didnt sleep the other night. so around 10pm tonight i crashed for a few hours on the couch. And now I am back hard at work playing with CSS, HTML, Perl/CGI, PHP, etc. Giving my personal webpages some much needed facelifts, redeisgning some things here and there. (most of which no one will probably ever see.) In the process of doing this i redesigned the opening splash screen for my personal site. Now when i first started playing with HTML and noticed the differences of display with the same code on different browsers back in about 1992, I presumed that some of it was just buggy shoddy browser parsing. Here we are in two thousand and fucking four, and we still have multiple browsers displaying the same STANDARD in different ways. Its bloody annoying have to keep multiple browsers installed just so i can make sure that it looks right. And WTF is the deal with no browser offering 100% CSS implementation. Christ CSS (started in 1994) level 1 was recommended (released) in 1996, all you software vendors behind still? I mean GD. IE3 was the first browser with any CSS support at all and it came out in 1996. and Mozilla/Netscape cant bloody get it right either. You’re both fired!
Oops I ranted. Well back to page updating…
So I’m sitting here working on my new project. Setting up a Unreal Tournament 2003 server. (It’s actually up but not available on the net yet, Let’s just say I’m tweaking and modding it to hell), when nhstar walks in and mumbles..
nhstar313 I need a bag of mumblemumblemumble
I reply “You need a bag of doom?
nhstar313 no. I need a bag of glue! glue!
Well the computer room is finally dry enough to start putting things back in. Guess the fan and heater blowing on it helped. (So did the shop-vac.) So I have just spent about four (4) hours moving furniture back where it was. Talks of rearranging the room a little of course had to ensue yet again. LOL. We cleared out some space (or should I say nhstar and acacia did) by moving Tcharron’s bureau computer cabinet thingy to his old bedroom. So here I sit posting from my own computer, back where dream belongs. bobafett is set back up also with all the Fett paraphernalia back on top of the monitor. Guess I should set up jangofett next. Then again maybe it can wait til the AM. Its nice to have my stuff back where it belongs and setup again. 🙂
Ahhhhh. blkw1d took me out last night the Grand Buffet and started feeding me drinks. kattalla, sir_k, iarwain, bugmanhai and others showed up. Special thanks to Kattalla, Sir_K, and Blkw1d for getting me completely trashed. Its been such a long time since i have done that. (And I am such a happy talk too much drunk.)
Woke up late today (what a shock). Checked email, sent in my hours, checked other email(s). Read about a 100 pages in the dark Tower : the gunslinger, cooked thai dinner for nhstar and I, and watched Pump up the Volume. My honey dropped by just to say hi. Its been a good day.
Time to go check if the carpet is dry so i can start moving my computer desk (and computers) back into the computer room.
I woke up this morning with some lovely company to someone walking into my apartment and yelling to see if anyone was home (8am). Oh yay. Needless to say I ignored it and went back to sleep. Getting up and walking downstairs at 10:50am. Only to be informed by my neighbor (talking to Star) that we had a burst water pipe in the radiator in the computer room. Annoyed disbelief sets in. Then I realize I am indeed standing in a puddle.
Many hours later, after cleaning out nearly the entire computer room (which if you have seen our computer room, is no easy task) the plumber finally shows up. Low and behold less then two feet away from where my computer had been running we found the hole. (thank goodness for the oil heater grate on the floor the water had some place to actually go. Down) The kitchen and living rooms are now over run with computer desks, chairs, monitors, cables, towers, and more. Oh yay. And we had just managed to clean those damn rooms just a few days prior. Go home team!
Taking a pile of papers from my computer desk which is now in pieces, I began to sort thru and throw some things out. You would be surprised some of the things I keep. Ok maybe you wouldn’t be. Well I found something that I have decided that I must have been in a bad mood when i wrote. Here it is, undated of course;
Most Americans will never fully understand the political system that is ours. In fact, most politicians will never understand what their jobs actually are. So many of both latch onto several issues and talk about them during their campaign(s). The politicians attempt to guess which issues and stances are most favorable and run with them.
It is not the politicians job to take stances on issues. Their job is to make the tough decisions based on what the people want. At times this could be against what their personal belief are. They are elected to represent the people. Not just the people that elected them, but all the people in their jurisdiction.
No one should care if John Q. Public personally believes int he death penalty. And John Q. Public should vote against it if enough of the public are against it. How can John Q. Public get this information? How many times a month or a year are town meetings or votes held? Is it not civil responsibility to inform those representatives of issues and where you stand on them?
We should not care what the representative believes. We should care whether or not they are capable of performing their jobs. Making decisions that will affect the world. Decisions to go to war. Decisions to protect and serve the most powerful world power. Decisions the consensus want. Once in the office you do a good, bad, or mediocre job. The PEOPLE will let you know…