Archive for December, 2003

December 31st, 2003 3 comments

Wow. Dec 31. The earth has taken another lap. hmm… no plans for new years eve yet. I’m watching a WRC marathon at Sean’s house on new years day. but I have yet to find a source of inebriation for tonight. but that’s all part of the fun right? t3e mystery! t3h EXC1TEMENT! I always find a venue of one sort or another.

I’d love to make a list of resolutions or something… but WTH? it’s just an arbitrary day. no different than a Smarch 12th resolution. I’ll hold fast to my resolution with all the flacidity my soul can muster. note to self: I really need to find a better method to kick my ass into doing stuff I don’t feel like doing. maybe that’ll be my new years resolution.

In other news: Super Troopers is still a funny movie.


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December 31st, 2003 3 comments
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December 24th, 2003 No comments

I don’t have to work till Jan 5th. that kicks ass. I’m sitting in my boxers playing command and conquer. and I will be until January 5th. unless santa gets me something more entertaining.

see also: w00t
see also: rawk

up next: espresso and mac&cheese (not at the same time).


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insert obligatory “happy holidays” post

December 22nd, 2003 5 comments

Yeah. Happy holidays, you lot of worthless kn0bz. It’s been an interesting year for sure. I got married. ain’t that some shit? I’m pretty pleased with myself for being able to keep a girl around for that long. What can I say… I was a Boy Scout. They teach you how to lash things down really well. I’d I’ve lived in my own house for about a year now. it’s cool to be out of apartments. on the less cool side of things, I got laid off back in april. Had to sell 2 cars I really loved. got another car I’m strangely infatuated with. Got another job, first one in my field since college. I don’t miss the IT realm, but I do miss the slacking and the paycheck.

It’s cool to rant about this and that and see that people even bother to read it, much less reply. When I post anything in “The OT” I fully expect a bunch of replies, but it’s always cool to see people bothering to read stuff on my more personal space. I have to thank LordBrand for getting me back into this LJ crap this year. I fell off the train for a while when I was unemployed and on dial-up. I’m glad I got back into it. apparently people still had me listed on their friends page. haha! suckers! and I also recently stumbled into the EBM LJ underworld, as I commented in another journal. That has certainly been interesting. I’ve met a lot of really cool people and some charecters. even some fake people (AFRAID!!!!).

Anyways… happy holidays. be sure to take some time to genuinely slack off. I hope santa is nice to you all. And wether this past year was great or a giant bowl of suck, I hope next year is even better for you all. w0rd.


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stolen from Pak:

December 20th, 2003 6 comments

IggDawg is amused.


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absolutely brutal ownage

December 19th, 2003 1 comment

if you’re bored…

long thread, but worth it.


Chick comes to “The OT” looking to be an attention whore (opens up with “hi I’m a girl”). turns out she instigated some nastiness that led to another club breaking into 2 factions. apparently she sleeps around. It starts as us pwning her for being an attention whore. It ends up with members from the other board coming over and handing us nekkid pics and vids of her that she posted on the intarweb. It’s one of the more brutal ownings I’ve seen in a while. linky has a bikini shot or 2, but is work safe otherwise.

all NWS content has been distributed through PM and email. OT might be mean, but at least it’s clean.


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From the club…

December 19th, 2003 No comments

“Computer games don’t affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.”

— Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989


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From OT

December 16th, 2003 2 comments

Helicopter != Tugboat

Another intarwebnet relic I’m sure. still funnAy.


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t3h Macho Man!

December 15th, 2003 1 comment

Holy Jebus! Macho Man Randy Savage is putting out a rap album??? Something is wrong with this world. From what I gather, he even disses “Tha Hulkster” on one of his songs. I’d love to say “quit living in the past” or some crap like that… but when you’re THIS MUCH MAN:

nobody can tell you what to do. Clicky the linky. read the reviews. they are hilarious.


PS – waiting for the WTLWs to roll in

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December 12th, 2003 1 comment

A guy from the club was sharing his stories of end-user idiocy. It reminded me of an *interesting* moment I had with the CEO of the last company I worked with. He had a video camera that he’d dome a walk-around of our facility with, and he wanted the video dumped to a DVD. My computer in the server room was the only one with a DVD burner. The camera was super-duper new and used a new sort of compression that wasn’t universally supported yet. Idiocy ensues:
Boss: “I need you to burn the video from this camera onto a DVD”
me: “ok. I just need the cables and disks it came with.”
boss: “I threw those out. were they important?”
me: “……….”
inside Ian’s brain: “nnnnnggggngnnnyaaa……must…..not……..speak…….”

Such delicate stupidity. Innocence wrapped in the numb blanket of “If I don’t need it now I never will.” I argued with them for an hour just to convince them that they did in fact need a special cable. Then I actually had to devise a strategy for how to tell them they need these magical “driver” things us IT folks are always talking about. The scenario I gave him was:

“The reality of the situation is that you’ve given me a car and told me to drive over there somewhere in it. This computer? that’s the body and the wheels. This camera? that’s the engine. Those cables and disks you threw away? those were the transmission.”

I can get the video to show up on Video Studio 7. It’s horrible quality tho. going on the car analogy, I have a 1000 hp Supra, and the only tranny I can find is a Justy CVT. The drivers aren’t available online. I finished the internet and didn’t find them. not on the sony homepage, not anywhere.

The only reason this is a big deal is that we need to ship this out to an investor today, and he waited till the last minute to say to himself “Well crap… I don’t seem to be able to get this video off here. It’s electronic, so Ian can do it. he has magic. good magic.”

Right now I hate end users with a seething passion.
That’s my story. I’m sure all you IT folks can relate. besides, I hadn’t posted a funnAy in here for a while :p


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