Archive for March, 2004

166 MHz of bling.

March 26th, 2004 2 comments

I got bored the other day when I was done swapping my computer into my new case. my “IT drawer” was open, so I decided to rifle through it for whatever reason. there were a bunch of processors kicking around in one corner, and an old Pentium 1 processor caught my eye. I thoguht to myself “hmm… that would make an interesting keychain.” So I dremeled off all the pins on the back and sanded them flush, then I “enhanced the pin marker” with a power drill. I have no excuse for this….

I think it’s marginally clever/unique and it was a fun way to waste about 5 minutes. It’s a good conversation piece too. just thought I’d bookmark yet another milestone in my mental degradation. I’m way too easily amused. 166 MHz of bling indeed.


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March 26th, 2004 3 comments

Sometimes I forget how fawking crazy New England drivers are. It becomes such commonplace that I don’t really notice. I was bebopping up Rt95 north. It’s a main artery around the outskirts of the Boston area that’s 4 lanes wide on each side. the traffic was moderately light since I was late for work. I was going about 5mph faster than traffic in the left lane with nobody ahead of or behind me. I saw a cruiser pull into traffic about a half mile ahead of me so I jabbed the brakes real quick to match the speed of traffic. I pulled in with the rest of the cars and just cruised for a while… my exit was in a mile or 2 anyways. as I cruised by the cop, I looked down… the speed of traffic was 80mph. in a 55mph zone. and the cop was just plodding along looking bored. I consciously know that 80 in a 55 is nothing to be calm about, but the rest of the drivers didn’t seem to care either. damn.

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Jacked from OT:

March 25th, 2004 6 comments

Holy crap! You think you’re all pimpin, strutting your bad bad self with your mean-ass pitbull to complete the image? check out how it’s done in Africa…

pimpin ain’t easy

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March 23rd, 2004 No comments

for my bookmarking purposes and for any of you that get astoundingly bored, Here’s a true gem from off-topic. Some of you know it, some of you don’t…


It starts out with a guy telling a short story about some idiocy his roommate was perpetrating while cleaning his hubcaps. It ends up being a log of all the stupid things his roommate does. and this guys is dumb. like, crazy dumb. Jessica Simpson dumb. here’s an example:

He heard a mouse running around the house and asked about a mousetrap. I told him to be careful setting it as it could break your finger. He replies with a deer-in-the-headlights look and goes “Are you serious?” *sigh*

Yes, how do you think the mousetrap kills the mouse? It’s from a strong spring to snap it’s neck usually. Well 10 minutes later he comes back and hands me a mousetrap and goes “I can’t figure it out”

Seriously, what do you say to that? The thread is very long and contains dozens of little one or two paragraph tales of his roommate, nicknamed “are you serious” for obvious reasons. it has many days worth of pure comedy gold to get you through those lulls in the workday.


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March 22nd, 2004 4 comments

Ice raced again yesterday. I owned the course in my class. I might have even taken first place. they score based on averaged run rankings and not run times, so I’m not sure what I ended up getting. IF I made first, I might get a trophy for the season. if not, then it’s just practice for next season :D.

granted, only 3 people showed up in my class (myself included). but the other 2 people are the only 2 that have consistantly beaten me in previous races. so they were the only 2 that would have mattered if anyone else showed up anyways. the course was faster than it’s been all season. it was like gravel because of the fresh snow and refrozen ice surface. later on in the day it rained and became very slushy. my times sank as the day went on. my tires aren’t “worn” by any means, but I was running out of tread depth on the deeper areas of slush. keeping control of the car was harder than it has been all season. left foot braking was swinging my tail out as if I was using the handbrake.

oh, and one guy brought a stretched limo to the race. he mounted screw tires like Kris has. it was absolutely nuts to watch a stretched limo run through the course… and pull respectable times. apparently the guy used to be a rally driver, and now he owns a limo business. he’s building up another limo to do hillclimbs with. and yes, both these limos are still in service. I’ll post pics/vids when they become available.

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March 18th, 2004 3 comments

So… Now a county in Tennessee wants to ban gays. not gay marriages…. but ban homosexuals. words can’t describe the unrepentant absurdity.

DAYTON, Tennessee (AP) — The county that was the site of the Scopes “Monkey Trial” over the teaching of evolution is asking lawmakers to amend state law so the county can charge homosexuals with crimes against nature.

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March 18th, 2004 2 comments

Ok, it’s pretty much settled. I’m a wicked f’n geek. I’ve known this for a while, but a couple of things happened yesterday that made me think, “wow… I’m not just your average run-of-the-mill geek”. I put my ramblings behind the cut, since any non-geek will find the stories utterly unintersting.


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Protected: and now for a rare “personal life” entry…

March 17th, 2004 Enter your password to view comments.

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March 17th, 2004 2 comments

My spoon is too big: I’ve seen all the common pics from the vid, and I know all the references… But until today I’d never actually seen the movie. I know I’ll get n00b points for this, but I like being able to discover little bits of internet lore here and there. I’m glad I finally saw it. The ending is really cool. anyways… for your viewing pleasure:


thanks to Avatarr on the club for hosting.


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March 17th, 2004 5 comments

I figured I’d toss up the collection of “0h n0s!” pics here… Posting one of them in my last entry got me remembering all the other ones. If for nothing else, it’ll make them easier to link when I want to use them. Plus, they’re t3h funnAy. Here’s the original that started it all (Props to Kaiser in OT):

This was a chop of a popup ad for an antivirus program or something. It went over well, and people frequently chop it to fit the context of this or that (the “noreaster” one for example). the rest are behind the cut.

0h n0s!

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