Archive for November, 2006

To be forewarned

November 7th, 2006 1 comment

I can use my arms again! I’d like to note that when starting up a workout routine or stepping from a mild one to a heavier one, it’s not really a good idea to work your muscles to failure on the first day. This is common sense to most people, but I’m a boy and thusly I do stupid things. I worked my biceps to failure a couple times over on friday. By sunday I couldn’t extend my arms to full length without serious pain. the muscles literally felt like they were going to snap. they felt better by yesterday and today I could genuinely use them. woot.

That’s my story.

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Free stuff

November 3rd, 2006 1 comment

So I got this laptop. A while back my mother told me that my grandmother was having issues with her laptop. Specifically, there was something “wonky” with the power jack, and it would die from time to time. I hear this and immediately think to myself “2 dots of solder and this thing will be a-ok”. Before I can offer any sage-like advice, she mentions that my grandmother has already purchased a new device and wants to pitch the old one. She offers it to me, and I think “hey great… It’s probably some brick of a Pentium2 or Pentium 3 that I can replace the venerable Pipboy firewall with”. I’d been looking for a lower power solution for a while. Score.

So I go to pick it up yesterday and the thing is huge, first of all. by laptop standards anyways. Then I read the power supply… 19V at 4.74 amps… The thing draws 90 watts. That’s more than a “brick” of a laptop should draw. I boot it up, and check the system… It’s a Pentium 4 running at 2.5Ghz with 512 megs of ram, and some nVidia card in it to boot. Ok. Not a brick. This thing is faster than my “main” box at home. Score.

I wiped windows and put Ubuntu linux on it. I’m really not a linux fan (I’m a BSD guy for sure), but I really should know linux for work. So this is a great opportunity. So far it’s pretty cool. a little cumbersome and far too “windows-like” in many respects. not sure how long I’ll keep it in here, but there are some things I want to play with.

that’s all I got.

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November 3rd, 2006 1 comment

odd… if you do a google image search for “slutmonkey”, like half the images are from wedding pictures. and the other half are dodge chargers.

don’t ask why I was GIS’ing for “slutmonkey”. It came up at work.

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Licensed to Ill

November 2nd, 2006 1 comment

I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks Kim Jong-Il seems to declare war at anything that moves…

The Onion Reports

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November 2nd, 2006 4 comments

It’s getting closer…

Oh noes

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Mr.Darwin, I have Life on the phone…

November 1st, 2006 2 comments

October 31, 2006 – A Chester County car dealership offered a unique incentive for shoppers hunting for a deal – free shotguns.

Full story

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