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General Chat / Best Job Ever
« on: April 18, 2007, 01:40:49 am »
http://creamed-coconut.org/wp/?page_id=29

as for the best job? alcoholic beverage taste tester has to be up there.

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General Chat / Happy Easter
« on: April 09, 2007, 12:56:14 am »
Jesus has risen. He has risen indeed! Alleluia!

NOW GO PAINT SOME EGGS AND CHASE A BUNNY!

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General Chat / RE: Your Mother
« on: March 22, 2007, 02:58:57 am »
Economist / Mathematician Pick-Up Line:

"Baby, you're worth more to me than the whore outside, 'cause I wouldn't lose any reputation by screwing you."

oh yeah. smooooooooth.

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General Chat / Funny Pictures!
« on: February 28, 2007, 08:43:16 pm »
http://aetre.xepher.net/prettypictures/GunControl505.gif
http://aetre.xepher.net/Forum/azuphysics.jpg <-actual screencap from azumanga daioh, unedited.
http://aetre.xepher.net/Forum/dealing.jpg
http://aetre.xepher.net/Forum/gazebo.jpg
http://aetre.xepher.net/Forum/motivator9902028.jpg
http://aetre.xepher.net/Forum/taken.gif

i have many others, but i generally haven't used the xepher.net account as an image storage facility, so... these are the few i've found useful while actually being an admin at vgcats.

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General Chat / Wikipedia and Webcomics
« on: February 25, 2007, 09:33:56 pm »
i thought the problem with wikipedia was more along the lines of pedophiles editing the pedophilia article, and neo-nazis editing the holocaust article, etc.

...which they've tried to fix with restrictions on editing, but... well.

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General Chat / New Windows Vista
« on: February 15, 2007, 03:07:04 pm »
Quote from: Xepher
Aetre, what problems were you talking about? Not that I'm trying to evangelize you to the Cult of Tux or anything, but... :-)
1. hardware setup. scanners, webcams, printers...
we live in the world of plug and play, and for many models of these and other hardware items, linux has yet to make it so.

2. while linux itself has never crashed on me, several programs on linux have. i get the impression that two thirds of all programs designed for linux are perpetually in beta; i've even had firefox crash about three times a week, on multiple linux distros.

3. linux still does not have a good media player solution. it does if you're good at hacking. but i'm not good at hacking. and yes, i've tried mplayer; still doesn't work on a lot of stuff where it should. and, of course, it crashes too often (see #2 above).

4. it has been three years since i first noticed this problem, and linux still hasn't fixed it: it is impossible to send a file to someone over an instant messenger program. one can receive just fine, but one cannot send. this is an example of a "small annoyance" that just plain irks me. there are others like it, and they all amount to a category of "basic things that linux just can't do but windows can."

5. i have yet to see a linux distro that did not at some point require me to access the command line to run something or fix something. usually fix something. this is not good.

6. the whole system of "mounting" and "unmounting" drives in linux confuses the heck out of me. why is this not always automatic and behind the scenes, out of the user's view? i've had linux media players (see #2 and #3) play a cd that i insert into the cd-rom drive, only to find out later that i cannot open the cd-rom drive to get the cd out again. the program was apparently still taking control over the drive and wouldn't let go of it. hitting "eject" on the program was as useless as hitting "eject" on the drive itself. a linux user told me there's a fix for it if i want to go to the command line (see #5), and i might have done so, had this been an isolated issue and not one of several similar issues i'd encountered over the past month. also, while i know floppies are outdated, i have yet to find a good reason why ejecting a floppy disk is a two-step process in linux (unmount, and THEN you can eject). this should be automatic as well.

yes, i can go into the command line, and yes i can click two things to make a floppy disk eject, and yes i can probably do an hour's worth of internet searching, downloading, compiling, and command-line configuring to get some of the "simplest" linux programs to work.

but i don't wanna.

so there. *raspberry*

[/rant]

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General Chat / New Windows Vista
« on: February 14, 2007, 08:38:45 pm »
i'm still clinging to windows 2000 here, and waiting for linux to fix its problems.

if possible, i would like never to own a vista computer for all the above reasons.

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General Chat / Brain Sex
« on: January 10, 2007, 01:45:49 am »
welp, the genie seems to guess my gender just fine. ...it's kind of odd the words they search for, though.

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General Chat / Favorite Google Videos
« on: September 22, 2006, 02:33:30 am »
i never thought i would see the day when weird al would play the star wars kid.

absolutely beautiful.

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General Chat / Job!
« on: September 07, 2006, 07:52:40 pm »
r.i.p., steve;

he will be missed...

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General Chat / Happy Hump Day!
« on: August 30, 2006, 06:49:33 pm »
...grading papers and bracing for tomorrow, when i meet the parents for back-to-school night?

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General Chat / New Job, New Territory
« on: August 29, 2006, 07:45:57 pm »
first two days are over with, and i think i'm scaring the hell out of 'em.

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

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Applications / Joystick Ink
« on: August 25, 2006, 11:38:03 pm »
combination volunteer / selected. the forum's linked to the main page. it's not open for new members now, but it's still publicly readable.

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Applications / Joystick Ink
« on: August 25, 2006, 03:03:27 am »
i'm an admin on the vgc forum. hence why i said "suckup." :p

ah well.

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Applications / Joystick Ink
« on: August 24, 2006, 03:25:31 am »
you featured vg cats.

you li'l suckup you...

you get my vote.

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