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Life Lesson #97

June 27th, 2006 Comments off

After several days of sitting, no stick spray is quite sticky and incredibly hard to clean.


Caught in TP support hell….again

June 22nd, 2006 1 comment

So last week I managed to destroy Soze (work laptop). This is pretty normal for me, its summer and the work laptop was the last piece of sanity I had left in the world. I followed the normal course of action and had a desktop student place a service call with IBM (or Lenovo, or whoever the hell else wants to handle support for thinkpads). This usually is followed with a box being provided a couple of days later and a little over a week’s turn around time. Fine, I can live with that….or so I thought.

It has now being a week and a half, and the most acknowledgment of the problem we can get out of IBM is “We tagged your call so people would look at getting to it soon.” WTF! How hard is it to send a frelling box?

And of course, my snobbishness (this is a blog, I’m allowed to create words) regarding screen resolutions has kicked in. With Soze, I’ve gotten used to 1400×1050 res. With my t30 and a t43 loaner, the best I can do is 1024×768. This is just not acceptable any more.


Because spreading information is what I do…

June 11th, 2006 Comments off

Clerks II - July 21, 2006

So yeah, I guess it got bumped up to July 21. From what I’ve read, it should be an alright movie. I try to force myself not to have expectations, so I also make reviews quasi-neutral.

In other news….I was playing with unixODBC and’s Base and discovered that a few people were commenting and having issues with the captcha system. So spam blocking is now off and I’ll just have to moderate more often.


Don’t mess with the admins

May 19th, 2006 Comments off

I have been advocating punishing users here for years. Now’s my chance.

(10:25:25) BatGirl: So you are in charge of Notes this afternoon.
(10:25:32) Self: ok
(10:26:00) Self: users will be punished for their insolence
(10:26:06) BatGirl: 🙂
(10:26:35) BatGirl: You can tell them: “No Notes For You”
(10:26:48) BatGirl: You can be like the Soup guy on Seinfeld


Interesting fact

May 7th, 2006 Comments off

When you research something on Encyclopia Britannica‘s website, you expect them to say “No, we’re not going to give you this information unless you pay for it.” Turns out that when you pull up an article on their site, they will give you about a paragraph’s worth of information and then ask for you to login. Understandable, not angry at all. I’ve registered for a trial anyay, so no biggie. But I made a mistake and printed an article before loginning in. Somehow the printer knew the rest of the article….