Tag: Amusement

Still funny after all this time…

by on Jun.17, 2010, under Amusement

Ever read any Bastard Operator from Hell?

It has made me smile many times. Feel like throwing your orange Swingline at that pathetic, useless, clueless luser that just caused you to work *all weekend* restoring things from tape?

Next time a luser *insists* you drop what you’re doing to help them print a Word document, ask yourself, what would the BOFH do?

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girls really *do* have cooties… See?? Told ya…

by on Nov.05, 2008, under Amusement

Interesting read from the Discovery Channel.
Girls carry more bacteria…

Asked if guys should worry about holding hands with girls, Knight said: “I guess it depends on which girl.”

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another random occurrence

by on Apr.07, 2008, under Amusement

I’m trying to get some work done…
But, I’m slightly distracted by the TV.  It’s a pseudo-docudrama about how nasty and dirty some “work” can be. While watching with one eye over the top of the Thinkpad, I found myself saying “I’m really awfully glad I’m a Beta, because I don’t work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid.”  This made me immediately wonder two things *almost* simultaneously.


1. Does this mean that  I. am. a. *Beta* ??? ->ireallydidn’tthinki *was* a  *beta* <-


2. Am I so susceptible to Aldous Huxley’s predictions in Brave New World

(if you haven’t, you must read it. now.  right now.. do it… )

See?  This is why I can’t work in front of the TV. When the show isn’t very interesting, my brain tries to compensate. Instead of working.. Damn brain..

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this just occurred to me… (maybe i'm slow…)

by on Apr.18, 2007, under Amusement

I had this strange realization at work today, and haven’t ever read anything regarding it elsewhere. so if this is old news, sorry.

First, the commonly used terms such as “newbie”, “clueless”, and even “elite” are meant with no offense intended, and are used simply to illuminate a point and explain.

Today, I noticed some differences between types of computer users. I mean, differences between the “clueless” and the “elite”. Now, let me first say that I hold no particularly _bad_ feelings toward the more “clueless” type of user, but I must admit they sometimes can be frustrating to deal with. In any case, that’s not what this is about.

What I noticed was differences in the expectations of the computer between “newbie” users versus someone capable of compiling and installing a kernel and building a custom release. (“elite”, or, close enough for this discussion…)

A “newbie” user seems to wait for the computer to “perform, produce, and entertain”. Sort of a new-fangled television. An “iGod”, if you will. (“iGod” trademark pending. ;) ) {JK, Mr.Jobs… pleasedon’tsueme…}

An “elite” user seems to treat the computer as a tool with which to work, or accomplish some task.

So right now, you’re thinking “uhhhmm.. yeah… of course… dumbass…” Elite users know more about operating their computer, and so don’t need to wait, or fumble around looking for ways to make things happen. They already know how to do it. The difference I’m speaking of here, is how “elite” users came to be in that position. It seems to me that the users that are perpetually “clueless” are the ones that haven’t ever learned to use a search engine. Or don’t ever attempt it at all. Sometimes, they don’t even grasp the concept.

So, to really learn something about searching, check out this site I’ve learned from regarding search technology. (among other things) It’s called Fravia’s Search Lore. You can find it here -> www.searchlores.org

Fravia, I hope you don’t mind the link. It’s just too useful to keep it to myself. But, I suppose if you did mind, there wouldn’t be anything *I* could do about it, anyway. :-) Feel free to take it down if it offends.

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Google's Quote of the day

by on Aug.24, 2006, under Amusement

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
– Dr. Seuss

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Google's quote of the day..

by on Aug.01, 2006, under Amusement

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
– Aleister Crowley

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Funny Microsoft whois results…

by on Apr.27, 2006, under Amusement

Maybe they could use some DNS help… Sorry, guys, I noticed that the whois of apple.com is *much* cleaner, as is openbsd.org, redhat.com, etc… (obscenities, obvious ads and commercial entity references conveniently censored for your viewing pleasure.)

$ whois microsoft.com

Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information.

To single out one record, look it up with “xxx”, where xxx is one of the
of the records displayed above. If the records are the same, look them up
with “=xxx” to receive a full display for each record.

>>> Last update of whois database: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 16:28:32 EDT <<<

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It made me chuckle…

by on Sep.24, 2005, under Amusement, OpenBSD

5.11.3 – My IPv6-less system doesn’t work!

Please do not make modifications to the base system that you don’t
understand the implications of.
One “little” change in the kernel can have very large impact to the
entire rest of the system.
Please re-read this.

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