my [amazing] weekend

So I got off on friday night and went out to a party, then went home. No biggie. Woke up on saturday sometime in the afternoon … Tony invited me to go out with him and a couple girls and see “Don’t Say A Word” — it was a good movie. Afterwards, I swung by Emily’s place and then Tony and I met up over at the pad. Went out with a bunch of the guys there to Old Chicago, ate, and then snagged some beverages. Went back to the pad and imbibed … and then I ate some cookies. These are not normal cookies … these are Tim’s Extra Special THC-Laced cookies. Anywho, went to the party across the street, which was really bumpin’.

That’s when the real fun happened πŸ˜€ It was rockin, and I was mildly inebriated … everything was really cool. Anywho, took about an hour or so, and then the other stuff kicked in. Tony and Tim seemed to disappear, and I was left to my own devices … yup, completely blazed and glazed at a party where I know no one. It was fun as hell. I have new respect for ravers and their lights. It was fucking fantastic. The music was loud, the lights were strobing across the room, the honies were grindin’ … it was crazy. Met some girl, don’t know her name, and we hooked up … it was fun. I don’t know her name, but she has my cell # … I’m not really quite sure about exactly what happened saturday night, to be honest. I really don’t remember a whole lot of specifics. But I can tell you that it was a night I will not soon forget; when I recall it, I just feel … content? warm? pleased? I don’t know; just makes me feel like it was one of those things that sticks with you for the rest of your life. I’ll write a more in-depth thing and post it as an article … but for now … Fucking amazing.

Tim came and got me at 3:30am … I slept on the infamous orange couch and woke up and went to training at Gateway. It was rather eventless … just made my $20.25 per hour by surfing the web and filling out a couple sheets of paper. Quite good. I’m seriously considering getting a motorcycle … yea, not too practical, I know, but it’d be nice just to know how to ride one. On the plate for this week? nada that I know of … maybe ice cream with Janelle if the schedules work. Oh, and maybe seeing Tore this weekend [??]. Great weekend … simply incredible.

2001-10-01 00:10:05 – realbighead
not this upcoming weekend, the next one, dork. oh, and aren’t special cookies great? I can remember the happy days I spent as a pothead… ah, those were great times. Score, it’s after midnight; now I can start my paper and my greek… stupid homework.
2001-10-01 08:04:46 – The Disco Nova
Don’t go over board on the cookies there randall. You are one of the few friends I have left that is uncorrupted. I got to distinguish myself on my trip. One of my inept co workers stepped on the flash card that we stored the configuration on for the LS 1010’s. It was just an small install so we didn’t even have the engineering lead with us. I reprogrammed the darn thing from memory, and actually got it right.
2001-10-01 09:57:19 – rand0m
well, I do apologize for being such an ignorant dork. πŸ˜‰ Yes, the cookies were great. But I don’t think I’ll do anything like it again … I’ll just treasure what I saw and felt, and be satisfied. Disco, believe me — you have nothing to worry about when it comes to a corrupted Randal. I think I’m just about as corrupted as I’m going to get, which is actually not too bad πŸ˜€ Good job on the flash doohickey … yer a smart ‘un. πŸ˜‰
2001-10-01 11:10:12 – cosmosmoon
See, Randal, now you understand how the CC parties work. So much fun, eh?
2001-10-01 14:06:14 – The Disco Nova
I, on the other hand, am very vorrupted, I just will not, nor have I ever used anytype of drugs. Alchohol and Tobbaco don’t count. I’m starting to regret revealing that I know how to do Cisco, now the boss wants me to get my CCNA because of this.
2001-10-01 14:16:01 – rand0m
and that’s a bad thing!? it can only help you along your career path. And yes, I understand how the work … still not uber-impressed, but it was a good time.
2001-10-01 15:59:44 – Tony
First monday I’ve been unemployed since 1999. This morning, scratch that reverse that, afternoon, I woked up at 3:45 PM! and am about to have cereal and start non stop studying for calculus 2. Had a wierd ass dream where I went to some high school reunion. You see, I’m flying back thursday to my best friend’s wedding back in the town where I grew up, Lebanon, KY. Haven’t heard back on the bd systems job yet, hope it’s soon. Other than that, I think I’ll call unemployment now.
2001-10-01 16:04:02 – Burnz
*Pulls out crystal ball and various kinds of bad voodoo shit and begins to plot the tainting of Randal* You’re missing a whole world there buddy. It pains me to see you cut yourself out of it.
2001-10-01 16:42:02 – Master Ha-reed
To add to a famous randalism, life isn’t always suck, just sometimes, but you eventually do go on, or kill yourself by driving the car over the cliff. Either way works. On an unrelated note, Randal, who the hell is that guy that has invaded your webcam space? Is "The Final Countdown" the last few seconds your comp was alive be4 its soul was taken over or something?
2001-10-01 22:16:33 – Xeon
w3rd … that is all i can say. Ohh yeah I got a blue -white lava lamp … my room has got nifty lighting now πŸ˜‰
2001-10-02 14:01:56 – Siaokh
Waaaaait a second, How did these mood enhancing THC cookies become mine?! I didnt eat any of them, i dont smoke pot… What gives? So… i found the recipe, and betty crocker (AKA Pat) and i made them. -Tim
2001-10-02 22:54:38 – FJ
Hee hee hee….

all about me

So I think I’ll spend some time and just post all about me. First off, I got my truck. That’s cool. It runs really well. No problems thus far [knock on wood, salt over shoulder]. Um … yes, parents are back. Have spent maybe 5 minutes talking to them since they’ve been back. Paid off a $2,000 loan. [woo!]. I hate Gateway — I’ve had meetings because I’m too good of a tech :: my call times are too low for being a newbie, and my teammates all hate me; I am #4 in the *entire* place in call-handle times, with an average of 8:43 per call. If it weren’t for the fat paychecks, I would quit tomorrow. I hate it.

Trying to think of anything else … Happy Birthday Tore … Emily is out camping, Mark is pimpin my site [w3rd!], sold both of the computers below to one Bryce Case [w3rd! again] and other than that, I haven’t done anything. I am always tired and feel continuously worn out … I figured it out, and I put in at least 78 hours of work per week. That’s actual in office, doing things time :: does not include driving, morning-get-ready time or anything else. I’ve been doing this for 7 weeks now, and I already notice the drain. Oh well. Guess I just keep going until I’ve reached my goals.

On that note, the CCNA training & testing has been pushed back :-( I honestly don’t have any time to study anything; I am busy for 18 hours a day, every day. Parents want me to go see the aspens turn colors on saturday morning around 8am … on my sleep day!? I don’t see that happening … also, have 9 hours of laptop-support training on Sunday — at $20.25 per hour. I’ll sleep, training will progress, I’ll make some bucks. And that’s what’s going on with me …total death on the social front, pretty good success financially :: I hope this situation works itself out soon.

2001-09-28 02:24:56 – Laura
dude, i remember someone named bryce case…seems he was my friend in first grade, so how the fuck is he? also, why do boys suck? also, i love nsync…awww yeah. also, you must be raking in money…want to send me some? also, move out. boredom…
2001-09-28 09:03:13 – Tony
Last day here at SRS, going to lunch at coozan’s. Figures, day that I’m leaving a couple of computers suddenly can’t recognize hard drive anymore. It’s funny watching my soon to be ex-boss scurry around pulling hair out like the mad hatter. "Why now!" "Noooo" "I can’t believe it!" "Why the hard drive" "waaaa waaaa"
2001-09-28 09:42:20 – rand0m
He’s well … he has a cushy job at Ford making obscene amounts of money … I’ll leave the rest of his life up to him to divulge [if he wants to]. We don’t suck … that’s your job [hahahaahahahaa] … we do other, better-for-you things πŸ˜‰ yes, I’m a high-rolla … lots of cash. w3rd! Tony, that’s pretty funny … kind of ironic, and deserving, no doubt. Fuck ’em, fuck ’em all!
2001-09-28 14:03:26 – t to the o to the n to the y
<A HREF="http://www.adcritic.com/content/bacardi-breezer-late-night.html">haha, silly cat</A>

holy cow, 19 already?

Happy Birthday Tore!

Yup, today is Tore’s 19th birthday. Well wishes from the randal side — here’s to the past superb 19, and to many more to come. πŸ˜€

2001-09-26 01:44:29 – Xeon
Happy B-D U got any good presents?
2001-09-26 01:47:58 – realbighead
wurd… only an hour and a half later and it’s up… being 19 ain’t all that different, and I’m kinda depressed cuz I can’t fuck 15 year olds any more, but eh. So far, I’ve gotten nothing, but then again, it’s been my birthday for a whole 2 hours maybe, so you’ll hafta wait to see what I got. Oh, and btw, this site fuxxing r0xx0rs.
2001-09-26 03:12:37 – Burnz
I just changed the date on my calendar to 0019 AFL (After Fat Lenin).
2001-09-26 03:40:54 – Laura
happy fucking birthday. i hope you get sloshed out of your mind. also, you should email me your address so i can mail you some sort of late gift…snarf.
2001-09-26 04:03:59 – laura
i would also like to thank those of you (mainly mike, randal, tore and kinda craig) for introduccing me to l337 speak because, well, i totally pimped some dude tonight cause i said "mad haxxor" or however you spell that shit. and he’s not a freaky nerd either, he just plays CS, not like there’s anything wrong with that. okay, two posts in a row. me done forever.
2001-09-26 09:21:28 – bastard
When I turned 19 I’d already lost my virginity, partied my ass off, done some freaky shit on a new year’s eve. And then, the year I was 19, I went to Mardi Gras and raised my partying level to an all-time high which I can not hope to ever reach, without pushing the boundaries of medical science. Tore, go to Mardi Gras, do some stupid shit you will really regret when you start getting older. Do lots of bad bad medicine. You’re young, you can handle it!
2001-09-26 10:57:05 – bastard
just had my second interview at bd systems, looks like if i’m lucky i’ll be doing system admin work at peterson, woo hoo :-(
2001-09-26 13:52:29 – FIGMO
"FIGMO" When you are about to leave a company, and someone asks you to do something, you say, no, i’m leaving, do it yourself. This condition is called FIGMO: "Fuck it, got my orders!"
2001-09-27 01:57:42 – /mark
Laura, you have leardned the 1337 talk, but may you never have it control your life. For a while, I was using the word "xx0r" as an adjective, noun, and adverb. aka, "Do you want to go xx0r? (go play Counter Strike)" or "That guys a fuckin xx0r" or " im gonna xx0r this Calc test" or "I just got xx0red." Also, do not add it as the postfix onto words that you shouldnt, like i have done, i.e. "Do you want to goxx0r?" or "lets order some pixx0r from gumbys" or "I should studyxx0r" Again, do not let the "xx0r" run your life like it has taken over mine.
2001-09-27 09:13:02 – rand0m
HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA, mark, yer a nut πŸ˜€
2001-09-27 17:31:26 – Siaokh
HAHAHAHA… Omg dude, that was way too funny. If you want a stern lesson in l33t… go read megatokyo http://www.megatokyo.com The prevous 3 comics have l33t in (i thinkxx0r πŸ˜‰ -Tim

a fun saturday night? [gasp!]

So I met up with Tony over at the pad last night, where we watched the last … 1/2? 1/3? of Charlie’s Angels and drank spiffy lemonade πŸ˜‰ Then Tony and I left, and right outside the pad was this phat 93′ Supra … yup … twin turbos, 400+ horsepower, tight sound system … it was really neat — it made me want one badly :-D. Then Tony left … at like 11:15. I did not leave. Paaarty time. Went to 3 separate parties and had a really good time. I’m glad I got out. Good stuff.

Only problem with that? Yea … read the ‘rand0m notes’ to the left there … I pull in around 5am, and guess who’s there? That’s right, my parents! Ugh x 10! Get this … I wake up at 2, a perfectly decent hour for a Sunday, and the first thing my mom tells me is that she wants me to go to church with them. [Massive Sigh] … Bend or break or move out sooner … tough call. Opinions?

2001-09-23 16:09:11 – bastard
Yes, I am now officially a college student. After waking up at 2:30 pm from mucho drinking, I have just finished my calculus 2 homework and am working on finishing my computer science homework. I am dedicated to getting passing grades in class, sighhhh. So, this week, I’m going to get the nerve up to ask this girl crystal out. That, and find a new job, or apply for unemployment. Then, I’m gonna get my season pass (Probably the 300$ version which allows 10 days at beaver creek or Vail). Think I’m gonna head home and either watch more football or go mountain biking at palmer.
2001-09-23 16:24:38 – Burnz
A) What crystal girl T-Bar? I have heard nothing about her and you have to keep your nigga Matt informed. rand0m, I say move the fuck out. It may not be the wisest thing to do, but take it from me you will feel a whole lot better. You can even come up here, nice place, lots of beetches. But changes of pace are good, living at home is a soul crushing fiasco, especially with parents like I think yours are. However, how much debt do you have left?
2001-09-23 16:57:58 – rand0m
yea, moving out is becoming a strong likelihood … as for the debt end, it’s going well. I’ll be paying off the bank loan ($2k) in full tomorrow morning … then, next week (depending on when I get the HPI check), I’ll be paying off the Government Stafford loan — yup, all $1,200 of it in one shot. After that … just the money that I owe my parents, which is down to about $1.6k. Then there’s ~ $200 of credit cards, but that’s no big deal. And that’s it … I’ll be 100% out of debt by the end of next month – w0ot! Then I sell my truck, buy a POS and prepay my next semester of school. w3rd.
2001-09-23 23:15:44 – Laura
yes, i too am going to get that pass (even though i don’t know where to get it, i’ll figure that out), so if you’re going up sometime, let me know, i’ll prolly go with you. randal, move out.
2001-09-23 23:54:31 – /mark
An mp3otw! What a good idea! Ill put one on my sight too! (sarcasm, sarcasm) No, but..uh, this is Randals stupid friend from CU. i read but never post. i like men
2001-09-23 23:55:57 – /mark
sight? site. right
2001-09-24 03:47:30 – Burnz
Hey, rand0m. I just went to hit up your search feature because there was a backlog I wanted when I saw to my horror that you didn’t have it anymore. What is the score here, where are all those delightful archives? And if this mark fella is any indication of the quality of people you knew in Boulder, you are better off in the springs. At least he knows he is stupid, I guess that is something.
2001-09-24 05:23:05 – Laura
hey, mark is cool…and, if you’re trying to get away from stupid people, why are you in ft. fun? yeah…night night.
2001-09-24 07:55:38 – rand0m
Actually, the search thing is being re-made … already have a lot of code down. You can reach the original search page [dunno how well it works now] <a href="http://rand0m.hpi.net/archives.asp">right here</a> … ack, just checked it, and it’s broken. I’ll put the new search up today. mark … actually, I got my MP3OTW thing from you … cuz I was checking your site, and saw Hash Pipe, and was like "wow" … so … Hash Pipe is probably next week’s mp3 … but yea, <a href="http://www.michaelhusson.com/mark">your site rocks!</a>
2001-09-24 10:41:55 – /mark
Thanks Randal, I was just kiddidng. But I’m so honored that you actually took something from my site, rather than me ganking something from your site. l8r sk8rs
2001-09-24 12:05:46 – bastard
This weekend reminded me of a hellacious weekend 2 years ago this day, it went something like this: "We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of uppers, downers, laughers, screamers… Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge, and I knew we’d get into that rotten stuff pretty soon." that, and special-K!
2001-09-24 13:41:03 – Burnz
Tony, I will say the same thing now that I did back then. "As your attourney I advise you to drive at top speed. It’ll be a goddamn miracle if we get there before you turn into a wild animal."
2001-09-24 16:41:49 – bastard
¡manolito! Just read anandtech’s review of the nforce 420-D board… can’t wait… i think that will be the motherboard i buy!
2001-09-25 12:03:31 – Xeon
I haven’t read the article on the board yet, but lemme get this straight. The board is called <b>420</b>D? LOL!!!
2001-09-25 14:40:16 – bastard
wooooottt!!! second interview tomorrow, yaya!!!!
2001-09-25 18:12:28 – rand0m
might I ask where at, mr. stud?
2001-09-25 18:54:51 – bastard
interviewed once at bd systems, interviewing a second time there tomorrow!
2001-09-25 20:42:25 – Mr. Stud
Where at what?

jeezus, weekend already?

Ya know, I almost don’t like weekends. Sure, they are are a great time to sleep. And sleep. And do nothing. And then sleep more. See, it’s that third one right there … I don’t do anything. I would almost rather be at work — at least there I can waste time doing nothing and get paid. Instead, I sit at home and … you got it — do nothing. Makes me feel miserable, because I know that there are lots people out there doing things, but I’m not. And why am I not? Because I chose this. Yup … well, that sums it up. [stops bitching].

I got rid of the login thing, as it’s useless right now. Also, I succumbed and put up an mp3 of the week on the left. A review section for those mp3s should be up sometime. I really should finish putting the whole site together and sell it as a product. Hrmm … takes time, though. Oh, and motivation. Gotta have that. [sigh]

Really played Counter-Strike for the first time last night … must have spent an hour playing. The new box seems to be limited at a constant 72fps … I’m thinking it’s my video card. Although it *never* drops below 72 frames per second. It’s really nice. And I really kick ass at it, too. Played some Quake III Arena, also, but didn’t check the fps … I’m really good at that too. This will not become a habit.

Anything happening tonight? I would look forward to a cold beer and something to do / good company … in fact, I think I might go see a movie :-)

General & New Boxen

Okay, so nothing new has happened. Got a small paycheck due to all the offtime last week. And … yup, still at work. However, I did find out that setting up one of those Linksys Cable/DSL Routers are hella easy to setup. Due to me doing that earlier this morning, I have another computer! Jef just dumped it on me, so here’s what I am looking to sell / get rid of:

rand0m servar
— Intel Pentium II 400MHz
— Epox Motherboard
— Generic 192MB RAM
— No Name 8.4GB 7200rpm
— ATI Rage 128 video
— Diamond Monster Sound MX300 sound card
— Realtek no-name NIC
— Creative 4x2x20 Burner
— NEC 32x cd-rom
— No Name case
— Windows 2000 Advanced Server?
— $250
new box
— Intel Celeron 450MHz
— Some motherboad
— Ati Mach64 Video
— 128mb ram
— 4GB & 4.8GB HDs
— ISA SCSI controller [dunno why]
— 40x CD-ROM
— Sound Blaster PCI 128
— A NIC
— A good case
— Windows 2000 Professional
— $125

If you are interested in either, please e-mail me … I’m open to offers also — too many boxes!

In other news, we might be getting another room here to house just co-locations … we’ve got a pretty good prospect for a guy to bring in a couple servers, and we’re running out of room. So we’ll move everyone to the new [storage] office … hence, if one of the above boxen doesn’t leave my possession, it’ll turn into a counter-strike server in the co-lo room. nifty.

Dunno about scheduling tonight — I’ll try my damndest to get off early, but no promises. Last weekend sucked :: got off early, and did absolutely nothing because everyone was already gone. But … that’s expected at like 10pm. [sniff]

2001-09-21 16:19:17 – The Disco Nova
Randalll, Crystal’s working tonight, and I’m gonna spend some time with the new G/F, so You’ll have to find something to do tonight hehe I’m leaving for a trip on Sunday, won’t be back until saturday, will try to hook you two up then
2001-09-21 17:28:52 – rand0m
kk, works for me — no time off tonight anyways … [suck!] … looks like it’ll be another lifeless friday night. [considers quitting gateway … again] new g/f? Who’s the lucky one? More importantly, pics? πŸ˜‰
2001-09-21 20:53:02 – Burnz
Untie her Nova. I told you to stop bringing those little girls home, you always forget to feed them.
2001-09-22 03:16:15 – Laura
wooo! boudler! i am so fucking drunk…heelll yeah! you all suck :-) have a good night..
2001-09-22 17:31:10 – realbighead
that was quite a post there. Did you then proceed to take off your shirt and have a threesome with your roommate and her boyfriend, or did you take an alternate stereotypical college porno route? Oh, and nova, remember to feed the little girls tonight.

w0ot!

I’m attending a concert in Denver — give me a ring on my cell phone if you want to talk at me :-)

**Update**: Just got back from the Matchbox 20 concert. Man, what a good time. I drove myself, emily and her friend michelle up there in the honda. It was prefaced by Train, and let me tell you — their songs may not be the hottest, but the lead guy can really sing. Then up came Matchbox 20, and they were really good. Despite every female in the audience ooh-and-ahh-ing over how uber-hot Rob Thomas is, I really enjoyed it — I knew a lot of the songs [thanks radio!] and sang along and just grooved. Walked out with 4 free condoms because I was there with two girls — Trojan was there handing them out like candy [what an analogy!] … no use for them for me [sniff snif] so they’ll probably end up as trashcan fodder. The concert as a whole was a good time all around. Drove home in an ultra-tired, running-on-less-than-three-hours-of-sleep mode but somehow managed to get the whole trip without incident. I’m really glad I went. It’s good to get out.

2001-09-19 03:58:52 – Burnz
Matchbox 20 eh? Wow…what do you say about that? Ummmm you are a real hard case there buddy. Don’t go busting my skull yet hombre, I have my whole life ahead of me, you death defying, living on the edge SOB…oooooo I bet badasses like you mock foolish suburbanites like me that use the acronym. Just playin dumplin’ I don’t need your army of 12 – 15 year old girls come knockin on my door with chains and lead pipes procured for the sole purpose of using it on Mr. Green in the library. Remind me not to post after work until I have slept.
2001-09-19 10:55:31 – rand0m
Well, to be honest, Matchbox 20 isn’t my favorite band by any stretch. What they *are*, though, is something for my no-social-life-ass to do. And it was enjoyable too. Sleep, deep sleep … i need some too.
2001-09-19 11:05:05 – bastard
went to the job fair… like, 40 booths in the expo, only 10 had actual job fair signs saying they were hiring… that’s bullshit, the economy sucks, ahhhh crap
2001-09-19 11:49:03 – rand0m
there’s a shiney new 7-11 right near my house that’s hiring — $9/hr night shifts. Ever thought about doing something on your own?
2001-09-19 13:55:05 – Burnz
8.75 an hour for overnight recieving at Wal-Mart, you can have my job after I kill myself.
2001-09-19 14:41:54 – rand0m
but burnz, you’re getting so buff throwing crates and moving heavy boxes — the women will be flocking soon!
2001-09-19 14:43:41 – bastard
personally, i will miss meeting burnz for lunch at carl’s junior downtown and seeing all the young and willing high school girls (well, maybe not so…. young).
2001-09-19 14:59:26 – bastard
<A HREF="http://www.fuckedcompany.com/images/Kabul-Forcast.jpg">Forecast looks sunny</A>
2001-09-19 15:12:55 – rand0m
please do not post pictures here — especially non-working ones.
2001-09-19 21:48:38 – Burnz
Yeah, just the other day a nice woman looked at me out of the corner of her eye…and then asked me to stop pissing on her bushes please. Could someone mail me a bullet? I can’t afford one.
2001-09-19 22:51:27 – rand0m
Sorry, no bullets — but I do happen to have an extra Guilltine here if you want to do yourself in with a dramatic flair. πŸ˜‰
2001-09-20 03:28:32 – Mr Goopers
I just wanted to give the impression that someone besides me, Tony and Randal commented on this site anymore. Goddamn jackals, without some big political fight you just lurk in the wings eh?
2001-09-20 06:08:52 – realbighead
a jackal, you say? I just don’t post because I have, well, a life; sadly, it’s one that takes me out of my room quite often. Politics were fun to write about, despite being ignored; this stuff is just… too pedestrian for one of my infinite capabilities. Plus, even the comments are pretty much the same stuff as always; tony stating random events and giving us titillating tastes of his itinerary, burnz hating himself and others, and Randal being perkily sarcastic. And yes, "Randal" being capitalized while "tony" was not was a statement of an inherent dominance structure; discuss amongst yourselves.
2001-09-20 08:45:30 – rand0m
Well, I think the fact that you posted at 6:08am is more indicitave of the power structure here than simple capitalization. πŸ˜‰ I’m glad to here that you have a life. I’m jealous though. I’m jealous of everyone who has a life. I guess that’s why I feel some camaradarie with Burnz. Us no-lifers man, we’re a force to be reckoned with. Especially when we act like we have a life.
2001-09-20 10:02:24 – bastard
what tORE, you are disliking my liberal arts jibes? btw, the improper capitalization of tore does in many ways reflect superior bladder control in regards to liberal arts majors. discuss amongst your brethren.
2001-09-20 12:58:17 – realbighead
if it makes you feel any better, my life consists of class and playing videogames in an apartment with 5 other guys, with an occasional band practice thrown in. Nothing all that stimulating, really. Plus, it is truly comforting to know that I have superior bladder control over most liberal arts majors; although you might want to get a better grasp of english grammar before you attempt to use such big words again. Oh, and I haven’t seen a liberal arts jibe from you for a while; I can only assume that when you said "went to the job fair" you meant "liberal arts is for fags" or somesuch, which again suggests you might wanna switch back to your native tongue until ESL starts up again. But for now, I have homework to do, so I’m gonna go do it. At a somewhat more reasonable hour.
2001-09-20 13:12:39 – bastard
video games and band practice ehhhh…. tore, you know anybody down there looking to sell a fender stratocaster or telecaster… preferable <= 300$ good call on the job fair translation, i’m gonna have to check with my ESL teacher, Mr. Hat, and make sure he experiences my displeasure first hand!
2001-09-20 13:18:04 – Burnz
I don’t have time for a life. Ten hours of work, eight hours of sleep, and then checking my e-mail, writing, and fighting with my new web page development pretty well eat up all my time. This is as close as I get to people that are not my shit throwing co-workers. And I do not hate myself. People with no life are dangerous were they to organize, but it would be a semi-psychotic army of tech heads, brooding introverts, and of course Goths and D&D fanatics. They can smite you with a Blade of Shadowlaw +2.
2001-09-20 14:04:16 – realbighead
I would have to do a saving roll with my chinese AD&D Version 3 rules and my Breastplate of Ten Thousand Joy Cannon Bird Luck +3. And I doubt you’ll be able to find any fender for that price; our rhythm guitar actually plays on a 70’s Fender Coronado, the kind no one really wants, and it still commands about $700 on the market. It is much much better to just stick with shit guitars until you have the skill and the money to aquire and use a really nice one. Besides, the last thing you need is more toys to stroke your ego and your dick; just be happy with your TV/computer/PSX2/etc. Ph0o.
2001-09-20 14:35:04 – The Disco Nova
sorry to butt in on your bitching at each other, but…… Tony. You never called me, if you want to get a job here, now would be a good time to send in your resume. Rand0m. Are you available friday night? I might be able to set up a "Group Thing" with Crystal. She’s got big tits, and likes nice guys.
2001-09-20 14:36:22 – bastard
lost your number disco, can you email it to tanzelmo@yahoo.com hook me up!
2001-09-20 15:10:54 – rand0m
<– nice guy <– likes tits I’ll see what I can do about friday — I can gaurantee a midnight thing, but I’ll see about earlier. [damn work!]
2001-09-20 17:37:09 – Xeon
WHO IS ON YOUR WEBCAM!!! AHHH!!
2001-09-20 19:02:21 – rand0m
He’s this guy. He’s on the web, somewhere … and xeon, your <a href="http://xeon.xoverzero.com">site</a> is <i>still</i> broken. wtf man?
2001-09-20 20:30:59 – Burnz
I have a plus to strike modifier against all Joy Cannon of Bird Luck kind armor. Combine that with my 95% Bitch Slap Jesus skill and you are going to go down arts man. I find this talk very amusing. rand0m – Nice guy huh?
2001-09-20 21:28:34 – rand0m
Yea, I’d say I’m a nice guy. Sure, maybe a little cynical, but I am generally a rather enjoyable, friendly, outgoing, ‘nice’ guy … but, that’s how I see myself, which could be way off base. In fact, I’m probably wrong. I am no doubt a horrible, assy dickhead. And I hate everyone. And they should all die. Well, that last one is only if their calling for technical support.
2001-09-21 00:45:52 – bastard
so randal, are you free saturday afternoon, maybe some frisbee at MVP J-lo may be in attendance, as i will be, please go, pleaseeeeeee

My Nifty Day

So today was a good day [so far]. Finally decided to do some upgrading for my venerable PC with some of the parts I have running around … consequently, I built up a new box and brought back another one :

rand0m
— Athlon 750Mhz [hopefully 1GHz soon!]
— Abit KA7T Motherboard
— 256 MB PC150, CAS2 RAM
— Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM ATA-100 HD
— Lite-On 12x10x32 Burner w/ BurnProof
— Yamaha 16x DVD-ROM [en route]
— GeForce 256 DDR video [upgrade soon?]
— Sound Blaster Live! 128 sound card
— Intel EtherExpress 10/100Pro
— Enlight Mid-Tower, 300W power
— Windows XP goodness
rand0m servar
— Intel Pentium II 400MHz
— Epox Motherboard
— Generic 192MB RAM
— No Name 8.4GB 7200rpm
— ATI Rage 128 video
— Diamond Monster Sound MX300 sound card
— Realtek no-name NIC
— Creative 4x2x20 Burner
— NEC 32x cd-rom
— No Name case
— Windows 2000 Advanced Server?

Yup, not a monster of a box, but it’ll do CS with it’s eyes closed πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ … unless someone wants to buy it — $250.

2001-09-17 18:22:46 – bastard
i want your case randal, give me your case, how much for the little bezel, how much for ze power supply, ha ha ha (excerpt from blues brothers, i think)
2001-09-17 18:23:44 – bastard
hey randal, who’s the speed freak recorded in your web cam?
2001-09-17 18:27:27 – rand0m
The case I’m talkin about to you is at my house and is currently not in use … I’ll stick it in the car when I get home tonight so you can have it any time. Remember, it has no bezel. I can’t see my webcam — websense here blocks anything with ‘webcam’ in it. [sigh] I’ll have to look at it later.
2001-09-18 01:30:05 – Burnz
That guy needs to gain some weight. What was he doing in there Randal? You might want to make sure he didn’t pilfer any of your Benadryl. That kid is Phen fen gone horribly wrong.
2001-09-18 01:32:12 – bastard
i ham sofa king drunk, and on that note… cocktale party saturday night, no formal shit though, just no beer that’s all… women of good stature whose presence is required, i implore thee, do not take my veiled threat as an insult to your prestige… yeah, that’s what i said, don’t be fronting, shiiiiiit
2001-09-18 02:52:51 – Laura
anyone going to weezer tomorrow night? i am :-)
2001-09-18 12:28:46 – bastard
I confess, I am a consumate tech geek… Rocky Mountain Windows NT User Group Wednesday September 19th 7:00 PM, Agilent
2001-09-18 15:33:29 – rand0m
wish I could attend :-/

web updates, general blah

Okay, the webcam is now up and functional — just click on that happy little link to the left and it’ll come up. It’s running off my personal box, which is here at HPI. Yes, I know the quality sucks.

Played some counter-strike for the first time in forever last night. It was good. Um … what else. Oh yea, I went out with Janelle and spent an hour just talking & drinkin’ some mochas. It was quite enjoyable. Umm … not much else.

Here’s a quick discussion starter concerning Bastard’s employment situation ::
As some of you may have heard, I’ll be laid off from my job in 2 weeks. That aside, i plan on having a B.S. C.S. in 3 years. That means at age 24, I’ll have had 8 years working experience in Systems Administration/Web Development. I am faced with a question: Do I continue progressing in making money, or, Do I make a job switch after graduating.

Also, an official welcome to both BlackTaloN and Iceboxz — hope we don’t scare you away.

**Update**:: Alpine computer has the Slot A Hookups!!! Go there! They rock!

2001-09-16 20:05:16 – Burnz
Man, another person with the distinctive terminal "z" on their name, now I just feel cheap. What would you switch your job to? I usually advise people to do something different, but if you just love system admin, then why stop? Get a nice 401K and wait to die, I would probably do that.
2001-09-16 20:06:35 – Burnz
The webcam didn’t work, I am not sure if this is something you know or not. Just FYI.
2001-09-16 21:59:11 – rand0m
wow, rather caustic aren’t we? and yes, the webcam works. Try a little harder πŸ˜‰ Tony … I don’t know exactly what you do, but I think going for a comp.sci degree isn’t a bad idea — only problem is that it’s a hella tough degree, and, having a comp.sci degree with your particular experience set, although indicative of unsureness, will no doubt give you many opportunities. Personally? I’d stay away from comp.sci — there are more financially, and to me mentally, rewarding fields like say, entrepeneuralship, straight IT, even just straight web development. $.02
2001-09-16 23:02:54 – The Disco Nova
Why would you want the webcam fixed? do you really want to see randalll’s ugly mug that much? On a side note, I look at the webcam at 10:58, and it has a picture of randall with a really goofy smile at 8:30ish
2001-09-17 01:12:23 – realbighead
yeah, the webcam appears to have frozen at 8:36… might wanna work on that. Also, I’ll throw in my two cents for tony: do what you want. If you’ve ever sat at your job and actually been really intrigued and wanted to stay late to work on something, then fuck yeah, stick with it. If, however, this situation instead seems to pop up more in your comp-sci work, I’d consider the career move there; because, even though I think the money should be irrelevant, it isn’t to many people, and the pay will be relatively the same (good) in either field. If you never get that kinda feeling either at work or at school, I’d start looking harder to see where your interests lie. But never, ever, ever do a classics program. Greek fucking sucks. Eat nuts, Sophocles.
2001-09-17 01:43:43 – Laura
yes, looks like randal got a haircut sometime before 8:36 today. wow. i’m tired….fuck driving to LA. yeah.
2001-09-17 08:49:33 – rand0m
Okay, the webcam is going to have certain hours — 8:30am – ~3:10pm, monday through friday, hopefully never on weekends. If it’s not up, it will either show the same image or the offline message.
2001-09-17 09:17:25 – bastard
well, it’s monday, and your favorite sysadmin/webdeveloper is in good spirits… i’m sporting a tie and my dress shoes, gonna get me some jobba leads hopefully!
2001-09-17 09:20:55 – rand0m
When you say web developer, do you mean actual HTML / graphics design, or backend only? Is there a distinction in job titles? just wonderin :-)
2001-09-17 10:00:25 – bastard
i do design/programming/backend/database… and because i’m sysadmin, i do everything else too, except cleaning toilets, I REFUSE TO DO THAT!!!
2001-09-17 16:24:25 – Burnz
How do you know that Tom is wearing a tie, nice shoes, and looking for a job? I thought he was out of town… And woo hoo, the slot A hookups. Jesus, do you know how long I have been looking for the slot a hookups? I mean, ever since slot a hookups came out. I tried to mail order some, but they were all broken when they got to my house. What are they?

doo-duh-doo-duh-doooo

Hrmm … Friday already. I’m thinking I’ll see if I can get off early tonight — I’ve had the opportunity to leave around 7:00pm every night this week, so I just might take them up on it tonight. Either I will go home and sleep, or I might do something. No, I am not going to Spike & Mike’s Twisted Film Festival, so don’t offer. Anything else happening?

I could throw a party — my parents are out of town until Sunday [I think]. Hmm … possible. Dunno though … lemme know.

**Update** :: I got the login functionality working — try logging in with guest/guest! It works! I also deleted all of my administration utilities! I can’t post unless I code like a geek gunning for a new sliderule! That part sucks! Luckily, comments still work, my ever faithful followers. Carry on :-)

Update 2 – I just noticed that in this set of comments a person named BlackTalon, who I don’t know, posted! That means that somebody at random visited my site and posted! This is momentous!!! I’m on my way into the big leagues now, baby! WOoOOoOoOoOooo! Sadly enough, I still have no [tentative] plans for tonight … coding? :-(

2001-09-14 15:17:36 – bastard
I found out today my company is going to RIF me in 2 weeks (lay off).
2001-09-14 17:21:45 – BlackTaloN
May i ask what this website is for? i see alot of comments coding..so i figured some type of computer programing…but i see that their is alot of freedom of speech…so i dont really know…ps…i like this php poster….id like to see if i am amble to clone it in perl…it could be a task :) even if perl is slower….id like to see if i can try…
2001-09-14 18:35:04 – The Disco Nova
hmmm, so you come to this sight, and then spout off some quasi-patriotic BS and you don’t even know what it is about or any of the people on it?? Randallll, can you PLS take your site off whatever search list you have it on so we don’t get these wierdo’s anymore?
2001-09-14 19:01:34 – Master Ha-reed
If you feel like seein a movie, that remake of Othello (titled "O") is playin
2001-09-14 21:41:33 – rand0m
BlackTaloN — I do apologize for the "about" section being dead :: Ever since I’ve gotten two jobs the leisure time I used to put into the site has been cut dramatically. Please check <a href="http://rand0m.hpi.net/about.asp">the old about</a> for a quick summary — differences: I’m 19 now, it’s all PHP, and my life isn’t as super-great as it was then. As for cloning it in perl … um … lame? Seriously, perl == shit for a web language. $.02. As for the freedom of speech thing … well yea, this site is just a hoo-haa that I put together for no real reason. It used to be that I would post everyting personal, but shitty events turned it into a non-personal, very general BullShit Everything Or Nothing Site. Consequently, [Disco], I really don’t give a fuck who posts and what people say. As long as it isn’t extremely out of line [Burnz] or some other whack shit [like octuple-posting], I don’t really moderate much. To both BlackTaloN and Jean, I am really glad to see new faces around here — I would hope that some of the current residents *cough*disco*cough* don’t piss you off to the point of not coming back. Feel free to drop me a line if you want to bitch about web development — <a href="mailto:rand0m@rand0m.org">rand0m@rand0m.org</a>
2001-09-15 02:16:07 – The Disco Nova
roar….easy killer, sorry What did you want anyways? I noticed your number on my caller ID at like 3 am. didn’t think you’d want me to call you then…..
2001-09-15 03:06:01 – Burnz
I love it when I am the person cited as the inappropriate party. Go me and my offensive nature. And I am with Disco on this one, and I am sure realbighead will be in that same boat: Hits of this nature show the cretin demographic that you are acquiring as a, shall we say "fan base". But it is your site. And just to be irritating: www.jennyjones.com www.stickman.com www.jigga.com and of course www.RAHOWA.com . Read the Turner Diaries. Thank you and good night.
2001-09-15 03:08:01 – Burnz
Pardon me, "out of line" party.
2001-09-15 03:08:43 – Burnz
Now it is just childish site abuse, I should reallt not only grow up, but get some damn manners.
2001-09-15 05:09:13 – realbighead
nono, burnzy, both growing up and getting manners are highly overrated. Avoid like the plague if at all possible. And yes, these new visitors are quite irritating. Not because they disagree with me, but disagree with me in such naive stupid fashion that I pity them enough to re-word my original response in lengthier form over and over and over. The original negative comments to my first post (Disco and Rand0m) were far more concise and clear than BlackTalon or Jean; I think I may have spent a short paragraph continuing those discussions (not meant disparagingly; it is a good thing that points in contention can be argued so clearly), while I have about 20k of pure text arguing with the new guys. Bah. Die auslander ist verboten, we should ban them all. That’s my opinion. Oh, and I still have no clue what Burnz posted that was so far out of line; please excuse those of us who get out our junkiness in 2-hour marathons of posting and enlighten me?
2001-09-15 09:09:19 – Xeon
Holy MOLY!!! There is a person other than the norm here! Everyone I’d like to introduce you to BlackTalon, one of Jean’s online friends (if you have gathered that by now). He rents? a Counter-Strike server from him. He is also a a norm at the NesCon2002 website.
2001-09-15 09:11:17 – Xeon
Hey rand0m are you going to SPLAT? I can’t make it until 6. Bastard or Jean feel free to come or whatever. Also rand0m talk to FusionJunky… X/0 is gonna need some webheads real soon.
2001-09-15 11:17:54 – rand0m
Well, I’m sure it would be possible to limit everything so that *only* people I choose could post here, but seriously, that would get old pretty quickly — we can only rehash the same ideas from the same people so many times. I think. Burnz, I have to tell you, the pathetic drivel that you linked to that spurned the wonderful nation that we live in as a suckling pig not only was extremely off base, but also extraordinarily offensive to me. Although I may seem the average joe, I am quite patriotic and hold my current status of being an "American" with high regard. I am glad that you gave the tragedy such deep thought — I very much value the freedom to say and think whatever one wants — but this particular venue will not tolerate such anti-patriotic, blindingly venomous, anti-american sentiments. Disco … simply enough, you don’t have to be such a complete dick all the time. Yes, I know it’s your nature, and yes, I know it’s quite fun, and yes, I do know that it’s something that’s not easily changed, and yes, I even know that you like doing it, but please have a little courtesy here. And yes, I was awake at 3am. :-) I will probably not go to <a href="http://splat.uccs.edu" target=_blank>S.P.L.A.T.</a> — it’s a lot of hassle and I’m just not up to having my ass handed to me in q3 / cs. And if x/0 needs webheads, well, there are lots of ways to get ahold of me :-)
2001-09-15 12:10:12 – Burnz
I weep for the fool that refuses to understand that patriotism is not waving a flag and fighting on a foreign beach, but the constant reshaping of America. Patriotism isn’t just about williness to fight and to defend, but also to mold, to shape and recreate. It isn’t anti-american to question our leaders, it is pro-american when those leaders threaten the ideals of our society. So one of us is an American, and one of us hides their venomous xenophobia behind the flag.
2001-09-15 13:10:35 – Cosmosmoon
Maybe patriotism is simply believing in your country and doing whatever you feel would make it better, be that questioning our leaders or waving a flag. It’s not what exactly it is that you do, but it’s your reasons behind doing it that make you patriotic.
2001-09-15 13:24:52 – The Disco Nova
I’m not upset that they are being patriotic, I’m upset that they came to a site they knew nothing about and started telling us to go sign up for the draft, and be more patriotic, and all kinds of other crap. A. Unless you’ve actually been in the military, don’t spout off crap like that. B. I’ve heard that stuff everywhere else. don’t really want to hear it here as well, especially from someone who I don’t even know. C. You should probably introduce yourself and get well known before you start making demands of us. D. In case anyone cares, no I won’t get called up unless it looks like it will streth out for several years. I’m Inactive Reserve, they would have to give us all refresher courses in our old jobs before we could be truly useful. It cost the Army about 450k to train me in the first place, so I doubt it will happen, if only for money reason.
2001-09-15 13:43:18 – BlackTaloN
Sorry for the intrusion guys, I only noticed that everyone else was able to post their opinions here and i thought i could do the same without being called naive, irritating, and stupid and that i should be banned! I never agrued against anyone elses point to the point of them needing to respond to clarify their points or follow up with the same exact responses, I just pointed out my beliefs, and defended them in later posts. I read every post, I listened and i learned. I do not deny that i disagree with some things i have seen, and i never went off saying to be patriotic! I nearly stated that I feel I should do something! Anything! as to help our country! Is that wrong? is that so patriotic that it should not be posted? Once again I am only defending myself! And random thank you for your kindness, my only point about the cgi was that it is the only language that my hosting supports! or else, yes php would be best! Or at least better! $.04 :) As to everyone else, I am sorry for posting what i believe, just like everyone else has, and you will not see my opinions here, unlessed asked for! Im sorry if I have insulted anyone! I am not leaving the site, just merely ‘shutting up’ to hear what you all say i have not listened to!
2001-09-15 17:22:47 – Burnz
Oh come now Black, don’t act wounded. Everyone here is opinionated and strongly judgemental and we don’t know anything else about you besides this sudden preachy Uncle Sam dialouge (is that spelled right?) and the fact you have a serious exclamation point habit. Plus, it sounds to me like you were called in to lend weight to Jean, which starts forming units. Point is that I wouldn’t be any kind of left winger if I said that realistically you are as entitled to speak your mind as anyone else, no matter how little I like it or whatever else I, Disco, and Tore have to say about it. Don’t be touchy and just learn that hostility is the manner that some of us are most comfortable with. So while I would like you to be banned from this site and prevented from breeding, feel free to say whatever you like and I would suggest paying attention and making valid counterpoints instead of attacking, turning defensive, and then sulking. Cosmos, what is this tolerance bullshit? Damn, here I thought everyone was extreme and unwilling to concede and you come in trying to moderate. I much prefer divisiveness thank you. And it doesn’t help that you make sense and set to shaming me and rand0m without even putting enumerated reasons, exclamation points, or enormous amounts of text. Ban her too.
2001-09-15 17:25:48 – Xeon
noooooo! Don’t stop posting… DONT LET THE NATIVES SCARE YOU OFF! my $1 worth…
2001-09-15 17:27:06 – Xeon
Healthy yet?
2001-09-15 18:12:11 – The Disco Nova
Yea ditch the bitch! And while we’re at it, lets ban ALL Liberal arts type people! (love ya em ;-p)
2001-09-16 01:01:38 – bastard
If we can look past at what we are hearing and seeing in the news of recent, and focus on where our country is headed, ask yourself this: how do we prevent something like this from happening again?
2001-09-16 02:11:30 – realbighead
Hrmm… as much as a forum simply seems like a place to stick opinions, that seems like a damn useless function. I was under the impression that it was a place for discourse (which differs from intercourse in that I’m fully clothed; no wait, I’m not, fuck it, they’re the same), where we can all present ideas and think them over. If we just want a place where we can count the number of people who share an opinion, hell, there are easier ways to go about it. I know that when I post, I expect people to disagree, criticize, etc. And I expect to respond to those criticisms, after consideration of their points; if I really see no flaw in their point, I suck it up and accept it; if I see a flaw, I argue back. Basically, I don’t think this is a place to simply post opinions; no one gives a shit what anyone else thinks. I post here in an attempt to better form my opinions with the input of others. In short, don’t feel free to just post what you think, but do feel free to join the conversation. And no, banning the liberal arts types is bad, that would turn this site into a dull series of tech jokes and announcements of what people are doing on any given night. And really, the natives aren’t all that scary, just exceedingly caustic. On a more intelligent note: a rather interesting idea was pointed out in my math class yesterday (yes, we were talking about everything but math). One sees the pictures of the WTC, in the skyline of New York, a symbol of the opulence and success of capitalism, contrasted with pictures of Afghanistan, a country where the people have been trodden almost back into the Stone Age. Guess who is now attempting to crush whom. Yes. The solution is not for everyone else to simply accept that America gets more than them, but for America to start spreading the love, as it were. I’ve written so much on these boards lately that Randal is probably about to strangle me, though, so I’ll stop there. Please do respond to the thought, either to elaborate or disagree; dunno how you’d do anything but elaborate, since you can’t disagree with such an unformed opinion, but hey, go ahead and do whatever. I will now sleep.
2001-09-16 02:17:53 – The Disco Nova
Don’t worry about Randallll strangling you, he couldn’t get his girly hands around your thick neck (to go with your thick head) Woooohoooooooooooot!
2001-09-16 02:22:12 – rand0m
spread the love!? wtf man. America is where it’s at because of it’s capitalistic nature. Why is Afgahnistan a hell-hole of sand? I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t care. America has zero reason to ‘spread the love [wealth]’ to *any* other nation except for to appease our own consciences. $.02 … yup, that sure sounds selfish as hell and blah blah blah, but it’s capitalism and self-actualization at it’s finest.
2001-09-16 04:13:10 – The Disco Nova
Go Randalll! Go Randalll! Go Randall GO GO! Woof! Woof! Woof!
2001-09-16 11:02:05 – Burnz
It is just that sort of self involved thinking that makes America so hated, which is the cause of this tragedy so if keep doing what we have always done we can expect this to happen again and again and again. So ultimately it is just that mode of thinking that is the ultimate perpatrator. I am not a humanitarian at all, but I do agree that it is time for America to live with the rest of the world and not be quite so ready to take from it. I would like to be astounded with the kindness shown by many many American over this crisis, but where are they when people overseas need help? Now granted, there are still a few that contribute, but elitism has driven us to ignore the suffering of people everywhere, so this display reeks to me of supremacy. We are ready when it is our people, from our country, but otherwise…we have raquetball and stuff to do. I am once again going to say that we should act like the greatest nation and not just the richest, most greed driven, short-tempered nation because when you turn America into Mecca, you can bet your ass that it will keep coming under fire. You want to be responsible for that? And I outlined in detail on one of these posts my plan for prevention, thank you for listening. *sigh* Why do I try so hard?
2001-09-16 11:42:18 – realbighead
because, like me, you naively believe that you can make the world better by possibly making people think new thoughts, but on a rather conservative board where people feel comfortable being in the massive majority (i.e. not us), we really stand no chance of having anything heard, as shown by my… 20some k of text in the other thread (which I’ve stopped writing in now officially, btw, so if you want a response or a discussion, e-mail me). Basically, they are obstinate and we are foolishly stubborn. Dunno who comes across worse there. Oh, and on a lighter note; I’m gonna be back in town on October 12 to have my jaw cut up, so if any of you wanna hang out that night (or just want to mail-bomb me for being un-american), drop me a line and we’ll do some p-hat shit, yo.
2001-09-16 13:06:16 – rand0m
<i>but where are they when people overseas need help? </i> … umm … dude, think about that one. It has always been the USA out helping other people, doing humanitarian efforts, being there when other countries have bad shit happen to them. Where was the rest of the world when we had the San Francisco earthquake? I don’t see any foreign aid coming our way for the WTC disasters — I agree that America is callous to others because of it’s dominant international position, and rightfully so :: our position has been earned entirely by us with little to no help from other nations. En route, we have benefitted others countless times, with zero return. Yes, we should be communistic and share our hard-earned economy and power with lesser countries, even though they have done nothing to deserve it. There’s a lot more than just petty political opinion behind it when I say that receiving something of non-mediocre value that you, in some way, did not earn is almost a crime. Communism is great, granted, but the whole theory behind that is that everyone puts in equal amounts of work — not one superpower spreading it’s enormous wealth to those who do nothing.
2001-09-16 14:29:46 – bastard
girls = time X money time = money girls = money X money = money^2 money = (root of all evil) evil^(1/2) girls = (evil^(1/2))^2 girls = evil mathematical proof there you go
2001-09-16 15:34:48 – rand0m
thank you for that enlightening deposition.
2001-09-16 17:07:42 – Burnz
I am not saying America did nothing. Reading over my own words, it did come across that way. I primarliy meant the general populace. Mr. Average Joe American has contributed to the greater good of the world how? They make an effort to aid other nations when? Yes, the US as a country has put out humanitarian efforts, and Phillip Morris has anti-smoking campaigns, but that doesn’t nearly make up for the cruelty. And I, as well as tore have given examples of our nation’s inhumanity, so please don’t start with the "What did we do that was so bad" because I am blue in the face. And you might want to look into how much other countries contribute (as I have said before) to our production. With us running sex tours through underage Asia, working children in Indonesia, and arming leaders of coups to overthrow governments so that our gas prices go down, I would say they sure deserve money more than you or me, so don’t preach the minority of Communism wherein the system is totally abused, because it makes you sound damn ignorant of communistic dogma. Furthermore, I admit that communism doesn’t work in reality. I am not proposing communism, I am expressing the hypocracy. If you can’t see it, it isn’t my problem. And I just moved into my new place, big pimpin’. I am going to beg (again I think) for a subject change because this is pearls before swine. I don’t like to agree with Laura, but some of you are sure bullheaded and totally unrealistic and ignorant. Not trying to inflame, just expressing how tiresome it is to have to repeat one’s self over and over simply because y’all don’t want to hear. So get all offended now and attack me with the same tired arguments.
2001-09-16 18:08:03 – bastard
<B>And now for something completely different</B> As some of you may have heard, I’ll be laid off from my job in 2 weeks. That aside, i plan on having a B.S. C.S. in 3 years. That means at age 24, I’ll have had 8 years working experience in Systems Administration/Web Development. I am faced with a question: Do I continue progressing in making money, or, Do I make a job switch after graduating. Any takers?
2001-09-16 18:28:27 – rand0m
you guys are hilarious :-)
2004-03-20 17:44:36 – the ass
FUCK THE HIPPYS