Leaving town for a few days, quirks

I noticed that in AIM v4.8.2790, if you add a buddy to your buddylist and the last character is a dot ( . ), the new buddy will be added to your list, but when you click on the normal “Online” tab and then click back on “List Setup” tab, your new buddy will magically be gone. I found this out because I read off of krempley’s site that he has a roomy who has aim, and he appended a dot onto the guys name when he typed it in. It’s probably a conspiracy. Or just a bug. Or No? Truck is busticated. Rebuilding carb when I get back on Sunday night … then selling it and A) Getting out of debt? or B) buying a motorcycle. because they’re cheap. or C) Holding out and trying to find a buildable mustang. Yes, I can still dream, thank you very much. I’m heading out of town on Thursday night / Friday morning to attend the funeral of my Uncle Eldred — takes place on Saturday morning. He passed away because a recessive tumor became malignant and progressed to full blown, widespread cancer. He was my mother’s oldest sibling, and the patriarch of the Mettmann family. He will be sorely missed. :-(

2003-01-30 19:38:04 – WC
I got slackware wo0!!! sorry to hear about your uncle. At least your eligible to goto school. I can’t get finacial aid until I am 24 because my stupid parents won’t release any tax information. >>WEAK<< So umm yeah randal gimmie a call about what we were talking about last week. I am have a lot of free time now. Heh. Hope everyone is doing well in school. 😉
2003-01-30 20:31:46 – tony
hey, if your parents refuse to release tax information, just use that as an excuse to file emancipation… it’s what i did, and it can work for you too!
2003-01-31 09:30:14 – Netheus
Or you can go and get married. That’s what I did! 😉 And sorry about your uncle Randal.
2003-01-31 13:12:00 – WC
Hey tony you and I gotta talk. Does anyone know anything about randals site being linked by stile and LS1? There is something on my phones webbrowser that says "rand0m.org welcomes you to bimmer chick :-) After being linked to by Stile Project and LS1 forums… " This makes it difficult to keep up on rand0mness.

trip down memory lane

I decided I was going to work on my vbscripting & asp skills for a while, and I figured what better place to start than rand0m.org? So I drudged up my old ASP version of the site and resurrected it — amazingly, it actually works sorta … the smileys work, but links don’t because I’m too lazy to spend an hour writing regexs. Check it out: [L=http://asp.rand0m.org]http://asp.rand0m.org[/L] Other than that, I think we’re going to open up a gaming cafe … Corey is all hot and bothered about it, which is neat … it’s not very often the HPI offices get excited about anything. *sigh* Work is still going well, but I am beginning to sense a death spiral again, which is no good. I guess that after two years, it’s time to dust off my resume, eh? [b]Update[/b] – 11:44pm [L=http://bbspot.com/News/2003/01/os_quiz.php]
Which OS are You?[/L] *sigh* So true *sigh*

2003-01-29 08:33:50 – Netheus
(blog=1) So, My mom is in jail, my step-dad is in jail, I am taking care of my seven year old brother, trying to go to school, and deal with an astronomical number of calls from the jail. Then my little sister’s best friend commits suicide down in Shook’s Run Park. My sister, Lindsey, isn’t quite 14 yet. She just got back from Costa Rico, and the first things she hears are: Your mom is in jail, and your pet Iguana died. And yesterday morning, my little brother’s room at my mom’s apartment caught a blaze and immolated everything that was his. Not any of my mom’s stuff, of course, but all of his toys, clothes, and furniture (i.e., bed and dresser) so now he has nothing. My aunt contemplated coming down and bailing my mom out, so in a last ditch effort to prevent this, my dad calls my aunt and talks her into not doing it. Through the course of this conversation, he discovers that my mom was diagnosed as a schizophrenic about 10 years ago. Suddenly it’s all clear as to why she’s a nut job… But this also means that they are going to have to force her to take her anti-psychotics, because she won’t, due to a side of bi-polar. So chances are, there is no way in hell that they are going to let my brother go back to her "care," and quite frankley, I am too young, I am in college, I don’t make enough money, and I just got married, I CAN"T take care of him. Thusly, he is probably going to end up in a foster home. I haven’t wrked in weeks, except for my dad, and I have no time to do my homework because Dylan is always hanging off of me. I haven’t slept right in weeks, and my sister’s ulcer has started bleeding again. I want to cry, but I can’t. I want to take my brother and sister and troy, flee to canada as refugees, and live out the rest of our lives under assumed names, never telling anyone where we have gone. And damnitall if I didn’t have a migraine right now. AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! (blog=0)
2003-01-29 13:26:37 – realbighead
who’s AmigaOS? that’s right, Tore’s AmigaOS. Damn I am hot.
2003-01-29 14:32:37 – The Disco Nova
Oh crap, I got Amiga OS
2003-01-29 16:14:57 – t
I got AmigaOS as well
2003-01-29 19:29:39 – pinky
windows 98…oooh yeah :-(
2003-01-29 20:46:50 – Master Ha-reed
Slackware suckahs… And jesus, if anyone ever thought they had problems they should read neth’s comment here.

mmm, tacos, MLK, etc.

Well, today was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. What a good guy. He did so much. I think we should have more people like him. I worked on my truck a bit today, and determined that it is not my timing, nor my vacuum system, nor my vacuum-timing advance system. This pretty much narrows it down to carbuerator … I think I’ll meander it on down to one of the local auto places and have them take a look, because I’ve done run out of ideers. Went shopping today with Tony. Actually, it was more of a “get necessities from the store because i have no car” trip. Got a lot of stuff, and decided to make tacos. Mmm, tacos. While dicing up the green bell peppers and onions, I took a hearty chunk of my left index finger off. Blood was going everywhere … pretty nasty, ruined all the veggies. I can see you now, and no, not really. I just whacked off a peice of my finger … it didn’t even go all the way through, so I had this little chunk of randal finger flopping about. I didn’t even notice until I wiped my lip with my finger and felt a little dangly thing. Then I went into the kitchen and really chopped it off. heh. If I get the initiative, I’ll take a pic of my not-life-threatining wound. Having a potential spat at work … it’s my day off, and I get a phone call asking for personal assistance from someone i work with. Well … I told them that I couldn’t fix it, because our stuff sucks. Apparently that has gone over poorly, and after being told to “re-think the question and fix the problem” (on my day off), I wrote a nice little email that will undoubtedly not go over well. Maybe it’s come to jesus time? who knows.

2003-01-20 22:01:57 – Netheus
I think my alternator is shot…. If it is, it’s gonna wait till I get my student money to fix it though. My mom is in jail. She has gone from 2-3 packs of cig’s, 6-7 pots of coffee, and 60 pseudo-ephedrine (ephedra) to no cigs, only a cup or 2 of coffee, and no speed. She has called me collect over 200 times in the past 5 days, though I haven’t accepted any calls. I kinda wish that Big Bertha would keep her quiet and away from the phone, if you know what I mean…. god damn, I hate my mom.
2003-01-21 00:48:58 – The Disco Nova
Anyone have a Digital Camera I can borrow this sunday?
2003-01-21 17:13:01 – CaptnSpectacular
I know you didn’t mean it to be this way randal, but that Martin Luther King,Jr thing sounds so forced. el oh el. Not much elaboration. he was good. he did stuffs. yay mlk,jr. No offense, it just sounds really funny when you read it out loud.
2003-01-21 17:31:58 – rand0m
yea, I was going to write a great big huge long thing about all the neat things he did for equal rights and how he inspired people and everything … but … I got tired, and took a nap. I mean, not that what he did isn’t important, but give me some slack — it was a nap for godsake! Honestly though, I just couldn’t think up any sort of words that would convey what I think … I’m really patriotic and such, and well … it’s just tough to make other people see what I think so I take the lowest common denominator and aim there.
2003-01-21 23:31:04 – fourdegrees
hey, randal! what’s happening with the job thing? you get busted? i still haven’t found a good job offer yet, but the apartment is great. i just hope i can afford it. ah!!! how’s your finger? still there?
2003-01-25 17:36:10 – Netheus
Even if it is to ensure that future generations will have a master to bow down to, I am never having kids. I can’t do anything. I can’t sleep, I can’t stay awake, I can’t go out at night, or during the day, he eats five times a day, and always wants to play with the play station. ARGH!!! If my mom doesn’t get out of jail soon, I am going to go crazy. and broke. Possibly starving. Except for the tofu…
2003-01-25 23:12:07 – tony
Gee netheus!!! Troy sounds like a handful!
2003-01-27 10:36:42 – WC
Make pancakes with green food coloring in the and tell him that it’s moldy pancakes and that he doesn’t want any.

mm, durnken update

I know that this is not what people want: a drunken update. I know that everyone is all interetesd in what I’m doing with my life, and a blah blah blah, so I’ll update with only the important things: 1. Work is good. and fun. yea. And jack is gone. Sad. :-/ 2. I am not taking classes. I am too poort. :-/ 3. I am drunk? Yes, I think so. WO! 4. The Daily Show and SouthPark are the only good tv things. 5. Yep, still single and not getting any. Sigh. **? 6. Woww, #5 really sucks. goddamn. 7. Umm. ProfiT? 8. Wow, I really like lists. Oh. We had a party, it was good. 9. I’m at a loss. 10. FUck, I forogot to write the icequeen an email. *oops* 11. jared’s site is good. http://jared.seehafer.net … nerd. heh. *INSERT FOR TORE* Tore came to town, and it was good. he has these neet DDR pads, and he’s lost some weight. I’m enviosu. But it was good. Thanks TORE! *Back TO normal programming!* 12. Tony is back!? A month of christy, and hes a roomy again. 13. Keen is drepessed because of Danielle. HAGGISH x 10. 14. My truck? YEP, still dead. Fizzuack! 15. I think I’m done. Yep, that’s what 3x Long Island Iced Teas (LIIT FOR SHORT) and a couple shots of vodka will do. Please comment below. I think I might change my color scheme. It’s 1:03AM WhEre is Keen!? Hmm … damn that #5.

2003-01-18 03:13:56 – The Disco Nova
Randall needs to invite me to these little drunken episodes of his.
2003-01-18 17:40:35 – Netheus
Randal, you should take a class, at least to stay in the system. I hate working for my dad. If my mom calls any of you, do not, I repeat, *DO NOT* bail her out of jail. Thank you. (I like purple myself)
2003-01-19 22:30:13 – Master Ha-reed
Takes one to know one there Randal – I think we should just all take Keener’s approach and wear shirts proclaiming our geekiness. and… my obligatory… HOLY SHIT!!! RANDAL UPDATES!!
2003-01-20 17:09:41 – pinky
maybe you should all go get laid. that is all.

Happy New Year

We threw a big New Years Eve bash last night, and it was really good. Not a lot was happening until a bit after 10:30pm, when a handful of people showed up, including Bryce aka YTC and his wife Joleene and their crew. They brought a ton of stereo equipment and some hugeass speakers and really turned the party up. Bryce is a simply amazing DJ, and really knew how to spin it right — thanks for doin it, ytc! Around 11:30, a truckload of people showed up, including Dan Sandersly, Steve Strecker and Lindsey Burton from back in the day. The usual assortment of people started off the party, Tore, Laura, Paulie, Keen, Tony, Disco, Christine … it got pretty wild, and I got super trashed. At midnight, everybody raised their champaigne glasses and enjoyed a nice countdown. All in all, I’d say it was a really good party. Thanks to everybody who came for making it such a good throwdown. Pictures are available at [L=http://www.rand0m.org/images/nye2k2]http://www.rand0m.org/images/nye2k2[/L]

2003-01-02 00:31:56 – Netheus
neat pics! I need to come over and get my ID and my hat…. that was a great party. And yet again, Randal, I am soooo sorry…. I didn’t mean to rack you!
2003-01-02 13:46:45 – The Disco Nova
I hate pictures of me, it reminds me how fat I am. How are your balls Randall? And I’m wondering how Girlie is, seeing as she was passed out in the bathroom :)
2003-01-02 13:55:52 – YTCRACKER
had fun PIMPIN AINT EASY my partner is named dj telli and my wife is "jolene" those are clerical errors that needed to be corrected
2003-01-02 16:55:43 – Netheus
I am coming over tonite to get my hat and ID… So when is the next pardy?
2003-01-02 18:46:52 – nurseboy
Hey did Laura ever get you her pics? I think she took some really good ones. BTW, what’s up for tomorrow night (Fiesta Bowl)?
2003-01-03 07:28:57 – pinky
yeah, i do have some good pics, but i’m slow and busy. i’ll try emailing them to randy soon :-*
2003-01-03 11:25:51 – Girlie
yeah yeah, the bathroom was my hangout for a while. im doin ok though. party kicked, need to have more on my nights off. oh- back for good now, got internet back today, w00t
2003-01-03 13:47:45 – The Disco Nova
Darn, we have to stop making fun of girlie then.
2003-01-03 16:55:58 – Reverend
Damn I looked way fuckin faded in your pics laura.. I wasnt even that fucked up when you took those pics.. now later.. :p
2003-01-03 19:13:42 – pinky
yeah, and mike, you got in like 40 pictures, somehow…lol. wooo…my pictures rule
2003-01-03 19:50:47 – Netheus
God I am so not photogenic…. Everyone else looks great though! Nice picEEtures
2003-01-03 21:51:27 – WC
Did anyone notice that 1337 + 666 = 2003
2003-01-04 02:45:17 – realbighead
I vote we take away Craig’s speaking rights. But I’m an asshole like that.
2003-01-04 20:47:28 – tony
i defer to tore on this one, wc is lame with teh non-uber jokes
2003-01-04 21:58:37 – The Disco Nova
I don’t think we can take away his speaking rights. We can however remove his finger to prevent him from typing.
2003-01-05 13:57:57 – Netheus
Maybe we can put him in a dyslexia colony, and he will catch the dyslexia, and won’t be able to add or subtract anymore!
2003-01-05 22:38:47 – WC
ok… you guys suck. I am going back into my cave now. I feel so un-needed *sniffel*
2003-01-07 23:40:48 – Netheus
No, come back and amuse us with your amazing feats of addition and subtraction! Your higher level education is really inspiring to all of us! One day we all hope to aspire to your academic, scholarly excellence! (/sarcasm)
2003-01-10 00:08:03 – WC
haha your funny Neth. Higher Education. bwhahaha. The only higher education I get is reading High Times. RTFM
2003-01-10 14:41:19 – ytcracker
1337 + 666 = 2003 year of the phear
2003-01-11 13:28:36 – WC
TY yt
2003-01-11 15:37:59 – Disco Nova
I like Laura’s pictures better, I don’t look so fat. Just Gay.
2003-01-11 15:55:47 – pinky
if by gay you mean ::inster clever insult:: haha. i was just trying to be clever.
2003-01-11 17:59:16 – Disco Nova
Anyone doing anything tonight? 622-9350
2003-01-13 13:59:06 – Disco Nova
We want new content!
2003-01-16 14:24:02 – CaptnSpectacular
So…updates randal? or….
2003-04-10 14:14:22 – Static
looks like you guys had a lot of fun…. :)