Weekend – stereo gear & starwars

Well, Saturday started off pretty well. Woke up, went to Hooters (wooo), went to Barnes & Noble, then ended it with a stop at Best Buy. That is of note because the Citadel Best Buy is moving from it’s current location to South Carefree & Powers. Which sucks, as then there will be no BB on the south side of town. Meh. While I was there, though, I bought the [L=http://starwars.com/episode-iv/trilogy_dvd.html]Starwars DVD Trilogy[/L] for the cool price of $45.99. Neato. So the next morning I decided that my Sunday-night viewing of Starwars would not be complete unless everything was as close to perfect as possible. I had plans to go to Pueblo for the chile festival (note the chilE, not chili. Not much food there, but lots of green peppers), which was a good time, in the afternoon, so I had to work fast. I strode into Best Buy just after they opened at 11:05am and with wild abandon purchased [L=http://www.klipsch.com/product/product.aspx?cid=55&section=specs]A wicked 12″, 440 watt Klipsch subwoofer[/L] – I love good bass. [L=http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1051826211873&type=product&ref=03&loc=01]A wicked (black) Sony 5-disc DVD player[/L] – I’m a Sony whore. Why in the hell would I purchase such ludicrously expensive electronics? Two reasons. 1) Starwars 2) Aforementioned moving Best Buy == huge sales! The woofer was $289 marked down from $499 and the DVD player was $129 from $159. WOOO. The DVD player is of great importance, as we have been having some issues with the XBox playing some DVDs. My home theater system is complete. TV, receiver, dvd player, speakers, woofer, everything. So James invited Emily & her roommate Ashleigh (sp?) over and we watched Starwars. The girls couldn’t handle the marathon (sissies) and petered out around 11:30pm, while Keen and I kept on going through the third movie until almost 2am. Yes, I admit I was dozing here and there through RotJ. Regardless, the woofer + DVD player + Dolby Digital 5.1/DTS is rock-my-socks awesome.

2004-09-27 20:42:39 – Netheus
just got done watching Jedi myself. What did you think about the extra scene of celebration from Naboo, Tatooine, Coruscant and Cloud City? I’m still debating the insert of Hayden into the end scene, I mean, continuity is good, but I kind of feel that it’s blasphemy. I kinda like the rest of them though, especially the herd of Banthas crossing the desert. But Troy won’t buy me a Bantha. Not even a baby one.
2004-09-29 08:32:32 – WC
You should have went to Wal-Mart for the Star Wars Trilogy. They had them on sale for $35.99 πŸ˜‰
2004-09-30 09:42:15 – ytcracker
hooters rocks i eat there often just saying hi you pimp stay up keep it real
2004-10-01 03:37:46 – GrooveMan
StarWars Rox or Sox Kickass.
2004-10-01 03:49:12 – GrooveMan
*your too early πŸ˜›
2004-10-01 21:04:55 – Netheus
Lola’s Place was closed for owing only $1500 in sales tax? Does anyone have a further explanation/ wtf?

Linux & Sex Kittens

Man, had a bunch of things piling up on my plate to post about, and am finally getting around to it. Things are going pretty well on my end, so I’ll put up some things I’ve seen recently along with blurb to jumpstart some discussion. Unfortunately, you’ll have to actually read the articles that I link to to get the background. If you don’t and you comment about them, I’ll slap you. [b]Why do people hate RedHat?[/b] [L=http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1592544,00.asp]http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1592544,00.asp[/L] With that link, I’d like to say that I’ve had the opportunity to work on two separate, no, make that three, RedHat-owned Fedora Core installs. One is a webserver in Texas. I was installing some custom java webapp hoohaa on it, and although the Host, iPowerWeb, does their best to make a colo’d server ready to go, it wasn’t what I was looking for. Despite that, it was pretty easy, even pleasant to find standard SysV init scripts, all my normal utilities, everything ready to go. A few hours later, *poof* a very customized box. The other two options have both been on the same physical hardware – once running Fedora Core 2 x86 and once on the same OS, x86-64bit. Both were very straightforward and did exactly as I pleased. My only complaint with Fedora is RPMs. And it’s not just Fedora, it’s almost all major linux distros. RPMs are almost always binaries, which makes it a real PITA when I have to link apps to eachother while building them. I’m not a linux hacker, and maybe I should be using the $app.src.rpms, but I’ve found that to be an annoyance. So yea, I like linux. But is it as good as FreeBSD? Not yet πŸ˜‰ [b]Sweaty Southern Sex Kittens[/b] OR [i]How women could utilize femininity in a relationship[/i] [L=http://brandotalk.blogspot.com/2004/08/sweaty-southern-sex-kittens.html]http://brandotalk.blogspot.com/2004/08/sweaty-southern-sex-kittens.html[/L] You know, there are a lot of people out there who think that feminism is about destroying the male-dominated society, blah blah blah. That’s great. Yay for out with the old, in with the new. The unfortunate part of this plan is that males don’t like it when their women are psycho. The link above is sort of a guide on how women -could- use femininity to make their man happy, and in turn totally own him in every way. Before you all go totally apeshit about what a horrible masoginistic woman-hating testosterone filled peice of shit I am, keep in mind that every male DOES love southern women. Maybe it’s because they’re not busting our balls 24/7, or trying to push an agenda, but instead are trying to get the most out of the relationship by contributing a little bit in leiu of demanding 100% “equality.” I guess it boils down to women are women and men are men, and neither should try to be the other. But that’s just my opinion. Discuss.

2004-09-23 22:23:17 – nick
Redhat: Don’t give a fuck about what they do as a corporation, really. The distribution itself? It can blow me–but only because of rpms. I’d rather chew off my own penis than deal with rpm dependencies and such. The woman article: I’d have to second your standpoint. Can’t think of much to add at the moment.
2004-09-24 07:57:27 – Netheus
regardless of how that article states it, what you are sayingis that you want a woman to lie to you so that you feel better. On the other hand, we want you to lie to us to make us feel better too. But because so many people say that they want an honest partner, northern women tell the truth a bit more often, and we get called bitches who are all up in your ass 24/7. It’s a Catch-22.
2004-09-24 09:38:21 – Master Ha-reed
There is a difference between lying and being tactful. I think the article advocates the latter.
2004-09-24 09:49:30 – Master Ha-reed
And the people that try to claim that gender is some societal influence that is learned have to fight through quite a bit of biology, especially neurobiology. There have been plenty of studies that have shown what happens to boys with botched circumcisions that are brought up as girls: they reject their dolls, etc and want to play with what all the other boys are playing with.
2004-09-24 13:16:03 – Master Ha-reed
Hey Randal – does this mean that you ended up getting the colo from iPowerWeb? If so – is it decent? I seem to remember something about it being ridiculously cheap, so I’m suspicious.
2004-09-24 14:00:23 – rand0m
Actually, the colo is at ipowerweb, but it’s not mine. It’s some consulting work from remote. I also found out with great annoyance that upgrading libc is a really bad thing unless you’re 1) in front of the console and 2) doing it while recompiling world*. Damn linux and it’s dynamic linking for everything! Thank god that you can still build FBSD with statically-linked everything. *world is a BSD (linux too?) term for kernel + base + all apps
2004-09-24 14:05:04 – rand0m
Oh, right to answer your question. ipowerweb is a decent host. They’re support is lacking, and I don’t know if it’s just this server or what, but their bandwidth sucks. Like … 20-40KB/sec downloads instead of the 300+KB/sec I would like to see … I’m guessing it’s just what this client bought bandwidth wise. Also, their base install of redhat is really full featured, has everything most people would need to start web/email hosting, including the Plex control panel.
2004-09-25 02:08:29 – WC
Don’t forget kiddies! [L=http://www.linuxisforbitches.com/]Linux is for Bitches![/L] Over the linux boxen I have been responsible for in the past I can attest that linux blows chunks. Its slow to deploy (imo) and is a pain the ass to manage its deps for packages. FreeBSD and other *BSDs do this way better. The best way I can think of at the moment to describe linux vs BSD is that Linux is grown and BSD is designed. I like my apps to be designed and not just chunked together like a poorly built website. There is a very distinct reason why Mac OS X is based on FreeBSD 5.x branch. Ohh and btw Win2k3 is a good OS too :). As for the girls. I like my girls to take care of me as much as I take care of them. I do not care for girls that ride my ass 24.7 althought it does keep me on my toes. For that I like my girls to know when I need to be on my toes and when I need to be on my back ;-). SOME southern women are great. But when I think of a nice southern gal I the image that tends to come to mind are civil-war era girls. Those in my mind are sweet loving girls. Hey randal, don’t forget to check [L=http://learn.arc.nasa.gov/worldwind/features.html]this[/L] out and thx for the cs tonight! :-p
2004-09-26 09:06:09 – Netheus
On a woman vs. woman point of view, Southern women are quick to come to hostilities, and can be hateful bitches. To other women. Their relations to men are very different because they usually have an agenda to push. You are being manipulated. And there is a difference between being lying and being tactful. Not much of a difference, and I hate being lied to or manipulated, so I really see no difference. And women enjoy sex just as much as men. It’s just that they have a different set of priorities. But damnit, I don’t want to smell the trash right after a good lay, so it’s getting taken out before te fucking commences.

Moved to mysql

Thought I’d drop a line and let ya’ll know I’m not dead. Some neato things are afoot, but dunno if they’re going anywhere. Keen’s in New York, already scooted away after having just returned from Vegas. Punk. Amazingly enough, Adrian from my highschool spanish class works at Mitre with Keen now. We went out all together and played pool & drank at Phantom … was a good time. Small world, eh? [b]Update[/b]: Apparently Keen does not leave until Tuesday. Damn his [L=http://keener2u.textamerica.com]moblog[/L]! Just because I wanted to be more portable, this site now runs off of mySQL instead of Microsoft SQL. FYI. [b]Update[/b]: Thanks to [L=http://jared.seehafer.net]Jared[/L] for pointing out the missing ‘add comment’ link and the mishandled dates (both fixed).

2004-09-08 15:14:42 – keener2u
I’m not dead yet! I leave next Tuesday.
2004-09-09 19:13:30 – keener2u
…Just had to get everything ready for next week. I don’t think I will have internet access the whole time I am out there *cries* Anyway that and Defcon 12 Baby was kinda getting old!
2004-09-09 23:25:23 – mark
big fan of shorter, but more frequent updates πŸ˜‰
2004-09-16 21:37:14 – Netheus
If anybody catches that add on the tv for Oktoberfest, you’ll notice that Mo and Shawn’s little brother are the one’s dancing. And in another shot, the PHS German club doing the Chicken dance. And If I’m right, it was from the year when I was bribed for a pot of coffee….. Damn those little morals….
2004-09-19 16:51:09 – keener2u
Oktoberfest? Is this another reason to get drunk on beer before lunchtime? If so Count Me In! The downtown microbrew festival is happening this year. The expalanation was something on the lines of blocking a downtown street bad…
2004-09-20 11:17:38 – WC
Anyone going to the [L=http://www.beertown.org/events/gabf/index.htm]Great American Beer Festival[/L]? If so we should meet up and ill it. I think Ian and I are going on Oct 2nd. Shoot me an email to my gmail account (above) and let me know if you wanna come hang with us.
2004-09-21 09:10:52 – GrooveMan
StarWars DVD comes out today… Kickass!
2004-09-21 10:51:28 – Master Ha-reed
[insert geeky commentary about Han shooting first here]
2004-09-22 08:47:45 – GrooveMan
[insert agreement with geeky commentary]
2004-09-23 18:29:34 – mark
[insert geeky correction that Greedo shot first, not Han] also, there are 6 free gmail invites for all 3 people in the world that still dont have accounts at http://thevastminority.com top-right in the whiteboard.
2004-09-23 21:17:38 – rand0m
Greedo only shoots first in the "new and improved" versions. In the original, Han pwns his ass without provocation as we all would expect him to. I dislike the new and huggable Han.