Monday, January 24, 2011

Whiteboard Jungle: Incident Severities Explained

Sev 4: face->palm
Sev 3: head->desk
Sev 2: time to open that 2nd (3rd?) beer
Sev 1: plskillmenaokthxnbai

Or, in terms of animal encounters:

Sev 4: The neighbor's annoying Pomeranian which never stops barking
Sev 3: That pigeon waiting to dive bomb you and take a crap on your new shirt
Sev 2: That chimpanzee throwing its shit at you
Sev 1: The lion which is so close to biting your head off, its breath is fogging up your glasses

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Other: More Minecraft Madness

Saturday, January 22, 2011

News: Transpo Round-up

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Spoonerisms: Phenotypical Kitties

Funny Pictures - House Cat Chart
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You'll need to zoom in (a lot) to read this, but it's worth it if you spend as much time staring at the cats and the fur they leave all over the place as I do.

Dipity: She's a lynx-point, under the "Point / Siamese / Himalayan" column. Even though she's gotten a lot darker at her "points" over the past year, she still probably hasn't reached maximum darkness, so it's hard for me to guess her coloring. I think she may be a chocolate, but then again, her ears and feet especially have a grey-ish "blue" tint. The agouti ticked tabby furs make it hard for me to tell. As for her tabby pattern, she seems to be a mackerel tabby, with stripes running from her spine to her belly. She has the Siamese blue eyes.

Spoon: He's apparently a blue-and-white piebald, about 70% white (special box in the bottom center), with the Seychellois Septième patterning. He has hazel eyes that look kind of light green straight on, but gold from an angle.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

News: Geekfest '11

All those embarrassingly nerdy bits I'd been saving:

  • The first rule of Nerd Club!

  • Well That Ruins My Weekend Plans
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  • I love this mainly for the gratuitous Star Trek: The Slow Motion Picture reference, I am ashamed to admit...
  • Bruce Campbell, who apparently has some kind of mail-order ordination, presided at a real-live undead zombie wedding ceremony.

    Funny Wedding Photos - Bruce Campbell Officiates Zombie Wedding!
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  • job fails - Explaining Things To Coworkers
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    You are now qualified to be a storage engineer.

  • This comic suddenly made me realize what really made Star Wars unrealistic: you expect me to believe that in a galaxy where they have weird species and thousands of languages and lots of weird ship designs, the standards for digital media were completely consistent across all platforms? Seriously? I can't even get a damn Windows box to NFS-mount a filesystem from my FreeBSD desktop (running on the same basic chipset) without resorting to voodoo.

I wish I had dreams like that. Instead, I dream about executing CMRs. The only difference between being asleep and awake is I don't get paid to sleep.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Knittin' Crap: Yarny Stuff

This stop-motion animated short features mainly knitted characters, props, and backgrounds! That's a lot of work, before you even start filming!

Funny Pictures - Tangled Web Cat
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Other: Minecraft Playlist

Certain songs come to mind when I play the game, so I decided to put together a Minecraft playlist of sorts. (Granted, some of the songs in the list didn't "come to mind" spontaneously, but seemed appropriate, since I needed filler.) Divided into three sections, here's the list.

General ambiance:
  1. Kristin Hersh - "Coals." Coal is useful, you can burn it. And when you fall off a cliff, trust me, you're gonna crash.
  2. Rasputina - "Diamond Mind." Diamonds are the holy grail, of sorts, in the game. They're pretty rare, you have to dig deep, the ore is a pretty blue (although, once mined, they look more like crystal easter eggs), but most importantly, they make the most durable tools and armor. One guy even wrote a song about diamonds:
  3. Johnny Cash - "Ring of Fire." You can make a kind of ring of fire using perma-flaming tree stumps. Good for keeping the monsters away, but ouch, that hurts!
  4. Devo - "Explosions." You can make TNT. Those are generally good explosions, as long as you reach minimum safe distance. Of course, creepers also explode, and they're not as big on minimum safe distance.
  5. The Breeders - "Divine Hammer." There aren't actually hammers in the game, but there are axes and shovels and pickaxes which you use to pound on stuff. Close enough. A divine pickaxe is made of diamonds, of course.
  6. Meat Puppets - "Lake of Fire." There are plenty of lava lakes (ok, underground they should really be called magma lakes). Just, uh, don't fall in. Because that hurts. Watch out for sparks, too, because they tend to pop out and set you on fire at inopportune moments.
  7. Helium - "Skeleton." Yup, there are skeletons and boy, do they want to kill you. And they even make a sound very close to the song's fade-in.
  8. Bettie Serveert - "Geek." Because you probably are one if you're playing the game. And those creepers will try to turn you inside out.

Playing the game:
  1. Scrawl - "Hunting Me Down." Those monsters are coming for you.
  2. Robert Johnson - "Hell Hound On My Trail." Seriously, they're after you.
  3. Blondie - "Just Go Away." That means you, creeper.
  4. Memphis Minnie - "Call the Fire Wagon." Oops, fell into a lava lake, did you? Well, like Minnie says, there's no fire wagon in this town!
  5. The Carter Family - "The Little Black Train." Yeah, you can make your own little black train (ok, it's an iron mine cart, although with a custom texture pack, you could make it look like a train), but I'm thinking more about the one that's coming for you when a creeper turns you inside out.
  6. Garbage - "Kick My Ass." They want to.

Reaction shots (aka stages of grief):
  1. Boss Hogg - "What the Fuck." Where the hell did that zombie come from? The one that just shoved me into the lake of fire, thank you very much?
  2. Nirvana - "Dumb." Nice one, Karen. You just shoved your own ass in the lake of fire.
  3. Johnny Cash - "Cry Cry Cry." What you do when you die in the middle of nowhere while carrying a buttload of diamonds. Then kiss them goodbye.
  4. Throwing Muses - "Mercury." After you're done crying, you get really pissed off, close the laptop, and vow never to play again.
  5. Helium - "Walk Away." But you'll be back.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Word of the Day

My newly invented word of the day:
  • bureaucrap (n) bureaucratic crap.
    Example: Getting a new server up and running at work requires more time spent on forms and other bureaucrap than on actual technical work.