November 30, 2004

I should know better

Ya know...

With a new computer all spanky and clean, 10 X faster than the old one and super cool, I should know better than to screw around with things.... but apparently I don't.

Last night I thought to myself "Hey! I like having a temperature/fan/etc. monitor running, let's find one for my motherboard" so I went to the Intel website (because my mobo is intel) and downloaded what looked like the correct one. When I installed it bad things happened.

The install started fine, then I hear a click, my screen goes blank, my computer shuts down to nothing, and the lights on everything are amber.... not good AT all. I shut down, start up, nothing but an amber light on my box.... shit.

Unplug ... leave for 30 secs... replug in... starts up... windows screen.. whew... a couple programs start and then CLICK off again. F#$@! I almost wept.

Unplugged, repeated above except held down F8 and selected "Restore previous good configuration". Windows starts up, everything is well, no problems anymore... thankyou MS for System Restore. I hear people say "shut it off" but I tell you now, if you're anything like me leave it ON people, leave it on.

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November 25, 2004

Upcoming silence

Figured I should post quick before Dan takes down his server for the move tomorrow.

New computer is running great, plays some of the not-so-high-end games really well, as long as the details are not all cranked. Neverwinter Nights looks cool as long as the weeds... er.. grass is not turned on, and UT 2004 looks pretty too.

It took me 2 hours to transfer over all my files from my old slow hard drives (one is UDMA 33), then of course I had to test some stuff out ... and fairly soon it turned out to be 1:00 am... yikes... bad Dave... I'm not going to be able to do that too much, getting too old.

One odd thing: the main partition on my new HD is 70 gB, with a hidden 3.5 gB partition... but it's supposed to be an 80 gB HD. Did they just forget to partition 6.5 of it? Sheesh, that's like ... 1000 mp3s!

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November 23, 2004

wait wait wait wait

Oh, so I checked online and the new computer is in Edmonton! It's apparently "On vehicle for delivery" SWEET!

NOW I just have to figure out the logistics of stringing cable to network the 2 together, and clean up a space for the old beast upstairs. That will be fun, really it will. I don't think that after spending all this money on a new computer, that my wife would want to spend the extra cash on going wireless.

It's here, and suddenly my tummy hurts I think I have to go home sick :)
hee hee

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November 19, 2004

productivity ... down

Ok I've become addicted to this multiplayer turn based fighting game called Xeno Fighter! Online Combat in the Far Future!

It's very fun, you set up the moves (both defensive and offensive) you want to make in the upcoming fight, and then watch the fight take place with the opponent. I'm practicing mostly right now, but I can't afford a weapon. YOU also must join so we can spout silly things after fighting. My username is Oorgo.

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November 18, 2004

Ok I know this is getting annoying but...

I'm so excited about my new computer I had to tell you all that it's currently in DELIVERY!! WOOT!

Estimated date of delivery between Nov 25 and 29th. YAY

I still hate waiting though

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I posted a comment on Random's post: Random Pensées: A Ramble: Evil Times, it was so long I figured I should also post it on my blog as an entry, so here goes: (read his post first)

I've seen the movies about the concentration camps, and every time I had a hard time watching them, the sheer horror of every moment that was lived once they were arrested. I usually broke down if watching by myself, very similarly I broke down when watching the footage after the initial attacks on Baghdad watching Fahrenheit 911. "Lest we forget" is the motto for Canada's Rememberance Day on Nov. 11. Unfortunately a large portion of the world HAS forgotten, or chosen to ignore the lessons learned by the World wars. Evil is alive and thriving in our greedy societies and will continue as long as we view the worth of human life as less than the wealth we accumulate.

I used to write songs when I was in high school, mostly just lyrics. Here are some that seem apt:
"You've been given the gold, but can you keep it?
Will your bones never wither away?
All the things you acquire and the money you gain
will never be enough to open the gate."
Ok, so it was grade 11, I wasn't a wordsmith :)

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November 17, 2004

Compy 686 update

So my computer has moved into the status of "InProduction". What exactly that means, not sure, maybe the little Dell gnomes are hurriedly assembling circuits, hard disk platters, etc. maybe not. All I know is it's approx still another 2 weeks until it gets here, and I hate waiting.

In the mean time, I was reading this review of a wicked vid card , the GeForce 6600 GT AGP . It even fixes your hair and brushes your teeth for you ... really it does! Ah to dream.

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November 15, 2004

No longer world leaders? Gee, who would have predicted...

According to, Europe may soon be the world's biggest economy, meaning that the IMF would have to move overseas. After 60 years of being on American soil this would send a huge message that if things don't change the US could go into a slump like they've never seen before.

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November 10, 2004

Grab those heels with both hands

I did a double reverse spiral flip today, and purchased a new computer from Dell. I really wouldn't have except for the payment plan (I know, don't remind me about the interest, I know) and the fact that I believe I got a pretty damn good deal. My old beast of a computer is 5 years or more old, and just doesn't hack it anymore.

Here's the stats: 3.0 Ghz P4, 1GB Dual channel DDR, 80 GB SATA drive (7200 rpm), and 17" monitor.

Vid and sound are onboard, but the upgrades from Dell were much too much money. $170 extra for an ATI X300 SE (entry level card, not great), I could buy a Radeon 9550 256MB With VIVO for $140 from Not a super card, but apparently very overclockable.

Now it's just the waiting game, estimated date of delivery : Dec 1, 3 damn weeks from today. Sheesh. Don't mind me while I sit here on my hands... la la la

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November 09, 2004

Jenny Turpish Slapped Me: Quizzes

Jenny Turpish Slapped Me: Quizzes - Better Personality

Wackiness: 40/100
Rationality: 42/100
Constructiveness: 48/100
Leadership: 66/100

You are a SEDL--Sober Emotional Destructive Leader. This makes you a Dictator.

You prefer to control situations, and lack of control makes you physically sick. You feel have responsibility for everyone's welfare, and that you will be blamed when things go wrong. Things do go wrong, and you take it harder than you should.

You rely on the validation and support of others, but you have a secret distrust for people and distaste for their habits and weaknesses that make you keep your distance from them. This makes you very difficult to be with romantically. Still, a level-headed peacemaker can keep you balanced.

Despite your fierce temper and general hot-bloodedness, you have a soft spot for animals and a surprising passion for the arts. Sometimes you would almost rather live by your wits in the wilderness somewhere, if you could bring your books and your sketchbook.

You also have a strange, undeniable sexiness to you. You may go insane.

Of the 54776 people who have taken this quiz since tracking began (8/17/2004), 5.4 % are this type.

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Which Monty Python Sketch Character are you?

You are the Abuse Clerk. You dish out verbal abuse all day long as the customer keeps paying. AAH, what satisfying work!
You are the Abuse Clerk! You dish out verbal (and
some physical!) abuse all day long as
the customer keeps payin'! Aaah...such
satisfying work!

What Monty Python Sketch Character are you?
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Jay's Party

Came across this link over at geek@work, very funny young man named Jay Texas.

Jay's Party

Jay is working as a broker, he gives observations on his workplace, women etc. It's a very funny read, I would suggest starting right from the beginning. My favorites are the stories about Cliff, the sleezy pot smoking lazy guy, and apparently Texans are as bad drivers as Edmontonians and just as angry.

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November 08, 2004

All new high

Apparently my stress level has hit an all new high, or something. I woke up Sunday morning and the muscles that control the corners of my mouth were stiff and sore. My facial muscles have been sore this week, not sure exactly why, I must be tensing something that I shouldn't. Anyways, so I don't exactly know why in particular the corners were so sore, the only thing I can think is that I was frowning in my sleep all night.

The great thing about playing trumpet is that usually the muscles you use don't get tired from other things such as lifting, holding, etc. Apparently as I found out, frowning all night will tire those muscles enough that it is difficult to play in tune and you will tire quickly. And it will piss you off.

Maybe I'll have to create a new category called Whining... this would go under that category.

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November 05, 2004

I'm not the only one

I'm apparently not the only one taking the "Welcome to Canada" stand regarding liberal Americans escaping the Bush Regime.
'offers refuge to distraught Democrats | The Register' with a matchmaker type website. Unfortunatlely the site is super busy right now so it's almost impossible to browse.

A sobering thought from The Register ala is that

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Some people bite their fingernails, some obsessively clean their house, others comb their hair until it falls out. I arrive late. Doesn't matter what the occasional, I'm late. It's like some weird submliminal obsession with me, I don't mean to be late (most times) it just happens. I'm running perfectly on time and then something happens and wham.. 10 minutes... 5 minutes.. whatever. Doesn't matter if it's work, rehearsals, sometimes gigs, family occasions, weddings... church... Is this some kind of disease? Do I hate having my time controlled by other people so much that I subliminally go out of my way to be defiant?

All I know is somehow I have to push through this odd barrier, because I like my present job, and I would hate to lose it for something so inane as this. Not that it's been said, but the expectation is there to be on time, and somehow I have to smack myself out of this habit/syndrome that I've had all my life. It's not going to be fun, but it may be worth it in the end.

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November 03, 2004

A Crazy Dream

This comic was written before the election but still applies, it's like he has some sort of psychic powers.

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Welcome emigrants

I would like to be the first to welcome all the refugees/emigrants from our neighbours to the south. I think Bush has been the best thing for the Canadian economy (other than the BSE clusterf#$@). Maybe the brain drain will come north now, as all the intelligent people flee their racially biased, religiously intolerant, warmongering fellow countrymen.

Please take this with a grain of salt, I am upset with both the electoral system and the fearmongering that has populated this campaign. I can't imagine what the people that didn't vote GWB feel like right now, I sympathize.

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November 01, 2004

Halloween painfest 2004

Some days it's like I'm the comedic puppet of someone upstairs, Sunday was one of those days.

Every had days when you woke up a crab, and every single thing you did either went horribly out of control, or anything you touched you proceeded to drop or fumble? That was also Sunday. If there was a jar, or a glass, or something to knock off the shelf, I did it. And swore.

I also neglected to drink coffee until around 3 pm, which resulted in a raging caffeine headache, turned migraine. Everything I did hurt: picking up my kid, driving my car. and no tylenol to be found in my house.

Took Xavier to the mall, just to find around 100 kids or more walking around with empty bags. Nice of the stores to either not buy enough, or give it all out at the beginning. 2 stores actually had candy, Shoppers and Save-On, the rest had signs up saying either "no candy" or "Ran out of candy". This did not help my headache.

Finally by 7 pm the headache gave up under the pressures of codeine and acetaminophen, and an additional cup of coffee. I don't want to go through that again anytime soon.

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"I'll apologize, but not to you yippers"

So our King Ralphie apologized, yippie. If it was a heartfelt apology or I thought he actually considered anybody he discarded or accused it would be valid. Here's his apology:

"I know that it has upset some, and for that I will apologize, OK? If there are some people who are legitimately on AISH or some programs I will apologize to them,"

If my kid ever said that to me he'd be grounded until further notice. "I'll apologize, but only because you are all pinko bleeding heart babies, and I want you to elect me in 4 weeks".

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