the-inbetween posts categorized as General

Election Time

Hah. The Liberal party of Ontario is claiming endorsement from the Canadian Idol winner (I’m sold!) However, more importantly, Dalton has a blog. Now we can hear the leader of the provincial Liberals talk about his love for Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and we can finally get an answer to the all important question: “boxers or briefs?” I bet you never imagined boxers! … Seriously. This important message brought to you by a posting on Freddie.ca Interested by this, I…

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Working Hard for the Money

In need of some quick cash, I got a very temporary job through an agency. However, this isn’t the point of this post. There, I laboured heavily with another guy as we unloaded 360 55kg tubs of chlorine. Let me tell you, I was feeling it the next morning. My lower back and my arm muscles felt like they were pumping acid. In a way, they were. So I’m thankful that it was a very temporary position, but I digress.…

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Twenty One

Ack! Mein eyes. Flash game time: flysui. Kill flies with your chopsticks. Sounds easier than it is. Try to beat 42!

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Petulant

There’s some fucker out there sending spam with my domain as the FROM: address, so in the last twelve hours I’ve received about a hundred “Returned Mail: User Unknown” messages. And I’m still getting them. Spamming fucks. Shit like this makes me hate the internet. It’s not even the first time this happened. Anyway, hi. To quote: I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say.

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Of Ad Annoyances

A lot of sites are going the Google Ads route. In some cases, they’ve been doing it for months. Some are newer. As more sites pick up on this, I get more annoyed. The ads are fairly conspicuous, despite claims to the contrary, and they are often poorly targeted, mostly showing the same dozen ads over and over again. I often don’t take such drastic measures, as I can’t be arsed, but I made an exception in this case. Open…

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Three things

The following three links have been sitting on my desktop for weeks. I’m going to post them for posterity’s sake as I don’t feel like adding more clutter to my bookmarks: Turbo Express Portable Exposed; Macromedia: Invisible Ideas Project; and How Babylon 5 Is Tranferred to DVD. I like the illustrations. I don’t like how they open in a really small pop-up window that is supposed to auto-resize itself, but since I use Firebird with window auto-resizing disabled, I have…

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Blast

There was a large explosion a few streets down from where I live. I think I might have heard (or felt it), but I can’t remember for sure. I know that later, when I learned of the blast, there was a really strong lightning display to the south of us. At first, it didn’t look like lightning — I thought maybe the light show was the refinery burning — but a couple of spectacular bolt strikes settled that. I think…

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SlashCrap

I’ve started frequently posting into my Slashdot journal. I think I was bored when it started; since then, it has taken on a life of its own. It’s very spontaneous. I try to avoid inane and brief posts over here, to the best of my abilities anyway, but there — there I have no such qualms. It’s just complete banality in horrendously ugly Slashdot teal. Some nice photos in The Observer’s “10 Best Sports Photographs“. Obviously, seeing as this is…

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The Night the Lights Went Out

I wish there were some interesting stories to share, but being in the suburbs throughout the entire blackout is a rather dull experience. The power went out around 4:11pm. At the time, I was searching through the garage for a portable battery-powered radio to accompany my midday swimming. I was scrounging through the piles of junk in the garage when I heard: “Did you knock out the power?” It was the middle of the day, I was outside, and the…

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paralysis

For the second night in a row, I am somewhat buzzed and/or drunk. All without having to leave the house! I think I am becoming an anti-social drinker. Or, as the French say, “le alcoholic“. It’s a budding trend that likely isn’t too beneficial for my mental state. The one trade-off is that, in the last two weeks, I’ve had a dramatic increase in dream memory. In other words, I went from none at all to some random and disjoint…

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Send in the Clowns

Stop Clown Porn Now — a good cause if I ever saw one. Of course, the line between clown pornography and clown art is marginal and debatable. I think I have mentioned my excitement for Freddy vs Jason before. I’m not ashamed to admit it. Personally, I think it should have been named “Jason vs Freddy” instead. I hope Jason wins; Freddy always reminded me of that Shreddies guy, and that just isn’t scary. That aside, there’s some movie clips…

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100 MBs of Mozilla

In my drive to purge as many unnecessarily used megabytes off of my system, I came upon a collection of files. I’m sure that I’m not the only pack rat around. I’m positive that many people never delete the dozens and dozens of files they download — especially the less tech-savvy users out there. However, this is bordering on excessive redundancy. I mean, seriously, what use is there in having installers for seventeen flavours of Mozilla, ten versions of Winamp,…

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Radical!

Radical Software: The historic video magazine Radical Software was started by Beryl Korot, Phyllis Gershuny, and Ira Schneider and first appeared in Spring of 1970, soon after low-cost portable video equipment became available to artists and other potential videomakers. zempt – Multi Platform Posting for Movable Type. Looks like a handy little stand-alone app to extend MT’s functionality. Arts Journal Blogs. It’s rather light so far (they launched yesterday), but it looks promising.

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