beauty, mate

I followed a link to xbox.com today – and the fact that I had been logged in to a Passport (or whatever it’s called these days) site before apparently caused problems – I would hope that it would render a little nicer in IE, at least, but still.  By the way, can you tell it’s called Windows Live ID now?  Are 4 copies of the image enough to burn that into your brain?

And yes, my daughter’s television choices have caused me to watch a huge amount of wacky Australians as of late.

 

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stream of unconsciousness

While I had heard the advice before, I grok’d it a bit better when reading Lee’s blog post today.  So, I took a couple of minutes, and with my eyes closed, banged this piece of crap out.  Same rules as he lays down – no fixing typos, no attempts to do anything but just keep typing as fast as my fingers can.  I think I would have made less typos on a normal keyboard – this laptop keyboard never quite feels right.

Enjoy.

This is a piece of text that really doesn’t have a lot to do with much of anything. At the end of the day, it’s all about how we’re just going to gt along with the wolrd and not worry too much about what’s going on here or anywhere else.

so thisthere’s this darfur thing that’s going on, and i can’t really get a handle on the problem because there’s not much actual technical data flowing around… it’s just a lot of crap about how there’s this massive pile of evil going on and wenca’t sjust sit around and do nothing about it, but instead we need to really focus on getting the problem fix.ed except, you kinow, wtf is the problem? we don’t really know, it’s just this thing going on Over There and we can’t deal with things that are that out of scope from our own lives.

I don’t really know how things are supposed to get fixed through a lot of ranting and raving and finger-pointing, but it’s an interesting note about human emotion and the factor it plays in how things actually get done. in many cases, i can understand how you need emotion to drive and motivate a group of people, but if that’s all that happens, if all your’e doing is getting a huge amount of pieplel in a tizzy about tnothing in particular, then are you really making forward progress? there’s so many threads that end up doing nothing more than proving godwin’s law in that you never really see any positive (or even negative) change come about 0 it’s like the entire thing is just an excuse for some people to have a venting session and not have to pay some psychiatrist the $153234234 that they normally would need to.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all about saving money through any means necessary, but isn’t a better use of cycles, both mental and physical, actually focusing on a real and productoive use of effort?

I don’t know, maybe i’m way too left-brained about all this today, but I just don’t see how it’s really going to change in the near future, either.

Ah, well, c’est la vie, ya know?

Top tips for Marvin the Martian

Kinda silly, but a fun read IMHO 

Top 10 Ways to Destroy Earth

http://www.livescience.com/technology/destroy_earth_mp.html

This is not a guide for those whose aim is merely to wipe out humanity. I can in no way guarantee the complete extinction of the human race via any of these methods, real or imaginary. Humanity is wily and resourceful, and many of the methods outlined inside will take many years to even become available, let alone implement, by which time mankind may well have spread to other planets; indeed, other star systems.

If total human genocide is your ultimate goal, you are reading the wrong document. There are far more efficient ways of doing this, many which are available and feasible right now. Nor is this a guide for those wanting to annihilate everything from single-celled life upwards, render Earth uninhabitable or simply conquer it. These are trivial goals in comparison.

This is a guide for those who do not want the Earth to be there anymore.