I just saved your fucking life, Mom… You could at least offer me an Oreo.– Neal Stephenson, “Snow Crash”
Only 3 chapters left to proofread in book 3. I believe I can get that done today. Starting… NOW! #drow
Ever see Tron Legacy? Yeah, good movie. But I’ve got one problem with it. At the end of the film, Flynn’s son Sam turns OFF the computer running the grid while his father is still alive. Yes, Flynn ‘sacrificed’ himself to allow his son and the Iso to get out alive, but there’s a question whether or not he was alive. Flynn’s conventional ‘life’ as we...
Restoring my old iPhone 3G back to factory settings. I have no idea what the hell I’m going to do with it. It has no SIM card in it, but I’m sure it could be used for other things. Any ideas?
11 Who Died in 2011 (And Were Not Named Steve) | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2011/12/11-who-died-in-2011-and-werent-steve-jobs/
Q: What’s the definition of Anger? A: See this article: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120128/METRO/201280350/School-suspends-cancer-survivor-over-long-hair-he-plans-donate?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE Student grows his hair long to donate it to kid with cancer; school suspends him for violating “hair length policies.”
You’re not drunk if you can lay on the floor without holding on.– Dean Martin
The Monty Python troupe will be reuniting for ONE MORE MOVIE! http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/01/26/absolutely-anything-monty-python-reunion-film/
Upgraded my data plan to allow tethering my white 64GB iPhone 4S to my MacBook Air. Did a bandwidth test at www.speedtest.net and got these results: Apparently, 3G is 1.5Mbps down and 1Mbps up. My very first high-speed internet connection was an old DSL line provided by Verizon back in the 90’s and their fastest speed was 768kbps down and 128kbps up for $50 a month. To match the speed...
Bought a new 3TB 7200RPM 64MB cache SATA 6G hard drive to replace the aging 1TB 7200RPM drive that came with the Mac Pro. Wow, what a difference a new drive makes. This thing is FAST.
Found a Midnight Commander hack for OSX… and it works! http://louise.hu/poet/?p=2566
I signed up for an Instagram account. Let’s see how this works ^^ UPDATE: Every time I attempt to take a picture with Instagram, the app crashes. I haven’t been able to take a single picture with it yet. Whenever they fix the app, I’ll try it again.
As of 23 January 2012, I have officially retired my account on Second Life. If you were to look at my profile page in the viewer, here’s the message that you’ll find: /* Begin profile message */ I’ve been a respected member of the Second Life community for many years, but as my cancer advances (I have Stage IV metastatic Carcinoid, a very rare and incurable form of deadly...
The official announcement page for the third and final installment in my “Drow and the Dragon” series of fantasy novels is now available! http://www.loudorangecat.com/rav/index.html
It’s about time SCOTUS came to their senses. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/01/scotus-gps-ruling/
Goodbye, Etta James. You will be missed.
Book 3 sneak peek
In Q2 2012, the third and final installment in the “Drow and the Dragon” series will be published. I’m giving you, the reader a special present. How would you like to read the very first chapter of “Redemption and Vengeance” now? Head on over to PangurPad.com and take a peek for yourself. I hope you’ll like it.
Why does the world need the iPod?
I honestly don’t think it does anymore. With the iPhone, iPad and variants of the Mac populating our society, the need for a ‘single use’ device like the iPod comes into question. Sales of the iPhone and iPad outweigh the music player by far so I can honestly see it going away within a few years. Seriously, how many of us who owns iPods have any other type of iDevice that we...
Attention Skype for Mac users! Skype has a new beta download v184.108.40.2069 Do not download this! I made the mistake of trying it. In the settings, there’s an option to toggle how much personally identifiable information they will send to advertisers service third-party ads. That’s right, Skype WILL COME WITH MANDATORY ADVERTISEMENTS. I for one reinstalled v2.8 on my Mac and will...
SCOTUS: Fuck the Public Domain!
This is sad. As a copyright holder, I do NOT agree with this ruling. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) just screwed the public again. http://www.scotusblog.com/?p=137168
I am a writer and novelist which wouldn’t have been possible if the internet didn’t exist. My books are distributed exclusively on the internet in both paper and electronic form. As a copyright holder, I oppose SOPA and PIPA. Robert M. Yannetta
Every time I eat *anything* from McDonald’s, I feel sick to my stomach to I limit my Mickey D’s intake to once a month or so. Tonight, all I had was some fries and a chocolate shake and I couldn’t be more sick to my stomach. No more food from McDonald’s. Ever.
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Buy the ticket, take the ride.– Hunter S. Thompson
I ordered some new pants from Amazon. They should be in sometime this week. Take a look for yourself and tell me what you think: http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-NYC-Armageddon-Bondage-Pants/dp/B004O2L98M/ref=sr_1_10?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1326327245&sr=1-10
Hey world, I think you’re pretty cool. You’re just underappreciated.
Remember that famous report that claimed that red wine was healthy for you, extended your life, blah blah blah…? It looks like the author of that story just made it all up. It didn’t bother me any, I can’t stand red wine. I enjoy a chardonnay or blush myself. :) http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/240222.php
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Beyond fed up with Apple’s OS X Lion. It’s caused nothing but problems since it’s arrival and I can’t take all the down time any more. Reinstalling Snow Leopard on the Macs. Apple, what the hell is wrong with you?!
OMG, woke up screaming in pain again. Eff you, cancer.
Woke up screaming in excruciating pain this morning. I was barely able to take my prescription pain meds since I was shaking so much. 45 minutes later when they kicked in, I was a bit better. January second, the first full day of the new year opens the wrong way for me. Please, cancer. Go away. PLEASE.