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The Debates
by Casey at 30 September, 2004 - 1:41 AM
Some of you are probably too young to remember the debates with Ross Perot. Now I know why I've always thought that those were the last good presidential debates I'd ever seen.
Latest comment: 10 October 04, 5:45 AM

Thank Democracy for the ACLU
by Casey at 29 September, 2004 - 12:12 PM
Latest comment: 30 September 04, 4:16 AM

Has anyone seen Pyrex??????
by ralph at 29 September, 2004 - 7:41 AM
Has anyone seen or heard from him lately? I hope he's alright and hasn't been affected by the devastating weather that's been decimating Sweden....

Latest comment: 29 September 04, 12:34 PM

by ben at 28 September, 2004 - 1:21 PM
will natural talent rise to the top, or must we sustain and nurture the community and inidividual so that talent is grown?
Latest comment: 29 September 04, 9:50 AM

war driving
by rich at 28 September, 2004 - 12:13 PM
so I have made the mistake of using Duke St. in Alexandria at rush hour. The new phone, now with wifi, has picked up at least 15 WAPs durrng this one hour one mile drive.
Latest comment: 30 September 04, 6:08 AM

hello my future kitten
by ben at 28 September, 2004 - 8:38 AM
someone at work found my future cat...
Latest comment: 29 September 04, 3:03 AM

This Bannana Republic brought to you by the Republicans
by Casey at 28 September, 2004 - 5:17 AM
Jimmy Carter and Jerry Ford were shitty presidents, but at least they were trustworthy and honest statesmen.
Latest comment: 29 September 04, 6:17 AM

Libertarian Conundrum
by Casey at 26 September, 2004 - 11:03 AM
From K5:

What rights would you trade for a job?

I've discussed this before but in a more ambiguous way. Remember that a right is only meaningful if you can choose not to exercise it. This link above demonstrates a damn good example of how Capitalism can come in direct conflict with Freedom.

Latest comment: 28 September 04, 6:13 PM

what to eat before and after exercising?
by ben at 26 September, 2004 - 5:41 AM
so i started working at Bally, but haven't gotten my free gym membership yet. i went to jamie's picnic yesterday, and realized that i haven't had much exercise at all in the last two years or so... i played football once, and threw some frisbees and footballs around yesterday, that's really been about it...

so i decided the first thing to do is start running. then i decided that i had forgotten all of the stuff i learned about nutrition and exercise in the intervening 4 years since college. so i went looking, and so far, has the best guide yet, with information about what to eat before and after exercising.

note to anyone with an actual interest in this: i googled for exercise before eating results and also found some articles on how intermittent exercise can be better for you than continuous exercise
Latest comment: 30 September 04, 5:02 AM

Reading this article may render you vulnerable to asset-forfeiture laws
by Casey at 25 September, 2004 - 6:39 PM
"Civil liberties lawyers now speak in terms of a "drugs exception" to the Bill of Rights, [...] Throughout this whole experiment, my worst-case scenario, [...], had always been the team of agents armed with a search warrant, tearing up my house and garden while my family and I look on helplessly. I had always assumed, though, that the government would need some physical evidence (surely the poppies themselves!) or at least an eyewitness--some sort of independent corroboration of the fact that I grew poppies--before it could bring charges against me.

But after two decades of war against drugs, the power of the government to move against its citizens has grown even greater than many of us realize.
Latest comment: 27 September 04, 6:35 AM

Optical illusions
by iceman at 24 September, 2004 - 5:21 AM
This is sweet...sent to me by brian
Latest comment: 24 September 04, 8:36 AM

weird liberal flash game
by ben at 24 September, 2004 - 4:23 AM
a guy at work sent me you are hulk hogan, mr. t (with cancer!), a fat unemployed version of he-man with bangs and r2d2, saving the world from bush and VOLTRON!!!!

how could voltron be evil??? but he is, and you have to kick his ass with what looks to me like large alka seltzers...

and is that picture below actually geting bigger?
Latest comment: 28 September 04, 11:38 AM

even though...
by ben at 23 September, 2004 - 8:40 PM
if nothing else comes of this day, let it be known that today was the day that Marques Wyatt autographed one of his records to me... chuffed is the word, ben is the chuffee...

i feel so happy, i'm going to go pass out now
Latest comment: 24 September 04, 10:03 PM

Madonna Cover Band
by Dark_Knight at 23 September, 2004 - 9:02 AM
If you ever wondered what a Madonna cover band would look and sound like, here you go.
Latest comment: 28 September 04, 6:07 AM

What is with Drudge and Yahoo! News?
by muhgcee at 23 September, 2004 - 5:59 AM
I checked Drudge last night and the main headline said "Kerry: Draft Likely To Return Under Bush". It linked to an article on Yahoo! News. This article said NOTHING about a draft.
Latest comment: 23 September 04, 10:32 AM

turn the wheel left 3 times to reboot
by rich at 22 September, 2004 - 10:31 AM
Latest comment: 30 September 04, 4:11 AM

if you're into that kind of thing
by ben at 22 September, 2004 - 7:52 AM
i don't know if anyone's interested or not, but amazon's pushing pretty hard for their urban outfitter's sale... i guess the prices are good... jeans are still over 50 bucks, and that's just insane, by my standards, but other stuff looks well marked down.
Latest comment: 22 September 04, 12:09 PM

a little help?
by ben at 22 September, 2004 - 7:48 AM
rich, i tried to RDP to the server last night, it said too many people were already connected... can you let me know more about that? i tried twice, a few hours apart.
Latest comment: 22 September 04, 10:33 AM

"Islam was questioned and detained by federal authorities"
by Casey at 22 September, 2004 - 4:53 AM
It appears that agent moonshadow has finally caught up with him.
Latest comment: 22 September 04, 7:51 AM

The God FAQ
by Casey at 21 September, 2004 - 2:32 PM
Latest comment: 05 October 04, 4:12 PM

bounty on the library
by ben at 21 September, 2004 - 10:35 AM
i'll give my as yet undelivered Chef Brian Carrot Skull T-Shirt (black, large) to anyone who can get me GM6SQL.DLL by 4:30 p.m. eastern time today. It has to work and be the actual dll, don't just create a text file and rename it... hehehe.
Latest comment: 21 September 04, 10:35 AM

More Paris
by Dark_Knight at 21 September, 2004 - 10:31 AM
I don't know if this has already been posted. Ebay is out of control.

Paris Hilton's pubes on eBay
Latest comment: 21 September 04, 10:36 AM

XML reference book
by ben at 21 September, 2004 - 8:07 AM
found a link to a free copy of Essential XML, PDF. Mostly for Pete if you're interested, but for anyone who wants to have a handy XML reference.
Latest comment: 22 September 04, 7:35 AM

about as much sense as chef brian
by ben at 20 September, 2004 - 10:52 AM
i finally took the time to look up what that damn Pict was saying...
Latest comment: 20 September 04, 11:34 AM

C# database helper class
by ben at 20 September, 2004 - 9:25 AM
so i don't keep losing it... i'm posting this here... it's handy code for a database helper class in C#. granted, next time i look, i won't remember that i did this, but oh well... for now, i know, hehe
Latest comment: 20 September 04, 11:30 AM

blog design skins
by ben at 20 September, 2004 - 6:33 AM
apropos because pyrex and i were discussing this yesterday... talk about taking over a niche market... professional blog skinners... that should be a new class in KoL, hehe
Latest comment: 20 September 04, 10:50 AM

Best place for a first date?
by iceman at 20 September, 2004 - 5:39 AM
Honestly, im gonna ask this girl out and i need to know what is the best place for a first date. (try to keep the posts serious here) Thank you
Latest comment: 22 September 04, 5:43 AM

i know what to do!
by ben at 18 September, 2004 - 10:20 AM
if President Bush wins in November, i'm going to put one and only one bumper sticker on my car, the first one ever...
Latest comment: 20 September 04, 8:04 AM

Bush Landslide
by Casey at 17 September, 2004 - 6:52 PM
I made several bets at work with people that, even though I loathe to see it, George Bush is going to win in 2004.

What the fuck were the dems thinking nominating an Al Gore clone?
Latest comment: 22 September 04, 2:27 AM

Picnic Plan at Patapsco Park
by elfie at 17 September, 2004 - 6:45 AM
Pie and I are in end-of-summer denial and have decided that it is time to have an outdoor gathering before it gets too cold to be naked in a tree.
Latest comment: 26 September 04, 5:43 AM

spam free?
by ben at 16 September, 2004 - 12:24 PM
well, i've blocked a few IPs, starting with "80.88", "217.132", "213.69", "80.58", "81.118". these were parents of the ones used in the last 2 days... it looks like they might float around a bit, but i deleted some 20 comments. if this doesn't work, i'll start blocking the names, though they're using marked up things for letters sometimes...
Latest comment: 20 September 04, 3:19 AM

who knew?
by ben at 16 September, 2004 - 8:27 AM
You are Marilyn Monroe!

I'm Marilyn Monroe!

What Classic Pin-Up Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla
Latest comment: 17 September 04, 5:48 AM

open source or not open source
by ben at 16 September, 2004 - 5:15 AM
Latest comment: 16 September 04, 10:52 AM

Corn Mo and They Might Be Giants at Recher Theater!
by elfie at 16 September, 2004 - 1:55 AM
Corn Mo just sent me an email to let me know that he and They Might Be Giants will be at the Recher Theater in Towson one week from today! With the Ticketbastard Rape Charge tickets came to about $34 each.
Latest comment: 16 September 04, 1:55 AM

Let's invade Syria and Sudan
by Casey at 15 September, 2004 - 3:42 PM
I'm not even kidding. I really think we should do this. If George Bush does not invade these two countries right now I'm going to assume that he's either a supporter of terrorism or that he condones these acts and thinks the world is better off with Omar el-Bashir and Bashar al-Assad in power.
Latest comment: 21 September 04, 4:46 AM

news, ephemera, the usual
by ben at 15 September, 2004 - 8:17 AM
so i'm thinking more and more about doing a full rewrite in .Net for the site (it would make design changes supah easy for pyrex, for one thing)... and at the same time, noticing something that's lacking (for me) from tribe, and probably other like minded sites...
Latest comment: 15 September 04, 9:27 AM

Happy Birthday to muhgcee
by C Mo at 15 September, 2004 - 6:31 AM
Well today is muhgcee's Happy Birthday, the big 2-1. The big drunk birthday.

We should all take the time to wish him a happy drunk. w00t!!
Latest comment: 15 September 04, 9:17 PM

.Net languages galore!
by ben at 15 September, 2004 - 5:55 AM
one cool thing about the CLR (common language runtime) used by .Net is that you don't have to learn VB or C# if you're already happy with something you've been using for a while... there are apparently a LOT of choices, and the list is growing. way cool... but i'm with jamie, i think i'll stick to C# and VB.Net, since i know them, hehe
Latest comment: 15 September 04, 5:55 AM

by ben at 15 September, 2004 - 4:18 AM
so here's the deal... for today only, i'm going to leave the spam up, track the IP of comments, then block the ips they're coming from.

i'm also going to block the names of the commonly used spammers and all probable variations. so i just hope no one's name is jim phentermine or lucy casino... hehehe
Latest comment: 15 September 04, 4:55 AM

The biological front of the culture war
by Casey at 14 September, 2004 - 3:22 PM
If your doctor has a moral objection to a medicine lawfully prescribed to you (like a birth control pill), does said doctor have the right to with hold that medicine from you?
Latest comment: 16 September 04, 6:13 PM

Cicadas for all
by muhgcee at 13 September, 2004 - 12:36 PM
Fear the power of the dorm

This is a 22MB movie. You probably want to right click -> save as
Latest comment: 15 September 04, 7:28 AM

comin on down to south... fla?
by ben at 13 September, 2004 - 8:08 AM
nope, not colorado... i'm booked to go to florida october 7th, going to see the pixies concert with adrienne and john, w00t! southwest, 200 after taxes!
Latest comment: 15 September 04, 4:33 AM

Sims 2 on Tuesday Wednesday!
by muhgcee at 12 September, 2004 - 6:14 PM

The Sims 2 is coming out this Tuesday, September 14. I am going up to the Best Buy in Columbia at 10am (when they open) to get myself a copy. If anyone else is as psyched as I am, we can go up together with some lawn chairs and eat Krispy Kremes in front of the store for an hour or so before they oepn.

Latest comment: 15 September 04, 5:53 AM

What happened to HTTP_REFERRER and Request.UrlReferrer?
by elfie at 11 September, 2004 - 10:14 PM
Very short version: Someone found my website through our Kingdom of Loathing thread, thought I was "fucking fucked up" and made a post on his LiveJournal about it.

I was greatly amused and wanted to respond by automatically redirecting all traffic from his journal to random sites like tubgirl and goatsecx. Much to my suprise, however, neither Request.UrlReferrer or Request.ServerVariables("HTTP_REFERRER") seemed to work to retrieve the referring URL. They worked when I tested locally, but when linked from LiveJournal, it didn't work. WTF, mate?

Amazingly document.referrer in JavaScript worked perfectly fine, but that's a rather cludgy solution since the page already starts loading by the time that hits. I'd like an ASPX solution.

Actually what I would REALLY like to do is have it auto-redirect if the referrer contains specific words even if what is being targeted is an image, not an aspx page. I'm not sure if that is doable though. Anyone have any suggestions?
Latest comment: 12 September 04, 11:34 AM

a quest
by ben at 10 September, 2004 - 10:43 AM
see how many sites out there you can log into using an accepted name and % as the password... hehehe
Latest comment: 13 September 04, 5:05 AM

by erato at 10 September, 2004 - 6:56 AM
do any of you have adobe premiere?
Latest comment: 15 September 04, 7:56 AM

for the love of god and all that is holy,
by ben at 10 September, 2004 - 6:44 AM
can someone please explain the nature and purpose of frontpage server extensions... why we need them and why they WON'T DIE after all this time?
Latest comment: 11 September 04, 4:27 PM

what do u think about the war in iraq??????
by Adam Carpenter at 09 September, 2004 - 4:06 PM
Im just wondering what u all were thinking about it u know just leave comments please and i'll respond.
Latest comment: 13 September 04, 10:21 AM

mount? unmount? need a tool?
by ben at 09 September, 2004 - 10:46 AM
i started using daemon tools today... it's great for mounting an ISO as a drive (up to 4 actually!)... now if only i had an easy way to make ISOs, hehehe
Latest comment: 15 September 04, 9:48 AM

reason not to use streamripper
by ben at 09 September, 2004 - 9:26 AM
unless you're ripping whole sets from shoutcast, i'd recommend something else other than streamripper from now on... going back through and listening to the tracks, all but 2 of them have 10-30 seconds of the song before and have their ending 10-30 seconds cut off...
Latest comment: 09 September 04, 9:26 AM

Hurricane Ivan
by muhgcee at 09 September, 2004 - 6:49 AM
It looks as though hurricane Ivan has changed paths. (Link stolen frok Drudge.) Until I checked this morning, the eye of the hurricane was supposed to be west of Florida. Scary stuff.
Latest comment: 09 September 04, 10:19 AM

note to self
by ben at 09 September, 2004 - 6:45 AM
rob wakeman sounds a lot like herbert if you were to give him too much coffee and a cuisinart.
Latest comment: 14 September 04, 3:47 AM

the system: the master's house?
by ben at 09 September, 2004 - 4:05 AM
Question: John M and I were talking last night about the idea that you can't tear down the master's house using the master's tools. However, I was raised to believe that in order to change a system as large and pervasive as our own, you have to change it within; it is too monumental and wide to be moved by any one external force.
Latest comment: 10 September 04, 8:41 AM

Character Assassination, round 3
by Casey at 08 September, 2004 - 4:13 PM
This episode brought to you by "60 Minutes".

New documents concerning Bush's national gaurd service.


Ex-Lt. Governor Ben Barnes tells Correspondent Dan Rather that he regrets [the] decision he made to help President Bush get into the Texas Air National Guard.
Latest comment: 10 September 04, 7:57 AM

by ben at 08 September, 2004 - 1:03 PM
i forgot to post some more crappy pictures, some from stu's birthday and one of my rad setup at work
Latest comment: 10 September 04, 3:58 AM

you finally did it! you bastards!
by ben at 08 September, 2004 - 9:51 AM
hehehe, who's the first person who'll blood cool their video card for doom3?
Latest comment: 14 September 04, 5:36 AM

The Democratic Illusion
by Casey at 08 September, 2004 - 9:42 AM
If you dislike Bush, you shouldn't like Kerry. Don't think for a second that these two guys aren't in cahoots.

Here is a CBS article on Skull and Bones, and how John Kerry and George W. Bush were in it at the same time.

Skull and Bones is basically a secret frat with the stated mission of advancing its memebers into positions of post-graduate power. They accept just 15 freshman a year. Sen Kerry arrived at Yale in 1962 and Mr Bush, two years later.

Can anyone say "token challenger"?
Latest comment: 13 September 04, 10:30 AM

A little Bush Bashing
by Dark_Knight at 08 September, 2004 - 8:57 AM
Latest comment: 14 September 04, 6:13 PM

will have been done?
by ben at 08 September, 2004 - 8:27 AM
hehe, check out this MS system requirements document... they've discovered time travel, as it is already updated from sept 22, 2004...

i guess that means the tense of the page should be future perfect? they already know what they're going to change by then, so it will have been done?
Latest comment: 13 September 04, 12:01 PM

Conspiracy Theories
by Casey at 08 September, 2004 - 3:48 AM
Latest comment: 08 September 04, 4:05 PM

ever in a bad mood?
by ben at 08 September, 2004 - 3:44 AM
any time i need some waking/cheering/grooving up, dimitri from paris never fails... i have that album (and it is commonly passed around der interweb) as "Monsieur Funky Mix", if anyone is interested
Latest comment: 08 September 04, 3:44 AM

should i do it?
by ben at 07 September, 2004 - 7:03 PM
i'm already being a really nice guy and not looking in the Dell boxes that arrived for michelle sampson... so i'm thinking, i need to offset this good karma that i've accumulated over the past few months...

i was reading a rant on craigslist that ralph sent me, and just for shits and giggles, i figured i'd submit myself to the entertainment that is an online personals section...
Latest comment: 08 September 04, 12:00 PM

my camera takes sucky pictures
by ben at 07 September, 2004 - 1:14 PM
i don't know if it's at all legible to anyone else, but:
Latest comment: 08 September 04, 8:52 AM

add to the roll?
by ben at 07 September, 2004 - 7:49 AM
the washington monthly - does anyone read this? he seems pretty straightforward and pretty well fact based...
Latest comment: 07 September 04, 7:49 AM

more randomosity
by ben at 07 September, 2004 - 3:28 AM
i clicked on something positive (to the right!), was looking through the news on there, saw that they have a dead journal, randomly clicked on the happy pepitos for 9/4, randomly clicked on rubygrl714, and noticed with amusement that she's listening to iron and wine... the band that i saw with adrienne and creighton et al. the last night i was down in st. petersburg.

coincidence? you be the judge! hehehe
Latest comment: 07 September 04, 9:35 AM

Still Voting Third Party...
by Casey at 04 September, 2004 - 5:28 AM
More "Bush Hatorade" as C Mo would put it.

The facts and numbers.
Latest comment: 08 September 04, 3:26 AM

fun with lids
by ben at 03 September, 2004 - 6:19 AM
pick a topic about which you wish to talk, then have someone randomly show images (on a screen, computer, whatever) while you're talking, and use those images as examples or relate them to whatever you're talking about...

random fun for a friday
Latest comment: 07 September 04, 2:39 AM

one of the reasons people should hire me
by ben at 03 September, 2004 - 5:55 AM
so one of my tasks right now is to evaluate Ektron's CMS (content management solution) software. After spending 2 hours downloading it yesterday, i got it copied to my windows 2003 virtual machine (with much effort... apparently you can't copy files from your computer to your virtual machine), excitedly, i double clicked the executable...
Latest comment: 03 September 04, 6:01 AM

nooooooooooo ooooooooooo oooooooooooo ooooooooo ooooooo
by ben at 03 September, 2004 - 4:49 AM
i'm filling out a weekly status report
Latest comment: 07 September 04, 11:33 AM

Hooray for free speech and drug decriminalization!
by Casey at 02 September, 2004 - 3:18 PM
I remember when these ads went up in the metro the first time (briefly). I followed the crazy story al the way through. Here's the happy ending.

We've won this battle, now let's win the war.
Latest comment: 03 September 04, 4:47 AM

Wohooo! And woe.
by pyrex at 02 September, 2004 - 12:22 PM
W0000t! New computer up 'n' running. Only weird thing I've discovered so far is that when I hit ctrl+alt+del for the Task Manager, it opens for a split second then disappears. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
Latest comment: 07 September 04, 11:59 AM

It's Official
by elfie at 02 September, 2004 - 8:49 AM
I start at Bally's on September 13th. It's been a painful process, so I'll spare you the details (unless you really want to know). But Ben and I are working together again which is crazy cool. That's three jobs in a row that I've worked with him.
Latest comment: 03 September 04, 2:20 PM

out of control
by ben at 02 September, 2004 - 8:10 AM
i was thinking today about blog to person ratio, and it seems a little strange to me how people have multiple blogs. I myself have a few that i never use, but in my defense, 2 of those were just extras for registering on a site (kuro5hin and the spoke, for example). one was just a personal one between friends when i did post on there, but interest quickly faded...
Latest comment: 02 September 04, 8:10 AM

mm banana split
by pyrex at 02 September, 2004 - 4:36 AM
So the new 'puter's probably gonna get assembled today and I was wondering if anyone knows of some good partitioning software? Only done it once, back in the day for linux experimentation, so I really don't remember the name of the software I used.
Latest comment: 02 September 04, 9:52 AM

software idea
by ben at 02 September, 2004 - 4:22 AM
anyone know of a program that would compare two documents &or files and print only the pages that had changed from the original? i.e. you've got a 300 page document that is going through revisions, and some people printed it out already, so they want an easy way to only print the pages they need, rather than all 300...

if there's not something to do this, we should make it
Latest comment: 03 September 04, 4:42 AM

kobe kobe kobe?
by ben at 02 September, 2004 - 4:19 AM
in a vain attempt to keep himself in the news cycle, kobe got his charges dropped... was that worth eleventy seven months of court charges?
Latest comment: 02 September 04, 8:00 AM

free mpeg2 codec for playing dvd's
by iceman at 01 September, 2004 - 2:15 PM
Does anyone know of a free mpeg2 decoder that will allow windows media player 9 play dvd's. I know i can get free dvd players but i would love to have a codec to just use one media player in windows.

Any suggestions would help.

Latest comment: 03 September 04, 4:13 AM

don't hate me because i've nothing to do...
by ben at 01 September, 2004 - 6:09 AM
news from techdirt: backup your backups every once in a while... personally, i only use file cds to transport files from one computer to another, then i keep them around just long enough to make sure that i have a 2nd source, in case a new computer dies... this is because of how badly i got burned (no pun intended) after putting allllllll of my files from my e.mag laptop onto 2 dvds, then getting home and "voila!", i had 1 blank dvd and 1 dvd where i could read about 3/4 of the files

backups of cds and dvds however, mean less to me, having lost so many over the years... so i'll continue to use those as much as possible, hehehe
Latest comment: 01 September 04, 6:09 AM

in other microsoft news
by ben at 01 September, 2004 - 4:38 AM
i've got offers lying around here for .Net developers that pay $reasonable to $cushiony (hehehe), and in case anyone here needs one, call me... but if you're already in the career path, i've been reading some of the articles for VS 2005, Whidbey, ASP.NET 2.0 etc. on MSDN, and they have some very useful stuff, if you have 5 or 10 minutes to skim these every day, it would go a long way, i think
Latest comment: 01 September 04, 4:38 AM

this could be bad...
by ben at 01 September, 2004 - 3:50 AM
i've had about 10 or 11 CT scans since the end of 2001... i'm scheduled for 1 every 3 months for the next 2 years at least. this is a little bit worrying...
Latest comment: 02 September 04, 4:08 AM

Geeeee mayhl
by pyrex at 01 September, 2004 - 2:57 AM
So I gots me 6 new Gmail invitations but no idea what to do with 'em.

If anyone wants one, throw me a mail at peter.hedebro at gmail dot com and include your full name, plus where you want the invitation sent.
Latest comment: 01 September 04, 5:27 AM


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