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what are you guys doing?
by muhgcee at 05 June, 2016 - 3:33 PM
It's been a while.
Latest comment: 13 July 17, 7:47 PM

Correlation Implies Causation!
by muhgcee at 02 October, 2012 - 1:06 PM
Latest comment: 03 October 12, 3:44 PM

<3 Books of Adam
by muhgcee at 15 November, 2011 - 10:08 AM
Latest comment: 17 November 11, 5:42 PM

win
by muhgcee at 27 October, 2011 - 7:53 AM
Latest comment: 28 October 11, 5:34 AM

Medical Insurance and Travel HELP!
by muhgcee at 29 August, 2011 - 9:15 AM
Hey guys! The medical insurance industry is messed up. I haven't been able to find a good place to answer basic questions. So I turn to all y'all. Basically what we need is medical insurance that will cover catastrophic and pregnancy in many countries, including but not limited to Haiti, Bolivia, Peru, Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, France, and the US. We will be unemployed during this whole time. Any ideas? Where should I start looking? Thanks!
Latest comment: 02 September 11, 8:42 AM

Happy Birthday, Ben!
by muhgcee at 16 August, 2011 - 8:46 AM

Latest comment: 16 August 11, 8:48 AM

Impending Debt Limit/Economic Collapse
by muhgcee at 27 July, 2011 - 9:32 AM
Discuss.
Latest comment: 01 August 11, 10:36 AM

Irish Meal Time
by muhgcee at 26 May, 2011 - 12:52 PM
Ben and I have enjoyed the recent phenomenon of ridiculous cooking shows on Youtube such as My Drunk Kitchen and Regular Ordinary Swedish Meal Time. Coming next: Irish Meal Time. It's just Ben drinking a Guinness in a different part of his apartment each week, all the while making obscure references.
Latest comment: 27 May 11, 7:22 AM

This whole Libya thing is really pretty fucked
by muhgcee at 20 May, 2011 - 12:54 PM
Is Obama about to break the law? (CNN) Glenn Greenwald correctly points out that the CNN headline, and their coverage, is remarkably honest in their choice of words.
Latest comment: 21 May 11, 4:30 PM

maybe one day I'll be crazy enough
by muhgcee at 03 May, 2011 - 9:43 AM
Latest comment: 04 May 11, 8:05 AM

Military Controlling the CIA
by muhgcee at 28 April, 2011 - 8:48 AM
I hadn't thought of this until Glenn Greenwald brought it up, but a military dude leading the CIA is generally not seen to be a good thing. And of course Democrats that used to have a problem with it no longer do, now that it is Obama pushing it instead of Bush.
Latest comment: 29 April 11, 9:46 AM

Stu's annual NBA playoff predictions that no one cares about
by muhgcee at 14 April, 2011 - 2:09 PM
First Round ---------- Chicago over Indiana, 4-0 Orlando over Atlanta, 4-2 Boston over New York, 4-2 Miami over Philadelphia, 4-1 San Antonio over Memphis, 4-0 Oklahoma City over Denver, 4-3 Portland over Dallas, 4-3 Los Angeles over New Orleans, 4-1 Conference Semifinals ---------- Chicago over Orlando, 4-2 Miami over Boston, 4-2 San Antonio over Oklahoma City, 4-3 Los Angeles over Portland, 4-1 Conference Finals ---------- Chicago over Miami, 4-3 Los Angeles over San Antonio, 4-2 NBA Finals ---------- Chicago over Los Angeles, 4-3
Latest comment: 17 April 11, 6:41 AM

Your Favorite OS
by muhgcee at 29 March, 2011 - 1:50 PM
Repeat after me... Your favorite OS has no major faults. Your favorite OS has no major faults. Your favorite OS has no major faults. Your favorite OS has no major faults. Your favorite OS has no major faults. I hate all modern OSes.
Latest comment: 05 April 11, 8:34 AM

Thanks to Ben for this one
by muhgcee at 28 March, 2011 - 9:05 AM
Latest comment: 28 March 11, 9:06 AM

I know that's right!
by muhgcee at 02 February, 2011 - 2:05 PM
Latest comment: 03 February 11, 6:27 AM

Best Dry Humping Video Of The Day
by muhgcee at 18 January, 2011 - 4:02 AM
Unfortunately it won't let me embed this one.
Latest comment: 21 January 11, 3:49 PM

not enough activity here
by muhgcee at 17 December, 2010 - 8:20 AM
So here's a... well you know the drill.
Latest comment: 25 December 10, 3:03 PM

The Weirdest Thing We Learned About In Barcelona
by muhgcee at 09 December, 2010 - 9:13 AM
Caganer - AKA, the pooping guy. "A Caganer ... is a small statue found in Catalonia, in neighbouring areas with Catalan culture such as Andorra, and in other parts of Spain, Portugal and Italy. The figure is depicted in the act of defecation." And, of course they do famous figures, too.
Latest comment: 09 December 10, 9:13 AM

Kinda funny, kinda depressing
by muhgcee at 19 November, 2010 - 1:31 PM
Latest comment: 19 November 10, 1:31 PM

The Greatest Song On The Internet Of The Day
by muhgcee at 11 November, 2010 - 7:34 AM
TGSOTIOTD
Latest comment: 12 November 10, 3:04 PM

Our Entire Culture Is Insane
by muhgcee at 03 November, 2010 - 6:56 AM
Discuss.
Latest comment: 03 November 10, 9:09 AM

The Greatest Thing On The Internet Today, Or Some Shit
by muhgcee at 28 October, 2010 - 8:35 AM
Latest comment: 28 October 10, 8:35 AM

Best Thing Ever
by muhgcee at 07 October, 2010 - 10:49 AM
Latest comment: 12 October 10, 6:53 AM

incompetent property manager
by muhgcee at 10 August, 2010 - 8:55 AM
If there had been a few typos in there, I would have assumed he was drunk. But I think maybe he just isn't that bright. Below the jump, find the email chain.
Latest comment: 10 August 10, 10:02 AM

Even better than the BYU video
by muhgcee at 19 July, 2010 - 11:14 AM
Latest comment: 19 July 10, 11:14 AM

Commercial Remake
by muhgcee at 16 July, 2010 - 5:59 AM
Latest comment: 16 July 10, 2:52 PM

Hey, Ben
by muhgcee at 05 May, 2010 - 5:52 PM
How about putting the full post text in the RSS feed? kthx!
Latest comment: 18 May 10, 7:56 AM

Miracles
by muhgcee at 21 April, 2010 - 1:15 PM
Fuckin' magnets; how do they work? And I don't wanna talk to a scientist. Y'all motherfuckers lyin', and gettin' me pissed.
Latest comment: 22 April 10, 2:28 PM

The paragraph alignment is all jacked up for some reason
by muhgcee at 17 April, 2010 - 10:13 AM
And my 20-second investigation revealed nothing!
Latest comment: 17 April 10, 10:13 AM

My Annual NBA Playoff Predictions That No-One Cares About
by muhgcee at 14 April, 2010 - 7:50 PM
First Round Cleveland 4, Chicago 0 Boston 4, Miami 2 Atlanta 4, Milwaukee 1 Orlando 4, Charlotte 2 LA Lakers 4, Oklahoma City 2 Denver 4, Utah 3 Phoenix 4, Portland 2 San Antonio 4, Dallas 3 Conference Semifinals Cleveland 4, Boston 1 Orlando 4, Atlanta 2 LA Lakers 4, Denver 2 San Antonio 4, Phoenix 3 Conference Finals Cleveland 4, Orlando 3 LA Lakers 4, San Antonio 1 NBA Finals LA Lakers 4, Cleveland 3
Latest comment: 26 April 10, 10:47 AM

Drunk History Presents Nikola Tesla
by muhgcee at 25 March, 2010 - 8:06 PM
Plz watch, kthx.
Latest comment: 26 March 10, 3:30 AM

Badass
by muhgcee at 03 March, 2010 - 9:07 AM
Latest comment: 03 March 10, 9:34 AM

Clients From Hell
by muhgcee at 09 February, 2010 - 8:49 AM
"Can we pay for the logo in installments, or even better can I pay you in Salad." Clients From Hell
Latest comment: 18 February 10, 7:04 AM

Boyfriend/boss
by muhgcee at 08 December, 2009 - 9:41 AM
Not sure how many of you read The Daily WTF, but this one is awesome. Is he your boss, or an overbearing boyfriend?
Latest comment: 09 December 09, 8:12 AM

American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009
by muhgcee at 23 October, 2009 - 11:03 AM
American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 I am in support of it. Discuss.
Latest comment: 26 October 09, 4:25 AM

DTC meebo chat room?
by muhgcee at 12 October, 2009 - 4:28 AM
Hey, Ben, what do you think about putting a meebo chat room on the sidebar of DTC? Then we can all chat with each other while we are on the site.
Latest comment: 12 October 09, 8:45 AM

The Most Beautiful Onion Article Ever
by muhgcee at 30 September, 2009 - 11:21 AM
Latest comment: 30 September 09, 11:21 AM

Host a Windows 7 Party!
by muhgcee at 29 September, 2009 - 9:50 AM
Make sure all shirt colors are represented. That is key to success #1:
Latest comment: 02 October 09, 6:01 AM

Nostalgia
by muhgcee at 29 September, 2009 - 9:02 AM
Latest comment: 29 September 09, 9:15 AM

Fox News or The Onion?
by muhgcee at 28 September, 2009 - 6:04 AM
I swear, you could copy this shit straight to The Onion and it would seem like a perfectly normal parody. I mean, you have the anchor talking about protester violence while the video is showing protesters getting beaten down. And, seriously? They are going to highlight the - gasp! - $50,000 in damage?
Latest comment: 28 September 09, 3:39 PM

Just In Case Y'all Aren't Keeping Up With The Daily WTF
by muhgcee at 15 September, 2009 - 8:17 AM
Latest comment: 15 September 09, 8:17 AM

My Annual NBA Playoff Predictions That No-One Cares About
by muhgcee at 17 April, 2009 - 12:01 PM
round 1 ------- Cleveland over Detroit 4-1 Atlanta over Miami 4-2 Orlando over Philadelphia 4-1 Boston over Chicago 4-1 LA over Utah 4-0 Portland over Houston 4-3 San Antonio over Dallas 4-2 New Orleans over Denver 4-3 round 2 ------- Cleveland over Atlanta 4-0 Boston over Orlando 4-3 LA over Portland 4-1 San Antonio over New Orleans 4-3 semi-finals ----------- Cleveland over Boston 4-3 LA over San Antonio 4-2 finals ------ Cleveland over LA 4-3
Latest comment: 20 April 09, 3:42 AM

Flickr or Picasa Web Albums?
by muhgcee at 06 January, 2009 - 7:01 AM
Reasons for Flickr: A lot of people use it. It is supposed to be good, I guess? Reasons for Picasa Web Albums: I use the Picasa desktop app. I am moving to more Google applications (GMail, calendar, docs), so it might be good to go all Google. Opinions? One major consideration is the quality of the "premium" accounts, because I'll probably want/need one.
Latest comment: 07 January 09, 2:36 AM

Tip on Wash and Fold
by muhgcee at 30 October, 2008 - 5:23 AM
From time to time I use wash and fold service. The question is: Do I tip for this service?
Latest comment: 31 October 08, 8:51 AM

Overcharging for Stamps
by muhgcee at 16 October, 2008 - 8:33 AM
Does anyone know if it is legal to charge more than the face value for stamps? The corner store here just tried to charge me $0.55 for each stamp.
Latest comment: 18 October 08, 1:20 PM

Awesome T-Shirt
by muhgcee at 30 September, 2008 - 6:33 AM
I'm about to order this:

Latest comment: 30 September 08, 6:33 AM

What to do about Incident in my History Class?
by muhgcee at 24 September, 2008 - 7:26 AM
So in my class yesterday, History of the US until Reconstruction (1877), the professor uses the first 30-40 minutes of our 2.5-hour class to: (1) explain the current credit crisis and (2) do a little bit of Democrat cheer leading. For point (1) I find it annoying merely because it isn't relevant at ALL to the material the course is supposed to cover. Or, maybe it is in some way, but it would probably be a stretch and in any case he made no attempt to relate it to the class as a whole. Even though I find this to be annoying, I could have lived with it. Certainly it is an important topic that we could all use a primer on, so there is at least that. It is point (2) that really bugged me. As a preface to his lecture on the credit crisis he was going over unequal distribution of income as a general concept. He threw in the fact (or opinion or whatever it is, I haven't looked it up) that since World War II, whenever a Democrat is president the bottom portion of the population will see some of the economic growth reflected in their income. And whenever a Republican is president there will still be economic growth but the bottom portion of the population will not see the growth reflected in their income. Later on he pulls out an Obama quote (used in a positive way) to describe the crisis or suggest a solution. Altogether it was a pretty blatant display of cheer leading for the Democrats. I feel that he has abused his position as professor to speak to an audience that was required to be there in pursuit of a different goal. Going beyond that, he seemed to be using the classroom to bring impressionable young minds to his side in the upcoming presidential election. So this brings me to my question: What should I do? I feel that there are a few options, most of which involve writing a letter: 1) Write a letter to the professor. 2) Write a letter to the History Department chair. 3) Write a letter to someone in the university administration. 4) Do nothing. I am mostly leaning towards option 2. What do you think I should do? Basically I want to run this by you all to make sure I am not misinterpreting the ethics of this situation, and to make sure I don't do something inappropriate to this situation. Any thoughts are much appreciated.
Latest comment: 26 September 08, 5:06 AM

Introducing: sfdrumandbass.com
by muhgcee at 15 September, 2008 - 3:51 PM
I've launched a new blog, sfdrumandbass.com. From the first post:

This site has been born out of my frustration in finding a centralized place to locate information on drum and bass in San Francisco. I intend first and foremost to make this a place where you can find and answer to the question: Are there any dnb events in the city tonight/tomorrow/this weekend?

Also I intend to post reviews of shows and clubs that I go to. Stay tuned. The first event I will be going to is this Saturday 9/20 at Underground SF: Bassism

Latest comment: 16 September 08, 1:49 PM

Sammich
by muhgcee at 19 August, 2008 - 5:32 AM
Hmm, Peanut butter, ham and mustard sandwich, anyone? I might have to try this...
Latest comment: 21 August 08, 1:03 AM

5 Bucks in the Bin
by muhgcee at 24 July, 2008 - 8:21 AM
As detailed on my blog I have decided to monetarily punish myself for not completing certain daily goals. So right now, if I don't go running in the morning for instance, I owe $5 to "the bin." At the end of the month, this money will be donated somewhere. I am writing here for recommendations on where to donate my money to. Here are my ideas so far, in no particular order: Democracy Now! Matthews for Congress Debian Wordpress Apache GNU EFF ACLU San Francisco Food Bank Iraq Veterans Against the War So, what do ya'll think? One of these? Something else? So far I am down $5. Hard to go running after a night of drinking.
Latest comment: 28 July 08, 5:54 AM

Flushing it off of the first screenfull
by muhgcee at 04 July, 2008 - 12:20 PM
Some lines. And some more lines.
Latest comment: 04 July 08, 12:20 PM

Kill a Chicken
by muhgcee at 25 June, 2008 - 4:37 AM
I went to the farmer's market this morning. They were selling live chickens. I am thinking of buying one, killing it, dressing it and eating it. What say you? It would certainly be a feature on DTC, video and all. I think I would like to find a partner in crime though. If I read the sign correctly, the chickens were $6 each.
Latest comment: 25 June 08, 8:29 AM

Sloppy Headline
by muhgcee at 23 May, 2008 - 10:56 AM
This is just sloppy headline writing: Polls: Obama'd beat McCain in Pa., but not Ohio, Florida I think it would work better using it in a sentence as such: You've been Obama'd!
Latest comment: 23 May 08, 10:56 AM

Manamana
by muhgcee at 24 April, 2008 - 7:41 PM
Latest comment: 28 April 08, 8:59 AM

My Annual NBA Playoff Predictions That No One Cares About
by muhgcee at 17 April, 2008 - 1:25 AM
Round 1 ------- Celtics over Hawks, 4-0 Pistons over 76ers, 4-0 Magic over Raptors, 4-1 Cavs over Wizards, 4-2 Lakers over Nuggets, 4-2 Hornets over Mavericks, 4-2 Spurs over Suns, 4-2 Jazz over Rockets, 4-1 Round 2 ------- Celtics over Cavs, 4-2 Pistons over Magic, 4-2 Jazz over Lakers, 4-3 Spurs over Hornets, 4-3 Round 3 ------- Celtics over Pistons, 4-2 Spurs over Jazz, 4-3 Finals ------ Celtics over Spurs, 4-2
Latest comment: 18 April 08, 5:10 AM

Dude, man
by muhgcee at 14 April, 2008 - 8:15 PM
And fuck, too.
Latest comment: 16 April 08, 12:57 AM

MEXICO: "Emos" Under Attack
by muhgcee at 11 April, 2008 - 11:14 AM
Thought you all would appreciate this one:
Over the past month, Mexico has seen several incidents of anti-emo bashings and harassment by members of other subcultures like metal heads, skaters, punks and Goths, as well as ordinary working-class adolescents.
It isn't The Onion, or satire at all for that matter, but it sure does read like it.

Update: WTF, it is on Counterpunch, too?

Latest comment: 12 April 08, 8:35 AM

Anarchism in Spain during the Spanish Civil War
by muhgcee at 08 April, 2008 - 6:53 PM
My paper on Anarchism in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, if anyone cares to read it. I find out my grade in a freakin month.
Latest comment: 10 April 08, 3:32 AM

O's Attendance
by muhgcee at 03 April, 2008 - 11:16 AM
Holy crap. The most interesting stat from this box score is the attendance: 10,505 Lowest at Camden Yards since 1992. And this was the 2nd game of the season. Weather: 55 degrees and clear.
Latest comment: 07 April 08, 2:36 AM

WoW: Molten Core
by muhgcee at 01 April, 2008 - 6:34 AM
Warcraft going back to its console roots Awesome 2D graphics. Has sound.
Latest comment: 02 April 08, 7:35 AM

Wiki History
by muhgcee at 28 March, 2008 - 4:12 AM
Via Ben: Wiki History It left me saying, "Damn! It's not a series!"
Latest comment: 30 March 08, 4:35 AM

Greetings
by muhgcee at 26 March, 2008 - 5:38 AM
I like using different greetings, other than the standard fare such as "hello," "hey," and the like. Here are some of the ones I use: ahoy greetings and a recent addition: Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum. I take caution to not say this one to young women. What are your favorite non-traditional greetings?
Latest comment: 27 March 08, 3:12 AM

Stuff White People Like: The Book
by muhgcee at 26 March, 2008 - 5:34 AM
Nice! Stuff White People Like is being turned into a book. Also, we need a few more posts to get the epilepsy-inducing "ART NON-STOP" image pushed down a little bit.
Latest comment: 26 March 08, 8:37 AM

San Francisco yesterday
by muhgcee at 21 March, 2008 - 6:00 AM
I wasn't at this exact scene but I was at one basically just like it at a different intersection. I was just a witness, this time.
Latest comment: 21 March 08, 6:00 AM

Hotlist
by muhgcee at 19 March, 2008 - 1:54 PM
Well, this is pretty cool. From HotOrNot, we have Hotlists. Here's mine:
Latest comment: 19 March 08, 1:54 PM

New Link-O-Matic
by muhgcee at 22 February, 2008 - 7:35 AM
Stuff White People Like. One of the funniest blogs I've read.
Latest comment: 22 February 08, 9:23 AM

Spore Release Date
by muhgcee at 12 February, 2008 - 5:02 AM
September 7, 2008 *preemptively drools*
Latest comment: 12 February 08, 7:55 AM

Giant goatee
by muhgcee at 16 January, 2008 - 3:03 AM
I am running a poll on my site: Should I grow my goatee back?
Latest comment: 16 January 08, 3:03 AM

Are you smart enough?
by muhgcee at 13 November, 2007 - 6:21 AM
cash advance
Latest comment: 14 November 07, 8:07 AM

You just gotta read it a certain way...
by muhgcee at 25 September, 2007 - 9:00 AM
"The followers of this violent ideology are a threat to civilized people everywhere. All civilized nations must work together to stop them by sharing intelligence about their networks, and choking off their finances, and bringing to justice their operatives."

You know, if that was referring to Bush and his cronies, it would make a whole lot of sense. Unfortunately, that was Bush himself, addressing the United Nations.

At least he didn't push the case for war against Iran. They were only mentioned once.
Latest comment: 25 September 07, 9:00 AM

Blackwater BS
by muhgcee at 19 September, 2007 - 7:22 AM
This shit has really been pissing me off. Pissing me off enough to crosspost. Not that I ever really needed a good reason.

A couple days ago, the mercenary company Blackwater was at the center of a rather large incident in Iraq allegedly involving a dozen or two dead Iraqi civilians. There are conflicting reports, depending on who you want to believe, from the US State Department, the Iraqi government, and eyewitnesses at the scene. Some say the Blackwater employees were fired on first, some say they were responding to an exploded bomb, some say the bomb was too far away for that to be the reason, some say that it was because a civilian car (mother and child) ignored an order from police to stop and was slowing moving into the intersection, prompting the firefight. I have my preferences on who and what to believe, you have yours.
Latest comment: 20 September 07, 2:14 AM

Ben, earlier
by muhgcee at 31 August, 2007 - 8:59 AM
[11:40] Incu3Sub11bus: i've started to read "the bush administration" as "the bush corporation"
[11:40] Incu3Sub11bus: i have to say, the news makes a LOT more sense that way

Ben...that makes a lot of sense. Good idea.
Latest comment: 31 August 07, 8:59 AM

someecards
by muhgcee at 24 August, 2007 - 5:02 AM
Latest comment: 24 August 07, 7:57 AM

Karl Rove
by muhgcee at 13 August, 2007 - 1:07 PM
What do you say we throw him a "Don't Let the Door Hit You in the Ass on the Way Out" party?
Latest comment: 14 August 07, 1:42 AM

Free Pie!
by muhgcee at 10 August, 2007 - 10:24 AM
Would you like some free pie? Do you live within, say, a day's drive of Virginia? Well then today is your lucky day (should you happen to have quick fingers to be the first one to respond).
Latest comment: 17 August 07, 8:27 AM

Conservative Blogs
by muhgcee at 09 August, 2007 - 2:16 PM
I'll readily and proudly admit it. I am a liberal. Call me a Chomsky liberal, a Nader liberal, an anarchist. I'm all of those (at least in theory, what with my corporate job and all). Or call me a progressive. Whatever, you get the point.

Anyway so despite all of the above, I am looking for a couple of good conservative blogs to keep up on. I am looking for two categories:
- reasonable/thinking conservatives. i.e. Ron Smith, Rich Matthews, Ron Paul.
- mainstream/ridiculous conservatives. i.e. Limbaugh, Hannity, Cheney, McCain, etc.

Note that I am not looking for these people in particular. Just these two lines of thinking. I figure the first category will give me a good "other side of the coin" to consider (even though I would probably agree with most "reasonable conservatives" on Iraq). And the second category will give me insight on what conservatives in power are thinking. That is all. I await your suggestions, thanks!
Latest comment: 11 August 07, 4:14 AM

Reaction
by muhgcee at 20 July, 2007 - 8:46 AM
Survey: What will be your reaction if Bush/Cheney and company attack Iran? I am talking in terms of action here.
Latest comment: 31 July 07, 9:52 AM

Brzezinski Rejects Paris Hilton Story
by muhgcee at 02 July, 2007 - 1:19 PM


I wonder if she will get canned for this.
Latest comment: 04 July 07, 3:09 AM

Another AACS Key
by muhgcee at 30 May, 2007 - 4:46 PM
45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B2
Latest comment: 31 May 07, 9:10 AM

LOLCODE
by muhgcee at 30 May, 2007 - 1:29 PM
Via BoingBoing: LOLCODE

Exhibit A:


HAI
CAN HAS STDIO?
PLZ OPEN FILE "LOLCATS.TXT"?
AWSUM THX
VISIBLE FILE
O NOES
INVISIBLE "ERROR!"
KTHXBYE
Latest comment: 30 May 07, 1:29 PM

Lethargic
by muhgcee at 04 May, 2007 - 10:48 AM
There are two issues that are top on my list for things that need changing. The Iraq War (let's get the hell out of there) and global warming. As I walk through the city streets almost every day, rarely do I see anything being done by ordinary citizens on either of these two issues. How are things going to change if we don't make them change?
Latest comment: 06 May 07, 6:52 AM

When did this happen?
by muhgcee at 25 April, 2007 - 7:58 AM
Rich wears his hat backwards? When did this happen?
Latest comment: 25 April 07, 8:50 PM

Found a Little Gem
by muhgcee at 19 April, 2007 - 7:03 PM
OK so I finally got around to installing Joost...noticed this in my invite email:

Benjamin Stiefel suggested that we invite you to participate in the Joost beta
testing program.

Hi Stu,

I'm watching "P. Diddy - Tell Me [Featuring Christina Aguilera]" on Joost and I knew you'd want to see this too so here is an invite just for you.


Somehow that doesn't seem like your type of music, Ben :-)
Latest comment: 20 April 07, 7:23 AM

NBA Playoffs
by muhgcee at 18 April, 2007 - 5:14 PM
It is time for my annual NBA Playoff predictions that no one cares about:
Latest comment: 19 April 07, 11:37 AM

Oh the humanity
by muhgcee at 27 March, 2007 - 3:48 AM
Best Buy acquires Speakeasy

I am really glad I have Sonic.net now.
Latest comment: 27 March 07, 3:48 AM

Walking Tall 2
by muhgcee at 02 March, 2007 - 4:22 AM
Did you all know that there was a sequel to Walking Tall, and that instead of The Rock, it is starring Kevin Sorbo?

Edit: It went direct to video. I think I might just have to Netflix this.
Latest comment: 03 March 07, 7:27 AM

More awesomeness from Ze
by muhgcee at 27 February, 2007 - 2:25 PM
Latest comment: 28 February 07, 11:34 AM

Please help!
by muhgcee at 07 February, 2007 - 8:03 AM
I have been frustrated with this one for months. Google images accounts for about 40% of the hits to my site (Debian + Apache2). I really don't want this to be so. My site is hosted on a 384k upload DSL connection and I don't want to use my precious bandwidth on this. So I went the way of "robots.txt." That should have been an easy fix:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /images/

But...they keep on going. For months. I have tried different iterations of this (/images vs. /images/, Googlebot-Image vs *).

Then I figured I would try to just prevent hotlinking in general. Unfortunately, this isn't very easy. When I implemented something I found on the web, I couldn't use images from my own domain either. This is so god damned frustrating. Any ideas?
Latest comment: 08 February 07, 9:50 AM

Windows Vista license agreement
by muhgcee at 29 January, 2007 - 5:46 AM
Since I will probably be laying down $380 within a month or two for Windows Vista Ultimate, I thought it would be a good idea to read through the license agreement (full text here).

I was actually amazed, at first, at how tame the agreement was. I expected it to be worse. Then I came upon this section (read on)...probably the worst part of the whole thing.

Still, I don't think it will be enough to prevent me from buying (or licensing, as the case may be) the software.
Latest comment: 30 January 07, 1:57 AM

War On Terror Fear Campaign Montage
by muhgcee at 18 January, 2007 - 4:28 PM
Whether you draw and conclusions from this or not, this video is actually kind of funny:

War On Terror Fear Campaign (montage)
Latest comment: 19 January 07, 7:22 AM

Windows Vista
by muhgcee at 18 January, 2007 - 2:36 PM
So, who's upgrading to Windows Vista? I think I will. If I do, I'll go with the Ultimate edition. I hate being senselessly restricted with my software.

And to respond to Ben's comment in the Comic post, I seriously thought more people would comment on the Iran post. Y'all aren't much interested in foreign affairs?
Latest comment: 24 January 07, 2:32 AM

Sweet...
by muhgcee at 08 December, 2006 - 4:22 PM
Gotta share my good news with the EA crowd. After quitting my support job in September, I took up full-time studying for my CCNP certification. Finished up the cert on Monday, and today I got a job with the San Francisco Chronicle as a network engineer. w00t! Have a beer for me!
Latest comment: 11 December 06, 2:46 AM

Gay-Hating Barber Shop Near San Francisco's Russian Hill Neighborhood
by muhgcee at 14 November, 2006 - 5:33 AM
Here is my experience at Lombardo's Barber Shop on Friday November 10:
1508 Union Street (at Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 441-0356
Latest comment: 15 November 06, 3:51 AM

Ze on Web Developers
by muhgcee at 09 November, 2006 - 8:51 AM
I found this funny, but you web developers will find it funnier:

Ze on Web Developers
Latest comment: 09 November 06, 9:14 AM

Holy Crap
by muhgcee at 08 November, 2006 - 5:12 AM
Latest comment: 12 November 06, 6:48 AM

Well Isn't That Convenient
by muhgcee at 06 November, 2006 - 5:00 AM
Latest comment: 07 November 06, 5:44 AM

Post-Election Preparation
by muhgcee at 27 October, 2006 - 12:02 PM
On a recent The Show with Zefrank, I learned that President Bush is evidently not preparing for a Democratic takeover of the House or Senate. It is claimed that this is because they are in the "game" to win (and are therefore only planning for the possibility of a win). I ask this question to our faithful readers; Is the Bush administration not preparing for the possibility of a Democratic takeover of the House or Senate because:

a) They are idiots.
b) They know the Democrats aren't going to take over the House or Senate because it is rigged.
c) They are lying. They actually are preparing, but are saying otherwise for some purpose.
Latest comment: 30 October 06, 2:17 AM

You Are Being Robbed
by muhgcee at 09 October, 2006 - 9:58 AM
This is the most blatant evidence of election fraud I have seen so far. Read the brief write-up and then watch the video: Video testimony of vote machine whistleblower
Latest comment: 09 October 06, 9:58 AM

For All You Merlin Ders
by muhgcee at 06 October, 2006 - 8:47 AM
Latest comment: 06 October 06, 8:47 AM

Holy crap
by muhgcee at 30 August, 2006 - 9:26 AM
Latest comment: 30 August 06, 11:54 AM

Improving Concentration/Attention
by muhgcee at 22 August, 2006 - 10:55 AM
I am currently half-intentionally unemployed. I say half intentionally because I was rather picky about some jobs that I didn't go for, and narrowly missed three that would have been sweet.

So I decided to take a few months off to get my CCNP so that the next time around I will have a better chance of getting the sweet job that I want.

Anyway, all is going pretty well so far as far as the studying goes. It would be going more pretty well if I could concentrate better. I was trying to think today about ways to increase my attention span. Here's what I have thought of so far, and I would appreciate your comments on your experiences with these things in improving your concentration:
- vitamins
- energy drinks
- exercise in the morning

Except for today, I have at least used a good environment for studying - mostly libraries and sometimes coffee shops.

We study so much in our lives, especially in college, that it is surprising to me that there is so little said about how to study effectively. I mean, you never really see any studies out there on how to study better. Maybe the scientists got side-tracked.
Latest comment: 25 August 06, 1:28 AM

Zombie Flash Mob
by muhgcee at 20 August, 2006 - 10:34 AM
Copy/paste from my site. Read full text for pictures.

I read about a Zombie flash mob happening today at Powell and Market streets here in San Francisco. I didn't have anything to do today until later, so I thought I might as well hop on the 45 and check it out.

I got there 5 minutes before the mayhem broke out. I was surprised by the amount of zombies that showed up. Great fun.
Latest comment: 21 August 06, 11:16 PM

Emperor Norton
by muhgcee at 19 August, 2006 - 12:31 PM
Ben, your site wouldn't let me do the HTML correctly in the short text field. I could only do it in the long text field. Anyway, read the full article to see the picture.
Latest comment: 20 August 06, 11:22 PM

From my friend who is busy getting his fuck on in Latin America
by muhgcee at 07 August, 2006 - 8:05 AM
Andy: i hooked up with the most beautiful woman last night
me: hah nice
Andy: like, her face was kind of messed up
but her body was absolutely amazing
me: haha
how was her face messed up?
Andy: she sort of had acne
and her nose was kind of crooked
Beautiful, indeed.
Latest comment: 07 August 06, 8:05 AM

Anyone here read the DailyKos?
by muhgcee at 26 July, 2006 - 9:56 AM
I've been reading the DailyKos for a few months now. I am starting to get a little bored of it. I guess my main problem with it is that an appropriate slogan for the site would be "DailyKos: We're kinda progressive."

Anyone else get that impression? I'd love to be proved wrong.
Latest comment: 29 July 06, 4:52 PM

Monopoly Debit
by muhgcee at 25 July, 2006 - 2:00 AM
Copy/paste from my site:

This pretty much sums up all that is wrong with the world: Parker Brothers releases version of Monopoly using debit cards instead of cash

Seriously, who doesn't love having a big ol' wad of Monopoly cash?
Latest comment: 26 July 06, 2:52 AM

Xeni Jardin has never been in a data center
by muhgcee at 21 July, 2006 - 4:44 AM
She didn't know that you have to use a plunger to lift floor tiles in a datacenter.

Not common knowledge I guess...but still pretty funny. Good to see that she admitted her mistake though by posting the reader comment :-)
Latest comment: 21 July 06, 4:44 AM

419
by muhgcee at 30 June, 2006 - 3:11 AM
awesome...

419 Eater

Trophy Room

Hall of Shame

If you click on one link in this post, make it this one: Man gets 419 scammer to send him carving of a Commodore 64 (I want that carving!)
Latest comment: 30 June 06, 3:11 AM

Awesome Ze Frank Today
by muhgcee at 16 June, 2006 - 6:14 AM
He's kinda losing it, but in a good way:

Today's "The Show"

Oh yeah, thanks Dan. "Kinda NSFW."
Latest comment: 04 July 06, 7:13 AM

Funny what you find...
by muhgcee at 09 June, 2006 - 4:27 AM
Trolling through Technorati this morning, and I found that I work on the same block as Technorati's offices.
Latest comment: 11 June 06, 4:32 AM

endless ranting
by muhgcee at 04 June, 2006 - 7:17 AM
Latest comment: 04 June 06, 7:17 AM

WAN
by muhgcee at 03 June, 2006 - 4:13 AM
I've been studying my ass off for the CCNA...the exam is in two days. As I study, I run across technologies and terminology that piques my interest. It is remarkably difficult to find more information on some of these technologies.

So my question to you all is: How much does an OC-1 or an OC-3 cost?
Latest comment: 07 June 06, 1:41 AM

You Have Been Robbed
by muhgcee at 02 June, 2006 - 12:51 AM
copy/paste from my site...

You owe it to yourself to read this article on Rolling Stone about how the 2004 presidential election was stolen.
Latest comment: 02 June 06, 12:51 AM

EFF on front page of SF Chronicle
by muhgcee at 23 May, 2006 - 2:44 AM
Online version of article.

Scary times for your civil liberties. Exciting times to be going into the EFF to fold t-shirts and stuff envelopes once per week.
Latest comment: 23 May 06, 2:44 AM

What blogs do you read?
by muhgcee at 19 May, 2006 - 2:14 AM
I read several friends' blogs and I read Boing Boing. The problem with friends' blogs is that they can be inconsistantly updated. And Boing Boing is great, but sometimes it's just not what I am looking for, like when they have 9 posts about anagram transit maps, and 7 posts about earwax removal.

What blogs do you all read that are updated regularly and aren't going for the "funny" or "entertaining" angle?
Latest comment: 24 May 06, 10:47 PM

Call to arms
by muhgcee at 18 May, 2006 - 3:57 AM
Blue Security folds under spammer's wrath (Security Focus)

How would this story be different if an online giant had been running this operation? I call on Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Amazon, or some other online giant to pick up where Blue Security left off. Not only should spam be filtered, but the spammers should suffer for sending it in the first place.
Latest comment: 26 May 06, 2:51 AM

A great thread on Slashdot
by muhgcee at 11 May, 2006 - 1:31 AM
A great thread on Slashdot:

New NSA Program

The comments are actually pretty insightful.
Latest comment: 12 May 06, 8:39 AM

Definition of Civil War
by muhgcee at 25 April, 2006 - 1:42 AM
The definition of civil war is not very well...defined. It is pretty obvious, to me at least, that it is a political question when one asks, "Is Iraq in a civil war?"

So, after seeing this article in today's New York Times, I ask you, the distinguished readers of Easily Amusing:

If 40 or so Americans were found murdered once every two weeks, would you say America is in a civil war?
Latest comment: 27 April 06, 1:01 AM

in Jersey City
by muhgcee at 19 April, 2006 - 11:37 PM
Ralph -

I am in Jersey City until Saturday morning on "business."

Rich might be coming up tomorrow night. Up for doing anything?
Latest comment: 29 April 06, 2:49 PM

contact management
by muhgcee at 13 April, 2006 - 8:15 PM
What do you use for contact (addresses and phone numbers, not the vision correcting things) management?

I am looking for something that will fall into one of these two requirements:
- Some portable application that I can stick on my USB drive. Preferably with support for OSes other than Windows, but this is not a deal breaker.
- A web-based app that I can install on my server at home. I run Unix servers in my closet...so I don't want to install Exchange and do Outlook Web Access just for this.

Also, I would like something that is compatible with some sort of standard...either an open standard or able to export to a pst file at some point.

I've searched a bit and can't find anything...what do you all use to manage your contacts? Or am I am going to have to revert to *gasp* paper and pencil?
Latest comment: 17 April 06, 6:59 AM

a not so simple question
by muhgcee at 09 April, 2006 - 11:56 PM
What do you think will happen if the US invades Iran?
Latest comment: 22 April 06, 2:26 AM

sweet
by muhgcee at 05 April, 2006 - 3:56 AM
Awesome. The $5 phone charger that I bought on ebay is bonded for $25,000:

"This email contains important information about the bond that bargainphone has purchased on your behalf and Liberty Mutual has issued to guarantee your transaction up to $25,000."
Latest comment: 05 April 06, 2:08 PM

Pre-pixelated clothing
by muhgcee at 30 March, 2006 - 2:40 AM
Latest comment: 30 March 06, 2:56 AM

thinking of getting a new car
by muhgcee at 23 March, 2006 - 9:20 PM
Update...


Honda Civic Si. 197 horsepower. 0 - 60 in 6.9 seconds. Slalom as fast as the $86,000 Dodge Viper. Yay.






Well...didn't see it coming, but I got a raise. And two days ago, my rear passenger tire went flat, and it looks like it is going flat every two days. Also my check engine light just came on. So I am thinking...why not get a new car?

My current car is a 1994 Lexus ES300 with 85,000 miles, worth about $5,000 - $6,000. And I think I will put $10,000 down. I am looking at:

$33,295 BMW 325i - RWD, 215HP, manual 20/30
$31,359 Lexus IS250 - RWD, 204HP, manual, 20/29
$22,485 Ford Mustang - 210HP, manual, 19/28

Those prices are after I have added the features I want. I would like to keep it at $33k max...but preferably closer to $30k. What do you all think between those three? Or should I be looking at something else?

Also, I have always found the whole service/warranty thing to be rather boring, but it is obviously pretty important. Any insight on service and warranty with those car companies?
Latest comment: 27 March 06, 7:13 PM

SF War Protest on Wikinews
by muhgcee at 18 March, 2006 - 11:40 AM
(almost) Direct copy/paste from my site:

I wrote up a short article on Wikinews: Thousands in San Francisco protest US wars.

It isn't a great article, and it is pretty short, but it is kind of neat to write your own news. Also, the nice thing is that other people can go in there and edit it - add more information and such.


And now my picture is on the main page.
Latest comment: 18 March 06, 11:40 AM

Feature Requests
by muhgcee at 10 March, 2006 - 10:32 AM
I've got ftp access from Ben. I am backing up the site now before I screw everything up.

Submit your feature requests...hopefully minor to start.
Latest comment: 14 March 06, 7:47 AM

Ahh! Atoms!
by muhgcee at 10 March, 2006 - 4:48 AM
Oh noes! Iran has atoms! And they are planning on using them!

Bush says diplomacy way to tackle Iran atom threat



Hehe. Gotta love those headline writers.
Latest comment: 10 March 06, 5:49 PM

Interview with Torvalds
by muhgcee at 10 March, 2006 - 3:37 AM
I suggest that you all read this interview with Linus Torvalds. It is about GPLv3 and its possible use with Linux. I found myself thinking a question...and then they would ask the question.

My only gripe is that they refer to Linux as being Linus', and they refer to it as an operating system. Linux is a kernel, and GNU/Linux is an operating system.
Latest comment: 13 March 06, 8:53 AM

Origami
by muhgcee at 09 March, 2006 - 1:22 AM
Again, for those who don't read Slashdot:
MS unveils Origami.

I don't see anything special here. Why should I buy one of these?

Latest comment: 09 March 06, 6:44 AM

More free crap
by muhgcee at 07 March, 2006 - 9:24 PM
Based on the popularity of the Tor shirt I was trying to give away (Ben is evidently the only cool one here - he is taking it), I am giving away a few DVDs. I've got them ripped to my HD now so I have no use for the physical discs anymore:

Barbershop (This is actually a good movie)
South Central
Signs

So send your address to stu@fourmajor.com and I will shoot them off to you for free.
Latest comment: 20 March 06, 9:43 AM

Vote for Dubya or...
by muhgcee at 01 March, 2006 - 2:05 AM
If you had to pick one or the other, would you vote for Dubya or...
Michael Moore?
Mandy Moore?
John Kerry?
Hillary Clinton?
Jerry Falwell?
Dick Cheney?
Jeb Bush?
Charlton Heston?
Steve Jobs?
Richard Stallman?
Ben?
Casey?
Spike?
Latest comment: 02 March 06, 8:06 PM

Free XL Tor Shirt
by muhgcee at 27 February, 2006 - 10:28 PM


I am giving away an XL Tor shirt. It looked like it had something on it, so I ran it through the wash and it looks great. Anway, just shoot me an email to stu@fourmajor.com with your address and I will ship it out to you for free.

Oh yeah, and here is how I use Tor in Windows. :-)

Latest comment: 28 February 06, 10:01 AM

Google Page Creator
by muhgcee at 23 February, 2006 - 12:42 AM
In case some of you for some reason don't read slashdot...

Google Page Creator (yes you will have to sign in with your google account)
Latest comment: 23 February 06, 4:11 AM

On a lighter note...
by muhgcee at 20 February, 2006 - 10:10 PM
Does anyone know of a Netflix-esque service, but for music CDs? Man, I would totally go for this.
Latest comment: 22 February 06, 11:39 AM

1350 Dead Filipinos Isn’t News
by muhgcee at 20 February, 2006 - 3:55 AM
From my site:
Some of you may have heard about the mudslide on Leyte island in the Philipines with an estimated death toll of 1,350 people. Many of you haven’t. It happened on Friday, February 17, 2006.

...

So depending on your news source, you might get a good sense of the importance of this story. Or you might think it is just a minor occurrence, perhaps judging by a small link to the side with relation to a story that seems much less important. Or you might not even hear about it at all, even if you happen to read the all the links posted on all of the relevant sections on the Washington Post website.

Full article here.
Latest comment: 22 February 06, 2:36 PM

Linksys rackmount switches
by muhgcee at 13 February, 2006 - 1:35 AM
Anyone here have experience with Linksys rackmount switches? Basically I want a switch with at least 16 ports, VLAN support, and gigabit on all the ports, for under $500. Cisco's are about $2000 on eBay. I am looking at this one.

Let me know so I can shoot a few questions off of you.

Thanks!
Latest comment: 13 February 06, 1:35 AM

Call to arms
by muhgcee at 09 February, 2006 - 3:28 AM
Rich needs a website.

Consider this an online petition. Please sign in the comments to show your support for the cause.
Latest comment: 15 February 06, 2:52 AM

check this out
by muhgcee at 17 January, 2006 - 3:56 AM
Check out this article, not so much for the article itself...but the stock prices in the middle of the article update dynamically. And you can mouse over them.

Neato.
Latest comment: 18 January 06, 8:04 AM

Macworld
by muhgcee at 12 January, 2006 - 7:08 AM

So I went to Macworld yesterday with the EFF. Overall, I wasn't very impressed, but I did get some neato pictures. See below.



Click here for the full album.


Latest comment: 13 January 06, 1:29 AM

Who wants to learn some calculus
by muhgcee at 08 January, 2006 - 1:08 PM
You probably didn't want to learn calculus, but after clicking this link you will!
Latest comment: 10 January 06, 9:15 AM

Help a brother out
by muhgcee at 08 January, 2006 - 10:44 AM
A tutorial I wrote: How to be Anonymous on the World Wide Web Using Windows

Hook a brother up with a digg.
Latest comment: 09 January 06, 10:40 AM

Sweet new song.
by muhgcee at 02 January, 2006 - 8:25 PM
Check out this sweet song that I just found.

Thanks, The Sneeze.
Latest comment: 02 January 06, 8:25 PM

NYE
by muhgcee at 28 December, 2005 - 2:42 AM
Things are getting a bit dead again! Let's not let that happen.

What is everyone doing for New Year's Eve (besides Ben, 'cause we know about your party already)?
Latest comment: 29 December 05, 7:03 AM

Happy Festivus
by muhgcee at 23 December, 2005 - 1:35 AM
Wishing you and yours a happy Festivus!
Latest comment: 30 December 05, 5:19 AM

digg.com sucks
by muhgcee at 14 December, 2005 - 9:08 PM

Digg.com sucks. My main complaint is that it is filled with stupid people. I posted Rich's link below to digg, and so far it has one digg (by me), whereas a snake getting caught in a spider web (the next entry) has three diggs.


Digg the hell out of it.

Latest comment: 30 December 05, 2:14 AM

note
by muhgcee at 14 December, 2005 - 9:15 AM
I did not eat nearly enough.
Latest comment: 16 December 05, 12:44 AM

CNN Pipeline
by muhgcee at 12 December, 2005 - 2:27 AM

CNN.com has launched a new service called CNN Pipeline. I have waited a long time for something like this. What a beautiful concept. On-demand, low-cost, commercial-free, online news. Four simultaneous video streams, three of which are unedited. It is $25 for a whole year. I will be signing up for this when I get home, especially since it has a free trial.


I have always thought that our high-speed Internet connections weren't really being utilized. But now we're getting there. I think we're really seeing the beginning of something big here. If I could get this kind of service for other shows, I would be all over it.

Latest comment: 12 December 05, 2:27 AM

wtf?
by muhgcee at 12 December, 2005 - 1:49 AM
Latest comment: 12 December 05, 1:49 AM

Personal Assistant?
by muhgcee at 07 December, 2005 - 9:37 PM

Has anyone ever had any experience in employing a personal assistant, or maybe more accurately, an "errand bitch"?


I was just thinking about how awesome it would be to hire someone for maybe four hours every week or two, for about $12-15/hour. I'd want basic stuff done like ship stuff I sold on eBay, buy random shit at random stores that I need, and make reservations or appointments for me.


Thoughts? Questions? Complaints?

Latest comment: 12 December 05, 3:22 PM

Wikipedia crisis part two
by muhgcee at 06 December, 2005 - 1:49 AM
Ripped from my blog:
Today, it was announced that Wikipedia is restricting article creation to registered users only. Many might choose to argue one position or the other on this issue. I happen to not feel strongly either way. However, I find the process by which it was decided to be questionable.
Latest comment: 06 December 05, 1:49 AM

Teach me something
by muhgcee at 29 November, 2005 - 1:58 AM
Please inform me: Why is nuclear energy a bad thing?
Latest comment: 07 December 05, 1:24 AM

Drag Your Bush Around
by muhgcee at 28 November, 2005 - 9:57 PM

A follow-up to the link-o-matic from months ago, "drag your woman around!", we now have Drag your Bush around! Go ahead, get your frustration out.

Latest comment: 29 November 05, 6:10 AM

Top general-use websites
by muhgcee at 23 November, 2005 - 11:42 AM

Here is a list of websites that I find to be best for these basic purposes. New tools are constantly coming out that are later and greater than what is currently out, so this is simply a current snapshot.



weather National Weather Service

maps/directions Google Maps

reference Wikipedia

news Google News

all-in-one homepage Google Personalized Home

sports Yahoo Sports



Do you think I am missing something? I generally give higher points to websites that don't have moving ads and are easy to use.


Original post found on fourmajor.com.

Latest comment: 26 November 05, 5:29 AM

What do you all think about copy/pasting content?
by muhgcee at 23 November, 2005 - 2:08 AM

When I started using my own blog instead of this one for general day-to-day crap, the usefulness of this blog to me as far as being an author declined. It was then only useful to me for the amount of comments, as in if I required feedback to a post of mine. After several posts which received few or no comments (as all of the surrounding posts did), I realized that almost all of my content would generally be better suited to my own blog, rather than this one.


Well, this blog still does have a different audience than mine, and probably still at least a few more readers. So now my policy has generally been, if I think something that I write is particularly useful or of high quality, I will post it on my own blog and link to it here, or if it is short enough, simply copy/paste to this blog. Whereas before I was posting here for my own good most of the time, the concept now is that I post here when I think it will be useful for others (barring my recent podcast post).


So my question is: Is this a good policy? Or would you all rather I only posted "original" content here, rather than just linking to my own site, or copying/pasting what I just posted on my site? I don't want to feel like I am just whoring myself out to the EA crowd to get more traffic to my own site.

Latest comment: 26 November 05, 12:30 AM

podcasts
by muhgcee at 16 November, 2005 - 3:52 AM
I want to start listening to some podcasts. I could use some recommendations of good podcasts plzkthx
Latest comment: 30 November 05, 9:18 PM

This Link Brought to You by: No One
by muhgcee at 07 November, 2005 - 12:17 AM

Well, I don't think this counts as an ad since I am not selling anything:


Advertising is an insult to the intelligence of all of us. We are expected to, and many of us do, buy products based on 30-second snippets that say very little about why a certain product is good.
...
Corporate advertisements on public property are endorsements of whatever is being advertised. How can our government possibly endorse the practices of corporations such as McDonalds, which purchased advertising space on subway cars in Washington DC? Could we perhaps personify a corporation? McDonalds has unfair labor practices, and promotes unhealthy eating. Maybe we could replace the images on the subway with a slave owner eating red meat and cheese. Maybe then people viewing the ads would see what is really being shown to them.


From FourMajor.com: Full article here

Latest comment: 07 November 05, 12:17 AM

Letter writing
by muhgcee at 04 November, 2005 - 8:21 PM
Latest comment: 07 November 05, 8:25 PM

dog human thing
by muhgcee at 27 October, 2005 - 2:30 PM
Latest comment: 03 November 05, 10:05 AM

Hide my ass
by muhgcee at 24 October, 2005 - 11:54 PM
Latest comment: 24 October 05, 11:54 PM

List of bad things that could happen, and how to prepare for them
by muhgcee at 20 October, 2005 - 6:56 PM

When a bad thing happens, one often wishes he had done certain things to prepare. But we don't often think about how to prepare for the worst. So, I figured I'd make a list. Please add your thoughts.




Latest comment: 03 November 05, 10:04 AM

How to stay cuddled up in bed while at work
by muhgcee at 27 September, 2005 - 5:34 AM
Two things that don't mix as far as I am concerned are being tired and being cold. When I wake up, I want it to be 75 degrees in my apartment. And just because I have to go to work doesn't mean that I should leave the feeling of being cuddled up in my blankets at my apartment.
I wear an undershirt and a comfortable jacket or coat to work. Then at about 9:30 or 10am, when I am naturally ready to start my day, I can "get out of bed" by just taking my coat off.
Latest comment: 03 October 05, 8:26 AM

PICTURE OF A GOD DAMNED FLOWER
by muhgcee at 12 September, 2005 - 5:28 PM
Latest comment: 13 September 05, 6:50 AM

muhgcee's travel journal
by muhgcee at 21 August, 2005 - 3:51 AM
I have made the first three posts in my travel journal from Miami. Next up: San Francisco on Thursday.
Latest comment: 27 August 05, 8:23 AM

moving
by muhgcee at 01 August, 2005 - 9:57 AM
Due to some changing circumstances, I am no longer moving to Madison WI. But, I have decided that I am moving. I have compiled a list of 8 cities to move to, and I would like your help in deciding on two or three to consider more closely. Here is my list, in alphabetical order by state. Please offer your insights!

Miami, Florida
San Francisco, California
Seattle, Washington
Atlanta, Georgia
Boston, Massachusetts
New Orleans, Louisiana
Denver, Colorado
New York, New York

(List has been updated for general order of preference)
Latest comment: 05 August 05, 11:15 AM

DB quote
by muhgcee at 30 July, 2005 - 3:28 AM
OK, I know I am overloading you on the Dieselboy right now (especially judging from the pointed comments in the last post), but these lyrics are especially appropriate right now in my life, kind of like a discussion between two parts of my mind:
"And then he said, then he said that the world is coming to an end."
"Do you think the world is coming to an end?"
"No . . . That's stupid."

Sorry, move along.

Latest comment: 04 August 05, 4:54 AM

Lance Armstrong vs. Dieselboy
by muhgcee at 24 July, 2005 - 4:31 PM
Lance Armstrong is better than Dieselboy:
"His oversized heart can beat over 200 times a minute..."
Latest comment: 24 July 05, 4:31 PM

The cookie monster is an asshole
by muhgcee at 20 July, 2005 - 5:49 PM
Latest comment: 23 July 05, 1:56 AM

lame away message
by muhgcee at 20 July, 2005 - 2:46 PM
I am a habitual away message checker. Yes, that's right, I admitted it. And it is so easy with gaim because you just mouse over the person's name. I just wish there was an easy way, like an "awayblock" extension (think adblock for away messages) to block certain people's away messages. I get tired of the whiney ones . . . and it would be nice if they could just be replaced with: "muhgcee at y's away message is probably too lame to read. Move along." That would brighten my day.
Latest comment: 20 July 05, 2:46 PM

Improving your computing experience: the Alt-tab Power Toy
by muhgcee at 19 July, 2005 - 3:46 PM

I have discovered another "keeper". This one steals from OSX, and that is a good thing. The alt-tab replacement Power Toy from Microsoft provides a preview of the app you are switching to.


screenshot

Latest comment: 20 July 05, 11:08 AM

Explosions Rock London, Wikinews Leads the Media in Coverage
by muhgcee at 07 July, 2005 - 12:54 AM

At 12:52GMT, Wikinews is leading the media in early coverage of the explosions in London. Full story here.



This image is from the Wikinews article. Photo credit: Adam Stacey.


You will not find an image like that, straight from a London citizen, on any other news source this early.

Latest comment: 07 July 05, 12:54 AM

Wikiquestions?
by muhgcee at 05 July, 2005 - 4:44 PM

I think there needs to be a good alternative to sites like Experts Exchange and Google Answers. Both sites allow people to ask questions and recieve answers from experts. Also, both require that you pay money for full service.


Latest comment: 08 July 05, 5:57 AM

Improving Your Computing Experience: Using screen
by muhgcee at 29 June, 2005 - 8:34 PM
I just spent way more time than I thought I would writing a tutorial on how to use GNU screen. The tutorial can be found here. It is my first write-up of this kind, so please be kind.
Latest comment: 30 June 05, 5:18 AM

Meet Jasmine
by muhgcee at 27 June, 2005 - 3:54 PM

I am watching Rich's puppy Jasmine for a few days while he works hard in Atlantic City. Check her out. No, seriously, check her out:



Click for a larger picture.

Latest comment: 27 June 05, 7:36 PM

US Military Budget
by muhgcee at 21 June, 2005 - 4:16 PM

I knew the US Military Budget was bloated, but I had no idea it was this bad:



This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License v. 2.0:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/


I was watching this video of a debate between Ralph Nader and Howard Dean, which piqued my interest on this issue. Is this really necessary? What is the point of having a military budget that is about 8 times more than anyone else?

Latest comment: 22 June 05, 5:33 PM

A New Take on "Straight Out Of Compton"
by muhgcee at 04 June, 2005 - 11:20 AM
Latest comment: 04 June 05, 11:20 AM

Save Cockeyed!
by muhgcee at 29 May, 2005 - 3:21 PM
Cockeyed.com is being overtaken by ads. Please help!
Latest comment: 29 May 05, 3:21 PM

national ID
by muhgcee at 10 May, 2005 - 6:07 PM
I feel like I should be pissed off about Real ID.
Latest comment: 23 May 05, 12:48 PM

new blog
by muhgcee at 28 April, 2005 - 11:29 PM
OK, I officially have a blog.
Latest comment: 28 April 05, 11:29 PM

public shoutcast server
by muhgcee at 16 April, 2005 - 5:28 PM
If any of you (read: Ben) have anything to broadcast, let me know, because I've got my public Shoutcast server set up.
Latest comment: 24 April 05, 7:10 PM

JohnCompanies
by muhgcee at 09 April, 2005 - 6:44 AM
I am thinking of getting a server from JohnCompanies. Has anyone had any experience with them? Seems like a great deal - it may be a "virtual" OS of sorts, but you get root, and for the next couple of weeks it is $45/month with 40GB bandwidth and 4GB of space.
Latest comment: 12 April 05, 1:48 AM

online anonymity
by muhgcee at 07 April, 2005 - 8:46 PM
Does anyone here use Tor or Privoxy? What do you think of them? I am just getting started using them on Windows.
Latest comment: 09 April 05, 7:17 AM

the more D&B, the better
by muhgcee at 07 April, 2005 - 5:33 PM
di.fm now has a Drum & Bass channel.
Latest comment: 11 April 05, 4:18 PM

computer parts for sale
by muhgcee at 07 April, 2005 - 1:05 AM
I am selling a bunch of my computer parts as I attempt to be more realistic about what I really need. I am selling them at a discount to people I know before I throw them up on eBay. Check them out here. I have tried to make everything a good deal, but if you think any of the prices are too high, let me know and I will probably lower them.

I will update this page a few times with new parts, and I will post a comment whenever I do to "bump" the thread.

Latest comment: 19 April 05, 2:46 AM

IM encryption
by muhgcee at 01 April, 2005 - 9:28 AM
In case anyone was interested in encrypting their IMs, or using an open IM protocol, here is a copy of my AIM profile:
Latest comment: 05 April 05, 3:33 PM

Improve your Windows experience
by muhgcee at 27 March, 2005 - 6:19 AM
Below is a list of Windows programs that I find necessary on my Windows install. Hopefully you will find them useful. I would also like to hear what your favorite programs are. I think there are a lot of great programs that don't have a large following.
Latest comment: 05 April 07, 3:20 AM

Firefox memory leak
by muhgcee at 17 March, 2005 - 8:45 PM
Your pristine browser Firefox isn't as good as you may have thought it was. It seems to have major memory leak issues. Leave the same instance of Firefox open for too long, and watch your memory usuage go up and not come back down. Even after closing all tabs, memory usage stays high. The solution? Close and restart. Not very elegant afterall. That is not to say I am going back to IE.
Latest comment: 21 March 05, 1:57 PM

Alaska oil drilling
by muhgcee at 16 March, 2005 - 10:26 AM
Wow. I didn't know they were voting on Alaska oil drilling in the Senate.
Latest comment: 18 March 05, 4:12 AM

Anyone listen to folk music?
by muhgcee at 11 March, 2005 - 1:38 AM
I downloaded 300MB of folk music, and it is a nice change so far. I like the titles, such as:
  • I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground
  • Fishing Blues (literally about half of the song titles end with "Blues")
  • Drunkard's Special
  • King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me
  • A Lazy Farmer Boy
  • My Name Is John Johanna
  • John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man
  • Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand
  • Old Dog Blue
  • Indian War Whoop
I like this stuff, because they sound like real people and their real, unmessed with voices and instruments. But it is staticy as all hell.
Latest comment: 11 March 05, 3:18 AM

Presenting my new website
by muhgcee at 04 March, 2005 - 12:58 AM
Latest comment: 07 March 05, 1:49 AM

black and white photography
by muhgcee at 27 February, 2005 - 12:44 AM
Am I the only one that thinks black and white photography does nothing more than take out detail? In my opinion, art is about interpretation, and you take out a lot of the viewer's ability to interpret when you take out the color.
Latest comment: 27 February 05, 3:54 PM

analyzing a saying
by muhgcee at 26 February, 2005 - 11:30 PM
Consider the saying: "Righty tighty, lefty loosey." This saying is actually pretty useless. Suppose you are screwing a screw into a piece of wood. So you want to go in the "tighty" direction. That means, according to the saying, that you want to turn the screwdriver to the right. But, what is the right turn relative to? The saying, in order to be correct, would have to make right relative to the top of the screw. The point at the top of the screw has an instantaneous velocity in the positive x direction, or to the right.

But who is supposed to know that the saying referencing the top of the screw? If referencing the bottom of the screw, it would be "Righty loosey, lefty tighty."

I think the saying should be "Using the top of the screw as our reference point, righty tighty, lefty loosey." Or to make it even more clear, why not just "clockwise tight?" That seems easier.
Latest comment: 04 March 05, 12:33 PM

ballsies.com
by muhgcee at 23 February, 2005 - 10:20 PM
I am having pretty much the best eBay experience I have ever had. Check out this auction. I just had to email the guy with an auction like that. Well I found out a few things. Among them:
  • He attempted to go 5 days with eating nothing but apples. He managed to go 3 (still impressive).
  • He sells testicle jewelry at ballsies.com. I am not going to buy any myself, but it is still funny.
Latest comment: 24 February 05, 1:55 PM

It could be a long day . . .
by muhgcee at 22 February, 2005 - 3:20 AM
My relief pitcher hasn't shown up yet, was supposed to be here at 7am. I should be on my way home now, dog in tow, getting ready to go to sleep. Well, I guess that is what all the caffeine is for in the fridge.
Latest comment: 22 February 05, 4:22 AM

LCDs
by muhgcee at 15 February, 2005 - 9:25 PM
Can someone please answer this question for Rich and I:

Why do "desktop" LCD monitors have such low resolution? My new laptop has a 15.4" widescreen that does 1920x1200 resolution. It is a truely beautiful screen. Yet, looking on newegg, I see that you have to go up to 23" and $1600 to get that same resolution in a desktop monitor. For 23" I want resolutions in the multiple of thousands. Hell, my 21" CRT does 2048x1536.
Latest comment: 16 February 05, 2:17 PM

tires
by muhgcee at 15 February, 2005 - 3:17 PM
I need new tires for my car. I want quality tires (they don't have to be "performance tires"), but I want to find them at a good price. I would also like an alignment while I am there. Does anyone know of a place to get these things at a good price? For those who don't know where I live, I am in the Laurel, MD area.
Latest comment: 18 February 05, 12:44 PM

Gmail invites
by muhgcee at 13 February, 2005 - 8:46 PM
Do you or any of your friends want Gmail? I have 50 invites.
Latest comment: 14 February 05, 7:51 AM

IRC
by muhgcee at 11 February, 2005 - 11:03 PM
Does anyone know how to use IRC to, oh I don't know, actually chat with people? Every time I try IRC, there are all these rooms filled with bunches of people, or bots, or whatever, all of whom are very good at saying absolutely nothing. What do people get out of IRC other than warez?
Latest comment: 14 February 05, 10:35 AM

Jesus URLs
by muhgcee at 11 February, 2005 - 8:42 PM
I was/am sitting here waiting for something to happen, so to pass the 20 seconds I tried going to www.jesusisawesome.com. That was pretty unremarkable, but then I tried going to www.jesussucks.com, at which point I got redirected to jesus.does.not.suck.he.is.thelord.com. That is a lot of dots.
Latest comment: 14 February 05, 3:04 PM

fun with online classes
by muhgcee at 10 February, 2005 - 10:48 PM
Man, I just had the most fun I have had with a class in a long time. I am taking online classes at UMUC, and we have "conferences" in which you are generally required to say something worthwhile each week. In my databases class, one of the questions concerned surrogate keys versus composite keys. I chose this as the topic I was going to comment on. Nerds, click below to read more.
Latest comment: 10 February 05, 10:48 PM

gaim made better
by muhgcee at 10 February, 2005 - 2:58 PM
Anyone here use gaim as their IM client? I do, and I have found that this plugin is a must for those running at high resolutions. Until I found this tonight, I did not know of a way to get the text to be a decent size on my high resolutions.
Latest comment: 10 February 05, 2:58 PM

Brave Iraqis
by muhgcee at 30 January, 2005 - 9:34 AM
Fucking lazy-ass American non-voters got nuthin' on the Iraqis. We have to brave getting off the damn couch while they have to brave suicide bombers and they still make it out in much higher numbers than us.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraqis danced and clapped with joy Sunday as they voted in their country's first free election in a half-century, defying insurgents who launched eight suicide bombings and mortar strikes at polling stations. The attacks killed at least 36 people.

Polling stations officially closed as of 5 p.m., but the elecion commission said anyone still in line would be allowed to vote. An Iraqi election official said that 72 percent of eligible Iraqi voters had turned out so far nationwide.


Original story
Latest comment: 30 January 05, 10:51 AM

George Bush politics
by muhgcee at 30 January, 2005 - 7:11 AM
Most of us here on Easily Amusing (including myself) like to bitch and complain about the current administration. But I have not personally noticed any changes in my life that I can attribute to Bush's policies. Has anyone else noticed any significant changes in their own lives that they can attribute to the political situation of the country? The closest I can come is rising tuition costs thanks to our Republican governor. Not that I necessarily disagree with that position . . .
Latest comment: 03 February 05, 3:46 AM

wanted: Night Owl Group
by muhgcee at 27 January, 2005 - 3:06 PM
Starting in less than a week, I will be working from 7pm-7am half of the days (not every other day though). I will be completely changing my sleep schedule. I will probably sleep from about 8am-5pm every day. So on my off days, I will be wide awake the whole night, able to party the night away. But, I doubt any of my friends will want to stay up as late as me. Does anyone know of a "Night Owl Group" of sorts? What I am looking for is a group of people that likes to or has to stay up until the morning every day, but doesn't feel like sitting in front of the computer playing World of Warcraft every night. I think it would be neat to have maybe weekly or twice-weekly events for a group like this to get together and do "social" things. Has anyone heard of anything like this?
Latest comment: 28 January 05, 3:24 PM

tictactic
by muhgcee at 18 January, 2005 - 11:08 AM
Tictactic:
An expedient for acquiring Tic Tacs
Latest comment: 18 January 05, 7:27 PM

Free textbooks
by muhgcee at 02 January, 2005 - 7:40 AM
I just sold 18 textbooks on eBay, but 4 did not sell. If you would like one or more, you can have them for free. Either pick them up, or pay me for shipping. The books are:
Latest comment: 02 January 05, 9:37 AM

selling a car in Maryland
by muhgcee at 25 December, 2004 - 8:12 PM
I want to sell a 1994 Ford Escort in Maryland. Does anyone know if you can sell a car without getting it inspected? I don't have the money to get it inspected to repaired, and I just want to get it out of my hair.
Latest comment: 04 January 05, 5:50 AM

positive pessimism
by muhgcee at 23 December, 2004 - 12:20 PM
Current conventional wisdom tells us that being optimistic is better than being pessimistic. But, is this always true? I have come to believe that sometimes it is better to be pessimistic so you can see the impending trouble and then do something about it. Any thoughts?
Latest comment: 30 December 04, 5:39 AM

Just say it
by muhgcee at 18 December, 2004 - 5:06 AM
Why can't people just say that Jake Plummer flipped a guy the bird! I am tired of the media protecting me from myself.
Latest comment: 18 December 04, 5:06 AM

I am selling myself on eBay
by muhgcee at 14 December, 2004 - 10:26 AM
Having had trouble finding employment recently (people sounding positive over the phone, and then proceeding to not call back like they said they would), I have decided to sell myself on eBay. So pass this along to all interested parties!
Latest comment: 22 December 04, 7:42 PM

Portugal
by muhgcee at 12 December, 2004 - 4:12 AM
Portugal's government quits. But, I guess no one cares. Not Drudge, not CNN, not Fox News. Just like no one cares about Sudan.
Latest comment: 12 December 04, 7:45 PM

Craigslist
by muhgcee at 11 December, 2004 - 4:17 PM
Latest comment: 11 December 04, 4:17 PM

Priorities
by muhgcee at 10 December, 2004 - 7:23 AM
Latest comment: 10 December 04, 6:12 PM

The largest American flag on the Internet
by muhgcee at 05 November, 2004 - 5:24 AM
Latest comment: 06 November 04, 5:48 AM

drunk
by muhgcee at 29 October, 2004 - 9:25 PM
Didn't get invited to the big Halloween party? You can get virtual drunk anyway!
Latest comment: 30 October 04, 9:19 AM

This is just silly.
by muhgcee at 26 October, 2004 - 10:04 AM
Latest comment: 26 October 04, 12:54 PM

protector of all that is good
by muhgcee at 21 October, 2004 - 6:52 AM
Latest comment: 22 October 04, 4:00 AM

Badnarik/Cobb Arrested
by muhgcee at 09 October, 2004 - 4:49 AM
Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik and Green presidential candidate David Cobb were arrested in an act of civil disobedience last night at the 2nd presidential debate. More info on the Badnarik website and on World Net Daily. This also got a link on Fark. I have checked several major news web sites and none of them have this story. Does this seem like a huge story to any one else?
Latest comment: 12 October 04, 9:35 AM

ROFL COPTER GAME
by muhgcee at 04 October, 2004 - 4:08 PM
Quite possibly one of the top 5000 games of all time (NSFW TEETH):
Latest comment: 11 October 04, 5:04 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

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

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

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

MBNA woes
by muhgcee at 31 August, 2004 - 4:36 PM
So I went to pay my MBNA bill today (loan for iPod), and noticed it was due on August 31 (that's today). So, I figured I had better pay the bill online. I went to pay online, and of course, their website is not functioning properly. So, I decide to pay by phone. There was a fucking $15 charge to pay by phone. But, it was better to pay the $15 charge than to get charged a $49 dollar late fee. Does anyone else find these fees to be ridiculous? Also, does anyone else use MBNA? What are your experiences?
Latest comment: 02 September 04, 4:24 AM

news-worthy
by muhgcee at 31 August, 2004 - 8:59 AM
I have done something news-worthy! I was one of the assholes that volunteered to go through the petitions to create a Populist Party in Maryland (to get Nader on the ballot) and find the wrongly invalidated signatures.

Baltimore Sun article (registration required)

Latest comment: 01 September 04, 3:35 AM

SHOWDOWN
by muhgcee at 27 July, 2004 - 12:07 PM
I haven't even finished reading this, but this should be good:

Showdown between Michael Moore and Bill O'Reilly
Latest comment: 30 July 04, 9:43 AM

help me out here
by muhgcee at 15 July, 2004 - 6:36 AM
I am looking for a PDA. Here are my requirements:
- ability to add Wifi or built in Wifi
- ability to add one more accessory through USB or expansion slot
- able to sync with Linux (like Palm) or relatively easy to install Linux on the PDA (like with an iPaq)

I'd also like for it to be as cheap as possible, hopefully under $100! I don't mind a non-new item and I don't mind eBay. Can someone make a good suggestion to me? Thanks in advance.
Latest comment: 16 July 04, 6:13 AM

gold mine
by muhgcee at 13 July, 2004 - 7:23 PM
I have discovered that you can save yourself loads of money by buying your razors on eBay. For instance, at a grocery store, these razors would go for about $63. Please don't bid on them.
Latest comment: 21 July 04, 4:37 PM

LAN party, for real this time
by muhgcee at 01 July, 2004 - 3:47 AM

Announcing TekkieLan 2k4v2!


July 10-11

Games to be played are Unreal Tournament 2004, Rise of Nations, and Quake with P.A.I.N. presented by Elfie. Visit http://fourmajor.com/lanparty2.html for more details.

Latest comment: 07 July 04, 5:19 AM

crap websites, when it actually matters
by muhgcee at 15 June, 2004 - 10:31 AM
It is one thing to have a horrible website, but most horrible websites obviously doesn't much matter, i.e. - no one's is getting useful work-related info from it.
Latest comment: 15 June 04, 10:44 AM

TekkieLan 2k4v2
by muhgcee at 07 June, 2004 - 9:10 AM
By popular demand, there will be another LAN party at the TekkieHaus. The date is Saturday, June 19, and this one will be even longer than the last one. An estimated whopping 17 hours of gaming! But, of course you can come and leave whenever you'd like :-) Oh and there will be old school Quake with Eflie's P.A.I.N mod.
Latest comment: 16 June 04, 10:19 AM

Gillette . . . custom?
by muhgcee at 28 May, 2004 - 6:16 PM
I noticed today that Gillette has a line of razors for men and women called "Custom". Except, of course, they are anything but custom. Sold in a multipack, you pull one off the shelf and there are dozens more exactly like it to be picked up by the next customer who, of course, has a different face and hence might be able to benefit from a razor that is "customized" to them. Does this seem strange to anyone else?
Latest comment: 30 May 04, 4:04 AM

my day
by muhgcee at 27 May, 2004 - 6:57 PM
OK now everyone pat me on the back for harassing our T1 provider and hence getting our site back online . . .

Now that that is over with - I just completed the most gruelling drive of my life. Over 700 miles in 11 hours with one driver and one stop. Oh yeah. Sorry, I just feel proud of myself. Anyway, I am here with Rich now in Georgia, currently sitting by the pool making use of the wireless. Good stuff.

Latest comment: 29 May 04, 10:19 AM

Sopranos
by muhgcee at 16 May, 2004 - 8:32 PM
Did anyone else find tonight's episode of the Sopranos to be really annoying? God damn, enough with the fucking dreams.
Latest comment: 28 May 04, 3:23 AM

top story?
by muhgcee at 10 May, 2004 - 4:32 AM
Latest comment: 11 May 04, 3:10 PM

car tipping
by muhgcee at 07 May, 2004 - 6:59 AM
Ben, maybe you can stick this on the link-o-matic? Car tipping. Rob Cockerham is a genious. I can't wait until "Eating Out" comes out.
Latest comment: 09 May 04, 9:19 AM

re-thunderizing
by muhgcee at 05 May, 2004 - 11:32 AM
Hey! Who wants to go to the O's game tonight? Give me a call.
Latest comment: 06 May 04, 11:55 AM

Women in the draft?
by muhgcee at 05 May, 2004 - 10:54 AM
It looks like women may be entering the draft. But, in my opinion, for the wrong reason. Their reasoning is that we need more people, not more equality. Also, they want to up the draft age to 34. But, I am a little suspicious of this article, because it doesn't seem to have hit any of the major newspapers.
Latest comment: 06 May 04, 4:41 AM

sushi
by muhgcee at 01 May, 2004 - 9:28 PM
Never EVER try sea urchin sushi.
Latest comment: 05 May 04, 8:32 AM

The Governator rocks
by muhgcee at 21 April, 2004 - 7:56 AM
Latest comment: 22 April 04, 6:00 AM

Suprnova.org down
by muhgcee at 19 April, 2004 - 8:01 AM
Suprnova.org is down, does anyone know of another good place to find torrent files?
Latest comment: 19 April 04, 8:22 AM

Mac dock question
by muhgcee at 16 April, 2004 - 6:20 AM
So I am using a Mac at work (and I am loving it). It is using Mac OS 10.2.something. I currently have the dock at the bottom, hiding (as in, when I mouse over it comes up.) I did this because otherwise if I maximize a window, I couldn't click on stuff at the bottom because the window was under the dock. But, sometimes the little bouncy icons don't bounce because it is hidden. What I would like to do is stick the dock on the left, but not in the middle (not good for window placement). Anyone know how I can stick it on the left side (vertically), but starting at the bottom of the screen? I think this would allow me to unhide the dock and not have it get in the way of other windows.
Latest comment: 19 April 04, 8:23 AM

NBA Playoffs
by muhgcee at 15 April, 2004 - 9:11 AM
The NBA Playoffs are set to begin this weekend. Hopefully more people than last year on EA will care, but here are my predictions:
Latest comment: 17 April 04, 1:08 PM

"Critical" Update
by muhgcee at 13 April, 2004 - 1:42 PM
It appears that a swastika has been found in one of Microsoft's fonts. Using the "Bookshelf Symbol 7" font, typing the "~" key (upper left of keyboard) reveals one of the swastikas (there are two). For a Bookshelf Symbol 7 font list, go here. What irks me, though, is that this is deemed a critical update by Microsoft. As if it gives Nazis free reign on my computer . . . Knowledge Base article
Latest comment: 15 April 04, 10:01 AM

TekkieLan 2k4v1
by muhgcee at 12 April, 2004 - 9:26 AM
Lan party .

Info at .com

Latest comment: 12 April 04, 11:06 AM

google rocks
by muhgcee at 30 March, 2004 - 11:27 AM
Latest comment: 30 March 04, 9:07 PM

camp X-Ray
by muhgcee at 12 March, 2004 - 6:14 AM
I don't know how much of this is true, but this is really disturbing nonetheless. Link stolen from Drudge.
Latest comment: 12 March 04, 6:45 PM

1337, l33t, whatever, the more numbers the 13373|2
by muhgcee at 09 March, 2004 - 7:10 AM
How to be "1337" - This article is pretty accurate, except I think they need to follow it with one of those "How 1337 are you?" quizes.
Latest comment: 09 March 04, 7:10 AM

GIS for good gravy
by muhgcee at 21 February, 2004 - 1:27 PM
Latest comment: 21 February 04, 1:27 PM

EA stats
by muhgcee at 20 February, 2004 - 6:42 AM
I was ordered by Ben to "post that", so here it is - detailed rankings for damnthatscool.com. We are in the top 200,000 sites for today's traffic ranking!

Brilliant! /Guinness

Latest comment: 21 February 04, 7:34 AM

Linux media player
by muhgcee at 13 February, 2004 - 8:55 PM
OK so I've got Fedora (offshoot of Redhat Linux) installed on my home computer now. It comes with xmms, which was a great media player until they decided they weren't going to do mp3s anymore. So I searched around and landed on kaffeine. Well, I don't really like it, but I haven't seen anything else around. Does anyone have a suggestion as to which Linux media player I should be using?
Latest comment: 25 March 04, 7:08 PM

fear
by muhgcee at 13 February, 2004 - 11:33 AM
I define fear as being scared of something that could quite possibly happen. So, that is why I am not scared of a meteor falling on my house. Here are the top four things I am scared of:
Latest comment: 13 February 04, 5:54 PM

peak oil
by muhgcee at 11 February, 2004 - 9:04 AM
I am not sure whether this is a valid argument or merely a conspiracy theory. But, according to this guy, we are all going to die once we run out of inexpensive oil. I guess my take on his article is that he has many valid points but he assumes the worst about almost every one of these points. What do you all think?
Warning: This is a long read.
Latest comment: 19 October 04, 12:13 PM

Big Fish
by muhgcee at 06 February, 2004 - 7:29 AM
Anyone want to see "Big Fish" at Arundel Mills at 9:25 with Scott and I tonight?
Latest comment: 06 February 04, 8:10 AM

Valentine's Day
by muhgcee at 02 February, 2004 - 11:59 AM
Anyone know of a good place on the Internet where I can get a candy/rose combo for a decent price ($50 or less) delivered fresh? I have been looking around a bit and most of the places seem pretty expensive. Anyone tried florist.com? They seemed like a reasonable price but I haven't heard of them. Also, does every place just use overnight delivery or do some of them send the florist out to deliver it? I was under the impression that proflowers did this, but maybe not.
Latest comment: 03 February 04, 9:12 AM

halftime show
by muhgcee at 01 February, 2004 - 3:39 PM
Did anyone else see what I just saw in the Justin Timberlake/Janet Jackson halftime performance?
Latest comment: 07 February 04, 6:48 PM

Orioles
by muhgcee at 22 January, 2004 - 8:07 PM
The Orioles just gained some of my respect back. Go Ponson.
Latest comment: 23 January 04, 7:17 PM

basketball
by muhgcee at 17 January, 2004 - 5:23 AM
I think I have posted about this before but I will try again. Who here is interested in some basketball pickup games? I am playing tomorrow (Sunday) at 9:30AM at Savage park. This would be a good time to start playing some basketball with me! Ben, I think you are a good candidate to play.
Latest comment: 22 January 04, 12:48 PM

calling all snowboarders
by muhgcee at 15 January, 2004 - 9:37 AM
I am going on a snowboarding trip to New York (Ellicottville), about an hour south of Buffalo. I was originally going to go with DocScott, but his mom is getting major surgery that he needs to stay home for. So, as it stands now, I am going to go by myself. I think I will have fun anyway, but to cut down on the costs and to add to the fun of the trip, I am open to someone joining me. It is from Monday Jan 19 through Thursday or Friday Jan 22 or 23. I have a slopeside lodge, and it is about a 6-7 hour drive each way. Anyway, I do not strictly require half the money of the lodging, in fact anything close to free and up will get you in on the trip (but please be generous, I am not trying to profit here, just covering expenses). I hope I have found an interested party, if so post something on here and we will get in touch.
Latest comment: 15 January 04, 9:37 AM

angry white boy polka
by muhgcee at 14 January, 2004 - 3:41 PM