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FireFox sucks!!!!

Posted in Rants by rip747 on November 30, 2007

Seriously I just had the damn thing crash on me like 6 times in a row. Seems to always crash on me when I’m going to Digg. I have FireBug install but have it disabled on Digg because I thought that maybe that was what was causing the crashes. No such luck, still happening. If I try opening multiple Digg pages in tabs, it crashes.

I know for a fact that it’s not Digg’s site itself because I can open multiple Digg pages in tabs within IE7 and it doesn’t crash, so the problem is FireFox.

Seems that this is a common problem with FireFox today. It also seems like crashes are becoming more frequent with each release they put out. I guess that browser I once thought was so great is slowly becoming a dud.

Cool font list

Posted in Design, Personal by rip747 on November 30, 2007

Since the whole 2.0 thing, I’m really getting into fonts. This is just a personal list for myself of what my font decoration should be:

“Palatino Linotype”, “Book Antiqua”, Palatino, Georgia, “Times New Roman”, Times, serif

What I want for my Birthday and Christmas

Posted in Personal by rip747 on November 29, 2007

Well my birthday is around the corner and already friends, family and co-workers are asking me what I want. Add to that that Christmas (I fucking hate that holiday) is also around the corner and I’m getting asked the same question as well: What do I want?

It finally came to me today when we were doing our annual office secret Santa. This year we were asked to choose 3 gifts that we would want that were under $25. From those 3 gifts our secret Santa would buy one of them. As I pondered what I could possibly get from ThinkGeek that was under $25 when I realized something: I didn’t want a fucking thing. No I’m serious, I have enough shit and I’m content with the shit that I have. I don’t need to be accumulating more shit.

I was planning on just writing down “nothing” and turning in the paper when I had an epiphany: why not have my secret Santa contribute the $25 to a charity. With that I combed the internet for some charities to make a donation to. The geek in me finally settled on 3 charities:

The Wikimedia Foundation – the maintainers of Wikipedia
Project Gutenberg – offers free e-books
Open Source Initiative – gives money to open source projects

I turned the paper in and felt good, now someone else would get a gift that they needed. I felt so good, that I decided to do the same thing for my birthday as well; So if any family or friends read this, here is what I want for my birthday and Christmas: make a donation to a charity for me. I don’t care what the amount is, just give what you want, but I want a copy of the receipt in a card to prove to me that you made the donation 🙂

Ron Paul needs to speak up and out on Youtube

Posted in Ron Paul by rip747 on November 29, 2007

Watching the debate the occurred last night on Youtube all day today, it seemed that Ron Paul and many other candidates got left out in the dark. It seems that CNN was only concerned with the candidates that they are backing and support or are head in their polls.

What I would have loved is to hear each candidates answer to every question asked. How much longer would it take to let each candidate have a change to say his answer, maybe another half hour?

The one thing that is pissing me off is that the candidates aren’t using the internet to answer these questions. Why aren’t the candidates taping their answers to the questions that they didn’t get a chance to answer and posting them to Youtube for all of us to hear and see?

As much as I love Ron Paul, let’s face it, CNN didn’t give him enough questions and the media ignores him. His campaign is very internet savvy; scratch that, his whole campaign has exploded because of the internet and Youtube. So why then is his campaign staff overlooking this very simple strategy?

His supporters want to hear his answers and Youtube is the way. Quit jerking off and get his answers on Youtube.

Go digg this!

Funny 500 error: Haiku

Posted in Jokes by rip747 on November 28, 2007

Cute little error courtesy of gmcrecallinformation.com

Can’t use GMail account as Windows Live ID

Posted in Microsoft, Rants, TechSupport by rip747 on November 28, 2007

This is funny. I just heard about Microsoft’s Skydrive and thought that I would give it a try. Skydrive is similar to Box.net which I have an account with. In my opinion if someone is going to give you free online storage and… take it!!! Why use your own bandwidth to share your porn files with your friends and others.

So as I’m signing up, I’m asked to create a Windows Live ID. Now you can create a new idea by opening a HotMail account or use an existing email address. I figured that since I have a GMail account, I would use that.. WRONG!!!! Seems that Microsoft doesn’t like the fact that your using a rival service, so they force to enter an alternative email address since GMail is flagged as a “reserved domain”, which means the domain is banned.

Click here for the proof!!!

I’m such a dork

Posted in Jokes, Personal by rip747 on November 27, 2007

Email exchange between me and the co-workers

CO1:

We will have our Secret Santa and Pot Luck gathering on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 12:00 noon sharp!! The pot luck theme will be Italian, and we’ll need two desserts and four food items. We’ll each be responsible for our own beverage. For our Secret Santa, by 4:00 today, please give me your name on a piece of paper with three suggested gift items keeping in mind the $25.00 limit we discussed.

CO2:

I’ll bring Meatballs.

ME:

I’ll make chicken parm.

CO3:

Ill do fettuccini alfredo!

CO4:

I’ll do dessert and bring regular and diet soda.

CO1:

we were all going to handle our own beverage. what kind of dessert and dish so we don’t duplicate each other?

CO4:

I can bring soda for everyone if I want… you can’t stop me.

Tiramisu

ME:

That’s very nice of you…. But I don’t remember an employee named Tiramisu in our department. Who are you?

CO4:

You’re such a dork.

Is this not a cute picture.

Posted in Animals, Family Happenings by rip747 on November 27, 2007

Last week my Peach passed away. I still miss her deeply. Now we only have her ignorant daughter, Jewly, to remind us of her. Don’t get me wrong, Jewly is one cute animal, but she doesn’t hold a candle to her mother, however she does take some pretty pictures.

Jewly acting cute

I haven’t slept in 5 days

Posted in Personal, Rants by rip747 on November 27, 2007

It’s 5:17 am and I’m still up. I’ve been up since Friday the 23rd. I can’t sleep.

It’s really weird though because it’s not like I’m tired at all either. I’ll go lay down in my bed at say 10:30pm and I’ll just lay there. Even if I close my eyes, I just never really get to sleep. Seems like I go into a twilight where I still know what’s going on but not like a really sleep.

I’m guessing that it must be the Wellbutrin I’m taking at the moment to help me stop smoking. I started to take the recommended dose of 300mg a day on Wednesday the 21st, before that I was taking only 150mg a day. My doctor told me that there was a side effect of insomnia but I didn’t think that it would be this bad.

I’ve always had problems sleeping. Usually about twice a month I’ll say up for 36 hours straight. I use to get really pissed off and upset when that happened, but over the years I’ve just come to accept it. Kewl thing is that it let’s me catch up with some personal projects that I want to code. However normally I’m crashing around the 40th hour and I have a good night’s sleep that night. This is weird though.

I just hope I can get through the work week and things start to get normal soon. Kinda funny though. I’ve always said that if there was a pill I could take that would never let me fall asleep, I’d would be first in line to get it. Now that I’m actually taking a pill and I’m not sleeping, I don’t think I’ll be saying that anymore

Goodbye my Peach :(

Posted in Family Happenings by rip747 on November 16, 2007

I know it’s Friday and I’m suppose to be happy that the weekend is coming up and that I get to share my BASH findings with all of you. However today is a just heartbreaking. My little Peach had to be put down today. She was 15 years old.

Peach was my english cocker spaniel that I literally help deliver with my mother. Obviously as you guess that held a special place in my heart.

Over the years she has given us numerous liters and some really lovable offspring. One of our other pets named Jewly  is her daughter.

I really don’t know what to write other than that I will miss her deeply. Rest in peace my little girl. Now you can play with all the plastic ducks you want.

Peach
May 1, 1992 – November  16, 2007