October 4th, 2005

Nothing to be gained here.

7785 - 10-4, good buddy!

Installed new Nvidia drivers (9/2/05 ones) and my system is looking *great*. Second life at a higher resolution and less crash issues. I'm going to reinstall farcry, and see how that does, next.

The higher res desktop frees a lot of real estate up, too. I'm impressed.. it's like I've got a new system. 1280 x 1024 x 2 monitors (so it's actually 1280 x 2048, if you want to get technical) it makes it pretty hard to revert to the 1024 x 768 single screen at work.



Big boss in Maryland today, opening the state with a press conference... If things were different with cej, I'd probably be going along as well. Oh well, it was a good run, for the most part.



This is the case peer-to-peer file sharers have been waiting for. Tanya Andersen, a 41 year old disabled single mother living in Oregon, has counter sued the RIAA for Oregon RICO violations, fraud, invasion of privacy, abuse of process, electronic trespass, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, negligent misrepresentation, the tort of "outrage", and deceptive business practices.



If you can only watch one Kafkaesque Flash animation about the ennui of being a giant fat chicken-juggling bear on a unicycle in a German circus with dreams of freedom, make it this one.



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For more info about what I'm listening to, check out the bottom of this page. I actually had the original from a copy of Dynamite magazine back in 1975. More nostalgia, rather than actual entertainment. It was one of the first periodicals I read regularly as my own. (Boy's Life supplanted it shortly afterward, once I entered the scouts.



Switched over to my Halloween backdrop for the website and the lj... minor cosmetic touches for the holidays.



The Food Network has posted a page of Halloween recipes, activities and a special kid's page.



1 year ago - I prefer Orks to Eldar, corn craving, Tentacle-boy loves laundry

2 years ago - famous funerals, locusts good to eat - pelicans bad, Tickle me Elmo fur coat, mind flayers

3 years ago - Bad dog dreams, 2250 on vanity search (now about 12,000), shoes

4 years ago - magic toenails, submarines, posting politeness, big brain fixmeup, lovely chat about goetta, eyes

5 years ago - Naughty Newt, Tight funds, DT rumor almost gets started again, Newt's b-day minus 1.
Prisoner Quiz

7786 - Grins. (choose all that apply)

Poll #582884 Smiley

Which smile are you wearing today? (Thai version)

Yim thang nam taa: The “I’m so happy I’m crying” smile.
0(0.0%)
Yim thak thaai: The “polite” smile for someone you barely know.
0(0.0%)
Yim cheun chom: The “I admire you” smile.
2(14.3%)
Fuen Yim: The stiff smile, also known as the “I should laugh at the joke though it’s not funny” Smile.
0(0.0%)
Yim mee lessanai: The smile which masks something wicked in your mind.
1(7.1%)
Yim yaw: The teasing, or “I told you so” smile.
0(0.0%)
Yim yae-yae: The “I know things look pretty bad but there’s no point in crying over spilt milk” smile.
0(0.0%)
Yim sao: The sad smile.
1(7.1%)
Yim haeng: The dry smile, also known as the “I know I owe you the money but I don’t have it” smile.
0(0.0%)
Yim thak thaan: The “I disagree with you” smile, also known as the “You can go ahead and propose it but your idea’s no good” smile.
0(0.0%)
Yim cheua-cheuan: The “I am the winner” smile, the smile given to a losing competitor.
0(0.0%)
Yim soo: “smiling in the face of an impossible struggle” smile.
0(0.0%)
# Yim mai awk: The “I’m trying to smile but can’t” smile.
2(14.3%)
Yim som tam: The “Waiter, there’s a dead crab in my salad!” smile.
0(0.0%)
other, see comments
1(7.1%)
Halt!

7788 - Mehrzweckflugzeugausschreibung

Mehrzweckflugzeugausschreibung.

I love that word.

I could say it all day long.

Mehrzweckflugzeugausschreibung. Mehrzweckflugzeugausschreibung. Mehrzweckflugzeugausschreibung.

Translates roughly to "Multi-purpose fighter advertisement."

Mehrzweckflugzeugausschreibung.

That's my word of the day. I love the German language.

I also like to say "Yucca Flats" and "Ricardo Montalban".