Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fug Madness Rules

We are down to picking the final 8.

No no, not Basketball. I wouldn't waste my time on basketball.

I'm talking FUG MADNESS.

I'm really hoping for a Swinton/Bai Ling match up in the final round. That would be EPIC.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I feel so Justified in having ignored them so long

SciFi becomes SyFy


They might as well. They've shown damned little science fiction in the last few years. It's always a pleasant experience to know a commercial concern that started out saying it was aiming for a particular audience of which you are a member has now decided you are a social reprobate, an unbathed basement living mouthbreather with the IQ of stale Doritos.

Maybe if they'd ever bothered to, I dunno, develop and nurture worthwhile shows instead of rerunning C movie fare...

Good bye and good riddance. The Geek nation will find somewhere else.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I can't help it. I want one of these for my display shelf.


(swiped from the marvelous Go Fug Yourself)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Why I Back Up My Computre

Monday, I opened up the laptop as usual to make my rounds and so forth. I kept getting this popup that insisted it was from Microsoft and was a Spyware protection software. It looked just like an annoying MS spyware thing I dealt with at Tokyo because the ITiot was paranoid. I kept telling it no, go away, I don't like you. It kept insisting I was in danger and my only choice was to hand it my credit card and let it protect me.

I set about deleting it. It took vengeance upon me. Oh, nothing significant -- I was just no longer able to communicate with anyone via the Internet. I could visit sites and all, but I could not send any information. You see, I was being protected by being rendered MUTE.

Several hours of diagnostics and bad guesses followed, ending with one conclusion -- I would need to lobotomize my computer and start all over again. So, last night, I found the disks and started the process.

And now, 24 hours later, I'm halfway through restoring everything. Wee. I am so happy that I back up with paranoid regularity now.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

I Wanna Rock

Well, a Samsung Pebble

Ok, so it's $40 for a 2 gig player -- I can buy larger flashdrives cheaper. But it looks like a ROCK. That plays MUSIC. And it has an LED. The geek factor is pretty high on this thing.