Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ludington '10

Once again it has come to pass, it is time for the annual Ludington trip. This, for those who do not know, is an absolute drunk fest. I would describe to you all what is going on right now, but the English language doesn't really have words that are up to the task of relating the kind of drunken behavior that is going on. Hopefully in the morning, if I am sober enough to remember, I will upload some pics, but until then know that I am in a haze of alcohol induced fun. I am happy, or at least a reasonable facsimile of happy. BRB drinking.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

We Come To It At Last

Well, it is a quiet Sunday afternoon and as I sit here watching the Return of the King I feel the need to scribe a post for the rest of the world. So what is new with me, well that is a big nothing. I utterly despise going to work, but that is really nothing new. I am absolutely pissed that they are forcing me to get a flu shot, I am ok with the TB test, but seriously a flu shot. Ef them. I have never wanted to get a flu shot, and want to get one even less now that I have to get it. Seriously, I think this "swine" flu thing is really getting out of hand, but what can you do about it. BTW, Frodo is such a bitch, just an FYI for everyone. SMEAGOL?! OH NO, Gamgee just took a tumble and is pissed. YAY! BRB

Monday, June 22, 2009

Aye Dios Mios

The only thing I have to say about this is La Parka.

Sunday, May 31, 2009


As some of you that read this God forsaken piece of the web know, I bought an Eee PC on Super Bowl Sunday. I figured since it has been a few months, and I have absolutely nothing better to talk about, I should make some sort of comment on my opinion of said machine. So with that in mind, on to the review.

First I should mention the reason that I bought the computer in the first place, given that I already owned a very nice laptop. Really I just wanted a machine that I could throw into my "man purse" and take wherever I went, ie. work. Secondly I should specify that I bought the 1000H model which came with a 10 inch screen, 1.6 GHz Intel Atom, 1 gig of RAM and a 160 gig hard drive. It also came with Bluetooth and wireless N capabilities. Installed on this modest system was the dreaded XP Home. Out of the box, it was a fun little beast to play with and a breeze to set up, I think I was surfing the "net" within 5 minutes of the unboxing. Even with the admittedly modest specs that this machine, it never seems like it is overly taxed by day to day tasks.

I have heard some people(Wes) talk of theirs just randomly shutting off, but I have never had this issue. In fact, other than not getting a BIOS splash screen at boot, I have had no problems at all. Well that is, I haven't had any issues with the hardware. Windows is a whole other story all together and my beefs with Microsoft could probably go on forever, but for my sanity and yours I will not talk about them. Nor will I have any of those problems anymore since I deep sixed XP in favor of Eeebuntu 3.0.

Non-geeks should go check their Facebook now.

Are they gone?


So now that it is probably just Vanberge and possibly Vanlandw reading I will go on. Eeebuntu is a Ubuntu variant that was built to work with the modest hardware of the Asus Eee PC line, and other "netbooks" out on the market. Everything works out of the box, so to speak. I tried the last build of Eeebuntu which was 2.0 and was very impressed, but I have to say that the improvements made in 3.0 are like night and day. First is the version of Ubuntu that is used as the base, 2.0 being based on 8.10 and 3.0 on 9.04. Second is the overall look and feel to the system. 2.0 had a nice Gnome desktop with AWN taskbar much like the one that is on Mac OSX. 3.0, or at the least the base version of it, does away with AWN if favor of the standard Gnome desktop. I personally like this a lot better. Also the artwork got a major overhaul and it is so much nicer from an athstetic perspective and lends itself a polished and professional feel. As to performance, I have to say that 3.0 is loads better than its precursor. If nothing else, the updates to the wifi are worth the upgrade alone. I don't know if they changed the driver for the wifi or what, but my connections are faster then ever. Other than that it is very much like any other Linux distro, very well put together and easy to use and limitless in its configurability. Anyone with a "netbook" (Wes) should look into installing Eeebuntu, and anyone looking for a small mobile computer should look into the Eee PC 1000H.

BRB Wings pregame. GO WINGS!!

Monday, April 06, 2009

The Blue Man Group Called. Your Junk Is Hanging Out.

So I went to see the movie the Watchmen today..... um yeah. In all of the press that I have read and all of the reviews that I have seen, one thing is very much not talked about. Dr. Manhattan's schwantz is hanging out for the whole world to see for 85% or more of the scenes that he is in. Let me tell you something, it is a bit distracting. Nothing like paying $8.50 to see 3 hours of blue dick. Great, that's an image that really doesn't leave your skull in a hurry. The weirdest thing was that there is no mention of his being naked at all in the movie. Everyone just goes about their lives as if it isn't weird this guy's shit is just hanging out. Like someone wouldn't say "That's a great theory Dr. Manhattan, by the way could you move your dick out of the way, I can't seem to see the monitor."

But enough about the big blue dick, how was the movie? Well, it was weird. It jumped around a lot, telling character's back stories, coming back to the present, there's a blue dick, the commies are invading Afghanistan, back to the 40's and the original heroes, now there are 3 of the blue guys and all of their dicks are out, now we're on Mars and we get a close up of the blue guys spread ass, now Hendrix is playing while we fly to Antarctica and the world gets nuked. I guess if I had read the comic I would have been a little better prepared for all of the jumps and such. But all that said, it was an interesting story, I don't think I will go see it again in the theater, but might consider buying it on DVD. At least on the TV screen the dick won't be as big as my whole body. BRB, having a good cry.

Friday, March 27, 2009

And Now A Word From Our Sponsers

Hello All,
Some of you may have noticed that I have put ads on here. Why would I do such a thing? I was bored and curious to see if I could in fact generate some kind of income from this page. I have no great hopes of becoming rich off of this site, as there really are not that many who read it. Mostly I wanted to see how difficult it would be to implement it in case I wish to start a more lucrative and commercially viable site. So click if it interests you. BRB

Saturday, March 07, 2009

An Update From Work. ( Just Cause I Can )

It has been quite some time since I have chosen to share any news with you. Frankly I really haven't had anything interesting to share, aside from the pics that have preceded this post. Alas, I still have nothing overly interesting to speak of, other than the purchase of an EEE PC and the fact that I will be moving in about a month's time. So you might ask, why is he wasting my time with this crap? Well, I am at work, I have internet and I can. Enough said. BRB.