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April 17th, 2007

01:18 am - Yea, I'm alive
So, I got a call from calandra right before heading for the office.  There'd been acouple of shootings on campus (yea, I work at Virginia Tech if you didn't know).  I elected to work from home since the police were asking people to stay put, and I can probably do 85-90% of my work from home anyway, barring meetings...

Glad I did,since by the time the police figured out what had happened the death toll was up to 33, and they were calling this the worst mass shooting in the history of the nation!

Basically my day consisted of calming my relatives, and monitor the main campus mail system.  Which was being clobbered.  The network guys say by late afternoon our oc-12c was saturating too, and our abilene connection was at 500mbps...  For the unixy among you, the message store hit a load average of about 100.  Which is pretty damn impressive for an 8 processor/8G starfire...  But, yet, we never really queued, which I'm quite happy about.  Despite babying it at the virus scanning machines, we pushed ever single one of university relations "urgent note to all users" messages out within minutes.. (To tens of thousands of users; about 8 times today...)

I don't think I know anyone who was in Norris personally, but I've certainly been around there (and in there a lot over the last couple of decades).

I've also now heard from folks haven't heard from in 20 years, who wanted to check in.. And my folks have heard from people *they* haven't heard from in longer wanting to check with them if I'm ok...  Heck, I heard from my freshman roomate...

colleenk has a friend that's was a reporter for a taiwanese station, the station is sending a team, they're trying to find people to interview.  She was trying to get me to agree to be interviewed, even if all I was going to do was talk about things I'd read on the net!

I've heard that MTV news is on the way.  Yes, they're well known for reporting stories about gunmen.  Sheesh.  I wonder know if people wll forget all about the girls gone wild folks?

Ironic that we've been having meetings about redesigning our emergency notification systems, to be able to include mass-blasting cellphones and stuff.  I suspect that will be made a higher priority.

Campus is closed tomorrow, but I still have to go to work... Maybe things will start calming down.
Current Mood: draineddrained

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February 14th, 2007

08:34 pm
We've built a new spam quarantine system at work, so of course that means we have to spend time constantly looking at our spam to see if it's working.  And collecting it, so we can judge when the disk will overflow.  (I've put in a request for a terrabyte of space just for the spam quarrantine...)

This yields bits of spam that amuse me...  These are all subjects.

  • We found hot slut for you <my username went here>!
    • Gosh, thanks guys.  I'm touched.  I didn't even know you were looking!
  • Brunette TEENOS Myasturbating & Epating Ciondom
    • Ok, the "misspell things so the spam scanner doesn't understand it (failed)  but the human does (failed)" trick doesn't work if the person receiving it doesn't understand it!  How the hell do you Epate?
  • hardc0re lesb1ans 1n preh1st0r1c c0stumes seduct1vely
    • I 1der what they're seduct1vely do1ng?  Or 1s 1t just the costumes that are seduct1ve on their own?
  • barely legal boys gangbanging horny granny plumper
    • Ok, that's just a a terrifying mishmashed barrage of random fetishes...
  • YOUR EMAIL HAS WON ?244,610.00
    • Yay!  But, wait.... What's my email doing entering contests?  What else does it do while my back is turned?
  • beforetime in pieces; the thee and I have set the herds, and
    • Anti-bayesian filter poisoning.. Yet, intriuging.. Now I want the rest of the story. I mean, why did thee and I set the herds?  Set them where?  And whyfore did everything go to pieces afterwards??
  • HOTMAOMS Tzanned Blonde In Lpingerie Sdhows Hbandjob.
    • Ok, I think this has to be pronounced in one of african click languages.  HbandCLICKjob.  Probably from the HOTMAOMS tribe.  Related to the Zulu I wouldn't be surprised...

Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: quiet. too quiet.

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February 2nd, 2007

10:35 am - Be the Banana King
Yet another quick and dirty online rpg...  Be the Bananaking!  Ruler of your own plantation!  Sabotage your enemies, and grow those bananas!

Some visit my plantation (click and earn me money and bananas, once a day!  join, and earn me untold riches!  Bwahahahah!)

Click me
Current Mood: amusedamused

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January 18th, 2007

02:07 pm

The revised "What I'd do if I was an evil overlord" list.. Now 100 entries.  Probably required reading for robertliguori.

Not all the way through it, but I was particularly tickled by #22:

  • No matter how tempted I am with the prospect of unlimited power, I will not consume any energy field bigger than my head.

  • Current Mood: amusedamused

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    December 4th, 2006

    04:26 am
    Ok, three interesting new things I stumbled across (via the artist's homepage of all things..)

    Clicking would be appreciated (and doesn't hurt or cost you a bit, but gets me rewards even you just close the window...) (edit: Ok, looks like I get points just for clicks on the first one, but might not get anything unless you sign up via the bottom two. Eh, no biggie either way.)

    Vampires and Werewolves game


    Giant Robots
    Current Mood: amusedamused

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    December 1st, 2006

    04:14 am
    Ok, so I find this amusing...

    watch yubbie fight

    Current Mood: amusedamused

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    October 25th, 2006

    09:50 pm - Bday
    Happy birthday vond

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    09:17 pm - New addiction
    Ok, my latest off and on addiction is a simple but entertaining web-game, kind of like nation states in feel. It's a crime game. Apparently everyone on the planet is either a criminal, or trying to be one. Every day you commit crimes, attack people, rob them, steal stuff, etc. Has options for buying housing, cars, pets, and racing them (the cars and pets, not the houses.) Right now I just barely could afford a pet, and live in a cardboard box in noob bay...

    Anyway, if you want try it out, try this link

    I get 5 game points for a referral.  Game is free but you can pay a few bucks for "elite" status (you earn more interest in the bank, and regenerate faster).  Most everything in the game is paid for with in game money, but a few "rule exception" (like instant regen, for instance, to get your "nerve" back) take points which cost money.  (a few cents each, it works out to).

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    October 4th, 2006

    02:03 pm - Oh yea
    Missed several birthdays recently, like nius's, for instance.  Sorry about that folks, love you anyway.

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    August 25th, 2006

    09:43 am - That wasn't a knife.. Now THAT'S a knife.
    I posted some time ago about this victorinox knife.  Pshaw.  Such puny technology.  Wenger, not to be outdone by Victorinox, has elected to one up them.  Or possibly 5 up them.

    Called, appropriately, just 'The Giant Knife, 1.0"

    The Giant Knife This monster weighs about 2 pounds, and is 8.5 inches wide.  Comes with a beltloop.  85 tools, basically, every tool that Wenger has ever put on a swiss army knife. 

    Here's the list:

    • 2.5" 60% Serrated locking blade
      Nail file, nail cleaner
      Adjustable pliers with wire crimper and cutter
      Removable screwdriver bit adapter
      2.5" Blade for Official World Scout Knife
      Spring-loaded, locking needle-nose pliers with wire cutter
      Removable screwdriver bit holder
      Phillips head screwdriver bit 0
      Phillips head screwdriver bit 1
      Phillips head screwdriver bit 2
      Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm
      Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6 mm x 4.0 mm
      Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0 mm x 6.5 mm
      Magnetized recessed bit holder
      Double-cut wood saw with ruler (inch & cm)
      Bike chain rivet setter, removable 5m allen wrench, screwdriver for slotted and Phillips head screws
      Removable tool for adjusting bike spokes, 10m hexagonal key for nuts
      Removable 4mm curved allen wrench with Phillips head screwdriver
      Removable 10mm hexagonal key
      Patented locking Phillips head screwdriver
      Universal wrench
      1.65" Clip point utility blade
      Metal saw, metal file
      4 mm allen wrench
      2.5" blade
      Fine metal file with precision screwdriver
      Double-cut wood saw
      Cupped cigar cutter with double-honed edges
      12/20-Gauge choke tube tool
      Watch caseback opening tool
      Snap shackle
      Telescopic pointer
      Compass, straight edge, ruler (in./cm)
      Mineral crystal magnifier with precision screwdriver
      2.4" Springless scissors with serrated, self-sharpening design
      Shortix key
      Fish scaler, hook disgorger, line guide
      Micro tool holder
      Micro tool adapter
      Micro scraper-straight
      Fine fork for watch spring bars
      Pin punch 1.2 mm
      Pin punch .8 mm
      Round needle file
      Removable tool holder with expandable receptacle
      Removable tool holder
      Multi-purpose screwdriver
      Flat Phillips head screwdriver
      Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm
      Spring loaded, locking flat nose nose-pliers with wire cutter
      Phillips head screwdriver bit 0
      Phillips head screwdriver bit 1
      Phillips head screwdriver bit 2
      Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm
      Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6 mm x 4.0 mm
      Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0 mm x 6.5 mm
      Can opener
      Phillips head screwdriver
      2.5" Clip point blade
      Golf club face cleaner
      2.4" Round tip blade
      Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, can opener
      Golf shoe spike wrench
      Golf divot repair tool
      Micro straight-curved
      Special tool holder
      Phillips head screwdriver 1.5mm
      Screwdriver 1.2 mm
      Screwdriver .8 mm
      Mineral crystal magnifier, fork for watch spring bars, small ruler
      Removable screwdriver bit holder
      Magnetized recessed bit holder
      Tire tread gauge
      Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, wire stripper
      Special Key
      Key ring
      Second key ring

    Phew.  The Price?  About $1200.  Must be ordered directly from Wenger.  I suspect they're building them on demand!
    If you actually want one, their phone number is 800-431-2996.Super Knife
    Current Mood: jealousjealous

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