|Nothing to see here...
So I'm sitting here at the end of the weekend that marks the unofficial start
of summer. I'll be going white water rafting next weekend with some friends.
That should be a good time; I'll be sure to take some pictures of the fun for
the site. Hopefully I'll get Thursday and Friday off so I can get a jump on the
fun. My goal this summer is to get my Cobra back on the road. I blew the engine
last summer and it'll take about $20,000 to get it running again with a new
engine. I'd welcome any and all donations to help me get that running since I
don't have $20,000 laying around for the cause. I figure that if every viewer of
this site in one day gave me $1.50 through paypal, I could fix the beast up. I
know that's a silly thing to ask, but hell, I've spent almost that much running
this site over the last few years and I've barely made enough back though member
donations to cover more than a few months worth of bandwidth. Yeah, it's a
selfish request, forget I ever said anything (but if you do want to help out, be
sure to leave a comment in the paypal payment so I know where to direct the cash
I threw an account at long time member KevBo and he put up a promising page
dedicated to the Red Sox,
check it out!
I just registered bosox1.com , so if he does some good work on the site, I'll
give him the domain (I'm a good guy, huh!). We'll wait and see.
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|Light bulbs and Home Depot
So the long weekend is almost up. I hate Sundays, and when you have a three
day weekend, Monday becomes Sunday, So I hate Monday this week. I'm planning on
taking half of Thursday off and all of Friday to go white water rafting
for the weekend. Actually, I think it's only one rafting trip, but we are making
a weekend of it. I'll be golfing early on Friday in the Boston area before
heading up to Maine for the rafting trip. I've been white water rafting once
before, but it wasn't as serious as this trip. I guess this one should be pretty
intense. I'll be sure to post pictures after the weekend for your enjoyment. We
rented a cabin for the weekend, I believe that there are 14 people total
with us this weekend, I only know 4 of them, but it should be a good time.
Today I went to Home Depot, I was going to pick up some light bulbs and other
stuff I needed. They have these fluorescent bulbs for sale for 99 cents (a good
deal considering they are usually 5-10 bucks a piece). I was also looking for a
few spray bottles; I usually buy cleaning supplies in bulk so you have to mix
them up with water in your own spray bottles. Anyway, I couldn't find them in
the usual place ("cleaning supplies"). So I was over in the key making
area, the only place to find a Home Depot employee, and asked one of the
employees where the spray bottles were:
"Hi, Any idea if you still carry empty spray bottles, I was looking in the
cleaning section and couldn't find any"
"Yea, that's where they are."
"The cleaning supply section? I was just there, none there, could they be
somewhere else or could you show me where they are?"
"Yeah, that's where they are."
"I was just there, I didn't see any"
"They are in the cleaning section."
I realized that I was not going to get any help here. I think the employees
of the local Home Depot near here are robots or morons. I'd lean to the latter
since most people I've met around here are true morons. Oh well, I guess I'll do
my own customer service in there from now on.
One more reason to stay at home. I did get the light bulbs though.
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|Baseball, Gas, and Pirates
I've been trying to watch all the Red Sox games. I've really got back into
watching baseball after the payoffs last year. So while watching a game the
other night I remembered something else I loved about baseball, baseball cards!
I collected baseball cards when I was young; I had a pretty decent collection.
Lots of rookie cards of the greats, tons of cards from teams that no longer
exist, even a few autographed cards. But when I was a teenager, I sold all of
them for about $200, probably to pay for beer or something. I realized, that
through the power of the internet, I could buy my childhood back. So I went on
eBay and set out to buy a bunch of cards. So far I've purchased about 10,000
cards, mostly all Red Sox cards. When I got the first box of cards in the mail
(500 or so all Red Sox cards from the 80's and 90's) it was like Christmas. I
went through all the cards, looking at the names of players that I knew. The
best thing about it was the smell. The smell of bubble gum (remember that 1"x2"
piece that came with every pack?). That was great, I spent a good ten minutes
smelling the cards.
So today I was going out to mail a payment to someone I just bought some
cards from I decided to stop and grab a few packs of cards. Well, I stopped at a
gas station, picked up a gallon of milk and surveyed the candy isle for cards.
No luck. I expected to find a small area full of cards but I saw none, after a
minute or so, standing there with a gallon of milk looking at candy I realized
that I must look like an idiot to the Pakistani guy that runs the place.
"Hey, you have any baseball cards?"
"Naw, I used to carry them, but I
stopped because of the fakes."
"Yeah, kids would buy them, then
their mother's would come in later and yell at me saying that they were
"Yeah, I have no idea what's a real
card or not, so I just stopped carrying them."
Counterfeit cards - no shit. What the fuck is that! And how does a mother
know so much about baseball cards that she can tell a fake one?! Who fucks with
kids like that? So I went to the Mobil station across the street and repeated
the same scene.
I like the Paki guys that work at the gas station, I was in there one night,
waiting behind a cop and the Paki guy had a conversation with the cop about some
holdup he was involved in, I guess he was working at one of his other stations
and got held up, but refused to give the guy any cash. That takes fucking balls,
gun to your head and just saying "No, fuck you, no money for you!"
I'm pretty disappointed about not being able to buy baseball cards around
here, fucking card pirates ruing my life! Anyway, if you have a baseball card
collection and want to get rid of it, send me a note, I got the cash!
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|People Are Scary
Today I had to leave the house to pick up a new suit I bought from Brooks
Brothers. I hate leaving the homestead. You see, people outside of my little
world of the 3 or so acres that surround me seem to piss me off, and today they
did a pretty good job of it.
My explorations outside of my house always involve some freaks attempting to
fuck with me and the values I hold dear. Today was no exception. Dog(tm) warned
me of my doomed trip by barking loudly and insisting I take him along, I
refused, slammed the door in his face and a fit of scared howls ensued (he's a
pack animal and I, as the leader of the pack of two, was departing, he felt that
he was being deserted, as he does every time I go to get the mail). As I was
pulling out of my driveway, I noticed my neighbor blowing debris with his leaf
blower, he attempted a wave, but I looked the other way and pretended not to
notice him. Neighbor interactions are best avoided, they always cause trouble.
For all I know he was attempting to flag me down to report that he's a bit
pissed about the lawn chairs I blew up with the potato cannon last fall. Best to
avoid all neighbor situations!
The drive to the mall was, as expected, full of total retards that decided to
drive today. I have a suspicion that there's this helicopter watching when I
pull out to signal all the old people and student drivers to be on alert and
wait for the right time to respond, when, I will be at my most pissed off level,
they will pull out in front of me and do their best. If someone is testing me,
they did a good job today. It was a hell ride to the mall. Old people and stupid
people galore! I drove no faster than 25 miles an hour to the mall, normally a
10 minute ride, this took over 30 minutes. The guy in front of me was really
doing his best to drive just under 25 miles an hour for 10 fucking miles. But I
wasn't in a rush, so I gave a finger to the hell spies that were sending these
people out in front of me and dealt with it.
Once at the mall, I encountered a bunch of whisky-tango. I swear that the
people that go to malls are decaying members of a small town that had some
serious radioactive spill. I attempted to avoid any eye-to-eye contact as I did
what I had to do and got the fuck out of there. Mall people are just fucking
scary. The human race at its worst. Lizard ladies and mangled men trying on
shoes, young twats with turned up noses, wearing flip-flops, discussing dress
habits of the other mall mutants.
While exiting the mall parking lot, waiting at a light, I spied the worst
offender of humanity. A person on a cell phone, in his car, at a green light. I
honked my horn (I'm driving a Dodge 1500, it's fucking towering over this guy's
Toyota). He moves a bit to the right and continues talking (now the guy behind
me is honking his fucking horn at ME!). I almost got out and did something
I'd regret (remember, if you are behind a big fucking truck DO NOT honk your
horn! I was about to get out and make sure this fucker had no future in the
I made it home, I didn't kill anyone, and my neighbor had moved on to tending
to his bushes when I arrived home. Another social situation averted. I do not
like going out. The human race scares me.
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|Easter, Dog(tm) N' stuff
So.... Easter went well. My father stopped by and we cooked up a pork roast,
it was very good. My friend "Clutch" stopped by and we wasted the rest of the
day watching the Red Sox game go into extra innings with Ortiz finishing it off
with a solid home run. I think I'm going to follow the Red Sox closely this
year. They may not be as well positioned as last year, but I think they have a
solid chance (I've always been a Sox fan so you can tell I'm working up the lie
Sunday night is the worst TV night. Nothing on at all. I have every fucking
channel that you can get. When I signed up for digital cable the cable lady
asked what channels I wanted, I answered "Everything!" She then tried to explain
the different levels of packages and what channels came with them, I stopped
her. "I want EVERYTHING!" This went on for a while until she realized that I was
a tough customer, and didn't really care about their carefully planned out
packages of crap that their marketing people had dreamed up cool sounding names
for.... I WANT EVERYTHING! So that's what I have. But I don't really watch TV
that much. It's on all the time, and I have a TV in every major room of the
house, even two in a few rooms, but I don't really watch it. I just turn it on.
I watch TV in the living room but it makes me fall asleep. I have this couch
that will put you into a deep sleep in 15 seconds if you lay on it. I think it's
drugged. I think I just like the TVs to be turned on so I can feel like someone
is talking to me. Living alone with Dog(tm) can get somewhat boring, he doesn't
really speak back to me when I ask him things. He just talks in Dog(tm)
language, and after 14 years he doesn't realize that I still don't understand a
thing he's saying to me. Most of our conversations go like this:
I'll be sitting on the computer and he'll run into the room after hours of
sleep all excited and say something like "BARK!"
"What! What is it?! You want something?"
"BARK! BARK! Whine, BARK! BARK!"
I attempt to explain to him that he's got to either lead me to what he wants
or learn to fucking talk, because I still don't get it. Usually a dog's needs
are few, so guessing what he wants is pretty easy, but I like to fuck with him a
bit since it's really funny watching him make a very concerted effort to get his
point across. Usually he wants a cookie or he wants to poop. Sometimes he's just
screwing with me. I know when he's screwing with me when he makes me follow him
out of the room to a wall in the living room and barks at the wall. I think
that's his way of saying "Ha HA! you stupid human, look who's master of this
Dog(tm) has his own couch. I got sick of him sleeping on the sleep-drug
Anyway.... I have a remote for the cable box here in my office that has a
broken UP button, it works "sometimes". So I spend a lot of time attempting to
make it work. I'll go to the menu of movies to find something for interesting
background noise while I work, but when I go past the movie or show I want to
watch, I can't get back to it. So I fight with the fucking remote, but it
usually wins. Just think of all the good movies I missed because of that damn
button! I have another remote that would work, but it's in the living room and
if I went in there I may fall asleep on the couch.
I'm still not working on a contract right now, so life is a bit slow around
here. If you have a good job, drop me a line, I know most programming languages
and operating systems (16 years of programming - 31337 5K1LLZ). I may be working
on a .NET project for the consulting company that pimps me out, although the
.NET experience will fluff my resume a bit, I'm not that interested in it. At
least I have a bit of time to brush up on some skills.
OK, enough rambling for tonight.
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On another note....
Once again my website is down, this shit pisses me off. Even if it is almost
1AM and probably not many people are accessing the site, but it hurts me. I
don't want down time and I notice it when it happens. Whatever....
On another note, my family is really been pissing me off lately. Let me
explain. Tonight, I was going about my normal business of walking around the
house in boxer shorts and talking to the dog... "NO, you don't need a cookie, I
just gave you one! Why am I arguing with you! You're a dog! I rule your world,
just go outside and poop or something!" And my phone rang. It was my sister, in
less than 1 minute she pissed me off. She seems to think now that someone has
agreed to marry her, that I should be married and producing kids. Her main point
of concern, however, was this web site. I guess she ran into it from a site I
had set up for her wedding to harness the loving pictures of her and her new
husband (my brother in law). Anyway, she was quite concerned, as she said,
talking from her cell phone while driving though busy Boston traffic, that she
was "worried about me."
Worried? Hell, this is coming from a chick that has had/has serious mental
problems and can't hold a job for more than a year (not to mention she's talking
on a cell phone in heavy traffic). She was concerned that I spend too much time
updating this site. I was more than pissed. And even more pissed when my father
called me to tell me that my sister was worried about me (coming from a man that
spent no less than 16 hours looking at my web site last Saturday). As usual, I
told them to "Fuck off" and hung up. Sometimes my family makes no sense.
Actually, at no time in my life has anyone in my family made any sense at all.
Let me explain a few things...
I come from a family that my aunt (Pam) has said puts the "fun" into
dysfunctional. Not that we are in any way screwed up, we're pretty normal.
However, I think I'm the only one in my family that has held a steady job with
no breaks since the age of 14 and has never asked another family member for
emotional support due to an emotional breakdown. In other words, I'm the only
non-fucked-up member of the family. I think sometimes I believe what my father
told me when I was young, "You were left on the doorstep by a "hippy-gypsy band
of gorillas" This possibility would seem better to me than the possible fact
that I may have been born into this twisted, fucked-up, demented family.
Recently I was talking to a friend that was having trouble with his sister. I
assured him that I had gone through more fucked up shit than he could ever
imagine. I thought I was correct. My sister has, in fact, put me through more
shit than I could have ever dreamt up in the worst Steven Segal movie of all
time. I was wrong. I won't recount the story that my friend told me, but it
involved the FBI and weapons of mass destruction, as well as serious monetary
losses in scams that the Nigerians could have never have dreamt of. I was
reassured, for a while. My family is fucked, but there is always someone in a
worse situation. Knowing people in a worse situation is a good thing, it puts
you in a lower ranking, and in some twisted way reassures you that shit ain't
I keep my life somewhat concealed from my family. They don't need to know
what I do, my issues, or my problems. Hell, they would be the last people I'd
turn to for support, my dog is much more supportive, he doesn't talk back. He
just cocks his head in a cute way that says "What? Give me a cookie you stupid
human!". That's all I need, some thing that accepts me as what I am, a cookie
dispenser. Playing a simple role for an inferior species is reassuring, in a
Dogs bring everything home. Everything else is extra.
Anyway, back to what I was saying... My family is "concerned" about this
website and the time I spend updating it. I guess my arguments of "I do this
shit for a living" have fallen on deaf ears, oh well, I just said "Fuck You!"
and hung up. I have a web site to run and they are taking up too much of my
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|Just a Note
So today was an uneventful day. Woke up somewhat late (9:00 AM) and took a
shower. Lou called me up and wanted to have lunch and get
beer brewing stuff (probably just wanted to blow off work for an hour or
so). So at about 11:30 I met up with Lou and Dan to have lunch and get beer
supplies. Thanks for the lunch Dan! I owe you (I forgot to stop for cash, credit
cards don't work at Mickey's Drive In).
So, after lunch, getting supplies for two new batches of beer, I did a bit of
research for my company. Then it was time to work on my many sites. I run a few
other sites that occupy my time other than
codewolf.com. Here's a few
plugs for them:
This site is dedicated to mountain
biking, specifically, free riding (serious mountain biking, on and off trails).
I got into mountain biking last year because my friend Jon (Zimmy Zero) thought
I'd like it, I did. I bought a great bike from Seth at
and have since loved the sport.
Madness dot COM is really dedicated to the freeriding end of the sport, but
I love all mountain biking.
This is, um, a porn site. It's free,
and there's not too much up there right now. But that will change if I have time
to update it. Currently it's more of a placeholder for a porn site and I don't
have a true business plan for it. But, I don't really need one since I don't
promote advertising of any kind on any of my sites. So keep this one bookmarked
and you may like what you see. It won't be the normal porn site, I promise that.
Anyway, where was I?.....
Oh right. So I finished up my work for the day and I'm working on
codewolf.com content. Many
of you that look at this site assume that content appears magically. Well, it
doesn't. Let me explain how this site works. I do my usual job for 8 hours a
day, then I work on codewolf.com. I probably spend about 8 hours a day surfing
the web (more on weekends) just to find interesting content that you could find
somewhere else, but I take the trouble out of it. I'll grab the most wanted
videos of the day and place them here. On codewolf there are no ads, no
sponsors, no one but me. Anything on the net that is in high demand I
find, and place here, so you don't have to wade through ads, pop-ups and all
that crap to find it. I'm proud of this. My friends seem to like the content,
and from my logs, so do you! I started this site 6 years ago for a place to put
cool shit, and now I get way more hits and people viewing this site from all
over the world than I could ever wish for! I love it and will always keep it
Anyway, thanks for the hits, tell your friends, and thanks to everyone that
has contributed to help keep this site alive. And a note about that... People
donate money regularly to the site. I don't really make money off of the
donations and I never planned on making any cash off of the donations. All of the
donations I get go back into this site for bandwidth costs (over 100 GB / month)
and increasing storage space for videos and such (over the last few month the
ability to provide all the videos I put out are because of your donations!). If
the donations exceed my costs of running this site, I will donate any extra to a
worthy charity (right now I'm
still about $2000 in the hole, out of pocket costs).
And for those people that have been extra generous? I'm talking about people
that have donated above $2.00. You see, when you make me a donation through
Paypal, Paypal takes about 30% of the first dollar. So if you gave me $1.00 I
got about 65 cents. And I still gave you access to the member's area! am I nuts!
No. As I said in a previous post, if you contribute, you get access. However,
there have been quite a few people that have surprised me. Donating $10,
$20, and in more than one case $40!! This is good, these are people that realize
what it takes to run this site and are willing to contribute to it's costs
blindly. Thank you!!
So, I'm working on a T-shirt deal and for everyone that has donated on or
over $5, they will be receiving a free T-shirt as a thank you gift. The rest of
the shirts will go on sale to support the site (and my other sites). As well as
the T-shirts every person contributing on or over the $5 level will also get
their own email on codewolf.com and their own web space, as well as a link
from the main codewolf.com site to spout all they want about whatever they want.
So if you are in this class, many good things are coming to you.
Thanks for taking the time to read my shit.
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|How to Make Chili
How to Make Chili
I decided to make chili today. Chili is a great, easy to make dish that
can include almost anything. Here's a great chili recipe:
First find some meat, you'll need meat. Hamburger is good, I had a bunch of
"beef chuck patties" in the freezer. You can also use steak, pork, or anything
you have laying around. If you live alone like I do, you probably only have
hamburger. Take about a pound and a half of this (the more, the better!) and
throw it in the microwave to thaw out (this step can be skipped if it's not
frozen). If it's not frozen, make sure it's meat and not something that's
been sitting in the fridge for so long it looks like meat, usually the smell is
a hint. While the meat is thawing find some other shit that you've had in your
freezer for a while. Anything like corn or other veggies that you bought but
never used is good, or just go with the meat. I like beans in my chili, I
happened to have two cans of kidney beans on hand (I must have planned on making
chili!). Get all that stuff and put it in a pot, a big pot. Don't drain the
kidney beans. Find something like tomato paste, if you have tomato paste, add
two small cans to the pot. If you only have one can (like I found) or, if you
have none, find something that looks like tomato paste and put it in the pot. I
used a bunch of ketchup. Look in the fridge and see what else to add. I added a
big squirt of brown mustard, and a bunch of bar-B-Q sauce. Now you need some
spices. If you have a package of chili mix, throw that in (this is always a good
thing to keep stocked). Ignore any instructions on the chili packet! I also
added: a pile of chili pepper, a pile of onion powder, and some crushed red
peppers. Avoid spices like cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, I don't think that
would taste good. I usually add onions, but I was out of those. So, I added more
onion powder. If it doesn't seem like you have enough stuff in the pot, add some
water. It'll all boil off anyway.
OK, now that the meat is thawed and you have a pot of stuff, put the pot
aside. Put the meat into a pan and brown it. Just make a big meat pancake out of
it, go have a beer and watch TV for a bit. Go back to the meat, flip the
meat-pancake, and have another beer. Go back and chop up the mess, wait a bit
make sure it's browned, drain the fat (this is important!), then add it to the
pot O' stuff. Mix well, put it on medium heat, go have another beer. Stir - beer
- stir - beer - stir - beer. ALL DONE!
Enjoy your chili!
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|Wedding and Stuff
I apologize for the lack of updates in the last week. I was attending my
sister's wedding. It was a great time. We spent the weekend in Vermont (great
place for a wedding in the winter, huh). I met all of my new brother-in-law's
family and most of my family that I haven't seen in quite a while. The wedding
went over without any problems even though there was no rehearsal, we kind of
winged it. There was only one thing that went wrong. I was sitting in the church
during the wedding, next to my father... I think the pastor was leading everyone
in the Lord's prayer when I hear my father mutter, "OH Shit!" I look
over, careful to keep my head down, and also mutter "Oh shit." I
noticed what my father was "oh shitting" about. He had walked my
sister down the aisle, no problem, everything was going great, but as he had
suddenly noticed, and as I just noticed, his fly was down! Oh well, these things
happen. He and I attempted to control our laughter, with not much success. After
the wedding My father and I were hanging out in my room at the inn having a beer
and contemplating, while he stood there with his fly down, if anyone would have
noticed it. "No, dad, I don't think I would notice that." After a few
more beers, I decided this was fucking silly and that I should let the
photographer know about this "problem" to make sure my sister's
wedding photos turned out ok. I located the photographer, this nice young woman,
the conversation went:
Me: Um, can I have talk to you for a
Her: Yeah, what's up?
Me: Um... Well, you see.. well, as my
father was walking his daughter, my sister, down the aisle, well... um, his fly
Her: Oh, no problem! That happens all
Me: Does it? Oh...
Her: I can fix that, air brush it
Me: Good, I wouldn't want my sister's
wedding photos wrecked because of something like that. Oh, I figured you
could fix it, he had another request....
Her: What's that?
Me: Well....make sure you make him
look good, in that area?
I believe we spent the rest of the night drinking a lot and having fun.
On another note... I bought a new digital camera, a Casio Exilim EX-S3
(actually smaller than the picture!):
Great little camera. Does video and takes pretty decent photos.
I'm still out of work, spending a lot of time at home. My greatest
achievement this week was fixing the toilet that wouldn't stop no matter how
much you jiggled the handle, and drinking beer. Well, that and getting out a bit
with my friend Tito who's in from Minnesota. My phone rang last night. It was
about 11:30 PM ... Tito wanted to go out. After a brief conversation where I
convinced him that "No, we can not make the drive to MA before last call at
the strip bars" I realized that I'd have to pick him up and take him out.
We dragged along this guy Mark (also from Minnesota - where is Minnesota?)
and went out to a few bars and strip clubs. Tito tells everyone that he's a porn
star. I think he's convinced himself that he is, telling the strippers that only
wanted his cash, "I'm a porn star!" It's always entertaining going out
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|Day out and Dogs
So tonight I stopped over my friend Kevin's place. His wife, Corinne, made a
great dinner (Kevin claimed he helped with it) of lasagna. It was a fun time. I
was reminded that I don't have children. It was interesting to be insulted by a
child, speaking in fluent French (that I perfectly understood) saying "I don't
like Andy, he has a moustache!" We hung out and watched a bunch of funny shit,
old Saturday night clips and parts of Monty Python's Holy Grail. When I got back
home I was attacked by Dog(tm), he realized that I had been with a foreign dog
(one with French influence) and my pants needed immediate interrogation by
smell. It's funny how dogs react. They know immediately when you are around
another dog. Had I gone to the grocery store to buy milk or a loaf of bread, I
would return home and get a casual inspection, usually a sniff of my shoes would
However, should you return home after visiting a house with another dog,
that's blasphemy! You'll need an entire smell-down after a visit like that. For
which you have to stand absolutely still, and let the said dog interrogate the
smells. If he finds something offensive, there may be a grunt or a slight growl,
if something smells good, a wag of the tail and a pleased running around in
circles and more smelling. After the smell-down, a cookie is always needed, a
good snack is necessary to contemplate the findings and assess the situation.
After which a running around acting like an idiot may take place (and usually
Dogs are strange.
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|Long Time, No Post!
So I haven't written anything about myself in about eight months. I guess
I've neglected that part of my site for a while. Just been busy working, I
guess. Well, I'm done with work for a bit. My current contract just ended
(somewhat, I'm still available to them for the next six months, so they can call
me at 2:00 AM when they have serious problems). I'll actually miss working with
the group of people I worked with for the last year and a half. They are a great
bunch of varied personalities that made going to work in the morning a pleasure
(seriously, even though I tried to hide it, I really had a great time with you
guys!) I'll probably have a bit of time to dedicate on a renovation of the site
now that I won't be working 8 hours a day.
I went to the Mohegan Sun casino last night with a bunch of people from work.
We all had a good time. I spent a lot of time on the dollar slots betting 5
bucks at a time, won about $1000, lost a bunch of that at roulette, and had a
great time. I'll post some pictures if I can get them from my friend that took
On Monday I'll stop into the consulting company's office that I work for to
see what contracts are available. I assume I'll spend an hour or two while the
owner acts too busy to talk to me. I really need to start running a porn site ( http://www.freeslut.org
-going live as soon as I get time to write it) or something rather than working
for some consulting company that just looks at me as an income provider. After
the blast I had with keeping the site up after the Janet boob deal, I've
realized that I can at least draw a crowd here as long as boobies are involved.
I've got tons of content for the site I've been sitting on for a bit, but I'm
working out some deals with my hosting provider and other places to make sure
I'll have the bandwidth and the content people want.
For all the people that have donated to the site, THANK YOU!! It has
cost me a bit over $1000 this month to keep it up, and as you all know, I don't
believe in advertising, so your support has helped (I DO pay for this myself,
and will have to claim all the "donations" as income). I have had
donations to the site from one penny all the way up to $50 from some generous
people. For those that have asked, the numbers on the top of the page are not
accurate at all, the donations through paypal are not tied into any script to
update the figures, and I do give out free access to many who have sent me an
email asking for it. So I update the figures when I have a chance, I'll change
that, but it's pretty low on my priorities right now. Oh, to the people that
have donated less than one dollar, I'd love to give you access to the member's
area, but... All donations less than one dollar are eaten up by paypal, so I get
nothing, I've stopped apologizing to these people.
I'm upping the space I have on my server so I can have a ton more videos,
boobies, funny shit, etc. I'll probably be putting out a few thousand more to
get the site up to the point where I can provide the stuff I want to for you
all. I do not want this to be a pay site, I enjoy putting up the really cool
things I find around the net, but I had to stop some of the bandwidth overload
and at the same time control my costs of running the site, I hope you all
understand. As you can see, I have started posting most content for free again,
this was because people helped me with the costs and I can now relax after the
initial onslaught of hits. I will probably keep all the Boobies links in the
member's area only, I'll be putting in a register and get access in a few
seconds in a bit (I used to have that as you old members may remember, but
removed it due to a few bugs). I'll always have just a bit more for the paying
members of course;-) OK, enough about the site, let me bring you up to
date with me.
My sister is getting married in a few weeks and I have to get a tux (a
rental, I have no need to own one right now). I've met the guy she's marrying
only once, briefly. He seemed like a good guy, but shit this is my sister and I
don't know him that well. Hell, as long as she's happy. My father is being a
real pain in the ass about the whole thing, my sister has us (my father and I)
staying in the same room if I don't bring a date, that'll be hell! (and I'd
never subject a date to my family's fucked up antics!) I'd really rather just
deny that I have a family and live my life, shit like this is just a hassle.
However, I am very happy for my sister and her soon to be husband (and I guess,
my new brother in law). I hope this all goes smoothly, if not, it won't be my
fault, I asked to play as little a part in this thing as possible. Anyway...
My latest beer brew is fucking awesome! I think I've brewed the best beer
I've ever tasted, and (being Irish and all) I've tasted many, many beers. If you
want to know more about brewing your own beer and what recipes I use, I'll be
setting up a brewing area with all that info on it. Brewing your own beer is not
only fun, it gets you drunk! And... having a dedicated "beer fridge"
is pretty fucking cool for parties, or just when you want a beer, hey, personal
I'm planning a huge party for this summer. I'm thinking about covering the
entire back of the house with sewn together white sheets and setting up a
projector and sound system showing movies all day and night while we have a
bunch of my friends out on the freeride
park doing some tricks and having some fun. This will probably happen the
weekend of June 19th, keep the weekend free. If you don't know how to get here,
send me an email, and I'll send you directions. There will be free food, free
beer, mountain biking, potato cannon shooting, blowing shit up, paint ball
fun, target practice with the Mossberg,
and some general crazy shit that usually happens here. If possible (and it will
be) I'll set up a few web cams for those that can't make it (I was at one time
running nine web cams here so I still have all that equipment).
Since it's getting a bit warmer out I have to start thinking about the Cobra.
If you don't know, I blew the engine in the Cobra last fall (no, I do NOT want
to get into details about it). I'm planning on dropping about 10-20 G into the
new engine since the car is fully paid for, but now lacking an engine. I figure
it's a great car, a great start to a real street racer, so I can really do
something with it. I'll consider it a project for the spring. I'll probably be
dropping in a new crate engine, bored out and slap on dual turbos or a
supercharger and a single turbo (not sure if that's been done yet). Probably add
on a Saleen
body kit to add a slightly non-stock look to it.
OK, that's probably enough for today, I'm sure I'll be posting a bit more now
that I'm not working. Wish me luck in my upcoming job search (hell, I got
talent, don't need luck).
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Today was a good day for a convertible, good thing I own one. I need a new
one. There's a certain air about people that drive convertibles, I've noticed
this. As I pass other convertible drivers on the road they look at me with some
distain, a look that says, "Damn you for not having a normal car."
They hate anyone that has a car that has the qualities that they own. I just
glance over and laugh inside knowing I have a Cobra, they just drive a lame ass
car without a top. My car can kick almost anything on the road without giving a
Anyway, today was a good day for a convertible, this whole weekend is going
to be nice. It really annoys me that laptops have a function key where the CTRL
key should be, that really fucks up my typing. The freeride park is going
well, I have some updates to make to the mountainbikemadness
site, I'll get to that later this weekend. I have too many domains that I should
be updating for one person, I'm considering farming out some of the work. The
same for my home life, I've been considering taking on a cleaning woman, maybe
one that cooks as well, should add to the infinite excitement in my life.
Dog(tm) seems to be doing ok, he has arthritis now, I guess that goes with
Another thing that really bothers me is that people in movies never know when
they are being followed. It's so fucking obvious. If I was a spy or some such
occupation that required tailing a person, I think I could be a bit more stealth-like.
I think I'd be good at that, so if there are any openings for someone that can
kill on demand and do the stealth thing, I'm your man. And, I can drive a car at
150 mph around tight corners.
One thing that has gotten to me lately has been people talking on cell
phones. This not only annoys me it irritates me, I hate this. If you are one of
the many people that talks on the cell phone in the car, just ask yourself if
you really need to, guess what, you don't. Fucking idiots talking on the phone
on the way to work, on the way home from work, shut the fuck up! There is no
fucking reason to be talking on the phone on the way to work or back from work,
SO JUST STOP IT!
I think I'll be sued soon by the MPAA and the RIAA so enjoy this while it
lasts or until I take those asses down. If you know not of which I speak, learn
more, read more. I don't vote, it's all corrupt.
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|Life, the Universe and Everything
Bah - Saturday, boring weekend...
Went for a drive, drove for about 1.5 hours down the hyway, back roads, not much to see. At least days like this it's nice to have a fast convertible. Something's making an odd noise when I shut her down though, it may be a bad compressor. My father said "it's the blow by!" (he was trying to sound technical).
I had stopped by my father's place to help him with a wasp problem today (that, and to "fix" his computer, it's never really broken, it's just old and sucks). I took him up to the local hardware store. It's one of those places that has everything, all stacked on shelves, it always smells the same, you know the type of place. I'm sure soon it will go out of business, replaced by the Home Depots of the world (I love Home Depot, but it's sad to know that my kids will never see a hardware store). Anyway, we bought the wasp killing spray, and with a warning from the proprietor of the place, "Wear a long sleve shirt!" I was off. (I mumbled that I didn't need special outfits to kill some wasps).
Last weekend, the wasps had attacked my father, stinging him all over his head. I wasn't there, but my sister was. She called me on Tuesday night to inform me that I have to take my father to the Emergency Room. I called my father and he assured me, that although his eyes were swollen shut, he was "ok". That satisfied me, I was tired. My sister said she was "disgusted" with me. Oh well.
Anyway, he survived, and we got the wasp killer. I explained to my father that this stuff will kill them instantly. He looked at me and said, "I don't want to kill them instantly! I want them to suffer!" "Ok" I said, "I'll insult their mothers as I spray them!"
So I sprayed the nests, in my short sleve shirt, smoking a cigarette, ignoring all the warnings about fire hazards and the special warning about early afternoon being an active time for wasps. Sometimes, you just have to take some chances to make life a bit exciting on a boring weekend.
With the wasps dead, I headed over to my friend's house to plan next week's deap sea fishing trip. The pictures from the last trip are up on my site, I'll take a bunch more I'm sure. We plan on drinking a lot and fishing. These trips don't take much planning.
Nils wanted to get something to eat, but I had other plans. I really needed to see my girlfriend, so that I did. After which, I went for a drive. Drove way too fast, put the stereo up way too loud.
Life is good.
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|Boredom, Coding, and Piss
So, today I heard a story about a few kids that dumped a two gallon bucket of piss off of a bridge onto a tour boat. I was laughing my ass off, damn that must have been sick. But think about it, TWO FUCKING GALLONS OF PISS!!!
That's gotta be a record. Two whole gallons of piss saved up, just to dump on someone, they probably got it from a porta-poty. Anyway, nothing much going on here, I have a new job consulting at another big company that I can't name (damn clients making me sign things). But it's all good, I'm back to work, full time and more. Silly economy, hasn't hurt me, vote Anarchy!
Anyway, I have also been working on a few other items of non-interest to anyone, I've modified my basement with the help of friends, and made a new office, cool in the summer....More later....
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|Beer, Music, Weddings
So it's Friday. Good thing. I really need a two day break from my non-work job. I work as a consultant most of the time, for a flat salary, so I get paid if I work or just sit on my ass.You'd think I'd be happy not being busy, collecting a paycheck, doing nothing. No, I''m not happy. I really more enjoy being busy all the time, working for short undoable deadlines, impossible programming projects. Well, currently, I'm not doing too much, just some small work around the office, and it really sucks, the days drag. So I'm ready for a weekend.
Last night I went to a stag party for a good friend of mine who is getting married on Saturday. It was more of a roast, we were supposed to prepare a speach, and I came unprepared. But I did eventually get enough beers in me to mutter a few words. We all drank a few beers, I probably had a few too many, but it's all good, a fun time.
After work today I went out to 125 Riverside Drive, looks like a dive bar (and it is) but it has basically a parking lot out back right next to the CT river, nice outdoor place with two band stages, good music, lots of chicks (mostly older ones, but I'm not complaining). I didn't plan on going out but Lisa (a coworker) said she'd be there so I figured a beer would be a good thing (when isn't it?). Anyway, it was a good time for a few hours.
So, tomorrow I am off to a wedding for two of my friends that have lived (or at least been going out for..) 20 fucking years! Damn, I'm getting old. But I'm probably one of their youngest friends. Should be a fun time, it's at some castle maybe I'll dress as a king (no, I'll be good and wear proper attire).
I think I need to start brewing beer again.....
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|Linux and Dual Monitors
I somehow got the bright (or not so bright) idea that running dual monitors
on my Linux client machine would be a really cool idea. So today I moved another
monitor onto my desk (making that 2 19 inch monitors, since my 21 inch one
broke) and went about configuring things to get both monitors working nicely.
Well, I did succeed in making both monitors work, under both Gnome with Sawfish,
but it kept locking up. I tried using Enlightenment, then even tried using KDE
(with and without xinerama). If you don't have any idea what I'm talking about,
then you can stop here (maybe skip to the screenshot link). I think I've come to
the conclusion that using ATI cards (one PCI, one AGP) is just not dual monitor
friendly. I thought I found a solution when I turned off the DRI module loading
in the XF86Config-4 file, it seemed to work ok, even long enough to take this
But, as soon as I declared victory, it crashed again. ;-(
So, I'll look into the problem a bit more tomorrow, and during the week. Once
I do get it working I'll post some basic instructions on setting it up. It
really would have been quite easy if it wasn't locking up every few minutes.
More then likely, I'll end up upgrading the system to use Gnome 2.0, the latest
(somewhat stable) X and a Matrox dual-head video card (which seems to be the
most stable card to use for such setups).
On another note, I also went about upgrading my laptop from RedHat 7.2 to RedHat
7.3 (to see how the "upgrade" installation would go before trying it
on my client box). This was chugging along fine till it just stopped, I guess I
had pulled the plug out of it while working on the dual monitor problem and
didn't notice. I guess it just hasn't been a good day.
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|Happy Fourth Everyone!
I hope everyone is having a great 4th of July. I know I will. I'll be at a BBQ, mixing beer and explosives!
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|Dogs, Coyotes, and Turkeys
So after a round of bar hopping with a few friends on Saturday, I came home
to be greeted by two (additional) small dogs, otherwise known as "Ricer
Dogs". My friend Heather dropped off her two Welsh Corgi's for me to watch
while she's on Martha's Vineyard for the week (who the hell is Martha anyway?).
These two squat, semi-brainless animals have really tired out my Dog(tm).
He tried at first to make sure they knew that they were NOT to play with his
toys, or chew on his bones, but I think he's given up now. My dog (who is
pictured on the entry page for this site) has a few thousand toys, he's kind of
taken over the house, my living room is full of half chewed bones, eviscerated
stuffed monkey carcasses, and his favorite toy, an empty, plastic 2 liter Coke
bottle (he's not too picky about the toy expense to fun ratio). I watched him
run from toy to toy trying to keep the evil little rat dogs away from his
precious loot, to no avail. It seems that he has now given up completely and
just sits quietly in the corner as these freeloaders test out all the new toys
they think they just acquired. To ease his suffering, I've taken to giving him
extra treats, and telling him "Yeah, I hate houseguests too, but it's only
for a week".
As I tried to get to bed in the sweltering heat last night, I was reminded
why I don't own three dogs. I got everyone onto the bed ok (helping out the
older Corgi a bit, if you've never seen a Corgi, they look like regular dogs
with legs that someone trimmed a bit to short... think like you were trying to
make a table not rock by shortening one of the legs, then realized you went to
far and moved on to the other side, continue until it's basically a plank with
stubs, well, you get the idea). It was quiet at first, until the younger Corgi,
"Buddy", decided that he should be sleeping right next to me, stepped
on the older Corgi, "Zarley", who then kicked my dog, Dog(tm), in the
head, starting off what was the loudest and craziest flurry of hair, teeth,
barking, and tails, that I have ever seen. My only defense was a pillow, which I
used successfully to remove the said quarrelling beasts onto the floor and out
the bedroom door.
I thought that I might then get some sleep, but NOOOOOO.... You know that
point when you are just about asleep, and have started to enter dreamland, all
is quiet and good? Well imagine that, wait a while so you get used to it, then
enters a very very loud wolf howl! I live in the forest you see, well, not
really in a forest, but my land is next to a state resovoir and a mountain full
of state parks. So I see a lot of wildlife. Until now, it was just the
occasional deer as
well as a few turkeys
(Nils said he spotted a ton of them the other day, with chicks!). But this was a
new sound! So after my initial fright (hey, it's after 2 am now, I was almost
asleep, and if you have ever heard a wolf howl, I bet it wasn't about 10 feet
from where you were sleeping right out the window!), there was a second of
silence and another howl, followed by a slight yelp, as if it was clearing it's
throat... Well this was all it took for all of the dogs to wake back up and go
fuckin nuts! They were running around baking, running into each other, I was
screaming at them, more barking, more screaming, more running, well, you get the
Needless to say, I didn't sleep well last night, and work was a bit slow
today, other then our "Pep talk" about how the economy is going down
the crapper, the company isn't doing that great.... oh well. I'm not sure if it
was a wolf, I didn't think they got much below Northern Maine, it was probably a
Coyote (after a bit of research on Google
I found that Coyotes are very common in this area). I think tonight the dogs
will be sleeping on the floor.
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|I'm Back, and Somewhat Recovered
Well, I'm back from Mexico. The trip was fucking nuts! We had way too much fun, and I didn't want to leave. But had I stayed any longer I think I would have ended up in a Mexican prison. I'll be posting pictures, and a day by day account of the event that conspired down in Mexico soon. It's my birthday tomorrow, so wish me a happy one, and send me cash, I'm a bit tapped out after that trip, I think I spent close to $4,000.00 on beer and stuff in one week (yeah, nutz!). There are some pictures up here.
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|I Leave Tomorrow!!
Well, I'm officially on vacation. I'm off to Boston tonight, taking an early flight out to Puerto Valarta, Mexico tomorrow morning. I'm bringing a digital camera down with me, so if I get a break between drinking, golfing, sleeping, sitting on the beach, swimming, etc. I may stop at one of the local cyber-cafes and post some mid-trip pictures.
I'll be back on the 15th. Dog(tm) is going to be watched by a friend of mine, Nils, so he'll be all set (probably won't even miss me.
So adiós for a bit!!
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|Work, Work, Work
Damn, this week is going to be one slow week. Work seems to take forever. I really am just thinking about vacation, and that doesn't help at all. I am not that busy at work right now (well, not with any very tight deadlines), so it's making the days go slower
So maybe I'll bitch a bit about the latest news, things that are pissing me off:
1) The Catholic church thinking it's ok to molest a child once, but twice is not ok. What the fuck is up with these degenerate people?!!!?
2) The ICANN - they have changed the way that they are ruling the internet, I guess the major corporations at stake here have found out a monarchy is best?!!!? Know what's going on here, be informed, this is very bad news!!
3) The state of Florida "losing" over 1000 children in it's custody. OK, this is really fucked up, take a kid away from the crack whore who's not a good enough mother (isn't that what you think about when you hear DSS?) and then fucking lose the kid?!!!?
4) The US Government taking away our freedom in the name of the War on Terrorism, a new story every day...
What the hell is next? One of Chuck Manson's group getting freed? oh, wait, yeah, that is happening. But at least on that last one the Judge has got a good point.
Well, enough for today....
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|Explosions, Fires, and Soap
Today started out normal, maybe a bit too normal. Nils crashed here last night,we have been working with a few new network toys we got (more on that later). So I woke up at about 9:30am to the sound of him making coffee with the now broken coffee maker. A few weeks ago I was a bit too tired and a bit too pissed off at the coffeemaker. It has this small spring loaded thing that keeps the water from escaping the filter part when you take the coffee pot out while brewing (as do most coffee makers). Well, I got pissed that the pot wouldn't go right back in and shoved it in, causing the pot to smash, Pyrex everywhere, the dog was barking, and a general mess.
Anyway, Nils woke me up making coffee, he was clanging around a Pyrex measuring cup and a spoon. You see this is the new accepted method of making coffee in my house. Since the coffee won't release until you hold that little spring loaded thing up you have to use a spoon, or some other implement. I've found that a knife or a wooden spoon works best because the hot coffee will just go downany other implement and burn your hand (making me hate that fucking lame coffee maker even more).
So I decided to wake up and have some coffee since someone else was torturing himself to make it. After having a coffee and noticing that is was going to be another great sunny day, I started to make breakfast and decide what to do for the afternoon. Well, Nils decided to go out to McDonald's, and I told him to pick me up breakfast if they were still serving. After he left, I sat on my computer, surfing the net, catching up on news and talking to people on IRC, when all of a sudden there was this HUGE fucking explosion! I looked out the window to see a great big ball of fire, the trees in my front yard shooting out sparks and fires starting all over the yard! There was all this popping and booms and sparks and shit. I guess a transformer blew up in front of my house. So after it calmed down a bit, and the noise stopped, I picked up the phone to call the fire department, but it had gone out. My computers were still on because of theUPS's (that were beeping like crazy) but everything else wasn't quite working. I went outside and called 911 on my cell phone but it kept losing the connection as I was watching my yard burn. The power came back on for a minute and I called the local fire department and reported "Hey, I got my yard burning, and some transformer just blew up, and there's a live high power wire in my drive way, would you mind fixing it?"
It took about 2 minutes for the cops to get here, but it wasn't until 20 minutes later and another phone call to the fire department that the fire trucks arrived. At this point the fire was just about gone, and it seemed like a false alarm. I just sat on my porch, listened to the traffic on my scanner and watched asthe police and fire department decided that they didn't want to get anywhere near my house with a live high power line sparking all over.
They eventually got the power turned off, and started fixing the lines in frontof my house. At this point, my power was out, and I figured it would be out for along time. So I decided that I should attempt to take a shower now before the hot water that was left got cold. This was a bad decision. In the middle of my shower, I realized that since I have well water I also have an electric pump that keeps up the water pressure. So I sat there covered in soap, trying to shake out a few drops of water out of the shower.
Well, a few hours later everything returned to normal, and the power was back on. I crused over to Home Depot (a new one they just opened up near me, I love Home Depot!) and picked up 500 feet of Cat5 and some tools to start wiring the house for the new switch (I'll review it later...). I had almost forgotten that the AT&Tcable tech. was supposed to stop by to figure out why I have such a shitty connection (I can answer that - BECAUSE AT&T SUCKS!!!) . So he called and told me, seriously: "If your internet connection is up, and you can see web pages, that's all I care about. If your service goes down once a day, just record the times and call us and we'll credit you, there's nothing that I can do if it's working at the moment". Those fuckers suck. I really do hate AT&T, their service sucks, their rates suck, and I have NO other choice but to use them, no DSL around here. So I'll live with it I guess.
Anyway, I've talked enough, I'll post a hell of a lot more on the new network we are setting up here, it's really fuckin cool.
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|Sun, Haircut and Car Problems
I woke up a bit early today for a Saturday (10:00 AM). Today we had some great weather, so I figured I'd drive up to MA, get a haircut, visit my father, and ride around in the convertible.
I've been having a problem with the convertible top on the Cobra, it keeps blowing a fuse when I try to put it down. So I figured that until I get it over to the dealership to get it fixed I'll just buy a ton of 15 amp fuses and keep replacing them. Well I did that, but I went through 5 of them trying to get the top down in the Autozone parking lot, got frustrated, and said "fuck it!". It really sucks having a convertible and not being able to put the top down.
Well, at least I got a few things done, I got a haircut and bought a bunch of clothes for the Mexico trip. I think I spent about $450 on Hawaiian shirts, swim shorts, and lots of other clothes. I needed new stuff anyway.
So in one week I'll be in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta to be exact, enjoying the sun. I may even attempt to update the site from there. I won't be bringing my laptop, that would be a waste of a vacation, but maybe I can find some internet place there (yeah, right ;-)..
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|Good things happened today!
Today was a good day
I took a long lunch, got some things done I needed to before my Mexico trip that's coming up in a week or so. I also got to see my girlfriend (who I seem to have no time to see anymore).
I'll be going to Mexico in a week (June 8th) and spending a week in the sun with cheap Mexican beer & women. Hopefully I'll survive and not get thrown in some Mexican jail. However, I am going with my accountant, so anything can happen.
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