Thursday, December 22, 2011

Good GOD!!! Some fucking people!!!!

I'm a little late to the party, but this idiot isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
I just don't know what to say.  It's bad enough for us gun owners in this fucking state as is, and some retard comes along and does a spectacular job of making it that much worse. 

This complete and total toolbox decided that his guns weren't enough to "take down the government," no!! He decided he needed some grenades, land mines, and RPGs to accomplish his goal.  Personally, I think he was more of a keyboard commando type, but the FBI isn't so forgiving.

This is EXACTLY the type of incident the fucking antis love to use against us, not that we have much in the way of rights left here in Cali.  Hell, he's probably one of the reasons we lost open carry, considering some years back he was thrown out of a Best Buy while wearing a gun and BODY ARMOR.

Seriously, what the fuck? He actually had body armor complete with chicken plate in public.  Yea, that's a GREAT way to normalize open carry here in Cali.  If you're going to open carry, as much better bloggers than I have said, don't be an asshole.

Well, it looks like he'll lose his rights and be doing quite some time.  Good riddance for the rest of us, but I just wonder how many more fucking retards like him are hiding under the rocks in this fucking state?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What's been going on this last week or 2....

Last Saturday at 12:30am, my Dad had a bit of a heart attack.  It had been coming up on him for quite a while, given his labored breathing and the weakness that had been hitting him, but he's of the school of thought "I ain't going to a fucking doctor unless I'm damned nearly dead!"

He very nearly was.  He was rushed to the hospital, where he gave them a bit of a problem (he wasn't really cooperating well,) so they tranquilized him.  Probably a bit too much, in retrospect.  Upon closer examination, it was found he was suffering kidney failure, which totally contributed to his heart problem.  He very literally was colored as grey as his beard.

After a few days in the hospital, he was set up for dialysis (which he originally wasn't going to do, but we wound up kinda emotionally blackmailing him with his grand daughter) and so far is handling it.  He's not liking the kidney / cardiac diet a whole helluva lot, but what the hell?

More to come later....

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Some good news for gun owners for once!

HR822 passed the house and is now on the way to the senate. For those that don't know, HR822 is the National Reciprocity bill that would allow concealed handgun permits to be valid in all states (with a few caveats, but it's a start!)
Even if it fails, at least it's not being dismissed out of hand.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What the fuck is wrong with these "Occupy X" retards?

Wait, I take that shit back. Retards can't help how they are and they don't tend to destroy shit for kicks.
I Just saw on the local news a report about some fucking Occutards being arrested multiple times. WTF? Throw the motherfuckers under the jail, not for the protests, but for the resisting arrest and vandalism.
I'm no fan of Wall Street, but you Occutards won't change anything for the better by tearing shit up and pissing off the cops.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Government strikes again

I know I'm a little late to the party, but I still had to come anyway.  What the hell is WRONG with this state?  Why the bloody fuck did they think outlawing our already neutered open carry of firearms was a good idea?  Nobody's been shot with those unloaded guns.  The worst thing to happen was some namby-pamby wusses got their panties in a bunch over an EEEEEVIL gun.

Fuck those people, and fuck the state govt.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dumbass moves

A certain relative of mine made such a decision.  My niece whom I hadn't seen since my high school years had recently been contacted, and had been forced to move in with her mom, my sister.  She'd brought her worthless sack of shit boyfriend along, so things got extra special right from the get-go.

They'd been there a week, she with the demanding things, he with the not trying to find work and yelling about things he didn't like.  Needless to say, my sister's husband didn't like this shit at all.

Things came to a head when my youngest niece started shitting and pissing in her own bedroom for fear of being screamed at for using the bathroom.  She'd been jumped numerous times for this, so she either pissed/shit in her own room or outside.

Needless to say, her parents (my sis and BIL) decided to 86 the problem.  The boyfriend called CPS and said there were issues with the house.  CPS found nothing noteworthy and then said they'd do a background check.  Duane, (the boyfriend) suddenly decided they had to be somewhere else.

They both wound up moving out to seperate places.  I wish my niece the best of luck.  Her boyfriend can lip strangle my cock and die in a fire.

Friday, September 30, 2011

The good stuff

There's a certain kind of satisfaction with ending a week that's had plenty of work, and that has gone fairly well.  A satisfaction that I'm feeling right now, as I drink my beer and blog. 

More to come shortly.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Random bullshit

Ugh, this has just been one of THOSE months.  Next month, I turn 34.  Fuck, I'm getting old.

(Just kidding, don't hit!)  I suppose getting old really does beat the alternative.

What else... well, there's drama with my sister and her houseguests (her 2nd oldest daughter and that waste of oxygen she has for a boyfriend. )  They're getting kicked out this week, and apparently they're whining and crying about it.  Here's a hint folks: It's called a job.  Get one.  Then nobody can kick you out of a place you rent or own without cause. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Thank god that's over.

I just got done with Jury duty.  Man, what a pain in the ass.  At least no one can say I didn't do my duty.

Stupidly, they put me on a home invasion case.  Seeing as I survived one almost 5 years ago, it wasn't like I could honestly judge this case and keep a good conscience, so I got kicked loose.  Shortly thereafter, the JC dismissed us all.

Hopefully, they'll lose my damned name.

Friday, August 19, 2011


I was recently listening to an episode of Vicious Circle which reminded me of old video games I used to play back in the day.  They were discussing battle toads and I suddenly flashed back to the Game Boy version of that game.  Holy shit, what a fucking exercise in cruelty.  You'd survive (Note I don't say PROGRESS) a few levels before being mercilessly smacked the fuck down.  Good times.

Mario Land was another game boy game I played the everloving shit out of.  The graphics weren't anything to write home about, but the gameplay was mostly classic mario (with a few fucked up spots, like shitty "landing" detection.. you'd jump on a block but fall through the edge of it,)

Mario Land 2 and Wario land fixed these problems.

There were also several entries from the Final Fantasy universe for the Game Boy.  I played (and enjoyed) them all, but they did seem to get much easier as the numbers progressed.  The last one (IIRC) was Final Fantasy Adventure, which while much like Zelda and awesome, wasn't all that challenging.

I look at many of the games out today and while the graphics and sound are awesome, something seems to be lacking in the game play department.  It may be that I'm over 30 and turning into an old curmudgeonly motherfucker, though.

Oh well.

It's been a while....

...not but a few hours ago, I was in a friends car when we got rear-ended by a mexican girl.  Said girl promptly hit the gas pedal and ran off around the corner in a half-assed attempt to escape.  She then stopped at her workplace, apparently thinking she was safe.  Said moron was rather surprised to see us come rolling up on her moments later, informing her that we were calling the cops.  A male mexican cop rolled up and gently suggested that we let the whole thing go.  My friend, noting that the damage to his car amounted to scratches on his bumper (his car was an older model Ford) relented.  The girl didn't even have a drivers license, but the cop let her mom come and get her.  No ticket, no arrest, nothing.

Oh well, at least her crumpled fender will be pretty expensive to fix.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Holy shit, Norway just had it's 9/11

As of this time, at least 80 people are confirmed dead in Norway, after a bomb blast and a mass shooting rampage.  The whoreson who did the shooting dressed as a cop, and proceeded to lure over the kids he was in the process of murdering, before opening fire on them.  Kids over there are taught cops are GOOD guys, like they are in most western societies.  Unfortunately, this was very much a wolf in sheepdog's clothing.

The bastard was taken alive.  It's unfortunate that Norway doesn't have a death penalty. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

More ruminations...

What to discuss..... Caycee Anthony's acquittal?  It's pretty obvious to most folks that she's guilty, but the DA in that case failed to prove it's case satisfactory.  After all, when the death penalty is on the table, there's no room for cutting corners.  While some may think stringing the bitch up would be appropriate, I have to agree with my friend Dale:  She may deserve it in some ways, but this IS a nation of laws, not lynch mobs.

The nutjob who shot up a bunch of folks (as well as 2 ex-GFs) there in Michigan comes to mind as well.  Rodrick Shonte Dantzler took it into his pointy little head to go off kilter and shoot up his aforementioned exes, as well as their families, INCLUDING HIS OWN 12 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER.  I'd say THAT would be an interesting trial, but the shitbag saved the state of Michigan the cost when he put a bullet in his own head.  The bastard had a history of threatening women, so it's not like this was a surprise.

As for me, I'm still around.  Haven't had much to write about lately, nothing really jumped out.  There'll be more later, that I can promise.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Loki has crossed the rainbow bridge

I know it's probably considered unmanly to be sad over a cat dying, but Loki was definitely a special little guy.  He was the kind of cat that basically forced his way into your heart (claws first, if acting cute didn't do the job) and stayed there.

He got sick not too long ago, he wouldn't eat or drink, and basically withered.  The same day he died, he seemed to recover massively... this concerned me, as I know that lots of animals will do this.  Later that afternoon, he died.

It's odd getting up in the mornings and not being tripped hello, only to look down and see his clearly amused blue eyes looking back up at me.  He was an awesome cat and will be sorely missed. :(

Friday, June 10, 2011

Some days....

.....things go remarkably well.  This day started out as such, and ended in a rather frustrating incident.  What a pain in my ass.

More to follow, as time (and other stuff) permits.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Simple Consideration Part 2

Take a good look, folks.  See that?  That, my friends, is a pickup truck, parked in a handicapped spot, without a placard or plate.  Not only is this blatant fuckery, the truly observant will note the right rear wheel which is now blocking the fucking wheelchair ramp.  A wheelchair ramp on which I saw an old man fall because the ramp isn't the safest or easiest in the world to navigate anyway when it's clear.  Having a monosynaptic mouth-breathing incosiderate douchenozzle fuckwhistle parking his shitbagmobile in such a manner as to cause it to be unusable is just the icing on the cake.  To the owner of this pickup, I can only say FUCK YOU.  I hope you die in a fire, you stupid inconsiderate moron.  Or better yet, I hope you wind up in a wheelchair yourself.  Maybe then you'll understand just how hard it is to fucking navigate around a parking lot when there ISN'T assholes fucking it up out of sheer laziness.

God, I fucking hate people sometimes.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Good job, California

Really, only geniuses of an extremely high level of intellect could possibly conceive of such a daring plan as to ban open carry here in California.  Clearly, public safety is threatened by those unloaded weapons strapped to people's hips.  After all, someone might catch their death of a fright!!!  Or someone might even get bludgeoned with an empty gun!

What's more, gang bangers are clearly going to take the hint here and stop doing drive-by shootings and such, since our fair state is getting soooooo tough on gun crime.

Next up: Knife control.  Let's ban sharp and pointy things.  It's for the children.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Motherless son-of-a-BITCH

Microsoft bought Skype.  Yea, you read that right, they bought if it didn't have enough problems or wasn't big enough.  Now, it'll take up 400% more hard drive space and RAM, mark my words.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Had some connection problems....

...but they're fixed, mostly...for now.

In any case, I'm happy to hear the news that Bin Liner got sent off to his just reward, and his cronies are foaming at the mouth over his loss.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The continuing kitteh saga.

Oh god, here we go again.

Where the hell did these little guys come from?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

One helluva Week

This last week has been hell, what with my mom winding up going to the ER with serious breathing problems, and all.  Fortunately, they figured out it was because of the pollen and crap in the air causing a serious allergic reaction, and not her heart as originally feared. 

Here's hoping this upcoming week will be more merciful..... Please?

The great kitteh drama

Well, not too long ago I found the following denizens outside my domicile:

These cute little guys were littered by the mother, a cat I called Mean Cat.  Yes, I use the past tense, because I found Mean Cat dead on my front lawn, and her kittens had been moved by her to my recycling can in my back yard.

Mean Cat is in the middle frame.

So, I was stuck with 5 kittens with a dead mother and no real way for me to take care of them.  Fortunately for them, there was another female who'd lost her only kitten around, one I call Snowflake.

She's taken 3 of them, and I think another feral female around here got the other 2.  I'll keep ya'll apprised as soon as I know something else.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Simple Consideration

...seems to be something that is becoming more and more rare these days.  What the hell is it with people?
Today, I was at the store to pick up a few things I needed and turned down a certain isle.  Blocking the aisle was an alleged woman with enough kids to field her own baseball team, none of them were being watched.  I had to pretty much slam on the brakes to keep from greasing my shopping cart's crappy wheels with Greasy Crotch Dumpling Ooze.  Said "woman" then turned and glared hatefully at my white ass simply because I was apparently invading her personal space some 8 feet away from her.  To be fair, I think she needed quite a bit of personal space, considering her size (Ok, I know...low hanging fruit... )

I said "excuse me," and waited for her to move her cart so I could grab the items I needed and GTFO.  She then sniffs kind of disdainfully at me, and turns back to her browsing, just ignoring me, while her brats ran rampant.  This, as Chibiangi knows, is one of the fastest ways to piss me off.  Seriously, you're going to get bitchy with me for attempting to go down an aisle you're occupying?  Common courtesy says if someone's transiting an aisle you're in, and you're not ready to leave quite yet, move either your own ass, or your cart out of the fucking way!
It certainly does not say "Glare hatefully and then ignore the requester as well as your own screaming brats. "

The cherry on top of the shit sundae?  I wound up in line BEHIND this woman.  In a store where you have to unload your own cart.  Needless to say, it took me a helluva long time before I got to check out.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ruminations and Philosophy

I was just reading an article about how some scientists may have found evidence of an earlier universe, and this kind of sparked my thoughts.  What was the nature of this theoretical universe?  Is the Cycle of Time seen in the Wheel of Time and nBSG universes a real thing?  Was there another universe, brimming with life and potential way back in some unspeakably long ago age?
What happened?  Especially to any sophonts that existed there?

And what will be the fate of this universe?

Food for an idle Sunday's thoughts, folks.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Sense of Entitlement

Certain people who recently occupied a relatives house certainly fit this description quite well.  These fine figures of humanity not only managed to force said relative to have to remodel their house, they've apparently done so to multiple dwellings that they have occupied in the past.  Why did they choose to do such things?  Was it drugs?

Perhaps drugs were partly to blame, but the sense of entitlement is definitely a major figure in their patterns of behavior.  These people would keep a place for a while, start getting slack on paying the rent and whatnot, and then when they got evicted, they'd get angry and start inflicting damage to the property.  Said people would then vacate while blaming other parties for the damage, and then proceed to defame their previous landlord in an attempt to hide their own perfidy.

Now, I'm not sure how said people can blame someone else on their 3 daughter's shitty diapers being piled on the floor, the broken window, the broken sliding glass door, and such.  But given that they were evicted and the damage suddenly happened, I'm sure they'll think of something.

If I'm allowed, more will be posted on this, as well as pictures of the damage.

I know it's kinda all linky - no thinky

But THIS is frickin' cool.

Rain, Rain, Go the f*** away!

Seriously, the next person who bitches about not enough rain in my presence is gonna get a boot to the head.  Holy CRAP am I sick of all of this rain.  My backyard looks like a jungle out there, and I'm half afraid to go out there for fear of running into a lost troop of Japanese soldiers who don't know WW2 is over.

Then there's the inevitable disruption to services around here, namely roads, sewers, and sometimes power.  I for one would like my sewer to never back up again, thank you very much.  Not to mention the power thing.

Oh well, I guess the upside to this is my water bill should go down.  Oh won't.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Weeks after the incident in Japan....

....and we're still not getting a straight story.  Anyone else getting a bad feeling over this?

What a hell of a week.

Stayed quite busy, which is usually a good thing.  There were a couple of hitches here and there, but things seemed to work out fairly well.  I know I haven't been posting enough to this thing, but shit happens.

There's stuff I want to post here, but I just can't make it work in text form.  It comes out awesome in my mind but when it comes time to type it, it gets completely buttfucked.  Oh well, maybe sometime.

April Fools

Wow, I'll be so glad when this day is over.  Call me a stick in the mud, but the retardedness of the jokes people are trying today (IRL, on TV, and on the net) is just godsmackingly awful.

More to come in a bit.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Jesus fuck on a pogoing dildo!

Fucking Microsoft.  Today, I had to upgrade a Windows Vista Home Premium machine to Windows 7 Professional.  Microsoft says that you can upgrade from any version of Vista to Windows 7 pro and above.  They're fucking liars.  The installer starts, wastes a metric fuckton of time, and then promptly tells you to go fuck yourself.  Fucking bunch of money-grubbing wankers.  And for the cherry on top of the shit sundae, the fucking email won't import over directly either, or even indirectly.  The user of said machine can't remember their fucking pop3 password to save their life, so that one's on hold until they finally come up with it.

My idea of a smooth upgrade these days is just buying a new fucking computer.  Fuck Microsoft up the ass with a running chainsaw.

Police Dumbassery

Cops shoots self in ass and border patrol agent

Good one, Officer Barbrady.  Stick with the donut shops, you fucktard.

Congressional hearings on Muslims upsetting to Muslims. Who gives a shit?

Seriously, to any Muslims that may read this:  Tough shit.  We've been catching shit from you guys since the Carter days over our support of Isreal.  We've also been pretty much paying for your entirely civilization to flourish over the last 50 years or so, so I wouldn't bitch too much.  After all, when that oil runs out, what will you all do then?  Maybe you can eat those golden minarets you guys keep building over there.

Back to Congress.  Rep. Honda of California seems to believe we shouldn't be focusing on a religious group, because that's like, a violation of their first amendment rights.  Yea, well if a good chunk of that group wasn't actively trying to ruin our shit for us, you might have a point.  I'm not saying every Muslim is a bad person, but honestly, how the fuck do you tell the difference?

It's especially damning whenever the dumb sons of bitches push for Sharia law, or do shit like beheading his wife.  If you folks want to be seen as just people and not threats, stop pushing for sharia law, building mosques at ground zero (a traditional thing Muslims do at sites of great victories,) and the destruction of the basic American way of life.  I sure as fuck don't want our women subjected to the stupid bullshit Muslim women generally get subjected to, like female circumcision.  Seriously, guys?  If your excuse for doing shit like that is "sp they won't derive pleasure from it and feel the need to wander" then you need to reevaluate your abilities in the sack.  If you can't get the job done in the sack, what the hell kind of men are you?  Remember, women aren't camels, they have needs too.

Not that you care about anything but the demands of your so-called god.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Near Misses Fuckery and the State of my Sanity

Holy SHIT today was literally one of those days in which literally nothing went right.  Right from the first step out my front door, everything went completely fucking haywire.  Starting from the drive downtown (in which we (my dad and I) almost got smacked at least 3 times (I stopped counting after the 3rd near miss,) we hit every single fucking red light, and when he finally got to his bank, the drive through was closed.  My dad is 75 years old, and on a walker, so walking inside the bank is a bit of a problem for him, but he did it anyway.  Needless to say, THAT actually went fairly smoothly, as did the other errands I went with him on.  When it got around to time to do my own things today, everything went south.  I mean, really really REALLY fucking south.  We're talking people at the south pole would be like "How the shit can you get more south than us?"  It was certainly pure southness of the south.  You can't get more south than this day was.
Let's start off.  First job, a simple OS reinstall on a local business' server.  Simple, one might say?  Oh, certainly!  It's a pity said business was using a fucking pirated copy of Windows Server 2003, though.  Needless to say, I didn't exactly get THAT one done, even despite the fucking owner hassling me.  I told the dude that I could NOT install unlicensed software, lest I lose my certs, or come to think of it, possibly jail time.  Fuck that guy with a running chainsaw sideways.

Well, on the way to job #2, a local residence.  Almost got hit twice more, by fuckwhistles who were too busy playing with their phones to you know, FUCKING DRIVE.  Seriously, folks? If you're going to drive, put the fucking phone down and IGNORE IT.  If you're gonna text, email, facebook, or look up porn THEN PULL THE FUCK OVER.  I'm REALLY seriously tired of counting bugs in people's front grills while they happily yack away on their mobile device of choice insipidly. 
Job #2 was one of those fucking people who INSIST on looking over your shoulder every step of the way AND TELLING YOU HOW TO DO YOUR JOB.  Seriously, motherfucker, if you know how to fix your shit so well, then WHY IN THE BLOODY DILDO FUCKING HELL DID YOU CALL ME?!?!?!?
What's more, when you're full of shit and the technician tells you what the problem is, and proceeds to fix it, DON'T talk to someone on your phone about how "That guy's wrong, I know what's up, bla bla bla. " - ESPECIALLY when you're full of shit.

Job 3, the last one.  The one I just fucking finished.... I'm not going to discuss that job.  Ever.  Nor am I going to reveal where the bodies are hidden anything about it.

GRAAAAH.  I need a fucking drink.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Fleecing of California

Wow.  Saw on the news last night (as I write this) that PG&E is planning to raise rates here in California yet again, for "technological upgrades."  Really?  What sort of
upgrades are we talking about, PG&E?  You guys need bigger flat screen LED TVs?  Or maybe bigger stereos?  Perhaps you'd like some brand new computers so you can play the
latest games on them?  Or maybe an X-Box with a Kinect or a PS3? Or are your old nipple clamps and electrodes finally worn out?
Because it's a damned cinch you're not talking about upgrading anything to do with our service.   Or are you going to trot out those fucking smartmeters again?  I seem to recall
this last year was definitely a banner year for pimping those things out.  You bragged about how it would keep prices down, the consumer would be able to watch their own
power usage and act accordingly, and you'd be able to detect and fix problems quicker.  Unfortunately for the consumer, the "keep prices down" bit has been shown to be pretty
much untrue.  Witness the number of people who suddenly had a marked increase in their monthly bills after installing the fucking things, without a commensurate increase in
their own power usage.  Good Job, fellows.  That's just the sort of forward looking service we're looking for in a power company.  What's next, are you going to come over and
fuck us in the ass and then charge us for the lube?

Now, let's assume the "technological upgrades" bit is true.  What upgrades would they be referring to?  Might it not be a good idea to distribute something (a letter, pamphlet, ANYTHING) listing the planned improvements to our services?  After all, if I know that I'm actually going to be getting better service for a higher rate, I might not be as
utterly pissed off over the increase.  But charging me extra and listing it as something as opaque as "technological upgrades" isn't good enough.  If you're going to jack the state's rates up, then at least have the balls to tell us why.  Even if it's profiteering, I'm more inclined to respect an honest crook than a dishonest one.  It's not like
we of this state have a fucking choice, now is it?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pirates of the Somali Coast

So, apparently another American ship has been taken by these douchenozzle pirates.  It's a yacht that had 4 people on board, and it has vanished as of this posting.

Folks, why the fuck is anyone paying these somali fuckers any money for ransom?  Why aren't we just blowing the shit out of anything that looks like it can hold water anywhere near a somali port or dock?

We really need to either issue Letters of Marque and Reprisal or go back to the way piracy was originally handled.  Do you know why it stopped? It stopped because it became too expensive in lives and material for the pirates to continue, not to mention the fact that if you got caught with pirate booty, you could pretty much expect the noose for your trouble.

When we find this yacht, if the folks on board are still alive, send in the SEALS, kill every pirate on board, and dump the fucking corpses out of a plane over Mogadishu along with flyers explaining  what happened and why.

I'm tired of hearing about how "they have no choice but to commit piracy / torture hostages / threaten lives."

Bullshit.  It's easier to steal than it is to build your own.  Enough paying Danegeld to the Danes.

Cutting to the quick

...or so our government seems to be attempting.  It's a pity that all the bullshit they've preached about cutting taxes and entitlements is just that: Bullshit.  What's going to happen is a bunch of fairly worthy programs are going to get the fuck cut out of them, some not-so-worthy programs will get the same treatment, and complete bullshit programs are going to remain going stronger than ever.

If you look too closely, you'll see the bullshit programs are those that are closest linked to the congresscritter of a given state in most cases.  They'll do some stuff to make most of the voting public think they're trying to do what's right, but in the end they're just lining their own pockets.

Anyone who thinks different is pretty much deluding themselves at this point.

Domestic Dumbassery

Folks, if you're having a bit of a tiff with your significant other, the inside of a McDonalds alleged restaurant isn't the place to have it, especially when weapon use is threatened....

Just sayin'.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Every American Reading this...

.....Got your butter/AstroGlide/KY/Axle grease out?  Yup, it's that time of year again, TAX season.

God, I hate this shit.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pop Culturitis

Oh god, when will the hurting stop?  Who the HELL decided bringing in 40 million Japanese Anime shows which are virtual carbon copies of each other was a good idea?

Seriously, do we really need more shit like Yu Gi Oh: Dueling off a Walker-mounted Dueling disk?  Or Bleach:  More exposition about bullshit attacks while wearing wildly unlikely clothing or hairstyles?

I was just sitting here at home when I saw a commercial for yet another stupid Anime TV show to be shown on saturday morning cartoons.  There's pretty much no difference from the last show they advertised some time back, just different character names and different collectible gadgets they're marketing using the show.  When I was a kid, we did have this sort of thing going on (because seriously, can anyone *really* call Transformers and GI Joe art? ) but it wasn't quite the flood we have these days.  It's like they just stopped trying over there in Japan.  They might as well just stamp "Generic collectible Japanese poo" on the show & on whatever doodad they're offering and have done with it.

Then there's the usual spate of pop singers (Katy Perry, et al. )  Now the big thing is Christina Aguilera (sp?) fucking up on the national anthem.  While it was mildly surprising to me that she fucked it up (isn't she supposed to, I don't know, practice the fucking song first???) I am kinda surprised people are making such a huge deal out of it and getting all offended.  So, she's kinda a fucktard who can't be bothered to do her job correctly.  You folks who are getting all raged out over it should count your blessings, she could have autotuned the fucking thing.

While we're on the subject, what the fuck is the big deal about the superbowl?  The only reason I ever went to any superbowl parties was for the booze and junkfood, I really didn't give a fuck about the game.  I'm fairly sure that's the main attraction for most other folks, but I could be wrong.  Some will say "Oh, it's the big game," but they'll look at you stupidly when you point out that sports like baseball and basketball exist as well. 

Speaking of wrong, anyone reading this actually like that Twilight faggotry?  Seriously, what the hell is the attraction here?  Some dumbass shit-for-brains teeny bopper getting her ass tapped by some 200 year old pedo vampire who happens to look like he's 17?  Other than the logistical questions posed by sex with a vampire, (How does that work, anyway?  His heart isn't beating, so how does his dick get hard?  Does he splint that puppy with an ice cream stick or something? ) why the hell would some teeny bopper girl want to have sex with what is essentially a monster? What happens when she gets a little older and gains a little more perspective?  Oh wait, I forgot, it's written by some dimwitted hack of a writer with less talent than I have in the tip of my cock, so actually trying to apply logic and known human behavior to these characters is pointless.  My bad.

The really creepy thing for me is all these TwiMoms.  The ones who are all batshit crazy for the character Edward(?) .. the fuckin' vampire pedo dude.  Anyhoo, they're virtually ready to bone down on the actor and they seem to see nothing wrong with it.  I wonder if they'd see it that way if it were a bunch of 40 something year old guys wanting to screw a young teenage girl?

And finally, to wrap up this rant, I'd just like to send out a big FUCK YOU to KRZR.  Thanks, guys, for being the only metal station in the valley for like 20 years.  It's too bad you guys pussied out and went totally subscriber based.  Yea, I know, it's probably a business decision, but KRZR never has been any good at adopting newer technologies (witness their website... oh wait, you CAN'T, they fucked that up too. )

Now, I'm stuck listening to a fucking alternative station which is making some sorry ass attempt to play metal music once in a while to offset the complete fail that is modern alternative music.  Jesus fucking christ, people actually pay money for this bullshit?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ancient Databases

I can't speak too heavily of what my current "project" is, but I can say this:

It's granddaddy is from 1988, the last serious revision was 1991, and I am tasked to convert it to a modern SQL database.  Did I mention a huge chunk of the database file appears to be corrupt?

I got a week to see if this task is do-able by me.  Wish me luck, folks.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Things which piss me off.

Programs that require an internet connection in order to access the help "feature."
Seriously, what the fuck is with coders who write such shit?  Winamp, I'm looking right at you.  What the fuck makes them think you'll have a connection 24/7? Especially if you're using a laptop.  Not including a help file is just bullshit

Drivers / App installers that again, require the fucking internet to install.
I'd rather download the installer package ONCE, thank you.  Just gimme the
whole package in one fell swoop.  The days of needing a installer to cherry
pick what features to install (so as to save time downloading) are pretty
much done for most folks.  Gimme the option to download the whole damned
thing, that way I can back up the installer and not have to fuck with
finding and downloading it again.

Programs that require that you find/download some obscure fucking .DLL or control.

Programs that automatically add themselves to windows's startup routines, so you get the 'joy' of waiting for the fucking things to load after you log onto windows.....especially when those programs aren't used every time.  One example of such a program is Winamp.  There's also Steam (for games and such) and things like Bittorrent and Emule.  You know what, coders?  If I want your fucking software running all the time, it's trivial for me to get it to do so.  Defaulting to 'start with Windows' is plain fucking bullshit.

Programs that grab practically every file association ever, and then run a shitload slower than the software you were formerly using.  Quicktime, I'm looking at you.


People who post stupid shit on places like Youtube (mostly heavily edited, pointless waste of time videos. )
People who rip off other people's ideas for videos and whatnot.  Seriously, grow the fuck up.  If you can't come up with your own ideas, then fuck off.
Emo people who whine about how unfair life is on the internet and how horrible it is to get old and whatnot.

Seriously, what the fuck are you smoking?  Odds are, since you've got the ability to whine about your bullshit on the internet, your life is a helluva lot better than most other people on this planet.  You have access to:

The internet
Running (hot and cold) water
non-contaminated food (and a good variety thereof)
actual police protection without the use of bribes to ensure your own safety.

Sitting there whinging about how life treats you like shit is just absurd, especially considering the horrors other people in the world routinely deal with.  Remember the folks in New Orleans after Katrina?  Remember the folks in Darfur?  Now those are people who could whine about shit all day long and you'd just have to shut the fuck up... because THOSE are folks who got a shitty break in life.

Gangsta wannabes.   Folks, I know real gangsters... the idea that anyone would want to emulate their lifestyles is just insane.  You basically can count the number of years you're likely to survive real gangbanging on the fingers of one hand...and you'll probably have a few fingers left over.  There's all kinds of things that can happen to you as a gangster.  The idea that rich/well off suburbanite teenage white kids actually wanna play at being thugs like this just blows my fucking mind.
Get a clue, you little fucktards.  You think it's cool because some dumbass rap artists sing about 'poppin' caps' and all that horseshit?  It sure as hell wouldn't be so cool if you got your dumb ass shot for infringing on some other gangs territory.
Of course, the ones who DO get shot up and survive try to play it off like they're so hardcore that they survived it, and then go back to the same old shit again... Fucking morons.

Friday, January 28, 2011

For those that aren't familiar with them...

This is Plummet

...And this little ball of fury is Loki.

As you can see, the attitudes of the 2 furballs are quite different.

Getting Old Gracefully

Now, I'm not old (at the ripe old age of 33) as one would normally reckon such things, but I am noticing certain things.  The way my face has changed a bit, I'm not quite as flexible as I used to be, shit like that.

But you know what?  An old fellow I'd met in a bar said the best thing I ever heard in regards to aging:  "Every gray hair is a near-miss."  For those that just went "Huh?" that refers to experience.  Guys (and some gals) in their 20s will do incredibly stupid shit (Trust me, I KNOW this.  Firsthand. ) and not think anything of it.  A decade or two down the line, they'll be doing like I am now and wondering WTF they were thinking at the time.

But stupidity in ones crazier days isn't the point of this (Hey, more blogfodder later!)

I've noticed many people whom attempt to hide the ravages of time on their person.  These folks do things like dye their hair, get facelifts/botox, or cake on the makeup.  The problem with these approaches is the fact that instead of appearing younger, these folks tend to appear embalmed or fake.  I knew an 80 year old woman who constantly kept her hair dyed jet black and caked on the makeup like crazy.  Didn't do a damned thing for the liverspots and the collapsed neck, but she apparently thought it made her look younger.  I just thought it was kind of sad, myself.  People waste millions of dollars every year in a futile attempt to forestall that which cannot be forestalled.  It truly is just sad.

As for me, to hell with that.  Every gray hair *IS* a near miss.  I've survived violence, disease, and accidents all this time and I'm damned proud of it.  I'm pretty lucky to actually be this damned old, why would I want to hide it?  You can't make time go backwards or stop it, so why try? Why worry about it?  Just age gracefully and fuck anyone who doesn't like it.  Denying the fact that time marches on is denying reality, and I for one am not going to fall to such delusions.

But, hey folks, it's your money.  Now, I'm off to invest in Oil of Olay stock...

Think of it as evolution in action

Distracted driving.  We all know someone who just can't seem to put the phone down long enough to take a shit, much less drive or walk.  These folks literally can't stop texting/talking/facebooking long enough to get to where they're going, so they wind up causing problems for those of us who DON'T have that particular monkey on our back. 

Some years back, me and a friend were walking home from a store after a beer run, and we were walking behind a rather attractive young woman wearing tight, revealing jeans.  My friend started commenting quietly (at first) on how she was so busy yakking on the phone, she never noticed the two guys right behind her.  He got louder and more suggestive as to what sort of activities could occur, simply to see if he could get any response out of her.  We finally wound up passing her up (she was pretty much blocking the sidewalk due to bushes and such growing right next to it, so it was either sidewalk or the street,) and she appeared quite startled by out 'sudden' appearence. 

Had we have actually been guys who were contemplating bad things for her, she would never have had a chance to respond in time before she would have been totally within the attacker/attackers power.  Oh, you might say she would have yelled out over the phone for help, but how hard is it to take a phone from a surprised person and shut it off or destroy it?  Even if she called out for help, who could possibly do anything in time to save her from a particularly bad incident?

Given the way these devices have propagated throughout society, I suspect incidents like this happen all the time, and not always with such benign results.  Hopefully, the young woman in question learned something that day about keeping ones eyes and ears open when out on the streets, rather than be absorbed in whatever is going on with her phone.

It's not just crime that poses a threat for those who are constantly obsessing over their mobile devices, normal everyday hazards are taking a toll.  Just on the news as of this writing, I've heard of a man who apparently was backed over by a large truck because he had his iPod turned up too loud to hear the warning beeper.  I've also seen men and women both step out into the street while texting/talking on the phone without looking around first.  This sort of behaviour would normally not be conducive to passing on ones genes, but these same people seem to be hauling around a fuckton of crotch dumplings.

Seriously, people?  I've said it before on other venues, I'll say it here and add something to it: Hang up and drive.  Hang up and walk.  Do your texting/talking when you're in a safe place.  A safe place is not defined as "the middle of the fucking road," you collosal fucktards.

Brushing Loki

Brushing Loki

Given that he's a longhaired mixed breed (long haired alley cat?) Loki requires a fair amount of brushing.  Plummet, his mother, does not seem to mind this at all, she seems to enjoy it.  Loki, however is a moody little bastard at times, and at brushing times it's like rolling dice.  One never knows when snakeeyes is going to come up.

A typical Brushing Loki scene:

Me: Alright, fuzzball, c'mere.
Loki:  (Translated from body language, sounds, ear positions, and looks) Hell with that, I got some prime sleepin' to be doin'.
Me: I'm not giving you any choice here, bub.  I'm the top of the food chain.  So, you're coming with me.  *grabs Loki*
Loki: Alright, you're either gonna let me go or I'mma hafta fuck you up.
Me: This won't take long, you little shit.  *Commences brushing, sometimes he'll relent and even enjoy it... not this last time *
Loki: Converting to Furry Hand Grenade mode in 5...4...3...2...1...
Me: Holy shit! I'm bigger than you, dammit, and you're gonna get brushed!  No matter how many transfusions it requires!
Loki: You didn't learn your lesson? Ok, time to go to Furry Nuke mode in 5...4...3...2...1.

Needless to say, his little ass got brushed.... Anyone reading this have the blood type O-?  I think I could use a top off....

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New beginnings

Well, this is my inaugural post to my new blog.  The old digs at Myspace were just too much of a pain in the ass to deal with, and Facebook certainly is lacking in the blog department, so here we are.

The titile "New Beginnings" does not refer to just changing web addresses, it's kind of a philosophical new beginning, of leaving certain aspects of ones past behind...but not of forgetting them.  No one can ever be entirely free of the past, since to lose ones past is in a real sense to lose oneself.  One is made of the experiences they've survived in the past, and hopefully, one has learned to avoid the rather more unpleasant ones.

Enough with the pretentious bullshit, let's get on with the interesting stuff, shall we?