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ROFL!!!

February 28, 2006 By: bio Category: General

According to the Clinton Foundation’s website, Bill Clinton is looking for some interns.

Pure comedy gold!

My favorite quotes from the page:

Hands-on experience: Interns have the responsibility of interacting directly with staff…”

“We are very proud that our staff now includes several past interns”

*tear*

I like Clinton, but OMG… that’s damn funny!

Oh… and they only use the word “oral” once when talking about communication skills (typically, they have “verbal” instead). I wonder why 🙂

Yet another reason I’m glad I left South Dakota

February 25, 2006 By: bio Category: General

While I wasn’t born there, I spent more of my youth in South Dakota than I did anywhere else. I left the town I was living in, Huron, two days before I turned 18 and never looked back (there wasn’t anything for me there).
I’m once again glad I left that two mule, olive pit of a state.

South Dakota is banning abortion under any circumstance.

Myself, I’m a Pro-Life Choice person. I dont agree with abortion when used as a form of birth control, but recognize that there are a number of situations where it might be in the best interest of those involved to have one. It’s a decision that can only be made by those whom it will effect. I also know that if it’s banned, abortions will still happen, but with no regulation to insure that they’re done correctly or safely. Simply put: women will still have the procedure, and many will die as a result.

With the legislation that South Dakota is putting forth, if someone is raped, and a pregnancy occurs, there will be no way to terminate the pregnancy. This means that under law, the rapist will become the father and will therefore have a fathers rights with the child.

WTF!

Also, under the law, a woman may not terminate a pregnancy, even if it may end her life.

WTF!! (part II)

Once again, the powers that be are setting aside your rights, and are instead are legislating their “values” on you (and their decision is totally based upon a religious belief, not on the well being of women, their right to make their own decisions, or with any thought about the children that might be born).

Simply put, a womans right to choose is being revoked. What’s next? Shall we remove their right to vote and make them cover themselves from head to foot when in public? Let just remove the separation between church and state while we’re at it.

It’s finally done

February 18, 2006 By: bio Category: General

For those who are following along… the pixelthugs.com domain (and all it’s subdomains) have been moved.

It only took 10 hours of OMFG!! hard work 🙂

If I host you, and you have an email address ending with pixelthugs.com, and you didn’t read the notice I had posted for the past month or so, and you can’t access your webmail, well… I’m going to beat you over the head with a large stick.

Your webmail login has changed, the address you use to access it has changed, hell… everything has changed.

I’m assuming you know how to get a hold of me, so if you can’t get in, let me know and I’ll get you the instructions.

Yes, I do hate computers

February 18, 2006 By: bio Category: General

Well… not really, but at times they frustrate the hell out of me.

Today is the day that the pixelthugs.com (and all of its sub-domains) get moved off of my box (woody) and onto the servers over at dreamhost.

I had made a backup of each sub-domain, dumped all the mySQL databases, and was in the process of transfering them off of my server so they could be uploaded to the new host.

That’s when the internal NIC on the firewall decided to be a complete bitch and give up the ghost.

So… I’ve spent the last hour trying to get it up again (I’ve messed with the settings, replaced the NIC with an identical one, etc), but it was to no avail. I still can’t get to the webserver from the outside world.

Fuck!

So… I’ve called in the big guns (aka: my friend Jess). He can still get to the firewall and will hopefully be able to figure out WTF is going on.

I’ve already transfered the DNS, so at least mail will start going the right direction (the accounts are all set up). Hopefully… we can get this thing working soon.

UPDATE: we got it working. Stupid thing!

Now, if I the power company could supply me with electricity that didn’t suddenly cut out in the middle of a huge upload to the new server, I’d be happy (I have a UPS on my server, but not on my workstations).

Ok… for the very last time!

February 17, 2006 By: bio Category: General

<soapbox>

So… you’ve gone and done somthing stupid online. Let me make a pre-emptive strike here and say it on the record:

No... I will not fix your computer!

I don’t care what you did to it, how spyware infested it may be, how many porn dialers you have installed (and your phone bill is crushing you), or how slow it’s gotten. It can erupt in a green ball of unholy fire with demons dancing on your monitor for all I care.

Remember when I helped set your machine up way back when? Remember that little chat we had about NOT TRUSTING attachments to email. Do you recall how I stressed how important this was?

I’m pretty sure we went over downloading and running files from websites too. While I’m sure that free porn viewer looked pretty damn spiffy on the web, it’s not my fault that the phone company wants several thousand dollars from you for all those charges to a Nigerian 1-900 number that your PC made.

Let us not forget when I attempted (in vain, apparently) to inform you that you’d need to maintain the computer, updating drivers, anti-virus, and most importantly, the damn OS itself! I told you that its not like a friggin’ coffee maker! You can’t just turn in on when you want to use it and forget about it the rest of the time.

You did this to yourself.

I’ve decided that I’m not your computer 911. Sure, I know a few things about them, but that’s because I sat down and read a book, did some research, figured it out. I certainly wasn’t born with this knowledge. It’s time that you did the same.

The way I see it, you have two choices: take some responsibility and do a little research to figure it out, or put the computer away and never EVER touch one again.

I’d prefer the later of the two.

</soapbox>

* Oh… and Tom… this isn’t directed at you (I will help you fix your router!).