Monthly Archives: March 2007

RGX Girl – Rachel Specter

Rachel Specter, aka RGX Bodyspray Girl makes me want to go to the store and buy it right now. :mrgreen: Apparently she will be on a new Comedy Central show Not Another High School Show. [tags]racher specter, rgx, rgx bodyspray, … Continue reading

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Vista Experience Revisited

This cracked me up: comic © control alt delete I guess great minds think alike. :mrgreen: [tags]windows, vista, xp, pain, horrible, sucks[/tags]

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Lost: Nicky and Paulo were not in Pilot

Can I make one thing abundantly clear here? Nicky and Paulo were a dirty, disgusting retcon! They were not in the pilot episode! And the fact that some people claiming that Damon and Carlton “planned” for it since the first … Continue reading

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On the Proper Use of Wikipedia

I have this seeking suspicion that no one on this fucking internet knows how to use Wikipedia. So let me explain this to you people in few easy to understand points: Wikipedia is not a “source” – it is a … Continue reading

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Awk One Liners

I’ve been doing this stuff all day, so let me show you few nifty awk tricks. For these examples lets assume we have a tab delimited file with n columns and m rows. To take an average of each row … Continue reading

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Lost: Worst Episode Ever

Most Lost fans would agree that the last few episodes were top notch. Lost was getting back on track with interesting storyline, action, mystery and answers. They are back, we said! They really got the spark back, and the show … Continue reading

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Site Outage: Database Problems

If you visited this site in the last 2 hours you might have encountered the default wordpress database error message. My host was experiencing some issues tonight, and while the server where all my files live stayed up, the database … Continue reading

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Are you Googlable?

I just realized that not everyone has an online presence. For example, if you google me by either by my full name, or one of my online handles you will get bunch of hits. First of them are usually this … Continue reading

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Adding new column to a text file

The output of some of the tests I do in my research produces pages upon pages of log files detailing what is happening to my data. This was very useful during debugging, and now it just helps me to gather … Continue reading

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My New Stick

I bought a new memory stick. I kinda did it on a whim – I saw a tiny 2GB one on amazon for $14 so I just bought it. I got it in today, and it is actually even smaller … Continue reading

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The Free Solaris 10 DVD’s Came in the Mail Today

I posted about Sun offering to send you Solaris 10 DVD kit free of charge few weeks ago. Today I got the DVD’s in the mail: Awesome! Now if I only had a machine on which I could install it. … Continue reading

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Free Fully Hosted PHPBB Forums with no Ads

My brother plays Megalomania a lot. He wanted to create a private forum away from the official game forums where he and his group of friends and allies could discuss strategies, evil galaxy domination plots and etc. He didn’t want … Continue reading

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New Features for You!

I just added some new features for your convenience. I added “quicktags” to the comment form, so that you don’t have to type HTML in the box anymore. And you can easily post a link, without having to type out … Continue reading

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Congratulations to RIAA

I would like to congratulate RIAA on winning the 2007′s Worst Company in America Award. They have managed to beat Halliburton which is an incredible accomplishment right there. I wonder if they will finally get the message… Oh wait… I … Continue reading

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Exceuce me, can you take our picture?

Most of the simple digital photo cameras are essentially the same. They all have a lens that you point at your target, a viewing apparatus of some sort and a big button that needs to be pressed to take a … Continue reading

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Ispirational Unix Story

I found this [tag]story[/tag] during some random browsing. I think it was originally posted in comp.[tag]unix[/tag].[tag]admin[/tag] and archived from there. I found as part of a larger compilation of unix [tag]horror stories[/tag] gathered from [tag]Usenet[/tag]. It’s pretty amazing what to … Continue reading

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Hairless Monkey is Hairless

I found this one one of those random image sites some time ago, and I still can’t figure out what the fuck is it: author unknown I did some googling and I can’t find any info on any species of … Continue reading

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Make Your Active Tab in Firefox Stand Out

Here is my little pet peeve about Firefox tabs – with the the default theme it is sometimes hard to see which tab is currently active at a glance. The difference between normal and boldface tab title is just not … Continue reading

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If only people knew as much about their computers as they know about their cars…

I have this little dream. I wish that people would know as much about their computers as they know about their cars. Our lives would be so much better then. No more dumb support calls, no more dealing with clueless … Continue reading

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How not to commit fraud

My boss called me today with a Quickbooks question. Of course the fact that I’m not an accountant, I do not use Quickbooks, and that I have only a vague idea of what it is used for didn’t cross his … Continue reading

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History of Blogging

This cracked me up: found @ veronicabelmont.com What is it about cats that it makes people chronicle their every move? And this is by no means an internet phenomenon! Look at ancient Egyptians – they were nuts for these critters. … Continue reading

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Remove Stuck Jobs from the Printer Queue

Did you ever had a job on your printer queue that just couldn’t be deleted? I find that this happens quite frequently with shared network printers on Windows networks. This stuff can be a pain in the ass, so here … Continue reading

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Posting Twitter Updates via Curl

Here is how to post an update to twitter using just curl and nothing else. I guess you can use this if you are working on some headless unix machine that doesn’t have a proper browser… Of course a machine … Continue reading

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Spybot’s TeaTimer Broken since June 2005

If you ever used Spybot and it’s resident registry protection tool TeaTimer you know what I mean. If you didn’t let me illustrate it to you using a picture: image stolen from forums.spybot.info Do you see the problem here? And … Continue reading

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Absolut Hacker

I give Absolut vodka marketing department major props for making this: Seriously, I’m amazed they actually took the effort to make this like a unix prompt, and using actual unix commands (like cd, ls and sudo and mimicking their output) … Continue reading

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