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April 2004
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04.30
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The Letter V
18:48 in irk


14:49 < ch> VIRGINIA!
14:52 < @solios> VIVALDI
14:53 < ch> VITRUVIA.
14:59 < xeno> VIAGRA
15:00 < ch> VOLCANO
15:00 < xeno> VOLVO
15:01 < ch> VOLUPTUOUS
15:01 < xeno> VOCIFEROUS
15:01 < ch> VALENCIA
15:13 < @solios> VMS
15:13 < ch> VD
15:16 < xeno> VCR
15:16 < ch> VOLO-VIEW
15:23 < @solios> VHS
15:23 < ch> VLASIC
15:39 < @solios> VISUAL BASIC
15:40 < ch> VOODOO


Oof.
16:25 in news

blam.jpg

This is what happens when you run bzip2recover on a two gig .bz2 file that is sitting on the desktop.

* solios ++


Time
15:11 in irk


12:08 < solios> O_o
12:08 < solios> how do I make linux use NTP?
12:09 < solios> Fish thinks it's five hours ago.
12:09 < solios> :|
12:10 < mdxi> just use rdate
12:11 < solios> I just apt'ed it.
12:11 < solios> how do I use it? :P
12:11 < rjbs> click Start
12:11 < rjbs> then Programs
12:11 < rjbs> then Accessories
12:11 < rjbs> then System Tools
12:11 < solios> >_<
12:11 < rjbs> then rdate
12:11 < mdxi> 'sudo rdate some.time.server'
12:11 < rjbs> then ok, ok, ok, ok, ok
12:11 < solios> :o
12:11 < rjbs> then ok, ok, ok, ok, ok
12:11 < rjbs> then click "DO send error report to microsoft"


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04.29
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Because your dick isn't big enough.
02:24 in irk


23:05 < mdxi> "Avlimil is not a prescription drug. It is a gentle, non-prescription daily supplement shown to promote better blood flow and increased muscular relaxation for an improved libido and a healthier, more energetic sexual response."
23:05 < mdxi> it's herbs and vitamins in a very very slick package
23:05 < solios> yeah.
23:05 < mdxi> sliding in under FDA radar
23:05 < solios> coke does that too.
23:05 < @john> "it makes ya wet all fast and shit"
23:06 < mdxi> i don't think cocaine counts as a muscle relaxant
23:06 < mdxi> maybe hte other
23:06 < solios> heh.
23:06 < solios> apparently, cocaine is TEH AWESUM when applied to the hoohoo.
23:07 < @john> the herhoo or hehoo ?
23:07 < mdxi> the peener is ill-suited for substance absorption
23:07 < @john> mdxi, think straws
23:07 < @bda> uh.
23:07 < mdxi> i'd rather /not/ if possible
23:07 < solios> OW MY EAR
23:07 < @bda> ...ear?
23:08 < solios> < toast> BLAMMMO!
23:08 < solios> john: the herhoo.
23:08 < mdxi> Discover why more men are turning to Enzyte to help support firmer, fuller-feeling, better quality erections.
23:08 < mdxi> MY BONER NOW ISO-9000 CERTIFIED
23:08 < ejp> yeah, coke applied to the wang just numbs.
23:08 < mdxi> TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT BEGINS IN MY PANTS
23:09 < mdxi> ZERO DEFECTS, 100% ORGASMS
23:09 < solios> ejp: that's a good thing.
23:09 < solios> ejp: it means you last longer.
23:09 < solios> the wang rarely if ever goes limp while ACTUALLY IN USE.
23:10 < ejp> what about a slideshow of the IADP archives?
23:10 < mdxi> THERE IS NO 'I' IN "ROCK HARD MEGABONER"
23:10 < solios> that would do it.
23:11 < solios> fagbot: doot for mdxi's rock hard megaboner
23:11 < fagbot> THAT'S NOT A MILK YOU IDIOT
23:12 < mdxi> MISION STATEMENT: WE ENVISION OURSELVES PROVIDING ALL CUSTOMERS, INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL, THE BEST COCK EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE, WITH CONSISTENTLY HIGH QUALITY OF SERVICE LEVELS AND WORLD-CLASS EJACULATIONS (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL)


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04.28
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Debian
01:30 in irk


22:25 < @bda> 01:23 < @hachi> debian is nice, I wish they weren't so communist though
22:25 < @bda> #perl sucks.
22:25 < ejp> indeed
22:25 < mdxi> i pretty much agree.
22:26 < mdxi> the people running debian these days act very much like functionaries of the old Soviet state
22:26 < @bda> HY NAME IS DUMBFUCK AND MISSING TEH POINT IS MY JOB
22:26 < @bda> Eh?
22:26 < mdxi> doesn't matter what anyone MEANT or what anyone with common sense can SEE, matters what the WORDS ON THE PAPER SAY.
22:26 < @bda> Oh.
22:26 < @bda> Yeah.
22:26 < @bda> Change the damn words, then.
22:26 < @bda> Heh.
22:27 < @bda> It's nice there's a social contract, and I agree with it.
22:27 < mdxi> "We have to be FREE! FREE! FREE! I HAVE TO BE ABLE TO CHANGE ALL THE RFCS IF I WANT! OUT THEY GO!"
22:27 < @bda> But fuckin' christ, people, don't let it get in the way of doing work.
22:27 < solios> O_o
22:27 < mdxi> WHAT? I CAN'T CHANGE THE ETHERNET SPEC? OUT IT GOES!
22:27 < @bda> hahaha.
22:28 < mdxi> THIS IS ABSURD! THIS LICENSE FORBIDS ME THE RIGHT TO COMPLETELY REWRITE IMPORTANT DOCUMENTATION AND PASS IT OFF AS THE ORIGINAL EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOW WRONG!
22:28 < mdxi> it's like Brazil but in reverse
22:28 < mdxi> it's a bureaucracy where everything MUST be mutable
22:29 < ejp> I like boobs.


~11pm 34 degrees, 54c


22:17 < mdxi> TESTIMONIAL: AFTER I RELOCATED TO SATURN MY P%NI& WAS 9000% HEAVIER. BUT I AM THE DEAD.

Pen is nearly dead. :P. This means I need to hit downtown for spares (checking bag first...-) (coughs up a spare of questionable quality) So. That's good.
Radiometric is back in testing : need to put grids back on the source tomorrow. My back is still sore- if not worse. Backpack aggrivates. Weather is cold and damp; Roy is up front chatting w/ some girl w/ multicolored hair.

Worried about focus. Current >_< on Gravicon has me split, which is wasting clock cycles on deliberation. Irritating. Sensation that a vertebrae is about to pop out of my spine : more so.

Spammed Warren Ellis and got pr0n art production proposition within four hours of each other. Should ponder the karmic signifigance of this at some point.

Mouth tastes like coffee. Asprin, bar, home.


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04.27
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My favorite doot.
00:17 in irk


20:49 < mdxi> slashdot: "iTunes One Year Anniversary Sparks Comparison"
21:12 < solios> I assume they mean ITMS.
21:12 < solios> seeing as how iTunes has been around since 2000.
21:13 < mdxi> yeah, i know. but they SAID "iTunes"
21:13 < mdxi> because they are SALSHDOT
21:16 < solios> those fucks.
21:16 < solios> fagbot: doot for The Collective Eugenia
21:16 < fagbot> I'M THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR BALLS


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04.26
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-olios
12:54 in irk


09:41 < @esch> solios: your nick makes me want pasta.
09:42 < @solios> spaghettios++
09:43 < pw> raviolios.
09:43 < @solios> heh
09:43 < @solios> so.
09:43 < pw> Tagliatellios.
09:43 < @esch> SOLIOSIOS.
09:43 < @solios> check this.
09:43 < @esch> checking.
09:43 < @solios> keylessolios.
09:43 < @solios> they're in my jacket.
09:43 < @solios> which is on the bannister.
09:43 < @solios> in my house.
09:43 < @solios> which is locked.
09:43 * solios ++
09:43 < @solios> pw: heh
09:43 < @esch> That's awesome.
09:44 < @solios> verily.


Pie Ninja
12:51 in irk


09:44 < @esch> Wait a minute.
09:44 < @esch> I thought you lived with a cute girl?
09:44 < @solios> I did.
09:44 < @solios> Until July.
09:44 < @esch> huh.
09:45 < @solios> At which point I stopped living with a cute girl and started living with Wolverine.
09:45 < @esch> Same place?
09:45 < @solios> yes.
09:45 < @esch> Wolverine, huh?
09:45 < xeno> esch: it's a claw thing
09:45 < @esch> xeno: That's what I figured.
09:47 < @solios> heh.
09:47 < @solios> no.
09:47 < @solios> it's a height/weight/build/everything but the hair thing.
09:47 < @solios> xeno: you'll probably meet him.
09:47 < @esch> does he have LGS?
09:47 < @solios> LGS?
09:47 < @esch> Little Guy Syndrome.
09:47 < @solios> bitch, my boy has a Powerbook 150.
09:47 < @solios> no.
09:47 < xeno> can I kill him?
09:48 < @solios> he can lift me up.
09:48 < @solios> xeno: he's cool. :P I'd be offended.
09:48 < @esch> Wolverine is only like 5'5".
09:48 < xeno> k.
09:48 < @solios> Mainly because my rent would go up.
09:48 < @solios> :|
09:48 < @solios> You CAN, however, kill my neighbors.
09:48 < xeno> :D
09:48 < xeno> cool
09:48 < @esch> xeno: after you get your key, right?
09:48 < @solios> I'd give you pie if you killed my neighbors.
09:48 < xeno> ...
09:48 < xeno> omfg pie
09:49 < @solios> pie++
09:49 < @esch> solios: is it meat and potato pie?
09:49 < xeno> esch: it matters not
09:49 < xeno> it is PIE
09:49 < @solios> any pie you want.
09:49 < @esch> I really want a Guinness pie right now. :/
09:49 < xeno> mmm, mince pie
09:49 < xeno> i'd kill MYSELF for a mince pie


Spring Cleaning
01:22 in irk


22:21 < solios> holy cocks.
22:21 < solios> all the danpr0n is well over 40g.
22:21 < @bda> asdfa;lj
22:21 < @bda> danpr0n
22:21 < @bda> WTF
22:22 < solios> wangbabies.
22:22 < @bda> THERE IS NO DANPRON
22:22 < @bda> THERE IS NO DANPRON
22:22 < solios> :P
22:22 < @bda> OH.
22:22 < @bda> Oh.
22:22 < @bda> Ok.
22:22 < @bda> That's okay.
22:22 * bda breaths.


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04.25
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Tech Support (Oral)
15:44 in irk


12:23 < mdxi> check it out:
12:23 < mdxi> (bigass link)
12:24 < mdxi> add Linux for the low low price of between $1500 and $3000!
12:25 < solios> wtf
12:25 < solios> AIX isn't even listed. O_o
12:26 < mdxi> different link went to AIX
12:26 < solios> :o
12:27 < solios> what do you GET with a 3k$ linux distro?
12:27 < ejp> support.
12:31 < solios> and blowjobs, I hope.
12:31 < Drusilla> blowjobs during the support?
12:32 < solios> I'd pay at LEAST three fiddy for that.
12:35 < mdxi> i know a guy who got sucked off while installing linux one time
12:36 < @bda> Did you slap him?
12:36 < mdxi> no, i'm the one who talked his girlfriend into doing it
12:37 < @bda> >_<
12:38 < mdxi> not that she needed any encouraging past "hey, why don't you?"


That annoying pop song the title of which I can't remember.
03:44 in irk


18:19 < @stevers> Where is my mind?

20:49 < xeno> In your pants.

21:57 * stevers puts his hand in his pants
21:57 < @stevers> No mind down there
21:58 < xeno> :o
21:58 < xeno> suck.


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04.24
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Handedness
01:33 in irk


22:24 < panner> mdxi: what's the name of that place you got those writing notebooks from?
22:25 < ejp> reminds me, need to find a decent little writing pad
22:26 * solios uses mead five star four subject black 8.5x11 notebooks, spiral bound, with the pockets in the seperators.
22:27 < ejp> I want something more in the hand-held size.
22:27 < solios> get bigger hands.
22:27 * panner tends to use spiral bound notebooks for a lot of stuff too, though not the multi-subject ones like that
22:28 < panner> but I'm kind of looking for a friend, too, who's left handed and can't use spiral notebooks very well
22:28 < @bda> Tell him to turn it sideways.
22:28 * bda is left-handed.
22:28 < panner> kind of defeats the lines, doesn't it?
22:28 < solios> uh.
22:28 < @bda> No. You just write sideways.
22:29 < solios> I'm left handed.
22:29 < solios> and I use spiral notebooks VERY well.
22:29 < @bda> shrug.
22:29 < panner> solios: freak
22:29 < @bda> S'how I've always written.
22:29 < @bda> Ditto.
22:29 < @bda> Fuck you, righty.
22:29 < solios> LEFTIES UNITE!
22:29 < panner> heh :P
22:29 * ejp is both.
22:29 < panner> the spiral binding doesn't chew up your hand as you write?
22:29 < solios> wait.
22:29 < solios> ejp: which hand do you masturbate with? THAT'S your dominant hand.
22:29 * panner has that problem even as a righty when writing on the back of the pages
22:29 < solios> panner: no.
22:29 < solios> O_o
22:30 < solios> heh.
22:30 < solios> odd.
22:30 < solios> I like the spiral thinger.
22:30 < ejp> like I said, I'm both.
22:30 < @bda> >_<
22:30 < solios> >.<
22:31 < ejp> heh, SCORE.


Transmetropolitan
01:24 in irk


21:52 * bda humps the wall.
21:52 < @bda> solios: TRANSMET IS GENIUS
21:52 < solios> bda: yes.
21:52 < ejp> o_O
21:52 < @bda> :X
21:52 * solios whips out the bowel disruptor and waves it in Erics direction.
21:52 < solios> ejp: BITCH! BUY THE BOOKS!
21:52 < solios> NOW!
21:52 < ejp> no?
21:52 < ejp> wtf is it?
21:53 < solios> MY AIR JESUS SNEAKERS COMPEL YOU!
21:53 < solios> it's Fear And Loathing In Chiba City.
21:53 < @bda> hahaha
21:53 < @bda> INRI
21:53 < @bda> askdflj;a
21:53 < ejp> it made bda hump the wall. bode well this does not.
21:53 < solios> Hunter S. Thompson smashed into Gibson with a cherry of AWESOME on top.
21:53 < @bda> "I am bored enough to buy your shoes. LOOK GRATEFUL."
21:53 < solios> :D
21:53 < @bda> <3
21:53 < solios> (Spider Jerusalem)++
21:54 < solios> bda: I TOLD YOU
21:54 < solios> like, last year.
21:54 < ejp> who's Hunter S. Thompson?
21:54 < solios> uh.
21:54 < solios> uh.
21:54 < @bda> Yes. I koasd;fljk
21:54 < @bda> WTF
21:54 < @bda> ejp: "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
21:54 < @bda> Jesus.
21:55 < solios> also Hell's Angels.
21:55 < solios> and several comp volumes of articles.
21:55 < @bda> Yeah.
21:55 < solios> HST++
21:55 < solios> GONZO MOTHERFUCKING JOURNALISM PEOPLE.
21:55 < ejp> huh.
21:55 < @bda> haha.
21:55 < solios> ejp: dude, you've missed the meme, the boat, and quite a few other things.
21:56 < ejp> I'm also like 4-5 years behind you guys. so STFU.
21:56 < solios> I keep forgetting you're like fourteen.
21:56 < ejp> :P
21:56 < solios> Look.

21:58 < solios> The City is the future we DO NOT WANT and it is STARING US IN THE FUCKING FACE WITH A GIANT GODDAMNED ERECTION, just WAITING to FUCK US IN THE ASS.
21:59 < solios> bda: it gets more political.
21:59 < solios> in that HOLY FUCK WHO NEEDS A MOVIE THEY'RE DOING A LIVE REENACTMENT WITH THE 2004 ELECTIONS sense of the term.
22:01 < @bda> :D


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04.23
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Cleanup
15:18 in site

Created a site category and refiled all News entries in which I talk about the development of mercury and not much else. This effectively cut the news section in half. :P

Also went through and wiped damned near ALL the cruft- old interface containers, old subdirectories that were used in 2003, obsoleted templates, etceteras. This makes the backend cleaner for me. And old safari link caches kind of useless.


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04.22
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Chibipourne

chibipourne.png

Sketched on an office note from my coworker. In reference to my extremely orange and even more extremely neglected side project.


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04.21
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ORANGE.
13:30 in irk


10:01 < @solios> http://mercury.mirrorshades.org/viz/000715.php
10:09 < @xeno> nice
10:09 < @xeno> fits in a bit with the merc aethetic
10:10 < @xeno> o_o
10:17 < @solios> O_o
10:18 < @solios> only, like, not.
10:18 < @solios> o_o
10:21 < @xeno> same colours
10:24 < @solios> heh.
10:24 < @solios> you need to adjust your monitor. o_o
10:24 < @solios> mercury is orange, black, and grey.
10:24 < @solios> atc is nougat.
10:24 < @solios> :|
10:24 <+_Lasar> Orange?
10:24 < @xeno> ...
10:24 < @xeno> i see no orange
10:24 <+_Lasar> Where?
10:25 < @solios> orangeish.
10:25 <+_Lasar> Designers.
10:25 < @xeno> i see no orangish either
10:25 < @solios> closer to the grey end, but the header colors are sampled out of the orange range.
10:25 <+_Lasar> xeno, you're blind.
10:25 <+_Lasar> Dan's right.
10:25 <+_Lasar> But:
10:25 <+_Lasar> I'm blind, too.
10:25 < @xeno> apparently I am
10:25 < @xeno> heh
10:25 <+_Lasar> :)
10:26 < @xeno> I can see it if I look really closely
10:26 < @xeno> but my colour vision isn't great
10:26 <+_Lasar> Also the top navigation in the new atc for some reason remind me of a map of middle earth.


Sex, Perl, and CMNH
13:22 in irk


10:16 * rjbs doesn't MEAN to be abusive.
10:16 <@john> rjbs, I'm starting to grok
10:16 < rjbs> I can't help it.
10:16 < rjbs> solios: they must be innovative
10:16 < solios> it's talking about a fucking addition to the museum for the purpose of showing off more of the collections.
10:17 < rjbs> john: nah, just to understand. :) grokking comes when you start doing tests first. Sex!
10:17 < rjbs> ok($me->have_sex);
10:17 < solios> I'm surprised they haven't said it's going to run XML-based Embedded Linux or some shit.
10:17 < rjbs> solios: in realtime
10:17 < solios> yes.
10:17 -!- solios changed the topic of #tildedot to: < rjbs> ok($me->have_sex);
10:18 < rjbs> or, in Perl6:
10:18 < solios> o_o
10:19 < rjbs> not_ok(have_sex $me: with => Any(Man))
10:19 < rjbs> ok, that's a stretch.
10:19 < mdxi> sure is. you'd spread for Legolas in a heartbeat.
10:20 < rjbs> you know, If I had to get some mansex, I wouldn't want it from Legolas.
10:20 < rjbs> so ... elven.


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04.19
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Detatchable Penis
19:19 in irk


15:34 < esch> I'm trying to figure out what I peed on.
15:34 < esch> I know _all_ of He-Man, bitch.
15:35 < esch> It's surprising how much Justin Timberlake sounds like early Mike Jackson.
15:38 < esch> Altrhough, I'm not sure that this actually is Mike Jackson.
16:06 < xeno> you're... listening to Justin Timberlake?
16:06 < esch> No.
16:07 < esch> I'm listening to 80s music.
16:07 < esch> I have listened to Justin, though.
16:12 < xeno> fag
16:12 < xeno> you knew that was coming
16:12 -!- necKro [~neckro@CPE-24-94-221-77.mn.rr.com] has joined #dotnet
16:17 -!- mode/#dotnet [+o solios] by ChanServ
16:17 -!- solios changed the topic of #dotnet to: < esch> I'm trying to figure out what I peed on.
16:17 < esch> heh.
16:17 <@solios> <3
16:17 < esch> Why does every topic have to involve my penis?
16:18 <@solios> you have a penis?
16:18 < esch> Once in a while.


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04.18
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Quicktake



Maniac and 3ch0. 28 Days Later on the main screen.



The Stack. Machines I still need to gut, reconfigure, rebuild, retask, and/or discard. A bit unsightly compared to the cleaning that's been done around the rig.



Jolie's boot.


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04.16
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Running on empty

Looks like the military is a bit overextended (src=bda) at the moment. Bush wants to increase the number of troops in Iraq, Kerry wants to increase the size of the armed forces. Did it ever occur to anyone that maybe we ought to scale back on our deployment and let the UN and/or NATO deal with things on their own for a change? There's only so many National Guard troops to pull up- and despite my incredibly low opinion of dubya, I doubt he'd be stupid enough to commit political suicide by reinstituting the draft.

Nothing like abusing the troops through political screwups to make one fisty and irrational.


.plan

For execution during April 2004:

  1. Juggling G3s
    1. SCSI card and drive move from Gridlock to Cambria.
    2. Cambria loses USB/Firewire card for second SCSI card or IDE card. USB/Firewire card causes conflicts in OS 9, unstable. No problems in OS X. Box will be dual booting.
    3. Boot Cambria from 10.2 install on 4g UWSCSI from Gridlock; copy OS 9 install to 4g drive, format 80g IDE. Machine is repurposed as general use legacy box: VDR in 10.2 and quicktake / RCAS i/o in 9.
    4. Gridlock gets 4g Cheetah from Cambria. RAM transplant: 128 into Wire. Machine is left with empty PCI slots or fast SCSI, 4g drive. OS 9 install and applications, pass off to the waiting list.
    5. Wire gets the leftovers. Specifically, +128 ram.
  2. Juggling Linux
    1. ~, mysql database, and apache config on massive backed up and transferred to maniac.
    2. massive goes offline.
    3. 7300 is rebuilt using parts from 8500. Namely ram, possibly hard drives.
    4. SCSI controller and drives from massive transplanted to 7300.
    5. Fresh install of debian.
    6. move massive backup from maniac to 7300, reimpliment.
    7. 7300 will take massive's old IP due to moveable type configuration quirks.
    8. massive will be rebuilt using leftovers from G3 juggle. Options at this point are either OS X OMFGWTF box or linux. Or the machine will simply be offlined.
  3. 7300 build
    1. 256 (8x32) ram from 8500. Ram from 7300 is stored for future use.
    2. PCI 10/100 ethernet board from Gridlock.
    3. PCI 2930 SCSI from Gridlock
    4. third slot empty
    5. internal drives : one of the 2g will probably stay for use as an OS 9 bootloader. Secondary will be replaced by 8g from massive. Or 4g. The development that massive is being used for is presently in the ~200 meg range and is not expected to exceed ~300.
  4. Disposal or location juggling.
    1. Powerbook 520 is dead. Needs to be discarded.
    2. Duo 230 still works and functions for the time being as a scanner stand. VIAO desktop case is junk and needs to be thrown out.
    3. Inwin case needs to be gutted. Find the bad SCSI drives and discard.
    4. 7100 is junk. Wipe hard drive, pull boards, toss.
    5. MacTV needs to be put into storage.
    6. Sparc has never been used; do not have the necessary equipment. Presently a monitor stand. Storage or reimpliment in new furniture arrangement.
    7. Indigo2 will be placed on top of wire and cambria as a monitor stand., or under the 7300 for the same purpose.
    8. 8500 requires disposal. Blown arbitrator chip makes serial and PCI busses unuseable. RCAS and mobo video works. Network and ADB work. Internal disk is being odd: may toss to someone on the waiting list as a replacement/upgrade.
    9. A/UX box is fine where it is (end table)
    10. Inwin works as alarm clock stand; should be filled with working SCSI equipment and offlined for future use.
    11. Massive needs to be relocated from its current position. Options are storage or the present location of the Quadra 650.
    12. Role of the Q650 will be assumed by the rebuilt Cambria; obsoleting the Q650, which can then be placed in storage. Machine still has functioning OpenBSD install.
  5. Overall goals:
    1. Removal of Gridlock (passed off to current person on the waiting list)
    2. Removal of 8500 (passed off to next person on the waiting list or decomissioned- may cycle out to Roy for return of 9500, which I have no use for at this time.)
    3. Removal of 7100.
    4. MacTV into storage.
    5. Transfer of massive from 9600 to 7300, 9600 offlined as furniture for the time being
    6. Projected machine roles:
      1. Maniac will continue as workstation.
      2. 7300 will become web development system.
      3. iMac will be emergency-use-only and/or fileserver (currently fileserver)
      4. Cambria will become backup dump location and general widget box for things I can't do with modern equipment or linux.
      5. wire will be run through a base debian install and offlined until its planned role as router/web face is financially feasable.
      6. Pismo continues in a reduced role with use being reduced by planned purchase of medium-capacity USB pen drive.
    7. Prepare space for acquisition of storage equipment (planned for May 2004 at present)
    8. Reduce clutter and overall volume of technology in the living area.
    9. DUST.

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04.15
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David Warner
18:25 in irk


15:13 < xeno> solios: http://imdb.com/name/nm0001831/
15:14 < solios> xeno: k?
15:14 < fagbot> k!
15:14 < xeno> k.
15:14 < solios> no, I mean... what?
15:14 * solios doesn't recognize the guy's name.
15:14 < xeno> O_O
15:14 < xeno> omg
15:15 < xeno> fagbot: karma david warner
15:15 < fagbot> david warner has neutral karma
15:15 < xeno> ...
15:15 < xeno> he-
15:15 < xeno> O_O
15:15 * xeno must have dreamed it
15:15 < solios> ?
15:15 < solios> I mean, the dude's voiced in EVERY cartoon EVER from the look of idkjfghkjshfldgshkjfg.
15:15 < xeno> solios: you know who he is though. scroll through the list, he's been in EVERYTHING
15:15 < solios> omg.
15:15 < xeno> see?
15:15 < xeno> PREPARE FOR MIND CONTROL
15:15 < solios> HOLY FUCK
15:15 < xeno> (David Warner)++
15:16 < solios> I crosschecked batman and in the mouth of madness.
15:16 < solios> (David Warner)++
15:16 < solios> (David Warner)++
15:16 < solios> (David Warner)++
15:16 < solios> (David Warner)++
15:16 < solios> (David Warner)++
15:16 < solios> (David Warner)++
15:16 < Drusilla> check out the guest appearances
15:16 <@rjbs> heh
15:16 < xeno> :)
15:16 <@rjbs> in the mouth of madness wasn't awful.
15:17 <@rjbs> it was fantastic, as far as attempts to do lovecrafty things go
15:17 < solios> !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15:17 < solios> TWIN PEAKS
15:17 < xeno> (In the Mouth of Madness)++
15:17 < Drusilla> i know.
15:17 < xeno> solios: see?
15:17 < solios> TWIN PEAKS
15:17 < xeno> (David Warner)++
15:17 * solios gibbers.
15:17 < solios> (David Warner)++
15:17 <@john> (David Cross)++
15:17 < xeno> I told you he's been in everything
15:17 <@rjbs> (Kris Kross)--
15:17 < Drusilla> (David Warner)++
15:17 < solios> fagbot: twin peaks is <reply>DAMN good coffee, and HOT!
15:17 < fagbot> OK, solios.
15:17 < Drusilla> ...he was in tron?
15:18 < solios> ...
15:18 < solios> uh.
15:18 < Drusilla> and captain planet
15:18 <@rjbs> (Captain Planet)--
15:18 < solios> fagbot: PUT DRUSILLA ON THE GAMING GRID
15:18 < fagbot> solios: wtf?
15:18 < Drusilla> and he's a voice in baldur's gate.
15:19 < xeno> he was in Freakazoid
15:19 < xeno> he wins
15:19 < xeno> SUPER FREAK EXTRAORDINAIRE
15:19 < xeno> FREAKAZOID
15:19 < xeno> FREAKAZOID
15:19 < xeno> RUNS AROUND IN UNDERWEAR
15:19 < xeno> FREAKAZOID
15:19 < xeno> FREAKAZOID
15:19 < solios> Shelly: Would you like some pie?
15:19 < solios> Gordon: MASSIVE, MASSIVE QUANTITIES AND A GLASS OF WATER, SWEETHEART. MY SOCKS ARE ON FIRE.
15:19 < solios> Shelly: Do you want some more pie? A whole pie?
15:19 < solios> Gordon: YES I WOULD MISS JOHNSON. AND A PIECE OF PAPER AND A PENCIL. I PLAN ON WRITING AN EPIC POEM ABOUT THIS GORGEOUS PIE.
15:19 < xeno> Oh yeah, I forgot
15:19 < xeno> he was Gorkon too
15:19 < xeno> (David Warner)++
15:19 < solios> O_o
15:19 < Drusilla> he was in captain simian and the space monkeys!
15:20 < solios> (David Warner)++
15:20 < Drusilla> which is not as cool as freakazoid.
15:20 < xeno> SEE?


narcissism
14:14 in irk


< necKro23> I like how solios' blog is mainly about: solios' blog.


Second verse, same as the first.
13:42 in site

Mercury reimplimentation is complete. This consisted of:

1. The Usual aesthetics swap. Migration from 2004.1 to 2004.2, which necessitated template cleanup for LOC. mercury.morg is now a cohesive environment.
2. Gutting the front page. Links only, no cruft. News has been moved into the blog.
3. Viz was completely erased, which makes it the first legacy-free section of mercury. Brand new implimentation, elliminating everything from 2002 and earlier.
4. The blog now has category archiving and monthly archiving turned on, which elliminates the need for several templates, and completely cleans up the interface design by implimenting a mercury skin over what are very nearly MT defaults. This means I only need to edit one template to hit all categories, and I can add new categories without adding new templates. Browsing of individual entries handles the same as it did under 2004.1- the biggest difference is that said entries are now accessed through timestamp links.

So. 2004.2 : aesthetics and interface overhaul- the most extensive improvements implimented in a single revision of mercury to date.


Traffic
11:46 in news

From: [ front office ]
Subject: PLEASE POST - Closing of Bigelow Boulevard April 15-April 16
Date: April 15, 2004 10:34:48 AM EDT
To: [ everybody ]

235 Atwood Street
3rd Floor [rear]
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
www.otma-pgh.org

Bigelow Boulevard Street Closure


On Thursday, April 15, 2004, beginning at 10 am Bigelow Boulevard will
be closed to vehicular traffic and reopen on Friday, April 16, 2004
after 3pm.

The street closure is necessary to allow for stage set-up for a Friday,
April 16, 2004 9am concert by Bon Jovi followed by a presentation by
Senator John Kerry in front of the Cathedral of Learning. This event is
being hosted by the Young Democrats Association of the University of
Pittsburgh.

Bigelow is the street the bus I use to commute takes to get from Fifth to Forbes. The stop I get off at is between Bigelow and Craig. The reroute, which Pitt does on a whim at least two to three times a month, drops that stop off of the route, adding additional time to the commute. My commute for the day and tomorrow has been fucked up by none other than BON FUCKING JOVI.

Yeehaw.


Gesundheit
00:37 in news


21:35 < solios> pf cpirse. O gpt |
21:35 < solios> ...
21:35 < ejp> o_O
21:36 < solios> of coure, I go to grab an example and kol locks up.
21:36 < solios> there we go.
21:36 < ejp> why are you channeling cthulhu?

The big H is operational again. Huzzah. Cleanup and further organization of mercury to follow at my convenience.

bda++


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04.12
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Viz Redux
12:23 in site

I'll be starting reconstruction of viz today. The template thing will be easy enough- the hard part is going to be reuploading _all_ of the images. And thumbnailing them again. :P Which entails some batch processing with fireworks. :D

I'm probably going to do this the easy way- just wipe the viz blog and start over clean. It's the only one that doesn't have an individual entry template, and that section of the site has needed an overhaul for a very very long time.

Also, it's another shitty rainy gray day in Pittsburgh, and I feel vaguely nauseus. And my thumbs keep locking up over the space bar for some reason, Game Boy style.

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Viz brought online at 2137 hours. Will add the rest of the content later.


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04.10
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re: inside out

It's not vitamin b. I've somehow managed to overdose on B6. Too much of the shit and your legs feel like they're pumping acid, your arteries feel like they're going to explode, and random muscle huaghuaghua. Doom.

That's Red Bull for you - 250% of your daily recommended dose of B6. Times three a day (give or take) times a few months.

I switched to Amp and the V8 energy drink and the vein-explody stopped.

I've consumed so much red bull that I've poisoned myself. Go me!


Canada
16:25 in irk


13:20 < xeno> bacon++
13:20 < mdxi> canada--
13:20 < solios> uh.
13:20 < solios> canada++
13:20 < xeno> canada--
13:20 < solios> quebec--
13:21 < xeno> quebec++
13:21 < Drusilla> quebec++
13:21 < solios> quebec--
13:21 < mdxi> qubec--
13:21 < mdxi> qubec--
13:21 < mdxi> qubec--
13:21 < mdxi> qubec--
13:21 < mdxi> qubec--
13:21 < mdxi> qubec--
13:21 < Drusilla> canada++
13:21 < xeno> :x
13:21 < mdxi> qubec--
13:21 < mdxi> qubec--
13:21 < mdxi> YAY SPEELING
13:21 < solios> canada++ # ROYAL CANADIAN KILTED YACKSMEN
13:21 < xeno> ...
13:21 < xeno> canada++


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04.09
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business as usual.
20:29 in site

The blog, LOC, and the front page have been converted over to the new aesthetic. Next on the list is some debugging and tweaking to get the front to where I want it. Viz is up after that, which is the biggest project of the lot, considering the fact that it's going to likely involve a complete reload of everything. :P

So. New frontend, viz unlinked for the time being, dropped some of the extraneous and unnecessary bits.

Doom.


My spine is the bass line.
15:39 in site

Mercury will be going back to something close to the final 2003 layout, albeit with a different aesthetics approach. As usual, there's Reasons for this. The big one is that I think I've finally figured out what the hell I should be doing with this site, and the alterations are due largely to the new approach to information design. This is the perfect time to rebuild viz while I'm at it, and to restructure the blog as well as the front of the site.

In theory, mercury.morg will go back to having a unified LOAF- something it doesn't have at present. Xeno approves of the 2004.2 layout, so the likelihood of mercury remaining fractured is extremely slim. Currently it's a matter of getting the template sliced up and new CSS written, then smacking things around until they conform to the new direction. The new look is back to being minimal, which suits my own needs perfectly fine, as I spend a good amount of my online time limping along on a dialup.

No ETA on the next revision. I might be able to get parts of it up tonight, or it might have to wait until Monday. As usual, I consider the upgrade to be a step in the right direction and time well spent- and I may well redesign ATC while I'm at it. :P


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04.06
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Spreading the Disease

Tony Bowden discovered Wang Labs. mdxi has been spreading the love around, it seems.

And LOC is first up in a google for kol trance. SAB is second and third.

ATC, conversely, is the third hit.

Doom!


Infocom
13:16 in irk


10:11 < @john> you see a white mailbox
10:11 < @john> and a house in the distance
10:11 < solios> TAKE MAILBOX
10:12 < @john> ERROR!
10:12 < xeno> TOUCH HOUSE
10:12 < @john> the house touches you back
10:12 < @john> you don't like it
10:12 < solios> TAKE SHIT IN MAILBOX
10:12 < ejp> TOUCH XENO
10:12 < xeno> yes, I did
10:12 < xeno> see?
10:12 * xeno wins
10:12 < solios> ploploploplop.
10:13 < xeno> solios: I've also decided that the Patton tanks utterly suck
10:13 < xeno> when you fire, you're in for a ride :|
10:13 < solios> k
10:13 < solios> FIRE TANK AT HOUSE
10:13 < xeno> a house ducks
10:13 < solios> damned house.


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04.03
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Doom!
03:07 in news

Maniac is home. I'm regenreing my entire itunes library as CRAP so I can start sorting it. It parsed over and organized itself while I was hanging out with Jolie this evening.

Jolie++

Torg The SGI came home as well, as did the packages from various family members from the holidays. I have new socks for the first time in years. Mom gets all the cool points. Clean socks! New clean socks!

Also, breaking in maniac:


1. The iTunes thing. This is a bit ongoing.
2. Copied my home directory from Cambria.
3. KoL.
4. VLC. The Prisoner : Arrival. Smooth.

One has to be sure about these things.

As I said, one likes to know everything.

And everything is going extremely well.