Been playing Deus Ex again. I've been in the Majestic 12 facicility for a while now, and today I finally got out. I got through the first floor of the UNATCO headquarters only to be killed by the head of Unatco and three of their little wuss troopers. Argh. I took on Majestic super soldiers, cyborg badasses, and alien biologicals (I do admit that part of that was using an automated turret and a stolen pass code to gun down two big old badasses that took forever to die) Next time, when I am done talking to jerk face, I am going to shock rod him then kill him with a baton.


Hey, I just got a new Gmail invite. Anybody need/want one?

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You are 69% geek
You are a geek. Good for you! Considering the endless complexity of the universe, as well as whatever discipline you happen to be most interested in, you'll never be bored as long as you have a good book store, a net connection, and thousands of dollars worth of expensive equipment. Assuming you're a technical geek, you'll be able to afford it, too. If you're not a technical geek, you're geek enough to mate with a technical geek and thereby get the needed dough. Dating tip: Don't date a geek of the same persuasion as you. You'll constantly try to out-geek the other.

Take the Polygeek Quiz at

Hee, a little unfairly balanced toward the girls. A guy taking the quiz can rightfully assume that there are two choices for the first question and just stay with that, which kills a fair number of geek points. I girl has to use the drop down menu so ends up seeing all five choices. Oh, and if you take the quiz, you may want to look at the HTML and get rid of the background color code. It made mine unreadable.


You know there is some really stupid shit to get nastalgic about. Last night I was having frozen pizza for dinner. My brother ended up eating six of the eight slices so I also had the remains of a bowl of popcorn I'd made for Brie earlier. Bad pizza and popcorn brought to mind being in the dorms. (Actually in the dorms I usually had Pepperoni Hotpockets and Popcorn, or more frequently, frozen egg rolls and popcorn.)
Been a while since I've posted. Not sure why, guess I've just not had anything to say.
Here's a line of "resoning" from the underside of my idiocy for you:
I'm unemployed and I'm trying to both get a job and become a published writer.
I've been holding off on starting any big projects (other than the cookbook, which is going slowly) until after I get a job.
Since I got back here, more than a year has passed.
Still no job, and more than enough time to write a book if I had done it then.
*Sighs* Me dumb.

(Screw the silly cliche about "you are a writer even if you are unpublished." Thanks mom, but there is nothing special about the ability to sit infront of a computer and bang out ten or a hundred thousand words. I'm not infavor of the whole don't ever write for free concept, I mean other professionals donate their work too, but if I am not being published, if I am not making at least a partial living off this, I might as well be writing ads or fan-fiction or political flyers. Actually, I could have some fun writing flyers I suspect. I always wanted to create viral memes. Well, at least I'm not doing fan-fic. Or Startrek novels, but then except for the three or four best of those I've ever read, they are just fan-fic that someone got paid for.)

Ooh, I beat Crescent Hawk's inception. The final area takes as much time as the rest of the game. Mapping it out and tracking the codes on paper makes it much easier though. No wandering randomly trying the same codes on the same door over and over and over again. Crescent Hawk's Revenge is a very different type of game (sort of RTS from way before Dune 2) and rather a bit harder. I'm about half way through it (I stopped to beat CHI) I want to play me some Battletech!

Been doing some design work on zero pressure organisims. (Critters what live in high vaccum that is.) Lots of fun. I'm sticking to basics, problems to be solved, not the chemical mechanisims of the solutions themselves, as I'm an indifferent chemist at best. Now I just have to come up with a use for them.

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I've said it before, I'll say it again, I'll shout it to the rafters and in the streets:
The Roman Catholic Church is full of Shit

I swear I wonder how in good conscience can a person accept confirmation in an organization like that one? Might as well just be a scientologist.


While this is technically a pissy thing, it is so funny that I'll forgive their lame asses:
There's a liberal under my bed

I'm trying to figure out how to make a similar them child friendly for the opposition. I really can't find it though. The conservatives don't do G rated stuff.


The AFP has picked up and ran a story out of the Pravada.
This story.

For those of you who don't know, the Pravada is a russian newspaper. Before the fall of the Soviet Union, it was the official mouth piece of the Party. It was a joke around the world because of the stories it printed that were obviously wrong, and usually also obviously outright lies. Well, with the fall of the USSR, it has become a tabloid newspaper. AFP running one of their stories is like the NYT running a story about the alien elvis bat boy clopne from the supermarket tabloids.

Ooh, if you haven't read it yet, get yourself a copy of "Just a Geek." It is an autobiographical work by Wil Wheaton (Autobiographical, not an autobiography.) A very good book, I cried when I read the material for the first time (the book is about his life and it uses entries from his blog to demonstrate what he's talking about.)


This is the reversed transcript of a game of 20 questions I played with computer at I'm not sure I could have identified it on that question set. (that's 15 questions total by the way.)

I am guessing that it is a kudzu vine?
Yes , No , Close
14. Can you peel it? No.
13. Is it usually colorful? No.
12. Does it get shorter from using it? No.
11. Are there many different sorts of it? No.
10. Would you pay to use it? No.
9. Would you use it in a garden? No.
8. Do you use it in your home? No.
7. Can you lift it? Yes.
6. Do you know any songs about it? No.
5. Is it smaller than a loaf of bread? No.
4. Would you find it on a farm? Yes.
3. Does it have leaves? Yes.
2. Is it found in salad bars? No.
1. It is classified as Vegetable.


I was reading an article today and I came across this paragraph:

“It allows Kerry to say with some justification that the recovery may be sputtering and that the job market is very soft,” said Greg Valliere, chief strategist of Schwab Washington Research Group. “A lot of people thought when he was saying that earlier in the summer that he was a Cassandra, that he was exaggerating things. But now he can make both those claims.”

A point to anyone who can tell me what is wrong with that statement.
Our education system has failed.

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A Day in the Life of Joe Republican

Joe gets up at 6:00am to prepare his morning coffee. He fills his pot full of good clean drinking water because some liberal fought for minimum water quality standards. He takes his daily medication with his first swallow of coffee. His medications are safe to take because some liberal fought to insure their safety and work as advertised.

All but $10.00 of his medications are paid for by his employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance, now Joe gets it too. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs this day. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.

Joe takes his morning shower reaching for his shampoo; His bottle is properly labeled with every ingredient and the amount of its contents because some liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained. Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some tree hugging liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air. He walks to the subway station for his government subsidized ride to work; it saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees. You see, some liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.

Joe begins his work day; he has a good job with excellent pay, medicals benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joes employer pays these standards because Joes employer doesn't want his employees to call the union. If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.

It's noon time, and Joe needs to make a Bank Deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe's deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some liberal wanted to protect Joes money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Depression.

Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae underwritten Mortgage and his below market federal student loan because some stupid liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime.

Joe is home from work, and plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive to dads; his car is among the safest in the world because some liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. He was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans. The house didn't have electricity until some big government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification. (Those rural Republicans would still be sitting in the dark!)

He is happy to see his dad who is now retired. His dad lives on Social Security and his union pension because some liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to. After his visit with dad he gets back in his car for the ride home.

He turns on a radio talk show, the hosts keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. (He doesn't tell Joe that his beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day.) Joe agrees that we don't need those big government liberals ruining our lives; after all, he's a self made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like he has.

Gotta love the republicans.

So, the GOP's used the last four years to screw over the nation repeatedly, and they've done it to a chorus of "Well, he's not fucing an intern." Looks like they are getting what they deserve over in Tennessee. Their current Senatorial Candidate is sort of the distillation of all things Republican.
Well, okay, I admit, he's only part of it, he doesn't seem to be trying to start illegal wars or anythin. But then his idea of social reform is of the "special" sort.
Have I mentioned that republicans are scum?