April 15, 2004

No more Crack for Wheeler

Quoth Wheeler:
"Gallagher won't have to play a major woman."

Well I should certainly hope not. I don't think he's up to it.

Posted by Moore at 11:14 PM


"History of the Donner Party: Tragedy in the Sierras" by Charles Fayette McGlashan:

"Whether during the long horseback rides ahead of the train, or amidst the young folks, clambering over the cliffs and cutting their names in the rocks, or yet in the joyous circle about the evening camp-fire, John and Mary were ever and always the happiest couple in all the train."

Follow the crowd, people.

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

Via Wilson.

That is all.

Posted by Moore at 09:14 PM

Puns and Moore

In my research of the Donner Party I have discovered...
They were dying to get to California, but bit off more than they could chew. They became starved for human contact. They were living hand to mouth, who can abolish human nature? Their story may be hard to swallow, but if you were there you'd have realized hunger was afoot given them a hand.

Also, we plan to pond Ardith that we may discover if she is indeed a witch. If she escapes, she will be a small medium at large.

Posted by Moore at 05:58 PM

April 09, 2004

May it be Known...

Sleep is good.
I have recently culminated my own extensive study regarding this highly academic pursuit, and after nearly fourteen hours of research, I have concluded that sleep, along with its usual counterparts (yawning, snoring, snoozing, etc.), can be truly proclaimed "good" and "virtuous". I therefore invite all of you to join me (separately, of course) tonight and test for yourselves my ground-breaking postulate.

Posted by Moore at 02:35 PM

April 07, 2004

I am Linux!

I have linux toes, and soon I may have Linux feet. Fear the Penguin Hordes!

Posted by Moore at 04:36 PM

April 06, 2004

I speak good!

Grammar God!
You are a GRAMMAR GOD!

If your mission in life is not already to
preserve the English tongue, it should be.
Congratulations and thank you!

How grammatically sound are you?
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Posted by Moore at 12:31 AM

April 02, 2004

Dr. Graff & April 1

I regret that some who have not had the Glory of Circuits may not find the humor of this post. If you find yourself in this position, imagine a duck slipping down an oiled slide. The resulting laugh will be reminiscent of the humor of this post. So Click Here, all you crazy people, and see what Dr. Graff dreams of every night...

Posted by Moore at 10:07 AM

In Which I Experience a little bit of the Linux Afterlife

At serious risk of hurting non-computer-wired minds, I am posting a little something I had to write up for OpSys. I had a lot of fun...

A Brief Summary of my Linux Expedition
I. Intent
I set out on my Linux expedition desiring to increase my understanding of its functionality, usability, and power.
II. Resources
My varied resources included:
A. A Pentium II 450 I have sitting around my room (I had to install a power-supply before I could begin, but that was fun.)
B. 3 Debian Linux CD’s from resident Linux Guru Ardith “Penguin” Hoyt
C. The mind of said Ardith.
D. Three hours of time borrowed from the sleep bank
III. Procedure
Once the system was up and booting, I followed a rather strict procedure:
A. Turn the computer on.
B. Insert CD 1 in the drive.
C. Hit enter when it says “Press enter to continue”.
D. Hit enter when it says “Select your configuration, or hit enter for default”.
E. IM Ardith when it says “The default doesn’t work, y tambien no hablo ingles, asi vas a morir jajajajajaja”.
F. Implement Ardith’s simple solution, which makes the evil, unintelligible error message go away.
IV. Results
The system was totally installed and in the final stages of configuring when the unthinkable happened: Ardith went to sleep. Thus, when X-Windows declared “I hate you”, I had no way to persuade it otherwise. Perhaps I shall be able to conquer its malice sometime today, but until then it will be sitting in the final configuration menu.
V. New Feelings about Linux
Linux is nice, I’ve always wanted an OS that was smarter then me. Actually, the work involved in setting up my very standard system was surprising. My past experience with Linux tells me that it is reliable and, if you have the right expectations, an extremely gratifying experience. My inability to get all the way through configuration leaves me without a full new experience to add to that knowledge base.

System Specifications:
Intel Pentium II 450
256 Mb 133 Mhz SDRAM
2 x 2 Gb ATA 66 5400 RPM Western Digital hard-drives
48x Mitsumi CDROM
Nvidia TNT powered Diamond Viper 550 w/ 16 Mb VRAM
3Com 3C905C-TX 10/100 NIC
Creative Labs SoundBlaster 128 (4 channel surround full, duplex)
Custom 6 Fan Front Panel Controlled Cooling System

I am particularly proud of the specs on my extra system.

Posted by Moore at 09:58 AM