Archive for December, 2005

Happy New Year

December 31st, 2005

NYC Goes After Rocord Companies

December 27th, 2005

It will be interesting to keep up on this story….

NYC goes after record companies

Posted 17:32 – 27 December 2005 – by Brett Thomas

The Attorney General of New York, Elliot Spitzer, is at it again. After wrangling with the insurance industry, wall street fat cats and various others, the champion for consumer rights has slapped subpoenas on the four biggest recording companies.

The recording companies have been putting serious pressure on Apple’s iTunes to change its pricing to a variable structure. They believe that the more popular content should cost more (the exact opposite of every economic theory in existence), and want Steve-o to break the $0.99/song fixed cost. After Mr. Jobs called the industry’s leaders ‘greedy’, the gloves came off and real threats started to be issued.

Enter: Elliot Spitzer. As iTunes does conduct business in the state of New York, Red Herring has found that Spitzer has taken a keen eye to how the record companies want to price music, as well as how profitable downloads have already been for them. Though there are no implications of wrongdoing yet, the NY AG seems to think that both the current and proposed pricing models that the recording industry demands of online retailers warrant a further look.

Though it’s too soon to speculate (and I have not obtained copies of the subpoenas to see what information was requested as of yet), the track record of Spitzer’s activities lead me to believe that he is looking to tell the record industry where they may shove their ‘variable pricing’ idea.

It’s nice to feel there’s SOMEONE in charge looking out for our best interests. Elliot, you’re my hero.

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Merry Christmas

December 24th, 2005

Not because I’m on a crusade to make myself feel better because I said Merry Christmas, instead of Happy Holidays. Oh hell. Happy whatever the bloody fuck. I’m on my way home to Wankchester so before I leave, I thought I would give you all your present. That’s right, this year funkyhouse, home of the soulless asshole, is giving you a present. Enjoy!

Computer Updates

December 23rd, 2005

So…I’ve been updating my computers lately, and have come across some interesting things. First I’ll tell you what I have done, and we’ll go from there.

Box #1 – AKA DESKTOP
AMD 2200+, 512mb ddr, geforce2 TI, Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platiunum Pro.

Installed the new Maxtor 250gb 16mb cache hard drive. Installation of windows and software. I should note, that I had also taken out the floppy drive to use in Box #4’s upgrade of the bios, and have not put it back, since it actually died a long, long time ago.

Interesting things:

1) Since removing the floppy drive and reinstalling windows. Windows now recognizes a floppy drive being installed, powered, and ready to be used. I’m grasping at straws, but the only thing I can think of, is that Alchohol 120% is somehow creating a virtual floppy drive. Some things are wrong with that theory though. Since I do not believe their software creates virtual floppy drives, and second, why would anyone want to create a virtual floppy drive?

B) My speakers now perform like I had expected in the first place, splitting the stereo sound into 5.1 while playing my mp3s. When I got them, I knew itunes did not support this, but in their last update, said they had added that feature. However before the reinstall it did not work. My only conclusions could be an upgrade to the sound card driver(Unlikely) or itunes/quicktime needed a fresh install. I dunno, I’m just glad its working.

Fourthly) Nvidia no longer supports the video card I purchased from them. Yes, I purchased the cheapest card out on the market. But guess what? I have an old voodoo card I bought, bottom of the line, that worked great for years, that was supported until Nvidia purchased 3dfx. After enough digging and searching I think I finnally found the last drivers ever built for my card. Guess I’ll have to pony up $200 at some point if I ever want to play a new video game(Such as HL2 and COD2, which I have been dying to play.)

To conclude) Today at 3pm my wireless router crapped out. Having no access to it, all I could hope for was for it to come back up so I could reboot it remotely. For an hour and 15 minutes exactly it sat down. After this time period it sprang back up like there was never a problem and has been running fine for the last 90 minutes. Why? I have no bloddy fucking clue. But during that period, while trying to have my desktop locate it, for the first time here it found another wireless network….for about 30 seconds. “Amy’s Network” Who in the bloody fuck is Amy and what did she do to my network? *Insert joke about my putting my usb drive in her network here*

Goose and Squirrel Time

December 22nd, 2005

Hooray!!!!!!!11111111 What a fucking awesome Christmas present.

That is all.

I Am Your Problem

December 22nd, 2005

I am the bane of your existence. I cause all your problem. It is I who personally makes your life suck. I am the causer of problems. I take an easy life and make it harder.

Why? Cause I have shit else to do.

P.S. I am piss drunk after smoking hookah and drinking furiously with my friends from work. They might not know every little persona thing about me, but they do not lie to my face. To the drunken passout I go. Merry Fuck You!

Seasons Greetings

December 20th, 2005

I found this out on the interweb and thought it was pretty damn good. I’ll share it with you.

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all…

…and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2006, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make $country great, (not to imply that $country is necessarily greater than any other country or is the only “$country ” in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishee.

(By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.)

Bitch

December 18th, 2005

I am the bitch. It has been written on my forhead. I am here to be your bitch. I am here to bend over and take up the ass whenever you feel like it.

On a more positive note in my life I got my new hard drive installed today. A nice clean installation of windows. Got all my windows updates downloaded and installed. All drivers downloaded and installed. Now I just have to finish transfering my files and installing software.

p0wnz0rs!

I’m the bitch? Fuck you! You’re the bitch!

ME

December 16th, 2005

So what is up with me?

I’ve been livn.

Nothin really new. Same old stuff, brand new day. Same bullshit, new person. Nothing too exciting really. Nothing surprising either. I suppose you could say my life has been fairly boring as of late.

My fridge was finnally fixed yesterday. Go back into my blog to see how long it was broken. Please note that my assdouche of a landlord did nothing but sending me emails asking…..and I’ll quote:

“goose,

Is the fridge ok?

landlord”

I had to call and set up a time for him to come out to take a look at it. I had to waste a morning sitting with my thumb up my ass waiting for him. I had to call my landlord, to get him to pull his thumb out of his ass to tell the repair man to bill him for it. I then had to call the repair man again, to set up another time when I could spend another morning wasted waiting on him. But at least now I have a working fridge. “For how long?” as I quote the repair man, is up in the air. Hopefully it dies soon, and I can stab the landlords eyes out with a peice of sand paper.

Did I mention I just had two buckets at Crunchies? I did. So fuck you.

The person I would like to mention from my <3 list right now is Squirrel. Cause he p0wns and should be finished spanking his finals raw to the point where blood seeps from the ass. I <3 Squirrel. That is all. I've been getting some people inquiring about how to get on my <3 list. You might of seen it in my AIM profile. The answer is quite simple. Just like it says in my profile, start kissing my ass. Asking "Can I be on the <3 list?" will not get you there. In fact it will require more ass kissing to make up for that. This is no joke(well it is, but you won't get it anyways) if you want on the list, serious ass kissing must take place. I'm almost ready to upgrade my desktop to its new hard drive, my maxtor 250gb 16mb cache drive I bought a few weeks ago. p0wn. I've transfered all but about 10gbs off of my pc, so once I finsih that up I can get the new drive in here. ww! I <3 Squirrel I <3 Lindy I <3 Boogie I <3 Tacos I <3 Fajitas That is all.

Shiver

December 16th, 2005

Shiver by Coldplay

So I look in your direction,
But you pay me no attention, do you?
I know you don’t listen to me.
’cause you say you see straight through me, don’t you.
On and on from the moment I wake,
To the moment I sleep,
I’ll be there by your side,
Just you try and stop me,
I’ll be waiting in line,
Just to see if you can.
(Chorus)
Did she want me to change?
But I change for good.
And I want you to know.
But you always get your way,
I wanted to say,
Don’t you Shiver? Shiver, Shiver
I’ll always be waiting for you,
So you know how much I need ya,
But you never even see me, do you?
And is this my final chance of getting you?
(Chorus)
Sing it loud and clear.
I’ll always be waiting for you. (x3)
Yeah I’ll always be waiting
And it’s you I see, but you don’t see me.
And it’s you I hear, so loud and so clear.
I sing it loud and clear.
And I’ll always be waiting for you,.
So I look in your direction,
But you pay me no attention,
And you know how much I need you,
But you never even seen me.