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servermonkey: (OK Soda)
Rachel likes to keep neat and organized TiVo lists. After her shopping excursion today, she came home tonight and was going through the list and deleting programs that have been watched, et cetera et cetera et cetera.

She got to Batman: The Brave and the Bold and asked, "Did you watch these already?" I told her that we did not, but Abby, Jon and I did watch all of The Brotherhood.

She was not amused.

This entry took me a bit longer to type as I was riveted to the opening segment of Fringe.
Oct. 16th, 2008 11:16 pm


servermonkey: (Big McLargeHuge)
I never placed Jane Wiedlin in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure before, and yet there she is. She was, easily, my favorite Go-Go--though I like Belinda Carlisle a bit, too.

Since I'm admitting only slightly embarassing things here, I'll admit another: I paid box office money to see Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. At the time, I loved it too.

So there.
servermonkey: (Charlie Brown T)
I'm a Cheech Wizard...

Okay, not so much.But I find myself really, really wanting a pair (or two or perhaps more) of these Pumas.

I will, no doubt, be able to find these in about oh ten years or so...
Sep. 20th, 2008 11:20 am

Woo hoo!

servermonkey: (HAL)
I've goofed around with SLAX a long while back--thanks to one of my coworkers interest in Linux. He long ago showed me some other flavors of it and I tinkered a bit with Ubuntu--which, at the time, frustrated me to no end.

I've since gotten the PC I'm writing this entry on to dual boot SLAX and XP, and have gotten a hold of a version of Freespire...or was it Linspire? I can't remember. Whatever it was, I recall that the setup was pretty painless.

I now have a secret desire to make any machine I touch dual boot...which I get a feeling will annoy poor Rachel to no end.
servermonkey: (Cartoon Me)

Hobgoblins won't you?
Originally uploaded by Server Monkey
I love Vixy--for which I have to thank nebsllimBen (since he reminded me of it and all).

Now I can have MST3K episode audio galore!
Sep. 8th, 2008 09:04 pm


servermonkey: (Default)
It's going to be a love-hate relationship, eh?

I <3 you Spore.

For now.
servermonkey: (Footos the Fresh Fighter)
Tori Amos - Do It Again
Pixies - Vamos
Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - What I Am
Enya - Evacuee
Lisa Loeb - Dance With the Angels
Shakespear's Sister - I Don't Care
servermonkey: (Absolutely Fascinating)
Guessing is now over--nicely done everyone that one(s) correct! Answers are now posted...

1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb (or Wikiquote) and find a quote from each movie. (or in some cases, just remember them.)
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out Italicize it when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it correctly and the name of the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb/Wikiquote search functions.

1. Which one was yes, go ahead and destroy Russia... or number 2? - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension

2. Some people are just born with tragedy in their blood. - Donnie Darko, guessed by [ profile] offbalance

3. I was quit when I came in here. I'm twice as quit now. - Blade Runner

4. Hey, I'm a reasonable guy. But I've just experienced some very unreasonable things. - Big Trouble in Little China

5. We have normality. - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, guessed correctly by [ profile] audacian

6. I have protected myself from ever having to sell out by having nothing to sell out. - 24 Hour Party People

7. I don't have to take this kind of abuse from you. I've got hundreds of people waiting to abuse me. - Ghostbusters, guessed by [ profile] lulu_girl

8. I calculated the odds of this succeeding against the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid…and I went ahead anyway. - Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

9. It seems we've found that lost assignment of Easter eggs. We're getting confirmation on this from the Louisville Police Department. Well, sir, that would be good news, but the eggs have hatched. - The Return of the Living Dead

10. Outstanding. Now all we need is a deck of cards. - Aliens, guessed by [ profile] lulu_girl

11. Happens all the time, man. They're falling out of the skies like flies. Government knows all about it... Chariots of the Gods, man... They practically own South America. I mean they taught the Incas everything they knew. - John Carpenter's The Thing

12. We kept our rep bro. - Swingers, guessed by Nitch posting as Big Anonymous

13. This is not a weapon! You idiot. - Saved!, guessed by [ profile] offbalance

14. Oh Gradual school is where you go to school and you gradually find out you don't want to go to school anymore. - The World According to Garp guessed by [ profile] separated

15. Brains stick with brains. The bomb could go off and their mutant genes would form the same cliques. - Say Anything, guessed by [ profile] offbalance

Comments screened for the moment. Enjoy!
Feb. 29th, 2008 10:01 am

GN Netcom

servermonkey: (Red Circle Monkey)
An odd question, I know, but has anyone ever used the GN 8110 USBxp with their GN Netcom headset?

The Logitech gaming headset I purchased a while ago for WoW is just weak. I can hear others and game sounds with no problem, but whenever I try voice chat it's a mess akin to my social experience in middle school--and in life in general.

Now, my work experience with the GN Netcom headset at work has been really, really good so I figured that would translate to VOIP on my PC, right? I would hope so.

Dec. 22nd, 2007 11:27 pm


servermonkey: (HAL)
Just testing this out on the Wii.
servermonkey: (Chris Ware bot)
Since I settled into the office space where I've been for some time now, my coworker Jason and I usually entertain each other with either mom or that's what she said jokes.

Nothing, however, has been anywhere near as entertaining as the single red Comark ruler that we have used as a variety of different things. From weapons to thumbs up extenders, this red ruler has met and exceeded any entertainment that we'd have come up with ourselves.

In the last couple of weeks, someone else has donated another identical ruler to our cause.

Oh yeah!

I have also forgotten to mention how depressing some of the Christmas tunes have been to me. Some--not all, but some have just brought me down.

Good thing we have two rulers now, though.
servermonkey: (Who Needs a Computer Anyway)
Hey, how's it going?

Setting this here as a reminder to myself, or I'll forget the game I was looking into earlier today.

Feel free, of course, to explore and discover Head Over Heels yourself. Or listen to the song by The Go-Go's--whichever is more convenient.
Sep. 14th, 2007 04:52 pm


servermonkey: (Evil Monkey)
Hey, who else is on MetaFilter? I can think of two people I've added as contacts there, but wasn't sure about anyone else.


servermonkey: (BIG hair)
Thanks to someone's Twitter entry about Getting Things Done (GTD), I've stumbled across the Hipster PDA.

Good thing is that I can put a quick and dirty one together with the stuff I have in the office.

Who called for the ovinomancer to cast a spell on me?
servermonkey: (Brian Peanut Butter Jelly)
That I am, and have been told I am, I have begun an illicit relationship with Moutain Dew Game Fuel (which is, and I quote, "Dew with an invigorating blast of citrus cherry flavor").

Before tasting it, I imagined an odd combination of LimeWire and Code Red. Something about it has me addicted.

An empty bottle of it sits alluringly on my desk.

None of my entries are sponsored. Honest!
servermonkey: (Don't Panic)
So, I've really been getting along with Guild Wars for a bit now. I've got three characters in varying stages of development, am part of a guild, and have been enjoying myself.

The only problem I had run into were the random BSOD and just plain lock ups. I resisted the typical Microsoft error reporting because I've typically gotten no joy from the "help" provided, if any was at all.

Anyway, after restraining myself from flinging the beloved laptop across the room and pulling an Office Space assault on it, I chose to submit the error report all the while thinking it would result in no help whatsoever. So, it returned a video driver problem and suggested updating it to the most current version. Ok, sure I thought to myself begrudgingly.

So I navigated over to Intel, updated it--which took an unusually long time since the d/l speed was between 10K and 21K per second which was odd.

After installing and rebooting, I fired up Guild Wars, and played the rest of the evening--with no lockups! Amazing what a little update will do. I'll have to see how it behaves tonight.
servermonkey: (Collective Restraint)
Wow, the number of CCG games that can be played using CCG Workshop's gatlingEngine is staggering.

I know I had at least a few Rage, Shadowfist, Vampire: The Eternal Struggle (née Jyhad), Alien vs. Predator, Dark Age (among a few other games) cards in my collection. I don't see Killer Bunnies or Munchkin, but one can't have it all.

Oh my gosh! There's Imajica AND the old I.C.E. Middle Earth game--the look of which I liked much more than Decipher's treatment when the LOTR movies were released.

So cool...and I missed out on adding something along these lines to my Geek Off 2007 list.
servermonkey: (Chunky Rice)
At the prompting of satiricpacifistA.J. and the post here, I suppose I'll make a list. My reluctance to do so stems from the fact that I probably do not have the Geek qualifications that others elsewhere may have. The other thing is that some of this seems more a reflection of my neuroses than anything.

But here's a list nonetheless.

  1. As a yoot, I had a mullet. By choice--I REALLY wanted to have it. It, thankfully or sadly depending on one's point of view, did not make it to my senior picture.

  2. One of my first thoughts before doing this was, "MUST use ordered list tag!" Part of that has to do with my laziness, I'm sure.

  3. I have given very serious thought to dressing my family up as a Star Trek away team. Rachel begs to differ, though.

  4. I've said it before and will say it again, my cash (the rare times I actually DO carry some) has to be in order by denomination and serial number. It just does NOT feel right otherwise. Spends the same, but feels all wrong.

  5. For almost my whole middle school and some of my high school years, I watched my taped from TV copy of Back to the Future...when I finally watched it unedited, I was surprised that Marty McFly .: gasp! :. cursed.

  6. I am anxiously awaiting port options for the human body a la Johnny Mnemonic, Ghost in the Shell, and eXistenZ. The ones in eXistenZ are a bit disturbing, though.

  7. I have owned a Timex Sinclair 1000, TRS-80 and a Tandy. I have made some poor choices in technology in the past.

  8. TurboPascal and I used to be REALLY good friends.

  9. In my youth, I wrote embarrassing episodes for Star Trek: TOS. Needless to say, I was a bit upset when ST:TNG came out.

  10. Both my children have names that reference the X-Men universe. Logan for Abby and Jonothan (which was supposed to be Jonothon, Chamber from Generation X) for my son. I lobbied for Jubilation for Abby's middle name, but it was a no-go.

  11. Additionally, my son Jon's name (Jonothan Michael) is a tiny bit of an homage to Michael Stipe, as his name his John Michael Stipe.

  12. I once gave serious thought to changing my name to Michael Edward Mills.

  13. I am just a little bit into R.E.M.--despite missing out on my chance to buy a four record bootleg collection of theirs many years ago.

  14. I have seen Iron Maiden, Metallica, Dokken, Van Halen, Scorpions, and Kingdom Come live. I WAS a teenage dirtbag. The last five bands I saw all in one day, even.

  15. The departure of Lexx from the SciFi lineup still saddens me.

  16. The majority of my closet space is taken up by boxed comics, Magic the Gathering cards, and odd little games.

  17. The first movie I used my own money to pay for was The Dark Crystal.

  18. I was an extra for the film Band of the Hand, which starred Lauren Holly and was directed by Paul Michael Glaser (from Starsky and Hutch fame). If you ever rent it, I am one of the children playing in the camp the characters come up to during the course of the movie. I wore a red jacket.

  19. As a result, I can somewhat link myself to Kevin Bacon, in a roundabout way. He never calls.

  20. I watched E.T. no less than eight times at the theater.

  21. During that time period, I also watched Hangar 18 at the theater, which would go on to be riffed by the MST3K folks in their first season.

  22. The only time I ever skipped school, I was caught by my driver's ed teacher. He was cool and let us go.

  23. Thanks to Chuck Mangione's Feels So Good, I chose to play trumpet in middle school band. It was only later that I learned he played the flugelhorn.

  24. I have been to the old Miami Beach Convention Center to see live wrestling events.

  25. I have worked on teaching Abby and Jon the different Star Trek crews.

  26. The NPR broadcasts of H2G2 and Star Wars radio dramas intrigued me--I now have the H2G2 ones on my iPod and need to get the Star Wars ones.

  27. Speaking of NPR, my mother and I used to listen to the Mystery! ones long ago.

  28. Because I spent so much time online gaming, when our network was upgraded to CAT 5 I kept the BNC connector to my old office.

  29. Because I can't imagine marrying fruit, I must say that I once owned Epic Comics' entire run of Elfquest--oh what I would give for the WaRP Graphics run of it!

servermonkey: (Warlock smiling)
Firefox extension joy! via mineral777Adam

I've been wanting something like this for some time now: Firefox Extension Backup Extension (FEBE) and Compact Library Extension Organizer (CLEO).

I can't wait to try 'em out!
Jun. 21st, 2007 05:12 pm


servermonkey: (The Lone Gunmen)
Via Kottke.

"Peter Saville, the British designer closely associated with Factory Records, is offering free downloads of some of the fonts he used in designing record sleeves and other work for New Order, Joy Division, and other Factory Records artists."

Nifty, to say the least.
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