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servermonkey: (KoL Server Monkey)
I had set up a VPN connection for my current job. It's come in VERY handy, to say the least.

The problem I ran into was a constant pop up prompting for my VPN credentials. Sometimes I'd not get it, but for the most part I grew to loathe the seemingly neverending prompts for login info. So, I suffered with it for a bit (read: going on about two months now).

I ended up doing a GIS on it and found this.

Sure enough, that worked. I never would have guessed IE settings would be the true culprit.

So, in case you need it, there you are.
servermonkey: (Default)
I am curious Red(box). It's just one of those odd kind of curiousities--you know, like wanting to stick one's tongue to a frozen flagpole. I am, however, glad that A Christmas Story saved me from trying that myself. Well, that and moving away from the frozen north at an early age probably helped a bit as well.

The SNL skit I just watched was based around Hall & Oates. I cannot believe it. Not quite making my dreams come true, per se, but know you.

Quarantine is another thing that has piqued my curiosity. Unfortunately, I have run into a bit of lesson planning block--there is such a thing, is there not? I have an assignment due two weeks from this coming Saturday, and my long and drawn out Tolstoy-esque history of procrastination has revealed to me that waiting until the last minute would probably not be the best idea. A lesson that took only a few years for it to take. So, I will very likely not go see Quarantine.

Part of me now wishes I'd seen the original version of Life on Mars. I thought about it, but by the time I got to it I was way behind on the BBC version. Bah.
Sep. 19th, 2008 06:31 pm

Meme pic

servermonkey: (790)

Meme pic
Originally uploaded by Server Monkey
Take a picture of yourself right now.
Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair - just take a picture.
Post that picture with NO editing.
Post these instructions with the picture.

Wow...the glow of machines in my eyes at something like 11:00 p.m. or so last night doesn't cast a very flattering aura across me.

Huzzah for memes!
servermonkey: (Daemon process)
As I washed my hands in the office restroom a few moments ago, I noticed a container of Lysol Country Scent Disinfectant Spray.

This, in turn, led me to wonder what country this Lysol smells of exactly.

Lysol is no country I've ever heard of.
servermonkey: (Mike Nelson Say What)
So I saw this whilst shopping at Publix with Jon last night...


It can also be found online here. So there.

servermonkey: (Mike Nelson Say What)
That's really all I can say about this.

Even scarier still would be how much more commonplace than unusual this probably is.

I do have to admit, in my own life I grew up watching things at a much younger age than I should have. Keep in mind that coming from a single parent home gave me more opportunities to see things that I otherwise wouldn't have.

You can yell at my mom, if you'd like nonetheless.

Your choice.
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: (Me HUH?)
Nothing speaking of grandma's authentic chocolate milk goodness like Nestle® Chocolate Abuelita®--or, as I like to think of it, Euphegenia Doubtfire's chocolate syrup.

I felt compelled to buy a bottle of the syrup just because of the picture on it.

I wonder if anyone else has felt the same way.
servermonkey: (Mike Nelson Say What)
Since I pretty much just ranted yesterday, I figured I'd follow up this morning by saying that today was entirely different experience.

I did not have togo to the main office, of course.

What's this new trend of destroying wedding dresses? MJ has done a twenty minute bit on it and I'd not heard about it--not that I really keep up with trends or anything.
Jul. 20th, 2007 10:46 am


servermonkey: (Morrissey II)
Morrissey and Princess Diana connection? (via raptorgirlRaptorGirl's LJ)

Also, Happy Birthday chandrax93Alexandra!
Jul. 3rd, 2007 02:57 pm

Ooh boy...

servermonkey: (Dooky Avatar Wacky)
So, Sleepaway Camp. What a doozy!

IFC is still running its Grind House on Friday nights, and I happened to catch it then--thanks to TiVo, of course. Ended up finishing it during lunch a little while ago. Not only was that one shown, but David Cronenberg's Crash was tagged along with it. It's been a long time since I've seen it, and I have a feeling that I'll be just as disturbed by it now as I was then. I am unsure, however, if IFC choose to edit anything or ran it uncut--they typically don't edit that I can recall, though.

We ended up adding HBO to our DirecTV package and I was happy to see Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me was on. Sadly, it was on at one in the morning, but then TiVo took care of that problem as well.

Sundance had something called Spider Forest on the other evening--the first few minutes were intriguing, though vicious.
servermonkey: (OK Soda)
Shirley Bassey has now come up not only once, but twice in things I have been perusing.

As a result, Goldfinger has queued up in my head and begun to play more than once as well.

EDIT--Ahhh, she has a newly released CD out now.
servermonkey: (BIG hair)
I swear my LCD is ghosting, or is it just my eyes?

After the long meeting this morning, it could just be a mental thing...

Unless someone slipped something in my Code Red.
servermonkey: (Chim Chim)
Thanks to Jim Philips, I am now reminded of Carrot Top every time I see Jeanne Tripplehorn on Big Love.

Additionally, I am amused at the amount of people that really do believe in the "Keyunnel" (a tunnel from Fort Myers to Key West) every time Philips brings it up. He's been talking about it for I don't know how many years now, and there is always someone out that hasn't heard him do so.
servermonkey: (Mike Nelson Say What)
I was patiently waiting in line to pay too much for the convenience of a Mountain Dew Code Red and a Nutty Buddy when the cashier rung up the customer in front of me. He had his fotie and a package of peanut butter cheese crackers.

"That'll be $2.40."
.: in a deep southern drawl :. "$2.40??!! Well ain't that s'posed ta be a dollar ninety-nine?" was the reply--accompanied with a look at the poor cashier like she had sprouted an invading army of soldier bugs from Klendathu.

She patiently pointed out to him that he also had the crackers and his items were taxable.

He paid and left, and I thought aloud, "He REALLY needed that drink."

I silently thought about how much I DID NOT miss working with the public.

Oh yeah, so, the Facebook marketplace and Twitter additions are pretty nifty. Nifty to me, anyway.

Before heading back to work, I had to stop off at Polka Dots, a local store that sells a bunch of cutesy stuff as well as performing monogramming on said cutesy items. On a previous stop there, I noticed three monogrammed keychains sitting in a group together. They, unfortunately, were arranged to read S T D. Today, only the T D ones were left.
Jun. 7th, 2007 04:39 pm

Amour Fou

servermonkey: (Mike Nelson Say What)
It was an odd thing to see a story like this on the Today Show this morning.

To add to it, the Sopranos episode named Amour Fou just aired on A&E the other night, and I happened to catch it.

Oddity abounds.
servermonkey: (Mike Nelson Say What)
I can't believe I totally forgot to mention that Rachel, Abby, Jon and I (along with Rachel's parents) got to see "Weird Al" at Cypress Gardens last Sunday night.

Sadly, we only stayed for just over an hour of his show, but I had never seen him in concert, so I was pretty happy nonetheless.
servermonkey: (Crow la la la)
Any more, stuff like this doesn't surprise me.

So, I was reading about The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover--which I have not seen in years--and ended up reading about Léolo. I'd never heard of it before, and was on someone's list of most disturbing movies.

So, while flipping channels last night, what do I find on IFC's upcoming list? Léolo, of course. Almost missed it, too.

The DVR was set to record it as well, of course.
servermonkey: (Crow la la la)
Because I KNOW all of you out there want to see what I watch late at night to force myself into slumber...I present the Appliance Direct dude in ready for iPod videos...if that doesn't suit you, the links on the right will open video up in a pop-up window. The guy's no Crazy Eddie from New York (it was Crazy Eddie wasn't it?), but hey, what can a Floridian do? Click here for Wakkie Nu Nu-ness.


I'm off to see what appliances I can't live without.
servermonkey: (Was a kid once...)
Have any of you seen the Insinkerator? I sat and rewound the TV spot for it a couple of times today. It's powerful enough to grind through a bunch of celery, or the top of a freshly cut pineapple, or perhaps a whole ham. Maybe even body parts. If only Stephen King had held on to The Mangler as a title for a bit longer, though I suppose The INSINKERATOR would work fine for a novella. Okay, maybe just a short story.

After a few months of just getting by using clippers that Rachel and I bought a while ago, I finally broke down (at her insistence) and got a haircut tonight. I usually find comfort in seeing the friendly blue jar of Barbicide that typically sits on the barber's/stylist's counter top. While there wasn't any sitting out, there was a similar though most likely inferior product sitting out that wasn't nearly as comforting. Perhaps it was the fact that its gray color made it look like dirty dish water, which doesn't make sense as I am quite fond of gray in my layout. Not only do I like the friendly blue color, but I like to sit and imagine barber on other barber violence--seeing as the product's name is Barbicide and all. These little thoughts keep me entertained whilst I try to avoid barber/stylist small talk, which I am terribly clumsy at. Well, it's not so much small talk with a barber per se, but just small talk period.

Rachel jokingly suggested that I should get a perm. Unfortunately, the joke wasn't as humorous to me since my mother, in a gesture of non-lovingness, actually did force me to get a perm sometime between fifth and sixth grade. I suppose I should be thankful that the idea did not occur to her later in my what passed for a social life stages. For a while there, I was known as Johnny Mathis--which didn't bother me too much...he was a singer, so that was okay by me. It didn't occur to me until some time later that the nickname wasn't meant as a compliment. My hair was MUCH curlier than Mr. Mathis' hair. I also did not have gold and platinum records to make up for my curliness.

No, I did NOT get a perm tonight.


Lastly, I finally watched From Here to Eternity--the Oscar winning 1953 film and not the 1979 made for TV mini-series (has anyone else seen that one?). Sadly, I didn't actually watch it all the way through in one sitting, but over three different sittings. While I did sit mesmerized by the thing, I have to shamefully admit that when I saw Claude Akins I thought, "Oooh, he was Sheriff Lobo in B.J. and the Bear!" Yes, I watched that show during its initial least I think I remember doing so.

Okay, I'm off to pretend I'm something akin to normal.
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