Thursday, February 28, 2008

This is not what I want

I just wanted to check compatibility with the new Server 2008 install. That's not an option apparently, but I can almost certainly upgrade my current operating system to, um, well, also my current operating system.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Now I am just pandering

My dog had two surgeries today, so maybe this is funnier to me than it actually should be, but I like how the context clues and the incredibly specific diagnosis play off each other...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Ironic self-referential post #1

It occurred to me that to maintain credibility as an ironic blogger I must, at some point, post something ironic. Then I looked up the word "ironic" which, it turns out, is more complex than you might have thought.

So let's go with pseudo-self-referential instead.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

xkcd: Alice is the real problem

xkcd is hilarious, but it may not be for everyone. If you read a lot of crypto-related material, which seem to recycle the user names quite a bit by design (Alice, Bob, etc., actually there appear to be only four. :)) then this comic will hit home. Poor Eve, it really isn't her fault:

Friday, February 8, 2008

Frist Psot

By now you have almost certainly heard the old axiom that (paraphrasing in improperly used quotes) “if you want to hide a needle you don’t hide it in a haystack, you hide it in a box of needles.”

That’s what the entire blog-o-sphere is. A gigantic box of needles; and the needle I need to find is trapped, buried in the box somewhere, completely overshadowed by the other needles. Every time I search for something I find about 500 blog posts about it, and swirling in the sucking eddy of crap through which I must dive is the one gem of information that solves my problem.

Newsflash to 99.9% of the bloggers in the world: No one cares what you think. Do you care what I think? No. You do not. Neither do I care what you think. And yet here we are writing a bunch of stuff, plugging the tubes of the Internets, sadly assuming that someone wants to read what we have to say.

But here I sit, responding to the siren call of just one more fad.

This blog will rarely be updated, and when it is it will almost certainly be some semi-coherent rant about something fad-like or stupid that I want to get off my chest. You can safely ignore it, and if you do not please note that you were warned.

Your friend,