2003 Archives

2003
Dec
31
Vacation Update
“Yeah, so at this point, I think I have done every­thing on my to-do list ...”
26
23
Explodey Head, Hurty Throat
ON PDA STOP COUGHING UNCONTROLLABLY ON PARENTS' SOFA STOP FORCED TO WATCH REPUBLICAN CABLE NEWS ...”
22
Appear-ance Loathing In The OC
“Hello from the Westcliff Starbucks, which is nowhere near a cliff, much less west of ...”
21
“How do we work when the servers are burn­ing?“
“Hellooooo Starbucks. I hate your cof­fee, but love your part­ner­ship with T-Mobile. Why ...”
20
19
Not an itin­er­ary, just a check­list
“Mental note: when you write stuff to post, post it. Don't leave it sit­ting ...”
17
“Can’t sleep. Clowns will eat me.“
“Last night: wake up at 2? 3? at any rate, wake up about 30 min­utes ...”
Power to the People!
“Yeay for the Über­bat­tery! I charged it up and was using it this evening. ...”
15
“We get sig­nal!“
“Yesterday/last night, I got PHP Gallery up and run­ning on one of my Dreamhost sites. ...”
13
“Be Back Before Dawn“
“Buffy Season 5 is much more dark and sad than the rest of the Buffy ...”
12
Kittens and Cameraphones
“There is a kitty sit­ting on my lap, dream­ing. She almost kicked her­self onto ...”
06
05
03
News From Around My Mind
“Something about the abil­ity to store food that should nor­mally be refrig­er­ated (like cheese and ...”
02
the meat of the giant black cen­tipede
A Rude Awakening
“This morn­ing, I dis­cov­ered the best alarm clock ever. It is an alarm clock ...”
01
I’ll have the Moons Over My Hammy
FYI: Cryptoslam is up to v1.2 now. The lat­est changes were not too major: ...”
Nov
30
Kitten Spit
“Pants' ears are moist. No–they are drenched. They are soak­ing wet. I ...”
28
Warning: Rant
“I have never really under­stood the frenzy behind Buy Nothing Day. People take it ...”
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26
I’m not done and I won’t be ’till my head falls off
“I got Gigantic today. VERY COOL! Plus, all the clips of Ira Glass ...”
25
“Et tu, Scratch?“
“Last night's chat with the Project Mu team (includ­ing ozy_y2k and entelein) went great. ...”
22
It’s over! It’s finally over!
“So that Matrix game is finally over, and what a thrill-ride it was! The ...”
Oh, let­ters! We’ve got let­ters!
“So you send a let­ter and it is incor­rectly addressed and has no return address. ...”
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17
wmap v2.0
“For those keep­ing track, wmap is up to v2.0 and entirely rewrit­ten in C++. ...”
16
Let’s play email pachinko!
“I had a dream last night in which I worked for a com­pany with a ...”
15
I’m a Law Thing!
“This is which Federal Rule of Civil Procedure I am: You are Rule 8(a). Ever since ...”
13
Phone Post:
“<lj-phonepost user=&apos;brienigma&apos; phonepostid=&apos;1&apos; />”
11
05
Spoiler-Free Matrix Slamming
“So, the new Matrix movie came out today. I would not have even known, ...”
03
Invasion of the iPod People! In 3-D!
“So, I was chat­ting with some­one today and real­ized that I had posted this on ...”
“It’s true you don’t see many dwarf women. In fact, they are so alike in voice and appear­ance, that they are mis­taken for dwarf men.” “It’s the beards.“
“http://www.worldbeardchampionships.com/Gallery/gallery.html That is all.”
02
Slow Rain
“Stimps did it, so I did it too. STARE LONGINGLY AT MY MAP You can ...”
01
I want to go back to bed, but that only makes it worse
“I would like to post, but I am not sure I am phys­i­cally up to ...”
Oct
29
It’s prob­a­bly not what you think
“Personal Update I have not really put an update in here for awhile, so I will ...”
24
More Smores
“A few years back, I was on a bit of a Smores kick. This ...”
22
Power dump of lots of lit­tle things...
“Lots of ran­dom­ness since my last post: Feedle stopped by on his road­trip back from Seattle. ...”
19
There’s a fish in the per­co­la­tor
“One of the cool things about Oregon is that things get rather sur­real when you ...”
18
The Further Antics of Diebold
“Indymedia posted a new arti­cle about Diebold. There were errors in a recent Virginia ...”
16
Of Fast Food And Cats
“I stepped out of the office for a sec­ond, and upon return­ing, I found that ...”
14
Crushing Is The Answer
Halloween Costumes For All
“I can finally say “my cat&apos;s breath smells like cat food,” only it does not. ...”
13
Fire!Fire!Fire!
“Today marks the first fire in the fire­place at the new home. The house ...”
12
Pushing Is The Answer
“The other day, I was sit­ting at the office com­puter, and I hear a noise. ...”
10
Stats are fun!
“In regards to the thing I posted the other day about a link to my ...”
09
All Your Bandwidth Are Belong To The Matrix
“So this one time, I put a few files in a not-quite-hidden, but not-quite-advertised, direc­tory ...”
07
You broke the game. Go home.
“It turns out The Precious is trans­fixed by the switch in the power­bar lead­ing to ...”
10 is for every­thing
“If gener­i­cus can make a list based on stimps&apos; list, which is in turn based ...”
05
Kidding On The Square
“Today&apos;s score: good — 4; bad — 2 Good: wak­ing up and going out­side to a ...”
04
Invalid Username/Password
“I noticed on MetaFilter last night that it would appear that the com­pany “Misssster Anderson” ...”
03
Ad Nauseum...
“Rank the fol­low­ing ele­ments in order, from couldn&apos;t live with­out to couldn&apos;t care less. ...”
02
Sep
30
“This sen­tence is a meme, please copy it for your­self then remove a word of your choice and insert a new aard­vark of your choos­ing.“
“Now that there are a few more bands that non-punk-me knows, I&apos;ll pick up from ...”
The Kittens Are Not Polydactyl
“The Precious loves wet food and will take all she can get. Pants (which ...”
Miss-Kitty-Fantastico
“More kitty pix (the last two pages are pretty much new) Catnip infused bub­bles seem to ...”
28
Dream Police
“Last night involved two dream-lets In the first dream, I was wait­ing in line to pay ...”
Inside: Free Amulet To Protect You From Falling Meteorites
“Here are some pic­tures of my pussy cats. They are largely unsorted and unlabeled–just ...”
27
We do not gnaw on our kitty
“Today marks the arrival of a lit­tle pseudo-Siamese. She is not a pure­bread, but ...”
26
Kitty Gnus
“Jerkcity economies of scale The Precious is doing well. She is still sickly (upper res­pi­ra­tory ...”
Without Saying
“It should go with­out say­ing that”
25
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This Subject Has Contains Two Verbs
“Don&apos;t for­get to install the Windows Restrictions Management Client v1.0 so that you can be ...”
22
“Make The Robot Fuck Something“
“Most of you read­ing this prob­a­bly already know, but in case you do not: a ...”
21
“Read A Book“
“Welcome to banned book week. Please read a book or two from the list. Some ...”
3 com­ments
19
HR: Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without
“So, I was going to write a post about how beau­ti­ful it is up ...”
LJRandText v1.1
“There is an updated ver­sion of LJRandText (see orig­i­nal post). As far as the ...”
18
It Came From The Great Lakes
“Kate and I rented Adaptation last week from Netflix. We were both glad we ...”
17
Finding a Needle in a Pornstack
“A ran­dom sam­pling of Gnutella/LimeWire search terms: perky ass­wor­ship girls butts dance videos xxx crouch­ing funny porno part star trek enter­prise ...”
16
Verisign’s Wildcard
“Welcome to sur­re­alville. Population: Me. I think I just lived half of a scene from ...”
14
Curiouser and curi­ouser...
“Today, I spent a few hours hik­ing through Tryon Creek State Park — a lit­tle ...”
13
D-Land Accident
“It would appear there was a hor­ri­ble acci­dent on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland ...”
10
Playing Atari Adventure
“I CURSE YOU TO HELL, BAT! WHY DO YOU INSIST ON TAKING MY STUFF?! ...”
09
“A method or appa­ra­tus to enhance the prob­a­bil­ity of not get­ting a ticket“
“Not only is it ille­gal in Portland to pump your own gas (nobody here can ...”
07
“A new video card is 1.5 times as desir­able as a baby“
“A review of a fairly pop­u­lar com­puter acces­sory — the kit­ten “Few com­puter hard­ware retail­ers also ...”
03
Notes from the under­ground
“Some ran­dom thoughts that have been col­lect­ing: Small traf­fic cir­cles in res­i­den­tial neigh­bor­hoods — quaint, nifty, ...”
01
Walkthrough 2
“For those that care, I updated the walk­through.”
Freevo and Porn
“On the tech front: I for­got whether or not I dis­cussed my Freevo box in ...”
Aug
31
Can’t sleep clowns will eat me...or at least can’t sleep for some rea­son
“You just have to admire it when a good music group forms by accident–for instance ...”
It is billed as a com­edy, but it will end up being hor­ror
“Just when you thought you were safe from more Disney rides turned into movies... The Haunted ...”
LJRandText
“So this past hour or so, I wrote a lit­tle pro­gram. Or rather, “rewrote” ...”
29
Low Blows From AOL To LJ
“It looks like AOL just did some­thing nasty. According to reports at Slashdot and ...”
28
“Put Some South In Yo Mouth!!!“
“I just looked up Portland-area cajun restau­rants in Mapquest&apos;s yel­low pages (which, until now, has ...”
25
Weapons of Mass Storage
“Today, I came to the con­clu­sion that a blank DVD is not big enough for ...”
23
My SPOON is too SMALL
“Today, I was finally able to go to the Japanese mar­ket, Uwajimaya. (For var­i­ous ...”
22
Weird Al was on NPR this morn­ing. Does he count as a psy­chopath?
“Yesterday, I got a new (gigan­tic) white­board for the home office. Yesterday, I listed bug fixes ...”
19
Zydeco
“Today, I learned about a new music style. The style goes by the name ...”
17
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13
Elvis needs boats. Elvis needs boats.
“Working from home: Positive — The smell of fresh bread waft­ing in from the bread machine ...”
11
Wanker’s Corner
“I live not too far from a region of Clackamas County that the Thomas Guide ...”
Take a Virtual Tour
“Oh, and I for­got. Our house: http://netninja.com/walkthrough/ (It is still a mess, but we will ...”
Helloooo Oregon
“So, here we are in Oregon. We finally made it. We actu­ally made ...”
09
WakeyWakey
“ I had a dream last night that Friendly_Bandit was in nego­ti­a­tions for a fast-food restau­rant ...”
Jul
29
Maintaining Radio Silence
“Super-thanks to Les and Noel for trash runs. Super-thanks to Brandon and Lisa for clean­ing. I am ...”
24
Really, I do not have a shred­der prob­lem
“They called me crazy. They called me a psy­chopath. I have a paper ...”
22
I killed the paper shred­der
“I killed the paper shred­der on 5 years of gas, elec­tric, phone, credit card, 401k, ...”
20
19
I am Jack’s work-related, pre­con­di­tioned, emo­tional con­fu­sion
“Yesterday, I cleaned out my desk. This gave me a very strange feel­ing. ...”
18
Plumper Lips
“I just got spam telling me “kiss your thin ordi­nary lip&apos;s good­bye! Get ...”
11
Runcible Spoon
RUNCIBLE SPOON ISFANCY NAME FORSPORK!!! That is all.”
10
06
As lit­tle Billy awoke one morn­ing, he found him­self changed into some mon­strous kind of ver­min
“Strange dream from last night: So Kate receives a phone call about some kind of new, ...”
05
I bestow my headache unto you with this annoy­ing user icon
“I have been sick since Thursday night. After the sec­ond Lynchburg Lemonade, the sneezes ...”
04
JD
“Jack Daniel&apos;s Lynchburg Lemonade with a giant cross-section of freshly cut pineap­ple to adorn the ...”
03
01
(Repost) Distributed Garage Sale
“I am cross-posting this from the mail­ing list for the ben­e­fit of locals not on ...”
Jun
30
Music Mavericks
“This part of this entry is mostly for Noel. I just fin­ished lis­ten­ing to ...”
Guinness–it’s not just for break­fast!
“Passed on from sub­sti­tute is an arti­cle about just another day in uptight planned-development Irvine: ...”
29
26
Yes, but is it potable?
“It sad­dens me that The Schwa Corporation has pretty much dis­ap­peared from the world wide ...”
23
Spoken word/Broken word, pə-tā’-tō/pə-tä’-tō, binary/boolean
“It turns out that a sort of poet/singer/spoken-word artist per­son that I am a fan ...”
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21
...in which we dis­cover every­one wants to think they know majick
“The Harry Potter release was a lit­tle sur­real. First, there were a lot of ...”
Everyone loves the Harlem Globetrotters!
“I came home from work today (an hour early because I did not get a ...”
20
Kaboom Raider
“I was read­ing a web comic and learned that a new Tomb Raider game is ...”
19
Caution: Guillotine Ahead
“SpamBoinkCheese If you are steal­ing large metal signs from poles, undo the BOTTOM bolt first. ...”
18
SCO sued me, and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt“
“Cyrillic key­caps are fun. They let me do stuff like “Toys Я Us.” ...”
17
15
Kelpe
“I just learned that the lit­tle bugs that roll up into a ball, that we ...”
13
“It’s like a helium Nazi war machine“
“This morn­ing, the power went out–WHILEWAS TAKINGSHOWER. This actu­ally is ...”
10
09
Watch out for the face-biting old lady in the wheel­chair
“Today is a sad day, indeed. We must all take a moment of silence ...”
04
Smarterer Child
“To riff off of Marm0t&apos;s SmarterChild con­ver­sa­tion: SmarterChild: Hi BriEnigma, I&apos;m SmarterChild. ...trimmed... SmarterChild: That&apos;s cool. What&apos;s ...”
03
Can we get a house with beef sid­ing?
“Do you know what I like more than any­thing? Giving a com­plex task to ...”
01
Where in your bung­hole is Carmen Sandiego?
“Some peo­ple play too much Everquest. “20 per­cent of par­tic­i­pants in a large sur­vey ...”
May
30
THERE’S JUST ONE PLACE TO GO FOR ALL YOUR SPATULA NEEDS!
“In case you have not seen, http://www.livejournal.com/setscheme.bml is an inter­est­ing way to change the look ...”
26
west...wait, east...west. God I sound like a fuck­ing psy­cho.
“A cou­ple of nights ago, Kate and I watched the orig­i­nal Matrix. It seemed ...”
25
“Be Excellet To Each Other“
“I can­not wait until Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is released. ...”
24
21
18
The Matrix Has You(r Hard-Earned Cash)
“A num­ber of us went to see Matrix Reloaded last night. One word: suck­tas­tic. ...”
16
Quantity Surveying Sheep
“It seems I have woken up and can now not get back to sleep. ...”
15
13
FapFapFap
“BriEnigma: So where are you trav­el­ing to/from, and if you are on the phone, who ...”
12
Staples
“I for­got to men­tion this the other day, but I had to run down to ...”
11
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
“I have been a fan of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comics (or “graphic novel,” ...”
09
According to the Apple, David Bowie is “Rock” and not “Alternative” or both.
“You know that some­thing is right with the world when Steve Jobs is talk­ing about ...”
08
05
Ancient Chinese Proverb: when steal­ing inter­net, use SSL and SSH
“I am really try­ing to find music I like in the Apple Music Store. ...”
They fixed up the cor­ner store/Like it was a night­club
“The DSL has been out since Friday after­noon. This kind of sucks–not just for ...”
01
Bill Gates’ Thumb
“Today has, in fact, been hell. For those that do not already know, I ...”
Apr
30
Friends
“sub­sti­tute just sent me a link for some­thing called Friendster. It looks like it ...”
28
Musique Non-Stop, Techno-Pop
“The new Apple Music Store / iTunes bun­dle is pretty freak­ing cool. If you ...”
Don’t believe his lies, he is the one, kill him.
“Lisa&apos;s B-Day last night was fun. The usual sus­pects were there: Lisa, Brandon, Conrad, ...”
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25
I am Jack’s Integrated Development Environment
“When I started out with Java pro­gram­ming, back in the day, I used Visual Cafe ...”
24
L’hippo a pique’ ses pan­talons. (The hippo stole his pants.)
“A good use of ani­mal crack­ers in a philo­soph­i­cal, roman­tic con­ver­sa­tion? ”
22
Mac Rumors
“It feels like kid-at-Christmas time again. Another quar­ter has passed and Steve Jobby-jobbs is ...”
21
“Happy Keister!“
“I got the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets video game last night. ...”
19
“Yoga With Junkies” dot com
“If I die from SARS (or SIDS or any other four-letter med­ical acronym that starts ...”
18
AM OPPRESSED BY GRAVITY!
“Today, every­body at work noticed that I sta­pled the sta­plers to the walls. Also, today noth­ing ...”
16
“If you run, you’ll go to jail tired“
“It is always nice to have a chance to clean up before the police come ...”
12
“Based every­thing belongs to us, it is.“
“So, I for­got to pre­vi­ously men­tion in this jour­nal that last week­end some friends and ...”
11
06
Who the fuck am *I* to say fuck to all these other fuck­ing things?
“I know I am not an old fart. I know that I have not ...”
05
Blackout
“At work, the other day, the power went out at about 11am. Fortunately, this ...”
02
Hybrid Radiohead Flute
“I must admit that I had no idea that Radiohead was com­ing out with a ...”
01
Leapin’ Lizards!
“For those not a mem­ber of , you can check out the lizard we found ...”
Hybrid
“A coworker picked up a hybrid car over the week­end. This is the same ...”
Mar
30
American Beauty Man’s Friend, Blonde Mullet Wrestler Man
“This morn­ing, I am break­fast­ing on pan­cakes and maple syrup. I like maple syrup ...”
27
Very good, Mr. Wooster
“According to a friend, MacMall is get­ting more uber­lap­tops on Friday, and per­haps my place ...”
21
Text mes­sag­ing from Portland
“Hello from Portland via text mes­sag­ing. People are protest­ing here. People are protest­ing ...”
20
Blowin’ Shit Up
“Okay, so it now looks like we are “blowin&apos; shit up.” I have added ...”
19
Would you smell my button-hole?
“For those that did not know, I spent the pre­vi­ous week­end in Santa Clara. ...”
08
06
The other day I... uh, no, that wasn’t me
“I learned sev­eral things today: 1. My lug­gage is cheaper to get repaired by the dude ...”
05
Covet Thy Neighbor’s Anagrams
“If you ever get the oppor­tu­nity to turn down a job writ­ing soft­ware for com­pa­nies ...”
02
Summer in the win­ter­time
“For future ref­er­ence: It would seem that pur­chas­ing a book from Amazon for imme­di­ate pickup ...”
01
pool of ice cream
“You know you are going to have a good day when you wake up to ...”
It thought my sea-monkeys were cray­fish at first
“Computer wins, but asked too many ques­tions You were think­ing of a mon­key. 26. Is it man­u­fac­tured? ...”
Feb
25
Comedy is...
“Windows 2000 (and other ver­sions) ships with a ser­vice installed and run­ning called WinPopup (well, ...”
24
Tabs and Books
““defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1″ ================= Safari with tabbed brows­ing! Yeay! To keep up with the Jones’ (or, at ...”
22
But What Is The ISBN Number?!
“Mental Note: For smooth (that is, non-chunky) cof­fee, remem­ber to put a fil­ter in the ...”
21
Warning: Rant!
“I have come to the con­clu­sion that the world (or, at least, America) is seri­ously ...”
20
All Jedi had was a bunch of mup­pets.
“I lis­tened to Nerf Herder&apos;s album “American Cheese” for the first time last night, and ...”
17
seg­fault, core dumped
“Is it too late for me to jump on the band­wagon and be unique and ...”
12
Notes from through­out the day, digest
“Today has been a strange day: – It is rain­ing for the first time in quite ...”
11
I need to start pay­ing more atten­tion
“This morn­ing, I dis­cover that Rasputina has an upcom­ing show here in LA. I ...”
09
Someone in a club tonight has stolen my ideas
More SoulSeek Information
“This just in from http://www.napjunk.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=904&start=40. Why Verio Sucks, or What&apos;s Up With SoulSeek Hi all, Nir and Roz ...”
SoulSeek Outage News(?)
“Recently, every­one who has been using SoulSeek may have noticed that it does not work ...”
07
Attention all Officers
“Last week, I posted some sta­tis­tics and cal­cu­la­tions about the sex offender pop­u­la­tion in the ...”
06
I didn’t set the fire. I may have swiped that foot, though.
“People of Earth: 6 Feet Under is the BEST....SERIES....EV-AR 6 Feet Under came out yes­ter­day and ...”
05
Did I men­tion how much I love Redhat pack­ages? No? That is because they blow.
“Today was a day when a few graph­ics peo­ple got laid off. I can­not ...”
03
Cheerleading Death Squads
“On the radio this morn­ing, they were talk­ing about deaf cheer­lead­ing squads, but my sleepy ...”
02
Shuttle
“Everybody seems to have a com­ment on the Space Shuttle. I do have to ...”
01
List
JOY I have been doing a lot of burn­ing audio­books to CD, then rip­ping them to ...”
Jan
31
Atilla The Nun!
“If my data sources are cor­rect and I am doing my math right, my zip ...”
30
Verne Troyer Emulator, Anyone?
“I live in the world of Dilbert. It seems Marketing put out a press ...”
27
What’s in yer bag?
“In ref­er­ence to wlonkly’s What’s in Yer Bag? post, I thought I would throw in ...”
26
I won­der if it is going to be rated Aaarrrrrrr, matey?
“The fol­low­ing PREVIEW has been approved for ALL AUDIENCES by the motion pic­ture asso­ci­a­tion of amer­ica Are there ...”
25
I love the smell of napalm cof­fee in the morn­ing
“The cof­fee from my travel mug tasted just peachy today — or rather, just fine. ...”
23
Lavender Coffee
“Today, my cof­fee tastes like laven­der. This is because in order to get rid ...”
22
Garlic Coffee
“This morn­ing, I washed out my travel mug using the same scrubby sponge I used ...”
20
A pox upon ~/
“Kate and I saw “Bowling for Columbine” last night. I am not entirely sure ...”
16
B2B eCom WSF (With a Side of Fries)
“Help Me I Am In Hell. It used to be that set­ting up a secure ...”
10
Rights and Freedoms and Stuph
“It seems that I have become the Vacation Time Spokesperson at work. You see, ...”
07
Christmas All Over Again
“I feel like a lit­tle kid on Christmas eve. The Mac World Expo keynote ...”
06
I almost ran into a Christmas tree
“The fun thing about the Santa Ana winds today: very large, very dead Christmas trees ...”
02
GeoURL
“Everybody with a GPS should add GeoURL tags to your jour­nal. GeoURL is rather ...”