“SCO sued me, and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt”

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Cyrillic keycaps are fun. They let me do stuff like “Toys Я Us.” Of course, Cyrillic has no S and the U and Y are a little funky so I cannot really do that in Cyrillic or it would end up being “Точ5 Я Ц5” (borrowing the 5==S from 'leet speak). I can even do NIИ with the help of Cyrillic. Why does our alphabet have such boring letters? I mean, why does our alphabet not have a crazy spider-beast letter like Ж or a whole letter that almost looks like pie л (or, rather, pi–but I would rather have a letter for pie). And I do not even know what the heck these are ЪЫДБЮ, wait, I think those last two were a digital clock 6 and the starship Enterprise. “Don't mind me, I'm just playing with my fonts.”

This whole SCO vs. The World thing is really funny. It is like a legal road accident. It is stupid, and I do not care, but I just have to see what SCO is going to pull next. “We contracted you to discover the electron for us, so obviously the export of your software can be classified as munitions and breaks the contract, so we will sue you for [Dr. Evil mode activated] ONE-BILLION-DOLLARS. No, wait, while we are making shit up, let's up that to $3B. Got anymore whiskey over there? I'll kick your ass. I mean it! I don't care that you are a black belt ninja, you've got it coming. Get back over here so I can see you! You're in league with the terrorists and yarn dolls. Back in my day, we used to walk to school, barefoot, in the snow, uphill, both directions! Oh! A kitty!”

It looks like there will be a new Handspring Treo out later in the year. Palm OS 5 is nice. All the other crap attached…well, nice, but I have to ask myself “do I really need ___?” Do I really need a camera in a cellphone? I have a decent little camera, and something tells me that one in a cellphone is not going to have a flash and is strictly there for novelty value. Do I really need a web browser that handles JavaScript? I usually keep that stuff disabled or limited. Do I really need a memory card slot? Etc, etc, etc.

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