2003 Archives

2003
Dec
31
Vacation Update
“Yeah, so at this point, I think I have done everything on my to-do list ...”
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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 ...”
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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 ...”
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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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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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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='brienigma' phonepostid='1' />”
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'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' list, which is in turn based ...”
05
Kidding On The Square
“Today'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't live without to couldn'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'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”
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This Subject Has Contains Two Verbs
“Don'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
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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'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 ...”
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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: https://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's goodbye! Get ...”
11
Runcible Spoon
“RUNCIBLE SPOON IS A FANCY NAME FOR A SPORK!!! 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'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: ...”
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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--WHILE I WAS TAKING A SHOWER. 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's SmarterChild conversation: SmarterChild: Hi BriEnigma, I'm SmarterChild. ...trimmed... SmarterChild: That's cool. What'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. ...”
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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. ...”
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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's B-Day last night was fun. The usual suspects were there: Lisa, Brandon, Conrad, ...”
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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
I 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' 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'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'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 ...”