Friday, September 21, 2007

Ridiculous double standards in the workplace

Leaving a job:
If the company needs to lay you off for any reason: You are out of there immediately!
If your boss gets pissed at you: So long, terminated immediately!
If you screw up one too many times: Hasta la vista, pronto!

If you get so fed up with taking crap from people you work with, customers, and management; If you are annoyed by working years with only one raise, knowing that incompetent baboons unqualified to do their jobs make a lot more than you; If you are tired of doing other peoples' jobs on top of your own; If you are expected to work 10 hour days at the office and then take calls for hours at home, in the middle of the night, and during holidays; If you are so sick of policies that seem designed to make your life difficult and piss the customers off so that you lose more business that you ACTUALLY GO AND FIND ANOTHER JOB:

We expect you to give us two weeks notice. It's common courtesy.

Sure, bend me over and give it to me without lube for two and a half year and then expect me to turn around and thank you for the pleasure. I got your common courtesy, right f**king here, buddy!

When they ought to be thanking Jesus that you haven't showed up shirtless, wearing a red headband, and screaming Rambo quotes while you fire an M-60 in to the crowd, they are instead worried that you might somehow inconvenience them on the way out by not giving them two weeks to replace you. F**king amazing.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Vista Start Menu: Changing the Power Button Function

This is the quick and dirty way to make the power button on the Vista Start menu actually turn off your PC, instead of putting it to sleep.

  1. Click the start button (The little Windows flag on the bottom left of the screen, duh.)
  2. In the search bar, type: CMD - hit enter
  3. In the command prompt window that opens, type: powercfg.cpl,1 - hit enter
  4. A Power Options window will open.
  5. Expand the Power buttons and lid section (click the little plus sign, dummy)
  6. Expand the Start menu power button section (the little plus, again)
  7. Click either On battery or Plugged in and use the dropdown menu to select Shut Down
  8. Click OK and you're all set!

Talk like a pirate day!

Today be t' international Talk Like A Pirate Day holiday, matey! Arr!


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Excellent tribute to Robert Jordan by Woody Hern

Nebraska State Senator Sues God Over Natural Disasters


He is suing to protest laws against frivolous lawsuits. He says that frivolous lawsuits are protected by the Constitution. Sure, a**hole, let's let everybody sue everybody for anything they can think of, and tie up the justice system forever. That's a great plan.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Associated Press coverage of Robert Jordan's death


LFG says goodbye to Robert Jordan

Sohmer at the webcomic LFG posted a farewell message to Robert Jordan today.

Read it HERE.

George R.R. Martin says goodbye to Robert Jordan


One of my favorite authors mourns the passing of another of my favorite authors.

Robert Jordan passed away yesterday, 09/16/2007

Rest in peace, James Oliver Rigney, Jr. (October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007).

RJ died after a protracted battle with a rare disease.

Of course, he did not finish his long running series. He was in the middle of writing the last book, Memories of Light, when he passed. Two people, his "brother/cousin" Wilson, and his wife, Harriet, were privy to the plot. Only time will tell if they allow it to be finished by someone else.

Read the sad tale HERE

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Kek - v. - A word used by people with low IQs to denote that they have just beaten you to a pulp. This is almost always used when someone attacks you while you are already in the middle of a fight, low on health and mana, and the enemy has four or five friends along. The word is used to denote their supposed superiority over a fallen enemy - one they could not have beaten in a fair fight.