Saturday, October 6, 2007


I watched the premiere episode of the new TV series Moonlight today. My one word review:

Kevin Weisman (Marshal on Alias) was a guest star. That's the best I thing I can think to say about this God awful vampire show.

"Hey guys! I've got a great idea for a show! Let's rip off Forever Knight and Buffy, but make it really suck!"

Haha, suck. I get it.

Again. Ugh.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Penny Arcade on the Nintendo Blogging Issue

As always, click to view the original image.

Funny Work Stories: The Return of the Back Gate!

Long story short, I got an email at work today admonishing me for leaving the back gate open during the lightning storm last week. Apparently since I chose to write back to the first email explaining that I wasn't about to stand in the lightning storm and close the big metal gate, they chose to rip on me instead of understanding. I was told I need to follow procedure.

What f**king procedure? We have no procedure. You morons make this s**t up as you go along. How am I supposed to know what the procedure is when there isn't one until you decide that I'm not following it and need to be reprimanded?

So, I asked my supervisor. Apparently I was supposed to know that I needed to call a supervisor about the back gate. I advised him that I didn't think it was such an all important function of my job, but now that I know that they feel so strongly about it, I would be sure to call before leaving it open again. I also told him that in the future, letting me know ahead of time about "procedures" would avoid this type of headache for both of us.

He replies "I would have thought it was common sense."

Common sense? COMMON SENSE?!?!? You *string of expletives deleted*, common sense would have been you saw the fence was open, you realized that there was a huge storm, and you went on with your f**king life! Your "procedure" is going to arrive at the same f**king result with about 15 more steps, since regardless of what they say to me, I'm not closing that f**king gate in a lightning storm!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Strange Commentary

Most of the time, people in the forums at leave two types of feedback about a hardware review:
1 - They agree; or
2 - They don't agree.

Either side of the "argument" has its share of intelligent comments and... not so intelligent comments.

For my G9 review, user PaulScott decided to buck the trend and post something that fits in an entirely different category. One I like to call WTF?

it's just a mouse.
you need a REALLY big ego to have a mouse like this.

I'm sorry, what exactly are you trying to say?
PaulScott later "clarifies" his position:

don't bother bringing a fancy mouse to work it's something they use to test
the size of your ego. for each button beyond two your ego is double the
size. and yes managers do pay attention to that.

Again: What? What are you talking about?

Checking PaulScott's profile, I find he claims to be 19. That would certainly fit in with his wacky theory that managers check your mouse button count. Maybe you work in a very strange office, though. Maybe you can quantify peoples egos with mouse button counts.

Or maybe your just f**king weird.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Finally made it through Blood Furnace

Took a long time to find a group who didn't wipe over and over on this ugly bastard.
The annoying part is, he's not even the final boss. He's the second to last, and he's probably one of the hardest dungeon bosses I've even run in to, simply because you get beat to a pulp by groups of orcs before he is released, and then you get no chance to heal and gain mana before he comes through the gates and kicks your ass.

Logitech G9 review up at

Check it out HERE.

Obviously, I really liked it. However, after writing the review, I went right back to using the Razer DeathAdder as my main mouse.

Why? I don't know, so I can't explain it. I gave both mice the same score, I really like them both. Maybe I'm just so used to switching mice out every couple of weeks that I have to keep doing it.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fired for Blogging?

I just read a story about a 23 year old woman fired by Nintendo for blogging. She had blog entries about work, but she did not mention her specific company, and changed the names of the people she was writing about. Apparently her boss recognized her from her picture.

I have one word for you: Sue.

Freedom of Speech apparently does not protect you from your employers whims, but if you do not mention their name, change or do not mention co-worker names, and generally avoid giving away who you really work for, you can probably sue them for firing you for it.

Then again, some people post racy pictures of themselves in company uniforms aboard company transportation and wonder why they got fired. That's just ignorant. If you took a Poloroid of yourself peeing on the boss's chair and stuck it in the breakroom, wouldn't you expect to get fired? This is like stealing a car and posting a video of the theft on YouTube. Duh.

I complain about my day job here quite often. I don't mention names, I never mention who I work for. I'm sure someone could figure it out by doing a little research, but it's not obvious. If I were to get fired for posting about the insane way this company is run, you bet your sweet ass I would sue the everloving s**t out of them for it.

Or burn the place down. It depends on how nuts they've made me on any given day.

Authors note: Threats of physical violence, arson, or other questionable activities are intended as humorous commentary. At no point in time did the author actually intend to carry out such activities or mean them to be taken for threats, real or imagined.
(i.e. Get a sense of humor, d**kwads...)