|Friday, May 18th, 2007|
|How To Guides
Earlier this week I delivered some (free) furniture to my friend. It was late (11:30) but it is difficult for me to get a truck and Kerry's dad volunteered at the last minute.
My friends roommate took objection to the hour yelled at us a bit. I left hoping that would be the end of it.
In the morning, however, Kerry and I received this email (cc'd to my friend).
I'm not sure how to respond (if at all). Your thoughts are appreciated.( How to avoid being an insensitive prickCollapse )
|Thursday, May 10th, 2007|
So, I'm tidying up the house (and enjoying having it to myself, a rare event) when I walk passed Rachel's door and I see not one but *two* cat paws fully extended underneath the door just sitting there. I can just imagine her head smushed up against the other side with a 'please god let him see me' thought bubble above her head. She was *very* happy to be set free from that particular oubliette.
|Saturday, April 21st, 2007|
|Thursday, April 19th, 2007|
|Friday, April 13th, 2007|
If you could have a small unobtrusive device on you which would record everything you did 24 hours a day... would you want one?
|Wednesday, April 4th, 2007|
|Questions From Your Girlfriend That Aren't Really Questions
“How do I look?”
What it really means: “Tell me I am attractive. Now.”
“Do you think she’s pretty?”
What it really means: “Prove to me you aren’t attracted to other women.”
“Where do you want to go tonight?”
What it really means: “Read my mind.”
“What are you thinking?”
What it really means: “Give me an excuse to yell at you.”
“How was your day?”
What it really means: “Ask me how my day was.”
“Don’t our married friends seem happy?”
What it really means: “I want to get married.”
“Do you love me?”
What it really means: “Lavish me with compliments or I’m leaving you.” OR “I am a clingy psychopath, please dump me.”
“Do you want to try new things?”
What it really means: “I want to know exactly how much of a pervert you are.”
“How come we don’t ________ anymore?”
What it really means: “You’re getting boring, and I am going to cheat on you next week if you don’t do something interesting soon.”
Full Explainations at :http://www.doubleviking.com/questions-from-your-girlfriend-that-aren-t-really-questions-4486-p.html
|Monday, March 19th, 2007|
|Five Techniques of Surviving a Police Interrogation (Without Confessing)
Taken from freeBEAGLES' recommendations for animal rights' activists (and others) on how to make it through a police interrogation without incriminating themselves or their peers: Remain silent.
Imagine the words "I invoke my right to remain silent" painted on the wall, and stare at them throughout the interrogation.
Momentarily break your silence to ask for counsel.
Cultivate hatred for your interrogator so you don't fall into his traps and start talking.
|Saturday, March 17th, 2007|
|Friday, March 16th, 2007|
|Tuesday, February 27th, 2007|
|Wednesday, February 21st, 2007|
|Thursday, February 15th, 2007|
|Migraine with aura
Looks like this what happened :
2. Migraine with aura have at least two of the following characteristics:
Visual symptoms affecting just one side of the field of vision and/or sensory symptoms affecting just one side of the body
At least one aura symptom develops gradually over more than 5 minutes and/or different aura symptoms occur one after the other over more than 5 minutes
Each symptom lasts from 5-60 minutes
Last night I lost my sight on the right hand side of my vision (both eyes). It came back again half an hour later.
|Friday, February 2nd, 2007|
|Saturday Morning Cartoons
When I was young (oh so long ago) I used to (Niri:'watch the dinosaurs roam outside from my bedroom window'.. BACK GIRL *swat*) *aheam* look forward every week to Saturday Morning Cartoons
Tomorrow (and for many saturdays to come) Niri and I are recreating them with BitTorrent downloads.
10:00am : My Little Pony
10:30am : Spiderman & His Amazing Friends
11:00am : Thundarr the Barbarian
11:30am : G-Force
12:00pm : Transformers
12:30pm : Dungeons & Dragons Current Mood: excited
|Wednesday, January 31st, 2007|
|Sunday, January 28th, 2007|
So, my love niri
has shown me the goodness of BitTorrent. We've been downloading shows like maniacs for the last couple weeks. The download speed has never been what I'd call 'zippy', however. .1 to .9 kbps is was normal. 1.5 pretty likely. 5 was considered good. The upload speeds were much better, up to 30kbps. Now we like helping everyone and all, but I just assumed it had to get better than this. Also there was another problem that the 'ping' we were getting on all other computers was often up over 1000ms. That's 1 second to wait for a response from the internet. Our resident world of warcraft drone was buzzing fairly loudly about this.
So, after much reading on the subject I did the following :
1. Updated the version of uTorrent from 1.2 to 1.6
2. Set up our media center with a Static IP Address
3. Set up Port Forwarding
After completing this I was thrilled to find the download speeds when up were often in the 20's, sometimes as high as 300!
There was a new problem, however, the 'Trackers' all went offline fairly frequently. Trackers are the computers that act as BitTorrent pimps to hook you up with other people to get pieces of data from. Now, you can still get hooked up by getting word from people you already know but new ones are more likely to have data you want. After (much) searching I put the IP address of my router in the "IP/Hostname to report to tracker" box in uTorrent preferences.
The last problem was the ping was still in a terrible state. After some investigation I changed the 'Number of Upslots per torrent' to 1 (instead of 4). This means one person can download from us at a time (at whatever speed). This restored our ping to a happy 20-50ms.
Feeling acomplished I retired with the kid to pizza and watching episodes 3-10 of Aeon Flux (Man, that's a wacko series) eating pizza and drinking rum & cokes.
And that, is my saturday night.
|Wednesday, January 24th, 2007|
One of the things I really like about you tube is how it gives everyone access to celebrity (not a good thing in some cases).
This girl posted her first video on Dec 29, 2006. She is now negotiating with record labels.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai8eooEBJxk
|Thursday, January 11th, 2007|
I seem to have painted myself into a corner where, even if I'm sick and staying at home in bed seems like a good idea, there are just so many other reasons that going into work seems like a better idea.
Gah. Feels so... responsible. Current Mood: sick
|Monday, January 8th, 2007|
|Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007|
|Stuff to Sell : UPDATE
Some stuff we are getting rid of due to xmas prezzie replacements :)
$100 - 30" JVC TV (Purchased for $700 in 2002)
$150 - Oak TV Unit (Unit: 58"Widex24"Deepx56"HighTV space 30" wide x 28" high)
$ 50 - White Dresser/shelf unit
Free - Queen Sized Bed
Free - Metal Bed Frame (Queen)
Free - Metal Bed Frame (Queen or King)
$ 20 - VCR #1
$ 20 - VCR #2
$ 20 - DVD player
Free - TV 20" (About 15 years old, works fine, free with DVD player or VCR)
$ 5 - Metal shelving Rack
Free - Two wall mounted bedside lamps
$ 50 - White Ikea Dresser( 5 drawers, top draw split)
Free - White Ikea Dresser( 4 drawers ) - Note : The runners on the drawers for this one need some work.
email me at seancorrigall at gmail if interested