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By lm (Sun Feb 26, 2006 at 06:03:22 PM EST) (all tags)
Well, maybe they aren't quite that bad. But they are badly mangled enough that when I came home and lied down in a bathtub full of hot water, my first reaction was to yell at the top of my lungs as the hot water soaked into my shredded flesh.


  1. Status report on Operation Massive Mind Fudge


    Of the two stumps that I pulled out of the driveway with ye antiquated truck of dubious value, one is now entirely busted into pieces. The other hasn't dried out enough to allow me to split the remains even after repeated blows with an 8lb maul. I've also progressed on refinishing the window frames in one of the two bedrooms on the third floor. Most of my time was spent removing the remaining glass from the frame and then sanding down the last pieces. I also spent some time applying a combination polyurethane/stain. The window is beginning to look pretty damned nice.

  2. You know you're just dying to buy some 72 pin SIMMs


    In my eCommerce for fun and profit course, I have to list an item on eBaty. That item was kind of fun to list.

  3. On liberal bias in the media


    The United States of America is founded on liberalism. Democracy and capitalism are both liberal systems. If you don't like it, move somewhere with a conservative government like Iran.

    Oh, you were thinking of the subset of liberalism that USians call liberalism and not liberalism in general. In that case, there is no real liberal bias in the media. Studies to the contrary are, for the most part, funded by right wing think tanks and use questionable methodologies such as the recent Groseclose and Milyo study that contained absurdities such as the notion that the ACLU is a conservative organization and that the Wall Street Journal is one of the country's most liberal newspapers.

  4. It's that time of year again


    Meat-fare Sunday. Mmm. Dinner was the meat loaf dinner for four from Boston Market. If I had know that by ``dinner for four'' they meant ``dinner for ten'', I would have only bought dinner for two as I intended to feed five people. That said, for about twice what it usually takes to feed my family at McDonalds, we had a veritable feast, fed the the upstairs tenants and put a good chunk of leftovers in the freezer. But it is meat-fare Sunday after all. No more meat for me until Pascha. :(

  5. On brushing teeth


    Did you know that the tooth brush was invented just a few miles south of where I live? Just across the Ohio river in Kentucky, some enterprising soul invented the contraption that the Anglophonic world knows as the tooth brush. For those of you that are skeptics as to the veracity of this claim, I simply observe that had this device been invented anywhere else it would have been called the teeth brush.

  6. Our house is presently a house of plague


    Last weekend, my wife fell ill with strep throat. On Monday, she started a course of antibiotics and is slowly recovering. On Friday my eldest daughter fell ill with the same symptoms. Come tomorrow, she will be escorted to her doctor's office. In the meantime, I coming down with a cold and hoping that it isn't strep.

  7. On getting old


    My body feels like that of an old man. I'm sore all over. But my mind feels like that of a teenaged buffoon.

  8. Thank you and give me your money


    That is all. Happy Sunday of the Last Judgment to All and to all a good night!
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I'll have no truck with these fancy 72 pin SIMMS by ShadowNode (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun Feb 26, 2006 at 07:47:53 PM EST
In my day, SIMMS had 30 pins and we liked it, dammit.

And if my old memory serves correctly . . . by slozo (4.00 / 1) #2 Sun Feb 26, 2006 at 08:19:02 PM EST
. . . I had to walk 5 miles through the snow to get them - in my pajamas!

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I could probably get more money for 30 pin SIMMS by lm (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 02:18:07 AM EST
There's quite a bit of musical equipment that still uses 30 pin SIMMs.  I briefly toyed with the idea of sanding off 42 of the connectors, but somehow I don't think that would have the intended result.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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In my day by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 07:24:46 AM EST
Memory came in chips.
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America founded by liberals by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 01:58:43 AM EST
Wow! It's all so clear to me now. I mean, I always knew that the Democrats were a) liberals and b) the pro-slavery party, but I never realized that they were the ones who wrote the 3/5ths rule into the constitution, too!


psst. can youy keep a secret? by lm (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 04:54:51 AM EST
Republicans are liberals too except for the ones that want to return to a monarchy and establish something of a theocratic society.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Nonesense. Haven't you heard? by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 05:47:34 AM EST
All republicans are crypto-monarchists.

Long live Dubya the first!



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Will you ship to UKia? by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 06:52:51 AM EST
Never mind, I just bought some. They should have been sent by now, too.

An extra 64MB should speed up my new (very old, but it came with 1½ sets of toner, so effectively a bargain) colour laser printer so it takes less than an hour to process the first page of the leaflets I'm doing a smallish print run of (400). Still, after the first page, it runs at the normal 4PPM, so it's worth it.

I should do that. by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon Feb 27, 2006 at 07:25:27 AM EST
I've got so much ancient memory running around...
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