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By gzt (Thu May 26, 2011 at 05:40:29 PM EST) gzt, golf, chess, great white hat, informer, thefacebook, spock, star trek, logic (all tags)
I hate watching other people navigate on web pages. Or do anything on the computer, really. It's always, "No, no, no, go there...".

What brings this up is that we (me and wifing unit #1) were showing this (single) woman this dating website where you basically only put up a list of books and match yourselves that way. The painful thing about watching her navigate the page, though, was that she'd get a page of results, look at one of the people, and then do a new search (I think the back key didn't work). No no no no no. Just open up the result you want to look at in a new tab! You don't need to lose your search results.

A few photos popped up on thefacebook from a wedding we were at a couple weeks ago and we noticed a couple things. I need a haircut, it just doesn't behave and looks scraggly right now. It's partly that I was outdoors, but it's mostly the hair. Second, this lack of training lately is making me look weak. I might get weak and die. This is not good. Also, the wifing unit has twiggy arms, too. Her weakness is a potentially fatal condition.

Looks like I'll be traveling to Dallas for a couple days for some training at the end of June. Going with a couple team members and it looks like we're only renting one car, so I won't have many options for escaping in the evenings. There are some dickheads in Dallas that I might want to call dickheads in person, but wouldn't get a chance unless I escape the coworkers. And, of course, there may be Husites around or something. And then there might be a couple more people around or something.

We watched some Star Trek last night. The DVDs have them in a different order than the way we were watching them on the internets when they were still available, airing vs production, so we're a little confused about which ones we haven't yet watched. We only have a couple left of season 2. One thing that annoys me at times is Spock's assertions about what is or is not logical. He reminds me of the wankers in the early 20th century who thought Emanuel Lasker played irrationally and intentionally chose bad moves that would psychologically disrupt his opponents when in fact Lasker simply understood chess far better than them, which is why he was the world champion and those people were dogmatic losers. I do not think "logic" means what he thinks it means...

I really like chess. As I remarked on my chess web-log, I need to find some stronger opposition. I'm 4/4 in all my CICL games when I really want to be about 1.5/4. Yes, I want to lose more often than I do...

I've been feeling tired and run down lately.

I generally have a low opinion of "informers". Now, there's nothing wrong with reporting petty crime and anything worse, but I mean tattling to authorities. WARNING: this is going to discuss boring church politics. However, I noticed the other day that some guy I don't like who's verging on being a conspiracy theorist had accidentally published on his web-log his notes for an article he was writing to try to discredit a certain bishop who he thinks, in terms of church politics, is a fellow who needs discrediting. Nothing scandalous, just a matter of oddities in the paperwork in transferring him to America or something. But, you know, he has to find something. Google picked it up, which is how I found it - it wasn't linked anywhere on his site. He seemed to have documents that were probably confidential and had to have been leaked (including one labelled in the draft as "PROBABLY SHOULD NOT BE PUBLISHED"), so I downloaded everything on the site and sent a note to the bishop to let him know some conspiracy theorist nutter was possibly going to publish some nonsense about him. I also sent a note to the conspiracy theorist to let him know his site is "leaky". Anyway, I suppose this makes me an "informer" of sorts. But the bishop is a nice fellow and the conspiracy theorist is a dickhead. The bishop thanked me and the nutter hasn't replied - see what I mean?

Now, mind you, I casually refer to libertarians and supporters of alternative medicine as "conspiracy theorists", and sometimes they really are, but often they aren't. This guy is really a conspiracy theorist. He's gone down the rabbit hole. Everything has become a liberal gay conspiracy to sodomize our minds and only the Great White Hat can rescue us. Crrrrrazy.

Maybe they don't know how to open a new tab? Or something. Though I do like - comparatively - watching people who know what they're doing use a computer. "Oh, wait, what? I didn't know there was a keyboard shortcut for that." Uh, still doesn't rise very high on my list of things I enjoy watching. It's higher than golf, though.

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There's at least one Husi dickhead in Dallas by kwsNI (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu May 26, 2011 at 06:11:13 PM EST
And he's typing this in a tab so he didn't lose his spot in your post. 

Is that you, alprazolam? by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu May 26, 2011 at 08:26:15 PM EST

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now now by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu May 26, 2011 at 09:10:31 PM EST
I didn't say Husites were dickheads. Conspiracy theorists are dickheads.

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Doesn't mean I'm not :) by kwsNI (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu May 26, 2011 at 09:26:28 PM EST
Depending on your schedule and where in this tiny little town you are, we can still grab dinner or something. 

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Perhaps you should take him by Driusan (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri May 27, 2011 at 07:29:47 AM EST
to the new In-n-Out Burger

Vive le Montréal libre.
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Until they open up the roads around it by kwsNI (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri May 27, 2011 at 09:13:25 AM EST
And no longer have police directing traffic - I'm not going near it. 

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I'll see about it by gzt (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri May 27, 2011 at 09:34:58 AM EST
But, like I said, one rental car for three teammembers and they may have their own ideas about feeding.

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Challenge them to a lift off by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri May 27, 2011 at 04:32:15 PM EST

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Welcome to my Slow Reading Hell. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu May 26, 2011 at 08:26:37 PM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Driving by duxup (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri May 27, 2011 at 04:24:21 PM EST
In my experience folks complain about someone reporting them are just pissed they got caught, cant own up to their own actions, and it is always easier to blame someone else. 

As for watching someone else use a computer, it kills me.


Prithee, by ni (4.00 / 1) #11 Fri May 27, 2011 at 08:31:40 PM EST
upon who are you loosing the time, and how should I avoid angering you to ensure I don't meet a similar fate?

"These days it seems like sometimes dreams of Italian hyper-gonadism are all a man's got to keep him going." -- CRwM
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It's ok by duxup (2.00 / 0) #12 Sat May 28, 2011 at 10:14:46 AM EST
All you have to do is just click the document and get on with it. 
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Google and "hidden" pages by lm (2.00 / 0) #13 Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 07:59:59 AM EST
A client of a web dev I know ran into that sort of problem. It was actually more serious because the "hidden" link was DLL that could be invoked with various parameters.

So far as I can tell, the culprit is most likely the Google toolbar. There is good reason to believe that it "phones home" so to speak with URLs that it visits and these URLs get added to the hive mind even if there is no link to the URL. And if it looks like a form, it appears that Google will actually try various random parameters to get indexable information.

Long story short: never put anything you're not willing to have show up on the front page of the newspaper anywhere on the Internet, including in email, but especially on web pages whether they're linked to by anything or not.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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