Archive for June, 2006

How many Southern Baptists should you take fishing? Two. If you only take one, he’ll drink all your beer. (I was reminded of that joke here)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/29/2006 2:42:00 PM | Feedback (0)
With quotes about Nicole Richie like… Being skinny is one thing, looking like you'd collapse under the weight of a hat is another. how can you not make it a daily read?
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/29/2006 10:15:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Saw a bumper sticker on a rusted out POS This vehicle protected by Anti-Theft Sticker. Had to chuckle…
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/27/2006 10:19:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Guy next to me just opened his paycheck. What’s 401k “Other”? I’ve got a deduction for 401k and 401k “Other”. My response? It’s someone else’s 401k. How do you think the company “matches” contributions? Man, I just kill me.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/23/2006 11:06:00 AM | Feedback (2)
I'll be at Universal's Islands of Adventure. By myself. As in no kids nor wife. Life is good!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/21/2006 8:52:00 AM | Feedback (3)
Well, not anymore at least. I wonder what these pricks’ life insurance premiums are like?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/20/2006 9:58:00 AM | Feedback (0)
So I’ve been at work for 2 hours now, and finally, my Visual Studio has come online. Seems like there were some patches pushed down to my laptop, and since it was not plugged in over the weekend, had to do everything at the same time. Add in the POS version manager we use and my dev environment is quite often very unstable. Just grousing, sorry. It sucks when the tools you have to help you do a better job often get in the way of actually doing the job.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/19/2006 9:41:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Especially with comments like this Apologizing to Howard Stern for being rude is like apologizing to George W. Bush for mispronouncing a word. The Superficial is a delightful site. The jabs at celebrities are just sooooo worthwhile. Not to mention the occasional hottie.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/15/2006 2:21:00 PM | Feedback (0)
One thing I hate about blogs is this odd type of reasoning that people have the right to be anonymous. You don’t. People hide behind the ‘you don’t know who I am therefore I can act like a prick with impunity’. This has a coarsening effect on conversations. It’s one of the reasons I blog using my name – It keeps me a bit more honest and forces me to watch what I say. Others apparently don’t follow the same path. Sorry kiddo. You’re never as anonymous as you think. As we say in the ‘ol...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/15/2006 10:38:00 AM | Feedback (2)
In the massive amount of research for my previous post / failed attempt at Periodic humor, a Google Ad advertised the following
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/14/2006 3:09:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Man, if you’d just been here three minutes ago, you’d have seen it. Is it me, or is the name of that element … err … fitting? * for the periodic chartally challenged
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/14/2006 2:53:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Good lord. This man is my hero.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/14/2006 1:12:00 PM | Feedback (3)
Lightly salted peanuts. I mean, unless you’re including a free salt-lick, why bother?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/13/2006 11:43:00 AM | Feedback (1)
Here’s the code I’m having the complete pleasure of reverse engineering If TypeOf Segment Is SegmentDetail Or TypeOf Segment Is ImageDetail Then    Throw New Exception End If Anyone want to take a guess what the #&!(% the problem is? So I’ve got an exception thrown and I have no friggin’ clue what it is or why it’s being thrown. This is why I keep my hair military short – It prevents me from pulling it out.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/12/2006 3:05:00 PM | Feedback (1)
Georgia sure does love a good carousel ride (click for fullsize)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/12/2006 1:52:00 PM | Feedback (1)
So I had a photo shoot on Sunday for an adorable little girl and her Christening. Not being Catholic, I was a little out of place in the back of the room, but that didn’t stop me from getting some fantastic pictures. When I was leaving, one of the ladies who was working (street clothes, so I can’t say for sure if she was a nun or not) asked me for some business cards and flyers since they were looking for someone to take pictures at events. If I give them a 10% discount, does that count as a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/12/2006 12:59:00 PM | Feedback (0)
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen – Using the latest, wireless technology, you can now experience the breathtaking view down my pants, live!!! I’ve got to work on the lighting issues, sure, but hey! Live feed!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/12/2006 11:23:00 AM | Feedback (1)
Iowahawk isn’t taking the Z-man’s demise lying down. Best phrase – Personally I think I'm lookin' straight GQ, seeing as I just got a 500-pound laser guided curb stomp. Shit cuz, y'all should see Kahlid, a.k.a. "Ceiling Spackle." At lest the reports from hell will be interesting.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/9/2006 12:45:00 PM | Feedback (0)
I can type faster and more accurately if I close my eyes. I don’t know why this is. I guess it’s because it forces me to visualize the keyboard more strongly. I don’t look at the keyboard anyway while I type, so it’s kind of odd. And it’s not just closing my eyes; if I don’t look at what I’m typing (such as looking at other things on my desk or staring off into the distance) my typing speed and accuracy goes up. It’s a hard habit to break though. That’s why I tend to close my eyes when typing...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/9/2006 10:31:00 AM | Feedback (0)
ST. PETERS, Missouri (AP) -- A woman angry that her new puppy had died pushed her way into a dog breeder's home and repeatedly hit her on the head with the dead Chihuahua, authorities said. {link} H/T Goldstein
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/8/2006 2:04:00 PM | Feedback (0)
I suffer from some variant of carpal tunnel syndrome. My thumb and forefingers on both hands have a tendency to go completely numb at times…. if I’m lucky. If I’m not, like right now, they burn incessantly. My super keyboard went on the fritz again last week causing me to revert to a regular keyboard and mouse for a few days. It’s working again, but not after my pain returned in full force. I’m barely able to move my wrists. Playing hours and hours of Oblivion hasn’t helped any. I really need...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/8/2006 10:26:00 AM | Feedback (3)
SaaM: Hey man. What’s up? mZarqawi: {mZarqawi may not respond because it appears they are offline} *
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/8/2006 6:50:00 AM | Feedback (3)
My (almost) 4 year old, Georgia, is sick today. Didn’t even want to go to dance class. The Mrs. and I had the following email conversation. Wife: I just checked her temp. I gave her tylenol at 9:30 and her temp just now is 102. Yuck! Me:  Ugh. Keep me informed, ok? Wife:  She hasn't eaten anything and only had a couple sips of juice. She says she's not hungry or thirsty. She's very pathetic. I'm just letting her lay on the couch and watch t.v. Me:  Oh my God, honey. It sounds very,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/7/2006 1:26:00 PM | Feedback (1)
And this comment by Looker over at Q nails why the Republicans suck worse The current version of a Republican Administration IS borrowing lots and lots of money. In fact, almost everyone here has derided them for it, and acknowledged that if this were Hollywood, we’d be giving the Oscar to the Republicans for their recent stellar performance as Democrats. Can’t we get a viable third party? One that respects our civil liberties, won’t tax us to death (and then tax the grave site), won’t make...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/6/2006 9:13:00 AM | Feedback (2)
I’m pissed. I’m so beyond ticked off I can hardly stand straight. And I’m upset and depressed. Just a little while ago, as my wife sat in the rocking chair in the baby’s room to nurse Irelyn, she noticed glass everywhere. Some punk shot my daughter’s window with a BB gun (I found the bb). Outside, our house had also been ‘tomatoed’, so it was intentional. The tomato I can deal with. Heck, as a kid even I admit to egging a house or two. But for pete’s sake I never shot at someone’s home. And...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/5/2006 6:46:00 PM | Feedback (6)
Saw a clip a while back from the Daily Show where they were discussing a hot topic here in my home state about a lady who keeps a “Support the Troops” in her yard against the community’s rules. The following phrase just nails Florida perfectly (speaking of plastic pink flamingos) If you can’t keep tacky shit in your front yard, how will people know they’re in Florida?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/5/2006 10:14:00 AM | Feedback (0)
It goes on, and on, and on, and on….. Cool concept.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/2/2006 11:07:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Here’s a tip that will indubitably decrease the amount of time you spend developing in Visual Studio .Net. If you make a change on your local development box, compile, and notice that none of your changes seem to have taken effect, attach to the aspnet worker process (ASPNET_WP.EXE). Then, set a break point at your change. Hit refresh on the page to hit your breakpoint. Now, there could still be an error that causes you not to hit the breakpoint. Stop debugging and restart it to ensure you’re...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/2/2006 9:57:00 AM | Feedback (3)