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King Kong

King Kong died for your sins! ~fnord!~

Last Updated on Monday, 29 March 2010 06:01
 

Long Time No Write

Wow! So much has happened since that last ridiculous post. I haven't felt inspired to write anything here in so long... I began to wonder if I shouldn't just take it down. Alas, I am too lazy for that too. I have in the last two years got in touch with some long lost friends and lost touch with others. Sadly I have even lost touch with some that had recently reentered my life. But that's the way it goes sometimes. I finished my Bachelor's degree and my MCSE cert for work, changed jobs and homes a few times and I'm even planning on continuing to get my Master's degree. But in the end I still didn't feel that anything worth writing about was happening to me. Or at least if it was worth writing about I didn't feel I could make it interesting. Among the many things that I've done and not done, I quit paying attention to MySpace and opened a FaceBook account and then subsequently quit paying attention to that. Did I mention that I was lazy...? Surviving a mediocre existence isn't as exciting as say being a spy but all in all I'm happy with the way things are going and for the most part I wouldn't change a thing. One day you wake up, and your shocked at how little the kids know about what was pop culture only a few years ago and not only is mediocrity sneaking up on you but suddenly so is middle age!

 

The BOFH

I have recently located an archive of some of my favorite online story telling. I used to spend many hours ignoring users and work to read this guy. I absolutely love his sense of humor. You should definitely check it out. The Bastard Operator from Hell lives!

The BOFH Archive

OMG - that guy is too funny.

I used to waste a lot of time at tomatonation.com

Posted by Miss Ann on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 2:55 PM

The Rev

This is an awesome set of stories.

- The Rev

Posted by The Rev on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 5:28 PM

goodtimeguy
Alan wiemers

awsome site, can I have your username?
Posted by goodtimeguy on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 7:58 PM

Frater V:I:

I can't tell you how many times I came close to the deleting of users and clearing of home folders on the server during my time as a sys admin. This guy kept me sane enough to not have to kill my users( er lusers that is).

Posted by Frater V:I: on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 9:28 PM
 

I'm a whore...!?

In my search for employment I came to realize that I am a whore. I really don't care what I do for a living. I do have some preferences as far as what the job entails but ultimately I just want a paycheck and a reasonably comfortable lifestyle. I can keep myself happy with my hobbies and friends. Sure, it would be very kewl to have a job that I absolutely loved doing. But, my interests change from time to time. With a way higher frequency than one can change jobs.

Hey, I know, I like to do video editing one week and 3d animation the next and then later do special effects and maybe tweak out on a computer later. Oh maybe work in photoshop some occasionally. Um, let me see, oh I like to work on RC cars too and building models and drawing and working in graphic design. Reading I love to read, and learn new stuff too. maybe do some desktop support for windows and linux and mac and maybe even some unix. Oh and network stuff too like tcp/ip support cableing, switch and router configuration. If you know of a job where I can do all of that and do it when the mood hits me... I'll be great at it!!!!

I guess whore isn't the most flattering description I could have chosen. I guess I could have said I'm pretty mercenary when it comes to employment. But, why pretty it up with flowery, cool sounding words. If the price is right, there isn't much I won't do. And if you find something that I say I won't do... well, if you keep raising the dollar value of the offer, eventually you will reach a point where I just won't be able to say no.

I'm a whore.


Now that we know What you are, now we just have to negotiate the price.

Except for the at whim part, what you just described is a systems integrator :)

Or small business person who has to do everything.

The Rev

Posted by The Rev on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 9:54 PM

goodtimeguy
Alan wiemers

get a course in small business management, (the Rev can set U up), and have your own computer setup and troubleshooting designed for small business and personnal computer users in their homes. Buy a computer and not know how to set it up or transfer files (the average luser), call Ken's Computer Catastrophe and we can fix U up.
Posted by goodtimeguy on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 2:36 PM
 

Evolution

Everyone thinks of evolution as that process by which mother nature advances the animals and brought humanity to our current level. No one considers the fact that evolution is still occurring within the human race. But, no one and nothing is directing that evolution. Are we doomed as a species? Will we ever evolve in a positive way? We are in fact the only species with the knowledge and capability to direct it's own evolution. Yet, we do nothing.

Evolution happens all around us. It's very slow in most cases, but we have been able to visibly increase the rate of change through selective breeding programs. That is how the domesticated animals, and plants, change and evolve. Through selective breeding. In the course of a single lifetime a good breeder can create from several breeds a completely new breed of dog or cat and have that breed accepted into whatever governing body there is for showing that animal. The Argentine Dogo (http://www.dogo.org) is a perfect example. This breed is less than 100 years old. And while it resembles other breeds, it is in fact a completely different breed of dog. Created through the will of it's breeders.

Humanity is subject to evolution still, but it is not directed evolution. We have removed ourselves from natural selection through the use of science. Not a bad thing in and of itself, but we are not controlling our breeding process at all. Generation after generation we reproduce and spread potentially lethal genetic mutation and our answer to that is more science, more medicine. We selfishly save those who could not survive on their own and then when they grow up, they selfishly reproduce. Simply put, this is bad breeding. If a professional dog breeder did this with it's dogs, they would go broke. No handlers would buy his/her puppies.

We have possessed the knowledge to control our genetic destiny for centuries. We have taken no action to direct it at all. Before you bring it up, the misguided attempts at racial supremacy are not what I'm talking about. I don't care about racial, religious or ethnic background. What I'm talking about is deliberately breeding traits that are a detriment, to our species and society, out. For instance potential breeders should be both physically healthy and free of genetic defects. Including physical deformities. Also, a potential breeder should be required to pass an IQ examination, based on his/her particular social, ethnic and religious background. This would have two positive effects. One, we would eliminate all diseases that are passed on through reproduction and genetics. Two, we would begin to raise the average IQ of our species and thus get smarter and hopefully wiser.

I know what your thinking. "How can this guy be willing to sacrifice our freedom?! Our 'right' to pass on our lineage." Most of the people in the US are lining up to sacrifice their freedom for the illusion of security and safety from terrorists. I am talking about a much more serious and dangerous threat. One to our very survival. If we continue to corrupt our gene pool, we could breed ourselves into extinction. I guess that will teach the terrorists a lesson.

I would like to think that we are evolved enough socially that we could fairly and responsibly manage our genetic evolution. I wonder if that's too much to ask of us though.

Well said, I got in trouble in class for voicing a similar opinion about the species. I have one of those peace love and hippie beads proffessors. It sucks with my political views and the lack of the "shut up" gene, I think I will fail the class.

Posted by goodtimeguy on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 7:16 PM

Frater V:I:

It would seem to me that a class room would be the one place where new ideas would be welcome and openly discussed. I think many people who claim to be "openminded" suffer from the view that anything that they don't agree with is considered narrowminded or dogmatic.
Posted by Frater V:I: on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 10:00 AM

The Rev

Hear Hear!!! Alan, we must be related because I can't seem to find my own shut up button. You know one of the great things about being the professor is that no one can shut you up, and they all basically kiss your ass. :)

BTW Kunkle and Barker are Senior Chiefs now... I havent been able to find out which ships though...

Tom

Posted by The Rev on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 7:38 PM

Frater V:I:

Senior Cheifs! Oh man, I would hate to work for those guys! :)
Posted by Frater V:I: on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 10:01 AM

Frater V:I:

The shutup button sounds like an extension or compliment to the "I believe" button. My "I believe" button never worked. But I think my shutup button works fine. I don't care enough about the people I work around to try to make them see the light. Does that make me lazy?
Posted by Frater V:I: on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 10:03 AM
 


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