Flotsam and Jetsam

User registration

So thanks to Jess I discovered a little quirk here since I upgraded to MT4. If you previously commented using Typekey then you may have had a problem trying to register here now (Movable Type now has built in registration so you don’t have to use typekey if you don’t want to). I’ve cleared out the database entries so if anyone previously tried to register but received “a user with that name already exists” then you should be able to register now if you so choose. Otherwise typekey still works as do LiveJournal logins, OpenID and Vox logins.
Let me know of any wonkiness you encounter.

Twitter

I’ve succumbed to twitter too thanks to Jess who succumbed thanks to some other friends. I actually find it pretty fun though I would find it much more so if there were more people I knew using it.

Does blogging work? It just did!

I’ve seen billboards on the side of the road that say “Does advertising work? It just did!”
Um…no…actually it didn’t. All that means is that my eyes work and I can read. Just because I didn’t avert my eyes from your stupid billboard doesn’t mean I’m going to buy your product or frequent your business, which is more the point of advertising, I would think.
And with this post, we begin NaBloPoMo!

A Perfect Song

“Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s is one of the most absolutely perfect songs I’ve ever heard. Simple, sparse yet full of as much pure emotion and soul as a song can be. I can’t stop listening to it even though it makes me want to cry every listen.

And we’re baaaaaack!

Some of you might have noticed a slight interruption in my website service. This was because I had long ago stored an mp3 here for transfer. Somehow, some ass-hat found it and must have posted it on some mp3 sharing site or something because over one night it was downloaded many hundreds of times, thus using up all my allotted bandwidth for the month.

Worst phone number ever

I keep hearing these ads on the radio for concerts that give you the number of the ticket service to call if you want to order tickets. The number: 1-800-I-GET-TIX.
Seriously. Watch out for lyme disease.

“Email this entry…”

Lots of websites and blogs have a little link down at the bottom that says “Email this article to a friend” or something similar. This came up in a conversation tonight and I decided I wanted to add links to “Email this article to a friend”, “Email this article to an enemy”, and “Email this article to a disinterested third party”, purely for the humor of having those links more than any actual functionality. Then I read about how in the past spammers have used this functionality to spam people and make it look like it’s coming from you, so that pretty much put the brakes on my desire to add that functionality just for the sake of a joke. Stupid spammers. Really one of the lowest life forms on the planet.

News Flash from the Republican party

BS Newswire:
In their continuing efforts to counter the buzz surrounding presidential hopeful Barack Obama, the republican party released this statement:

We’ve already touched on how “Obama” sounds frighteningly close to “Osama” and how his middle name is “Hussein”, but we think this latest link can not be ignored. How could any patriotic American not be concerned about the similarity of the names “Barack” and “Baraka”. For those who do not know, “Baraka” was a monstrous enemy in the popular and exceedingly violent video game, “Mortal Kombat”. As you can see in this photo, he had a demonic, clearly anti-Christian visage and two deadly metal swords in his forearms. The only logical conclusion to the parallels between these two entities is that if we let Barack Obama into the Oval Office, he will most likely perform a “fatality” on this country. If you support Obama, then you are obviously a freedom-hating demon lover who wants to see America have its skull and spine ripped out in one fluid motion and then mockingly shown to its own momentarily standing body.


Today’s question:

Somehow, from one of the labyrinthine jokes and conversations between Jess, Larry and I, came this:
Would you rather spoon or be spooned by Edward James Olmos?

The Jacket

Jess reminded me that ‘d never updated about The Jacket. I did end up getting the Doctor Who/Das Boot jacket from Wested. Check out this thread for my perfectionist analysis and more information than you could ever want on the subject.
Short version is that it’s not perfectly screen accurate, and I have a few niggles, but overall it’s a damn cool jacket and I’m keeping it. I haven’t managed to get a good picture yet, but what I have are in the linked thread.
It’s brand new leather so it still needs some breaking in. Since it’s been pretty cold, and we keep our heat on a pretty low setting to save energy and money, I usually wear a hoodie, or warm fuzzy shirt over a T-shirt, but to help break my new jacket in, I’ve been pretty much wearing it every waking hour instead.