Archive for May, 2006


Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

So today I wanted really bad to go to Fry’s and get in on their 20″ widescreen flat-panel display deal for $329, but I don’t have as much money as I want, so instead I went to Goodwill Computer Works, where I found a Sony Multiscan E540 21″ Trinitron monitor for $75, and–get this–a 24″ widescreen Dell P1690 for $85. This is what my mothafuckin’ computer look like RIGHT NOW:

Here’s my brother’s studio:

I’ve got a Full-sized screen shot of both monitors on my desktop to give an idea of how much my monitors love my eyes. You can see more things at the same time, and therefore do more things at the same time, which will allow you to get out from in front of your computer faster, which I’m going to do now.-k. ^-^

This is for my brother.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

…and everyone else who’s suffered through  his fuck-Miyamoto-in-the-ass-with-a-20-foot-length-of-titanium-tipped-cyclone-fencing-with-razor-wire rant

I’ve been trying to post No Uncertain Terms under What I’ve Been Reading for the last couple months, but the “post on my blog” link just doesn’t work for it. Crazy. Anyway, a good book for the etymologically inclined. I love William Safire’s sunday column as much as I used to love to hate his other two columns.

More back lot flowers

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

I went out back at lunch today and took some pictures of flowers.

I’m such a dork.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

I’ll bet you think I’m a drunk for posting this.

I am Jack’s total lack of surprise.

Monday, May 15th, 2006

The press says the spooks are spying on…the press. Somehow I have trouble being surprised, or even that troubled. Know why? because it’s in the press. These people who thought they were stronger than a nation are destroying themselves. The worm has turned. Look how Nixon went down.

Hey, I forgot to mention: I’ve got a whole lot of free web space and bandwidth. 7GB of web space and 400GB of free bandwidth. If you want to store pictures or video, send me a message telling me:

a) What name you want to host under. You can have, etc. so your URLs would be

b) What FTP user name you want to upload as. Can be anything, pretty much.

c) What password you want.

I will send you:

a) An email confirming the choices you made above.

b) A link to a page where you can use a web interface to upload files, for ease of use.

-k. ^_^

Fractal Wallpaper

Monday, May 15th, 2006

Hey, I just put up some 1600×1200 fractal wallpapers that I made a hear ago with a program I wrote. I think they’re pretty. They’d look good on your desktop. They are images of the Mandelbrot and various Julia sets with different coloring algorithms.

Yay! Flowers!

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

Heart The heart, if not covered by body armor, is an excellent target which, if struck, can prove fatal in a matter of seconds or minutes.

Close Combat (MCRP 3-02B), United States Marine Corps

I found the manual above on the web today. It describes a variety of simple but effective techniques and practices for killing, maiming, immobilizing or controlling your oppent (fun stuff!). It can be read in an afternoon and explains in a straightforward manner how to defend yourself against armed and unarmed attack. It has simple step-by-step illustrations of techniques that can give you a fighting chance against opponents larger and stronger than you, including wrist locks, arm bars, throws, and pressure point techniques. I ain’t tryin’ to tell ya’ll ladyfolks your bidness, but it might be worth a read. Ya never know.*

I thought so much of the tiny little flower bed outside of BSP that I went back to photograph it again today. I like a fair amount of the pictures. I’d take better pictures of flowers, I think, if I took the time to look for better-looking flowers. Still, I kind of like the ragamuffin, torn survivors that wind up on my memory card.

-k. ^-^

*–knowing how to do these things isn’t likely to help you much unless you actually practice them until you can do them without thinking when somebody grabs you from behind, but it’s a start.

Hahahahhahahahaha! This weekend was hilarious!

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

I’d like to first thank everyone responsible for the entertainment at Saturday night’s party. It was priceless! You guys are fun and should blow shit up more often! Ain’t nothin’ better than a party that gets busted up and you’re not the one what did it. (^o^)

I went out to enslanted rock yesterday with Jason Favors; we chilled, drank some beer, and just generally relaxed a whole lot. It was hella fun. There was a small amount of water there. It was technically stagnant, since it wasn’t going any where, but it was fresh enough not to smell bad and held many turtles and minnows that nipped at the hairs on my legs, so I figured it was okay. I went back out today and the water was at least six inches lower, and had that not-so-fresh thing going on, so we went to Barton Springs Pool instead. I should have taken more pictures, but I was there with a bunch of people, and only took a couple snaps on the way out.

Pictures of all of this can be found here.

Anybody that likes beers and hasn’t had the  Sierra Nevada IPA; Central Market south has this beer right now. I’ve never seen it in a bottle before. As RateBeer points out, this is a rare beer. If you like it, get some before it’s gone.

Of course, it might not be going away. A visit to the specialty beers page at the Sierra Nevada web site indeed clarifies that these beers are only available on tap, so this may be a permanent change. I’ve never had any of the other beers on this page, so I’m gonna hafta start keeping an eye out.

All of these people are hilariously brain-damaged!

Friday, May 12th, 2006

    Okay, this story on flirting is dumb and horrible enough, but read the comments. I mean, is it possible that the world sucks this much, or is this an astroturfing campaign by whoever Yahoo! pays for this shit so that their employer will think somebody reads their drivel?

What I know about you…

Monday, May 8th, 2006