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So there's plenty of articles out there covering the topic, but I thought this one summarized it nicely right in the title.

They also quote a number of tweets and such that make fun of the subject. While I found most of them pretty entertaining, here's my two fave:

"People are making jokes like there's no tomorrow,"


"New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg - who is Jewish and therefore, according to Camping's prophecy, had always been unlikely to be beamed up to sit alongside Jesus and God in heaven - said on his weekly radio show Friday that he would suspend alternate-side parking in New York if the world ends on Saturday."
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Today's Things Wrong With Me is really funny (though mildly NSFW). Plus Spiderman references.
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Ok - I know that we all have about a million and one social media sources that we feel frustrated by thanks to the unending stream of 'stuff' that is pouring at us every day. Filtering out the crap has become a regular job for most of us.

Problem is that sometimes we throw the baby out with the bathwater.

I just wanted to post something real quick to make sure that at least one of your infants doesn't suffer that fate. Many of you know the lovely and highly talented [ profile] ms_violet  and her written works. Some of you have probably read her work on the blog created for the Absinthe Drinkers. I fear, however, that you might have missed the recent series posted on the Missing Monsieur Thujone. They're highly entertaining and well worth the read.

In the event that you might have missed them, I've got the linx0rs for you right here:
Part One: The rumors of Thujone’s death are only slightly exaggerated.
Part Two: Good news and bad news
Part Three: The pressure’s on. Thujone must be found. (I LOVE the photo which may or may not provide a clue...)
Part Four: He is risen! Let the gigs commence! (The climactic wrap up!)

Really. Truly. Go read it now. [ profile] ms_violet  is rockin that shizzle, and you don't want to miss it.
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Wow. Thanks to [ profile] arletta for posting this:

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Ok - does anyone else find this comical (in a really sad kinda way)?

(It's an ad - just glance over it enough to see what aspect they're trying to promote then check the bottom of it.)

Jun. 7th, 2008 11:49 am

Bo Burnham

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Ok kids. Do yourselves a favor and go check out Bo Burnham's music videos on YouTube right now.

Fair warning - his lyrics are nsfw, but c'mon people - he's just busy being f'ing hysterical if you ask me.

Personal recommendations:
New Math
Rehab Center for Fictional Characters
My Whole Family

They're all good, but that seems a good quick sample.
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Working in PC Support, I've started a data file with cow-orker quotes on it. Just thought that I would share some of the highlights as some of you may really appreciate them:

1. I think that something may be broke inside.
2. Possible setting on laptop that is causing an issue.
3. We have tried remoting into her PC to fix but we cannot fix it.
4. When the user tries to enter in a key the system will take several seconds before displaying the character.
5. Maybe there is some rogue software on it with a memory leak?

So you'll have to excuse me, I have to go don my night vision goggles and track down some Rogue Software. Hope you all have a great day...

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Having a fairly productive morning. Already installed some memory, fixed a problem for one of the Help Desk folks (thanks to my coworker Jeff), noted that the solution might work for another problem, fixed that problem, and now I'm off to install more memory. I needed a productive morning to follow last night's foul up. I managed to erase every picture in my phone - including a bunch that hadn't been backed up. I found it terribly upsetting, but at least I learned some things. I'm using Bitpim and I was mucking around with the file structure of my phone. Live and learn I guess. 

And from the stupid people file: 
(What follows is a rough approximation of a small part of my day - Dilbert Style) 

Their Guy: "Quick Matt! We need to fix this problem right away! The people involved are only free for another 15 minutes! We're on the bridge - join us as quick as possible." 

Now I'm a pretty bright dude so I figure out fairly quickly that the 'bridge' being referenced is a conference call, not a physical structure. As the people involved don't even work for Da-bank, I have no knowledge of their conference call technologies whatsoever. 

Me: "Forgive me for this - but I don't know how to access the bridge." 

Their Guy: "Oh - no problem - just call this 800 number, then enter this 7 digit passcode when prompted."

I call.

And get muzak.

For longer than it took me to type this all out. Good thing that they were in such a hurry. 

Update: Finally Their Guy came on the line and said "Oh hey - I'm going to give you two phone numbers to call Our Other Guy directly." 

He does. 

I try both numbers and get voice mail on both. I reply all to everyone involved giving my direct line (for the second time) and ask Their Other Guy to call me directly. 

I'm still waiting for that call. 

Think that I will write a new song while I'm waiting - it goes like this: "Stuuuupid peeeeeeeeople - they irritate my

Update 2.0:
I finally got a call from Their Other Guy. I walked him through the 5 minutes worth of work that needed doing. He's going to reboot, test, and call me back.

All I can think is "Did it really need to be that hard?" I'm in a pretty good mood though, so I'm snickering rather than pull out my few remaining precious hairs.
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Conversation between my coworker Jon and myself:

J: Why does Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella?
M: I'm sure there's a reason, but I don't know.
J: Fa drizzle.

I'm giggling like a kid.

mrlich: Photo with great thanks to Joe del Tufo - (Default)
So I'm doing data entry (yawn) and part of that data is serial numbers. Every so often I land on one that includes the series "MXL". This has a special place in my heart because my first 'real internet account' (ie -not an 'echo' through a BBS) included that same series in my user id. I found myself actually smiling when I saw that.

There are times when I'm so nerd-tastic it hurts me.
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Thought that this was great.

[profile] drjohn  - I'm looking at you here....

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These guys have it down pretty damn good if you ask me...

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We live in a terrifying world.

I present this as proof:


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