Friday, February 27, 2009

Ronald Chevalier

"Let me irrigate your barren Earth with fresh cream"

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sealand Sale!

I shall henceforth be known as Lord Bob Officer, and I shall rule over 4 square feet of rusty metal!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Competition Sucks... life. I like the line: "My resume is phenomenal for a recent grad, so I know that is not the problem."

But the best part is how he assumes he won't have to work a shit job for a few years like everyone else in the universe.

Welcome to the wasteland that is craigslist.

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Comic

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Where Was Felicia Day When I was In High School?

An interesting look at the nerd I might once have been. This is not really my thing but I like the fan-based funding production model. Gives me some ideas.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More Wierd Job Ads

Caught this one this morning:

Ok, I thought it was wierd. My two readers have no idea what reference I'm alluding to so here is the wiki.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Escape From City 17

Sick video:

Thanks for the hot tip old Grodo.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Comic

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Men and Whales

My crew is going to see The Godfather's band Men and Whales live this Sunday. Fantastic.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Best Shirt Ever

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What's William Gibson Up To?

All of his recent blog posts indicate he is writing a direct sequel to Spook Country; positively a first for his ouvre. He is characteristically mute on the subject; you'll notice he doesn't provide any commentary on the fragments, nor does he indicate if he is intending to publish them together as a new novel. However, four of the characters from Spook are explicitly mentioned: Hubertus Bigend, Inchmale, Milgrim, and Hollis Henry.

For those of you on my shared list who don't follow his work, allow me to explain why this intrigues me. Gibson is, facetiously, recreating a version of a fictional phenomena in his 2003 work Pattern Recognition where an anonymous artist posts scenes from an unnamed movie at random on various message boards. In a way he visualized Youtube's success about a year before it was a thing of any consequence. But that's not the first time the author has been imbued with a seer-like vision of the future. The military started using these in earnest about a decade after Gibson dreamed it up in his 1981 breakthrough Johnny Mnemonic.

This arbitrary posting of snippets from his latest work is identical to the type of promotion he used for Spook Country in 2006; an experiment which yielded something he refers to as the first hyper-annotated novel (see this wiki for a better explanation than I can provide). More to the point, Gibson's probably going to publish a book sooner rather than later. And that is always cause for excitement.

Gibson's Blog

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Craigslist Sucks

This is the shit that gets posted under job sections:

Exhibit A = Lame!

Exhibit B = WTF?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

New Comic

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Friday, February 6, 2009

I've Mastered The Unemployment Phone Service Menu

The first time I got hold of a human being from the N.Y. State Labor Department's tel-service, it was about as rewarding as solving the mazerunner in Myst, or finding my way out of the Mysterious Woods in Link's Awakening. That's how daunting the automated menu feels for new inductees to the world of government assisted living. It's a mess of Labyrinthine proportions. I had to call them again this morning in anticipation of renewing my claim for 2009. Back in December I took notes and established the most straightforward route to getting through to a person. It's very easy to get stuck going in circles with the options they give you. Follow the guide below:

Dial 1-888-209-8124
Then press these numbers on the keypad at the end of each prompt:
-Enter Social Security-
-Enter Predetermined PIN

Now you can speak to a person! It will take up to 30 minutes of waiting on hold so I recommend using speakerphone. Once you get through, ask as many questions as you need to because this process is a pain in the ass. You'll notice right away the phone menu will do anything to convince you that using the online service is more convenient. The online service does not have any customer service and 9 times out of 10 will direct you to an FAQ that insists you have to call the number listed above for all questions on your claim. I'm certain it's a very deliberate design.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Good, Bad, Ugly

I'm sick, here's another video.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I Miss You SEGA, Part Two

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Comic

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