September 30, 2003

Dr. Robot

Shouldn't that be Dr. Roboto? Hahahaha! [I really need to eat some food soon]

Posted by Fungii at 09:58 PM


God, I'm copying my manifests from work using a scanner and printer, and it takes forever! Wish I had one of those big copiers people downtown have, this would take 30 seconds. Of course, they cost around $50,000 but hey, it would be tax deductable! And printing envelopes is brutal, I think I have a 50% success rate. Damn cheap printers.

Posted by Fungii at 09:48 PM

Infinite Secrets

I watched tonight's NOVA episode dealing with the ancient mathematician Archimedes and a long lost copy of his journal. Archimedes was way, way ahead of his time, so much so that our world could have been very different if his ideas had survived intact from so long ago. And the journey of his manuscript is a story in of itself, very interesting stuff. How could a Roman soldier be so stupid as to kill this great man? And then some monk overwrites his masterpiece to make a prayer book? It boggles the mind.

The recent discovery of a 1,000-year-old book brimming with priceless mathematical texts by the Greek mathematician Archimedes offers scholars new insights into old equations.

Posted by Fungii at 09:14 PM

I'm still alive!

I haven't been posting much lately, it's just been work, eat, sleep, work, eat, sleep, etc... Not terribly exciting, sorry, I'll try to have a more exciting life to entertain y'all. :)

Posted by Fungii at 06:18 PM

September 23, 2003

VeriSign thinks they own the Internet or what?

I can't believe how arrogant VeriSign is being in regards to their wildcard redirects. Seems like a clear abuse of their position of trust. If you mistype a web address, you want an error message, not spam. I think they should have to pay for every domain they end up using for redirects. Only seems fair, everybody else has to pay for them.

I'm seeing a bunch of sitefinder links in my referrer logs all of a sudden. This really strikes me as unfair business practices.

Posted by Fungii at 12:49 AM

Words fail me

A Wuthering Heights roleplaying game. Eeek! Sure, it would be fun playing Heathcliff, but what about the other poor players?

Posted by Fungii at 12:04 AM

September 20, 2003

Infinium Phantom Console

You might have heard about this new gaming system that's supposed to be coming out soon. Reading this article, seems pretty clear it's nothing but a scam. Apt name tho, nothing like rubbing their noses in it, eh?

Posted by Fungii at 04:06 PM

Survivor Contestants

Interesting details about the contestants in the current Survivor at the smoking gun. Oh that Christa, what a wacko!

"I want meth in LA or OC?" Her note asked, "where I can hook up w/ some meth in Los Angeles or Orange County...and how and who do you know to ask about this shit?"

Posted by Fungii at 01:16 PM

September 19, 2003

It's a brain tumor

I have a massive headache, I think my head is going to explode. Woe is me. :(

Posted by Fungii at 06:00 PM

Wanking Neighbour

One of my neighbours posted this on the wall in the hall of my apartment building. Funny, he puts it up on the wall for everyone to see rather than talking to the manager or confronting the person directly. Lamer. I did get get a good laugh out of it tho. She must be loud for him to hear her, this is a concrete building, and I very rarely hear my neighbours at all unless they are out in the hall talking. I play music and movies quite loud on my main stereo system and I never get any complaints. Maybe I just can't hear them. Ha. Or maybe they're all big Sepultura fans.

Oh, and the picture [in case you can't make it out] is of a guy smashing a guitar against the wall. In case she can't read I suppose.

She's a driving me bananas!!!

Posted by Fungii at 12:10 AM

September 16, 2003

It's still summer dammit!

Well it snowed today, but not anywhere near the 20cm they were forecasting. Thankfully. There was no accumulation, just wetness on the road. I have no fenders, so I get a wet butt! Stupid me. Wasn't very busy again today, I need more accounts. Anybody need an experienced, slightly used courier?

Posted by Fungii at 06:24 PM

September 15, 2003


The forecast calls for rain today and up to 10cm of snow tomorrow. How depressing, this is how the last week of summer goes? This sucks.

Posted by Fungii at 08:41 AM

September 14, 2003

Space Elevator

This would be so cool if they ever got it to work. And at seven billion dollars, it ain't that expensive considering how useful it could be.

At the heart of a space elevator would be a cable reaching up as far as 100,000km from the surface of the Earth. The earthbound end would be tethered to a base station, probably somewhere in the middle of the Pacific ocean. The other end would be attached to an orbiting object in space acting as a counterweight, the momentum of which would keep the cable taut and allow vehicles to climb up and down it.

Posted by Fungii at 11:26 PM

September 12, 2003

American Psycho Batman

Christian Bale is going to be the next Batman. Way cool, he's one of my favorite actors. His last flick, Equilibrium, was a blast. And Christopher Nolan [Memento] will be directing, so this should actually be a good one. I hope.

"He has exactly the balance of darkness and light that we were looking for," Nolan said.

Posted by Fungii at 06:32 PM

September 10, 2003

DNS Problems

Yeaaaah, my web site is back up! It's been down since Sunday because the DNS nameserver I was using conked out. I definitely need a secondary nameserver set up. Hope this one stays up for awhile...

Posted by Fungii at 06:00 PM

September 07, 2003

MSN Messenger 6

Tried to get messenger installed today, kept getting an error during installation. [1603] Trolled the internet for solutions, nothing worked. Guess I won't be able to install the damn POS. I wonder if this has something to do with Microsoft locking out third party vendors from their network? Whatever, fuck 'em.

Posted by Fungii at 05:21 PM

September 05, 2003


I was reading about a season 2 episode of Angel, which just came out on DVD, called "Are you now, or have you ever been..." and that title sounded like the title of tonight's episode of Without a Trace. Sure enough, that's what it was. Very strange.

I was wondering where that phrase "Are you now, or have you ever been.." came from. At first I thought it was just some common saying, but when I thought about it, nobody says that dammit. Then I thought it was something cops ask suspects. Then I realized it's what they asked people during the MacCarthy-era communist witch-hunts. "Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the communist party..." Wooh, I feel better now. Makes sense, the Without a Trace episode was about nailing people using the war on terrorism as cover, amongst other things. Well kinda, more like the fallout after an innocent Saudi man gets killed because they thought he was a terrorist and finding somebody, anybody, to take the fall for it. Good show.

Don't know what the Angel episode is about. I didn't like Angel very much the first time I saw it. In fact I hated it, but I watched a few more episodes because Joss Whedon is at the helm and Buffy was such a great show. I watched the one where everybody falls under the spell of a god that Cordelia spawned. For most of the episode I was really irritated because all the character's were such pushovers for this chick. At the end, when Fred can see that this so-called god is not all she seems but everybody is still ga-ga over her, that's when I "got" where this thing was heading and I have to say it was a pretty good episode. The last one I saw where they go to Vegas to save the green guy was only so-so. Sometimes his moralizing about drugs or in this case, gambling, come across as a little too manipulative and preachy. I would prefer a little more subtlety. Anyway, I like this show enough that I will probably buy the DVDs sometime, when I have more money. It just hasn't hooked me in the same way Buffy did, but still seems like an interesting, worthwhile show.

Posted by Fungii at 12:07 AM

September 04, 2003

I'm so confused

Britney says "I think we should just trust our president in every decision that he makes and we should just support that." But Johnny Depp says "America is dumb, it's like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive." I'm glad I don't live in the US, their politics seem so polarized.

Update: Depp takes it back, he lurves his country, silly.

Posted by Fungii at 11:26 PM

September 03, 2003

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

german cover
I wrote this whole fucking thing about this book. And then I accidently clicked on the screen and my browser went to a new page. I clicked the back button and everything I had written was gone. Completely fucking gone. I wish that Movable Type wouldn't do that. I finished reading this book today, it is very good. If you haven't read it yet, then you should. It will make your brain explode. Really.

Posted by Fungii at 11:22 PM

September 01, 2003

Rise of Nations

die inca die!
Well, I finally finished the Rise of Nations campaign, tho I didn't finish within the alloted turns so I only got a marginal victory. I didn't realize there was only so many turns, I actually clicked on the next turn button early in the game and I didn't bother moving my armies around very much. Anyway, it was still a wickedly fun game.

Posted by Fungii at 11:55 PM

Co-worker of bank-robbing pizza man found dead

Sometimes a headline just begs you to read the story to find out what the hell they're talking about.

Fox News has an update on this story. Somebody forced him to rob a bank and then blew his head up? WTF?

Posted by Fungii at 01:23 PM