taleya: (Jam jam jam)
Just spent half an hour arguing viciously with its inability to run .ica extensions (kinda oh, I don't know, vital for Xenapp to actually function) and eventually, after much digging, found out that it doesnt' run on Chrome.

Chrome, the much-vaunted Google browser, OS and all round shiny slap on every thing possible for yea it is our saviour doesn't run a fucking citrix interface.

You know, the paranoid nut in me wonders how much of this is to try and nudge people to Google's own cloud.

Spend most of the weekend either meandering about wthi [livejournal.com profile] torasin investigating op shops, or farting around in the garden. Got the courtyard outside the kitchen sorted again, repotted all my pansies and did a bit of edging and trimming. (And planted out some new goodies in my gigantic greenhouse *luv*)

Missy is still faffing about. I ended up modifying a couple pairs of old tracksuit pants so we could hang them on the underside of the bed for rattie playtimes, and she immediately clambered into one and bruxed her head off. Her back legs are pretty much gone, but she's getting around quite all right, and stuffing her face every time she gets near a foodbowl, so we're still snuggling her madly.

In other news, I very badly want a Mr. Peppy of my own. FFS, the damned thing is not only spiky, blue, clawed and crazed, but it farts flames and both pisses and spits acid. Plus it's a bone vampire! What's not to like?
taleya: (Jam jam jam)
Just spent half an hour arguing viciously with its inability to run .ica extensions (kinda oh, I don't know, vital for Xenapp to actually function) and eventually, after much digging, found out that it doesnt' run on Chrome.

Chrome, the much-vaunted Google browser, OS and all round shiny slap on every thing possible for yea it is our saviour doesn't run a fucking citrix interface.

You know, the paranoid nut in me wonders how much of this is to try and nudge people to Google's own cloud.

Spend most of the weekend either meandering about wthi [livejournal.com profile] torasin investigating op shops, or farting around in the garden. Got the courtyard outside the kitchen sorted again, repotted all my pansies and did a bit of edging and trimming. (And planted out some new goodies in my gigantic greenhouse *luv*)

Missy is still faffing about. I ended up modifying a couple pairs of old tracksuit pants so we could hang them on the underside of the bed for rattie playtimes, and she immediately clambered into one and bruxed her head off. Her back legs are pretty much gone, but she's getting around quite all right, and stuffing her face every time she gets near a foodbowl, so we're still snuggling her madly.

In other news, I very badly want a Mr. Peppy of my own. FFS, the damned thing is not only spiky, blue, clawed and crazed, but it farts flames and both pisses and spits acid. Plus it's a bone vampire! What's not to like?
taleya: (Doctor Who - 11th Doctor Yell)

Fans like Eng turned to the internet because of the BBC's practice of broadcasting its most wildly popular shows in the United Kingdom first. That's great for the Queen's subjects, but apparently unacceptable for impatient fans of Doctor Who, Torchwood and Top Gear who happen to live outside the realm. Rather than wait for broadcasts in their native lands, these fans took matters into their own hands.

As a result, Doctor Who is one of the most illegally downloaded shows in the world

source


Speaking as someone who used to watch the classic series while it was still airing, and the unremitting reams of shit I used to get for being a fan:

SUCK
MY
BIG
FAT
COCK


You arseholes could only dream of being as awesome as I was back then. Fuck you, bitches!
taleya: (Doctor Who - 11th Doctor Yell)

Fans like Eng turned to the internet because of the BBC's practice of broadcasting its most wildly popular shows in the United Kingdom first. That's great for the Queen's subjects, but apparently unacceptable for impatient fans of Doctor Who, Torchwood and Top Gear who happen to live outside the realm. Rather than wait for broadcasts in their native lands, these fans took matters into their own hands.

As a result, Doctor Who is one of the most illegally downloaded shows in the world

source


Speaking as someone who used to watch the classic series while it was still airing, and the unremitting reams of shit I used to get for being a fan:

SUCK
MY
BIG
FAT
COCK


You arseholes could only dream of being as awesome as I was back then. Fuck you, bitches!
taleya: (Enterprise - button press)
Just caught the Voyager finale Endgame ep again on foxtel. Ahh it's got its huge holes and gets pretty narm at times, but man, a thought occurred to me.

From the viewer's perspective, it's full of yay! hometimes! and Xanatos gambits and all manner of the temporal fuckery Voyager became somewhat...infamous for. (Mind you, Year of hell did it fucking beautifully) and some wow, but not overwhelming. *shrugs*

But from the in-universe point of view - particularly that of Starfleet? Oh baby. Especially the last few minutes.

Think about it...after the transwarp conduit gets opened (and I have to ask, why the fuck did the Borg never use this to nuke Earth? They've assimilated humans dammit, they know of Blitzkreig!) less than a light year from Earth, Starfleet picks it up and realises and there's a Borg ship coming through it. Less than a light year from Earth.

Oh.

Shit.

Ok, ok the Borg had HUUUUUUUGE villain decay in Voyager, but from the POV of the Alpha Quadrant and Starfleet, they're not exactly aware that the Borg are now complete mechanised pussies now. I dunno, maybe the Delta Quadrant has extreme pussification powers - it would certainly explain Ensign Kim (seven fucking years and you're still an ensign? You useless tit!). So yeah, when one appears less than a light year from Earth, and you only have 18 ships to hand (and I'm willing to bet they're not all top of the line), it's kinda brown trousers time. Even after Wolf 359, it's not like the fleet is equipped to deal with the Borg on anything near an equal footing. They're about to have their arses handed to them on a silver platter studded with diodes and nanites, and they know it.

Then the sphere explodes after being hit with two - two! - torpedos. And through the wreckage comes Voyager, with minimal damage, all "Hai guyz, I blew up ur borg. kekekeke"

...Yeah, I'd have to say that'd be pretty fuckin' awesome
taleya: (Enterprise - button press)
Just caught the Voyager finale Endgame ep again on foxtel. Ahh it's got its huge holes and gets pretty narm at times, but man, a thought occurred to me.

From the viewer's perspective, it's full of yay! hometimes! and Xanatos gambits and all manner of the temporal fuckery Voyager became somewhat...infamous for. (Mind you, Year of hell did it fucking beautifully) and some wow, but not overwhelming. *shrugs*

But from the in-universe point of view - particularly that of Starfleet? Oh baby. Especially the last few minutes.

Think about it...after the transwarp conduit gets opened (and I have to ask, why the fuck did the Borg never use this to nuke Earth? They've assimilated humans dammit, they know of Blitzkreig!) less than a light year from Earth, Starfleet picks it up and realises and there's a Borg ship coming through it. Less than a light year from Earth.

Oh.

Shit.

Ok, ok the Borg had HUUUUUUUGE villain decay in Voyager, but from the POV of the Alpha Quadrant and Starfleet, they're not exactly aware that the Borg are now complete mechanised pussies now. I dunno, maybe the Delta Quadrant has extreme pussification powers - it would certainly explain Ensign Kim (seven fucking years and you're still an ensign? You useless tit!). So yeah, when one appears less than a light year from Earth, and you only have 18 ships to hand (and I'm willing to bet they're not all top of the line), it's kinda brown trousers time. Even after Wolf 359, it's not like the fleet is equipped to deal with the Borg on anything near an equal footing. They're about to have their arses handed to them on a silver platter studded with diodes and nanites, and they know it.

Then the sphere explodes after being hit with two - two! - torpedos. And through the wreckage comes Voyager, with minimal damage, all "Hai guyz, I blew up ur borg. kekekeke"

...Yeah, I'd have to say that'd be pretty fuckin' awesome
taleya: (Geek Glee)
http://everything2.com/title/Wombats+in+light+speed+experiments


ok, that's it. From now on I'm measuring LS and its increments solely in units of Wombat.
taleya: (Geek Glee)
http://everything2.com/title/Wombats+in+light+speed+experiments


ok, that's it. From now on I'm measuring LS and its increments solely in units of Wombat.

YAY!

Feb. 28th, 2009 08:01 am
taleya: (Geek Glee)
Laptop all set up and going and dear god, it is sweet. The screen is completely flippable - it's one of those lovely jobs where you can rotate the screen 180 degrees and clip it down so you have a (admittedly very heavy) electronic sketchpad or viewscreen. The image output rotates a full 360, so you can landscape or portrait it to full a4 size :D Gonna make a stand for it so we can laze in bed watching DVDs if we wish

Got the wireless going, after some arguments. Unfortunately the only wireless comp we have is Tapper (new laptop) and it took me ages to track down the drivers. You know you're a geek when you look at the raw hardware ID on an "Unknown Controller" and go "ok, that code = intel. that code = communications device...)

Anyway, argued a fair bit with the wireless - the fact I'd only had an hours sleep didn't help. Or the fact servers kept assploding at work. Neither did the "ah shit, do I have the right drivers? WTF is going on?" or the "we bought a really cheap wireless bridge so that could be farked" scenarios. Especially since it kept picking up the network but not CONNECTING. Turned out in the end that the "disable/Enable wireless" button on the laptop (which I hit when not in use because I'm not a FARKING IDIOT) actually turns off the farking wireless zero service. And never turns it back on. Ever. Even through a reboot. Even if it's set to automatically start. Arggh. BUT I WAS VICTORIOUS!

And [livejournal.com profile] torasin is delighted, because now he can read his email on the shitter. Although the next challenge is finding out how to pry a MacID off a nokia n95, 'cos WEPS and passkeys can be broken, but hardware addresses? Not so much.

Tonight is the cisco configuring, and then our sweet, sweet network becomes even more farking epic. Mwahaha. MWAHAHAHAHA MWAHAHHAAHAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAA *cough*

o.O

I just wish I knew where the floor in my office went....

YAY!

Feb. 28th, 2009 08:01 am
taleya: (Geek Glee)
Laptop all set up and going and dear god, it is sweet. The screen is completely flippable - it's one of those lovely jobs where you can rotate the screen 180 degrees and clip it down so you have a (admittedly very heavy) electronic sketchpad or viewscreen. The image output rotates a full 360, so you can landscape or portrait it to full a4 size :D Gonna make a stand for it so we can laze in bed watching DVDs if we wish

Got the wireless going, after some arguments. Unfortunately the only wireless comp we have is Tapper (new laptop) and it took me ages to track down the drivers. You know you're a geek when you look at the raw hardware ID on an "Unknown Controller" and go "ok, that code = intel. that code = communications device...)

Anyway, argued a fair bit with the wireless - the fact I'd only had an hours sleep didn't help. Or the fact servers kept assploding at work. Neither did the "ah shit, do I have the right drivers? WTF is going on?" or the "we bought a really cheap wireless bridge so that could be farked" scenarios. Especially since it kept picking up the network but not CONNECTING. Turned out in the end that the "disable/Enable wireless" button on the laptop (which I hit when not in use because I'm not a FARKING IDIOT) actually turns off the farking wireless zero service. And never turns it back on. Ever. Even through a reboot. Even if it's set to automatically start. Arggh. BUT I WAS VICTORIOUS!

And [livejournal.com profile] torasin is delighted, because now he can read his email on the shitter. Although the next challenge is finding out how to pry a MacID off a nokia n95, 'cos WEPS and passkeys can be broken, but hardware addresses? Not so much.

Tonight is the cisco configuring, and then our sweet, sweet network becomes even more farking epic. Mwahaha. MWAHAHAHAHA MWAHAHHAAHAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAA *cough*

o.O

I just wish I knew where the floor in my office went....

GEEKOUT!

Feb. 27th, 2009 11:59 am
taleya: (Geek Glee)
*dance dance dance*

My Tablet PC came today! Jesus, this thing is a brick :D The monitor flips around 180 to clip over the keyboard and function as a tablet, or you have it upright as a laptop ^_^ Didn't come with an OS, but [livejournal.com profile] torasin snagged XP Tablet Edition on my request a couple days ago at work and is bringing home the uber DVD edition with the additional packs (got a legit licence, just no disks). Standard POST and basic functions look to be working all right, will hold off the final verdict until I've whammed the OS and tested all functions. Including ratty feet prints :D

Also have my D9-RJ45 cable so I can play with the Cisco 1600 Mqhele tossed us, so hopefully no more NAT dropping on the old DSL modem. And it means I can finally set up the wireless access points in the house too.

Currently reimaging [livejournal.com profile] torasin's old as hell 30CDT satellite with XP lite so he can use it as a windows interface for testing stuff at work (he runs X) and sourcing down a new transformer for his swishy Samsung "Jesus christ that's not a laptop that's a fucking tank. I've had B&W TVs smaller than that" M50. And fucking about with Meshy - the conversation yesterday reminded me I always meant to set up Nagios on her to monitor various boxxen (and check that the power was up in the house from remote locations) so I've been merrily fucking with the plugins for that :D

mm. The geek. It is delicious.

Downsides - missed a meeting at work (which was on my day off, so I'm kinda not sure if I'm sad about this or not) and woke up repeatedly last night coughing and spluttering due to the smoke haze combined with an annoying allergy that's been riding my arse and making my chest all slimy and gunked up all week. Argh. Thankfully I was sleeping on the couch so [livejournal.com profile] torasin could sprawl in the warm night without the whole "two person overheating issue" (he had work today. I did not) and the smoke didn't get into the bedroom.

GEEKOUT!

Feb. 27th, 2009 11:59 am
taleya: (Geek Glee)
*dance dance dance*

My Tablet PC came today! Jesus, this thing is a brick :D The monitor flips around 180 to clip over the keyboard and function as a tablet, or you have it upright as a laptop ^_^ Didn't come with an OS, but [livejournal.com profile] torasin snagged XP Tablet Edition on my request a couple days ago at work and is bringing home the uber DVD edition with the additional packs (got a legit licence, just no disks). Standard POST and basic functions look to be working all right, will hold off the final verdict until I've whammed the OS and tested all functions. Including ratty feet prints :D

Also have my D9-RJ45 cable so I can play with the Cisco 1600 Mqhele tossed us, so hopefully no more NAT dropping on the old DSL modem. And it means I can finally set up the wireless access points in the house too.

Currently reimaging [livejournal.com profile] torasin's old as hell 30CDT satellite with XP lite so he can use it as a windows interface for testing stuff at work (he runs X) and sourcing down a new transformer for his swishy Samsung "Jesus christ that's not a laptop that's a fucking tank. I've had B&W TVs smaller than that" M50. And fucking about with Meshy - the conversation yesterday reminded me I always meant to set up Nagios on her to monitor various boxxen (and check that the power was up in the house from remote locations) so I've been merrily fucking with the plugins for that :D

mm. The geek. It is delicious.

Downsides - missed a meeting at work (which was on my day off, so I'm kinda not sure if I'm sad about this or not) and woke up repeatedly last night coughing and spluttering due to the smoke haze combined with an annoying allergy that's been riding my arse and making my chest all slimy and gunked up all week. Argh. Thankfully I was sleeping on the couch so [livejournal.com profile] torasin could sprawl in the warm night without the whole "two person overheating issue" (he had work today. I did not) and the smoke didn't get into the bedroom.
taleya: (Geek Glee)
Enigma (my 3tb fileserver) was a bit cranky last night and reminded me that I very dearly want to switch her over to entirely SATA.

So. Anyone have any suggestions for mobos?

Requirements:

- at least six SATA connectors (more if I can get them!) and one IDE
- AMD chipset

This is strictly a file server, so dual proc units aren't ones I'm looking at - I know some of the K8s can run either dual or single, but it seems kinda stupid to have a dual proc system to run a freaking file dump. Don't care about audio, don't care about video. (Shit, I'm still running a Radeon VE7000 in her atm :D)

I'm looking at the MSI K9A2 Platinum series at the moment, it seems rather tasty, but I'm always up for other suggestions. Anyone have any prefs?

(Xposted to personal LJ)
taleya: (Geek Glee)
Enigma (my 3tb fileserver) was a bit cranky last night and reminded me that I very dearly want to switch her over to entirely SATA.

So. Anyone have any suggestions for mobos?

Requirements:

- at least six SATA connectors (more if I can get them!) and one IDE
- AMD chipset

This is strictly a file server, so dual proc units aren't ones I'm looking at - I know some of the K8s can run either dual or single, but it seems kinda stupid to have a dual proc system to run a freaking file dump. Don't care about audio, don't care about video. (Shit, I'm still running a Radeon VE7000 in her atm :D)

I'm looking at the MSI K9A2 Platinum series at the moment, it seems rather tasty, but I'm always up for other suggestions. Anyone have any prefs?

(Xposted to personal LJ)
taleya: (Geek Glee)
Disappointingly, wired.com have coralled a bunch of star wars fanboys and gotten them to poke out the five awesomest TV and Movie spaceships.

It hits Fark, which immediately scurries in a collective fury of nerdy righteousness to argue the point

mmm. I can identify 99% of those ships on sight. Agamemnon, Moya, Lexx, shadow vessels,Liberator, pff, no contest. The USS Cygnus..a bit esoteric from that angle, but doable. The Camden Lock *handwave*

However, then going on to point out that stylistically speaking, the Red Dwarf holoship Enlightenment is very heavily influenced by the design of the Cygnus?

Oh yeah. I’m a nerd :D


(And the TARDIS still pwns all. FFS, she’s a living ship that exists in multiple dimensions, travels through time AND space and can materialise around a fucking planet! No contest!)
taleya: (Geek Glee)
Disappointingly, wired.com have coralled a bunch of star wars fanboys and gotten them to poke out the five awesomest TV and Movie spaceships.

It hits Fark, which immediately scurries in a collective fury of nerdy righteousness to argue the point

mmm. I can identify 99% of those ships on sight. Agamemnon, Moya, Lexx, shadow vessels,Liberator, pff, no contest. The USS Cygnus..a bit esoteric from that angle, but doable. The Camden Lock *handwave*

However, then going on to point out that stylistically speaking, the Red Dwarf holoship Enlightenment is very heavily influenced by the design of the Cygnus?

Oh yeah. I’m a nerd :D


(And the TARDIS still pwns all. FFS, she’s a living ship that exists in multiple dimensions, travels through time AND space and can materialise around a fucking planet! No contest!)
taleya: (Goggles)
Todays bored rant brought to you by....

Romulan forehead ridges. )
taleya: (Goggles)
Todays bored rant brought to you by....

Romulan forehead ridges. )
taleya: (Geek Glee)
It's times like this, when you interrupt your mammoth session of Civ City: Rome to set up some NAT rules on your home modem to bounce data on a non-standard port to the other half's freshly-created CVS server, and then proceed to create an SSH account on your own apache box because you already have NAT rules dropping SSH ports to your own machine and they need to bounce off yours to get to theirs from a remote location...

You realise you are, in fact. quite incredibly nerdy.

And if you understood this post, well....
taleya: (Geek Glee)
It's times like this, when you interrupt your mammoth session of Civ City: Rome to set up some NAT rules on your home modem to bounce data on a non-standard port to the other half's freshly-created CVS server, and then proceed to create an SSH account on your own apache box because you already have NAT rules dropping SSH ports to your own machine and they need to bounce off yours to get to theirs from a remote location...

You realise you are, in fact. quite incredibly nerdy.

And if you understood this post, well....

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