Oh, I got hot sause all over my bazito!

You know what this is? It's a brain sucker. You know what it's doing? Filing its tax return

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent apple pie

The Adventures of Little Ed Brave

Tell airport security your name is McCannister because you can hide anything in a cannister.

You know what? Nobody notices when this changes anyway.

There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and STFU

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole

The black hole draws you inexorably inward. Time slows. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

I'd diddle little umdidlie... if she weren't my half-sister.

Abortion prevents pedophilia. In more ways than one!
Get Firefox!
I wrote a haiku

which I was about to share,

but then I thought, "screw it."
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Notice to all users of the Holodeck:

There are safety protocols in place that cannot be deactivated without the approval of two commanding officers or the captain to protect users of the Holodeck from potential harm. However, every time the Holodeck is ever used in a nontrivial manner, no matter what the safety protocols say, the Holodeck turns into a deathtrap.

Unless you believe yourself to be adept at constructing a forcefield from your communicator and 19th century Earth tools, or you're at the very least not wearing a red shirt, you are strongly advised not to attempt to use the Holodeck until a designer comes up with a safety protocol that doesn't kill you whenever somebody looks at it funny. Even when you're not on the holodeck. Or in the same quadrant. Or time period.

In fact, if you are wearing a red shirt, Starfleet may not be the job for you

Ed
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On the Linux Pill

Permalink 04/29/08 at 07:53:11 am, by Ed, 158 words   English (US)
Categories: Programming

Well, I'm on Ubuntu now. It crashes sometimes when I am running the preinstalled Firefox, which I suppose is allowable, since it's a beta of Firefox 3. The most annoying part currently is that it seemingly randomly resets my visual effects preferences from "extra" to "none".

I've already gotten over several large humps, such as getting DVDs to play on my system, getting DVDs to play on my system without severe slowdown, getting .NET projects with OpenGL to run on my system, and getting Flash to play in Firefox. I haven't quite gotten to the point of getting Flash to play with sound yet, nor have I gotten to the point where my video card is satisfying. It's still glitchy and flickery with either video driver, but the proprietary one does seem better than the open one as far as the OpenGL projects go.

Anyway, I haven't booted into Windows for four days now, so things are looking good!

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Comment from: Me [Visitor]
I think you will find that real life is so much more sane, (as well as insane, hence being more real) than living within the constructs of academia....!
05/01/08 @ 08:30

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