Archive for June, 2009

Nestle == evil?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Nestlé simply provided the FDA with all information required under the law. As the article points out, Nestlé’s practice is standard within the food industry.”
Sounds like Nestle is proud of being no better than the worst, which I’m pretty sure makes them equal to the worst.  Doesn’t sound like something I’d be proud of, but then again, I didn’t admit to deliberately endangering the lives of my customers because I thought the law would let me get away with it.

At least that’s what I think they said. YMMV

Small E-World

Monday, June 29th, 2009

I always love it when I record a moment of a public event, and the person featured in the bit finds themselves and leaves a comment.

Remembering Michael

Friday, June 26th, 2009

A tortured and troubled life. I can remember a time when preachers used to use him as a role model. I was once told a story about him appearing somewhere with the Jackson 5 as a teenager, and some music bigwig offered him money for sex. He turned it down, and the guy says something about how it’d be different if only he were a woman, and Michael reportedly replied that he was saving himself for marriage. Then the Pepsi fire happened, and he was never really the same.
Frankly, I’m surprised he lasted as long as he did, in a world where, from the age of 8, he was surrounded by people who saw him as a golden goose, to be fattened and flattered. The golden goose is dead, long live the golden eggs he has laid.

As I stream the Jackson Family tribute playlist, I can’t help but wonder who’s going to make out from the cash windfall that Michael nostalgia will bring. Maybe we could build the statue from HIStory as an economic booster program.

Dejavusterical

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The first OST episode I watch after seeing the new Star Trek movie, is “The Man Trap”, which includes a scene with none other than Uruhu and Spock.  Uruhu has just asked Spock to tell her she’s an attractive  young lady, if she’s ever been in love.  Sounds like a strong basis for their relationship in the movie.

rhel vmware cloning minor-woes

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

if you clone a VM, you may see an error like

“Device eth0 has different MAC address than expected, ignoring”

Simply edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 script, and remove the HWADDR line, then restart networking ( /etc/init.d/network restart ).

Google Morons

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

A big hand to the pathetic group of morons that google has assigned to Google Desktop Search. They took a product that has had perfectly working 64-bit XP support for 2 YEARS, and forced an auto-update to a 32 bit version that doesn’t work on 64 bit systems (not runs in 32 bit mode, plain refuses to run, a sure sign of developer incompetence, since all the 64 bit windows systems have perfectly working backwards compatible modes). Given there can’t be a revenue stream for GDS, I’m not surprised they put their worst people there. I guess you get what you pay for.

UPDATE:  They finally released a 32/64-bit agnostic version of google desktop.

Crazy Ass Internet

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

I google for the olde KC coffee hangout of long ago, and first hit on youtube is a video of said coffeehouse that features a very clear shot of my good friend Corey at 1:05.

Java Gaia aka The Foundry 1992

Found Video

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

I bought a Flip Ultra HD, a little flash-based 720p camcorder.  It was the last one in stock, so it was the floor model.  It had an amusing video of some of the workers proving a bottle marked “non-flammable” was in fact, quite flammable.

Ain’t It Funky Now

Friday, June 5th, 2009

I think this might be one of my roommates from high school.

David Bowie plays recorder

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Requiem for a Laughing Gnome