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November 8, 2008

T-Shirts Of The SEC: Genius or Madman?

To commemorate Les Miles’ late game playcalling in the second annual Saban Bowl, LSU gets an ultra-rare, limited edition SEC t-shirt.

You got to know when to hold 'em. Know when to call 'em. Know when to throw the fade. And know when to run.

I’m betting that one of the books Les Miles doesn’t read that would be like reading a book if he read books is the rulebook for NCAA college football.

Otherwise, he might have known that a challenge is just like taking a timeout, except with the chance of hitting a jackpot and getting both the previous call to go your way, and that timeout back. If he’d have known that it was the closest thing to gambling that’s allowed in college football, I can almost guarantee you that Les Miles would have been “all in!”

I’d say that qualifies him as neither genius nor madman. But basically as an illiterate dumbass.

Which means Les Miles is right where he belongs.

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October 23, 2008

The Problem Is Not In Your Set

Been fighting a few issues here and there related to a Wordpress upgrade. Never had one go this badly before. And after 2 days of off-and-on troubleshooting, I’m not much closer to an answer.

The Blank Screen of Death…that’s a new one.

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August 29, 2008

Why Does Hyper-V Take A Kabillion Years To Delete A Virtual Machine?

The Tortoise and the Hyper-V...a modern fable.

Make no mistake about it.

I personally think Hyper-V is a seriously kickass slice of awesome from Microsoft. And if you aren’t at least checking it out, you’re really, truly and seriously missing out.

But it is abso-freaking-lutely INSANE how long it takes Hyper-V to fully delete a virtual machine if it has more than say…2 snapshots in it.

While doing some wickedly massive content dev recently, I was having to export some fairly large and semi-complex virtual machines, then fully wipe out them out before importing other fairly large and semi-complex virtual machines back in.

The export and import phases were awesome. Easily Hyper-V’s second best feature, only slightly behind the new snapshot feature.

But I literally would be waiting HOURS for the more involved virtual machines to finish detroying/merging/whatever.

Call me crazy…

But if I tell Hyper-V to “Delete” a given virtual machine, how freaking hard can it be to simply…oh I don’t know…dump the freaking contents of the virtual machine directory, and then clean its references out of Hyper-V?

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August 19, 2008

The Black Screen Of Death

I got a letter this mornin what do you reckon it read?

 Presenting the Mini-O-Death. Now with 2x the Death as before!

The totally wicked awesome HP Mini-Note with which I’ve been carrying on a complete hardware love affair suddenly gave up the ghost in the wee hours of the morning yesterday.

Very little warning. 2.5 days with some spontaneous reboots. Which, honestly…isn’t usually the first indicator of hardware death. Although they were Black Screens of Death. I guess Black is the new Blue.

Now, this unit was purchased in May, 2008.

That’s right… I said May. Gotta be some kind of record for premature hardware death.

Found a few other folks seeing this same issue over at the smokingly cool HP 2133 forums. Which still doesn’t change the fact that I’m looking at a 2–5 day turnaround on the repair.


Here’s some White Stripes to make us all feel better.

Performing…what else? Son House’s masterpiece ‘Death Letter.’

It said the Mini you love is dead

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June 8, 2008

Losing More Than It

You have to see this.

Watch closely at the start of the video, to see what lights this candle.

Office Worker Goes Absolutely Insane – Watch more free videos

That’s right, someone knocking over a stack of papers.

Here’s the last half, in color and with sound.

Office Worker Meltdown Second Angle – Watch more free videos

What I really don’t understand is…

There’s a door. More than one. So why didn’t more of those folks use one and get the h-e-double-hockey-stick out?

When crazy people go crazy, it’s time to get as far away from them as humanly possible.

Watch closely for how this guy get subdued. Please tase him, bro!

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