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“The difference between moving a mountain and not lifting a finger is being in love.” — James Robert Allison


Current Mood:Mischievous emoticon Mischievous

It’s been a long while since I’ve put out a comic…


Chaudair? Chaudair? It’s chowdah! Chowdah!


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So I was in the right-hand lane on Clearbrook Rd. and stopped because I didn’t want to stop in an intersection, as the law says you’re supposed to when other cars ahead are stopping just beyond it. There was a lady in a car in the crossroad to the right wanting to turn left in front of me, starting to nose out and looking at me.

Er, let me show you in ASCII art:

|    ||    |    |___
|  | || /\ |     her
| \/ || |  |     ___
|    ||    | me |
|    ||    |    |

I figure she just wants to make sure I’m okay with her going in front of me so I wave her through…right into a sideswipe with the car rushing by in the left lane. Facepalm.

No injuries, but a sizable dent in the front of the second car. Stayed to fill in the police officer who seemed disinterested because he talked to another witness just before me…didn’t even want my personal details. Okay, seeya!


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I posted a while back that I was having problems with my wireless networking. Sometimes I just couldn’t connect with my iPod and other times my laptop couldn’t connect. It seemed to be random. I blamed the D-Link router, and replaced it (with another D-Link I was given), but the problem continued.

For the last little while my wireless had no problems whatsoever, then this weekend it started acting up again. In addition, my XBox360 was getting disconnected from the wired network, and it seemed to coincide with when the wireless network was in use. Looking online, it seemed a few others noticed the same problem. Yahoo Answers suggested adding the XBox to the static DHCP assignments on the router. The only problem was that the XBox didn’t appear in the list of hosts. Finally I figured out that it wasn’t missing; there was a blank entry in the list. I found that in the XBox’s advanced network settings there’s a way to set the hostname, but it’s off by default and says not to add one unless your ISP needs it. Well, it looks like your router needs it, too, otherwise new devices that connect to the network will “stomp” on its networking.

Once I set a hostname for the XBox and added it and all the other devices to the static DHCP list everything worked. It may be that just the act of setting a hostname on the XBox was all that was needed. Some of my friends have XBox360s and sometimes flaky wireless, so they may be having the same problem.

So, apologies to D-Link, and a big frowny :( to Microsoft…the XBox should come from the factory with a default hostname of “XBox360″, not a blank value!


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“…and I’ll chase those pants round American Eagle, and round Mark’s WorkWear World, and round the BlueNotes maelstrom, and round perdition’s flames before I give them up!”

Anyone know where I can find black jeans, preferably low-rise, boot-cut? My job doesn’t allow blue jeans and I HATE/LOATHE/DESPISE slacks because every time I sit down everything falls out of the pockets, and don’t get me started on pleats…

I managed to find a great pair at BlueNotes a few years ago, but I’ve worn them out and they haven’t had any available since. I’ve searched online…Amazon.com won’t ship clothes to Canada, and all other merchants seem to be U.S. only. I found some at Wal-Mart but they’re not boot-cut (I prefer my shoes be covered a bit by the pantleg).


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What if our favourite shows were written by stupid Internet people?


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  1. Shows with sex, extreme violence and swearing are awesome.
  2. If you hit someone harder than a tap, fountains of blood will erupt.
  3. Romans speak in English and Australian accents.
  4. Romans are horrible people.
  5. Romans say “cock” a lot.
  6. Roman women are all of “loose morals”.
  7. Lucy Lawless’s breasts are fantastic.
  8. When all seems lost, just think of your lost love and you can do anything, even when you’re almost dead.
  9. Your life gets better the worse you comport yourself.
  10. I need to exercise more.

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Since I have come across it a couple times in the last few years, I will now explain this concept using the male cast of Coupling. If you haven’t watched Coupling, go buy, download or YouTube it right now, you poor, deprived person! I’ll warn you now, though…just stop at the end of season 3 and pretend that was it…the shark was not only jumped, but humped, bumped, and trumped in season 4.

Jeff, Steve and Patrick are in the bar on the sofa and side chair, as per usual.


Jeff

Steve

Patrick

Jeff:  Okay, so I’ll tell you about “The Feeling Ceiling.”
Steve, looking skeptical:  Okay…
Jeff:  Right…so…there’s these women, right?
Steve:  There usually are, with your stories.
Jeff:  Okay, and some of them, for whatever reason, don’t want to hear “the big L” from their boyfriends…it freaks them out and they go all crazy…and not crazy in a good way.
Steve:  I’m familiar with these women.
Patrick:  I love those women! Er, I mean, like them…you know what I mean.
Steve:  Go on, Jeff.
Jeff:  Right…so…with some women, you go out with them for months, and things are going great, but you don’t know how far you can go…how high you can rise in your feelings for them.  You say “the big L”, and BAM!
Steve jumps.
Jeff:  …you hit…THE FEELING CEILING!
Steve:  I see. So…
Jeff:  And once you hit The Feeling Ceiling, you’re done! You’ve hit your head…you can’t go any higher.
Steve:  Right…so…
Jeff:  Even if you broke through, you’d be in the attic!
Steve:  Um…
Jeff:  …where your dad keeps his dirty magazines.
Patrick:  Result! Nice.
Steve:  Jeff…
Jeff:  Then the next thing you know your mum’s calling, “Jeffrey! Are you in the attic? Why is the chandelier shaking?”
Steve:  Too far, Jeff!
Jeff:  Huh? Oh, right…so that’s…”The Feeling Ceiling.” If you’re not careful and go too high, you’ll be in the attic, masturbating.

Steve shakes his head, and Patrick looks thoughtful. Jeff is lost in the moment.

Sound of laugh track clapping.