Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I may or may not have made disparaging remarks about white castle in my blog in the past.... Any such past remarks may or may not have been completely valid at the time they were made...

However, the past is the past and the present is the present and white castle is the fucking shit y'all....

as to the suggestion that my opinion of white castle burgers might be influenced by the hour (it's 3:29 AM currently) or the amount of beers I've consumed I must respond by saying "Fuck you. White castle is the shit. You're just jealous that you aren't munching on 6 burgers while watching poker on espn classic at 3:30 AM. Bitches....."

What do you have to say about that?

Sunday, May 31, 2009

A-Team Movie Dream Team

So - the latest on the A-Team movie as of a few months ago is that they postponed it for at least a year or two, don't have a completed script, and lost their director. Because of the way the world works, I'm sure there will eventually be an A-Team movie. I don't expect it to be great cinema or anything, but I do expect it to be a fun, sometimes silly, action movie staying mostly true to the spirit of the original while rebooting it for modern times. Instead of being Vietnam vets, they'll be gulf war vets, etc... Who knows - maybe the van will be a suburban or something...

That said - I've heard many many things about who will be cast in this movie over the years - some good and some not so good.... Just as a fun speculation, I thought I would list who I thought would be best for the roles (and work well together,) and then invite others to suggest other names that might be good. With that out of the way - here goes:
(Note - Some of these have been suggested by others - I'm mostly putting together a list of the best I've seen suggested so far. A couple of them I thought of without having someone else suggest it first.)

Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith - Bruce Willis
Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck - Brad Pitt
Master Sergeant Bosco Albert ("B.A.") Baracus - Ice Cube
Captain H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock - Woody Harrelson

Input? What do you guys think?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Attention Internet -

Ok look, if I were to devote my life to correcting the misuse of the English language that I found on the internet, I would never be able to leave my computer. It would be more futile than visiting each and every individual in the galaxy and personally insulting every one of them.

However, there is a particularly disturbing abuse that I have seen three times in the last week and I feel compelled to mention it.

If you type "John could of done it differently" in some forum or blog thread you will make everyone who reads it think that you are an idiot. The people who assume this will probably be assuming correctly.

What you meant to type was "...could have..." or perhaps if you really wanted to emulate spoken English, you could stretch it and type "...could've...," which even my spell checker insists is wrong, but is still worlds better than "... could of..."

Which brings me to another point... I'm not going to try to squeeze too much in here but, if you can not spell words correctly, the least you could do is switch to a browser like Firefox that has a built in spellchecker.

Ok - I'm done now.
Please people - post to the internet responsibly.

Thank you.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mac cloning solutions: Super Duper vs. Carbon Copy Cloner

I just found this old draft blog post just hanging out not quite finished. I didn't even realize that I hadn't published it. Even though it's a little dated, CCC is still just awesome. I use time machine for system backups, but when cloning a hard drive nothing out there beats CCC. I used it again recently when I upgraded Mathea's machine from a 250gb to a 500gb drive, my parents from a 160gb to a 320gb, and mine from a 500gb to a 750gb... Yes, in one month I had to crack open 3 apple laptops and swap hard drives. Anyway, Carbon Copy Cloner is great and you should try it out.

I also still have a couple of laptop hard drives available if anyone wants them. Installation services included.
I've been a big fan of Super Duper for a long time. The interface is clean; it's reliable; while you are supposed to pay for it, you get most of the functionality for free. It can do incremental or full backups. Nice software.

Carbon Copy Cloner has been around for a long time also, but I never really checked it out until today. (I'll get to the reason in a minute.) I have to say I'm impressed. The UI is just a tiny tiny bit less clean, clear, and easy. But really, just a tiny bit. There's nothing wrong with the UI, it's just not as polished as Super Duper is.
However - there are two other areas where CCC is very superior to Super Duper. The first is pricing. I know I just finished telling you that almost all functionality in Super Duper is free, but... Well, the developer of CCC says it best - here is a quote from the product page:

Making donations

CCC is considered donation-ware (uncrippled shareware). I worked hard developing CCC and its methodology and documenting it on the internet for the rest of the Mac OS X community. If you find CCC indispensable, please consider making a donation. Please note that if you are using CCC for an educational institution, you should NOT donate to Bombich Software. My heart is in Education and all software that I write shall always be free to Education.

I love it.

Now, the reason I went to CCC in the first place is that I'm copying my nearly full 320GB that's currently in my MBP to a new 500GB that I just bought via firewire 800. I started a copy using Super Duper. Even though I had configured it to erase the destination drive before starting and then clone the source drive to the destination drive, (copy EVERYTHING) it was evaluating each file to determine if it needed to be copied before it copied it. I'm not positive that that's what slowed it down, but it was going very slow and the progress display kept saying that it was evaluating files (and then copying them.)

The 320 --> 500 is the biggest I've ever done from my mac and I just couldn't take how slow it was going. After half an hour it was maybe 15% done so I canceled it knowing that perhaps I had just cost myself 30 minutes and would have to just start over again.

I downloaded Carbon Copy Cloner just to give it a try. I'm so glad I did.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

New terminator preview

I just watched the new terminator preview - this movie will not disappoint...

Watch it here:

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Continuing my mission to bring the greatest of all possible webcomics to the masses...

Oh - and PS: Check out the sharkify button in the below post.

Friday, February 13, 2009



Sunday, February 8, 2009

1051 miles today.

Only 585 to go.

Continental divide

Just passed continental divide.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Road trip part 3 day 1

So - I'm driving back to Ohio... Pretty aggressive driving schedule - need to do 800 miles per day. Here is the end of day 1: (831 miles.)

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I'm tired....

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I fucking love XKCD