July 25th, 2007

Zach Galifianakis

I'm just not as cool as you

I pre-ordered the last Harry Potter book. I started reading them, I'm going to finish reading them, dammit, even if I'm not exactly blown away by the "magic" anymore.

It showed up on Saturday but I didn't really have time or the inclination to sit and read this weekend. Then on Monday Karl was home and I don't usually sit here with him and ignore him. Yesterday I actually tried to get some stuff done around the house. So I haven't really read very much of it yet, just whatever I could squeeze in while walking the dog.

I stayed away from the leaked material because I actually enjoy reading books. And there was every chance it was just fanfiction and I hate the piss-fuck out of fanfiction. But because the book was leaked it got harder and harder to avoid spoilers. Especially thanks to all the infantile cuntbags who sprained their wittle fingers cranking out spoiler icons. So that in the middle of some dumb community that's completely unrelated to HP in any way there's "XXXX has this happen on XXX page" and icons with literally the last line in the book. OR the idiots who say "off topic, but..." and then launch into a 20 point font paragraph about how so and so did this thing to that other character. So right off the bat I knew what happened to several major characters. And that's sort of taken the wind out of my enjoyment of the book.

I can understand just being the sort of person who likes to know things and doesn't mind spoiling things for yourself. That's fine. I'm like that in some things. I can even understand just thinking it's funny or sad or really fucking pathetic that people get all into the harry potter thing and are so sensitive about it. What I can't really get with is getting off on actively upsetting people because you think it's funny. I've been wracking my brain trying to think of an instance where I went out of my way to ruin something for someone because I thought it would be funny. And I can't think of one. I'm sure it had to happen at some point in time, but I really can't think of a time where my sense of humor (which is pretty fucking nasty at times) was quite that mean.

Anyway, wah wah, I got spoiled, wah wah, etc.
The Queen is Speaking

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I was going to post this in the super secret club but I don't want some holier than though geek fuck getting up in my grits about it.

This was from the Dreamhost newsletter sent out right after the iPhone launch. Apparently typing on it is... interesting.

0. Introduction.

Hello happy sdreanhoat vjsrlnwrs! And welcome to the June 2007 iSsue of the dreamhost newsletter...special iNdependence day edition! It's also special iPhone edoton, because I'm writing this in an apple store on an iPhone! iDon't know if you can tell or bot but this is my first time thpunv on one.. And iMust say I'm prefer awesome ar if!!

I'm gong to wrote by whole bewsletter here on this demo iPhone standing in the apple store! I hope you arexoate the sacrifices um making for you people.

Why the iPhone excitenmes? And why am iUsing an iPhone in a store insteand of my own? Becaous iHad to GIVE the one iWaited in line for to some kycjy custiemer who waon the iPhone contest we jsuta had on the blog!!

http://blog.dreamhost.com/2007/07/02/photo-finish

OMG. Do NOT tryh and do URLs that logn on na iPhone! Ohew. It to ok like three minutees ! And one thing weird iNoticed on his iPhone is it is alwaysa taking words iWrite and combining them automaitcally into an some kind of iPhone-style thigna.

This is crazy. I'm gpong to have to amek this a newsletter of a lot of links and pot a lot of typing I'm afraid. BEGIN!
Angry Wire Head

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When someone refers to manipulating graphical elements in a photo, wallpaper, background, etc. and they say they "vectored" something or that something in an object is a "vector"... what the holy fuck are they talking about?

I've never seen that word used that way and suddenly it seems it's being used to refer to something very specific that I just don't get.

Are these fuckers referring to putting a dark line around something? I've seen people refer to posterizing things as "vectoring" theme.... which is a goofy and pretty incorrect use. Is this just more of the same?

I'm old and I don't understand. Help me.