Places Named After Numbers

Beyond, below, above
A gravity that slumbers
At the center of
Places Named After Numbers
Different kind of love

She was right
She was right there
She was right there all the time
Collasping all the way

And though it seems from here
That she was never there
Light beams disappear
Into her blackened hair
I wonder if they reappear
–FB


Supposedly it’s about black holes. I’m fucking with RBL’s as of late. Chaz pointed out blackholes.us to me last night, and I added it today. My bawf wants me to block as much spam as possible. While I personally detest RBL’s, they’re the most effective way to do it right now. I’ve also added some SA jank that seems to be helping some. I will say that those motherfuckers are getting better about fooling SpamAssassin. I had a male enhancement ad that got something like a -120 score.

I did get some kind of sick pleasure out of adding china.blackholes.us for some reason. There was a story about a week back that said that something like 70% of all spam is from China. Magic bullet? Perhaps.

Still getting settled in at the other place, although I’m going back home after work today. Not for any particular reason….

I guess gmail accouts are a hot item now? I’m trying to understand the massive attraction. I’s gots webmail pretty much everywhere. Will you be able to like do IMAP-SSL to it? If so, then I might be slightly interested.

Oh gawd. It’s that fucking awful Hoobastank tune again. /me slits wrists lengthwise……

PBR

I have PBR in my fridge, and I haven’t cracked one open yet. How sad is that?
Getting settled in at the new place a bit. Still having difficulty sleeping…different bed and all that. I will say that I already am not missing the drive to work. Being able to roll out at quarter after eight, and still roll into the newsroom at 8:40 pretty much rocks.
Fighting with a Mac running OS 8.5 lately. I think I’m going to have to do some major surgery on it. Suck. For whatever reason, it keeps dropping the network connection with DHCP enabled. It’s also quite possible that the fucking NT4 server acting as the DHCP host is fux0r3d, too. If I go back there, there’ll be a helpful error message like “The DHCP Server Service failed to start. 0x00000FUH0mo.
Adam and Jay have moved to WordPress on users, and Adam set one up for Mary. I think pretty much everyone should switch over. If you still dig MT, install it in your /home, and deal. Still got some CSS/Theme issues to work out, but I like it better so far.

Alroc wants a mac

10:56PM [Jay] http://(ip.de.le.te):2000 [– classic eatin’ up CPU!
10:58PM [alroc] that shit dont work
10:58PM [Jay] ?!
10:58PM [alroc] thank you come again
10:58PM [count] your stupid firewall is in the way alroc
10:58PM [Jay] oh yeah
10:58PM [alroc] no no no
[SpongeBob] ain’t loadin’ for me either
10:58PM [alroc] i hate stupid firewalls
[SpongeBob] wtf
[SpongeBob] hold up a minute
[SpongeBob] alroc lookin’ at mac shit
10:59PM [count] omg
[SpongeBob] jealous
[SpongeBob] bust0r3d
10:59PM [oreo] THE WORLD CAN NOW BLOW UP
10:59PM [oreo] alroc looking at macs
10:59PM [oreo] wholy shit
10:59PM [Jay] it don’t work anyways. hhe
10:59PM [Jay] I donno why
10:59PM [oreo] reboot the router
10:59PM [Jay] it’s been fucking up today
11:00PM [alroc] counts getting the dual 2.5ghz g5
11:00PM [alroc] i just know it
11:00PM [alroc] i can feel it in me bones
11:00PM [oreo] alrock will also
11:00PM [Jay] that shit is pretty expensive
[SpongeBob] he’s gonna get a VW when he gets his license back, too

Virginia is for National Socialists

So, cruising WAVY’s website this afternoon, I saw story about how an activist group, Virginia is for Haters is urging a boycott of my beloved Commonwealth because of the laws passed by the General Assembly regarding gay marriage.
I left a comment for them (it’s at the bottom, because he top posts) and got a response back. Yeah, we’ve got a bunch of Nazis at Richmond. Ummhmm. Decide for yourself.
But as far as I’m concerned, none of this affects me, so until they stop attacking me, I’m not going to help them one bit. I will keep on people about the sodomy laws (those don’t affect me either, considering my long-time celibate status), but gay marriage? It’s a non-issue.


From: love@virginiaisforhaters.org
Subject: RE: [Virginia is for Haters] New Comment Posted to ‘Are you from Virginia?’
Date: June 11, 2004 8:12:22 PM EDT
To: hurdboy@757.org
Hi Sean–
Thanks for the thoughtful comment.
I used to hate the idea of boycotts too. They do a lot of damage, especially to the economically vulnerable. But so will this law– you should read some of the stories of gay couples who didn’t have contracts and wills, and hear the horrible things that happened to them when one partner died.
To me, this went so far, that it really scared me, even all the way across the country in Seattle. When the second straight person told me it reminded him of the Nuremburg laws in 1930s Germany (slowly stripping rights away from Jews, making things harder) I realized something had to be done.
The sad fact is, boycotts work because most Americans are better consumers than we are citizens. We think about our shopping choices more than we think about who our Representative is.
So am I breaking eggs? Sure. But there’s an omelet that needs making, and there’s no other way.
Again, thanks for your post.
jp
—–Original Message—–
From: hurdboy@757.org [mailto:hurdboy@757.org]
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 12:30 PM
To: jay@nonfamous.com
Subject: [Virginia is for Haters] New Comment Posted to ‘Are you from
Virginia?’
A new comment has been posted on your blog Virginia is for Haters, on entry
#500 (Are you from Virginia?).
http://www.nonfamous.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-comments.cgi?entry_id=500
IP Address: (snipped so you don’t root my box)
Name: Sean Bergeron
Email Address: hurdboy@757.org
URL:
Comments:
Hello everyone,
As a resident of the commonwealth, I’m saddened to see you’re taking such actions. It is well within your rights to do so, but I think it is misguided. I didn’t support the legislation, and have resolved not to support the people who did vote for it. That said, perhaps I should reconsider if you’re willing to harm my business, or other innocent businesses because of the actions of the majority. Boycotting J. Crew is amazingly stupid.
Remember, you catch more flys with honey than vinegar; ailenating the people in Virginia who agree with you and want to help you isn’t going to get you any closer to your goal. There is a way to have a dialogue — this isn’t it.

P|-|0|\|3

So, I got a new phony-phone. Kickin’ Sprint to da curb. Number portibility r0cks.


should I put goatse as my wallpaper on my phone?
09:52PM yses
09:52PM do you have to even ask
I don’t think I want that near my facde
*face

P|-|0|\|3

So, I got a new phony-phone. Kickin’ Sprint to da curb. Number portibility r0cks.


should I put goatse as my wallpaper on my phone?
09:52PM yses
09:52PM do you have to even ask
I don’t think I want that near my facde
*face