Metroid Prime 3…My Arm is Sore…

With the arrival of the New Super Mario Bros. Wii, I started playing the Wii again this weekend. SMB Wii was pretty awesome, I have to say. Particularly the intense 4 player action. It makes the game much more difficult (but fun) and requires careful coordination and skill between all …

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Honestly, despite the fact that I tend to complain a bit more than perhaps I should on my blog, I’ve got a lot to be the thankful for, and I hope you do too!

Oh My God I &$^# hate magic_quotes_gpc!!! (UPDATED)

Who the hell in the idiot world of PHP thought magic_quotes_gpc was a good idea!?! Seriously. Who. The. Hell. I just spend 2 hours of my life I can’t get back troubleshooting what I thought was a MySQL problem. Turns out? The goddamn magic_quotes_gpc variable was turned on in PHP. …

This is Lady Gaga?

So I ran into this YouTube video this morning on Digg and it blew my mind. So I’ll admit. I like Poker Face (at least certain mixes of it – the Jody Den Broeder mix in particular). But that doesn’t change the fact that I think Lady Gaga is freakishly …

My favorite thing about SliceHost…

Actually, there’s a lot that I like about SliceHost (or Rackspace CloudServers for that matter as they are very similar). Yesterday, however, I had to use a feature that turned out to be my favorite – snapshots. Last night I made an attempt to upgrade my Moocowproductions Slice to Ubuntu …

MCP – Now with more OurDelta!

For the past several months I have been using the Percona MySQL distribution for Moocow Productions. It was mostly to help test bleeding edge features since the site does not really get enough traffic to really see the benefit of Percona’s improvements. It was, however, a very nice way to …

To the idiot teenagers in my neighborhood…

I recall quite vividly when I was a teenager that I knew a few simple things. Like, oh, I dunno, if it’s dark outside maybe it’s a good idea to opt to, you know, NOT wear a freaking black shirt. Or that maybe you shouldn’t be skateboarding (without helmets mind …

Why are all my blog posts lately about our cats?

We took all 3 animals to the vet today. Came back with 2. Turns out Pixel likes to bite technicians at the vet. So she’s under supervision at the vet’s office. That means we have a 10 day vacation from Pixel. Yay!!! Maybe she’ll learn a lesson. Gain a new …