Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Best. Post. Ever.

I was reading CollegeHumor.com today and came across this

Movie Rant

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Transporter 2

What a piece of crap.

I was considering leaving this post at that. The only good part of the movie was the cars. His main car was an Audi A8 with a W12. MMmmmm...... 12 cylinders in a V8 sized package. He also drove a Lamborghini gallardo spyder through traffic on high-speed pursuit of a helecopter. My money was on the Lambo.

And thats where the good stuff ended. The whole movie felt so fake. Not stretching the truth fake but OMG do they think we are drooling idots fake. No matter what he did the Audi did not get damaged. A trip through a cinderblock retaining wall complete with a flight across a street into another building without a scratch. He survived a Lear jet nose diving into the ocean. Uh...? Wah? I thought jets were made of aluminum not reinforced steel or titanium. They shouldn't have found a part of that plane bigger than a Chihuahua's head. Oh I forgot one good part. There was a scarry hot blonde chick with big guns. I don't mean boobs (which were dissapointingly small) but automatic pistols with silencers. Ah the next saddest part of the movie. She shoots down a police helecopter with a few shots from her pistols.

I could go on for pages with problems with the movie but I grow tired of this memory. My advice save your money and wait until it is on TBS next year.

P.S.

An update on the merging problem in this city. It continues. I was turning onto circle from Clancy drive and the woman infront of me couldn't manage the left turn properly and then didn't try to merge until the very end of the merge lane. By this point I had already merged and was trying to give her space when she slammed on the brakes and waited for an opening. People you should start planning your merge at the very START of the merge lane. That would be the begining of the merge lane. You know when you start speeding up be looking for a gap in traffic. Another helpful tip is to be up to traffic speed when you are still on the merge lane. This way you can slide into a gap in traffic instead of being a retard and cutting people off when you are going 60 and they are going 100 or faster. People please try harder.

First merge lanes and now red lights

Wow I think the driving around here is actually getting worse. Last night I watched a Sasktel van blow through the stop sign at Avenue P and 29th street. Mark found the first pay phone and bitched to Sasktel. Nothing will happen to the person but he got to bitch at a supervisor for a while.

It gets better. We are on the 33rd street exit on circle drive and are trying to figure out why this car is sitting in the middle of the intersection on a green light and a hog semi blasts through the intersection. Thats a little odd, well maybe his light just turned red but wait our light just went amber. That means his light was red for quite a while when he ran through it. The guy infront of us was pretty close to getting a new car or getting killed.

If it is this bad when its just cold out I can't wait for the snow. It will be anarchy out there.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

A merge lane means speed up!

What the hell is wrong with this city? Are other citys this crappy at driving? Three mornings in a row I've had to slam on my brakes as I'm merging onto circle drive becuase people think there is a yeild sign at the end of the lane. The idea is you get up to the same speed as traffic and just "merge" into the moving traffic. That would be way too easy for many people around here. Their merge goes...

1. Slowly speed up, not quite to the speed of traffic but faster than a walk.
2. Reach end of merge lane and panic
3. Step on brakes to wait for an opening
4. Cause multi-vehicle pile up because you aren't supposed to stop on a merge lane dumbass!

Well thats my rant for today. I see I haven't updated this in about a week but this is all you get.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Ozzie cont.

Well life with Ozzie seems to be going quite well. She is very well behaved but she has a few issues. We are trying to get her not to go on the furniture with limited success. She is also a huge spounge. She must have been deprived of attention at her previous home becuase she seems to have trouble living without being attatched to someone or getting petted or playing fetch. I know that her breed is very energetic and stuff, but this dog will play fetch until she is dead. Especially indoors with her little squeek toy, she will play for as long as you can stand to. I've played 30 minutes straight and she was still going. I had to give up. But overall its going great.

My Christmas shopping is coming along quite well. I've got my mom, my grandpa, my uncle and my friend Kerri all done. I've got half of Lindsay's presents and I have the money for the last one now. I'm pretty sure I know what I"m going to get Melissa and I've got to figure out Mark, James and something for Nigel. My only problem, lol, is money. I've gotta try to budget all this stuff. Damnit I need more money. I should go be a welder or something. Atleast it is going to warm up a bit. I wasn't ready for -20 and colder yet.

Yep I should get some sleep. Have a good one.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Ozzie

Well we've got a new addition to the household. Here are some pictures of Ozzie




Ozzie is a 5 year old Australian Cattle Dog and Australian Shepherd mix. She seems to be adapting to life here very well.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

We're getting a dog

I just got back from meeting ozzie who is a 5 year old fixed female Australian Cattle Dog. Hmmm... perhaps its Aussie and not Ozzie. O well. We are going to go pick her up on Friday morning. I was very impressed by this dog when I met her. She barked twice and that was it, she is very well tempered. She warmed up to us in 5 or 10 minutes and I was able to pet her belly and ever grab her paws without the dog getting mad. I think thats a very good sign of a dog's attitude. We spent probably close to an hour at their house getting to know the dog and I'm pretty excited about having a dog again. Infact everyone seems excited, my mom is and even my grandparents are. My uncles girlfriend, Kim, is also excited. She is quite the dog person. She has 2 German Sheperd mixes that she does agility with. Needless to say she is quite the dog person. Oh another good thing that happened is we will be able to get a dog house for free. One of the people that my mom works with just moved into a house that came with a doghouse so we will be able to get it for free. She just wants someone to take it away. Free dog and a free dog house. Ah I feel more Scottish. So thats the update, hopefully I'll have some pictures by the weekend.

O_o

Monday, November 07, 2005

Glad I had an extinguisher

I got the generator for my 118 desklamp and I fired it up. I don't know if it is too cold out but I had raw gas running out the air tube. Nothing bad happened, but I'm glad I had an extinguisher on hand just in case. It burns pretty bright but with it being below zero C out I can't tell whether it was running bad becuase of that or if there is something wrong with it. It pulsed a fair amount. In the end I'm proud of it for running as well as it did at 75 years old.

In other good news I'm so glad to have my car back. I like my truck but its the difference between driving an elephant and a quarter horse. I hadn't realized how much I perfer a manual transmission over an automatic until I had to drive an auto again for 2 weeks. I felt like I was removed from half of the control of driving. It seemed like I was never in the right gear and that I wasn't in control. I know that sounds weird but I think that everyone should learn to drive a manual transmission car. It is amazing how much more involved in driving you are. Although I guess its not for everyone. There are people who like to drive (me) and people who just have to drive to get around (the woman driving slowly in the left lane who brakes waaaay to far in advance). Oooo speaking of crazy women who shouldn't drive... I'm taping Canada's Worst Drivers tonight and get to watch it tomorrow morning. I hate that show, but I love it at the same time. Its like watching a show about horrible injuries, its too gross to watch but you can't stop watching becuase it looks cool.

O_o

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Beggers can't be choosers

7:30 is way to early to be up on a Saturday morning. It was the time that my uncle was available to take my car down to the shop. It was nice being able to work on a hoist though. We got a lot accomplished this morning. We did an oil change, new rotors and pads, and put the winter tires on. I should be all ready for winter now. I can't believe how relieved I am to finally get this done, I've had the brakes in my trunk for a year now. I am expecting it not to snow now for a month because I finally put my winter tires on.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Ubuntu

WTF is that, right? Its a new disto of Linux I've been trying out. I was at cbit and they had free CD's out so I gave one a shot. Its the best version of Linux I've ever tried. I put it on my laptop at work and it seems to be going pretty good. The one problem I've been having is it doesn't like the wireless card I have. It works very intermittently. If I reset the card or the WAP it will work for a while. I know my WAP is flaky, but it was never this bad under windows. Unfortunatley I dont' have a second card to try. I actually do have a second card but it is a broadcom chipset and appearently there is no linux drivers. I don't seem to have any problems when I use a hardwired connection.

Ubuntu also gives out free CDs so I ordered some. If they actually come through I'll have 10 PC, 3 64bit and 2 Power PC CD's coming to me. I wonder if it will be different on my ibook. So hopefully I'll get those and I can hand some out.

Linux is finally getting close to being a desktop for the average person. I thought this was really easy to setup and its pretty easy to install software. I guess it would still be out of range for most people though. I would say that most people just want it to work and they don't want to have to set anything up. Especially if they have to use a command prompt.

Car update

Well I finally got around to taking my car apart on sunday and discovered that there are some dumb people out there. When I took the part off I noticed that the o-ring wasn't quite right... it was way too big. The proper one could fit nicely inside the one that was used. No wonder it leaked. After getting the part cleaned up I noticed that the flange was cracked, so I had to get a new one. I was dreading that but it turned out to only be $15 for the part.

So yesterday after work I put the new part on with the new o-ring and a new o-ring for the sensor that is in the housing. I also picked up some gasket maker that is specifically for thermostat housings because the block is quite pitted under where the o-ring has to go. I'm going to put anti-freeze in it tonight and hopefully all is well.