A family Visit in 2005 revisited

09/17/2009 Leave a comment

Linux

My sister made me feel kind of alien.
She kind of wanted to know what I did for work so I started slow you know.
I go into a term window and start running through a few of the simpler things I do in my job.

ps

top

netstat

Things like that.

She just chuckled and made a few comments about how I lost her at the term.
I didn’t attempt any conversation at that point.

Lincoln

So my sister and mom are in town. We have to a bit of the old ‘tourist’ thing while they are here….
We headed out on the Blue Line and got off on The Mall.
This is not a shopping mall folks…
On one side is the paean to Masonry:

mon

Across the way is:

cap

Once you pass beyond the huge phallic rep you have a little sea of green grass that leads on down to the:

Reflecting-Pond

Now…
Here it is:

This thing is BEAUTIFUL in pictures.
It is a stank nasty rank thing filled with goose poopy and pee pee.
It is a dirty green brown color. The last time my boy, Ty, went by here there was a dead goose in it. This is the first time I have gone because I think Lincoln was a venal demon.

We go up the stairs and into ego land:

ego

This thing is the most pompous display of egotism I have ever been subject too. It is set up to make people come as supplicants to the only ‘Leader’ of America to order Army troops to fire on unarmed civilians of the USA.

I couldn’t leave fast enough.

Tuneage:

Sleepy Silver Door by Dead Meadow

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Grammar.

09/17/2009 1 comment

Grammar.
Here is what happens when you correct your wife’s grammar:

(07:35:42) Melissa: it’s up to you, your the one who has to watch nathan
(07:36:05) Os Ignis: you’re
(07:36:24) Melissa: shut up
(07:36:31) Melissa: i haven’t even had a cup of coffee yet
(07:36:44) Melissa: i don’t need my grammer corrected
(07:37:10) Os Ignis: you could probably do Calculus now so YOU shut up
(07:38:25) Melissa: uuummm sure, obviously you haven’t had enough coffee to come up with a good comeback

Tuneage:

All Alone by Mad Season

QOTD

09/16/2009 Leave a comment

“The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it’s very brightly coloured and it’s very loud and it’s fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question: “Is this real, or is this just a ride?” And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, “Hey, don’t worry, don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.” And we kill those people.”

Bill Hicks

hicks

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State of Music – From 2005

09/16/2009 Leave a comment

The State of Music

So I go over to George’s site. ( I used to work with George in the bowels of M$ subcontracting. Most of the people there were complete morons. But then again…umm….that is true everywhere.)

Actually the M$ people were complete f*cktards. I remember that in that call center I had been there two weeks and was doing the walk-around assistance to the ‘techs’ that worked there. I offered the solutions to the more difficult problems. The M$ reps said
“How long has he been here?”
“2 weeks.”
“Why the hell is he doing advanced trouble-shooting?”
“He is good.”

Let me answer that here and now.
Your product SUCKED.
It still sucks.
Working as a subcontractor for you was when I decided that I needed to get away from Windows entirely….
anyhow…..George:

I get this off his site

all the great artists are gone now.
johnny cash, frank sinatra, william s burroughs, mel torme, john lennon, miles davis, count basie, stevie ray vaughan, and many others
I feel like a baby while writing this, I cant stop tearing up, because I sincerely believe that there will not be anymore great musicians. everything is in the past
what do we have to look forward to now?
good charlottes new cd?
yay 50 cent is going back on tour.

dearest readers, if you never believe anything I say, please believe this

music is dead

I have to sternly disgagree with you George.

So I went to his MSN ID and type:

(08:42:21) OsIgnis: music is not dead
(08:42:33) OsIgnis: Tool and The Black Crowes still make music
(08:42:35) burn: is it just taking a loooong nap?
(08:42:46) burn: tool broke up
(08:42:52) OsIgnis: nope
(08:42:55) OsIgnis: in studio now
(08:43:08) OsIgnis: Crowes broke up but are back together and coming HERE NEXT MONTH
(08:43:10) OsIgnis: w00t
(08:43:26) burn: can you compare those two bands to anyone that i listed?
(08:43:36) burn: or in fact any band around now to those people?
(08:44:05) OsIgnis: no they are better…that is my point…just because the ‘tards that comprise the majority of america listen to shite
(08:44:09) OsIgnis: doesn’t mean that music is dead
(08:44:16) OsIgnis: just that stupidity is rampant
(08:44:46) OsIgnis: HEY……you know what…you just gave me part two of my daily three part blog
(08:45:00) burn: oh really
(08:45:04) OsIgnis: 🙂
(08:45:06) burn: ill have to read that 😛

I misunderstood the part of comparing the bands he listed to those exist now.
He had listed that Thug Idiot 50 cent and those poppy ‘tards Good Charlotte in the post.
The Beatles.
Single greatest rock band EVER.
Sinatra was good, Basie good, etc…
William Burroughs was not in their class. Torme’ either.
Johnny Cash was the f*cking man.
But let us get something straight.
Stevie Ray Vaughn was WAY over-rated.
You left out some people to George.
Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin
The Doors
Yes
James Brown
Black Sabbath
ZZ Top
Jimi Hendrix
Cream
I am sure I ma leaving some out but there you go.
The state of music does suck.
There are not as many greats as there once were.
They are still here though.
Blues rock?
Robert Randolph and the Family Band will make you LOVE! (yes they are the Debian of blues)

You like your rock with a LIBERAL dash of a blues flavor?
The Black Crowes are the best at that.

You like heavier stuff?
Tool will rock you. Intellectual flavored. Amazing stuff.

We are in a funk void though. We were doing great until Prince lost his mind. He is probably the most brilliant musician to be born in the last couple hundred years and he just kind of lost it. We are less musically for his void.

Music is not DEAD.
It is hurting.

Tuneage:

Dominion by The Sisters of Mercy

Categories: chat, music, rant

QOTD

09/15/2009 Leave a comment

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

mark-twain

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Irony Discussion 2005

09/15/2009 Leave a comment

Jer and I chatting:

(08:53:20) Os Ignis: was thinking of running some blog soft
(08:53:22) Os Ignis: here
(08:53:26) Os Ignis: kind of like mark
(08:53:30) JerTWC: cool
(08:53:34) Os Ignis: only….on a real os
(08:53:41) JerTWC: ive got some good irony for your blog
(08:53:49) JerTWC: in its purest form
(08:53:57) Os Ignis: ?
(08:54:06) JerTWC: a guy yesterday
(08:54:22) JerTWC: talking about how we are killing people over oil in Iraq
(08:54:33) JerTWC: so he wont use the AC in his car or this or that
(08:54:41) JerTWC: ask him what he drives…
(08:55:05) JerTWC: a GIANT for expedition
(08:55:16) JerTWC: probably only gets like 3 miles to a gallon
(08:55:17) Os Ignis: LOL
(08:55:33) JerTWC: but he isnt gonna use his AC ’cause we be killin’ folk over oil
(08:55:44) Os Ignis: lol
(08:55:51) Os Ignis: my god people are dumb
(08:55:57) Os Ignis: who is this dumb@ss
(08:55:58) JerTWC: yup
(08:56:00) Os Ignis: ?
(08:56:05) JerTWC: not real sure
(08:56:11) JerTWC: a friend of a friend
(08:56:15) JerTWC: dont really know him
(08:56:19) Os Ignis: you should hit him
(08:56:21) JerTWC: 1st time I met him was last night
(08:56:28) JerTWC: i was thinking about it
(08:56:28) Os Ignis: with a small oil friendly car
(08:56:33) JerTWC: HAHAHAHAHAHA
(08:56:33) Os Ignis: now THAT would be irony
(08:56:35) JerTWC: like a honda

Tuneage:

This Big Hush by Shriekback

Categories: chat, jerbear

QOTD

09/14/2009 Leave a comment

“I love the Pope, I love seeing him in his Pope-Mobile, his three feet of bullet proof plexi-glass. That’s faith in action folks! You know he’s got God on his side.”

Bill Hicks

hicks

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