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The 10 Geek CMDments 2005-08-14 02:42:36
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1. Thou shalt not append trendy names to shit that already exists in an attempt to remarket it. (i.e. – podcast)
2. Thou shalt not bitch about windows if you are reading this from a windows machine.
3. Thou shalt not drink beer on a couch in the beginning of a vidcast unless your name is kevin rose, dan huard or alex albrecht. …and even then, thou shalt be subject to ridicule and slapping at random.
4. Thou shall admit that linux is only good for bragging rights and elitism.
5. Thou shall buy a $4000 gaming rig to play the two good games that come out this year before the third game is released, which renders your rig obsolete.
6. Thou shall buy a $2000 computer to surf the web. Everyone knows you’ll need all that processing power to handle the virii, spyware and trojans you’ll be hosting.
7. Thou shall scour rss feeds to find topics for your podcast rather than actually participating in any forums, conferences or other means of actually gathering news on your own.
8. Thou shalt not brag about stealing movies, not because it’s illegal… but because my mom has WinMX too.
9. Thou shalt not digg anything you’ve read on freshnews. We all read freshnews. Just stop.
10. Thou shalt not buy an ipod as an accesory to your daily fashion, but only because it’s a good mp3 player with acceptable battery life.

NOTE: We are guilty of at least one of the above. The key is to remember these rules as general guidelines, rather than aspiring to be guilty of all of them.

Interesting Thoughts

I’ve been pondering some thoughts,

“Those who show no fear, have the most fear”
“Those who don’t share are the most giving”
“Those that are emotionless show the most emotion”


I was on my way home today, at the corner of Long Grove and Ogden, we had the green light, out of nowhere comes a guy on a bike, I had to slam on my brakes to make sure I didn’t hit him. moron. Also, when I went to cash a check I wanted the money put into my account, of course they couldn’t do that, they gave me the money, I specifically had written down, per the instructions, to add the check to my checking account… oh well…

As for work, I had to run out to our West branch twice today, I started there and then had to go back because of some problems…. that’s always fun…

that’s about it for today, I did manage to clean out some stuff I meant to take out a few weeks back tonight, but it’s still no where close to being clean. I also filled up the air in the tires… 3 of them were pretty low… one extremely low… I still need an oil change… Thursday maybe

School starts next Wednesday, 4 hours of class time, 6:30 – 10:20.. I still need to read more of the book…

I know this is going to sound corny, but I miss Erin, yeah, I know she’s only been gone for 2 days, but still….


Well Erin left for school yesterday, it’s sad. I got a call from her today saying she can’t get on the internet because the switch she bought isn’t working… that’s weird… it was working yesterday, oh well she’ll call back later to see if we can fix it.


I was listening to the KFI’s Tech Guy podcast #168, and he mentioned this, now owned by Yahoo, that allows widgets, or little programs within this larger program.. it’s interesting… I found a few widgets I’m going to use. It’s free, so try it.

CCNA Intro Exam

Well I did pass my INTRO exam, it was easier than I thought, yet I didn’t do as well I had hoped, I only got a score of 860 out of 1000, while 825 is needed to pass… wonder where I went wrong… oh well, I passed, I guess that’s all that matters.

Certification Test

well I have my certification test tomorrow at 1:30… This will be interesting… the only bad part is that I can’t go back if I want to change an answer… oh well… we’ll see how I do.


it’s always fun when computers don’t work… well that was work day…

I’m letting Erin take my laptop to school with her, so instead of buying a computer she bought a flat panel for her room, she was all excited to not have to spend money on a laptop. Her dad and I both thought that because I’m letting her use my laptop, she was buying the flat panel for me… but of course not… I don’t use the laptop that often anyway to the point where It will be that big of a difference in my day…

anyway, I know I haven’t posted much, not much to say, nor much time for posting… I have to study for a certication exam… only 570 pages left in my book… yippie.