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nick's site | 2006 | January

why else would i be up at 5:30am ?

i got a gift certificate last year and this year from amanda’s brother, a heavy gamer. it wouldn’t be appropriate to spend that money on anything but a game. i picked up WoW shortly after christmas. i burned through my 10d guest pass and my 30d pass with a couple more days to go.
for at least a few more days, i’ll be playing on the icecrown server. i have two characters, evilathame and prolapserage, spending more time on the latter.
as much fun as the game is, the free-time doesn’t justify the cost. if i can keep playing for free, i will. i’ve got $30 in gift cards to bestbuy as rewards for accomplishments at work. i might burn them on a 60-day pass, if i buy it now, i’ll have $10 left over!
Categories : geek

pickin away


i look through my webserver logs on a regular basis, it’s no suprise that my accomplishment post about picking defcon CL cable locks gets about 20 hits a month for search-string referrers.

today, my pager goes off and it’s an old coworker asking for assistance. the guy’s (we’ll call him joe) a supervisor in the company we both work for. i returned his call, joe said he needed to pick a defcon lock at work and he googled for it, returning my accomplishment post.

there isn’t readily available on picking this lock, my site included (lick here for specifics.) i don’t need a lawsuit. so joe asked and i gave him the trick needed to unhand his equipment. he hasn’t called back, i assume he figured the rest out himself 🙂

Categories : fun  geek

of wax and bathtub


some indicated this story would be funnier than jeremy’s story.

Categories : fun  OMG DUDA WTF

cats and bearded men

Categories : fun  OMG DUDA WTF

silly hooded college kids using this quote..


They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

–Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790), Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

Categories : fun



if you haven’t taken 30 minutes out of your life yet to watch this, you should.

an episode of sho’s bullshit on the bible.

probably NSFW

Categories : fun  OMG DUDA WTF



now with wordpress 2.0!

i’ll get around to tweaking my old template to match all this hobb knobbery. weather, webcam, adsense, etc.

most impressive is the backend/admin pages. you folks with posting rights will see. oh yes, you will see.

Categories : site news



i discovered another awesome online comic this month and added a link to my ‘entertainment’ section. it’s called ‘cyanide and happiness

probably nsfw.

Categories : OMG DUDA WTF  site news

bout time


from somafm’s news page:

SomaFM is podcasting with alt.NPR, which includes “Groove Salad’s Taste of the Week” (copy that link into your favorite podcast program), a 5 minute weekly appetizer of new, rare and favorite tracks heard on Groove Salad. Or use this direct iTunes link to automatically get it each week. 16-Jan-06

looks like somafm and downtempo are getting a little more popular each day..

Categories : fun

image replacement part dos


i needed to do some PHP image replacement for a personal webpage i maintain at work. while researching the functions to perform the work, i found someone has already done the work for me, i replaced all the {scritpt}{/script} tags with {img}{/img} tags and that works.

some of the rss feeds have self-closing ({img/}) tags, some have the more traditional tags, ({img}{/img}). the lazy way to process was to break them into two different functions. one day i’ll figure out how to get them into one function for processing image-removal.


Categories : geek