Shivering on the 49th Parallel
Friday, April 29, 2005

OK I think I posted a link to in the past, it's the Hip-Hop search engine, complete with spinners on it's O's, but I never actually did anything with it.

I sent it to a guy at work, and he started killing himself laughing... he said “punch a URL into the search box...” so I put in my own URL, and let it translate my blog posts into Snoop Dogg shizzle-speak.

Holy crap was it ever funny. Here's this main page translated. Read it and weep (with laughter)


Friday, April 29, 2005 10:57:19 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [0] | Links | WWW#
Thursday, April 28, 2005

Last Friday, we were all out at Calico Jack's, where Ratskyn was playing. I ran into a couple who I taught an Open Water course for years ago, and she was VERY pregnant. I said “Hey guys.. wow. Congratulations...” and then another little tyke ran up and he picked her up, too.

“Congratulations twice, my god has it been that long since I've seen you?!” and she said she was due in June. She's either got twins in there, or a small Toyota. Huge! Anyway, after that, I noticed that there were 3 or 4 very pregnant women there that night.

Sunday I was having brunch at Coconut Joe's, and we were sitting next to my sis Claire & Whammer, and she told me that she was pregnant, too..

Monday Seb and I went to Foster's to get some groceries and we saw another 3 or 4 pregnant women, and so it goes, every day I see pregnant women everywhere.. at Cafe Del Sol, at the grocery store, at the gas station...

WHAT THE HELL? What's with *ALL* the pregnancies? What the hell happened about seven months ago??

Oh, right.. The Hurricane Ivan Baby Boom... “Honey, the power's still out.. what are we going to do tonight?” or “Thank god we made it through alive... what do you want to do tonight?” I wrote in my Hurricane Posts last year about the new routine... up at 5, work all day, home at dusk, by the time you whip up something to eat, and then clean up, it's dark out, and you're dead tired. Nothing to do but hit the hay (around 8 or so) and read by candle/lantern/oil lamp, or... make babies!

Random thought of the night: I picked up a rotisserie chicken at Foster's deli tonight, and when I got home, Tweeter was out of her cage, and she flew over and sat on my shoulder (time for someone else to get a haircut... or a wing trim). She sat there while I opened up this rchicken, separated the legs and wings and then carved the breast. Do you think she recognizes that I'm eating another bird? Do you think she's sitting there saying “holy crap... I better not poop on him tonight and piss him off, that could be me next time!”?

Thursday, April 28, 2005 6:57:01 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [2] | Cayman#
Monday, April 25, 2005

Originally uploaded by DocJelly.
I was feeling the need for a little... change. I've been bugging Chopper to do it for the last 3 or 4 haircuts, and he never had time, and I ever really pushed it. It's quite a shocking change, especially if you've never seen me like this before (I've done this 3 or 4 times in the last 10 years)

People don't recognize me at first, and work was fun the next morning. Double-takes, dropped jaws, and the inevitable blonde jokes. In general, the girls love it, and the guys ask me if I lost a bet :)

It's been two weeks today since I did it, and I've already got nearly a quarter-inch of dark roots, so it doesnt look so... transparent anymore, especially when it's wet.
Monday, April 25, 2005 5:22:56 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [0] | Cayman | Pictures#
Friday, April 22, 2005

I got up this morning and checked my desktop (our ADSL is set wrong at the mo and only set at 128kbps down and 64kbps up which is ridiculous, since we're paying KYD$199 a month) and the web page I had opened up had auto-refreshed and had this message:

Sorry, but TVTorrents is down. No, I will not return. Sorry for any hassles. Thanks for all the memories and good times we had together in #tvtorrents. As of now, the channel will remain open, but stay +m (no talking).

Again, sorry for having to leave, but it became necessary. If you can donate to help with the pending settlement, please do so!

That sucks so much ass. I can see how some people would think that posting torrents/hosting trackers for TV shows (sans commercials) would be illegal, but I tend to look at it a different way:

I have a cable box. It costs me $56/month for basic cable. ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and then a bunch of other “basic” channels and then we also PAY each month for HBO, TMC, Showtime and Cinemax. WHAT is the “piracy” if I'm downloading shows that I'm ALREADY PAYING FOR? how is downloading tv shows any different from using a TiVo or other PVR? I'm time-shifting so I can watch the shows I want to watch when I want to watch them. I can see the illlegality of it if I didn't pay for any of it in the first place, but I AM paying for it. And since I'm PAYING for it, why should I have commercials shoved down my throat? That's a can of worms for another post, though. :)

Of course, the reason this site got shut down is because believe it or not, I'm not the only person in the world who uses the internet and there were bound to be people in other markets (overseas, etc) who otherwise would not see the shows, who are downloading the shows “illegally”.

I guess I'm going to have to go ahead and get a video card with video in and figure out some way to make Windows XP Media Center Edition work and pick up a copy (as in BUY, you maggots!) of Xbox Media Extender and use that to stream the downloaded content to the TV/Stereo.

Friday, April 22, 2005 5:48:03 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [0] | Links | Tech | Gaming#
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 12:45:24 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [0] | #
Saturday, April 9, 2005
...who wants to poke out their eyes with red-hot knitting needles
Saturday, April 9, 2005 8:33:07 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [0] | Links | Rants | WWW#
Friday, April 8, 2005

I was low on gas this morning (actually I was low on gas yesterday and let it slide til today and nearly forgot about it) so I pulled into Brown's Esso in the Industrial Park to fill up. The Cheap Stuff “4000” petrol is $3.54/gallon.

Three dollars, fifty-four cents, per US gallon. That's $4.29 US Dollars and $5.25 Canadian Dollars. Per Gallon. Filling up my Jeep cost $42 this morning and will last me about 10 days or so (I'm already pretty miserly about gas/driving... if I'm going in to town to meet someone who will be coming back to West Bay later, I'll leave my car and hitch a ride into town) At this rate, it'll probaby be less than six months before gas stations have chain link fencing and armed guards to protect the precious dinosaur blood.

After the seven years it took me to finally get my hands on a Jeep Wrangler, I'm looking into getting a scooter.

Friday, April 8, 2005 8:13:54 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [0] | Cayman | Jeep | Rants#
Tuesday, April 5, 2005
I think I've stumbled across the most heinous use of the internet. Ever.
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 8:16:32 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [0] | Rants | WWW#
Sunday, April 3, 2005
This is a PERFECT reason why Cayman needs a rent control board.
Sunday, April 3, 2005 10:08:20 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [0] | Cayman | Rants#
Friday, April 1, 2005
So much for a peaceful island where even the cops don't carry guns (british style)...
Friday, April 1, 2005 1:49:31 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [1] | Cayman#
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