30 October, 2006

TTAMT: 30 Oct 2006


So, work today has helped me to decide that yes, I need to develop a drinking problem. With that in mind, which do you think would be the better option?

  1. Bring a bottle of whiskey to work, and Irish-up my coffee in the morning

  2. Start belting down scotch when I get home in the afternoons

Leave your vote in the comments area.

WTF, Amazon?

Dear Amazon,

Yesterday you sent me an e-mail saying my copy of Lost Girls Collected was going to be delayed in shipping. Which I can understand, what with it selling so well they've already done a second printing. But then today? I get an e-mail informing me that it has shipped. Could you please make up your frakkin' minds?


27 October, 2006

TTAMT: 27 Oct 2006

So I thought to myself

"Self, why are so many of your posts just random links to things that amuse you?"
"Dude, seriously, I'm busy. Work? Our job? You remember those things?"
"Oh, come on!"
"You're just going to keep bugging me about this, aren't you?"
"Pretty much"
"Fine, whatever..."

And it's about this time that I realize things could turn ugly. Also, that I really need to stop having conversations with myself.

Where was I?

Oh yes...So, in the spirit of being a bit more economical, I'm just going to do one post a day, collecting all of the things that amuse me in any given day. I call it: Things That Amused Me Today.

26 October, 2006

oh HELL no

Thank you for leaving the gene pool.

(Yeah, it's fake. But seriously, NSFW. In fact, not safe for most anyplace.)

It's a small wonder

If you have no idea who the following character is, consider yourself extremely lucky:
Small Wonder Costume

If you have no idea why this particular character warranted her own Halloween costume in the 80s, consider yourself normal.

(More horrible costumes from a bygone era)

Yes I am

[12:20] jgumby314: oh, so not right: http://www.gizmodiva.com/home_gadgets/

[12:20] GatLouca: why didn't you warn me that the link is not safe for eyes?
[12:21] jgumby314: because i'm an evil, cruel bastard
[12:21] GatLouca: you are.

25 October, 2006

Leaves on the Parkway

My parents, brother and sister-in-law took a trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway last weekend, and my dad took some pictures. Apparently a good year for looking at leaves, so why not check them out?


"It's going to be just like that horrible John Travolta movie."

No, sorry, you're really going to have to be more specific than that.

24 October, 2006

Yes, we're nerds

Fantasy Congress.

I was going to say, "it's like fantasy football, except that the people you're playing with actually do something vital for the country", but then I realized....no, they don't.

Anyways, if you want to join the Filthy Filthy league, get in touch with either Jenny or myself, and we'll hook you up.

23 October, 2006

think of the children

Vote Yes For the Sake Of Marriage.

blah blah blah children blah blah blah traditional families blah blah blah

Seriously, just come right out and say it:

Vote Yes on #1, Because You Hate Fags

See how much easier that is? And it leaves no ambiguity about what you mean.

random post #(n+1)

[09:57] jgumby314: wow: http://smallhamster.blogspot.com/2006/10/

[09:58] GatLouca: awwww. she linked to you!
[09:58] jgumby314: i know
[09:58] jgumby314: i'm all a-flutter
[09:58] GatLouca: heh

19 October, 2006


The Absolute Sandman, Volume 1, is a fucking great big tome. I wasn't really expecting something so large.

Yes, yes....that's what she said.

16 October, 2006

My own little daily WTF

And this is why people who are not programmers need to stay the fuck out of programming:

<form name="redirect">
<input type="hidden" name="redirect2">
<input type="hidden" name="thisurl" value="http://www.someplace.com ">
var targetURL= document.redirect.thisurl.value

var countdownfrom=10

var currentsecond=document.redirect.redirect2.value=countdownfrom+1
function countredirect()
if (currentsecond!=1)

To the uninitiated, or those that don't want to traverse the function, all this function does is redirect the browser to a new page, after 10 seconds.

Yes, a browser redirect in just under 30 lines of code. Simply amazing. My somewhat annoyed e-mail response:

Is there any reason you did not do something like?

<script type="text/javascript">
function newRedirect() { window.location="http://www.someplace.com"; }
<body onload="setTimeout('newRedirect()', 2000)">

Or, more importantly, instead have done this:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="2;url=http://www.someplace.com"/>

Not everyone has javascript turned on, whereas the meta refresh
method is supported by every modern browser out there.

And 10 seconds is an insanely long time to wait until redirecting.
Frankly, it should be an instantaneous redirect, with the text being
there to accomodate those people whose browsers do not support
whatever technology is being used to handle the redirect.

Generally a little more confrontational than my usual work e-mail tends to be, but damnit, it's just too early, and too Monday, for this kind of shit.

(And oh yeah, it only works in IE, because he doesn't provide a call to the main function in the onload method of the body tag. Way to test multiple browsers.)