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Archive for March, 2005

Skateparks & Jackass

I’ve suddenly started getting ~50 hits a day looking for “skatepark” and “jackass” images. I have no idea why. Someone please tell me! Email is good if you can’t be arsed to sign up to comment (which reminds me anonymous comments need setting up at some point…)

Posted March 31st, 2005 by Shish, in stats, tech, web

Zomg Deus Ex

Despite the ass of copy protection, the game rocks, and provides a handy alternative theme for those opposed to vomit orange ^_^

Posted March 26th, 2005 by Shish, in pimp, software, tech, web

Powercuts, Gnomes, and Comments

1) Gah >:/

2) GNOME 2.10 ROXXORZ TEH BIG 1!!!!111, etc etc. It’s giving windows a kicking in the general niceness department, heading towards the Mac’s standards ^_^ Sure it’s giving up some of the power-user-friendliness to get there, but that’s what the console is for~

3) The blog thing now has comments, although you have to be a registered user to use it — registration is just picking a username & password, no other details are taken; the same login is used for commenting, siggy, and rav projects.

Posted March 25th, 2005 by Shish, in problem, tech, web


All the cool people think my style is stupid, and all the stupid people think it’s cool :(

Well, now there’s a switcher ._.

If anybody feels like contributing a style, I’ll accept ones that don’t suck~

Posted March 24th, 2005 by Shish, in tech, web

The 3-second rule applies to pasta \o/

Walking round at midnight with a bowl of pasta, in the dark, I notice a chair pulled out in front of the door — not with my eyes, but with my toes. Five seconds of cursing and three of scooping later, and the pasta is back in the bowl, apparently clean \o/

Posted March 18th, 2005 by Shish, in reallife

“Mmmm… Old…” vs “Mmmm…ould *vomit*”

Being forced through a full english roast dinner makes me realise just how much I dislike them — It’s come to the stage where I get full up just by looking at roast potatoes; having had them so often, my quota for them is full. On the other side is the english breakfast, of which I have yet to give up and leave any…

In a related incident, my love of chemically and genetically altered food has gone up another notch — a while ago we had cheap bulk blackcurrant juice, of which I could make a bottle full, and be sipping from it for weeks. Now we have “more organic, fewer artificial preservatives” juice, and it goes mouldy after a few days — of course, I only realised this after drinking it.

Now would probably be an appropriate time to rant about how GM food isn’t Pure Evil(tm), but I really need to be getting on with psychology coursework, which I’ve just found out has to be in tomorrow rather than in two weeks time >_

Posted March 17th, 2005 by Shish, in personal, reallife, school

Armoured Mewtwo?

The latest in my series of “WhyTF am I the #1 google hit for this keyword?”;

o) It seems that my one single use of the phrase “armoured mewtwo” with reference to the thing that this was based on is the best match on the internet :/

o) I’m the only on-topic front page hit for blender tips (unless you’re looking for kitchen blenders or felt tips, in which case I’m the only off-topic hit…)

o) Some of the things people get here by confuse me; someone entered the super-vague term “deusex.exe”, and got through to the third page before getting to my blog entry on copy protection :/

o) Since the death of suprnova, I’ve also noticed a great jump in hits looking for “BT Tracker”. Some people evidently haven’t noticed that you can google for ” filetype:torrent” to search for torrents with the given name…

o) There’s a few things where not only do I not deserve the #1 spot, but rather I shouldn’t be there at all – loads of people looking for libraries are hitting the zsnes wip page due to my listing of dependancies. It seems that all the front page hits for “libaudio.so.2” are people’s error messages or ldd listings; one thinks maybe the libaudio people should have a mention of their library on their own site :/ But lots of people download the wip anyway, so maybe that’s what they wanted the library for…

o) Lots of people are turning up looking for “mrtg login attempts” and “ssh login attempts”; I would open source my counter script, but I can’t be arsed; it’s really simple, the most complicated bit being “cat /var/log/sshd/current | grep FAILED | wc -l” — I leave printing out a zero, a line of description, and a similar SUCCESS count as an excercise to the reader…

o) But after all those things, it seems I’m no longer on the front page for “Shish” :(

ED> Now I am… it seems that that one use of the word is enough to nudge me between ~8th and ~16th place…

Posted March 10th, 2005 by Shish, in stats, tech, web


Someone was looking for a random avatar script, someone else said I had one; no more came of that conversation, but I saw it in the logs and decided it was time to make a proper random avatar host. Hence, rav was made, by copying great chunks of siggy, then pretty much rewriting the back end from scratch. It’s open to the public, in beta.

Posted March 3rd, 2005 by Shish, in pimp, software, tech, web