March 1st, 2004


Good Morning, Automatons

Monday...hmm. Well, Leap Day is past, so it's back to the boring, old, normal calendar year. With such a let-down feeling, I'm declaring today "Hail Satan Day". Occasionally, during the day, give Old Scratch a nod of the head, a tip of the hat. Tell people, in your sweetest voice, to "have a cursed day!" Don't just eat your cheeseburger at lunch, sacrifice it to The Man Downstairs. Be creative! Here's a couple stories to get you in the brimstone groove:

666 Appears On Some Tickets For 'Passion Of The Christ': You know the fundies are having fun with this one... The number 666, which many Christians recognize as the "mark of the beast," is appearing on movie tickets for Gibson's film at a Georgia theatre, drawing complaints from some moviegoers. The machine that prints tickets assigned the number 666 as a prefix on all the tickets for the film, said Gary Smith, owner of the Movies at Berry Square in northwest Georgia. The 666 begins a series of numbers that are listed below the name of the movie, the date, time and price. "It's from our computer and it's absolutely a coincidence," Smith said. "It has nothing to do with the film company or any vendor. It's completely in our computer."

Or, how about something you can actually use? If you see someone wearing paisley, congratulate them or their slide into demon worship. Yes, that's right, paisley is demonic, and wearing it connects you to the most evil sources. I'd love to tell you about this, but you gotta read it to believe, I suddenly wish I had some paisley in my wardrobe...wait, maybe I still have that old tie...

Well, having no paisley, I'm still getting into the spirit of things. Today, I'm sporting the infamous "Satanic Black" t-shirt. For those that don't know, this is a local band in Salt Lake City, Utah, and I did a website for them, a few years ago. In gratitude, they sent me a t-shirt and a copy of their latest CD (which to this day I haven't removed from the shrink wrap, because I've heard their music, and it's utter crap). I love wearing this shirt, if only because it freaks out the overly-religious:

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For the record, I'm glad that "Master and Commander" snagged 2 Oscars, since it deserved them, and no I couldn't give a rat's ass about LotR. Can we move on?
Smackdown (Anger)


You've heard me bitch about AOL in the past. I'm not just being elitist or an asshole...I used to work in the ISP industry, and I know the kind of crap they do. For instance, did you know that they force the installation of various adware and spyware programs, without your knowledge or consent? Read this excerpt from the 'Spyware Weekly Newsletter'.

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Interestingly enough, look into the comments for mention of another situation with AOL, in this case their broadband side. Apparently, you'll find you have 2 IP addresses up at the same time, one to the 'Net and one to AOL, and a new process running, 'wanmpsvc.exe'. This second connection must be running for your internet service to run, through which your movements are tracked...and disabling it kills the service entirely.

Please, folks...get off of AOL.