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I wish I were a Commodore Amiga…

(To the tune of the Oscar Mayer Wiener song)

I like AROS.  I like Eric Schwartz.  I really want to be an Amiga fan.  But I’m just so used to UNIX and all my GNU tools like GIMP that don’t exist (or have any real parallels) in the Amiga world.  But I can show my support in spirit:

My attempt at making Gnome 2.32.1 look like Amiga Workbench 4.0

My attempt at making Gnome 2.32.1 look like Amiga Workbench 4.0

There’s so much anachronism here:  The wallpaper is from AmigaOS 3.9 while the desktop layout and window borders mimic AmigaOS 4.  There’s a boatload of GTK2 controls that can’t be made to function like their Amiga counterparts no matter how hard you sling pixmaps at them.  Also, there’s currently no Gnome applet that lets you display system usage stats in plain text on a panel, nor one that lets you display arbitrary text like “Amiga Workbench.”  At least the icons are actually from Amiga OS.  Which explains why all the GNU tools that lack Amiga equivalents are defaulted to their Tango icons.

Me editing an image in the GIMP after some UI tweaks (top menu, moving the scroll buttons, desktop background gradient, etc.)

Me editing an image in the GIMP after some UI tweaks (top menu, moving the scroll buttons, desktop background gradient, etc.)

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Body Mods I’d Gladly Sign Up For

The Anthro Package

Bionic Tail

Hopefully by now, everyone’s seen this pic of what humans would look like with honest-to-God tails: Read the rest of this entry »

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What Fathead Said

I have a new phone.  It’s an LG Optimus V.  When I’m using IRC on it, I tend to use the swype input method since it is faster than hitting each key.  It works fairly well most of the time.  Except when I try to swype in someone’s name.

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Radiocontrast Agents

I’ve finally managed to track down the name of the odd-tasting radiocontrast agent they gave me orally when the dumb doc thought I had appendicitis.  The trade name is Gastrografin and it’s a water-based iodinated radiocontrast agent.

I’ve also had barium sulfate for an esophogram.  So I’ve decided to list the pros/cons of each:

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Lookie! It’s me! On a FAQ!

‘kay. So people have been asking some questions. And they should have answers. I’ve been avoiding this for some time but here goes:

What is a furry?

A furry is someone who has a fascination with or interest in fictional anthropomorphic animals.

Are you a furry?

Yes.

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Stickies

http://xkcd.com/790/ 

I wish the MPs were still around.  Acid Tests must’ve been an interesting thing to see.  But they’d be labelled as terrorists nowadays.

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Weekly Stickies

dustpuppy uses 69% of the total household electricity.

alt.swedish.chef.bork.bork.bork

comp.unix.wizards

rec.arts.sf.written

rec.humor.oracle

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Weekly Stickies

I have an assload of work to do in my spare time:  I need to solve Drupal’s Event module’s problem with some iCal feeds being one hour off from what’s in the database, I have to design and build a Masonic degree scheduler, and I have to step up with the Church website.  And I still have a full-time job. Read the rest of this entry »

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PoM Cookie File for fortune

The BSD fortune program (and its clone, fortune-mod, on every other UNIX) uses hashed text files (called cookie files) to print short snippets of wisdom, usually on login but also any time you want one (by typing fortune at the command line).  I decided to make a Penguins of Madagascar cookie file.  Yes, I do have 100% of the dialog of every episode memorized.  If I hear something twice, I remember it forever – that’s why I’m so good at Masonic ritual.  Anyway, here’s the ASCII version.  If you download the ASCII version, you’ll have to hash it yourself before it’s usable (type strfile pom pom.dat).  Here’s the pre-hashed version (x86, 32-bit).  For a re-hashed version, just download the pre-hashed one twice.  (ba-dum-tschh!)

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Shell Preference

I’d like to address the issue of shells.

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