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February 18th, 2013


09:10 pm
Does anybody know how to get cross-posting between here and a Wordpress.com blog?

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January 1st, 2013


07:14 pm - The year end meme thing
This is something I've done for years on various sites. It will get long, though.

2011
2010
I skipped a lot of years
2006


  1. What did you do this year that you hadn't done before?

  2. This has been a quiet year. I haven't really done much new this year.
  3. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

  4. Nope. Not even close. As for what my resolutions will be for next year, that's another post.
  5. Did anyone close to you give birth?

  6. Close, no.
  7. Did anyone close to you die?

  8. For the first time since I moved to Dallas, I did not go to a funeral this year. However, there's yet time for my grandma to kick the bucket this year.
  9. What countries did you visit?

  10. What country is that? Iowa? Have I conquered Iowa yet?
  11. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?

  12. A brand new car.
  13. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

  14. 2012 was a forgettable year.
  15. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

  16. I avoided achievement.
  17. What was your biggest failure?

  18. I couldn't make myself do anything.
  19. Did you suffer illness or injury?

  20. No.
  21. What was the best thing you bought?

  22. I spent most of my money on accidents.
  23. Whose behavior merited celebration?

  24. Nobody's.
  25. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

  26. Everyone's.
  27. Where did most of your money go?

  28. Accident stuff.
  29. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

  30. Excitement is escaping me.
  31. What song will always remind you of 2012?

  32. I don't think this year will have a song.
  33. Compared to this time last year, are you:

  34. i. happier or sadder? Neither, really.
    ii. thinner or fatter? About the same.
    iii. richer or poorer? About the same.
  35. What do you wish you'd done more of?

  36. Anhedonia means never having fun again.
  37. What do you wish you'd done less of?

  38. I didn't do much. Perhaps I should have done less nothing.
  39. How did you spend Christmas?

  40. At home.
  41. How will you be spending New Years?

  42. The same way I always spend New Year's. Trying to take over the world! Sitting at my parents' place.
  43. Did you fall in love in 2012?

  44. This kind of thing does not happen to me.
  45. How many one-night stands?

  46. This kind of thing really does not happen to me.
  47. What was your favorite TV program?

  48. I didn't watch much new television this year.
  49. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

  50. Hate is a strong word. I don't hate.
  51. What was the best book you read?

  52. I'm going to punt on this one. I'm not ready to talk about that.
  53. What was your greatest musical discovery?

  54. I didn't make many musical discoveries.
  55. What did you want and get?

  56. You can't always get what you want.
  57. What did you want and not get?

  58. And if you try sometimes, you just might find that you can't even get what you need.
  59. What was your favorite film of this year?

  60. Ask me in a few months. I've seen a lot of my stuff.
  61. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

  62. 28. It was a weekday.
  63. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

  64. We will not be talking about that.
  65. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

  66. Lol. Fashion.
  67. What kept you together?

  68. Nothing. I'm coming undone.
  69. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

  70. That's not something that happens to me.
  71. What political issue stirred you the most?

  72. Politics is a distraction to keep you from realizing that you're getting screwed. I don't give a shit anymore.
  73. Who did you miss?

  74. I didn't have much to miss.
  75. Who was the best new person you met?

  76. I did not meet new people.
  77. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:

  78. It's likely not even worth trying.
  79. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

  80. It's been the kind of year nobody writes songs about.

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12:30 am - New Year's Resolutions
I alluded to the fact that New Year's Resolutions were another post in my last post. I do not know what happened to last year's--perhaps it was lost in the Great Server Crash.


  1. A holdover: do not weigh more than 175 pounds (naked) for any length of time or for any reason.

  2. This has been a perpetual resolution since 2010.
  3. Run (sustained speeds of greater than 6.0 miles per hour) at least a mile three times a week (first and last weeks of the year excepted, due to the fact that they are not full seven-day weeks).

  4. I want to get into better shape.
  5. Relatedly, get to the gym three times a week every week (first and last weeks of the year excepted).

  6. There's no excuse.
  7. Make a blog post every day.

  8. I need to do something. In order to track that, blog.
  9. Shuck away $100/week.

  10. I need to get a down payment ready for a new car. Seriously, my car is now 10 years old and is on the last oil change of its intended life span (the next oil change will happen with mileage over 140k miles).
  11. Obtain a new vehicle.

  12. My car is just a piece of junk. It doesn't matter whether I lease or buy. Target time is June/July.
  13. Read at least 5 novels and blog about it.

  14. Serials count separately. Manga, light novels, and fan fiction do not count.

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December 31st, 2012


07:41 pm - The year end meme thingy
This is something I've done for years on various sites. It will get long, though.


  1. What did you do this year that you hadn't done before?

  2. This has been a quiet year. I haven't really done much new this year.
  3. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

  4. Nope. Not even close. As for what my resolutions will be for next year, that's another post.
  5. Did anyone close to you give birth?

  6. Close, no.
  7. Did anyone close to you die?

  8. For the first time since I moved to Dallas, I did not go to a funeral this year. However, there's yet time for my grandma to kick the bucket this year.
  9. What countries did you visit?

  10. What country is that? Iowa? Have I conquered Iowa yet?
  11. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?

  12. A brand new car.
  13. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

  14. 2012 was a forgettable year.
  15. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

  16. I avoided achievement.
  17. What was your biggest failure?

  18. I couldn't make myself do anything.
  19. Did you suffer illness or injury?

  20. No.
  21. What was the best thing you bought?

  22. I spent most of my money on accidents.
  23. Whose behavior merited celebration?

  24. Nobody's.
  25. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

  26. Everyone's.
  27. Where did most of your money go?

  28. Accident stuff.
  29. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

  30. Excitement is escaping me.
  31. What song will always remind you of 2012?

  32. I don't think this year will have a song.
  33. Compared to this time last year, are you:

  34. i. happier or sadder? Neither, really.
    ii. thinner or fatter? About the same.
    iii. richer or poorer? About the same.
  35. What do you wish you'd done more of?

  36. Anhedonia means never having fun again.
  37. What do you wish you'd done less of?

  38. I didn't do much. Perhaps I should have done less nothing.
  39. How did you spend Christmas?

  40. At home.
  41. How will you be spending New Years?

  42. The same way I always spend New Year's. Trying to take over the world! Sitting at my parents' place.
  43. Did you fall in love in 2012?

  44. This kind of thing does not happen to me.
  45. How many one-night stands?

  46. This kind of thing really does not happen to me.
  47. What was your favorite TV program?

  48. I didn't watch much new television this year. My Little Pony still wins by default.
  49. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

  50. Hate is a strong word. I don't hate.
  51. What was the best book you read?

  52. I'm going to punt on this one. I'm not ready to talk about that.
  53. What was your greatest musical discovery?

  54. I didn't make many musical discoveries.
  55. What did you want and get?

  56. You can't always get what you want.
  57. What did you want and not get?

  58. And if you try sometimes, you just might find that you can't even get what you need.
  59. What was your favorite film of this year?

  60. Ask me in a few months. I've seen a lot of my stuff.
  61. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

  62. 28. It was a weekday.
  63. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

  64. We will not be talking about that.
  65. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?

  66. Lol. Fashion.
  67. What kept you together?

  68. Lots of money spent on therapy.
  69. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

  70. That's not something that happens to me.
  71. What political issue stirred you the most?

  72. Politics is a distraction to keep you from realizing that you're getting screwed. I don't give a shit anymore.
  73. Who did you miss?

  74. I didn't have much to miss.
  75. Who was the best new person you met?

  76. I did not meet new people.
  77. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:

  78. It's likely not even worth trying.
  79. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

  80. It's been the kind of year nobody writes songs about.

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December 24th, 2011


11:32 am - Writer's Block: Santa Claus is coming to town

At what age did you stop believing in Santa?

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Because there's a quote for every occasion1:

The question of how long someone believed in Santa Claus is a worthless topic that should never come up in conversation. Having said that, if you're going to ask me how much of my childhood I spent believing in an old man in a red suit, I can confidently say that I never believed in him to begin with.

I knew that the Santa at the preschool Christmas pageant was just a fake. Digging into my memories, I'm pretty sure that the other kids watching our principal dressed up as Santa didn't think he was real, either.

I was a precocious child who didn't need to see mommy kissing Santa Claus to question the existence of an old man who only worked on Christmas...


The passage then goes on to discuss such things as the non-existence of aliens, time travelers, and people with psychic powers, and how they don't exist, either. Really, the dumb bitch needs to quit contemplating his navel and answer his damned phone.

Oh, but St. Nicholas of Myra, patron of children, sailors, merchants, archers, thieves, students, and prostitutes2 (not to mention a host of places that have adopted him)? Yeah, that guy was real. And his feast day is December 6, not December 25.



1. For those of you that aren't snorting various kinds of mind-bending anime off of some moeblob's ass like it's the finest Columbian blow, that's the opening monologue from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. This translation is actually from the North American edition of the novel, done by Chris Pai.
2. Actually, the tradition of anonymous gift giving on his feast day, a custom later moved to Christmas during the Protestant Reformation, developed from the story behind the last one. Wikipedia has an abbreviated version here. It's the last two paragraphs.

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March 27th, 2011


01:19 pm - Writer's Block: Around the world

If you won a trip to anywhere, where would you go, and why?

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This answer changes on a nigh-weekly basis. I wouldn't want to leave right this second (because my bags are packed for yet another trip to Los Angeles--I leave at 5:00), but at the moment, I would love to take a week and see sakura season in Kyoto.

Call me next week for where and when I want to go then. On the list of recent places: my hometown for a week, Sydney, a number of cities in Europe, a spiritual retreat on Mont Athos, and a trip to the Pacific Northwest. Further back, you'll find an interest in Carnivale season in Rio, a trip to the South Pole, and a few dozen other places. In midsummer, I might even say that I want to go backpacking in Siberia, but that will be the heat getting to me.

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November 14th, 2010


05:39 am - Nerd Sniped
This was originally posted on my WordPress Blog here. You can comment here or there.

So, I got a request in the mail last night, and I’ve been working on it today. If I ever see the bottom of it, I’ll post the results. The result of this particular exercise in frustration has yielded some tangible perks:

  1. My server is, as you can see, back up.
  2. I have SSH access on something again, which will be handy when I need Unix utilities at work.
  3. I now have a box running Ubuntu 10.10, which I could not claim before. Once again, I’ve run every single version of Ubuntu since the initial release.

Of course, this means that I really need to get my resume out here updated. After all, it still shows my address in Missouri City, and also that I’ve been bumming around doing jack since spring of 2009, which as some of you may or may not know, is not the case. People are still trying to get to it, too, from what I have been told.

Anyway, that’s not what I wanted to talk about. I wanted to talk about SOAP, Python, and me. Now, of course, you’re probably thinking, “Jim, aren’t you a Windows programmer by day, fairly competent at writing SOAP stuff on .NET?” The answer to this question is yes. However, I don’t keep a Windows box at home for a very good reason: I don’t want my employer to take my personal code. They don’t use Python in house, so frankly, that’s a plus. If I were working in a Unix world, I would keep a Windows box here at home, and my hobby work would be .NET all the time. That’s just how it goes.

Again, I digress. Setting up a SOAP server with Python is a pain in the neck. SOAPpy is broken, soaplib is broken, and Django doesn’t have a built in mechanism for building SOAP web services. Thus, I’ve had to jettison SOAPpy, hack soaplib in horrible and ugly ways that I won’t be offering back to the main tree because they remove important functionality in favor of simply getting a service published over standard hypertext transfer protocol, and weld the entire thing to Django with some code I scraped out of a pastebin.

First, let’s talk about the dirty deeds done to soaplib (for free). I’ve taken away its ability to detect whether I’m using HTTP or HTTPS, and it will only work over normal HTTP now because I’ve hardcoded that. Yeah, I know, smooth move there, Jim. However, I don’t have an SSL cert on this box, nor do I intend to shell out for one because frankly, it’s a freaking blog, some code samples, and me just messing around on the Tubertubes. I don’t need an SSL cert for SSH, so I’m really not concerned about that. The fact was that the detection code was horribly broken in ways I didn’t care to diagnose.

Then, I had to weld the mess to Django so that I could serve it up over my domain name without having to open yet another port on this box–something I really hate doing. I would prefer not to get pwned. After all, this box is of great sentimental value, and it’s been running pretty consistently for 9 years now (okay, that’s just where /usr and /home are mounted, the CPU, one of the optical drives, and the floppy drive that have been in continuous operation, but hey, that’s something). There may not be much of value on here (not even porn, like I’d download any of that).

So, I finally have a web service running on this box. I’ve got the WSDL file up and served, but now I’ve got to write something that will consume it. I’m leaning towards an abomination of JavaScript (a language with which I’ll freely admit to being a little less than a novice, much to my embarrassment), but frankly, my Google-fu is failing me in that regard. Python has finally failed me, too, as soaplib’s client got hacked out in version 0.9, and as mentioned before, SOAPpy is just hosed. I could bust out the old Windows side and whip up an ASP.NET frontend, but really, where’s the fun in that?

But hey, it’s more interesting than blowing yet another Caturday watching animu. That said, I still hope to have Death Note finished by next weekend. Perhaps this week won’t be so horrible: I don’t have my normal Monday engagement.

Oh, one more thing: the Craigslist scraper is back up, if anyone wants to use it. It’s still just programming jobs, though, and it’s still just for the continental US.


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November 12th, 2010


10:02 pm - The Impossible Has Been Done
This was posted originally at my WordPress blog, here.

My blog is back. Yeah, that’s right: my website is back in its entirety. That’s the blog, the code samples, and the Craigslist scraper.

Comment here, there, everywhere!


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November 6th, 2010


09:49 pm - No snappy subject this time.
On account of having seen too much AMV Hell, I'm currently watching Death Note. Despite its pretentiousness, the show is genuinely entertaining. Yeah, it's not what I said I'd watch next (for those that were around for that, I was considering picking up Azumanga Daioh next, as I've never seen the whole thing in order--but I've seen it all in bits and pieces). I'm just as disappointed as you.

The game of cat and mouse between Light and L is quite compelling. I know that goes away, and I just can't see how the show could possibly maintain its appeal without both of those characters. I also know that there are at least two other Kiras (I've met Misa, who is one hell of a crazy bitch1), but I just cannot see how they can be so interesting. After all, Light knows what he's doing because he's a freaking genius that has studied the arts of law enforcement. Sure, he gets sloppy from time to time, but for some reason, he always seems to win at Xanatos Roulette.

That said, I'm not quite feeling the slashy goodness that others seem to get from this series. I mean, sure, I can see what the fangirls are on about, but frankly, I see Light as perceiving himself as so superior to the rest of humanity, L included, that he couldn't possibly bring himself to love as mere mortals do.

Holy crap, I'm slowly turning into an otaku. I mean, what other kind of person would have a Yui Hirasawa plushie on his bag (don't judge me!)? Save me, Internets. You're...not much of a hope, are you?

1. Oddly, I felt a chill run down my spine when I first heard her voice. I looked her up on the character sheet at TV Tropes and found out why: that's the same person that did Haruhi and Konata, both characters that have terrified me for totally different reasons.
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October 24th, 2010


07:22 pm - Wow, it's been a while
I'm still alive.

That said, I've spent the weekend sobbing. Not because of some great tragedy, but because I've been snorting After Story like an addict and his blow. This is not something I recommend doing: you really have to let each episode digest or you will become an emotional wreck. The animation is generally beautiful, though, and the story is exquisite.

I'm going to be in Houston next weekend. Hopefully, I'll get to see some of you.

I'm losing my mind, living here alone. I mean, I was always a little crazy, but man, coming home to nothing on a regular basis is really getting to me. Work's fine (better than it was back in the spring when I was getting disappointed), but it would be nice to have something that wasn't work or chores. It would be nice to have someone or something to come home to at night.

But alas, that will not happen, and I know it. It can't. I've got too much to atone for, too many people I've hurt--and I don't even know where to begin apologizing for things done 5, 10, 20 years ago. And besides, I have no file system checking clue how to find people. Indeed, it's almost as though I want to be forgotten, and am out to make no lasting impression. I had a panic attack when I began to realize people were noticing me out there in the world.

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July 15th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

Have you been corrupted?
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July 14th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 09:11 @C4Clive Video! Pictures! Please! (For someone who will never see a proper English fog.) #
  • 09:16 @C4Clive *pouts in the corner* Perhaps I should take a vacation next year. For the lulz, you know. #
  • 09:40 @evilmj I'd say yay, but you're *Evil* MJ. Not that the real @maureenjohnson is good-aligned by any stretch of the imagination. #
  • 10:00 @evilmj Good is such a relative thing. The both of you are more chaotic neutral than anything else. #
  • 10:07 @evilmj You're in good company there: at least one of the fictional characters I'd so totally do is chaotic neutral. #
  • 10:17 Anyone willing to split a room for the JoCo cruise with me? Please? #
  • 10:49 @ms_sonya @jonathancoulton. www.jonathancoulton.com/ #
  • 12:20 @evilmj Aren't you, well, the @evilmj? #
  • 12:28 @evilmj Reflect for a moment upon your username. If you're the good one, you might consider changing it. #
  • 12:36 @evilmj Then you're the good MJ and should change your name. #
  • 12:36 @evilmj However, that presupposes that @maureenjohnson is actually evil and neither good nor neutrally aligned. #
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July 13th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 09:38 @OMGpinkjello Perhaps the exhaustion helped. #
  • 18:10 @ShinerBeer I managed that. #
  • 19:57 Preparing to bawl loudly. Clannad time. #
  • 20:26 Okay, Fuko's arc just ended. Being spoiled like my mother's dog did NOT spare me. #
  • 21:36 @OMGpinkjello It could be worse. I've had "Super Driver" stuck in my head for multiple days on end once. I DON'T EVEN KNOW JAPANESE! #
  • 22:15 @OMGpinkjello I see what you did there. Nothing is worse than having a song in your head in a language you don't know, I assure you. #
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July 12th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 14:05 Hup Holland Hup! #
  • 14:25 @evilmj Well, are you? I mean, really, what makes a Harry Potter expert? Is there an institute giving degrees in Potterology? #
  • 14:26 @realjohngreen You may manage to get me to like this game yet. Perhaps I might even see an MLS game some time. #
  • 14:27 I'm watching an athletic event on television. Willingly. What's wrong with me? #
  • 14:32 @evilmj But Canada isn't real. I vote for Scotland. Find a castle there or something. #
  • 14:47 @evilmj I claimed that Canada isn't real. I did not make any assertions about its existence--which it clearly does. #
  • 14:47 @tumeimatumenema That makes it worse, actually. #
  • 14:48 These Spaniards and their hair. It's hilarious. #
  • 14:49 DENIED BY A FOOT. FFFFFFUUUUUU! #
  • 14:50 @evilmj Unfortunately, that means that we've got to get work permits for the UK. I know nothing about immigration. #
  • 14:52 American foreign policy: kick the rest of the world in the balls, blame someone else. #
  • 14:54 @evilmj Not if we're charging. I'm pretty sure the authorities want to see papers. Also, Daily Mail readers scare me. #
  • 14:57 THAT WAS ENTIRELY TOO CLOSE. TOO CLOSE. Hup, dammit! Hup! #
  • 14:58 @evilmj I seem to have lost the Doctor's number. You'll have to call him. #
  • 15:00 @tumeimatumenema Of course you are. It's okay. #
  • 15:01 They see me tweetin'. They hatin'. And rollin' their eyes trying to catch me using more than 140 characters. #
  • 15:08 @tumeimatumenema That's been the story of the whole game for both sides, hasn't it? #
  • 15:09 @manuelj Well yeah, they were once part of the Spanish Hapsburg empire. #
  • 15:10 NOOOOOOO! #
  • 15:13 @tumeimatumenema Or a heart attack. Several of them. #
  • 15:14 Hey, Twitter! Does anyone else think we need more vuvuzelas in our sports? #
  • 15:21 @tumeimatumenema I knew that much. Any more often than that, and the riots would become actual wars. #
  • 15:28 RT @ms_sonya After leaving Simple Feast and driving home, I cannot help but feel we as a culture are doing something wrong. #
  • 15:31 DENIED! #
  • 15:33 @tumeimatumenema I think I'm beginning to understand why the rest of the world raves about this game. #
  • 15:36 @tumeimatumenema Well, we've got a problem: the good players go to Mexico or Europe. #
  • 15:37 Okay, I think heart just skipped a beat there. #
  • 15:37 @evilmj 0-0, 102'. #
  • 15:41 @evilmj You may never get to your homework. #
  • 15:41 @nlfrederick No, Spain needs to be nowhere near the net. Hup Holland Hup! #
  • 15:43 @evilmj That's the spirit! More booze! #
  • 15:44 @nlfrederick Fair enough, but I had to get a dig in. #
  • 15:44 Man, I await the fail whale when someone scores. #
  • 15:48 @evilmj You're in Ireland? STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER AND BELLY UP TO THE BAR, LASSIE! #
  • 15:51 @evilmj I'm just shocked that you're in Ireland and not drinking. #
  • 15:56 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! #
  • 15:58 @evilmj In what universe is that "good"? #
  • 16:02 It's over. #esp wins. Dammit. #
  • 16:02 GG, #esp. GG. #
  • 16:14 @tumeimatumenema No, no I can't. I doff my cap to Paul. #
  • 17:25 I'm at Kroger (950 East Sandy Lake Road, N MacArthur Blvd, Coppell). 4sq.com/7adCdv #
  • 18:41 #roflcoptour! (@ The Prophet Bar w/ 2 others) 4sq.com/84kc1n #
  • 19:06 Smaller venue than last show, and yeah, I've bought something from @laurenmyrtle and All Caps. #roflcoptour #
  • 21:47 I never thought I'd hear a guy sing a slash love song. #
  • 23:02 #roflcoptour was awesome. My only complaint is that it needed more ALL CAPS. Seriously, they're more awesome live. #
  • 23:03 @RestlessZombie Trust me, while the show was awesome, I'd trade places with you in an instant. Houston >>> Dallas, IMO. #
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July 11th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 11:25 I'm at Cafe Brazil (2510 N Josey Ln Ste 106, btw Keller Springs and Frankford, Carollton) w/ 3 others. 4sq.com/5649RI #
  • 14:36 Hey, I've got a new video up! www.youtube.com/watch?v=455XKuBAw0Q #
  • 14:44 I uploaded a YouTube video -- Reintroductions youtu.be/455XKuBAw0Q?a #
  • 19:40 Salsa: good flavor, not much kick. (@ El Fenix) 4sq.com/913NkJ #
  • 20:59 I uploaded a YouTube video -- /r/Christianity: Show Your Church youtu.be/87Zr3C7gVmU?a #
  • 21:25 I could pick bones with the theology of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus", but I think that would be missing the point of the song. #
  • 21:55 @voxbaryton SC(H)ALA LIVES! #
  • 22:41 @amethystjackson Holy crap, you're on a panel at ComicCon? #
  • 23:36 Back to Clannad. I get the feeling this episode will end in tears. #
  • 23:56 Oh God, oh God, I was right. That episode ended in tears. The next one will be worse. #
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July 10th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.


  • 10:43 @Onicon That's the one in Madisonville, right? #

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July 9th, 2010


12:01 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 12:23 @ms_sonya Alas, I'm not that kind of ub3r 1337 haxz0r. I can't open your car from Dallas. #
  • 12:29 @ms_sonya Nope, not true. Snoopes: www.snopes.com/autos/techno/keyless.asp #
  • 13:52 @ms_sonya Yesterday, the things I learned at the beginning of the day were definitely in the DO NOT WANT territory. #
  • 15:32 @ms_sonya Thankfully, no. Just things about Twitter accounts and spandex. #
  • 15:39 @RockBandParts I read that tweet. #
  • 18:15 @ms_sonya You'd have to ask other people about that. I was all DX from just the words. #
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July 8th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 09:09 @maureenjohnson Today is probably the day the next DVD from Netflix will come. #
  • 09:09 @maureenjohnson Quit poking my jar, woman! Besides, if you provided for me properly, I wouldn't have to work outside the jar. #
  • 09:13 I did NOT want to know that. Seriously, some things are best left a mystery. Thanks, Twitter! #
  • 14:05 @mikelombardo img513.imageshack.us/img513/1952/gaycomputeruq1.jpg IT'S A HOMO'S DEVIL MACHINE! #
  • 14:08 What would a Devil's homo machine do? Would it turn straight men gay? We could use that! #
  • 14:09 There are people who would enjoy a Devil's machine homo, and plays give us homos' machine devils all the time. #
  • 14:10 A machine's devil homo would be rather boring, and a machine's homo devil would be, well, Satan from South Park. #
  • 14:39 @ms_sonya Indeed. I wish I could be there now--or at least retweet that. #
  • 16:19 @ms_sonya You're making me tear up. WHY CAN'T I BE THERE? #
  • 22:31 I had a blog post an hour ago. I've forgotten it. #
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July 7th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 14:16 @maureenjohnson What are your thoughts on vuvuzelas? #
  • 14:17 @ms_sonya Have fun there for me. Alas, I must be in Dallas, separated from animu + beer. #
  • 14:18 @mikelombardo Sounds familiar. But then, I was just watching the #ned/#uru match. #
  • 17:48 I'm at Chick-fil-a (190 & Old Denton, Carrollton). 4sq.com/atUTw6 #
  • 18:03 I'm at My Cherryo Frozen Yogurt (2625 Old Denton Rd. #612, Carrollton). 4sq.com/auClWw #
  • 19:35 @hankgreen Always assume you're the worm. #
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July 6th, 2010


10:40 pm - Something I felt like sharing
So I ran across this blog entry while browsing Reddit today. Now, the bank got taken by this guy. They wanted a Caesar cypher, and he gave them, well, it's an abomination.

In Python:


def caesar(string, key):
  return "".join([x if ord(x.lower()) not in range(97, 123) else chr((((ord(x.lower()) - 97) + key) % 26) + 97) for x in string])


That's in one line, and it preserves spaces and punctuation. We'll not mention his problems with command line user interfaces, which are quite powerful and awesome.
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12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 12:18 I'm at Cafe Brazil (2510 N Josey Ln Ste 106, btw Keller Springs and Frankford, Carollton). 4sq.com/5649RI #
  • 12:27 ZZ Top can get more mileage out of one chord than most bands can get out of four. #
  • 17:42 I cannot believe I wasted the day. I'm still sleepy, too. And I've not shaved since yesterday. #
  • 19:44 I'm at Kroger (950 East Sandy Lake Road, N MacArthur Blvd, Coppell). 4sq.com/7adCdv #
  • 21:28 I just voted for Hp Alliance Inc to win $250k on Chase Community Giving! #chasegiving bit.ly/cEEbDe #
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July 5th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 00:15 After too much TVTropes, I get the distinct feeling that everybody is Haruhi in Insturmentality. And yeah, they're all Time Lords, too. #
  • 09:33 @voxbaryton They were. It's still silly. #
  • 12:42 I'm at Valero. 4sq.com/bZI1fv #
  • 21:41 You guys do know that the anniversary of American independence was two days ago, right? Just checking. #
  • 21:42 @mikelombardo We like you, too. Even though we herd u liek mudkip. #
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July 4th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 00:13 @ms_sonya You'd think, but no: class 2. That said, it requires two MD's signatures for inpatient administration. Shit don't leave hospitals. #
  • 02:06 @voxbaryton My response to Islam is that I like bacon and booze. #
  • 13:17 Trolololol (@ IHOP - Carrollton) 4sq.com/c0S82s #
  • 16:25 Decent salsa. Dunno about the food. (@ Cantina Laredo) 4sq.com/cvsSre #
  • 20:52 @hayleyghoover My mom can handle it quite well. My father, however, cannot. #
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July 3rd, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 10:43 Hup Holland Hup! #
  • 21:14 @mikelombardo I'm a man of Houston living in Dallas. #
  • 22:17 @vidcon Who the eff is Hank? #
  • 23:32 @voxbaryton It's always a bad idea to be a vigilante when you're not wearing pants. People tend to get the wrong idea. #
  • 23:33 I once looked at the ingredients label on a jar of Nutella. The first thing listed was benzoylmethylecgonine. She don't lie, indeed. #
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July 2nd, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
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July 1st, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 09:15 @TomboyTech Fun things are fun! #
  • 13:33 I'm doing a badbad dirtyevil thing. Seriously, kids, don't do this. EVER. #
  • 14:09 @realjohngreen Christianity, Islam, and Conjoined Twins. #
  • 15:27 @ms_sonya Writing code that violates the principles of good code. #
  • 15:28 @papertimelady No. Students who do that have broken in, typically. #
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June 30th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 09:19 Whee, rain! #
  • 09:20 Behold, the power of the Internet. #
  • 09:57 @OMGpinkjello Katy Perry == D: #
  • 15:17 @voxbaryton Huh? Is that like Buddhism but with more Jesus and less reincarnation? #
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June 29th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 08:58 @evilmj When I'm a prof, I'm teaching it. #
  • 09:50 @voxbaryton God, I miss it. #
  • 10:38 @evilmj We'll start by reading "Paradigm of Uncertainty" and sequels and "My Immortal": give them good and bad examples. #
  • 10:39 @paulandstorm You haz a fever? NURSE! GET ME MORE COWBELL! #
  • 11:03 @evilmj Indeed, if you're going for awful, you need to go the full retard. My Immortal does that *very well*. #
  • 15:06 @maureenjohnson What should I do about this web page template I have to design? #
  • 15:07 Dammit, I missed #4Q again! #
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June 28th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
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June 27th, 2010


12:01 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 10:41 @OMGpinkjello Aw, man. #
  • 11:14 You now have less than half a year left before Christmas. Get your shopping done. #
  • 11:29 I'm at Paradise Bakery (13710 Dallas Pkwy, at Alpha Rd, Dallas). 4sq.com/7QEPHr #
  • 13:44 I'm at Kroger (950 East Sandy Lake Road, N MacArthur Blvd, Coppell). 4sq.com/7adCdv #
  • 19:33 I'm at Piman Asian Bistro (4835 N. O'Connor Rd., Irving). 4sq.com/9nUSbC #
  • 19:50 @eddelagarza thanks! My family is here in Dallas with me, so I'm good. #
  • 20:14 @ms_sonya whee! #
  • 20:34 @ms_sonya Oh noes. Do Bohemian Rhapsody. For the lulz, of course. #
  • 20:51 @voxbaryton Well, the Reddit hipsters recommend the Droid and the Nexus One. Of course, they judge me harshly for going to church 3x/ week. #
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June 26th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 08:17 @mikelombardo I hate mornings. #
  • 08:18 @TomboyTech Is that another one of those MMOGs? #
  • 08:19 @amethystjackson That is the most insane theory I've ever heard--even crazier than the one where Rob's the gay one. #
  • 08:21 @OMGpinkjello That picture looks like you just raped a bro. Good for you! #
  • 08:23 @realjohngreen Holy crap, it's the NERDFIGHTER ARMY. Someone hold me, I'm scared. #
  • 08:24 Amuse me, Twitter. If you're following me, ask me anything. I'll answer to the best of my ability. #
  • 08:50 @jesusfetish No, I haven't. What's up with the name change? Also, it's not even 9:00a here. #
  • 09:35 @jesusfetish I'm just envying the "afternoon" thing. I hate mornings. #
  • 09:48 @johnsworldcup Who is that using a vuvuzela to snort cocaine in your profile image? #
  • 10:32 @johnsworldcup Suddenly, the cocaine makes a lot more sense. #
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June 25th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 08:20 @mikelombardo How is babby formed? I spilled some milk on my sister's underwear; how do I get it out? Derp de derp derp. #
  • 20:39 I cannot believe that after 30 years in Texas, my dad STILL does not know the Spanish word for "restroom". #
  • 20:40 WTF, mate? (@ Mexican Inn Cafe) 4sq.com/c54Vnl #
  • 20:56 Bad joke of the whatever: "Koine is Greek to me." #
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June 24th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 11:21 In today's news, I care about soccer for just a bit longer. #
  • 11:29 @voxbaryton When this is over, we need to round up the FIFA refs and put them through #PRK style reeducation camps. Or give them eye exams. #
  • 13:44 #AUS and #GER, baby! #
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June 23rd, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 09:51 @johnsworldcup What the hell is with this two games at once thing? Which one should I watch? Go #MEX and #RSA! #
  • 10:18 Come on #Mex! #
  • 10:20 I'm watching #Mex v. #uru on Spanish teevee. #
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June 22nd, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 15:57 @OMGpinkjello "I told you she didn't have a dick." --the music video for "Telephone" #
  • 18:28 @OMGpinkjello Sex should rouse him. #
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June 21st, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 00:48 I fail at life. I forgot about Juneteenth and had to be reminded of it by a church in Washington. *fails* My deepest apologies. #
  • 13:39 I'm at My parents' place (8451 Quail Hills Drive, Missouri City). 4sq.com/ahQHEH #
  • 20:42 I'm at Central Market (320 Coit Rd, btw SH-190 and Mapleshade, Plano) w/ 2 others. 4sq.com/74UhNi #
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June 20th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 08:54 //lollercoaster of love #
  • 08:56 This just in: Joe Barton, R-Waco, apologizes to Koman Coulibaly. Is he trying to lose in November? I think so. #
  • 09:12 I'm watching a movie. I don't know what it is, but a woman just got a promotion. Since the woman is Tina Fey, this can only end badly. #
  • 10:54 I just bought large shirts for the firsttime in years. #
  • 12:05 I'm at First Colony Mall (16535 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land) w/ 2 others. 4sq.com/6bBjnQ #
  • 12:13 Getting clothes was easier when I was fat. Damn, America, lose a few pounds. #
  • 12:16 @mikelombardo On the one hand, censorship is bad. On the other, it is Mark Zuckerberg, and he's a douche. #
  • 12:20 @realjohngreen FFFFFFFUUUUU. *rage* #
  • 12:55 I'm at Black Walnut Cafe (16535 Southwest Freeway, Hwy 6, Sugarland). 4sq.com/7wq0fK #
  • 15:27 I'm at My parents' place (8451 Quail Hills Drive, Missouri City). 4sq.com/ahQHEH #
  • 20:40 Third World 4 life! (@ University of Houston) 4sq.com/4NG4uO #
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June 19th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.


  • 17:08 I'm at RaceTrac (15196 Marsh Ln, at Timberglen Rd, Addison). 4sq.com/9QVxio #

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June 18th, 2010


12:01 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 10:29 The vuvuzelas have snared me. #
  • 11:10 May God smite the person who invented the vuvuzela. Also, since #gre vs. #nga ended, Reddit's down. Figures. #
  • 14:25 @Lunalore yeah, there is a justifiable hatred. However, they caught my attention, and I burned 40 minutes watching Nigeria and Greece. #
  • 14:34 Viva #mex! #
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June 17th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 10:28 Man, I'm exhausted. #
  • 10:45 There's no coffee in this place. #
  • 11:03 Most epic idea ever: Lady Gaga posing nude in O Magazine. #
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June 16th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 09:19 @C4Clive ME! What kind are you making? (Currently, I'm drinking a bit of mate as a pick me up. Coffee comes second.) #
  • 09:21 @C4Clive Thanks. Now you've got "Money" by Pink Floyd stuck in my head. #
  • 09:21 @OMGpinkjello You need to go cruising for chicks, hon! #
  • 09:23 @paulandstorm KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! #
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June 14th, 2010


12:01 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

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June 13th, 2010


12:01 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 11:56 I'm at Cafe Brazil (2510 N Josey Ln Ste 106, btw Keller Springs and Frankford, Carollton). 4sq.com/5649RI #
  • 19:20 I'm at Whole Foods Market (4100 Lomo Alto Dr, at Lemmon Ave, Highland Park). 4sq.com/64aG0c #
  • 19:20 I just unlocked the "Explorer" badge on @foursquare! 4sq.com/aYboMl #
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June 12th, 2010


12:02 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.


  • 09:52 My father's back in the oil industry. #

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June 11th, 2010


12:02 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 09:58 @eddelagarza This is why I drink my coffee black. #
  • 10:03 @ms_sonya Dammit, where's the "like" button on Twitter? #
  • 11:18 Holly carp, Nebraska just left the Big 12. Is this the end of that conference? #
  • 17:46 @amethystjackson PG-13 sil vous plait. #
  • 22:23 I favorited a YouTube video -- Skittles youtu.be/TIjsPFYdkZY?a #
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June 10th, 2010


12:02 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 08:33 @wheezywaiter I had explosive vomiting this weekend after getting way too drunk. #
  • 18:22 @ms_sonya let me know when you find out. #
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June 9th, 2010


02:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

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June 8th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.


  • 10:56 @mikelombardo I am. I was also vomiting this weekend from extreme intoxication, but whatever. #

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June 7th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 00:02 Cheap liquor makes friends sick. Repaying favors accrued this afternoon. #
  • 14:20 I just unlocked the "Local" badge on @foursquare! 4sq.com/ba9lRm #
  • 14:20 I just unlocked the "Super User" badge on @foursquare! 4sq.com/c2ypFP #
  • 14:20 I'm at A-KON w/ @ms_sonya. 4sq.com/dBplsW #
  • 16:32 I miss AnK already. Godspeed, y'all. #
  • 17:08 I'm at RaceTrac (15196 Marsh Ln, at Timberglen Rd, Addison). 4sq.com/9QVxio #
  • 18:37 I'm at Kroger (950 East Sandy Lake Road, Coppell). 4sq.com/7adCdv #
  • 19:44 Wait, does the preview from this week's K-On!! mean that next week's ep is a Rawr-chan ep? AWESOME! #
  • 21:14 I subscribed to b3karahnnon's channel on YouTube. www.youtube.com/user/b3karahnnon?feature=autoshare #
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June 6th, 2010


12:00 am - And now, a word from Twitter
Sometimes, you've just got to be a twit. This is what I was up to today.

  • 10:44 I'm back! (@ A-KON w/ 4 others) 4sq.com/dBplsW #
  • 13:52 I'm at A-KON (400 North Olive Street, Oak St., Dallas) w/ 19 others. 4sq.com/dBplsW #
  • 13:58 Marblecake. Also, the game. #
  • 15:17 Diet coke isn't as bad as I remember. #
  • 15:56 I'm at A-KON w/ @ms_sonya. 4sq.com/dBplsW #
  • 21:51 That Kraken go-se is vile. It's a life ruiner. #
  • 22:05 Fuck BP in the bung hole with a spiked metal dildo. Nao. Fuck you, British Petroleum!!! #
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