July 31, 2006
FSM Hatemail

I gotta love the love that people feel for their fellow man, regardles of their race (well, maybe not race) creed (uhm.... ) sexual orientation (maybe not..) or religion. Here's some amusing hatemail that the Flying Spaghetti Monster has recieved.

hey,u know what none cares Wat u think about God's sense of humor,u know what u may not be christian but,there's lot of people out there trying 2 seek God n they don't need any info, about God by u so,i think it will b better if u stop n start acting more like a christian even if u r not .

Have you been touched by his noodly appendage?

[via fark]

Posted by Arcterex at 01:22 PM
Anti-Porn Film from 1965

Nothing says amusing more than a 1965 Anti-Pornography Propaganda film. Some great quotes....

  • No matter who buys this material, 75 to 90% of it ends up in the hands of our children.
  • The so-called "Girly magazines"
  • Obviously calculated to stimulate the reader!
  • ... a vociperous minority in our society....

I could go on....

Posted by Arcterex at 09:10 AM
Mmmmm..... Midgets.....

I'm sure everyone's seen these already on youtube or whatever, but here's a link to the page for the mac spoof commercials..... here's the networking (porn!) one.

Mmm.... midgets......

Posted by Arcterex at 08:56 AM
July 27, 2006
Landing on One Wing

A bit long, but check out this video of An F-15 Flying On Only One Wing. Impressive machine the Eagle....

Posted by Arcterex at 09:37 AM
July 26, 2006
Fake Leopard Screenshot Contest Winners

The Fake Leopard Screenshot Contest Winners are up. Some of the ideas winner) have some great ideas... now to see if the real thing lives up to the fake expectations :)

Posted by Arcterex at 02:37 PM
Linux Kernel Killing off Processes on 2.6.15 AMD64? The last while we've had some random issues here at ufies.org that maybe the inter-tubes can help me with. Around 3am, about the same time the main backup process runs, the kernel on the system here:
Linux master 2.6.15-gentoo-r5 #1 SMP Tue Feb 21 17:49:33 PST 2006 x86_64 Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.40GHz GNU/Linux
decides to randomly kill off some processes (apache, mysql.....). This was an occassional annoyance, but now it's almost a nightly thing and for those of us who receive the alerts (luckily not me :) it's a real pisser. The system has gobs of ram in it and we use pretty much no swap:
master cron.daily # free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          5969       5514        455          0        296       2490
-/+ buffers/cache:       2726       3243
Swap:         1906          0       1905

Out of 6G of ram, 2.7G is used with the rest holding cached data. No swap is used. Fred dug up this post indicating this might be a 2.6.15 bug on AMD64 and I'm wondering if just upgrading to 2.6.16 2.6.17 (which just went stable) would fix it all. Anyone have any similar experience? Can you lend a hand?

Read on for the nitty gritty details of the kernel dump.

oom-killer: gfp_mask=0xd1, order=0
DMA per-cpu:
cpu 0 hot: low 0, high 0, batch 1 used:0
cpu 0 cold: low 0, high 0, batch 1 used:0
cpu 1 hot: low 0, high 0, batch 1 used:0
cpu 1 cold: low 0, high 0, batch 1 used:0
cpu 2 hot: low 0, high 0, batch 1 used:0
cpu 2 cold: low 0, high 0, batch 1 used:0
cpu 3 hot: low 0, high 0, batch 1 used:0
cpu 3 cold: low 0, high 0, batch 1 used:0
DMA32 per-cpu:
cpu 0 hot: low 0, high 186, batch 31 used:183
cpu 0 cold: low 0, high 62, batch 15 used:51
cpu 1 hot: low 0, high 186, batch 31 used:176
cpu 1 cold: low 0, high 62, batch 15 used:48
cpu 2 hot: low 0, high 186, batch 31 used:158
cpu 2 cold: low 0, high 62, batch 15 used:21
cpu 3 hot: low 0, high 186, batch 31 used:175
cpu 3 cold: low 0, high 62, batch 15 used:47
Normal per-cpu:
cpu 0 hot: low 0, high 186, batch 31 used:168
cpu 0 cold: low 0, high 62, batch 15 used:11
cpu 1 hot: low 0, high 186, batch 31 used:156
cpu 1 cold: low 0, high 62, batch 15 used:11
cpu 2 hot: low 0, high 186, batch 31 used:23
cpu 2 cold: low 0, high 62, batch 15 used:1
cpu 3 hot: low 0, high 186, batch 31 used:110
cpu 3 cold: low 0, high 62, batch 15 used:12
HighMem per-cpu: empty
Free pages:      510320kB (0kB HighMem)
Active:329243 inactive:1025889 dirty:193094 writeback:0 unstable:0 free:127580 slab:31606 mapped:212907 pagetables:3911
DMA free:12kB min:16kB low:20kB high:24kB active:0kB inactive:0kB present:10992kB pages_scanned:0 all_unreclaimable? yes
lowmem_reserve[]: 0 3512 6037 6037
DMA32 free:286540kB min:5776kB low:7220kB high:8664kB active:760260kB inactive:2358736kB present:3596384kB pages_scanned:0 all_unreclaimable? no
lowmem_reserve[]: 0 0 2525 2525
Normal free:223768kB min:4152kB low:5188kB high:6228kB active:556712kB inactive:1744820kB present:2585600kB pages_scanned:0 all_unreclaimable? no
lowmem_reserve[]: 0 0 0 0
HighMem free:0kB min:128kB low:128kB high:128kB active:0kB inactive:0kB present:0kB pages_scanned:0 all_unreclaimable? no
lowmem_reserve[]: 0 0 0 0
DMA: 1*4kB 1*8kB 0*16kB 0*32kB 0*64kB 0*128kB 0*256kB 0*512kB 0*1024kB 0*2048kB 0*4096kB = 12kB
DMA32: 46049*4kB 8683*8kB 561*16kB 211*32kB 8*64kB 8*128kB 1*256kB 0*512kB 1*1024kB 1*2048kB 3*4096kB = 286540kB
Normal: 39766*4kB 5398*8kB 989*16kB 50*32kB 14*64kB 1*128kB 0*256kB 0*512kB 1*1024kB 1*2048kB 0*4096kB = 223768kB
HighMem: empty
Swap cache: add 9900, delete 9900, find 4865/5619, race 0+0
Free swap  = 1951164kB
Total swap = 1951888kB
Free swap:       1951164kB
1703936 pages of RAM
175694 reserved pages
794922 pages shared
0 pages swap cached
Out of Memory: Killed process 24143 (apache).
Out of Memory: Killed process 25925 (apache).
Out of Memory: Killed process 24297 (apache).
Out of Memory: Killed process 25934 (apache).
Out of Memory: Killed process 25961 (apache).
Out of Memory: Killed process 25924 (apache).
Out of Memory: Killed process 25960 (apache).
Out of Memory: Killed process 16420 (python).
Out of Memory: Killed process 25262 (python).
Out of Memory: Killed process 26005 (postmaster).
Out of Memory: Killed process 25263 (python).
Out of Memory: Killed process 25264 (python).
Out of Memory: Killed process 25265 (python).
Out of Memory: Killed process 26003 (postmaster).
Out of Memory: Killed process 25266 (python).
Out of Memory: Killed process 26022 (postmaster).
Out of Memory: Killed process 25267 (python).
Out of Memory: Killed process 25268 (python).
printk: 28 messages suppressed.
Posted by Arcterex at 08:40 AM
July 25, 2006
Hard Core Gamer In the Making

Hehehehe... all you RPG geeks will appreciate this pic of a kid whose Dad is a Hard-Core Gamer!

Posted by Arcterex at 03:30 PM
Terminal Doom

Darren just threw this at me... Terminal Doom allows you to run classic doom 1.... on an arcade..... inside Doom 3! Similar yet different to Doom Classic.

Posted by Arcterex at 12:11 PM
July 24, 2006
Anyone Seen Clerks 2 Yet?

So anyone out there seen Clerks 2 yet? I was just trolling through the Memorable Quotes from Clerks II (2006) on IMDB and laughing my ass off at some of them. Anyone seen this yet? As my buddy Dana says, being a Kevin Smith movie is enough to see it.... unfortunately last weekend was pretty busy, so it'll probably wait until next weekend.

Posted by Arcterex at 12:10 PM
Next iPod Version (Spoof)

Hehehe, someone made a great Funny Professional iPod Spoof. Introducing the iPod "Flea"! Whoho! Is this what WWDC holds for us?

Posted by Arcterex at 11:05 AM
July 23, 2006
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie

Oh man... first Transformers and now this. What part of my childhood will hollywood not want to change/update/make better?

Posted by Arcterex at 03:36 PM
July 19, 2006
Cute Animal Barrage

Pardon me, I need a cute break. join me... you know you want to....

Click on the bottom links on the above linked page to get another 30 or so pages of cute animals.

Posted by Arcterex at 11:21 PM
Valve's "Portal"

Darren pointed me to a trailer on youtube for Valve's Portal. Based on the titles of some of the other videos it's a mini-game from HL Episode 2. Anyone know more about this?

Posted by Arcterex at 10:44 AM
PHP5 Upgrade

So PHP5 is stable and PHP4 is out of portage. Just a note to people with sites hosted off of ufies.org that I'm planning to upgrade to PHP 5.1.4 in the next while (say, by the end of the week). Please make sure your sites work with this version of PHP5 (as I understand it's pretty much compatible). Thanks.

Update Gregg of 21st Century Digital Boy points to the list of php5 incompatibilities. Thanks dude.

Posted by Arcterex at 08:42 AM
July 18, 2006
Star Wars - What We Love and Hate

Great list of 75 Things We Love and Hate about Star Wars, via digg. Notice how all the 'great dialog' lines seem to come from the first three movies, and the 'horrible [dialog|ideas]' comes from the last (first) three? Hmm...

Posted by Arcterex at 09:40 PM
Wife Gets Billboard

This post is in the "funny" cateory for everyone but the Steven in question. Man cheats, wife finds out, rents billboard. Blog post here.

Thanks Darren for the post :)

Update: People smell bullshit.

Posted by Arcterex at 12:34 PM
Movie Cliches

Random list of 25 Cinematic Cliches I Never Wanna See Again. Not hugely great, good for a Tuesday morning diversion though.

8. All computer keyboards or control panels have thousands of volts just underneath their surface, and their malfunctions are indicated by a puff of smoke and a cartoonish shower of sparks.

Posted by Arcterex at 08:25 AM
July 17, 2006
Back in Black on Harry Potter

The ever popular Lewis Black from The Daily Show has another great (illegal, copyrighted, RIAA fodder) clip on YouTube where he rails on Harry Potter Camp.

Posted by Arcterex at 01:05 PM
July 13, 2006
Bowie vs Discovery Launch

Sometimes the most simple mashups are the best. Who'da'thunk that a simple meshing of David Bowie and a video of the Shuttle Launch would be so cool? Here's Discovery Oddity (David Bowie Meets the Discovery Launch).

Posted by Arcterex at 01:04 PM
July 12, 2006
Stephen Colbert Loses It

After a lunchtime troll through digg's top videos I found this great clip from the daily show rightfully belongs on top. Watch to the end where Colbert just loses it in an inuendo filled report on the british royal family :)

Posted by Arcterex at 12:50 PM
English Language Education If You Are Robbed

Based on this video I'm convinced that all english language education in Japan is done by three girls in oversized bikinis repeating the words over and over again while making odd arm motions. (via digg).

Posted by Arcterex at 12:35 PM
July 11, 2006
Quick Change Artist

Now this Quick Change Artists on America's Got Talent is amazing. Wish I knew how they did it, it'd make getting ready for work in the morning so much easier....

Posted by Arcterex at 12:41 PM
XP Monitor Refresh Rate Saving

So this is an issue that I'm asking the web at large to help with. My Windows XPSP2 system refuses to save the refresh rate setting for my CRT monitor. It seems to happen in conjunction with a dual monitor setup. Basically what happens is I reboot, and when the system comes back up the refresh rate is back to 60hz (ie: painful on the eyes). I go into the monitor settings, and it says it's set to 85hz. I set it to 75, hit ok, the refresh changes and it's all ok. I reboot and it's back to the painful refresh rate, go into monitor settings and the settings say 75hz. Change it to 85 and hit ok, and it's back to ok.

Very strange. The setting is saved, but the refresh rate doesn't change. I have the same problem on a relatively new XP install on my work setup where I have an LCD and a CRT (the LCD works fine), and at home where I have two CRTs. At work the monitor is using the PnP drive and at home I have the correct NEC monitor drivers.

Anyone know about this or have any idea how to fix it? I don't reboot that often, so it's not a huge deal, it is however a pain in the butt...

Posted by Arcterex at 12:22 PM
July 06, 2006
Humor From CraigsList

Anything entitled Dear Crazy-As-Bat-Shit-Lady: The fridge doesn't come with a pedigree! just has to be funny :)

2. What part of 'buyer must pick up' in the ad was confusing to you? Yes, I have a vehicle. No, I don't want to haul your fridge all the way to East BumbleFuck on the hottest day of the year. No, I'm really really sure I don't want to do that. No, really. I'm sure.

Posted by Arcterex at 02:55 PM
July 05, 2006
Ukelele Videos

Two bizzare and cool videos for you today.

Posted by Arcterex at 12:58 PM
July 03, 2006
Old and True Comments on Doom 3

OK, I know this is almost two years old now, but this Ctrl Alt Del strip on Doom 3 is a) funny b) how I felt playing the game.

BTW, Prey demo kicks ass.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:55 PM