Cell Phone Of Doom

I don’t have my own cell phone. I use one provided by the company.

However there is something always weird about my cell phones I am given.

Currently I have a nokia, forget the model, but less then a year old.

Because my service is with Telus, I can only get digital service in saskatoon and regina. I don’t spend much time in regina, so that is a guess. What this means is that as soon as I leave saskatoon my cell phone has to switch to analog for me to make calls. There are three other people in the company with this exact cell phone, and this works fine. However, my cell phone clings to the digital service. What this means is I cannot make calls, or recieve calls, Because I don’t want to talk to anyone I just leave it. If I try to make a call it just forwards me to telus, and everyone calling me will just get my voice mail. However the intersting thing is I can still send and recieve text messages. So, I get half digital service.

No-one else can even connect to digital service. Their cell phones claims there is none. hm. this is slightly more then ineresting. 

Telus and sasktel are fighting, and sasktel being the small fish in the water probably will not win, but I am rooting for them. Telus those Capitalist Dogs. etc. Telus is renting towers in the major centers to provide digital service, because sasktel will only alow analog. 

My cell phone rocks. I have no idea what it is doing or how it it connecting to sasktel’s network. I would really like to know if my text messages are being billed. I can make phone calls to telus. if I probled I might be able to get some free service or something. This is not supposed to happen, as far as I know. my cell phone is not suppoesed to even recognize the sasktel digital service.


Yep. So Telus Bad. Sasktel VERY good. Everyone else worse then sasktel, probably better then telus.

I like sasktel.

I do.

Go Sasktel!!!

Oh CheeseBurger I am so sorry.

I was looking at a cheeseburger and it said I was insane.
 but I questioned its integrity  for reasons that are plain.

I  then ate the little cheeseburger and commented with a sigh,
 "that was the best little cheeseburger, that ever had to die"

Everybody that was with me, looked at me in abject horror. 
"you killed the talking burger , it hay have been an alien explorer."

"What would I really care? plus I bought it at the stand."
"But if more of them start talking, this may get quite out of hand."

That is why I find myself, in a pickle such as this. 
surrounded by hungry hamburgers, interrogated by one named Chris.

"Oh why did you take our beloved brother? we had not seen him for a while,"
"then we had heard  that he was eaten, for us its been such a trial"

I have been sentenced to death, what else could the verdict be? 
I will soon be eaten by hamburgers, on their national TV

But do not think that you should worry, for my death may never ever come.
There are some sort of legal conflicts, from the hot dogs of which I had eaten some.

So, My Computer Declared War

My computer must have read my blog. I know I did. Twice, maybe three times. It is during periods of inactivity such as that my computer hatches evil plans to avenge itself against me and my kind.

It started harmlessly enough. I decided to go through some of those processes I was talking about earlier and see what they do and why. I discovered a few I probably didn’t need nor want so removed then using the famous "Add Remove Programs" applet (such as it is). I hate the word applet. I removed three programs, but the second one I tried to remove insisted on me attempting to remove it twice, the first time insisting I had to install it first. huh? However once I finished uninstalling the application it asked me to reboot.

Now, I almost never reboot when they ask me to. It’s very simple. More often then not a reboot does almost nothing to aid in the installation or uninstallation process. So, With the exception of system devices or windows updates, I don’t reboot.

This time was no different, So I said screw you to the reboot request and proceeded on my merry way. Little known to me at the time my computer was thinking "Screw me? Screw you!"

So, My computer is behaving funny.

Normal tasks one would take for granted, such as dragging and dropping files. DOES NOT WORK. cool. I cannot even rearrange the files within the folder. I can barely even click on my files. well. ok. I can click on them, but dragging them to new folders, or including them in projects or emails by drag and drop is out of the question.

Foolish computer. it not knows the extent to which I will ignore such stuff. So it is busy preventing files from being dragged I shall force it to endure my "alternate" methods of persuasion. Bwa ha ha ha.

Unless it develops more nasty habits. But even then I can endure it longer then my computer. only 18 days left to scheduled reboot.

I cannot give in to terrorism. I must remain strong. I must stand firm in my beliefs and convictions. I must prevail.

That is all.

So, I rebooted my computer

My computer has this interesting feature. As time goes on, it stops opening windows. WOW!!! yay!!!! Now when I say windows, I mean anything that could be considered a window under the windows windowing subsystem. confused yet? But this means, popup menus, toolbars, application windows, buttons,  dialog boxes, etc simply will not load. If you close another application/window then it will allow you to open another window so you can continue working. However as time goes on, the maximum number of windows you can have open at one time drops. eventually you are unable to have any windows open and a reboot is required. I don’t usually let it get this far. I have found that at approximately 19 days of running my computer will start to exhibit these signs and I reboot. so, yesterday was my reboot day after 19 days, and approximately 16 hours of operation.

Normal people may never ever see this, for a variety of reasons.

1) My computer is probably messed. It usually is. I do so many weird things to it it rarely if ever is operating at peak performance.

2) I like running a gazillion  applications at once. right off of a reboot my computer loads 13 icons into my system tray and half a dozen other processes that don’t bother to show up. I proceed to start a few more apps that I simply like to have around. at any given time I have 50+ processes. I never shut down applications that I may use again, this is a bit of a generalization, but I don’t close something if it is a bother to have to find it again. which is most things.

3) I tend to run software that I have written or modified, so the exact effect on my computer is UNKNOWN. 

4) I run my computer 24/7 without restarting or shutting down.

5) I don’t know if VNC will effect this, but I am vnc into it, or into other computers from it almost constantly.

Yes yes yes. I am mean to my computer. but it can handle it I assure you.

What I think is going on is something is not releasing windows handles back to the system. I would investigate further to see if it is one of my applications, but that seems like a bit of work.. I need a program to monitor/view open handles and see if any applications are forgetting to release them.

May have to see what sys internals has that Will do what I want. nothing jumping out at me at the moment.

However this problem does not seem to happen on my other computers. although less used they tend to stay on for much longer periods of time needing a reboot only when I have broken something completely. or I decide it is unneeded. 

yeah. so. I rebooted my computer. it seems to work.

What Be Your Nerd Type?

What Be Your Nerd Type?

Your Result: Science/Math Nerd

(Absolute Insane Laughter as you pour toxic chemicals into a foaming tub of death!) Well, maybe you aren’t this extreme, but you’re in league with the crazy scientists/mathmeticians of today. Very few people have the talent of math and science is something takes a lot of brains as well. Thank whosever God you worship, or don’t worship, so thank no deity whatsoever in your case, for you people! Most of us would have died off without your help.

Drama Nerd

Literature Nerd

Gamer/Computer Nerd

Social Nerd

Artistic Nerd


Anime Nerd

What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace

ho ho ha ha to the funny farm

where life is beautiful all the time and people do not sing about spaghetti and cheese.

Yeah so for some reason or another I have a new song called the "don’t listen to it song". you cannot and will not ever hear it but the lyrics are merely "don’t listen to it" over and over and over and over to whatever tune I happen to have in my head at the time. I blame it on the many years of listening to music that I should have not listened to.


Mrs Fields cookies are horribly expensive, but rate among the most edible cookie I have ever eaten. not that I would ever buy them again. ever.

I have this list of words I consistently spell wrong. It is funny because I know I spell them wrong, so I spell them wrong on purpose thinking I am not spelling them they way I normally do thus being possibly more correct. However as it turns out the way I am avoiding spelling these words is in fact correct. Apparently I have learned how to spell some of them but because that is the way that I think they should be spelled and think that the way I think they should be spelled is wrong, I spell them wrong. Go me.

And my msn sucks because it no longer changes me to away when I am away. Away I tells you away!!!

lol and stuff.

don’t think will play poker. people apparently have been calling and or messageing me about it. sigh. probably should missed last weeks. showed up despite being canceled (no-one told me) the week before.

Bacon Carbonara has eggs in it. (I think)

Full recipe not to follow.

A Different Quiz

What were you doing 10 years ago?

1997? finishing grade 9?

What were you doing 1 year ago?

Same thing, finishing grade 9. oh. I mean working, doing same thing I am now.

Five snacks you enjoy:

1. Coke
2. Coke
3. Coke
4. Spits
5. Something else to make the top 4 less monotonous

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:

1. John Jacob Jingle Heimer Schmidt
2. My name is Jon Johnson.
3. I know a song that gets on everybodies nerves.
4. Happy Birthday.
5. I Like Bananas

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

1. Buy some stuff
2. Set the farm up for life
3. Pay off the loans
4. Save some so don’t run out
5. give some to other peoples

Five bad habits:

1. working
2. disorganization 
3. Procrastination
4. second guessing myself
5. Jumping to conclusions

Five things you like doing:

1. Drinking coke
2. Talking with friends
3. Blogging
4. Movies
5. Writing things that have nothing to do with work

Five things you would never wear again:

1. dress
2. again?
3. The clothes that have lots of holes
4. The clothes that are too small
5. The clothes that I cannot find.

Five favourite toys:

1. My computer
2. My other computer
3. My other other computer
4. My other other other computer
5. The laptop

Stolen from:  The Schmidt House

Amanda wants, Amanda Gets. Well this time anyways.

I know this strange person , who’s name is hard to say.
Unless you do speak english, then everthing’s ok.

She like to play piano (and does it really well).
Record it to a disc, I’m pretty sure it’ll sell.

She might enjoy pizza, but music is her thing.
She listens to it always, but I’ve never heard her sing.

She has a couple children, which roam around her place.
Holding their cat hostage, which sometimes is the case.

They can drive their mother crazy, as boys will often do.
When playing with utensils,  or artistic acts ensue.

I talk to her online, havn’t seen her for a while.
I know her from highschool, a place she thinks was vile.

We talk about a lot of things, depending on the mood.
Religion, music, moose, and sometimes even food.

She is smarter then myself, and this I can’t deny.
She ruined my sudoku, I refuse to tell you why.

But I should end this poem, I could probly ramble on.
But here at the office, poetry is frowned upon.

So, in conclusion, this is a poem of my friend.
She asked me to write one, and this poem will now end.

Ok, so you wanted one. you have now got one. sorry about the simple rhymes. or the ryhmes in general , oh no. I don’t have a friend category. must make one.

Oh Router

Oh router, why dost thou not route?
Why accept thine own packets and drop all others?
Why accept not mine own password?

Thy selfishness eclipses all else.
Thy blinking of lights confuse.
Thou dost block my access.

oh Where has thou hidden thine reset button?
And where art mine paper clips?
Dost thou not have a backdoor?

Oh router, why be this way?
If not soon the answer comes.
I shall replace thee.