Category Archives: Random

Spam, not just a lunch meat

The other day, I decided to check out the RMo states.  You know, bandwidth, unused databases, file storage, etc.  I noticed that one of our e-mail addresses had 250 MBs in the inbox.  Wtf?  Sure, it was the e-mail account we use to collect e-mails for invalid @rain-man.org addresses, but how could that be so large?

Well, it seems neither Rainman nor I had been checking it (I thought RM tidied it up once a week or so) for the past 13 months. So I logged in to the account to find 50,619 e-mails waiting for me. Holy shit. So I emptied it out without bothering to sort through it.

Two days passed and I checked the account again. Already, there were 200+ e-mails waiting.  I guess I should be thankful this isn’t a popular site, otherwise there could be a lot more spam coming to us. As it is, I average about 20 – 30 pieces a day.

Fall TV line up

The past few years, I’ve been watching three shows: Heroes, House and Smallville.

Heroes and House are great, but Smallville has rapidly become a shitfest in recent years. I keep telling myself that I’ll quit watching, but I think this will be the year. Lana is gone, Lex is gone (or will be after a few initial episodes), Clark and Lois (who is awful, btw) are supposed to start having romantic interests in each other.

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Niftiness

So a month or so ago,  my dad got remarried.  As a gift for my duties as best man, I received a digital picture frame. In the past I’d seen them, but they never really held my interest. After receiving one, my opinion on these has changed.

I received a Sony S-Frame. The best part about this is that it works with very little set up. Really, you can work this without any setup. Plug it in, turn it on, connect it to your computer with a USB cable, and it’ll pop up on your computer like any other USB device.  Drag your photos over, disconnect the cable and you’re set.  Of course, you can then choose to customize whether it should show a clock, calendar, neither, what type of transitions to do between photos, etc.

The quality is high, with a crisp displace and a good contrast ratio.

Of course, you don’t have to use it for photos.

Digital picture frame

It’s back

So after a year of being offline, I think due to issues with our host and deprecated versions of PHP and MySQL, the gallery is back.  Click that little tab at the top of the page and you can once again view the images.

A little known fact: Most of the traffic to RMo, up until the gallery went offline, was from users in Japan linking to images of Koda Kumi, a Japanese pop star, that I took and posted up in the gallery.

In the 8 months or so since my last post I’ve quit my game reviews, have focused more on my Japanese language classes, and been playing games for enjoyment, not just for work.  I’ve been in two weddings, have booked a trip to Japan the first week of December 2008, and that’s about it.

An anecdote

I remember back in 2000 or 2001, some friends and I were heading down to South Padre Island here in Texas.  We stopped at a gas station to fill up and buy some snacks; I went to use the restroom.

So, I go into the bathroom, take a leak, then I wash my hands.  Next to the sink, mounted about eye level is some weird thing I’d never seen before.  I lean closer to it and look at the hole, only to be blasted with air freshener in my eye.  Sonuvabitch, that hurt.

I really dislike packing

I always tell myself that when it comes time to move I need to slim down my collection of crap. Of course, I never listen to myself.

So, I’m moving this weekend, which throws a kink into my reviews.  It really sucks, I tell you.  I have four games to play and review, but I don’t seem to have the time this week. Ack!  Clive Barker’s Jericho, Phoenix Wright III, SOCOM: Tactical Strike and Buzz the Mega Quiz.  I fear with the holiday season I may soon find myself in this position for several weeks.

In the meantime, I’ll be so much closer to work, which I’ll greatly enjoy, if only because it means I can sleep it a bit more as there should be a shorter commute.