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Delirium (di lir` iem) n. a condition of the mind, as during insanity, in which one is restless and keeps thinking and talking wildly.
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August 29, 2003

Booby Flay

Oh did I misspell that? I meant Bobby Flay, yeah...anyway. LadyX pointed a wonderful article about Mr. Bobby Flay to me. It gives him the respect he deserves!

Read It.

Some of my fave quotes:
"Impatient and bored, desultory and mocking, Flay hosts "FoodNation" like an eighth grader who is too cool for his choir concert. " So true. I always love how he belittles people on Food Nation. Makes him look so smooth and sauve.

"His yawning reactions to all he samples are impolite and ungrateful, and he comes off as arrogant and magnanimous, as if he is doing us all a big favor by just being there." Not only that, but he pretends that we should worship him for throwing some corn on the grill.

"On a recently aired episode, after instructing a volunteer to julienne some vegetables, Flay jeers at her inferior knife-work, inciting the rest of the room to laugh at her expense." Yeah, he's real nice. That's like me asking someone who's never really used a PC to install a harddrive and then laughing when they can't do it. Duh. You're the "Chef," you're supposed to be helping people to learn to cook not belittling them you bastard.

Anyway, the author makes some positive comments about "Boy Meets Grill." I've never seen that show so I won't comment on it. But I will point you to our other Flaytastic entries:

  • Allez Cusine: Iron Chef

  • Bah (Bobby Flay)

  • Fillet Flay!

  • Bobby "Corndog" Flay

  • Anti-Bobby Flay Webring

    Posted by vixen at 06:51 PM | Comments (11)

    August 28, 2003

    Character Battle, Next Round

    Well, we're almost there. The next round has just started today and my vote for Link has been cast. Here are the contenders:

    Link (currently in the lead)
    Samus

    Cloud
    Sonic

    Mario
    Sephiroth

    Snake
    Megaman

    Whee!

    Posted by ladyx at 05:39 AM | Comments (3)

    August 26, 2003

    So, here I sit...waiting for

    So, here I sit...waiting for class to start. I get to sit around for another half hour. Yippee.

    I just emailed the bestest email buddy in the world to inform him of my current status. I know he was concerned.

    Ever notice that pretty much all online apartment listings credit their building as "designed for those who know what they want out of life?" That's weird.

    Yay, losers greeting each other in the hallway. I am thrilled.

    Hoorah for college.

    Posted by ladyx at 11:33 AM | Comments (2)

    August 21, 2003

    #monkeeschat

    Efnet doesn't allow channel or nick registration so I'm leaning towards dal.net. #monkees is still registered to Eva #monkeechat is now registered to us. You can go ahead and join there until we figure out what do long term!

    Here are some dal.net servers in the extended. Take off the "n7=" part and just use spot.hub.dal.net or whatever as your server (in the place you put irc.webmaster.com). That is all for now.

    n0=jade.va.us.dal.net (0) Is it better to burn out or fade away?
    n1=ninja.hub.dal.net (1) we both like waffles and eachother.
    n2=diamond.hub.dal.net (2) Multi faceted
    n3=toronto.on.ca.dal.net (3) Toronto, CA HUB Server
    n4=skyline-r.hub.dal.net (4) The skys the limit
    n5=mesra.kl.my.dal.net (5) Jaring DALnet Client Server
    n6=hotspeed.sg.as.dal.net (5) Hotspeed.com.sg Client Server
    n7=spanish-inquisition-e.dal.net (4) Nobody expects us
    n8=broadway.ny.us.dal.net (4) 42nd Street
    n9=gaston.se.eu.dal.net (4) Telenordia HUB Server
    n10=valhall.hub.eu.dal.net (5) Si vis pacem, evita bellum
    n11=powertech.no.eu.dal.net (6) PowerTech DALnet Server, Oslo, Norway
    n12=spot.hub.dal.net (6) Felis Catus
    n13=genesis-r.uk.eu.dal.net (6) A time of innocence; A time of confidences
    n14=borg.se.eu.dal.net (5) Assimilating the world.
    n15=mozilla-r.se.eu.dal.net (5) Mozilla.
    n16=renew.hub.dal.net (4) DALnet Hub Server
    n17=oper-e.dal.net (5) Temporary Oper Shelter
    n18=ithaca-s.ny.us.dal.net (5) There's no such thing as a winnable war
    n19=acool.ga.us.dal.net (4) www.acool.net A Cool chatting experience!
    n20=slimey-r.uk.eu.dal.net (3) Big Ben

    Posted by vixen at 07:17 AM | Comments (3)

    August 20, 2003

    Character Battle Time!

    Ok, I am an avid gamer. I admit this. My favorite genre being RPG's, however I have been known to enjoy a good shooter, racing game, fighting game, or GTA Vice *g*. Since it's coming down to the final rounds of GameFaqs.com's Character Battle, I feel it's time I should mention who my money is on (as if it isn't obvious *g*). I've also included which game/series each character is from just in case someone doesn't know.

    Here are the combatants for the next round:

    Link (The Legend of Zelda; also in Super Smash Brothers Meelee and Soul Caliber II)
    Magus (Chrono Trigger)

    Squall Leonhart (Final Fantasy VIII; also in Kingdom Hearts)
    Samus Aran (Metroid)

    Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII; also in Kingdom Hearts)
    Bowser (Mario Brothers, and the like)

    Aeris Gainsborough (Final Fantasy VII; also in Kingdom Hearts)
    Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)

    Mario (Duh, Mario Brothers)
    Crono (Chrono Trigger)

    Alucard (Castlevania)
    Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; also in Kingdom Hearts)

    Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)
    Ryu (Street Fighter)

    Tommy Vercetti (Grand Theft Auto)
    Mega Man (Mega Man)

    I'm sure it's obvious that I believe Link will prevail once again (woo Link!). As far as each round is concerned, I think (obviously) Link will beat Magus, Squall will beat Samus (this one is kind of shakey to me. I didn't think Squall would make it this far in the first place, so beating Samus is a possibility. I always thought Squall was a wuss, though. Not as wussy as Tidus, but still), Cloud will get his ass kicked by Bowser, Sonic will beat Aeris, Mario will beat Crono (much to my dismay...friggin' Mario), Sephiroth will destroy Alucard, Solid Snake will beat Ryu, and Mega Man will triumph over Vercetti. I think the final round will have Link against Mario once again, but I'd be more than thrilled if Crono somehow eliminated Mario. Ah well, we'll see *g*

    Just thought I'd share all of this. It's pointless, but LINK RULES!

    -----Just wanted to share that Magus is getting his ass handed to him on a platter so far. Yay Link!-----

    Posted by ladyx at 02:35 AM | Comments (0)

    August 19, 2003

    MPAA Blames AOL!

    First the RIAA blames poor CD sales P2P instead of high CD prices. Now the MPAA is blaming poor movie sales on text messaging instead of bad movies (Read the story).


    Have they even seen the movies they are releasing? They are horrible! I wouldn't pay money to see any of them in theaters (haven't see Gigli but I assume it's pretty bad just because J-Lo is in it).


    I'm tired of this pass the blame crap from these industries. Makes me feel a lot less guilty about P2P networks. You know, I've seen the MPAA respect copyright site. That site actually made me have more respect for them than the RIAA because at least they were attempting to do something more constructive than lawsuits. Now, I just don't know.

    Posted by vixen at 06:19 PM | Comments (1)

    August 17, 2003

    Just so everybody out there

    Just so everybody out there knows, we have been blessed with the presence of SuperUser Networks' most prized representative, who has taken it upon himself to stalk and harass our lovely vixen. If you'd like to see his "professionalism" in action, check out the comments sections in our last few posts. This is the type of person that claims he runs a respectable business, all the while using such technical terms as "bitch" and "lesbians" to entice his customers to trust him with their money. BWAHAHA *g*

    So, if you're into dealing with obessive maniacs to get all psychotic on you and begin stalking/harassing you because they can't admit to their mistakes, SuperUser Networks is the webhost for you!

    Posted by ladyx at 07:11 PM | Comments (39)

    American Idol in Memphis

    I went to see American Idol in Memphis last night. For being a bunch of reality TV rubbish, the American Idols put on a great show. I found it ironic that there was a huge ad that said, Pop Tarts (the idols tour is sponsored by Pop Tarts but to me it has double meaning because they are basically pop music tarts. Photos are in the extended entry (lots of photos).

    When we got in I saw a crowd around this one guy and I looked at him and I recognized him from American Idol but I didnt know who he was (I looked him up when I got home and he's one of the first American Idol finalist). I overheard someone call him RJ so I went up and said, Hey RJ, could I get your autograph? and he signed my program (it would have been funny if he had said, RJ? Who?) and then he asked me if I wanted to take a photograph with him. I said sure (what the heck, right?) and he put his arm around me (and I put mine around him a bit) and said, Youll have to excuse me. Im sweaty and I smell. I said, Thats ok thinking wft? You offer to hug me and then tell me youre stinkin sweat pile?!

    Anyway, now Ive hugged all the threekees, Bill Clinton, Mike Nelson, Cyndi Lauper almost and some dude named RJ who nobody knows who the hell he is. WOO!! He was cute, whoever he is. I hope the photo turned out so I can show everyone I met RJ and they can be envious. You know you want to meet someone that nobody has ever heard of and you dont even know who is but you talked to him anyway just because a crowd of people was around him. Thats an interesting idea for a flash mob. Just have a few dozen folks mob some poor schmuck in the middle of a mall and ask for his autograph.

    Anyway, the show was pretty cool. They had lots of neat lighting effects and some pyrotechnics. Heres a note to show organizers though. When the temp outside is 101 and its humid as heck, fire on the stage is not fun. I dont normally sweat but I came out of the arena hot and sweating. I know it had to be about 200 degrees in there.

    I got to see Clay. I was expecting them to be horrible in real life but they were pretty good. His voice is really powerful (Reubens too) and I was even surprised that Carmen is less goatlike in person. On the downside, they dont look as good in person. . . Carmen or Julia anyway. Kimberly Caldwell is gorgeous. Bitch. Clay and Reuben pretty much looked the same too. Kim Locke seemed as if she lost some weight.

    You can click on the photo for a bigger view. If you would like to buy copies of any of these, e-mail me for info. I have 3 more rolls that I haven't gotten developed so I might get some more great ones (the first one of Clay is my favorite).





    Posted by vixen at 11:50 AM | Comments (3)

    SuperUser Networks (again, after all these years {g})

    Many of you probably won't remember my experience with SuperUser networks back in August of 2001. If you recall, Derek from SuperUser Networks is a the genius who sent me a million emails asking me to confirm my domain name transfer after he denied it without asking for confirmation a few dozen times. Well, apparently he reads insidedelirium! Since he does, I think I should post the email he just sent to me for public record. Anyway, I posted my original fax. I'm not ashamed or liable for any of it. I just posted it as a warning hoping someone searching for reviews of SuperUser Networks would find it (and a few have). I just hope nobody ever has to deal with them in this way again. If you have a great experience with SuperUser networks, that's great! I had no trouble with them years. However, if you ever try to leave SuperUser Networks, you're probably going to unleash some profanity and poor customer service.

    You dumb, obnoxious, antisocial BITCH, as if the original "JERK" epithet in your fax wasn't enough, you are now calling me "THE ARROGANT ARSE"?!?!?! Let me tell you who do I think YOU are: an Uneducated, Obnoxious, Rude, Antisocial BITCH with 100 or more psychological problems!!! You either have to change your psychologist, or if you don't have one, it's really a time for you to find a good one.

    It is SO RUDE of you to post epithets about me on the web page which is hosted under your web site!!! Are you 10 years old, or is it only your mental age??? You were rude and obnoxious in your fax, and you were unprovoked, because I did not call you names when I tried to contact you for days on end without any success, because you would not respond!!!

    You are truly one extremely rude and obnoxious and inconsiderate you know what, and I do not wish to have anything to do with you or your website. Consider this email my demand for you to remove this page immediately from our website, and cease posting your rude and extremely annoying comments about me.

    If this page, of which I have a dated copy, is not removed by Monday, August 18, 2003, I will start contacting your employer and I will get you fired.

    P.S.

    Let me remind you that it was YOU who wouldn't respond to any of my emails. If you could not email as you claim, why didn't you call me? I had to email you numerous times to FINALLY, FINALLY, get you to respond. And when you FINALLY did respond, you responded WITH epithets for which I didn't ask for, even though calling would seem an obvious choice, for a normal person at least. How is that for arrogant?

    Let me tell you, it was thousand times more annoying for me to deal with rude customer like yourself, than it was for you. Are you blind to see that it was YOU, that was incommunicative and RUDE in this whole thing??? You started this whole thing, and now you want to provoke me even more and you have the nerve to post more epithets about me on the Web???

    I would really like to speak with your employer on Monday to see whether you post your delirious memoirs on the company time. So, unless you want me to, take down this page immediately, OR ELSE!!!

    Anyway, I emailed him back:
    Thanks for this. America is a free country and I can post about my experiences with you if I want to. I will be saving this email for my files along with your other emails. Feel free to contact my employer. My employer's name is [me]. Thanks!

    Why do I attract psychotic, uneducated fools? Is it in the water around here? I think he should look up the word "epithet" too.

    Posted by vixen at 03:14 AM | Comments (45)

    August 13, 2003

    Please help.

    Posted by bard at 06:46 PM | Comments (0)

    Nugget of Wisdom for Job Searchers

    When you interview someone, you pick up on subtle things that people say that they could have said in, perhaps, a better way or more accurately. I just thought I'd share one with y'all since you might be looking for jobs.

    When someone asks you what types of computers or what types of computer systems you've worked on or are familiar with, don't say:

    "Oh, I've worked lots of different types of computers! At work we used to have a Dell but I have an HP at home. I've also worked on Gateway."

    That makes you look like an idiot. It automatically gives you -10 in the "computer literate" category. The correct response would be something like "I'm most familiar with Windows systems but I've also worked on Macs and Linux systems." or just "I've only operated Windows PCs." (Just because I assume someone who doesn't know that all Dells, Gateways and HPs are Windows PCs wouldn't know Linux or a Mac if it bit them in the ass).

    That is all. I hope this nugget helps you in some way. Trust me, just sprinkle a bit a computer jargon into your average interview and you'll get the job. Mention Linux and their eyes glaze over and they immediately think you know more than them.

    This also works when you actually have the job. Say something like, "Yeah, I was just going to defrag the harddrive to free up some more random access memory for the USB so the SCSI would function properly instead of giving us the BSOD all the time. I mean, we only got 60 kilobytes free and if we maximize the system by expanding the protocols and changing the TCIP to allow pings, we can get at least 10 more MBs!" and, even though that sentence makes no logical sense and you're just playing minesweeper, they'll think you're smart and all is well. Try it sometime.

    Posted by vixen at 08:18 AM | Comments (5)

    August 11, 2003

    Chocolaty Gaming Goodness

    Inspired by a recent conversation, and written during a boring 6 hour car ride, I am ashamed to present...

    "Man Eating Plant. Man-Eating Plant?!?"

    --- otherwise known as ---

    "3 Minutes of Pure Adventure Gaming Chocolaty Cookie Goodness!"

    Yeah. I need a life. But anyway. Read at your own peril. (Warning: LONG)

    {The Madness starts now.}

    Would you like to load a saved game or start a new game?

    ?] Load game.

    What game would you like to play?

    ?] Global thermonuclear war

    How about a nice game of Chess?

    ?] Global thermonuclear war

    Naughts and Crosses?

    ?] Global thermonuclear war

    I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.

    ?] List saved games.

    Saved game files exist for:
    Bob.
    Bob.
    Bob.
    Bob.
    Bob.
    Bob.
    boB.

    ?] Load boB.

    Loading saved game files for "boB." ...
    DONE.


    Narrowly escaping certain death, you run north and come across a fjord. There is a large Man-Eating plant blocking further progress to the north. The only exits appear to be north and south.

    ?] Think "Woo-hoo! I narrowly escaped death."

    You think "Woo-hoo! I narrowly escaped death."
    It was a rather pointless thought.

    ?] Look at Man-Eating Plant.

    It looks like your typical Man-Eating Plant.

    ?] Talk to Man-Eating Plant.

    Man-Eating Plant sways in the breeze, and growls.

    ?] Ask Man-Eating Plant where it learned to growl.

    You ask Man-Eating Plant where it learned to growl.
    It just growls some more.

    ?] Examine Man-Eating Plant.

    The Man-Eating Plant is approximately 7 feet tall and has a width of approximately 2.7 inches. It has rather long branches with very shiny red leaves. The plant is covered in its entirety by sap.

    ?] Examine leaves.

    Man-Eating Plant tells you to "Leaf" it alone.

    ?] Examine sap.

    That would just get you into a very sticky situation.

    ?] Bark like a dog.

    Clarify purpose of action.

    ?] Convince Man-Eating Plant that I am a dog, not a man.

    Man-Eating Plant is totally unconvinced.

    ?] Repeat process for all members of the animal kingdom.

    50 years later, the Man-Eating Plant remains confident that you are, in fact, a Man.

    ?] Examine sap.

    You already did this, roughly 50 years ago. Have you forgotten already?

    ?] Examine sap anyway.

    Man-Eating Plant thanks you for the generous donation of your arm. It was tasty. (Don't say I didn't warn you about a possible "sticky situation" earlier.)

    ?] Scream in pain.

    You scream in pain. Blood continues to gush.

    ?] Inventory

    You have a hairbrush, a pickle, and a snow globe.

    ?] Curse the fact that there is no first-aid kit.

    You curse the fact that there is no first-aid kit.

    ?] Eat pickle.

    Yum.
    Blood is escaping at an alarming rate.

    ?] Look at snow globe.

    Oooh, pretty.
    You're feeling faint.

    ?] Comb hair with hairbrush.

    Ignoring the fact that you are bald (50 years of aging will tend to do that to a Man), you scrape the comb over your scalp. You reason, as much as one in your physical state of anguish and lost blood can reason, "I might as well look good for the afterlife..."


    You awake in a white room, with black curtains.
    (It is, of course, located where all white rooms with black curtains are located -- by the station.)

    Two people are standing next to each other, behind a counter.

    ?] Ask "Where am I?"

    You ask yourself -- "Self, where am I?" -- and do not receive an answer.

    ?] Walk up to counter.

    You walk up to the counter. The two people behind it are ignoring you.

    ?] Examine counter.

    The counter is made of glass and polyurethane.
    It is a good counter that performs its task well.
    You also judge it to be of high moral character and full of fiber.

    ?] Ascertain counter's task.

    You deduce the counter is there to keep you away.

    ?] Examine counter in greater detail.

    On the counter rests a bell. Above the counter is a sign that reads:
    "Grace, George, and Gwen's Soul Processing Services."
    They appear to accept Visa, American Express, and MasterCard.

    ?] Look at people behind counter.

    Grace and Gwen glance at you briefly, and then resume ignoring you.
    At least, you figure that those are Grace and Gwen.
    Really, I guess you can never be too sure.
    If your assumption were correct, however, it would seem as though George isn't around.

    ?] Ring bell.

    Ding!
    No answer.

    ?] Ring bell.

    Ding!
    Still no answer.

    ?] Ring bell twice.

    Ding! Ding!
    This is seemingly useless.
    Damn bell. Rotten, stinking, infernal bell.

    ?] Smash bell.

    Ding!
    Finally!
    Grace and Gwen, now rather perturbed, say in unison:
    "What now!?"

    ?] Ask for assistance.

    You are pointed to a rather unremarkable number dispensing apparatus, and are told to take a number.

    ?] Take a number.

    You have to walk to the dispenser first.

    ?] Walk to dispenser.

    You walk to the dispenser.

    ?] Take a number.

    You take a number.

    ?] Read number.

    The number reads 1,271. In the distance, you hear either Grace or Gwen (not sure which) call out "230! Number 230! We will see you now".

    ?] Sigh.

    You sigh.

    Several hours later, one of the two ladies calls your number.

    ?] Walk up to counter and show number.

    You show your number the counter.
    The number thanks you for the picturesque view.

    ?] Show number to ladies.

    They acknowledge the fact that you have a number.

    ?] Ask for assistance.

    You should find out what the ladies can assist you with, first.

    ?] Ask what the two fine ladies do.

    "We process souls like you. But first we need to see your credit card."

    ?] Show credit card.

    You do not seem to have one.

    ?] Inventory

    You, currently being a lost soul, do not possess anything.

    ?] Ask about alternate payment plans.

    "That's George's department. You need to speak with George."

    ?] Ask for George.

    "He's not here."

    ?] Insist on speaking to George.

    "Oh, ok. If you insist." they say.

    (Incidentally, the Great Secret of the Universe(TM) is that to get anything done, you must INSIST that it be done. Furthermore, you must INSIST as though you had the AUTHORITY TO INSIST THAT IT BE DONE. That is neither here nor there, though. Especially not at this moment.)

    Both ladies walk into a back room and huddle with a mysterious third person, who turns out to be George.

    (He really is very, very creepy and stuff. I'd show you a picture of him, but it'd scare the children. Please just take my word for it.)

    The resultant shadowy image visable through the walls reminds you of a three-headed monster. A three-headed monster not entirely unlike Cereberus, but very, very different.

    Finally, the three figures approach the counter.

    ?] Ask George for help.

    Patience. They are not yet at the counter.

    ?] Wait for them to arrive at the counter.

    You wait. Finally they arrive.

    ?] Ask George for help with alternate payment plans.

    George helps you open a line of credit.

    ?] Ask for a list of available services.

    "Heaven. Hell. Reincarnation. Your choice."

    ?] Ask George to be reincarnated.

    The three retreat into the back room, and again appearing like Cerberus but very, very, different, enter into a heated debate. You overhear threats of sporks being placed in very, very uncomfortable anatomical locations, and gulp. Finally, after many hours, they return.

    George says "Sure thing." and rematerializes on Fiji.
    George has a smile on his face and is clearly enjoying the tropical paradise.

    ?] Explain that my request was misunderstood.

    Gwen and Grace, again in unison: "SO WHAT!?!?"

    ?] Protest haughtily.

    Your complaint is again dismissed as being unfounded, per company policy.

    ?] Sigh.

    You sigh.

    ?] Ask Gwen to reincarnate me.

    Reluctantly ceasing your protest, you ask Gwen if she could reincarnate you.

    Grace says, pointing, "She's Gwen. I'm Grace."

    ?] Ask Gwen to reincarnate me.

    Gwen says, "That's Grace's department."

    ?] Ask Grace to reincarnate me.

    Explaining that the process is irreversible, Grace agrees and puts it on your tab...

    You awake in a large fjord. The sound of certain death rumbles to the south. To the north, you see a Man-Eating Plant that is remarkably identical to the one you encountered earlier. It's like deja vu all over again.

    ?] Inventory

    You have a hairbrush, a pickle, and a snow globe.

    ?] Sigh.

    You sigh.

    ?] Quit.

    Are you sure?

    ?] Yes.

    Are you really sure?

    ?] Yes!

    Fine. You don't have to be so rude. Goodbye.

    Posted by bard at 10:37 AM | Comments (0)

    August 07, 2003

    Woo!

    You know you've made it when FlayvaFlay worshippers come here flaming. ROCK! Actually, I still bet it's just Booby posting under different aliases because nobody in their right mind would like that corn-jerker.

    Thanks, Booby for giving us visitors *sniff*. People *do* read this!

    Posted by ladyx at 12:47 AM | Comments (2)

    August 06, 2003

    So, I managed to destroy

    So, I managed to destroy my laptop's hard drive last Friday. How, I don't know. I guess they're just not made for the type of punishment I hand out.

    If anybody has actually had a good experience with an IBM Thinkpad, I envy you. The last two I've had have been total ass-pains.

    That is all.

    Posted by ladyx at 05:32 PM | Comments (4)

    August 05, 2003

    Spork This! Sporky Looks For A Job

    Ah yes, time for another installment of Spork This! This time I've made standard frame sizes, punched up the text and only used black and white. I'm not as happy with it as I was with the first but...I'll learn someday!




    Posted by vixen at 10:44 PM | Comments (2)