Archive for December, 2003

Christmas Cleanup

Sunday, December 28th, 2003

So over this Christmas Holiday Season when I have been getting fatter and unhealthier I did a slight spring cleaning of my domains.

So as it stands I own the following domains.:
AceJobs.net Have an idea but not the time to develop it. Needs a good DB designer for it to work.

BuyAnOrgan.net This started as a satirical website for buying human organs online but now its Kevins weblog.

Corkonia – Cork City Website Not sure what I was going to do with this site to be honest. It was going to be a directory site or a tourism site or something. Might keep the name for another while. I was thinking actually of creating a website for people doing their driving test and have maps of the various routes they take you on for the test. Could be a handy resource. The website would be payed for by advertising the local driving instructors.

Digihive This was going to be the site for my online business, whatever the fuck that was going to be. I just host subdomains off it now.

DodgyList – All things Dodgy. A guy at work has a “dodgy” list where he basically mails out links to soft porn and pics of babes to a load of people. He really does email out some quality stuff. I used to post these links in a private forum on Boards.ie but its a private forum so I set up dodgylist for uploading pics and sending out links. I need to develop it further though.
lgbyouth/glbyouth – Irish Gay Teen Website I want to set up a resource site for Irish Gay Teens. Well irish Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered and Questioning teens. Theres no resource for Irish teens like this and I feel something like this is needed. If the site only every gets read by one person but they find it useful then it was worth it. I need to sit down and work on this soon. I’ve left it too too long.

Nicecock Its just a website with a picture of a male bird, as in a Cock. You know, the opposite to a hen. I think I’ll expand it a bit more and create a CafePress Shop to sell t-Shirts and stuff.

Peoples Republic Of Cock Its a piss take of the Peoples Republic of Cork, or was meant to be so but I think I might just make it a piss take of Cork itself. Make it all official looking apart from the name. I’d like to see how far up the Google Rankings it would get when a search for Cock is entered.

The Mulley Family Group of sites:
We have Mulley.net Mulley.org – Mulley Genealogy Mulley.info Mulley.us and Mulley.biz. These all need to be developed by me too.

Damn I have too many domains. *sigh*.

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All About My Mother

Saturday, December 27th, 2003

“To Bette Davis, Gena Rowlands, Romy Schneider…
to all actresses who have played actresses,
to all women who act,
to men who act and become women,
to all the people who want to be mothers.
To my mother.”

Thats the dedication that ends All About My Mother

Its a superb piece of directing, writing and acting. The cast rocks, the dialogue is just amazing and hollywood screenwriters should take note of how to write. My god its inspired me to write good dialogue for my works. I just read the review of this on IMDB and I have to seriously object to it. This is a great great film with so many interesting characters and events. Its bizarre enough to be true.

answering texts

Friday, December 26th, 2003

Got a few txts of late. Think I’ll reply to them here as I don’t have to pay for the pleasure and theres not a character limit for my character assasination.

text 1: I got one txt giving me a hug “even though you don’t like me anymore”

Ooooh, clever. Make it out to be somehow my fault that you are a lying cheating manipulative weasel. I don’t know of many people that could keep liking someone thats lied so much to them, cheated on their best friends more than once, tried to act the victim nonstop by giving puppy dog eyes and acted innocent when all fault was theirs.

I don’t have time to waste in my life putting up with people like that and then suffer the fallout all around me because I know this person. Its a pity I was so damned blind for so long but I guess while I come across as a cynical bastard I still have lots of faith in humanity.

This time I was wrong, its not my first time being wrong and its far from my last time. This doesn’t mean I’m losing faith though. Humanity is still great and the majority of the people will do good not bad.

Its not like I got seriously fucked over though. Thank god. Although karma probably owes me one of them from my own past behaviour. Its a pity I wasted so much emotional energy on one person. Still I’d do it again. Bring it on.

Intexticating – Texting while drunk

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003

Yes, we have all texted people while drunk. Its funny when you look at the sent items the following morning and go “Oh sweet jesus”. more on Intexticating.

The Call Centre Diary. A diary of a team lead that works in a call centre. Its like a tamed down version of the BOFH. This being real life I guess the deaths per day in the place is kept low. Its funnier than the BOFH since these people are real. I love the guy with the nickname Thrush, he got it because he is an irritating cunt. I’m going to use that. :)

Nice article in the Guardian about Philip Pullman. I like how he sent his fathers ashes into the air with 40 firewords, a great way to spead ashes. Theres also a Dark Materials play now. Would love to go and see it. Two 3 hour plays in fact, I wonder what got squeezed out to cut the trilogy down to 6 hours.

The Decalogue was waiting for me when I got into work today. I look forward to watching these ten movies. Also Lambs album – Between Darkness and Wonder arrived too.

Watchmen Quote

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003

The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown.

The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout “Save us!”…

… and I’ll look down, and whisper “No.”

I laugh but I do not smile

Thursday, December 18th, 2003

I don’t smile enough really. I laugh a lot though. I laugh but I do not smile. Maybe it stems from the fact that I had braces when I was a kid and hated to smile with the metal monstrosity mouth I had.

Or maybe it came from my talent to hide emotion and wear that poker face of mine. Sometimes people don’t know how to read me at all, especially if they don’t know me first and I want to play with them a bit. You know in the initial meeting someone they’ll try and figure out your personality, what you react positively and negatively to and then from there know how to feed your ego and in a way ingratiate themselves with you my saying and mentioning things you like. And they try this with me and I don’t react.

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 16th, 2003

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Just to brighten up your day. Well mine really. Don’t know about you.

Credit Card Sized Memory

Thursday, December 11th, 2003

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Another one of these I want thingies – Portable USB Memory the size of a credit card.

I think I finally sorted out my DSL. It took emailing the head of EsatBT to do it though. Its sad when you have to jump so many rnaks in order to do this, but thats what was needed in this instance.

Floating Away

Tuesday, December 9th, 2003

Marketing Blurb:

You are floating on warm, silky water. You hear nothing but the slow, steady beating of your heart and the sound of your own breathing which is getting deeper and deeper.

As you begin to relax, the restless chatter of your mind slows, then stops. Luxuriating in the release from gravity, every tiny muscle in your body lets go.

The stresses and strains of daily life are left behind, you become calmer and calmer, more and more relaxed. You feel yourself dissolving into the warm, silky water; boundaries melt away, inside and outside become one and the same. You drift lazily through infinite space. Completely safe. Absolutely free.

This is floating.
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I signed up for 2 sessions from this Floatation Tank crowd. If I turn into a new-age stoner hippy please rescue me.

Rubber Duckie in USB

Monday, December 8th, 2003

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Its Ernies Rubber Duckie and it stores data ! A USB Rubber Duck Style Keyring. 16mb storage for around 22 Euros.

Got this from BoingBoing.