bubosquared: (turn the page)
( Dec. 4th, 2007 12:03 pm)

Before I end up pulling my hair out: any CSS gurus out there want to point me towards the best way to get a footer on a multi-column page? Because Google is coughing up a bunch of ways to do it and I can't seem to find one that works at least in FireFox and AUGH!

Linkspam of the Day, because I discovered Stumbleupon:

  1. WinterBells -- Beautiful flash game, and the music makes it even better.
  2. VisuWords -- An online graphical dictionary. Fascinating in that way that kinda fucks with my brain. (Double-click on some of the bubbles for more fascinatingness!)
  3. Foodpairing -- Not just here because it's a Belgian website, but also because this comes in very handy for people like me who like to experiment with food but don't always have this kind of thing down as common sense.
  4. Low Impact Woodland Home -- a.k.a.: Hobbit House built for £4000 in four months. We wants one, preciousss ....
  5. The Effects of Drugs on Spiders -- Yeah, um, that spider on caffeine? That's so totally me. *hides in shame*
  6. Hang Stan -- Hangman with a pig. And with answers that are much easier to guess than random words. :D
  7. Programer or Serial Killer? -- I got 3/10. I'm pretty much fucked, then, aren't I?
  8. LetterFu -- This just strikes me as kinda charming and awesome. I may actually start writing letters again with this. :D
  9. Guerilla Gardening -- This is just all kinds of awesome and win.
  10. Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age -- In case your self-esteem needs punching.

My brain has had, alternatingly, Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny and Internet People stuck in it since yesterday. I've tried everything to make it stop, but even ABBA can't make this budge. Augh. This probably says something about me, but I don't know if I want to know what, exactly. (Note: This is not an excuse to start singing Badger Badger at me, nor the Hamster Dance song or any other internet meme jingle. This is bad enough as it is.

bubosquared: (internet)
( Sep. 19th, 2007 04:10 pm)

In other news, happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Now, go watch this. No, seriously, go watch it, it's brilliant. Warning: may make you feel old, even if only in internet years.

bubosquared: (coffee)
( Oct. 17th, 2006 11:10 am)

How not to get help from a call center: hang up every time you're put on hold for ten goddamn seconds.
How to confuse the fuck out of a call center agent: call in just as the fucktard above hung up, thus making me think I was taking said fucktard off hold when instead I was picking up a new call (for a different client, too. Gah.) Not this guy's fault, but still. My poor head!

This Joe Geeling story, and specifically the way the media seems to be covering it, is bugging me for reasosn I can't quite put into words, augh. The BBC story isn't too bad, but the version in the Metro (which I can't find on their website) opens, and I quote: "A teenager who murdered an 11-year-old boy because he rejected his sexual advances was jailed for life yesterday." The BBC also mentions the "rejection of sexual advances" bit, andit just ... it bothers me, because it strikes me that they'd not be writing this if the victim'd been a girl. Maybe I'm wrong about this--I have no rational explanation here, just a sense of bugging.

(Of course, in the case of the Metro article, there's just sloppy writing going on in general. "Detectives have suggested Hamer picked Joe because he was an easy target -- someone who 'in many ways was his polar opposite' at school." How the hell does being popular make you an easy target? Gah.)

And on a lighter note: Cavalcade of Cats. Favourites include: IraKitty, ShowerCat, ScaryKitten, and of course MoonCat.

bubosquared: (coffee)
( Mar. 17th, 2006 11:15 am)

Signs that it's time for the weekend: I forgot to put on my jumper this morning, so I'm sitting here in my t-shirt. (Well, undershirt, long-sleeved t-shirt, and regular t-shirt, so I'm layered enoug that I'm not exactly cold, but still.) *facepalm* Now I can't even dress myself anymore! I need a nanny.

Oooh, doughnuts!

bubosquared: (coffee)
( Mar. 10th, 2006 11:52 am)

In which our herione's life is turned into a text adventure. )

In other news, what is with all the people calling up to get documents/images/info from us the day before (or even of, and in one case after) a deadline? Dude, lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine. Now stop calling me and wait for someone to call you back. And switch to decaf, jeez.

[ETA] I should be allowed to just hang the fuck up on anyone who mocks my accent. (Not, oddly enough, a UK call, but a Dutch person finding this whole "Aww, look at the Belgian, she thinks she can talk, like real people!" thing unbelievably hilarious, apparently. Fucker. Die in a gorram fire.[/ETA]

bubosquared: (bitter old fan hag)
( Feb. 26th, 2006 02:17 am)

It's two in the morning and I'm watching Disney's Robin Hood. Two observations:

  1. This movie is a lot better in the undubbed version. (Fellow Belgians will understand this--the Dutch version is terrible.) The jokes actually make sense!
  2. Last time I watched this movie was when I was home over Christmas, with my brothers, while rather drunk and slightly high. It was the first time I'd seen it since childhood (my brother and I could still say the lines right along with the tape), and I remember suddenly seeing smut everywhere. I blamed the alcohol and the pot. It ... wasn't the alcohol or the pot. Seriously, this movie is so the reason for furries.
    bubosquared: (que?)
    ( Jan. 11th, 2006 09:29 pm)

    *blink* Well, huh. Now iTunes is acting like there wasn't a problem in the first place, though it did tell me that "this ipod is linked to another library," and did I want to link it to this library? I can't help but feel like I've just witnessed the resolution of some sort of marital dispute. Samwise had a bad day at work (crashed) and took it out on Legolas (the initial problem), who, being a typical elf, spent the next week sulking and giving Samwise the silent treatment even though Sam, by now, has completely forgotten what the original argument was about and eventually sulks off to the pub with Haldir (work computer) and ends up sleeping over at Haldir's place, which makes Legolas so jealous he decides to start talking to Samwiswe again so he can stake his claim ("Hey! This iPod's been cheating on me! I'm taking him back and erasing all memory of that other library, the hussy."), and they live happily ever after.

    ... My electronics are having soap-opera-worthy fits and affairs. Meanwhile, the most exciting thing that happens in my love life is discovering new porn online. This is so unfair.

    bubosquared: (squee)
    ( Nov. 25th, 2005 09:31 am)

    Started the day by spilling coffee down myself two minutes before I had to leave for work, so now my jeans have a large coffee stain down the front. Niiiice work, self. *facepalm*

    EEEEE OMG my Denises have arrived already! I totally wasn't expecting them yet, that's fast, yo. Wheeeee!

    SNOW SNOW SNOW OMG SNOOOOOOW!

    bubosquared: (evil)
    ( Nov. 21st, 2005 02:34 pm)

    Manah manah!

    bubosquared: (que?)
    ( Nov. 20th, 2005 08:59 pm)

    So.

    Ted: *goes on Bogus Journey with Bill*
    Tommy Lee: *goes to college*
    Melle: *ded from cute*
    Tommy Lee: *also sounds eerily like a grown-up Ted*
    Melle: "Dude!"
    Tommy Lee's Chem tutor: "Bla bla bla exetera bla bla bla."
    Melle: "... Dude?"

    This Play In One Act brought to you by Testosterone Sunday, apparently. (Next up: xXx!)

    [ETA] I swear to god, my brain won't even let me misspell things on purpose![ETA]

    bubosquared: (coffee)
    ( Nov. 8th, 2005 11:14 am)

    My NaNo mug has arrived! Now if only I had non-decaf coffee to drink from it. Feh. but still. Massive Novelist Mug Of DOOOOOOOM!

    Today's Metro horoscope says:

    A face like a wet night looking for a dry morning isn't going to get you anywhere, is it? A shift in attitude will bring incredible results. Be brighter.

    Dear horoscope,
    Bite me.
    Toothily yours,
    Melle

    Amusing work anecdote of the day: one of the sales reps I'm in semi-regular e-mail contact with about a couple of cases is called Khan. My inner Star Trek dork is very amused by this and needs to be clobbered on a regular basis to avoid calling "KHAAAAAAAN!" at my computer screen while other people are trying to work.

    Side note re: work, or rather, co-workers, sometimes I'm rather forcibly reminded why, while I like me co-workers well enough, I will never actually become friends with them. Quite apart from the whole "I didn't move to Scotland to hang out only with other expats" thing, some of them are just stupid. I just had to explain to Straight Guy what a placebo is, and the woman who sits next to me came into work this morning all wrapped up in a huge coat, hat, scarf, the works, and complains about being cold even in here, and meanwhile I keep having to bite my tongue before I tell her to buy a whole damn shirt if she's so cold. I mean, damn, woman. Of course you're gonna be cold if you can't even tuck in your shirt like a normal person and keep your body heat in!

    In other news, by which I mean "news that is neither random minutiae from my work life, nor tedious TMI none of you want to hear," I see that wish list meme is doing the rounds again. I kind of want to do it, but on the other hand, I feel like it's too early to start thinking about Christmas. OMG it hasn't even been St Nicholas Day yet, you heretics! On the other other hand, I think my parents are about to start hinting that I need to make a wish list already, as well, so I might as well take the opportunity to put all the things I can't ask them for (I am not asking my parents for porn!) on my LJ wish list.

    Fannish ramblings of the day: Everyone's heard of the twit that went to see GoF as a reviewer and complained that it was too dark, right? Because she'd apparently been living under a rock since 2000, and quite obviously enver read the books or saw the previous movies--I mean, yeah, GoF is darker than the previous movies, but what this woman was expecting was, apparently, "[a] couple of hours of child wizards casting spells, some japery involving flying broomsticks, a few owls and maybe some humorous interludes with a green elf."

    Some people, honestly. I bet she felt cheated that the end of Return of the King was such a letdown. (I mean , I didn't think it was a letdown, but then I rather enjoy having my heart ripped out and watching Peter Jackson do a little jig on it. And wow, mental image there. ANYWAY!)

    My hands are freezing off over here, augh! *sticks hands up friendslists's shirts to warm them* Er.

    [ETA] I just got spam from Ron Jeremy. My day is made![/ETA]

    bubosquared: (coffee)
    ( Nov. 6th, 2005 07:18 pm)

    NaNo Write-Ins are fun and productive, but somehow I now have a hideous headache. Ow. Food, then nap, I think.

    ... I just read [livejournal.com profile] dot_sex_snark as [livejournal.com profile] dot_sex_snack. Yeah, nap time. *facepalm*

    bubosquared: (que?)
    ( Oct. 2nd, 2005 10:01 am)

    John Lydon is going to be on The Heaven and Earth Show? This is too bizarre for this time of morning. Ow. And when did he become a graddad? Aw, bless.

    bubosquared: (coffee)
    ( Sep. 24th, 2005 06:00 pm)

    It probably says something about me that I just took fifteen minutes to get groceries for the week, and another fifteen minutes trying to decide which coffee to buy.

    bubosquared: (coffee)
    ( Sep. 21st, 2005 05:43 pm)

    Head still hurty. Ow. Am going for a nap. Um. As soon as Richard and Judy is over. Yes, I am watching Richard and Judy. And knitting. Clearly, I'm turning elderly before I'm even twenty-five.

    bubosquared: (coffee)
    ( Sep. 18th, 2005 10:00 am)

    ... I just tried to light my cigarette with my mug.

    ... Right. Coffee. Shower. Gah.

    bubosquared: (coffee)
    ( Aug. 23rd, 2005 10:13 am)

    *grunts, waves hand in dismissive manner*

    Today is cancelled on account of extreme blah-ness. I have spoken.

    bubosquared: (coffee)
    ( Jul. 12th, 2005 08:58 am)

    Why Melle Is Not Cut Out For Adult Life, a play in one act:
    Melle: *attempts to drink coffee, instead spills coffee down cleavage* "Ack!" *hastily grabs tissue and stuffs down cleavage before coffee can stain white shirt*
    Melle's coworkers: *weird looks*
    Melle: *pauses the stuffing of tissue down cleavage* "Er ... I can explain, I swear."

    You all need to go and see this scan, which makes me want to cuddle Tony Blair. (... I know, okay? I know. Shut up.)

    I've finally finished tagging all 5,000+ entries in my LJ. *falls over dead* Now to reorganise my memories section, heh. It was kind of fun to do, though, because it gave me an opportunity to re-read my entries from early 2001, which contain my descend into popslash, my dropping out of school and getting my first job, the first time I bleached my hair, getting my first tattoo and piercings, not to mention stuff about the Metallica List Wars, the Cassie Claire Scandal, etc. Talk about your trip down memory lane.

    And I leave you with a random quote:

    My neighbor has decided that it is Hammertime. I do not mean that he is engaging in a bit of impromptu carpentry; no, he is blasting, at what feels like full volume, MC FUCKING HAMMER. "Can't Touch This," "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em," "2 legit 2 Quit," and all the other non-classics. I am getting ready to grab a baseball bat and scream "YOU'LL HAVE TO PRAY JUST TO MAKE IT TODAY, FUCKWAD," and beat him.
    ([livejournal.com profile] kitsune13

    bubosquared: (geek)
    ( Jun. 17th, 2005 06:58 pm)

    Have conquered tagging problem on my writing LJ. Bow before my massive ePenis!

    bubosquared: (belgian in scotland)
    ( Jun. 5th, 2005 12:03 am)

    OMG EVERYONE IN THE UK TURN TO CHANNEL 4 RIGHT NOW TO SEE OUR NATIONAL SHAME OMG OMG AAAAAAARGH!

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