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| Rage against the Matrix (5 comments )|
by: CanadaDave (303) | Posted in cluster Top 10 Challenge Round Sponsored by Intel
Posted 75 months ago ( edited 75 months ago ) in category DEFAULT
I was all set to abuse the hell out of a bunch of HTML links that I'd picked up in my morning news trolling, and I come to find out that the Matrix strips all references to HTML links. It doesn't politely ask you to remove them, or even highlight them or anything - it's just, like... "HTML? OWNED!", and it deletes it.
You can't even go back and copy-paste some of the text - it just deletes it!
That, I believe, is just another attempt by the MAN to try and keep us aspiring editors down. See... they can't take what we want to say, man. They're all like... "Whoa... you can't say that, dude.". We're trying to keep it real, and they just want us to conform to their ideas.
It's a conspiracy, man. But don't you worry, brothers and sisters... I'm gonna rock their world. They can't keep the truth down forever - and when it comes out, it's gonna blow their minds.
(Please, judges, think well of me, and remember that I have only love and respect for you and your work. Your authority is now, and shall remain evermore unchallenged by the lowly likes of one such as I who aspires merely to become an indentured servant and cater to your every whim. Please pass the Kool-Aid.)
Anyway... here's a bunch of random blog-type things in no particular order. If you don't want to read the personal, slobbery suck-fest type stuff, skip down to the bottom for the Link of the Day. :)
- I'm back now, after a couple of days being on the road for work. I'm an IT guy for an automotive supplier, and - like most suppliers - we've been enduring cutbacks for quite a while. Where before I was on a team with about a dozen people on it... I now am down to 3, including me. That's pretty harsh - but I'm grateful that I still have a job. I'm pretty lucky, too, that the people that I have left to work with are really the cream of the crop - hard working, and - fortunately - not QUITE ambitious enough to shop their talents at any other companies. :)
- I've an awesome wife and two great kids, aged 5 and 2. For those of you who are considering getting married and/or starting a family... definitely, do it. It's a trade-off in terms of the freedoms you have now, but the things you get back are worth WAY more than anything you've ever experienced in your life.
Trust me. There are times when life is a lot of living (in other words, you don't sleep for the first 18 months of having a kid) - but once you have it... you realize that there's nothing that comes even close in value.
- Speaking of family... I've got to give HUGE thanks to (especially) my wife, my mom and my dad - for not only putting up with me during the contest, but actively encouraging me. They've been huge in terms of offering suggestions, constructive criticism, and encouraging me to do my best. Thanks, guys - I really do appreciate it.
OK - on to the stuff that matters to everyone except for me and my immediate family. A couple of miscellaneous links to start us off, then the Link of the Day:
1) Why is it that every year, I say to myself "Ahh - the Lions will be better this year!"? It never happens, and I always say it.
Well, the Lions will be better this year.
Surely, you can see that trading for a second-string running-back and a wide receiver to compete for a spot as the 2nd wide receiver will make them win games. If you don't understand, then, well, I pray for your soul.
2) For some people, the wires in their brain go crossed during their journey through life. I can't understand it - but it happens. We've all drooled over "environmental modification" type things in FPS games, like walls that stay destroyed when you smash them, or bullet holes in walls - but this guy might need a bit more reality in his diet:
3) And, finally... I'm very proud to be a Canadian. I think I'm really lucky to have been born here, and I think we - for the most part - have our stuff together as a country. There are some things, however, which make me very unhappy that some people are also Canadian. I'd rather enjoy meeting the four cowards in the article below:
Bleah. Whether or not you like the various wars the West is engaged in, the soldiers who are over there and are following the accepted rules of warfare deserve our respect, plain and simple. They didn't pick the fights, nor decide to fight them at all - but they're fighting them for us common schlubs, and that means a lot.
Today's Link of the Day is Red Vs Blue. It is, in my opinion, the funniest example of "machinima" out there today. You need to go to the "video" section to look at the episodes they've produced, and it's DEFINITELY a "the more you watch, the more you like it" type of thing... but that just means you have an excuse to spend more time watching videos.
Note - there's some swearing and stuff in there, so if you're under, oh, I dunno... 14 or something, you shouldn't be going.External Link: http://www.redvsblue.com
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