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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow!! What a ride!"
- Dean Karnazes
I'm still not sure I'm sold on this line, but I do know that as I walked away from the finish line today, with burning lungs and sore feet, and a good ten to fifteen minutes to get to where I'd parked my car, I couldn't stop myself from grinning at what I'd just done. Even now, thinking about it, I find myself involuntarily grinning again.
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Feb 25 22:55:20 <waider> not thinking gets me in trouble
Feb 25 22:55:28 <waider> thinking gets me in different trouble
Going over old chat logs is actually kinda fun, although I'm sure I could be doing something better with the time, like, say, SLEEPING.

(I should stress, this isn't related to any current or recent events, it's just one of those "hey, I said something funny" moments that tend to feed the quotes file.)
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"For those of you who've never heard Glasvegas, imagine a Glaswegian band who can turn "You Are My Sunshine" into a thing that makes you want to cry bitter, painful tears of abandonment and endless bleak lovelessness.

In my pants."

I'm not sure the "In my pants" was strictly necessary, but it wouldn't be Ellis without it.
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Oh look! A print of my all-time favourite A Softer World strip. Isn't that neat? (They also have pretty keen t-shirts, too.)

I swear I'm gonna have to try that "kiss" line on someone, if only to see what the reaction is. The only problem I forsee (aside from, possibly, it being the last conversation I have with that person) is that they discover I'm not being wittily original - for extra points, via this exact livejournal entry. Ah well, as [livejournal.com profile] jwz once said, "The universe tends towards maximum irony. Don't push it.". A very sound piece of advice which I have no intention of paying attention to.
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The stereotype of the arrogant Frenchman may or may not have legs, but Sarkozy certainly displayed if not arrogance, at least a lack of tact in apparently remarking that Ireland would have to vote again on the Lisbon treaty. Now, this being reporting, it's entirely possible that he said it was one of the options, or that he was referring to a modified treaty, or what have you. In today's BBC story on the issue, he's quoted as having said, "the Irish will have to vote again", which is technically correct - if we're to have any significant alteration of the current EU treaties, which we must have, sooner or later, then the Irish Constitution requires that the Irish will indeed have to vote again, and I think other countries should get the chance, too.

Anyway, the various political parties were quick to jump on it from both sides, with the incumbents attempting to do a discreet "shut up, you fool!" approach and the opposition doing their best to find a way to blame his comments on the incumbents. Ah, politics.
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interview with Esquire, page 2; scroll down to where they're talking about cosmetic surgery and, quote, "He pauses."
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I'd say your Apple freaks will be queuing out the door when we launch. (link)
Way to appeal to your customers.
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Lots of scary. Some funny (some of the funniest stuff is also the scariest, though). A fair amount of action. Some drama. No kissing. Late nights. Fish and chips. A werewolf, a vampire, an Assyrian mummy and a small pig. A knife in the dark. (link)
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I was shooting the breeze somewhat with one of our security folks today, and I jokingly said something like, "yes, but I'm crazy", to which he replied (approximately), "sure you're crazy, but you do things the right way".
Which was nice.
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On the SELinux mailing list, one Todd Miller just said, "I see the issue, getpwnam_r() has surprising semantics when a user is not found."
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"It's unfortunate that congressional Democrats continue to choose the route of confrontation."
Why? Because now there's a vague chance that someone might call the Republicans to account for what they've been up to for the last several years? (Of course, I'm expecting is this just going to evaporate like the last time.)
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"The people have spoken" and variants thereof. Me, I'm just glad that the Minister for Keeping Foreign Nationals Out Of Our Country has lost his seat and, as a result, resigned from politics. Everything after that is a bonus.
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(as described by The Panel members)

"turn left. at. the bridge. turn right. at. the bridge. *pause* I don't. know where. we are."
"turn right where O'Neill's shop used to be. D'you remember?"
"Have you not been here before?"
"Ask. the man. for directions."
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As our project manager within the range Internet is round Mr. Waider your partner for all questions around technology and programming. (link, Google translated)
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The Web brings people together because no matter what kind of a twisted sexual mutant you happen to be, you've got millions of pals out there. Type in 'Find people that have sex with goats that are on fire' and the computer will ask, 'Specify type of goat.' -- Rich Jeni
no more Rich, alas
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the two ENFP write-ups here nail me in MANY respects. Especially the CAPTAIN WILDCHILD comment; also in the same para, "Sometimes they may even appear intoxicated when the "switch" is flipped." - compare with [livejournal.com profile] ikkyu2's description of meeting me: "and this guy who appears to be drunk who wanders in. that's waider. no, he's not drunk yet. he's just LIKE that."
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"Emergency bill on soliciting for Dáil"

I'm not sure that's quite the solicitation the legislation is intended to cover.
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"is yer man Gadaffi still runnin' the show in Libya?"
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"See you later"
"If you do, send me home."
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nerd threats:
i swear i will set 6 as your default runlevel on your desktop
chmod a-x /usr/bin/chmod


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