dr_dank writes | more than 6 years ago
I'd have to say that this one is one of the most insightul ones I've seen during my time here. Overall, career threads on slashdot are usually extremely informative and interesting, but that one more so.
Which threads do you find yourselves reading time and again?
I'm surprised that this hasn't made the rounds of Slashdot considering thats how I found out about the series in the first place, but the second season of IT Crowd has begun on UK's Channel 4 and is available by the usual channels.
While the writing is still crisp and funny, with the same geek flavor, the camera work seems more dramatic than the consistent use of long shots and some new set decoration. Even though, very much worth checking out. Any thoughts from the peanut gallery?
The 1970's yielded many rock acts that toured the nation and flooded the airwaves. Some have gone on to become classics. The music of Journey is one such example.
Whether you like to "Be good to yourself" or not, "only the young" will be unable to resist their power chord charms belted out by Neal Schon. Whether you pine for Steve Perry or find that Steve Augeri is just as good, tell us about your favorite Journey tunes.
Tucked away in the back of the minds of most modern folks is at least one song by the hit duo of Darryl Hall and John Oates. Whether it be the strains of "Rich Girl" or all of the words to "Man Eater", nary a person alive today has been untouched by the song stylings of these men.
What Hall and Oates song does it for you? I'd like to know as well as your fellow Slashdotters. There is nothing to be ashamed of, so please don't be shy. I may cover Journey or REO Speedwagon at a later date as interest allows.
The timing of this JE has nothing to do with the copious amounts of Percocet that I have been taking for my wisdom teeth extraction, although a parallel could be drawn by the casual observer.
dr_dank writes | more than 11 years ago
Pointing my browser at Kuro5hin turned up this message:
K5 is on vacation for the day
Yesterday those of you who were around might recall seeing the site down or really slow for a good chunk of the day. There were some database problems, then a really bizarre thing with the Scoop servers which was solved by rebooting them, but after the reboot one came back up without sshd running so I can't get in to configure it, and then some kind person decided to DoS us mildly. Oh, and I upgraded the database somewhere in there too.
So we're on one Scoop server at the moment, and the database really needs to be archived more. I wrote a script to do archiving a lot faster, but it needs to run for a while, and it's 4AM here and what with everything else I think I'm just calling today a maintenance day so I can go to bed.
It's summer, and I'm sure many of you have things you've been meaning to get to. So now's the time. Enjoy your K5 vacation day, and we'll see you bright and early on Wednesday.
This got my wheels turning: what would happen if Slashdot were to go offline for an entire day? No available stories, just a "Gone fishin'" sign. How would you spend the time normally spent here?
dr_dank writes | more than 11 years ago
If you missed last nights IRC chat with the powers that be on this site, heres the Readers Digest breakdown:
Read the FAQ.
I was going to ask about Jon Katz' mysterious Afhan confidante, Junis, but wasn't on IRC at the time. What did you make of the chat? Transcript here.
dr_dank writes | more than 12 years ago
Its like a car crash. They're abhorrent, but you can't stop yourself from looking.
It is this combination that makes the Icy Hot Stuntaz so morbidly fascinating.
I decided to take a better look at them while investigating Fark photoshop contest cliches. I peeped Ellen from the Apple ads, Domo-kun, but was still drawn to the bastard Vanilla Ice lovechildren staring back smugly or as they say: "Izzat in my Shizzat".
If I had functioning audio at work, I'd check out their music. If its anything like the venerable MC Hawking, I'm sure it will be a treat.