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Trapped Girls Call For Help On Facebook

gmletzkojr Re:Actually... (380 comments)

Actually, that was supposed to read "Today, I had to write Java.", which would have been mildly funny, but I forgot a word. So much for the preview.

more than 4 years ago
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Robot Soldiers Are Already Being Deployed

gmletzkojr Re:If I were developing the software . . . (258 comments)

I would also include:
Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my boomstick!

more than 5 years ago
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Worst Working Conditions You Had To Write Code In?

gmletzkojr Right Now... (1127 comments)

Right now I'm learning to code Java - it's pretty terrible.

more than 5 years ago
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Working Effectively with Legacy Code

gmletzkojr Re:If it compiles... (208 comments)

I know you are joking, but I worked with a guy that would do this. After he sent the executable to a customer, he would test the feature. Then, he would frantically call the customer, and tell them not to put the software in use, because it didn't work. He would repeat the process 3 or 4 times before getting the feature to work.

more than 5 years ago
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How Do You Deal With Telemarketers?

gmletzkojr Ahnold Schwarzenegger (686 comments)

I recently received a call from a telemarketer last Friday. Since I have been listening to the Arnold Schwarzenegger soundboards (and youtube videos), I decided to play along with the telemarketer.

Telemarketer: Hello, is Mr. So-and-so home?
Me: Yes.
T: How are you today?
M: Good.
T: I would like to talk to you about a free gasoline card.....
M: Good Morning. How are you?
T: Umm, good. I already told you that.
M: Stop Whining!!
T: What?

At this point, I was laughing too much, so I just hung up.

more than 5 years ago

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What to do with Outdated Books

gmletzkojr gmletzkojr writes  |  more than 5 years ago

gmletzkojr writes "Recently, I was put on a new project at work, which is in a language I haven't used in years. I checked my personal library for books on this language. The books I have are outdated to the point that currently sell on Amazon for less than $1 each. I'm not interested in making money on these books, but I would like them to go to a good home. What do you /.'ers do with your outdated books? Do libraries or schools want these books?"
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Christmas Related Projects

gmletzkojr gmletzkojr writes  |  more than 6 years ago

gmletzkojr writes "As we all know, Christmas is that mystical time of year where geeks and nerds of all types set up their complicated lighting schemes, animatronics, etc. for the neighbors to see. So, what sort of projects do you all have to impress and annoy others with this year? I would post my project, but I didn't have time to complete my 17 ft tall walking Santa. Maybe next year..."

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Cell Phone Dilemma

gmletzkojr gmletzkojr writes  |  more than 9 years ago Today is Thursday, and I am into my usual week of travel to NJ from Tuesday morning to Friday afternoon. Today I am wondering the topic of cell phone chargers. Why are there so many different interfaces to phones via the charger? I am thinking of this because my charger is sitting home, 4 hours away. And my battery is nearly dead. Now I know that I can just go to Wal*Mart and pick up a new one (even though I hate Wal*Mart with everything that I am), but that isn't the point. When my car battery goes dead, I don't have to go back to VW in order to get the battery charged - I can just to to any charger and amazingly, it recharges the battery. When my flashlight goes dead, I don't need to call Maglight and wait 6-8 weeks for Maglight batteries - any local store with D cells works.

So why is it that we can stand to have cell phones everywhere, but not have even a universal charger interface in the phone?

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gmletzkojr gmletzkojr writes  |  more than 9 years ago So, as I sit at my desk today, waiting for a compile to finish, I wonder just how many other people in the world are sitting at their respective desks, bored.

I also wonder why blogs are so popular - I read one the other day of a woman I know. That day, she told everyone her bathing and grooming habits. Is it really that bad that we need to read about the grooming habits of others in order to entertain ourselves?

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gmletzkojr gmletzkojr writes  |  about 10 years ago I have recvd moderator points today. Well, actually, I got them yesterday, but I didn't see them until today. So, anyone looking for a modded up reply needs to contact me, and make nice.

Hello? Is there anyone out there? Anyone?

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gmletzkojr gmletzkojr writes  |  about 10 years ago This is my first Journal Entry. I feel sort of weird - confused even. And I'm sure it will be over far too soon. Yep. All done.

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