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Devices on my home network (less modem):

thelenm Re:Power bill gets big too... (374 comments)

Even if you're right, that would be one plus one plus two plus one, not one plus two plus one plus one.

more than 2 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

thelenm Hard to believe (1521 comments)

Hard to believe it's been 14 years. Well done, sir. Take a nice long break; you deserve it.

more than 3 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

thelenm Re:Thanks for all the Fish Wrapper (1521 comments)

Hey, me too! I thought I must be the only one. Ah well, I may not have a nice UID but I know I was there.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Bans Google+ Ads

thelenm Re:Well, that's one way to advertise.... (548 comments)

Your English is fine... there was nothing wrong with that sentence. It was perfectly understandable. That guy is just being an asshole.

more than 3 years ago
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What Makes Parallel Programming Difficult?

thelenm I think they made a movie about this... (196 comments)

"You're just not thinking fourth-dimensionally!"

"Right, right, I have a real problem with that."

more than 3 years ago
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Apple: an 'App Store' Is Not a Store For Apps

thelenm Re:Well, it's obvious (279 comments)

Yes, we wouldn't want anyone to upset the app cart.

more than 3 years ago
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Osama Bin Laden Reported Dead, Body In US Hands

thelenm Netcraft confirms it... (1855 comments)

Netcraft confirms it: Osama bin Laden is dead.

more than 3 years ago
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How many Slashdot polls did you respond to last year?

thelenm Re:ambersand hash number semi-colon (149 comments)

I'm afraid that was Edmund Wells. That's Ambbersands with two Bs, which I read when I was a sboolboy.

more than 3 years ago
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Duke Nukem Forever Release Date Revealed

thelenm Lost a bet (288 comments)

Well crap, I had my money on Perl 6.

more than 3 years ago
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The Sun's 'Quiet Period' Explained

thelenm Re:May have been linked (167 comments)

Solar physicists have also threatened to melt every city on earth with liquid hot "plasma" unless we give them... one million dollars!

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox 3.6 Locks Out Rogue Add-ons

thelenm Re:nethack (265 comments)

Sure, it's roguelike.

more than 4 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Vim Tricks?

thelenm Hit Ctrl-C instead of Esc (702 comments)

Here's one that no one seems to know for some reason. You can hit Ctrl-C instead of Esc for switching from insert mode into command mode. I find it much more convenient.

more than 5 years ago

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LiveJournal

thelenm thelenm writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Well, it's been forever since I wrote in the old Slashdot journal. Mostly I'm using LiveJournal these days. If for some reason you'd like to read what I'm writing (mostly about my attempts at Scrabble prowess), try going there.

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Bush-Cheney yard sign stolen

thelenm thelenm writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Someone stole a Bush-Cheney yard sign out of my front lawn last night. It was kind of windy overnight, so I thought there was a possibility it had blown away... until I approached the spot where it formerly stood, and saw trampled grass where the thief had placed his feet. I suppose it was bound to happen. Ever since I put the sign up, I've been expecting it to be stolen or vandalized. Some Bush-hater has now proven my expectations to be founded. Or maybe I created my own reality via self-fulfilling prophecy. Either way, it pisses me off.

It's not that the sign was expensive, or that stealing a political yard sign ranks highly relative to others on a list of crimes against society. It's that it was my sign, in my yard. It was me expressing my opinion. Stealing my sign amounts to censorship against my point of view, on my own property, and I do not like it. Even though I was expecting it (which is sad, really), there is a sense of personal violation. I notice that my neighbor's "No on Amendment 3" sign was not stolen. I guess his opinion is more acceptable to the yard sign thieves.

Screw them. I'm going down to Republican Party headquarters in Salt Lake City this afternoon, and buying three yard signs to replace the one that was stolen. And I'm going to smear the edges with shoe polish or something else that is sticky and messy, so if anyone steals my new signs, at least they'll get a nice handful of gunk. Hmm, it's too bad I threw away all the dog poop I picked up from the yard a few days ago. Got any other ideas?

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Jeez O Petes!

thelenm thelenm writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I haven't really written in my Slashdot journal much. Mostly I write my thoughts in my weblog, Jeez O Petes. It's undergone a few moves recently, but I think jeezopetes.com should be the final stop in the journey. Feel free to check it out.

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Urinals

thelenm thelenm writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Hmm, first journal entry. This will go down on my permanent record. Oh yeah? Well, don't get so distressed. Did I happen to mention that I'm impressed?

This is Slashdot, so I guess I might as well rant about urinals. I don't think urinals actually get designed. I think most urinal companies just slap a piece of porcelain on a wall and call it good. Well, that doesn't work for me. There's almost no way to avoid splashing all over when peeing against a flat porcelain slab. I've taken to peeing at an angle, which just feels ridiculous.

I notice this all the time (several times a day, of course), but today a shining beacon of urinal light entered my life. I found the perfect urinal. It's at Apollo Burger on Redwood Road in West Jordan, Utah, in case you're into stuff like that and want to check it out. The urinal is curved and deep, so you can just go and not worry about it. It's the simple things in life that make me happy.

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