May 14th, 2007

Neko (lofulah)

Woah. That's spiffy...

I can center-click (third mouse button) on a youtube video, which brings up a "Save FLV to download folder" option. o.O Quite spiffy. Not too sure what I installed to give me that option, but it beats keepvid.

::nudges porsupah:: Do you have it too? (that is, if you have a mouse with a clickable middle button/third button/whatnot)
Neko (lofulah)

Xanga spam!

Sup, IBNeko I came accross your xanga on the Montgomery County metros section. I'm actually on my brothers account, My name is Jessica I am a 18 year old female and my brother is a web developer and I just thought you might be intrested in his website. Because your 21 you fit in the targeted agerange for the site, so if you have nothing better to do at the moment check it out. I have provided a special invitation link at the bottom of this message.

The site is called Beast Toast. It has about 8,000 members already, so if you have a question about something, or just want to share your thoughts feel free to hit the site up.

http://www.Beast[-whoops, I broke the URL. Don't use this, google-]


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My reply:
1. If you're targeting people in their early 20's, you'll want better grammar (both here, and on your forum) and more intellectual content. To me, it looks like just another stupid forum filled with high schoolers. In short, I see no reason to waste my time there.
2. I find it hilarious that you say you're Jessica, yet you're signing the message as Chad. Do you have a multiple-personalities problem?
3. You spam. Doing a quick google search revealed other similar messages with "8,000 members" when site stats actually reveal 18,000, I believe. So you fail there too.

Someone else who has received the stupid:
Neko (lofulah)

Gas Lawn Mower Trade-in?

For the people in maryland:

Do you guys know of any gas lawn mower trade-in programs that are still running?

Maryland used to have a "Cash-For-Clippers" program, and I think Pepco had something a long time ago as well, but those were back in 1998 and so.

I suppose I could poke home depot and ask or something, but... mmrf. Want smaller, lighter, quieter, more environmentally-friendly lawn mower. Especially with rising gas prices...
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Neko (lofulah)

Wise words, and a meme...

...There was a time when I was extraordinarily tolerant. I accepted people into my life that I never should have. I tolerated very negative, broken personalities, in an effort to be in a way I thought was expected of me. To my own faults, I was yerning for completion in other people, for fulfillment in them, instead of myself. Over time, you witness just enough, you catalogue the things that touch a nerve or that you recognize subconsciously as a sign of bad character, all the while pushing it down in consideration for harmony. Usually, there's one last thing, one final piece of a puzzle into the nature of someone, and the scale of benefit-to-suffering tips the other way, and you realize you're no longer finding any value in a continued association or friendship with an individual. In your mind, you have an entire list of negative instances that have compounded over months and years, but it's hard for the person being abandoned to recognize anything other than a sudden departure, or a curt, short dismissal. They can only think of the latest thing they've done to possibly warrant a grievance and to them, the response seems disproportional to the transgression. Over time, the result was as good as it was almost accidental: I ended up surrounded with, mostly stable, successful, positive-minded people. It may sound cliche and oversaid, but it's likely oversaid because it's so rarely followed. If you can't change the people around you... change the people around you.

If you find yourself surrounded by someone who's almost always negative... maybe they're complaining all the time, or they're exceptionally juvanile in their outlook, or they talk about their problems without ever taking affirmative steps to resolve any of them, you might do better to distance yourself. I'm not someone who believes in mysticism any longer, but I swear as the truth that the subconscious mind can't take a joke. If you surround yourself with people obsessed with escapism, obsessed with everyone else's life by their own, obsessed with complaint and misery, obsessed with envy, it's going to affect your own happiness. Surround yourself with people who cope with reality and thrive in it, not people who create their own realities in their heads and rail against the universe for not conforming to it. If someone's telling you your problems can only be solved by someone else's productivity, dump them. If someone's seethingly upset over someone else's success and/or happiness, drop them like they were plutonium (memories of Mat Sherer frothing at the mouth over Scott Kurtz's ability to raise money). If someone constantly pines that they wish they could be something they physically never can be, walk way from them. If there's someone who can never talk to you without bringing up everyone else's drama as a doorway to "conversation", run...

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And the meme:
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