shepherd’s pie


Hey internet. How was your Wednesday? Mine was OK. I went to work, where things were, surprisingly, busy today. It was a nice change, as the slowness I’ve been working through lately had my apathy at record highs of late. I think I needed a little kick to get me ambulatory again. I also learned that Radiohead is definitely coming to the city for their In Rainbows tour. Wild horses couldn’t keep me away. It’ll be my third time seeing them… I’m so excited.

I hadn’t really planned on writing tonight. In fact, I was going to take the night off because 1) I had nothing to write about and wasn’t feeling guilty about it, and 2) I felt like not writing. But… then… as I often to, I became bored just sitting on the couch listening to music (Sharaun was out and about so I had the place to myself). I tried reading some from a book a buddy lent me, but I’m having the hardest time getting into it. So, to the internet I turned. And, after my standard ~20 page surfing cycle, I ended up back here in the old familiar WordPress post window… stringing words together for no reason at all. So, I decided I’ll just post a bunch of random, un-connected stuff I’ve been saving up for a while… sort of like a shephard’s pie of a blog. Here goes.

I had planned to write a blog about something I recently did, but I ended up chatting with Ben about it yesterday morning via IM, and the chat sums it up nicely and is a good break from my normal dry paragraph-style narrative. So, here’s there story, in the no-caps shorthand that is IM-speak:

Dave:
dude… i have to tell you what i did the other night.
so, i notice in my logs that a ton of my bandwidth is people hotlinking my blog-accompanying images and using them for forum avatars, myspace profile avatars, etc. so, i set out to eff the bandwidth-stealing hotlinkers.
the internet taught me how to put a mod-rewrite .htaccess that’ll swap any hotlinked image out for one of my choosing.
so…
now, when anyone hotlinks my blog-accompanying images, they get instead a picture of some dude’s nuts with a beach in the background. it’s outstanding

Ben:
HAHAHAH

Dave:
this pic is priceless

Ben:
OMG… that is the funniest thing I’ve ever heard.

Dave:
here’s the actual image (warning, don’t open with people around). i should write about it… right?

Ben:
Yeah, you totally should. Hilarious.

Dave:
is that img classic, or what? pat was at my place while i was doing this… and we were giddy

Ben:
Outstanding.

Dave:
we actually went to a couple pages from my logs where people had been stealing and looked at their new nutsack avatars for a laugh.

Ben:
hahahahaha. Ohhh.. it’s sooo good.

Dave:
hehe, i thought so too

Ben:
you should screencap those

Dave:
steal my bandwidth, will ya? oh yeah i totally should.

Ben:
fantastic

Dave:
balls in profile w/the ocean behind.

Ben:
So excellent.

Well, that was fun.

Want to see something neat? Take a look at the I-got-a-new-iPod Christmas traffic spike my entry “new iPod & I want my old tunes!” Kinda neat to see the internet turning to my tiny blog in their time of holiday need… I wonder if anyone actually managed to get help from the entry?

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Oh, what? That wasn’t neat at all? Oh my, I’m sorry. I’ll do better next time. But, next time is gonna have to be tomorrow or something, because I’m outta here tonight. Sorry I left you with such a stanky post. Better luck next time.

Goodnight and I’ll talk to you tomorrow.


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