Colin Timothy Gagnon (sacredspud) wrote,
Colin Timothy Gagnon

SP2, pasta with pesto, beheadings, soda and warning labels

I installed Service Pack 2 on my PC this morning, and everything seems okay so far... Actually, everything I have heard about SP2 indicates that it will cause my software will stop working, my monitor to turn flourescent orange and show reruns of The Honeymooners, and my face to turn red and steam to pour out my ears ala Elmer Fudd, but so far it's been pretty painless. In fact, other than getting used to the "Internet Explorer has just blocked another pop up and would like a cookie" message that it keeps displaying, things are working fine. I opened up all the programs I regularly use, and they're all running without problems. I even went as far as to install Evil Dead: Hail to the King, which I have never played on my PC. Why have I never played it? Because each time I've tried to install it, I get an "Operating system not supported" error. With SP2 it installs correctly and plays. Groovy indeed.

I do have one problem with SP2, however. It's not a big one, but it's bugging me. See, I wrote this DOS program a few months back that basically searches for unlinked files on web servers. This sounds really cool, but it's not. There are a million programs which do basically the same thing (EZPics, for example). Thing is, I use this program relatively frequently, and every time it downloads a JPEG file, Internet Explorer registers it as an ActiveX control. It gets displayed anyway, but it annoys me. Before I wrote this program I promised myself that I'd learn a new language to do it in. This might be the time to do it. Python, perhaps.

Regardless, this has been an uneventful weekend, and that's just fine with me. On Friday night, Ellen and I were tired so we stayed in and watched Pop Rocks, which is entertaining. Gary Cole should totally have been part of Quiet Riot, and Sherilyn Fenn should totally get more work. I cooked pasta and made a pesto sauce with mushrooms, olives and tomatoes. It was really good.

On Saturday, Ellen and I got together and she introduced me to a no longer available game WOTC called Guillotine. It was fun and I got to kill French nobles.

Today I've done laundry -- wahoo. xoshua traded me a bottle of Ramune for some kinda melon soda which I had a couple of. Ramune is one of those weird, Japanese sodas that's sealed with a marble. Wrapped on top of the bottle is a plastic opener which you force into the bottle to break the seal. I just finished the Ramune, and I'm looking at the warnings on the label:
  • Ask an adult to open the bottle for you

  • We live in a world where you can sue the local Street Department for contracting the company that poured the sidewalks that took you to McDonald's which made you fat, so disclaimers like this are justifiable. Also, there's no period at the end of that sentence.
  • Do not try to remove the marble from the bottle to avoid an injury.

  • It is, however, okay to remove the marble for any other reason.
  • Do not place the cap, opener or marble in your mouth.

  • Fair enough.
  • Do not freeze this product in the freezer or expose to high temperatures.

  • ...but feel free to freeze it in the closet, oven, or under your left arm.
I don't sound bored, do I?
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