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Escape from the mad scientist

By Ice - Posted on 26 August 2007

Ok. I'll admit they all seemed normal. I should have known better.

It was a small compound in a wooded area, just a few miles from the border. The perfect location for the sick experiments within.

It wasn't till the second night that I realized the purpose. To create a genetically superior monkey. Project "Build a Monkey", I'm sure it was an alcohol conceived conspiracy to make a monkey smarter than a cat. Read more

Really bad movie nights

By Half-pint - Posted on 26 August 2007

Seriously, this new guy can't pick a good movie to save his life.

Just let me out before you hit play!!

I had thought Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon had a chance as it had a big cat in the title but after 30 minutes, there was no sign of cat. Bored, I asked to be let out.

And Jackie Chan is awesome despite what this guy thinks. The complaints, one after the other, I tried to turn of the second movie just so I wouldn't hear him diss Jackie any more. That Jackie Chan is half cat.

Hopefully, I can convince him to watch Who am I which is my favourite Jackie movie.

Really bad movie night - Night 2

By Stormblade - Posted on 26 August 2007

Bring on Jackie Chan!!!

I considered Q-Bert's idea of Sex and the City, but I have never really found what little I've seen of that show to be entertaining and Sarah Jessica Parker gives me the creeps.

So, Robocop looked interesting and it has probably been 20 years since I last saw it, but I just wasn't in the mood. Browsing over the collection, I ran into Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights. I took them down and showed them to Half-Pint, who rrowled in disgust and asked to be let out. Everyone's a critic. Read more

Really bad movie night

By Stormblade - Posted on 25 August 2007

Tiger Dragon

I was bored last night. No XBox, not in the mood for PC games, and Patches has now decided I am harmless, so there is no entertainment there either.

So down to the basement to inspect the movie collection.

Now it must be said that Blackwalt's and my movie tastes run along the same vein, so there's not a whole lot there that I haven't seen and don't own. He does have a tendency to invest in movies one might consider 'B' or 'C' (and in some cases 'D') movies that I avoid, so I decide to look through these.

Um ... it was tough. Read more


By Q-Bert - Posted on 23 August 2007

So, working today at the call center...

All calls handled...

My connection to my home machine is down because Rogers decided to be in toilet-seat mode...

Caught up on all of my mailing lists and forums...

Nothing new on Slashdot and Digg...

Can't read Fark from here ...

You guys don't post shit on this site ...


And then there were 3 errr 5 errr 6...

By Q-Bert - Posted on 22 August 2007

So, Noir left for BC this morning. So, that's one less in the house.
AND I kinda lost Maurice since he's now involved with Bioshock.

Oh, and my Tivo's guide data is now offline forever.

I guess I have to actually interact with Pebbles now.

Adding inline images, part deux

By Q-Bert - Posted on 22 August 2007

Someone asked how I can add full size images from other sites.
Well, you can put ina any valid HTML into your posts...
I suggest a <IMG SRC="http://blah/image.jpg" /> as part of your post.

Watch out for large images. You may want to put a WIDTH= and HEIGTH= as part of that tag...

Who is this guy?

By Half-pint - Posted on 22 August 2007

My regular humans seem to have disappeared.

Some big guy who smells funny has taken their place. I would be more worried but he seems to feed me when I ask and let me out when I want.

But I don't trust him. I have set Patches to keep a close eye on him – she's the paranoid one anyway.

In the realm of the Guba

By Stormblade - Posted on 22 August 2007

Half-Pint remembered me.

This can be perceived as a good or bad thing, depending on the moment.

The initial meowing and purring was nice, followed quickly by the 'FEED ME NOW!' yowl, and then the 'LET ME OUT NOW!' yowl. Similar yowls, but different meaning, which is made apparent using cat sign language. That being either perched over the bowl and yowling or slammed up against the back door yowling. Read more

Test subject Alpha

By Noir - Posted on 21 August 2007

I don't see why Simon choose me as a test subject. Frankly, Patrick is suppose to be the guinea pig.

The impending Cat Sit

By Stormblade - Posted on 21 August 2007

Lion Tamer

Ok, so I got an email from Blackwalt.

It contained instructions.

It contained contact information,

It even contained information that he had activated the wireless connection so I could use my computer. This is an improvement over having to use Guba's computer. I'm afraid of Guba.

So now I am dumbfounded. The challenge has been removed. I don't have to guess about what I should and shouldn't be doing. Of course, there is still the multi-function remote to deal with. That thing is just creepy. Read more

Mighty Machines live!!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 20 August 2007

Rolly loves machines - dump trucks, buses, trains, any of them.

And he is addicted to Might Machines.

We indulged him this morning after an Ikea and Chapters run by taking a picnic lunch out to a construction site.

The recreation complex at the end of the street is repaving their parking lot. Periodically over the past few months we have taking Rolly over to check on their progress.

Today was our first chance to see the construction site in full operation. They are just prepping for final paving tomorrow. Read more

Preparing for the Cat Sit

By Stormblade - Posted on 20 August 2007

Half-Pint Mug Logo

Tomorrow will be Day 1 of my current guardianship of the HoC mascot and his mentally challenged partner. Of course, I have been given the usual level of detailed instructions from their master, Blackwalt, but that is nothing new. I also don't have a key, which should prove problematic, but I am certain it will all work out in the end ...

or not.

Second day of my vacation - Bed tales.

By Blackwalt - Posted on 19 August 2007

Other than my Xbox 360 problems discussed elsewhere. Had a busy day.

Finished building Rolly's new bed (started yesterday) and he had his first nap in it which lasted until he banged his head against the edge.

And need a trip to Ikea. It was as-is but as is listed packaging as the problem. Not a split down the edge of the headboard.

Not major to repair but hopefully we can get the part replaced or more money off. Either is good. Read more

Adding inline images.

By Q-Bert - Posted on 18 August 2007

OK, when you invoke Image Assist, and you select an image, make sure you keep "Not a URL" and then select a size to display. It will select thumbnail by default, which might not be what you wish.

All this together will permit you to display an inline image in your post/blog.


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