Dr D's Abode



by on Feb.22, 2010, under Funny, General, Life

So I just signed up.

Being a geek, you know, I want to meet other geeks, and to be honest, I havent had much luck at all. \

So anyways, I signed up for this “geek” site, they are basically for all “geeks.”  Sports, computers, sci-fi, just to name a few. Sounds fine, and dandy.

Sounds good over the rest of the ‘dating’ sites.  But there are some bad things that are annoying me.

Lets break it down.

+1 catering to geeks.

+1 making it geek

-type neutral.

-1 Interface

-1 Contact us.

-5 About us.

-1 page/content Layout

-1 contact

Alright im just going to stop there.

So one, the interface. I somehow toggled the “you cant view my hometown” option, and now i am “dan from ,illinois” and i cant figure out how to change it.

the “contact us” page (i was going to ask how to flip that bit) was asking me for my name, email and if i was already a member (i am signed in, DUH)

the layout of everything sucks. its like web 1.0 days, and they repeat the same functions over and over.

contact sucks.   everyone, and i mean everyone always sends a welcome email, gk2gk didnt even say “hi”

and heres the kicker, i saw this after i signed up and crap–the about us page.  Yaknow, I cant even describe it. visit the link [http://www.gk2gk.com/about/] and watch the video for yourself.

Oh yea, and one last note, firefox kept warning me about unencrypted content on the site.  Id be very weary entering in any financial transactions with them.

I am removing my account from there ASAP

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ATT Fuze Transforming sounds

by on Mar.22, 2009, under Computers, Funny, Mobile

So I am browsing around my Fuze registry, just being bored, and I stumbled upon the registry settings to add/change the open/close sound effects (yea I probably could have googled for it, but its more fun to find it yourself!).

After finding it, thinking back to what I said when my friend Chris got his phone with open/close sound effects, “dude, I so want that, Id make it play the transformers sounds!”

Well, now I have a phone that supports it, and well, I did it!

You will need 2 things. The Zip file, and a registry editor for Windows Mobile phones.

To install:

  • Extract the zip file contents to \Windows on the Phone
  • Import the .reg file
    • or Open the registry to:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\HTC\SlidingSound
    • Add a new Key and call it “5”  or whatever the next set of numbers are
    • Click on “5” or the new number you added in
    • Add a new String Value, call it “Default”, and for its Data, type in “Transformers”
    • Add another new String Value, call it “in”, and for the data, type “in_5.wav”
    • Add a final new String Value, call it “out”, and for the data, type “out_5.wav”
  • Finally change to the new sound effect in the Settings > Keyboard Sliding Sound application and test!
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Look at me, I’m french!

by on Mar.21, 2009, under Friends, Funny

This is Brian playing with his French Peeps in a large glass of Mtn Dew!

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PG Porn

by on Feb.15, 2009, under Blogroll, Funny

Porn thats Rated PG? Maybe PG-13 IMO, heh


Basically, porn without the…porn.

Pretty funny!

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by on Feb.04, 2009, under Funny, General


Take it, I got a 24-

Most of your friends are from the internet, and the only time you see them is when you drive six hours to a meetup or convention. You find it much easier to communicate with people on the internet rather than in face-to-face settings, and you never really feel comfortable in social situations. But you’re a god in some sphere, be it World of Warcraft, Second Life, some message board or a “scene.”

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IE7 Security Updates; really secure?

by on Dec.30, 2008, under Computers, Funny, windows

So, we all see them, we install them because we think they are very important, which they are.

Until you stumble accross this, like myself and a friend at work did today.

We were investigating some issues with a server acting wonky (we then realized it was broken into), but in the midst of investingating, we realied there was a c:\windows\ie7\iexplore.exe file, which ran….and looks like ie6.   Aparrently, its the IE6 skin, with the IE7 rendering engine.  Normally IE7 is ran from c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe.

So, out of curiousity, we did a file search for iexplore.exe….Woah, my friend had 12, and I had 31!

To top it all off, they all have different versions!  So in reality, if you run your windows updates, someone can still use the old version unless you clean them up!

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Merry fsckin’ Christmas!

by on Dec.07, 2008, under Funny

Had to post it, as Aaron said, “Epic!”
The Dan Band “I Wanna Rock You Hard This X-Mas”

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Super powered caffine enabled melatonin dream

by on Sep.28, 2008, under Funny, General, Life

So the last few weeks I’ve been having a hella time sleeping, not entirely sure why, so after a weeking gaming at Sydeshow’s, I decided to pop a melatonin tab to help me sleep (which it did wonders so far).  One of the “side effects” of melatonin is that it creates more vivid dreams, so that on top of a caffine pumped DrD, created one weird ass but interesting dream.

I remember being in my dads house with my brother, and he lets someone downstairs to me and has them talk to me.  I see a paper with an email that starts with “Ranson-08-??” and I for some reason think he is going to rob us, so I jokingly tell him “If your going to steal stuff, at least spell ransom right.  He smiles and fixes it and walks away.  As I think its odd, I get up to catch him driving away in a grey unmarked van, writing down the license plate number, but I miss the last digit.  I see my brother and he recites the plate number but backwards, it confuses me and I forget what I think the last digit was, and he forgets the whole thing (we are both known for having short term memories).

So as I am about to call the police, I see my dad and tell him what happened, he starts walking out the front door thinking he sees the people when it really was someone else, as he does that, I see 2 turtle wax cars pull up (weird i know, green cars with the turtle wax logo).  Out of one car comes a down syndromed kid and either his sister or caretaker (whoever, she was still cute) and they both walk up to our house not saying anything.  The kid keeps trying to walk into the house while I push him back, the girl finally says “so…we were told to just walk in the house and sidetract you guys,” so I freak and immediately run downstairs to my room, and see my window open and my TV missing.

This is where i wake up in a confused, angry and pumped state.

Its amazing what extra caffine (thanks BAWLS Guarana) and a sleep aid (melatonin tabs) can do.  At the end of it all, I woke up refreshed and rejuvenated, which I haven’t felt in so long.

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emerge -C python

by on Apr.13, 2008, under Computers, Funny

Okay, so I had a conflict with phyton and python-updater on my gentoo box the other day, and being tired and not thinking, i did a emerge -C pyton, which removes the program.

Shortly afterwards remembering the emerge program (gentoo’s portage application) is dependant on python. Doing a series of “whoops”, “oh shits”, and “damns”, I did a quick google, and found this link, and used it with updated versions/commands. http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=5746

Basically what I did:

cd /tmp/

tar xjf /usr/portage/distfiles/Python-2.4.4.tar.bz2

cd Python-2.4.4/

./configure –with-fpectl –infodir=/usr/share/info/ –mandir=/usr/share/man


make install prefix=/usr

emerge python

cd ; rm -rf /tmp/Python-2.4.4

Which got me back up and operational. Kudos to the original poster to fix this!

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Companion Box and cake!

by on Oct.13, 2007, under Funny, Games

I got my cake! OH LOOK! Companion box!

You should have taken a left turn back there….Its kind of funny. Someday we will look back on this and laugh laugh laugh….

Didn’t we have fun, though? Remember that part where you were about to go into the fire pit and I said “Goodbye” and you were like “No way!” and then I was all “we pretended we were going to murder you”. Wasn’t that fun? … hello, are you still there?

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