Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bullets Are Sexy

Hey there kiddos!

What’s an incredibly good looking person to do when they want to update their blog, but don’t have the time to write a REAL post?

That’s easy! They write a bullet post!

- My big news is that THIS BLOG IS FINALLY FIXED! No, I don’t mean I got myself neutered (that would be a crime against mankind). I mean that the problems that I have been bitching about with my blog have finally been corrected.

You may remember that during last summer, I suddenly lost about 30 percent of my readers, who thought I suddenly deleted my blog because they could no longer access it. Yeah, that was really fun! I banged my head against the wall, trying different setups, scouring geek forums, and doing everything short of selling my kidney to try to figure out what was going on.

NO ONE had a clue. Not google, not my isp, not my hosting company….. no one.

The really infuriating thing was that, last week, it just started working again for everyone who was having an issue. As near as I can tell, it seems to have had something to do with Verizon’s DNS setup, but as maddening as it was, it’s over now.

So, all you AWOL people can come on back now. Of course, those people are no longer here, so I’m actually talking to MYSELF right now. Wonderful.

- The Saga of the Atari 800 continues! You might remember that last month I began the process of getting my childhood computer, my beloved Atari 800, up and running again, to play with Mini-Me. I am happy to report that not only do we have it up and running, but I was amazed to discover a really lively internet community that still sells, plays, and builds Atari stuff. I actually am in the process of purchasing a second Atari 800xl that is still new in the box! Who the hell keeps a computer new in the box for 20 years, only to sell it? That’s freaky. I’m also in the process of swapping out my ancient disk drive with a machine that will allow it to accept programs from a modern SD card, which might sound very lame, but if you are a techno-geek like myself, makes me all tight in the pants.

- Speaking of computer fun, all week I have been having the most fun I’ve had in a while with my pants on, playing a new game called MINECRAFT. It’s basically like playing Lego’s on steroids. You are given a complete world to build, destroy, and basically do whatever you want with it. It’s been tons of fun, and both Mini-Me and myself are having a ball with it. If you have 14 Euros to spare (it’s made in Sweden), I strongly suggest googling it and picking it up.

I guess that’s it for now. Have fun, my lovelies, and have a super sexy weekend!


Suzi Q said...

Hooray I can see you again! I was still reading in my reader but it wouldn't let me get here to leave a comment!

Slyde said...

suzi, that warms the cockles of my heart!

ok, thats 1 person back! Now where the hell are the rest of ya?

sybil law said...

I'm here!
Uh, but I never left. What do I get for never leaving?
Have a great weekend, Slyde! May your pants get tight all weekend. Or something.

Slyde said...

You KNOW what you get.

now you just have to get to NY so i can give it to you..

Verdant Earl said...

"Who the hell keeps a computer new in the box for 20 years, only to sell it?" Hopefully you aren't paying an arm and a lge for it. Why are you buying a second one if you got the first one to work?

Slyde said...

no, its remarkably cheap.

im buying this one because there i am having trouble getting one of the buttons to work, and i went and bought a replacement board, but after looking at it for 30 minutes, i just dont feel brave enough to take the computer apart to get the working piece in. im fairly confident im gonna fuck it up royally

Marlene said...

Great news all around.....but I never left! Don't I get a cookie for that or something? ;)

Jill said...

I totally remember that, even though I didn't participate!

So do I get a cookie too? Chocolate chip are my favorite. But not the kind from the store, only if they're home made with real butter and good chocolate chips. And milk.

Did I mention that I'm very happy for you even though I never couldn't see your blog?

Cocaine Princess said...

Glad you and your mini-me are having such a great time together! Sounds like truly a fun father-son bonding experience. I wish you many more.

"Have fun, my lovelies"

Het you stole that word from me!
"Lovelies" is my thing!

MarkD60 said...

You already are getting thousands of comments, soon you will have ZILLIONS!

2abes said...

you are truely a computer nerd. With all the great current games/graphics, i find it interesting that mini me loves these old clunky pixily(???I invented a new word, get webster on the phone) games. It must be a ball to re experience these games with him.

Tamara said...

Still here. You're never going to get rid of me.

I didn't understand a word of the last two paragraphs, but glad you're having fun.

Heff said...

Unfortunately, I've been able to access you the whole time, lol.

Chris H said...

I'm thrilled to bits you no longer have blog issues.
I could always access your blog... sometimes that was sad... ha ha ha!

I will go check out that new game you have found... I'm glad you can play it with your pants on.... my mind really does not want to cope with visions of you without them on.

Bruce Johnson said...

Be careful with the Atari 800....projects like those can consume your life....I know, I am a recovering geek-restorer.

"Have fun, my lovelies, and have a super sexy weekend".....isn't this Cocaine Princess' tag line?

The Invisible Seductress said...

Oh yes---bullets ARE sexy! :)

meleah rebeccah said...

Hooray! I'm glad your blog is fixed and that your having so much fun with your pants on!

Cocaine Princess said...

RE: ""Have fun, my lovelies, and have a super sexy weekend".....isn't this Cocaine Princess' tag line?"

Yes it is. Thank you for taking notice Bruce.