I just finished updating the apt-get info and repositories for my new Ubuntu 9.04 box, and the fucking Linux codec for Shock worked fine until I went to Zero Punctuation. It promptly presented me with a black screen, which is codec for "Fuck off, I don't like displaying teh funniez for you." After fighting with the online installer for Firebug, I finally went around that load of bollocks and did a command line apt-get, and it installed fine. At which point I reloaded the page with Firebug open, to confirm that the file was properly downloading before proceeding any further, and it played just fine. The fuck.......?
Yes, I installed Firebug to feed my fix for Zero Punctuation videos. Well, not JUST for it......anyways.
Last night was nice. I took a bike ride on the racing bicycle. At about 4 miles from home, somewhere in the industrial park section of Wallingford, I blew out a tire rather loudly at ~20 miles an hour. In the space of the 4 seconds I had, I thought to myself:
1) Hmmmm, this bike is hard to control with a flat front tire. I'm about to hit the curb.
2) Flesh heals, while 30-year-old bikes don't. And there's grass in my proposed flight plan. Fuck it.
Not that this is terribly dangerous, mind you, but I haven't wiped out a bike in about 5 years, so I had a nice little streak going there. Entertainingly, this was less than a minute after messaging the Nik "Of course I'll be careful." She being at work,I called everyone I knew in the area (all 4 people), but ended up walking most of the way7 home before the upstairs neighbor passed me on the street and gave me a lift the rest of the way. To top it all off, I found out that night was the Wartorn show I had been looking forward to, and had somehow forgotten about. Goddammit...
I somehow just found a gabber remix of "All Cops Are Bastards" by 4-skins. Pardon me while I erase all memory of the last 2 minutes of my existence. Ah, hell with this. Off to get some exercise.