March 16, 2009

More Joys of Apartment Life

Here's a question, minions: Do you currently have heat and hot water in your place of residence? If so, it means there's at least one thing that you and I don't have in common.

Good times. I almost got hypothermia trying to take a fucking shower yesterday. Also, even though it's not that cold outside right now, I'm kind of glad I brought my space heater.

Anyone know how to fix a boiler?

Problem solved (no thanks to me, of course, but still).

It's fun to think about how many things we take for granted until you're forced to actually go without one of those things for a couple days.

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March 09, 2009

Open Letter to Centipedes

Dear creepy bastards,

Stay the fuck out of my room if you value your worthless lives.

That is all.

- CD

I spent a few minutes looking for tips on eliminating centipedes, and some people seem to be of the opinion that you should leave them alone because they eat various insects (an argument we've all seen applied to spiders as well).

What's the point of this? Seriously. I don't like insects because they're annoying and disgusting. Spiders and centipedes, while they may indeed eliminate insects, are equally annoying and disgusting. In fact, the centipede I killed earlier was much bigger and more revolting than just about any insect I've ever seen. The thing had to be at least the size of my fucking index finger.

Again, what's the point? It's like saying that suicide can cure terminal cancer. In that case, you'll still end up dead, and in my case, I'll still have weird crawly bitey things scurrying around my living area and forcing me to waste valuable sheets of kleenex in destroying them.

I guess it's all part of the experience of living in an apartment, and I'll take these things over cockroaches any day (at least centipedes die when you attack them), but still...fuck nature.

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March 06, 2009

Photo Fun

A variety of things in the real world are keeping me from blogging lately, but I thought I'd share a fun discovery that should amuse and/or terrify you.

As I've mentioned, I recently got a new computer. It happens to have a built-in camera that works with the included Photo Booth application. In the process of messing around with this, I noticed that it has some effects that you can apply to photos. Join me in the extended entry as I explore a few...

Let's start with a simple "pop art" filter:


Kind of fun, but mostly boring. However, let's see what happens if I make myself a comic book character:

Comic.jpg's still kind of boring. Let's apply some more intense effects. First, there's "bulge," which looks something like this:


Now we're getting somewhere. Kind of has a Joe Camel vibe to it. Next, let's have fun with the "squeeze" effect:


At last, a visual representation of my brilliance!

But that's not all! With the "mirror" effect, I can become a mute cyclops:


Finally, let's see what happens when I apply the "dent" effect:


What the f...oh, wait, my mistake; that's Pavel Datsyuk.

Here's the dent effect:


You can't exactly blame me for confusing the two, can you?

...I really need a job.

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