Archive for September, 2009


WebProxy

So a long time ago, I setup a web proxy. I rarely use or need it anymore. The intent at first was to make it so only I really knew where it was. Lately, I’ve given it out to a number of people, and I figured what the heck. I might as well make it for public domain.

So here you are.

http://www.evilobi.net/obisstuff/

Disclaimer:
You use this proxy at your own risk, I am not responsible for content that you may see or your twisted mind may come across. I cannot be held liable for anything that may happen to you, as a result of your usage of this proxy.
This proxy works for the vast majority of websites and content, if it does not work I will look into it but I will not promise that I can make it do things that just may be beyond me to do successfully. Other than that, please enjoy yourself.

W00tstock

I’m a HUGE Adam Savage Fan, I would attend this if I had the means, you lucky people in San Francisco get your tickets while you can.

(Taken from http://www.paulandstorm.com/gigs/w00tstock/)

For decades, geeks were ostracized, picked on, laughed at and punished by the sun’s harmful UV rays. But there is only so long that a people can be kept down before they rise up against their oppressors; and, indeed, the dawn of the 21st century has seen the ascendancy of geeks and geek culture.

“We now celebrate that rise to power–and let’s face it, nerds pretty much run everything now–with w00tstock, a special event for geeks of every stripe. Television host/special-effects artist Adam Savage (”MythBusters”), actor/author/blogger Wil Wheaton (”Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “Stand By Me”) and music-comedy duo Paul and Storm (hey; that’s us!) present a night of songs, readings, comedy, demonstrations, short films, special guests, and other clever widgets born from and dedicated to the enthusiasms, obsessions, trials and joys of geek pride.

This is the dawning of the Age of Geekdom–and its voices will ring true at w00tstock.”

Woot trumped?

I don’t know if you’ve heard of Woot.com. Personally it used to be one of my favorite sites for daily items that go for pretty cheap. over the last year or so I’ve come to really be Disenchanted with it. They stopped offering things that interests me.  Tonight I found Daily Steals

I’m totally taken. This is what Woot used to be. Some of it is silly but it’s far more useful and seems to cover a much wider range of items.

In 1996 I worked for a… Car Rental place in the Airport. Now, I won’t say which one because honestly there is some shame tied to it. One Day Leonard Nimoy Walked in, and got a car. honestly I was a little flabbergasted, here I was standing toe to toe to *THE* Leonard Nimoy.

And he was a massive asshole.

Now I won’t go into the exchange, because honestly it doesn’t matter at this point in time, but it really struck out to me as something you wouldn’t think of someone such as him. Just goes to show how different things are in reality.

Now I want to briefly talk about Comic Con which was held a few weeks ago in San Diego. I sadly could not attend, and honestly a part of me was happy I didn’t when I heard about all of the twilight fans who just went rabid over a 30 second clip of their new movie.

But again I get off point. The reason why I bring this is up is that there were several shows that were in representation there, Most of the British variety such as Doctor who. Who were represented, Some of them had the actors from said shows. All reports i’ve heard is that they were mostly ignored. They have shows that are 6-9 seasons on the air, but people didn’t even really care. From what I’ve read and heard (and I’ve honestly read WAAAAY too much on comic con this year) Most of them were grateful for the attention of the fans, happy to be recognized.

now… How does one.. get from those people who were happy to be acknowledged… to become jerk that was Leonard Nimoy?  I know part of it is in fact notoriety, and he probably got harassed… But does it give him the right to be a complete jerk to some unknown kid who was awestruck and up to that point respected him as a person?