Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cyber attacks

News on cyber attacks and the growing concern by the military.

personally, i have no sympathy for the military. they're getting what they deserve by putting assholes in charge.

you want REAL security? REAL productivity? REAL advancement? then put someone in charge who knows computers. don't put some assclown O-6 who's more concerned about his little empire and kissing ass in charge. the fucksticks you got running shit right now don't know their asses from a hole in the ground when it comes to computers. you need to put someone in charge who doesn't care about stupid shit like meetings about meetings, dress codes, and office bullshit. You think China gives a rat's ass about sexual harassment training?

until you start taking this seriously DoD, you're screwed.

he shoots he scores

If they were going to go to all the trouble of having 2 cameramen the LEAST they could have done was videotape the brainstorming session in which they composed this masterpiece, this SYMPHONY of such a brilliant idea. I wanna know if the thought "could this go bad somehow?" ever so much as peaked its head in the door of the discussion. I think that's where home videos must head to next. We need more. we demand behind the scenes.



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hat tip for vid: Robbie

Friday, November 28, 2008

stampede

yet more proof that New York is full of jerkoffs who don't give a crap about anyone but themselves.

especially when it comes to shopping

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

yes father

When i was getting ready to go to CRC in Fort Benning, my dad asked around to find some info on it for me. He got some info and it was pretty dead on. His basic advice, "keep your sense of humor".





well dad, never let it be said i didn't heed your advice.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Toot toot

I don't often like tooting my own horn. Sure i like joking around in my usual "i am the greatest mo-fo on the planet" but I generally don't like speaking of myself as if i were seriously a great person, because i'm not. i'm far far from it. I once had someone tell me that they thought i acted very aloof like i thought i was better than anyone around me and it really got to me. When i look back i can see just why that person got the impression. so now i try to keep from pretending i'm better than everyone. i probably do a shitty job most times and maybe i'm just wired that way.

anyways, i thought i'd toot my horn over something simple yet hard for me. prior to landing here in Iraq, my dietary habits were sad. pitiful even. i pretty much drank literally nothing but Monster and Mountain Dew. I ate fast food all the time. it kicked the shit out of body. when i got the job offer to come out here i made myself a promise. i told myself i would use this chance to change all that and do right by my body. hell, with the threat of mortar attacks and other explosions and stuff it would be pretty god-damn retarded if i died of a fucking heart attack wouldn't it. so yeah i made some changes. i stopped drinking the soda and Monster. it wasn't as easy as i thought it would be. i thought it would be easy since it would be less accessible here. nope. walk right into the PX and there's literally pallets of Monster and Dew sitting there. plenty of dew in the chow halls. ok well fine, at least eating healthy will be a snap right? nah. they got Subway and Burger King here. coworkers with lots of candy and sweets from care packages. chow halls with desert bars. DAMMIT. you just ain't making this easy are you? and yet, i prevailed thus far. not without some displeasure. drinking lots of water and gatorade sucks. it sucks cuz i'm tired of having to take a damn piss every other hour. *sigh* the struggle continues. well, maybe once i get used to it i won't feel like this.

so anyway, there's my little tooting.

penguins rule

Watch as a crafty penguin tells as couple of killer whales to shove off.


via videosift.com

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Brilliant

So rather than acknowledge that one of the big contributing factors to the American Auto Industry collapse is the UAW (United Auto Workers) and work to get them under control..... nope congress has a better plan.

Let's make it so the competition who isn't going bankrupt, doesn't need a bailout, and is operating in a profitable manner.... GETS UNION!!!! totally awesome.

So basically, if you're losing a race, the solution is to tie a ball and chain to the competitors. This is about the stupidest idea ever. It's going to get passed to since Unions pretty much have the Democrats in their pocket.

Goodbye cheap cars for ANYONE.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy birthday

I'd like to announce a birth in the family. My cousin Mike and his lovely wife Susan have their first child. Israel Mariano Chavez. Born yesterday 20 November 2008.

Little backstory. Mike is part of the cousin "generation" that came around from my mom's side of the family. It consists of Mike son of my aunt Pat, Myself, Jackie my sister, Josh my brother, and Adrian and Nicholas sons of my uncle Abie. The 6 of us all pretty much grew up together. We are all pretty close as cousins go. There's a second generation of cousins from my mom's other brothers and sister. But they're all at least 10 years or so behind my generation.

Anyway, here's a pic of me and my siblings at Mike and Susan's wedding a few months ago up in Austin.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

ready

Hey everyone in California who voted for Prop 8.... get ready to see just how useless your votes are.

Court to hear arguments against the ban on same sex marriage

the money quote from the article was this.

All three cases claim the ban abridges the civil rights of a vulnerable minority group. They argue that voters alone did not have the authority to enact such a significant constitutional change.

the people don't have the authority. i'm no poli sci major and i don't have a law degree... but i seem to remember something about the power to make and enforce ANY law comes from the people. Lawmakers have power only because WE THE PEOPLE (i've seen those 3 words written on some important document i could've sworn) grant power to individuals who are there to enforce the will of the people. I guess i'm just talking out my ass.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sad

This is why voting should not be an automatic right. You should have to pass some kind of test.



I think we're going to get EXACTLY what we voted for.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Live in Iraq

Ok so i'm finally in Iraq. So far it's about what i expected. Some items of note.

- I spent a week at Fort Benning, Georgia getting processed to come here. It's run by the Army and lemme tell you the place needs to be renamed to "Camp SNAFU" with the motto, "if there's a stupider way to do it, we'll find it". I was ensnared by so much stupid i thought my head would explode. Go right to hell Fort Benning CRC.

- The flight here wasn't much better. Long story short... it was a 40 hour journey that started with my getting up at 5 in the morning to drag 2 huge damn bags around in pouring rain.

- This place is quite interesting. I had breakfast this morning in a palace. literally. the chow hall was an old palace with marble all over and fancy carvings and everything. I think that's pretty damn cool.

- Good ole AFN and the commercials. I couldn't help but notice there's been some changes to the commercials since way back when i watched AFN when my dad was stationed in Turkey and Spain. They still have the ones about Code of Conduct and Military history and such, but i don't remember commercials about suicide prevention, sexual assault, or about not taking advantage of drunk chicks.

- I haven't even been to the "best" ones but the chow halls and different PXs i've been to are ones i'd have killed for in Afghanistan.

- I'm very upbeat about work. I'm going to get to do actual networking work. I got to crimp a CAT-5 cable... something i hadn't done since i was in school at ITT Tech.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

20 places

The 20 worst places to wake up.


* Your parents’ driveway with the car still running.

* The bushes outside your ex-girlfriend’s apartment using a boom box as a pillow.

* Spooning some random dude.

* In a bath tub covered in blood.

* The Emergency Room with: A) a stab wound, B) significantly less teeth, C) your arms handcuffed to the bed, and/or D) your mom hysterically crying across the room.

* The back seat of a stranger’s car.

* In a strip club getting asked if that last lap dance should go on your credit card like the others.

* On a downtown park bench in a city you’re unfamiliar with.

* Next to your buddy wailing on a chick who may or may not be a professional.

* Surrounded by your friends trying to figure out how you’re too stupid to find a bathroom.

* The back bedroom of a trailer, for the second time.

* Your parents’ kitchen floor.

* Next to a minor telling you it’s “our little secret”.

* The front lawn of the local synagogue.

* Cleveland.

* Next to any chick your friends have nicknamed slam pig, war pig, big bear, polar bear, hedgehog, freight elevator, or anything else that references her size and/or resemblance to a wild animal.

* The drunk tank with someone dropping a deuce in the community toilet.

* The couch with no pants on and the dryer running.

* The neighbors’ front porch when you don’t know the neighbors.

* On the floor of your old apartment with the new residents dialing 911.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Camp bored

Apologies to a lack of activity recently. Here's the latest from your mayor.

- i'm at Fort Benning in lovely Georgia (this base is damn big) at CRC which stands for CONUS Replacement Center. I'm doing a bunch of processing so the military will let me go to Iraq and then Friday i leave for Iraq.

- this shit is boring as hell. there's also a ton of BS and most of time it really seems like a gi-normus SNAFU. If they engaged the common-sense engine for just a day this place could be running so much faster. but, it's the military running the show so fat chance of that.

- today i cleared medical which consisted of me getting 5 damn shots. Smallpox, Anthrax, Typhoid, Tetanus, and Flu. I feel like ass.

- Getting some body armor tomorrow. Yay. i do NOT look forward to putting that one. Hopefully i won't have to. Since I'm due to be working in the green zone i should be good from wearing that. Maybe it will play out like the chem-gear i got issued when i went to Afghanistan, it will just sit in a bag under my bed the whole time i'm there.

- I kinda feel like i'm back in tech school. something about this place and the environment. just the "feel" of it i guess. only this time i don't have a car.

- i will try and post more and i'll certainly try and keep up more once i get to Iraq.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Simpsons did it

Is it just me or did Obama's campaign play out like the race for sanitation commissioner on the Simpsons episode?

You got one guy who's the experienced person and the other guy who comes in not really presenting any plans just promising "can't someone else do it?" and in the end the people elected the guy making wild promises of the government coming in and doing everything for them.

I just hope Obama gets the money to pay for everyone's gas and mortgage by selling drugs instead of letting other countries dump their garbage on our property.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

finally

Finally the 2 year nightmare is over. Obama wins.

CAN I PLEASE HAVE MY TV BACK NOW!?!?!?!?

i want to go back to watching ANYTHING that doesn't have politics in it. I want normal commercials back. I want to watch someone selling me something other than BULLSHIT.

as a side note, i feel really bad for the left. what the hell are you guys going to do now? you're actually going to have go out find NEW stuff to bitch about. without Bush in office where are you going to focus all your crazy? and yes, i do mean crazy. TV was sweeping the crowd at one of the rallies and somebody actually had a sign that said "Bush you're fired". (i hope i don't have to explain just why that statement is either insanely crazy or monumentally stupid) This is how fixated these people are on hating Bush. This is the level of insane that they have gone to. They're bullshitting themselves into actually believing that Obama ran against Bush. THAT is how badly they needed an excuse to pour more gas on the hate-Bush fires. You can't tell me that these people are just going to stop hating. It ain't going to happen. trust me i'm an expert on rage and hate. that kind of emotion doesn't just go away. you either have to refocus it or just internalizes.

oh well. life goes on. i don't care either way. i'm out of the country in about 2 weeks anyways so it's your problem now not mine.