#30DaysOfGeek Day 10: Details of your primary computer

Day 10 of #30DaysOfGeek

Picture, screenshot and specifications of your primary computer…

Uhh, I have a MacBook, and it’s running Last XP and it has no screenshot key. Let’s see if I can do this. ;) If it doesn’t work then you can find it over on my Tumblr blog.

My Plants vs. Zombies desktop

Now, specs? How on earth am I supposed to know this? And why do you care? It’s a freaken MacBook!  Here is some random shit from somewhere inside this machine:

  • Machine name: MacBook
  • Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp.060411-1541)
  • Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
  • System Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8300 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 2012MB RAM
  • Windows Dir: E:\WINDOWS
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
  • GFX Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
  • GFX Chip type: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family (don’t act like you’re not impressed ;))
  • Display Memory: 128.0 MB
  • Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
  • Sound Devices Description: Realtek HD Audio output
  • Boring things like a DVD writer, sound input, mouse, usb ports, firewire, craptastic stuff.

Geez, that’s a bit extreme.  Poor MacBook feels really lame now that everyone has seen his rather small private parts :p

I have no specific photo of it, but it does appear in this picture:

From Random Stuff

Fever Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand

I’ve been thinking about the Fever Hospital up on Mount Victoria today, and spying on it using Google Maps. The history about this place is amazing. There’s an article about it on the WCC Heritage Building website. There are also some interesting photos of it being built on the CCDHB website.

When I was a teenager we used to break into this place and scare the shit out of ourselves. I must say that Linda and I are the bravest and the guys were always too scared. Some of you are here on Facebook eh, so you know who I’m talking about.

Once we were in there and some other people were in there with us, well, they must have been. Doors kept closing on us and you could hear things. But they do say it’s haunted! I found a discussion about it on Facebook. There are heaps of posts and discussions online about it being haunted and people seeing strange things there. They do paranormal studies there too apparently… o_O

I remember it being a lot more run down than it currently is. Photos I’ve found online of it recently look clean and tidy. When we used to go there at night (with no torches, in the dark) it was a run down place, covered in graffiti pentagrams, drug stuff everywhere, broken stairs, jamming doors, hidden corridors, strange noises. I think we only remembered the torch ONCE.

I really wish we had digital cameras when I was a teenager. There are so many images and memories in my brain which are terrifying about this place, and I would love to share them. The pictures out on the net make it seem so tame in comparison to what it was really like in the dark of night while still crumbling and broken.

Even now I’d be shit scared to go up in there the dark, and it’s been looked after and cleaned up. Well, the main buildings have. The really scary building is the square one to the south. The one with the wings is scary yes, but the one to the south is really scary.

If you were brave enough to go up the driveway, let alone up to the building or in the door of the haunted Fever Hospital in the dark – you were legend. I am legend ;)

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Deadly terms used by women

  1. Fine – This is the word women use to end an argument when they KNOW they are right and you need to shut up.
  2. Nothing – This means SOMETHING and you should be wary.
  3. Go ahead – This is a dare, NOT permission. DON’T DO IT!
  4. Whatever – is a woman’s way of saying FUCK YOU!
  5. That’s OK – She’s thinking long and hard before deciding HOW and WHEN you WILL pay for your mistake.

Oh, you reckon eh?

Colmarr’s random arse


[22:01] * Colmarr slaps bunnzy arse
[22:01] [bunnzy] :O
[22:01] [xodaraP] Hot, Do it again
[22:01] * bunnzy slaps xodaraP ass
[22:01] * xodaraP pulls out the video camera
[22:01] [bunnzy] the donkey and your arse
[22:01] [Colmarr] chainspank!
[22:01] [xodaraP] My donkey didn’t deserve that
[22:01] * Colmarr spanks bunnzy again
[22:01] [@Harekiet] go comfort your donkey
[22:01] * bunnzy spanks Colmarr’s donkey
[22:02] [Colmarr] I call my donkey you bastard
[22:02] [bunnzy] This is going to end in tears, honestly
[22:02] [Colmarr] tears of laughter?
[22:02] [bunnzy] i’m already crying with laughter ;)
[22:02] [Zoltar007] Colmarr: your donkey is called “You Bastard”?
[22:02] [Colmarr] yes
[22:02] [bunnzy] take that you bastard!
[22:02] * bunnzy slaps the asses arse
[22:03] [Colmarr] and it can split the time when it runs
[22:03] [bunnzy] that’s one fast ass
[22:03] [Colmarr] I never know where I land in time
[22:03] * Colmarr wiggles his ass at bunnzy
[22:03] [bunnzy] a time travelling ass called “you bastard”
[22:03] [Zoltar007] lol
[22:03] [bunnzy] you can’t wiggle a donkey! how small is that donkey?
[22:04] [Colmarr] bunnzy: it is really small donkey
[22:04] [Zoltar007] “You Bastard, you bastard!”
[22:04] [Colmarr] Stop there you bastard
[22:05] [xodaraP] http://www.minianimals.net/images/JohnImran.JPG <— Colmarr [22:05] [bunnzy] that’s one miniature you bastard ass time travelling through time, carrying you on his back? [22:05] [Colmarr] yes [22:05] [bunnzy] nice hat Colmarr [22:05] [Colmarr] Damn I am skinny [22:05] [Zoltar007] old too [22:05] [bunnzy] i’m gonna wet my pants and laughed so loud my dog ran away [22:05] [xodaraP] Colmarr and his ass travelled through time [22:05] [Colmarr] wait shouldn’t camera add pound than remove and older me [22:05] [xodaraP] Now he’s old and wears what looks like an akubra [22:05] [bunnzy] laughed so loud my dog ran away [22:05] [@Harekiet] you might as well go find that video of that guy nearly getting raped by one [22:06] [Zoltar007] hmm [22:06] [Colmarr] Harekiet: those were the times [22:06] [bunnzy] Harekiet: you know of this eh? [22:06] [Colmarr] me and my ass had too much to drink [22:06] [bunnzy] hahaha [22:06] [@Harekiet] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to2vp0gxHOQ&feature=fvst [22:06] [@Harekiet] there we go [22:06] [bunnzy] :O [22:06] [bunnzy] you bastard changed colour! [22:07] [Colmarr] bunnzy: that is sign that my arse has gone through time [22:07] [xodaraP] AHAAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAH [22:07] [xodaraP] omg I’m crying and coughing at the same time cause I’m sick :< [22:07] [bunnzy] ahahahah [22:07] [bunnzy] i can’t stop laughing and the dog ran away [22:06] [Colmarr] me and my ass had too much to drink [22:08] [Colmarr] bunnzy: it is not new that dogs run away from my ass, My ass is really mean thing [22:08] [xodaraP] Is it a rapist? [22:09] [Zoltar007] this has become a really strange conversation [22:09] [Colmarr] No my ass doesn’t rap [22:09] [bunnzy] you bastard won’t rap? [22:09] [xodaraP] Well it’d be kinda strange if it did rap [22:09] [Colmarr] it sings johnny cash [22:09] [xodaraP] Hahahahahahaha [22:09] [Colmarr] my ass is johnny cash fan [22:09] [xodaraP] Burnin Ring of Fire eh [22:09] [bunnzy] the rapping raping miniature ass which travels through time [22:09] [Zoltar007] lol [22:09] [Colmarr] it sings that after burrito [22:09] [bunnzy] hahah BURRITO [22:09] [xodaraP] Hahahahahaahahha [22:09] [bunnzy] El burro! You BASTARD [22:09] [xodaraP] And eats mexican food [22:10] [bunnzy] so let’s get this straight [22:10] [bunnzy] you bastard is your mexican eating rapping raping el burro ass, which travels through randomly through time with you on his back? [22:10] [Colmarr] yes [22:10] [bunnzy] Brilliant [22:11] [Colmarr] Now someone draw picture of that

Time for a spring clean?

Alas, not at home, but definitely at work. I usually have such a clean desk so the clutter was really getting to me!!

I’ve thrown away everything I don’t need. Done my filing, dusted my desk. Found some random spoon under my keyboard. Everything smells and looks better. ^_^

Yes, that’s a My Little Pony. It’s Rainbow Dash, but she hasn’t got the multi-coloured hair like she’s supposed to – stupid McDonalds!!

I also thought I’d show you a pic of my friends at work.

This is Jakob W. Bond. He’s a secret agent, a secret agent for all things usability…

And this is the oldschool pencil sharpener. He doesn’t have a name, but if he did it’d be something like sharpener bug. I must make him some wings. :D

A whole lotta errors – RPC services, services stopping!!

I finally solved that shitty problem that was plaguing me every daylight savings time. Or any other time for that matter…

My laptop clock is set to syncronise with time.windows.com or time.nist.gov. But it’s always giving me an error saying:

“An error has occurred getting the status of the last synchronisation. The RPC server is unavailable”.

I finally realised this is linked to another problem I have – my services stop running. Mainly the “Windows Audio” and “Wireless Zero Configuration” services.

I haven’t figured out how to stop the services from stopping. It seems to happen if I put the computer into hibernate, or if I do any logging off or on. Seems to be okay with a standard reboot.

Short of writing a script that checks every time the computer comes back to life or logs in, there really isn’t anything I think of.

Might I suggest using a tool such as pserv.cpl to look after your services? I find it really awesome. You can read more and get it here: http://www.p-nand-q.com/download/pserv_cpl.html.