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Journal Journal: Since when doesn't /. look like ass?! 1

I apparently slept through a major facelift for Slashdot. I haven't really been motivated to dive into stories, given the same old "lather, rise, anti-Microsoft, pro-Linux, repeat" cycle and available news for nerds syndicated exactly how I want it to be on my own site(s), and that has meant completely missing /.'s evolution from "portal that looks like ass" to "portal that is actually kinda aesthetically pleasing".

Just another sign that the world is about to end, I guess.

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Journal Journal: Smoke me a kipper, darling...

... I'll be home for breakfast.

Its 4fucking30 AM, and I can't sleep. What a pain in the ass. This week sucked, including the finale of trying to pick up our new kitten and discovering it has some odd hairloss scratch thing happening on his forehead. Same with his littermate in the same little kitten 'cell'. WTF.

Closest airchair diagnosis is ringworm, a pretty shitty thing to happen to a cat, person, or random monkey. This means we may not get our kitten. Following that was some understandable grumpiness, but apparently my negative reaction to having the only reason I managed to convince myself to wake up and make it to the weekend for was overboard, causing fiancee to shun me in the grocery store. I should have just dropped the stuff I was carrying and walked off to the river, Virginia Woolf-style.

Good times, good times.

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Journal Journal: Don't taunt the Mac Zealots, they get stabby 1

I've learned something... moderation of comments that dare poke fun of Mac Zealots if risky business.

The problem with a few /.ers that get mod points is the lack of objectivity. Poke fun at their pet little cause, and you get modded down even if what you say has value. Recognize that and mod them up, and they will get you with metamoderation.

Heheh... fuck you guys for not being able to take a joke, when something is funny I mod it up as Funny. Li'l cry babies need to suck it up.

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Journal Journal: I'd rather be capable of hate than be a mindless drone


So I got this in my email today, and I'm not sure why I got picked to receive it.

A woman was asked by a co-worker, "What is it like to be a Christian?" The co-worker replied, "It is like being a pumpkin. God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then he cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc., and then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."

So in other words, being a Christian is like having your brains scooped out, having your free will and thoughts stripped away, and being filled with "light"? No ideas, just light?

This has to be the least inspiring thing I've ever seen. I'd rather be an individual capable of hate and greed than a mindless drone with no thoughts of my own.


Journal Journal: Godammit, this is my Journal! I want a journal topic...

... that means something.

I want a "Badmonkey" topic, or a "Picking Fights With Other Slashdotters When They Post Stupid Comments" topic. What the fuck.

I'm being censored.

Tha Man, always keeping an alien down.


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Journal Journal: WTF 2

Well I'll be a monkey's ass... I have a journal. Lookit that. Here I am, farting around /., trying to find comments worthy of mod'ing, and I notice I have a journal.

I bet I'm the only person who ever sees this. Wacky. Ultrawacky.


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