Monthly Archives: December 2008

Hacker Muscle

My hacker's physique is better than yours

A friend recently told me that I have a hacker’s physique. To that I say, hellz yeah I do! Years of consistent computer use have given me massive space bar thumbs. I can hitch a ride a mile in advance, my ass can and has been used as a flotation device, and my spinal curvature would make Charles Montgomery Burns himself green with envy. To say nothing of my all-over computer tan… :D

By the way, yes, it’s true, I deleted my MySpace. No reason besides my not having the time to keep it updated. So, if you want to keep in touch, this is where I’ll be. Right here. Working on my computer tan.

Holiday Quickie

Just to let you know, no, I’m not hiding on purpose, and yes, that’s a new layout staring back at you from your screen. The holidays have once again caught me off guard, though I’m still finding time to work on the revised version of The Knack between monotonous Web site projects and unintentional babysitting gigs (don’t ask). I don’t know if I’ll get out another SMN before the new year. If I do, it’ll be a brief one-off—perhaps a bit of holiday insight courtesy of Ernie. Meanwhile, if you want something snowy, go read “Don’t Feed Santa Yellow Snow” (PDF) for some twisted holiday goodness. Nothing says happy holidays like dead girls and time farts! :)

N3W B4B3L

Reading mangas can lead to new and interesting discoveries:

Initially, the word l33t was used as an adjective, to primarily describe the behavior or accomplishments of others in the community. In that usage Leet generally carries the same meaning when referring to either the game prowess or, in original usage, hacking expertise of another person. From adjective form its use then expanded to include use as an expletive or interjection in reaction to a demonstration of the former qualities. With the mass proliferation of Internet use in the 1990s into the 21st century, Leet has since become a part of Internet culture and slang.[1] Leet may also be considered a substitution cipher, albeit with much variation from user to user.

(Excerpted from the Wikipedia page for Leet.)

You know what’s really l33t? Megatokyo no. 9:

Megatokyo - A disoriented passenger in need of someone who speaks l33t

This was one of the strips that got me hooked on the series way back when. You should get hooked, too. ;)