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June 30, 2008

Know what?

Rob @ 12:56 PM

My friend drives a space shuttle.

June 28, 2008


Rob @ 9:03 PM

Heath, honey, if you get anywhere near an accent, please feel free to speak in it.

The rest of the flick looks cool from previews, but I still say Heath Ledger's attempt at playing the Joker is shaping up to be the worst thing about it.

June 27, 2008

At least it's close.

Rob @ 2:43 PM

Not five minutes ago, I signed for a letter at my office. The courier was a reasonably okay-looking guy, in maybe his late fiftes, with glasses.

He gave me the paperwork, with the expected "print name here" and "sign name here" boxes. I did so, and he gave me the letter. Squinting at my writing on the paperwork, he asked, "Is that... Richard?"

"It's Robert, thanks" I replied, idly looking over the letter.

He squinted at the card again, peering alternately over and through his glasses. "..Richard?"

I looked up. "Robert, actually."

He squinted at the card again, with a look of utter incomprehension. "...Richard?"

I pointed to the tag outside the office door, with my name on it. "Robert. Rob, ert." He knit his brows and looked at the paper again, but before he could say anything else I followed up with "Spelled r-o-b-e-r-t."

He shrugged and walked away. I half expected him to say something like "okay, see you later Richard."

This is still bugging me because I know my handwriting can't that bad, at least where my own name is concerned... maybe I am Richard after all?

Possible Hoff-hassling imminent

Rob @ 12:56 PM

The whole Web2.0 social-network thing has never interested me much beyond my trusty old Livejournal.

I'm constantly this close to deleting my MySpace.

I killed my Flickr ages ago.

I mercilessly tease my friends who have Facebooks, Twitters, Last.fms, Friendsters, Xangas, Habbos, Orkuts, Cornjobs, Diphthongs, and whatever other flavors-of-the-moment come up.

However, sometimes something comes along that even I can't let pass me by.

HoffSpace just may be one of those things.

Yes, I think I'm willing to sign up for a ride on actor/singer/can-has-cheesburgarer David Hasselhoff's newest venture, a social network that is apparently woven through with threads of glorious windswept Hoff at every twist.

But it is probably dangerous to go alone. Anyone willing to join up along with me?

(Found via Rifftrax, bless 'em.)

June 25, 2008


Rob @ 12:11 AM

Last week I pulled the final plug on my former web-host, and obtained the services of my dear friend Mara's web hosting company to host my sites from now on.

Well, just today I did something really stupid to one of my sites and needed a backup, and there she was in shining sysadmin armor ready to rescue my sad pathetic self from certain doom.

On the bright side, I now know what it's like to be able to turn things over to an actually competent host.

On the dim side, I've made a stunning impression as the guy who more or less immediately broke his site incredibly soon after it was installed, and really shouldn't be allowed to have nice things.

Need web stuff? Tell Hello World Web I sent you.

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