A cure to Directshow weirdness

I’d love to use nothing but Linux on all my computers… if only I could. Unfortunately I regularly work from home using Windows-only software, and Linux support for games is barely there at all — it is completely missing for the newer games, and DirectX10 will only serve to compound this issue. In short I have to use Windows more often than I’d like. And unlike with Linux Windows bugs are very tough to identify and even harder to correct. Recently I had to deal with an internal Windows system called DirectShow that was downright broken. Continue reading “A cure to Directshow weirdness”

If that’s what the menus are like, no wonder tourists only eat at McDonald’s.

May I take your order? Taiwanese restaurant’s English menu is more confusing than trying to read the original Chinese descriptions. Personal favorites include (seriously) “J&J Living the Bowel”, “Cowboy Leg”, “Every form rape” (DO NOT WANT) and “The special features Namely Whets the Almond” (huh?).

‘Because only major losers have sex – which everyone knows is only for fags.’

Sex is for fags! Billing itself as “abstinence-only coolness for boys”, SIFF isn’t quite Landover Baptist — its language would push it closer to the Westboro Baptist camp — but it comes pretty close. Together with Iron Hymen the site hopes to one day bring abstinence-only coolness to all mankind… well, OK, maybe not. The site belongs to Chickenhead Productions, which owns the whitehouse.org domain and irked the Vice President with a spoof article. The parody site was also quoted as the official White House web site by MSNBC earlier this year.

They ran out of enthusiasm, 3 years after the rest of the world did…

The Segway Enthusiasts Group of America is pulling the plug at he end of this month due to inactivity. Apparently there just aren’t enough people willing to shell out 5 to 10 grand for a scooter they can’t use on the street or the sidewalk to propel themselves at a speed slightly higher than they can achieve on foot. I’m shocked, SHOCKED I tell you!