April 23rd, 1999

New Pointless Poll Topic
The Web Wars poll has been up long enough, and thanks to the eternal flaming nature of the internet, has sort of been made topical again like every 2 days since everyone seems to be slamming somebody. For the record, I think the entire “Web Wars” bit is a bad thing, though it can be pretty bloody fun to vent on random targets at times. The final results for the last topic (Site/Web Wars: Good idea or bad idea?) can be viewed at the Previous Poll Results page.

The new poll is something I thought up Wednesday night and it just seemed like a fun topic: Victoria’s Secret or Frederick’s of Hollywood: Which has the sexier lingerie? As always, vote for the option you feel most strongly about, or amuses you the most. If you have a suggestion for another option, bug me about it and I may add it.

Losers by Jon Bence (Not Bence Jon)
Ahah, I found these comments. It seems Jon Bence has a special little page dedicated to detailing who he thinks are losers. Both I and Frustrated are currently the sole members of this page. Oh, I’m so hurt. Frus has earned a spot on the left hand of my page under the menu bar now, by the way. In response to his reasons of why I’m a loser, I’m going to make some equally cheap cracks. I apologize for this tripe, but I’m really in the mood to vent, and things will return to normal soon (anyone who wants to clue him in to these, feel free).

  • If you don’t appreciate Anime, I pity you. What have I posted that equates to “obsessed?”
  • In love with the internet? No . . . addicted a bit perhaps, but I’m not alone. Do you always express your frustration about your total lack of success with girls by making absolutely unfounded cheap cracks about your own sexual fantasies? I’ve had 4 lovers in 6 years, which may not be a lot, but I’ve been faithful to every one of them, and two of those relationships lasted years. I’m confident in my sexuality, and I KNOW I can make women scream in pleasure. Have you held hands with that girl yet?
  • My Internet Alias: Open your fucking eyes and look around. My name is on the bottom of the page, in the little disclaimer bit. Oh, and it’s also prominently visible on my resume.
  • My SiN box: I collect geeky gaming stuff, it’s a hobby. I’ve got autographed box art for StarCraft, I collect beta CDs . . . I could say it’s stupid and pathetic to collect autographs or baseball cards or maybe images of Jennifer Love-Hewitt. If you don’t like my hobby, go back to yours and stop bitching.
  • Guess what, I’m writing what I think about YOUR useless loser page now.
  • I’m so happy that someone hates me or my site. It tells me I’m doing something right to evoke some sort of response.
  • Is that your picture at the top of the page?


Various Opinionated Responses
Seems like tons of newsworthy things happen when I’m in the middle of killing myself and don’t have net access . . . The entire deal with the shootings in Denver, for one. Of course, it’s pretty predictable, and pretty stupid in my opinion, that someone had to come out and say “Oh, this is caused by violent video games.” Not being one to mince words: bullshit. Yeah, sure, so one of the guys made some sort of a Doom mission. Big freaking deal. Another one of the big things going on about all of this is the opinion that it’s caused more by bad parenting (or a lack of adequate parenting, that being bad). This is more likely a thing, in my opinion . . . but someone can have great parents, a great upbringing, and still end up bad, or doing bad things. On a tangent, since this entire thing has become such a huge media thing, and massive coverage, analysis, and so forth has gone into it . . . is anyone other than me disappointed that the two trenchcoat twits shot themselves, rather than putting up a fight or going down in a blaze of gunfire or something dramatic? (Oh, I just KNOW I’m going to get flames for that one).

Next, I saw a post at ERG-MA . . . err, The Dark Side of Nuintari (Dammit Marius, I liked the old name. The new colors are good, very icy-blue, though somewhat reminiscent of Smoke’s theme for his D2 pages. The new name doesn’t fit on one line in the little area under my link bar, though. *mutter*) about this one page where the guy picks on Frustrated, and also puts a price tag (It’s supposed to be a parody of the Visa Commercials) on the Denver killing spree. So, natually, I go to check this page out . . . ooh . . . I’m really in the mood to vent on this, so I’m going to suspend disbelief of reality handily for a bit and unleash ZealotOnAStick’s evil twin, who likes to be called MrStick (read this as: entering opinionated jerk mode).

Ok, first off, the page title is pretty stupid. “It’s not the Bence Jon page, it’s the Jon Bence page.” Does this twit think there’s really going to be some confusion? Read back on one of the old news pages he has, where he talks about Frustrated . . . he says “Frustrated is frustrated cause she can’t have Bence” but at the top of that particular page, he’s extolling the awesomeness about his actually talking to a girl on the phone. OMIGOD! Wow, that’s so earth-shattering. He’s 18, and he’s hoping to actually HOLD HANDS with a girl. Now, I felt sort of insecure and behind the curve when I lost my virginity at 18 (I’m 24 for those of you who’re counting), and this guy has the idiotic AUDACITY to say something so lame as Frus is peeved because she can’t HAVE him? Frus is a single mother, so she’s definitely done quite a bit more than this Jon Bence character has. I’d wager that if Frus “wanted” Jon Bence, she could probably have him at the drop of a hat. If he got the hint, and if he even had a clue what to do with a woman.

On his current news page, someone also e-mails him and he made a comment somewhere about me expressing my views on this page. I don’t know where this happened or where it was posted (if someone can point it out to me, I’d like to see the original comment out of curiosity), but I have two responses to this: 1) Go read my little notice/disclaimer at the bottom of the page, then stuff yourself. 2) I’ve been really trying to avoid any sort of a web-wars or flame exchange sort of thing, particularly after seeing how the Pointless Poll has turned out, but if you’re going to trash pages, try to have a position that you can even dream of being defensible to do so from. Oh, and if it’s not blatently apparent, this guy seems to have totally ripped off the color scheme Shlonglor uses.

Cable Modem, Baby!
We finally gave up trying to mess with all the hassle of trying to set up an old decrepit Pentium 60 machine to run Linux as a router/gateway, and just called RoadRunner and got a second IP setup and I’m in business. Wow, YES! This is so awesome, it just rocks. The bandwidth and throroughput is just staggering (compared to my trudging along on 28.8/v.90 dialup) and thing happen so fast. I can play Quake 2 in the internet and it’s not just hideous. I’M AN LPB NOW! YES! Oh, wait, that means I have to actually redevelop some “skillz.” Damn, there’s always a catch.

Something that’s really cool, too, is that because of the LAN setup here, anytime Dakota serves a game, I can connect to him over the LAN rather than going through the cable modem . . . we played some Q2 earlier, and I had a ping that bounced between about 20 and 30 . . . SWEET.