• Seuss-ified

    DR. SUESS ON PCS

    If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
    and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
    and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
    then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.

    If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
    and the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
    and your data is corrupted ’cause the index doesn’t hash,
    then your situation’s hopeless and your system’s gonna crash!

    If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
    says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
    but your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
    that’s repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,
    and you screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss,
    so your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse,
    then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
    ’cause as sure as I’m a poet, the sucker’s gonna hang!

    When the copy of your floppy’s getting sloppy on the disk,
    and the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risk,
    then you have to flash your memory, and you’ll want to RAM your ROM.
    Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your mom.

    Copyright © Gene Ziegler
    Email: Gene_Ziegler @ Cornell.edu

    posted here for posterity, humor, and because I can.


  • Palm Stuff

    I have an aging Palm Zire 31 that I use mostly for time-killing, mind-numbing games while at work or running around.
    Once again, I neglected to charge the thing, and it went back to default settings because it stores everything on volatile memory. oops.
    Because it’s getting harder and harder to find the apps i use on teh intarwebs, i saved them to zip files for easier access for when i have to do this again.
    Here they are, for posterity’s sake. (and to help others who are looking for these programs)

    These programs are what I could find, and may not be the most current / stable / shiny ones out there. They work for me. Use at your own risk, your mileage may vary, you are responsible for your own experimentations, etc.

    CWimp 2.7b
    A small program used to play the AWESOME game Cosmic Wimpout. While the creator’s page is here, he moved the program to another tracker site, and i cannot seem to find it on there. Here is the most recent version that I could find.

    OWBN RPS (version unknown)
    Fully configurable Rock-Paper-Scissors (Bomb) thrower for LARPS. Random generation of throws, with subtle overrides for power-players, or configurable throws by percentages. I cannot find any trace of this program anywhere, and the email address included goes to a MUD domain name.

    SoftReset 1.0.3
    Quick and dirty app to reboot the Palm. Saves on background apps drawing what limited power the Zire 31 has to offer. Also has a System Information screen that give info on versions, battery charge, etc.

    SpaceTrader 1.2.2
    Think Freelancer / Wing Commander Privateer / Space Rogue / Dope Wars and then put them all in a blender and take out the actual graphical combat, and put it on a hand-held device for portability. Add some crack for addictiveness. Home page is here.
    Cheats are here.


  • Konami-fied!

    The BIGstan.net home page has been enhanced with the Konami code, thanks to a quick script and how-to and some l337 HTML programming by ME!

    OK, the HTML sucks. but then again, Konami codes on a web page are for fun and entertainment purposes – not heavy, content-rich stuff. At least – that’s my excuse.

    More websites that use the Konami code are listed here.