• Site Updates and General Laziness


    I know, I know, It’s been a while. Real Life (TM) caught up with me, and while I know it’s been almost a year since I’ve updated last, the site is lowest on my priority on the “get things done” list.

    HOWEVER – the following has been accomplished, just not announced, with further details to come.

    • Home server upgraded… and I fell back to Windows for the Server OS
    • MP3 player replaced. Sick of the Connect, I found some old e200 Sansas for sale. Shiney!
    • Divorce final. Don’t know if I’ll make more comment on that or not.
    • House Purchased! Beautiful place, unfinished basement. WIRES GOING EVERYWHERE!!1!
    • Mini Computer running as a media center. Pretty slick, actually.
    • SITE UPDATE(S): I’ve gone through and re-tweaked some CSS when bored, corrected coloring on some links that no one has ever visited, and officially set up a Disclaimer for the usage of the site. Found out that the WordPress backend is NOT bulletproof -or idiotproof. Whoops. Thankfully, I have a very good hosting company who still has amazing care for the “little guy” clients.
    • Currently playing Mass Effect. Again. Going to start Mass Effect 2 in mid-April. Then, maybe Mass Effect 3, if it drops a bit in price.

  • Seuss-ified


    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.

  • 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.