bugdog

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    • I <3 Think Geek!

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      Oh, I SOOOO want this!

      iZilla Media Monster

      Is that a thing of beauty or what? Finally, you can take your vinyl to the park! Two terabytes of storage! 802.11g!

      Ooooooo.... want want want



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    • Meh.

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      It could have been louder. Bet you've never heard anyone walk away from an NIN show saying that.

      I'm convinced that the Frank Erwin Center is the worst place in the world to see a concert. Ignoring the fact that there was no effective security and that, in the event of an emergency, the place is a death trap, the sound was horrible.

      I associate NIN with heavy HEAVY bass. Down in It and Closer are the sort of songs that should alter your heartbeat at the appropriate volume.

      Anyway, I wasn't thrilled. I honestly didn't care for the arrangement of Closer they did, either, and that sort of blew it for me. I've got a live version that I love, but I dunno. This just wasn't it. I'm sticking with blaming it on the sound. Of course, it could have been the three solid days of puking my guts up coupled with the long ass walk to the venue, followed by the stairs (oh god, the stairs). Heh, I was dizzy as fuck for the first 30 minutes.

      Oh, and I have no clue who the opening act was, but his DJ had on red foam antlers. I suspect I am not as cool as advertised because I didn't get it.

    • Big fun!

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      We're going to see Nine Inch Nails tonight. It occurs to me that I haven't been to a concert in ages and A) I have no idea what to wear, 2) I don't care and III) it starts at 7:30 and Eric isn't even awake yet.

      Ok. Better go make him get up.

    • RVB sticker spotted

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      I saw an SUV today with the oval RVB bumper sticker on it. If you were pulled over by APD today off of Westgate and you have that sticker on your vehicle, let it be known that I said "Sucks to be you" and refrained from driving by and laughing.

      Oh, and I had the death flu the last three days, so even if I did have my computer back, I still would have ignored all y'all in favor of the toilet.

      Funny thing, that. We keep the dog water in the bathroom. Crash has a bad habit of scooping up a mouthful of water and dribbling it everywhere. In this specific instance, he chose to dribble a mouth full of ice cold water (and dog drool) down my back whilst I was puking my guts up.

      Yeah, that cured me. Could I have weirder dogs?

    • Oh, and...

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      I saw Pink Floyd's The Wall for the first time ever last night.

      I'm considering shaving my eyebrows off and starting a fascist movement at work. Damn, but those fascists are snappy dressers!

    • still here...

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      Eric's finally got all the crap he needs to fix his PC, so I might get mine back in the not too distant future.

      Everyone is doing ok. Mouse is getting really creaky and not moving around much, but she's still eating and going outside, so she's not too bad. Just what you'd expect from an old dog.

      Tippy is playing with Crash all time and still destroying parts of the house when we go out. She's not nearly as bad as she was.

      Eric's doing ok right now. They are discussing surgery to take out some really narrow parts of his intestines (bleh). Tentatively scheduled for April 12th, pending what the surgeon decides after seeing his xrays and stuff.

      I'm doing fine, but missing this place... I swear I'll be back soon.

    • Still here

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      Well, Eric has taken over my computer until he gets his fixed. He just couldn't stand it any longer, I guess. Between being sick and still going to work, I wouldn't have been around much anyway.... but it's driving me nuts not having my computer all the time when I'm home.

      It might be another week or so before I'm back on here, so don't worry too much. I'm feeling a lot better (thanks) and I'll be back.

      Tonight and tomorrow night, though, it's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show time. I'll be watching that. See you later!

    • I hab a code

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      Missed two days of work because I couldn't talk for shit, so now I'm working on what would have been my days off. Yay.

      It hurts when I talk, hurts when I sneeze (feels like I am ripping out my throat) and my ears are all fucked up. Naturally I am going back to work tomorrow because I feel like if I don't I'll have no job to go back to. Hell, I was worried about calling in the first day, let alone calling in today.

      Naturally, this is the only weekend I've had plans, too. This means that Eric will be taking my grandmother to her eye appointment, that Friday, I'll be going in really early so I can be home early enough to go to the big Eric's birthday dinner.

      ah fuck all, I'm sick right now and I don't much care. My ears hurt, my throat hurts, my chest hurts and I feel like I'm stuffed full of green snot. Yay.

      And YES, I would like some cheese with my whine. (fuck you too)

    • The amazing Tippy

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      Tonight we took my 87 year old grandmother to dinner. We had fun. We also went to the ginormous Wal-Mart with her because she had a short list of things she wanted to buy. It was fun because Mimi is about the coolest person on the face of the earth. We were gone about four hours.

      I had thought we had Tippy proofed the house.

      When we got home, we discovered that Tippy had entirely eaten a large potato. She had pulled a bag of three of them off the kitchen counter and apparently decided that one of them would be a good treat. There is no sign that there ever was a third potato, which I find alarming. At least potatoes are less than a buck a pound.

      Also, I'm guessing that dogs don't digest much in the way of raw potato as her poop is white.

      I've never thought that crating a dog was a good thing, more of a necessary evil, but I'm thinking that in the interest of her health (and our sanity) that crating her would be a very good thing. She'd been crated up until we got her, so it's not like it would be new to her.

      *sigh* If we ever want to be able to leave the house without being worried about what we'll find when we get home.... well, looks like someone's getting a crate.

      (On another really weird note, Google's tool bar spell check has the word ginormous in its dictionary. Huh.)

    • Work

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      Quick background about work... we're getting swamped with calls due to a PC roll-out project that was badly mismanaged. Had it been done correctly, we'd still get a few extra calls, but nothing like the crazy volume we're getting. I'm taking close to 60 calls a day, mostly the same three calls over and over due to the roll-out. No big. It's annoying, but it's part of the job and it makes the day go by much faster.

      So why am I pissed? Because of the email we got from our newish boss.

      All,

      With the heavy call volume all of the queues have been experiencing, we all need to apply additional focus and concentration to the calls, tickets, associates, stores, and our vendors.

      That being said, it is expected that only work related activities should be occurring during your scheduled work shift. This means that the following items should only be used while on break or lunch:

      PDAs
      Cell Phones
      Personal Laptops
      MP3 Players
      DVD Players
      Books
      Newspapers

      While not on lunch or break, these items should be put away and personal electronic devices should be closed or turned off. Cell phones should be put on vibrate and personal calls returned during your lunch or break.

      This list is not inclusive and again I reiterate non-work related materials should be put away during regularly scheduled work hours. Examples of accepted work related activities when call volume is slow, includes approved online CBT courses, the Associate Qualification Program (soon to be rolled out), and management assigned projects.

      Consistent with your job summary, we owe it to all of our customers and to each other to focus on our primary work responsibilities. Managers and Leads will be vigilant in ensuring we adhere to this policy and infractions will be noted.

      For additional information, the code of conduct can be located on portal at:
      Work tab
      HR SOP
      HR SOP Index by department
      Under Employment practices
      Code of conduct - associate

      See your Manager or Team Lead if you have questions. Thank you all for your cooperation.


      There is something in the wording or the tone of this email that has really pissed me off. The new manager is a micro manager from a call center. We are not a call center. We are there to help keep systems up and running so our company can sell things and make money. This guy is trying to do everything by the numbers and the numbers don't work.

      None of my team has a problem with non-work activities interfering with taking calls. As a group, we couldn't take more calls. It's not physically possible.

      Instead of getting an email saying we're doing a good job, but let's see if we can do some more, we get one that suggests that we're all fucking off.

      Yeah, the new guy sucks. I am not looking forward to going back to work today. I am almost perverse enough to do a work slow down, but I like the people I work with and wouldn't do that to them, you know? I will be taking my book to work (as I do everyday) and I will be making certain it's in a visible location on my desk. I don't read on the clock because there really is no time (and even when there is time, getting interrupted every six minutes while reading is frustrating), I just want to tweak that unappreciative rat bastard.

      You know, I could have written a book on this one subject. I'm leaving out all sorts of minor details that paint a much better picture, but I'm tired, so I went with the "short" version.

  • Comments (670)

    • Meil

      13 years ago

      Firefly fan.. SCHWEET!

    • bugdog

      13 years ago

      They've had three advance screenings of Serenity here in Austin (and a number of other cities). I went to two of them. It rocked, hard!

    • marie2222

      13 years ago

      dude, you've seen serenity? how?

    • Sharky

      13 years ago

      Yep, it's raining me.

    • Jacinto

      13 years ago

      from your weather radar, it looks like you'll be seeing, or are seeing a storm right now. Is it raining glass and sharks?!

    • EvilBeard

      13 years ago

      Vernon (my dog) & Tilly (brother & sister in-laws dog) are both Border Collies from the same litter. Their english sheep dogs & are very very active but are anybodys for a fuss.

    • VICECITY55

      13 years ago

      what's browncoat

    • CPC

      13 years ago

      are you going to accept my friend request

    • lanik323

      13 years ago

      Awesome! Kudos on also being a browncoat. I was glad to find out that all the same actors reprise their roles in the movie.

    • NoobTacular

      13 years ago

      hello bugdog

    • 1shot1kill

      13 years ago

      *Taps screen*
      I think the radar image might be stuck...or there is going to be some flooding...

    • DeltaSniper

      13 years ago

      That rain isn't letting up. It's been like that all day. *That's awsome your radar.*

    • XpiredNoob

      13 years ago

      ok... everyone still has flaimbaits... so i will make it +1 cool on everyone

    • Gorbash FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Hello fellow Browncoat.

    • Fudgy

      13 years ago

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    • AGrifMinion

      13 years ago

      ok. since you're a mod i'll be nice. you've won this animation.
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    • 5atan

      13 years ago

      he also flamebaited everyone.

      *fixes*

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      13 years ago

      Uber fry spammed me with three different accounts today. I got added on to his list of "People who suck" I was actually honored because all the people on it were really cool; like Gus, you, and other members with high Karma levels. Other than the profane spamming in journals the guy was actually kind of entertaining.....in a sick sort of way......

      btw.... what the hell are you doing up at 4 AM?

    • bugdog

      13 years ago

      Yeah, it's really pretty lame that the kid has nothing better to do.

      Heh, it's also kind of cute how he harasses us. He must really love us to go to all this trouble :)

    • Drexel

      13 years ago

      Yes Uber is my hero as well, I am sure it takes him longer to create accounts that it takes us to Ban smiley0.gif

    • XpiredNoob

      13 years ago

      hello BugDog

    • bugdog

      13 years ago

      See the comment from UBERFRY_WINS?

      People like him are why mods feel stressed. I'm leaving it here as an example of how not to ask to be added to anyone's friends' list.

      He was banned before I even saw this, by the way. If anyone sees another version of Uberfry, please smack him about the head and neck and PM your nearest mod.

      (Yeah, I'm sure you can tell I'm terribly upset by this.)

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    • etrain111

      13 years ago

      I thought u were "dogmod"?

    • ElAzulArania

      13 years ago

      html.bmp
      He helped build this site.So be nice,and help him out

    • dare_devilen

      13 years ago

      lol your lucky to have the weather!!!

    • Natalyaold

      13 years ago

      You're insanely luck to have seen Serenity!! smiley0.gif

    • Cabooser

      13 years ago

      Help Desk Monkey? nice occupation. sounds like fun ina strange way

    • Gavino FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      go to new york gogogogo smiley0.gif

    • SuperJoobie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Thanks for being so cool about yesterday. You are a cool MOD.

    • CPC

      13 years ago

      why haven't you ecepted my friend request

    • pt606

      13 years ago

      That was a total drive-by modding... I love when people do that!

    • no_good_name

      13 years ago

      Wheres Chiyo?
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      Theres Chiyo!
      w00t!

    • a_gay_robot

      13 years ago

      Your weather right now: Hurricane?
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    • no_good_name

      13 years ago

      You're as old as you think you are.....in my case about 10.

    • no_good_name

      13 years ago

      you've been....
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      ^_^

    • pt606

      13 years ago

      Wow.. you modpoint-raped my image comment. I guess you liked it, eh? Thanks for the e-love!

    • AlexTheLion

      14 years ago

      ooo the wheather must be so bad th radar is out! lol

    • bobthebuilde

      14 years ago

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    • TheRedJoker

      14 years ago

      lol,
      your old... but still cool???
      haha, thats the way everyone should be!!!

      o yeah... country rocks the house... hahaha

    • TUNNELRAT

      14 years ago

      What site do you get the weather images from ?

    • MJOLNIRarmor

      14 years ago

      Dude my dog just got lost two days ago!

    • Grif_pwnz

      14 years ago

      It snowed in the Rio Grande Valley.......and that's way down south near the border to Mexico.

    • Deathbringer

      14 years ago

      Hey Alex, It doesn't snow in Texas.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      14 years ago

      perhaps raining in austin?

    • AlexTheLion

      14 years ago

      is it snowing?

    • xvoodoox

      14 years ago

      YAHOO OFFSPRING ROCKS!!

    • roneman90

      14 years ago

      i think ur having some sever weather there...

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