mertyle

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from Magna, UT

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    • The Job

      10 years ago

      mertyle

      Just an update....

      Work is going great. I finally got my Comcast truck, laptop, work cell, signal level meter, and other tech equipment. I will be done with training in about a week, and I will be going out into the field after that...right in time for the DTV transition. Yes, it's been pushed to June, but all but 2 local stations are gonna switch to all digital here in Utah on February 17th.

      -mertyle

    • This Article Pissed Me The Fuck Off!

      10 years ago

      mertyle

      This article, at a glance, looks like it'd be an interesting to read(well...at least to me in my bored state). No! Sure some of the gadgets the author points out do make people look like jerks, or people overglamorize. However, there are some products that really...do not make people look like jerks, and pissed me off a little.

      #1 The Blackberry:
      I don't understand. I like the blackberry. It's a pretty cool phone, including the new Blackberry Storm that Verizon has. Several of my friends have blackberrys and are cool people. I do not recall a time I was at a far-from-work related event where my friend(s) pull out their blackberry for a work related purpose. They do check their emails maybe, but I would never expect someone to "buy me a round" for doing it. That kind of reasoning is ridiculous.

      #2 Bluetooth:
      This I TOTALLY agree with. I can not stand people who are talkin' away on their bluetooth in general public. How is this different than talking with your cell phone in your ear? Well, bluetooth is very deceiving. Here is an example:

      (In line for to pay for my shit at Wal-mart)
      Bluetoother: Hey, what's up?
      Me: Excuse me?
      Bluetoother: I'M ON THE PHONE, ASSHOLE!!!

      If you have not been in this kind of situation before, you would not know how infuriating this is. I'm getting closer and closer to knocking out the next bluetoother that pulls that stunt on me again.

      #3 TiVo:
      I can see how it can be irritating to hear someone yap and yap and yap about how awesome TiVo is. I've never really experience a person that does this, but I'd probably assume it's a new TiVo owner, though.

      #4 MacBook Air:
      What the hell? How can you rant about this? I'm pretty sure, the author is too stupid to realize what this was designed for. It's the same reason the iPod Nano was released. It was to make it easier to carry around by being small, thin, and compact. This is an excellent product for students who already have a giant book-bag filled with all sorts of textbooks, notebooks, and other required school supplies. Why carry around a heavy laptop bag along with your 200 lb backpack when you can have a MacBook Air and probably have it fit in your packed-to-shit backpack? Also, MBA's or other office workin peoples can take advantage of this.

      Look, the MacBook Air was not designed for people that use computers for networking, design, production, etc. It was designed for people that use the very basic features of a laptop. It's kinda like the Ford Ranger wasn't designed for people who haul Backhoes, Bobcats, or other heavy machinery that an F350 should be hauling, duh! Daniel Harrison(author of article)...does this make sense to YOU!

      #5 iPod accessories:
      I'm going to have to brake down just about everything this guy said in this segment of his article:

      Now plug your stinking iPod into your old stereo like everyone else.

      What? I always thought the iPod as a portable music player. What? It is? Huh, who'd a thought?[/sarcasm]

      Buying molded white plastic schlock isn't going to hip up your dorm room or office.

      I'm sure just about every college student(dorm room occupiers) will agree with you considering most of them do not have this white plastic schlock in their dorms[/sarcasm again]. Honestly, who are you trying to impress, Dan? Who is this article for? Many, and I say that word loosely, of my friends are in college and have dorms(Damn...I'm not in college and I live with my parents. I just made myself feel like such a loser right now) and ALL of these friends have stereos and other cool accessories that docks to the iPod...and their not jerks, you jerk-off!

      Moreover, is it the headphones themselves or the iPod owners who ensure that one headphone bud is always dangling outside of its intended ear?

      Non-iPod-owning mass transit riders asked that this message be passed along: "People who leave one headphone dangling should put their heads between the closing doors."

      I ride the mass transit every day. Many people who ride the bus/subway/light-rail/trains own and use iPods or other such MP3 players. I have personally never seen anyone leave one headphone bud dangling outside the ear, so...what are you trying to say? Are you just trying to add fictional points to your rant of this gadget? Dan...don't try to fool us. You know that we know you drive that new Lexus into work. You probably never experienced mass transit. Asshole.

      Cool if: You own stock in Apple.

      Not cool if: You don't.

      OH I see. You must own stock in cool stuff in order for it to be cool. That makes no sense, Dan.

      #6 Linux:
      First, let me quote the title of this article:

      Main title:Gadgets that make you look like a jerk
      Secondary title:Seven fairly common gizmos you might just look cooler without

      1. Linux isn't a "gizmo". It's, like you said, an operating system.
      2. Linux is a "fairly common" gizmoOS? No, and just about everyone would agree. Microsoft/Apple vs Linux is like Chevy/Ford/Dodge vs Daewoo.

      #7 Segway
      No offense to anyone who may own and regularly use a SegwayWait...I sincerely mean to offend any Segway owner when I say "You are gay". Segway, looked like a cool idea. But, considering a Segway costs as much as a Vespa, I don't see the point. Please do not deny that everyone thinks you're a pompous, rich-ass fag when you roll up in one of these. Go throw it away and buy a bullet bike. Then, you'd probably look cool(maybe)

      Now this was a long and strong journal compared to the rest of my journals, so please share or link this to your friends, journals, and the forum. No spams

      -mertyle

    • Embedage Test 2

      10 years ago

      mertyle

      [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJgTk_fPRIM][/link]

      IT WORKS!!!

    • Embedage

      10 years ago

      mertyle

      Ok, so I've seen a couple NORMAL users embedding youtube vids into their journals and as far as I can see, I can't find a "How to guide", so I'm assuming that you just take the embed code on the certain youtube video you want to embed and hopefully it works.

      This is my testagetest.

      <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/DJgTk_fPRIM&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/DJgTk_fPRIM&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

      K. So, obviously it didn't work.

      Someone enlighten me.

      -mertyle

    • My Job Search is OVER!

      10 years ago

      mertyle

      I just had a "group interview" with Comcast today. I initially applied for a Communication Technician(installer, if you will). Out of the 10 that attended the interview, only 5 were accepted and hired. I'm excited mainly for the benefits which include FREE cable TV and high-speed internet($25/month off cable phone and $5/month for DVR and/or HDTV receiver).

      The 12 week training starts on Dec. 15th and I can't wait. This means I'll be working for a great company and also this means that my job search is finally over. It's odd really. Back in May before I got hired onto Scott's Lawn Service, the there were over 4 pages of Help Wanted ads in my local paper's classifieds, and now there's hardly a page. Fuck the economy.

    • Black Friday Is Evil

      10 years ago

      mertyle

      http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/11/29/black.friday.death/index.html

      This is why I have vowed to NEVER shop on Black Friday. For those who don't know, Black Friday is also known as "Day After Thanksgiving". How people can get so out of control on Black Friday is still appalling to me. LOOK! It's 2008. There's this wonderful shopping center called "the internet". Nowadays, you can shop for your children's wishlist ONLINE! Cool, huh? I mean, who'd a thought?

      I talked to my aunt(the dumbass one), who is also a Black Friday enthusiast, and she tells me why SHE(and probably anyone else that shops on Black Friday) shops on Black Friday is to get the "Hot items" that quickly go out of stock during this time of season. Well, guess what? The internet has those items. If your kid REALLY wants to get the oh so cool Hannah Montana blow-up doll, chances are...you are BOUND to find it on the internet.

      So, next Black Friday, sleep-in. Forget about all the injuries, arguments, fights, and dignity lost on that evil day.

      -mertyle

    • Being Laid Off Sucks

      10 years ago

      mertyle

      Well, I just got laid off for the winter(I work for Scott's Lawn Service, so yea, it's a seasonal job). It's really boring to be not working, but yet I now have time to run the errands I haven't been able to do before.

      I think my biggest concern is how I'm gonna pay for my bankruptcy lawyer(credit cards are evil...don't get a whole bunch of them then max them all out. It's obviously not smart, but I did it anyways smiley4.gif ). I'm gonna need to call her and talk about my options.

      Meanwhile, I'm currently studying for the Postal Exam in efforts to get a job with the post office. I'm striving for at least a 97% because even though I only need a 70% to pass, only those with a 90-100% are normally considered for higher, so the more I study, the more likely I'll get a high score and therefore be hired. I'm pretty sure that I don't want to go back to Scott's in the spring mainly due to the lack of pay I get.

      Anyways, wish me luck and remember...try to be responsible with your financial shit...it'll bite you in the ass if you don't and your credit will suffer.

      -Mertyle

    • Freepers Boycott Fox News. WTF?!

      10 years ago

      mertyle

      I learned of this from a YouTube video. Luckily, the poster gave a link to the insanity. You'll love this. I got a kick out of this.

      DON'T BASH ON PALIN! God will destroy YOU!

    • I Feel So Appreciated

      10 years ago

      mertyle

      I just logged in and I all of the sudden got like 11 awards that I guess I was already eligible for. But, no offense to the guys at Rooster Teeth, but I feel as accomplished as I did when I got all those achievements for completing all the missions on easy on Halo 3(I was so excited when that happened smiley6.gif ). I just decided this is the less important Karma that we have(That's saying something considering that Karma actually is not important...at ALL).

      The only award I kinda feel proud of is the First 500k award. I'm user number 334,978 and there is currently 716,879 users as of this post. So usership has pretty much doubled since I joined and it kinda makes me feel like a vet here. It's kinda cool.

      -Mertyle

    • I Couldn't Wait

      10 years ago

      mertyle

      Well, today I spoke with MusicToday and they agreed to give me a full refund for both the AC/DC album and the shipping and that if it comes in the mail to just to consider it a gift. Great to hear, but I was still left, the day after AC/DC's Black Ice release date, with no album. I couldn't wait, so I went to my local Wal-mart(the only place you can purchase Black Ice) and bought myself a copy.

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      Know what's so awesome about this album? It is still the same, good ol', Rock N' Roll stuff that AC/DC plays. It's awesome. AC/DC is probably the only rock n' roll band that could get away with releasing that kind of album at this day in age.

      It's a great album. It's far worth the $11.88 at Wal-mart

      -mertyle

  • About Me

  • Comments (890)

    • meeka

      6 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • Jcach

      6 years ago

      There comes a time when a man must recognise that he is the Featured User.

    • SilentEmmet

      6 years ago

      Yo! Happy Featured User Day! Have a great one too!

    • MrVash

      6 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • brandy606

      9 years ago

      Merry FU day!

    • Celestrial

      9 years ago

      ZOMG gz on being FU fellow SLC valley person.

    • LadyRocki

      9 years ago

      Happy FU day! smiley0.gif

    • Tetrameth

      9 years ago

      Grats on your FU Day. smile.png

    • SamySalti

      9 years ago

      congrats on being FU.

    • graveyman

      10 years ago

      Hey, Im going to West Point!

      United States Military Academy
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    • Dman82

      10 years ago

      Yeah, it seems that it's going on at a lot of places. They are hoping they won't lay off everyone where I work.

    • Dman82

      10 years ago

      Good, good.

    • JAFOOfficer

      10 years ago

      in the end thats where he'll end up.

    • JAFOOfficer

      10 years ago

      well it think you finally got that moron (turnip boy) to shut up....

    • JESTER567

      10 years ago

      Hey man how's it been?

    • LtRaddish

      10 years ago

      Riiiiiiiight.

      I hate America.

      How EXACTLY did you come to that conclusion?

    • LtRaddish

      10 years ago

      Then you are a butthurt little amerifag sheep.

      You have my pity.

    • JAFOOfficer

      10 years ago

      and you (raddish boy) have no sense of patriotism

    • LtRaddish

      10 years ago

      And you, have no sense of humor.

    • mymy

      10 years ago

      Credit=Evil

    • mymy

      10 years ago

      I thank you for the time you served, man.


      That means a lot to me. Thanks! smiley0.gif

    • shadow13

      10 years ago

      At least yours will have a happy ending. I will probably mention that to him the next time I see him.

    • magna80

      10 years ago

      yeah thats just bad PR

    • Stepan

      10 years ago

      i didnt say that. look i dont know what we're arguing about, so lets just drop it ok? hows life?

    • Stepan

      10 years ago

      hmmm... i suppose that might be bush's regiment. what do you think?

    • Dman82

      10 years ago

      I think it's branched out.

    • Dman82

      10 years ago

      yeah, I'm about two hours away from Oshkosh.

    • Ajiva

      11 years ago

      Definitely awesome :D

    • Ajiva

      11 years ago

      lol, you love the army, dont lie :D

    • Ajiva

      11 years ago

      lol, you love the army, dont lie :D

    • danielmcin

      11 years ago

      My 1SG loved it. Everyone thought it was awesome. It was part of the training after all. At the end of AT, I got coined twice, and got and ARCOM.

      Post edited 7/25/08 5:09PM

    • cmatt

      11 years ago

      whats up?

    • danielmcin

      11 years ago

      Cool. My first AT was just a few months ago. The Mikes had all the fun. And of all the Mikes, I had the most fun. I got a HEMTT stuck really good. Here are some pics.

      viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=151178975&albumId=1937750

      Hope that was a good link.

    • cmatt

      11 years ago

      yo mertyle

    • danielmcin

      11 years ago

      And a 63B. And in November, an 11B also.

    • danielmcin

      11 years ago

      Cool. I am a 88M too.

    • Dman82

      11 years ago

      I could care less.

      However there was much more lulz with the old system.

    • Dman82

      11 years ago

      Just go to the main page and look at all the Dev Day entries. It explains it there.

    • Dman82

      11 years ago

      Close, they just "retuned" it.

    • Titanroller

      11 years ago

      Good lord, amigo. Where the hell are you.

    • Jamosaurris

      11 years ago

      Hey Mertyl, what's up? I havn't been on in a looong time, but I'd thought I'd check in and check out how you're doing

    • Dman82

      11 years ago

      Wow...HEY, this reminds me...I'm gonna work for one of your competitors....USPS!

      You do of course realize that we ship half of their bulk mail right?

    • Sc0rpi0

      11 years ago

      mk. thanks.

    • Sc0rpi0

      11 years ago

      oh...I just thought I remembered something about the rules governing them getting drastically overhauled.

    • graveyman

      11 years ago

      I joined the local NJ ROTC last month. Apparently they like me enough to make me the Cmdr of orienteering, and the Cmdr of community volunteer team...... I'M SO FUCKIN JUBILANT !!!!!!!1 Cant wait to get ma aqulets.

      hope your training is going well !

    • JESTER567

      12 years ago

      hey.

    • rowa

      12 years ago

      hm, sounds fun

    • rowa

      12 years ago

      lol, hooray smiley0.gif so what have you been doing since those MEP guys screwed up?

    • IrkenArmy

      12 years ago

      it's ok man you gotta do what you gotta do

    • IrkenArmy

      12 years ago

      how's it going?
      i haven't talked to you in a while

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