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Maniac (V) Inmate

Insane since: Jul 2005

IP logged posted posted 02-01-2007 16:24 Edit Quote

...One's gotta hate being the "computer guy".
In real or virtual worlds, I get inquiries from people who compromise their own operating system,
then I do fix the problems, only to see them come back a month later whining that "it has stopped working again
and it's my fault".

I stopped taking that kind of bullshit a few months ago.

It did start here, when I stopped giving consideration to many morons around, gave them anger and a sincere insight into my esteem for them.

I had kept one or two personal projects in the works, though... Automod, and another project Webshaman used to beg for.

The latter only convinced me further that the only worthy way to feed gold to pigs was at a high price - because, consumerism
and mankind are made so that...

In any business, consumers want immediate confort in answer to needs that, nowadays, are close to whims.
They don't care about the consequences of what it takes to bring that confort to them.
Don't care about what's possible, what's realistic, what's not - and don't take responsibilities for their actions.

So I started doing the stuff that earns bucks to me more.

Yuppers, the more boring stuff that sells. And it does sell. And I am there, closer than ever to what I always wanted, eg. unlocking massive private and public funds for inventions I hold pattents for - without a boss in-between.

...So what's a promise worth? What are all the promises worth now?
At some point, I offered mas to hand in the source code to Automod, because a promise still was worth more than gold in my code of honor.
To which he blurted that I should make a goodbye post and propose it myself, and confused my move for a "seeking for apology" kind of move.

But I am not : I definitely don't give a shit about the average Asylumnite - at best.
And a promise? Is worth something still, but if I was to hand in the code to Automod, I'd face the usual bullshit...

TP trying to despise me out of his general lack of abilities and overall frustration.
Some trying, failing to make it work, and whining at me. Just the exact same reactions I get when I fix a wireless connection gone bad and the end user wreckages it again a month later. Idiots are, after all... idiots.

So what? Unbinding myself from the Asylum, good : I don't support this place, am against it's current existence as it is -empty- to me. Empty of common sense, creativity, and intelligence - recyclage, ego boasters, and kiddies - I don't want to advertise, and don't want to link to, or have backlinks.

Making an automod : good, a bot of this kind can only do good, if I have it at my fingertips, why not?

Handing the source code? No way. Feeding gold to pigs, by experience, only leads to trouble.

Automod will, therefore, evolve into a different web service : as I am rebuilding the xml layer of my homesite, , I will finally post web services and more recent, public domain code, and will
teach automod to recognize -any- discussion, Asylum related or not.

I am not setting timely boundaries on personal projects anymore, I am not making childish promises, not seeking for praises,
just notifying you that among the beauties of the internet, you'll soon get one more charming "chat semantics" widget which was born to serve
this place, and got free.

You can freely consider this as a goodbye post. You can answer, do the belly dance, but I am not likely to come back to it,
so don't expect answers - and don't expect me to read.

You can go to and check the changes in the next days, or you can email me, at my first name

For the rest, don't believe the hype, weigh every single bit of information you receive, don't follow gurus, don't praise false idols, believe in yourselves, and take responsibilities for your actions.

Or, in Mr. Kipling's words :


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

IP logged posted posted 02-01-2007 16:57 Edit Quote

Looks like you need this, bro:

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Denver, CO, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 02-01-2007 17:17 Edit Quote

Well, I don't know you.

But you sure seem like a dick. And I'm one to talk, because I'm a dick. I like to consider that I've earned my badge of being a dick. Have you? Seems to me that you have let this place infect you. It's a message board. People post messages here, and sometimes others respond to those messages. There are good people and bad people, generally few, at the top and bottom of the totem pole. Like any other community. Really, though, there's a whole metric fuckton of people in the middle. Just like in real life.

So who are you railing against? It looks like, from the perspective of someone who has never talked to you before, that you're angry at yourself for being nice. So to compensate, you're being a dick. Do I have that right? Looks an awful lot like sound and fury, signifying nothing.

I'm sure you're a perfectly skilled programmer. I wouldn't know, I can't navigate your site without getting queasy. I'm sure your gift of the 'Automod' will be hailed as a great thing here. Again, I wouldn't know. I'm sure you're a very skilled professional, holding a great deal of 'gold' that you don't want to throw into the maws of 'pigs.'

By the way, it's pearls and swine, not gold and pigs.

So, are you just a dick? Again, I wouldn't know. You're probably never coming here again. Ta-ta.


Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 02-01-2007 17:55 Edit Quote

Hey, thanks for stopping by, Ini.

Bye bye now...

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: buttcrack of the midwest
Insane since: Oct 2000

IP logged posted posted 02-01-2007 18:00 Edit Quote
angry at yourself for being nice. So to compensate, you're being a dick.

No, he`s always been a self centered, whiney, small minded jerk with more emotional problems than the beach has grains. You may remember him as ini.
He`s been saying for years that he despises the people herer, and doesn`t seem to go away. I mean. this is "good-bye forever" post , what 6, 7 ?

Sick of the bullshit, ini. F*ck off.

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Denver, CO, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 02-01-2007 18:49 Edit Quote

Oh yeah, him.

That was my moment of silence.


White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 02-02-2007 00:13 Edit Quote

Oh! It's him! I thought he'd gone yonks ago...

I probably have little right to comment, but that's never really stopped me before.

Hey, next time I have to repair a laptop because some wise-arse thought he was doing my client a favour and left several screws out so the hard drive was flapping around loose, I shall think of you, _Mauro. Being a professional in both attitude and aptitude, I just know that it's people like you who gave me that work, simply because you were too busy spiting the poor fellow who came to you for help in the first place to actually do a proper job of it.

Man, with a shitty attitude like that, do you wonder why nobody ever sends you Birthday cards any more??

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: somewhere in the great indoors
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 02-02-2007 00:54 Edit Quote

Leaving again? It's not like you haven't done this before. How about making a commitment to either leave and stay gone or stay. Over the years you have contributed a lot to this community, and also done ridiculous things like insist that every post you ever made be deleted. You are a brilliant person, but you seem to be too troubled to function normally. Maybe you should get that fixed....

Sooner or later you will tire of the constant drama and make a meaningful change.

Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 02-02-2007 22:02 Edit Quote
and another project Webshaman used to beg for.


As usual, put downs where ever you post. At least you could spell the name correctly.


As for your dreams.

Deliver the finished product as you said you would -

Or don't.

I could frankly care less.

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

Maniac (V) Inmate

Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 02-02-2007 22:39 Edit Quote

so what have you guys been into lately? I feel like I've been at work and never left for the past 2 1/2 weeks. Gets old. My eyes are bugging out of my head and burn like hell.

Can't wait until I get these projects done. Just to move on to another one. I kind of view my projects at work like I view the "honeydew" list my wife keeps adding to. I keep a few of the easy ones in the back pocket so that when something comes along that I really don't want to do...I just tell her that I will do that as soon as I finish the others she has given me Learned that one real quick.

Last thing I did on my honeydew list consisted me of laying ceramic tile in a 400sq ft room! I've never put down ceramic tile before so it was a REAL treat. Eigh...wasn't really that bad, it just took forever. It wasn't until I bought the tile and everything that I found out you have to wait a week before you seal the grout! Sheeezzz! But, it's all there and my stuff is all back in the room. Looks good but now the walls need to be painted. Owning a home is great! Always something to do there, just expensive as hell.

I started posting pics to flickr. That's pretty cool for a free service. There was something going on with it now since Yahoo! bought it that pissed off a bunch of people, but's free. Here's my photos in case you wanna see them

You all have a good day. It's the weekend and I think I will take the weekend off from work stuff.



Paranoid (IV) Inmate

Insane since: Jul 2006

IP logged posted posted 02-03-2007 22:13 Edit Quote

Nature & Travel Photography
Visit the Sleeping Wolves

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Darwin, NT, Australia
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-04-2007 02:00 Edit Quote

o/t ^ C:\ Pretty scenic lil' spot ya stayed in at Green Sulphur Springs

Sorry, couldn't comment over there; I'm not a member.

Maniac (V) Inmate

Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 02-04-2007 03:02 Edit Quote

lan said:

o/t ^ C:\ Pretty scenic lil' spot ya stayed in at Green Sulphur Springs

It was real nice. No TV, no radio, cell phone didn't work. Good time. It was in WVa here in the states. I grew up in WVa and my wife (girlfriend at the time) wanted to see it. However, I wasn't going to take her where I grew up so we went to the mountains. Cabin was good sized. Those first few pics were looking out the front door which was a huge glass sliding door that the bed faced.



Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: *ia
Insane since: Nov 2000

IP logged posted posted 02-05-2007 15:45 Edit Quote

So I'm surfing along and decide to stop by...
I see this and can't help but think that I would do myself an injustice by not posting in this thread.

Fuck off, InI.


Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 02-05-2007 16:14 Edit Quote

heh. i'm with michael on this one

next time follow my advice instead of posting shit like this. disappoint help!

The Space Between Us | My Blog:

Maniac (V) Inmate

Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 02-05-2007 18:42 Edit Quote

When I first got my dog, I met a lady that was a "dog behaviorist". Very smart lady. I had the problem with my dog always jumping on me and others when we walked into the house. Since I wanted to break the dog of this, I consulted with my friend. She gave me some good advice. She said "The worst punishment you can give a dog, is to ignore it."

My dog(s) and I live very happy now =)



Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Underneath a mountain of blankets.
Insane since: Jan 2007

IP logged posted posted 02-05-2007 19:31 Edit Quote
So I started doing the stuff that earns bucks to me more.

Oh. Goodbye. O-o;

So yeah. Anyone seen Wolfen around? I remember she said she had to go a while back... in non-permanently.

rukuartic@halflght:~/$ whatis life
life: nothing appropriate.

(Edited by rukuartic on 02-05-2007 19:33)

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 02-05-2007 23:06 Edit Quote


Yeah, Wolfen ran into some problems (i think it was about a year ago) and had to be off the net for a while, but, I seem to remember she showed up for a short while about six or eight months ago and said things were better.

Haven't seen her much recently. I hope things are OK whith her.


-- not necessarily stoned... just beautiful.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: the Asylum ghetto
Insane since: Oct 2002

IP logged posted posted 02-11-2007 16:52 Edit Quote

twItch^ said:
...metric fuckton...

never heard that one before. love it. i am going to work that into at least 3 conversations this week, if not more. thanks muchly for that, twItch^.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Out on the Sea of Madness...
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 02-13-2007 01:38 Edit Quote

Yeah, just reading _Mauro's posts make me think of a raving cockmunch. And I'm sure he is.

I just remember popping in here once after having been away (visiting the family unit I think it was - dial-hell they live in) and seeing a bunch of posts from Ini saying "deleted at poster's request" all over the place. Freaky meltdown.


So, Greater Chicagoland had a sweet December - warmer than usual, no snow except for the first day, just an all around great month.

We are paying for it now. After far too many days of single digit temps and below zero wind chills, the snow hath arriveth and our snowblower is broken. Stupid gear fell off the electric starter AGAIN apparently (damn Toro). So I (very crappily) shoveled the drive again today because it's supposed to snow again tomorrow and I don't feel like dealing with 8 inches of snow to move instead of two sessions of 4 inches each. And the forty little gods know my husband sure as hell isn't going to shovel. There are disadvantages to working from home sometimes. I have to time to shovel snow.

But according to the groundhog, Spring will arrive early! Hey, I figure he's got to be at least as accurate as the meterologists are, right?


coeur de feu :: Grimwell Online
Qui sème le vent récolte la tempête!

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