I spend a lot of time on and around computers. I fix them for other people for money. I use mine for entertainment, watching widescreen movies, playing the latest games, and listening to music. I use mine for research and learning, and for communicating with friends and family. I use mine for working on web designs and posting my blog, occasionally. I’m always tinkering with my setup, whether it be my desk or inside my computer.
My computer is overclocked so much, pushing it beyond its official limits, that it puts out so much heat. I had an elaborate venting system put in place; an aluminium tube from the back of the computer and a fan in a plastic box that pushes the hot out through a hole in the wall that leads outside.
Here’s a shot of my desk, available at DeskShot where you can show off your desk:
The idea behind DeskShot is to upload a picture of your desk and get feedback from others, while also perusing pictures of others’ desks to get ideas for your own. For example, the lamp behind my monitor pointing upwards at the wall to create ambiance in the room was an idea I took from another person’s setup. You can also tag your picture, pointing out certain items on/around your desk to visitors.
This is a post paid for by ReviewMe, talking about DeskShot.
From the radio to the internet, here’s Smashing Pumpkins new single, Tarantula. It’s off of their upcoming album, Zeitgeist, due out in July.
It is reminiscent of old school SP, as if it came off of the Gish album. This is good, in my opinion, as I didn’t really care for SP’s late albums, which had an electro-pop feel to it. Overall, I really like the single, and I’ve been a hardcore fan of SP since the Siamese Dream days. I still have my Pisces Iscariot CD, and even though it is worn to death, it still gets the occasional listen from me.
There are many moments in life where people use a default phrase to brush something off, or to feign disinterest. Usually it’s “whatever” or a roll of the eyes and a scoff. Or they’ll say an emotionless “huh.” Not me — no siree, I do it differently, because I find mine is a lot more useful. I’ll say:
“My butt itches.”
Keep in mind that I say this with a look of pure exasperation on my face. What this effectively does is confuse the other person so thoroughly, that it is almost like a magic word forcing their brain to freeze momentarily in time for a few seconds. These precious seconds does a number of things for me. It can a) give me enough time to make a clean escape b) make them quickly change the subject or c) off-handedly announce to them I am totally not interested in whatever they are saying.
However, there has been a couple of instances where my butt really did itch, and when I blurted it out in the presence of others, it has the unfortunate side effect of not only confusing the other person, but me, as well. For what this does is not only unintentionally suggest to the other person that I am obliviously crazy, but it was done needlessly because I could’ve been actually interested in what the other person is saying, or in the case of the lady with the wonderful plunging cleavage, not saying. Oh man … did that suck.
Anyhoo, go ahead, try it someday, you’d be surprised how effective it is. Just be careful of saying it when your butt really does itch.