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Thai-Bo and computer problems

Happy 62nd birthday to my mom: You know you're under the influence (well, of something) when you give a birthday toast and wish you had a stein.

My grandmother insisted on treating my mom to dinner, but as I documented elsewhither, I'm buried under a traskload of work ATM, so my dad and his mom went to Royal Thai Cuisine and picked up:

  • Red curry - normal heat

  • Paad Zee-U (wide, flat rice noodles, much wider than fettucine) with pork - no chili

  • Shrimp fried rice



Now, here's a question...
Yowie, perhaps you can answer this (if it isn't an Americanism):
Why is it that, when you ask Thai restaurants for hot pepper on the side, they give you minced garlic in oil along with chopped chili peppers?
Wot wot?

Computer problems: Every electronic trask and its brother have been visited upon me this week. Both Vingilot and Numerramar are now developing intermittently bad LCD panels, and I had a close scare with Tulkas, whose monitor color is still off because of bad leads in the irreplaceable power cable. If there are two things I do hate about computers, they are: intermittent (and hence hard-to-reproduce) problems and parts that are "attached" to displays and peripherals, so that you are up Poo River without a paddle if a little $5 bit breaks after it's out of warranty.



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carida_46
Feb. 21st, 2004 02:50 am (UTC)
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to your Mom . :-)

Who did the dishes?
banazir
Feb. 22nd, 2004 10:36 am (UTC)
Re: Happy birthday
Happy birthday to your Mom . :-)
Thanks!

Who did the dishes?
[18:46:35] banazir: bk
[18:46:49] masteralida: wb
[18:47:00] banazir: Finished washing dishes from my mom's birthday party
[18:47:10] masteralida: happy birthday to her :)


It's good to have written documentation. :-D
(Acksherly, I do the dishes frequently, as I do the coonking rarely.)

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Banazir
carida_46
Feb. 22nd, 2004 02:12 pm (UTC)
Re:dishes
Ahh. Fair exchange. :-)
banazir
Feb. 22nd, 2004 02:23 pm (UTC)
Re: dishes
Ahh. Fair exchange. :-)
Not hardly!
This is Chinese cooking we're talking about!
Then again, I didn't have 131 people to help me with the plates. ;-)

(And it was take-out from my mom's b-day dinner, so the original containers were styrofoam. :-) In general, I get a few more dishes. But my dad and gran do their share, too. I really need to cook more, especially since my mom agreed to apprentice me 3 years now and I haven't learned but 1-2 dishes a year.)

1 Yes, 13. You think Gandalf did dishes, that lazy old coot? Why do you think they called him the Grey? :-P

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Banazir
carida_46
Feb. 22nd, 2004 04:26 pm (UTC)
Re: dishes
This is Chinese cooking we're talking about!
Indeed. Mashed potatoes and fishfingers with frozen peas is my staple. One pot, one frypan(cast iron), one microwave dish, two plates, two knives, two forks.

I haven't learned but 1-2 dishes a year.)
....me neither. ;-)


banazir
Feb. 23rd, 2004 09:51 am (UTC)
Re: dishes
This is Chinese cooking we're talking about!
Indeed.
Mashed potatoes and fishfingers with frozen peas is my staple.

Hay, but that's goond hobbit fare.
Fro modern hobbits, that is.

One pot, one frypan(cast iron), one microwave dish, two plates, two knives, two forks.
As Aristeotl, Aztec god of snootiness, said:
Give me a pot and a frying pan, and a place to coonk, and I shall feed the world.
(That was just afore he was sacrificed in the templte of Techoklitlan by his own high priest, but oh wlel.)

I haven't learned but 1-2 dishes a year.)
....me neither. ;-)
Yee, but young as you are, Gran, you've had more 1-2 dishes than I have. I've noly been learning for 3! :o)

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Banazir
gondhir
Feb. 21st, 2004 06:35 am (UTC)
Why is it that, when you ask Thai restaurants for hot pepper on the side, they give you minced garlic in oil along with chopped chili peppers?
Wot wot?

"Side" is the Thai word for "garlic in oil"!

Computer problems: Every electronic trask and its brother have been visited upon me this week. Both Vingilot and Numerramar are now developing intermittently bad LCD panels, and I had a close scare with Tulkas, whose monitor color is still off because of bad leads in the irreplaceable power cable. If there are two things I do hate about computers, they are: intermittent (and hence hard-to-reproduce) problems
Gah, yes. At work, our TDN (Tactical Data Network) suites (basically 5 tactical boxes full of everything you need to make a computer network (read: too much stuff)) got a server upgrade (which means they got new servers). And the new servers are pieces of crap. They would be really cool but they have this intermittant problem that causes the RAID to spontaneously fail and need to be re-set-up and everything completely reloaded from scratch. Not fun. And the best part is that our master sergeant has been in the Marine Corps (as a radio operator) long enough for his brain to atrophy and he has this endearing habit of completely ignoring anything you say.

(Warning, tronkie ranting ahead)

(A couple notes: The Helpdesk is a few Marines who are in charge of maintaining the battalion's network and fixing software issues, etc. They have no additional training beyond what the Data Marines in my platoon have. Neither they, nor us are authorized to physically open up computers. CEM (Computer and Electronic Maintenance) are the people who work on physically broken computers but they're usually not authorized to do warranty work, they just send it off)

Master Sergeant: So what exactly is wrong with the servers?
Me: The RAID array will sometimes spontaneously fail and will have to be reloaded.
MS: OK, then we need to identify which servers are bad and which ones are good.
Me: But the problem is intermittent so a server could test good and then fail later.
MS: I see. So we'll identify the bad ones and then get together with the Helpdesk to see what the problem is. Maybe we have a bad copy of Windows NT or something.
Me: It's the RAID hardware controller that's failing, not the software. It doesn't fail while it's on, it fails while it's off and it fails long before it gets to Windows. I've already talked to the company that makes them. They've walked me through re-setting up the RAID which I had already done but that didn't fix the intermittent problem. They said the only other solution was to send it in to them.
MS: If the Helpdesk can't figure it out either, then we'll try to get some people from CEM over here to have a look at them too.
Me: I've already identified the problem. And anyway, they're under warranty so CEM can't do anything more to them than we can besides send them back to the company.
MS: Now that we've decided that, I want So-and-So to make the arrangements with the Helpdesk and CEM.
Me: AAaaaauuugh! Do you hear the words that are coming out of my mouth?! Does anyone else hear me speak?!?!?!

OK, so I didn't say that last line, at least not right then in front of him. ;)

and parts that are "attached" to displays and peripherals, so that you are up Poo River without a paddle if a little $5 bit breaks after it's out of warranty.
Like Apple laptop power supplies! They have a most annoying habit of breaking right where the wire connects to the little connector that actually connects to the computer. But that wire is PART of the actual power supply box so you have to buy the whole thing (which is overpriced to begin with) instead of just a little cable. Actually, now that I think of it, most laptop power supplies are the same way.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 24th, 2004 08:36 am (UTC)
food
Why is it that, when you ask Thai restaurants for hot pepper on the side, they give you minced garlic in oil along with chopped chili peppers? Wot wot?

"Side" is the Thai word for "garlic in oil"!

Liek, DUH.

I dunno. Maybe they liek garlic. There are manz fidderent thypes of chilli... minced chiLli with garlic in oil, dried chilli flakes (HOT!), fermented with shrimp, fermented with lal srots... floating in fish sauce, floating in vinegar...

I WUV pad-see-yoo. Lathough I've never tried a Murkian version of it. I ate Chonese food in engerland, tho. It wasn't too bad, adn we had a goond larf at the eople at the nexxt table... 4 Engrish eople, 4 plates of rice, and 4 plates of sweet-and-sour shrimp... adn each person jsut toonk one plate and dumped it on top of their rice. Adn then they loonked at us, with our 4 fidderent dishes, picking from the middle, liek WE were teh crazy ones... bwahahahaaaaa!

-yoj
banazir
Feb. 24th, 2004 08:42 am (UTC)
Garlicky Thai foond
"Side" is the Thai word for "garlic in oil"!
Liek, DUH.
Oh.
Heehee.

I dunno. Maybe they liek garlic. There are manz fidderent thypes of chilli... minced chiLli with garlic in oil, dried chilli flakes (HOT!), fermented with shrimp, fermented with lal srots... floating in fish sauce, floating in vinegar...
Fermented with shwimp... floating in fish sauce...
Yer gonna strunk darana cold just talking aboat it!

I WUV pad-see-yoo. Lathough I've never tried a Murkian version of it.
Me too, but I've never tried the Thai version of it.
I hear this restaurant is fairly authentic as they go, but yernow, in Merkia "authentic" has a waz of meaning... um, "knot".

I ate Chonese food in engerland, tho. It wasn't too bad, adn we had a goond larf at the eople at the nexxt table... 4 Engrish eople, 4 plates of rice, and 4 plates of sweet-and-sour shrimp... adn each person jsut toonk one plate and dumped it on top of their rice. Adn then they loonked at us, with our 4 fidderent dishes, picking from the middle, liek WE were teh crazy ones... bwahahahaaaaa!
lol!
I gotta see how istari_ala eats.
Do you know, though, tamf once famously ate her dinner.
It's a matter of teunc legend, which holds that she traveled far to do it. :-)

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Banazir
banazir
Feb. 28th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
"Side" is the Thai word for "garlic in oil"!
Bha!
(Waut, Yoj, is thesa twoo?)

I jsut had hot noodles.
I think my brian is still brunning.

[intermittent trask]
Gah, yes. At work, our TDN (Tactical Data Network) suites (basically 5 tactical boxes full of everything you need to make a computer network (read: too much stuff)) got a server upgrade (which means they got new servers). And the new servers are pieces of crap. They would be really cool but they have this intermittant problem that causes the RAID to spontaneously fail and need to be re-set-up and everything completely reloaded from scratch.
Uuuuugghh.
(Hey, nested parens (cllo, I think I was the noly one who did taht)!)

Warning, tronkie ranting ahead
Go fro eet.
[tronkie ranting]
Ew. Have some CHOKLIT.
Me: AAaaaauuugh! Do you hear the words that are coming out of my mouth?! Does anyone else hear me speak?!?!?!
LOL!

Hey, grats on the imminent retirement of LockwoodG(AT)whozit.usmc.mil! (I jsut cleared oat a message from there.)

Like Apple laptop power supplies!
But they're sew pwitty!
Round and white!
Liek a Pac-Man energizer. (Mmm, energizer pie...)
They have a most annoying habit of breaking
Bha, ThinkPad power supplies brek that waz, too, adn the replacements are on a 90-day or 1-yeat warranty. I think I've gotten replacements of the original fater 2 yeats before, but I know I've owned a total of 5, fro 2 computers, and paid fro 3. Right now I have 2 working ones and 1 borken one.

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Banazir
(Anonymous)
Feb. 22nd, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)
sometimes i'm irritated too. Wynonna - Tell Me Why is one of my favs
Hey banazir, i sometimes listen to Wynonna - Tell Me Why as well... is a new cd coming out soon?
The Passion of The Christ (http://www.ThePassionOfTheChrist.com) is in theaters soon - this week on Wednesday.. what do you think about this movie? I'm going to see it for sure - the trailers (http://www.thepassion.tv) were enough to convince me. I read somewhere that it's the widest opening ever for a subtitled movie; I have a feeling subtitles won't detract from the full effect of this movie though. After looking at the trailers which have no subtitles or english at all, it was reinforced for me that lack of spoken english in this film won't hurt one bit. To sum up my impression of The Passion: it's a work of art.
Good Website (http://www.passion-movie.com)
Another fascinating aspect to this movie is all the controversy that has been generated about it.
Some people, not really representative of Jewish people, but rather self appointed Jewish spokespeople, such as Abraham Foxman from the Anti-Defamation League, seem to have been attempting to denounce this film for months as being anti-Semitic. The news reported that they even stole the script last year! But here's what some Jews say (Jews who don't make it their job to tear apart other people): Protesting Gibson's Passion Lacks Moral Legitimacy (http://www.towardtradition.org/article_Mel_Gibson.htm) by Rabbi Daniel Lapin.

Nice to see some people speaking rationally.

So what do you think of all this?

*** Kyle
banazir
Feb. 22nd, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC)
Re: sometimes i'm irritated too. Wynonna - Tell Me Why is one of my favs
Hey banazir, i sometimes listen to Wynonna - Tell Me Why as well... is a new cd coming out soon?
Good question - I'm not sure.

The Passion of The Christ
So what do you think of all this?

Not having seen the film (nor anything but a few very short video clips from it), I am reserving any judgement until I do.
I've heard many reviews, and listened to Gibson and Caviziel's interviews, but I really need to see the film before I can form a complete and legitimate opinion for myself. I do want to see the film, though.

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Banazir
f00dave
Feb. 22nd, 2004 05:23 pm (UTC)
Re: sometimes i'm irritated too. Wynonna - Tell Me Why is one of my favs
Hate to break it to you, but you've been trolled. That message is getting spammed ALL OVER LJ today. Shan got hit three times with it, so far.
banazir
Feb. 22nd, 2004 07:35 pm (UTC)
Passion mass-post on LJ
Hate to break it to you, but you've been trolled. That message is getting spammed ALL OVER LJ today. Shan got hit three times with it, so far.
So I saw in marm's LJ, and so I suspected when I replied.
I'm surprised the spammers are bothering to actually read people's LJs and reply (roughly) on-topic. That's fairly novel.

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Banazir
f00dave
Feb. 22nd, 2004 07:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Passion mass-post on LJ
Whatever gave you the idea that it was being done manually? They just ripped your "Currently Playing" field and formed it in. I thought you were smart. :-)
banazir
Feb. 22nd, 2004 10:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Passion mass-post on LJ
Whatever gave you the idea that it was being done manually? They just ripped your "Currently Playing" field and formed it in.
D'oh! Of course.

I thought you were smart. :-)
Wot the trask gave you that idea?!
Seriously, you'd think I'd notice that the thing quoted the entire artist and song in the field.
It just goes to show that I am naive and trusting.
*innocent loonk*

It doesn't always do it - but that's probably when no music is listed.

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Banazir
f00dave
Feb. 23rd, 2004 05:31 am (UTC)
Re: Passion mass-post on LJ
Probably only when there's no music, but still. I'd like to see them tag my journal with "Hey f00dave, i sometimes listen to PhD lab room noises... as well... is a new cd coming out soon?" T'would make me chortle, yes it would. I'm easily amused that way. =D
banazir
Feb. 23rd, 2004 09:38 am (UTC)
Re: Passion mass-post on LJ
Probably only when there's no music, but still. I'd like to see them tag my journal with "Hey f00dave, i sometimes listen to PhD lab room noises... as well... is a new cd coming out soon?" T'would make me chortle, yes it would. I'm easily amused that way. =D

Almost makes me want to listen to the sound of spam being shoved down my worthless automated throat as my daily musical selection. In fact, I might just do that; I can always edit it out later if it doesn't net a bot. :-D

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Banazir
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