Travis's lame ol' blog

yay, Travis finally changed his blog!

- Tuesday, May 30, 2006

That's IT! I've had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!

"Exclusive footage" below:

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I love it.


- Thursday, May 25, 2006

Cyber Nations

Damn Ralph hooked me on Cyber Nations. Like he says it's just as addicting as Real Thugz was, but there is much, much less time required. I only have to login once or twice a day to check up on it. The integration with google maps is kinda sweet. And it's interesting the roles that religion, government type, and resources have in the game. It was definitely well thought out and it looks like it is constantly being tweaked as well, so that's kinda sweet.

My nation is Super Happy Fun Land, my citizens don't seem to agree though. Those losers better shut up and get back to work, they'll pay their taxes and they'll like it. ;-) (Go Green Team!)

Update: I just realized that all of Cyber Nations website doesn't have a single banner - not even the forums - that's amazing.

- Saturday, April 22, 2006

What The Bleep Do We Know!?

How far down the rabbit hole to you want to go?

- Thursday, April 20, 2006

I love J.W. Dundee's Honey Brown, but...

Honey Brown...I f'n hate rebates.

Earlier this year I bought a 12-pack of Honey Brown which had a $1 rebate stuck on it. Honey Brown is usually pretty cheap compared to my other favorites, and I probably would've bought it without the rebate, but knowing that I'd save an extra dollar made me feel a little better.

A few weeks later I filled out the rebate form and started realizing that the rebate form only had the PO Box, and no City, State, and Zip code. I found two ways to contact High Falls Brewery through their terrible flash site and sent messages to both. I got the following response from them on March 17th: the day that the rebate was supposed to be postmarked by:

Good morning,

We apologize for any inconvenience that this mix up may have caused. We would like to thank you for bringing this to our attention since the rebate forms were printed by a separate company and thank you for your interest in Honey Brown. The complete address is listed below. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further inquiries.

P.O. BOX 4412
YOUNG AMERICA, MN 55558-4412

Thank you,

Consumer Affairs
High Falls Brewing Company
445 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14605
(585) 263.9446

I rushed home for lunch (after all this was for a whole dollar, or $0.61 after postage), and mailed out the rebate. Then in early April the letter with the enclosed rebate was returned with this message on it:

NIXIE	553	1	06	03/30/06
BC:	(my zip+4)35	*1913-14629-17-35

Of course all of this had to happen when I had been working over 10 hours a day 7 days a week for pretty much all of March. Needless to say my blood pressure was high enough without some BS like this. Now I know it was only $1, but it's the principle of the whole thing. I almost felt like sending it to Eliot, I think I have an idea of what would happen, and after all the lawyers got paid, I don't think I'd see my dollar. I've contacted High Falls since then but they've not even bothered responding to my emails, let alone try to rectify their mistake. (how about a $1 off coupon, jerks?) Maybe The Consumerist will save the day? Anyone else get suckered in by this one?

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- Tuesday, April 04, 2006

CSS Naked Day

What happened to the design?

To know more about why styles are disabled on this website visit the Annual CSS Naked Day website for more information.

Update: CSS restored.

- Friday, March 31, 2006

So I says to the cat trapped inside a wall during a house's construction...


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- Sunday, March 19, 2006


-spiracy? Whether or not it's true, it's still disturbing. (from Uncle John)

- Thursday, March 09, 2006

This Page Is Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional!

After a bunch of laziness, I finally fixed the W3C Validity of the main page of this site tonight. I've been trying to make my modifications without re-compiling, and so far I've been successful. Someday maybe I'll even get the individual posts to validate. ;-)

British Boffins Boast Beer Benefits

The Reg reports: official. Seeing as St. Patty's Day (week) is coming up, I should be in tip-tip shape. ;-) Keep at it you crazy boffins!

A Four with Eight Zeroes

Multiply that number times how much money MS will be making on each copy of Vista for the first 2 years after its launch and you get a large number. Whether it'll actually be adopted that rapidly remains to be seen, but still...