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Adventures in Engineering
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-05-31 00:23
  Subject:   Pity the parents, for kids these days have TEH INTARWEBZ...
  Mood:DO NOT WANT!!!!
  Music:Bob Rivers - Dirty Deeds Done With Sheep
  Tags:  humor

Tales from tech support hell:

This woman was always a handful. About a year ago I setup a VNC server - lets her look at the screen of her son's computer from her laptop without him knowing. I also put a content blocker to block porn you can download from the internet, and drug/alcohol pages.

Anyway, I pulled up to her house she ran out and met me, regailing me with teenage horror stories. Apparently every person this kid knows is a) on myspace, b) a drug addict, and c) a total skank. She asked me to just take a look and make sure that everything was looking ok on his computer. The catch was that she wanted him in the room with us while I was rooting around on his computer looking for porn.

Why she insisted I be in there, I'm not sure. I guess she wanted me for moral support and to give justification to her actions if it came to that. After all I was the one who set this whole thing up, and even though I was getting paid I sort of felt obligated to help out.

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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-05-31 21:41
  Subject:   "Serve the Queeeeeennn..."
  Music:Olaf Oleeson - Berzerker

Just won Gears of War on "Hardcore" (Medium). Fun game. I swear there's a couple places where the Theron Guards are cheating with their torque bows - there's no way they could have hit me from where they were. Actually, the number of "luckiest shot ever" occurances went way up compared to "Casual" mode.

AI Dom is so endearingly useless. He's like a lost little puppy. I lost count of the number of times I had to revive him just in the final battle. Even funnier because often I'm frantically commanding him to come back, but he keeps telling me: "Negative!" - and then he gets fragged.
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