A priest a rabi and a chicken

I had this posted a long time ago but removed it while interviewing with the DoD. I just didnt think that they would find the same humor in it that I did. 🙂

The LAPD, the FBI, and the CIA are all trying to prove that they are the best at apprehending criminals. The President decides to give them a test and releases a rabbit into a forest and each of them has to catch it.

The CIA goes in. They place animal informants throughout the forest. They question all plant and mineral witnesses. After three months of extensive investigation they conclude that rabbits do not exist.

The FBI goes in. After two weeks with no leads they burn the forest, killing everything in it, including the rabbit and they make no apologies. The rabbit had it coming.

The LAPD goes in. They come out two hours later with a badly beaten bear. The bear is yelling: “Okay, okay, I ‘m a rabbit! I ‘m a rabbit!”

Rhyme & Reason

Oh well oh well so here we stand
But we stand for nothing
My heart calls to me in my sleep
How can I turn to it
‘Cause I ‘m all locked up in this
Dark place –
And I do not know
I ‘m as good as dead
My head aches –
Warped and tied up
I need to kill this pain

My head won ‘t leave my head alone
And I don ‘t believe it will
Until I ‘m dead and gone
My head won ‘t leave my head alone
And I don ‘t believe it will
Until I ‘m six feet underground

How long I ‘m tied up
My mind in knots –
My stomach reels
In concern for what I might do or
What I ‘ve don
It ‘s got me living in fear
Well I know these voices must
Be my soul
I ‘ve had enough I ‘ve had enough of being alone
I ‘ve got no place to go

My head won ‘t leave my head alone
And I don ‘t believe it will
Until I ‘m dead and gone
My head won ‘t leave my head alone
And I don ‘t believe it will
Until I ‘m six feet under ground

Six feet under
In y grave
Lying wired and shut and quiet in my grave
Leave me here
Leave me here to waste here
So young and here I am again
Talking to myself
A T.V. blares
Oh man
Oh how I wish I didn ‘t smoke
Or drink to reason with my head

But sometimes this thick confusion
Grows until I cannot bear it at all
Needle to the vein
Needle to the vein
Take this needle from my vein my friend
I said

My head won ‘t leave my head alone
And I don ‘t believe it will
Until I ‘m dead and gone
My head won ‘t leave my head alone
And I don ‘t believe it will
Until I ‘m dead and gone

In my grave
Lying
Lying cold in my grave
The reason –
My reason
Take my head off this terror
The fearing won ‘t come back
I can ‘t see
My mind ‘s all wiped clean
The needle
Make my great escape
I seem caught in time
My head leaves me behind
Body fall cold
And I see heaven

— Dave Mathews Band

stuff

The weather has been great lately. I have been hanging out with the windows open. Its nice. I always get all giddy and happy when spring finally hits. 🙂
I was turned on to LaunchCast by a friend. Its an awesome service. It chooses what it thinks you will want to hear based on how you rate songs you have already listened to. I have found a lot of great new artists using it.
This week is the week I return to martial arts! I have said that before but I realy meen it this time. 🙂

e-voteing

This is an excerpt of an IM conversation.
[15:46] irq13: THis months cryptogram is sooo good.
[15:47] irq13: they talk about e-voteing.
[15:47] irq13: Schneier has a belief that he talks about in practical crypto about what you are trying to break into being worth more $ then the act of breaking in.
[15:49] irq13: He quantified the spending of candidates on a per vote basis and it turns out that 1 vote (based on what pres candidates in 2002 spent) is worth $200 – $500
[15:49] irq13: It would take 0.5% of a swing vote to get the other candidate elected, effectively being worth upwards of $100m
[15:49] irq13: So they have to have security that would deter someone who has about $100m to spend breaking it.
[15:50] irq13: That ain’t gonna happen…. especially with a default windows install.

Updating

Man, It’s a beautiful night, I have both windows in my office open with a nice cool cross breeze. Drinking an awesome white ale, listening to loud tiesto and other misc chill and trance music and coding my brains out.
This update mechanism has been hurting my head for a while now but I think I have a concept that should work. I have never had to write an auto update mechanism for any of my web apps so this was a learning experience. I ‘m taking a bit of a linux/cvs approach and allowing for multiple “builds”. Edge, stable and current.
Its going to be soooo nice once its all done. We already have about 8 sites running metazoa even though its still under constant pre-beta development… So updates are a bitch. This will be awesome once its done! 🙂