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1.18.2002
Here's another little thing for you:

Recently one of my friends, a computer wizard, paid me a visit.
As we were talking I mentioned that I had recently installed
Windows XP on my PC. I told him how happy I was with this
operating system and showed him the Windows XP CD.

To my surprise he threw it into my microwave oven and turned it on.
Instantly I got very upset, because the CD had become precious to me,
but he said: 'Do not worry, it is unharmed.'

After a few minutes he took the CD out, gave it to me and said:
'Take a close look at it.'

To my surprise the CD was quite cold to hold and it seemed to
be heavier than before.

At first I could not see anything, but on the inner edge of the central
hole I saw an inscription, an inscription finer than anything I had ever
seen before. The inscription shone piercingly bright, and yet remote, as if out of a great depth:

12413AEB2ED4FA5E6F7D78E78
BEDE820945092OF923A40EElOE5IOCC98D444AA08E324.

'I cannot understand the fiery letters,' I said in a timid voice.

'No, but I can,' he said. 'The letters are Hex, of an ancient mode,
but the language is that of Microsoft, which I shall not utter here.
But in common English this is what it says:
"One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them,
One OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."

'It is only two lines from a verse long known in System lore:

"Three OS's from corporate kings in their towers of glass;
Seven from valley lords where orchards used to grow;
Nine from dotcoms doomed to die;
One from the Dark Lord Gates on his dark throne
in the Land of Redmond where the Shadows lie.
One OS to rule them all, one OS to find them,
One OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them,
In the Land of Redmond where the Shadows lie." '

(Apologies to the shade of J.R.R. Tolkien)

I found this on the net a couple days ago and just started cracking up, so I thought I would post it in my weblogs.

I know that I haven't posted on this site for about a week, but I've been a bit busy with my webcomic and getting everything running good on that, along with getting the parts scrounged together for a new computer that I'm going to be building over the next couple months. I wish that I could just go out and spend the money to get everything now, but unfortunately I just don't have the money to do that. I'll be buying things bit by bit every couple of weeks, so I can get everything put together. I've already got everything picked out...who knows, maybe the prices will have dropped a bit in the next couple of months. I can only hope, right?

also, I finally got Final Fantasy X today, so that's going to own my life for the next couple weeks. I imagine that I'll get it finished, then I'll go back and finish Final Fantasy IX...hell, I haven't even STARTED Final Fantasy VIII yet, but then again, the little bit that I have played it, I really didn't like it as I have FFIX and FFX. oh well, i'm sure i'll get around to it eventually.

Well, that's it for today, I'll update again when I feel like it!
Laterz!