#649

8:33 am, Thursday, March 16th, 2006

The hypervigilant among you (hi Beefy) may have noticed this site was having database errors for like twenty-three seconds this morning. That’s cuz I was backing up my SQL and I forgot the password to the database so I just made up a new one. Bad idea. Luckily I was able to determine the old password by trial and error and WordPress stopped complaining.

Beefy’s still having troubles with his site… seems to be some kind of DNS problem, but it might just be his ISP. In any case, he’s been unable to blog lately or he would’ve mentioned that his picture was used on Attack of the Show! (From his moblog: the screen cap, the original image.) How awesome is that? I submit that it is very.

I’ve been listening to the audiobook version of Jay Mohr’s Gasping for Airtime while driving lately. I’ve learned a few things: Jay Mohr has a suite of really unappealing personality problems (he manages to be simultaneously egotistical and self-deprecating, is obsessed with celebrity, and can be really petty), SNL is horribly run (each show is basically put together in three days), and Ellen Cleghorne and Al Franken were huge jerks. Despite the annoyance of Mohr’s constant whining about panic attacks, job difficulties, and paranoia, the book’s really entertaining. The audiobook even moreso, since you get to hear his amazing impressions of other actors. (His Phil Hartman voice is brilliant.) Anyway, got it at Hastings for ten bucks, totally worth it.

You know what really irritates me? When someone offers a backhanded apology like “I’m sorry you’re offended,” instead of “I’m sorry I offended you.” It implies the person they’re apologizing to is irrational and/or hysterical. What they’re really saying is “It’s unfortunate you’re so unreasonable.” I hate dealing with people who use passive-agressive phrases like that.

3 Responses to “#649”

  1. Beefy:

    It seems like it was just an error with my router. Things seem to be ok…for now.

  2. Krunk:

    In response to “I’m sorry you’re offended,” you should say, “I’m sorry you thought you could offend me.”

    //krunk (^_^x)

  3. Beefy:

    Krunk is wise. Almost…too wise!