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  • Vanberge 8:43 pm on April 30, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Things That I Want… 

    In a sheer copycat post of Vanbergs’ most recent post, I have constructed a post to inform the entire world of my own most intimate desires.

    Thus, behold the unordered list:

    • The Pioneer AVIC D3:
      Pioneer Avic-D3
      This aftermarket head unit features GPS 3d navigation, DVD video playback, Ipod integration, Divx playback, Satellite radio, and of course am/fm/CD/mp3. Not to mention, it fits perfectly into the scion tc. This ultimate piece of electronic equipment is about 1,000 dollars. We’ll see what happens.
    • Halo 3:
      Halo 3 is going to be an impossibly epic and undefinably perfect video game. It will be the best game of all time, and this title will never be overthrown. There really is no other way to describe this enigma. Long story short, when halo 3 comes out, vanberge is an xbox 360 owner; and a happy one.
    • DVD Burner:
      I need a new DVD drive/burner for my PC. Currently i have a DVD drive, but it fails to work approximately 80 percent of the time. Sometimes it’s not even detected as an IDE device on Bootup.
    • 24 Cancelled:
      Unlike vanbergs, I don’t want 24 to be good again. I want it to be over. I want it to be cancelled. My frustration with this television show has been incurably fueled and there really is no turning back. I no longer watch 24 because of how ‘good’ it is, or even because I like it; I watch 24 in its sixth season simply to punish my own being. I don’t even know what’s happening.
    • A new Camera:
      I’ve passed my phase of wanting a Digital SLR. But, I do want a new camera – and i want a good one. There are plenty of mid – level cameras that offer more than enough to satisfy my sporadic photography/gimp phases. If it has a 10x zoom and some forms of manual control, i’ll call that par for the course.

    That concludes a pretty good representation for the material things that i currently wish for.

    On a more trivial note, I’ve upgraded to Ubuntu linux 7.04. This install was simple, easy, and is a fantastic operating system. Ubuntu has built in the abilities to enable restricted formats, made it easier to get proprietary drivers, and made improvements in NTFS support. Combined with fresh icons, artwork, i’m really impressed with this operating system. I’m definitely never using windows again on my home computer. I haven’t booted windows since December of 2006 – so i think i am officially converted.

    At work, I’ve been diving into Microsoft WSUS. We’ve been struggling with our current patch management solution, and I had heard some good things about the new version of WSUS. After installing it on an open server, it took about 4 days to download the almost 30 gigs of updates necessary to function. Then it was a matter of configuring some group policies to turn on automatic updates on clients, repoint the clients, and lock it down so that users can’t change the settings. I have to admit – WSUS is much better than I would have ever imagined. I don’t think i’ll use it for servers just yet, but it sure makes it easy to update 350 clients.

    • chouse 10:03 pm on April 30, 2007 Permalink

      WSUS is awesome, we use it at metro to keep our 1500 PCs up to date as well as our servers.

      Unfortunetly we can’t let it be fully automatic as we have a ton of specialized apps that always get broke with whatever harmless update, so there’s still a lot of manual approving of updates and what not. But it’s still awesome. WSUS3 or whatever is coming out soon and promises to be even better.

    • vanlandw 9:00 am on May 1, 2007 Permalink

      24 is NOT going to be canceled so you better hope the other three things you want come though 😛

      That Pioneer AVIC looks totally badass. Also having a nice DVD burner is nice. Could your problems be becuase you are using Ubuntu? 😛

      jk also you should browse fulljeff’s most recent post he is selling a decent camera. used but it would be a good price i bet

    • vanbergs 12:38 am on May 2, 2007 Permalink

      Ef 24, buy that deck, ef used cameras, ef non-windows operating systems, ef halo 2’s ending, and ef vanbergs.

    • Vanberge 6:08 am on May 2, 2007 Permalink

      Vanlandw, the problem is not ubuntu. I can’t even use my dvd drive to boot to a cd / dvd.

      Chousey pants, how many I.T. people work at your place? Just out of sheer curiosity.

      Vanbergs, you are a good human.

    • Kramer 7:25 am on May 2, 2007 Permalink

      Van, I would like Halo 3 and a new camera as well. Although I still want a digital SLR.

    • vanlandw 5:23 pm on May 3, 2007 Permalink

      I was going to buy golf clubs but I stumbed upon some. I see some lawn furniture in my future soon as well. Tech/fun stuff I plan on getting a RAM upgrade before Leopard comes out. I also would like to get a 20 inch wide monitor to go along with my imac and at least 750gb-1tb of external HD space.

      I am vanlandw

  • Vanberge 6:13 am on April 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    The P4P Quoteboard 

    ***Edit*** I am going to delete comments that are not ‘quotes’ ***Edit***

    I had what I believe to be a pretty good idea. Starting a wordpress/commenting quoteboard. I always hear/read quotes that i wish i would have written down. I think that having this will be a good solution; quotes can just be commented in. I’ll permalink this post in the header nav if it seems to stick, which i hope it will. Because i do think it’s a pretty good idea. Please feel free to contribute via comment!

    quote | who is quoted | brief explanation(optional)


    • “Nothing you can contemplate will ever be the same” | Iron Maiden | A lyric from the song ‘Wickerman’
    • “Say hello to your brother” | Jack Bauer | Parting statement to a dying Fayed.
    • “It ends tonight” | Neo | A comment that begins one of the best fights in movie History
    • vanlandw 9:31 am on April 11, 2007 Permalink

      “There are things in this world which are out of our control. Sometimes we like to blame ourselves for them so we can try to make sense out of them.”
      -Jack Bauer

      “You need peace of mind to rest…..I’m afraid i don’t have any left…”
      -President David Palmer

      My two favorite short ’24’ quotes….I’m sure more will come..

    • vanlandw 6:46 pm on April 11, 2007 Permalink

      This quote gives me chills just reading it Gladiator really is one of the best movies ever.

      “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”

    • Vo 7:23 pm on April 11, 2007 Permalink

      “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

    • vanlandw 7:47 pm on April 11, 2007 Permalink

      Max Payne the ever quotable

      “Firing a gun is a binary choice, you either pull the trigger or you don’t… “

    • Vanberge 8:03 pm on April 11, 2007 Permalink

      “Look past the soft gelatin of these dull cow eyes and see your enemy…” – Agent effing Smith

    • vanbergs 8:46 am on April 12, 2007 Permalink

      Do you realize the can of worms you have opened with this post? Here goes…

      “No, you don’t…” – Jack Bauer before shooting Nina Myers.

      “We’re gonna find out who did this…and we’re gonna kill ’em” – Vic Mackey after seeing I died.

      “Death is inevitable, our fear of it makes us play safe, blocks out emotion. It’s a losing game. Without passion, you are already dead.”, “I fooled myself into thinking it was over. I was still alive. My loved ones were still dead. It wasn’t over”, “The past is a puzzle, like a broken mirror. As you peice it together, your image keeps shifting. And you change with it. It could destroy you, drive you mad. It could set you free.” – Max Fucking Payne 2

      “I never felt truly alive until I was staring death in the face” – Solid Snake

      “The path you walk on has no end. Each step you take is paved with the corpses of your enemies. Their souls will haunt you forever. You shall have no peace.” – Vulcan Raven, about Solid Snake

      “A strong man doesn’t need to read the future…he makes his own” – Solid Snake

      “They’re all dead, they just don’t know it yet” – Eric Draven

      “Sometimes you see the world so clearly… and you know just what to do, and just when to do it. Just what you should’ve done, and when you should’ve done it.” – Tom Van Allen

      “I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world’s still there. Do I believe the world’s still there? Is it still out there?… Yeah. We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are.” – Leonard Shelby

      “I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise.” – Tyler Durden

      “You know, we are sitting here, you and I, like a couple of regular fellas. You do what you do, and I do what I gotta do. And now that we’ve been face to face, if I’m there and I gotta put you away, I won’t like it. But I tell you, if it’s between you and some poor bastard whose wife you’re gonna turn into a widow, brother, you are going down.” – Vincent Hanna

      “If heaven is such a wonderful place then how come being crucified is such a big fucking sacrifice?” – Igby

      The entire script to the Boondock Saints

      You must be out of your fucking mind! You call up my integrity?! My commitment to that kid?!” – Henry Oak

      “Not many people know what their life’s worth is. I do. Seventy grand. That’s what they took from me. And that’s what I was going to get back.” – Porter

      “Fuck em” – Rambo

      “One shall stand, one shall fall.” – Optimus Prime

      “That pregnant slut is playing us like a cheap fiddle!” – Steve Zissou

      “I become capability. I become the horror. What we know we can become only in our heart of darkness. It’s my gift. It’s my curse.” – Frank Black

      “Okay, my friend. It’s off to the next life for you. I guarantee you, you won’t be lonely.” – Creasy

      Anything Walter Solcheck ever says.

      “Suffering? You haven’t seen anything yet.” – Jigsaw

      “Right, and after I pull off that miracle, maybe I’ll go and punch-out God” – Hartigan

      “My anger outweighs my guilt” – Bruce Wayne

      “You killed my mom and my little brother, you mother fucker. Thank Victor Sweet! *shoots gangster in head*” – Bobby Mercer

      That’s all for now, I’m sure I will think of some more.

    • Vo 1:33 pm on April 12, 2007 Permalink

      “You wouldn’t hit a guy with glasses, would you?” – The Joker

      “We all go a little mad sometimes.” – The Chesire Cat

      “Self-improvement is masturbation. Self destruction might be the answer.” – Tyler Durden

    • Kramer 3:41 pm on April 12, 2007 Permalink

      “Don’t see it as supporting their economy, but as burning their crops.” – Kinky Friedman, offering a Cuban cigar to President Clinton.

      “For us to live any other way was nuts. Uh, to us, those goody-good people who worked shitty jobs for bum paychecks and took the subway to work every day, and worried about their bills, were dead. I mean they were suckers. They had no balls. If we wanted something we just took it. If anyone complained twice they got hit so bad, believe me, they never complained again.” – Henry Hill on the mobster life style

      “Sticking Feathers up your butt does not make you a Chicken.” – Tyler Durden

      “Trying is the first step towards failure.” – Homer Simpson, on effort.

      “You probably don’t think that I can force this towel down your throat. But trust me, I can. All the way. Except I’d hold onto this one little bit at the end. When your stomach starts to digest it, I pull it out. Taking your stomach lining with it. For most people it would take about a week to die. It’s very painful.” – Jack Bauer, on being cooperative.

      “I spend my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.” Don Vito Corleone, on gender roles.

      “Michael Jordan plays ball. Charles Manson kills people. I talk. Everyone has a talent.” Nick Naylor, Thank you for smoking.

      “Good cop and bad cop left for the day, I’m a different kinda cop.” – Vic Mackey

    • Vanberge 5:28 pm on April 12, 2007 Permalink

      “Listen to me very carefully. There are three ways of doing things around here: the right way, the wrong way, or the way that I do it. You understand?” – ‘Ace’ Rothstien from ‘Casino’

      “Honey, I think I need a new pair of pants” – Bobby Budnick as an old fogey in ‘Salute Your Shorts’

      “A wrong decision is better than indecision” – Tony Soprano

    • Vanberge 6:56 pm on April 12, 2007 Permalink

      “Put your fucking fist in the air”

      Needs no explanation

    • vanlandw 6:59 pm on April 12, 2007 Permalink

      “There is a flip side to that coin. What if you do got me boxed in and I gotta put you down? Cause no matter what, you will not get in my way. We’ve been face to face, yeah. But I will not hesitate. Not for a second.” -Neil McCauley f/ Heat

      “ATHENA!” -Kratos

      “Not without incident”. – John Preston Equilibrum

      “Give them nothing..but take from them everything..” -King Leonidas

      Another of my favorite movies American Beauty I could have quoted like 10 lines…

      “Well you know what? I’ve changed..and the new me whacks off when he feels horny!” -Lester Burnham

      “I never fucked anybody over in my life didn’t have it coming to them. You got that? All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don’t break them for no one.’ – Tony Fucking Montana

    • vanlandw 7:05 pm on April 12, 2007 Permalink

      “My business is with Echigoya, step aside or i will be forced to kill you”. -Rikimaru f/ Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

    • Vanberge 7:07 pm on April 12, 2007 Permalink

      Yeaahhh!” – Wario form Mario Tennis

    • Vanberge 7:11 pm on April 12, 2007 Permalink

      “I need a weapon” – Master Chief

    • vanlandw 7:50 pm on April 12, 2007 Permalink

      “This is my final mission. Some stories can’t be told by words. Some legends are meant to die.”

      -Solid Snake truly the best videogame character of all time

    • vanbergs 7:49 pm on April 13, 2007 Permalink

      Anyone who gets this, other than vanberge, gets a free Tepper drumstick:

      “Zeek rluriden!” – ???

      A hint…”Wolfman’s got nards!”

    • Vanberge 9:37 pm on April 13, 2007 Permalink

      “Is… she a vershin?” lol

    • Vo 9:41 am on April 14, 2007 Permalink

      Monster squad rocks. I didn’t even need a hint.

      “Give me the amulet, you BITCH!”

      Plus I love scary german guy.

      on another note….

      “Let’s see what’s in the box. Nothing, absolutely nothing. You so stupid.”

      “You found the marble in the oatmeal. You get to drink from the firehose”

      And yet another topic…..

      “There was a time.”

      I will give you a shiny nickel if you know that one….

    • bun 12:08 pm on April 14, 2007 Permalink

      “Hail to the King, Baby!”
      – Duke Nukem

      “Everyone rush left.”
      – Vanberge (?)

    • Vanberge 12:55 am on April 15, 2007 Permalink

      “Your search – ‘list of all animated movies films etc of all time ever in the world when me and vanbergs were kids – did not match any documents.” – Google

      and yes russ that was my quote

    • vanbergs 5:54 am on April 17, 2007 Permalink

      “I brushed each one of my teeth FOUR TIMES!” – unknown 😉

    • vanlandw 4:12 pm on April 17, 2007 Permalink

      “I just really wanted to win that game so I could tell all those Bears fans to shut up and go home.”

      -Jon Kitna

    • Vanberge 10:15 pm on April 17, 2007 Permalink

      “I will have THE walleye” – Skinny

      “Do you need a box for your walleye?” – Waiter

    • Vo 3:39 pm on April 21, 2007 Permalink

      “‘You’re no help,’ he said to the lime. This was, of course, unfair. It was only a lime; there was nothing special about it at all. I was doing the best it could.”

    • Vanberge 7:26 pm on April 26, 2007 Permalink

      “No risk… no reward” – Tony Soprano

    • Vo 2:21 pm on April 29, 2007 Permalink

      “But it’s not time for bullets yet” – Finger Eleven, So-So Suicide, Them vs. you vs. me

    • vanbergs 12:49 am on April 30, 2007 Permalink

      Once vanlandw and flo see the next two episodes of The Shield, I will be putting up a few quotes from Vic Mackey. Fuckin show still gives me chills.

    • Vanberge 6:06 am on May 3, 2007 Permalink

      “Get in your truck. Drive away. Leave here before I kill you. – Victor James Mackey to Shane “Vanlandw Goggins” Vandrell.

    • tom 1:34 am on May 6, 2007 Permalink

      “we could kill everyone!”
      “is it dead?” -rocco
      “that is quite an offer. Only a mad man would refuse it. But this kneeling business…. Im afraid killing all those slaves of your has left me with a nasty cramp in my leg.” Spartan King Leonidas

    • Vo 11:09 am on May 22, 2007 Permalink

      “I am here to fuck you up.” – Death, cvrpg.com

    • Jeff 1:27 am on May 23, 2007 Permalink

      “Audaces fortuna iuvat” -Virgil

    • vanlandw 7:18 pm on May 23, 2007 Permalink

      “You are entitled to shit!” -Tony Soprano to his wife after saying s she wants what she is entitled to in a divorce.

    • Vanberge 7:35 pm on May 23, 2007 Permalink

      “Dont just look at it…. Eat it” – Christian Bale lol

    • Vanberge 6:43 pm on May 29, 2007 Permalink

      “It is in your nature to destroy yourselves” – Arnold (as Terminator), Terminator 2 Judgment Day

    • vanbergs 1:14 am on July 10, 2007 Permalink

      “It’s in our nature to destroy ourselves” – Jacoby “Coby Shaddix” Dick

    • vanlandw 2:51 pm on April 25, 2012 Permalink

      “Yeah you have to definitely be unclean when you’re playing Trials.”

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