Literally. This chair is the most uncomfortable chair in the history of shitty Scandinavian furniture. It’s uncomfortable enough that I feel it merits a blog post.
I say Scandinavian rather than Swedish because it’s not actually from Ikea, but from some Norwegian company.
And I guess it’s not actually this chair but a chair very like it, only I couldn’t find a picture of this one, presumably because it’s fifteen or so years old. It’s made of wood rather than steel, and the seat is actually not curved to hold a butt, but rigid and full of hate.
It’s completely impossible to adjust the tilt of the seat or the leg rests, or the distance to the leg rests, and apparently their reference human was a three-legged midget.
The end result is that five minutes in this chair will make your back explode with discomfort and physically force your buttocks into your spine, and because the seat is tilted you can’t even just consign it to a corner of the room and stack junk on it, because it will slide off.
The company that made the chair still exists, but apparently doesn’t make them anymore. Even so, most of the products they do still make have at one point or another in their lifetime been recalled for health reasons, so they don’t appear to have mended their ways.
It’s actually more comfortable to just sit on the leg rests.
I should probably get rid of it, but it’s one of the things I inherited from my grandfather.
In completely unrelated news, I deleted Quhan’s blog because it was full of exploit. This makes it the third of our blogs to be compromised.
WordPress is absolute crap when it comes to security, but unless you’re Maia, it’s your own responsibility to keep your installs up to date, people. You have FTP accounts for a reason.
In further unrelated news, I’m never going to finish this Monopoly game. It’s due this Friday.
I set up a blog for Livia/IcLubYou two weeks ago, and she’s finally made her first post.
So go visit and welcome her to the Rota Hall fold, would you?
I’ve changed the permalinks the blog uses to the “pretty” ones. They’re uglier, but GET data gets stripped from URLs in a lot of contexts, and at least they’re more informative.
If you’ve linked to something I’ve posted in the past, the old links will still work, so don’t worry.
(If you have a Rota Hall blog and want to change your own permalinks, you’ll have to mess around with .htaccess. WordPress can do this for you, but it’ll tend to break. If anything goes wrong, just delete whatever .htaccess you’ve created and ask me for help.)
(Also, this will make the last fifteen posts show up again in your RSS feed. Sorry ’bout that.)
Gülseren is a really funny name. She’s on my team for Systems Analysis. She’s of the headscarf persuasion, so that may not work out.
TCP/IP is more interesting to me than anticipated.
Also, new blog! Say hi to saythings. Also encourage her to pick a different skin, since the WordPress default is kind of fail.
I’m going to take a nap. Until Sunday morning. Identify this mantis for me while I’m asleep.
Everyone, say hi to Quhan. He’s a RL friend of mine and Coren’s.
In unrelated news, Chirac doesn’t suck too much. I doubt that’ll go anywhere, but it’s important that people stop letting the US bully the rest of the world, especially with these psychopaths at the helm.
Try to guess what this is. It shouldn’t be too hard. (Click for bigger picture.)
Rednwhite finally moved to Rotahall.org. He imported his posts from his WordPress.com blog, which is probably cheating.
In unrelated news, these visualisations are cool.
In more unrelated news, apparently petshops in Belgia are no longer allowed to sell cats and dogs, in an effort to combat impulsive pet-buyery. A few years ago they made it illegal to sell them on the market (which is where we got our dog), for the same reason.
Breeders and humane society things are still allowed, but so, apparently, are internet-based petshops. Kind of bizarre~
In more unrelated news yet, this is an orchid mantis. It’s not actually interesting enough to warrant its own Weird Creatures post (it’s just mimicry), and it’s not actually cute enough to qualify as a cute animal picture, but it’s still an orchid mantis.
Dotts will be moving to a blog hosted on Rotahall.org soon, but it would seem our delightfully incompetent host has once again broken something. DNS is fucked, so I can’t give him his own subdomain.
Bind reloading on gonzo using rndc zone: [rotahall.org]
Error reloading bind on gonzo: /usr/sbin/rndc: relocation error: /usr/sbin/rndc: undefined symbol: isc_net_pton
Anyway, keep an eye on dotts.rotahall.org, just in case.
Update: For the time being, he can be found here.
In unrelated news, Rouge is gay and isn’t sure how to tell his parents. Share your own experience on this matter with him, if you have any.
It’s interesting how often the problems atheists face are compared with the problems homosexuals had and have. Richard Dawkins did this a few times as well, when talking about the Brights.
I suppose there are many parallels, and it’s not like people who would object to gays would be particularly receptive of atheists, so I doubt it’s counterproductive.
Possibly I need to figure out Technorati. I’m pretty sure I’m C-list.