Monday, December 31, 2007

So much drama in the PHP

According to Google, as of 4am, December 31st, 2007: I am the first person on the internet to say "So much drama in the PHP!" First post!

Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), I haven't used PHP much, so I have no PHP stories to tell here. If you do, feel free to leave a comment or even make your own little "Drama in the the PHP" blog post!

To explain: This is a pun on "So much drama in the PhD," replacing the idea of working through a PhD program with that of programming in the language PHP.

In case you're not up on nerdcore, "So much drama in the PhD" was the clever if poorly delivered debut by Monzy, in which he attacked "established" nerdcore artist MC Plus+. For the record, MC Plus+ had it coming.

Of course, the title of "So much drama in the PhD" was an homage to the first line of Snoop Dogg's classic song "Gin and Juice" from the 1993 album Doggystyle.
With so much drama in the L-B-C
It's kinda hard bein Snoop D-O-double-G

Most agree that LBC refers to Long Beach, California - though some suggest that the intent may be Long Beach City, or even Long Beach/Compton.

On a related note, all you people who have have files on your iPod called "Blues Travelers - Gin and Juice (with Dave Mathews Band)(1).mp3", CHANGE THEM! It's not Blues Traveler. It's not Dave Mattews Band. It's NOT Phish. That cover is done by The Gourds. I'm serious about it not being Phish. This is my serious face.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

How I decided it was time to get a blog

The other day I was at work, minding my own business as I often do, when my esteemed co worker Mike Finney began searching the Internet for my blog -- or as we call them in the old country, my blag-o-sphere.

This was an odd thing to be doing, for two reasons. First, I did not at the time even have a blog. Second, and perhaps more revealing, I was sitting two feet from him. If he wanted to know my opinion on some esoteric topic, he could've turned oh-so-slightly to the right and said:

"Hey Ray, how 'bout those embedded systems?"
"Hey Ray, would you consider Java to be the new COBOL?"
"Alotta people are referring to JavaScript as a sort of assembly language for the web. What's your take, Ray?"

My answers, in no particular order, would've been "Yes," "No," and "I embedded your mom!" I find it hard to believe that someone who has been financially coerced into working around me would ever feel such a Ray's-opinion shortage as to require dipping into some electronic cache of my technical ramblings.

Still, I must waist no time in addressing this famine! Mike Finney, your prayers are answered. You will now have the privilege of disagreeing with me at any hour of the day or night.