The Funny Music Project

The FumpLike funny music, novelty songs and parodies? Check out The FuMP, The Funny Music Project. They post a new, hilarious song every few days and to catch up you can check out their archives.

I heard of this site from the CNET Buzz Out Loud podcast who mentioned the song Dead Nintendo by Possible Oscar on yesterdays podcast. I think my current favorite would have to be She’s Underage by Seamonkey.

If you want to get their picks as they come out you can even use their rss feed with the software of your choice. It’s like a little taste of Dr. Demento every few days.

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The Tao of Oracle

What follows is just a small taste of the 37 page PDF which is The Tao of Oracle.

Something is mysteriously formed,
Born before heaven and Earth.
In the silence and the void,
Standing alone and unchanging,
Ever present and in motion.
Perhaps it is the source of all code and data.
I do not know its name
I therefore call it the Tao of Oracle.

Truncate your mind.
Let the SGA become still.
The ten thousand transactions rise and fall
while the rollback watches their return.
They grow and flourish and then return to the disk.
Returning to the source is stillness,
which is the way of the Tao.

The instance has crashed.
I am the ORA 600.
No one hears your screams.

The bug you seek
Is found on Metalink.
You click the reference,
but it is non-published.

Roby Sherman at Interealm Software Imagineering did this “translation” of the Tao. The only thing that could possibly make this funnier would be if version 2.1 were referred to as 3T or some other seemingly arbitrary number and letter.

via Don Burleson.

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Upgrade are failed!

While applying a firmware upgrade to my Linksys WRT54G router today I encountered the following error:

Upgrade are failed!

This is right up there with “All your base are belong to us!”

On the up side, Linksys support was fairly helpful. Despite asking me “Have you tried to check the memory of your computer?” and “Have you tried to change the browser settings?” (those are exact quotes from the live chat) they got me to a download of the firmware that worked.

Overall, for $50 (on Amazon) the Linksys WRT54G router has been a damned solid and easy to configure wireless router with the nice benefit of four wired ports (in addition to the uplink.)
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Super Bowl Commercials on YouTube!

Thanks to YouTube you now have no excuse for missing the commercials that everyone will be talking about next week.

Picking up the slack left behind from when AdCritic went pay, YouTube already has their Super Bowl Commercial page ready to go.

Super Bowl Commercials

So, whether you want a second viewing of the commercials (some of which may never be shown again) or you just think that a four hour (or more) football game is too much to sit through for a few minutes of cool ads, YouTube has you covered

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