February 15th, 2010

harleyglomp--by aeka

Geeks of Portland! Have a topic!

So there's talk of a third Nolanverse Batman film. LET'S TALK VILLIANS!


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Basically, out of all of these, the only ones I can see being strong enough to be the real LEAD villian are Penguin, Freeze, and Talia. Possibly Hatter if they make him enough of a mastermind.

And give us Matches Malone! We need to see him!


Now I'd like to hear what you think!
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internet

anybody know of any cable internet specials going on right now for pdx? comcast wants to raise my prices and seems not to care that i am willing to walk away from their service to find something cheaper, so i'm in the market again.

thanks!
dinos

Used government vehicles

I am looking into buying a used car since mine is about ready to die on me any day now. The car I currently own was a government vehicle and maintained religiously with all records and it has been the best car EVER. I want to buy another used government vehicle, but I'm not sure where to look. I kind of just got lucky with my current car, it was at a small used car lot in Troutdale. Is there a place in the Portland area where I can go to buy or bid on government vehicles?
dino
  • shalora

a long shot

Otherwise titled "I am ready to strangle everybody at Xbox and Microsoft with my bare hands".

It is an excessively long story and don't ask, but the short version is that my Xbox 360 Elite has the E74 (aka one red light - NOT the red ring of death) error and there is absolutely no way that I can get it officially fixed (been fighting them for four months and I've had it). There are videos on how to repair it yourself but it is WAY more fiddling with electronics than I am comfortable with or capable of. A few comments I have seen said that some people got their fixed at computer repair places. I am sure that there are other people out there who *are* capable of doing this fix (if not, there would not be videos). So my questions are these: a) can anybody here do this fix?, b) if not, do you know anybody who can?, or c) if no to both, do you know of a computer repair place that will do it? (and yes, I will be calling around, but since I'm posting anyway, thought I'd throw that in there)

Yes, I know, Microsoft is the evil empire. Feel free to flame me for having purchased one. I bought it used (hence a large chunk of why they won't fix it) and bought all my games used, so they actually aren't getting my money directly anyway. Yes, I know, someone did buy them new, the money still went to them, I don't really care. I just want to be able to kill things again.
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I'm assuming there must be some bike aficionados on here (it being Portland and all) so I come to you with my question.

Can anyone recommend a good single speed road bike in the $600 range? No fixies please. Just looking to get around town and to Portland State and bike. I was thinking of heading to Veloce to look around as its close to my house, any thoughts on that shop?
anger

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Weirdness of the day.

Near the exit of the strip mall by my house, there usually is a guy holding a sign (usually his dog is with him). Standard "even one coin will help. god bless you" sharpie on cardboard.

Today was different. There were two guys dressed up, holding a sign that says, "Now Hiring. Stop and talk to me. $10-$14/hr."

I almost hit the guy in front of me because I was somewhat surprised. Neat. Not sure if if it's one of those MLM scam-type jobs, or a legit place looking to hire, but good to see if it's the latter.
Lolita: pic#65460477

The Square Orange and White U Signs

Acknowledging up-front that I'm total fail for not having a picture.

Every so often I see a sign in a window that's square shaped, has an orange background, and a big white U on it. In the lower right hand corner there's something that looks like an official seal.

What are these?
anger

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Lucille Clifton has died.

Homage to My Hips

these hips are big hips.
they need space to
move around in.
they don't fit into little
petty places. these hips
are free hips.
they don't like to be held back.
these hips have never been enslaved,
they go where they want to go
they do what they want to do.
these hips are mighty hips.
these hips are magic hips.
i have known them
to put a spell on a man and
spin him like a top
  • marykae

Stranger of the Day

Just wanted to let you guys know about my new blog. It's been up and running for a week. It's called Stranger of the Day and it plans on being a collection of Strangerazzi (it's what it sounds like), interviews, and features of some kind, possibly multimedia (oooooooh, fancy).

I thought, since I live in Beaverton and travel to Portland frequently, you might be interested in checking it out, maybe you'll see yourself! There's even a livejournal feed!

http://strangeroftheday.com

edit: while I happily accept criticism, I am filtering user names of people that are just being a dick to be a dick into my trash (yes, I did expect this, yes I DO go here, and yes, I already planned to handle it this way). There was a day when I would happily go back and forth with them (you?), but I don't really get down like that anymore.

Also, I did probably post this on a bad day, when some of my old, old stuff is right on the top. That was my bad, and I appreciate it being pointed out, but I'm not going to delete the post now. Though I may post again after I have more content (interviews, etc.) up there.

Thanks for those who click through and are actually curious about what I have coming up!
  • drfu

Hockey friendly establishments?

No TV at home, so I'm looking for an east-side/downtown joint where I can watch olympic hockey, bonus for a smoking patio or even just reduced hate for those of us who go in and out to do that. EXTRA bonus points for something family friendly (the kid has decided that she likes hockey).

Familiar with many of the various football bars in town, but no idea who has any sort of hockey focus/love/non-hate.

Feline advice:

Okay, I am finally the person doing this.

I have a cat, male, neutered, healthy, about 10 years old.

Today, he started puking (which he does sometimes), and he has been doing it off and on for several hours now, and I am starting to get worried. He is still walking around, but he is certainly acting unhappy. And now, when he pukes, just a bit of bile comes out. (Which isn't normal).

This started after he had a walk around earlier, and he was outside eating some catnip (or other mint family plant). Was it possible that he ate some twigs and they are stuck in his stomach? What do I do? How do I know whether it is something serious or just a normal cat sickness?

(Also: stuck in a little town with no all-night vet and no-transportation.)