Thursday, September 07, 2006

I've been working on something for a while now and I think its time to unveil it

The Gerbil Cage

Comment here or there... The question is, do I give it up, or do I set this site to redirect there?

133 Comments:

At 3:48 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Hey Sinner!

Can you give a run-down on how the avatar system will work on the Gerbil Cage?

Other than that, see my very first comment over there!

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger Sinner said...

Go to gravatar.com and sign up for a gravatar. It finds your uploaded image based on the email you provide, so if you have multiple email addresses you can have multiple gravatars.

I understand lots of other blogs use this system, so if you comment at one of them you get the gravatar there too.

 
At 4:03 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

No photo, strictly a description of the perfect woman

 
At 4:14 PM, Blogger Sinner said...

Gravatar does have issues... Like it takes weeks to et an avatar approved... I am still looking into other options.

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

Oh, I like it. I was worried about what would happen to *this* (gesturing to the corners of the window) when the madness subsided.

IF the madness subsides!

Go for it. I'll sign up. A site is only as lively as its commenters. Ask Charles Johnson -- or Kos.

 
At 4:19 PM, Blogger Dianna said...

I'm getting tired of having to register at different sites. I can't remember all my passwords from work to home.

I'm registered with Wordpress, but I don't remember either my username or password.

Can we stay with google?

 
At 4:27 PM, Blogger Denny Crane said...

It looks like a cool site, but I refuse to adopt the identity of Richard Gere's anal assphixiation/stimulation rodent sex toys. Ain't gonna go there.

 
At 5:02 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

It won't let me post:(

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

Now, Denny, don't blame the victim!

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger Sinner said...

There is no need to register, it is not required to comment.

If there really is an oppisition to this, I will not make the move.

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

victim nothing.

How can you tell a horny gerbil?

brings his own duct tape.

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Lord, I apologize for that last joke...

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

I'm feeling pretty stupid here. Why can't I post on the new site?

 
At 5:35 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Hawk:

I ended up registering anyway, so I could post. Try that and see if that works.

 
At 5:39 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

I tried to comment over at the new digs and was told I had to log-in.

Ruh roh.

Pretty-looking, I also liked the numbered comments.

However, I'd miss the ease of changing avatars without waiting for some sysadmin to "approve" them. And the "preview' feature as well.

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

It won't let me post without logging in - so, I created an account, logged in and...still can't comment.

I'm with Fatwa on the avatar thing, too.

 
At 5:55 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Oh, hey...I couldn't possibly join in the fun without a "preview" option. That'd be just wrong. You know how many people are unsettled by hearing their voice on tape? That's never bothered me, but seeing my spelling in print....well, that's another thing!

It is pretty over there, though.

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger SBH said...

BTW BrendaK, I haven't heard that particular Good morning song for many, many, years. Thanks for the memory flash!

"Good morning to you, good morning to you......"

Back in the days when someone else made the oatmeal.

Woops! This thread is only for Gerbil Cage info, right? It is pretty. And shiny. And I'm too lame to put an avitar on at the old site anyway so it shouldn't really matter to me. Although, I did enjoy the show with the 1and2of3's last night and thier birds!

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

I like it here.

 
At 6:20 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Denny Crane! -
Armageddon! Armageddon!

It's gerbilicious.

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

sbh:

Thanks for the appreciation! But my brother and I were still lame geekazoids for going through all that. Hee!

 
At 6:31 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Whew! Finally caught up on all the posts! And as Sulla mentioned, it's...red! No judgment, just observation. The lack of a free-for-all avatar system is a little disappointing, but then again, lots of sites don't allow ANY avatars at all. The idea of an avatar for each account may work, even if a bit unwieldy.

And yes, there are plenty of geekasaurs still left to be discovered.

Elelator go down to hooo-oole!

 
At 6:33 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

I've now tried twice to register at the Gerbil Cage.

The first time, I was prompted to create a user ID and enter a password twice. Didn't get a confimation email; couldn't log in.

Tried again to create a user ID; was told that I'd be mailed a generated password. No email confirmation from that attempt either.

Arrrrrgh!

 
At 6:36 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

fatwa - did you check your junkmail? confirmation emails may be in there.

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Fatwa - dunno, I got my password almost immediately

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Sinner's other blogsome blog works okay without the registration and has preview also. Perhaps Sinner's not done adding all the bells and whistles.

 
At 6:54 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Dude - probably a default setting for the site that needs to be set to off.

 
At 6:55 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Pet -

Yup...checked and double-checked the bulk box (which is generally pretty empty at that address, anyway).

One snafu could be user-impedance or a glitch. But two stretches my credulity a bit.

I can only conclude that either:

a) I am a complete and utter wanker,

b) There's something about both Safari and Netscape, my breakthru.com email or something else in my rig which Blogsome doesn't play well with, or

c) I'm being discriminated against. (Being a Mac-wrangling Hebe puts me in a really small minority.)

Whatever it is, I'm sure it's actionable.

 
At 6:56 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Ah, that's better.

 
At 6:57 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

fatwa - I'm sure it's a conspiracy involving technorati and the priory of scion against Macs.

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Oh! Did you try to create a username with a space in it? That could be the issue. Try an underscore, or no space.

 
At 7:05 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Fatwa:

You could try [gasp] explorer too.

 
At 7:07 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Dude - It's a Mac, and if fatwa's using OS 10.3 or higher, there IS no version of IE he can use [gasp]

 
At 7:09 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Dude - [arched brow, nod]

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Pet -

Good thought; I believe I tried it both ways but I'm not certain.

I'm gonna knock off for the night and try again in the a.m.

Another possibility occurs to me...Perhaps I've already got a political enemy after less than 24 hours as MoP.

(Memo to self: Carefully examine undercarriage of car for explosives before turning key.)

What's the funny look for; even paranoiacs have real enemies.

I may download Firefox tomorrow and see what happens; I appreciated the suggestions from you and Joe.

I'm over and out. Night-night, kids.

 
At 7:21 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

see ya Fatwa.

 
At 7:21 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Fatwa:

G'Night! Firefox should work too, but I believe James' suggestion of the space in the name is mangling blogsome's database.

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Dude - no comment about my Baby Plucky avatar?

 
At 7:30 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Dude:

Big deal, Ha! Whose turn is it to push the button?

Noo!

 
At 7:30 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Dude - If I'm going to be a gerbil, I want to be either this one...

 
At 7:31 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Dude:

3rd Set Tiebreak! Blake's gotta win it, or it's all over.

 
At 7:31 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Dude:

Pika, pika!

 
At 7:33 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

or this one.

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

I think Blake is done

 
At 7:35 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

woop! spoke too soon about Blake

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Hey, I was going to use Ling-ling!

 
At 7:38 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Sure, go ahead with Ling-Ling...maybe I'll just use Hamtaro.

 
At 7:39 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Dude - the tie breaker that won't die.

 
At 7:41 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Dude:

Hamtaro is too cute. It's hypnotizing me with it's eyes!

 
At 7:41 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Maybe Denny Crane! has a point about gerbils.

 
At 7:42 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

woo! blake finally took the set.

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

We gotta help Sinner find something better than Gravatar. One of DHD's pillars is sockpuppeting. How can we play sockpuppets if we have to wait 2 weeks for an avatar to be approved?

 
At 7:49 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Dude:

No kidding. How ya like my real life hamtaro?

 
At 7:51 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

awww...look at the little bugger...

Wait...gerbils, buggers...not good.

 
At 7:53 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

This little guy is a japanese flying squirrel, and apparently every anime animal is based on it.

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Definitely has shades of "Peeka Peeka!" in there.

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Federer's a finalist again!

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

aw well, that's it for Blake. Glad he's back in form after such a long illness.

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Oh, semi-finalist again!

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

If Federer wins the U.S. Open, doesn't that make it 8 slams for him?

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

I think that's right.

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Oh, he'll get nine if he wins it all.

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

He hasn't won a French Open yet, though. But he's only 25!

 
At 8:27 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

I thought he had 8 already, just too lazy to look it up.

 
At 8:27 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Well, back to more Naruto for me!

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Oh and Sinner - found this in the Gravatar forum topic about slow approval. If posters have a central place for their ico file, they can just change their URL in the commenter profile to switch avatars.

 
At 8:50 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Sinner - free favatar hosting here. Instead of changing their Urls in the profile URL, users can just modify their favator there and it will change instantly (in theory) at the next posted comment.

 
At 8:51 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Favatoooor! By the power of Grayskull!

I mean, duh, favatar.

 
At 9:10 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

hey!

You, with the real lives!

some of are working here...and trying to stay...awa...ke....zzzzzz.....

Off the hamster wheel! Neow!

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Sulla! Sulla! Sulla!

Hey, after all the puppetry, I did contribute something useful for...um...puppetry.

awww...[kicks pebble with toe, which is hard to do inside a hamster wheel]

 
At 9:23 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Sulla:

Looks like someone needs more woodchips to munch on. Those incisors are getting a little long!

 
At 9:23 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Sulla:

Looks like someone needs more woodchips to munch on. Those incisors are getting a little long!

 
At 9:23 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Evenin all you VBS'ers. Whuts da haps my brosizzles?

 
At 9:24 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Wha! The dreaded double post!

 
At 9:25 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

What happened? Did all the hot babes leave already? Is this a big sausage fest again?

 
At 9:26 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Hose:

Yah, you'd think they'd stick around with all the cute looking avatars running around. Seriously, I got a freakin' japanese flying squirrel up there!

 
At 9:27 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Hey there Hose!

 
At 9:28 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Dude - where da ladies at? I thought Hamtaro was going to be my visual GHB on them.

 
At 9:31 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

I mean, who could say no to dis widdle guy?

 
At 9:32 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Dude:

visual GHB

OMG! That's just so wrong!

 
At 9:33 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Dude - just sayin'

 
At 9:35 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Dude:

Aww, look... da widdle guy is nibbling on his pencil!

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

OK..you guys have been in the Nitros Oxide again, haven't you.

 
At 9:37 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Hose:

It's cu-uute. Do not deny the cu-uuteness.

 
At 9:37 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

You DISGUST me!

Buy my record!

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

that much cuteness is what felled Richard Gere.

Just say NO to teh cuteness!®

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I dunno about the other site. Kinda confusing and hard to follow the thread

 
At 9:39 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Sulla!

When does the album drop?

 
At 9:39 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Cute? I got "Wallace and freakin Gromit" as my avatar. I am cute and chic

 
At 9:39 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I'm so money I should be in a wallet

 
At 9:40 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Hose - if we move, it's going to take some getting used to, that's for sure.

 
At 9:40 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Hose:

Yeah, the other site seems a bit too labor intensive.

 
At 9:41 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Sulla - Must respect the cuteness!

Respect my Cute-i-tah!

 
At 9:41 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I mean we have to refresh and scroll down here, but at least you can read it.

 
At 9:43 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

And it is very red. Great for chicks and babes hair, but for a web site?

 
At 9:44 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Sinner like teh Red™

 
At 9:44 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Blogger just has all the tools together already. They just need to finish this beta version already.

 
At 9:44 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

So...how is Teh Crazee over on that other little site of hers doing. Is she still getting smacked around by her betters?

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

My gravatar got ok'd, I went over there, and it is on everyone's post.

 
At 9:48 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Hose:

I still see the blankface that showed up to begin with. Very odd, settings still need to be tweaked.

 
At 9:48 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Hose - What the blogsome programmers really need to do is get their act together and beef up the commenter profile area so that we wouldn't need to play this game. Add one column to a table, fetch photo url...yeesh, what's the big deal?

 
At 9:52 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

brb - gotta reboot here. windows explorer burped on a rundll command.

 
At 9:54 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

September 26.

Straight Outta Lynwood, boyee!

 
At 9:55 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Oh well...I will go where the High Hokie Phanokie leads us. Here or there, the quest is the same. just doesn't seem to be as much fun.

 
At 9:56 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Forget cute!

Homely is the new cute!

Pink is the new blog!

Sing with me!
Harvey, harvey
harvey the wonder hamster
he doesn't bite
and he doesn't squeal
he just runs around on his hamster wheel
harvey, harvey
Harvey the Wonder Hamster
Yeah Harvey!

 
At 9:56 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

hose:

She just got reminded not to resort to ad hominem attacks over this comment:

But back to your claim refuting my claim that it's a joke that BDJM published a manuscript that should have been submitted to the Journal of Jerkoff Science. Maybe white men find that kind of research inherently more interesting than those of us without both risk factors. That hypothesis fits the data so far. Or maybe it's something about you. What exactly does it mean to be "director of dissemination research?" Do you focus
exclusively on research that involves the distribution of semen or are your interests broader than that?


She just can't seem to argue the merits of a topic for very long when people disagree with her.

 
At 9:56 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Oy.

I think the good folks from Jolt Cola have released WTF Energy Drink.

That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

 
At 9:58 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Sulla:

Hey I have that album!

 
At 10:00 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Sulla - When does Weird Al's new album come out again?

 
At 10:01 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

And how's that for homely!

 
At 10:02 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

shoot, I should read faster, Sept 26 you said.

doy.

 
At 10:02 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

It should be a good album. Believe it!

 
At 10:04 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Let the power of Youth explode!

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Don't give up your dream to be a Splendid Ninja!

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Unleash the TWiT Army!

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Sulla - what was that about Cute, again?

 
At 10:07 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Aww... I'm supposed to be a tough guy!

 
At 10:08 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Dude - right, right, at least I survived opening the 5th gate.

 
At 10:09 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Did you see? Bush is so smart. He is now trying to cover more of his tracks. Seems those incredibly smart 20 year olds who cracked the 9-11 case wide open, really messed things up. So to cover his ass, Bush got all the same actors together, went out into the mountains somewhere and filmed a new video showing the "hijackers" meeting with "Bin Laden" to make it look like he really was responsible. Then he even included "footage" of these so-called "terrorists" training for the "atwtack"

Did you ener notice that their faces are always covered in these films? That's because they are really white CIA guys. Who else would know how to do these things. Certainly not these cave dwelling neanderthals. They don't even have electricity.

Anyway, just when things start getting a little hot for Bushitlercochenyrovericeliburton, out comes this video. Do they think we are this stupid? And with the election coming up, here they go again touting the 9-11 "attack" for all the sheeple.

Damn...that Bush is such an evil, brilliant mastermid. Thank God for those guys. If it weren't for them and all of us fighting for truth, we might actually start to think we were at war and people are trying to kill us and destroy this country.

Who do they think they are, those damn evil republicants.

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Okay, that's enough of the anime. Unless you're interested in this.

 
At 10:11 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

What did they say to her and what was her response? Or did she woose out like usual?

 
At 10:11 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Hose - the conspiracists have a lot of ink to spill in the next few days after that little video.

Oh, and liked how the MSM takes 1 minute out Bush's speech about the prisons in other countries, and turns that into the headline, "Bush admits secret prisons!"

 
At 10:12 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Hose:

Bush Derangement Syndrome is so irrational, because it requires Bush to be so stupid, but such an evil genius to be the face of the conspiracy.

 
At 10:13 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Hose:

Here was the very next post:

JDM-SOCIETY list members are reminded that ad hominem attacks
are not appropriate for this list.

 
At 10:13 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

she woosed out, though I haven't checked the listserve in the last couple of hours to see if she responded to the general etiquette post about ad hominem attacks.

 
At 10:14 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

Sulla - you still around? How about a new thread? We're wearing this one's topic a little thin.

 
At 10:17 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

I'm going to back to more Naruto. I'll check in a little later.

 
At 10:19 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

All right dude. I'm off to some more Star Wars pr0n. Gonna start the new Legacy book with Boba Fett in it.

 
At 10:20 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

You got it.

new thread!

And NO MORE CUTE! I HATE CUTE!

BRING ON THE AUBURN-TRESSED HOTNESS!

 
At 10:21 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

g'night Dude, Hose, any lurking VBSers.

 
At 10:22 PM, Blogger Petrarchan Motif said...

and thanks, Sulla.

 
At 10:24 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Hi guys. I'm around, just lurking and enjoying the avatar show.

Have any of you been following the sad case of Catherine Mayo? She caused a Aug17th United flight to be diverted to Boston after urinating on the cabin floor and saying all kinds of wacky stuff.

She's been sent to a mental hospital and her 31yr old son has been made her guardian.

Fox news reported: "During a break, as her lawyer was explaining the conditions of her detention, Mayo repeatedly interrupted her and said: "I did not commit any criminal act. I am not responsible for the federal government arresting me."

Now, does this sound Frischy to anyone else? She clearly has BDS and has been writing Anti-American rubbish for a Pakistani newspaper. Her son describes her as a "peace activist".

Maybe she and SpecialDeb can share a rubber room. They can be warriors together!

How sweet.

 
At 10:25 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Sulla - one of my nephews served in the same mission that you did. Very small world.

 

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