Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I'm a member of frumsex group on yahoo.  Why?  It was sorta funny and entertaining in the beginning, that is before I found calmkallahs.  Though even that got boring after some time.  Why am I still a member?  Idiots contacting me and asking asl with my reply being my blog link, "you wanna know, go look" :-D

Several days ago I was contacted by with same question.  He got the same response.  He also said he had a proposition for me but never said what it was.

Then he contacted me again today and here's the chat log:

(3:06:26 PM) divreitorah: Hey
(3:06:35 PM) divreitorah: So we are interested?
(3:06:36 PM) virwulf613: yo
(3:06:40 PM) virwulf613: in?
(3:06:42 PM) divreitorah: R u?
(3:06:47 PM) divreitorah: In the swap
(3:06:51 PM) virwulf613: what swap?
(3:06:56 PM) virwulf613: you never said anything
(3:07:03 PM) divreitorah: I told u about it last werk
(3:07:06 PM) virwulf613: didn't
(3:07:13 PM) divreitorah: Swapping partners for a nuggt
(3:07:13 PM) virwulf613: only planning to tell me
(3:07:15 PM) divreitorah: Night
(3:07:33 PM) virwulf613: yeah right
(3:07:42 PM) divreitorah: R u interessted?
(3:08:15 PM) virwulf613: nope, and guess what's gonna happen now, posting this convo with your email on my blog :-P
(3:08:28 PM) virwulf613: thanks for the traffic :-D
(3:08:45 PM) divreitorah: Why u doing that?
(3:08:59 PM) virwulf613: cause you're a moron and a loser
(3:09:01 PM) virwulf613: haha
(3:09:13 PM) divreitorah: Be that way

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mountain Fruit, a real heimish store

Mountain Fruit's at it again but what else is new.  Chicken sauce is supposedely on sale for $1.99.  Last week, either Wednesday or Thursday, it rang up as $2.99 and, this being Mountain Fruit, the checkout girl obviously started arguing with me that it's not on sale.  After verifying herself that, guess what, it actually is on sale, she corrected it to $1.99.

Today, the last day of sale, the same bottle again rang up as $2.99 and again the checkout girl, different one this time, started arguing with me that it's not on sale.  After correcting the price, she managed to forget to remove one of the $2.99 entries and had to pay me $2.99 cash on my credit card purchase.  So at least I managed to cost the store a few pennies, makes me happy.

If you've bough chicken sauce in Mountain Fruit between last Wednesday and today, you've been overcharged $1/bottle.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Santa Cruz City Council Testimony 5/13/08

I also have a suggestion for Santa Cruz.  Implement a system similar to the one amusement parks use.  In amusement parks you have to be "this tall" to ride.  In city council, you have to have an IQ "this high" to speak.
I wonder how she's able to breath while eating, must be a real ordeal for her.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Accessing an external NTFS drive from Mac OS X

A friend wanted to backup his Mac to my external NTFS drive.
Problem, Mac OS X can't write to an NTFS drive.
Solution, create a folder in root and copy all files there.  Boot into Ubuntu trial and copy the files.  Done.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Farmville FAQ/walkthrough

updated: 2/8/2010
updated animals, news link

Profit analysis:

Sortable version of above

  1. Take pictures of all of your friends' farms even if they're not your neighbors yet.
  2. Leave one type of each gift your receive in the giftbox, this includes gifts received for earning ribbons. To get a gifted blue ribbon, you need 21 unique gifts so make this a priority before going for any other ribbons.
  3. Do not buy trees or animals, ask your friends to send them to you.
  4. Plant unprofitable seeds only once.
  5. Keep an eye on your friends achievements, filter news by farmville, and get bonuses from their achievements.
  6. Trade off for high profit margin of raspberries is no experience while planting. However, when you figure in 1xp for plowing, rapberries are the best crop until at least level 12.
  7. If you find it annoying to have your avatar running around the whole farm when you're harvesting/plowing/planting, trap him inside 4 hay bales.
  8. You can buy xp by buying buildings and decorations. While the exchange rate on most items is 100:1, plus sell back value, the exchange rate for yellow Hay Bales is 20:1, plus 5 for sell back, making it 19:1. Not counting opening menu and selecting Hay Bales, this way you get 2.5xp per click
  9. Buying xp option 2. This would require more space and spare gas tanks but will cost 10 coins per xp. Use tractor to plow 4 fields, use seeder to seed the 4 fields with Soybeans, delete the fields. Not counting opening menu and selecting Soybenas, you get 2xp per click.
  10. Be helpful. Helping your neighbors earns you 5xp and 20 coins. Click on your neighbors on the bottom menu and select "Visit/Help". After you help a certain number of people, you will only earn 1xp and 5 coins. If you have less neighbors than the limit, click on My Neighbors tab and from there, instead of clicking on the go to neighbor's farm link at the top, scroll down to Pending Request neighbors and do them top to bottom on one day and bottom to top next day. If you have enough confirmed neighbors, start from one end on one day and from the other end next day.
  11. You can now fertilize your neighbors' crops when you visit them. This works only for those farms where there is something in the process of growing. If nothing is planted or the farm is dead, there's nothing to fertilize. Fertilizing increases possible experience earned from visiting neighbors from 0 to 5 to 0 to 10. Now, even if you've reached your quota for helping, you can still earn an additional 5xp for fertilizing. There doesn't seem to be a quota for fertilizing.
  12. Bird Baths and Hay Rolls sell for 100 coins, Horses, for 105. After collecting one of each animal and tree, request from your neighbors Olive trees and those three. Do same yourself too. Personally, I sell everything except for Olive, Date and Pomegranate trees and a few of each seasonal items. I'm also keeping Cherries and Maples, but that's only until I get a blue ribbon.
  1. Knock on Wood - Use Cherries and Maples.
  2. Zoologist - One Chicken Coup and several Dairy farms. Remember, Brown Cows and Pink Cows bring a lot more money.
  3. Architect - This can be completed easily using Rest Tents when you have enough money. In the beginning, do not buy these as you will receive several building for free when you earn other ribbons.
  4. Pack Rat - Don't buy mailboxes, you'll get them free. Easiest way to get this ribbon, fence in your farm.
  5. Animal Shelter - Ask those of your neighbors that you know personally to message or I/M you when they find an animal.
  6. Tree Hugger - Do not buy trees, with the exception of seasonal ones. Ask your neighbors to gift them to you.
  7. Noah's Ark - Do not buy animals either. Again, with the exception of seasonal ones. Adopt and ask your neighbors.
  8. Not Spoiled, Gifted! - Leave one of each gift in the gift box until you get a blue ribbon. This shouldn't take too long. Besides receiving gifts from neighbors, you'll also get gifts from ribbons.
  9. Flower Power and Pretty Garden - Grow flowers around the middle of your farm where your avatar appears. This will insure your visitors will fertilize the flowers first. You can use the flowers in the Garden Shed to earn at least one ribbon, which will also give you another bouquet.
  1. White Eggs - White Chickens, Brown Chickens, Pink Flamingoes, Garden Gnomes
  2. Brown Eggs - Brown Chickens, Black Chickens, Zen Garden, 1 Fuel Refill
  3. Black Eggs - Black Chickens, Golden Chickens, Fire Pit, 15 Fuel Refills
  4. Golden Eggs - Golden Chickens, Donkey, Animal Float, Carousel, 30 Fuel Refills
Coins that appear during plowing are worth 50 coins each.

FarmVille News feed filter.

Friday, August 7, 2009

My life according to Nightwish

Everyone's doing it and it's by far the funniest meme ever so here goes:

Answer these questions using song titles from only one artist, try not to repeat titles.

Pick your Artist:

Are you a male or female:
Tenth Man Down

Describe yourself:

How do you feel:
Deep Silent Complete

Describe where you currently live:
Over the Hills and Far Away

If you could go anywhere, where would you go?:
The Pharaoh Sails to Orion

Your favorite form of transportation:
Walking in the Air

Your best friend?

You and your friends are:
Stone People

What's the weather like:
Planet Hell

Favorite time of day:

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called:
Dark Chest of Wonders

What is life to you:
A Final Dream

Your relationship:
Sacrament of Wilderness

Your fear:
End of All Hope

What is the best advice you have to give:
Know Why the Nightingale Sings

Thought for the Day:
This Moment is Eternity

How I would like to die:
Live to Tell the Tale

My soul's present condition:
Ocean Soul

My motto:
Nymphomaniac Fantasia

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Optional Parameters in cfscript functions

Ever get the The parameter [parameter] to function [function] is required but was not passed in?
Here's how to get around that:

function [function name]([param1]) {
       var [param2] = [default value];
       if (arraylen(arguments) gt 1)
              [param2] = arguments[2];

Monday, August 3, 2009

ColdFusion - Getting ID of inserted row

How to get ID of row inserted using CFQUERY:

<cfquery result="insertrow" datasource="#application.ds#">
INSERT INTO [table]([column1], [column2]...)
VALUES([value1], [value2]...)
ID: insertrow.generated_key

<cfquery name="insertrow" datasource="#application.ds#">
INSERT INTO [table]([column1], [column2]...)
VALUES([value1], [value2]...)


Notice that when using MySQL, you use result, while when using T-SQL you use name.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Seven things I love

I have been tagged by The Jewish Side in the “Seven things I love” meme.

The way it works is simple: List the seven things you love and tag seven other bloggers.

Not being one to take things seriously, here are my 7:

  1. I love beer.

  2. I love animals. I love looking at them, petting them, feeding them, and then eating them.

  3. I love babies, as long as they're not ugly babies and they are laughing and/or smiling.

  4. I love anime and tentacles. While this is not self explanatory for everyone, those who don't know what I'm talking about, I suggest not googling it for your own sanity.

  5. I love making fun of stupid people. For same reason I love comedians who make fun of stupid people.

  6. I love not wearing clothes and that is why I love my Shabbat Robe, aka Yukata aka Kimono. If G-d would've wanted us to wear clothes, he'd gives us fur.

  7. I love music, with the exception of the horrible American chareidi music that kills your braincells and turns you into a slobbering braindead zombie who follows any kind of bs ban the Elders of Zion make up out of boredom.

I tag: Barb, Sallie, La Poutine Cachere, Childish, Frum Punk, MAK and FrumCurious.