Xero's other waste of space

July 18, 2007

mr.horse says hi

Filed under: General — Xero @ 11:50 pm

mr horse

what a joke

Filed under: General — Xero @ 10:38 pm

Things are too repetitive right now. Same old bullshit day in day out. Equal proportions of flowing crap in every which direction.

Actually it’s not that bad, I’m just a bit tired of work. I’m still getting a lot of stuff done at work, I generally try to keep my personal crap out of the actual work that I do, so even if there’s something bothering me I can still be productive. Which is sort of scary in a way now that I think about it. I have always been a bit compulsive so I guess it’s not a big surprise…I also generally deal with the stupid crap on my own time, like now.

More than anything, I’m tired of petty bullshit. I seem to keep being singled out over petty bullshit and to be honest I’m having a lot of trouble taking any of it seriously. I keep thinking to myself, this has got to be a joke. I’ve been trying to basically just stay out of peoples way but some stupid shit seems to happen anyway.

I’m not there to make friends, heh not anymore anyway. At the same time, it shouldn’t be some kind of hostile environment. That seems to be what has occurred regardless. I think I’ve basically lost trust in the whole thing at this point. I know I’ve always been a little weird, but at this point, it’s gone pure overkill. If things were really as bad as some have made them out to be, I’d be having like severe social deficits all over the place and honestly, that’s really just not the case. I love how in an environment basically full of computer nerds with cocky attitudes, I’m somehow the cockiest one. Sorry, this is crap. I can’t help but feel that maybe this just isn’t the best environment for me. I’m starting to feel I need something I can take a bit more seriously.

All work and no play makes jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes jack a dull boy.

Jack ain’t know shit.

July 13, 2007

blogs as a fad, people hate me part 2

Filed under: General — Xero @ 11:58 pm

It seems like blogs for some people have become just an extension of the journal fads of years past. Anyone remember livejournal or xanga? It seems like they have almost become unheard of in these days of myspace and blogs, which seems to have much replaced the whole concept of a community journal.

Those who have been reading this “blog” for a long time know that it was originally a livejournal, which is still partially alive at http://lx-xero.livejournal.com/ and I also crossposted to a xanga for some time though at this point I’ve stopped posting to both and only use wordpress since it’s easier. I still hesitate using the word “blog” to describe this thing, since it was originally a livejournal and that’s technically a journal right? I don’t really care what it is, it’s my waste of space.

However I can’t help but feel that this concept of a blog, in particular using certain pieces of software considered blog-worthy, like WordPress or MovableType, has become a fad in itself, just as livejournal and xanga had in the years before. As those fads eventually died out, new ones replaced them and it’s starting to seem that this recent blog trend is no different for some people.

I think with the name blog, online journals or commentaries or whatever the hell these things are, got more popular. The name blog was the official name such a thing could now be called and understood by to the masses. And as usual, the masses follow like the puppets that they are.

When I started this thing, I didn’t even know of the word blog and it wasn’t until years later that the word became so popular. Anyway, I conclude that the word blog is stupid and I hate trend following drones. What else is new.

People hate me. Wait that’s not new either. Oh well, I’ll try again harder next time. Seriously though, there’s just something about me that drives some people absolutely mad, while other people will have absolutely no problem with me what-so-ever. And there’s usually equal proportions of both of these groups of people to go around. However, the really fucked up people are the ones who hate me but kind of just pretend nothing is wrong, letting out their hatred in bizarre ways instead of just letting me know. There’s also those love/hate types of people who can’t seem to make up their mind. Regardless, they always seem to be coming back for more.

After all, I’m used to it at this point. People just don’t get how I think and mistake some of my non-actions as some sort of malicious intent. Blowing things out of proportion, or maybe just plain misunderstanding me, who knows. After all, I’m just some cocky know-it-all, right? If only things were really that simple. I think part of my problem is that I’m too damn honest for my own good sometimes. Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth, they want some buttered up bullshit that they can take rectally if necessary. And I’m not serving that right now, ass kicking is only item on the menu right now.

You know, I’ve always been bad in groups, people seem to always think I’m obnoxious or shy, depending on the type of group. I suppose there’s room for improvement, but I hate the thought of having to bullshit people in order to make amends with those who have a problem with me. This is essentially what many people do and I sort of feel that it’s unfortunate that some people can’t be forthcoming. I kick asses, I don’t make flower bouquets.

I think part of my problem is that I really haven’t been challenged mentally in a while. I haven’t had a good opponent, someone to kind of test my limits with, make sure I have my head on straight. I think this is why I started taking up some other hobbies recently, however many of these are long term efforts and this is still only a self-challenge, something I could essentially give up on with little rebuttal if I were so inclined. Which I won’t , but it still doesn’t fill the void. I think maybe I’m looking in the wrong places.

I don’t have time for childish bullshit. You know it wasn’t so long ago someone called me immature, I sort of felt like, what the hell does this person know? After all, I’m probably much more mature than the average person my age in many ways, I think sometimes people take for granted as to how young I actually am.

July 12, 2007

deja vu?

Filed under: General — Xero @ 10:23 pm



Oh yeah? Take this!



July 8, 2007

limited liability

Filed under: General — Xero @ 2:00 pm

This article is written with limited liability. All uses other than those outlined below is strictly prohibited. Failure to follow these guidelines is grounds for immediate termination. Our insurance company said so.

Liability, documentation, harassment, lawsuits
workplace training, security cameras, insurance premiums

I’ve come to the recent conclusion that such things offer nothing to the average person and simply serve to protect those in upper management. I did say I’d save this one for another time, didn’t I? It’s about that time.

A combination of events has lead me now to believe that the vast majority of corporate America is scum. Well, this isn’t really any different from views I’ve held in the past, capitalist pigdogs ruining our society. It’s a little bit more complicated this time.

Companies pretend to be afraid of lawsuits. While they may actually have some legitimate fear, for the most part, as long as they look as if they were afraid and took the appropriate pussy-out actions, then this is good enough. Taking actions to reduce insurance premiums and liability do nothing for the average worker. These actions serve only those who control the worker ants below them. However, all of these things are supposedly put in place to protect employees, meanwhile companies do the exact opposite, take all the necessary steps in order to nullify said protections by making up frivolous or exaggerated claims against employees or using past events out of context as grounds for action, whether it be termination or otherwise.

Basically whatever load of shit that a company can pull out of their ass in order to bypass such protection laws and serve their purposes. The funny thing is, you could still fight this in court, even if they did have a legitimate excuse. However, only the upper management would actually have enough money to defend themselves in court. This is not typically what happens anyway. It’s the average worker who gets screwed in the end.

As much as I hate the people who make frivolous lawsuits, I hate the companies who treat their employees like they’re stupid in order to show their insurance or HR that they took the right actions. I feel that there’s absolutely no point of even having such protections if it means that companies are just going to pull this shit, as in the end it’s just going to waste everyones time.

When it comes down to it, if a company doesn’t want you there, they will find some way to make you go away, regardless of whether or not this is just. And that’s just how it is. These protection laws do nothing in this case other than provide a layer of bureaucratic bullshit which has to be surpassed in order to serve the exact same means.

I recently read an article, 10 politically incorrect truths about human nature, here:

Number 10 on this list was “men sexually harass women because they are not sexist” and while this sounds absolutely absurd, what the article actually states is that most men do joke around sexually and that it actually would be sexist in and of itself to change this behavior just because they were around a woman. A true bra-burning feminist would probably agree, however most femi-nazis would probably shit a brick and claim they are being disrespected or something. However they also outline two types of sexual harassment, one being, “sleep with me and I’ll give you a raise”, which is definitely wrong, and the second type is more of a “feeling uncomfortable in the workplace” type. It’s this latter type which is a load of shit. Basically what I took of this, is that some people want it both ways, they want to be treated equal, but they also want to be sheltered from what they dislike. However, this is bullshit, if you don’t like something, then just walk away, unless someone is trying to force you into something (as is the first type of harassment) or is pestering you specifically, otherwise you are simply being a pussy.

The law shouldn’t protect pussies.

And to be honest, I just don’t understand why some people are such pussies over “bad language” or other stupid shit like this anyway. This is the 21st century, wake the fuck up. A curse word doesn’t actually imply a curse, we know this now, get over yourself. If you don’t like this, go hang out with your corporate drone friends whose conversations include the insightful topics such as “How’s the weather?” and talking about how good your kids grades are in school. Fuck this watered down bullshit. This just isn’t how people are.

I’ve talked about prestige and social class a bit before. What I’ve really come to understand is that sometimes, it will seem like these prestigious types always are polite and use the proper social mannerisms for someone of their class. However, I’ve also seen prestigious types who are basically the exact opposite. And I’ve seen the two types intermingle with no issues at all. You know why? They are both on the same class. So if you’re rich and you say some naughty words and joke around with another rich person, all is well. If you’re the worker ant and do the same with these same people, you may be hearing some load of shit about manners. It’s a double standard.

I’ve stated before that in the end social class is something which you display and you yourself define. If you have no class, this has nothing to do with your manners or language, but rather you as a person. Take a white-trash Jerry Springer contestant and line then up with some upper-middle-class americans, you’ll see what I’m saying. Words aren’t necessary to describe everything. Words can be misused, taken out of context, misunderstood, or even taken as “harassment” however in the end, how such words are taken is also highly dependent on how someone perceives you as a person.

The law shouldn’t care about words. As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words.

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