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Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Week 2014-04-20

11 Cheers for Binary!

11 Cheers for Binary!

After the awesome “binary people” shirt became popular, people tried to get clever with other binary sayings, like this one.  Although not as clever as the first one, still clever enough for me to buy it.

Yayyy!  11 Cheers for Binary!  (that means 3 cheers for binary)

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Week 2014-04-13

VGHS 2013 FPS Playoffs: King of the Hill

VGHS 2013 FPS Playoffs: King of the Hill

I was a part of the Kickstarter campaign for VGHS Season 2 (I missed Season 1).  At my level, one of the goodies I got is this shirt!

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Week 2014-04-06

NSFW: Not Safe For Work

NSFW: Not Safe For Work

True.  I am not safe for work.  Co-workers, be warned and advised.  Hawk is SNFW.

Originally got it from Thinkgeek, but they don’t have it any more.

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Week 2014-03-30

There's no place like 127.0.0.1

There’s no place like 127.0.0.1

I think this is pretty funny, especially if you know what localhost is.

Right before my geek-cave, I have a mat with the same thing:

There's no place like 127.0.0.1

There’s no place like 127.0.0.1

Yup.  That’s how geeky I am.

Both from Thinkgeek.  Get the shirt here:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/5d6a/

Get the mat here:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/6806/

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Simple Mobile doesn’t want my business

I make jokes with my friends all the time about how businesses don’t want my money.  When I go into a store and they don’t have what I want, I say to my friend, “They obviously don’t want my money.”

And my friends nods and replies, “They clearly don’t want your money.”  This happens a lot.

With Simple Mobile, they clearly don’t want my money.  Why?  Because they turned off my cell service.

“No problem,” I say to myself, “I’ll just ‘re-up’.”  So I call their customer service line (the only number that works on my phone).  I get an automated system which asks for info that I don’t have, such as my “Simple Mobile PIN.”  I’ve never had one, nor set one.  So I hang up and try to get a human on the line, but that doesn’t work either.  It seems like they don’t want my money.

“No problem,” I again say to myself, “I’ll just ‘re-up’ online.”  So I go to the Simple Mobile website and try to log in.  “We don’t know you, man.” they reply.

“Say what?” I ask myself.  I try two different usernames, including my email address, but nothing doing.  So I say to myself, “Self, you’ll have to re-set your password.”  So I click the re-set password link and enter my email address.

“Sorry Hawk, we don’t know you, man.” the website replies.

“Say what now?” I ask myself.  My username doesn’t work, and my email address doesn’t work?  Then I see a link to use my phone number.  “Hey now, that should work!” I say to myself.

So I click the link, enter my phone number, and the website responds, “We don’t know you.  Man.”

To summarize:

  • My username doesn’t work on the Simple Mobile website.
  • My email address doesn’t work on the Simple Mobile website.
  • And my phone number doesn’t work on the Simple Mobile website!

I say to myself, “Self, it’s clear Simple Mobile doesn’t want your money.”  And I wholeheartedly agree.

Boost Mobile logoThe next day I walk down to my local phone guy.  This guy, David, has helped me out with DSL service at home, as well as cell service.  I explain how Simple Mobile doesn’t want my money and he sets me with up with a new service, new phone, and life is once again wonderful.  I got a Samsung Galaxy S III (which is a wonderful device) and a service with Boost Mobile with unlimited everything for $35 / month.  That’s a promotion price, but no contract (yay!).  After my experience with AT&T and their contracts, I’ll never go on another cell-service contract again.  After 6 months, it goes up to $50 / month.  For unlimited everything, including 4G LTE service, that’s still a good price.

So it seems Simple Mobile doesn’t want my money, and Boost Mobile does.  Boost Mobile wins and gets my money.

UPDATE: Simple Mobile still had my account in the auto-billing system because they auto-charged my card $41.68 yesterday.  Now I’ll have to call ‘em up and try to get a refund.  Such a hassle.

My new Samsung Galaxy S III with Boost Mobile

My new Samsung Galaxy S III with Boost Mobile

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Week 2014-03-23

Never tell me the odds.

Never tell me the odds.

Immortal words by Han Solo, right before he actually goes into an asteroid field (on purpose).

I love Star Wars.  By the way, Han Solo is the greatest hero/scoundrel of all time.  Not only does he help save the galaxy, dodge Jabba and his goons, flip off the evil Empire… but he gets the princess!

I got this from Thinkgeek.  If it’s still available, it’d be here:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/177c/

 

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Week 2014-03-16

Dragon head, fire breathing

I like dragons, and this fire-breathing dragon head is huge, awesome, and beautiful.  I got it out of some catalog somewhere.

You may have noticed that I’m no longer doing “Shirts of the Day”.  After about 186 shirts posted daily, I’ve almost run out.  Note that I’ve not run out of shirts because I have many more that I’m unwilling to post online (for various reasons).  So now I’m doing “Shirts of the Week”.  Posting one per week means I’ll probably never run out.

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Day 2014-03-15

Isn't Rise & Shine an Oxymoron?

Isn’t Rise & Shine an Oxymoron?

Answer: YES.  There is rising, but there is certainly no shining to go along with it.

I don’t even remember where I got this; some catalog somewhere sometime.

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Day 2014-03-14

hacker.

hacker.

Nice and simple.

Note that I’m using definitions 1 through 7 of ‘hacker‘.  Look it up in the Hacker’s Jargon Dictionary.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jargon_File

This is an old Thinkgeek shirt which is no longer available.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Day 2014-03-13

Futurist

Futurist

Yes, sometimes I label myself.  I got this from Quirky, where people can submit their ideas and get support and then Quirky will build it.  It’s a cool idea.

Unfortunately, I can’t find the shirt on their site.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Day 2014-03-12

M.C. Escher shirt

I love M. C. Escher.  His designs are so interesting.  I just can’t get bored exploring his drawings & designs.  The guy could really draw.

This is a very old shirt (because I wore it a lot) of some of M. C. Escher’s drawings.

Some links:
http://www.mcescher.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._C._Escher

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Day 2014-03-11

T-65 X-Wing Starfighter

T-65 X-Wing Starfighter

Yet another cool Thinkgeek shirt!  I love how technical it looks.

Unfortunately, they don’t seem to have it any more.  Bummer.

But look how technical it looks!  Almost as if it once existed… a long time ago… in a galaxy far, far away…

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Day 2014-03-10

Hancock: Not Your Average Superhero.

Hancock: Not Your Average Superhero.

Yup, I got one.  This shirt.  I got it because I attended the premier at the Cinerama Dome in glamorous Hollywierd.  And they even gave it to me for free!

I enjoyed the movie, never saw the twist coming, liked the character’s arc (how he raised his own responsibility level), and hope they make another one.

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Day 2014-03-09

I wrote code so you don't have to.

I wrote code so you don’t have to.

True.  It was tough, but I did it.  Now, you don’t have to.

You’re welcome.

Yet another awesome Thinkgeek shirt!  Unfortunately, I don’t find it on their site.

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Day 2014-03-08

Star Wars escape death star 8-bit

There is so much going on in this Star Wars Death Star hanger escape scene, in 8-bit style!  Very creative.

From Thinkgeek:  http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/16d7/

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Day 2014-03-07

Find x.  Here it is!

Find x. Here it is!

Of course!  So simple, I missed it the first time.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Day 2014-03-06

Not here to make friends.

Not here to make friends.

I thought this was funny, ’cause I’m often interested in making new friends.  I wore it to work (back when I worked in an office) and it always got a laugh.

Another awesome Thinkgeek shirt.  If it’s still available, it’d be here:  http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e716/

Gun Rights vs. Gun Control

gun rights vs. gun control

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Day 2014-03-05

I.T. Joe - A Real Office Hero

I.T. Joe – A Real Office Hero

In the style of G.I. Joe – A Real American Hero… Thinkgeek presents, I.T. Joe – A Real Office Hero!

I thought it was funny.  If it’s still available, it’d be here:  http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1902/

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Day 2014-03-04

I Have a Cunning Plan

I Have a Cunning Plan

“Evil!” (thumb pointing at myself).

’nuff said.

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