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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Small-Claims Court Experience?

Dear Internet,

Do you have experience taking a realtor to small claims court?  I need to do this to get my deposit back on my previous rental house.  If you can help in any way, please email me at jedihawk at yahoo.com.

Thanks in advance.

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Week 2014-06-08

Have [Portal Gun] Will Travel

Have [Portal Gun]
Will Travel

I like the puzzle game Portal, so I thought I’d get this shirt because it’s kind of a play on the movie “Have Gun — Will Travel“.

I also have it in white:

Have [Portal Gun] Will Travel

Have [Portal Gun]
Will Travel

Got it from Thinkgeek.  If it’s still available, it’d be here:  http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/139c/

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Week 2014-06-01

I work well with others as long as they leave me alone.

I work well with others as long as they leave me alone.

True, I do work well with others as long as they leave me alone… but that usually doesn’t happen.  Oh well.

I saw this in a catalog somewhere and had to get it.

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Week 2014-05-25

Batman Spotlight

I’m a fan of Batman.  Always have been.  I like how he’s considered a “super” hero, but he has no “super” powers.  He has just trained himself to ridiculous levels of competency in martial arts, combat, investigation…  and has really cool toys.

This shirt is made by some kind of special “dye sublimation process”.  Check out the sticker:

Dye sublimated print. Each tee is unique!

Dye sublimated print. Each tee is unique!
The dye sublimation printing process creates slight imperfections that are unique to and a part of each garment.

Got it from Thinkgeek.  If it’s still available, it’d be here: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/19e1/

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Week 2014-05-18

Any fool can use a computer. Many do.

Any fool can use a computer. Many do.

True.  No offence intended, but this is true.

Got this from Thinkgeek.  If it’s still available, it’d be here: www.thinkgeek.com/product/12d7/

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Week 2014-05-11

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

How to activate the Marauder’s Map.

Get this shirt from Thinkgeek here: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/15ae/

On the back:

Mischief Managed

Mischief Managed

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Week 2014-05-04

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

I’m a fan of Ghost in the Shell.  Recently, they made a new series called Stand Alone Complex which takes place earlier in the timeline.

“The Major” is the primary character.  She’s on the back:

"The Major", Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

“The Major”, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Hawk’s Shirt of the Week 2014-04-27

HOW ABOUT A NICE GAME OF CHESS?

HOW ABOUT A NICE GAME OF CHESS?

Don’t recognize the quote?  Watch War Games.  It’s a good movie, even today.  In the movie, the method Matthew Broderick uses to discover computer systems which are online became known as “War Dialing”, after this movie (back when a modem was the only way).

I originally got this shirt from ThinkGeek, but they don’t carry it any more.

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…

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