Flashback Fridays
Flashback Fridays Chapter 27. Weekly posts on Fridays called "Flashback Fridays" take a look back at the first 20 years of my blogging adventure.
Flashback Fridays Chapter 27
Flashback Fridays Chapter 27

Flashback Fridays Chapter 27

Flashback Fridays Chapter 27
Flashback Fridays Chapter 27

Here is Flashback Fridays Chapter 27, a weekly series of entertaining flashbacks of blog posts I’ve written over the past 20 years of blogging. It’s surreal to consider that I’ve been blogging for 20 years.

Using the Wayback Machine to select a few old posts that we believe would be interesting and humorous and post them each week in this Flashback Fridays series. So, let’s take a look at what was going through my mind all those years ago.

When I was younger, I was such a nerd. Please use your discretion when reading these posts because I used profanity a lot.

Let’s get to Flashback Fridays Chapter 27!

Flashback Fridays Chapter 27

Get rid of spyware quickly! – Flashback Fridays Chapter 27

July 18th, 2005 by MacBros

I say quickly because according to a guy with a PhD in Computer Science, he has the answer. His way is sure quick, but smart?
Mr. Lew Tucker says,

“I was spending time every week trying to keep the machine free of viruses and worms. “

It was far cheaper and faster just to throw his old PC out and go buy a new one. Faster, sure, but cheaper? I just wanna know where his dumpster is so I can go dumpster diving for his oh-so-hard-to-fix virus-infected and spyware-crammed computers.

Sorta makes you wonder how he managed to get a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Cracker Jack Box maybe?

This guy deserves a good ol’ “boot to the head!”


Oh, the days when idiots thought they knew everything there is to know about the internet, but didn’t. People were so gaslighted back then about viruses and trojans by the very people claiming to provide solutions on protecting yourself from such scary computer viruses and trojans.

Sure there were a few nasty ones that went around, but anyone with a brain capable of logical thinking was able to avoid them.

Here’s the article this post was referring to:

Man with spyware fixes problem by buying new PCs

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Can’t take the heat! – Flashback Fridays Chapter 27

July 19th, 2005 by MacBros

When I got home I went to check my messages and took a look at the temp guage. This is what I saw at 7 p.m. (image not available)

It isn’t just the heat that gets to you, it’s the humidity that seems to stick to you. I was inside an air-conditioned building all day so stepping outside was a shock to the body. I don’t know what I would have done if there wasn’t any breeze to blow through the windows.

I can’t have an air-conditioner in the window because it’s not allowed in these apartments. They say it will damage the window frames. I should have sprung for the upright one that goes for $500 that sits on the floor and you pipe the air through the hoses that go in the window.

The weather has been really strange here lately too. Seems that summer got here late but it’s unleashing its fury all at once. From the humidity in the air, you can almost feel a nice thunderstorm brewing, especially when the haze on the horizon looks kind of thick too, which gives you a good indication there’s a storm ready to roll in.

I hope we do, it would be nice to get a few snaps of some kewel Lightning Bolts.

Well, I got to get a bite to eat for supper and then get that stupid counter script working, along with all the other little things that need to be done before Canadian Idol comes on.

See you l8r


Oh, if only the 2005 Me knew what the 2023 Me knew right now how bad the weather has been getting.

It’s funny how when I used to live in an apartment I wanted the bad weather to hit, but now when I have my own home, I hate when there is bad weather. Right now we’re in the path of Hurricane Lea. Expected to hit tomorrow.


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Hot Coffeegate gets hotter! – Flashback Fridays Chapter 27

July 20th, 2005 by MacBros

Unhackable Ps2 version found with same “hack,” Rockstar in denial.

All I can say about this is, “Big freakin’ Deal! Rockstar, just recall the ones on the shelves and replace them with the ‘AO’ rating. Then you’ll have all the stupid frekkin parents, that would rather you raise their kids than themselves, off your back.”

Any parents who thought it was okay for their little kids to even play this game in the first play are unfit parents. Mrs Clinton is starting to stick her nose in the damn situation now, and the thing about that is that she’s barking up the wrong tree….. While all the incompetent parents root her on.

They should just make two ratings. ‘EB’ for Everybody, and then ‘AS’ for Adult supervision. ‘EB’ games would be for games like Barney and Friends, and the rest of them are ‘AS’. That way if there is an ‘AS’ game in the home, the parents will be accountable and can’t go pointing their finger at the gaming industry saying that the game taught little Jimmy to say ‘Sh*t’ and ‘Mutha’ Fu@#a”.

That’s my opinion, and you’re entitled to it.


Parents need to stop blaming companies for their sh*tty children’s sh*tty behaviour.

This was in regard to the hack that allowed users to access the Hot Coffee mini-game in the GTA San Andreas game that had a hidden code that, when enabled, allows protagonist Carl “CJ” Johnson to have animated sexual intercourse with his in-game girlfriend.

Well, didn’t this alert all the helicopter parents and they all went bat sh*t crazy about it and were shocked that the game THEY bought their children and allowed them to play it. A game that was known to be, well, GTA for f**c sake!


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The Longest Yard – Flashback Fridays Chapter 27

July 20th, 2005 by MacBros

I have to say that this flick was pretty good. I remember seeing the original, but even though the names are the same and the story is the same, the movie had its own originality. I’m not a football watcher but the movie had me rootin’ for the convicts all the way.

Adam Sandler did a good job alongside Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds. I seriously recommend seeing this when you get a chance. It’s well worth it.

Just another opinion that you’re entitled to.


Yes, The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler was a good movie. Not too many of his movies will get that from me.


Flashback Fridays Chapter 27

Free-shots-at-videogames week – Flashback Fridays Chapter 27

July 21st, 2005 by MacBros

The accused cop killer uses video games in defence.

The man accused Devin Darnell Moore, claims that he was abused and neglected as a child. He also allegedly told jailors just after the shootings that “Life is a video game. You have to die sometime.”

read the article here:

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What the hell is wrong with these people??!!

“Hey, I think I’ll jump out this window because it seems like it would be kewel. Then I’ll do it again because I have unlimited lives! No really, I do! I found a cheat code on the net. Now all I have to do is, jump up and down, turn left, take three steps backwards, spin around 4 times counterclockwise, then 2 clockwise, stand on my head, do three summersaults, 6 jumping jacks, give myself a dozen punches in the face, and then slam my head up against a brick wall for an hour. Oh yea, I have to do all that while holding my left foot with my right hand while humming “Yakety Sax”

These people should be forced to carry two radioactive rods, one in each one of their pants pockets, just to reduce the idiot gene pool a bit faster. Seriously, what is this world coming to when a Fargen video game controls the way we live? Actually, why do we allow these idiots out of the mental house? Because I know I like these games, but I also know that they are just games.

And speaking of great games. There’s a Doom movie coming out soon! R-rating, The Rock how can it fail? Marc Ninthly wrote an article for The Inquirer

WOLFENSTEIN 3D, Doom and Doom II all helped ruin my social life. In return, they expanded my knowledge of modern weaponry (real and imagined), my ability to stare unblinking at a screen for 14 hours, led to bladder control of heroic proportions and nurtured an inexplicable lust to kill computer-generated foes.

That pretty much sums up my life during these epic games. He goes on, and I could swear that I lived the exact life as he did during them times when games like Doom and Quake were out. He also goes on about the cast that will be starring in it like ‘The Rock’ and Karl Urban of Lord of the Rings. I can’t wait to voice my opinion on this movie when it comes out.

Because as we all know… You’re entitled to it.


Oh wow. Again, if only the 2005 Me knew how today is still with all the nut jobs in the world getting worse than they were back then. I swear that society has gotten 1000 times worse than it was back then.

It’s actually to the point that we have all become inured to all of the crazy sh*t happening in the world today.


Flashback Fridays Chapter 27 Conclusion…

Conclusion - Flashback Fridays Chapter 27

Well, this concludes Flashback Fridays Chapter 27. Let me know in the comments if you like this whole idea of Flashback Fridays being posted every week. Or don’t. I don’t have a lot of commenters here anyway, just a lot of readers and lookie-loos.

If you enjoyed this Flashback Fridays Chapter 27 post, be sure to come back next week for Flashback Fridays Chapter 28.

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4 thoughts on “Flashback Fridays Chapter 27 – Reminiscing About The Great Old Days Of Blogging

  1. You mention the Doom movie but then never talk about it? Come on, that was WAAAY worse than some loser pretending video games meant something. It was just one bad movie, through and through 😀

    As for the “don’t get a lot of comments” thing, yep, that’s how it goes sadly. You gotta invest in other bloggers and if you get a 20% return, you’re doing well….

    1. Didn’t mention the movie probably because when that post was created, the movie was still being in production. I can’t recall if I actually posted about the movie when it eventually came out. But we’ll see.

      1. On a side note, what comment form is this? It looks similar to the disqus comment box, but I know it’s not the wordpress one, because I wasn’t notified. Just curious.

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