Posts Tagged ‘chaunce’

you rock, websense!

so we have this system in place at work called ‘websense’ that basically blocks certain sites… mostly obvious sites like amazon (shopping), espn (sports), etc.

and some not so obvious… like my site… my site was blocked for “entertainment” — i mean, c’mon! my site is definitely NOT entertaining… i think it was categorized when i had a bunch of youtube videos on the home page…

so this basically stopped me from being able to view my own site at work (unless i used quota, which we have 60 minutes of each day — yea… bull)

so i had enough… i remembered that chaunce actually contacted websense  a while back and had his site recategorized

and at work, because of my title here, i am able to view sites categorized as “social networking and personal sites” — allowing me to see facebook, twitter, and other blogs

so here’s the email i sent websense:

Hello –
I would like to request that my blog get recategorized to the “Social Networking and Personal Sites” category — currently it is set up under the “Entertainment” category.

At my workplace, I have been granted access to view sites categorized under “Social Networking and Personal Sites” because of my position as Web Developer.

My web site address is


Joey Hernandez
Gorirra Consulting
Web Developer

that email was sent on 11/15 @11:30p

well the very next day, 11/16 @12:45p i get this email:

Thank you for writing to Websense.

The site you submitted has been reviewed.  We have made an update to the following URL in our master database to address this issue: – Social Networking and Personal Sites

Categorization updates should be available in the next scheduled publication of the database.  A new database is published every business day, five days a week, Pacific Standard Time.  You should notice any updates referred to in this message within 72 hours.

Thank you for your assistance,

The Websense Database Services Staff


so here i am now… writing a post from work on 11/18! i had no idea i’d get a response THAT fast

so to websense… your response time to review claims and subsequently update your database rocks! work’s usage of websense still stinks… ha

fun with text to voice!

so i have a blackberry tour now — it’s not as cool as the almighty iPhone, but hey… i’m not a douche

they have a good/small set of apps that can be useful — i really like how they can be run in the background (boom!)…

here’s one good review site for all things blackberry:

anyway, i found this awesome app called — it reads your incoming texts so you don’t have to lose your focus while driving (cuz i’m already reading, smoking, and drinking… pfft)…

not only does it read names and texts really well… it makes for some fun times.

here are a few that chaunce was sending me during work:

marsha 1

marsha 2

he sent this one when we were eatin’ pho at lunch:


geoff even got in on the action (thank god i had the app turned OFF when he sent this):

handjob mart

there’s an iPhone version coming soon… so there you go

i’m still playin’ with it… but i think i might buy it… $14 one time? not bad at all…

i heart beer

a couple of things about last weekend… it should be noted that it almost didn’t happen for me — i was on the verge (and as i write this, i think i still am) of getting full-blown sick (not aids, at least)

had to take a half day at work and even got “wellness formula” from jimbo’s (per chaunce) — the pills taste nasty, but i think it might’ve helped (more on this later)

so i meet up with mark, dwight, tim, and mitch at the stone brewery 13th anniversary over at the csu san marcos campus…

this was my first time going to one of these things, and boy… i’ve been missing out. it was such a slick time — my only gripe was that it was effington hot… “mike’s beer cheese” was amazing


i still think coconut+porter is a great mix!


we all got sloshed for 3 hours and decide to walk across the street to have some stir fresh mongolian bbq

we get a few feet from the place and mark and dwight suddenly want to chase me down and beat me up… wtf? so i immediately channel adrian petersen and i fuckin’ run… i run and i juke… i almost get hit by cars in the parking lot and on my last juke… i hear a loud THUD behind me… i turn around and i see a mangled mess of limbs and whiteness — it’s mark

he friggin curbstomped himself

he gets up and blood everywhere — dripping from his chin onto his shirt

quickly we get him to a mr. taco bathroom where he washes a little bit — to the disgust of the patrons… as we’re leaving, everyone’s eyes are on the tall white bald bastard and his entourage… i whisper to them, “yea… i kicked his ass”

so then — even tho we were hungry, we decide it’s in mark’s best interest to go to a hospital — i see a “pph” sign (palomar pomerado health — the only reason i know this is because tomlinson does a commercial for them) and we start walking

frick — it’s closed… mark starts whining, “waah… my chest hurts…  waah… i’m losing a lot of blood”

so i have to do a quarter mile windsprint back to my car (drunk no more — adrenaline and i sweat it all out) and drive back to the closed clinic and take us to a kaiser permanente

never knew about "intermediate care"
never knew about "intermediate care"

once inside, we are loud and belligerent… so much so that we get kicked out of the waiting room… (actually, tim and i — the quietest of the bunch… the ones who were half asleep — us)

his shirt was white before the fall..

so we ended up going to the lobby and tim actually does something i never knew he could do — sleep… and i try to take a nap… meanwhile, dwight commandeers a wheelchair (three of them actually) and does a tour de france all around the hospital and around the perimeter

mark finally gets out with 8 stitches in his chin, some scrapes and bruises, but nothing else serious

overall… best stone anniversary ever! (it was kinda like the hangover… but not as funny)

oh so if you wanna see the gash (pre-stitches), click here — very graphic tho — looks like a vagina in mark’s chin… it’s breathing too! PIC (if you don’t wanna click on it, it reminded me of kuato in total recall)

wordpress: change your home page to a custom page

so chaunce asked if i could do a small tutorial for a wordpress (wp) question he had… i’m honored that he asked me to do so… actually, i think i might start to write a bunch of tutorials that i’ve learned along the way…

and here… we… go…

this tutorial deals with the user wanting a site with a blog and pages, but the user wants a specific page to be the front page, not the blog (something similar to andy’s site, but not — since he doesn’t want his site to be full-on wordpress)

*note, i suck at technical writing, but i’ll try to fake it… i’m open to suggestions/comments for future tutorials
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spot the movies

i found this really cool art print online where the artist drew a bunch of items in a pile. all the items are from “famous” movies…

so this has been a really long email chain, but we’re stuck on the last few…

instead of giving you the answers off the bat, let’s see if you can get some — i have a guess that tim will be really good at this…

click for larger image
click for larger image

props to crazy4cult and galleries one nine eight eight