study week etc

May 30, 2006

i’m not not blogging because i don’t want to… it’s because i’m in the middle of exams (well.. about to start) and then there’s varsity holidays.
net connection at home is dial up and the only reason i’m doing this now is because i needed to check my exam timetable and download a zip file full of notes for my one course.
i’ll try update when i can.
this also means i don’t get to read any blogs either :(
oh well…

the answer to the last quote:
teenage mutant ninja turtles :)

oh… go see xmen 3!
it was awesome.
the movie quote game will continue when i get back to proper blogging (about a month from now).


dream armour scrap

May 25, 2006

blade runner. first quote: bryant tries to convince deckard to go after the replicants. second quote: tyrell talking to deckard about the replicant test.

and today’s quote(s):
[delivery guy]: “Hey, this is a 10. The tab is 13!”
[name removed]: “You’re two minutes late, dude.”
[delivery guy]: “Aw come on, I couldn’t find the place!”
[name removed]: “Wise man say: forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza.”
[delivery guy]: “I gotta get a new route. And I thought I delivered everywhere.”

the film was released in 1990.
think 4 artists
think martial arts
vanilla ice starred in the second movie

i forgot to mention this yesterday:
i was outside after a lecture and there’s this big trailer parked behind the comsci building. some people pitch up with a bunch of pc boxes that have “SCRAP” written in permanent marker on the outside and they begin manhandling the pcs into the trailer.
i got a look at some of the insides: ram, cpu, mo’bo, cdrom drive… all still intact. all still inside.
i managed to chat to one of the guys that works for IT here and he said that they don’t test the stuff they scrap because it just takes too long.
sometimes they leave entire scsi setups in the boxes.
and some of the machines they’re scrapping are pIII’s.
perfectly working tech being trashed.
basically these scrap vultures pay a couple of bob per box and then turn it into scrap metal. all they’re interested in is the box.
man… it was saddening to see.
i don’t know about you but i’d happily accept a working pIII, pII, or even pentium.
(moonflake would probably be upset with me for making more of a mess in the flat than i normally do)
you could do a lot with those things…
my dad is still running a pentium (p1 dammit). i’d upgrade him to at least pII if i had one.
plus they’d make a sweet firewall/proxy for when we finally get adsl.
plus, sweet platform to play old dos games on.
get enough of them and you could create a small cluster and supercompute stuff.
hell, i’d dig through the machines just hunting down pc-133 memory to add to my machine.
(yes… i still run an old pIII 800. someday i’ll join the bleeding edge of computing again)
what a waste.

i had another odd dream or two last night.
i was away with a bunch of people, most of whom were staying in this log cabin thing in a field.
for some reason a few of us were a short distance from the cabin in a dirt road and i was looking up at the night sky.
the moon was looking full, when all of a sudden i notice a line down the middle of it.
watching intently, i see the line grow thicker and thicker and thats when i notice that its a reflector of a sattelite that i’m seeing edge-on.
it turns and a tranclucent gold reflector becomes visible as the sattelite passes overhead, only a few hundred meters high.
the feeling of awe was palatable.
continuing to watch, it comes crashing down in a field in front of the log cabin and some of it bounces onto the cabin.
while everyone rushes to make sure the people in the cabin are ok (i knew they were… assesing the damage done to the cabin told me that) i go off to the field to start gathering reflector bits.
when someone asks me what i’m doing i tell them that i’m collecting the reflector for moonflake. she’ll be so happy to get a piece of an actual sattelite.
(i wonder if this has anything to do with our previous conversation about moonrock, how cool it’d be to own, and how much money you could make selling it.)
eventually i wake up.

shift position, close my eyes…

and i’m riding a bicycle down a highway (safely in the yellow lane).
eventually i take a turnoff and stop for a quick rest and to get my bearings.
i know i’m heading for a destination (in that dream knowledge way) but that seemed unimportant to the rest of the dream.
i go cycling through a suburb, looking at the houses as a drift by.
eventually some girl asks me for a lift and ends up alternately sitting in the parcel basket in front or walking next to me while we meander through the suburb.
at some point we pass through someone’s house (they had 2 dogs) and into some more back streets.
finally arriving at a cul de sac that has an entrance to a rather large property with multiple buildings and lots of red dust.
we rode around there for a while and then i woke up.

and wow-europe has some nice armour pictures :)

just your average day

May 24, 2006

answer to quote:
the devil’s advocate. not too difficult to get. al pacino plays a great part.

today’s quote(s):
[person 1]: “They jumped a shuttle off-world, killed the crew and passengers. We found the shuttle drifting off the coast two weeks ago, so we know they’re around.”
[person 2]: “Embarrassing.”
[person 1]: “No sir. Not Embarrassing because no one’s ever going to find out they’re down here. ‘Cause you’re gonna spot ’em and you’re gonna air ’em out!”
[person 2]: “I don’t work here anymore. Give it to Holden. He’s good.”
[person 1]: “I did. He can breathe okay as long as nobody unplugs him.”

another quote:
[person 3]: “Is this to be an empathy test? Capillary dilation of the so-called blush response? Fluctuation of the pupil. Involuntary dilation of the iris…”
[person 2]: “We call it Voight-Kampff for short.”
harrison ford, rutger hauer.

not much going on again today (been a real slow week hasn’t it?).
i’ve been browsing the shadowrun site more and more.
its rekindling the need to play a shadowrun game again.
i must mug yancke for the 3rd ed. rulebook.
it has become my duty!
(i’d be fine with a copy of 4th ed. too)
ahem… any way…
i came across some art previews and followed a couple of the links.
one of the artists (kevin wasden) has recently started a blogger blog called splinter.
and he has a website too of course.
another artisit, klaus scherwinski has a website full of art too.
klaus also has a couple of desktop images up for downloading (including an awsome optimus prime illustration).

i found an amusing conflict of articles HERE and HERE.
basically, eskom (power company) is going to spend a bunch of ca$h on promoting gas over electricity to get people to switch (and ease our beaten electricity grid… stupid government…).
they’re subsidising the switching of electric stuff (cooking hobs, heaters, etc) for gas equivalents by giving massive discounts to people who hand over the electic stuff.
quick side note: the article claims (in a positive manner) “ Two thousand appliances have been exchanged in Khayelitsha and Langa in the past few weeks.”
problem with that is this: khayelitsha and langa are “informal settlements” (ie: a bunch of shacks made with whatever crap their occupants could find/steal) and they regularly have disasterous fires because some moronic fuckwit leaves his gas stove or heater unattended. and when a shack goes up in flames all its neighbours go up too because there’s no clearance between their highly flammable shit-huts. would it be wrong if i thought “oh well… a few less criminals, beggars, and drains on social welfare” ?
probably. it’d probably be more wrong if i blogged that here.
back to the main story though (and possibly khayelitsha and langa’s only hope).
so there’s a big push for electric to gas conversion.
but the other article has this to say: “
Gas shortages have hit the country because major gas supplier Afrox has run short of cylinders.”
yep. afrox supply 50% of the gas and they’ve run out of cylinders until the manufacturer opens shop again in a few weeks time (fuck knows why they’re not open now). another major supplier of gas (easigas) had no comment as they’re top brass couldn’t be contacted.
some bright spark managed to accidently bump 2 braincells together and came up with this: “ Preetha Harikishun from a petrol station in Clubview said it was not really a shortage the company was experiencing, but an increase in sales.”
do you have the stuff to sell? no! so an increase in sales has resulted in a shortage dumbass!
to sum everything up: eskom is throwing money away, there’s a gas shortage, dumbasses are making stupid comments, and shacks are going to burn on a more regular basis.
at least the people living in khyaletsha and langa will be kept warm by the flames that are burning them to death.
me personally: i’ll stick to electric heaters and cookers. besides, i’ve got a decent duvet.
man, i wish i had a blanket like that though.

short post again

May 23, 2006

answer from yesterday:
willow. high aldwin telling burglecutt which way to go.

today’s quote:
“There’s this beautiful girl just fucked me forty ways from Sunday… we’re done, she’s walking to the bathroom, she’s trying to walk, she turns… she looks… it’s me. Not the Trojan army just fucked her. Little ol’ me. She gets this look on her face like: ‘How the hell did that happen?'”
name the movie.

think lawyers.
al pacino.

quick news:
acording to mr angry: egg is in fact available on pizzas in australia.
it seems it is popped on top raw and cooks in the oven.
i can understand that.
it might even be good.

gaming news:
the playstation 2 is getting a treat (in my opinion): appleseed.
magicbox has more pictures.
sega are aiming for japanese release in sept 2006, it looks reminicent of ghost in the shell: stand alone complex (also playstation 2).
it seems to be a 3rd person action game.
cannot wait.
appleseed manga was written by masumane shirow, the same man to write the ghost in the shell manga.
the games are by different companies however (bandai v sega) in spite of the similar look.

happy birthday sir arthur conan doyle

May 22, 2006

yep. the creator of sherlock holmes was born 22nd may 1859.
(random trivia for you)

the answer to yesterday’s quote (yadda yadda):
johnny mnemonic. johnny is unhappy about slumming it :(

and today’s quote(s):
[person1]: [throws an apple into the air which turns into a bird] “Go in the direction the bird is flying!”
[person2]: “He’s going back to village!”
[person1]: “Ignore the bird. Follow the river.”
know what film that’s from?

don’t know the answer? Stupid dikini.
think tree.

so not too much happening today…
i heard that egg is a populour topping for pizza in australia.
i’m trying to get mr angry to give us the low-down.
i guess i could understand a nice fried egg on a pizza.
scrambled would be odd though.
i mean… think about it.
it’d make the pizza all soggy if it were scrambled properly.

yep… that’s how interesting today has been :)

but pizza is a good subject nonetheless:
what constitutes a good pizza?
anything with anchovies is automatically disqualified!
far too fishy!
and what’s this big “macon” thing? give me real bacon dammit!
build a seperate “infidel” kitchen that deals in pork product and give me bacon!
i want a pork chop pizza with real bacon and extra ham!
i don’t want mock chops, macon, and mam.
salami always good!
garlic is a must!
calamari can be good too.
what is the perfect pizza?
can mere mankind ever hope to obtain the smallest taste of such purity?

ok… so i’ve really got nothing to say today.
but i do like pizza.
and i expect an explanation mr angry!

btw: HERE’S A LINK to teach you how to fry an egg on a CPU.
and HERE’S A LINK to a site of pictures. a guy shoots stuff with a pellet gun and uses high speed photography to produce some stunning pictures.

false fires in the shadows

May 19, 2006

yesterday’s quote answer:
x-men. the first film. magneto and xavier talking about their fears.

today’s quote:
“Listen. You listen to me. You see that city over there? THAT’S where I’m supposed to be. Not down here with the dogs, and the garbage, and the fucking last month’s newspapers blowing *back* and *forth*. I’ve had it with them, I’ve had it with you, I’ve had it with ALL THIS – *I want ROOM SERVICE*! I want the club sandwich, I want the cold Mexican beer, I want a $10,000-a-night hooker! I want my shirts laundered… like they do… at the Imperial Hotel… in Tokyo.”
what’s that film?

need hints:
there’s a dolphin in the movie…
it starred dolph lungdren

today has been interesting.
while doing my usual morning post-lecture surfing the building alarm goes off.
as usual everyone ignores it.
the first alarm’s always false. if it were a real alarm i’m sure we’d see the secretaries and the cleaners bailing down the corridors at full steam…
since the hired help weren’t making like rats on a punctured sailing machine, we sat calmly surfing. occasionally someone would sniff the air just in case they could smell smoke.
you never can tell, a flash fire may have taken out all the hired help before their wailing screams alerted us. alternatively they could have escape through the back doors.
a minute or two after the first alarm, a calm voice quietly slides over the builing’s broadcast system, gently urging everyone to evacuate.
i stuck around to finish typing a comment and to make sure it posted, before logging out and leaving.
i wasn’t the last one out either.
no idea what it was all about, but it gave me a much needed cigarette break and i picked up a coke while i was out there.
by the time i got back everyone was filing back in.
i assume the network admin needed to get an extra boost to his pr0n dowloads so he hit the fire alarm and took the full bandwidth for the 15 minutes everyone was cattling outside wondering if the building was gonna blow.
on the plus side i remembered how to do those horizontal line rule thingies again :)

do you like shadowrun?
i do.
ever since i first heard of it.
fasa is king.
(actually fasa is no more… um… long live fanpro who now have the shadowrun license from wizkid and are continuing the work).
if you’ve never heard of it then let me give you a quick rundown:
its a roleplaying game (if you’ve never heard of those: i’m not going to explain it. that’s what google is for) with an unusual setting.
its a cross between wiliam gibson style cyberpunk and your traditional dungeons and dragons fantasy.
its the future, but the cycle of magic has returned to the world and woken many dormant things.
previously slumbering genes awaken and humans split into several sub-species generally only showing signs of mutation around puberty.
trolls, orcs, elves, dwarves and people walk the street side by side.
except for the poli-clubs, and the riff raff and wage slaves, and the corps…
ok… not so much walk side by side but you get the idea…
since magic has returned to the world, people have awakened.
some people are able to wield the magic and call on elementals or spirits.
these people can train to become shamans or mages.
man and machine combine with cyerware and neural jacks become standard.
slumbering dragons awaken and return to a world which has been taken over by global megacorps.
everyone has a SIN chip with their unique ID… well, almost everyone.
you see there are a lot of people left in the slums and sprawls.
no SIN = no job.
so the poor are screwed (not like the megacorps would hire the riff raff any way)
and what are you to do if you happen to end up in the slums with no prospect of getting legal work, and no SIN?
easy! you do the dirty, underhanded, black-ops jobs that the megacorps don’t want traced back to them.
you join a shadowrunning team and take jobs from a “mr. johnson.”
do well and there’ll be more johnsons and more jobs.
the more dangerous, the more creds you can get.
and if any stupid slothead gets in your way you frag the bastard. just make sure he’s not a suit otherwise you brought a world of drek down around you.
no problem.

browsing through fanpro’s website i discovered they have a nice little section with some fan fiction short stories… i’ve been reading them all day :)
that and downloading the free pdfs from DriveThruRPG.
you can get the 3rd ed quick star rules, the critters book, and the gm screen from there.
plus there’s a whole load of desktop wallpapers (some of them are very cool) all made with shadowrun artwork here...
so its been a real busy day for me :)

there was a little bit of news that i was going to comment on, but the evacuation had me close all my links so i can’t really link any of the sources now.
but i’ll try remember the main bits…
the proposed march (cosatu) yesterday happened everywhere but cape town (since the security guard riots on tuesday made the municipality rethink the situation).
i was surprised. i wouldn’t have thought legality would have stopped them… it doesn’t normally.
but the stayaway (from work) went ahead as was expected. (you can’t expect them to work when there isn’t a march that they aren’t going to can you?)
any way: there have been conflicting reports as to the success.
cosatu claims a whole bunch of numbers across the sectors…
employers say that it was a bit higher than the usual absenteeisnm expected on a normal day (10% as opposed to 6%) but no higher than a bad flu week.
since cosatu have outright lied before i guess that it wasn’t that bad.
lots of workers were stranded without transport though as taxi drivers decided to “stick it to the man” too.
there was violence though: 2 buses torched, 8 buses stoned extensively, 1 bus driver dragged out of his bus and badly beaten a a mob of non-working workers. (i’d say that’s an oxymoron, but i think they’re more like the regular brand of moron)
that’s all that i really picked up on but i didn’t go in depth.

i did discover that a new bout of taxi violence is flaring up in cape town though..
turns out that this time ’round they’re using snipers with rifles.
how evolved these moronic asses are becoming… it tugs the heartstrings.
no longer do they stick their gun-hand around the edge of the taxi and blindly open fire in the approximate direction of the other taxi (and all its passengers) while the other taci driver does the same…
now they’ve become sophisticated and hire gunmen to snipe taxi drivers.
last time i checked the life of a taxi driver was worth 50 rand (less than US$10).

for the overseas non-saffers (i’m looking at you mr angry) in south africa we don’t have the usual london cab or new your taxi cab… we have delapidated volkswagen minibuses that are occasionally driven using a monkey-wrench because the steering wheel is missing. sometimes the driver holds a piece of string out the window and pulls on the brake pads to slow down/stop because the brake line has been cut (seriously: moonflake has seen that one first hand).
and since the minibus seats about 9 people comfortably (without anyone accidently impregnating anyone else on a trip down a gravel road) they pack about 24 people on to each one.
one reason why road deaths are so high here is because whenever a taxi is hit by a truck (happens often) or rolls over a cliff because the driver stopped to take a leak and didn’t put on the hand-brake (also true) or simple terrible driving brings the trip to a sudden stop, the entire passenger load of the taxi get seriously injured or killed… and that is always 20+ people. always!
i’ve taken a taxi once in south africa. i will never do so again.
i’d rather walk for a few hours than catch a taxi for a few minutes.

think i made it all up? i qoute THIS newspaper clipping (better clipping available HERE):
“Some of the 23 passengers (17 adults and 6 children) with the goat outside a minibus taxi that was stopped for overloading on Saturday morning. Traffic officers impounded the vehicle, which was on it’s way to the Transkei.”
that’s right… 23 people and a goat in a minibus.
they probably all piled onto the next taxi that came along too…
if they were unlucky it was this one:

well i leave you with one final question to ponder:
if a quiz is quizzical what is a test?

idiots, ineptitude, corruption and morons, oh: and space

May 18, 2006

answer to last quote:
beverly hills cop. (the first one). its axle foley talking his way into a restraunt.

today’s quote(s):
person1: “Does it ever wake you in the middle of the night? The feeling that one day they will pass that foolish law or one just like it and come for you? And your children?”
person2: “It does indeed.”
person1: “What do you do, when you wake up to that?”
person2: “I feel a great swell of pity for the poor fool who comes to that school… looking for trouble.”

no hints today… the quote should be easy enough.

mr angry just had a post about stupidity.
and then i read the local news.
lets start the roundup with cosatu (worker’s union)

cosatu have decided to march… again.
(wow… must be a thursday)
while this isn’t really news there are a couple of noteworthy things.
after the security guards (in their 7th week of violent striking) trashed cape town city center on tuesday (and bunches of people were injured and/or arrested including 2 high up satawu members) the municipality pulled permission for cosatu’s march.
so they started the march any way (hell… what’s another illegal strike in this country) and torched a couple of buses to begin the day (after stoning a bunch of other buses of course… got to work up an appitite for destruction.)
of course these alleged workers have torched trains before and so transnet has already suspended service on the cape flats line (stranding the workers from being able to get to work… ironically)
what i find funny is a lot of employers have given permission for their workers to join the march if they wish… but now that they no longer have permission these employers believe that there won’t be any absenteeism.
ha!…. hahahaha! you make the little joke yes?
just because its now an illegal march doesn’t mean it won’t happen. that’s a ridiculous notion, bothering about legality in south africa… really!

what i don’t find so funny though is this:
cosatu are urging teachers to join the march:
‘We call on our members not to go to school on Thursday and join the march to parliament,’ Sadtu regional secretary Don Pasquallie said.
do you want to keep kids from being educated?
the reason why your members are manual labour and are forever fighting for a better wage is because they’re uneducated, you moron.
but i suppose its politically a good move. without uneducated idiots your union wouldn’t have members.
i do like the statement: “Four out of 10 workers were unemployed, according to Sadtu.”
i guess that means that 6 out of 10 workers aren’t workers then…
that means that 4/4 workers are employed which equals 100% employment, and some uneducated people convincing real workers to stop working and go on strikes.
why work when you too can be involved in illegal and violent strike action?
feel the adrenalin as the crowd runs blindly to escape police…
fell the pressure of people behind you trampling your prone body to escape teargas…
feel the pure enjoyment of throwing bottles and stones at policemen who hold shotguns…
you too can be a complete moron. all you need to do is not go to work and listen to your militant unions. you too could be like the security guards behave like base animals as satawu lead you into the jaws of illegality into the stomache of civil unrest just so that they can line their pockets with money that could have been yours.
you too can be a moronic fuckwit!

and for some more corruption and illegality look no further than the police:
turns out that some criminal got his girlfriend to bring him a gun and cellphone which he took to many court appearences and eventually led to a hostage situation where two policemen were injured (one shot in the hand, one shot in the lung) and he was shot dead (at least the story has a happy ending).
how did she smuggle these things past the police? did she hide them in a most uncomfortable place? (what? like the back of a volkswagen?)
nope… she simply bought a bottle of vodka for Inspectors Maxwell Khumalo and Simpiwe Nthetha, who then let her visit the crim in his cell… after visiting hours… without searching her!!!
well done morons. corrupt morons no less.
but you haven’t heard the coop de grassy yet.
this crim was no ordinary crim.
no no no my friends. after he had been killed in said hostage situation they discovered his real identity: he was an escaped death-row inmate who had his sentence commuted to life imprisonment.
now notice: he had already been to court a number of times under his false name… this means that the police are not only stupid, not only corrupt, but wholly inept as they couldnt identify an escaped convict that they had been holding in their custody for an extended period of time.
surely you fingerprinted him? maybe he gave the cops a coke to lose the fingerprints…
now if that isn’t an argument for death penalty i don’t know what is. the death penalty may not be a deterant for others, but it would have stopped 2 cops being severely wounded here.
oh, by the way: the rest of the police are highly pissed off with them as they’ve thrown shame over all of them…
and: Inspectors Maxwell Khumalo and Simpiwe Nthetha are going to plead “not guilty” to all the charges.

and they wonder where the kids pick it up from:
some junior fuckwit in training took a gun to school and allegedly accidentally shot a girl in class. luckily she only got a flesh wound in her leg.
but you have to ask yourself these questions:
what the fuck are you taking a gun to school for?
where the fuck did you get that gun? (oh.. your uncle left it at your house. dumbass!)
what the fuck are you doing taking the gun out during class and playing with it?
he’s currently in custody facing charges of attempted murder and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.
he took a gun to school, took it out during class and was playing with it when it “accidentally” went off and shot a girl.
fuckwit… the gun didn’t do anything accidentally. it is designed with one sole purpose in mind: shoot bullets. if you’re not going to shoot something you don’t take it out. there is no other reason to take a gun out other than shoot something. the only accident in that classroom was the fuckwit that shot the girl. the best part of him ran down his momma’s leg!
extra info bit: this is the third accidental shooting by a pupil in 3 weeks (that we know of at least).
for the mathmatically challenged: thats more than 1 a week. if we’re lucky at least half of those will be fatal to the gunman and we’ll solve our education problems, overpopulation problems, and crime problems all in one fell swoop.
unfortunately i believe our stupid criminals breed faster than anyone or anything can kill them.

on the positive side of news: koeberg is up and running again.
yay… there may be fewer power cuts now that they’ve finished fixing the generator… until a couple of weeks when the other genny goes down for maintanence and winter hits proper.
they only estimate a shortfall of 400MW.
but don’t worry.. shortages will probably only last for 3 months (may, june, july).
great. i’m lucky this pc is still running then.
of course we all trust the power comany’s estimations after the last time they were in the news (due to massive power cuts across cape town because we don’t have enough electricity and the government is screwing the pooch on this one too).

and a personal pet peeve of mine: laugh it off tshirts are coming back…
after a year long hiatus, justin nurse is returning to shirt making (i want credit where credit is due, bull thief!).
nurse had this to say: “The new direction is more abstract – you interpret it yourself. Surreal was the only place left for me to go that was creative and exciting,”
for those not in the know: laugh it off make satirical tshirt (at least one of which was stolen from a poster i made… bull fuckers!). they take company logos and names and twiddle them into something humourous and then print shirts and make cash off them…
their new tshirt idea (remember that deputy (ass) president zuma has just been aquitted of rape charges):
“On one new shirt, the name of trainers company Puma has been converted to Zuma and instead of a leaping cat there’s a provocatively posed naked woman. ”
surreal? i don’t think so moron! while funny, (and slanderous i might add… but you’re doing it for the satire not the money right? right?) you don’t really need to interpret anything yourself.
so basically your previous statement was a load of balls to try make consumers think they’re smart because they get the joke.

how about this for a tshirt design:
you have the laugh it off megaphone with the laugh it off text next to it as usual, but in stead of “laugh it off” it says “load of ass“.
how ’bout that for an idea?
not that i think you’d ever have the balls to mock yourself (as all real satirists are wont to do) i have to add this disclaimer: you steal my shit without crediting me again and i will personally train a pitbull to ass-rape you while pouring sugar into your gas tank and spreading viscous roumors about your questionable sexuality and the homeless guy who lives behind your office block.

now you may be tempted to rip me off just to see the results of said training, but know this: i’m extremely lazy and may just unleash an untrained pitbull into your house after giving it 5 viagra and a slap about the face. on your way home i’d spray your jacket with pheremones ordered over the internet and let you find the surprise yourself!

and now for the space:
go to and have a look.
they have some cool pics and desktops and loads of information.
go look.
here endith the post.