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TECH INTERVIEWS

Biz Interview
By: SPeeD
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    2003-10-09

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    Today we have a special guest here at the OCA secret labs. I'm sure most of you peeps have heard of this mofo, but if ya haven't, hopefully you'll be familiar with who I'm rantin' about soon. I'm talkin' about the 'BiZ' of BiZniZzY.com and [H]ard OCP fame. I'm actually one of the few people (no pun intended) that has been checking out Biz' site for quite awhile now. I try to stop in at least a few times a week to see what the hell this mofo is up to. He's usually involved in some extraordinarily whacked out circumstances that are well beyond his control and could only happen to him, and damn sure funny as hellz. Maybe not the brightest bulb in the bunch (kinda like myself). But unlike most, BiZ'll tell ya like it is. The Cold Hard facts as they were, and usually with just enough humor, edge and dementedness to keep ya coming back for more. Anyways, before I go off on a tangent and get headed in the wrong direction, lets get on with it already!

    "Biz" Interview:


     
     

     


    Age: 26 (going on 14)

    Location: Originally from Ohio, but now I live in Fookin' Jersey... Godda problem wit that?

    Job: Air Traffic Control Specialist at Newark International Airport

    Questions

    1. Who the hell are you anyways??

     

    Who am I? Well, I am but a small cog, in a big machine. No wait, that's what I was yesterday. Today, I am a little widget, in a big Widginator 5000. Aside from my duties as a widget, I suppose you could say I am just a typical Generation X'er. I graduated high school in '92, and was quickly suckered into joining the Marine Corp, as an Air Traffic Controller. Long story, don't ask. Four years later, and honorably released from government service, I decided to work at a friends motorcycle shop. Pushin' bikes around and changin' tires wasn't all that fun, so then I decided I wanted to be a pilot. So off to Myrtle Beach I went, because where else would someone go to become a professional pilot.... Got a few of my pilots license, and basically ran out of money before I could finish the program (North American Institute of Aviation), I then moved back to Ohio, where I managed to get a few more student loans, and get back into school. Two semesters later, I decided to give this ATC thing another try. Yadda, yadda, yadda, now I'm workin' for the FAA at Newark International Airport, pushin' the big tin, and makin' the big monies. What's next for me? Who knows. I guess I'm just your typical confused dude who's trying to find his place in this crazy world.

    SPeeD: Well, that pretty much covers it. Personally, I imagined you lookin' somethin' like this. Hmm, I guess I was a little off. Lets get to the good stuff.

    2. Man, we love your short “life-related” stories, but are you really this demented?

    Well, to be perfectly honest with you.... Yes. Whenever something out of the ordinary rears it's unintending head, I generally try to turn it into a more then memorable occasion. You see, in my opinion, my life is pretty boring. So I suppose I subconsciously try to compensate for that by turning little events into major occurrences. I've been told (mostly by people in the judicial system) that alot of this has to do with the fact that I'm not nearly as medicated as most Doctors would prefer.

    SPeeD: Nevertheless, funny as all HellZ and has kept me entertained more times than I can count.

    3. What is up with your addiction to GoatSex anyways??

     

    I take it you got a problem with man-ass??? Actually, I'm a bit of a homophobe. And if I'm not partaking in some sort of athletic activity, I won't even let a male stand within 2 feet of me. Call it insecurity if you want too, I just like to keep a healthy buffer between me and anyone who has an Orifice Penetration Device. Anyways, it's not that I'm addicted to goatsex. My sporadic linkage is merely a reflection of my mood at the time. Generally when I link to goatse.cx it's because I'm pissed off at something, and I want to piss other people off too. That way I'll know that at least for a brief moment, I'm not the only one wallowing in confusion and pain. At least that's how I felt when I first saw that website. I'm pretty sure anyone else seeing that website for the first time is feeling something similar.

    SPeeD: Now that you put it that way, it kinda makes sense. Kinda. (and forgive me lord, for posting the above hyperlink, but I wanted everyone to know the deelio.) I can't say I'm gonna condone it, or say I don't want to bitch slap you every time my dumbass clicks on that link, but I do sympathize.

    4. Is there a Mrs. BiZ’??

     

    Not at this current juncture in time. I sorta blew it with my dream girl about two years ago, and I've been wallowing in self pity ever since.

    SPeeD: Sucks for sure. Been there myself bro, BELIEVE me. Fugg it, life goes on. I try not to dwell.

    5. Is being an ATC as cool a job as is sounds or does it blow monkey ballz?

     

     Well, it has it's up's and down's. Pay's good. Good hours. Good benefits. But at the type of facility I work in, it's normally pretty boring. Just a continuous stream of planes going up and down. The better you are at this job, the less exciting it usually is. It only get's real exciting when a controller, or a pilot fucks up. Then it can get pretty damned exciting, pretty damned fast. Generally speaking though, you don't want a whole lot of excitement goin' on when your moving hundreds of airplanes, that are full of soft, mushy, people traveling in an aluminum tube at hundreds of miles per hour.

    SPeeD: Hey, whatever provides fundage to purchase hardware, and time given to burn it up, has got to be a good job in my book!

    6. I read recently that you're also a pilot, what's the biggest bird you've flown?

     

    Cessna 172. (ph34r my l33t p1l0ting sk1llz!)

    SPeeD: h4x0r's speak, I love it.

    7. Ever had the chance to "talk one in" like every single ATC does in every movie they're in?

     

    It depends on your definition of "talkin' one in". Unfortunately, there are a lot of knuckleheaded pilots out there, who need quite a bit of "talking" just to get their plane on the ground. Especially at Newark, because we have way too many aircraft flying around in our teeny little airspace. But as far as "the crew's dead, and some shmuck passenger in the back of a 747 has takin control of the wheel" style talkin' 'em in, nope. I've never done that.

    SPeeD: Well, I guess you coulda made something up, but we'll letcha off the hook this time...you know, cuz your cool and all.

    8. Any hobbies not related to the PC?

     

    I eat, sleep, and breath motorcycles. I've had a couple of street bikes. Right now, my ride is a 98 Honda VTR1000. I've put almost 20,000 miles on it already. Aside from that, I'm a pretty diverse guy. I love basketball, and would play every single day if I could. I have a couple of mountain bikes that I've been neglecting. I used to design and build car stereo systems, but it's been a few years since I've done that. I suppose I'm just a typical guy. I like gadgets, and things that go fast.


    SPeeD: Damn bro, 20,000 miles? You ride that mofo quite a bit don'tcha?. I recently purchased a Honda NightHawk 650, and damn she's fun for sure. If I'm ever up that direction, maybe we can ride a bit, although I may have a hard time keeping up, heh.

    9. How long has your website been around?

     

    BiZniZzY.com actually started as The Last Page, which was born in October of 1997. It was actually one of the first true E/N websites out there. Mostly because I didn't know what else to post about, so I just posted random worldly things. But then I was introduced to QuakeII... And It was pretty much all down hill from there. I started looking for more info on how to make QII more playable on my setup. Then I started posting that information on my webpage. Shortly there after, The Last Page turned into BiZniZzY.com. You can see what's left of The Last Page/BiZniZzY.com, minus the front page, at http://members.spree.com/sip/biznizzy/hardware.html I only wish I had archived the front page posts.

    SPeeD: That's goosh bro. Man, I wished we would have saved some of our beginning pages too. I'm sure it'd be fun to look at, LOL. Webmasters we aren't. And looking back at your first vision of a decent website is always humorous, at least for us.

    10. I notice you have began to stray from the hardware related newz, whats up with that?

     

    Computers have been getting pretty boring lately. Back in the day , we had companies like 3dfx, nVidia, and S3 all competing with each other in the video card wars, and companies like Creative and Aureal competing with each other in the sound card wars. Not to mention the constant battle between Intel, AMD, and Cyrix. That competition made the whole industry fun to watch, and interesting to talk about. The different companies were constantly trying to "one-up" each other with their bold claims for their next product. It was fun watching, waiting, talking and speculating about whether or or not they'd be able to actually live up to their own claims. Then there were the websites. For the most part, the articles the various websites were putting out reflected the excitement and enthusiasm of the writer. You could tell people were having fun in this tech web industry. But now everything's changed. Companies have gobbled up their competition, and the websites are for all intents and purposes putting out over glorified press releases. The big websites are just machines that pump out articles in order to keep the hit totals high. The little websites are trying to become big websites, so for the most part, they ain't gonna tell it like it is, for fear of pissing someone off.

    It's all really become too much for me to stand. In the past, I would read an article, and if I liked it, I would link it. But in the last year or so, I haven't been able to stomach 90% of the articles out there, aside from the occasional overclocking/cooling write-up. The last few months I was linking articles I hadn't even read. This didn't sit well with me, so I just said enough was enough, no more tech news. If I can't stomach it, and If I'm not gonna read it, I'm not gonna endorse it. So that was the end of tech news at BiZniZzY.com. Besides, there are enough news link websites out there. I don't think my stopping the linkage is gonna affect anyone's hit totals too much.

    SPeeD: Well, we can appreciate that for sure, honesty is something that can be hard to come by in this industry. And hell, who needs hits? It's content that really matters and you damn sure have some funny shiz bro. Sick...but funny.

    11. That said, where do you see "BiZniZzy.com" 8 months from now?

     

    Hopefully closed. I have a new tech website project in mind. It could be some time before I give birth to it. It just depends on if I can surround myself with the right people.

    SPeeD: Closed? Oh whatever will I do for my daily dose of sarcasm, lameness and dementedness?

    12. We know you do "guest" reviews for [H]ard OCP, which has to be hella cool, but what kind of relationship do you have with the FragMeister himself?

     

    He's the boss. I'm the minion. I have talked to his wife on the phone once, though. I'm pretty sure she digs me.

    SPeeD: Simple enough. We here have a great respect for Kyle, as I'm sure quite a few peepz do. [H]OCP motivated us to do a lot of what we do now, and for sure pointed my dumbass in the right direction when I didn't even know what a c300a was all about.

    13. Whats the PC Part that made it clear to you that you were born to burn shit up? Tell us how ya smoked it?

     

    To be honest with ya, I've never actually smoked a piece of hardware! I think it's just dumb luck that 45% of all the hardware that makes it into my hands tends to shit itself before I even have a chance to play with it. If you only knew how many motherboards Kyle has sent me, that I've had to return because they were DOA. It's pretty sickening really. A whole lotta money has been flushed down my toilet...

    SPeeD: Doesn't Kyle ever threaten to fly out and kick off on your ass if you so much as toast another piece of hardware?

    14. What are you favorite PC games?

     

    Well, my favorite PC games of all time are WarCraft II, Descent, and Quake II. Right now, If I could find the damned CD, I'd be playing Sacrifice. That game is just simply amazing. I had fun with Unreal and Half Life. Two of the few games I've actually beaten. Of course I can't find either of them as well. I think the little people (the one's who live in my closet, not the one's under my bed) stole 'em. Those bastards have been stealin' my shit for years.

    SPeeD: LOL, little people. Man, WarCraft II rox for sure, I'd be playin' it now if I could get it to see my damn soundcard. And Quake II will always be one of the games that did it for me, as I cought myself constantly trying to build a PC that would make it run better. I couldn't believe it when I tossed a 4Meg Voodoo to run with my Riva 128.

    15. What does your Personal BOX consist of hardware wise?

    Right now my box is pretty simple. I've got an AMD Duron 750 at 6x133, 256MB of Rev2 Muskin SDRAM, an Abit KT7A motherboard, a Voodoo4 4500 AGP at 180MHz (actually a pretty decent little card), and an ATA66 Maxtor 20 gigger. I just snagged a 16x10x40 Plextor burner, which is very sweet. My case is a plane jane Asus T10. It's in dire need of some fancy tweakin'. Something I've been meaning to do for some time now. As far as cooling is concerned, I've got one 80mm Panaflow 47CFM as an intake fan, and I have a 36CFM Sunon 80mm exhaust fan, in addition to a 42 CFM Super Slot Cooler blower that I use to cool my V4. My mildly overclocked Duron is cooled by FOP32. I would overclock it more, but I haven't been playin' games to much, and I really don't see any need to dog my system just to surf the web. I've had this Duron up over a Gigahurtz, just to see what she could do.

    SPeeD: Respectable. And damn!! 16x10x40 plextor eh? SHWINGGGG!!

    16. What was your First computer?

     

    Ha! This is actually a pretty funny story. I used to live in Myrtle Beach, when I was learning to be a pilot. My roommate happened to have a WebTV. I had wanted a computer for a while, but could never really afford one. But thanks to my good friend the Federal Stafford Loan, that WebTV, and the OnSale.com auction, I managed to buy a computer piece by piece. The funny thing is, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. I had never torn into a computer before in my life! And now, I was going to try and build one?!?! It's completely dumb luck that I even managed to buy compatible equipment, let alone get that system running. Anyway, that first system was a Cyrix 200MX, 32MB of EDO RAM, a piece of shit PC Chips motherboard, S3 Virge 325 4MB PCI video card, some crappy ass sound card, and a 2gig Seagate hard drive. It only took me two weeks to build and get running. Hey, all I wanted to do was surf porn... er, surf the web, and play Warcraft II and Descent. Which it did remarkable well.

    SPeeD: Cyrix, eheh. Don't worry, we won't tell anyone. Fugg it, I guess ya gotta start somewhere.

    17. What are your Fav Hardware related Websites other than [H]OCP?

     

    Hmmmm. My favorite hardware websites are probably not what you'd expect. You see, I really like that OCAddiction. It's my homepage. Other then that, I dig The Tech Report, FullOn3D, nV News, GotApex, PennStar, and AMDZone.

    SPeeD: Uhhhh, yeah. I detect just a LEEETLE bit-0-sarcasm there. Nevertheless, we'll take propz anyway we can get 'em! ;-)

    18. What’s your Fav Non-Hardware related websites (not including pr0n sites)?

     

    I'm sure most of the masses have never heard of some of my favorite non-tech websites. Because I'm a closet E/N wannabe webmaster, I really like websites like BadAssMofo, Drudge Report, niceFire, Shlonglor, ZGeek, and Geistmag. I also frequent Icebox, AtomFilms, and well, I could go on and on here, but I'll save you the trouble.

    SPeeD: Some decent sites in there actually. And BadAssMofo is a nice all-around site for entertainment.

    19. We know you love surfing pr0n sites, are you willing to admit this to the peeps? 

    Love is a pretty strong word... I will admit to enjoying the fine female form, in all it's naked splendor.

    SPeeD: I'll take that as a yes. Next question.

    20. Stoppidest drunk ass (or sober even) thing you've done in public?

    Alcohol is the tool of Satan young man! I would never partake of the devil's tool in public! With that said, most of my public drunken stupidities entail some combination of public urination, fighting with people who are generally much bigger then me, and spewage. None of which can a recollect in such a manner as to make seem humorous to the general public. At least not at this time. 

    As far as non-drunk stupidities are concerned, that list is very, very long. There was the time when I wrecked my motorcycle at over 80MPH, flipping end over end because I had been run off the road and I hit a curb. The bike was utterly destroyed. But, because I didn't have a license, I picked it up and rode off (left turns only, it was that FUBAR'd), so I could avoid persecution by the man. What was really funny was an ambulance happened to be right there. They wanted me to sign a disclaimer or something, because I wouldn't let them help me. I just looked at 'em like they were stupid, spit out some blood, and rode off. Later on I realized that I had cracked and broken ribs, and broken my nose. I can still feel/see where the ribs never healed right. Ouchy. There are plenty of others, but my fingers are starting to hurt. 

    SPeeD: Damn bro, that's Hardcore for sure. Like I said previously, you isn't the brightest mofo in the bunch, but then again, I don't claim that thrown either. 

    21. Finally, what is your favorite social beverage, and do you consume it in mass quantities? 

    Ice House. And oh yes, it must be consumed in copious quantities. I like to follow that up with some good ol' fashioned Tequilla, and maybe even a little Gold Shlager [sp?]. To end the evening, I prefer some nicely chilled jello shooters. Preferably made with Everclear. 


    SPeeD: Oh yeah, sounds good to me, cept The Everclear jello shooters. Holy shiat!! I'm thinkin' that stuff'll put some hair on your chest for DAMN SURE! I'm a Yaegermeister kinda guy myself, well, that and any free beer. 


    Well folks. That in a nutshell is the BiZ'. I guess I would describe him as humorous, twisted, sarcastic, and knowledgeable all rolled into one. Oddly enough, quite a bit like most the other peeps I hang with, such as Justi (I can justify the purchase of any PC product...seriously), and Gene "Buster (I'll bust a nut in yo momma) Caps. And of course my bro T. (Everyday is worse than the last) Driggs. Yeah, we're all demented and lame in our own way, but I guess that's why we're so tight.

    Also, one thing I saw recently that sleighed me, was Mofo's.ORG's Portrait of a Web Site [H]ard OCP style. Of course they harrass BiZ a bit and he responds back admirably with a swift smartassed comment, which is what I expect from da BiZ'. Anyways, I have corresponded with these jaggoff's recently and the dude that actually did the write up has some "real" issues to say the least. Entertaining nevertheless.

    Anyways, I would like to thank Da BiZ' for hangin' out at the OCA crib here today and I hope you peeps enjoyed the interview. I just can't tell you all how many times I've read an email or site posting, or review for that matter, from BiZ and just laughed my ever luvin' ass off. He's too much sometimes but always funny. I guess sometimes I draw humor from his misery. Does that make me a bad person? Better yet, do I care? You be the judge. Peace.

    -SPeeD
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