Saturday, November 30, 2002

New Poll !!! Would you rather have an everlasting, pure, untainted, healthy, meaningful true love (i.e. - a soulmate) or Complete World Peace where the people of the world come together and eliminate all hate, murder, and crime? Come on, they're not that bad...you CAN answer this !!!! You brave souls who DARE to answer, please do so in the comments link below :-)
(yes, I know they all have a relatively simplistic common theme, but hey, I post the ones that I like, okay? =P )

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Well well well...last night was most definitely an interesting night for wasting time...I worked my butt off, but I'm still right where I started...nowhere...Well, not really. I've got Tetris! Andy was going to be nice and let me turn this extra credit assignment in a bit late, but To hell with it. He's already setting up another extra credit project that's due at the end of the semester...something to do with XML serialization. sounds entertaining...I feel so damn woozy...Gotta call home and find out what's up, and EAT! I brought a lot of food to school with me yesterday, and I've gone straight through it! It seems that Tuesday was indeed the last day of classes for the week, so I AM VERY F***ING HAPPY! INCREDIBLY HAPPY. Gah...Tetris...like this web site...Technically you can highlight different parts of the posts in Netscape and while you still aren't able to read what the text says, you can tell it's there because the status bar still says there's a link there....dammit, My javascript is fine as far as I can tell, but Netscape still isn't registering! I don't get it, as soon as I get the thing working in two browsers, there's another few that it doesn't like anymore...MSIE 5.5, NS 6.0, Mozilla 1.0 & earlier....meh
I say MEH !!!! MEH!!!!

Monday, November 25, 2002

Thought of the day: People are far more sick and twisted than you will ever even think to give credit for. The friend whom you think is well-mannered one day may be the same friend who grabs your ass the next. And I'm a guy. What does that tell you? Every time I f***ing turn around, some shit is happening somewhere that I really didn't want to know about. It's really too bad too... damn funny, but so sensitive that I can't post the details anywhere. What the hell is the point of a public journal if you can't give the important details, eh? Heh...apparently, the University of Arizona's Daily Wildcat Newspaper agrees...Recently, the 4th floor of the library seems to be the place for masturbation, idiots attempting to pick up women, and male sex, such that there are signs in the public restrooms there clearly stating "NO SEX"! Too bizarre!
Oh, btw..Charmane posted a great list of anti-one-liners for women to reply to guys' pickup lines. They're wonderful!
Oh...and here's the weekly test (I don't make 'em, I just do 'em & post 'em):


Your magical style is Magus.

What type of Magic do you work?
Take the Magical Style Quiz by
Paradox

Sunday, November 24, 2002

Well, well, well...it's 5:55pm...on Sunday night...I'm still working on the C# tetris clone...But I'm taking a break right now...gotta eat...and play with the web page =P ... anyway...I'm just about done at least with the web site...just need to add the polls and change the color scheme. Yay! and I got the quote system working properly, too!

'It is unwise to upset a dragon, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.' - Krae

Saturday, November 23, 2002

I just found an ugly little bug in my code...well, it's not a bug...but I still need to fix it. Every time a link within this site gets clicked on, the page shifts downwards a bit, so I'm going to need to make a special place for the most recently clicked anchor in order to circumvent this annoying little thing. Man I had another weird night last night...hell'z bellz, but I slept through this whole day with two of the most strangest dreams I've ever had...the first was okay, but turned into a slight nightmare...a sort of recap of events, philosophies, and emotions of the past two months...quite scary, really. It made me feel rather bad about the past few weeks. Notice the fact that I'm completely skirting the actual details of the dream. email me and I'll tell you about it, though. THE POLLS WILL BE BACK UP SOON!!!! As soon as I finish my C# tetris-clone project...in fact, I'll probably be adding a "code" section to my site shortly after, so all who have Windows ME or better (with 'DotNET' components installed) can play the game...
damn...I need to add the current date to the recent posts...and update the picture links...they still link to the month-long archives instead of the week-long ones... and THAT PICTURE OF ME IS SOOOO AWEFUL!!!!!!!!!!! gawd...my eyes look 4 feet apart and I look like a f***ing prison inmate or something! ....
Oh...and Ariana was absolutely right...it has ALL been done before... every single idea...in every single way...Every philosophy...aww...dammit...

Current music album I'm listening to: Brasileiro, by Sergio Mendes... find/buy/download the song "Magalenha" or its remix, either one...both are awesome but quite similar (I think I like the remix a bit better)...and the Fanfarra. (Cabua-Le-Le version)
I remember that was one of the first CD's I remember seeing my mom buy... I haven't thought about those songs in a long time until I was rummaging through all the old scratched and broken CDs that I have for stuff that I might want to find off of kazaa.

Friday, November 22, 2002




I'm just about done! All that I need to do now is post up the polls!!! And then who knows?! I'll probably clean up my ugly code, then change the color scheme to match the original design... and then post links on javascripting, and how to make javascript object syntax act like java class syntax.but until then , l8r !

Sunday, November 17, 2002

Sheesh...I'm ALMOST DONE DEBUGGING!!!
woooooo!
Mozilla Javascript Console/Debugger RULES!
I think I obsess waaay too much...
I'm going to see the 2nd Harry Potter Movie in 7-8 hours...
Hopefully I won't be near this evil evil contraption for awhile...
after I'm done, I'm not going to f*ing change a f*ing thing with this template in a very long f*ing time...at least I hope I'm not....

Friday, November 15, 2002

Breathe in...breathe out...repeat...
Wow...it's just too bad. I was supposed to get my butt in gear and bike over to Coral & Eddie's youth house...hang out with them...play on the drums, call Ariana to come over and hang out...Susan, Coral, Eddie, Alex, and everyone else and we'd all have a good time...but I've spent too much time already and I must get home...damn. Oh well. That's how life goes...you can go back...but not without consequences! Do I plan on going back or do I plan on going home? Good question. One that may be safely answered in a resounding HOME! SLEEP! and then I get to work. blah. And then I get to go back to work on a web page and on cgi scripting...why do I work on that so feverently? BECAUSE I WANT TO GET A JOB! A good job. So I can move out. So I can be independent. So I can live closer to the school.

Thursday, November 14, 2002

ugubuh...Once again...I've done another half-day programming stint...it's late, I'm tired...my legs are tired...my wrists are tired...I'm hungry....I've been programming since 2:00...wow...
I'm at the computer lab...I missed the last bus at 11:10 or so...I was coming to a halt on the northeast corner of ...um...park? and broadway, when I saw the bus slowly droning on from euclid---grr... I saw it pass me by as I feverently waited for traffic to let me through. Came back here...got back to my homework...got a bit done...not to mention I cleaned up a lot of my web design code earlier today. Rock on. rock on.
gawd...back to work...I'm giving myself another 10 minutes, then I'm going to stop and wait for my dad to pick me up...I have no idea why he's not foaming at the mouth in frustration right now, but I'm not complaining! Onward!

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Oooh. my eyes hurt... I've been programming, html-designing, and working with art programs since early Saturday....And I'm only getting into the meat of my labor now! The only reason I'm doing this is because Blogspot needs proof that you can design webpages before they'll let you enter their li'l web design contest...So here I am, working hard and fast on a new web page template for my site. =D.
I think y'all will be pleased. So far, the toughest thing was ( and still is) picking out the best color palette. Everything else is/was just LOOONG, including the date-checking, automatic quote updating, automatic poll updating, automatic picture archiving, automatic archive tree-node system, the css, jss, and js, the images made from scratch...*whew*...! Did you know that if you copy your blogger AD code into your template, you can move it around? I WOULDN'T HIDE IT IF I WERE YOU....you might get in trouble...since they obviously have some sort of check for this in order to both trust and allow a blog user to mess with the ad code. and ya don't want to get in trouble! But say if the opposite was true, where part of the ad was hidden behind your original template, or if you just wanted to move it for aesthetic purposes, then this is your solution. Aren't the blog people so nice for allowing us to do that?

Heck, the only reasons I want to enter this contest are:
A: it gave me a reason to get better acquainted with the internet's most commonly used languages,
B: Once I'm done, I can put this site on a resume, stating, "I did THIS!"
C: If I win, I can put blogspot on a resume, stating, "I did THIS!"
D: If I get honorable mention, I can put that on a resume, too -- but I probably wouldn't want to put it on a resume unless I won =P
E: If I win, there'll be prizes!!!
F: Because I'm so idiotically full of myself, I want to see how I measure up with everyone else =P
G: For fun
H: Because I can use these skills in a job, and I'm JOBLESS RIGHT NOW!

Saturday, November 09, 2002

Wow...I think Singapore is exactly 12 hours ahead! That means it's in proximity to being on the opposite side of the world, doesn't it, as far as East & West are concerned, right?
Time to start C# tetris and a C# heap ADT... for class.

Friday, November 08, 2002

Okay...those are the only ones I'm posting for now...My limit'll be 1-2 every few weeks :-p
Now off to class!
What Video Game Character Are You? I am a Light Cycle.I am a Light Cycle.

I drive fast, I turn fast, I do everything fast. I even breakfast. I tend to confuse people with my sudden changes of heart. Sometimes I even confuse myself, which tends to cause problems. What Video Game Character Are You?
Yeah, I know...I'm trying to stay away from computers today...but this is really quick!

How Smart are you?

Ha ha ha....thanks, Charmane! I looooove compliments!
To answer your question, I go to the University of Arizona!

Now...finally...time to take a much needed rest from all things computer-related!
Whoops... 4:30 ... I'm a little behind schedule =D...I guess I was goofing off too much...but I'm DONE with my CompSci 372 homework!
*attempts to scamper off to school but trips on feet and falls alseep before hitting the floor*
"zzzzz....snore...zzzzz....snuffle....zzzzz...sigh...zzzzzz.....grin..zzz...hmmmm....zzzzzz"
I guess I'll spend the rest of my time working on my computer science 372 homework...that's due tomorrow at 2:00 anyway. Then I'll clean the kitchen and get an early start to school. Maybe just catch the first bus...hm...when is the first bus...?....4:37...hmm....too early...If I cleaned the kitchen then (and in the process, waking up EVERYONE), I'd never hear the end of it....I'll need to start the kitchen at 5:00...so I have 2 hours to do my homework...half an hour to get ready to go, 15 minutes to make breakfast and another 15 to eat...I'll get done cleaning by 5:20-35...leave at 5:40...and take the 5:58 #8 bus on Broadway to school. Then I can go to sleep at the Gould-Simpson Building...I can pass out on the couch in the computer-science student lounge =P. Security cards rule !
That gives me about 2&1/2 hours to sleep...I think I'll pass out in the Chemistry Building Auditorium instead...got a class there at 9.

Heh...This is what I hated about the Ritalin....I could simply do anything I put my mind to, and focus on that for hours on end...I could commit to a project and finish it, without feeling a need for food or sleep...it was dangerous...no...not was...IT IS dangerous...and I'm back at it again. Oh well...at least my grades'll make a comeback.
Well I signed up for all the high-profile search-engines a few days ago...we'll see how many hits this place gets in a few weeks, eh?
Halloween picture...this seems to be the scariest =P Who ever thought Mike would look so good in that costume? Oh, wait, oops, that's Christina. Mike's the one on the left. Well, it is a Halloween costume !

The youngest member of NukeCD? This is EmbersAlight, one of the artists for nukecd... She sent me this picture with permission to post, and so...I did.

Quote of the Day:
"NEVER EVER F***ING PUT OFF ON THE F***ING MORROW WHAT YOU CAN ****-WELL DO RIGHT ****-****ING ****F***ING NOW !"

Wednesday, November 06, 2002

New poll: What is your mission in life? Are you actively seeking it now?
Post your replies by click on the Comments link below.
I talked to Ariana a little while ago. She seems to have a cool job, working with the faculty and staff of the CS department. Dang...everyone has a cool job... Susan's got one working at the Astronomy department... gets to work where she wants, when she wants, keeps her own hours, can't work more than 30 hours a week... and PROGRAMS!!! lucky lucky lucky .. That reminds me...I got a haircut yesterday, but the woman who cut my hair screwed up a bit on the front hairline, and she had to go over it several times before it was even enough for me to be satisfied...but she went over it so many times, I started TO BLEED! So she went through this process of cutting, then dabbing with alcohol, then wiping away and repeating! An interesting experience, in my book. I'll have the scars for a month or so...they'll probably heal right in time for my next haircut =D

I doubt I'm going to the open mic night tonight at Hazy Dayz. I'm really bummed out; I've missed it for the past couple of weeks, and want to go. When you go to Hazies on Wednesday night, you always get more interesting discussions and ideas in one night than you're accustomed to experiencing in a month!

Not to mention the fact that Hazy Dayz becomes a writer's community hangout on Wednesdays...it's always interesting to talk to the people there, listening and sharing ideas.

Damn I MUST FINISH THIS PROGRAMMING ASSIGNMENT! ENOUGH SLACKING!
For some reason this photo turned out the best.  Jo has her hands in what seems to the greeting of choice for all of us these days.
Me and Jo, taking a break from jogging with Harlequin and Baby at the nonprofit animal sanctuary... I think that's Baby, anyway. Alex took this picture. I think he was holding Amigo's leash...maybe I should've had him take the other pictures...he seems to have done a better job than I. =P
This is the final picture for now. There are more, but I haven't used up the film yet...There should be some more pictures of the ratpack, halloween, Jonya, Chad, Melissa, the dogs, horses, pigs, desert, and BILLYBOB knows what else. We also missed a member of the ratpack...Colin's pic isn't on the site yet.
Awww, don't they both just look so adorably naughty together?
Alex and Susan, on Halloween night, after the picnic at the graveyard. Susan is a cool gal...a computer science enthusiast with a thing for strippers =D
No, no, no, I'm not trying to presume that she's all about computers and strippers. These are just character summaries! What did you expect, in-depth biographies and real-life discussions?! To that I say, "Meh!"
A rare picture of Alex in a wilderness environment with live animals
This is Jo and Alex, on a small trail made for the dogs to get some exercise at the nonprofit animal sanctuary. Jo is a free spirit, and an incredibly brilliant writer/performer/fire-twirler/philosopher -- she actually lives by her philosophy....unheard of, no?....Well, Alex lives by his philosophy, too, but he's the creator of Slak-fu. All he has to do to follow his beliefs is do as little as possible :-p
Note to self: don't annoy people by taking pictures of them while they're facing the sun!
This is Melissa, a calm and caring free spirit who spends at least two days a week volunteering at a non-profit animal shelter. She's also a great writer, but I don't believe I've had the pleasure of viewing her work yet.
**She's squinting because she's facing the sun...my fault :( **
I can't remember the dog's name right now...or any of the names of the dogs in the pictures ...I'll post 'em up later =D
Flash for the camera!
This is Alex flashing for the camera with Colin's overcoat. Taken on Halloween night.
Strike a pose!
This isn't just a picture of one person...well sort of.  It's a picture of the body and brain, Mike.  But the person most prominent in the photo is Rembion.  Others in the background <i>might be</i> Micheru, Samurai Lady, Kraethon, ZeroHero, Ghost, Rembion the Original, and 28 other unidentifiable beings
This is Mike#1, the original, not the diet stuff. And NO, he is NOT Mike#2 He is the Founder, Recruiter, and Webmaster of NukeCD, and makes sure that the programming projects (mainly our online rpg) never become Vaporware and die. Yet another member of the ratpack, he is the local hacker database.
AND HE IS COMPLETELY INNOCENT OF ANY CHARGES !
(*Big cheesy grin*)
(BeginQuote): 300 frags, man...300 FRAGS!   My hands are tingling! (EndQuote)This is Mike2 (the sequel), dressed in choice props from various Halloween costumes . Another member of the ratpack, he is the 'token' gun advocate, anime-god, and, like Killjoy, a walking encyclopedia of random&cool facts.
Are you beginning to see a pattern of categorizing? =D
This is killjoy, senior server-code programmer for NukeCD.  You can see why we call him 'Killjoy'This is Killjoy, fellow member of our little ratpack. His official title is the Cynical Voice of Reason. =D His brain is stuffed with more strange facts and information than almost anyone else I know.
A picture of me on Halloween night...yeah, so I didn't dress scary, so what?  I went to a freakin' cemetery!Image #1: This is me on Halloween night! So is that underdressed or overdressed for a graveyard picnic?
Pictures are scanned ... will be posted soon. My step-brother leaves today. I'd rather that he didn't leave under such circumstances as these. His mom is dying of pancreatic cancer. But he's going back to Seattle...most likely to stay. I'm not even sure if I'll get to say goodbye. Anyway, I'm kickin' it at Alex's with him and Susan...heh. I walked in about ten minutes ago and I don't know what they were doing, but they were fairly jumpy when I walked into his room...:-D
I'm joking...they were just sleeping. heh. But I say this as they both are behind me with rather large sticks in their hands, grinning. The past two days I've been helping mom at her school with the 1st graders...its been fun, and I sort of get brownie points for helping out...thus getting myself out of the sinkhole I've created. I'll probably do this as often as possible, now. 3:00 will be CS 372 time...damn...Susan's car was broken into a few nights ago. Apparently the thief tried to take the whole car, but was unsuccessful in starting the engine. Until it gets fixed, she's biking to school. The scary part about this is that her car was broken into at Alex's apartment complex! Bad juju, I tell you.

Oh yeah! Ran into some friends today...talked to Jo...she dyed her hair orange yesterday!!! It looks f***ing awesome! Alex, Susan, Eddie, Coral, Audrey, and some high school buddy of Eddie's went to Darwin Experience last night, but it was only so-so. I also met a friend of mine from Don Hinzeman's Kung-fu studio...he's also in the CS-major... apparently, Don's doing fine, and so is the studio...I also learned something new about my friend...he's received the black sashe from Don..essentially the highest rank...a black belt...hell...even the first belt test is hard...in one part of the test, you wear a white t-shirt, and go against 2-5 other people wearing white tshirts, who have red markers...you must have red marks on all of their tshirts, and none on yours to pass the test. It mimics the use of knives. Another belt test has you getting spun around until you're horribly dizzy and then you must grapple with your opponent. And one part of the final test is that you must get choked out and then revived, so you know what it feels like!!!! messed up! But Don's the BEST teacher you could possibly want...especially for women...apparently some guy was harassing a girl at the movie theater, when a student of Don's (a girl) jumped on his back, putting him in a choke hold and screamed, "NO, you give me YOUR wallet!" :-p 'nuff said...
I actually went to CS 245 this morning...when you audit a class, it suddenly becomes apparent that you really have to put in effort to do anything...even to go to class! Mom dropped me off at class...I was sooo happy. Stu Reges was actually teaching the class today, instead of Anna Segurson...nice. We actually learned and wrote down USEFUL info in class today!!! And no one fell asleep in class, today, either!! It's a f***ing miracle! oh well... Off to class. After class it's back to the compsci lab to finish C# homework. And to upload the pictures of course...if I get done, will I go to Open Mic night at Hazy Dayz? perhaps, perhaps not. We shall see. Will I have the willpower not to go? I need to sleep...but we won't know until the hour comes...
Quote of the Day: "Why is it I get my best ideas while shaving?"
-- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

Quote of the day:"Some things you just can't f***ing understand. You might in the future, you might've in the past, but none of it does you a damn bit of good right now !"
-- Me

The photos are processed. I will post the best ones. I've got some homework to finish...then I'll see about getting to that temperament sorter...maybe.
I finally got Windows XP up and running!

Monday, November 04, 2002

I'll be posting up some information on the Keirsey Temperament sorter soon. It's fairly interesting. In a nutshell, it's another one of those tests that you fill out and the results tell you a bit about yourself, how you interact with other people, and gives pointers with how you can help yourself and help/understand others. The most interesting thing about this temperament sorter is that there are 4 main temperaments, but also there are 16 different types of people that you can fall under, which are loosely related to those temperaments...so it's not just "Extrovert" or "Introvert". It's quite in-depth. Something for you to chew on until I get the necessary info.
here's the website for anyone who's interested...I'm finding out right now if I'm allowed to post a self-implemented version of the sorter, so you don't have to give your email address and all that junk..etc..
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter (just to be redundant :-p )
Here's some food for thought. The first piece of suprising news: there are 13 root servers to the internet. Think of them as the backbone. The internet can probably run for quite awhile without any of them, but not indefinitely.
Now: Recently, They've been hit with a distributed denial of service(ddos) attack, and all but 4-5 went down. The attack lasted an hour or so. This has been the biggest recorded attack against the backbone of the internet.

Anyway. I'm 8 minutes away from my mythology exam. I'm not feeling very pleased. There are some friends I've been meaning to talk to, but haven't been able to, for awhile now. I need to get a job... ...lovely...

now for the good news.

I'm working on several different projects to get money
Photos from various events are being processed even as I type this. The best ones will be online shortly!

More weird internet info

And information showing that the internet is even LESS secure!
But the good news about this last link is that when more security breaches are found, the faster they get fixed.

Quote of the day: "Law and Logic are mutually exclusive. Ask any member of Congress."
-- From slashdot.org member ActiveSX.

Saturday, November 02, 2002

Man oh man. Last night was weird. I don't even want to get into the details. All I'm going to do for the next few hours is work. I feel so strange.
Alex's family did bring the power cord and patch cable after all. So that's good news. I'm once again reevaluating my priorities. About to install WinXP. Then on to starting C#-tetris for my 386 class, and then more SML homework from 372. After that, I guess I'll go over my mythology notes.
Check out BeyondKinetic's awesome forum!
I just met Alex's family. What nice people! Susan, Jose, Alex, his parents, his brother, and I went out to the Sweet Tomato, where his parents treated us to Dinner! We learned some embarassing and funny things about Alex's past. Good stuff! Anyway, they also brought his bass and amp over, but we neglected to bring in the power cord and patch cable :( so he needs to remember to get those from them tomorrow. Back at Alex's we all sat and talked for awhile...which is what we're doing now, technically, but damn, I want to do something ELSE! They're just watching movie after movie...LET'S DO SOMETHING, GUYS!! GAH!

Friday, November 01, 2002

Wow. Last night was awesome. After homework, Alex, Susan, Mike, Colin, and I went to the cemetery. At the cemetery picnic, we talked about our phobias and jokes and such.
Funny thing, though. I only had 3/4ths of a beer, but for some reason, I felt like shit for the rest of the night and the morning after. Maybe it was a combination of lack of sleep, tiredness because we were already out so late, and I don't know what else. After we left the cemetery, we took some pictures, talked some more, and found out strange things about each other...such as the fact that you don't even need to tickle Susan to make her giggle and squirm...Alex showed us that all you need to do is "air-tickle". It's safe to say that Alex and Susan are either developing a brother-sister relationship or something that could turn into a romantic relationship.
When I felt confident enough to drive,(read: when I felt awake enough to drive) I went back home, but I was so tired, I fell asleep in the garage! I woke up in the car at about 7:34, handing the keys to Mom, moments later :-D so she could drive to work. I went to bed for two hours, and then got ready to go to class. Isaac told me that Ariana called at 8:00 last night. I'm happy. Heh. I thought I had an exam in mythology today, so, being the diligent student with a headache, stomach ache, fatigue, and dizziness, I studied on the bus, already late for class. I found out that today was just a review session. Twice in the same week and the same class, fate has given me a way out. At least I'm now ready for the test on Monday. Tonight I hope to eat dinner at Alex's; his parents are stopping by for the weekend, dropping off his bass and amp so we can jam, and they'll also be cooking. Matt is going to Phoenix...I told him to get those pictures from his brother, of the firespinning...
After mythology, I stopped by Ariana's office and said hi. When Isaac talked with her last night, she was suprised to hear his voice. That could imply a lot of things... an interesting question to ponder. But my brother and I are an interesting contrast.
Today I start my new medication.