Any idiot can drive fast in a straight line

Friday, August 02, 2002

"If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?":

I honestly wish I was more naturally outgoing. I may seem outgoing, but it's not always me. When I was younger, I was very shy. With my friends in my neighborhood, I was a normal kid. In school, I was pretty damned quiet. Every year in elementary school, I was in some sort of accelerated program. Not with other kids, but they would make something up for me. When I was in first grade, I had to go to one of the second grade classrooms for reading. Stuff like that. That definitely made me an outcast. I had very few friends at school, and until I started playing sports during recess I rarely hung out with anyone. I was still very quiet until 9th grade. At that point, I more or less forced myself to be outgoing. I started cracking jokes, being a loudmouth, being very opinionated, etc etc. It still feels like a show, a farce, to this day.

Thursday, August 01, 2002

How is this for a crazy workout mix:

Bad Religion - Big Bang
Black Sheep - This or That
Hot Snakes - I Hate the Kids
Hot Snakes - If Credit's What Matters I'll Take Credit
Hot Snakes - Suicide Invoice
Kicked in the Head - Fix My Sink
Kittie - Brackish
Mudvayne - Dig
No Doubt - Hella Good
Outkast - Bombs over Bahgdad
Propellerheads - You Want it Back
Pulley - Nothing to Lose
Radiohead - Knives Out
Radiohead - Optimistic
Radiohead - Pyramid Song
Refused - Summerholiday Versus Punkroutine
System of a Down - Science
The Dismemberment Plan - Memory Machine
The Dismemberment Plan - Superpowers
White Stripes - Fell in Love with a Girl

The English language just has to go. There are too many inconsistancies and annoyances. Why must both the present and past tense of "to receive or take in the sense of (as letters or symbols) especially by sight or touch" be "read"? Obviously, that's is fine for the spoken word, but not for written!

Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Twice in three days: Chris and I were mucking around with his OpenBSD firewall, trying to recover data from a dead drive. This box is his firewall, file and NAT server. Without this box, no internet. While we were waiting for it to reboot, I was thinking of things to do. "Oh, go to" "Uh...". D'oh, right, no internet access.

Just today, I had to restart my web proxy. "What can I do while I wait for the web proxy? Ah, go to slashdot!" Uh... Right, again, no internet access. Is it a bad sign when you just assume that you have a 24/7 broadband connection?

Back to Basics: And to think, I almost invested half of my life savings about 7 months ago. Yay, procrastination.

Answer these using the lyrics of just ONE band:
Band: Bad Religion (not my favorite band anymore, but they have some good lyrics)

Are you male or female?
"...there's a boy who seems so lost in his joy"

Describe yourself:
"modern man, pathetic example of earth's organic heritage"

How do they feel about you?
"His opinions are determined by the status quo."

How do you feel about yourself?
"i'm glad i'm not gorbachev, 'cause i'd wiggle all night, like jelly in a pot"

Describe your girlfriend/boyfriend?
"a deep inspiration on a warm summer day"

What would you rather be doing?
"every time i look at you, i just want to do it, i can clench my fist right through it, but i just want to get off"

Describe where you live.
"three thousand miles of wilderness overcome by the flow, a lonely restitution of pavement, pomp and show"

Describe how you love.
"...offer me eternity..."

Share a few words of wisdom.
" don't be a henchman, stand on your laurels, do what no one else does and praise the good of other men, for good man's sake."

Monday, July 29, 2002

Geek humor (in reference to anti-gravity), curtesy of Slashdot:
Since we all know that

1. Cats always land on their feet, and
2. A buttered slice of bread will undoubtedly land on the carpet butter side down,

we could strap said buttered slice of bread onto the cats back, then drop the whole thing to the floor.

This fails both under quantum physics and general relativity.

Under the quantum physics interperetation, since both the cat's feet and the buttered toast are equally likely to land on the floor, the cat-toast enters a superposition where both cat and toast are simultaneously on the floor until it is observed, at which point a radioactive particle decays, and the cat is skinned in a number simultaneous, equally likely, yet distinct ways.

Relativity predicts that the intense attraction to the floor will, in fact, bend space-time in such a way that the floor actually is in contact with both the cat and the toast. If the cat is of the black variety, then it will thus cross its own path, generate a singularity, and vanish in a puff of logic.

The debate continues, as attempts at experimental verification have thus far failed. Dr. Kibble at Princeton's IAS said "Look, have YOU ever tried to hold a cat still and strap some friggin' TOAST to its back?"

Sunday, July 28, 2002

Pathetic: Is my Blog HOT or NOT?