Ever get that feeling of apathy after a new change? Like when you first move to a new home, you do not want to move for quite some time. I finally redesigned this damn page, and I will be damned if I feel like updating it for a week.
The more I work at the Student Publications building, the closer I come to having this be my future: Who Wants to Marry a Sysadmin? If you are not into at least one flavor of UNIX, this will make no sense.
PSone, the portable Sony Playstation. Even though they say that you must plug the system into a regular electrical outlet, you know someone is going to make a fat battery pack. Maybe even a base that will fit just underneath the PSone.
A giant development in the world of cybernetics has occured. The first true cyborg has been created. Based on a wheeled robot design (looks like a robobiscuit), but controlled by a few neurons from an eel, the cyborg can follow or flee light and move in a circle. This does not seem like much, but the implications are astounding.
The word of the day is conduit. Why? It sounds cool.
Conduit: con·duit (n.) A means by which something is transmitted
The word of the day is used in the song Get Off by Bad Religion:
Lascivious, it’s all that I can think of as I drag my feet,
searching like a diogenes,
dangerous, the adjectives of the decade
and of your alluring intricacies,
I can see your green-screen mentality
and I can feel the sting of it’s consequence,
and I know I shouldn’t
but it’s too much to ignore, an emotion I deplore,
every time I look at you,
I just want do it,
I can clench my fist right through it
but I just want to get off
rectilinear, this direction we’ve been heading
never realizing we are on a runaway machine,
angular, the momentum that does turn us one
step further on our ladder,
one more turn toward the east,
I realize your green-screen mentality
and I know it is shared by many more,
I know it’s quite impossible
but I am damned to find a way to revolve the other way,
every time I scrutinize I just say “screw it”,
we’re on a ride down a blind conduit
and I just want to get off
Though extremely technical, which we know I love, this article about neural network packet routers shows a strain of logic that is admirable.
To counteract my actions of snobbery, my monitor decided that it really really liked Yellow. Trying to view the net in shades of yellow will kill your eyesight for at least an hour for every 5 minutes of surfing. It was a nice flat screen 17 inch NEC, but I got it used without a warranty. $350 will disappear from my wallet soon. I am currently using a 14” POS, and 14 inches is not enough to satisfy.
I have waited this long to blog Sluggy Freelance because it took me about a week to read all of the archives. Some of the jokes get old after awhile, but the concept is great!
Last season was the first time I truly watched The Real World. It was a great season, and next season seems to have great promise.