I saw The Sum of All Fears last night. At first I wondered if it was maybe about
the internet being broken, but alas it was just nuclear war. It was a pretty
good movie, but I still like Star Wars more (like you expected differently,
yeah right :))
You know, Velma'
s pretty cute in that nerdy kinda way. Too bad the movie looks
At last a solution to the world's power problems, Pichu Power
And finally a special "hey" out to Eversnow for linking to me and for the
kind email. Fan mail is good :)
Soccer is pretty nifty.
If I link to my own website does that
cause an endless recursive loop? Hmmmm. I suppose that's one way to increase my
amount of hits each day.
All your February 2001 are belong to us.
(Yes, that's when AYBABTU started)
Tomorrow is my birthday :)
19 years ago today the world was changed, for better or for worse. Anyways it's
my birthday and now I've reached that two year plateu of "useless" birthdays
where I just feel old. 15 is "cool", 16 is car, 17 is R movies, 18 is
bars/clubs, but 19 (and 20) is just "there". Bah. I still maintain that 17 is
the perfect age, well maybe if I could be 17 and in college. Now THAT would be
I also rented a very funny Mystery Science Theater
3000 movie: Pod People. If you have not been MSTified, you are missing
And I bought Jimmy Eat World's latest CD today, since my brother found a coupon
for $2 off any CD. Not quite the $10 CD, but close enough. Well worth the money
Mozilla 1.0 has been released!!!! The
open source browser thats' been 3+ years in the making has finally reached it's
And that's all, I'm exhausted.
"Spinning tops of doom" Catchy isn't it?
Bejing needs to learn about sarcasm a little more. They mistakently thought an
Onion article about congressmen wanting a new retractable dome or else they'd
move to Memphis was true. So they printed a translation of the article in
their newspaper and now people in Bejing think our capital will be moving. This
is similiar to an email that used to go around about how Harry Potter turned
kids to the devil. What the people who created the email didn't know was that
the quotes that they got from an Onion article weren't actually real. Didn't
stop it from being distributed as fact though. Which is
just yet another reason never to believe anything in forwarded emails.
And speaking of the Onion, this guy takes his Star Wars
cereal just a bit too seriously. Though I also think the R2D2 marshmellows
are disappointing :(
Tomorrow will be a fun day for sports fans, with a crapload of events
going on. You have the French Open finals, the Stanley Cup finals, World Cup
games, a Triple Crown event, and Mike Tyson boxing once again. A sports fan's
dream come true almost. I'll be watching the soccer at least, though I may catch
a little of the tennis. And speaking of soccer, the USA's win on Wednesday was
awesome! To think that they perfermed what some call the US soccer team's greatest upset
ever to beat the #5 ranked team in the world is mind boggling. I'm lucky I
had to get up early that day to go to work, so that I got to catch the last half
of it. It really was a great game.
A HUGE thanks to my friend Heather for donating to me EVERY SINGLE ISSUE
of Nintendo Power ever printed. Her grandma used to
subscribe to the magazine, but decided that she was done with videogames and was
going to throw them all away. Thankfully Heather thought I might want them, and
now I have several huge stacks of Nintendo Power sitting on my desk. And a
couple of players guides and Gamepro's as well. And all for free!! It's awesome
to look back at all the old games on the NES and SNES and see what was said
about them. It's an incredible archive to have.
Though I don't really like Star Trek
(yes, shocking I know) if I had the money it would still be pretty cool to buy
Captain Kirk's chair. Anyone happen to have $80,000 they're willing to
donate for a good cause?
I also secured a summer job until school starts in late August. I'll be working
for my dad's office to help out the staff there, which includes stuff like
looking up quotes, copying stuff, filling out order sheets, and just whatever
else is needed. It's an engineering office that sells valves, fluid and gas
controllers, and other stuff like that to various manufacutring plants. Should
keep me busy to say the least. The pay is good as well. Only downside is that I
can't stay up till 4 in the morning anymore. I work from 8 am to 5 in the
afternoon, 5 days a week, just like any regular office job. Hopefully when I
graduate from college I can get some kind of work that I can plan my own hours,
but until then 8-5 it is.
Rush hour traffic is suck.
Man this job is keeping me busy. I didn't even turn on the computer yesterday,
which is the first time that's ever happened in about 5 years (seriously!). It
also explains why I havent' updated in 4 days. I'm sorry if I caused anyone any
mental anguish over not being able to read my INCREDIBLY FUNNY AND ENTERTAINING
updates everday, but be strong faithful reader, be strong.
The US soccer game on Monday was the most watched
program ever on ESPN2, and the most watched program ever between the hours
of 1am-6am on a cable channel for 18-36 year old males. Guess all that
excitement about the US having a huge upset made people curious. And speaking of
sports, the 2002 US
Open began today. Here's to hoping Tiger wins it all!
This kind of conductive clothing may make clothes shopping bearable. Or not. I hate shopping for
clothes, well, unless their ThinkGeek
clothes, cause they're cool AND online.
alone? I want my own personal earth, it'd be cool. I wonder how much a
Mozilla 1.1 Alpha is now out
there for downloading. Can't be stoping at 1.0 now can we?
DDR MAX 2!!! Tampa became very lucky and a mall here not only got in Max 2, but
also a 4th mix plus. AND it's only $.50 for 3 songs, by far the cheapest I've
ever seen. The only semi-unfortunate thing is that it's way off in a corner of
the mall, but you still got some nice crowds. I'll most definetly be going
In other "shocking" news, MSNBC reports that Americans don't know much about
science. Gee, never could have guessed that. Does bring up the very good
point that it makes you wonder how well people can participate in scientific
debates without even a firm grasp of science. And also just following the basic
scientific principles can help people objectively think for themselves. Maybe
part of the problem is all the bad movie physics that
that site points out. You can tell it was created by nerds, as who else would
pay attention to the fact that having all those huge space ships in Independence
Day would cause massive tides drowning millions. They don't have to shoot us
with Blue Lasers O' Death (tm), but just get close to the earth!
It's going to be a fine night tonight. It's going to be a fine day
I hate it when I IM someone, and wonder why they don't reply. Then 5 minutes
later it shows they've been idle for 10 minutes already. This happened to me 3
times yesterday! Away messages are your friend! Love them, and they will love
Why couldn't PE be this cool when I was in middle school? A school in California
is using DDR in it's PE classes to promote kids to become active.
The heck with dodgeball, give me some DDR!
Augmented Reality strikes again, this time helping you play
pool. It lays a grid over the table showing you the best angles to hit a
shot with, which is then shown in special glasses that you wear. I wonder if
someday they couldn't do someting like this with contacts and have the
information transmited wirelessly to them. Or heck, just connect it directly to
the back of your eyes, though that'd raise the concern that you could never
trully trust your eyes to see what is *really* there again. Think of like a
computer virus that makes you blind. Hmmm, I think I like the contact idea more,
since at least you could take out the contacts
Update: Here's the new temp address: 188.8.131.52/~m3000 for the new site. If all
else fails, go there. There's nothing there at the moment as I have to upload it
all first, but rest assured, it'll all be there eventually.
Well I'm gonna be switching hosters in the very near future. Hopefully
everything will turn out alright and you'll never notice the switch, but if the
site for some reason disappears for a while, I'm in "hoster limbo". This also
means that if anyone sends me an email (which hmmm, almost NO ONE DOES!) then
there's the chance I may not get it. You have been warned.
Audiogalaxy is no more. At
least the old skool FTP search might be still up.
Circut City is dropping
VHS from their floors to focus on DVD's exclusively. They've become the
first major retailer to seriously scale back VHS sales. Other than the awful CSS
crap they put on DVD's and the MPAA's squelching of free speech, I rather like
the DVD format.
Welcome to my humble abode! The nice tempoary front
page was great wasn't it? Anyways, for the .2 of yall who care, I just got
done changing my webhoster to Hosting
Matters. It's cheaper and has a whole lot more
options and configurations than my old hoster. Now I can also add subdomains
(linux.binaryfusion.net), PHP, and all kinds of other nifty little play
things, not to mention some great website statistics.
Of course in the process of transfering stuff over, there will always be
problems. Missing files, permissions trouble, just all kinds of things. So I'd
REALLY appriciate it if you would email or drop a
note telling me if you get any kind of error. Hopefully everything will
completely back to normal before too long, and I can get back to more important
things like not updating the mp3 list.
Two other bits of news. One is I've updated the history page to reflect the server move. This
makes it the first time I've ever switched servers (which has happened 4 times
now) and not done a redesign. Course as busy as I am now I wouldn't even have
time for one, so perhaps that's why it didn't happen.
The other thing is that the Internet
Archive Wayback Machine had a snapshot of my site in early August 2000, so
I've been able to update the August 2000
archive a little bit more. Still working on all the other ones. There's an awful
lot of link rot, but I'm also suprised at how many links still work.
My email is acting really really screwy. Half the "test" mail I send
myself gets sent to my old email boxes on the old server, and half get
sent to the new server. Chaos I tell you, pure chaos! Hopefully once the
DNS propagation is complete for everyone everything will work just
It also POURED today on the way home from work. It was dry and semi sunny as I
left, and then within about half a mile the skies opened up and the rain came
gushing down. You had to go about 20-25 MPH just to be able to see, and even
then visibility was maybe 50 feet where you could just see the car's tail lights
in front of you. And of course it rains the entire way 30 minute journy home
except for about the last mile, where it suddenly turns off and it turns out we
got absolutly no rain at all at our house. I'd rank this with the 3rd worst
storm I've ever driven in. First is when I had only had my learners permit about
2 weeks and had to drive to the hospital in pouring rain. And the second worst
wasn't actually too bad, except for the fact that a bolt of lightening struck a
transformer about 20 feet away from our car and knocked out all the street
lights. Closest I've ever seen lightening and man was it loud.
The NPR has a new "deep-linking" policy (where you
link to a specific page within a website instead of just the front page. I
deep-link all the time on this site). If you want to link to their site,
you have to fill out a form in order to "get
permission" to do what the world wide web was designed to do: link pages
together! Does human idiocracy have no end??!?! (Update: They changed their policy, so permission is no longer needed)
It's almost like having
laws copyrighted so that you can't view them without permission. Oh
And finally one of the best community sites on the web is broke. However
due to a tremendous outpouring it looks like Kuro5hin will be able
to pull through. With my job now, I'll be donating to a few worthy causes. Sure
content on the web is free for the most part, but it's well worth a donation to
keep a great site going. Thank goodness this site isn't too popular so
that I don't have to pay exhorbriant bandwidth costs. Such is the price of
Oh yeah, March 2001 is avaliable for
Well I had a very fun weekend (and why I haven't updated since Thursday). My dad
had an engineering conference in Orlando, so our family took a little "mini"
vacation. Friday night I went to Pleasure Island, Saturday saw Minority Report
(good movie!) and went to the conference dance (you haven't lived till you've
seen engineers dance), and then today went to XS Orlando to play some EZ2Dancer,
Para Para Paradise, PercussionFreaks, and DDR 7th and 5th mixes. So I did an
awful lot of dancing this weekend, but my feet have held up nicely so far (can't
say so much for my knees though).
Are you a villian in search of a place to buy EVIL? Then look no further than
VillianSupply.com for all your
villianary needs. From mountain-side bases, to Polar Ice Cap De-Icers, to even
Antimatter, it's the one-stop-shop for everything EVIL. Too bad it's all so
freaking expensive, or else I could probably take over the ENTIRE
Will the insanity ever end? The government filed
a brief that called for "declared enemy combatants in the war on terrorism
have no right to counsel and can be held indefinately". So the government
decides you're a terrorist (for whatever reason based on any evidence they feel
is sufficient) and now you can be locked up for as long as they want with no
trial, no court case, no nothing. Sure I'm all for fighting terrorism, but it is
a bit worrying when your government can throw you in jail on a whim without any
chance of appeal or review.
In a slightly related note, if you by chance happen to be an evil overlord, this
list of things to
do should come up quite helpful. Also take a look at MissileBases.com for all your
underground headquarter needs. And the really cool thing is that you can really
actually buy those things. They'd make one heck of a tornado shelter.
Hooray for Pay Day!
Landers died yesterday, which came as a shock to most people since it was
from cancer. I disagreed with her quite a bit on some issues, and thought she
was crazy on others, but she did have an interesting column.
Two words were declared to be unconstitutional in the Pledge of Alligence today. The 9th Circut Court found "under
God" to be in violation of the 1st amendment which seperates church and state.
brief is a very interesting read (and yet another reason why the Internet is
so great. You can get your news straight from the source instead of filtered
through the mass media) and basically the problem was that "under God" was
specifically added in a 1954 law to show "the dedication
of our Nation and our people to the Almighty". If that doesn't sound like an
endorement of religion, I don't know what is. Unfortunatly 99% of the population
thinks that the entire pledge is unconstitutional, when it's really just the
1954 addition. As for my opinion on the whole thing, it never particulary
bothered me, but on the other hand I don't think that 1954 law should have been
passed in the first place. And I do think that it endorses religion. If it
doesn't, why not change it to "one nation under Bob the Rutabaga" and see how
long THAT holds up. Course now is exactly the wrong time to be questioning
something like this, with July 4th coming up and all that 9/11 patriotism still
going strong. Kuro5hin also has
another good analysis of the thing.
Kirby's Pinball Land is a great great game.
Someone really needs to invent some gum that never loses it's flavor. I'd pay
good money for that.
Yeah yeah yeah, 4 days I know I know.
But I have a good excuse! With my job and then the PS2 falling $100 in price, I
went out and bought a Playstation 2 on Wednesday. The main game I wanted (and
the sole reason I bought the original Playstation) was once again Gran Turismo.
Course since DDR Max is coming out for the PS2 in the fall, I'd have to pick one
up anyways. I also bought Frequency , which is a really cool music game which I bought after trying out the
demo since I was so impressed. The soundtrack is killer with all kinds of
electronic artists like BT and Paul Oakenfold. And being that it's a DVD player
as well, I picked up Wargames for only $10. Not
only is it a classic computer movie, but it has Ally
Sheedy dating the computer guy. What's not to like? :)
Anywhos, I've been playing the crap out of the PS2, and watching a ton of movies
as well. And while I was at Best Buy buying the PS2, I also picked up Burnout
for the Gamecube and Weezer's latest CD, which marks the first time I've paid
full price for a CD in a very very long time. Needless to say Best Buy loves me.
They were really insistant on trying to get me to buy a warrenty plan though for
the PS2. But being that for almost all electronic devies, if it works the first
time, it'll work realiably after that, I didn't cave into the pressure. Yep, I
stayed cool and collected and those Best Buy salespersons aren't going to get to
me! No siree!
I also saw A Beautiful Mind for the first time tonight (on
DVD none-the-less) and I love this movie! Tortured genius movies rocks my socks.
I like to think about what it'd be like to be on that level of brains, to see
the world completely different than how other people see it, to see things that
other people don't see. One scene in particular stands out, where he says he's
trying to figure out an agorithem for how the ducks move. Mathematics and
patterns in what appears to be chaos, which is sorta the plot of yet another
great movie, Pi. What can I say, I love math.
I used to crawl
around sewers a little bit as a kid as well. Nothing like the huge Las Vegas system though (in a now deleted article about
a reporter exploring the sewers of Las Vegas). Las
Vegas is a really cool city.