Tuesday, December 28, 2004


So the Christmas is come and gone. Well the Christmas season isn't really gone until after the new year's day. But the 25th is come and gone. It was a lot of fun. Going to church. Meeting different people. Meeting people never met before or not met in a long time, was OK. Celebrating the birthday of Jesus was fun. Learning something from it all was fun.

Didn't see many decorations. It's the decoration nazis turning this place into a monotonous, one-colored, alloted number of lights per house boredom. Because the Christmas tree offends people, for no reason other than the fact that they are not christian, it is removed. Or sometimes just renamed as a community tree. Never mind, that the Christmas is a christian celebration!

Anyway, just figure I'd update the blog. Not very many people read it. But hey, that's not why I have a blog. It's just so I can put my thoughts out there. :)

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all!

Saturday, December 18, 2004

So then....

So let's tackle this issue of blog outlook. Blogger just doesn't have enough templates. I have been trying to create a new template but I don't have the time. I also don't have the creativity to generate a really nice UI. But I do know that I don't like whatever templates are available on blogger currently.

So I have decided to use this simple template. I did make it a little wider than before. See how it goes.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Today's Talk

So after all this overhaul, the page still doesn't display correctly on some browsers when not in fullscreen mode. And I still don't like the look of this blog. If there's anybody reading this, please leave me a comment. I want to know how readable this format is.

Plus I have a good rant about my Christmas vacation but I think it's a little too late for me to be still awake. So I'm going to go to sleep and save the rant for tomorrow. Besides, this will give me a good reason to post something tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Judge for Sale?

Yahoo! News - Judge Not for Sale, Despite eBay Listing

NEW YORK - A Manhattan housing court judge said he was not amused by an advertisement on eBay that listed him for sale — with worldwide shipping included — posted by a disgruntled litigant.

The ad, entitled "Judge for Sale," was posted last Wednesday by Janet Schoenberg, a disgruntled litigant in a landlord-tenant dispute in New York City Civil Court who said Klein was mishandling the case and that she had exhausted other ways of drawing attention to her case.

What a way to show the world that you're not stupid and that you should actually be taken seriously. What a way to build your case. Wow! After this, the "disgruntled litigant" should have no problems winning her case.

See Johny, how simple this law stuff is?

Monday, December 13, 2004

Lordship: £29.99

Yahoo! News - Become a Lord for 29.99

Wow! Even if it is fake, here in America that would be $58 well spent.

UI Overhaul

Well, a major UI overhaul is underway. I am just not finding a good enough template to work with. So I may have to design a new one. Of course in the process the IE users and Mozilla based browser users will experience the two extremes brought about by incorrect implementation of CSS. The best way to do two columns and get uniform results in all browsers is to use tables.

Until then just enjoy as much as you can a broken blog.

Monday, December 06, 2004

'Master/slave' Most Politically Incorrect Phrase

'Master/slave' Most Politically Incorrect Phrase:

The computer term 'master/slave,' which was banned as racially offensive by a Los Angeles County purchasing department, was named the most politically incorrect term of the year on Thursday.

Some idiot politicians would just love to ruin as much as they can simply because of a misconception they have that disagreeing with everything makes them look smarter. Maybe if they actually had something to offer they wouldn't have to go around giving others grief about absolutely trivial things. But if they were smart, they wouldn't be politicians to begin with.

Yes, I know it's an old story. I did read about it when it was first a big deal. But, I didn't have a blog then. :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Unprotected PCs can be hijacked in minutes

USATODAY.com - Unprotected PCs can be hijacked in minutes


Old phones transform into flowers

Researchers compost old mobile phones & transform them into flowers

Researchers at the University of Warwick's Warwick Manufacturing Group, in conjunction with PVAXX Research & Development Ltd, have devised a novel way to recycle discarded mobile telephones - bury them and watch them transform into the flower of your choice.

That's is exactly what people worry about! Discarding old items in a manner that will not affect the environment!

Oh, Get Real!

Monday, November 22, 2004

The Door's Open

Yahoo! News - They Don't Come Any Dumber...

Well they definitely couldn't be any stupider(tm)!

Friday, November 19, 2004

United States Patent Application: 0040230959

United States Patent Application: 0040230959


Cool - Very sci-fi

BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro - A probe into the mysterious shooting of two soldiers has revealed the existence beneath the Serbian capital of a secret communist-era network of tunnels and bunkers....


Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Saturday, October 09, 2004

I own a timber company?

Debate: Oct. 8th, 2004

So Kerry didn't wanna respond to that? Does Bush own a timber company or not?

I'm not sure exactly who will be considered the winner of this debate. But I think Kerry is starting to lose his footing. Not to mention he contradicted himself at least one time that I noticed. He answered the question one way but then went on to say that he believed and would support the opposite of that. Only if I can remember what issue it was.

The abortion response bothered me from Kerry in terms of leadership quality. He believes its wrong because he believes that life begins at conception. Then it really is not a matter of forcing your opinion on others. Then it's a matter of protecting life. And as the president, the leader, he will just stand by and let people kill others. What kind of conviction is that? He does believe that a life is being taken but he cannot force that opinion on others. If you can't stand up for what you believe in, how can you represent others? How can you defend what others believe in if you don't have the guts to defend what you believe in?

Kudos to Bush for delivering a much better performance that the last time (which I only read about). Down here in TX, we should all be rooting for Bush!

My, my, is my Bush-bias showing?

Thursday, October 07, 2004

New Blog (Errrrr..... New Entry)

It's almost Friday. I can almost smell the friday in the air. One more day of faking work and then it's two days of actually not working. Unless sitting on the couch is work.

But then again, recording such awesome music as can make my colleagues bang their heads could also be called work.

Or driving out to buy all flavors of chips is also work. All mentos flavors and cigarettes.

Seriously though, I am just so glad to have a couple of days off. I just can't figure out a way yet to not have to have a fulltime job instead of working as a contractor or parttime jobs. All this with some financialy security, of course.

Maybe I should start a new search engine. The next unpatented word out of babytalk is gaga-goo-goo-gablable. Unless that has also been used to define a completely uninspired and useless mathematical concept by an equally uninspired mathematician!

Sunday, October 03, 2004


This blog entry is just a filler. Just filling up space making sure I have an entry here everyday. :)

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Another Vice?

Drinking, smoking, cussing, or laziness - people have many vices. Now it would seem that blogging might become one of mine. Why, the time I spend fixing this site's template alone would make me a millionaire if I spend that kind of time on a business or at least a business plan.

But this world is not full of practical people. The world is full of people who have big intentions. Having big intentions is not necessarily synonymous with having big plans. It just means someday a lot of people will do something great. Today is, however, just another day. If only....

Anyway, spent a lot of time playing the piano and then the guitar. Still feeling bored though. I need to find a hobby. Not something as laborous as gardening. Something more like.... Wine Tasting. Or perhaps joining a book club (no, I'm not saying that because of Joey and the book club). Or maybe practicing guitar with a real band. Something that will allow me to get out but not mean a lot of work.

We all grow up and put away our childhood games
But deep inside I wonder if we really change
’cause I’m still seeking, though I’ve learned to hide so well
And I can still remember how it felt
Singing, ollie, ollie, everybody free!
Will I ever find someone pursuing me?
Michael W. Smith - Everybody Free.

Bush Or Kerry

Oh, the debate! First off, I didn't watch the debate. Wait, so am I still eligible to talk about it. Yes! Because that's all I've read all day in the news. So I should be able to get my $0.02 in.

Oh Bush is so childish and Kerry is so smart! It's true that Bush is not well polished and he is not the most eloquent speaker. And there's many other things that he is not. Suffice it to say that he's not the first person that comes to mind when you hear the word "refined."

Kerry on the other hand has the package. The smug expression. The forceful personality. The right gestures (of course both candidates were criticized on their body language, but still). He knows when to smile. He can comb his hair before getting in front of the press. And so on. However, he's also not the first things that comes to mind when you hear the word "refined." He is the first things that comes to mind, however, when you hear the words "empty can". Afterall he has the loudest rattle.

I shall liken him unto an onion. He shows a lot of promise. But you can keep peeling and peeling, you will only find more to peel. He can't even commit to the democratic agendas for crying out loud. I mean sure he can take shots at Bush now (during the campaign), but is he planning on doing anything useful if elected? Or is he just going to keep slandering Bush for his entire term of 4 years? Anybody who votes for Kerry should at least ask themselves why they're throwing their vote away. I mean if you do have the right to vote, that in itself is worth nothing unless exercise properly.

Now, if we can get past the appearances, do we even know which candidate is going to do what for the people? Not really. It's good enough to hear them say what they're going to bring to the table. Why bother finding out on our own? Why look into these people's past record. That would be too much work. After the debate Leno will have insightful commentary, afterall. That oughta be enough.

I don't agree with many things Bush has done but he has tried. He has a good character. He is fighting for something. He has a goal in mind. Kerry, on the other hand, has open-ended plans for every major issue dogging the people today. I'm sure if in a hypothetical world he was elected, he would probably sail clear of making any major decisions. He is the kind of person that will spend 4 years socializing with the UN and the EU.

I think people should decide whether they want a poster boy or somebody who will at least try to make things better.

This post is getting too long. So I'll end it here.

Friday, October 01, 2004

New look for the blog.

Trying out this new look for the blog. I think I like it.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Is everybody blogging now?

Well, it would appear so. Is that a good thing? Not necessarily. If everyone has a blog and each blog has a ton of "crap", then soon people will be avoiding blogs. Others will develop solutions to block all blogs from displaying on your computer and want to sell those to you. And then the internet will break! Nah, the internet is just fine for the moment.

Anyway, everybody having a blog could be a good thing, too. Everyone is able to say what they want but behave as a responsible netizen and don't spam others with website-hit-solicitations. And that's pretty much the way it is right now.

Although mine would still be a boring blog. 'Coz I would still not have any interesting to say. Or if I find something interesting the post won't be coherent enough for five consecutive lines to draw a reader in. I could hide subliminal message behind the text tho....

Or I could just go to sleep on time for a change so I can wake up in the morning on time. :)


New Show

The new Joey show is pretty OK. I can't seem to decide whether I like Joey's sister or not. She's normal sometimes and then she's absolutely crazy at other times. Joey is his same stupid self. Funny too. Although, he should do some growing up since he doesn't have all the friends looking out for him. If he's gonna end up having his sister look out for him, that's would be no character development.

I should not analyze all that much. It's just a show anyway.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Tick Tock

My brother was just talking to one of our cousins and they were talking about some other cousin being old. They decided 25 was old but the one my brother was talking to is 27. This just reminds me that I'm 27.

Well, 18 and life starts. You have dreams. You're fresh in college and you got this whole parking lot full of dreams and goals and ambitions. Then 21 hits. The rest is just clock works. It's just tick tock. The years they just tick tock. Man, I'm 27! What worries me is that I still enjoy programming and spending time on the computer. I am a real geek. *sheesh*

Well, we hope and then we pray and we just march on. Come to think of it, that is all we _can_ do. :) But is that all we're supposed to do?

Sunday, September 12, 2004


Free ipod. Well if anyone's reading this, go to the link below and sign up. Pick a stupid offer such as ancestry or blockbuster and wait for 2 weeks and then cancel the subscription before you get billed. If 5 readers do that, I might get a free ipod.




MDX - 2

So the MDX issue was fixed after installing VS.NET2003. My code didn't work but the Samples worked just fine. So I started inspecting the sample code and found that I was initializing my Device differently. Not same but correct nonetheless, mind you, since the MSDN is where I got the documentation. Anyway, after synching my code with the samples, it worked fine.

I have to sit down and write code to read and parse a WAVE file and display a graph of it in the editor. After that I can load in multiple WAVE files and just play them all at the same time. Next comes recording but that is already done. Editing and playing WAVE files in the right place would be the biggest challenge of this endeavor.

Too much code related talk.


Thursday, September 09, 2004


Been trying to get Managed DirectSound sample with the DX9.0c SDK to work. They're just not working. SecondaryBuffer.play keeps returning "Error in the Application". Geez, could you scale back on the amount of information returned? I can't handle that much detail?

On the other hand, the VC++ 7.0 sample all work.

The DX9 installation is ok, then. Just the MDX samples don't work. Wrote code from scratch. Same problem. If it will just work.

Or I could just use the VC++ 7.0 and write wrapper classes and then use the classes in C# over interop. That's just too much work. Maybe I should just do my whole app in VC++ 7.0. Be smart and learn to deal with MSVC++ once again. Or I could just do another application. :)

It's all good.


Well, I think I fixed the customer's issue with the software that we delivered. So now, I pray it doesn't come back with another issue 'coz this customer is just finding one issue after another. First they sign off on a document saying they want what's stated in the document. Then they report one of the features as defect. Then they escalate to upper upper management that the defect software is not being fixed. Once they got my company to break the convention of rubbing the Func. Spec. in their face, they have been bringing up one non-issue after another non-issue.

Maybe my company should get a spine. How much would one of those be going for on eBay? I wonder.

Have been slow at guitar practice lately. Still haven't started looking for practice mates. Been planning on that for more than a year now. Just sitting back and messing with the computer at home.

Monday, September 06, 2004

President Bush's picture adorns fake $200 bill - Sep. 2, 2004

President Bush's picture adorns fake $200 bill - Sep. 2, 2004

Pretty Cool!

When is Kerry having his own bill in circulation?

What could be the title of this blog!

Instead of wasting time on the titles of the blogs, I will put a little update here for those who read this blog regularly. And I could count all those on one hand. But at least somebody is reading this blog.

URLBlue, I see some curious hits from urlblue, occasionally. Not sure if it's the cinema guy reading this blog or it his website tracking software is just hitting my server. Whatever. I have some traffic generated on this blog that is not by me. Woohoo.

Well, of to do some other things now. This should keep the blog fans happy for now.


Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Long Time

Been so busy moving haven't had time to blog. The move was pretty tiring. But the new place is cool.

No DSL access yet so can't get online from home. DSL should be getting connected next Monday. Or that's what SBC said. The phone service was moved in one day. That was pretty cool.

Better not be seen blogging at work. Gotta go.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Black Fiddle?

So I saw this pretty cool black violiln on eBay. Actually saw a white one also. I was thinking maybe I should get one. I mean it's a cheapie for $19.99 so why not?

Then I could mess around with it a little bit. Not that I have enough time for the guitar. But adding another instrument in the mix just gives that feeling of being totally confused as to what I wanna spend my time on.

There you have it.

Saturday, July 24, 2004


Been playing a lot of Sim City 3000 Unlimited lately. Pretty nice game there.

Too much time spent playing a game, tho.


Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Mmmmm pizza!

I'd love to have some pizza right about now.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Microsoft pays to end Lindows suits - News - ZDNet

Microsoft pays to end Lindows suits - News - ZDNet

Should've been just given a boot in the bum instead of $20 mill. Whatever!

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Sunday is a Sunday

Just a Sunday. Tried to tab out a new song. Don't Cry by Sandra. It's really 80s pop, but lately I've been wanting to do heavier versions of good 80s pop songs.

Gotta go.

Sleep time

Late Saturday nite. Well Sunday morning really. It's 4:12AM and just got done watching the movie "Mooseport". Pretty cool movie. Not the best but not too shabby either. Sort of a chick flick too. But then again, I like chick flicks.

So there you have it. "Mooseport" is a chick flick and it's worth watching.

Ray Romano was a little less annoying than he is on "Everybody loves Raymond" and was a little more funny than he is on his show.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Wednesday day

Well, wednesday is finally here. It's called the hump day. Not for vulgar reasons, as I found out, but simply because that's the hump of the hill, or the week. The midpoint. The highpoint. Then things wind _down_ to a weekend.

So it's called hump day because you're halfway thru the week.

Japan school kids to be tagged with RFID chips | CNET News.com

Japan school kids to be tagged with RFID chips | CNET News.com

Can't people do their jobs properly for a change? Why delegate all things to a computer and sit back and do nothing? I mean how much effort does it take to close all exits except one and have a guard at that exit. Or whatever else.

Or everybody can get out if they provide their special pass code into the keypad next to the door. OK, I can see some misuse their. But seriously.

Using RFID is great for tracking luggage tho. You thought you can get away with my luggage, eh? Sucka!

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Flash is kinda cool

I've been going thru Flash lessons and it's pretty cool. Flash is the cool but sometimes annoying technology that you'll see on many websites where the webmaster/webmistress will create extermely long and qutie annoying intros for their websites without a "Skip Intro" link.

But other than that it's a pretty amazing technology. Search google for "Flash games" and you'll find tons of games that you can play online if you're brower has flash. Don't expect it to work on OS's other MS Windows out-of-the-box tho. Mozilla on Fedora won't automatically download it. You'll have to go the Flash website and download it. And it may still render applets incorrectly from what I hear.

Whatever, man!

Those iPods are Dangerous!

Yahoo! News - British Military: iPods Pose Security Risk

Doesn't sound like fun....

Monday, July 12, 2004

New Monday

Another Monday Another Week!

Well it doesn't have to be that way. If you're out there and reading this and feeling a case of the Monday Blues, cheer up! This week will be over quite fast.... just like any other week. Times only knows how to do one thing: flying. It just flies. Yep! have a cup of coffee and sit back.

Of course, you need to be the master of alt-tabbing if you're vulnerable to spending a lot of time surfing at work. If you're reading blogs, surfing web pages, looking for things, checking portfolios, buying up the ebay inventory, etc... you need to know that there is a certain risk involved in getting caught not working. Forget programs with the Boss Key. The best Boss Key is alt-tab.

Here's how to alt-tab
Windows keeps track of all the application that you use and the order in which you use them. By "use" I mean bringing up an application and doing something then either minimizing that application or clicking on another one from the taskbar.

To use alt-tab, press down the ALT key with your left thumb and keep it pressed. Now press the TAB key once*. This will bring up a little window where Windows will display an icon for each application open on the desktop at the moment. If you keep pressing TAB key you will keep cycling thru the list of icons. When an icon is selected, at the bottom of the new screen windows will display the title of the application that the icon belongs to. When you see the application you want to switch to, just let go of the ALT key. Windows will switch to that application.

1. Open a work related document, programming environment, etc....
2. Open a web browser for all the surfing.
3. At the bottom on the taskbar click on the work related program.
4. Now click on the web browser.
5. If you hear footsteps, keys clanging, pocket change rattling, or whatever else, just hit alt-tab. This will switch you back to your work application.

Now why did I explain this alt-tab trick in good detail considering most of the readers will know how to alt-tab better than Bill Gates himself? Well simple, I need to kill time too. :)

* Pressing once means to press and then to let go.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

New Motorbike Fund

OK, so I've put my Motorbike Fund donation link up. It's on the right side right below all my links. If you'd like to donate an amount to my motorbike fund, I say go right ahead. And "Thank you".

So what is this fund?
Well since I am not in a position to afford a motorbike at this point but have been wanting one for a long time, I thought I am gonna start saving for a motorbike fund. Well originally I thought I should set up a Sailboat Fund but that would be expensive and since I won't have much time for it, what's the point? Now a motorbike, I can actually use even during the week.

That's about it.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

How to play fake lead guitar

A pretty l33t article. :)

"How to play fake lead guitar"
How to play fake lead guitar:
Have you always wanted to play fancy guitar solos like those guys in glam rock bands, but don't actually play guitar? Here's how to do it... no experience required!
Difficulty Level: easy
Time Required: 10 minutes

Here's How:
  1. Scour your closet for clothes that haven't fit in years, and make them fit. The tighter the better. Baby oil might be essential for the application and removal of these clothes.
  2. Accessorize! Silk scarves are a must for the serious lead guitarist.
  3. Tease hair. Apply hairspray liberally.
  4. Repeat step 3.
  5. Make-up isn't just for women anymore! Remember... foundation first, then blush and eyeliner.
  6. You'll need an electric guitar. Any will do, but the flashier the better. They more they look at the guitar, the less they'll look at your fingers.
  7. Turn your attention towards your gear: all amp dials should be set to 11. If you can't play well, you can at least play loud.
  8. When not playing, strut confidently about the stage with your hands on your hips. (see: Young, Angus)
  9. Facial expressions are important! The best guitarists will, in the course of a solo, appear as though they're deep in concentration, while at other times appear constipated.
  10. Pick a note, and play it aggressively and repeatedly. Be sure to constantly shake guitar violently. If this doesn't go over well, explain you're playing a Sonic Youth cover.
  11. Occasionally look at your hands and appear completely surprised and amused by what you're playing. (see: Van Halen, Edward)
  12. If anything goes terribly wrong, glare at other members in the band. This will lead the audience to believe the others are to blame for the awful racket.
  13. One foot on stage... the other on monitor.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Amazon Honor System

Amazon Honor System

Pretty cool, eh!

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Slow Lazy

Another slow and lazy afternoon. Got up at 6pm. I feel like I've lost the entire day to sleep. Of course, last nite was all wasted watching movies.

When I'm watching movies at home, I enjoy the time because my brother and I spend time together remembering jokes and watching movies. But then the next day it all feels like, "I was wasting time watching..... movies? Shouldn't I do something more constructive with my time?"

Maybe I should look into getting a social life and doing something constructive with a constructive bunch of people.

That's a lot of "constructive"s in one post.

MS Office install should be done by now....

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Amazing what people do

2. The Christian Calendar: "Sweden has a curious history. Sweden decided to make a gradual change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. By dropping every leap year from 1700 through 1740 the eleven superfluous days would be omitted and from 1 Mar 1740 they would be in sync with the Gregorian calendar. (But in the meantime they would be in sync with nobody!)
So 1700 (which should have been a leap year in the Julian calendar) was not a leap year in Sweden. However, by mistake 1704 and 1708 became leap years. This left Sweden out of synchronisation with both the Julian and the Gregorian world, so they decided to go back to the Julian calendar. In order to do this, they inserted an extra day in 1712, making that year a double leap year! So in 1712, February had 30 days in Sweden.
Later, in 1753, Sweden changed to the Gregorian calendar by dropping 11 days like everyone else. "

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Beautiful Day

It's raining outside. It's a beautiful day. Feels like driving around with loud music should be fun. I should have taken the day off today.

This time last year, I was looking forward to getting my immigration stuff in order and move to Sweden sometime in the future. It's amazing how much I've changed in the last two years. Now I just wanna move to California. Settle in California. I still wanna be able to travel around the world.

Sailing all over the world sounds like a lot of fun.

Not so stupid

Well the HP is working OK after all. So I won't call it stupid. :)

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

I could be sailing

I could be out there sailing or riding a motorbike. I could be driving on a cross country trip. That would be fun.

But I'm here writing MS Windows Services to run Java code via the JNI interface and Sun doesn't even provide a function to do a stack trace dump of the last exception thrown by the stupid program written by someone else. *sigh*

But you didn't need to read that, did you?

One of these days I should start a sail-boat fund and see if anyone parts with their funds in the name of a sail-boat for someone else.

Back to work.

Stupid HP

The new computer seems to be following a random pattern of working. MSPaint doesn't run. Well it shows in the process list but doesn't the GUI at all. While accessing different menus, the computer just freezes. Is it too fast for the operating system? I doubt it, Microsoft would never write an OS that would under utilize the horse power. InterDVD also hangs the computer. Couldn't install IIS on it because it stops after about 87% progress. Then it wouldn't uninstall it.

And I've already given my older computer to my parents. The older computer was a Sony. So much better. HP looks nice but has yet to impress me with its speed or with its out of the box installation.

Not to mention the bracket containing the Media buttons, memory card readers, and the floppy drive wasn't mounted properly. It looked broken after unpacking. Had to fix that too.

This computer is just starting to really make me upset. I mean two days now without a computer that works properly. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I will do a system recovery and it that doesn't work, I'll install my own copy of the XP Media Center Edition.


Monday, June 28, 2004

Cali bloggers

Someone over at Cali Blog is clicking on my blog link? That's kinda neat that someone is looking at my blog. After all I am putting a lot of spicy stuff here, right? Ok maybe not, but just if you're back, "Hey!"


Man, it's 2:36am and I'm finally getting ready to get off the computer. Fixed up both computers today. The new Media Center is nice. The monitor is starting to look small for some reason though. Could be that the new one that I bought for my parents looks a little bigger.

I'm sticking with this one though 'coz this one has a nice silver and black matching look with the computer.

I'm tired. Me out.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

CNN.com - Maine celebrating French connection - Jun 23, 2004

CNN.com - Maine celebrating French connection - Jun 23, 2004:

"On June 26, when dignitaries from France, Canada and the United States set foot on the 6.5-acre (2.6-hectare) grassy outcropping, it will look much as it did when Pierre Dugua, Samuel Champlain and 77 other men arrived 400 years ago to carve out the first French settlement in the New World."

CNN.com - Review: 'White Chicks' surprisingly funny - Jun 23, 2004

CNN.com - Review: 'White Chicks' surprisingly funny - Jun 23, 2004

So bl*ck people can make fun of white people and ridicule them as much as they want but wh*te people would be big*ts if they even thought about doing the same to the bl*ck people? Seems like this might be just a little hypocritical.

* I don't wanna earn it, I just want it handed to me. (Which by the way is the attitude of only a few but nonetheless remains acceptable) *

Yahoo! News - Nader Again Refuses Dems' Request He Quit

Yahoo! News - Nader Again Refuses Dems' Request He Quit

I think Nader just might help the Republicans again. :)

Can I buy the oversleep option?

Not enough rest last nite. Went to bed a little too late. Well spent sometime playing games on the computer. After that started formatting the blog. It took quite some time to try out different things. By the time I got to bed, it was 2:00am.

Now I feel like I just wanna lie down and sleep for a good 4 hours.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Computer #2

Got the new computer today. It looks sweet. Gotta buy a monitor. Gotta buy a router.

Then the two computers should be working together soon. And nature calls....

Time to go home

Is it time to go home yet?

I think it is. 6:40PM? Man, that's a lot of work for being a salaried emp.

Wonder where my future sail boat is right now. I should start a sailboat fund so people can donate money towards the sailboat fund. Like Dan over at the Cinema 24.

Ah, one of these days. :)

Bush vs. Kerry

Why is the Bush vs. Kerry drama slowing down? I mean we need more slander. Of course, I'm rooting for the Bush/Chenney team. Does Kerry even have a running mate? Not that Bush is the best guy out there but hey, he's the better of the two.

Not to mention it would break the Texas tradition for me to not support Bush.... At least with words ('coz I ain't donating for either side).

So "Go Bush!"


Google Test entry using the BlogThis feature also available on the Google Toolbar. :)


Every morning I come here (to work apparently) and start daydreaming about travelling the world. I search for travelling related material online. I peruse websites and read about others' experiences.

Could I possibly get out of this rackety old cube one day and go different places? I think so....

I would love to get a big boat and just sail across the sea. Dock in different harbors. Aye Matey!

And if I were tired of sailing I would simply fly.

Monday, June 21, 2004

Allow me to rebut

My boss gave me a piece of his mind today, just like that. Only if I could rebut and tell him that I don't have to listen to that. If only I could walk right out! But.... I know I need the job and he knows it. So there we were, my face was all red - I was embarrassed because of not being able to defend myself and I was mad because I didn't wanna have to listen to such insults. But quietly I let the storm die down and then I just told my boss that I'd do a better job. And back to work. Whatever, Man!

American Corporate culture is taking over peoples' lives. It's forcing people to live for working and that's not good. Currently everything in America is owned by GE. If GE doesn't own it then GM surely does. And if even GM didn't consider it worth its money, then it's peanuts and Ford definitely owns it. Together they're corrupting the lifestyles and the living standards of an entire generation just to be able to turn a profit.

Forget this, I want to be a king!


Test blog

GE is a monster

GE is an enormous multinational industrial company headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut. GE describes itself as composed of a number of primary business units or "businesses." Each "business" is itself a vast enterprise, any of which would, if separate, rank in the Fortune 500 by itself. The list of GE businesses varies over time as the result of acquisitions and reorganizations. The GE businesses as of 2004 are:
GE Advanced Materials
GE Commercial Finance
GE Consumer Finance
GE Consumer & Industrial (including home appliances)
GE Energy
GE Equipment Services
GE Healthcare
GE Infrastructure
GE Insurance
NBC Universal
GE Transportation Through these businesses, GE participates in a wide variety of markets including the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, lighting, industrial automation, medical imaging equipment, motors, railway locomotives, military gatling guns, aircraft jet engines, aviation services and materials such as plastics, silicones and abrasives. It was co-founder and is the sole current owner of NBC Universal, the National Broadcasting Company. As GE Commercial Finance, GE Consumer Finance, GE Equipment Services, and GE Insurance it offers a range of financial services as well. It has a presence in over 100 countries.

Man, that's a lot!

Monday Blues?

Man the weekend is gone so fast. It's another Monday. Don't have much work for now. Well don't have _any_ work for now. So maybe I'll just return to daydreaming for a while.
That's the best passtime right after doing nothing.

Friday, June 18, 2004

The Benjamin Gate

The Benjamin Gate put out two amazing albums. And I kept expecting a new one to be even cooler. Then I found out they were no longer together. The singer got married and didn't wanna have to be in the band anymore.

Anybody quitting singing is tolerable but with a voice like the TBG's lead singer, it should be against the law to quit singing or something. I mean she has an amazing voice.

I want a new record >>.<<


So the email blog option is not working even though the help says it should work. Now I have to log in to post a blog entry. Whatever!

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

New Media Center

Just bought a new HP Media Center PC. Should be completing transaction soon.

Conference Call

The customer has a smart-aleck person on the call and this person is making a bunch of fuss about the design document. Let's call this person J. Can I just kick J a little?

More changes to the design doc.

The customer didn't understand the concept of a design document and
why it's needed two weeks ago and now they're wanting to make all
sorts of changes to the document. So we were contracted for.....?

Acid Pro And Gmail Rock!

Acid pro rocks because I can record whatever I want.

gmail rocks because everyone wants one and now I have one. :) And of course I was invited by somebody at the office. The name shall remain unmentioned to protect their privacy.

Monday, June 14, 2004


This blog is written by Johny B. Goode (Pen Name). I'm a geek and sometimes a nerd. However, most smarts required to be truly a nerd are missing.

I blog about technology, music, news, and babies. Oh the cutest things they do! It's pretty amazing to watch a little person complete with their own mindset and personality. Sometimes as a programmer, I think it's so simple describing a baby but then I see kids do the most amazing things and I think to myself, "You can't program that!" Life, from the very get go, is complex and a gift from God.

The blog is always about something fun. If I'm not having fun, I'm probably stuck at work. Even so, I'll think of fun things to do later.

Much of the technology today is a fad. It comes and goes. Some things catch our fancy and grab our attention. These are the things we might spend our hard-earned money on. It is these things you might read about here.

Then there's the new technologies in software. I might be learning something new for work. Or for fun. It is these things you might see a post or two about.

Over the years I have started many blogs. None has constant as many posts as this one. I have been away for long periods of time from this blog and have still come back and posted more. So hopefully, you'll find something fun to read.