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

Japan school kids to be tagged with RFID chips | CNET

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. "