Friday, March 30, 2007

I love me some Friday!

Wow, maybe this is just a weak attempt at making up for posting NOTHING for the first part of the month, that or I'm in a lull in projects, or it's Friday and I'm feeling about as motivated as an apathetic stoner surrounded by cheetos. I'm not sure exactly what that means, but it's kind of an interesting mental image.

As I've said before, every once in a while, I find myself reading some article / blog that is so earth shattering or mind boggling that I'm forced to blog about it. This would be another one of those. Originally I found it in some random forum about 90,000 years ago, and for some odd reason it came to mind again today, and it still was able to reduce me to tears. Everyone needs a good laugh on a Friday, and this'll get the job done perfectly.

Over on 1Up, they have an article about Video Game Obsessions and what not. My only thought throughout the whole article was "What?? Theses are bad things? Shit, I thought they were typical behaviors and features of being a gamer." Apparently now I have to rethink my life's direction. Meh, fuck it. ;o)

On a side note, I am implementing a proxy client for all my browsing needs here at work, because......well because I don't like people spying on my activities. And because I blog at work, and they might not like that. Anyway, I'm using Tor, and my exit point is always bouncing, which is kind of fun for sites that try and delve your physical location and apply settings based off of that information. Like right now, Blogger seems to think I'm Russian, as all the text is in Russian (or some other such language that I don't know). It's actually really cool if you ask me. So you should check it out if you're looking to beat some corporate filters. Or if your internet is moving too fast and you want to slow it down.

Or something.


Edit: LOTR has an Open Public Beta going on. Go get your Key!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

It's like a startling glimpse into the future


If that's not the type of father that I theoretically could / will be, then I don't know what is.

So I'll leave you with this:

Roy Zimmerman. Genius.

Peace and War,

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I try to steer clear of politics but.....

Sure it's been a long time since I've written. Sure you might have thought I was dead. Sure I almost was a time or two. But that doesn't change the fact that I'm back. It'll probably be a quick post this time, as I'm at work, and the super is in town today, so that means that busy is the look for today.

I found this early this morning. I think it's a sign of the time when ALL of the presidential hopefuls in the coming election have public MySpace pages (aside from Giuliani, but really, can you blame him?) One one hand I feel that it is a good thing that "serious" public peoples are beginning to take the internet, and it's wide array of advertising opportunities / avenues seriously. As a techno-geek, I find this instills me with hope.

But then you get the obvious side effects (caution, site might cause seizures or explosive hurling) of embracing such a mainstream, and accessible frontier, the influence of the general public. For instance, in one "righteous hack", l33t h4><0r Mike D of NewsVine (who created the myspace template McCains party used, as well as had access to the hosted images of said template). To call this a hack is just depressing to me. :o( (that's a sad face, because people make me sad....).

Enough, I'm out!

Monday, March 12, 2007

See all the code and I watch it run....

Wednesday. It Snows. Thursday. It Snows, no office. Friday. It snows, no office. Monday. Whoa buddy, shit's fucked up! A week later, and it's finally slowing down. As with everyone I'm sure, I love me my Mondays. In fact I spend the vast majority of any given weekend just dreaming about what is going wrong while no one is around to touch servers.

So, come Monday, it's a virtual Russian Roulette, press the power button on the computron, and speculate at the wonders that will great my eyes. Through all, I find that the correct theme music could sooth even the worst of days. Some days it's a O.A.R. day, other it's definitely Blood for Blood. This week, it's Nerdcore ( again ), in it's various emulations.

I am not entirely sure how this man has slipped under my radar for so long, but no longer. Personally, I'm not overly a "Rap" or "Hip Hop" proponent, but there something about hearing music that has is a direct reflection of my personal hobbies and obsessions that just bends tastes and likes.

I also managed to find a nice article on Nerdcore found over here. I mean hell, it's even in Newsweek. It's gotta be awesome is my standard for awesomeness......or something.