Sunday, November 30, 2003
Oh but I do want it. Does The Duc have the full version? I feel an FTP connection coming on. ^_^ I'm still hooked on the Russian pop tune from Project Gotham 2.
I must also mention that the Gamecube is dirt cheap.
G: Here it is. Another reason for getting a computer and hi-speed internet. Or if you really want to go cheap, a PS2 or XBOX might do. . . . but then I'd have to laugh at you and your ride. BTW, there's a 2002 Civic for Greg to start with, I just unlocked a 2004 Impreza 2.5RS (Tuan, I know you want it), hoping to get the "People's" Celica soon. In the meantime, I'm driving a "fly" 206. . . . and "I got NOS"!
A few of you on here already know this, but just so that everyone knows....
My balls are huge.
Useless factoid: Mario wears a Tanuki (not a racoon suit) in Super Mario Bros. 3. when he acquires the magic leaf. Isn't multi-culturalism fun?
Saturday, November 29, 2003
Peter. Congrats. ^_^ May your rugrats not bother Unkie Tuan too much. As for feeling old, I fucking own Unicron. One is not allowed to feel the ravages of time when one owns the Chaos Bringer. See, I don't play with him. He plays with me. That's how bigly big he is. Secretly, I'm plotting to destroy him, but he's a wiley one.
On the topic of parenthood since Greg, his curious self, brought it up earlier. As far as toys are concerned. I have resolved that I will be the best goddamn parent in this particular area. I have a freakin toy PhD. God forbid I should have a legion of mini-me's causing havoc amongst the populace. I'm just sayin.
I can see it now...
"Yugioh cards? Yugioh cards?! You fucking want Yugioh cards?! You do realize only fags play roleplaying card games don't you son? That's right. Now say you're sorry. Atta boy. Here's a Unicron. You go have fun now. *sniff* They grow up so fast."
Oh. Right. Where was I? May your union (unholy as it may be) bloom with the brightness of a thousand suns and eternally blessed in matrimonial pleasantries and hot sex. Forever and ever. Amen.
P.S. Buy Unicron.
Fuck redhat. Preferably with something spiked and searingly hot.
> The following program segfaults for me on XP Pro SP1 with both 1.3.22-1 and
> 1.5.3-1, but not on NT 4.0 with 1.3.22-1.
> while (malloc (15*1024*1024))
> return 0;
Should be fixed in the next version.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Developer mailto:email@example.com
Red Hat, Inc.
A few of you on here already know this, but just so that everyone knows....
This summer, August 2004, I will be getting married. More details to come once everything is finalized.
So if Ming buying a house wasn't enough to make you all feel old, I figured this would help it along.
I'm going to try to Blog you in as many different places in Korea as I can....teeheehee
Why does this give me the chills? Do they have laptops in the ladies room?
The Untitled Stephanie Domet Project
A work in progress, in honour of national novel writing month, 2003. It's in two chunks here. The part that starts Isabelle awoke to the cooing of the birds is the real start. The other stuff, about Psychic Tracey et al, is a false start that I'm not quite ready to let go of. Besides, I need it for my 50,000-word total. I wrote it before I got a plot, but will try to harvest the best of it in the rewriting stage.via DNTO.
C: I have web hosting if you email me photos from your various bloggable adventures I'd be happy to put them up or show you how to link to them. Also, get yo' lazy ass back on MSN messenger. My allnighters just aren't the same without the contingent from halfway around the world to keep me company, and Jayme's done disappeared lately as well.
ON another note, this blog needs a hit counter. The number of visits The Immortals Co-Opt has been getting lately has been creeping me out.
hey! How's this for another reason why Korea rocks:
In the major shopping centres there are sample shops from LG, Samsung and KT where you can go in and sample their merchandise for free....it's this big room with 32 PCs, all with internet access (for free), there are mp3 players, games and even sound rooms with electronic drum sets and a room with a mixing table so you can spin to your heart's content and be a dj....all for free!
I am waiting to meet a friend at the mall, grabbed a coffee and now here I sit in the KT Megapass (that's it's name), blogging you.
*deep throaty voice* Now there's an interesting quest....I'm going to try to Blog you in as many different places in Korea as I can....teeheehee
Friday, November 28, 2003
That was a good column. Though Dave was already my hero after his on-air incident that I posted last week. Calling pretty much everyone in your audience a fucking idiot takes some balls.
T: You know me. Always trying to learn something new. And I assure you, if I impregnated a hooker, you'd have known about it. Well, maybe not. I'd probably try to keep it secret until I became rich and famous, at which point I'd run for politics, but fail because of my illegitimate child. The scandal would ruin my career and I'd end up jumping out of my New York penthouse office.
And yes, "cookie", indeed, starts with "C".
They'd have an easier time trying to get blood from a rock. Good luck. ^_^
I have a hard time listening to Holly Cole as there is a guy in the office that is the spitting image of Tim Robbins, replete with patchouli stink. Yes he's totally into Ms. Cole's music and yes I secretly want to clock him with an old rotary phone. Y'know, for kicks.
Although her cover of I Can See Clearly Now does indeed kick all manner of ass. Currently listening to Sheryl Crow. I have mixed feelings as to her new "countrified" self.
Ah blogger why are you so buggy as of late?
Holly Cole's new album, Heat Wave, kicks ass manner of ass. Also, it includes a cover of the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" (also known as Brian Wilson's conclusive proof that he was a better arranger than all of the Beatles put together), and a naughty double-entendre involving shaking one's thermometer.
It would have been nice if she let her band come to the center a little more, but still overall definitely worth picking up.
I just ran the numbers, and it turns out that eating two eggs and toast in the morning actually costs _less_ than having a bowl of cereal, if your cereal preferences lie anywhere above honey nut cheerios on the universal cereal ladder. A $4 box of Oatmeal Crisp out of which you could maybe squeeze 5 bowls of cereal, plus the cost of the milk, can in no way compete with <$2 for a dozen eggs and $2 for a loaf of good homemade bread from the farmer's market.
So I can have a good breakfast and be a cheapskate at the same time. This kicks ass.
boys can someone tell me how to attach links to this thing. I never get it to work.
(imagine me saying that with a newfie accent).
I didn't realize what I had written, but hey!!!!!
Thursday, November 27, 2003
Funny. I wasn't aware of this. Pigs with nuthin better to do.
G: I'm not a woman. I can't give birth. But I can give you the answer.
C: Bah! Bah I say! You can keep yer wimmins cuz The Duc has a million cut terra cotta warriors - in his basement.
Beat that! I pity dose dat entah da fohbidden city.
On an unrelated note, I've been wondering: What causes birth?
No, really. Is it a matter of size? Pressure? Time? I'm curious. Obviously a child can't grow inside the mother forever. And it's probably some chemical or hormone that sets it all up, but I'm wondering what the parameter is. Google isn't helping.
Greg is correct. I don't tell the cute boys my opinion. The only people who know at this point are those who read the blog and some friends I have told around here.
As for the Russian, it's not that I dis like them, I don't like the sound of the language, it is too ruff for me.
The thought of the effects of 8000hp on my breast is too much, I would never want to think about that, Okay so I have and for several minutes I have been cluching my breast close to my body so they don't move. AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Any chick that can handle 8000 horsepower gets my respect... and envy.
We report; you decide:
Google image search for "rat shit":
I've found a union I like. I just hope this doesn't happen to me. Really, people. Showing up to work like that, and you think you were unfairly let go? Please. I'm for the city on this one. You do not want to set precident here.
I heard that. :)
But I doubt that Binnie makes her opinions known _to_ said "cut boys". But I don't know why she doesn't like Russian.
That's it, I'm officially no longer going to feel guilty making comments about the looks of the women I work around, fuck this double standards shit.
Now if only there were some...
Personally I am not overly Jealous about the little japanese girls. Personally I am currently in a lab full of brilliant smart and amazing cut boys. They all talk different Laguages and well I have come to the conclution as long as it is not English or Russian any foreign laguage coming out of a cut boys mouth sounds sexy.
Greg, what's up with you missing Chatal's arrival? I was conteplating how long it would take me to swim the atlantic to get there (however the time was too long and I would have missed her anyway).
Damn it, Chantal. Why must you do this to me? It's because I missed your Canadian arrival, isn't it?
In other news...
Court Orders Man to Stop Being Stupid
*sigh*...the Duc is having a housewarming party and here I am trapped on the penninsula surrounded by beautiful asian women who want 'foreign friends' to practice their english...I'm very jealous that I will be missing out on the fun...all I have to say about it is that when I arrived in ROK I arrived at the same time as a Japanese airplane carrying 200-and-some Japanese University students who were participating in a cultural exchange with Koreans. They all had matching skirts and coats...are YOU jealous yet?
Wednesday, November 26, 2003
*scratches head* You do realize Wolfenstein involves a US soldier killing hordes of Nazi troops don't you? And I do sympathize with the Germans, they make better cars than we do.
Once again. Welcome back - to the stage of history.
I found this highly amusing. Then it made me ponder. Do Germans play Wolfenstein? I mean, when I was a kid and more recently anytime I fire up the ol arcade emulator, I played lots of P.O.W. I plunked quarter after quarter into that wonderful cabinet. And what did I do? I killed Charlies left and right in a desperate attempt to get my pixelated "round eye" to sweet sweet freedom.
Mind you, being a Southerner I did enjoy exacting revenge on the North, so I guess it's not exactly the same. But since then I've come to respect my Commie brethren since their form is government is so similar to my own. Minus the hand maidens, but that can be rectified.
[voice=pirate]Arrrrrgh. We going to play on Duc Island.[/voice]
I'll show. But you MUST serve Duc under glass. Really. You must. Or Peking Duc.
[You DARE come in to THE DUC's house and tell THE DUC what to cook? THE DUC will cook whatever he damn well WANTS to cook. THE DUC's gonna take that spatula, shine it up real nice...]
We will entah the fohbidden city.
Tuesday, November 25, 2003
THE DUC, the most electrifying Asian in sports entertainment, PRESENTS!
THE PEOPLE'S HOUSEWARMING PARTY!
Saturday December 20th.
Can you SMELL WHAT THE DUC is Cookin'?
I attended the FMC meeting last night. I would have liked it if the Taproom sold food and non-alcoholic drinks, but, oh well. There were about 20 of us. Predictably, most were 20-24 yr-old university students, but there were a few veterans there as well. One of them actually designed a racetrack (I forget the name) and raced on the same track, on the same weekend with both Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve(sp?) on two occasions. A good guy to have your side when starting a motorsports club.
There was only 1 girl (Integra and Volvo *snicker* driver) and there was a skinny-Chinese-looking-guy-with-a-Honda-T-shirt-who-drives-a-CRX. All I could think of when I initially saw him was Do not make stereotypical generalizations. Do not make stereotypical generalizations. :)
The meeting was mostly introductory and to explain what would need to be done in the upcoming year for everything to go ahead.
Innovative use for Buy Sell & Trade papers:
Monday, November 24, 2003
But what if they eat your brains?
I had no idea there was a Zombie Civil Liberties Union. All's I know is if someone's knocking on my door asking for sweet sweet brains, they're gonna feel the business end of my shotgun.
Best Fark Photoshop thread of the last week or so: Videogame characters using their powers for evil.
PS. Keep your hands off my banana. Al don't swing that way.
This is to remind myself that I stashed a banana in a bag on my bookshelf in the lab. Don't want to go and forget something like that.
...because knowledge is power.
If I wasn't taught during the 80's that violence doesn't solve problems from the excellent "Now you know and knowing is half the battle." GI Joe public service announcements. Rest assured, I would kill every one of these motherfuckers.
Duc Under Glass :)
You don't know how hard it was to keep quiet on that one. The Ming Dynasty...er...Legacy shall live on!
It is time.
Time my brothers to let this cat out of the bag. Let's take a trip down memory lane shall we?
"Hey Ming! Check out this game it's called Gran Turismo." Later that day, The Duc owns GT and 2 new Dualshock controllers.
"Yes! GT2 is out today!" You can imagine what happens next.
"Hey Ming! Check out GT3 on my new PS2." I drive Ming over to Electronics Boutique to pick up the PS2 GT3 bundle.
"Hey Ming! Check out DOA Volleyball on my Xbox!" Yes. I drove him to EB again.
And most recently, with a twist, "Hey Tuan! Can you show me PN03 on your Gamecube?" Yet another trip to the fine folks at EB, plus one Nintendo console.
Why do I bring this up? Because the man bought a freakin Subaru! 1) He owns a Legacy. I aspire to own the next gen Legacy. 2) He has a turbo. I also aspire to have a turbo in my next car.
And if you'll recall I did suggest on the blog that The Duc buy a used Legacy for a winter beater many months ago.
Am I a bad influence? You bet. ^_^
Finally, I'd like to mention Greg was first to clue in that...
Legacy is just another synonym for DYNASTY! Truly, it is The People's Car. And yes, it does have a sunroof. ;)
Long may the Ming Legacy reign!
Somebody doesn't have Japanese fonts installed on his computer, I see.
I participated in a couple of Japanese speech contests in the early part of the year. I did reasonably well, and my name got mentioned on a couple of websites. Interestingly enough, I got first place in the regionals - not just in the beginner category, but in the intermediate and advanced categories as well - ("representing" UNB), but the 2nd and 3rd place finishers got more press from their universities than I did. But I'm not bitter.
But that's "Page 2" news. I haven't done anything recently.
OK Greg, explain why your name shows up in google here:
Are you a spy for some nefarious foreigners? It's OK, if you give yourself up now there'll be only minimal torturing.
Sunday, November 23, 2003
Fucking AwesomeAccording to Matt Rainnie's blog, the guy who sung the "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" song on the original How The Grinch Stole Christmas was none other than Tony the Tiger.
God bless that man.
Saturday, November 22, 2003
Dave Despain windtunnel complete on-air meltdown. Hilarious.
Hey Al the bird in space is wicket!!! And as for Timothy, I've been to a couple they are simply coffe shops which charge you a lot of money for the samething you can buy at Timmies. Not been a Coffe drinker the coffee may be better or worse I have never heard. The herbal tea, is herbal tea it just cost 2.50 a cup.
Here it is yet another Saturday morning. before 9 am. and I am hung over and trying to go some touristy stuff. Why do I do this to my self. Getting back to Canada is going to envolve serveral hours of sleep.
Friday, November 21, 2003
More eye and brain candy:
Fiona Daniel - Atom
Quoted below the painting:
Split the atom's heart, and lo!
Within it thou wilt find a sun.
The Seven Valleys
There's a coffee shop on Kent St. in Charlottetown called "Timothy's", just down the street a short ways from that other coffee shop with a similar name.
This one has WiFi, though, so I shall be checking them out on my next trip home.
via WiFi Charlottetown.
Bring me back a toga.
Why go to Athens when you can go to Lesbos? I hear the womenfolk are really friendly. Megatuan wants lots of pictures. ;)
Okay so At the end of my work term December 5th. I have 9 days left before I go home. So I decided to go to athens or 4 of the 9. Now I have to decide what to do while I am there. Here's where I can use some help. The web sites are over whelming with things to do. My Question to you guys is, if you were in Athens what is the one thing you would like to see. If I go to it. I will get some pictures for you. I have to daytime activities because I am traveling alone and I don't want to be roaming the streets of a foreign city by myself at night.
Chantal. I am gald to read that you made it to Korea okay. I hope you enjoy the work with the kids again. Are you working at the school as before, or have you moved on to a new one?
arrived in korea. didn't crash. started work. lots of kids. apartment is small but clean. have yet to buy handphone. going to see the matrix movie tomorrow. that is all for now.
Thursday, November 20, 2003
This Might Be A Wikiis a WIkipedia site dedicated to They Might Be Giants. A wiki lets anyone add or change any part of the site, so it can quickly build up into a very complete stockpile of information. The best part of this site is the interpretations of some of TMBG's more esoteric songs, especially this one, of my favourite song of theirs, Ana Ng. The listed interpretation of what the hell Particle Man was all about is rather weak, unfortunately, and not nearly as interesting as this one, which has as its thesis that the song is a very clever re-interpretation of the novel Flatland about a two-dimensional world.
Once again, congrats to The Duc for joining a very elite club, not that there's anything wrong with that. :)
Michael Jackson Bad Joke of the Day
How do you know its bedtime at MJ's?
The big hand is on the little hand.
My God he's the Chosen One!
To The Duc: Welcome, number nine hundred and ninety eight!
Who wins all the rallies in town?
Who brings Mitsubishi down?
We do! We do!
Who has the best damn rally car?
Who makes Petter Solberg a star?
We do! We do!
This house thing is starting to be a real pain in the A**. Getting some of the finer details on the morgage completed is starting to be a real problem - documentation-wise.
YES - The Duc will be holding a great big house warming party. . . . since paying for heat is expensive. I am tentatively scheduled to be moved in the new house on the 6th of December. The official house warming party can be held anytime after said date, I'd say shortly after Binnie returns from the land of "bad ketchup chips".
Al et al: *.img files are usually created and burned using the venerable CDRWIN by Golden Hawk Technologies.
P.N.03 movie would be nice. As nice as Monica is, the lead in P.N.03 focuses on her great ass as noted by several sources. If said movie was made, it would probably feature *shudder* J. Lo *shudder*.
I will attempt to pickup the Legacy on Friday afternoon/evening. Not sure how I will get to Moncton without a car. Something tells me I might be taking the bus.
Green China?Salon has an interesting article (gotta eyeball an ad to read the full thing) about China taking steps towards smart energy conservation, and why the US might be left in the technological dust if they keep pandering to old indistries who would rather bribe politicians than compete and improve. A quote: "While the U.S. sells out its own environment to the highest bidder, China is getting serious about energy conservation. Two scientists explain how and why."
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Bill buys me nice things, like software developers. I love you Bill.
Just spent some quality time with Project Gotham Racing 2. Is it wrong to make sweet sweet love to one's Xbox? Because if it is, I definitely don't wanna be right. There's also a teaser video on there for Rallisport Challenge 2. Needless to say I soiled myself - repeatedly.
Gregatron we must schedule a Kudos appointment in the future with THE DUC. Maybe even in da fohbidden city. Oh and the Ferocious Dolphin - is BACK.
You can get WiFi PCI cards for desktop PCs as well. The WiFi network they're setting up around Freddie only serves the downtown core at the moment. I suspect they'll make it out to the trailer parks round about 2030 or so. On the other hand, I have now access to three wireless networks with my laptop, the ITC building at school, coming in through my lab's window, the Freddie public wireless network, and the 802.11b router sitting on top of the bookshelf in the upstairs hallway of my house.
Greg's quite right, though, PCs are evil. Thus I would recommend an iBook. They have G4 processors now, can be taken around, and used with wireless networks galore. They're a chick magnet. And no worrying about viruses or spyware. Also, you have a built in Unix command prompt and X-Windows server, so you get all the power of unix without diddling around with the silliness of Linux compile / configure / fix the broken dependencies that some people seem to find more fun than showering or going to the barber.
No reason. Initially it was because DOA was going to be on the big screen. I do wonder if that's a suggestion that I'm departing from reality some. After all, H doesn't even have real people on the screen. It seems one step further away from reality than regular porn is.
I'm still wondering about getting a computer. All the logical arguments aren't working. It seems I've convinced myself that they're evil. Stupid mindset. :(
Can this Wi-Fi network provide free internet to those of us with desktops in our houses? Or is this somehow more relevant to laptops with wi-fi cards and PDAs?
...and I thought PETA was annoying
Apparently Kudos can get you in trouble in Oz. Note to self: boot their Prime Ministah.
She kicks high
So when is the PN03 movie coming out? *hoping they cast Monica Belluci* ^_^
Also, it's nice to see the partnership with Microsoft is paying off. Go Team Ninja, Daddy needs his Ninja Gaiden fix.
Here's a very interesting interview with Bill Joy over at Wired. I want one of these:
What are you doing for fun these days?
I'm figuring out a meditation wall for my apartment in New York. Eight feet high by 12 feet wide, with an array of overlapping rear projectors, each with a tiny Linux box and connected by gigabit Ethernet. I would love to get 72 dpi but will probably settle for less - about 30 megapixels for the whole thing. [Former Walt Disney Imagineering guru] Bran Ferren and Danny Hillis [inventor of massively parallel supercomputing] at Applied Minds are building it for me. It's very bright. Given that it's in an apartment, the main limitation will be power availability. I'll also need some great 30-megapixel images. Any ideas? I can always put a picture of stars on the wall. In Manhattan, you can't see them - except, of course, in a blackout.
The End of the World (flash)
I love these voice guys.
Tech experts (i.e., Ming): What program do I use to burn .img CD images?
Where the hell is Snowman! when you need him...
If I catch you blogging at work any more I might have to send your company an amendment to my reference letter ;)
I think it's the sugary-ness of ketchup that hides the flavour of whatever you're putting it on. I think I first started growing up when I was ten and I swore off ketchup forever and switched immediately to mustard. Ketchup has it's place though. A cardboard carton of french fries at the exhibition or from a roadside PEI-type canteen certainly goes will with some hot, liquid, red lovin' Though salt and vinigar is still preferable, it's good to mix it up now and then. :)
Though I have to admit I'm not generally a condiment fan. I always used to eat plain hot dogs when I was a kid. I even used to just grab a slice of homemade bread from a loaf and eat it dry, nothing on it. I think my reasoning was that if I didn't like the taste of bread I wouldn't be eating it in the first place.
Mayo, does distroy the falvor of anything, I won't argue there. But what do you think salsa is madeup of. I would agree that on eating Salsa over Ketchup is preferable, but still, tomatoes are fantastic, they add flovour to most things.
Tomatoes hide flavour, that's what they do. I think it's the acidity in them. Mayo accomplishes the same thing, only it does it with fat.
Both teh quintessential white people flavour killer condiments. (you mess with the 'fro, you got ta' go)
I'll take a nice blazing salsa any day :)
What kind of Ketchup do you use? Most ketcup's have a sweet tomato flavor!
And British condiments are normaly mayo and butter.....yuck.... They put them both on anything, including hummus sandwitches..
And they have a strange mustartd like they called English mustard, which tast like cigarette ashes. Finding yellow mustard (the one we find most often in canada) is like finding a cod in the atlantic. You know they exist but you have to be lucky to find it.
That's what you get for liking ketchup chips anyway.
One would think ketchup was a very British type condiment, since its only purpose is to mask any remaining flavour in whatever it is you're eating with a sweet all-conquering blandness.
Because you should all beaware should you ever come to England.
They have messed up Ketchup Chips! They are wrong, they screwed this up royally.
How? Well first, they don't tast the way they do at home (no big surprize) but the bigest foul up is the fact they are not covered in the red poweder. The best part about ketchup chips is the fact they are so messy. And you get to lick your fingers to get all the red poweder off later.
Here they look like regular chips and tast very salty, and vinagery.. like they left out the tomato part.
English......Ptshhhh....they don't do anything right!!!!!!!! (at least not when it comes to food)
Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Fred-e-Zone wireless network. They've set up a public wireless 802.11g (compatible with 802.11b) network with free internet access, open to all.
Free WiFi access all over Freddie! Woohoo! As soon as I get home I'm checking if I can see the signal with my laptop's wireless card, and if I can I'm telling NBTel and their $45/mo internet access to go suck a cactus.
Though that means my last bastion of productivity, picking up the laptop and going to a little coffee shop downtown to do my work is up in smoke. (this circuit design makes no god damn sense.. maybe I'll take a break and check my email)
Monday, November 17, 2003
It's got a nice Viper flavor to it. Daddy likes.
C6 spy pics. Greg, please remember to wipe the monitor when you're done. That is all.
Shrek 2 Trailer. COming out on my birthday, too. That makes up for stupid George Lucas' crap films ruining 2 of my more recent birthdays.
It's funny, after all these years and all the advances in computer technology, my old trick to beat computer chess opponents of lining up your pawns and slowly advancing them as a wall to gain territory still confuses the fuck out of the computer.
(good guys as white, evil machines as black)
Oh deep blue, will you ever learn?
You mean to tell me you found something related to porn on the internet, Dear god Tuan what web sites are you going too......... (please not the sarcasm). Sorry Tuan:o)
It seems everytime I punch something into a search engine, the first 4 or 5 might be what I want, the six dozen are porn.
Anyway Ming If I am around when you move into the new house let me know. I can help somewhat with the packing and what not. I get back on the to Canada on the 14th and I promised my sister I would be on the island before the release of Return of the Kings.
So What is life like back in Canada, seen in real amount of snow yet? I have seen lots of the cold wet rain, that England is famous for.
ON the note of seeing things the past weekend I saw real Dead mummies. It was bizzar! Thought it would be cooler, infact it was rather distrubing. There was even one body that was still whole, not wrapped up, and completely desicated. You could see his skin, and teeth and hair. Interesting but yet I felt odd, stairing at someone who has been dead for so long. I wondered what his life must have been like.
Sunday, November 16, 2003
Ye Gods. They have porn star action figures. And I thought this sillyness was limited to the Japanese and their hentai figures. Wow. The internet is a strange and disturbing place indeed.
Wow. LEGO has competition. Hot damn, it's just missing an RC motor. *Note to self: Build this sucker*
Saturday, November 15, 2003
Some funny audio recordings including the radio communication between a girl on the ground and a guy who tied a bunch of helium balloons to a lawn chair.
Friday, November 14, 2003
Dude, go wireless, it's what all the kids are doing these days.
Laptop + WiFi + couch == nerd bliss.
Your mom would definitely approve of the reduced clutter. Plus you can be all paranoid and security conscious and go with 128-bit encrypted WEP signals. You know, so the guy with the laptop sitting on your deck won't be able to steal your internet access.
The house is just behind the new French school in Summerside, the new development called Gavin Estates. That would put it pretty close to the intersection of South Drive and Pope Road. I close on December 1st (that's when I get the keys). Haven't narrowed down when I'm moving in. Before January for sure, definitely after I get applicances though and try before snow comes. . . . I'm aiming for early December.
Back in high school, I played D&D in the basement. We aptly referred to it as the Dungeon. There will be no D&D in the bedrooms. Living room or basement most likely. The server room will be a freezer. I have that portable air conditioner and it goes with the servers. I shall run massive amounts of CAT5 cables through the hallways so it looks like those hoverships in the Matrix. . . .
They Might Be Giants have a very cool little program on their website, called TMBG Clock Radio that streams a ton of rarer, harder to find tracks, or live recordings, or some of their more recent stuff, depending on which channel you choose. Nice way to get your Particle Man fix on without having to slog through Kazaa looking for cheery nerd rock gems.
I saw the Matrix 3 last night. I enjoyed it. Granted, my two favourite parts may have been the Frenchman's wife's breasts (heh), but I thought the operatic score deserves honorable mention as well. I'll have to get the soundtrack when it comes out. Oh, and the armored personnel units look like a nice design project sometime.
And I finished watching all of Initial D a few days ago. Finally.
Inspector Gadget was lame, I was referring to Gadget from Chip & Dale's Rescue Rangers. She was hot. I'd consult google for a pic but no doubt I'd run into a flurry of Disney Hentai sites. :)
Okay Gaget, sucked hard. a Dumb ass who only managed to get by because of his Niece and a dog, with a beeping red collar.
ducktales on the other hand were fantastic. Bonkers was the Bomb!
Hey Ming! When do you move in? And Where is the house exactly. I don't reconize the street? I have to agree with Al knowing someone I went to school with who has bough a house feels like someone is slowly tearing up my youth..... and tossing it away. I am stil in school for heaven sakes I can't handle that.....
Thursday, November 13, 2003
Permission granted. So... will you be buying a plain jane hum drum pianny? Or THE Most Electrifying Instrument known to man? And remember, they're not just puns, they're THE PEOPLE'S PUNS.
OK. I'm game. As long as I'm permitted to make at least one (1) bad pun which uses the two meanings of the word "organ" - preferably in the same sentence as the word "piano". It's old, I know, but I have to get it out of my system.
Bonkers was crap and Gadget was hot. There, now with that out of the way. I will refer to The People's Neighbourhood as Ducburgh.
G: Are you ready for another round of bad jokes at Ming, I mean The Duc's expense, this weekend? ^_^
Duckberg was the setting for Duck Tales, the second best cartoon to come out of Disney's new TV show bender of the late 80's that brought us Rescue Rangers, Tailspin, Darkwing Duck and Bonkers. (no one remembers Bonkers, don't worry).
What is the Ducberg reference? Iceberg? Nuremburg?
I'm leaning towards the People's Palace - but there's no 'Duc' reference.
But we're not going to change PEI into Duc Island. That would be going too far. [THE DUC says this: Who is this Prince Edward and why does he think he can compete with THE DUC? THE DUC will take your sceptre, shine it up real nice....]
I think we all know the real question: Will the D&D room be the living room or will it be relegated to one of the bedrooms? Will there be blacklight posters and a lava lamp? What about beanbag chairs? Nothing like tossin a few dice and slaying a few orcs while sittin' on a nice bean bag chair.
Also, will teh server room have its own cooling?
Have you decided which wall you will use for your projection screen, for when you buy a used powerpoint projector off of ebay and hook up a DVD player to it?
And everyone knows it has to be called Ducberg. I thought taht was just assumed.
Hey, I bought something that's kind of like a house. [/feels bad]
THE DUC's living room floor looks very similar to mine. Laminate floating floor, I think it's called? (Fake hardwood, I call it, but never needs vacuuming :)
When is the closing date / moving-in-date / visitors-are-welcome date? And I want to see pictures of the bedrooms and bathrooms and kitchen. Most of the pics are of the living room. [pictures the patio with a child's swimming pool on it being referred to as THE DUC pond, if only it were not already taken...]
Oh, and much envy for the garage [envy]. [envy] And your living room is big enough for a grand piano and a trapeze. And 30,000,000 computers.
Very nice. Though I'd prefer The House of Duc or The People's Palace. On that note, I will now be referring to Summerside as The Forbidden City. I'm curious. Did Feng Shui factor into the purchase decision? :)
So now I know a country music fan. I kind of always suspected it, really - you know, he always had that sort of _look_ about him. And the guitar. And the comment about the banjo. And the time he let it slip that he had some country cover music in his mp3 collection. I suspected even then, but I didn't want to say anything. You know, it's not the sort of thing you can just ask. Anyway, congrats on your new lifestyle. I hope it works out for you. :)
FMC officially exists, as far as I can tell from the lomo posts. But car people seem to do all their stuff in the summer, so I'm not expecting much before then, activity-wise.
The English are weird. They have a missle nick-named the ASRAAM, for goodness sakes.
Yes, I want to gaze upon the vette. But I want to check out the action of some pianos too. I mean, I know the kind of action I like, and what I don't, and the sounds I like to hear, and what I don't, but there are so many shapes, sizes, and countries of origin that I need to get a feel for what's out there. And I'm leaning away from fake (electric) ones. They look similar, feel similar, and sound similar, but this whole business of needing electricity to make them vibrate? That just ain't right. No matter how good they make the fakes, there's just no replacing the real ones.
I, al, am officially coming out of the closet.
(as a country music fan)
The english are odd folk. The more time I spend here the more I realize this. Today chasing down something salty, I desided to get some chips (or crips as they are called here) and when I opened the bag and greedily ate the first chip, I discovered there was no salt on them. But the bag said Salt shake crips?????
After a moment I discovered a small blue package at the bottom of the bag, pulling it out I discovered why they were called salt shake crips.
The problem with this interesting idea, is when you pour the salt into the bag, it sticks to the first few chips on top, so you end up with a few very salty chips and then a bunch of saltless chips. I also discovered this does not depended on the amount of shaking you do with the bag.
Strange and woderful stories from Harlow
Gregstanbul not Anstantinople
Yes. This Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! at the Moncton Coliseum. Tickets only figh dollah errr where was I? I guess we could do some pianny shoppin though wouldn't you want to gaze upon the Vette s'more? How goes FMC? I hear they're back in bidness.
T: This weekend? Possibly. I'd planned to do some piano shopping this weekend (which, unfortunately, cost about the same as a car). Moncton has some stores that sell used, so this provides me with a good of an excuse as any to check out some pimpin' rides and some whorehouse pianos. I'm leaning against _not_ buying such behemoths, at least not yet, but I can at least see what the market is doing in the way of prices and quality in the region.
*hums Dr. Zaius to himself*
*shakes head* The Duc is not just simpy 'Duc'. The Duc is THE DUC. Candyass. Do not address The Most Electrifying Homeowner in such a manner.
Finally! The Duc will be returning to Moncton to test drive a few winter beaters. The question Luke Warm Anstey is... are you in?
Duc: Congrats on the house. Now I'm curious as to what $150k buys on the island. Can you post a pic or give a description? Or are you going to look at me in a Ming sort of way and tell me to haul my f*cking a$$ down to the island to see it myself?
Welcome to the homeowners group, bud. 'Cept you've probably got a basement and an attic :(
Damn. This shit's pretty good. Transformers theme, with a lil rythm and blues.
Wednesday, November 12, 2003
My response to Mr. Anderson's profound words:
Dr. Zauis, Dr. Zauis.
Dr. Zauis, Dr. Zauis.
Oh Dr. Zauis!
I love you Dr. Zauis!
I know Tuan would be upset if I didn't throw my two cents in to this conversation (he does call me Dr. love after all). And why I agree with Al's comment, I think there is another part to it.
Popular culture essentially paints most nice guys as being either A) scumbags in disguise trying to get into a girls pants or B) characters that aren�t humanized enough to be a believable male image or C) as guys who are just there as background filler instead of the leading man role. Now I'm not saying any of these is true, but those are the image that are ingrained upon us by the media. I think this leads to a state of cynical-ness in women (please forgive these broad statement, I don't want to be stereotypical, but making this argument too politically correct would be a pain in the ass). So a women meets a guy who is nice, and then will try and slot the guy into a category. Unfortunately, the "nice guy" category has been tainted so that if a guy falls in this category, red flags go up. So on a subconscious level maybe you don�t trust the nice guys because of this.
Another reason sometimes is women assume that they don�t deserve a nice guy, so they automatically assume that if a nice guy is interested in them that something must be wrong with them. Sounds crazy but I�ve encountered this more than once in my days of doing love counseling (spend 4 years as a proctor, and you�ll get a good understanding of the university aged female psyche)
Or it could be the simple fact that you have good intuition and he really is in sheep clothing. Never sell your guts feelings short.
Ming: I need a server. I want to have a headless linux box that I can run apache, tomcat, mysql and probably samba of. essnetially it will be a web/application server taht I will use as central storage for my home network. I figure if any one cna help build me a good machine at an even better prioce your the man. Let me know...
Binnie: I would have to say Al's observations are pretty good. It also explains in detail why I'm still single and why girls like guys like Justin (a friend I have on the Island). Yeah, yeah, yeah. . . . I know I'm frigging boring so leave me alone :-p
Anyways, I got a house. Still have to work out the details with the bank, the lawyers, the insurance, and then get everything transferred to the new home before December. . . . Anyways, once I sort everything out I'll give out my usual "boring" rant on the state of Duc, then invite friendly drunks to celebrate my being out of pocket for over $150K. . . .
Ming's Christmas Wish List:
1. Furnature for the new house
2. Furnature. That is all. . . .
P.S. I've been looking at my finances again, damn this is going to hurt. . . .
Props to Al for the well-written article. I would recommend more Jeopardy shows. That'll show her :) [Advice for others - don't compete against Al at Jeopardy.]
I don't really know the answer to the question. But Al's argument sounds about right. As for me, I don't have the greatest of luck with the lot of you girls, so I don't bother most of the time. It's more of a risk/reward thing. But I'm sure there are others with more positive self-images who are still confused by the whole thing.
On a different note, most of the countries in Europe, along with Canada, Japan, and South Korea all have lifetime fertility rates of below 2.0 kids per woman per lifetime. For those math majors among us, that's the minimum number required to maintain the population. It seems the prominent lifestyle of "let's get the population educated and career-oriented" is keeping a lot of countries' populaces from wanting to be mommies and daddies. Paradoxically, it's considered beneficial for the families to have fewer children and enjoy other things, but it has a negative affect on taxation, skilled labor, and other things. I find this remarkably interesting. Prepare for countries of wealthy nations to promote "family life". Either that or watch the next generation rebel against our materialistic ways. Internet statistic of the day: If Japan's fertility rate of 1.3 kids/woman/lifetime were to be kept up for the next 1,000 years, their population would drop to 130 people.
Not a rant. Just something I realized recently. Damn you, CBC.
Eureka! Why did someone not make me aware of this page earlier?
At long last, I can now link Optimus Prime to Kevin Bacon.
Natalie Portman was in Beautiful Girls (1996) with Pruitt Taylor Vince
Pruitt Taylor Vince was in Trapped (2002) with Kevin Bacon
Ms. Portman was in The Professional where she watched the original Transformers cartoon on TV. :)
Also, Chantal you will be happy to know that Sean Connery trumps Kevin Bacon. Finally! A proper use for statistics outside of sports.
I'd say lose the biological and cultural urge to pair bond, but that's me. ^_^ I've learned my lesson, happiness can be found in another person, but it can also be found within yourself. That takes awhile to learn. Well for me it did. My outrageous advice: Be selfish. Stop caring/trying.
Down with men! *splash of cold water* Hoooo, been listenin to too much Sarah lately... ummmm I mean... respect the cock!
My ideal mate would be Comic Book Guy *shudder* I'm not willing to play for the other team though.
Most. Disturbing. Post. Ever!
Why is it that everytime I meet a nice guy, and begin to think he has sheeps clothing on????
Because you want it to be the case.
Girls don't want nice guys,k nice guys are pussies, and they're boring, and they don't make your friends swoon, making them practically useless.* Girls also have the problem of upside down expectation curves. They meet someone new and immediately after categorizing the 'potential mates' from the 'just friends', potential mates are then put on a pedestal. The phrase "I met this amazing guy" is one often heard from women. From a guy you will simply hear "i met this girl". Thus the period of getting to know someone is a series of disappointments for a girl, as their potential catch falls ever closer to earth. For most guys I know it's a period of jumping through hoops to keep the girl interested. But barring the psychos and the nutjobs, when a guy gets to know a girl more and more his opinion of her usually grows. (this is totally subjective, but is what I've come to observe, so no arguing).
I was involved with someone pretty heavily over the past winter and spring, and I got to sense that very thing, that any time I let slip that I was kind of goofy or that I liked country music or that I sometimes just leave my clothes draped over the chair, it was a blow to her image of the person she thought she was with. A very distressing feeling, knowing that you're going to have to break the fact that you're not perfect to someone. Didn't quite work out, as it happened, but that's another story to be priedout of me after a few beers sometime.
In a round about way I'm getting back to the quesiton at hand. Essentially you don't notice the nice guys, because theyr'e the ones who aren't good at attracting attention. Attracting attention is a skill taht I had to learn myself, and practice at it. And I can tell you , the trick is to not care what people think, and a big part of that means taht you have to turn off the instincts to drop everything and have a deep conversation with someone or talk about feelings..
* note to readers: this is not a suggestion to be less than perfectly gentlemanly to any woman at any time, and was only written for the purposes of entertainment.
Okay so it occurs to me looking at all the interesting toys that show up on blog that the majority of the users are single, that okay so am I. But after a short run in with yet another member of the opposite sex, it occurs to me that perhaps that is not that you guys are single its that you are better at learning the male\female lesson than I. I would use the normal stated phrase that wowan use when scorned by men but I don't think it fits.
So instead I will refine it to me.
Why is it that everytime I meet a nice guy, and begin to think he has sheeps clothing on????
Feel free to give outrageous advice.
Tuesday, November 11, 2003
IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Playing Vietcong with the guys at work. Shooting US Marines is somewhat therapeutic. I was little Vietnamese dude with an AK-47. . . . Represent!
Monday, November 10, 2003
I agree with the review and the flaws, but still enjoyed both sequels a great deal. Not as good as the first mind you but still... My only answer is KHAN!!!
It's real. I've watched the anime. It's basically Pokemon Poker. Not my bag.
Al, Stairway to Heaven?
I can't figure out if this is real or not.
Either way I think that if your kid is bored enough to be playing magic card type games, perhaps drugs might be a good alternative.
If I see a mobile home with one end stuck up into the air I'll know Greg went for the upright piano.
Also, the old pony tail man who works at Tony's is my nemesis. Mostly because I keep playing the banjo when I go in there and he knows damn well I have no intention of buying it.
So I got my first ticket today. It was a parking ticket. I had seen the meter man going around downtown, so I was sure to put money in the meter. It was a late lunch break, and I wanted to drop by Tony's Music Box to see what they had in the way of digital pianos and sheet music. I dropped in a quarter, got 17 minutes, read the "1/2-hour maximum" written on the meter, and thought, "OK, I'll be in and out in 15 minutes, and then I'll go home for lunch."
1hr 40 minutes later....
$8 parking ticket :(
But it was worth it. They have a Yamaha baby grand in there with a $20,000 price tag on it. That's more than my car. $8 to play a $20k piano? Yeah, that's ok.
And a digital piano with decent action (not those $200 keyboards with springy keys) costs $1700-$10000, depending. Now that's worth two frowny smileys. :( :(
The thing is, a used 'real' upright is only about $500-$1500. It's just that they're so bloody heavy. Grrrr :< That and they're loud (when played right). *sigh*
And that was the highlight of my day.
I love stats! Did I just type that?
I can hand a DeLorean Time Machine it's ass. Take that jigowatts!
going back to friday, the Meatrix!!!!
The vegetarian amoungst you seen the spoof, its funny and like most things of that sort about 50% of it is misinformation. Or rather most of it is true, but it leaves out a lot of other details.
Oh Well but when you buy your meat you only get a little tag which tell you what kind of meat you have.
Just a though!!!
Enjoy your world you never know how much of it is real......
Okay poor tast but hey!
Peeking Duc you mean.
Ming opening the sunroof - Duc under glass.
Ming sipping Minute Maid - Duc a l'orange. :)
The PM's face upon hearing Petter Solberg winning the 2003 World Rally Championship for Subaru. Fuck yeah.
Sunday, November 09, 2003
More good shit over at the immortals co-opt. Including a new operating charter for MacKenzie House.
Transbeauties. You have beauties on cars, beauties in cars, beauties as cars is the next logical step non?
The Meatrix. . . . evil corps are doing terrible things to animals, so everyone should stop eating meat all together. . . . When they found out the air was polluted, did they stop breathing too? Stands to reason right? I don't support these evil agro-corps nor disputing the facts they raised. Just the message that everyone should be a vegetarian.
Don't remember if I mentioned this before. I got some parts to upgrade my computer network in the mail. My Linux box will be upgraded from this ancient PIII-450 to a nice Athlon XP 2100+ and life will be good once again. Why upgrade?
1. I use the PIII-450 Linux box more than my newer Win Box with the 2100+.
2. OpenOffice runs like a bastard on this thing.
3. I'm due for an distro upgrade too, I'm still running MDK8.1.
4. I need a server upgrade too. My current server is next to useless will less than 600 MB of drive space.
Saturday, November 08, 2003
I actually just posted it because it was a funny cartoon, but of course there's the problem of the messenger overshadowing their own message.
I bought some pork chops at the farmer's market today. One need not go all vegan to avoid the mess that is industrial food production. Before I started buying organic vegetables I did one simple test, buy one of the regular kind, one organic, and see which tastes better. There's literally no contest. Everytihng else is secondary, but having spent a lot of time growing up on my grandfather's farm I have a lot of sympathy for farmers. There wasn't a single piece of false information in that cartoon, by the way.
Knowing something about how my food is made is becoming a little more important the more I know about what goes on on factory farms. And commercially grown vegetables are often not produced in much better conditions. Drowning them in pesticides, breeding (and genetically modifying) for appearance over taste. (those huge strawberries and blueberries taste like mush when compared to the regular ones). Failure to rotate crops, something that used to be common sense is now considered radical, and farmers' land is becoming unable to grow anytihng because of it. On PEI this hits closer to home, hearing about runoff from a potato field killing all the fish in a river.
How about: Fuck greedy people who want me to buy inferior food.
I gave it 30 seconds before my FUCK PETA mentality overrode. I have incisors, I know what they're good for.
Friday, November 07, 2003
Enter The Meatrix. (flash)
As spoofs go, this is actually pretty good, all things considered.
Oh crap. It just occurred to me, Judgment Day, Rise of the Machines, The Matrix, it's all clear to me now - we must destroy AIBO and ASIMO. Wait. What the hell am I saying? I love robots.
Also, Neo holding the lifeless body of Trinity looking over the smoldering remains of Zion and shouting "Nooooo!!"
Consult google or the Matrix regarding Ms. Belluci's very very fine cleavage. That scene is forever burned into my retinas. Hot. Hot. Hot. My eyes dried out from lack of blinking.
Also, Agent Smith is Neo's father.
The model year isn't specified. I do have her number, though. I don't think she has a sister, but in the first episode she complained that she didn't have a boyfriend, and listed her priorities in a suitable mate. She's looking for a man who likes driving - preferably one who drives better than her (difficult, as she's an anime character and can defy some of the laws of physics). She seems desperate. I highly recommend her :-)
Who's Monica Belluci?
G: What model year and do you have her phone number? Also, does she have a sister? Her partner have a sister? Will she like me?...
Hmmm. Transbeauties, huh? It combines cars, women, and robots all into one. What's not to like? But I do await the Duc's guidance. Maybe also Al has input. I suspect the two will have different opinions ;-)
And I saw an episode of EX-Driver yesterday. It's not Initial D, but the heroine drives a Subaru Impreza (avec hoodscoop and gold wheels) in the future when everyone else is taxied around town in automated driverless cars. Her partner drives a Lotus Europa.
Thursday, November 06, 2003
OK, am I supposed to be repulsed or aroused by this? I'm so very very confused. At times like these I require The Duc's guidance. What say you, Oh Electrifying One? Also I must bring this to The People's attention.
In trying to find a picture of the ideally stereotypical vehicle for gettin' it on on the go, I can offer you this one piece of advice: searching Google for "rape van" is not a good idea while at work.
OK, so the WRC version of the Corolla is faster. But a Corolla version of the Civic Si? With 10 more hamsters under the hood? That's new.
Regarding your earlier post: a '97 Maxima with about 115k for $1500? Gotta be a catch somewhere. That's a $30k car with about half its life remaining :| I mean, I know about depreciation and all that, but...
Not really. It's more a case of Toyota North America slowly catching up. Acura's new performance division strikes my fancy as does their new A-Spec TL. Megatuan is all about the superlatives, or was that superlaxative?
If you're gonna start up this entrepreneurial adventure, might I suggest the only proper GM vehicle for the job?
My rival enterprise shall be named Shaggin Wagon LLC, pimping out Outbacks of course. ^_^
A 170-hp stock Corolla. Life will never be the same.
That's not a bad idea at all. Especially given that their houses are smaller than our vans ^_^
T: It's good to know that Tuan-Tuan has a promising career in the manufacturing industry.
New business plan for world domination persuant to Tuan's idea about small cars and repressed Asians. Start a windowless van rental service in Japan. I'm a fucking genius.
I think I've stumbled onto a bad episode of Red Shoe Diaries. Whilst parking the car, I noticed a red Cavalier off in the distance with the doors open and a dog near said car. Normally I wouldn't make much of this but after walking towards the general direction of work I noticed yet another red Cavalier. No big deal right? 'Cept outta the corner of my eye as I was walking past... 2 middle aged folk goin at it. Nuthin major, I only caught the passionate holding and kissing part. But rest assured my mind wandered off into fits of forbidden Harlequin romance novels.
1. David Duchovny always has that stupid dog in the show. There was a stupid dog in the red Cavalier, which I assume was owned by one of the lovers in the car.
2. The color red, which appeared on 2 instances of a GM product hmmmm...
3. People still do this? I had assummed it was a relic from the 1980's, this 'necking' in a semi public place. Keen. Granted if I hadda caught a flash of titty I wouldn't complain. Heck I'm not even really complainin more like stating an observation. Sorta like when a fisherman catches a supposedly extinct species of fish and lies dumbfounded - that's me.
How I so enjoy rampant speculation. Was it an affair? a tryst? a forbidden passion? the mailman? Oh how the mind wanders.
At least now I understand why the Japanese are so repressed, their cars are too small to get it on...
Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Any possible future discussion on the matrix condensed into one post:
Best Movie of All Time.
This is nothing but a film industry profit orgy.
What an innovative, clever narrative.
This crapfest is a dead horse with a spear in its side.
At least it was better than the second one.
I hate Keanu Reeves.
The first one was magic, the rest... mleh.
Special effects fucking awesome!
[there, now do we really have to do this discussion?]
just found out my official departure date back to Korea.....I fly out of Edmonton on the 11th of November and land in Incheon on the 12th... looking forward to being back on Korean soil...being home was fun but I've had enough of dealing with my parents for a while!
Ming...does your mom expect to live with you and buy the house together?! If it were my mom ( or stepmom for the sake of using a viable live model :o) ) I would take that as incentive enough to either spend the rest of my life in an apartment or buy the house under cover and tell her I'm renting it for the rest of my life...
On a completely unrelated tanget...did you guys see the article in the National Post regarding organised crime in Canada? It broke down which org. crime groups had precedence in each province....who had dominance in NB...I shit you not it was the Vietnamese gangs....?! Anyone else confused by that one?
The Duc. I implore you. Don't do it! There are alternatives.
1997 NISSAN MAXIMA GXE loaded with leather interior 113K. $1,500. 506-523-9252. Richibucto, NB CGFMH
There's some decent non-GM products to be found on http://www.autoseller.ca Give nips a chance!
M: awso fohgivuhness pweese foh any remark I may make or future slip of the tongue regarding the crapalier. Hey, look on the bright side they have a support group. Also, there's a ton of "parts cars" at the salvage yard. ^_^ Not to mention an equally large number of Korean shitboxes. Let me say again, me so solly.
G: Tuan-Tuan is currently working in a sweatshop in 'Nam for Hasbro making Transform err... Nike shoes.
[insert massive amounts of praise over G's hypothetical rant]
I am sooooo naming my kid Tuan-Duc...
M: Just make sure the cav has been checked top to bottom by your most trusted mechanic. You'd be surprised as to how many parts on a car can break.
T: We've heard that Ming-Ming is doing well. How is Tuan-Tuan doing? I haven't seen her since the buffalo incident.
[and insert rant here about real-life engineers never doing anything as cool as making real-life cars transform into real-life robots. other than making an airport in the ocean. that's ok. But we know what Honda's up to. We all know. A company that makes cars and robots that can walk. I just want to live to see it.] [pictures a Civic transforming into a robot; walking up to Toyota City and breaking their windows; smashing corollas all over the place]
Yellow Lion says down with plastic.
Yes. That was fun. But if I were ever in a Freedom 55 commericial I'd go back in time just to kick my sorry little ass for breaking Jetfire's arm. I play with the Transformers Armada stuff on occasion, they're less detailed and simple to transform. The newer stuff requires an engineering degree to transform. But at least they're all freed from their boxy prisons. :)
Diecast. All the way. No argument. The heft, the durability, the metallic paint jobs, the ability to take down an assailant with a single blow. They don't make em like they used to. I collect toys cause (to me) the design aesthetic is utterly beautiful. Much in the same way I find the engineering behind planes, cars, basically anything mechanical, beautiful.
I can't own a real life Gundam/Valkyrie/Optimus Prime so I'll make due with their scale equivalents. Never growing up is cool.
Crap. Almost forgot when I was younger Vehicle Voltron was the shit. Funny how nostalgia clouds over the fact that he was actually asstastic. Lion Voltron all the way.
My sister is fine. She and her boyfriend plan on moving into the house they just built soon. Unlike my mom, she at least understands what my financial situation is.
I leaning towards getting that '94 Cav. . . . it's cheap, it runs, and it fits my budget without too much of a lemon smell.
Now, I need to find out how to maximize space in the apartment so I can fit all these computers in it.
Metal voltron vs. plastic voltron is the real question. On teh one hand, the plastic one was "way bigger, so it's way better" according to a grade 2 classmate of mine when giving his thoughts on my plastic voltron. Also, you could buy the action figures and put them inside the lions.
On the other hand, another friend of mine thought that since voltron was supposed to be able to fly he would be being realistic by throwing it up into the air. Naturally the little white plastic key / tail thing in my blue lion couldn't take the landing, and so I was obliged to break his tail as well.
Being 6 was a great time.
*note that the odd behaviour described above is known as 'playing with your toys', a different strategy from buying them and putting them on your shelf and having internet discussions about them, but we had our fun.
T: She's taken. Frequently. :-)
Yellow Lion it is.
It amuses me that the atlantic regional motorsports people's acronym is ARMS. It's almost gunlike, somehow. It amuses me. Perhaps, someday, I'll make a pun on the whole thing. Perhaps a 'drive-by' event? Hmmm... I'll keep working on that.
And it's good to hear from Ming. You'll be sure to tell us what your winter beater is, won't you? And please don't be offended if I accidentally use the term 'crapalier' to refer to the bottom end of the GM line. It's a bad habit I've picked up from lowmotion. You know, you could buy a mini-home. Live in a trailer park. Call yourself Ricky. Run a brothel. Sell drugs. A lifetime of excitement awaits you in the land of 'houses-with-wheels'. Oh. You _don't_ want to be lower-middle class. My bad. :( Just as well. The only girls of breeding age in my neighborhood have, well, already bred and have a litter of their own. By the way, how's your sister doing these days? I haven't seen her since she cooked me a steak a couple of years ago.
I am a gun.
Twas only in jest Gregatron, I would never expect my fellow Decepticon to attend such a ricer meet. I also briefly read that thread and checked out icandi's pic. Not bad. :) She digs the domestics. A major flaw in my books, but nothin a lil breakin in can't fix. :) Good on ya for attending the ARMS stuff.
I'm branching out into Voltron. You may now refer to me as Yellow Lion.
I'm my own grandpa.
First: Al is lucky because his name is that of an elemental symbol in the periodic table.
Second: Ming is unlucky because his mother doesn't know as much about houses as he thinks she does. I bought my house without parental approval or consent. You can do the same. Just find yourself a good home inspector who does this sort of thing for a living. Or, to save $300/house, find someone else who owns a house.
Third: I don't intend to go to the 8:30 meeting. Have you read the Snyper/icandi thread? These lomo members are harsh! Let me summarize the (>70, at last count) posts:
A,B: Check out our cars!
C: Your cars rock!
D: Your cars suck!
B: I'm a girl. You're picking on me.
E: D has money and has lost touch.
D: You suck.
E: No you suck.
No, really. That will save you 15 minutes of your life. And turn off that part of your brain that likes to read articles with no spelling or grammar mistakes. cause you aint gunna fine nun thear.
I've been in contact with some of the FMC people. There's an ARMS meeting this weekend, and more will be known then. I hope to learn something next week. In the mean time, I'm going to 'steer clear' of the ricer crowd. They don't seem to get along well. Not like you subaruclub.ca people [/envy]
Oh, and 2 more things: Ben dressed up as a woman for anime last week. It wasn't halloween. He just dressed up as a woman.
And the last thing? I HAVE INITAL DEEEEEEEEE ^_^ All of it. On VHS. I have to return it in 1.5 weeks, so I've got a lot of TV to watch.
ME MINGLOCK NO NEED HOUSE. ME KING!!
P.S. Gregatron, apparently you have an 8:30 meet today. Be sure to represent. :)
Megatuan digs the paradox:
There is also the paradox of the man who is own mother (my apologies to Heinlein.) �Jane� is left at an orphanage as a foundling. When �Jane� is a teenager, she falls in love with a drifter, who abandons her but leaves her pregnant. Then disaster strikes. She almost dies giving birth to a baby girl, who is then mysteriously kidnapped. The doctors find that Jane is bleeding badly, but, oddly enough, has both sex organs. So, to save her life, the doctors convert �Jane� to �Jim.�
�Jim� subsequently becomes a roaring drunk, until he meets a friendly bartender (actually a time traveler in disguise) who wisks �Jim� back way into the past. �Jim� meets a beautiful teenage girl, accidentally gets her pregnant with a baby girl. Out of guilt, he kidnaps the baby girl and drops her off at the orphanage. Later, �Jim� joins the time travelers corps, leads a distinguished life, and has one last dream: to disguise himself as a bartender to meet a certain drunk named �Jim� in the past. Question: who is �Jane's� mother, father, brother, sister, grand- father, grandmother, and grandchild?
Why working with hardware is fucknig cool:
x = y;
x = (((y * z) + (w * v))<<2)<-7;
Each of these statements takes one clock cycle.
Handel-C is the coolest thing since sliced bread. VHDL, on the other haend, was built by engineers and is like torture to use.
Ming ming ming.. two words:
The solution to all your problems. Go forth, young Jedi, and seek her out.
I thought the matrix was about watch how far along they have come in the line of special effects?
Anyway Ming I have fix the problem of my mother thinking that I need premision to do what I want when I want to by simply telling her that I am going to do it. It took a few tries but she aventually got the hang of it...
Anyway if you like the two house and simply disagree with you mom go for a second opnion, do you know any body else who has bought a house??
Tuesday, November 04, 2003
I was thinking house shopping was going pretty well, especially after I got input from my sister. Today, my mom saw the houses I like. She hates them. Consequently, she has seen a house she "does" like. Similiarly, I do not like that, nor can I afford the morgage unless I:
A. Sold all my personal belongings.
B. Did not buy anything else beside the house for the next 25 years.
C. Lived in said house without heat/electricity/etc.
D. Found someone crazy enough to give me a morgage that big.
Essentially, I would have a house and sleep in a cardboard box in the bare master bedroom, which is effective slightly better than being homeless. Sometimes I don't understand my mom. When asked why I don't like the house, aside from the obvious answer that I can't possibly afford it, simply put: "When I drove up the street and you told me that was the house, I thought that was a garage not a house!" Seriously, the damn garage sticks out of the frigging house like cancer. It's ugly. You can't see the front door unless you're looking straight onto the house.
I asked my mom for advice when I buy a house because I'm not particularly knowledgable when I come to that stuff. She seems to be of the opinion that I can't buy a house without her approval (with my own money too). Further still, she constantly refers that "she and I" are buying this house or "it's HER house". I'd talk to my mom, but she's too stuborn to listen.
Anyways, back to square one. Looks like I won't be buying a house anytime soon. I guess that makes my other purchases easier. I bought another computer today and I should be getting a second car in the next couple of weeks. Given I don't have a new place, finding space for both these things is going to be a challenge. I think it's about time I rearranged things around my apartment.
What? The Matrix has plot? I thought it was all about the violence the blood rain and the hey hey hey it hurts me? Good Glavin.
I visited cnn.com this evening and discovered that The Matrix part 3 will be showing very soon. I trust those of you who like to see films as soon as they are released will not spoil the plot?
B: I'm game.
T: Al's theory is that he'll never own an umbrella. When it's raining, he doesn't go outside. When it's not raining, it never occurs to him to buy an umbrella.
M: What's gnu avec vous?
My parents just came back from a planet where the dominant life form had no bilateral symmetry, and all I got was this stupid F-Shirt.
I am going to disagree.
Which of the men really want to know what it is like to have two blobs of fat hanging off their chest.
I knew that picture was going to bite me in the ass someday. It's like signing a blank cheque and handing over a photocopy machine all at the same time.
And it's good to hear from Beany (Binnie?). I would probably disagree with her statement, though. Women "augment" themselves more frequently then men do. And in my mind's eye, picturing the ladies talking about their tits more often is all right with me. Perhaps some sort of experiment. Perhaps Beany would like to start a conversation - you know, just to see if her hypothesis is correct. Sounds like a fun experiment.
I think woman to develop the same facination with breast that men have with penis. But I fear men would be appalled by us.
your friendly neighborhood Beany
Monday, November 03, 2003
Six long years have I
Waited to hear your sweet voice
God bless you Sarah
Oh crap! I mean. ALL HAIL MEGATUAN!
Note to despot: Enlist Sarah to write the theme song to my conquest of the planet in the New World Order.
Does this theory involve ice cream? If you could show me the equation that leads to 42. I would be most grateful.
My Google ranking for my nickname "Space Coyote" has fallen once again to #2 after some dork artist. I'm still ahead of the band "space coyote", though. All the same, some pimping is in order.
If you can do this, I will buy you your weight in ice cream.
Regarding HSC: The link was purple :)
Regarding Galvatuan: I forsee a situation where your Air Force leader SnowScream attempts a revolt.
If you build it, Greg will come. No. Wait. That didn't sound too good...
You're right. This is fun.
I predict a fierce battle with Ultra Mingus whereby I will lose. Mainly due to the leader of the Sinobots whipping out the Toyota Matrix. The one thing - the only thing - that can stand in my way.
But fear not, for I will strike a deal with Orson Welles errr... Unicron and have myself reformatted into Galvatuan! LONG LIVE GALVATUAN!! Thus crushing the puny Sinobots with the awesome might of Gregatron and his homies the Negrotrons.
ME GREGLOCK ANGRY!
Not really, just thought it appropriate to insert Grimlock quotes.
I do like Gregatron, though. T: Perhaps a story involving Gregatron and one of the Sinobots? :) Or perhaps I'll just think of one myself later. Either way.
I think Ultra Mingus would make a damn fine Autobot. He'd change from duck to robot and back of course. I mean, the leader of the Sinobots would make a formidable adversary...
You're still thinking like the _old_ Tuan. The _gunless_ Tuan. The Tuan with the P38 would not refer to his love for Sarah and her vocal cords as "pussyfication". No. He would refer to her as the "bitch" whom he would "do" when he gets around to it. After all, you don't expect me or Al to sing for you, do you? No. She has a place in the Megatuan era.
I realize as a newcomer to the scene that you'll make mistakes like that. That's OK. I'll guide you along in this strange and exciting new world.
LONG LIVE THE EMPIRE! DEATH TO ALL WHO OPPOSE THE GREAT MEGATUAN!
I like this game.
I wish to join your posse. I have agreed with all the items in your manefesto and I will show you my loyalty by killing someone.
And remember kids, guns don't kill people. Heart disease and cancer kill people.
The pussyfication of Mr. Vantu
Dammit. Dammit. Dammit. Just when I was starting to enjoy my newfound masculinity. Heck, I was even gonna legally change my name to Megatuan leader of the Femmebots, Autopimp extraordinaire. But all may not come to pass this week for I FREAKIN LOVE YOU SARAH!!
Lazy ass drivers who only clear a small patch of frost off of their driver side windshield kill people. *shakes head*
Sunday, November 02, 2003
Instruments of Destruction
I tell you, gun ownership has changed me greatly. I no longer hang my head in shame walking down the porno district. Nay, I hold my head high! I now walk into establishments with a certain "joie de vivre". Indeed, I feel as if a peculiar "electricity" fills my every step. The kind that, up until this point, I've only seen The Duc wield with such masculine impunity.
Megatron never leaves my side. I even sleep with him tucked underneath the pillow. Always at the ready to vanquish the unsuspecting Autobot errr... foe. I lovingly refer to him as my "gat" and anyone within earshot as "foo'". Only the Leader of the Decepticons affords me such confidence. He is so inspiring that I'm contemplating more grandiose plans after my conquest of the Kwik-E-Mart. To that effect I have taken the initiative of writing a manifesto, well quite simply because I wouldn't be a very good evil despot without one now would I?
To wang, or not to wang, that is the question
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The wangs and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of titties
OK, I took artistic liberties with that last verse, but as Leader of the Free World™, I feel I have a right to do so.
That's all I can think of for now, lemme sleep on it some mo'...
Saturday, November 01, 2003
More than meets the eye. Ah, but does it transform?
Text adventure games are a well-known, well-loved genre. But today I bring you the next level of excitement, the text action game. Behold:
left, up, right, up, right, down, right, up, right, down, right, down, left, head for the fruit, then finish off the dots