Some neat shots of light taken while on the bus home from Santa Rosa.
Well, the MyDoom virus seems to have passed and gone on. Meaning, I no longer am getting more virus email than spam. Back to the spam, yay!
Anywho, SCO.com was the target of the virus and it was taken out of commision for a good deal of the day, and when it came back up I took a moment to check out their site - since I never had before. I would like to point out a few key things about their site:
This is the image on their front page - quite dominant.
Here's the problem with what I am seeing.
1) They are warning people about the virus, but the computer they featured in that image is a Macintosh iBook. The MyDoom virus *can not* infect a macintosh, so it's a rather funny picture in that aspect.
2) The other funny part of this image is the right hand part of the image and the slogan. "Power of Unix". This is their thing - they own certain parts of unix and that's their business. They are also suing an entire industry for licensing rights over intelectual property. Anyway, it's funny because the power of unix in the left hand side of the drawing isn't their unix - it's the Macintosh unix. Hrm....
Where better to take your awesome saturn (with it’s phatty racing stripes) than to an awesome restaurant!
Aparently I was not the only one bored by President Bush during his speech. Check out this guy playing a GameBoy while attending.
Also take note thoe other people watching him. Woman behind him, guy behind her, and the other guy two people to the right.
This weekends project (one of two):
Travis found a neat magnetic poetry java applet online, but was disapointed by the fact that it would not save the order of his fantastic work. So I went ahead and created one that would not only save his work, but would also save the work of everyone else.
Some of it's crazy features:
That last item is the kicker. Since the magnet's come from a shared XML file, what you create, everyone else will see. :-)
I was walking to school today and something hit me.
I usually walk looking down at the ground. It helps me to not run into things, but I can still see a little ways forward so I don't hit any oncoming persons.
I take my camera with me everywhere I go now. It's the real reason I wanted it. I see things all the time that just make me say, "I wish i had a camera right now".
Now I walk around looking ahead all the time. I don't want to miss a picture opportunity. But that one came back to bite me in the butt. I walking along looking up, and as I was focusing on something particular, I kicked over a can of yogut and got it all over my shoe.
Looking ahead with yogut on my shoe. :-/
So, I went ahead and played with my camera some more. Anyone who plays Ragnarok online will know that *this* is the ultimate item to get ;-)
Anywho, it's a toy corvette car i found outside so I took some close ups and put images behind it till one of them sorta fit....hehe!
Got a big smile out of this one for a few blocks or so.
I just looked up to discover the library lights had a sense of fashion....a bad one, but one none the less.
We spent most of our time in Idaho relaxing, and more importantly, keeping warm. It was (on average) about 4degrees while we were there.
On the flip side it was really nice to be somewhere isolated like that, snow is fun to play in, and it was good to get away.
A sample from the HQ tour i put together really quick with my fancy new camera.
And the whole tour over here!
Ok, so J and I went to England (mostly London) about half a year ago and were just getting around to having the photos developed - but they're done now!
You can take a peek at our trip to england, and as you can see we spent a great deal of time looking at small furry animals, parks, and buildings - it was great! ^.^
Well, Happy Holidays and A Good New Year.
Just a little late....c'est la vie.
Been home two weeks, spending the next few days in Idaho with Jessie at her dad's. Got mostly goofy gifts and nick-knacks for xmas - but that was so I could get a really nice Canon SD100 - woo! (Which just came today and the batery is charging....*drool*)
Had a nice new years party - bunch of people over, a few drinks, pretty damn well behaved actually. There was absinth there (crazy) but no one went nuts with it since it's new and - well - kinda dangerous o.0
After Idaho, i'll be going back to SF for a few days, and leaving that car for my dad to sell *cry* cause it's too expensive. In addition, the car is "upside down" meaning we owe more on the loan than the car is worth....which sucks a lot. Oh well, we're going to have to take that hit and keep going.
I'll be starting the new semester on the 12th with a full load and tutoring for math and web classes stuff. That should be fun - we'll see how that works out.
And of course, the never ending search for a job continues. *sigh*
My latest creation. Pretty cool if you ask me.
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I want something.
I want to do a few things I have been thinking about recently, and I think I have a game plan for doing them.
I am going to ditch my car after xmas. It costs too much and is a bigger hassel than it is worth. Besides, sleeping on a two hour bus ride up to santa rosa isn't too bad.
I am taking a full load of classes next quarter (5 of them) and one (or two possibly) classes online.
I am going to begin the search for financial aide very soon because if I can't start getting some kind of kick back, i'm going to end up really paying for it (quite literally) later.
I am going to try to become a tutor for the school. They say you learn best when you have to teach. Plus it will take about (roughly) 300-500 off my quarterly bill. It will also give me a taste of teaching, something I have always considered a viable career path.
I want to do something useful with my websites. I've got two of 'em, and I don't do a lot. This one is my more personal one, and the other one I don't even have much on anymore. But that ties into my next want...
I want to write articles. Tutorials, etc. I am going to start off (hopefully) with a tutorial on how to create a ShoutBox in flash/php. I've written several tutorials on other subjects (specfically mapping for Quake3 based games) and I rather enjoyed both writing them, and receiving feed back. In addition, it would help to establish my credibility. It would be a good thing.
That's what I want....and some ice cream. That'd be good.