Wednesday, December 31, 2008

This is pretty well done...


The jokes on you.

This is awesome!

Friday, December 19, 2008


Well, today I celebrate my graduation by having some stranger yank my wisdom teeth out of my skull... I find that slightly ironic... I spent all these years getting wiser and I'm going to lose it all in a couple hours... maybe they'll let me keep them in a jar? You know, just in case I need them later.

Earthly Funds

So, I got an email today... It was very urgent. I thought I would share it with the masses:
I am an old woman suffering from cancer disease. I live in USA. I lost my husband and two children years back in plane crash, I called a clergyman who ministered to me that I should share my wealth and properties, to motherless babies/orphanage homes/people that need money for survival.

I have 17.5 millions US dollars to give out. So I am reaching you to assist me in distribution my earthly funds. I will reward you with part of the money in helping me. I am presently in the hospital.
Clearly this woman in USA has lost her children and husband in a tragic plane crash and to add insult to injury, she is going to die soon from cancer disease.

Does anyone need some earthly funds? ...because I fully intend to get my cut for helping her out!

P.S. How many motherless babies have the internet?

Friday, December 5, 2008


Today, I'm going to give you a magic trick!

This is a quick and easy way to speed up the performance on your computer. Give it a try!

Step 1: Open notepad.

Step 2: copy and paste the following code

@echo off
GOTO start

Step 3: Go to File and Save As...

Step 4: Copy and paste the following text into the File name...

For Windows Vista:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\magic.bat

For Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\magic.bat

For older computers... well... go buy a new computer and give this a shot...

Step 5: Save.

Step 6: Restart your computer

Step 7: LOL!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Last day...

Tomorrow is my last day of classes... EVER!

I'll never learn again...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Clockwise... counterclockwise.

So, I'm graduating in 2 weeks. Again.

It feels like I graduate once every few years... preschool, kindergarten, grade school, middle school, high school, community college, university...

Someone asked me if I want to go to grad school. Why? I've already got more tassels than 3 strippers combined!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Life after college....

So, I'm graduating in 3 weeks... I have 1 week of class and then a 1 week break then 1 week of finals.

After that, it'll be business as usual until January... I mean, I always have the holidays off... but then.... No school.

I've never had the whole ... no school thing before.

I wonder what it will be like...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Economic Turmoil

Can't afford a turkey this year?

Opt to Adopt!

Friday, November 21, 2008


So, I found out through a conversation with a coworker that Microsoft offers a free version of Visual Studio... Yeah, free...

Go get it... if you want..

Monday, November 17, 2008

Blogging = Terrorism

Blogging is a terrorist act!

Direct excerpt from today's assignment from my Intro to Communication Technologies class:

2. As global interconnectivity increases, the possibility of global crimes increases -- for example, international copyright infringement, trafficking of illegal content, terrorism through the internet (blogging).

My Professor believes that blogging is a Terrorist tool... for once, he may not be far off...

Monday, November 10, 2008


So, this girl's cell phone keeps going off in class. I'm not talking about once a day... Today, it went off 4 times before she even tried to silence it. I mean, she got 4 calls. Not once did she try to lower the volume or silence the phone. She did, eventually look to see who was calling... I guess it wasn't that important, because she didn't answer.

Jesus -- WE'RE IN A COMMUNICATIONS CLASS! How low must her grades be that she doesn't even know how to put her phone on silent? Ignorance of that magnitude should result in some sort of visible outward marking so others know what to expect... I'm thinking we should bring back the scarlet letter... perhaps brand it across her forehead.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Scary thought: Sexually Torrented Disease...

I had better disable DHT on my cock...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Passing the Starbuck...

I've a feeling that someone slipped an extra shot of espresso into my coffee... I'm wired and my body temperature is rising even though it was iced... woo!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sharp as rust...

There's that awful taste again, sharp as rust, wrapping around my tongue.
Worse, I'm no longer alone.
Not impossible.
This time it's human.
Maybe not.
Extremely long fingers.
A sucking sound too. Sucking on teeth, teeth already torn from the gums.
I don't know how I know this.
But it's already too late, I've seen the eyes. The eyes. They have no whites. I haven't seen this. The way they glisten they glisten red. Then it begins reaching for me, slowing unfolding itself out of the corner, mad meat all of it, but I understand. These eyes are full of blood.
Except I'm only looking at shadows and shelves.
Of course, I'm alone.
And then behind me, the door closes.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


What is the deal with industrial strength toilets? You push the flush handle and water goes everywhere. It's like a tsunami in the toilet and the whole stall was invited.

I wonder if that's why so many people refuse to flush after two-zies.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I'm going to have to admit that despite the shaky camera, this is pretty well done.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Quote of the day...

So, I glanced over at the quote of the day, and I recognized it from Dr. Horrible:

It's not enough to bash in heads. You've got to bash in minds.
- Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jed Whedon

If you've not seen it yet, you're missing out! Take 30 minutes out of your day -- you won't regret watching Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I can't wait to have kids so that when they shit themselves, I can take their diaper to work and show everyone how cute it is.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Are you still crazy if the voices in your head tell you to do good things like "TAKE OUT THE GARBAGE!" or "PAY YOUR TAXES!!!"

And if you are considered crazy, what if you decide not to do what the voices say?

Friday, October 10, 2008

From beyond the grave

My sophomore year of college, I took a History class at San Antonio College. The class required that I read the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The book was made available in the school bookstore and I purchased and read the book so I could write the required paper for the class. The book wasn't expensive. It was only $20 or so, but the real kicker came when the semester was over. I took my books back to the book store for buybacks and I was told they weren't buying back the Ben Franklin autobiography...

When I asked the attendant why they were not buying it back, he replied "because next year we'll be carrying a new edition."

Yeah. A new edition of Ben Franklin's AUTOBIOGRAPHY. I asked him if it was going to have a forward by Abraham Lincoln, but all I got in return was a blank stare.

How much updated material could one possibly get out of a dead guy?

Further proof that University book stores and publishers are just out to make a buck.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Intro to boredom

I'm in my intro to communication technology class... or as my Korean professor says "technolage" ...that's Tech Knowledge... and he's not just being cute... it's the only way he can say it.

Frequently, he just starts mumbling to himself about stuff... It's completely incoherent... here is an example:

"umm, ok, (smacks lips) uhh, so, what does that indicate? in the past the program providers... it's kinda different... they have more choices... ummm, ok. some different options. the cable company. in use of... in offering DVR services. ok. so. there could be some (mumble) I could dismiss all of them. some have larger channels of company. and you can purchase, like shopping, which is connected through the cable. I like that furniture. maybe I can purchase some. I'm not quite sure that like, maybe you're watching that sitcom Friends and you like that shirt that woman is wearing... that's what they're trying to do. so DVR gives us these changes and differences in the light of TV consumption."

I shit you not... I just typed that as he said it. He's still going, but now he's talking about music CDs in computers and 6million megabytes or something... wow...

Friday, October 3, 2008

The future is now

These things [no touch hand dryers] were all over in Japan when I visited in 2004... Now they're becoming popular in the US.

I'm still holding out for heated toilet seats...


I've found that downloading LEGAL music makes my iPod more enjoyable.

For example, back in the day, I used to have so many MP3s that I NEVER liked to listen to. I had them because it seemed like the rage back in high school was to amass as large an MP3 collection as possible... Now, however, I've found that I'm far more picky about the MP3s I put on my player. This is due to two things. First, these puppies are about a buck a piece. I figure that I should be a little more picky for this reason. Additionally, I'm sick of hitting the skip button on my iPod. Why put on songs you don't want to listen to?

I used to think that I needed to have the whole album if I wanted to have a single MP3 from an artist. This is just not the case. If you don't like the other 13 tracks, DON'T BUY THEM! Just get what you want to listen to.

This is the joy of modern music technology.

I've found that seems to be the best way to get music. It's less expensive than iTunes and the songs are DRM FREE!

Monday, September 29, 2008


I saw a Sears van driving down the road today with a magnetic cling attached to the side which stated "Powered by DieHard"... I thought to myself, that's great PR until the van breaks down.

I imagine they carry a few "Powered by Wal-Mart" clings for just such an emergency.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Email post...

And this is my first email based post... Neat!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mobile Post

This is my first mobile post to blogger. I've never blogged from my phone before... I think it's rather swell.

ONE DAY ONLY: Church with free prayer!

I drove by a church today. It said they're having a Day of Praise which includes free Music, Food, Prayer, Crafts, Singing, and Fun.

That's right, folks, a CHURCH with free prayer. What will we see next?

I'm also impressed that they'll have singing AND music. Usually you don't see to much of that in one spot.

Next you'll tell me they're inviting Christians to attend the event...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

School Days

Taking classes that are below your skill level is common for me. It has been common for me for years now. I would argue that I've yet to take a university class that was ABOVE my level. If anything, I may have refined skills I already possessed.

I decided long ago that I would get my associates before I went on to get my bachelors...

I couldn't have made a better decision. Well, better than to get my associates from community college, anyway. The more time I spend at the university level, the more I come to realize that my associates is far more valuable to me than my bachelors.

I not only learned more at community college, but I felt like I was being challenged on a fairly regular basis. I'm not going to say it was hard by any means, but that experience forced me to put forth a level of effort that helped to expand my skill set by leaps and bounds.

I can't wait to be done with this university so that I can move on to rewarding goals...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Brain numbing

So, my Intro to Communication Technology professor has a computer with 512mb of memory and 200mb of hard drive space. Also there are exactly 1000 bytes in a kilobyte...

I'm going to go home and take a drill to my frontal lobe. I swear I could teach this class in my sleep.

[I think I know where he's hiding the 24 extra bytes]

No technology for 24 hours

We had an assignment in class to go without communication technology for 24 hours. For many people this is easy, for me it's impossible. I would literally have to quit my job and drop out of school to accomplish this task...

This girl in my class on the other hand... She made a point of raising her hand and telling the teacher that she accomplished this assignment by simply waiting for a time period when she couldn't use her cellphone or the internet (while she was at work) and did the assignment at that time.

How the fuck is that constructive? Not only was that not in the spirit of the assignment, it was completely uninteresting to the rest of the class. To add to this obnoxious story of "I didn't use the technology when I couldn't use it...." she repeated the story 3 times. This is mostly the professor's fault for saying he didn't understand several times...

And now I'm going to try to pay attention again...

What? I'm serious... kinda.

I can't believe I read it all...

I've been slacking on my RSS feed reading lately.

With all the stress of school, work, relationship, and hobbies, I've been finding less and less time to actually just sit and read my RSS feeds. Today, however, I had an assignment due that I'd already finished at home, so while the rest of my class was frantically making changes and printing their project, I was relaxing on the inter-tubes...

I must say, I've been missing out on some quality blogs and comics the past couple of weeks... I'm happy to have caught up, but today I mourn the loss of Cigarro & Cerveja.

If you've read it, I'm sure you feel my pain. If you've never heard of it, I invite you to take some time to go through the massive archives... I assure you it is worth your time.

Though I'm saddened that there will be no more updates, it is no match for how many smiles and laughs the comic has provided me over the years.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have...

Picasa 3

I've been a long time fan of Picasa, so I downloaded Picasa 3 about a week ago and I've been rather impressed with it.

There are tuns of new features that are great for anyone who wants a free alternative to Photoshop. Clearly, this is not a product designed for the cheapskate Photoshop user... It's not a replacement for tools you already know how to use in Photoshop; however, if you're one of those people who needs to crop, rotate, or otherwise tweak your photos, Picasa 3 is for you!

My favorite new feature is the replacement for Microsoft's Windows Photo Gallery... It allows you to quickly preview images and make minor tweaks without loading the full version of Picasa... Not that Picasa takes a long time to load, but this slim application is practically instant.

If you don't have it... get it!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What are the limitations of the internet?

This question was posed in class today... I was really tempted to raise my hand and state "The internet is a series of tubes"...



It's the end of the world and Google's logo makes me smile.


Monday, September 8, 2008

Firefox vs Chrome

Ok, so after extensive use of Chrome over the past week, I've decided that, although I love Chrome, it's not quite ready for use.

That is unless you're OK with never going to pages that show YouTube videos... Yeah... last I checked, Google owned YouTube, but Chrome doesn't seem to like the YouTube player... or any Flash based players for that matter. And heaven forbid you try to access a page with several YouTube videos on it. MySpace pages bring Chrome to a screeching halt!

The good news is that this is the first release, and I'm sure that the Google Team is working out the kinks. I'm looking forward to the next release, but until then, I'm going to stick with Firefox... Man, Firefox feels bulky now....

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Firefox Forever?

Ok, so I'm a huge Firefox fan. In the beginning, it was hard to convince me that Firefox was a good idea. This was because I know well that the majority of folks out there are using IE. As a web developer, I see the importance of making sure the majority of people are able to view my content properly. Well, one day, someone tried to convince me to get Firefox and I figured, what the hell, it couldn't hurt. Well, I was hooked. I've got several favorite extensions and I love tabbed browsing. Well, the newer versions of IE have most of those things... but I'm still a big fan of Firefox. I mean, come on, it's won so much of the market share, there has to be a reason. It's just better on so many levels.

Today, I'm here to tell you that Firefox is no longer my default browser. I know. I'm shocked too.

As all of you loyal readers know, I'm a Google fan-boy. I am to Google as this guy is to Mac. I use Google to stay in touch with the world and keep myself organized.

Still, when I read that Google had come out with its own browser, I was skeptical. Why would Google develop a browser when there was already an amazing powerhouse (Firefox) available.

Well, skepticism aside, I was curious... I downloaded my copy of Chrome minutes after reading about it. And the fact that it took me MINUTES says something... (I downloaded every other Google application that I've ever used within seconds)

So, what's the result?

Fast. It's so fast. I didn't know the internet could move so fast!
And as for my extensions I have to download and install and configure on every computer I use with Firefox... Those features are standard. And they work well...

This is just the first release, and it's already holding its own against Firefox... I'm excited to see what the future holds for this exciting new browser.


Mosquito Bite

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a mosquito problem at a nudest colony?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Winamp Remote (Orb)

If you've got a mobile device with internet connectivity and you enjoy listening to/watching your media where ever you are, you need to be using Winamp Remote AKA Orb. I just set it back up on my system and I've been using it with my Palm Centro.

All I can say is wow. The quality and speed is amazing. Get it. Try it. Enjoy it.

Finally, no more copying my media to another device... just going to pull it up over the interwebs.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

How has this guy not been sued by Geek Squad?

I saw an advert for this site today...

Seriously, even the background pattern on his site resembles Geek Squad's older marketing. Hell, he's using an Orange and Black color scheme. This guy is blatantly ripping off Geek Squad's image and making it look crappy at the same time.

Here's a pro tip: Find a new angle...

Hell, the advert I saw said
GEEK TEKS Computer Repair - - Geeks like the Squad. Onsite/Remote Local Geeks. Now $30 off. Call us.

Geeks like the Squad... What is this bullshit?


PS: Learn to spell tech... You're either Geek or 1337. You can't have it both ways.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

How to add custom AutoPlay options in Windows Vista

Let me start by saying that if you're not comfortable messing around with your Windows Registry, then DON'T DO IT! If you mess something up in the Registry, you can cause serious problems which could easily lead to data loss! That having been said, read on...

I use Nero to burn DVDs and CDs. Today I went to burn a DVD and I noticed that Vista's AutoPlay did not give me the option to burn a DVD using Nero. I opened the AutoPlay options and clicked around... to my surprise, the option existed for CDs, but not for DVDs. "No problem," I thought aloud to myself, wondering why I was thinking aloud, "I'll just add Nero as an option for DVDs!"

By default, windows vista does not allow you to just use what ever program you want when, say, you insert a blank DVD. There are many options pre-configured options, but no way to modify them. If you're lucky, your burning software automatically added the necessary registry values when you installed it, but if it's not there by magic, you're shit out of luck.

Or are you?

I did a lot of searching for how to add custom programs to the Vista AutoPlay options... While I found the same limited information about how to customize the existing selection of AutoPlay options, no forums offered a solution for adding a program that was not already available.

So, I did what any self respecting geek in my position would do... I figured it out for myself.

In the registry, there are two keys you want to look for.

(This key holds all of the events - for example, I was looking for the HandleDVDBurningOnArrival key.)


(These are the options that will be available when you go to customize your EventHandlers - in this case, I needed to find NeroAutoPlay7LaunchNeroStartSmart so I could add a new string with that name to the HandleDVDBurningOnArrival key.)

Once you've made the appropriate modifications in the Registry, you're ready to fire up the AutoPlay options. You can get to these options from the Control Panel. If you're not already aware of this, vista has a great search feature at the top right. Open the Control Panel and type "autorun" in the search field and you'll see the option you need.

When the AutoPlay options come up, you'll notice that the string you've added to the EventHandlers key is now available under the respective event... in my example, "Create Your Own Disc Using Nero Start Smart Essentials" is now an option for Blank DVD.

Confused yet? Well, that sucks for you. If you're confused at this point, I don't recommend playing around with your registry You'll probably break something and get pissed off at me.

If anyone stumbles upon this post and wants further assistance, please leave a comment below and I'll try to help out.

Windows Mojave

Ok, so I finally checked out the Windows Mojave website and it loaded this time.

If you haven't seen it, you should check it out. Seriously, I don't know who has been spreading all these rumors that Vista is terrible... The problem is that human nature is to talk about things as fact when all you have to go on is what some dumbass friend of yours says. Guess what, the only reason you trust that friend is because you're too lazy to check the facts yourself.

Wake up America! I know it's a novel idea, but maybe you should make decisions for yourself. Oh, but don't take my word for it... Ask your friend if it's a good idea.

It's about time!

My prayers have been answered. Google has finally released an application for iGoogle that makes it easy to post blog entries! No more buggy FireFox extensions for me!

It's kinda sad that Deepest Sender isn't better maintained. I just get tired of fixing it every time it's updated.

This new little app works like a charm. If you use iGoogle and post to Blogger, just add "Blogger" to your start page and start blogging!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Obey gravity, it's the law!

Just click it.

What do people think of Windows Vista?

So, I'm a Windows Vista user. I am one of the first people to defend Vista against the onslaught of verbal bashing it receives. Today, I thought, for the first time, that someone had finally taken up the banner and made a stand against the vast number of ignorant PC users out there and made a website showing how great Vista is. I saw this ad on the interwebs:

"Finally", I thought aloud, "some good Vista PR!"

Excitedly, I clicked it... a black screen appeared for several minutes... followed by a loading screen. which never finished loading. I tried it in several different web browsers... My conclusion... it must have been built using Windows Vista.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Dr. Horrible

Ok, this is pretty much the best internet I've consumed lately...

Stop reading my bullshit and go there... NOW!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Vista Update

So, if you actually read this blog, you're probably wondering... how's Mike's Vista experience going?

Well, I'm guessing you really don't care actually, but I'll have you know it's going much better than expected. Because I'm running a single core 64bit AMD Proc, I expected the system to be a little sluggish, and it's not Russian fast (see previous blog), but it is quick.

I'm pretty happy with it. My only disappointment so far has been that Nvidia hasn't released their nView program for Vista yet. That means I can't span my desktop background without purchasing a different program.

To be honest, though, I'm actually happier with this $40 program than I ever was with the Nvidia software. UltraMon is the application I'm referring to and it's got some pretty sweet features. You can span the start bar and have the programs you're using on each monitor show up only on that task bar. It makes more sense when you use it, but it's damned useful.

Blinded by science

Ok, so I read this article today about ravers in Russia losing their eyesight due to laser exposure. Apparently, the folks running the show had a high powered laser under a tarp and the beam refracted into at least 12 people's eyes. The result: permanent blindness. That's right. Some of these folks will never see again.

The article says that the people in charge of setting up the laser show were illiterate... Can you imagine? Hey, can you read? No? That's fine, just set up these expensive lasers. Be careful though, they're very powerful and could result in, well, it's all in the manual.

I'll be the guy setting up the lasers did it on purpose because he was sick of people heckling him for not being able to read. "I'll show you who can't read!"

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Things that every business needs

Thinking of starting up a business?

Here is a short list of things you should have:

1. At least one extra computer.

2. Data Backup solution.

3. That's it...

•Business doesn't stop when your computer dies. I've had many customers complain to me that their ONE computer is down and they're losing thousands of dollars a day because they can't use their productivity machine. First off, WHO THE HELL RUNS A BUSINESS ON ONE MACHINE?! Get an extra computer... When your main system goes down, you'll be thankful that you have a second system to work on while it's in the shop. Ok, I realize that not everyone can afford to have multiple computers... I mean, they cost like... $600, and let's be honest, not everyone has that kind of... wait a second... DIDN'T YOU JUST TELL ME YOU ARE LOSING THOUSANDS?! How about you invest a little money in a few extra computers for when your main system goes down? Honestly, it's going to happen sooner or later... PLAN ON IT!

•Important Data? Back it up. This can be done online or to an external HD... It could even be a Mirrored Raid, but for the love of God! IF YOU DON'T WANT TO LOSE IT, BACK THAT ASSet UP! I personally have a Mirrored RAID setup on my system so that my data is safe in the case of a hard drive crash. This is good, but having an online data backup is even better. Online data backups are a great way to protect youself against Fire, Flood, Surge, and even theft. If your data is lost on your local machine, you can still retrieve the data from your online backup. This is redundant and secure.

•Is that it? Well, sure it's not. To have a successful business, you need countless other things, however, I can't imagine any business lasting without the things I've mentioned above. Seriously, these are two easy steps you can implement to help insure the vitality and success of your business venture. In the end, you'll be glad you did.

•Computers fail.
•Data gets lost.
•You can prevent these things from harming your business.

The time has come

I'm going to do it... I'm going to upgrade to Vista.

I decided long ago that I would move to Vista. I wanted to wait until the time was right... I feel that time has come.

What I was waiting for:
1. to finish a couple of my major projects
2. to get a full version of Adobe CS3
3. to have some free time

I've met those criteria... My only fear is that once I've upgraded my OS I'll use it as an excuse to upgrade my rig. I've already decided that I'm going to upgrade to a Core 2 Quad soon. I'm just waiting for the prices to drop a little more. I've got my heart set on an upgrade that would only set me back $800 right now, but I'm waiting for that to drop below $500...

I'm really excited about setting up Adobe CS3 on Vista. I can't wait to play around with some of the new programs. I've only used the CS3 versions of Flash, Photoshop, Dremweaver, Premiere, Soundbooth, and Encore... I'm eager to dive into InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, After Effects, and most exciting of all, Ultra...

I feel like CS3 is giving me a new gateway into the professional world that I've yet to explore. My goal now is to complete my last few projects and clear my slate to assemble my portfolio online.

Once I've completed my online portfolio I feel like I'll be ready to expand my business and start making some real money.

This is the start of something good.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

You're stupid!

Americans are stupid.

I know, some of you are shocked.

It's because you, too, are a stupid American. Don't worry, I'm guilty as well. Just not as guilty as you... you stupid American.

Today, I saw a bottle of hand sanitizer that said "12 oz. bonus!" -- That's right, 12 ounces of free hand sanitizer!

A normal American would snatch that up and say "wow, I'm saving money!"

Don't get me wrong, if you can get 12 extra ounces for free, I say go for it. That's not the point though.

The first thing that jumped into my head was "wow, how much am I over paying for hand sanitizer that they can suddenly offer me a full 12 extra ounces for 'free'?!"

You're only kidding yourself if you think that Johnson and Johnson is giving you extra sanitizer out of the kindness of their hearts. What I want to know is how much MORE sanitizer we could milk them for if we'd just smarten up and demand it!


Then, if you're really smart, do the same for gas...

Stupid Americans...

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Razer Barracuda AC-1 & HP-1

So, I had a LAN party over the weekend and I decided to finally snag a pair of HP-1 Gaming Headphones to accompany my AC-1 Sound Card. I was very impressed by the audio quality, but I was a little disappointed by the microphone. That is until I figured out how to tweak it.

The software that comes with the AC-1 is pretty cool, but it's not perfect. At least, on my machine, I had to open the Windows mixer from the Control Panel in order to boost the microphone. Once I boosted it, it worked fine. I'm very pleased by the headphones so far... I need to test them out a bit more, but I'd recommend them to anyone using an AC-1. They go hand in hand.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Scott Meyer

So, not only is Basic Instructions one of the best comics I've read, but creator, Scott Meyer is one of the funniest stand-up comics I've ever heard. Check out his shtick.

Tricky Numbers

And what have we learned today?

01 + 01 = nothing at all. 02 + 02 = nothing at all. 03 + 03 = nothing at all. 04 + 04 = nothing at all. 05 + 05 = nothing at all. 06 + 06 = nothing at all. 07 + 07 = nothing at all. 08 + 08 = nothing at all. 09 + 09 = nothing at all. 10 + 10 = nothing at all. 11 + 11 = nothing at all. 12 + 12 = nothing at all. 13 + 13 = nothing at all. 14 + 14 = nothing at all. 15 + 15 = nothing at all. 16 + 16 = nothing at all. 17 + 17 = nothing at all. 18 + 18 = nothing at all. 19 + 19 = nothing at all. 20 + 20 = nothing at all. 21 + 21 = nothing at all. 22 + 22 = nothing at all. 23 + 23 = nothing at all. 24 + 24 = nothing at all. 25 + 25 = nothing at all. 26 + 26 = nothing at all. 27 + 27 = nothing at all. 28 + 28 = nothing at all. 29 + 29 = nothing at all. 30 + 30 = nothing at all. 31 + 31 = nothing at all. 32 + 32 = nothing at all. 33 + 33 = nothing at all. 34 + 34 = nothing at all. 35 + 35 = nothing at all. 36 + 36 = nothing at all. 37 + 37 = nothing at all. 38 + 38 = nothing at all. 39 + 39 = nothing at all. 40 + 40 = nothing at all. 41 + 41 = nothing at all. 42 + 42 = nothing at all. 43 + 43 = nothing at all. 44 + 44 = nothing at all. 45 + 45 = nothing at all. 46 + 46 = nothing at all. 47 + 47 = nothing at all. 48 + 48 = nothing at all. 49 + 49 = nothing at all. 50 + 50 = nothing at all. 51 + 51 = nothing at all. 52 + 52 = nothing at all. 53 + 53 = nothing at all. 54 + 54 = nothing at all. 55 + 55 = nothing at all. 56 + 56 = nothing at all. 57 + 57 = nothing at all. 58 + 58 = nothing at all. 59 + 59 = nothing at all. 60 + 60 = nothing at all. 61 + 61 = nothing at all. 62 + 62 = nothing at all. 63 + 63 = nothing at all. 64 + 64 = nothing at all. 65 + 65 = nothing at all. 66 + 66 = nothing at all. 67 + 67 = nothing at all. 68 + 68 = nothing at all. 69 + 69 = nothing at all. 70 + 70 = nothing at all. 71 + 71 = nothing at all. 72 + 72 = nothing at all. 73 + 73 = nothing at all. 74 + 74 = nothing at all. 75 + 75 = nothing at all. 76 + 76 = nothing at all. 77 + 77 = nothing at all. 78 + 78 = nothing at all. 79 + 79 = nothing at all. 80 + 80 = nothing at all. 81 + 81 = nothing at all. 82 + 82 = nothing at all. 83 + 83 = nothing at all. 84 + 84 = nothing at all. 85 + 85 = nothing at all. 86 + 86 = nothing at all. 87 + 87 = nothing at all.  88 + 88 = nothing at all. 89 + 89 = nothing at all. 90 + 90 = nothing at all. 91 + 91 = nothing at all.  92 + 92 = nothing at all. 93 + 93 = nothing at all. 94 + 94 = nothing at all. 95 + 95 = nothing at all. 96 + 96 = nothing at all. 97 + 97 = nothing at all. 98 + 98 = nothing at all. 99 + 99 = nothing at all.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Dang, Dawg!

Children of this generation appear to be confused. Two days ago, I was at Dairy Queen enjoying a tasty treat. I overheard a lanky white girl, roughly 14 years old, shout across the room to her small group of white female friends "Dang, dawg!" She had a heavy South Texas accent and sounded completely ridiculous. Her outburst was followed by normal discourse. Her friends didn't call her out on it or anything. They just accepted it as normal speech. I couldn't help but think, "damn, that girl is wack!"