March 22nd, 2006



Well, well. You scored a whopping 243 points.
Awesome. You have what it takes to maybe, just maybe survive the horrific future in store for all mankind. You're probably not going to shoot yourself in the face, and you're not likely going to go running off alone into the unexplored areas. Try not to drop the flashlight, and you may see the sunrise.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 65% on ZombiePoints
Link: The Zombie Awareness Test written by johndoe137 on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

The irony being that none of the people shown in the photo survived. Hmmmm...
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    pleased pleased

I am Radio Shack's Bitch

I'm not sure if I should classify my latest obsession as "building robots" or "buying parts for building robots". Between the BYORK (Ryan Mk III), scrounging for the two robot books I got for Christmas (Mechatronics Experiments for the Evil Genius and Robot Experiments for the Evil Genius), and VEX robot kits and parts being 50% off through April 1st (I fully blame nihilus for bringing VEX to my attention in the first place), I currently have enough robot parts to build a Gundam.

Now all I need is time to actually build the things! However, between work, relationships, and Florida Poly Retreat coming this weekend it looks like mankind has a reprieve. ;-)

Speaking of which, did anyone else out there catch the season finale of Battlestar Galactica? Damn! Collapse )
  • Current Music
    Creatures-Gary Numan

Picking on an easy target

Okay, I'm gonna make fun of Microsoft now. If you're not interested, the scroll buttons are on the right. ;-)

"Vista" (Longhorn), the next version of Windows, has been delayed yet again. Now the plan is for it to come out in January of 2007, 'cuz they need "just a few more weeks" to make "crank up the security level higher than ever." Uh huh.

BTW, it'll ship in six different versions. Six. [sarcasm]I'm sure that won't cause any consumer confusion, or create any support nightmares!

But will it be worth it? Well, indications are that it'll have some significant new features for the average user that will ensure that Vista will provide a unique operating environment that'll be unparalleled in both first-of-its-kind features and user friendliness![/sarcasm]

Let's check out a few demonstrations, shall we?

From the most recent CES, the first video demonstrates the new "gadget" functionality, as well as fast application switching.

The second video demonstrates desktop searching, ease of finding applications quickly, and parental controls.

The third video shows off the new Windows Photo Gallery, and it's "unique" features for browsing, organizing, and editing photos.

So what's the punch line? Well, in case you're not familiar with OS X, in each movie the audio is from a presentation at the CES describing all of these features that will be available when Vista comes out, but the video is of OS X doing all of these things today. Some of these features have been available in OS X for several years now.

Okay, done ranting now. :-)
  • Current Music
    Sister Surprise (Album Version)-Gary Numan