2am Thoughts

September 20, 2007

  1. It is difficult to do Flock support on my temporary computer (256mb ram, 800mhz) which cannot run it smoothly
  2. While my computer specs are horrid, it magically can run Guild Wars at a level where I can chat in-game, but nothing more
  3. Lots of folks are going to need to update their tatoos; Dale Earnhardt Jr. is now driving the #88 Pepsi Co/National Guard car for Hendrick (what a scary team!). At least it isn’t the #6.7 car (foreshadowing anyone?)
  4. My ribs don’t hurt half as much as they did this morning. High protein diet with supplements and painkillers are to blame I believe
  5. I think I could get back in to the gym to do light lifting on Monday, back to the running for fitness class on Thursday
  6. Latest homebrew is barely drinkable. More like highly pourable
  7. While I believe he is guilty on all counts, I think O.J. Simpson would be a spectacular guy to interview and hear all of his thoughts. Also on the same line, Sadaam Hussein and Fidel Castro. Sometimes the bad guys have the best thoughts (don’t start on the “Castro could be the good guy and we’re the bad guys” thing. Just look at Cuba’s state).
  8. Need to loft my bed, but need to pay bills, etc first
  9. Detroit Lions are rocking so far!
  10. U of M may indeed come back, but definitely not against Penn St.
  11. Get to watch the first televised Red Wings game tomorrow! Preseason, but it will still be good!
  12. Detroit Tigers won’t make playoffs if they keep playing like they have the past few days
  13. Cannot wait to learn how/what new computer parts I can get. Hoping for a nice new AM2 system for around $500ish
  14. IME is looking primed for this year. So many amazing projects and opportunities!
  15. Flock 1.0! It is yes! Everything looks great so far, cannot wait to have a real computer to put it on.
  16. Donovan McNabb’s black quarterback comments are absurd. Listen to me clearly: THIS IS WHY RUSH LIMBAUGH GOT FIRED FROM HIS SPORTSCASTER POST. Why in Sam Austin would McNabb get away with it. Perhaps the reason black quarterbacks like McNabb and Vick get scrutinized is because 1) McNabb sucks a big one and 2) Vick did some sick, illegal schnat. Other black quarterbacks who are playing well are doing just that. McNair isn’t doing anything amazing, nor is Vince Young. They get the recognition they deserve. If you want to defeat racism today, it starts with eliminating the idea of “black quarterbacks” or “white quarterbacks” or “black candidates” or “white candidates.” Jesse Jackson’s claim that Obama is “acting like a white person” when it came to a racial crime case exemplifies this. My friends who are a different color (though they are few) are just that; friends. Not black friends or hispanic friends or Asian friends. They are human, and I look at them as such. Screw race; give it much thought and you perpetuate the very core of racism.
  17. On a lighter note, it should get to cider and donuts weather soon (again)

Bad Streak of Luck

September 17, 2007

Well, almost as if by magic, my desktop has broken down and left me with a grand total of zero working machines. And technically I’m not supposed to use campus computers for personal business such as Flock work, but I think I’m going to have to.

Not sure what happened exactly, but the motherboard completely died. Won’t post, and won’t output video.  It is about five to six years old anyway, so this doesn’t really surprise me. It’s time for an upgrade, but I’m not sure how to pay for the parts. It will cost me about 500 bucks to build a brand new AM2 system that will be decent for work and gaming. I have about 200 on hand, but some of it has to go to bills and utilities. Crap.

On the non-computer side of things, I’m still as unlucky. I have a badly bruised rib on my left side that just keeps getting worse daily. It was fine about a week ago when I got hit (running full tilt into Sean who was running as well, and put his elbow into my chest). I can hardly sleep on it through the night anymore, and taking full breaths hurts now. I kinda want to go to Portage Health to get it checked out, but they’ll just tell me to keep away from lifting anything or exerting myself in manners that would irritate it and prescribe me high-strength painkillers (I rarely take low-strength painkillers…).

I think I’ll buy a lotto ticket tonight; why not…

Flock 0.9.1 is out!

September 14, 2007

Flock 0.9.1 is out! Get it here.

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Shin Splints

September 13, 2007

Just got done running a 4k trail run (2 2k loops). Might’ve accidentally taken the wrong trails the second time around though…

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September 12, 2007

I have a new way to discourage/entertain folks. It’s called “Carring.” Allow me to demonstrate:

Solo: “Lackey, what are you eating?”
Me: “It’s a donut that I put in to a tortilla with melted butter, cinnamon and sugar.”
Solo: “Is it any good?”
Me: “Well, it’s no Appalachian State…”

It’s brilliant, see! I can use it anywhere.

Walter: “What grade did you get on your Equipment Management project?”
Me: “Well, it’s no Appalachian State”

Utilitarian statement!

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September 10, 2007

Lulz @ MTV. They fail.

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TFNM Still Kinda Lives

September 10, 2007

From TFNM’s Myspace page, which we don’t really keep up or anything, from a dude named Matthew:

” I found you guys a couple years back in an Ozma search during their breakup. Trying to find songs who sounded like or were similar. At the time I only found Blue Thunder Carousel, but recently I’ve looked you guys up again and found your lyrics page. I REALLY like the lyrics this band has produced. The song’s lyrics I’ve read that I really wish i could hear (Song for a Girl, Ashitaka) I can’t find online anywhere. I assume it’s because it they weren’t recorded. Anyways, I like your music, LOVE the lyrics and Blue Thunder Carousel (aka Anything But Blue) is freaking lyric genius. “Sadness is good for the soul” …AWESOME! Just a friendly reminder that there are a few fans out there that aren’t just from your hometown or high school”

That makes me want to write some more lyrics!

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