Tuesday, September 09, 2008

My brain

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Chromatic thoughts

Sad. But google chrome doesn't seem ready for linux yet. It seems to use the same components used by internet explorer, like in the "Change proxy settings" in the options. I had to reboot to switch from linux ( which had been running for weeks) to windows. Anyway, there may be a linux port around soon.

By the way the "full" installer can be downloaded from this link http://cache.pack.google.com/chrome/install/149.27/chrome_installer.exe

The little "online" installer may be slow, and I can't find a way to configure how it downloads the "full" installer.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Cheese flavored toroidoids

The more appropriate term for cheese rings. Since they are not totally cheese. They are thick enough not to be rings. And they are not perfectly shaped.

Whatever happened to my lexical capability... it's not good.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Tweeter

She's not a member of the lab.
She hasn't undergone the difficult process of being a member.
She doesn't clearly know the rules obeyed by members.
Not being a member, she doesn't deserve anyone's time or attention... just the minimum kindness any stranger gets.
And yet she is usually much noisier than the rest of us.
Like suddenly we had a noisy mother. An annoying noisy mother of some spoiled child.
She even gives errands to other lab members who are not members of the subgroup that hired her. Even to the god (first time I heard a god said "why me?").
She is a disturbance to those who are trying to do research. To those who need silence and concentration.
Her squeal is a pain to our ears. Usually her squeals are of a non research nature.
She must be disciplined.
She must be aware of the code of silence that MEMBERS of this lab practice. She must respect that.
She must be sent away otherwise.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Battle scars on my guitar

I'm having second thoughts about the craftsmanship of the guys who made my guitar (whose name I would only tell if you ask me personally). Or maybe it was just badly scratched to begin with. Or maybe they are not as skilled in fixing ones as compared to making new ones. Well I understand it is easier to start from clean scratch than to patch up something. There is less degree of freedom on repairs. Nevertheless, I'm starting to doubt if the people who repair are the same people who make guitars... At least it still sounds nice, due to its smooth interior. And there are no more buzzing notes (if you're buying a guitar, test every note on every fret. don't just sit down there and play something stupid. a single song will usually just utilize less than 60% of the fretboard.). And it sounds far more better than my stratocaster imitation unplugged. Oh well, even the great Blackie and Evo had their damages. And most of Tommy's guitars are brutally finished. I wasn't just expecting ZERI's to be that soon. In any case damages add a personal touch. Now we share a few more things in common. At least she's back, ready to comfort my soul, to weep with me, to make my fingertips ache, to say the words I can't say, to send me to dreamland. I missed her.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Cool dad

As I was about to leave home today, May 23, my dad offered me something to bring with my journey (to the unknown). It's not the usual cash or food you've normally expect, but instead a DVD with avis of Modern Marvels. (He even knows more about P2P sharing than I do) (No, this is not a like father like son thing...)

Saturday, May 03, 2008


Staring at the screen once more
Just the way I did before
As electrons hit the screen of phosphor
And the screen radiates in full color
Then photons make it through the space
Between the screen and my old face
Minutes passed
Sixty Hertz seems too fast
My thoughts still in the past
Hanging until at last
I decide to sleep
Good morning world

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Money and coffee packs

Unfortunately I don't smoke. So I couldn't use the name of one Eric Clapton's albums. I wonder what would have happened if my means of existence turned out different. If there's a song that perfectly describes everything I do. If all my blog entries were titles of something from pop culture. Maybe I'll hate it. I hate main stream music.

Anyway, right now [22/04/2008 9:19 GMT+8:00], the bread (breakfast) I was eating a while ago, such that I was typing the first two sentences of this blog entry with my left hand only, was already eaten. What woke me up today was the sound of my nokia 1110i that has just finished its one fourth meter free fall trajectory (in addition to the sound of Benchus Maximus's footstep's upstairs as he bypasses the door of this historical room, 3115). Good thing the phone was originally gray, so I use fake black housings.

And thus so far, what had been sustaining me these past few days are money, caffeine, Steve Vai's vituosity, and more caffeine. Sadly, some of my allies had died out already (ran out of cash). The reason I don't die yet is I long to see my programs get compiled, my data to be correct, my plots to be beautiful, the bright yellow glowing butterflies... I hope someday, I'll finally find rest, and as I look at history, leaving me light years behind, I hope I could say:

They're all perfect

...exactly the same last English words of a Japanese warrior leaving this world. I know I'm running out of life, since I'm running out of black shirts.

Time for another mug of coffee.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cats and dogs

On the peak of extreme boredom, my subconcious mind found something to do with my Rapidshare captcha collection.

#convert -delay 50 access*.jpg access.gif

Monday, March 31, 2008

Calis's Little Brother

if Calis has a brother...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Prime Number Test

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Not so crappy anymore

After seeing my previous post, a less luxurious version of the NI calendar was given to me by a great colleague.

Thank you.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Crappy New Year!

I have not yet received this year's National Instruments calendar. So I came up with a solution.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Another geek test...

After checking what's new with Alis's blog, I ended up in this geek test...

+ Geekish Tendencies................................≥09%
++ Geek.............................................≥15%
+++ Total Geek......................................≥25%
++++ Major Geek.....................................≥35%
+++++ Super Geek....................................≥45%
++++++ Extreme Geek.................................≥55%
+++++++ Geek God....................................≥65%
+++++++! Dysfunctional Geek.........................≥75%

My rank: 26.23274%

total geek

My previous geek test results...