Friday, June 22, 2007

So...yeah. I kinda lied.

Took a few weeks off of WoW. Going to play kind of off and on. My stress level since i stopped raiding like it was a job is INCREDIBLY less. Its nice.

Although, big milestone. My first character i ever made hit level 60. Heres the shot of him.

On to 70....but not stressin out anymore. If im still havin fun playing by the time my account expires on the 5th of july, i might grab another month or 2. Well see how it goes.

Wedding pic!

Well Written iPhone Article

Apple's New Calling: The iPhone | TIME: "Apple's new iPhone could do to the cell phone market what the iPod did to the portable music player market: crush it pitilessly beneath the weight of its own superiority. This is unfortunate for anybody else who makes cell phones, but it's good news for those of us who use them."

Check it out. Good writeup.

This....made my day.

TO quote tim....Hes old as dirt...but its still Indy.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

He hasnt declared?

Date Thom. Giul. Romn. McCain
6/19 28% 27% 10% 10%

Source: Rasmussen Poll


Life is full of disappointments! Apparently im just coming to this realization.

But you know me, I'm in too deep
And I'm waiting for another me
One that can change the pain of yesterday
Carry me through another day
And I'm waiting for another me
One in between the burn
And the lessons learned
'Cause being me ain't no way to be...

Sunday, June 17, 2007

So beat...

Back from Sloka's wedding...was an INCREDIBLE weekend.

1054 miles roundtrip, but worth every one. More info later, im going to go pass out.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

A Lesson In Publicity.

Nerds everywhere explode.

Ironic, isnt it? Her latest movie comes out tomorrow? Smells like free press to me :P

Either way, millions of geeks suddenly think they have a shot.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Forgot...well, didnt forget to post after WWDC keynote. I just didnt get to it till now.

Overall, keynote was kind of underwhelming. Steve showed 10/300 of Leopard changes, where more than half were things we already knew about. New desktop and new finder is pretty nice. Back to my Mac sounds pretty awesome, a good reason to pay for .mac again. Once i eventually get the macbook pro im lusting after, being able to access my home system over the internet = win.

Other than that, i wasnt really wowed. Safari for windows is ok...kind of a ram hog, but nothing i didnt already experience on my mac. Seeing the demos with WoW was kind of funny.

Other than that, im patiently waiting to get my iPhone on june 29th. I really hope its not a letdown. My dad, the goof he is, left me a paper cut out iPhone at my apartment this week. I did a double take when i saw it, then realized it was paper. How sad.

People are asking me to come back to WoW. Hmm.

Cicadas need to GTFO. I hate these damn bugs.

Thats it for now. Heading to slokas wedding tomorrow. Will hopefully have pictures to bring back.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

RIP Mr Wizard


Mr. Wizard, the man who taught science to millions of geeks when we were kids, died today of cancer.

Poor guy.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Apple Keynote Day

Apple Worldwide Developer Conference today. Keynote in 55 min. Expected to have OS X info, some more iPhone info and other rumored announcements.

Stock Status
AAPL 124.33 (-0.16) Mon 11:44am

Will post thoughts after the 10am PST keynote.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Friday, June 08, 2007

The things you never did...

"To change the world,
Start with one step.
However small,
The first step is hardest of all.

Once you get your gate,
You will walk in tall.
You said you never did,
Cause you might die trying."

6/8/81 to today. Its time for a change.


On my 26th birthday, this is the dilbert comic....

Thursday, June 07, 2007

My Experience with the Judicial System

Well, i had a somewhat interesting wednesday.

A few weeks ago, i went over to my parents house for dinner, and was given a jury summons that came to the house. My permanent residence is still listed as my folks house since i dont really want to change it until i actually buy a place that i will be at for long term. At any rate...i got this jury summons. Date was set for june 6th, and at first i wasnt too excited. Was going to have to let my boss know, tell him i need time off, it was around the time of sloka's wedding and my birthday where i had taken days off to do stuff, so i didnt know if id have to alter plans, etc etc etc.

Then i thought about it.

Seeing as how, if i could do my life over, i would have followed my gut instinct my senior year in college and go to school for political science/Law so i could work in government, the reality of this sunk in. This was my chance to see how things work in my local judicial system. So i thought about it, and figured, either way, it would be ok.

More time went by and i started getting excited of the prospect of doing it. I know my sister did it and said it was pretty boring, but im kind of nerdy about i was looking forward to just seeing the process. Ive seen tv shows like law and order, and i guess thats my only real basis...but i was still excited.

Fast forward to yesterday.

I get to the JUDICIAL CENTER(!!!) and go through security. Sign in at the jury lounge...and wait.

And wait.

And wait more.

We find out that there are a total of 3 trials in need of juries. So i figure there is a good chance ill get called. Well, the first batch of jurors got called, and i wasnt on that list. SO i waited.

Now its noon. Lunch time. The jury pool manager said he would have more info after lunch. I ate lunch. Watched more reruns of the Adams Family on TV Land, and around 115, was told that another case was added with need for a jury, to bring it to a total of 4 cases. Now i KNEW i would get picked.

10 minutes later, the 2nd jury pool was pulled....and i wasnt on the list. Now i was starting to get bored, so i took a nap. Dozed off on the couch i was sitting on and woke up here and there, watched some more TV, then around 245, we were told that the last 2 trials decided that they didnt need us. 1 went with a bench trial, the other got spooked and postponed their trial date. So...i was told to head on out.

Boring? A bit. But at least i dont have to spend my birthday in a courtroom, when my boss gave me the day off.

I hope i get called again and can actually serve. Id like to see how it works. Otherwise, oh well. Such is life.

BTW, its birthday eve. Tomorrow is the big day.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Since i have decided this week to turn my birthday into a weeklong celebration, my mother and i over lunch discussed what would be the distribution of birthdays across the days of the year. I figured that because of certain dates(valentines day)/old wives tales(blackouts) that some days would have higher numbers of conception, therefore peaking birthdays. Well, after much discussion over what sample size(10% of 6.6 billion would be a sample size of about 660 million people worldwide), how to obtain the data and other finer points, i found one of the most interesting papers ive ever read. Someone did research on the topic, however, the data is specific to college students, not a worldwide sample.

Strangely enough, the most popular birthday in america is oct 5th, exactly 9 mos after new years eve. The least popular is may 22nd.

Check out the paper here. Its pretty interesting.

Data Sample

Btw, only my mother and i would have a conversation over lunch about sample sizes, data manipulation and other forms of number dorkery.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Autobots - Transform and roll out!

This movie looks so awesome...

Awesome New Transformers Clips Hit the Web!


Anyone having issues with bloglines/other RSS reader not pulling in updates from people's public live journal pages? I was subscribed to about 3 journals and 3 they show issues in the feed and wont pull in updates. Tried resubscribing, but no dice.

Any of you other RSS nerds see this too?

Friday, June 01, 2007


Nice work, idiot. Learn to spell tomoorororrromrmrorrorrrow!