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This category includes posts written prior to my 2006 move to Wordpress. Originally this blog was hosted with Blogger which at the time did not have fancy features such as tags or categories.

CSAM is Down

The csam server has been down since yesterday. It appears that MSU had yet another power outage. This is why my picture on the sidebar is not showing up. It is served up by csam.montclair.edu which apparently went down. I … Continue reading

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Neon Genesis Evangelion

When Neon Genesis Evangelion first came up on [adult-swim] I dismissed it as “yet another giant robot show”. I knew it had a cult status, and huge fan following. But I figured that people generally like these mecha themed shows. … Continue reading

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Not Good With Computers

Anyone who says “I’m not good with computers” on a daily basis deserves to be larted into submission with a frozen porcupine! Please stop bragging about your lack of computer skills. It is not funny, or cute. Why are you … Continue reading

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The Internet is for Porn

I just found out that the music in that old WOW video The Internet is for Porn was actually taken off the soundtrack to a broadway musical Avenue Q. If you never saw that vid (because you live under a … Continue reading

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To get Hi-Def DVD you must buy OEM

It seems that the new Blu-Ray and HD-DVD media protected by the HDCP technology will only play in full resolution on computers offered by big PC manufacturers. You must buy one of their stock systems, or forget about watching High-Def … Continue reading

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Vice Presidential Hunting Cheat-Sheet

To prevent future accidents, vice presidents should be given this: Stolen from needlenose, found via boingboing. Tags: politics, comic, humor, fun, politics, chany, hunting

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Dawn of War

My brother convinced me to play Dawn of War. I’m not a big fan of RTS games but I do love Warhammer 40k so I agreed to play a multiplayer skirmish. I haven’t tried playing missions yet, and I think … Continue reading

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The Island

Scarlet Johanson is hot. I finally saw The Island. Essentially, my only reason for watching this was of course seeing Scarlett Johanson. Sigh… And to think we could have seen her boobies if Michael Bay was not gay. :P We … Continue reading

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CS Dept should set up a Version Control Repository

Most computer science classes these days require you to work in groups these days. This means that at some point you will have agree on the interfaces, and merge the code. At MSU this is usually done by sending out … Continue reading

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Cheating Rapidshare

If you have ever needed to download some very obscure stuff, you are probably familiar with sites such as rapidshare.de. These sites usually allow anyone to upload and instantly publish large files (50-100MB). Thus are perfect for sharing stuff such … Continue reading

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IT Crowd is LAME

I have no clue what people see in IT Crowd. I saw the first episode when the news was first posted on digg and I hated it. Since digg does not allow linking to individual comments here is what I … Continue reading

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Analysis of The Toilet Seat Problem

A Game Theoretic Approach to the Toilet Seat Problem must be the best analysis of the problem I have ever seen. This article shows an in depth approach complete with probability calculations and cost measures. The verdict: In the morning … Continue reading

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Sick

What a miserable weekend. I was sick as a dog all Saturday. I finally dropped the fever and I actually ate my first solid meal today. Must have been some sort of food poisoning, but I have no clue what … Continue reading

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Emoticon Patents

LOL… I wish this was true… The sad thing is that they are most probably going to get that patent :( Tags: cingular, emoticon, patents, userfriendly

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Dollar Bill Ruler

Lifehacker posted a neat tip yesterday – how to use a $1 bill as a makeshift ruler. How does it work? Your dollar bill is approximately 6″ long. So if you do not have any measurement device you can “dollar … Continue reading

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Alive In Joburg

This is one of the most awesome short movies I have seen in a while. Great concept, and really good execution. If you ever wondered what would it be like if Alien (as in space alien) refugees landed in Apharteid … Continue reading

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Colaborative Drawings

King Kong Here is a neat idea for creating compelling artwork. Take a canvas, label it with a topic and put it in a public place. Anyone who wishes to contribute may draw a single line. You just sit back, … Continue reading

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Video Game Violence

LOLOL! Tags: games, gaming, violence, comics, extra life, truth

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Talking to Users

Hehe… This is so true: I was working on a little online app for my company once, and I asked them if they want to have give users different permission and access levels. They said no. I added some rudimentary … Continue reading

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Applying Music Industry Logic to Other Enterprises

Tarmle from Autumnal City has posted this little comparison. What if we applied the Music Industry business logic to another business? For example, grass cutting: I would alter the current grass cutting technology to limit the degree to which it … Continue reading

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Screen Scraping for RSS

I like to read online comics. Unfortunately some of them do not publish RSS feeds which is retarded. I ranted about this on Monday. But hey, if they don’t make one, I will do it for them. I wrote a … Continue reading

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Dr. Deremer’s Programming Languages Class

Holy poopsicle! This class will be allot of work. I just scanned over this weeks homework, and its slightly on a nutty side. And this is day one. The syllabus said she will require ~6 hours of out of class … Continue reading

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What if the bad guys win?

Ever wondered how would world be like if RIAA and MPAA had their way? Tarmle has posted a scary dystopian vision of the future, in which the world is controlled by the big content providers. Since the ISPs were made … Continue reading

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First rule of VEIL – you do not talk about VEIL

Ed Felten has posted a great entry on the proposed analog hole legislation at Freedom to Tinker. Apparently the specs for the VEIL technology that is to be used for watermarking content is doubleplus super trade secret: [T]he company helpfully … Continue reading

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Open Letter To Web Comic Publishers

If you publish an online comic, please for the love of God use RSS. Please note that some of your readers do not have time to visit your site every day waiting for updates. Most of your readers probably don’t … Continue reading

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