Thankfully I've gotten rid of most of the annoying things (like asking for permission for EVERYTHING. "Did you copy this file?" "Did you start this installation?" YES I DID DARNIT) but there's this one thing the source of which I simply haven't a clue... these noises.
For one thing, Vista is significantly noisier than XP. Either that or the noises are just more obtrusive, instead of the very functional, to-the-point digital beeps and clicks of normal XP usage... Vista seems to have replaced t
10:30 PM - Started watching Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei ep 02, subbed by gg. Realized that the .mkv file was not HD quality.
10:31 PM - Ripped the subtitle script using an .mkv extraction utility. Started watching the episode using an HD raw with the script file.
10:36 PM - Realized that the subtitles were off sync with the raw video I was using by a few fractions of a second.
10:37 PM - Ran the script through a Java app that I'd written a while ago to make minor corrections to subtitl
It is quite awesome.
Very nice to have a clean slate that I haven't screwed up with loads of downloaded @&*^!! While the OS was setting up, I compiled a list of the programs I really use, various utilities like 7-zip and TeraCopy, etc. got all that stuff installed and now it's basically usable.
Speaking of which, stick with Vista vs. upgrade to Windows 7, pros/cons of each? Anyone more tech-savvy with some suggestions?
Oh yeah, just for a change, I installed OpenOffice instead of MS
Okay, so if you're comparing two things, you have to use the comparative, e.g. "Comparing the red car and the blue car, the red car is faster," and you can't say "the red car is fastest."
If you're comparing three or more things, however, you use the superlative, e.g. "Comparing the red, yellow, and blue cars, the red car is fastest," and you can't say "the red car is faster."
What if, however, you've got three things, but you talk about two of them compared to the third? As in, "Comparing
And yes, there's going to be somebody standing there. I've actually gotten further along on that part... I just hid the layers. =)
Eh, it's probably pushing it, but I did try to imitate the patterns on Bionicle parts, and the wall and the floor do "fit together" if you look at the connection.
EDIT: And this is why we read! Yeah, off to do some modifications since I think that's stretching it way too much as far as custom goes. Wall sucked anyway. Might be able to get away with the floor an
I realize that I don't have a lot of songs, especially compared to those folks out there with 3 days of music or something...
Still, I've heard that song three times today, and as nice a song as it is, could you get a better random number generator please?
TAKE THE FREAKIN' BRIBE ACHILLEUS.
Like seriously, what was up with those Ancient Greeks?
So I'm on Book 9 of the Iliad, and I get to the part where Agamemnon spends something like fifty lines listing all the stuff he'll give Achilleus if the latter will be persuaded to rejoin the battle. And I'm like, "Holy geez, that's a lot of stuff. Like, a seriously huge amount of stuff."
And obviously Achilleus refuses.
WHAT THE HECK.
In other news, I'm up to episode 8 of Lain. Every time
So my current monitor is a... what was it? 17" LCD, 1280x1024. I'm quite satisfied with it. I like it. It's a nice monitor. I figured this was going to be the monitor I'd be taking with me to college.
My dad figured otherwise. So before I even knew it, today sitting at the bottom of the stairs is a 21.5" widescreen LCD, 1920x1080.
... I mean, wow, that's awesome, but I kinda feel bad about him spending all that money on me. o__o
Okay so I'm currently waiting for the painkiller to kick in and trying to ignore the sharp throbbing in my left upper gum.
I think I'll go watch random Vocaloid vids off Nico to distract myself...
The disappointing thing is the painkiller isn't having any funky mind-altering effects. :< That might partially make up for the whole experience, but noooo I don't even feel drowsy.
They're coming out tomorrow morning.
I'm gonna be on all sorts of painkillers for the rest of tomorrow and over the weekend! I should probably marathon Lain while I'm still pumped full of drugs. It'd probably make more sense.
Anyway. Yaaaay surgery.
Although being the coward I am I generally avoid any roller coasters taller than my house, today I went to Six Flags (Great Adventure) with a friend('s family) and ended up being forced onto most of the big coasters there.
As it turns out, they're not so bad! Also as it turns out, inversions are not what I'm afraid of (they're fun!), I just don't really like the huge drops (first drop of Nitro = OHMYGAWDOHYMYGAWDOHMYGAWD).
... I wanna go on Batman again.
Oh yeah, Kingda Ka was closed (w
Reading the Iliad (translated by Richmond Lattimore) as summer reading for Lit Hum next year.
The ancient Greeks sure knew a lot about medicine. You can tell. They've got such detailed descriptions of exactly which internal organs were stabbed for each hero who falls.
In all seriousness though, it really does go to show how much about the human body they knew. They knew which organs and parts of the body were vital and would cause death if harmed, and which parts of the body could sustain
Is the awesomest thing ever.
For those with a Nico account, it's sm7357773. Well, one version of it, at least, with a nifty accompanying video.
Around 50 or 60 (probably more) Nico meme songs mashed into one crazy eleven minute dance mix.
What I recognized, in order:
» Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «Black Rock Shooter (supercell ftw)
A Gakupo song that I’ve heard, but don’t know the name of
Sand Canyon from Kirby
This one is Touhou-related and sounds REALLY familiar
So I've been watching a lot of anime to pass the time until, you know, college. Been averaging around 40 eps/week these past few weeks according to MAL. I marathoned ef - a tale of memories (excellent), finished Soul Eater (bad ending, fun series), finished Spice and Wolf (didn't get what everyone was talking about till episode 5, after that it was good), finished Higurashi (nightmares), finished Nanoha first season (better than I thought it'd be fro
Me: Okay, I've parked.
Dad: All right, let's go.
Me: Wait, what button locks the car?
Dad: Oh, don't worry about it. No one will want to steal our car anyway.
Me: *looks at beat-up, 13-year-old Maxima with paint scratches, no hubcaps, and a bent license plate* Well, that's true.
Mom: Good, good, nice job parkAAAUGH!
Me: AHHH WRONG PEDAL WRONG PEDAL!
Me: It's hot out. Should I close the windows?
Mom: Hmmm, you can leave them open a little. It doesn't really matter though. Nobody's goi
Classes, at least. All that's left is the Physics field trip (to Six Flags. Yeah. We'll be doing loads of "physics") and Senior Society (aka go volunteer somewhere instead of going to classes. No homework, no tests, I'm perfectly fine with that).
That is all.
Whether the line between them is fine or not, there is no doubt that these two girls were way over it.
So the other day, after yet another five-hour night, I also happened to be somewhat sick with a cough. So while usually I'd be awake by the afternoon, this time I got on the bus, plopped my backpack on the seat, tossed my jacket on my backpack, flopped down on top of both of them, and started to doze.
Now. WHY did these two feel the need to question me about my sleep habits WHEN I OBVIOUS
About freakin' time!
Missed the live because of school (by only an hour, too; if I'd know this'd happen I mighta taken the day off. I do legitimately have a cough...). LQ raw torrenting right now. Saw the new ED already.
Disappearance and all the suchstuff surrounding it was definitely my favorite story from the novels. Looking forward to it muchly. ^^
Oh, I did manage to catch K-On! 8 live, though. Yay half days. Yay new insert song.
EDIT: Scratch that, troll raw. Figured it was too
Due tomorrow: 100 point assignment for Global Studies.
Currently finished: about 2 points worth of work.
DO NOT WANT TO DO. D:
Would rather write more of my Comp Sci project (which is due in over a week lol) or play Cave Story 3hp/minimal game.
Implement powerups; EDIT: partially done.
Implement dying/lives system (right now if you get hit you disappear for good);
Implement game over system;
Implement score system;
Figure out some kind of menu;
Figure out some kind of level system (right now I think I can only do one);
Figure out some kind of high score system (shouldn't be too hard);
Figure out how to stop typing a semicolon at the end of everything (harder than it looks);
If anyone has Java Runtime Environment on the