Monday, February 27, 2006

100th post already? Wierdest buildings

Some of these wierd explorations in architecture I've seen before, most I haven't though.

Wierdest buildings Ever

At 100 posts / 400 days, that's a post every 4 days, on average.

I think I could reduce that simply by not posting pseudo-political bullshit; however, that stuff can be fun to write, especially if partially intoxicated, heh. :)

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Credit Card Madness!

How bad is the average North American's credit scores? How much in debt?

I'm just wondering, 'cause this previous year I didn't work, and besides maybe a bit of scholarship income, made no money.

Yet, like 10 different credit card companies call me on a regular basis offering me more loans, credit cards, etc. I had 3 calls today.

I have like a ton, I don't need anymore, damnit (Mastercard, Visa, Mastercard Student Line of credit, Home Depot, Leon's, HBC, OSAP). Mind you, I pay my bills, and only leave a balance on the LOC since it's like only 4% interest, but this is insane.

In conclusion, they say that the average NA is too much in debt. I wonder why? If you want money now, yet make little to no money, there seems to be no shortage of it. It's no wonder that the only money making branch of most large companies (for example, the Big 3) is their credit branch.

Another big thing seems to be "debt consolidation". Sounds wonderful, take all of your high interest credit cards, and put them into 1 low interest one.

This would work great, if they forced you to get rid of most of your other credit cards. If not, balances will inevitably build up on those again, and the cycle repeats... :)

// End rant

Sunday, February 19, 2006

When will the next major culutural revolution occur in North America?

Now, I'm no culture expert, but in my opinion, the last major cultural change in North America occurred in the 60's. The 60's were a time of great change-- rock'n'roll rocked, so to speak, and the overall mass media was becoming much stronger, the people opposed their government's involvement in various wars, and the first electronic calculator saw the beginnings of the digital age.

Man, I hope the next cultural revolution occurs soon, or is beginning to occur, because that's a great time to be. The music gets much better, afterall :)

Just finished watching the movie, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"; it's funny, but also very psycadelic (as the main characters are always intoxicated by numerous drugs); it messes with your head a bit, indeed, that's the tag line of the movie.

Friday, February 17, 2006

The Nintendo DS

Finally bought one of 'em. I mainly wanted it so that way I could have something to play while Dani was playing on her labtop, without using the TV or becoming too involved.

I got the required adapters on Ebay, this way I can play all the "homebrew" games via a compactflash card.

Anyway, the games are very good for short runs. Mario Kart DS is perhaps the best Mario Kart yet, and since I already have a wireless router, it acts as a WIFI access point and I can play others around the world from the comfort of my couch.

I can't wait for the new Mario Bros game.. Nintendo hasn't made a Mario Bros sidescroller in a very long time.. ;)

Saturday, February 11, 2006

17 Year Old girl Hanged for Attacking Rapists

17 Year old girl hanged for attacking rapists

No idea about the validity of this story, but hey, the dictatorship government in countries like Iran, being both politically, culturally, and religiously brainwashed, sounds like a reasonable story.

Let's hope this Bush administration hear's about this--- then they'll invade Iran this time, to get rid of the evil dictators that murder innocent women; plant a few WMD's, and the oil is rich over there, why not? Bush has gotta make a move soon - he's out of office in 2008.

Friday, February 10, 2006

A New idea for Canada's political system

"Personally, I think that anyone who wants to be a politician should be automatically disqualified. For the most part they're scum-sucking power freaks. It would be better to draw names out of a hat."

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Region DVD coding is retarded

One of my profs said this was a great idea that they implemented region coding on DVD; no one seemed to challenge him on it, so I brought it to his attention that is was useless bullshit. He didn't seem to have an answer.

I thought this region crap was just burned on Commercial DVD's and used on stand-alone DVD players; nope, it's on DVD burners too.

I noticed this while troubleshooting my DVD burner (an LG).

Guess I'll have to get a firmware hack to remove this crap. Best to buy DVD players made in China (like my previous 2 stand alone players). They don't believe in this region encoding bullshit :)

On that note, Sony has been successfully sued ( I hope even more in the future, perhaps a class action suite) over their DRM-spyware-virus crap.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Next year's half time show?

This year they had the Rolling Stones, last year Paul McCartney, I wonder who they will have next year?

I think they should go a long the same lines- an older classic band(though perhaps not as old as the Stones) that all ages can enjoy.

Aerosmith perhaps? I know they are still touring this year.

Heh. I've had numerous people over the past few days tell me "oh the Stones suck, they are too old". I'll agree that they are old, and a bit past their prime (they would have been awesome in concert in the 60's-80's), but to uniformely say they suck shows absolutely no good taste in music whatsoever. One person I was talking to even said Justin Timberlake was better for the half time show....... I think Mick Jagger has more talent in his toe than Justin does altogether.. oh wait, I forgot, he has power of the waldrobe malfuction.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

By popular demand! John's New Year's Hair-do.

Anyhoo, I forgot to post the humourous pics of John on New Year's. He promised (while sober, mind you) to let the girls do his hair, har!

Before/during.. "Please don't give me the Alf-Alfa curl..."


"Don't look at me!!!"

Friday, February 03, 2006


I watched the latest Speilberg movie last night.

Truly excellent for anyone who wants to put recent terrorism into perspective; although the movie could have easily tried to promote one side over the other (Israeli vs Arab), it didn't . It showed the whole tradgey of it all. How terrorism must be fought, yet as it is fought more, 5 new recruits take up the rank of each terrorist killed.

Although it takes place in the 70's, the same terrorist and revenge driven counterattacks, for similar reasons, are occurring with more frequency in the 2000's.

My wish is that the whole terrorist climate in today's world will mellow out, at least for a while (wishing it to be gone entirely is too wishful of thinking.)