Sunday, October 30, 2005

Links 'n More Links

"All great writers begin with a good leather binding and a respectable title. " - J.M. Barrie (Finding Neverland)

So it's Sunday again. The part I enjoyed the most? Getting that extra hour of sleep! Fall is really here to stay I think. It has been between 50 and 60 around here. The upcoming week appears to be more of the same. It is time to get out those warmer clothes and jackets. The leaves on the trees are turning lovely shades of red, orange, and yellow. We have maple tress in front of my parents house that are this wonderful fall red color.

You know kind of music I like to listen to during this time of year? Enya. I really like listening to the Paint The Sky With Stars CD. Did you know that there is a new Enya single out? Yep, I downloaded Amarantine from iTunes. The whole CD (also titled Amarantine) will be released on November 22.

It has actually been a pretty good weekend actual. I have a quiz on Tuesday to study for (my computer network class). Of course, I have a bunch of homework/projects to be working on, but it was a lighter weekend. Still need to finish my lecture for Tuesday's class. We are in the thick of loops currently. Well, I better get back to it.

Well, here are some links for ya':
I so understand this comic.

What will you being doing this halloween? To bad I have a quiz on Tuesday because this sounds like quiet a show.

Technology in schools - a never interesting article.

Latest on the quantum computer front: "Nanofabrication to lead to Quantum Computer"

If fuel prices keep going up these could become very popular ("The car that makes its own fuel")

Friday, October 28, 2005

Good News

Very good news. Of course, if they stopped having this show - I would stop watching TV.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Random is Good, right?

"Everybody makes mistakes once in a while. The trick is learning to live with it." - MacGyver

It's Sunday. I have a bunch of homework to finish, a lecture to finish preping, and a quiz to study for. So this will be one short blog (so that I have time to watch West Wing later). Did watch Batman Begins on dvd on Friday. Good movie - especially some of the humorous dialog. It gives it that "anti-movie-yet-we-all-know-it-is-a-movie" feel to it. Ok, that sounded a lot better in my head...

Anyway, links:
Another good reason I am not from Michigan

In to computers and history? This is the festival for you.

Funny comic

Friday, October 21, 2005

Umm...was I suppose to be surprised by this?

"Game Developers Are White, Male" - I am so not surprised that 88.5% of the game developers of male and frankly I really can't think of anyone who would be. Have they looked at the statistics of male/females in computer science recently? Of course, I think you would get similar (but not as high) of results if you looked at other parts of computer science...but that is just my thoughts on the subject.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

And the Cow Jumped Over the Moon

"When you're finished changing, you're finished." -- Benjamin Franklin

Moooo: "Newest Bluetooth Gadget: Cows"

Just when you thought you had it all figured out - turns out you don't ("Craters in Planets and Moons Not What They Seemed")

This just had a cool but weird factor to it: "Time Machine: Will a clock that works flawlessly for 10,000 years become the greatest wonder of the world?"

Wednesday Crispness Brings Fall

"Another day, a whole 'nother set of fresh possibilities . . . I'm a sucker for mornings." - MacGyver

The evenings are getting darker and colder. Cold in a good way. During the day it is in the 70s, but there is a good amount of wind. You can feel fall in the area. Halloween approaches and stores start selling Christmas decorations. Yep, right next to the Halloween and Thanksgiving stuff. It is a little weird when you are at the store. One section of orange and black, another of fall colors, and then several of red and green. Looks like gold is a big accent color this year. Personally, I like silver. It makes me think of snow. Yeah, I have no idea why silver makes me think of snow - but it does.

Anyway, here are some links you might find interesting (and then again maybe you won't):
"Free American broadband!"

Felt I had to post a link: "Professor says today's vampires are more about style than gore"

What is one step past crazy? ("How Katie put the science back into songwriting") - this is a joke - right?

Monday, October 17, 2005

So I Went to the Store...

"Brace yourself. This could be fun." - MacGyver

Before heading back to school I stopped by the mall for lunch and to use a coupon I had received in the mail. Now, I went into this store to get my free item (no purchase necessary). Of course the salesperson could hardly believe I was only there to redeem my coupon. So then I go to "check out" and the same salesperson tries to talk me into getting a credit card for the store. I hate to break it do these people I only shop there when I have a coupon. Why? Because the stuff is expensive and not that good.

I have no idea why I am even mention this here. I guess it was the only thing semi-interesting I could come up with to write about here. I spent my weekend trying to get my homework done, get midterms grades, and do lecture prep. Sounds exciting does it? Oh and I sleep a lot. I think I might have finally caught up a little. I think I need to cut back on the caffine - seriously. Well, I better get to studying for my quiz this evening.

Some news articles - which you might be interested in (but probably alredy read):
Wow - "Plasma pencil kills germs"

A must read on-line comic.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

News 'n Stuff

"The great thing about a map is that it gets you in and out of places in a lot of different ways." - MacGyver (MacGyver)

It's funny the stuff that runs through your mind when you sit down to write a blog. However, the bigger question is how most of it disappears when you actually start writing the blog and you realize you can't really thing of anything to write. So you end up writing a bunch of rambles about writing a blog. Talk about irony. So now you are reading my rambles. The interesting part over the whole thing - I now have a nice written blog for today. Alright, lets move on...

Some links (you might enjoy):
"The World’s Smallest Fountain Pen?"

"IBM Research turns 60"

"Atoms Under Control"

Sunday, October 9, 2005

10 Minute Break...

and then back to 'Gone Studying'

I saw these two articles that I felt I had to post links to:

"A History of Apple's Lisa, 1979-1986" (and how it changed computers forever)

"Nanotechnology catches on at Ford"

I did take an hour off to watch The West Wing which I thought was a very good show (just not as funny as last week). The previews for next week looked interesting - it so can't be CJ who leaked the information.

Back to being: 'Gone Studying'

'Gone Studying'

"Its not about the actual fish, themselves. Fish are not important in this context, its about FISHING, the act of fishing itself." - Jack O'Neill (Stargate SG-1)

I have a midterm in computer networks on Tuesday. (Not to mention giving my presentation on Friday). Therefore, I have gone off studying (sort of like 'gone fishing' only instead 'gone studying'). This, of course, gets me in the over explaining everything mode - which you have already seen in this short blog. So, lets move on.

Looking for something funny to read? Here read this comic.

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

"High" by James Blunt

"Sometimes it's hard to believe you remember me." - Lyrics from High by James Blunt

This week iTunes is offering High by James Blunt (warning the splash page has music) as a free download. Anyway, the song has been added to my list of songs I will listen to repeatively. (In other words, go download it - I highly recommend it). It's not your everyday song sound. OK, so maybe that explaination really didn't make much sense to you, but it made perfect sense to me.

Listen to the song and form your own opinion of it. Isn't that the cool part about music? You could quiz a dozen people what they thought of a song and you would probably get many different responses. Music seems to mean a totally different thing to different people. One little piece of music can have so much meaning. It simply boggles the mind - well my mind that is.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

"Dolphins sing 'Batman' theme"

"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. " - Joe Fox (You're Got Mail)

Isn't science a wonderful thing? "Dolphins sing 'Batman' theme". I really don't have time to write a whole blog - but for some reason I felt I should post this link. It seemed to fit in to the nature of my blog.

On a complete side note: Last week Thursday I was wearing a sweater and it was crisp outside. Monday I was wearing short sleeve shirts because it was around 87 out! Today it was in the low 80's. Tomorrow it is suppose to be 82 and Thursday they think it is going to be 63. They are predicting a 20 degree drop?!? What is it with the weather? Or maybe it is just Michigan. Michigan always had wacky weather.

Well I better get back to studying. So much to do and only so many hours during the day to do it. It is October already! I can't believe it. September went flying by and the holiday's are just around the corner.

Monday, October 3, 2005

Why I don't Claim to be from Michigan

"I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time." - Charles M. Schultz

Which is true - I wasn't born in Michigan. So I am really not from Michigan, I consider this to be a temporary location. Anyway, moving on to my point...

Saw this article on Slashdot regarding the Michigan SB 0416 bill. It's that bill regarding those violate video games (if you were wondering). No I am not agreeing that it's a good (or bad) idea. I just don't think it is going to make any difference what-so-ever. But that's just my opinion. Anyway, the article is well written and I think is worth a read.

Well, I have to end this here and get back to studying for a possible quiz in my class this evening. Ugh.

Sunday, October 2, 2005


Everyone once in a while I check on CMB (game for the gameboy advance) over on SourceForge. I haven't been in a while - but I decided to take a peek at the stats. Interestingly, we have had a bit of traffic recently. I wonder if the guys realize that...or maybe I am the only one of us who ever looks at that site anymore.

Moving on...

Watched The West Wing this evening. It's the only TV show I have left to watch. Stargate SG-1, Atlantis, and Battlestar aren't showing new episodes until January. Anyway, back to The West Wing. It was a good show - they brought back the funny part (which they were missing a little bit at the end of last season). Of course it makes one wonder about real campaigns...

Saturday, October 1, 2005

Saturday Fun

"I like nonsense -- it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope... and that enables you to laugh at all of life's realities." - Dr. Seuss

"Google offers S.F. Wi-Fi -- for free" - wow.

"Kodak Ships Computer-Free Wireless Camera" - again wow.

This article really makes you think: "Did Rising Oxygen Levels Fuel Mammal Evolution?"

Well, I should get back to working on all of my homework. By the way have you taken a look at the movie site for Elizabethtown? If you haven't you should.