|I'm such a damn nerd.||June 4, 2010, 10:15 pm|
While watching The Weather Channel(nerd point 1) I was watching Storm Stories (nerd point 2). between storms, a cool map would show up with a tracker showing the storms, when a new city was listed, a sound played for dramatic effect. The sound was a sample of the Cry from the Pokemon "Unown" on Gold/Silver (Nerd point 3).
Do I have a problem? Or am I a really observant nerd?
|Csonig's "Old software n' shit" thread||May 24, 2010, 8:04 pm|
Hi! (Mods, if this belongs in EE, please move it. I didn't know where to post this originally.)
I've been working on a 1993-era PC for DOS games and to relive my nostalgic childhood I sorely miss (:( ) so, This is a thread for me (and others) to post some Old DOS software crap they remember using or had used, or still use (maes?). I probably won't get a lot of responses, after all , 1993 was a long time ago. But, what I'm looking for are basic utilities like:
A Media Player (Mplayer and MP3Play work I guess for now)
Games (All the DOS games you liked and are freeware or shareware)
Music/Audio software (got soundforge & TheDrumsProfessional, still looking for MIDI sequencers. I have Fasttracker II & Adlib Tracker II)
Any other utilities, like a DOS Web Browser, if it exists
To anyone that helps, Thank you so much! And this is just an experiment, so please to be understanding (I have Win95c on a disc ready to install if I just can't take it anymore). This is a learning experience for me.
|Reason and Eee PC: Success||December 1, 2009, 4:48 pm|
Had to turn Cable animation off but it's a blast so far to use Reason on such a small netbook. And yes, it does have some issues. ASIO is a bitch to deal with.
|New Moon||November 20, 2009, 8:55 pm|
Seriously, don't see this. Don't. See. This. my girlfriend tried to make me see it, but I refused. She took her girl friends with her to see it, she said it was one of the worst things she's ever done (besides me ;_;). One of her friends fell asleep during the movie.
And, to top it off, people were dressing up to go see this. like, as the characters. and some were actually cutting themselves. Darwin should wipe these fuckers out really soon. Luckily, the police were there and kicked the cutters out. There were also some fistfights in the line.
So, yeah. Apparently this movie broke Harry Potter's record of sales in one night... But uhm, Harry Potter was an infinitely better movie, and book.
It shows that Sales do NOT equal quality. This is a shitfest of a movie, and has been claimed as the biggest waste of money by over 9 friends that have seen it. that is *all* who have seen it.
You'd be better off playing Deus Vult Zero.
|BEHOLD MY MAJESTIC BOAT||November 12, 2009, 4:46 am|
1991 Cadillac Eldorado convertible (MODDED!!!!11)
just over 16 MPG!!!!1
eighty-fow stylin' bicycle rims
The ugliest metallic "baby blue" possible
Annoying Mission Control Computer system, which makes you feel like CAPCOM on an Apollo mission
very slightly mildewed dark blue leather seats, interior
the cheapest looking dashboard ever conceived
Interior lights out the ass
automatic butt wipers
Alpine CD player (original radio was shot)
And that special "I feel like a douchebag" feeling comes absolutely free!
At first I didn't want anyone to notice I was driving this POS but then I realised I didnt give a damn, and that with the instant economy function, I could maximize my fuel economy making the avg. economy readout to 22.8 MPG. Suck that, Prius!
Pictures coming when I feel like it.
|windows 7 now installed on my main desktop||October 29, 2009, 3:04 pm|
It's spiffy. It's also fast as hell.
I had some trouble installing photoshop again, but other than that it's the best OS I've used. Now that I've used it in a real working environment, I can say it blasts Vista out of the park with a bazooka. The only problem is that I miss the old start menu.. :(
|Bought the 2009 Beatles CD set||October 7, 2009, 9:05 am|
It is aural sex.
I converted them all to V0 MP3 and threw them on my iPod. It has revealed a lot of stuff I had no idea was there. These remasters are not fakeloud and I found myself turning up a few of them.
Lemme tell you, A Hard Day's Night has some wicked cowbell. Bruce Dickenson would be proud. Let It Be is ethereal as ever, too.
Though I know someone this morning who said "lol you can't torrent?"
No, you assholes. I WANT THE POSTERS.
It sure as hell beats the "1" CD I have. In fact, That shit was drink coaster quality to begin with. muddy compressed crap that it was.
|How to Read Real Estate Ads *cough* *hack*||September 23, 2009, 3:32 am|
I got this from my Professor today-- apparently it was a "mistake" but it was so funny I decided to post it anyway.
Also, I have mono. It feels like some leaky faucet. Inside my neck.
Also I don't know how I got it. Feel free to speculate.
|Reddit SUCKS. (Digg sucks redux)||August 25, 2009, 4:37 pm|
Remember when I said that digg sucked? that was around 2006. Yet, somehow Digg has remained somewhat tolerable compared to the alternative that was touted as something better: Reddit.
Reddit and Digg seemed to be the same kind of setup with the same NEWS AND CULTURE topics, but Reddit allowed people to make their own categories and allowed boobs. The quality of the comments and posts were somewhat better at Reddit than Digg, but now that trend has reversed: Whereas Digg.com has gotten better in the "Actual content" department, Reddit has fallen to a pointless nut-filled mob of sheep that post bullshit like "BACON RULES". Reddit also has a section called "AskReddit", where a user was to ask a question and let the community comment and try to answer it. That's been lost somehow, and has spread across the site to just be a "I THINK THAT *insert subject here* is *opinion on subject*, VOTE ME UP IF YOU AGREE". A person doesn'e even have to post an article or a link, just his little rant or opinion and everyone comments on it. That's not news, that's bullshit. Reddit is not for news anymore. Reddit makes Slashdot look like CNN. That's how bad it is.
How bad is this shit? If you were in #zdoom you got to see this:
No fat people in Ethiopia? Man, Who needs facts when we have Reddit? Of course the best part is that this kind of topic attracted the meatheads like moths to a flame:
Look I understand that It's well accepted to most that reduced physical activity and fast food are linked to obesity. But evidence that these are the main causes is, quite frankly, bullshit.
A look at the front page right now at 4:21 PM CDT gives us these wonderful articles:
Digg.com's frontpage has this:
Still shitty, but Digg.com wins by a mile.
That's just sad. Really. I'm considering leaving all "Web 2.0" news "portal" sites like these altogether. They're obviously biased and packed with trolls.
Like FOX News.
|Picked up Something at a Garage Sale Yesterday||August 21, 2009, 2:34 pm|
Was coming home from school yesterday and noticed a Garage sale, and picked up one of these:
No, the picture isn't mine, but it works.
Picked it up for 5 dollars, ran home and shoved a 9-volt battery in. All I gotta say is, This game is addictive as hell. It's a two-player game at its core, but it's still fun to play around with it and dodge the defense, whose speeds change depending on the difficulty. the buttons feel like, well, buttons. they make a satisfying "click" sound and have a little resistance to them, just like buttons should have.
The back of the unit has a funny sticker (at least to me) that says: IF GAME MALFUNCTIONS, TRY FRESH BATTERIES. Yeah, if only all electronic devices were that easy to troubleshoot.
I do find the most fun thing to do is to run the quarterback to the endzone. Passing is ok, but the defense can snatch the ball from you and sometimes the receiver can fail to catch the ball, or the ball is intercepted.
The only problem I'm having is that you can't leave the defense behind and run like a nigga-on-smack on COPS. That's because you immediately roll over to the opposite side of the screen. if there is a dude there, he'll kick your ass, so you gotta watch both sides of the screen if you want to make a mad waterboy-style dash to clear a few yard lines. if you do clear a screen (or wrap around to the same "column" the ball snapped) you get a first down. I find that in setting 2 the best thing to do is to aim for the first down and that only, and not wait around for that wonderful moment where one row is empty to blast the player through like a freight train. There's a bit of strategy to this game of handegg, dammit!
This thing is built like a tank, too. It feels rather heavy, and I suspect it's built using the old-style thick circuitboard. The plastic isn't frail or thin, and it isn't discolored at all. The display is also quite bright. I don't know if it's LED or VFD, but you can clearly see the screen in the daylight, which is a plus.
oh yeah, here's a video.
Edit: I read in the manual there's a way to get a safety. Talk about thorough!