Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Slow Days

Damn, work has been slow since the holidays. The past 3 days, only 1 or 2 people from my department are even in the office. So quiet.

Monday, December 25, 2006

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd was one long and boring movie. The first hour was so slow, I think I fell asleep for a good 20 minutes.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Seriously Comcast, wtf

My Comcast internet decided to go on vacation last night just when I had activated my Xbox Live Gold membership. wtf Comcast? It has been about 12 hours now, and it's still taking a dump. I got in contact with the support and obviously they were of no help. They were going to schedule a technician to come visit, but in typical Comcast manner, the support guy was unable to pull up the schedule for my area since the network is dead or something. Thus, he concluded that I wait and see if it just comes back by itself later today. Yeah, ok FU.

If it wasn't for my phone, I probably wouldn't be able to rant here right now.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Another 3.7 Quake

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Quakes/nc51177103.php
This is the 2nd one of similar magnitude in less than 2 days part. Both with its epicenter around the Emeryville area. I don't know about you, but this can potentially be a sign for a big one soon! I think it's time to stock up on stuff. That Hayward fault doesn't seem that stable right about now!

http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/research/seismology/wg99/index.html - The next big one.

Happy Holidays!

I am reporting here at work with a little bit of scotch to kick off the holiday weekend. Have a safe weekend kiddos!

LSL + Wii

http://www.bbspot.com/News/2006/12/leisure-suit-larry-wii.html
The evolution of gaming. lmao

Woot of the Year (And it's not because of the Product)

The current woot is without a doubt, one of the most hilarious ever. People won't save any money getting the PS3 like the usual deals posted there, but damn, I think I'm going to copy and paste the description here to find it easier if I ever need to link it again in the future. Click the PS3 image and you get this!

Woot Sells PS3? Wii, Wii!

So, hey, check it out: there’s this awesome new gaming system that we just can’t stop playing. Too bad it’s so hard to find in stores – we guess they just didn’t make enough of them. It’s called the Nintendo Wii, and holy mother of Zelda, is it ever a blast. If the Wii is cool with polygamy, we might ask it to marry us.

The controller – so easy! No more intricate push-this-twice, pull-that-three-times trickery, just easy waves of the hand. The console – so cute! It actually makes our gaming room look better, unlike the bulky, ugly consoles we could mention. How does Nintendo keep the price so low on that thing, anyway? And the games, good Lord, the games! Not to mention those adorable avatars. We’ve already created virtual versions of the entire staff, so we can beat each other virtually-bloody instead of actually-bloody, like we usually do. The only problem is that none of the nose options are as big as Jason’s actual nose. But that’s a minor quibble.

In fact, we love the Wii so much, we want to give a Wii to everybody on our payroll. To fund this Wii-for-the-People program, we're selling this Sony PlayStation 3. The SIXAXIS wireless controller is basically the same complicated gazillion-button-style controller you know from past PS models, but at least you won’t be fighting Grandma for gaming time. Along with the usual roster of ho-hum games, the PS3 can play CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs, and the 20GB hard drive can store music, videos, and music videos. It’s certainly, er, rather full-figured, for those of you who want a lot of heft for your money. And its HDMI capabilities give you polygons and frames-per-second out the wazoo, if you prefer that stuff to having fun.

Best of all, for every PS3 you buy, we can buy Wiis for two of our employees. So when you get frustrated by those intricate combo-button moves, or bored by the underwhelming game offerings for the PS3, keep the spirit of the season in mind. Remember all those happy Woot staffers whose lives have been changed by their super-fun Nintendo Wiis, paid for by you. Heartwarming, isn’t it?

* shipped today via FedEx Next Day with Saturday delivery. Rural and snowbound areas may cause delivery delay out of Woot or FedEx control.

Warranty: One year

Features:
Plays video games and stuff

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Ipod Nano Red

Anyone want to buy a red 4GB Ipod Nano? $190! No tax!

Company Holiday Party

Fun. Interesting events. Quotes galore. Breathalyzer madness. Got an Ipod Nano.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Beard Papa

I went to Beard Papa for the first time today and it's damn good. Must. Get. More.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

NBA Fight



Sweet, they should totally allow them to fight like in the NHL. If they want to let out some anger, let them! haha.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Magazines

I really hate those little postcard thing that magazine companies put in their magazines. They should have, at the very leat, the decency to remove that shit from subscribers' copies and leave that crap for the newstands.

In Stock

Tomorrow, 12/17, Wii's will be in stock at nearly all stores, Best Buy, Gamestop, EB, Target, etc. It's probably the last shipment before the new year. Happy camping!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Pulp or No Pulp

I prefer orange juice with medium or high pulp. No pulp makes the oj seem kind of cheap. It just feels like it's fake orange juice, since if you were to grind out your own orange juice, there will be pieces!

Sharks

I was in San Jose working again, but this time, my co-workers and I also went to the Sharks game against the Kings. It was my first hockey game, and thanks to Kirk for the tickets. I found that it to be much more exciting watching the game live, and the atmosphere was great. It was a good outing despite the Sharks playing one of their worst games of the season so far. Hopefully, on Saturday, they will bounce back against their division leading rivals, the Mighty Ducks. After the game, we finished up the rest of our work and made our way back home at around 1AM.

Dayaam

Well, my credit card bill came, and it was quite the eye opener. It was compounded by the fact that my large purchase on there is the price before I get my rebates back.

And, damn, lunch adds up significantly over time!

I have yet to receive the bill for the credit card I signed up for to get my Xbox 360, so that's another chunk of cash. Basically, the next paycheck will disappear with a blink of the eye. So sad!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Monday, December 11, 2006

Lunch

I ate a greasy cheesesteak sandwich from the Cheesesteak Shop and some curly fries. Then, I got a Razzmatazz from Jamba Juice. That's a shitload of Cal's.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Trillian Astra

http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/ap/
Awesome, just awesome.

Mini Wii Review

Last night, a few of my friends and I got together and played some multiplayer games on the Nintendo Wii. This was also the first time I have seen the system other than the display models in stores. It's definitely a small enough system that would make transport of it around easily.

As far as the main Wii menus go, I would say that it's one of the neater features of the system. Each player can make avatars called Mii's to represent themselves in some games like the pack in game, Wii Sports, but also a way to infect other Wii systems in a viral type of way to populate other peoples' systems to create a community. The whole Mii avatar system could actually be a game in itself!

The games we played were Wii Sports, Madden, and Super Monkey Balls.

Between those games, the controls seemed the most responsive with Wii Sports. And well, it uses the Mii avatars to represent your character in the game, and the graphics are pretty simple and plain for the most part.

I watched the Madden game, and it looked fairly complicated for new people to jump into, but the control scheme definitely makes that game different. I can imagine that the game would be more interesting if everyone knew all the controls. However, the graphics in Madden are quite hideous, and a large HDTV probably made it look worse since you can see how poor the graphics are up close. It's probably one of my biggest gripes about the system. Madden's graphics looked worse than Xbox 1 graphics. I'm not sure if it's because of EA being the lame company they are or because of the limited hardware in the system. It's probably a little of both. I'm just suprised that Nintendo was unable to beef up their system a tad more without bumping up the pricepoint. Especially with graphics technology 1-2 years ago that looked better than what I saw. Those 1-2 year old PC graphics cards today are probably only 50 bux now.

Super Monkey Ball took up the rest of our night, which went from around 9:30PM till 3:30AM. Yes, time went by pretty quick. With SMB, we played a good number of the 50 party games. This game's many games really brought out the many quirks of the Wii control system. The Wii sensor bar was situated on top of the TV at the beginning of the night, but it was eventually moved to just below the HDTV screen. We were having many problems with at least 1-2 of us being out of range or just plain screwed up. Moving the sensor bar down to the level we were sitting helped a ton. Despite the sensor bar move helping, sometimes I felt like it was still unresponsive to some things. Again there's not much to say about the graphics since it looks exactly like SMB games of old.

Overall, the control scheme was new and fun, but after a six hour marathon, I think I'm all Wii'ed out for a while. Personally, I can't imagine the system being any fun solo. However, it makes for an excellent system to play with friends and all the laughter it can bring.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Wiii

Wii would like to play.

I found two Wiimotes lying around at Circuit City, and since Wii accessories are rare these days, I just got them. At least one will be sold to a friend who already has the Wii, and perhaps I'll just keep one.

World of WarCraft Update

Earlier this week, the fairly large (almost 500 MB) WoW update patch was released. A few hours ago, I thought about renewing my account, which I have not played for over a month or so. I got as far as going to a file serving website to download the patch directly, but I stopped. I decided that it wasn't worth my time to delve back into that game just yet. At least, I don't plan to play that game again until the expansion hits. It has actually been somewhat refreshing not having to deal with anything related to that game or even think about it at all. Instead, I'm addicted to getting silly achievements in 360 games.

Desktop Computer

It has been nearly 6 months since my desktop computer broke. I've been using my laptop ever since. I should really get around to buying the parts to make it work again, but I have been lazy in that department.

Samsung 22" Widescreen LCD

My Black Friday order is finally in Castro Valley. Now, I wonder if they will even deliver the damn thing tomorrow. I can't wait to hook my Xbox 360 to it!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Wootoff

Oh btw, there's a wootoff going on over at woot.com. Happy buying!

Microsoft sued for 360 update issues

Microsoft sued for 360 update issues
Here's another good example of ridiculous lawsuits. The moron here is filing a class-action suit asking for 5 million in damages just because his (I'll assume it's a he) damn Xbox 360 broke due to an update. The 360 he had was also likely to be the version that Microsoft is repairing free of charge anyway. In fact he won't even be getting the full 5 mill even if they won the lawsuit. From what it seems, it'd be split between everyone that may be affected, which would be millions of people, so he'd end up with a few bucks at most. I don't know, I probably don't know what I'm talking about, but I just know that some people are just idiotic and try to start stupid shit just because the targeted company is a large corporation.

Hilary Clinton, Lieberman and ESRB

Lieberman and Clinton Team With ESRB
If there's any reason not to vote for Hilary if she was the D candidate, I think this would be one of the reasons why I wouldn't vote for her. Anything that involves Lieberman and games annoys me like no other. He tries too damn hard to put strict regulations on games. I really don't understand how a game rated M is so much different from a movie rated R. It's really ridiculous how a rated R film can have a bunch of naked sex scenes with real people as well as gory action, yet if a game has any type of boobs shown in pixelated form, it'll be all over the news likes the world is coming to an end because of it. It's sad that games, a form of enterntainment, like movies, still gives off a sense of it being something for kids, while in reality, the 20-30 year old gamers today are, in fact, the generation that was first introduced to gaming by the likes of Atari and Nintendo. Seriously, grow up. We don't need stupid gaming politics. Movies = story telling. Games = interactive story telling.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Myspace Worm Uses Quicktime

Myspace Worm Uses Quicktime
Good game. Another reason why myspace sucks. Their security has always been very bad.

Friday, December 01, 2006

I'm Bringing Xbox Back....YAAH

http://on10.net/Blogs/laura/im-bringing-xbox-back/

Seriously WTF

About 1.5-2 months ago, I would have been sitting at home and watching the days go by, while my parents would nag to me about finding any kind of job. Now, in the present day, I have been working for a little bit over a month now, and instead of them nagging about me not working yet, they are now nagging me about finding a job related to my major. Seriously, wtf? After I satisfied them with one thing, they come out guns a blazing about another thing. It's really annoying. My parents make it sound like it's so damn easy to find a g'damn job in the biological field just because people say that it's an easy field to find a job in. Trust me, it's not. Definitely not as easy as they make it sound like it is. It doesn't help that random people who don't know shit about applying for science jobs make small talk to them about it being easy.

As for now, I'm happy to just have a job and doing something I know I'm very capable of doing.

If somewhere down the line that the opportunity presents itself, then so be it. I'll deal with it later. But for now, I just want to get through my work day, go home, eat dinner, play some Xbox 360, then go to sleep in peace without the nagging every other day. I know they mean well for my future, but damn, give me break!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Black Friday, New Toy, and Friends

Black Friday was really black, here's why.

What a long weekend it has been! Friday started out dark, early and freezing cold. I waited for Jerry aka Mohinder to come down to my place before heading out to Circuit City before it opened. Unfortunately, the weather slowed down our plans by forming ice on our cars. We did not get on the freeway until about 4:55AM, 5 minutes before CC opened up shop. When we got there, it became obvious that the doorbusting items were not going to be available anymore. There were over 200 people lined up outside the store, and the CC personnel only let in waves of 20 people every few minutes. When we got it, it was pure chaos inside, but I thought the nice warm interior was better than standing outside in blistering coldness. After checking out the place for a bit, we decided to leave the place since it probably would have taken 1-2 hours to even get to the cash register. We grabbed some java from the Starbucks in the area, made a quick round through Target, then headed down toward our next destination in Santa Clara, Micro Center.

When we got there, we were greeted by a line that still existed outside the store even though it had been open for over an hour before we got there. MC had the best deal out of all Black Friday deals on their HDTV sets. They were also the only store in NorCal, so it drew a very large crowd. There were supposedly over a thousand people lined up before it opened up shop. We decided to just sit in the car and rest up and let the line disperse a bit before going. Eventually, we went over to the nearby Starbucks and chilled there for a bit before standing in line. It probably took about an hour to get inside. I picked up a Xbox 360 Premium, which cost me $199 not including tax with the deal found here. There is a rebate that gives back $100. Also, if you sign up and get approved with their Visa credit card, you will get a bonus $100 cash back. While there, the wait for MC to process the Visa application was ridiculously slow. They apparently only had one person working on that and practically half the population of customers there trying to sign up for the additional $100 cash back. Multiply that with the fact that across America, it is Black Friday and there will be literally thousands of applications being processed to see if the person is approved or denied the credit card. I think we waited nearly 2-3 hours just to see if I was approved. And after that amount of time, the employee there finally called out my name, approved, and ushered to the next available check out register. It was actually exciting to finally be able to get out of that joint and go find some food for lunch. But then...

When I tried to start my car, it failed to do so. I checked the light switch, and it was clear what had happened. When we left Circuit City, the morning was still very dark and by the time we got to Micro Center, the morning was bright. Thus, I had not noticed that my lights were even on. Compound that with the fact that we stood in line for hours on end, the car lights had eaten up the battery. Luckily, Hank was in town and was meeting us up for lunch anyway. He dialed up his unused AAA card, and in a matter of minutes, the tow truck arrived and jump started my car.

Hank and Jerry went to get some Jamba Juice, while I left my car on to allow the alternator to charge the car battery up a bit. Then, we headed out to some Japanese fast food place Jerry wanted to go. The food was pretty much the type of frozen dinners you can buy from Ranch 99. I was unimpressed, and Hank was clearly unimpressed with the location, haha.

Jerry and I headed back to CV. I ended up taking a nap for about an hour, which felt like a full 8 hour sleep. The rest of the night, a good chunk of the high school gang got together for dinner, and we got to do some catching up.

Blog Migration

The basic blog migration is complete. If I ever get around to it, I'll be fiddling around with the template. Until then, I'll keep it simplistic and clean.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Migrating Blog

I will likely be migrating my blog over to blogger's blogspot host in order to take advantage of the new things in blogger beta. wizll.com/blog should continue to work, and just redirects to http://wizll.blogspot.com

Thursday, November 23, 2006

blogger

If there is one thing I dislike about blogger beta, it has got to be the fact that it's connected to my Gmail account. I have multiple gmail accounts, thus if I wanted to have blogger remember my login, it won't because I would have logged out of Gmail itself to check the other accounts. Therefore, every time I go to blogger, I must retype my login. While it is just a difference of a few seconds, it is still quite an annoyance.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

PS3 Madness, "If I Did It"

Yeah, we know that OJ's book pretty much
him confessing about exactly how he did it, but I'm not here to talk about that.

I'm here to talk about what I would have done during the PS3 launch yesterday if I were a store manager with a cache of PS3s to sell. If I managed a place like Costco, then what I want to do would be even great. I would hide the systems throughout the entire store and have people go looking for it. I would put one high up several racks that would require a forklift to get to. And perhaps some others stacked underneath some boxes, and another in the walk in freezer to keep it cool. Yep, that's what I would do, if I did it. It be fun, and funny to watch. Hell, maybe a fight may break out when someone finds one. UFC: The Costco Edition.

Friday, November 17, 2006

UCLA Student Tasered by Police in Library



Don't touch me!!

I'm sure everyone has seen that video at some point since it was released on youtube, so I'll jump into my thoughts. As much as it was wrong of the cops to be drive stunning the guy multiple times, I think he deserved at least the first one. All his screaming and shit before the guy was even tasered was clearly him being resistant to the authorities. It was also ridiculous that the bystanders started to get in the way of the authorities doing their jobs. It's as if this generation of kids (not that I'm much older than people still in college) think they can defy the police and get away with stuff. If there's a rule that allows them to check id, then let them do their job! Imagine if the person that the police found without ID was, in fact, someone dangerous that was going to do something stupid, and the cops did the right thing to neutralize the unidentified person. Instead of people talking shit about the police tasering the hell out of the guy, the media and everyone would be praising the police for their valiant effort in keeping the library and the campus safe from a terrorist attack or what not. But, yeah, that's not the case here, that guy has been identified as a UCLA student, but that doesn't give anyone the right to judge the police who were acting on the situation at hand, which was someone who did not identify himself, thus making him a potential threat to the student body and staff of the school.

Taser him some more for all I care. But seriously, they had like 3 popo and the guy was cuffed, just drag that moron out.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Damn...

The government takes a lot of money! Sheesh

Monday, November 13, 2006

What a Day

I woke up this morning with a fairly sharp headache. As I carpooled my way to work, I started to feel nauseated. At work, for at least two hours, I felt like throwing up, and I just kept trying to think of what I had eaten that would have caused it. Basically, I felt like I had a hangover, but without alcohol being involved at all. I took a pain killer at one point, then after those hellish two hours, I finally was able to "cleanse" myself of whatever was making feel like crap. After that, I felt completely renewed and refreshed and was able to finally get some work done. But yeah, those first few hours sucked.

beta.blogger.com

First off, I must say that the new blogger is better than ever. It has come a long way since I first signed up to blogger.com before they became a part of Google, and probably before the blogging fad hit the Internet in a big way. It has been the best, and now it is even better.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Food

Damn, food is so expensive.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Monday, October 23, 2006

One Day

Dang, who knew eight hour days were so draining on the mind and soul. Nevertheless, I just woke up from a three hour nap and recharged. I'll probably go back to sleep after watching the best show this season, Heroes. YATTAH!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Everett and Jones

This BBQ place in Jack London Square was good. I ordered a two way combo of ribs and chicken with cornbread, greens and macaroni salad as sides. I devoured most of the main dish, but failed to salvage the leftovers as the waitress took my plate and dumped it into a bin at the end. The cornbread and greens were also good, but the macaroni salad lacked the goodness of the other food items. I can safely say that L&L's macaroni salad is still the best. Aside from food, the waitress failed to comply with the Mac's request to change the television's channel to the Sharks game, though it was probably for the better since they lost their first home game last night. Afterwards, we chilled outside for a bit and pretty much watched a robbery take place. Some bum walked into the restaurant, gaffled a take out order, and bounced. I wasn't even sure what was going on until a waitress came out and looked in the direction the robber took off in, heh.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

News and Game Magazines

The big businesses own the news networks and newspapers, and they clearly sway in one direction or the other in terms of politics. We know that is how it works behind the scenes when we switch between news stations. In fact, sometimes they outright show which side they stand on. That leads me to game magazines. Games are a big business these days, and clearly the most notorious players in the game are "the big three", Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. Maybe it's almost safe to add Blizzard Entertainment to the list because of their user base of over 5 millions players worldwide who play their MMORPG, World of WarCraft. However, since WoW is only one game versus "the big three's" portfolio of games for their respective console systems, I'll stick with "the big three." In fact, you can probably differentiate "the big three" by coining one of them "the left" and "the right" and one somewhere in the middle, "the moderate."

This all brings me to earlier today when I opened up a random free game magazine to to check out what's new when I had nothing else better to do. The magazine I picked up was Game Informer, and just about everything in it was highly skewed toward Sony fanboyism. The editor's editorial praised everything that was Sony, and even the first blurb about Tokyo Game Show talked about Sony's press conference. What they failed to mention about Sony's press conference was that it was pure garbage as far as games go. It was a bore, tell your readers that. All the online game websites who covered the press conference with a live blog said so, why shouldn't they. Then the article moves onto, you guessed it, upcoming Playstation 3 games and giddy comments of what is to be expected. Then the Xbox 360 section, they mention the top Japanese games to be released on that platform, yet they barely acknowledged it. Really, aside from the magazine's cover using nice glossy paper, Game Informer is too much of a Sony lover to be given credit as a review source for ALL games. Perhaps their editorial staff should just swap offices with the Official Playstation Magazine, whose Editor in Chief said herself, that she won't buy a PS3 because of it's steep price point.

Don't get me wrong, if I happened to pick up a different game review magazine, and it clearly showed console platform fanboyism, I would have ragged on them just as much. GI just happened to be the one I picked up today, and the one I ranted about just now. And yes, I have my own biases. I dislike Sony from the fact that several of my Sony branded products ended up being cheap, where one function or another broke. On the other hand, I sometimes just end up buying their products anyway based on brand recognition. It was one of the best electronics company after all.

Friday, October 20, 2006

New Accessory Gadget


Plantronics Discovery 640 - Now, I can look like a cool business person driving on the road with a device attached to my ear like I have a hearing problem that rock stars develop. Hearing problems aside, this will be a nice little thing to have when the California State law that prohibits people from driving and talking on their cell phone is active in the very near future.

It's small, it's wireless, and so far it works great with my pda phone. I can access my contact list without even having to touch my phone, which is a nice benefit of the software found in my phone.

But yeah, if you're shopping for a bluetooth hands-free headset for your phone, Plantronics' line of Discovery handsets are some of the best. I've done my research, and that's my recommendation. Right now, they run for about $70-120 at normal retail stores, online and off. For me, I happened to win an auction on ebaY for $50 shipped, which was a great deal, since I didn't expect to actually win it.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I Saw it on AMPed



LMAO! Best commercial ever.

Job Search

In the past few weeks, I've gotten six recruitment emails from five different insurance companies, which sometimes boggles my mind since my degree is in Biological Science. I guess it's because my major is flexible enough or that insurance companies are desperate for new blood. After all that, I finally received a recruitment letter for a microbiology technician position. I sent a reply, and I will now wait and see what happens with that.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Davis, the A's, Sharks, etc

I was up in Davis the past two days and crashed at friend's place. Yesterday, I was there mainly for the career fair to check out some companies who are looking for potential applicants or what not. The rest of the day I killed chillin' at Kevin's and Jhermaine's place. By night time, I hit up the bars with Mandy and her friends.

Throughout the day of driving around Davis, it shocked me how I'm no longer regularly up there anymore after spending the past 4 years there. When I drove by my old apartments, it felt like I was going home, but sadly other people are very likely occupying the space that I used to live.

While back there, I also hit up the food places that are not available in the bay area or places that I would not likely go to. That place would be a Thai restaurant. I don't think I've ever been to any Thai restaurant in the Bay Area ever in my life. In fact, I don't remember ever having Thai until I went to Davis, which has several different Thai restaurants, and of which, I have probably been to 50% of them. It's odd that my craving for food differs so much between the two locations of my residency. I mean, I can probably go without Thai forever if I'm in the Bay Area, but when I drove back to Davis, the top 2 types of food on my mind were either sushi or Thai.

Speaking of top 2's. The top 2 sports I'm currently following are baseball and hockey, which obviously means the A's and the Sharks. After today, it looks pretty bad with the A's unless they become the second team in history to win the next four games in a row down 3 games already. It's not likely a high success rate, but the Red Sox did it to the Yankees back in 2004, so I guess anything can happen. You know, pay off those umps a bit more money than the Tigers have so far. *cough* On the other hand, the Sharks have started out their season pretty much where they had left off since obtaining Thorton. It'll be an exciting season in San Jose to refuel the Bay Area sports firepower if it is cooled off by the A's ending their season in the ALCS. What about football? Well, the Niners and Raiders both suck again this year, so there's not much to say about them. I still wish the Raiders picked up Leinart. Serioulsy, all their QB's suck more than the current crop quarterbacks still in college. I'll still root for them Raiders, since besides that team, I really don't give a care about football.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

CVHS Lockdown

CVHS Lockdown - I assume that would explain why there's so many helicoptors outside, and there is currently quite a bit of traffic on the main road adjacent to the high school.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Go A's

No more repeats please. The Anti-jinx.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Desperate Housewives s3e2

"aw man, I need to get the color fixed on this thing"
rofl

Studio 60

I wanted to say that Studio 60 is an excellent show. Also, Camille Chen is gorgeous.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

/blog

It seems my code for this website truly only works without a hitch in IE6. Firefox and IE7 doesn't seem to display my javascript anymore. I haven't exactly looked into whether it's just the new browsers not executing some of the javascript or that my javascript is old now. I will look into this matter at some point. I'll likely just make a static header, since I'm getting tired of the rotating headers anyway. And everything that I just said, anyone reading this will probably not even care about, haha.

Gymming does a body good

I made a visit to my local 24 hour fitness center the other day and spoke with the sales rep there. Everything went smooth, and I ended up getting the highest prepaid package there. The sales rep hooked it up by knocking off $300 off the normal $1000+ package, which made the deal sweeter, and on top of that, I will only need to pay $30 a year after my first 3 years instead of the normal $50 a year. Anyway, it feels good to be hitting up the gym again, and my goal is to lose 10-15lbs that I had gained while I was in college. I plan to achieve that goal within a month or two. Hopefully, I will be able to stick with it, especially since I have just been relaxing and bumming around the house since graduation.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

So Small

I would usually say something bad about the ipod, but damn, the new ipod shuffle is small!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I'm a Feature

I'm a feature
Good article. It can be applied to things other than Windows Mobile, which was the target of this particular article.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Sunday, September 03, 2006

United 93

I just watched United 93, and it brought back memories of the day when it actually happened. In 8 days, it would be 5 years since that tragic terrorist attack on our country. 5 years ago, and I still remember that day like it just happened not too recently. Even though, I was nowhere near the incident or directly related to anyone who were victims, it has clearly had an impact on my life, which I will never forget. It was a sad day..

Friday, September 01, 2006

Burger King 911



Geezus, people are dying while that moron is talking to the 911 operator.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

CVHS & UCD

Construction Valued High School

My high school's entire football field and bleachers have been torn down and is just a big pile of dirt right now. I should take a pic some time before it starts to look like the new track and field.

Under Construction Daily

My college campus is also at the beginning stages of building a brand new Division I style football stadium to accomodate our "higher" status in collge athletics.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Room Findings

I have been cleaning up my room a bit more the past two or so hours and found some old stuff. First, I found some badminton sign up sheet for some Santa Cruz trip, which I had no recollection of until I thought a bit longer and now I think I remember being there with the coach and some of the people listed on the paper. Without this piece of paper, I probably would have totally forgot about it. But now, I think it's time to recycle it, haha.

I also found my high school transcript laying around. Wow, my HS transcript and my college transcript looks so different! The numbers are so much more consistent on my HS one. Underneath that was a printout of the poem I wrote to Carol a long ass time ago that was published in a book. Such sappiness!

What's really funny is this printout of NSYNC's Bye Bye Bye, where the gang (Tom, Nick, Gerald, Jerry, etc) and I were writing up a choreography to actually do a video. That would have been such an embarrasing video to show up on youtube.

And just now I found some notebook where my brother has specific WarCraft III strategies written out.

Oh, an envelope with a letter from JoEllen back in 1999. A 7 year old letter! That's almost ancient history. Craziness.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Back to the Bay

I'm back in CV, and now my room is a complete mess with all the junk I brought back. I'm also starting to go through a whole bunch of four year old stuff, since my room hasn't changed much since high school. I wonder what kind of stuff I'll find..

Friday, August 18, 2006

SOAP

I saw Snakes on a Plane, and I thought it was hilarious. It's definitely a movie to see just for entertainment. If you want to see an Oscar winning film, look elsewhere.

GO A'S!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Dell Notebook Battery Recall

Some of you may have seen the youtube video or yesterday's news, but some may have not. If not then go here to see if your Dell notebook battery needs to be replaced or not. Don't have a Dell for you laptop? Well, you may still be affected because Sony is the supplier of the battery cells encased inside the Dell batteries, so your notebook may still be using the same faulty piece of shit from Sony. Seriously, screw Sony, all the stuff I have that are branded with Sony has been breaking. This may be off on a tangent, but if you happen to get your hands on a PS3, sell that piece of shit on Ebay, because it'll likely break. I think the only Sony product that can't go wrong are their TVs, and that's about it.

Monday, August 14, 2006

75% Packed

25% to go before I move all my shit back to the Bay Area on Saturday.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Hmm

I finally stopped procrastinating and started to pack and clean up a bit. Somehow, I have accumulated a lot of junk over the past four years.

Officially Graduated

I finally got the result of the last class I had to take during Summer Session I. It was also the one class that I had failed in my college career. I will still forever dislike plants to a degree, but I managed to pass the class with a B this time around. With that, I officially have my B.S. degree in Biological Sciences emphasizing in Microbiology. And my emphasis in the Microbiology part is Microbial Diversity and Ecology. Yes...an emphasis of an emphasis.

Friday, August 04, 2006

IE7 Beta 3

Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 is so far a winner. Firesux can take a hike.

Cheapness

Here is the cheap way to fix any issues in your apartment wall before moving out to try to salvage some security deposit dollars. I used toothpaste!

Fuji's


Did I mention all you can eat sushi for 10-12 bucks?! Yeah, it's that cheap and great. At some random sushi joints, a roll itself already costs 6-10 dollars.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Getting Packed

I am going to have to move out of Davis in less than a month, and I already feel like I'm going to miss this place.
  • the best sushi buffet in town, Fuji's
  • living away from home
  • oyster clay pot and lunch specials from from Jade Garden
  • cantina's and the other bars
  • late night showers
  • the arc
  • friends who haven't graduated yet
  • swimming and the spa right there outside my apt
  • eggplant and curry noodle soup at sophie's
  • and I'm sure there will be more I'll remember when I really leave

Friday, July 28, 2006

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Hero of the Day

The person who invented the air conditioner.

Hey..

I don't think I blogged about how hot it is here in Davis. And damn is it hot.

That's It

Swimming or gym everyday! No more slacking off.

Monday, July 24, 2006

http://www.bk.com/#menu=2,63,-1

Damn, I feel sick looking at that.

At least a 4x4 at In-n-Out has vegies and no bacon, geezus.

last.fm

Last.fm has been around for a while. Get to it.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

New Toy

I have a new cell phone plan through Sprint and a new phone that costed me an arm and a leg, but since it's like a 2 for 1 deal (PDA + phone), I guess it is not so bad. I am, after all, going into the working world sooner or later. Let me know if you want my updated number...I thought it was about time for a change of numbers. Or you can wait till someone mysteriously calls you from a number you don't already have in your cell.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Prison Break 2

I will speak of another reason why FOX Network sucks. Prison Break was a great show up until the last few episodes that resumed in March. At that point in time, there was news that they were going to renew the show for another season. What the fuck, why? The show's title is after all "Prison Break", yet they are going to be doing another season where they are fugitives and no longer "breaking out of prison." It's ridiculous that FOX is clearly trying to milk the cash cow on this show because of its fanfare. The Prison Break story could have easily been done in the alotted 22-24 episodes and ended with a conclusion. Instead, in typical American fashion, the show must go on to make the show into something stupid. Anyway, when the second season starts next year, I may or may not watch that boshet for this very reason.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Holy shit

http://antiotter.livejournal.com/144625.html

Monday, May 01, 2006

This is still...

hilarious.


Bacteria Ecology...

...is the suck.

Bacterial tip of the month: Don't fall or walk into sewage. A bacteria may start eating you alive. http://starbulletin.com/2006/04/05/news/story02.html (cred story link retardedman.com)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Been a While

..and I don't know what to say, what a useless post. haha

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Yeeeeee

I'm out of AP with a dazzling 2 A's and 2 B's biiatch. One more fucking quarter and a summer session to go. Hopefully, I don't fuck up.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Filet-o-Fish

Filet-o-Fish from McD's is good. That's all.

Oh yeah, Jack Bauer can hold his breath for a long ass time!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Hi Friends

It has been a while. This quarter has been going by much more smoother than the last one. The only hitch was when I had a mad cold that happened around during one of my midterms. I took that midterm then went straight home and slept. When I woke up, I really thought I had overslept the test, but luckily I really did take it. It was also nice to know that the average of that test ended up being around 45%! That was excellent for me, since I was barely able to even study for it.

Anyway, the quarter is almost over and spring weekend is coming up. Yes, spring WEEKEND. My spring break will consist of four days before I need to get ready and get whatever books I'll need next quarter. How sucky.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Best Commercial Ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6B1OL0A6B8

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Scrubs

This is another reason why Scrubs is a great show. And Zach Braff is a lucky man to marry Mandy Moore in the near future.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Finally..

I'm free from the 3 midterms I had today, and the draft lab writeup. I think my next disaster day will be later this month on corinnyo's birthday where I have the final lab writeup and a religious studies term paper due. =\ I guess I'll also have a midterm or two between now and then also.

Until then...it's time to party...then again I went to one last weekend while I should have been studying, oops.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Superbowl Xtra Lame

I tuned in when the 3rd quarter started and watched a bit. Who the hell let Seattle get that far, they are the suck. Hell, I think the only player that even rings a bell in my mind is Bettis and the coaches of the teams, haha.

And where's Kordell Stewart?! HHAHAHAH

Edit: woo finally something great. a former college qb, now a wide receiver, throws a perfect pass for a touchdown.

Frozen Pizza

I am never going to get Red Baron microwave pizza ever again. That crap pretty much destroyed the top of my mouth.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Full Throttle Fury

Good stuff. Orange-fruit punch type flavor.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Another Large In-N-Out Burger Story

http://whatupwilly.blogspot.com/2006/01/in-n-out-100x100.html

I hope those people did not contract some bad type of bacteria from that undercooked meat that they have a close-up of.... If they did, they must have had a few good days of mad diarrhea.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Banners

I need to make some new banners for the top up there. Those are getting old.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Google Video

Ok, some of the paid stuff on google video are up for purchase. I thought it had the potential to be a neat service and all, but what the hell... They have music videos up for 2 bucks a pop when you can watch that shit for free on yahoo. I'm not so sure what they are tryin to accomplish anymore. The quality of the videos are horrible too. I am very disappointed.

They are still good for one things...and that's user submitted video like this one. <--- HILARIOUS!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Hmm

I guess I forgot this thing existed...not like anyone even checks this. At least I don't think anyone does. I want to get a new camera....one that I can take around with me to snap random pics to fill up my new gallery. I figure it'd be a good idea to use the space and bandwidth that I pay for besides this blog I rarely update now.

I've started to hit up the gym a bit more, and will probably increase the frequency of it as I ease back into it. My triceps are pretty much dead now after my last workout. Hopefully, I can keep this up despite all the crap I have to do that is coming up really soon.

Anyway, it's getting late. That is all.