Monday, October 30, 2006

Fun

Davis was fun.

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.