October 31, 2004

Yeah, it's been a week.

No, I have nothing to blog about. I've been working so much this last few weeks I've barely had any time for anything recreational. I've just about forgotten what my family looks like, so we went and had pictures taken. :P

So what's been going on? Hmm, there's new halloween toons on Homestar Runner. I set up two new servers at Webformix. Also, we're signing up webformix air (megabit wireless internet access) customers over 2 or 3 miles away from the nearest hotspots. We're fixing up a load of new features at Bend.com. Dane won't talk to me when I ask him about paying him moneys to whip up indefinite loads of XHTML/CSS for me in various possible projects. I guess maybe the bloggers will be getting together this Wednesday? If my guess is right, this would be 6pm at Cascade Lakes.

I started and then didn't finish making that cokacola sledgehammer game. I've got Dane on a bowling alley with a mallet, and cokes roll towards him, and you can move him left and right, but he's not smashing the cokes yet and I haven't whipped up the Evil Bowling Balls and.. I can never finish projects.

I'm trying to make a C version of my saturate Perl script that gives realtime bandwidth availability readings. Still, no time.

I've re-purchased Goldeneye for N64 for $10. The game is now 7 or 8 years old, and it still rules. re-beat the game in Secret Agent mode and up to bunker 1 in 00 Agent. re-learning my head-shot skizzles.

I've installed trillian on most of my puters (2 home doodads + 2 workstations) so I can bother and be bothered by various sundry people instead of getting work done *shrug*

Life still sucks. Sucky, sucky sucks. I think I have all the bills paid this month, now 828 more to go.

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October 24, 2004

Surch Turms

I know that some of us cobloggers make bones about how many sick and/or twisted search terms people use sometimes and wind up at their blogs.. or that they are #3 on google for sex with babysitters or .. whatever else (I honestly can't find the complaints now but I know I've read at least 3, and I figure I can keep Jake's page rank high at least ;)

For my part, however, it appears as I have some unusually highly relevant search terms leading folks to my site. So I figured I'd post tha list here :)

albinoblacksheep (yeah I slashdot lots of their stuffs :)
teen girl squad (comic on homestarrunner)
peasant quest (game on hsr)
gyrocopter (which I obsess about)
swf2xml (a program I've been trying to write! but haven't quite publisized (?))
automan lamborghini (yep, longhand for The Autocar :)
square one television (obsess, obsess)
math skit (these happen on Square One :)
bring back the 80 s (hey, that's me!)
automan bittorrent (I seed many of these, and when all else fails, fedex VCD's to New Zealand :)
the electric company tv show (Morgan Freeman would be proud of me :)
flipsiders the game. (it is, though, isn't it?)
monkey butts (This would be my embarrasing search phrase.. just don't know how it applies :)
styles of the 80 s (monkeyinabox would be so proud ;)
back to 80 (Strong Bad would have a thing or six to say about your grammar)
brainsurf (I ran this wiki, shut it down a while back)
lem sportsinterviews (Yes, he is very big at hsr!)
dreamwiki (I put this up in place of brainsurf. Nobody uses either of them though, not even me :)
autocopter (It started the neon floorlight revolution, 18 years early!)
israeli email web based (Well, I dunno, I talk about Gmail plenty)
80 s blogs (that's me again!)
80 s style (You're too kind :)
answering machine prank downloads (Strong Bad does this to Marzipan's answering machine at hsr)
aim icons teen girl squad (hsr provides these)
bj and the bear bittorrent (Someone commented about bj and the bear, though I've never heard of them..)
buck rogers bittorrent (Did someone mention Buck? Well if not, it's still wildly appropriate! and of course everything should be a torrent :)
watership down (should be a movie.. again :)
avseq (ok this one's got me puzzled..)
styles from the 80 s (no matter how you say it, ab fab babay!)
merydith (That would be Chris, he's a pal o' mine :)
homestarrunner.com > toons > strong bad emails > flashback (wiki breadcrumbs, anyone?)
jesse james correct spelling jessie (Oh, I wrote a whole article about this one!)
gyrocopter main prop (not connected to engine! w00t!)
80 s prom couple costume (Jack and Dianne? I didn't know what a prom was back then :)
these peoples try to fade me video (Coach Z at his finest; I will bittorent the video to anyone who wants.. but have I mentioned this? nope ;)
clothes of the 80 s (no need to clambor in my closet now..)
square one tv - nobody s inn (No, look, I am Ceril Nobody, and this is my Inn. What do you mean I sound like John Cleese?)
iperf (yep, I'm replacing it :)
extending credit to clients (wrote an article about this too)
jake gyllenhaal-hair (someone was watching bubble boy? All I did was rip on Donnie Darko :)
flipsiders game (w00t! I AM still emporer flipsider, ph43r m3h!)
gyrocopter torque roll (Sweet! I want to know how to do one of those! :)
full movie script prisoner of azkaban (I spit on you! trust me, the problems started before scripting began..)
how to have an orkut invite (only ask dear friend :)
anti-gmail (I know, do they irritate you as much as I?)
gmail invite (again, only ask.. though if many many people ask I may proxy through one of them free services :)
down adaward.com (down where?)
flash back 80 s costume (Flash Gordon mebe?)
home grown tomatoes song 80 s (I lurved that song! Same guys that did "Where's the Dress" if I recall properly ;)
lyrics nite mamas (Yes, I know I initially hated this song but now I lurve it. LIMOZEEEEEEEN!!)
square 1 math show eighties (Here, I'll make buttons. Would you like flipsider with that? :)
gyrocopter efficiency (I gush about this..)
iperf inetd (replaced with Saturate and Xinetd)
flipsiders (yes, my loyal subject?)
80 s businesses (ooo, I only blogged about these seperately :)
manimal download episode (someone kept asking me about these? I don't know what these were :)
teen girl squad buddy icons (see aim icons above)
pc under the 80 s (er.. under?)
p.oo.p (er.. really?)
most extreme elimination challenge (Right you are Kenny!)
80´s porn (Yes, there was some back then!)
numbah (Yes, I spell it this way plenteh!)
bring em back alive and bittorrent (not sure to what this refers? but go bt!)
homestar takin a break (featured in the strong bad email "huttah". Yes, I knew that off the top of my head :)
80 s halloween couple (Elvira and uh.. Burt Reynolds?)
ti 9900 assembler (yes, I speak that fluently thank you! go go ti/99-4a!)
automan on vcd (I shipped these to nz)
amur leapord (even if it were spelled right I wouldn't know what this was..
80 s tv show (they were great, weren't they? :)
extendies (???)
bittorrent ghostwriter pbs (Yeah I couldn't find them either)
the origional oregon trail (not only cool local history, but a rad 80's computer game!)
automan episode download (yeah, lemme know if suprnova's sputtering and I'll go reseed)
automan tv download (see above)
xp solatare (hey I just blogged about that half an hour ago :)
feed spider taranchula (taranchula's a band on hsr... so these guys got the wrong number :)
[snip some boring repeats]
avseq files (? oh I think this was during that VCD discussion..)
[snip]
michelena lasagna (they deserve their own food group you know; I'm about ready to buy stock in Michelena :)
britcom bittorrent (I have these too, Faulty Towers no less :)
where can i get the comparison of a sitcom made in the 80 s and a sitcom made in 2004 (I compare these all the time.. but.. do they still make any sitcoms?)
[snip]
schenectady crispies (hsr: They're so good, they taste twice!)
[snip]
atari defender (.. sucked.. TI-defender was much better :)
[snip]
it s tough being a box lyrics ("It's tough being a box.. but I'm living it up, I'm living it up, BOX!" .. no really, that is all the lyrics :)
[snip]
get pwned (do I LOOK like kevin mitnick? go view a jpeg with microsucks GDI+ if you wanna be pwned so bad :)
web app testing bandwidth (I'd recommend broadbandreports.com, though I'm making a non-web-app for that purpose)
phrase junk in the trunk (badunkadunk? I don't think I've ever brought that up.. (?))
anti gmail on yahoo (Go talk to Sarah Gilbert about it; I've unfairly labeled her as the queen of the anti-gmail push ;)
benendetto (hsr: Bennedetto! Don't you die on me Bennedetto! Not on my watch! Don't you give up! {Tearing up} You never gave me the five bucks... danka hrwiki and the academy ;)
[snip]
taranchula nite mamas lyrics (Nite Mama's was Limozeen you cretin! :)
[um.. snip ;)]

Posted by jesse at 02:42 AM | Comments (4)

Windows RG, "Really Good" edition

Another Albinoblacksheep link. I swear for a moment I almost forgot I was in a flash file :)

Posted by jesse at 01:53 AM | Comments (0)

October 22, 2004

Rare letters in numbers

The smallest number that uses the letter p in it's canonical name (aka, when you spell it out in an ordinary way, like "seven" or "three thousand five hundred twenty eight") is 25 digits long. Worse yet is that the smallest number containing the letter c would be 28 digits long.

Now if only I could get them to change the Scrabble rules so that if you spell out a number you get that many points :)

Posted by jesse at 11:29 AM | Comments (0)

October 18, 2004

1980's Retro Halloween Party

Here is a press release passed to me by Barney about a hip halloween costume party going on :)

COSTUME CONTEST (FOR BEST MADONNA, BOY GEORGE, FLOCK OF SEAGULLS HAIR-DO, 80'S ROCK STAR & 80'S THEME COUPLE/GROUP. PRIZES FOR 80'S TRIVIA QUESTIONS, DANCE TO YOUR FAVORITE 80'S TUNES, VIEW 80'S MEMORABILIA, FREE PARTY FAVORS WHILE THEY LAST, NO COVER CHARGE. COME TO GROVER'S PUB, OCTOBER 30TH, 9PM-1AM, ON THE CORNER OF 2ND & CLEVELAND IN BEND.

If you have any questions or need further information please feel free to call.

Gina Vecchi (hosting party)
Central Oregon Social Connection
17216 Merganser Drive
Bend, OR 97707
phone - 541-317-8597
cell - 541-390-5521
email - haveaniceday@99west.com

Posted by jesse at 05:57 PM | Comments (2)

October 17, 2004

Sambakza

So I stumbled into a crew of Korean flash animators who appear to have a skill and style very similar to Japanese anime production studios.

Here are their two most notable animations:
Cat and Rabbit
"Hot Fish" (do not allow the provocative sounding title or even more provocative intro text worry you; I blame it on bad translation)

Posted by jesse at 01:54 AM | Comments (4)

October 12, 2004

Posting and You

This is a friendly public service announcement about forum posting etiquette. Only YOU can prevent flame wars! :)

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October 11, 2004

Taking Geek to it's logical extreme

So I have considered, for a long time, the possibility of becoming a cyborg. What if you could implant certain electronic facilities directly into your brain? Or perhaps into your body? You could be like the six million dollar man, or a new kind of Human Calculator.

Now I've never respected my physical capabilities from the start so I am way more interested in the mental side of this. I would love to plug a computer into my head some how so that I will never have to worry about "remembering" something complex anymore.. no more writing down numbers, not remembering what name goes with a face.. no more worrying about keeping track of appointments or knowing what time it is when your blasted watch is broken. Sure, I would still seriously have to battle the portable power supply war, but then there would only be one front. My "life force" is either operational or it's not, and when it's not I can justify openning up a whole can of whoop ass on the situation. :)

For once in my life I could be on top of things. I could prioritize things. An "electronic calendar" could be useful for a change because it would truly always be available to enter things into and to consult. I would know if I am taxing my professional resources or double-booking I could keep an inventory for my household and/or for whatever business I work for and never run out of supplies. I could do complex math at the speed of light. I could play solitaire when I was bored without anyone being the wiser.

Over time, my ideas for implementing this dream have become more and more humble, and more and more realistic. Tonight, I have officially even disbanded from my plans anything involving surgery. I figure instead of using experimental "neural interconnects" or what have you and discovering a way to draw juice from the human body's bioelectric field I'll make some really cool finger gloves for a chord keyboard and mouse and make a helmet for the display.

I'll put the laptop components (perhaps more than one CPU/unit) into a backpack, and equip myself with one of them bedouin solar panel doodads designed to drape over a backpack and provide sufficient juice for running your average laptop. My "backtops" ought to conserve on resources enough to fit within such a footprint, and I can "afford" (insomuch as weight) to have some beefy batteries inside the backpack. Hey, I'm no soldier, but I can hike around with 10-15 lbs worth of shiz :)

I would have a few USB ports handy for jacking into shiz, an ethernet port for when I'm not in a wirelessly endowed area (and where would such a place be nowadays? ;) One day soon I might even be able to equip with WiMAX and have serious network connectivity from practically any location.

Also, as a programmer, I would appreciate the opportunity to be that much more invested in the interfaces I choose to use. I might suddenly have the spare resources to become more involved in fabricating the tools I would suddenly become more dependent on.. eg, I could work to design things while walking to/from work (a lot more walking would get done since I couldn't drive and compute easily and couldn't get sun-juice from inside a car, so it would improve my health too ;) waiting for anything else, a print job to spool, meeting someone for coffee, (yeah, no, I don't drink coffee lol) you get the idea.

So, for a change I might decide not to settle for Windows. I might assist some Unix distribution in making kernel modifications which allow administrators to reduce the target CPU utilization for times when you want to conserve on power or heat production by sacrificing performance. I might help to optimize certain windowmakers for faster operation so that I don't have to wait another half-second every time I want to draw a window. I might port 3d Clipboard to another OS ;)

The big question mark, however, is of course.. how will a society that already despises geeks react to a cyborg who would so very much look like either a cyborg or a serious spaz? Helmet, shiney backpack, fingers twitching chaotically, appears to see things and be excited about things that others can't see.. married to such technology could someone survive a job interview? Walk down the street? avoid a mugging?

I am probably the only person I know of who would actually risk such further social alienation just to find out.

Posted by jesse at 01:57 AM | Comments (2)

October 07, 2004

Blogger Meetup Numbah G

I can count to G!

As Dane promised, we had another blogger meetup at Cascade Lakes Brewing Company Wednesday nicht.

It was attended by myself, Jon, Dane, Simone, and Kasey.

Simone brought chocolate for everyone from the motherland. I got the crackly kind, oh yes, oh yes :)

Dane enjoyed his chocolate and nearly lost consciousness, spoke of gallaghering cans of coke with a mallet (which we all suspect is his new fad after egging livejournalists) and prophetically enough began to play Donkey Kong, where he soon learned that one cannot weild a mallet and jump at the same time. Simone and I battled him off and on, and I got to level 3 before he did despite practically never having played before (I might have played once 20+ years ago but I guarantee I never got above the second girder :]) Apparently he never got to play my flash game Gravity, and would like me to make a game about smashing coke cans with a mallet. I shall however wait until my appartment is cleaned, thank you very much. :)

Jon and Kasey discussed many topics of interest. I believe Jon has the right frequency of voice as to be drowned out in the particular din of that establishment so I can't recall many (almost any ;) of the things that he said.. but he was also opposite the table from me and less loud than Dane. When someone admitted to "drunk calling" a particular demi-celebrity after an interview (that apparently nearly half of us had met?) he promised not to mention any names when he blogged about it.

For no particularily good reason the subject of Exploding Whales was brought up, and Simone made me promise to furnish her with A link to the video from when KATU's Paul Linnman covered the event outside of Florence in 1970.

Kasey intimated how the threat of the Microsoft GDI+ jpeg vulnerability has impacted her workplace. Apparently there is a very short list of sites employees are allowed to visit, at the top of which is Bend.com. Kasey was suprised to hear that I kind of built it, and gladly mentioned that Z21 is one of many local news outlets that rely on Bend.com as a some sort of free local newswire. We used to have an agreement with Z21 stating any of our news that they use they need to toss us a credit on, but they've marginalized that out of existance, now they just have our website up on their teleprompter. I swear to god, they have read off even typoes Barney made on numerous occasions.

Sometime after Dane veered the discussion off into crack and meth and absynth Jon had to take off, shortly after also did Kasey, and that left the three of us to pool playin'.

First round we played 1-5 / 6-10 / 11-15 and I pantsed everyone (but in the game of Shithead there are no winners.. just the Shithead.. and I can't recall who was the shithead ;) and then Dane had to leave. Next Simone and I played one last game of 9-ball, which I guess she technically won (directly after I launched the cue ball across the room ;) before I got the call that we had a 24 hour notice to clean our appartment for inspection, after which I too departed. I am currently taking a break from said clean up effort to blog at you lot. ;)

Dane adamently wanted us all to come and see Captured by Robots that night. I told him I couldn't since I'd been banned from The Grove. Kasey said that they should play some more Indie Rock. Jon mumbled something, I'm not sure if he went or not. Simone said "Call me and tell me if they are good!" which of course pained Dane vehemently and he began to make Dane-sounds.

A little bit about Captured by Robots. Apparently Dane knew about them because he had tried to book them for Geek Prom 2002 or 2003 back in Minnesotaland. Apparently they came here because Eric's dad Tony told Chris Lorey (sp?) about them, and he liked what he saw so he booked them.

Eric went to the show and Tony begged out at the last minute. Eric met the band, hung out, and heard that they had no place to stay here in town. (details aside, they don't make a mint on these gigs :) After going out to eat at Denny's, Eric took them back to Tony's house and directed them to crash in the basement (excuse the robot pun) as poetic irony for Tony not going to see them. Eric wanders back home and zonks out at 4am and gets a call at 8am from Tony: "Who are these people in my basement??"

All went well however as Tony and Band got along famously. I caught up to speed on all of this as we three had lunch at Kyotos today. The moral of the story is of course that Japanese food is weird :)

Posted by jesse at 07:12 PM | Comments (0)

October 06, 2004

Blogger turns blogger

My friend and colleague Barney Lerten is the major reporter for news website Bend.com (which also gets printed as The Bugle for local offline folks). Now this is a news website where news articles and press releases are posted, and then people have an opportunity to comment (though due to administrative difficulties the comments system has lapsed almost entirely into obscurity and unusability), so you can see it's similarity to being a very, very big blog.. where each of the major articles are professionally reported (and the press releases are fact checked, which puts it ahead of Slashdot ;)

Barney has been handling upwards of 50 stories (not mentioning 140 press releases) per week at Bend.com, each an average of 700 words (some in excess of 4,000 words), for over four years. Now he hangs out with us Central Oregon bloggers all the time, and he decided he wanted to see what it was like to write a blog.

Alright, so, if you were already quite possibly the most prolific blogger on planet Earth and wanted to know what it would be like to blog, what would you do? Would you start a blog? Barney started two blogs.

Please Release Me [rss] is a blog/website where Barney will culminate all of the finer points about how Press Release writers can make life easier for Newspaper folks, and get for their releases the maximum amount of attention and exposure. He's starting with just the basic things, like remember to include the date and location of events in event press releases or nobody might show up, and don't attach 7mb mug shots to press releases. Many email servers reject attachments of that size.

Barney's BendBlog [rss] is more of your pedestrian weblog. So far it's already sporting twice as many posts than this blog for the month of October ;)

So go visit Barney's new projects and wish him well. Rumor has it that this weekend he will try to pull off an even more amazing stunt.. taking a couple of days off ;)

Posted by jesse at 08:35 AM | Comments (4)

October 02, 2004

200 Statements

Jake usually doesn't follow these kinds of memes (wikipedea), but I do. :)

Transcribed from here are 200 statements, and I've bolded all that have applied to me.

  1. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
  2. Swam with wild dolphins
  3. Climbed a mountain.
  4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
  5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
  6. Held a tarantula.
  7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
  8. Said 'I love you' and meant it
  9. Hugged a tree
  10. Done a striptease.
  11. Bungee jumped.
  12. Visited Paris.
  13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
  14. Stayed up all night long, and watch the sun rise
  15. Seen the Northern Lights
  16. Gone to a huge sports game
  17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
  18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
  19. Touched an iceberg
  20. Slept under the stars
  21. Changed a baby's diaper
  22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
  23. Watched a meteor shower
  24. Gotten drunk on champagne
  25. Given more than you can afford to charity
  26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
  27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
  28. Had a food fight
  29. Bet on a winning horse
  30. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
  31. Asked out a stranger
  32. Had a snowball fight
  33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
  34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
  35. Held a lamb
  36. Enacted a favourite fantasy
  37. Taken a midnight skinny dip
  38. Taken an ice cold bath
  39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
  40. Seen a total eclipse
  41. Ridden a roller coaster
  42. Hit a home run
  43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days
  44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
  45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
  46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
  47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
  48. Had two hard drives for your computer
  49. Visited all 50 states
  50. Loved your job for all accounts
  51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
  52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
  53. Had amazing friends
  54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
  55. Watched wild whales
  56. Stolen a sign
  57. Backpacked in Europe
  58. Taken a road-trip
  59. Rock climbing
  60. Lied to foreign government's official in that country to avoid notice
  61. There is no #61.
  62. Sky diving
  63. Visited Ireland
  64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
  65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
  66. Visited Japan
  67. Benchpressed your own weight
  68. Milked a cow
  69. Alphabetised your records
  70. Pretended to be a superhero
  71. Sung karaoke
  72. Lounged around in bed all day
  73. Posed nude in front of strangers
  74. Scuba diving
  75. Got it on to "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
  76. Kissed in the rain
  77. Played in the mud
  78. Played in the rain
  79. Gone to a drive-in theater
  80. Done something you should regret, but don't regret it
  81. Visited the Great Wall of China
  82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog
  83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better
  84. Started a business
  85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
  86. Toured ancient sites
  87. Taken a martial arts class
  88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman
  89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
  90. Gotten married
  91. Been in a movie
  92. Crashed a party
  93. Loved someone you shouldn't have
  94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy
  95. Gotten divorced
  96. Had sex at the office
  97. Gone without food for 5 days
  98. Made cookies from scratch
  99. Won first prize in a costume contest
  100. Ridden a gondola in Venice
  101. Gotten a tattoo
  102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
  103. Rafted the Snake River
  104. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
  105. Got flowers for no reason
  106. Masturbated in a public place (Who's going to admit to this one I wonder? ;)
  107. Got so drunk you don't remember anything
  108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug
  109. Performed on stage
  110. Been to Las Vegas
  111. Recorded music
  112. Eaten shark
  113. Had a one-night stand
  114. Gone to Thailand
  115. Seen Siouxsie live
  116. Bought a house
  117. Been in a combat zone
  118. Buried one/both of your parents
  119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
  120. Been on a cruise ship
  121. Spoken more than one language fluently
  122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
  123. Bounced a cheque
  124. Performed in Rocky Horror
  125. Read - and understood - your credit report
  126. Raised children (in progress, so I don't know if this counts)
  127. Recently bought and played with a favourite childhood toy (flipsiders!)
  128. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
  129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
  130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
  131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
  132. Called or written your Congress person Member of Parliament
  133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
  134. ...more than once? - More than thrice?
  135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge (Mom got to recently, in a rally!)
  136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
  137. Had an abortion or your female partner did
  138. Had plastic surgery
  139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived (See #141 ;)
  140. Wrote articles for a large publication (naaaaah ;)
  141. Lost over 100 pounds (My record's sixty)
  142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
  143. Piloted an airplane
  144. Petted a stingray
  145. Broken someone's heart (if key scratches on my car were any indication :/)
  146. Helped an animal give birth
  147. Been fired or laid off from a job
  148. Won money on a T.V. game show
  149. Broken a bone (arm + 2 toes.. and then there was chopping off that one toe.. I'll blog about that another time.)
  150. Killed a human being
  151. Gone on an African photo safari
  152. Ridden a motorcycle (attached to a rickshaw no less)
  153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100mph (incl. a Subaru Justy, a Plymouth Turismo (modified Dodge Dart) and an AMC Gremlin!
  154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
  155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
  156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild (Iiii don't know if this counts either ;)
  157. Ridden a horse
  158. Had major surgery (2 apendectomies no less)
  159. Had sex on a moving train (No, that would be a mode of transit I've missed ;)
  160. Had a snake as a pet
  161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
  162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
  163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours (I've been awake longer than this, after which I slept 18 hours)
  164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
  165. Visited all 7 continents
  166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
  167. Eaten kangaroo meat
  168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
  169. Been a sperm or egg donor
  170. Eaten sushi (veg. sushi so maybe it don't count)
  171. Had your picture in the newspaper
  172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime (One of them was obviously less healthy in that it ended, right? lol)
  173. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about (or else maybe they agreed to get me to shaht ahp ;)
  174. Gotten someone fired for their actions
  175. Gone back to school (I assume this means something other than after summer break?)
  176. Parasailed
  177. Changed your name (changed my last name after adoption, went by nicknames in school exclusively for over a year, I'd say it counts.)
  178. Petted a cockroach
  179. Eaten fried green tomatoes
  180. Read The Iliad
  181. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read ("missed" in school? I think this counts; re-read Orson Scott Card books *shrug*)
  182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them.
  183. ...and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
  184. Taught yourself an art from scratch (programming I s'pose)
  185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
  186. Apologised to someone years after inflicting the hurt
  187. Skipped all your school reunions
  188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language (I've even tried chatting in italian chat rooms armed only with Altavista Babelfish ;)
  189. Been elected to public office
  190. Written your own computer language (GemScript is fully functional)
  191. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream (by 1996 I was living entirely off of Jeno's personal pan pizzas and A&W rootbeer, just as I'd promised myself I would do in 1986 :)
  192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
  193. Built your own PC from parts
  194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
  195. Had a booth at a street fair (I've worked Bend.com's booth.. in 2000 that was that 33 hour day in fact :)
  196. Dyed your hair
  197. Been a DJ
  198. Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
  199. Written your own role playing game
  200. Been arrested

So I guess that brings my coolness score up to 63. Jake's was 75. But I know I will trounce alla y'all on any realistic kind of Geek Test, mwuhaha ;)

Posted by jesse at 12:01 AM | Comments (2)

October 01, 2004

Laquer Sound

Jake posted a link to this clip by Michel and Olivier Gondry. Yes, it rules :)

Anyhow, the song that they set the video to got rapidly stuck in my head, so I searched the internet for the lyrics.

It turns out to be the first single for a up and coming French musician called "Laquer", and that time lapse deal is actually the video for the single. The album is due to come out at some undisclosed point in the future.

The other song demos on the site "X" and "Electronize" are nowhere near as choice as "behind" (yeah, actually they kind of suck ;) but this guy shows a lot of talent and I think he'll dispense with the chaff and deliver many more rad soundz.

So, what was it I said before in reply to Chris' anti eightiesism? I've felt positively about like 12 new songs since '96? Well now I guess it's 13.

Posted by barney at 06:41 PM | Comments (0)

There's only one.. one.. one..

I remember enjoying Capri Sun fruit pouchy drink things excusively as a kid. I'm not sure if there were any other brands or if everyone else was a juice box back then, but I felt that Capri Sun ruled. They tasted great and then of course there was the campy jingle :)

They vanished to my knowledge for a good decade or so, and then began advertising again in the late nineties. Now there are a bazilion juice pouchy drinks available (Kool-aid Jammers, for instance), but it seems like the only one that doesn't taste like medicine is still Capri Sun.

Posted by jesse at 12:32 AM | Comments (4)