Well, I haven't updated lately,
so I thought I'd give you a huge update today :) I just installed
the NT4 SP5, so hopefully the random system lock ups will come to an end.
I've been devoting most of my time to... something... not gonna tell yet,
but you'll find out soon enough. Someone posted a link to this
image the other day on IRC. So sick, yet so funny. I hope
it doesn't offend anyone... too much. :)
Heh heh... I was doing a spell check
on this before I uploaded it, and I got this.
I thought it was kinda funny.
OK, since I haven't been updating
lately, I thought I'd provide you with a little rant (like it or not:)
<rant>I decided to check out this GoToWorld
thingie... Hey, make a couple bucks while surfing... why not?
It required Internet Explorer... grr... I'm not fond of IE, but I decided
to download it anyway... only a couple megs. Bah! That's just
the installer, now it's gotta download this huge file. I went on
with it figuring it would be useful for testing web page compatibility.
I get everything installed. Gotoworld's this big, ugly thing that
surrounds an IE window and has an ad on top. That's not what bothered
me though. What bothered me was the fact that it kept timing out
after 3 mins and it keeps having problems receiving ads (probably due to
my sucky isp). I had been using the thing off and on all day, keeping
the ad thing going. I know it was up for at least 5 hours, but what
does it count? 1 :P So I continue to use it counting only about 1/5
of the time i'm actually on. Another thing it does is say the friends
you've referred have used what is actually 1/2 the time they've been on
it. Dumb. Now to learn all the wonderful "features" of IE.
Fun. The thing I hate the most is the download window. Instead
of downloading to the drive you set it to download to, it downloads to
some temporary file on the C: drive, then copies it over. 50% of
the time I'm typing and the copy dialog comes up right when I hit space
or enter and it cancels the copy. @$&$%&@$%. Gotta
download again (or find the file, which so nicely doesn't show up in Window$'
find even if it does exist). I downloaded a 40-some meg game demo
(Thief) with IE... It's almost done, then I suddenly become concerned about
disk space on my C: drive (even though I'm downloading ot to G: which has
plenty free). There were a couple hundred megs free before I installed
IE. What now? 0 bytes. Delete something quick!
Download dies... file's gone. Gotta start another day-long download.
Another thing I hate is the "Download Complete." It's especially
annoying when you're playing Quake or something... Pops back into
Windows just to remind you, "Hey there! Aren't I annoying?!" Then
there's always the "Download complete" *system hard locks* Lovely.
Netscape crashes about as much as IE, true, but at least it doesn't bring
your whole computer down with it. OK, last part of this rant, it's
getting to big to put in any more details. I thought I'd clean up
some disk space by deleting all the "temporary internet files." So
I just do a select all and hit delete... Five minutes and 250 yes
answers (no yes to all, of course) to "This is a cookie, are you sure you
want to delete it?" later... it's all... still there. Ugh.
Then the stuff is hidden in these stupid named system directories like
"JM7YM6KB" and "QZ8I4AIN." What's up with that? Ugh, anyway,
enough ranting... For those of you who wondered why I don't use IE.
I think this is a pretty good explanation.</rant> Oh, yeah,
one more thing... I got this error
on Microsoft's site. <rant>Their own browser doesn't work right
with their own site?! That's pretty bad!</rant>
Links of the Day...
Well, since I don't have anything
useful to give you, I thought I'd throw up some useless but mildly amusing
site links. First off, cat-scan.com.
There's more than one way to scan a cat! Second... Time
Tremors (don't be fooled by the name, it's not cool). This is
Coke's game... or something. Instead of paying for the game,
you have to "Look for the specially marked bottles of Cherry Coke to
collect Time Tremors access codes. Use these credits to play and to buy
special tools during game play." Uh-huh... Coke cans to help
you on your journey through time. It's about as realistic as the
This big technology company working on a time travel device decides to
let a bunch of little kids tour the place for a field trip. Ya gotta
pee, so you find this big pod thing, which doesn't require top level security
clearance and there just happens to be nobody around to yell at you to
get out. "Hey, that looks like a bathroom! Oops, it's a time
traveling pod, muh bad." So then you like... loose the stuff in your
back pack and gotta go through time to find them. "Oh no! Not
my history book! Ack!" Yes, this post was a total waste
of time. Someone on IRC wondered how I always managed to find the
stupidest stuff on the 'net. I guess I'm just talented. I was
gonna try the game out for kicks, but it appears my computer doesn't meet
the minimum system requirements. *sigh*
Ok, two more links...
Do you have trouble playing that stupid
rock paper scissors game? Are you always the one that gets stuck
with the unpleasurable duty of doing something unpleasurable? Well,
guess what?! I've got the link for you! The
Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide! I didn't actually
bother reading any of the stuff on the site. Just the fact that it
existed was enough.
And, last but not least, corcknut.org.
Here you can find lots of other useless links to useless but amusing sites
and news articles. It's maintained by one of my IRC #level_design