myblog -january '07
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Tuesday, January 30, 2007
ok, honestly now, how many of you thought (or still think) that most of those switches and buttons on an airplane's flight deck are just for show?? sort of like those 70s movies about the future.. or.. star trek or something.. well, now you can find out what each of those thinga-majigs does on a 777 Flight Deck
an offer to provide Free Linux Driver Development
for your devices.. yes, they will program up your driver.. for FREE.. thats nuts!!
Yes, that's right, the Linux kernel community is offering all companies free Linux driver development. No longer do you have to suffer through all of the different examples in the Linux Device Driver Kit, or pick through the thousands of example drivers in the Linux kernel source tree trying to determine which one is the closest to what you need to do.
All that is needed is some kind of specification that describes how your device works, or the email address of an engineer that is willing to answer questions every once in a while. A few sample devices might be good to have so that debugging doesn't have to be done by email, but if necessary, that can be done.
the japanese deserted island
Gukanjima is an island near the westernmost shore of Japan.
It is an island built upon a reef in the early 19th century because of a coal mine in the reefs and quickly became a densely populated island 1 km in diameter and 5300 people living packed together, working the mines.
Monday, January 29, 2007
first day of actual work.. yaaay! and they have nothing for me to do yet, i have a feeling this will change drastically, very soon.. oh, and i beat my last highest uptime of 37 days to 42 days a few days ago.. and then moz brought my system down again.. well, technically it just used up all my memory, so when i opened openoffice, it had nothing to use and everything went crazy, the mouse was going kinda skippy, and then everything just froze and that was it.. 1.5GB of ram and about a gig of swap, ALL used.. stupid mozilla.. i might have to replace it with seamonkey at some point.. gah.. still, it shouldnt have brought the system down, it shouldve just crashed the program.. but it might be something to do with openoffice.. and i have suuch a terrible cold..
Sunday, January 28, 2007
im preaching about love [today], and in my research i ran across this little quote.. woody allen
is new york's cantinflas
"To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you're getting this down."
- Woody Allen
haha what the who? he makes no sense.. haha
Thursday, January 25, 2007
dang, i love beatboxing.. heres a great beatboxing recipe
your family can enjoy..
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
video of quite possibly the worlds coolest animal (read: most alien looking): the frilled shark
Officials at Awashima Marine Park, located in the coastal city of Numazu, have obtained rare video footage of a frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) near the sea surface after it was captured in nearby waters.
10 reasons NOT to get vista
.. (notice its not even "top" ten reasons.. just 10 in general.. its pretty good too.. it includes rebuttals to itself and rebuttals to those.. haha)
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
what to do with all those annoying homeless people?? well, one Owner of ritzy shop sues homeless for $1 million
.. thatll teach 'em, eh?
"(Kemp) could have called any number of homeless service organizations that reach out to people on the street," said Shelly Nortz, deputy executive director for policy for the Coalition for the Homeless. "Suing them for $1 million is just wrong."
remember to give a good example, because Children See, Children Do
.. kinda sobering isnt it?
wow, this is amazing.. this really gives me some hope in regards to changing the world with love, as we are supposed to, hear how a China phone thief repents after 21 text messages
.. seriously, people, lets start trying the love route instead.. (its from reuters, so i doubt its a hoax.. sounds incredible tho, right?)
"Keep the 4,900 yuan if you really need it, but please return the other things to me. You are still young. To err is human. Correcting your mistakes is more important than anything," Pan wrote.
those christians are soo rude.. and pushy
.. especially that son of a preacher man
.. (or as i like to call it, guys, dont worry that the world criticizes you or marginalizes you for what you are doing.. you know its right, and you know why you do it.. dont let anyone stop you)
Monday, January 22, 2007
ill friggin tear you apart
!! (warning, if you get freaked out easily, dont watch this.. otherwise, go right ahead, its awesome!!)
super sweet refund leads to showering with candy
ever wanted to touch an airplane while it was landing? from the outside?? princess juliana airport at st maarten
dyeing your hair black?? well, read this article first: some guy ended up with a head the size of a football
(picture included) after trying to do so..
TEENAGER Jack Taylor was left looking like an ‘elephant boy’ after trying to dye his hair black.
His head swelled up after he had a suspected allergic reaction to dye made by L’Oréal — whose slogan is “because you’re worth it”.
The 15-year-old still has a rash on his face and body TWO WEEKS later — and is being treated with steroids and antihistamine tablets.
Jack, who has dyed his hair in the past without problems, said yesterday: “I did it for fashion but it wasn’t worth it.”
Saturday, January 20, 2007
you know what ive been thinking? i should have an option to post up all my bookmarks so whoever wants to check them out, they can.. that way, i can just have them all in a central location as well.. sort of like what digg.com
does.. but, only for insaner.com, and more personal and simple.. whatcha think?
Friday, January 19, 2007
if you love calvin and hobbes
as much as me, youll enjoy this satire..
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Rest in Peace Gretel "Omi" Rosch. we loved you dearly, and you lit up our lives in a special way only you could. i hope you are singing "laurentia" up there with the Lord. we will miss you greatly, and you will never be forgotten.
people from Maur are Maurons..
holey moley!! (oh yes, and im back from my week of visiting my family in the old continent.. ill elaborate later.. but first) holey moley!! and they say theres no reason to talk to those telemarketing people.. i got a call some weeks ago asking me if i would fill out a survey.. i said "sure" and (took quite the risk and) gave out my address.. (dumb.. i know.. but meh.. i live dangerously) and guess what.. they sent the package and inside the package was what they called "a token of our appreciation for filling out the package".. holey jiggins!! $5!!! sweeet! i got $5 for just talking to one of those guys.. and giving out my address.. (not that i recommend it, but man!! $5!! haha thats awesome!)
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
or you could always get your diamond encrusted ipod nano
This iPod nano case sports 580 diamonds set in white gold, and luckily the $12,495 price tag includes a 4GB nano in the bargain.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
we interrupt our normally scheduled programming to bring the following special report:
Subject: GIRLFRIEND - VAARY NIIIIICCCEEEEEE!!1
Mark it down, etch it in stone, proclaim it to the world via insaner.com.
I have a Girlfriend.
First time/Last time.
Joel and Elaine, sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G! Ever heard of that one?
We figured that out last night after visiting my brother at the [...] Police College near Elaines house when he introduce us to some of his classmates and he was introducing Elaine as my friend. It didn't seem correct, so after our visit, we talked and knew that we were and are more than just friends.
so it is done then.. ladies, we are sorry to have to be the bearers of bad news, but.. the canoli is now off the market.. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Monday, January 8, 2007
you know how you can randomly chat with people on the net?? well now you can randomly chat with people by webcam
!! that is seriously crazy!!
Saturday, January 6, 2007
heres some more: the first is in response to this:
Your hardly selling me the whole Christianity thing here. But if somehow your right and their is a god I imagine the conversation going a bit like this.
me: um hi god
god: why did you not believe in me *lightning bolt* I will send you to the depths of hell!!!
me: oh come on don't you think that's a bit harsh? its not like i murdered anyone and you really didn't give that much solid proof you actually existed and the universe isn't just coincidence.
god: what about the bible?
me: oh come on your joking right in the 21st century that's pretty much like Lord of the Rings on earth and you know how much it was edited and all that by those kings over the years to influence their power as well.
god: very well I suppose you gotta point I'll let you into heaven
me: cheers mate
to which i replied:
i have friends in my building who whenever the fire alarm rings, they just stay in their rooms. get my point? the day the fire comes.. they are burnt to crisp, they say "holey crap?? thats soo unfair!! i didnt know there was a fire!! why should _i_ have been burnt?? fire alarm?? nobody listens to THAT.. its just this annoying ringing!!!".. bible?? what is that?? come on, its like lord of the rings in these days.. no excuses man.. no excuses.. besides, God isnt dumb, he knows your heart better than you, and if you are honest with yourself (and im not passing judgment here.. i say the same about myself and any breathing human being) you will find that its not a good place..
monkeyrun: actually, no. depending on which part of the quran you read, we might also be in luck.. ive sort of noticed from just general observation, that as a christian, pretty much every other belief out there says im going to heaven.. not because im a christian, i should clarify (so i dont get flamed.. as some people love to do) but, for example in judaism, if i follow the noahide pact, im a shoe in for heaven.. (which i do, so i am), for muslims, well, like i said, depending on where you read, as long as im "good" and my "scale tips the right way" im in heaven.. and, well, based on their standards, im also in!! all other faiths are a pretty much "everyone's welcome" type of thing.. "as long as youre good".. and their standards are pretty low too.. (though ask a single one of them, and they cant for sure tell you whether even themselves are going.. in christianity you can.. and as far as ive found, its the only one that offers that certainty).. in atheism, well, its the only set of beliefs where i wouldnt end up going to heaven as a christian.. because they dont believe in heaven! arghh!! haha.. so.. what if im wrong about my christian beliefs?? well, im going to heaven no matter what!! unless the atheists were right.. in which case.. well, i lost nothing, and gained only good things.. so im still one-upped! yaaay!! (and no, im not making fun here.. )
in case you thought i was done posting comments everywhere about stuff to do with apologetics et al.. (this one on digg.com)
nepawoods: which fallacy is it then? also, you would be surprized at how many humans (atheist, theist.. whatever) that DO choose what they believe based on the results it will yield.. even so much as ignoring your second point, whether its true or not.
seph7: yeah, sometimes it is fear that drives religion.. sadly so, not always, but yeah.. and indeed, inventing up your own religion might seem kind of weak minded, and obviously i dont approve. but also, sometimes it just so happens that people cant cope.. and the choices they face might not be bearable.. think of all the suicide cases.. what were those if not people who just couldnt cope? if someone had told them theres a loving God out there whos offered everything out there just so you have a chance to experience that love.. maybe their story would be different. you dont need to invent a religion for that.. and seriously?? why must you (not "you" personally.. but in general) just assume its not true?? maybe it just is, and nobody made it up! and youre right, and probably the first person i have heard probably ever on the internet (not on this side of the fence of course) that theres a lot science cant explain (yeah, i know those werent your words.. but im guessing it falls under what you said, correct?)
bruenig: absolutely correct, comfort is not truth.. you dont have to tell me that.. because i never claimed that. your second point about not being able to control what goes on in your head, thats the fallacy.. actually no, its a downright false statement (notice i didnt say "lie") there are uncontrollable thoughts, but actions and decisions ARE.. what you decide to do with your thoughts is in your control. what you believe is a function of WHO you believe. and who (and what) you believe is very much under your control. perhaps i missed your point, but i will illustrate by saying this: do you believe in santa? probably not. did you ever? if you grew up in north america someone probably told you he did exist, and if you were young/gullible enough.. you believed it right? if not you, then pick whoever. my point? people's beliefs change, and CAN change. what evidence do you have to disprove santa (sorry about the dumb example..) probably only the fact that everyone just "admits" there is no santa, and "we made it up" (i dont believe in santa, just in case..) but for arguments sake, what if, well.. what if there IS a santa.. and all those cheesy christmas movies are right?? haha.. again, sorry about the silly example.. but it works in saying, "we dont believe in santa, cuz we just 'agree' he's made up.. " see?
i hope i made sense..
Friday, January 5, 2007
hahaha what happens when you stick tape on a cat
Thursday, January 4, 2007
to all you mmorpg fans (especially world of warcraft) heres a noob taking on a level 60
(im sure that means more to you than it does to me..)
more youtube comment replies:
ok, then i return the favor to you, prove evolution, WITHOUT the use of conjecture or assumption. you cant. to use your comment, " It's impossible to prove evolution because it's impossible to truly prove something that is false."[word limit]
evolution is not observable, or when was the last time you saw a species become another? and using the "million billion year wait" strategy is all too convenient. if its not observable, its not scientific. (macro)evolutionsists see two similar fossils and CONJECTURE and ASSUME one is a primitive form of the other.. that is not science.
more youtube comment replies:
well i guess using your definition of "christian" (which by the way is what we refer to as "nominal christian") then there isnt much i can say, we'd be arguing definitions. but then again, isnt that the neat thing about being on that side of the fence?? you can say "see? 'christians' are all insane violent idiots! look at the KKK, they were 'christians'!" where earlier someone else said the same thing about stalin and atheism. [word limit]
im sorry, but someone who doesnt believe or follow christian beliefs should not be considered a christian, no matter what they call themselves. if i started saying im an atheist, even tho i believe in God.. am i really an atheist? BUT I SAID IM AN ATHEIST! (i dont expect you to agree with me, actually, i expect to be flamed once again. its ok.. i can deal with it)
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
i like this quote:
“Television is just like making a hole in the wall,All kinds of stuff comes in, on the screen, that we would never allow to come in through the door.”
-Albert Borgmann, (a professor of philosophy at the University of Montana who studies technology’s impact)
hahaha drugged up spiders
.. so great!
funniest laugh ever
.. ah geeze.. this is hilarious!
(the click test.. very very interesting)
Monday, January 1, 2007
(14:58:52) deadduck: in english everyone just says "i love you" all the time
(14:58:55) deadduck: throwing out their love
(14:59:01) deadduck: like dice at a poker game
and for christmas.. maaan.. i got almost everything i wanted!! im still missing the playstation 2 memory card and a new monitor.. im aiming for more than 20 inches, widescreen lcd.. good prices out there.. but the brands that offer those prices require research to see what quality they are.. so we'll see about that still..
haha ok, so the other day, i think it was christmas day.. yeah it mustve been.. our very own joelie was wearing what are now christened the "widowmaker pants" (which have since become his favorite.. haha) why widowmakers? well.. picture this.. some guy that looks like superman, muscles (we found out he has a tensile strength of 90kg in his hand.. ie, he can squeeze 90kg.. a normal man can do 50.. im a bit below that.. even tho i managed to pull 60 at one point.. but we're guessing that was the work of the Holy Spirit there), height, (6'4" - 6'5"), eyes, and even hair.. the whole package.. err.. freudian slip there, sorry.. and he's wearing these jet black pants.. long pants.. jet black.. except for a constellation of 4 very very reflective grey metallic rivets surrounding his.. um.. uhhh.. err.. um.. yeah, exactly.. so picture that.. how can the untrained eye avoid it?? well, thats why theyre the widowmakers.. he walks into a room, and even the poor married girls, well.. thats why theyre called the widowmakers..
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