Friday, January 30, 2004

Music

So I downloaded something called "Johnny Cash: The Essentials" or something like that from Bit Torrent. I hate to seem like I'm following trends but it's excellent. I know that it's suddenly cool to listen to the Man in Black but to hell with people's opinions! I likes it. I made a new compilation mp3 CD with the 3 disc Johnny Cash download, all 4 White Stripes albums, the 2 Strokes albums, Sam Roberts and The Raveonettes. I really like the Raveonettes. They're a little odd (all their songs are in B-flat minor). And they're from Denmark or something.

So after the Halo Trial Version has spread like wildfire through the computer labs, we finally were able to install a cracked FULL version of the game. LAN parties at school! Except we must all remember not to yell to loudly and always, always remember to press ALT-TAB when officials show up, so as not to get busted.

Some variation on GameDay is going on tonight chez Dave. I called it MegaDay, but time will tell whether that moniker is apt.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Trekdom

The Star Trek fanboy world is abuzz with speculation that Star Trek overlord Rick Berman and his writing crony Brannon Braga may possibly (finally) be fired from running Star Trek. Ask the vast majority of Trek fans and they'll tell you that these two are running Trek into the ground, as evidenced by bad ratings for "Enterprise" and the tanking of the last Trek movie, "Nemesis".

At the risk of sounding like a first rate geek, I must admit the prospect of seeing these talentless hack gone is exciting. Outside of Trek, these guys have virtually nothing to their credit. I hope the stories are true.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

quote

I came across this brilliant quote. If you get it, that's great. If not, you'll be confused.

"There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who know binary and those who don't."

Tee hee hee...

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

No friggin way

I found this quote on the net at several places, and I think it may be true:

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"Frankenstein" - The series is expected to take place in present-day Seattle with both Dr. Frankenstein and his monster surviving the past two centuries thanks to genetic engineering on both subjects. The two are then discovered by a female cop and her partner through a routine homicide investigation. Over the course of the pilot, Frankenstein's monster joins forces with the cops and will combat Dr. Frankenstein and his other creations in successive weeks. From Martin Scorsese and author Dean Koontz.
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Oh my effing GOD!!!!! How is this garbage gonna potentially get made? It sounds like a parody on the Simpsons or something!
Why can't I get a tv show?! I'm sure I could make a way better program than this. Holy Jebus...


Anyway, back to work...

Monday, January 26, 2004

Long time, no see

It's been a while since I last posted but here I am.

I got one of those tiny USB drives. It's 64MB (sorta small by what's out there today), but I got it for an excellent price, so I'm happy.

Thanks to Allison for hosting the Goodwill Gameday (previously called Gameday 3). Fun was had by all involved.

More posts soon (lots of work to do) Bye!

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Lobot

In the past week I've noticed these new earmuffs that are all the rage. Whereas normal earmuffs cover the ears and have a band that connects the two pieces, these new ones are one piece of furry material, spanning the back of the head. I mean, if you want to go for that Lobot look, that's fine, but whatever happened to the good old tuque?

Apparently, some people took offense to my Vlad bashing. I says he's greedy for turning down a lucrative offer to remain here, only to get a lesser contract elsewhere. Well, it turns out he may have simply wanted out of here and took the best contract he could get to leave. If that's the case, he's not greedy, but merely a jerk. Although, if I were in his shoes, would I stay in an uncertain place? I dunno...

The former itoop.org staff is working hard to get our web presence back. After the domain 'itoop.org' lapsed (ahem, CFO...), we have now begun the process to secure www.itoopia.com. It should be up and running soon.

So here at school, the latest thing is installing the Halo demo on the computers and having impromptu LAN parties when nobody 'official' is looking. Just that the keyboard is so difficult to learn, after being acclimated to the controller. That's why I brought my USB controller today, to see if it's any better.

Ok, folks. Got work to do. Bye.

Monday, January 19, 2004

modded

That's it. After months of anguish and delays, my 'box is modded! Finally! I can't wait to watch DivX downloads on the machine and play all sorts of games! Ahhh...
However, school is making it increasingly difficult to keep up with game playing.
Comp arc lab is taking up all sorts of time. Then there's DSP lab. Who the!? What to do, what to do...?

Ok back to the work now. See ya'll on the flip side.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Zany weekend (yes, I said zany)

So this weekend will be nutty, maybe. I have to study a bunch of stuff and actually start my CompArc lab and DSP lab. The bright side is this: I managed to get my hands on Civ3, finally. Also, my Xbox is being modded as we speak! Hooray!!! Can't wait to watch DivX straight off the 'box.

What up with these hugr rumours that Vidro will be traded and the money used towards a high priced guy, maybe Ivan Rodriguez. Hey, I wouldn't mind salvaging Vidro's salary. He won't be around next year anyway, might as well deal him and get something. Otherwise, it's Vlad part 2.

Also, I'm very excited about the installation of FieldTurf at the BigO. This finally means we won't have the worst turf in the league. We'll skyrocket up, because FieldTurf is a fantastic product. If you don't know what it is, I suggest reading up on it.

Alrighty, dudes. I'm outta this here architecture. Have fun...

Monday, January 12, 2004

so bored

So very very bored! I guess I'll update the blog with...news of...nothing.
so I tried to renew the itoop.org domain and the stupid register.com site refuses to log me in! What the hell do I do? Instead of our wide circulation (of, like, a dozen) it's just down to me and the rest of the itoop crew. How sad. For those of you who don't know, the temporary address of www.itoop.org is now http://go.to/itoop

Man, I'm so bored, I'm checking every nook and/or cranny of the Red Dwarf Official web site. Man, I love Red Dwarf. Can't wait for the DVDs of Series 3 and 4 come out next month. Speaking of geek, Star Trek 6 Special Edition dvd comes out at the end of the month. Oh, happy day.

Just don't let my geekiness get out into the public. Aw, who am I kidding. I embrace my geekhood! Embrace, I tells'ya!

Sunday, January 11, 2004

Unmitigated greed

So Vlad goes and signs with the Anaheim Angels, eh? For less money than the Expos offered?! He rejected the Expos offer because he thought he'd get more on the open market, but that didn't happen. He was blinded by his own greed. And sure, Anaheim has an offensive powerhouse down there, but they need pitching. I don't think they'll do much in that division, despite their sick offense. Oakland lost Tejada, but they have an insane rotation.

Predictions are fine, but the reaosn the season is played is to actually see how the chips fall. Alls I know is, if and when Vlad returns here in an interleague game, he'll get a tremendous boo. He'll feel how quickly the MTL sports fan can turn on their own.

Plus, with the money saved from Vlad, the Expos went out and bought some nutty power of thei own, for very cheap. Can't wait till opening day!

Friday, January 09, 2004

Great lunch

So earlier this week someone at school suggested we get the old Eng gang together and have lunch. Should I use names...aw, why not? so Carmen's all like, let's go eat. Then, the long-absent Sophie suggests to go to Le Taj, on Stanley, I believe. Well, it turns out this is Neil's uncle's restaurant. So, braving bitter cold, we show up and had a fantastic Indian buffet lunch. Good times were had by all.

In unrelated news, should I or shouldn't I tutor at Champlain for $$? I must ascertain whether I have the time. Although, sweet sweet bank is very attractive.

How about this: my DSP lab section has been assigned: Wednesday. Wednesday? I don't have school Wednesday. I have to go all the way there now. Anyway, what else would I have been doing anyway? Nothing, so it's probably better this way.

Cool everyone. and by everyone reading, I mean Kevin, my only regular reader. Bye all!

Thursday, January 08, 2004

I hate buses.

Anyone who knows me is aware that I have a complete disdain for buses and bus drivers. Starting this month, my bus pass ballooned by almost $6. You'd expect better service, yes? No!!!! Today's bitter cold was blamed for buses showing up late or not at all! Dozens of people all around me were freezing in the -20 degree weather while these bus people could simply care less. Soon, it'll be cheaper to take a car downtown. And way more convenient. Instead of having Joe Ugly cough in my face, I'll be in the comfort of my own automocar, cruising around, listening to whatever music I like, rather than the bus driver's poor taste in Quebec Pop.

On an unrelated note, I finished my Return of the King video game and it was spectacular. I unlocked more characters and secret levels, so the game's not done just yet. All round a great game.

Ok homeys and homettes, I'm out for now.
Be good!

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

The Meaning of Cold

Wanna know the true meaning of cold? Play ing hockey outside today, that's friggin' cold! Wow...I couldn't feel my face, my extremities were numb and I had a burning sensation on any bit of skin exposed to the bitter watches of the winter day. Plus, I landed flat on my left butt and knee mutliple time, resulting in pain! Oh, the pain!

First of a kind

Wow! I've never had a day off from school in my schedule before. This is so weird. Right now, a bunch of people are at school doing stuff, while I'm at home doing nothing. My first day off ever...in my last semester. Just wait till my labs get started, though...

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Back to School

Well, it's back to school time. A couple more months and I'm a professional! Yay for me!

So I got the Return of the King videogame. And it's excellent! I can't believe how cool it is. I've never played a game like this before. The oliphaunts, Osgiliath, Gollum...it's great. I finally finished it yesterday. Now I wanna go back and play it again with the new characters I unlocked.

So I have MWF off this semester, basically. However, I will most likely fill up that time with labs work...blech!

Ok, that's it for now. Bye now!