Dumb people

Ah…I finally installed Windows XP Professional on my computer. This came with an enterprise
key so there is no activation. At least I don’t have to put up with Windows Me crashing on me every
hour. Seriously, it does not like my system and that’s really how often it crashes. Anyway, I’ve
ploughed through one of the Java books I borrowed from the library and now I’m going to finish up
my Java assignment.

Thought of the day: I have lost faith in the intelligence of the general population.
People are gullible…say something like “SOME FUCKING RICH CORPORATION WILL SEND 20000000000 CENTS
FOR EVERY TIME THIS MAIL IS FORWARDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU DON’T FORWARD THIS
YOU DON’T HAVE A FUCKING HEART!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO EVERY FUCKING PERSON IN YOUR
CONTACT LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” and people will start
forwarding the chain mail left, right and center. Never mind that there’s no way to track every
email (unless that someone is the NSA). Never mind that this has been proven as a hoax email. Get a
grip people. There is *GASP* no little girl with a hole in her heart/cancer/some weird
disease waiting for your 2 cents to have an operation. There is *GASP* no company tracking
the emails and donating 2 cents to that little girl. If you believe everything you read, I’ve got a
nice island I’m willing to part with for the low, low price of $1000 dollars. And I’ll throw in a
couple of coconut trees with that as well, if you ACT NOW. Please mail me to get my
anonymous PO Box mail address where I can abscond with your money and disappear without a
trace.

This is what I've been up to today

Finals are less than a month away. I’ve resorted to “counting time” to get my revision done
before the finals. It works like this. It doesn’t matter what time you sleep or wake up, but make
sure that there is at least 16 hours between the time you wake up and the time you sleep again.
Like for instance, I woke up at 3 pm today. That means I’ll have to wait until 7 am to sleep again.
That way I don’t shaft myself by sleeping too much. =D

Cartoon Classics – Superman (No IMDB listing)

JB You’ve Done It Again! I saw DVDs starting from A$3.99 and above in JB Hi-Fi. I’m not
sure if this is a store wide thing though, coz I only went to the Chadstone one. There was a shelf
full of B-Movies going for A$3.99 and I bought 5 of the cheesiest looking ones. Heh. The titles
are:

Murder On Flight 502 [IMDB]

Replikator [IMDB]

Force : Five [IMDB]

Bio-Force I [IMDB]

Cartoon Classics – Superman (No IMDB listing)

B-Movie Bonanza!

Funny quote of the day: Jimmy (after seeing Bio-Force I) – “You mean there is a Bio-Force
II???”

A Jedi Shall Not Know Anger. Nor Hatred. Nor Love.

I went to Chadstone this afternoon with Jimmy and got myself a ticket to the first screening of
Star Wars Episode II. I did call them yesterday and they said there were about 180 tickets left.
However when I went in today, the attendant told me the tickets were all sold out. Luckily they
opened up another session, so I did get a ticket. wh00t! Interesting tidbit – Since Australia is
faster (GMT +10) than most of the world and George Lucas wanted a worldwide same day release on the
16th of May, we get to see it faster than most of the world. =D Note the ticket, it says 15th of
May 11:59 PM. *gloat*

King of the Nordic Twilight

I was surfing the network just now, looking for new music and I stumbled upon this gem. The
music reminds me of something out of Final Fantasy (the RPG, not the movie). I seldom find music
that I enjoy without having to have it “grow on me”, and this was one of the rare occasions where I
liked an album on the first listen. It sounds remarkably similar to Cradle of Filth, but without
Dani Filth’s high pitched vocals. Think Dusk and Her Embrace with only the female vocals. It’s epic
music, very nice, but it’s not as gothic as CoF. King of the Nordic Twilight is by Luca Turilli and
it’s more “happy sounding” than CoF although I found their sound quite similar. I also found
Slayer’s latest album – God Hates Us All, kudos to them for managing to sound the same after all
these years. The first time I heard Slayer is on South of Heaven and now, 10 (?) years later, they
still sound the same, with the same issues getting their panties all in a twist too. How’s that for
dedication to a genre? =D

Muzak

Welp…I just got back from my Java mid semester test. It was pretty easy but I’m kicking myself
now for not studying the theory part more. I was led to believe that most of the marks will come
from modifying source code, but that part was just a measly 3 marks while the theory portion
carries 7 marks. Theory stuff is my forte too, so I wish I paid more attention to that. Oh well.
Anyway, I’m feeling like a drowned rat right now. It started raining at around 3 pm just now and I
went out with clad in only a shirt with a T shirt underneath. It wasn’t really cold when I left so
I didn’t think of bringing my coat along. Which inevitably makes it rain and drenched me while I
walked back from the campus center. Anyway, I didn’t get much sleep last night and what I had was a
caffeine fueled nightmarish nap, so I was feeling pretty sleepy when I got on the bus. It didn’t
help that I had a sandwich before and food always makes me sleepy. To top it off, the muzak playing
in the shuttle bus is a lullaby! I swear to God, it was a damned lullaby. Sweet Mary, mother of
Christ…

Nyo

Strange. I was listening to Digi Charat’s Welcome! 2000 track and suddenly felt slightly
depressed. It’s rather like an RPG.

You see a messy room with soothing music wafting softly out of it

>> ENTER ROOM

You are suddenly hit by an overwhelming sense of Despair

-10 Health

Heh…

Brainstorm!

or maybe not. I noticed that I have a static IP address at the halls after a reverse DNS lookup.
Eureka! I thought and modified my webcam script to load the image by FTP from my machine.
Alas…even though I have a static IP, the Monash network does not allow outside connections as I
found out. Oh well…back to my revision for tomorrow’s test.

P/S – I changed the webcam image manually anyway coz it’s getting stale.