Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Christmas Wish

Everyone should work together, and setup/buy me one of these.

A windoze virus aquarium!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

China - Japan


I think that it is great that the Chinese are working to have better relations with Japan.

If only they weren't douche's over thanksgiving with the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). I think it was a power struggle mix-up, but it could be them being an asshat.

We have had a few of our ships over there in the past year or so, and they have had a few here also. Thats good news for both sides.

The desirable

I go to a website, shirt.woot. I often see a shirt that I want, but it is sold out as I check around 8 am, and the shirts come out at 1 am.

When the shirt isn't sold out I don't want it.

Is this because the good shirts sell out, or because the fact that it sold out makes me think it was cool?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Box Office Hit

This weekend I saw the number one movie in America. That right. Enchanted. (Using my mind clouding techniques, I didn't pay my own way)

The movie taught fiscal irresponsibility:
The Princess needs new clothes for the ball... what to do? Grab Daddy's credit card, which is "for emergencies, and this is DEFINITELY an emergency. "

It had creepy animals:

Try singing, dancing, cleaning cockroaches.
The Prince taught how to interact with people:
"{something to put down the common man}, peasant"
I was impressed with the opening scene zoom sequence where it zooms from a wide angle view into the princess's window. I was convinced that it was CG made to look like drawn animation. I couldn't find too much information, supposedly the opening sequence was all hand drawn. It looked like in Futurama where they have the 3D models of the object and blend it with hand drawn. The shadows/highlights on the character's also looked CG-ish. Maybe they switched to photoshop, who knows?

The animation style was good ol' Disney, and they matched up the characters with their cartoon counterparts.

Decent mix of the fairytale stuff (true love's kiss can keep zombies at bay), with reality :
Giselle: Nobody has been very nice to me.
Robert: Yeah, well, welcome to New York.
Giselle: Thank you.
So, who wants to see Hitman? Mike says that Beowulf is good in 3D too...

The french are at it again...


When your Police are attacked in this manner, then you stop having control of your country. The French need to wake up and take back control of certain areas. We have outrage over accidents of this nature, where the situation is unknown. Guess what though, we don't riot and beat the police chief's face. (I suppose we have rioted... to something similar before, but not lately as far as I can tell (lately = last 5-10 years)).

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Happy Turkey day everybody!

I hope everyone has a good time and gets stuffed.

If you want to revisit how thanksgiving fights the communists, this link will help.

In socialist Venezuela, there aren't groceries in the store.

"Combined with price controls that keep farmers from profitably producing some basic foods, climbing incomes of the poorest Venezuelans have stripped supermarket aisles bare of items like milk and egg"
So they wouldn't get thanksgiving if they wanted to...

So on this uniquely North American holiday (seems the Canucks do it right with a three day weekend(although, you can argue that we take a 4-5 day weekend...)), give thanks that you get to give thanks (in addition to all the other stuff).

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

200th post!

that is all.

Random Cool things

I was working on my special topics project, and was messing around with the code for the segmented ring portion.

Normally, it looks like this:

I removed one line of code, that put it in polar coordinates.
I got this:

I wasn't really paying atention, and I thought it was kind of cool that I already wrote most of a treemap algorithm (you have to squish the layers together).
Its basically the 'slice and dice' type of tree map, I was hoping to implement the squarified type.

At first I was worried about the area being wrong, but the height is one, so the horizontal distance represents the value (total scaled to 2*pi because I hadn't renormalized from polar).

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Reading Level

cash advance

So yeah. I better tone things down a bit to get more readers.