Monday, June 27, 2005

The Magic Number


That would be my SAT score. Unfortunately, I forget how the new scoring system works. Anyone care to enlighten me?

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Will Solar Power be Enough?

"The U.S. must reduce its dependence on foreign solar power," Schraeder said. "The sun was created billions of years ago, with the formation of our galaxy. When its unused energy output is gone, it's gone. We must look for alternative energy sources throughout the universe now."


Sunday, June 19, 2005

It didn't turn out the way it was suppsode too. In reality the yellow sky made the trees look really green. However, it is still cool

Saturday, June 18, 2005

I have discovered a website which has virtually all the icons for AOK posted here. It's in korean or Japanese, but the links are not. If that guy deconstructed screenshots to get those pictures, he has problems. Still, it is a nice resource.

Free hosting! (I think)

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Update from the Union of Evil Blackberries' Anti-Douglas Fir Sappling Task Force

Several years ago the Union of Evil Blackberries sent a task force of some of it's most militant specimens to a small property where trees were being planted. The area had just been logged, making it a prime area for seeds to take root. The blackberries quickly dominated the area in about one year, well on their way to choking out the newly planted trees. However, humans fought the invaders and periodically rescued the Douglas Firs. Unfortunately, little succor came last year, and now the blackberries are advancing at a rate which appears to create havoc soon. Will they conquer? That is a question recently posed to the head of the task force.

Q: So, how is your evil plan to dominate this property going?

A: Well, two winters ago there was a nasty snow storm which flattened most of the brush, including blackberries. The humans were happy about this and let themselves forget about the area for the summer. During that time we completely recovered and put ourselves in a strong offensive position.

Q: That's nice, but have you been able to exploit that?

A: Well, we were in the process of killing quite a few trees this spring when one of the humans began a blistering campaign. He chopped many of our main vines before they were well-grown. Morover, he used a machete, something completely new in this arena. At first it didn't cause much harm, but then it was significantly sharpened, causing much damage.

Q: Does this human use any sort of strategy, or does he just whack at leaves?
A: Oh, he uses one of the worst strategies I have ever seen. He starts chopping on the outside of a cluster, and then works in until he gets almost to the roots. Most humans just whack a bit at us, but he kills us!

Q: That sounds bad, what is the death toll?

A: Well, he has all of the main trails cleared, many clusters killed, and the majority of the trees free. Our penetration levels are exceedingly low for this time in the season. Most of our normal expansion during the summer has been checked pre-emptively. It is terrible!

Q: That does sound bad, by the way, is he using any new technology other than the machete?

A: Well, several years ago the humans used this nasty weed-wacker like device. It did much damage to our ranks. Fortunately, it was taken out of service for awhile. However, our spies say that it may be used again. Supposedly it doesn't have the usual plastic cutting implement and uses something much more effective against our vines. Our highest commanders seem very concerned about this issue.

Q: Well, nice talking to you, I hope you find some way to win.

A: Oh, we are trying, trying our hardest.
Yup, I have declared war on blackberries. Those evil things must die! Through strength of arm and smarts of brain I have pushed their forces back, and will do so now much more efficiently. I have superior technology on my side.


Yes, folks, there a saw blade on the end of that weedwacker!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Thought Process I Followed Today

Today we were going somewhere, as usual. I got into the drivers seat of the van and waited for Mom. During the 15 minutes or so that I waited, I did some thinking. My thought process went something like this.

"Nice Weather."
"It's like the weather there was when I got my permit."
"It was summer, I needed sunglasses, maybe I will need sunglasses today."
(searches for sunglasses)
"Hmm, no sunglasses, Mom must have took them out during the winter."
Then my thoughts took a different turn.
"I got my permit in June."
"Sometime in early June."
"It is early June again."
"Permits only last one year."
"What the?????"
"Ummm, I think it expires on June 12th."
"Today is June 9th."
"That would mean I have 3 days left."
(pulls out wallet)
(opens wallet)
(looks at premit)
"Expiration date, June 8th, 2005"

So, I didn't drive today. My to-do list has just become longer. Must renew permit...

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Firefox Tabs

Looking for absolutely worthless information that you don't want to know? Well, you can find it here. I recently tried to figure out how many tabs you could open in Firefox. The verdict? Very, very many. I actually pressed the "New Tab" button 1044 times -- and was promptly greeted by that many tabs. I wanted to get a screen-shot at 1040 tabs, but unfortunately closed the window before I did.

Firefox, You Can Do Worthless Things

512 Tabs

Wednesday, June 01, 2005


There is something I simply must know. How can anyone taking the Gileskirk midterm or final get up twenty minutes before it ends? I want in on the secret because I find it impossible to answer all the questions in the minute amount of time given. Even when I know everything necessary I cannot completely finish it. So, if anyone knows how, please tell me.

Oh well, I am pretty sure I broke into 90%, a definite first for me.