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5.18.03 - My Rant, Reloaded
Ok, it seems my rant against the Matrix was a little harsh.  All in all, I really like the Matrix Reloaded.  It's just that this trilogy has such high expectations that it unwillingly created for itself.  The producers obviously saw how much potential the first movie created and they are cashing on on this big time.  There's no denying this.  The animatrix, the video game Enter the Matrix, selling out to powerade in commercials, its capitalism at work, baby.  They even opened the movie early on the 14th to make their opening weekend figures appear larger.  If you pay attention to all these, you can even catch subtle things in the movie like what happened to the Osiris and why the kid is following Neo.  Little things that you can probably guess what happened, but are there simply for the people who shell out the money to feel elite.  I saw the movie for the second time today and I'd like to go over the things I liked and disliked about my favorite movie's sequel.  Spoiler alerts ahead, but if you haven't seen it yet, you suck.  I've seen it twice.  I've given them my money, so I can feel elite.

What I disliked:
1.  The first thing that I disliked was also the first thing in the movie.  I hate it with a passion when movies or stories start with dream sequences.  Maybe I just think its overdone or something, but I always hate dream sequences.  This started the movie on a downward slope for me. 
2.  I know Link is supposed to be the comic relief to the movie, but it got damn annoying after a while.  And the puss- joke was out of place.  There wasn't much comic relief in the first movie, and it should have stayed at the same level.  At least he wasn't as bad as Jar-Jar Binks.
3.  The Adventures in Zion, as I like to call it, took a long time and had too many corny jokes.  Once again, it should have been either more serious or less boring.  And don't say I'm too stupid to catch what they were saying.  I understand it perfectly but its boring to listen too.  This is why DVD technology is so great, you can skip past this stuff
4.  I will never in my life retract what I said about the "Rave / Neo Ass" scene.  This is trash that pushes the movie from a PG-13 rating to an R rating.  Producers do this because of a preconception that people won't go to anything rated beneath R rated movies because it's childish.  Lots of movies will add meaningless profanity or sex scenes to make the movie seem more adult.  Personally, I think this usually detracts from the movie experience because it seems out of place most of the time.  It is especially evident in this movie.  I think the motive to this make this scene was that they assume you will watch all three movies back to back to back eventually, and you will need an intermission with some cool music.  :D
5.  Morpheus mentioned that they have freed more minds in the last 6 months than the last 6 years.  This goes against what they said in the first movie about most minds not being ready to be freed.  It's about enlightening the chosen ones, not simply meeting quotas on freed people.
6.  I still think the part with the Merovingian was a little uncalled for.  We could tell what was happening to her without the need for matrix code.  And the part where Persephone wants to kiss Neo is stupid.  It would have worked if she just gave them the keymaker because she was mad at her husband. 
7.  The fight scenes, while still awesome, were different than before.  The fights in the first movie used a lot of guns with was awesome.  Also, the fighting revolved mostly around who was stronger in the second one, as opposed to the first.  In the first, they were very creative about how they beat agents.  I liked the old way much better.
8.  I don't like the fact that Neo can fly.  It's just weird.
I'm sure there's more, but i forget at the moment.

What I liked:
1.  I liked the main point about whether it is choice or causality that controls us.  I liked how the Merovingian saw through them, showing that they were just doing what they are told to do by the Oracle.  They are helping that which they are trying to destroy. 
2.  I liked the double matrix theory, but I hope it doesn't go too far.  For example, if it turns out that Neo or any of the others are programs, or if the entire Matrix is just a part of some other program, I will be mega pissed.
3.  The fight scenes were awesome, of course.  But there was still a lot of CGI used.  In the first movie they didn't get attacked freaking every single time they were in the Matrix.  I know. someone will respond with "Upgrades".  To that, I say "Upyours".  Another thing I don't get is why Neo even bothers beating the shit out of people.  If he's the one, shouldn't he be able to rewrite the matrix?

I can't wait to see the next one in November.  I will have tickets to the first showing then too, so don't label me a Matrix hater  :D.

On to the next topic: the Whempy's LAN in Columbus was on the 17th, and I went with Krhainos, Swiftwulf, and Codex.  We set up this cool wireless network between our cars as we made the two hour drive.  More about that on its own special page here.  The LAN was exactly as I had remembered it from a year ago.  Must be doing something right then, huh?  No.  I still hate every single thing they do there.  Their tournaments are always FFA or TDM (including CTF and gameplays like this), never 1v1.  They always have the worst rules that you have to follow, like a certain number of people have to be offense and defense.  Offense players are not allowed to chase people entering their bases down.  Also, they have this obsession with playing the oldest games around.  HLDM is fun, but they couldn't get it working due to some HL virus that I was accused of having.  BS!  They obviously don't know who they are dealing with, right?  I asked at the beginning of the LAN if the UT tourney was UT or UT2k3 and they said it was UT2k3.  It ended up being original UT, so it was not fun.  The tourneys ended up being HLDM, UT, Quake2, and Starcraft.  I hate their tourney system soo much I don't know why I keep doing them.  It's this reputation I gotta keep up, eh?  Right.  I had fun at the LAN though, simply because of the amount of people there.  The unorganized gameplay there is way more fun than than anything else.  I barely had any time when I was not playing anything.  Got to play a little BF1942, though not as much as I wanted.  Got to play a LOT of Q3, and a (almost) 1v1 against Ecrivian that lasted 92 minutes.  Good God!  :D  Maybe we'll go back again next month or the one after that.  Gotta play some more with the mobile wireless!

Well, I guess I am done writing for now, Peace.

Special Link Update! (thanks Swiftwulf):

5.15.03 - What the bloody hell
Ok, if you haven't seen the matrix yet, you deserve to have it ruined for you.  It sucked.  It didn't suck in the "two guys a girl and a pizza place" way, but it was not the matrix we know and love.  Too much of the movie relied on stuff that happened in the animatrix, like why the kid is following Neo and what happened to the Osiris.  Agent Smith is back, for no other reason than to get one hundred of his asses kicked by Neo.  Did you notice Trinity's mad hacking skills?  Apparently, to disable buildings you use secure shell with -root after it.  "ssh -root" is what she typed, no passwords or anything.  Basically, the first 40 minutes of the movie was pointless.  We don't really have to know everything about the docking procedures of Zion and don't get me started on the "Dancing / Neo ass" that was pointless.  The only thing that accomplished was turning a PG-13 movie into an R one.  This movie had a lot of cool ideas, but was poorly executed.  Like, lets spend 30 minutes talking to this french guy.  What he said in twenty minutes could have been explained in two.  And his voice was so god damn annoying.  Arrrgh..  And what's with the 3d matrix stuff all the time?  Did we really have to zoom into her crotch to know what was happening?  The Wakalski brothers are huge perverts, it seems.  The twins were cool, I liked them.  Where did Morpheus get the katana?  I wasn't looking for it at the beginning, but it seemed to come out of nowhere.  And there was too much of this "hidden door" stuff.  It's not a bad idea, but it shouldn't have been used so much for such a brand new idea.  The fight scenes used too much CGI, and it seemed like every time they were in the matrix they got attacked.  What the hell was with the french guy's wife?  Lets spend like 10 minutes talking about a stupid kiss.  Don't worry, Trinity, did you forget she's digital?  Oh well.  I enjoyed most of the fighting, and I'll probably go see it again soon. 
5.13.03 - My 2000 Silver Saturn SC-1 (3-Door Coupe)

Today was an awesome day.  I bought my first car.  It's a 2000 Saturn SC-1, as you can read above.  Only cost me $7700.01 after taxes and fees.  It's really nice, but its lacking in some features.  It doesn't have power windows or power locks, and there's neither a CD player nor a tape deck, just a radio.  That's not bad for now, but I am going to put in a CD Deck which I have yet to buy.  Hammonds is gonna help me install that and I thank him in advance.  But that's not for another 3 weeks or so.  The stock speakers are pretty decent, so I'm going to hold off on buying subs for a while, but a CD player is needed, definitely.  There are hardly any scratches on it for a 3 year old silver car, and Dan even thought it was brand new  :P.   I can see why he thought so because it's such a nice car.  There's an obscene amount of trunk space which is gonna own for LAN parties and subs and stuff.  There's probably more room in the trunk than in the back seat.  Oh yeah, and there's 6 cup holders for 4 seats.  Heh.  So anyways, Whempys is this weekend and I believe the group is me, krhainos, and swiftwulf.  This should be a good test of the car's long range capabilites.  Assuming we take my car because jo's is small and tim's is messy. :D   Hopefully we can play a lot of battlefield 1942 there.  I love that game.  I'll add more pics of the car tomorrow, but I'm going to Six Flags to hopefully get a job there.

5.9.03 - Happy birthday dear Kimuuurraaaa!

Yay, its my birthday and you dont have to do anything for it.  I seemed to have lived to see 19 years but probably not 20 if North Korea has anything to say about it.  Those idiots.  Really?  Who wants peace anyways.  I bet their master plan is to launch a huge sattellite into space that turns into a sign saying 'North Korea was here' and then render the earth's surface inhabitable with their unheard of nuclear arsenal of like 1 nuke that was make in 1960.  Anyways, the reason I am thinking about the destruction of the world is that I have this final today in my Speech class.  This final is going to kill me because the information is so uninteresting and unimportant to my life that I have been wasting my life by acknowledging it.  It all started, apparently when this guy whose name started with a 'C' (Im sure his name isnt important, but I will guess his name is Captain for the moment) said "I can screw college kids out of lots of money 2500 years in the future by 'inventing' speaking."  Yeah, thanks a lot asshole.  This dude, along with Plato and Aristototle (known as the three stoogie of the before common era) defined speaking as 'The practice of people....real people".  They also bitched around when you lied, but i think god made that rule, not Captain Plato.  Anyways, everyone has to take this class in college because its assumed that you will need to speak publically to other people in your future job.  I can tolerate that.  But this also assumes that no one under the college level has ever talked to anyone else other than AIM or IRC.  Anyways, even that I can accept, but why do I have to learn about the guys that thought this stuff up anyways?  Well, they were greeks and romans, I learned that much.  I was also subject to hearing about them and their slave-owning, homoerotic tendencies.  Glad to know mankind has evolved past that.  Anyways, we go looking for my new car on Saturday, so I'm going to be poor for a while.

Give me money.

Update: That exam fucking sucked.


OMG X-men 2 was one of the coolest movies ever.  Its even better than the first.  I highly recommend you go see this in theaters.

Magneto owns.  Case Closed.

4.22.03 - The beginning of the end of the end of the beginning of the beginning of the end of the internet.

Could you handle that title?  Moving on.. It has come to my attention that nerds have no choice but to take over the government.  People are way too stupid to make laws about computers on their own, so we have to do it for ourselves.  The people that run your future are the people that bought an emachine 3 years because it had a sticker on it that said "never obsolete".  They believe that we are stupid, mindless, and made of money.  Already our computers are being turned into advertising machines, running spam servers and reporting our personal information back to large corporations.  The 'Technological Age' is reducing us to little more than just IP addresses.  To these corporations we have no faces; we are just data on a screen with certain tendencies to buy certain things.  I'm no communist, but digital capitalism is reaching the point where I am disgusted with it.  Computer laws are written poorly, and it is intentional too.  These laws are the ones limiting our free speech on the internet, taking away our privacy, stealing the bandwidth that WE PAY FOR with their spyware programs.  These laws let Microsoft off an antitrust case with no punishment when it was proved in court to be a monopoly.  Another bill has been cleverly written to rip you, the faceless nobody, off.  This law tries to make the stealing of cable and phone services easier to detect, but all it does it screw you over.  It states that it is illegal to use any device or program that can "conceal or to assist another to conceal from any communication service provider or from any lawful authority the existence or place of origin or destination of any communication."  Hmm...I think I can spot the problem with this, and so can your ISP (also known as a communication service provider).  They are trying to outlaw encryption!  Firewalls, Routers, Wireless access points...illegal!  Hackers will be able to read your email, get into your computer systems, etc.  And of course, by hackers I mean large corporations.  ISPs will take advantage of this to charge you not only on how much bandwidth you use, but also how many computers you have hooked up.  All this money coming from YOU.  You're going to pay them to raise your prices, spy on you and hack your computer.  Also, Windows Longhorn will require a broadband connection to download updates through .NET (You must download these updates because you will have agreed to License 6).  So, I hope you don't plan on running any software on your single computer.  Conspiracy Theory?  This Law has already been passed in Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Wyoming.,3959,1033071,00.asp

4.21.03 - The world is not out to get you

We get some rules to follow
That and this
These and those
No one knows

Do not read this.  Do not read anything.  Do not trust the government.  Do not trust strangers.  Do not help old people cross the street.  Do not run old people over with your car if you can help it.  Do not run red lights, especially if you are in a large truck.  Do not get convicted of a DUI if you ever intend to fly for money.  Do not fly if you drink alcohol within the last 8 hours.  Do not attempt to fly if your drivers license has a suspension or worse.  Do not land on the grass runways at KSU Airport.  Do not bend the propeller on landing and try to hide it, it doesn't work.  Do not attempt to go to college to fly if you want any free time at all.  Do not attempt to go to college if you want any free time at all.  Do not live in the dorms if you live near campus.  Do not touch the bathroom floor if you live in the dorms.  Do not attempt to fix the shower curtains in the bathrooms, it is futile.  Do not piss off the large gay guy.  Do not piss off the RA, unless he is your drinking buddy.  Do not talk to the RAs, unless you want to go to the mandatory meetings.  Do not go outside the dorm, unless you want to have a life.  Do not have a life unless you want to fail out of college.  Do not fail out of college unless you want to work at a church all your life.  Do not slack off in high school, it helps.  Do not try exceptionally hard in high school, it doesn't help.  Do not change Mr. Close's Networking lesson plan, or you get an in-school.  Do not drop German class before the third year.  Do not forget the deadlines for housing applications.  Do not forget the deadlines for class registration.  Do not take computer courses if you are not a computer major.  Do not take fashion courses, period.  Do not take 'electives' in college.  Do not work off campus in your freshman year if you live on campus.  Do not forget to change the refresh rate of your monitor to 60Hz if you are hosting the anime club's meeting.  Do not let your grade point average go below 2.5 if you are in the anime club.  Do not watch too much anime if you are in the anime club...unless you really really want to.  Do not join the Evil Genius Club at KSU.  Do not join the worship Satan club, anywhere.  Do not drive really fast on the streets between dorms, you're not cool.  Do not put spoilers on minivans or Volkswagen Beetles.  Do not put anything other than a Darwin fish or a Linux fish on your car.  Do not stand up for your beliefs, unless you want to be 'special'.  Do not talk in class, or you will be expected to talk every damn day.  Do not finish a project more than 30 minutes before it is due.  DO NOT FAIL ETHICS.  Do not take a class above the required level for your major.  Do not pay for anything from Rosie's Diner.  Do not pay for anything, if you fail ethics and believe this is ok.  Do not take unwanted pictures and edit them later unless it is with permission or really fuckin hilarious.  Do not refrain from watching Fruits Basket.  Do not watch Puni Puni Poemi.  Do not click 'Yes' on Hot or  Do not click yes on any message containing the word "Gator".  Do not rely on one set of cheap CD-R's for backup purposes.  Do not play games if you get really mad when you lose, there is always someone better.  Do not think that I never lose.  Do not play with bots on low skill levels just because you can win.  Goddammit, Do not smoke pot in the bathroom!  Do not read Maddox's site if you have any respect for crazy people.  Do not look at Jo's site unless you respect the mspaint skeelz.  Do not threaten suicide to make people like you, it doesn't work.  Do not listen to anything rappers have to say.  Do not use a sewing machine with the door open, if you are male.  Do not wait more than 5 minutes for a Campus Loop bus.  Do not use the on-campus bank.  Do not do the "Freshman Experience"  Do not buy Microsoft Office, ever.  Do not read junk email.  Do not install Kazaa, only Kazaalite.  Do not buy a Dell.  Do not spend more than $200 on a piece of hardware...or software for that matter.  Do not pay for a service that should be free, if it were not run by communist bastards.  Do not pass go.  Do not collect $200.

4.22.03 - Captain's Log; supplemental
Your friends are not out to get you.  There is a fine line between fun little jokes and insults.  Some take things way to seriously.  They get mad when you do anything that you don't agree with.  Saying things like I have betrayed them, and that everyone hates them and they are just going to kill themselves.  Heh.  It's called constructive criticism.  Does the president kill everyone in his cabinet when they disagree with him?  No, they understand that people have different ideas.  The President does not sign offline before anyone has a chance to disagree.  I'm afraid the idea of constructive criticism is to help each other grow.  Weird senses of loyalty where friends must stick up for each other even when you know they are wrong does not help you grow.  I don't know where they pick this up, but stop.  Friends are there to help you and to guide you along this wonderful shithole known as life.  And we are trying, if you'd let us.
Someone signed off at 11:34:05 PM.

4.17.03 - New Laptop w00000t!

Heh, its been a while since I said anything worth saying.  Well, I got my new laptop on Monday.  It's pretty much the same thing as my old one. It's model number is L400, and here are the specs:

Intel Pentium III 700MHz with SpeedStep (down to 500mhz)
128 MB PC100 SODIMM (plan to up to 196 or 320mb)
4mb ATi Mobility Rage M1 Video Card
Crystal Soundfusion CS4281 Sound card
20 GB 4200rpm Fujitsu Hard Drive
12.1" XGA TFT screen 1024x768
24x External CD-ROM
USB External Floppy Drive

This has also led to the discovery of my second AOL Instant Messenger Screen Name: Merkur278.  I've actually had this name for a long time, but I rarely used it and such.  Now, I'm not officially switching screen names, but as a general rule, you should IM Merkur278 instead of Eclipse278 if they are both online.  Eclipse278 is usually my desktop computer, and Merkur278 is usually my laptop.  Eclipse278 is the sn I will be on if I'll only have one sn online.  Sometimes however, I may be playing quake 3 but still need to be online as Eclipse278.  If this happens, My laptop will sign on as Eclipse and sit next to the mouse, waiting for IMs.  Afterwards, I occasionally sign on as Merkur on the desktop after I stop playing.  I know its crasy stuff, but you can use either screen name. Sometimes I will respond faster on one of them.

4.14.03 - w00t

(Watches the Matrix reloaded trailer a million times in a row)


(Watches the X-Men 2 Trailer a million times)

W00t W00t!!

(Passes out)

4.12.03 - Love is destructive

God, I am such an asshole.
I can't believe myself.

I forgot my dad's birthday.

Of all the horrible, stupid things I have done, this somehow feels the worst.  Maybe every stupid thing feels the worst when you do it, but this feels far worse to me.  It feels so because I let down my father.  I used to be responsible.  I was the only person who would wake up on time.  I would scold others for making me late and other stupid, meaningless things.  Since my parents got divorced, that has ended.  I don't know why, but I haven't been able to dedicate myself to anything since it happened.  My grades have fallen, it's harder for me to remember anything.  I have forgotten many things lately.  I still haven't made that orthodontist appointment I was supposed to go to 5 weeks ago.  It's been two years and I still don't have a basic pilot's license.  What the hell is wrong with me?  This feels the worst though.  Because it's so personal.  All those other things mean jack crap in the grand scheme of things.  It's people that matter.  And it's people I've failed.  It's someone so close that I've failed.  I don't have a lot of people that I am close to.  Today he came over while I was cleaning my car and asked if I wanted to do something later or on Sunday.  I said no, that I was busy with schoolwork and other plans made on haste the day before.  He got kind of sad and kind of mad.  He said our situation (since the divorce) sucked and left, and I got mad, thinking "how else could it be?"  I didn't understand.  I didn't understand for many hours, until now just how disappointing I am.

I'm sorry, dad.
I'll make it up to you.


4.9.03 - Finally


MESQUITE, Texas - April 08, 2003 - Mark your calendar and start practicing; the 7th annual QuakeCon™ video game festival and tournament is scheduled for Aug. 14-17 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Dallas - just 30 minutes from id Software’s homeland of Mesquite, Texas. The yearly gaming pilgrimage includes four days of intense tournament competition, BYOC LAN action, game and hardware demonstrations, workshops and parties; presented completely free of charge to all attendees.

"Whoever said size doesn’t matter has never been to QuakeCon," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. "We won’t turn away our fans. Last year we hit our capacity, but we’re increasing the BYOC nearly 50% to 2000 gamers, and we expect more than 4,000 attendees for the four day party."

To reserve a room, call the Adam’s Mark Hotel at (800) 444-2326. To receive our specially negotiated room rates, QuakeCon attendees should inform the reservation desk that they’ll be at the hotel for QuakeCon. [Ed: You may have to mention "id Software" to get the special rate] Additional information about the Adam’s Mark Hotel is available at

For more information regarding event registration, tournament information, sponsors and the event schedule, please continue to check the official QuakeCon website at

About QuakeCon:
QuakeCon began in 1996 as a LAN party dedicated to fans of id Software’s games and has grown to include QUAKE®, QUAKE II™, QUAKE III Arena, QUAKE III: Team Arena™ and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. It was created by gamers to join with online friends in real life, meet the makers of the games they crave, talk shop with industry veterans and compete with some of the best players in the world. The event enjoys continued success, growing from a small gathering of 150 players in 1996 to more than 3,000 in 2002. QuakeCon is the definitive fan-based video game tournament, convention and party

About id Software:
id - Freud's primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game shops on Earth - has been rocking the gaming world from Mesquite, Texas since 1991. As a renowned leader in the industry, id Software forged such frenetic titles as Wolfenstein 3D®, DOOM®, DOOM II™, QUAKE® and QUAKE II™. With intense graphics and mind-blowing action, id’s games have helped redefine the modern video game, continually setting industry standards for technology and gameplay. And, in keeping with tradition, id Software has amplified the world of adrenaline pumping 3-D gaming with the release of their latest action titles, QUAKE III Arena™, QUAKE III: Team Arena™ and Return to Castle Wolfenstein™. id’s advanced DOOM III engine is leading the next revolution in 3-D interactive games with both single and multiplayer technology. Check out more about id Software at

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4.3.03 - You know you like it

4.1.03 - The internet is alive!

Ah yes, the internet.  One of those necessary evils in today's culture, standing alongside other evils such as thank-you notes, Microsoft, responsibility, manners, and gays (could be male or female, you following?).  We don't know why we have these things, but we do.  And when we have something, we do what we Americans do best.  We never notice it until we lose it.  Yes, my friends, I have lost something.  I have lost my internet connection.  Obviously, it is not totally gone or you would not be reading this.  Allow me to explain.  KSU changed their network setup during spring break.  They use these ridiculously expensive devices called packeteers to figure out what you are doing online, like a QoS service.  From port numbers, they can tell if you are web browsing, playing q3, or downloading from kazaa.  Anyways, it's all a master plot to block everything except HTTP (web pages), so its faster for everyone.  Unfortunately, the people who run this system are idiots.  They know nothing about how an internet connection works, and in trying to make it fast they just ruin it for everyone.  The internet, you see, is not made of hypertext markup language, it is made up of TCP/IP.  It is a connection, not a file.  You can download from the internet, but you cannot download the internet itself.  What I mean is that the internet has so many features other than web browsing that these dolts forget about.  The funniest one I can think of is Secure HTTP, port 443 or something (I cant check because the internet is down as I am writing this.)  They completely forgot about this type of connection, and made it impossible to get to sites like paypal, or even the website that runs our work schedule!  Yeah, you guys are qualified to run this operation.  FTP, ssh, and many other important ports were blocked as well.  They eventually 'fixed' this, but it doesnt help when the university is so poor that they can't afford janitors, much less an internet connection.  Fuck you, Bob Taft!  We all know it's your fault! Republicans...  Of course, who needs the internet anyways?  We have phones, and books and crap.  The internet wasn't always around.  What did people do before computers took over the economy and proceeded to fux us over?  How did they send each other their photoshopped pictures before email came around?  What did hackers do all day?  They must have been bored.  They couldn't have posted all these fucking hilarious April fool's jokes.  Some were funny today, such as the QuakeCon trick.  Jo did one for Trancender.  But no one ever goes to the index page of that site.  :D  Almost made my heart jump.  Almost.  Penny-arcade and PvP drew comics for each other, and it was stupid.  That could have been funny if a normal pvp comic appeared on the penny arcade site, and vice versa, but people make it dumb.  Let's see, there was also the ever done "Microsoft buys Linux" (Tom's hardware, how could you?) and Nvidia buys ATi on some loser site, AOL buys DeviantArt, U.S. Soldiers advance towards Baghdad...yeah, I don't believe anything I heard today.  Seriously, some of these jokes are being way overdone.  Its like going to Maddox's site and wondering if he's going to criticize something that people like.  Yes, this is the role that the internet plays in our lives (Thank you Al Gore).  Maybe I will go to sleep earlier tonight.  Nah, it's quake time...lata

3.25.03 - A not so surprising surprise
So Spirited Away got the Oscar for best animated picture.  Everyone thought that Lilo and Stitch or that stupid horse movie would win, but anime has actually pulled through.  Spirited Away definately deserves it though.  People were sure that the Oscar would go to a Disney movie because, well...Disney is Disney.  Besides, everyone in the world now hates America, so why not feel good about ourselves and give us an award that means nothing at all.  Wait, Disney owns the U.S.A. rights to Spirited Away, so I guess it all works out.  I've seen the beginning of Spirited Away, and it's pretty cool.  You would need a DVD to watch it, because I doubt a fansub would do the movie's graphics justice.  Jo tried to rip it but forgot we don't speak Japanese and couldn't get the subtitles.  Baka.  :D  Jo's new website design is up, you can see it at  I was going to rant about some picture of a girl slitting her wrists on DeviantArt, but I realized it would make me look like a jackass so even though its a fake picture and I don't like it, I'm not going to go off about it.  I had to buy a new battery for my laptop, because the old one stopped working, and its not very useful without a battery.  It just stopped one day, quite the gay.  By the way, if anyone wants to buy my laptop for about $550 $500 before I put it on eBay, please contact me.
3.19.03 - Boring Weekends

Hey, I think this picture is cool, so it's going to be on the left side of the webpage until I think of something else to put here.  I had to write something or all my loyal fans would think that I have died or something.  I can't really think of anything, so I'll just write about what's up.  Last weekend I did nothing.  It was great.  I didn't have to go to a LAN Party or do massive essays or clean a lot of crap up.  I could sleep in.  I could play Quake 3 Arena all day if I wanted too. I was free.  Friday night was the anime club I always go to, because I have nothing better to do on Friday nights...nice to know a lot of other people don't as well.  Dan and Mike didn't show up, but it was still fun.  Went to dinner at subway with most of the club, and then Mark's dorm room afterwards.  Joe Yash and him played yugioh while I looked through his anime music videos.  We decided to make our own...yeah, I'll let you know how that turns out.  We were out really late, like 2am.  I went to breakfast with my dad at the Stow Cafe Saturday morning.  So much for sleeping in.  They make the best breakfast sandwich there.  It's scrambled eggs, cheese, and bacon all in a croissant bun that is awesome, and I hadn't had it in forever.  I really enjoyed it.  After breakfast, I played some games and played online, waiting for people to wake up.  Doing nothing sucks!  I was awake for like 6 hours before anyone else.  Finally, Jo came online and a little later we went to best buy.  Best Buy sucks.  We always go for some reason, but you always get there and it's the same old stuff at the same high prices.  The good thing was that we ran into Dan and Tim there and ended up at a makeshift LAN Party at my house.  When we walked into the house, though, my mom said "hey! you guys can move my couches into the basement."  Oh great, sorry guys.  We moved the couches out the front door and all around the ice patches to the back door, it sucked.  My mom's getting new couches on Tuesday...ok so that's yesterday, and the big couch went into my room.  Looked kinda crappy at the LAN, but I fixed it up after everyone left and it looks cool now.  I'll get pictures up at the end of the week.  I didn't have my camera there.  Codex and Trewr seemed kinda mad they weren't invited...but this wasn't your normal LAN Party.  It kinda ended as soon as it began, but we all had fun, I think.  Woke up Sunday morning to go to the computer show in Akron.  By myself.  It was ok, a lot easier to get around by yourself, so it didn't take me long.  RAM is really cheap right now.  Unlike gas.  Damn war.  This had better not affect Quakecon, is all I have to say.  Wait, wasn't I supposed to sleep in this weekend.  Oh well, I haven't slept in late for like a month, so I don't miss it anymore.  I upped my RAM to 512MB as well, a necessity these days.  Or I couldn't let Yash have more RAM than me. haha.  Spent the rest of the day getting a bigass cake from Yash and working.  Then it's back to school.  So hard doing nothing these days.  Oh, and I guess if you guys want, we could watch some anime movies at my house on Friday, since anime club is cancelled.  Tell me if you're interested.

Give me OpenSource, or give me Death!

3.10.03 - Stuff

OMG I am so mad right now.  You see, I had this rant all written out and 3/4 of the way finished.  BAM! Blue Screen.  Thanks a lot Windows.  Windows XP Pro has been really bitchy to me lately.  More of a bitch than a man-hating lesbian with PMS.  You don't often see a computer like mine blue-screening while typing.  Maybe if it was Morteus's Computer..  It all started at JelOH while I was playing Doom on my SNES Emulator.  Holy Crap is that game fun using a gamepad, its a whole new Doom.  But on E1M3, it blue screened and wouldn't boot for like 10 minutes.  Once I got it to boot, it insisted on running scandisk as slow as it possibly could.  It took 2.5 HOURS to scan my 100gb hard drive.  Luckily, they were still playing CS or Natural Selection or something, so I didn't care.  Jo and Tim took the opportunity to play a game of Q3 without me though.  Bastards.  I helped Tim out a little because Jo is getting much better and was owning.  Did I just say Jo was owning?  Congrats, Jo!  Anyways, my computer is a bitch and I might do the classic sell-everything-buy-better thing that everyone these days is doing.  Microsoft Longhorn is the devil (See why here).

   The new shoutbox technically works, but it throws out a lot of errors.  I made it all black so you can't see it unless you highlight it.  Hopefully that will work by next weekend.  You have to scroll all the way to the bottom, and then click the expand button to post.  Knock yourselves out.  The only rule I have is no posting under other peoples names.

   JelOH was ok, other than my computer having the problems I mentioned above.  It started with me driving past Fred Fuller park at 50mph in a 25mph zone.  It's awesome how Fred Fuller Park never has any cops around.  Shit, there's a cop.  You expect me to stop?  Hell No.  The light ahead is green, so the light in my head is green too.  I shoot around the corner and fly to Kent State University before I even see him pull out.  (I knew he had seen me)  Hiding in the Tri-Towers parking lot, I bought some food for the LAN and proceeded to go there.  Haha Cop, I win.  The LAN started slowly with a lot of CS, which I didnt really care for.  I talked to Big Ed while he was there, a whole 20min.  He got a new pickup truck.  Its not the same Ed without the blue neon-ness!  Then my computer died..  3 hours later it was back to normal.  Played some Natural Selection.  I was on the alien team the whole night and the first round, I rushed them as a weakling, before they could get their gun sentries up.  I took out the entire team and won the game 1 minute into it.  Normally the game takes hours to finish, but I am so l33t that I single-handedly won.  Ever see Monty Python's Holy Grail?  Imagine me as the killer rabbit, thats what it looked like.  No one could hit me.  It ruled.  Later, in the new game I used the weak alien again and managed to dodge every single sentry and slide my way past all their team to their command center and I destroyed it myself.  It didn't win the game, but boy were they f'ing surprised.  I am so good at the little alien its not even funny.  Jo helped me stealth my drives, which looks hella awesome.

  The KSU Anime club is meeting 6-10 Friday nights and they are showing Azumanga Daioh, which is an awesome comedy about some "average" schoolgirls.  You should come check it out.  They are showing it because I brought it in one night when we couldn't watch Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu.  I have the whole series if people are interested.  Actually, BobOmega has it too, so ask him  :D

BobOmega click HERE

3.6.03 - Shoutbox

Not a whole lot of time to rant today, but I can give news or something (It is a rant/news section).  First off is the shoutbox in the lower right half section.  I got it to work on two other servers.  Granted, I installed PHP on both of them, but it should be pretty standard.  I have not seen a lot of PHP on Trancender, so I am wondering if maybe they did not set it up right.  The shoutbox is currently pointed to my home server, but for some reason, the internet keeps going out, so most of the time you'll see the "Page cannot be found" error in place of it.  If you want to see the error that Trancender gives, it is accessable at  Once you get into the more advanced website stuff, you see how limited this Trancender setup is.  Not that it is terrible, and I know Jo will say "Make your own server".  Its not that simple, Jo.  We don't all have university webspace.  Actually, KSU gives you free webspace, but only if you are a CS (Computer Science) major.  That is total crap.  I want free webspace as I paid a crapload of money to be here as well.  Oh well, I'm losing focus.  I think a simple reinstall of PHP could do the trick for Trancender.  There's an extra step to the setup thats kinda hidden in the readme.  You have to check the "Script Engine" box of the home directory setup or something.  I could walk someone through it, but i dont feel like doing it here.  It is really aggravating to be stopped by something like this when I am so close to having a crucial part of my website done.  Especially since my site has to be much more l33t than BobOmega's website.  I'll fiddle around with my server to try to make the connection more stable, until then the shoutbox will randomly go up and down and I have very little control over it.

Thanks go out to John (who runs Trancender, in case you didn't know) for helping me try to get the shoutbox to work.  He went out of his way to try and help and I appreciate that, even though it still doesnt work.  Neither of us knows why.  Oh well, I'll just find a different one.


3.3.03 - Furres Suck!
Krhainos (7:30:34 PM): this is the type of person i hate :
Krhainos (7:31:07 PM): <Draw something that looks far better than anything i made> "OMG OMG OMG I SUX"
Eclipse278 (7:33:14 PM):
well, that type of person is just looking for someone to say 'you dont suck' so it will make them feel better
Eclipse278 (7:33:25 PM):
what you have to do is say "wow, you really do suck"

Jo, you are the man.  Not only do you find a horrible picture that is in need of a good flushing down the toilet, but you lead me right into my next rant.  This of course, is furry art.  If you know anything about furcadia, deviantart, or the internet in general, you know of Furry art.  This is when people think of themselves as some sort of animal combined with a human.  For Example, the above link.  I am not saying all furry art is terrible, some of it is cool.
<~ This for example does not suck.  He's saying "look at my Pwn4ge s3tup. If you FUX wit me, you D13!"  The difference between this picture and the one linked to at the top is that Jo (the creator of this) was not trying to make it look sexually attractive (I hope to god not)  Anyways, most of the kids who do that are like 14 and draw these furry things having sex and crazy shit like that.  This is completely disgusting.  It only takes one time being in the middle of teh crowded library and up pops this picture of a fucking green tiger and red chipmunk going at it to make you want to see the firey death of whoever created it.  Worse of, on DeviantArt everyone always leaves these comments like "OOh Sechsay!  ^_^" and "I like the way you drew this, it looks like they are making love, not having sex"


ITS A SQUIRREL.  Squirrels are get what I mean.  If you try to make a negative comment on these peoples' "art" you get a million people angry at you and they comment all over your home page about how unappreciative you are of animal sex.  I think PVP said it best with God Bless PVP.  Check out the comic right before that one too.  In fact, that whole series proves that you guys are nuts.  I'll have a PHP Shoutbox on the site soon...


3.1.03 - ?
Shit, forgot to save it....^_^
2.20.03 - Yeah...

Not to much is going on these days. Lot of classes, little sleep. I have found out recently that Stouffer's Macaroni and Cheese is the best food ever. Those small package heat up in like 6 minutes. It rules.

Jo (krhainos) just got his new computer that totally owns and I'm jealous, not that my computer sucks or anything. I broke the green light inside while taking the computer to anime club. (Everyone loved the Azumanga Daioh that I brought (which I got from Rence), especially my English teacher who told me i was his favorite student now :D (Big Grin) ). I will get a blue light to replace it. Blue will match my case better, but its not as original as the green one. Maybe I will get another green one later and alternate. Going out to dinner with the anime group made my day.

Project E is delayed until I have time to work on it or until i get a good idea for it. I have not given up, nor have I given out what it is. But it will be good.

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