Okay, so I didn’t perform very well at the recent company bowling tournament. It’s quite embarassing, considering both my parents are pretty decent bowlers. Which is why,
I vow revenge!
This I declare, with my nice guy pose, I will practice, and I will win next year!
The embarassing thing is that by the last day my right hand was tired from all that ball-swinging. When I told my mom about it, I found out she actually used a ball one pound heavier than the one I was using!
Joel Spolsky, of
Joel on Software, is collecting nominations for the best software related essays of 2004. A lot of them are interesting reads.
Reading these essays make me realize that, well, I like being a coder, a programmer and a developer. (These are different things, figure it out :D)
Never Outshine the Master
Never Put Too Much Trust in Friends, Learn How to Use Enemies
Conceal Your Intentions
Always Say Less Than Necessary
So Much Depends On Reputation — Guard It With Your Life
Court Attention At All Costs
Get Others To Do The Work For You, But Always Take The Credit
Make Other People Come To You — Use Bait If Necessary
I was bored. And I was going through the
Sinfest archives. But then I thought, why should I bother going through these comics manually over the net? I’m a programmer, I’ll make a SinfestDownloader!
I’ve left it running for about 4 hours now. There’s a lot of Sinfest strips… around 40MB worth have already been downloaded!
I wonder if this violates any sort of copyright? …
Update: Done in a little over 4.
In case you haven’t heard, Firefox, the little browser that could, is scheduled for the official 1.0 release on Nov. 9. There’s a large promotion campaign going on over at SpreadFirefox.com, including a campaign to gather donations for a large ad of some sort on the New York Times. I’m still using 0.9, despite the availability of 1.0PR, but I’ll surely get the official 1.0 come November 9. 😀
BTW, there are some cool Firefox wallpapers available.
There’s a new, official Windows XP Theme out. Supposedly meant for Tablet PCs, it works for regular desktops too. Cool.
I passed the JITSE.
People have been raving about Google Desktop lately. I didn’t like it. Aside from the obvious problem with multi-user computers, apparently there are some other issues. I wouldn’t use it for my everyday, personal stuff, but I think it might be okay at work.
First day of company bowling today. I got 101 and 87 in the two games. Bleah. The dinner was at Max’s. The chicken was dry. I really don’t like Max’s. :(
So much for raw talent :p
Sometimes the best stories come from the strangest places.
Tonight, I was tired, I just wanted to get home quickly and unwind. So I took a taxi, just outside Megamall. The driver had to ask me where I was going, and luckily my choice of destination was favorable to him. Now, to be honest, I really hate taxi drivers who choose passengers based on where they’re going. Not only is it illegal, it’s annoying.
Well the week before was supposedly preparation for the JITSE (although I think a lot more time was spent on SF3… ) And this week, there was a lot of overtime to be had (quite a bit of food too).
Oh, and I’ve been having medical problems apparently; After some days of experiencing dizziness, I had myself a check up (free! I now think company-sponsored health care is cool :D) at Clinica Manila in Megamall.
Alright, so it’s been a week since I took the JITSE, over at the Philippine Christian University in Manila. Like all other exams I take, I finished it unhumanly early. If I didn’t have any kind of shame, I would have submiited the AM exam a whole hour-and-a-half early just so I could get some sleep before the PM part. (Some people noticed I was dozing off anyway :P)
I don’t get the big deal though.
Dear Content Producers and Owners:
We lied to you. In the golden 80s and 90s we told you micropayments and content protection would work; that you would be able to charge minuscule amounts of money whenever someone listened to your music or watched your movie. We told you untruths which we well knew would never work – after all, we would’ve never used them ourselves. Instead, we wrote things like Kazaa and Gnutella, and all other evil P2P applications to get the stuff free.
It’s a puzzle. or a game. Or both.
Something random found today:
Some guy’s gallery of comic-book (and other genre) characters as lego people
And, for those three people who haven’t seen this before:
The Fight Crime!
And according to a friend of mine, he’s also writing Hulk again!
This is one of my favorite desktop wallpapers, I’ve used it several times, I always like bringing it back:
However, I always forget where I got it from. It’s from
RPGamer’s Theme Central
In order of priority:
Study for the JITSE **
-- I'm terrible at this. Frankly, it's quite boring to study, and it reminds me why I'm not taking any post-graduate studies. By all accounts, I'll probably be cramming those last few days before the exam, as usual. It doesn't help that some of my coworkers convinced me to tag along for a trip to Fontana 7 days before the exam proper.
Note to self: Don’t forget to check out the games at Liberated Games
sometime in the future. They host commercial games which have been released for free to the public… some with source code. I mean, c’mon, they apparently have the source code for Star Control 2! (I say apparently because their download page seems to have a problem right now, hence I will get back to it later.)
For some reason, I keep looking for things to do online.
(I guess I really want to distract myself… I really should be studying for the JITSE though.)
I’ve known about nationstates.net for a while, but only recently decided to give it a try. (Mostly because I got bored while waiting for my Kingdom of Loathing turns to regenerate.)