Friday, September 30, 2005

Nicole fights crime in her spare time...

Thursday, September 29, 2005

I/O Brush

This is a very spiffy ‘painting’ system that paints pictures using objects or videos. Pretty cool.

To learn more about it go here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Brain gap hits NEA

NEA: The Bill's Come Due

Their occupations—White is a teacher, Bradley a nurse—require comparable training and skills, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' National Compensation Survey. Yet nationally, nurses make far more in weekly wages ($942) than elementary teachers ($811) like White, says a report by the Economic Policy Institute.

Ok, ok, nurses make more than teachers, that’s kinda expected. Let's see how the NEA stacks up the numbers.

Name: Karen White

Job: First-grade teacher, Cherokee Elementary School

Where: Johnson City, Tennessee

Years in the field: 13

Higher education: Bachelor's degree and Master of Arts in Teaching

Kudos: Winner of 2002 national Milken Family Foundation educator award for excellence.

Hours at work: 40 hours a week by contract, but she puts in an average of 10 additional unpaid hours each week.

Salary: $45,000 (plus $2,000 for attaining certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards)


Name: Angelitti Bradley

Job: Nurse, James Quillen VA Medical Center

Where: Johnson City, Tennessee

Years in the field: 29

Higher education: Associate's degree

Hours at work: Eight-hour shifts, plus regular paid overtime. On call one day a week and one weekend a month.

Salary: $54,000 (which includes some extra pay for special projects, such as training other staff on operating room safety)

So the first grade teacher with 13 years of experience makes $7k less than a nurse with 29 years of experience? Wow, we should be paying nurses more, they have to be on call, and a mistake by a nurse could mean life or death, not so with a teacher.

I agree that teachers should be paid more, but there are some factors that go into it. For one they are a government employee, and there is no money in the government. So you would think the NEA would push for private schools right? Well for some reason they hate private schools. Another thing is, that I think almost everyone forgets, is that teachers get three months off a year, plus the weekends and holidays off. Think about that, three months off. That means that they only work ¾ of the time that other jobs do, so they should be making ¾ less than other professions.

What I really don't like about the NEA is that they take $500 a year from teachers to go push very liberal political views, and then they skew their numbers to the point of lying when they have a "report" in their propaganda magazine.

You would think teachers would be smart....

WinMX PNP Network Mysteriously Ends Operations

Slyck News (article)

Currently, the homepage, the homepage, the WinMX PNP Network and all of its host caches are down. It is impossible to connect to the network, and those remaining online will only stay online as long as their host supernodes do.

Boo. WinMX was, by far, the best file sharing program out there, and was the best at finding new subbed animes. Because of WinMX Nicole and I were able to watch the first few episodes of a lot of anime series, which resulted in us buying .hack, Fruits Basket, Love Hina, Chobits, Strawberry Eggs, Noir, and His and Hers. Ever since I have been off of WinMX (thanks to K-State) I have bought only two new anime DVD's and they were both only $5 apiece. (Likewise for music too, many of my favorites...that I have bought CD's of (Lemon Jelly, John Mayer, Count the Stars...) are from first hearing them through WinMX.)

Oh well, when i get off campus I'll have to get going on BitTorrent, or what ever is better by then. I really miss being up-to-date on anime and music.
I’ll miss you WinMX.

I finished up my second knight last night (the one on the left). 2 down about 50 more to go...

Did you happen to look outside today? It is awesome (at least here). There is a bit of light rain, the leaves on the trees are starting to turn/fall, and the temperature is a nice 68 degrees.
Fall rocks.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Bobby T's

View this clip on Vimeo

We played trivia down at Bobby T's tonight. I actually did pretty good tonight posting my highest score ever for the Showdown (just short of 40k). We had a good time, and the food was good as always.

Week 3 All-Stars

Pos Player Pts Team
QB D. Bledsoe 18 RedBurns
RB S. Alexander 33 &s
WR1 S. Smith 11 Snotknockers
WR2 H. Ward 9 Vampirates
WR3 T. Holt 8 Pillagers
TE R. Mcmichael 3 Steepers
K N. Rackers 12 Picklers
DEF Indianapolis 4 Kilters
DB J. Azumah 2 Picklers
DL1 K. Vanden 5 Steepers
DL2 R. Coleman 5 Kilters
Coach Pickle 100% Picklers

Total All-Stars so far:
RedBurns 6
Steepers 5
&s 4
Snotknockers 4
Eldars 4
Kilters 4
Vampirates 3
Picklers 3
Rebels 2
Pillagers 1

Monday, September 26, 2005

A quick question

Where do you go to declare that your land has seceded from the United States?

Saturday, September 24, 2005

All your money are belong to me.

I really think you should give me all of your money.


Maybe this will change your mind.

Did it work?

Good for a Wildcat win.

Today's main event was going to the K-State/North Texas game. Now I am aware that North Texas isn't the best of teams, but K-State really smushed them (54-7). The Wildcats as a whole played real well and my favorite running back, Fisher, ran for 169 yards. This was because Clayton who was arrested for aggravated battery was benched for the game. I hope we just keep going with Fisher, he is pretty good (although he isn't the fastest guy I’ve ever seen).

Well in case you weren’t at the game, this is what it was like:

View this clip on Vimeo

Friday, September 23, 2005

Getting rid of illusion of time, reaching the state of integrated singularity type IV advanced alien civilizations travel instantaneo (article)

...More random words follow in the story... For example:

Scientists are also investigating and trying to reverse engineer the concept that UFOs travel, communicate and exist through the use consciousness. According to modern physics, it is possible. It is possible to exist in time isolated integrated singularity mode through practice of spiritual meditation.

Is... this... really... how India does "news"?

New Stuck On Broadway sample out.

And it's pretty good. I am looking forward to their show on the 30th.

Oh yeah, and today we set up chairs around 11.30, with the help of a forklift. :)

Friday + Rain + 6am = ?

No chairs, hopefully.

While it would be fun to set up chairs in the rain for a bit, I think all five of us that would show up would get tired after the second hour of doing so.

We will see.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

the British Library (site)

This is a collection of old books that you can look through.

The most notable is Lewis Carrolls original Alice in Wonderland called "Alice under Ground". You can even have it read to you. :)
It is fun to just look at the illustrations too.

This is defiantly worth checking out.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Liquid Sculpture - High-speed and Fine Art Photography of Drops and Splashes

I have heard of this floating around on the internet for a couple of days now, and i thought "how interesting could drops of water be?"

Actually, very interesting.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - atome (game)

Its been awhile since i have posted a game, there is a good reason, I havnt seen a good game to post about for awhile.

But this one is pretty good, it is like a puzzle made up of atoms, it is pretty easy to understand. Give it a try.

Green is blue? Only in Japan.

Japan FAQ (FAQ)

Here is something strange about Japan that i did not know:

Why do Japanese people say that they have blue traffic lights when they are really green?
This is because historically, Japanese people considered green to be a shade of blue. For example, the Chinese character for blue, pronounced ao is made up of two characters, iki (life) and i (well) and refers to the colour of plants which grow around a well, a colour between green and blue. When Chinese people see the character, they say it means green, but Japanese people say it means blue. Japanese books on colours tell us that there are four tertiary colours: red, blue, white and black, and that all others are shades of those four main ones. Ao, therefore, is a sort of ideal blue, halfway between green and blue. The sky is said to be blue, but it is a different shade of ao than a traffic light is. Tree leaves are said to be green, but green is a shade of ao, like crimson is a shade of red.
In another interesting cultural difference relating to colour, Japanese children always colour the sun red instead of yellow.

So the four primary colors are; red, blue, black and white. I can almost see that, besides yellow not really fitting in anywhere...

Big gas explosion

I thought this was kinda neat... make sure you watch far enough to see the explosion (and shock wave).

Primero: A Renaissance Cardgame

Primero: A Renaissance Cardgame (site)

During Trivia today the card game of Primero came up, so here are the rules to the game...
It looks like a complicated game, but i am sure it wouldn't take too long to learn.

Here are the kinds of hands you can have, in order of increasing rank. (Each hand has four cards):
# Numerus: two or three cards of the same suit
# Primero: one card of each suit
# Maximus: the Ace, Six, and Seven of one suit
# Fluxus: all four cards of the same suit
# Chorus: four of a kind

It sounds alot like poker.

PIFF Week 2 All-Stars

Pos Player Pts Team
QB C. Palmer 17 Rebels
RB S. Alexander 15 &s
WR1 S. Moss 11 Snotknockers
WR2 T. Owens 10 Rebels
WR3 H. Ward 8 Vampirates
TE R. Mcmichael 5 Steepers
K J. Reed 6 RedBurns
DEF Philadelphia 6 RedBurns
DB C. Bailey 7 Eldars
DL1 B. Urlacher 4 Snotknockers
DL2 L. Little 4 &s
Coach Julia 78% Kilters

Monday, September 19, 2005

Rights to Life

“Here mommy I picked these for you!” A girl about four of five years old comes skipping into the kitchen, back from visiting a friend’s house.
The mom smile turns to a frown when she sees the flowers. “Oh, honey, you know we don’t have the Rights for these in this house. Remember only yellow flowers with six petals, and smooth leaves... this one has furry leaves.” Her mom looks down from the table at the girl holding the flowers.
“But I picked ‘em cause they are pretty, and I love you.” She says holding them up for her mother too see.
“Honey, we can’t afford to have them, could you please take them out of the house before the Bio-Scanners find them?” Her mom points her back to the front yard.
“But mommy they are for you.” The girl holds them even higher, hopping that her mom will accept her gift.
“No, I can’t take them, we can afford only one type of flower in our house, you must take those outside, now.” Her mom stands up from the kitchen table.
“But, I thought they were pretty...” the girl starts to cry and runs outside with the flowers.
The mom sits back down, saddened because she made her daughter cry. But at least they won’t have to pay for the Rights, which is more than they can afford, especially after they bought a year of Rights for “Happy Birthday To You” after a kid at her daughter’s birthday party broke out with that song.
The “Rights to Life” machine starts to whir in the corner of the room.
“Oh no...” The mother says, sitting back in her seat.
The printer slowly prints out its receipt:

Order Conformation: Thane, Samantha
Cost: $250.00
Rights purchased: Flower, Sunburst, yellow, tall variety
Length: One year
Area: House, backyard, any one (1) vehicle owned by Rights holder.
Rights owner: Bio-Free
Thank you for enjoying our products in your house!

The mom puts her head on the table, the bill for the Rights for the flowers takes up the last free money that was in her budget. It looks like they will, once again, have to watch ads before dinner tonight to afford the Rights to the recipes that they were planning to make.
“How did people afford recipes before DirectAds?” the mom wondered.

Sure it is a bit far fetched, but I think if it was possible, all flower makers would love to get in on the copyright action if they could. Heck, renting things instead of having the customer buy them is a cash cow for any copyrights holder. Unless something changes we will own nothing, and will be living in a time reminiscent of the dark ages, where we feudal peasants will work hard to rent the copyrights from our “kings”, the copyrights holders, to be able to live life.

Sunday, September 18, 2005


Today Sam and Chris, Sam’s wife Chris that is, dropped by the apartment. They brought with their new German Shepard puppy, Banjo. Is he not the cutest puppy that you’ve ever seen?

Saturday, September 17, 2005

New trigonometry is a sign of the times

physorg (article)

Mathematics students have cause to celebrate. A University of New South Wales academic, Dr Norman Wildberger, has rewritten the arcane rules of trigonometry and eliminated sines, cosines and tangents from the trigonometric toolkit.
What's more, his simple new framework means calculations can be done without trigonometric tables or calculators, yet often with greater accuracy.


Friday, September 16, 2005

(Chris, Rzan, and the Lieutenant, Nicole at the computer)

Last night Lt. (James) came over for Game Night. Even though he had to go back to the army today he seemed very happy, which is good, because before he left for the army he seemed pretty depressed. The game we played last night was Like Minds, which is a game where you and a partner try to write down as many comment answers to a category as possible. It really is fun, but somehow I always forget that I have it.

Everybody seemed to have a good time. Now only if it didn’t take an hour and 45 minutes to BBQ the chicken...

Revolution Controller Finally Revealed (article)

The controller for Nintendo's upcoming Revolution home console system is a cordless remote-control-like device designed to be used with only one hand. Two small sensors placed near the TV and a chip inside the controller track its position and orientation, allowing the player to manipulate the action on screen by physically moving the controller itself. For example, you could slash an in-game sword by actually swinging the controller from side to side, turn a race car just by twisting your wrist, or aim your gun in a shooter by pointing the controller where you want to fire.

Whoa. Nintendo what are you doing?
...Actually I know what they are doing. They had a meeting one day that went like this:

"OK, so how do we compete with the PS3 and the Xbox 360?"
"We can't, they are bigger and better than us."
"Well what do we do then?"
"We do have a niche market with novelty and party games, we seem to be a must have for a party."
"Huh, so how can we exploit that?"
"Make it so that everybody wants us AND a PS3?"
"Good, go with that."

I think that Nintendo has given up trying to beat the other two, and instead of slowly starving to death (Sega), they changed course to not compete with PS3 and Xbox. I think that in the end (after all three new systems are out) everyone will want a PS3 or an Xbox, and a Revolution. Nintendo has a knack at making quirky or fun party games (as we have seen with the Gamecube). I think that Nintendo will abandon the idea of a serious gaming platform and go with something that everybody wants, which is fun games for every level of gamer, because looking at the controller it is sorta obvious that we are ganna have simple game controls for the new Revolution games....

Hopefully this idea for Nintendo will work.

Is the Firefox honeymoon over?

» George Ou | (article)

Firefox not only has more vulnerabilities per month than Internet Explorer, but it is now surpassing Internet Explorer for the number of exploits available for public download in recent months

My least favorite advertising is the "hey people don't put viruses on us!" type. Because what that really means is that no one cares about their software enough to hack it... so what they really are saying is "This is great because no one uses it", which really isn't an argument at all.

Personally I use Firefox, my two reasons are tabbed browsing, and a "blog this" option on a right click. If IE were to implement this I might stat to use them again (IE uses less system resources than Firefox).

Wednesday, September 14, 2005


What is Nicole so happy about?

14 Dillons 00511

Is it because of the rubber chicken wearing a K-State button that we found at Dillon’s?

14 Dillons 0051


L.A., State Warned on NFL

Los Angeles Times (article)

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has emphasized, however, that he does not support the use of public money when it comes to bringing an NFL team to L.A.
Timing is an issue in the push to put a new or relocated NFL franchise in the Coliseum. The NFL has set a late October deadline for all competing L.A.-area stadium sites to have ready-to-sign deals in place. The league has indicated that, if it selects the Coliseum proposal, it would build a $500-million facility inside the historic stadium's existing walls.

Hey San Antonio, it looks like you might get a football team after all. (The obvious move is for the Saints to go to LA at least while New Orleans is rebuilding, but if LA doesn't want them San Antonio might have a good shot at keeping the team temporally, at least for the next couple of years.)

Bobby T's Bar and Grill

Bobby T's Bar and Grill (site)

One last post before I head off to bed...

They put a lot off effort (money) into making their site.

(So far I am impressed all around by the restaurant/bar, they definitely deserve my money, at least much more so than BW3s.)

OK, enough is enough.

From Yahoo:

Some federal officials have sought to blame state and local officials for being unprepared to cope with the disaster.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (news, bio, voting record), D-La., welcomed Bush's conciliatory remarks. "Accountability at every level is critical, and leadership begins at the top," she said.
Other Democrats were less charitable.

but (From the WSJ):

A year ago, as Hurricane Ivan approached, New Orleans ordered an evacuation but did not use city or school buses to help people evacuate. As a result many of the poorest citizens were unable to evacuate. Fortunately, the hurricane changed course and did not hit New Orleans, but both Gov. Blanco and Mayor Nagin acknowledged the need for a better evacuation plan. Again, they did not take corrective actions. In 1998, during a threat by Hurricane George, 14,000 people were sent to the Superdome and theft and vandalism were rampant due to inadequate security. Again, these problems were not corrected.
The primary responsibility for dealing with emergencies does not belong to the federal government. It belongs to local and state officials who are charged by law with the management of the crucial first response to disasters. First response should be carried out by local and state emergency personnel under the supervision of the state governor and his emergency operations center.

It is not the Federal government’s responsibility to deal with a local disaster, sure they can lend help, but it comes down to the local government for response.
And the fact is that President Bush ordered an evacuation of the city, and it took a long time for the city officials to actually order the evacuation. And during the evacuation local officials did not use the busses properly to evacuate the low income members of the city. The city officials knew of the inadequacies in the plans, and did not correct them, and now they are blaming Pres. Bush for their own faults, when the Federal governments have little responsibility in (that part) of the ordeal.

This is not acceptable, and if we are to blame some one let's not blame the federal authorities, but the local ones, i.e. the people who were actually responsible for the poor performance.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Overland Park Storm Indoor Football Team (site)

Overland Park, Kansas will is the new home of the newly named Overland Park Storm (formerly the Kansas Storm) the Storm will bring a hard hitting action and high scoring brand of football to the Johnson County area. Along with the name change the Storm will bring on a new look and a new winning attitude to the APFL.

This last line made me laugh, because last year they got crushed by everyone in the league.
But it is good to see them back for next year (hopefully with some new players). Also Iowa Blackhawks will be back, as well as the Nebraska Bears (possibly in a new location in Nebraska), and the Koyotes. I would assume Wichita Aviators will be back as well, even though i have not heard anything to that effect.

Anyways, as it has been in the past, the next year for the APFL looks to be better than the last.

TiVo 7.2 OS adds content protection, blocks transfers, and auto-deletes some shows

PVRblog (blog)

Need a good reason NOT to get a TiVo?

I recently got a sample of Tivo DRM, accidentally I suspect. Recently a Simpson's rerun recorded with a red-flag next to it (an icon I've never seen before). When I selected the episode, I got a message to the effect that "the copyright holder prohibited saving the episode past date mm/dd".

Mental note: go back in time, kill person that thought up of this, stupid, translation of the copyright law that we currently have... Also, while in the past, invest all money in Yahoo. And bet on the Red Soxs winning the World Series. That is all... for now

Bobby T's

We just got back from NTN trivia down at Bobby T's (BW3s has gone downhill quickly during the last month or so). I do have to say that I liked Bobby T's thoroughly. The food was cheap and good, and the trivia was able to be played (they had the playmakers available). On Tuesdays you can get a whole meal for $5, which would be 6 tacos and a drink, and the tacos actually taste good.

It looks like that will be the new Tuesday night trivia headquarters (As well as the place to do QB1).

Mars Dust Devil

It is almost spooky. (This is from the Mars Rover "Spirit")

PIFF Week 1 All-Stars

Pos Player Pts Team
QB P. Manning 14 Steepers
RB C. Dillion 16 Eldars
WR1 K. McCardell 10 Maties
WR2 Ji. Smith 10 Steepers
WR3 R. Moss 7 &s
TE M. Pollard 4 RedBurns
K J. Carney 9 Kilters
DEF Buffalo 3 Snotknockers
DB C. Bailey 2 Eldars
DL1 Ja. Taylor 10 RedBurns
DL2 P. Kerney 2 RedBurns
Coach Newgen 72% Eldars

*A player must be played to be an All-Star.
(Brady is not an All-Star, even though he scored more points than Manning.) Ties are broke by determining which player contributed the most to his team percent wise.
The Coach was decided by seeing which team played most of the points possible, so Newgen got 72% of the points possible for his team last week (actual/optimal=percent possible)

Monday, September 12, 2005

Saints to play four games in Baton Rouge, three in San Antonio

Yahoo! Sports (article)

I gots to get off to hockey, but i just saw this:

The New Orleans Saints, left searching for a host site after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Superdome roof, announced plans Monday to split seven home games this season between Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., and the Alamodome in San Antonio.
The Saints will play four games on the LSU campus and three in San Antonio, where they have been holding practice since fleeing New Orleans. They will go ahead with plans to play their first home game, originally scheduled for Sunday night at the Superdome against the Giants, on Monday night in New York.
While specific days and start times for the remaining home games were yet to be determined, the Saints said they will play in Baton Rouge the weekends of Oct. 30-31; Nov. 6-7; Dec. 4-5; and Dec. 17-19. The San Antonio games will be on the weekends of Oct. 2-3; Oct. 16-17; and Dec. 24-26.


Mondays are good days. Today I have a meeting and I have to write up some notes, but besides that my day is basically open.

Also we have hockey practice tonight, that’s a good thing.

Welp, I'm gonna go eat then head off to school.

Yesterday I spent the day watching Football. I also was able to finish up painting this knight. It took awhile, but I think it turned out pretty good.

Side note

Michelle has posted a video of her dance team down in Garden City.. pretty good I say.


The main event Saturday was to goto The Warren in Old Town (in Wichita) to watch the K-State v. Marshal game.

The Warren is a rocking place, and it turned out that there was a whole group of K-State fans there to watch the game.

K-State ended up winning the game, by a Marshal mistake, but that still counts as a win, and that is good enough for me.


On Friday we (Nicole and I) went down to Wichita for a surprise 23rd birthday party for Jerry...

Oh, you didn't know we could sing that good did you?
(Jayme, Nicoles sister, Jerrys wife, is carrying the cake)


Blogger is acting weird right now, so when it settles down I'll post stuff from this weekend.

Until then i will sit here and drink tea.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Jerry Party

Hey hey!
Right now we are rocking it Wichita style for Jerry's 23rd B-day. Actually there is a far amount of people down stairs... and not that much furniture. (We are at Nicole's mom's new house, which will get it's furniture latter this week.)

Ok I'm gonna go eat some cake now.

Rock rock on! : Redirect Page - LEGOS

Yeah, dont call them Legos, because we work hard and want them to be called Lego bricks or toys.
Whatever, "master of all Legos".

New microchip design could be the key to expanding mobile phone memory

Imperial College London (article)

This latest research, however, has the potential to develop a chip that combines the storage capability of a hard drive with the low cost of memory cards, potentially increasing memory capacity by 200 times from an average of 500MB to around 100GB.

100GB flash cards? Oh that is awesome.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Dead whale

So there is a dead whale on the beach, what do you do?

I'll tell you what not to do:

oh, why don't we do stuff like this anymore?

Jardine demolition brings back memories for former residents

K-State Collegian

Jenette Turpin, graduate student in family studies and human development, said seeing part of the building down surprised her when she saw it Monday afternoon. She had been anticipating it since the end of last semester, but it snuck up on her.

Well how do you like that?

Also for your entertainment here is a web cam that they have set up to watch the bulldozing. (Yeah, K-State is very cool sometimes ^_^. )

At long last:

The video of the Jardine Bulldozing.

I uploaded it through YouTube, which looks like a good place to put your videos.

Now why is it so hard to make a good funny movie?

Flavor Station is a KFC choose your own office adventure that is the funniest thing since "Office Space", really.

No, no, really, it is pretty good.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Jardine Remodel

Putfile – Jardine Bulldozed

This is defiantly an improvement for the apartment complex.

There is a Putfile link to the Video above, when i get Vimeo to work i'll have the video directly in here.

Dwarfs face bulls in Mexico's mini-fights (article)

The unnerving thing in the bullring at this dusty central Mexican town is that bull and bullfighter are standing eye to eye, both about four feet high.
The Mexican "dwarf bullfighters" are carrying on a tradition born in Spain along with regular bullfighting, as well as an even longer legacy of "little people" as entertainers. But they say the ring showcases their skill and comic artistry, making them more than just a curiosity.
While the bullock is a constant danger, the show descends into comedy when two dwarf "picadors" enter the ring.
Instead of sitting on horses and spearing the bullock with spiked wooden pikes as in real bullfighting, the pair have fleecy pantomime-style dummy horses attached to their sides, providing padding, and their aim is to hit the animal with a squeezy plastic hammer.
"People laugh a lot at what we do, and that's the point, making the public laugh. It's very satisfying," said Jorge Reyes, 48, who shines shoes during the week and bullfights on the weekends for fun and extra money.

*Seriously, if you did not read the text above, you NEED too.

Oh yeah, that’s good stuff. Now only if we could get them to face off against the Cambodian Midget Fighting League...

Old mp3 songs for June/July/Aug

in my attempt to keep you, the reader, upto date with my life, I will now give you the songs that were on my mp3 for the Summer:

This Love Maroon 5
Wish me Dead The Famed
Sight-Reading Anything but Joey
Sixteen No Doubt
Smile Vitamin C
My Friends Ruskabank
Green Bain Mattox
That Girl Anything but Joey
Tonight Tonight Smashing Pumpkins
One Anything but Joey
Absolutely Nine Days
Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand
Kaye Jupiter Sunrise

Song most listened to: This Love
Song most skipped: My Friends
Song i like more than when i put it on: Wish Me Dead
Song i like the least since putting it on: Green

And now for some truly rocking songs.


Did you know that the name for Z in the UK is zed, not zee.

Right now I bet your world is up-side-down.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Music for all.

OpenDir ® (blog)

I'm sure he has all the permissions to distribute the songs. ~_^.

The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.

Yesterday, since many-a-restaurant were closed we ended up eating lunch at the Salty Iguana. The food there was ok, but what you really remember after eating at that place is that all the walls have murals on them (and they really like iguanas).

After 75th Street Pub we went to Newgens and played a rousing game of Warhammer. This time Chris and I lost to Newgen, Nicole and Jenette. After the game Chris and I played GTA San Andreas for a while, then we went to bed.

Over the weekend we went up to Newgen's for some Lawrence fun. To start off the fun we ate at 75th Street Pub. It's a pretty good place to eat because it looks like they like quality, as well as quantity with their food. It is also one of the spiffier buildings on the inside.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Willie T. Wildcat

View this clip on Vimeo
Willie T. Wildcat celebrates a touchdown by crowd surfing.

P.s. Vimeo lets you upload your videos and then gives you the code to make it work inside your blog. Hurray Vimeo!

Guess our school colors.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

K-State Football.

Welp, we just got back from the game. K-State won, and by 14, but not is all good in KSU land. Webb (#8) had a very rocky start, and did not play well until the second half... actually the whole offense didn't play well until the second half. Even though we only put together one drive it looks like we will have a lot of weapons to use on offense. Fisher (7) and Clayton (5) showed that our running game should pick up where it left off last year. We also have two pretty good wide receivers / kick returners in Figurs (16) and Moreira (10). I think that if Webb can get a little bit quicker on making decisions in his mind we should be pretty good off.
Our defense played very well and did not allow a drive for a touchdown, I know that we were playing a putz team, but our defense looked pretty good (although we only had pressure on the QB late in the game).
All-in-all it looks like this years team will be at least as good as last year's team, if not better.

I go shower now. (Pictures and video to come later today.)

Free breakfast? Good job Michelle!

Michelle posts:

Stana and I got stopped by some cops standing in the middle of the street on Kansas, and they gave us each a dollar for wearing our seatbelts! We in turn...

Bought breakfast! Thanks Garden City Police Dept! (I don't know why people talk so much crap...I enjoy their little endeavours.

You gotta give it to the GCPD, it's not like this is gonna get people to wear seatbelts, but it at least is a good mark on their image (sometimes the police need them). Fun fun.

Good News Everybody

I think I have figured out a way to coax the data out of Madden so that I can get it into an Excel file semi-automatically (then I can put the excel file into in a SAS file). What this means is that each season of simulated football should take about an hour to get it into Excel instead of about 17 hours.

Thus I am one step closer to *starting* my masters report...

To bed for me now,
I need to have my rest,
tomorrow is K-State football.

Friday, September 02, 2005

The Interdictor

The Interdictor(blog)

This is a guy that is in NOLA (which , apperently, what the hip kids are calling New Orleans these days). I belive he is in the convention center, and is updating his blog regullary. At last post there was a convey of supplie that got to the center.


prnewswire (article)

Wal- Mart President and CEO Lee Scott contacted President Clinton and the WhiteHouse and committed $15 million from Wal-Mart to jump-start the effort.
As part of this commitment, Wal-Mart will establish mini-Wal-Mart stores in areas impacted by the hurricane. Items such as clothing, diapers, babywipes, food, formula, toothbrushes, bedding and water will be given out free of charge to those with a demonstrated need.

Really, Walsmart is a good company. Other people don't belive it, but they are.


Setting up chairs went very fast today, mainly because all the girl sports passed the sign up sheet amongst themselves even if they just showed up, so I didn't get to start setting up chairs until they were almost done (I got paid the same amount anyways ^_^). Well there were alot (x3 the amount from last year) of people there, so we got done in about an hour. In total there were seven people from the Hockey team that showed up (not too bad).

To follow up from yesterday's post, Sam's cookies were great as well as the bread that he made. He set the bar high for future seminar snacks, and next week I am supposed to be bringing them.

Well, I'm gonna reward my being up at this hour with some tea.

Guess what tomorrow is. (And the answer I am looking for is not K-State football, or Saturday, it is actually something 'special'.)

In the mood.

Sometimes I just get in weird moods:

An email to me:

> Hi, this is Sabrina from your T U 1:05pm STAT
> 350 class. I'm sorry that I missed class today, but
> I've been pretty under the weather Wednesday and
> today. I was wondering if there was anything that I
> missed in class today. Sorry for the inconvenience.
> Thanks,
> Sabrina

My reply:

A monkey, three fire drills and the actual answer to the question "Why does the world exist?” (No, you can just get the notes from a friend in the class.)

I think that answered her question....

Thursday, September 01, 2005

In the groove

The best part of having three packed days of stuff is that before you know it is over. Right now i am waiting for the seminar to start (working on homework, and my notes for the next class I teach). After seminar, I have dry land and then Game night, and then it is Friday, which means setting up chairs, and free time. :)

I see Sam brought cookies for the stat seminar; I might have to eat a few of those...

New Orleans Saints.

One interesting thing that will develop from Hurricane Katrina is what the Saints will do, this year and in the future. As of now they are in San Antonio for the preseason, but it has become obvious that the Saints will not have a home to play in this year. So what do they do?
One thing that has been mentioned is that they could play their games at San Antonio. I think that the city will do everything in its power to get them to do so. They city is having problems with getting the MLS team announced a couple of months ago and I think they want to show everyone that they are a big city, so I think that they would love to host the Saints this year. And if they did I would consider going out there for a game, I think it would be quite fun.
Some other options are to have them play in Baton Rouge, or Alabama, or even Orlando. But the idea that I have just heard is by far the best (and I can't see this not going down). LA is in need of a football team. The Saints have nowhere to play short term, and long term the city of New Orleans will be hurting for quite some time. I bet after this year the Saints go to LA and the NFL promises to give New Orleans a team back in a couple of years, along with another new expansion team. This would solve LA's and the Saints problem in one move, and give a couple more cities the possibility of getting a team (San Antonio, Milwaukee, Las Vegas?). The plan is flawless.
(p.s. the LA team, formerly the Saints, should change their name, unless they wanted the new New Orleans team to be called the Hurricanes instead.)