Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Monday, July 03, 2006
Big things are Comming...
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Worlds Coolest Job
Sometimes I’m amazed at the creativity of some people who earn a good living filling needs that anyone could do. I was at a gathering today when I struck up a conversation with a man who described his job as a “commute helper.” “OK, what exactly is a commute helper?” I asked “I help people have a smooth and quick commute,” he replied. “How do you do that?” I asked “I sit in their car” he said with a smile.
THIS is a job I could get into. If you'll read the article, this stands by the highway with a sign that says “Traffic is bad. Spend 2 hours or pay me $10 and get there in 20 minutes” and get's people to pay him so that they can get to use the car pool lane! How cool is that?!? This guy says he makes between $100 and $300 dollars a day doing this. THAT is a job I want for myself.
Think his clients mind if he listens to an iPod? :)
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Good progress on Chipping the 360, and some site maintenance (we're changing tags!)
>> From gamefreax.de (translated from german):
Right now the dual-firmware mods coming out for the Xbox 360 DVD drives are 30+ wire solutions. These points are not only very hard to solder, but it also requires a lot of known-how to extract the FW from the drive, extract the key, patch, encrypt, write back, install external switch on Xbox 360 so you can switch between the 2 firmwares, etc ...We received interesting information about a new DVD mod named NME-360, that will be released soon. This chip will be a universal chip for all Xbox360 DVD drives. It will patch the firmware of the drive on-the-fly. The original firmware on the flash of the drive remains untouched.The chip will recognize independently whether an original or a backup was inserted and switches itself to the corresponding mode (patched FW (on-the-fly) for backups and the normal unpatched FW for originals). That also means you will not have to install an external switch on your Xbox 360 to put the chip off.For the Toshiba-Samsung drive you will have to solder only 4 wires, the Hitachi-LG drive will require 11 wires. The official website of the team, named 'Team Underdog', will be launched early next week.News-Source: gamefreax.deDiscuss this news item on our forums: forums.xbox-scene.com(Wednesday 14 June 2006 22:14 EST) - (direct link to article)(Posted by:: XanTium)
Yep, you read that right. There's a cool chip coming out for the 360 that will AUTOMAGICLY switch to the best DVD firmware for the job. Now, we still can't run unsigned code (though Devil360.com is working on that), but it's still a good step toward it, and running backups is no small matter in households with little children (I'm talking to you, Matt).
Now, about that site maintence, first I'll mention: I'm posting this with the integrated posting tool in Flock. Now, I've spoken about Flock before, so I won't go into the specifics here. Suffice it to say, Flock is now in Beta, and it's now looking better then ever. There are still a few bugs to be worked out (ok, a crap load), but hey, what do you want? It's free, OSS, and it's pretty well integrated. My bigest complaint so far is that I'm not too impressed with it's integrated blog posting tool, but hey, it's still being cooked. :)
And as for tags, I'm changing them. Until Blogger decides to support them natively (or until I switch over to another framework), they're just not worth the hassle. I'll leave all the old ones (not worth the effort, they are kinda cool), but I just think it's keeping me from posting more (they're a pain to set up manualy). So I've decided to just let Flock's integrated tagger do the work for me! Yay!
Oh, and any of you out there with lots of pictures of family, friends, etc., check out Riya.com. It's got this crazy face recognition tech that enables you to upload bajillions of pics and only have to waste time picking out faces of a few before it figures it out on it's own (mostly).
Ok, that's all for today. Thanks for reading!
Blogged with Flock
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Yep yep! We're getting a house (hopefully). It's a single wide in a nice little park. It's a bit of a fixer upper, but for the price of 22 grand, I can't complain. It comes FULLY FURNISHED!!! I can't say just how psyked I am about this! Anyone who cares to look, the link may still be up for a little while:
Thursday, May 18, 2006
OK, so it's just a 0.10 alpha release, but IT WORKS (for me, at least). It's a bright-net concept that relies on the untested belief that (in abstract) while someone could copyright the car (program) you built out of Lego's (bits and bytes), and someone else could copyright a Lego duck, they can't both copyright the Lego pieces on their own.
Go and download the wonderful program here (direct link):
EDIT: Most recent version is 0.10.03, not .02. Fixed, thanks Earsausage!
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Friday, May 12, 2006
Well, some of you might know that I recently went out to buy an Engagement ring. Well, I came home with it, and this morning I popped the question. She said yes. I feel like the luckiest man on earth. Scratch that, I *AM* the luckiest man on earth. I'm not even sure what else I have to say. I'm just so lucky.
Invitations will be sent out shortly. Well, the Wedding isn't 'till 2010 so it's not TOO shortly.
Till next time, readers! Thanks!
Monday, May 08, 2006
DUDE! Sony just revealed their New Controller, and it's a total rip off of the Wii Controller. It's got "6 degrees of motion" which means it can detect pitch, yaw, and roll. Pfftt. It's a BAD implimantation of what the Wii can do. Check out the Digg Post on the matter to see more info on it.
And the part about a 360 rip? They've got a "PS3" button right where the "Live" button is on the 360 controller. I'm sorry, but that's just sad. More so when you realize that Sony bashed Nintendo for their use of Motion Senseing as "Gimicky" last year.
They might just as well have called it the PS36ii. But hey, that's just what I think. What I wanna know is what do YOU think? Then we know what Wii think, and that's what matters.
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Ok, so I'm not drunk now. Sweet. I'm friggin' glad. I'm not sure the drinkie is so hot for me. :D
But, in other notes, MY XBOX 360 CAN BLOG! Granted, it has a boring life (I almost never get to play) but it's a cool concept none the less. Check out it's blog at 360Voice.com. It should be pretty cool.
Also, many of you might know that Google.com came out with Google Calendar, a REALLY neat companion to Gmail. It's a standard style calendaring application, but it's integration and ease of use really seem to set it apart from the flock.
Ok, that's all I got for now. Have a good one, everyone!
Friday, April 28, 2006
Ok. It is now 11:18 AM, and I'm still drunk. Well, technically it's just a mild buzz, but still. That's a lot of drunkdetude to still feel it today.
I don't think I'll be drinking to excess like that again anytime soon. There's just no point. Deanna took this video of me at the hight of my drinkieness and it was crazy. I was just like the idiot's at the college party's, only less stupid (no lampshade-on-the-head, for example). I don't see the point in doing that again. Needless to say, that movie is never going to see the light of day. I tried to brush the teeth of the camera, for christ's sake. Maybe at some point I'll post up a pic of where I made out with the door, though...
However, I would like to point out that Vodka chased with Mountain Dew is a very potent mix and should not be attempted by the faint of heart.
Oh, and Hpnotiq tastes like refried monkey balls. Learn to spell!!! The name of that product looks like something I typed last night.
Ok, by for now, readers. I'll try to post again when I'm TOTALLY sober.