These are not my own, but they are pretty fun (and mostly true).
100 reasons it’s great to be a guy
1. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
2. Movie nudity is virtually always female.
3. You know stuff about tanks.
4. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
5. Monday Nite Football.
6. You don’t have to monitor your friends sex lives.
7. Your bathroom lines are 80% shorter.
8. You can open all your own jars.
9. Old friends don’t give you crap if you’ve lost or gained weight.
10. Dry cleaners and haircutters don’t rob you blind.
11. When clicking through the channel, you don’t have to stall on
every shot of someone crying.
12. Your butt is never a factor in a job interview.
13. All your orgasms are real.
14. A beer gut does not make you invisible to the opposite sex.
15. Guys in hockey masks don’t attack you.
16. You don’t have to lug a bag of useful stuff around everywhere you go.
17. You understand why the movie “Stripes” is funny.
18. You can go to the bathroom without a support group.
19. Your last name stays put.
20. You can leave a hotel bed unmade.
21. When your work is critized, you don’t have to panic that everyone
secretly hates you.
22. You can kill your own food.
23. The garage is all yours.
24. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
25. You see the humor in Terms of Endearment.
26. Nobody secretly wonders if you swallow.
27. You never have to clean the toilet.
28. You can be showered and ready in 10 minutes.
29. Sex means never worrying about your reputation.
30. Wedding plans take care of themselves.
31. If someone forgets to invite you to something, he or she can still
be your friend.
32. Your underwear is $10 for a three pack.
33. The National College Cheerleading Championship
34. None of your co-workers have the power to make you cry.
35. You don’t have to shave below your neck.
36. You don’t have to c u r l up next to a hairy butt every nite.
37. If you’re 34 and single, nobody notices.
38. You can write your name in the snow.
39. You can get into a nontrivial ****ing contest.
40. Everything on your face stays its original color.
41. Chocolate is just another snack.
42. You can be president.
43. You can quietly enjoy a car ride from the passenger seat.
44. Flowers fix everything.
45. You never have to worry about other people’s feelings.
46. You get to think about sex 90% of your waking hours.
47. You can wear a white shirt to a water park.
48. Three pair of shoes are more than enough.
49. You can eat a banana in a hardware store.
There’s been a big stir lately about Creative’s new MP3/Video/Photo player. Here are a bunch of articles talking about this “iPod Killer” (such a stupid term).
Creative Zen Vision: M Launch Report
Creative Zen Vision:M Singapore launch (Cnet Asia: 8.2/10)
Creative’s Official Site
– Music: MP3, WMA, WAV
– Video: MPEG1/2/4-SP, WMV9, AVI, Motion-JPEG (MJPEG), DivX 4/5 (SP), XviD (SP)
– Photo: JPEG (BMP/GIF/TIFF/PNG will be converted to JPEG)
– FM tuner & recorder (ADPCM WAV)
– Voice recorder (ADPCM WAV)
Screen: 2.5”, 262,144 colours, 320×240 resolution
Video output: 640×480 NTSC/PAL
Battery: 14 hours (music), 4 hours (video)
Zoom function for photo viewing
Vertical touch pad
Dimensions: 62mm x 104mm x 18.6mm / 2.44” x 4.09” x 0.732”
Weight: 164g / 5.78oz
– Power adapter (with interchangeable plugs)
– Sync adapter
– USB2.0 cable
– Docking station (pictured above)
– screen protector
– AV out cable
– Wired remote
– Car charger
– FM transmitter
– leather pouch
Zen Vision:M Colours:
America: White, black, green, blue, pink
Europe: White, black
Asia: White, black, green
RRP: US$329.99 / S$598.00
Official Launch: 9 Dec, 2005
Wow I definitely want to get one of these…
Update 1:I was thinking about it, for anyone out there (read: Apple-Fan Boys) who even want to attempt to scream “What a rip off of the iPod interface!!”…please read this and then promptly shut up.
I guess it’s been a while since I last said anything about myself on this. Well here it goes. It’s just about that Christmas time. Why do I like Christmas? About 5% of it has anything to do with the presents. Obviously, they are nice, but that not nearly that important. So why do I like Christmas? I like the warm family feeling. I like how everyone wants to be there (usually). So what is Christmas about? It’s about family, it’s about good food, a blazing fire burning all day long, and it’s about catching up with those who are close to us. That all being said I want to be spending Christmas with you. You are a very large part of who is special to me, who I care about, and who make me happy. I wish there wouldn’t be all kinds of death and fire raining from the sky if I was to go to Norway for Christmas, but as my mother pointed out, this is likely the last Christmas we may have together for a while. My brother quite likely will end up somewhere like Denver as of next year which isn’t the other side of the world, but it’s still a lot more difficult to make it home for holidays. So, I guess the whole point of this post is this: even though we may not be together this christmas, I hope it’ll be the last one apart.
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This interesting site allows you to sign into your IM accounts from any computer with internet access (duh). It’s still in alpha form, but it looks to be quite promising.
Well, the issue with Spammers, AKA Assholes, eating up all my bandwidth is partially fixed. Thanks to some very helpful information for my hosting company, A Small Orange, I seem to be getting back on track. Hopefully I will get this problem completely wrapped up fairly soon. Stay tuned!
AnandTech: Intel Yonah Performance Preview – Part I
At 2.0GHz, Yonah is basically equal to, if not slightly slower than an Athlon 64 X2 running at the same clock speed in virtually all of the tests we ran. The important distinction here is that Intel is able to achieve that level of performance, without an on-die memory controller. But there is also one more thing to note, Yonah can offer that level of performance with significantly lower power consumption. While the Yonah and Athlon 64 X2 systems consumed relatively similar power at idle, Yonah hardly eats up any more power under full load. In fact, a 2.0GHz Yonah under 100% load consumes less power than an Athlon 64 X2 3800 at idle.
Holy crap. I don’t know about you, but I am excited to see laptops with these babies in them. The desktop version may not be quite so low on power consumption, but it is rumored to be fairly close. Wow, just Wow!
Watching all six Star Wars movies simultaneously
So all six movies are out on DVD now, and I said to myself: I have nothing better to do, and there are so many parallels between these movies as it is, it’d be fun to see how many interesting things line up with each other if I watch all six movies simultaneously.
I ripped the DVDs, and stuck them all together into one video file with Avisynth and VirtualDub, which took up a lot of space and time on my computer for a few days. My first impulse was to overlay them all on top of each other, the better (I thought) to compare them. Turns out, apart from a few bits, it was just ridiculously confusing to look at.
Yeah. So I just laid them out in a grid next to each other instead, like this.
Really nerdy, but rather cool. Strange things out there, if you just spend the time to look.
A little while ago I posted about how I was beta testing this very interesting music site’s upcoming product called Pandora. Well, since then they have finished testing there product and have released it as a monthly charge service. I recently received an email from one of the developers alerting to a recent change in there service plan. They will now be offering an ad supported version of this as well. I definitely recommend this for any music lover. It’s a great way to discover new artists or groups that are similar to your current interests.
Got the build, installed it and running beautifully. Screenshots and a review to follow soon.
Update1: Check out the screenshots…
Vista Build 5259 Screenshots
Also…extra special little bonus…check out this picture…just a little something I stumbled across
Here some things that I have noticed new in this build.
- IIS 7 is finally here, the new Administration UI is beautiful. All
of the features are organized under different categories that makes
finding what you need very easy. Screens to come.
- USB thumb drive as virtual RAM. Plugin a USB thumb drive and it
asks if you want to use some of the space to “speed up the system”,
haven’t noticed any real speed increase after adding 750MB
- New build of Windows Mail, looks like Outlook Express with a slight
visual make over, need to look into this more.
- WMP11, has the full glass look, smooth animations of album art,
quick and responsive.
- New build of WinCal, using glass as well, the seemed to have gotten rid of the “Publish to RSS” that was in build 5219 (it might have been earlier than that), but this is coming along nicely. This may just be the Windows iCal killer we’ve all been dreaming of.
- New build of Media Center, a lot quicker than 5231, (I don’t have a
media center PC so I can’t really test this all that well)
- New Build of IE7, a bit more polished than 5231. It looks like they
are just putting the finishing touches on the UI, but I still need to
test it’s CSS2/3 support.
Mini-Review to come soon.