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edcalaban
17 August 2009 @ 02:16 am
Long time no post. I've been lazy, and it's 2 o clock in the morning, I'm practicing juggling (4 catches is my current best), and I was checking out metaquotes. Then I saw post, and decided I wanted to mention I just saw District 9. My friends who I invited along weren't really big fans, but I thought it was awesome in a new and interesting way. I look forward to seeing what Blomkamp can do in the future. Guy has promise.
 
 
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
 
 
 
edcalaban
24 February 2009 @ 11:30 am
So today is my birthday and I have absolutely no plans. It's kind of refreshing actually.

Loving the text messages when I woke up, and the messages on facebook. The ecards were cool yet somewhat creepy. And if I think somethings creepy, well...

Well, no plans other than a Sins game if the other guys don't bail on me. Again. In the meantime, back to working on my newest world building weirdness. Would make an interesting Risus game actually...

Oh, and apparently reinstalling the .NET framework did fix my computer! Huzzah! Of course, this is after I spent a day stressing over it, but whatever. It's all good now!
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"Okay, Seaman Sanson, this is your safety briefing," the rep said, grinning again. "Be aware that the platform you are using for entry is poorly constructed and may collapse. Be aware that on the far side of the gate you may experience reduced air quality. Be aware that on the far side of the gate you may experience increased or decreased gravitational field. The far side of the gate may not be at ground level and you may experience vertical movement on exit. Upon returning you may find that you do not hit the platform in which case you will experience an approximately twenty-meter fall to ground level. The gate may not return to this same location at all in which case you may find yourself in any location in this universe or in any other universe. The environment suit that you are using is not warranted by the manufacturer for use in any nonterrestrial environment and, therefore, you are using it at your own risk. Do you understand this warning?"  -Through the Looking Glass (John Ringo and Travis Taylor)
 
 
Current Location: Dorm
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
 
 
 
edcalaban
15 February 2009 @ 10:51 pm
Long time since I've updated this. I still check back, just never seem to have anything important to say. Figured I had enough to say today though.

First thing: watched two movies in anime club. Adrenaline Drive (which is hilarious in all the characters ineptness) and Old Boy (which has one of the most epicly magnificent bastards I've ever seen portrayed. Well played Korea, well played). Both very good moves, but with the first more comedic and the second darker. A LOT darker. Had a lot of fun with each, though for different reasons.

Second, I'm finally getting off my ass and writing an actual program. Well, bits and pieces of it. I'm sure there's a better way to write lots of the code (and possibly better languages...) but hey, I get to be proud of myself for figuring things out this way. I enjoyed writing a distanceTo function, even if it's somewhat limited. We'll see how everything else pulls together!
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Woo-jin Lee: Your gravest mistake wasn't failing to find the answer. You can't find the right answer if you ask the wrong questions.
 
 
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edcalaban
01 October 2008 @ 05:31 pm
So we're now in the middle of week two of Garage of Rock and all is well. Best news of the day is learning how to hook up the iPod to the machine. No more worries about whether my playlist will work correctly! Kind of wishing I had a partner though... maybe next semester.

Oh, and thank god for cue. Without it I'd be playing some wieeeerd PSAs. Seems like at least half of the good ones are expired though... Why don't those ever get thrown away?

Whoop - time for an ID.
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Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?
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Current Location: DJ Booth
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: I Don't Wanna Stop - Ozzy Osbourne
 
 
 
edcalaban
10 September 2008 @ 07:46 pm
You are in a mall when the zombies attack. You have:

1. one weapon.
2. one song blasting on the speakers.
3. one famous person to fight alongside you.

Weapon can be real or fictional, you may assume endless ammo if applicable. Person can be real or fictional.


1. Chainsword. POWER FIST.
2. I Stand Alone by Jackyl
3. Cleric John Preston

In other news, I've been reading www.johndiesattheend.com/ and it's a lot of fun. Not something to read before sleeping, but definitely entertaining.
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“Hello?”
“Dave? This is John. Your pimp says bring the crack shipment tonight, or he’ll be forced to stick you. Meet him where we buried the Korean whore. The one without the goatee.”
That was code. It meant “Come to my place as soon as you can, it’s important.” Code, you know, in case the phone was bugged.
“John, it’s three in the-“
“-Oh, and don’t forget, tomorrow is the day we kill the President.”
*Click*
He was gone. That last part was code for, “Stop and pick me up some cigarettes on the way.”
(From John Dies at the End)
 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
 
 
 
edcalaban
19 July 2008 @ 12:05 pm
I just saw the Dark Knight at the 7:00 showing yesterday and it was BRILLIANT. As some of my friends know, I rate movies based on a two-axis matrix that closely resembles the D&D alignment matrix. it looks like this:

Good not FunGood & AmusingAwesome
Decent not FunDecent & AmusingDecent & Fun
CrapBad but AmusingBad but Fun

This is the first movie in the top right matrix for a LONG time. 300 was close, but belonged in the Decent & Fun category.

I love Dark Knight so much. Heath Ledger did a beautiful job with Joker, possibly the best I've ever seen. Sad that he's no longer with us to see his beautiful film so well received.
 
 
 
edcalaban
05 July 2008 @ 02:36 pm
From [info]the_least

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed."
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them ;-)

WATCHING MOVIES DOES NOT COUNT!!!
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Total count: 24 read
 
 
 
edcalaban
01 May 2008 @ 08:09 pm
This blog is live during a tornado warning. Sirens are blaring, and apparently a tornado has touched down in either Gardner or Spring Hill. So relatively close. Interrupted and then shut down the Senior awards assembly we were in the middle of. "Good" times. Driving home with sirens going off is kind of surreal.

More later.
 
 
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edcalaban
10 April 2008 @ 10:10 pm
OH MY GOD YES
THQ announces Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC)
And the screenshots! The quality is nearly Far Cry levels for an RTS!!!!

And this line here, "
Purchasers of Soulstorm, the recently released third expansion pack for the original Dawn of War will also be able to participate in a beta test for the new game," makes me so very very happy!

And this from IGN:
"According to THQ, Dawn of War II will be built upon the Relic's proprietary Essence Engine 2.0, and will feature a fully co-operative multiplayer campaign. As for what races this latest chapter in the RTS series will offer up, we're left guessing, though the publisher has confirmed that the Space Marines and the Orkish green tides will be included. More information is promised in the near future, and as we get word from the Emperor, we'll let you know."
Emphasis added for sheer AWESOMENESS.

http://dawnofwar2.com <=Go here. See the beauty.
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<happyguy> guess what! i actually found jeans of length 30-34!
<trio82> you wear 30-34's? whats ur height and weight?
<happyguy> 6'3", 150lbs
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Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: Hell Yeah - Rev Theory
 
 
 
edcalaban
13 March 2008 @ 09:50 pm
This version of the ending for I Am Legend is about a million times better than the original, hands down. You must watch it for it is beautiful.

That is all.
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I thought I understood z-plurals: they indicate something which is both youth-oriented and extreme. So, while "tea cozies" are something cherished by old ladies wearing shawls, "tea coziez" are all the rage among adrenalin-infused, rapping, snowboarding youth who may or may not be wearing "shawlz."
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