Rough Book

random musings of just another computer nerd

Month: February, 2004

Right Brain vs. Left Brain

Right Brain: Just go for it! Use your intuition!
Left Brain: Are you stupid? Don’t listen to him! You don’t have enough facts to go on! You don’t want to seem like an idiot!
Right Brain: Facts-Shmacts! Whatever! Do you want to lose an opportunity? It’s all right there in front of you! Can’t you feel it? Seriously… just go for it.
Left Brain: This is SUICIDE. You can’t go for it when you know you don’t have enough facts! You are most certainly reading this all wrong!
Right Brain: Suuuuure! “Enough Facts”? What happened the last time you thought you didn’t have “Enough Facts”?
Left Brain: No one’s talking to you, you flaky moron!
Right Brain: Shut up, you inflexible idiot!
Left Brain: You SHUT UP!
Right Brain: No, YOU SHUT UP!


I can make a nice Margarita. Oh boy. What a Friday… nothing happened. I cleaned my house and that was it. Sorta productive. Now what? It’s 11:40 at night… and it’s been a completely… completely… uhh… I can’t remember what I wanted to say.

Broke through the proxy

I did it! I broke through the proxy! Although TightVNC runs ridiculously slow through Httport. I’m getting speeds like 137b/s. I wonder if I can make it faster.

Dialogue Tag

I’ve made a new tag that makes it easier for me to make “dialogue tables” (like the one a couple of entries down). I love it! It’s pretty sweet! Custom tags rule! Woohoo! Oh yeah, regular expressions rule too!

Here’s how to use them:

You start of with a [dialogue] tag.

Inside the tag, you put your dialogues in the form of Speaker: Dialogue. Each line is a new dialogue. Every dialogue has to be on a single line by itself. Don’t put newlines inside a dialogue, or that’ll screw it up.

Finally, you end if with a [/dialogue] tag.

So for example:

Me: Hey, I think this dialogue tag thing ROCKS!
You: Yeah dude, it's totally SWEET!

would look like:

Me: Hey, I think this dialogue tag thing ROCKS!
You: Yeah dude, it’s totally SWEET!

Isn’t that awesome?! You can use it in your comments! I’ve got some other custom tags, but I’ll talk about them later…

Doing things that are probably illegal

Ok, so if comments aren’t showing up, it’s because of newlines… I need to fix that. I thought I had taken care of it, but apparently not… hmmm…

Anyway, at work I am trying to tunnel through our proxy. M$ has to screw everything up with the proprietary NTLM authorization. Stupid Microsoft. I probably shouldn’t be trying to tunnel through the corporate proxy. Well, tough. They should let me have access to everything I want access too.

This is probably why people say I shouldn’t be let anywhere near a computer. Oh come on! That’s just a major overreaction.

Comments, Radix Sort, Adam and Eve

Ah finally! Someone made use of the Comments! I feel so special! Thanks Ed! Yeah and life sucks.

Radix Sort is an amazing algorithm. Too bad my teammate and I failed our first demo because we made the absolutely dumb mistake of not distinguishing between a BYTE and a LONGWORD. Yeah big difference.

Anyway, I thought this was cute:

Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage. He didn’t have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn’t have to hear about the way his mother cooked. (Kimberley Broyles)


I’m used to getting something back when I work hard on something. I got totally destroyed on a CSE 521 shotgun (quiz). And I tried so hard! I bet it’s really stupid mistakes. I don’t know… I feel really dumb right about now. Stupid stupid STUPID.


I am back to my old unit! Everyone is going to be back by September. This is great. There are many people I haven’t seen in a while. I will miss the unit I was temporarily transferred to though. There were some good soldiers there. But it’s good to be back!

Comments Feature

You can now comment on my journal entries. Just click on ‘Comments’!

Hissy Fit

[Thursday, February 12, 2004 – 00:17:07] tofurkey101: i’ve seen you have hissy fits
[Thursday, February 12, 2004 – 00:17:10] tofurkey101: or close to it
[Thursday, February 12, 2004 – 00:17:13] tofurkey101: are you gay too?
[Thursday, February 12, 2004 – 00:17:14] SuperXam: i don’t have hissy fits
[Thursday, February 12, 2004 – 00:17:21] SuperXam: they are not hissy fits
[Thursday, February 12, 2004 – 00:17:26] SuperXam: i am genuinely indignant
[Thursday, February 12, 2004 – 00:17:56] SuperXam: never in a hissy fit
[Thursday, February 12, 2004 – 00:18:07] tofurkey101: sure
[Thursday, February 12, 2004 – 00:18:09] tofurkey101: ok
[Thursday, February 12, 2004 – 00:18:25] SuperXam: you are wrong i never have a hissy fit
[Thursday, February 12, 2004 – 00:18:40] tofurkey101: ok, sure

Something tells me I didn’t win this argument…

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