patrick — Thu, 2009-02-12 04:00
Some people just have way too much time on their hands...
Somebody posted a link in IRC to this very long screenshot of the Bohemian Rhapsody with each user posting a single line... Geeze, the things that take talent and social engineering these days...
patrick — Wed, 2009-02-11 23:59
- Offer ends on Friday 13th February (2009).
- 100% of the proceeds from this sale will be donated to victims of the recent Australian bushfires.
- Choose any 5 books (in PDF format) and pay $29.95 USD.
A friend of mine just sent me an email today with the subject line of
SitePoint 5 for 1 Bushfire Relief Sale and all the body contained was the link http://5for1.aws.sitepoint.com/. Copy/pasting the link into firefox dropped me at a page showing a fireman giving a koala a drink of water - how cute. Scrolling farther down the page past the form for selecting the PDFs you want I found the
Why is SitePoint doing this? section and I'm stunned! Wow! Over 170 dead, 5000 now homeless... I hope my friends in Australia are all ok.
patrick — Fri, 2009-02-06 17:39
I logged in just as FunkyBacon had started talking about what has to be the biggest news in EVE-Online history. It's even bigger news than the Peak Concurrent User record of over 47,000 users (achieved Jan 12, 2009) and bigger than the currently ongoing Alliance Tournament.
patrick — Tue, 2009-01-13 01:19
After a recent lunch (a couple weeks ago) with my fellow dev co-workers from Spidertel at the China Star Super Buffet we grabbed the customary fortune cookies and headed on our way. Granted the fortunes are printed en masse and completely random, sometimes they're quite interesting.
You will never need to worry about a steady income.
patrick — Sun, 2009-01-04 23:06
Granted this has been out for a couple weeks now (literally), but I figured it was time to post my support for it. Normally I may watch fan made stuff, but a lot of it I really don't find all that exciting. However, this is an exception. I've not told much of anyone about any of the fan made stuff I've seen since I came across Maboroshi Studios' stuff back in 2000 or 2001 - 4 or 5 different videos, each matched clips from a single anime to some music (e.g. Record of Loddoss War to John Williams: Duel of the Fates, Escaflowne to Megadeth: Sweating Bullets, Nausicca of the Valley of Wind to Legend: Loved by the Sun).
WormyTV posted a Thundercats: Sword of Omens trailer on YouTube that is absolutely amazing. Even if you absolutely hated Thundercats growing up you should get a kick out of this video. It has clips from other movies and tv series that have been photoshopped to look like Thundercats... Here's a list:
patrick — Thu, 2008-12-04 04:37
This post is in response to my friend who pointed this out to me via Facebook/StumbleUpon - 10 Dirty Little Web Development Tricks by Yongfook. I may come back later and add the header names for each item, until then each of mine relate directly to the items in the article.
patrick — Wed, 2008-11-26 02:39
Or... Should I keep paying for Cedega? :(
I have to start by saying I appreciate what Cedega does - thanks to them I can play Eve-Online on linux and was finally able to completely drop Windows... I still keep a dual-boot of Windows XP in case I need registry keys or something from a program, but otherwise I've been running pretty much 24/7 in Linux since last December.
patrick — Tue, 2008-10-28 00:33
Several people have asked me for some pics of my new Mini Cooper. Unfortunately the only pics I currently have are the ones from the dealership... And the dealership removed the the page from their website when I sent them my deposit... So good thing I downloaded them myself.
patrick — Mon, 2008-10-27 23:38
I've been doing a lot of car shopping since the accident, but I've been too busy with work stuff to do enough looking. It's been about a month, car rental from insurance only lasted about 2 weeks I think, & the rest of the time I've borrowed a car or stolen car rides... I had been doing some car shopping prior to the accident, but it didn't turn into a top priority until after the car wreck... I was still a couple of months away from having the money I wanted.
patrick — Wed, 2008-09-24 13:13
So I'm on my way to work this morning heading southbound and stop at the signal light at 103rd & State Line Rd. The car behind me didn't stop... I'm not sure whether he didn't bother to attempt to stop or whether he hydroplaned into me.
Since I was already on the other side of the intersection I pulled into the JiffyLube to be out of the way of street traffic.
The cops showed up and took care of everything - yay cops.
As for me - I went to the message therapist and chiropractor last night and felt much better after I left... Now after the car wreck my lower back hurts and I have a migraine.
Pic gallery attached