Thursday, January 27, 2005


no wait, sherlock holmes, baby.
1. can you beat the number of times it took me to complete it?
2. can you beat the time?
5 times to complete it.
27 seconds on the 5th try.
(no cheating by trying to look at all the photos before you start the time.) ++

Thursday, January 20, 2005


++ MY BEST TIME so far 15 seconds. ++

Wednesday, January 19, 2005


'its tool time!'.
uh .. no.
but this clever little flash pogram does know what time it is at all times of the day.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005


++ DO YOU PLAY poker online?
do you want to know how to cheat?
well, i can't tell you, because i don't know how to. honestly, even i did know how to cheat, i'm not sure i'd want to. why? it's easy free money you say? yeah, but besides raking in money at will, what fun would it be? i can think of plenty of other ways to acquire large sums of money, those of which i'm pretty sure i wouldn't do either.
read about the different ways people cheat at online poker .. here. ++

Monday, January 17, 2005


++ A HOME COMPLETELY lit by light emitting diodes (LED) is supposedly the future of our built environment. i'm not so sure the light quality is the same. (not to saythat it is worse, just different.) yes, it cuts on energy consumption and cost and expenditure, but the effects on human productivity and efficiency and even how it affects the human psyche is both unproven and unstudied on such a macro scale. ++

Friday, January 14, 2005


++ WILL SOCCER SUCCUMB to the same kind of crap that has engulfed the NFL, NBA and the NHL?
the NFL has resorted to using television in its quest to capture the most audience and effort to steal the 'national pastime' away from baseball. instant replays and challenges and referee reviews are now the norm for professional football. its a rare sight to see a game pass without these new fandangled red flags being thrown one after another (usually by joe gibbs at his most inopportune time and undeniably in err every time.) everyone (including the players and coaches) sit down and take a '2 minute' free time-out to rest their weary bones. in fact new rules have been instituted and whole sections have been added to the rulebook about when and where you can and cannot throw the red flag (and at who and how high and so on and so on.) fine.
the NBA has utilized the referee instant replay for quite some time now. the claim is that the human brain is not fast enough to make 'important' decisions and cannot process information fast enough. the eye must visually see what happenned, send a signal to the brain where it must be processed before a decision and subsequent action can be made. for this reason, instant replay must be used to help aid the referee in his decision. fine.
the NHL has similar rules and laws of the game to help aid the referee in his decision making. fine.
will soccer also make this transition? lets hope not. soccer (as well as football, basketball and hockey) is a game played by people, who are inherently flawed and inherently make mistakes. the game should be governed and decided by the same, humans ... you know what, i don't even feel like trying to make an argument against this whole thing. i guess i'm just irritated that 'in the fairness of the game' that something which is considered a game (regardless of the skill level or level of play) might be brought to such a level where microchips and televisions must be brought in to 'make the game better'. call me a purist. yeah, i know there are arguments such as, "the game should be fair. lets do our best to ensure fair play. lets utilize the current technology to bring this to fruition" or, "humans are inherently flawed and as such cannot be counted on to make game-deciding decisions." or, "how would a human be able to decide the winner for most 100 meter sprints or 'photo' finishes at a horse race." fine. i concede to those two arguments. yes, it would be mighty hard (if not a guess) to decide winners in those arenas of play, but seriously, a soccer game? a football game, a basketball game? there's only one ball people. its not like you are looking at 10 people running at you or 12 horses galloping at breakneck speed. no, its a ball. hell, its a game. let games be decided by the participant's peers. if robots are playing, then let robots decide the outcome of events. if humans play, let humans referee.

oh yeah, this is what prompted the rant.

let's just play soccer and leave the microchips to the internet and mobile phones.
we don't need them in a soccer ball.
what's next?
microchips in humans to control their movements from the sideline?
better yet, we'll all just sit in a room and look through 3-d glasses and not actually move at all, but play the World Cup 2006 in Germany all through computers.
it'll save everyone money. ++

Thursday, January 13, 2005


++ TOP 25 INNOVATIONS of the past 25 years
as listed by CNN.
most of these for the most part i can remember as always being around and available to use. ..for the most part. ++

Wednesday, January 12, 2005


1. going to a public restroom wearing sandals when its raining. is it water? is it pee? seriously. stop splashing.
2. you order an iced coffee. he takes some ice and puts it in a cup. he pours the coffee straight from the pot and doesn't shake it up. cool, not cold, on the top. warm in the middle. still scalding on the bottom. what's that? at least shake it up. jerk.
3. cold showers in the winter. you're the last person up. its 7.30am. you need a shower. no, you really need a shower. hair is here, there, and everywhere else. you smell. bad. and its 7.33am now that you're done looking in the mirror at yourself. you've been up for 3 minutes, but your eyes have only been open for 1 minute and the light has only been on for 45 seconds. tired. a little cold. water on. clothes off. ah. hot shower. 30 seconds. squirt. lather. shit. water's getting colder. more hot water. less cold water. clunk. shit. water's getting colder. hair is foamy. water's past luke warm to just luke cold. rinse. faster. FASTER. shit. cold. ice cold. ice.
4. no toilet paper after a sloppy poop. enough said.
5. going somewhere and you've just arrived only to find the thing you were supposed to bring was left at the place you just departed from.
6. dead batteries.
7. no coffee in the morning.
someone else's most annoying list..

Tuesday, January 11, 2005


++ LAST NIGHT I watched my roommate iron his 8" cooking knife.
thats it. thats the wohle story.
here ironed one side. cleaned it. then turned it over and ironed the other side.
apparantly the knife was crooked.
gary's knife.++

Sunday, January 09, 2005


remember that insanely addictive game you used to play in elementary and junior high school when you needed to waste a little bit of time. oh yeah.
electronically brought to you. now without the teacher telling you to stop, this time honored tradition once again presented so you can waste your time again.

"flickball" ++

Tuesday, January 04, 2005


++ IT WAS FUN. got into CA on tuesday. left wednesday morning for squaw. snowboarded all day. left for reno to stay at circus circus. it started snowing in reno about 8. woke up the next morning at 7.30. 18 inches on the ground! I-80 was closed at the border. so we waited at the gas station/casino for 6 hours at exit 1. waiting for the highway to open. it didn't. back to reno for a nigght at the sands casino. a whole day and a half at the casino. lost $15. boo on slots. next morning called the nevada road conditions hotline every 15 minutes for a few hours. finally. I-80 is open. jump out of bed. ready to go in 5 minutes. in the car in 8. get to the ca/nv border. yup. highway is open. then it took another 4 hours to go 20 miles to squaw. chains on the whole trip. one of them breaks. thats alright. we can still drive. just 10 mph slower. base of squaw got 36 inches of powder last night. the top had 48. squaw by noon. on the lifts by 1. last run at 4. night ski a few runs. its cold as crap at 6.30 on mountain when the sun isn't up and the wind is blowing 15 mph. to the car! chains still on. although now with two chain link replacements. ah yes. 35 mph again. still gotta get over donner pass. good thing we ate before we left. can't see a car in front of me. can't see a car behind me. actually, now that i'm looking, can't see anything more than 15 feet in front of me. why isn't this highway closed? 30 mph. 25 mph. 20 mph. i think thats the edge of the road. oh. wait. thats definately the side of the road. steer back the other way. ok. well now we've found out how wide the highway is going at 20 mph. just stay in the middle. hour and a half later. i've balls now. i'm going 30 mph. i'm like superman. except i can't keep the snow from melting on my windshield and then freezing on the wiper blades. gotta stop again to chip the ice off the wipers. 20 miles to sacramento. finally! its now longer tons of snow. its now freezing rain and snow. oh yeah. much better. chains off. no more. now its just rain. tick tock. five and a half hours after we left its 11.57pm 31 december 2004. tick tock. there's sf. boom! double boom! must be midnight. goodbye oakland. hello .. treasure island. triple boom. happy new year! and we're stopped. not quite treasure island. not quite sf. oh wow, thats close. many booms. ok, lets go. time to start the new year by sleeping.