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Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Those of you visiting my blog will *probably* have seen the banner, and if it annoys you my apologies it'll be down tomorrow.  However I believe Internet censorship is a very important issue.

The man always keeping us down.
There may be things such as child pornography that people argue shouldn't be on the internet, which I agree, but other things that this bill could censor such as creative works.  For you non-American readers, you can disregard this for now, but also think that it could spread world wide if the "land of the free" is willing to hide its citizen from the Internet.

I know a few people will argue about all the technicalities of censoring websites and how hard that would truly be, but I have a fairly convincing argument.  Whats the easiest way to stop people from doing illegal things on the internet?  Block the internet from everyone.  That may sound drastic and totalitarian, but its a solution nonetheless, which is why I think people need to really get a voice out on the issue about Internet censorship.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Too little time

My blog posts might get shorter and shorter, but they will not stop.  I think rather than trying to fit in time to draft a post and all, I might just have 3-4 lines or more depending on how fast thoughts fly into my head.
The bane of computer gaming
I got a hold of the files for Skyrim from a friend and attempted to install them.  However my Mac Mini's insides are the equivalent of a laptop, and even when I had the Cider wrapper all configured I still had a pretty choppy game.  I might try to tweak some more, I might not.

Been really pressed for time recently,

(PS, incase you missed the one cent link thing I talked about a few days ago, my name is a hyperlink to the website.  I'd suggest everyone check it out; a penny earned is one penny you didn't have ten seconds ago)

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Yes, the title is in all caps. I AM YELLING AT YOU.  Sorry about the lack of updates, been pretty busy lately.  I'll elaborate on Monday. Maybe.  For now I leave you with a mini-graphic I made in GIMP while I had a minute to myself.  The AS50 is the best sniper rifle in Call of Duty. Ever. Period.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Boo Hiss

Well, as expected the levy did not pass.  Was kind of a bummer, but that just means that the school board will put it back up in the spring, and I will be back out there with more friends and more signs.  It was sort of close, 54% of votes being against the levy, so maybe in the spring some hearts will have changed.  The real disappointment is that this was the first time the school had asked for more money in like 7 years.

Its me, in the next few weeks
Is anyone still going strong in No-Shave-November?  I am, but I'm sort of afraid that my beard will take over my body by the end of November.  Still no word from Microsoft for when my account will be back online, so I went ahead and made another account to exploit the free month of Gold they give you if you sign up through a console.  The rest of this week will have 0 productivity as I sit in the dark playing MW3 online so I can start my "main" gamertag with a snazzy looking Kill/Death ratio.

Hoping it doesn't snow tomorrow,

PS: Saw this cool little make 1 cent per click link thing on Bart's blog, so I've gone ahead and added it to my signature^ so every blog post from now on my name will be in pretty colors, and also possibly making me pennies at a time.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Well I got it, and I'll have to say MW3 is indeed fun for me, or at least what I've played so far.  Since I can't play online, Survival mode is definitely my favorite right now.  Its like a mesh of zombies and spec ops.
Here's my hand, quite content while walking out of GameStop
In unrelated news, there was a levy for my school today and quite a large one at that.  For almost two hours after school, some other students and I held signs on some major intersections near the school encouraging people to vote yes on the levy.  Unfortunately, no one around here cares about us and it'll probably fail.

Oh well.  For anyone who's interested, and when I'm back online my gamertag is "IlI Gryt IlI" though who knows how long it'll be before I'm connected again.

Hoping to have Live back soon,

Monday, November 7, 2011

Burning Money

Well, I paid for the rest of MW3 today, but theres no way in hell I'm giving up precious sleeping time for a midnight release.  Maybe if theres a Skyrim midnight release, but thats a different story.

I really want to start recording for guitar again, but I have a problem and solutions are welcome.  I use Garageband to record, because I have a Mac, but none of the amps are really fitting what I want.  I play through my beloved Orange Dark Terror head and a Peavey 4x12 Valve King Cabinet, and sometimes the sound coming out of it just makes me need to change my pants.

However, I can't seem to recreate this sound, and I can't capture it as I lack a microphone.  I guess I could save up to buy a decent one... but still, theres got to be a free alternative.

I'll adjust some more virtual tone knobs tomorrow,

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Well, band practice got canceled so that sucks.  I had no reason not to do my homework, so for the past 8 hours I've been browsing the internet bored and playing Team Fortress 2 since my gamertag is still locked.

I am citing all images now, to protect any copyrights and all that jazz

Thank you, Generally Disgruntled, for reminding me about Skyrim.  I am 10,000 times more excited for this than MW3, but I'm torn here.  I have a ported copy of Oblivion for Mac, and I like it better than the 360 version.  Based on my countless hours of "research" Skyrim will be better on Mac/PC than the 360 as well, but I'd have to wait for another unofficial port, and who knows how long that could take.

Also, I bough more wood clamps today.  If I've learned anything useful, its that you can never have enough clamps.

November will be a good month for gaming,

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Time keeps on slippin'...

...into the future.

I really want to read that book, and do the review I promised you loyal followers but I haven't had time yet.  Don't fret I'll get to it sometime.

Thanks deviantart
Team Fortress decided to work today, so I accomplished next to nothing, all in good fun.

Anybody else ready for MW3?  I got a text from GameStop today about my preorder, hopefully the game lives up to its hype.  Maybe I'll do a few CoD themed posts, or just one, depending on how good the game is.

Ready for band practice tomorrow,

Friday, November 4, 2011

Bummer, dude.

FYI: Yes, those Altoids are insanely ginger-y.  I still prefer the Wintergreen over them but eh its whatever.

I tried to load up Steam to play some Team Fortress 2 today. That lasted for a good hour, and I got into no games.  Apparently Steam hates me, would mysteriously quit everytime I tried to join a match.

Curse you, Steam.
Anyways, I got band practice on Sunday, and supposedly the singer will be there. For those of you who don't know (aka, all of you) the singer has made it to one practice in the past two months and we practice every weekend.  Oh well, he said he was still practicing at home.

Going to -hopefully- start my Altoids tin charger project this weekend too,

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Abort Mission

Gotta love it when everything falls apart.  Started raining today so my fall-weather-enjoying-time was ruined, and my interface for recording guitar decided to poop out on me so nothing new there.

I was at Rite-aid the other day and saw some ginger Altoids.  Boy are they strange, I still can't tell if I like them or not and I've ate half the tin.  While I'm on the subject of Altoids, I've started my next project.  Also at Rite-aid I picked up some cheap solar lights which I'm ripping the solar panels out of.  I'm going to make a solar ipod/battery charger somewhat similar to the one on instructables.

What a boring week its been,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Well I got bored today and made some homemade "napalm" to huddle around to keep warm outside.  I should've taken some pictures, it was pretty cool to watch as it burned.

Going to *hopefully* start recording more guitar riffs tomorrow, assuming I don't get distracted as the weathers been decent recently.

Living for the weekends,

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Not too much happened today, I was feeling pretty lazy.  I really don't know where the day went.  I got home, went outside, came back inside, repeated this a few times because apparently I have Alzheimer's and I have no clue what I was meant to be doing, and then all of a sudden I realized I still had plenty of biology left to do, not to mention eat dinner.

On a side note, I shall be doing a review of this book soon.

You can purchase it here or here.