Monday, April 28, 2008

How cool...

how cool would this be? Ive always imagined something like this for when I was playing any racing game, and now it looks like they made it for one of my favorites: the original Mario Kart for the SNES. I just had to make a post about this, because its really cool to see the cart move in time with the on screen action.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Movie Review: The Forbidden Kingdom

So, last night I went to the movies. Its something that I rarely do nowadays since I don't really have money to do such thing, but I went anyway. I had no idea this movie existed until yesterday, and it caught my interest right away with two big names: Jakie Chan and Jet Li. Yeah, both of them are in the movie and they both FIGHT EACH OTHER! Least to say, it made me very happy to see both of them on screen for the first time. I thought the storyline was really quite good, think "A Kid in King Arther's Court" meets the Journey to the West story. The main character who stars also played another role I liked very much, being the lead in Sky High, though his name escapes me at the moment.

There be lots of cool fighting, with and without the wire technique and it all looks really good. All round, I thought this was a really good movie. I totally recommend it to anyone even remotely interested in Oriental films or just Kung-Fu films in general.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Mental Note: Customer Service

I want to take this minute here and let me announce something to the entire world: Nintendo has the best customer service. After finding out the cost of my repair, I wondered if my system was still under warranty, and when I called their 800 number after the menus, I found myself talking to the customer assistant and together we found that in fact my console was still under warranty and told me that they would try and keep the system data in tact; like all my Miis and my various saved games and what-not. After the pleasant conversation, she also told me that shipping it to the repair center would be free. Yes free. The best things in life are still free. Anyway, all I had to do was pack up my Wii into a box and drop it off at a local FedEx building and it was picked up on Monday, so its off on its way to Repairland.

In other news, I am feeling pretty good about my Mathematics. After being away from school for a year, I managed to get As on my homework and a 70% on a quiz. I love the fact that my head retains information for quite the long period of time, and I feel pretty good about myself as stated previously. Programming on the other like a living nightmare...

Im not doing too well in that area...I can copy code all day and write Algorithms that will work on paper, but as soon as I sit down and try to write real all falls apart. Its kind of disheartening. But, I will keep on trying and I will pass this semester of Java...although some of the questions are getting quite hard already...though they seem easy enough on paper; actually coding them is another matter entirely.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

When a good thing breaks....

It breaks your heart. I just found that my beloved Wii, is broken. When I boot it up, it says that the System Files are corrupted. Since Ive been around computers for quite a while, I know how important these files are, and since they are corrupted, it means I wont be able to do any Brawling online for a while...I wonder if this is related to my other Wii problem I had recently?

The other problem was that I was getting an error message from the News Channel, when I started it, the channel stopped instantly and gave me the error code of NEWS000001. Far as I know there are not too many News channel errors or Wii errors in general, so its kinda a bummer that I have to send in my console to get it repaired, but I am still impressed with Nintendo's track record. Out of all the systems I have ever owned, going from the early NES to the Wii, I have only ever had problems with two of them: one being an SNES and now my Wii. Just received my confirmation numbers from Nintendo, so Im going to cut this short and see what they need me to do on my end.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Goin' Shopping!

Yep...its midnight, and Im going shopping. I know this seems weird to lots of people, but when you think about it this way it all suddenly makes sense and worthwhile: Since its in the middle of the night, most people have gone to sleep right? Meaning that the stores will be empty, letting you be free to walk around the store looking for stuff without the hassle of bumping into someone every 15 seconds during the day.

I know I should really be asleep, and I admit I have bad sleeping staying up late and waking up late. But I am proud to say that when I have to wake up early, I can do it. Waking up at 4AM for work is no big deal; In fact its kinda cool to be working when you KNOW most everyone is asleep. Also...I found a cool video from Youtube, and I cant stop watching much that I managed to download the video and rip the audio from it... >_> I know its bad...but now I can take the song wherever I go with my Ipod! If you are really interested, I will post the video for you all...Trust me when I say that its a little bit out there for people who are not into Anime much.

谷口は大変な物をうおわっすまんごゆっくりぃ!v2 I think the reason why this video fascinates me is the footage and how its arranged...the song is really fast and filled with crazy unnatural pacing but its pulled off very well...there are hardly any flaws in this one.... plus I cant stop watching stated previously...

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Mental Note: Air Guitar

What can I say? I love to strum on my Air Guitar from time to time, shutting my eyes feeling like Im really there, playing my heart for the crowds, their screams piercing the heavens above...its quite the rush. But, I will admit, when Im walkin' down the street and I start wailing on my Guitar...I get some stares. However, the fine folks over at Thinkgeek have provided an end for their stares: Air-Musician Virtual Guitar. I think this would bring the entire world closer together, in harmony as we all rock out on our Air Guitars...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Stay with me on this one....

Its quite the dozy. All right, Schrödinger's cat is a thought experiment trying to explain a certain aspect of Quantum Mechanics the thought process goes like this: A cat is put into a box that detects subtle motions of a subatomic particle and it kills the cat[thats the sad part, but not the point I'm leading to] what Schrödinger tries to explain is that until the box is opened, the cat is in a state of both living and dead.

Think about that for a moment: Something both living and dead at the same time? Its physically and practically impossible[Not to mention sad for the kitty!] So, until an observer comes and opens the box the cat is alive and dead at the same time. I've racked my brain trying to understand how something could be in both states of being at the same time...Until something recently came back into my memory: the pseudo-vampires of I Am Legend.

Although its not the most logical conclusion to come from my mind, I believe it makes the most sense of the thought exercise: Schrödinger's cat is a Zombie.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Why do people insist on talking when the teacher is talking? We managed to get some talkers in our math class, and even when she is explaining something up on the board, they are still just talkin' away! It irritates me to no end, because I am paying for my future; and they think they are still in grade school where its all right to talk any time they want...GRRR! it makes me frustrated.