ad infinitum

February 8, 2008

(EDIT – this picture goes well with this, I think…original link to news story here)

Let the generations that follow know that we gazed into the night sky with wonder. Let it be known to them that we recognized our inadequacies and flaws, and beseech our children to forgive us our mistakes that they may avoid making such themselves.

Let all know of our desire for knowledge and our wish for a greater understanding in ways that we could not hope to achieve. Let them know of our perseverance, dedication, and unbreakable force of will to have that which we cannot possess, know that which we cannot comprehend, and do what we cannot achieve.

Let those that succeed us know that we were the climbers of mountains and the scalers of walls. We were not perfect, and could never hope to be, but frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.

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"Happy" New Year

December 31, 2007

2007 was hell. I defecate on 2007. Bring on 2008, with all of its perils.

I got my 360 back

December 23, 2007

…but my parents turned on the Family Timer. Also, they’re telling me that they’re going to take it back away after Christmas break is over. Is there anyone anywhere that might know about a way around the Family Timer? I’m 18 years old, people – I don’t deserve this. As it is now, the Family Timer is set for only 1 hour per day! That is ridiculous!

Photo links!

December 10, 2007

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaymus22/1701168472/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaymus22/1700310413/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaymus22/1700307603/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaymus22/361000959/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaymus22/98808964/

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http://flickr.com/photos/shaymus22/135489465/

…in spades

December 6, 2007

I’m writing this because if I don’t I’ll probably die or something.

A really really long time ago:

  • My parents took away (physically removed) my Xbox360, computer, and (slightly crappy) laptop, leaving me a note about how I would get my things back when my grades got better. The only pieces of technology that I was allowed to hold on to were my DS Lite (which they didn’t know the nature of on the day of reckoning) and my iPod video.

A few days ago:

  • My iPod got stolen by a carpet cleaner while I was at school. Tough luck for me.

Two days ago:

  • I used a DSLinux boot CD on a computer in Sculpture class in order to make the computer not run like a sloth on a cold day covered in tar with weights attached to its legs (sans windows, in other words). The substitute apparently, like 98% of the faculty of the school district of the zip code 03052, had no clue what I was doing. (more on that later)

Yesterday:

  • A teacher who supervises a study hall that I used to be in asked me where I had been for so long, and I had to explain to her that I was transferred long ago away from that study hall and into a different study hall
  • My parents basically told me that there’s nothing that I can do to get my Xbox360, computer, and laptop back, regardless of my ever-increasing grades, and the fact that I’ve been working my ass off on my schoolwork since they took away my stuff September 27, two days after I got my hands on Halo 3.
    • Any mention to my parents of how my grades have greatly improved lead to them saying that the satisfaction of securing a successful future should be enough of a reward (so why would I want my 360?)
    • Any mention to my parents of the fact that nothing bad would come of me having my 360 lead to them saying that my desire to have my 360 back proved beyond doubt that I’m “addicted” to it, and as such, if I was to get my 360 back, I would be consumed in “addiction” again. (this is complete bunk…the end. There’s nothing to it. Like religion, this theory requires no actual proof to be deemed factual)
    • Any mention of the original note that they wrote me back in September about how, with good grades, I would get my stuff back, lead to blank (possibly senile) stares. They don’t remember anything of the kind.

Today:

  • I was read the riot act by the Sculpture teacher about how I shouldn’t be “downloading stuff on the computer” and how I had “crossed the line”. (see Two Days Ago) He said he wouldn’t talk to me about it because he wasn’t going to “take attitude from a seventeen-year-old kid”. The fun never stops.

Cat Food

October 21, 2007

Kitchen

October 21, 2007

Startup [updated]

October 20, 2007

Flocks

September 21, 2007

My screen saver in Ubuntu (7.04) !

Halo 3 Countdown

September 17, 2007

Halo3Countdown.com

Halo 3: 9 Days Remain

September 16, 2007

ARRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH