Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A Post

My busy-ness factor has increased dramatically this week. I'm interested in doing lots of stuff, but, short of doing something like requesting a day off of work, there's no way I could say with any certainity that I'd be able to do something at a given time. That's with only working 5 hours last week too... I'm scheduled a lot of on-call shifts that I get used for just enough to not be able to plan anything during them. I've also started CDL B&C /P /S training this week, and was studying books and taking the written tests for an instruction permit last week. This is on top of starting school, 8 credits worth, just two weeks ago. I haven't even checked my chocobo since the weekend. Well, I got more long-winded than I intended, but, that's wassup. (Also had a couple music practices last week.)

-This is what I posted on the linkshell forum, saying what's goin on.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

God Save the Trees

The trees of the world are thankful for the online revolution. Sure, from 1995-2000, Canada doubled it’s paper production, and paper usage has been estimated to have increased by 40% since the popularization of e-mail[1], but just think of the amount of knowledge out there on the World Wide Web; tree-friendly information. A major advantage of online communication is the availability of knowledge without sacrificing our environment.

It’s impossible to say exactly how many web sites there are on the World Wide Web, due to it’s dynamic nature, but, according to Thomas Boutell’s calculations based on there being over 108 million individual websites counted by the Netcraft Web Server Survey in February, there are at least 19.2 billion individual web pages[2]. A ream of paper weighs about 6 lbs, so 19.2 billion pages is the equivalent of 115,200 tons of paper just to print off every site once. That’s a lot of information available without harming a single being of deciduous or coniferous ancestry.

Granted, the accuracy of a lot of the information on the web is suspect, but, having such a huge amount of information at my fingertips, with out defoliating our world is a strong advantage of online communication. Now we just have to get people to stop printing off all of their e-mails.


[1] The ePaper Revolution; Geographical; Aug2005, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p36-37, 2p, 1c Ebsco Host, Acedemic Search Elite, kwd: paper usage

[2] WWW FAQs: How Many Websites Are There?. Boutell.com, 2-15-2007 Thomas Boutell. http://www.boutell.com/newfaq/misc/sizeofweb.html

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Friday, March 16, 2007


I guess I need to stretch out the image a bit to cope with these modern resolutions. But, iirc I made this graphic all by myself way back in the mid 90s (well, except for the X-Wings.) Also, now my font colors seem to be messed up. Don't worry, i'll be going back to the look right before this in a little bit.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

My Career Stats

As we're gearing up for the baseball season, I thought it might be fun to post my 'career' softball stats :) Unfortunately, I didn't get 2004 into my database, and I played in a different type of softball league in '05, so the stats don't really compare. Anyways..., let's see if I get this coded alright:

6 15 9 2 1 1 4 1 .600 .684 1.067 1.751 2002
10 35 23 4 1 1 1 1 .657 .667 .914 1.581 2003
18 60 39 11 3 1 1 0 .650 .656 .983 1.639 2006
34 110 71 17 5 3 6 2 .645 .664 .991 1.655 Career

I think I hit the jackpot with the pre tag :)

It really stinks that I can't find 2004, since that was probably my best year that I can recall. Had a batting average of almost .750 in ten games that I had stats for. Didn't have tournament stats, though. Oh well. :)

Monday, March 12, 2007

While I'm At It

You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 9 out of 10 correct!

The Quiz Disease

You Are Midnight
You are more than a little eccentric, and you're apt to keep very unusual habits.Whether you're a nightowl, living in a commune, or taking a vow of silence - you like to experiment with your lifestyle.Expressing your individuality is important to you, and you often lie awake in bed thinking about the world and your place in it.You enjoy staying home, but that doesn't mean you're a hermit. You also appreciate quality time with family and close friends.
What Time Of Day Are You?

I'm continually shocked at how accurate some of these quizzes are. This one only had 5 questions too.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Whadda Ya Know?

Mike: So, what was last month's adventure?
Lady: *moment of silence* ... I got a tattoo.
Mike: Do we know where you got your tattoo?
Lady: Milwaukee.

Michael Feldman is hilarious. The Whadda Ya Know radio show is in it's 3rd week of Whadda Ya Idol, which is 100x better than that Fox production. If you don't get it from your public radio station, you should check it out online. I'll find the link and post it later. Gotta go get our pizza!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Some RL Stuff

I feel positive vibes that I will be a 'Teller' within two weeks. Failing that, I'll end up being a 'School Bus Driver' in a slightly longer period of time.

There's a 95% chance that I'll be starting at ITT Tech in June, in the Digital Entertainment and Game Design program. Expensive and challenging. Well, going to school to be a audio engineer like I was thinking about doing a couple years ago would be rather expensive too, and a lot lower of job placement and starting salary rate with that kind of degree... The nice thing about the things I'd learn with this program is that, though gaming is the central focus of it, everything could apply to a very diverse set of jobs, from boring programming, to web development or graphic arts. Basically anything to do with computers. I could probably even get into some IT positions with a degree like that.

Now... I just need to get my FT job all set so I can start getting on pace to make more than 8k this year...

Thursday, March 08, 2007

A link

I have been remiss in posting this link. My apologies.


Sunday, March 04, 2007

Interesting News

The Swiss Army is on the move!