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December 31st, 2013

11:08 pm: Goodbye 2013!

April 12th, 2013

10:27 pm: Nightingale
I decided to installed Nightingale. I don't regret that decision at all. It's brilliant! I've been following this project since it was announced that Songbird would be ditching Linux builds. I held off converting because I didn't know whether or not I could transfer my library from the latest Songbird (seriously, you guys should make it bleedingly obvious that you can). All I wish for now is that Gecko 64 comes out so I can get 64bit Nightingale and use it to go pick up chicks like Steven Gates.

So, why is it better then Songbird? It's FASTER! All it needs is a Ferrari feather to really ZOOM! Sure, it crashes every now and again, but yolo! Speaking of feather, what we need apart from a red one is the classic Songbird one, as well as the current pink feather that made me real popular with all the boys at the YMCA. I'd like to give a shout out to Bruce. Hi Bruce!

I think that's pretty much it. Ah yeah, I don't know why everyone hates on the inbuilt browser. That thing is rockin'. No one thinks about checking the browser history of the music player! Giggy!

December 28th, 2011

04:59 pm: The Frivolous Divorce Debate
I always get excited when two of bloggers I follow go head to head with each other. This time around Susan Walsh of Hooking Up Smart fame issued challenge to Dalrock to prove that frivolous divorces instigated by women was really an issue. 7man from over at Complementarian Loners has written a decent summary of the events.

December 20th, 2011

12:15 pm: Handy Rape Prevention Tips

I've been avoiding reading any feminist litrature as of late. It brings back the horrible memories of the politically correct SVY3200. However, a Rape Preventation Cheat Sheet was just too good to pass up.

Every guy is a potential rapist – including you. This sounds like utter bullshit, right?

Sure does. I suppose it is to be expected, poop seems to turning into another feminists talking point.

Part of the problem is that most rapes aren’t the violent stranger-rape type. Many cases of sexual assault happen in cases where the perpetrator doesn’t think what he’s doing is rape.

Sounds like a bit of miscommunication on the rape-ees part.

You may think you’re being daring and confident when you go in for a kiss – the girl on the other end may feel like you’re forcing yourself on her and be legitimately scared for her safety. You may think you’re being coy by putting your arm up in front of the door and saying, “how about a kiss?” – the girl may feel like you’re seriously blocking her from leaving. What you intend doesn’t matter in comparison to how she feels about it.

Gee, this is so helpful. Yes may mean no, and no may mean yes? It wasn't a lack of communication that was the problem, it was a lack of mind reading!

Watch how much you drink. Quick riddle: what do you call sexual assault when you’re blackout drunk and don’t even realize what you’re doing? Give you a clue: it starts with an R and ends with you in jail.

No matter who gets drunk, it's the guys fault.

Alcohol shuts off the part of the brain responsible for considering consequences – you may get it in your head that the girl is totally into you, and you just need to get things started and she’ll be ready to go in no time, or you could literally forget that she said “No” two minutes ago.

So no definitly means no, while yes means no depending on how she feels?

And it doesn’t matter how bad you feel the day after, or that you really didn’t intend to force yourself on a girl.

It doesn't matter how a guy feels, it only matters how he acts? This is probably the most reasonable line in the whole piece. It is a shame though that the author doesn't see the hypocrisy of holding women to a different standard.

Get clear consent.

Sounds fair enough...

But it’s also important to recognize that “maybe” falls under “not yes,” and “I don’t know” falls under “not yes” and “I guess” falls under “not yes” as well, and even silence falls under “not yes.” Women aren’t socialized to say “no” directly. They’re also not always comfortable with saying “yes,” either. So, sometimes “maybe” means “yes”, and sometimes “maybe” means “no,” and sometimes “maybe” actually means maybe.


Be ready, able, and willing to stop at any time.

With conditions like this I don't see how anybody could get started.

In conclusion, yes may mean no, no can mean no, and maybe means yes or no. If in doubt, use your mind reading skills.

July 10th, 2010

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June 28th, 2010

03:31 pm: Coorandale Update
I've finally did some more work on Coorandale. I've decided to make the event function take care of both the events and the activities. It worked great, the only thing I'm not pleased about is the little hack I put at the start of the old activity module to forward it to the event module. It's not worth rewriting a whole stack of code so it points to the event module directly. Oh well, more overhead and legacy code. :)

April 19th, 2010

04:46 pm: It got crowded in heaven so, for one day and one day only, it was decided to only accept people who had really bad day on the day they died.

St. Peter was standing at the pearly gates and said to the first man, "Tell me about the day you died." The man said, "Oh, it was awful. I was sure my wife was having an affair, so I came home early to catch her with him. I searched all over the apartment but couldn't find him anywhere. So I went out onto the balcony, we live on the 25th floor, and found this man hanging over the edge by his fingertips. I went inside, got a hammer, and started hitting his hands. He fell, but landed in some bushes. So, I got the refrigerator and pushed it over the balcony and it crushed him. The strain of the act gave me a heart attack, of which I died from."

St. Peter couldn't deny that this was a pretty bad day, and since it was a crime of passion, he let the man in. He then asked the next man in line about the day he died. "Well, sir, it was awful," said the second man. "I was doing aerobics on the balcony of my 26th floor apartment when I twisted my ankle and slipped over the edge. I managed to grab the balcony of the apartment below, but some maniac came out and started pounding on my fingers with a hammer. Luckily I landed in some bushes. But, then the guy dropped a refrigerator on me!"

St. Peter chuckled, let him into heaven and decided he could really start to enjoy this job. "Tell me about the day you died?” he said to the third man in line. "OK, picture this; I'm naked, hiding inside a refrigerator...."

February 6th, 2010

11:30 am: Went out looking at Wellington today. Second oldest town in New South Wales, and it's quite nice. There are many empty commercial buildings on the main street for rent, there was a boom followed by a bust. Everyone just works in the surrounding towns nowadays.

The parks are nice, and there's even a swing bridge. It reminds me of Cooranbong. There is even some kind of Japanese garden in the park.

There is of course a downside. It's inadvisable to be outside at dusk, and there is vandalism. The information center has it's windows chipped with some profanity. There is a note on the inside of the window insulting the vandals. Plus there's even a reward of a thousand dollars for the names of those responsible.

Tomorrow Okasan wants to take me to the local Baptist church, though I normally play in the World at War tournament at that time.

January 23rd, 2010

12:35 am: You Speak English?
(12:26:29 AM) 118549442: What I could do is get a job translating Engrish to English. :D
(12:26:58 AM) 118549442: I'm sure there are plenty of chinese companies looking for engrish translators
(12:27:29 AM) Tails2k: omg and some one has say me that i must go to china and make a german teacher hahaha
(12:28:43 AM) Tails2k: silly things :-P
(12:29:47 AM) 118549442: yeah, though then you'd have to learn chinese
(12:30:24 AM) Tails2k: english is all what i need there. the guy who say me this works in china
(12:30:33 AM) 118549442: of course
(12:30:36 AM) 118549442: you speak english
(12:30:39 AM) 118549442: I forgot
(12:30:55 AM) Tails2k: thats good *gg*
(12:31:13 AM) 118549442: I hope my joke wasn't lost on you :)
(12:31:23 AM) Tails2k: no no ^^
(12:31:43 AM) Tails2k: its good to make me smile

January 20th, 2010

10:17 pm: I've started playing with the Stratagus engine. Gonna hopefully make something neat with it.

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