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Category: nerd

06/22/10 11:01 - 70.ºF - ID#51997

RROD

Ok my nerdy (e:peeps).

Are you excited or pissed that the RROD has been "solved" in the new XBOXs by causing them to shut down?

In the programing world we tend to call solutions like this a kludge. Which if I may be so rude to explain is a solution that doesn't fix the problem so much as work around it.

I don't know if I'm supposed to believe that at this point in computing we still can't figure a way to get a computer that is far less advanced than the average desktop computer not to over heat.

Well at least it'll keep warranties from being cashed in when folks by this new XBOX after the one they have that's overheating doesn't stop it self in the middle of a boss fight and just shut down.

On a scale of one to schweet I rate this LAME.

Siiiiigh.

(Yes, LAME is less than one)

You have this to look forward to!
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Category: unnerd

06/21/10 04:44 - 79.ºF - ID#51988

Self Like

Ok Peeps,

Who's being selfish when both people love each other as much as any two people could, but one dose or doesn't want something so they part?

I've seen this happen a bunch before. There's…er was, this really cool couple who used to live upstairs from me when I lived in Allentown, that are clearly no longer together. They seemed to be made for one another. He was one of the coolest break dancers I've ever know and she painted everything she ever owned bright pink. I think she still has a few colors in her hair. I've since seen the dude at parties and bars. He often looks rather dejected and kinda alone, but he would always look that way i guess. A bit of a recluse that must have been in heaven to have such an extravert all to him self. So I guess his loneliness is a bit more pronounced of late. When they were dating the girl was faaaat, even if she was stylish. She ran it all off one year and I was like, "Way to go, go for you!" I wondered why anyone could be motivated to get them selves more in shape after they've been in a really long term relationship and got "comfy". Later I saw her with her son and a relatively dis-intersting boyfriend at the Arf Festival and the story just told it self. Made me sad.

Ok there's another account too. A good friend who has what I classify scientifically as a spiny personality. They're good at heart, but you've got to navigate some rather sharp stiff and unyielding aspects before you can enjoy them, found someone who could, but since the girl in the couple wanted a baby eventually (not right away) and he didn't they called it quits and just tried to be friends.

I feel like If you're a man it's in your biology to crave and receive sexual attention that should never cause any further responsibility beyond being the kind of lover your mate expects after having to suffer nocturnal emissions and constant hormonal agitation your whole life since puberty. And if you're a woman your biology entitles you to have something come of all this sex with destructive insensitive brutes and menstrual cycles at some point in your life after having to suffer through it all since you started bleeding weather you were ready or not.

I guess you could view my perspective as a bit jaded or one sided since I have reproduced (albeit not nearly in the most idea situation), but what do you think? I know there are alternatives, but how could anyone watch the love of their lives walk away just because they wanted or didn't want to have a baby, or live in a new town? It's such a cold hard choice, I hope I never have to make it. What choice could cause you to tear your self away from the comfort and security of real love with someone if you ever found it? It's not fun to think of, but if you're brave enough share…

who could say no to a face like this...
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Category: fitness

06/09/10 11:55 - 53ºF - ID#51834

Keeping the leaves on the right side.

Hi peep'lz

I've made a lot of strides going to the gym lately. I'm down to 220lbs. which is pretty good for an (e:enknot) but my BMI is still 27.5 which is over weight according to this calculator (http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/). I think that maybe I just have heavy bones, but there's a bone on top of my abs that is kinda flabby that's telling me I might be wrong, so I'm going to pump up the cardio until that goes away. I bought roller blades and my bike is in great working order so if you ever wanna do that kinds stuff shoot me an email (they come to my phone so they're as fast as text messages)

I was going to the gym in the mornings for a while, and it kept me consistent and able to do things at night that were not the gym (I have a social addiction), but I've come to find that saps my ability to do things during the first part of the day which matters a bunch. I can't concentrate at work, and I'm kinda drowsy for the first part of the day no matter how much sleep I got that night. That is just not good. For to many reasons. You people don't pay taxes so state employees can stare sleepily at their computer screens...well not this one at least.

So, I'm moving my work out to night times. I like to work out with people, I feel like you can get more done that way, and I've bumped into more people at night when I go to the gym, so this might actually do us all some good.

Last night I saw my old nerdy co-worker Jake Mabee (pronounced "maybe", yeah I have fun with that) and we did legs and chest and I can still feel a nice dull ache. He taught me how to do dead lifts and my whole self feels chewed on. My other buddy told me that there's a human growth hormone that released when you do your legs that works body wide, and I figured if I'm going to use some growth hormone on anything else I'm going to use it on pecs. I still have the Ren Hoeck dream of having humongus pectoral muscles. I think ladies like em... I do too, make my shirts look better on me and naked time more fun for everyone involved...and I'm trying to get as many people involved as i can at this point in my lame dating life :)

Later peeps.



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Category: phone

06/08/10 04:02 - 66ºF - ID#51826

Sprint HTC Hero 2.1 update part II

Ok,

So just came back from the sprint store to help my mom with her Samsung Rant which keeps breaking over and over again and I found out that if you downloaded the software for the HTC Hero 200 within the first 3 days you got hosed.

I redownloaded the file and a. it only took a minute or two this time and b. it had a new version number (it's HTC Sprint Hero MR 2.27.651.6.exe now), so if you got yours around then and noticed anything wonky with your phone (slower, battery eating madness, hinky installs and sluggish everything in general) that's prolly why.

I'll update this posting to tell you what's different about the performance. I think it's fishy that there's a newer firmware update that they didn't let anyone know anything about, but I guess if you're that much of an early adopter you'd know something fishy was going on and check your self. For those of you how haven't I guess this blog entry may suffice.

Ooh, on the way to updating I found MyBackup. It's an android app that lest you back up everything on the phone call logs, sms, and mms where the things I was there for, but you can back up much more like apps and system settings and other stuff so you don't have to go re downloading things, which is nice since your google account only remembers apps you paid for when you bought (but not all of them), and some apps can't be re downloaded (iMusic comes to mind).

Ok that was my good dead for the day.

Talk to you later.


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Category: unnerd

06/07/10 02:58 - 62ºF - ID#51820

Some cuteness for you peepl'z

Fern and I bumped into J9 at the Farmers market this weekend.

Found out some interesting stuff from some farmers aaaaand saw some cute babies, even added my own to the mix to make it really cheek pinchy.

Here's the vid I snappped of Fern and J9 pokein' some cute chicks and goslings. Fern and her had a hug fest, which if you've ever met the Fuzzball in person you must know is astounding. J9 was like the only person we saw that Fern ever opened up to like that. Too bad it didn't work out. Oh well... I persist that shyness is a disease and I'm gonna cure her of it (I'm totally kidding. If I were going to be a monster I'd rather be one that could fly and suck blood or howl at the moon or something). Still, it seems like we might be able to be friends by and by, which is great.

I think maybe it was kinda weird how they had these cute little guys in a box next to coolers full of the bodies of their aunts, uncles, and possibly parents, but it's a cute video anyway.

Coming soon to a dinner plate near you*


  • listen very closely to the conversation between the little girl and J9. This lil squishy face is already racially aware at like 3 years old. Otherwise J9 is borderline vegan so that what we're talking about.

Also found out that chemical companies who paid for a study to "determine" if cell phone towers could be the cause of the bee crisis are probably hiding the fact that their company's chemicals are causing the plants to be less nutritious for the bees from a bee keeper.

i wish my phone was faster so I could recored audio of stuff like that at least.
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Category: unnerd

06/04/10 03:10 - 74ºF - ID#51800

Queen of Sorrow

So,

I have a friend.

She's really pretty. Olive skin, dark brown hair that flows in locks, eyes like pools of onyx.
She's a trained pianist. Loves great music.
Owns a house in a nice neighborhood. Has a decent job.
Likes to ride bikes. Sounds awesome right?

She's got faults too, but I don't want to point any of that out. Yet....

Ok, so this thing keeps happening to her where she starts dating a guy and not long after they decide to stop seeing her. It's always them that stop dating her... Lame.

I'm a good friend of hers at this point. I dated her before, in the past. And yes, I stopped seeing her too, so um.... here's my question to you (e:peep)'lz of the world.

She sometimes asks me, "Why does this keep happening to me?", and I feel like I must know, having had been a guy who did it and a person who watched it happened over and over, but what do I do?

Should I tell her what I think?
Should I ignore it and hope that someday someone will be a kind enough man to her to help her through this stuff
Really who do I know? Pfft!?

What do you think?



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Category: unnerd

06/04/10 03:10 - 74ºF - ID#51799

Queen of Sorrow

So,

I have a friend.

She's really pretty. Olive skin, dark brown hair that flows in locks, eyes like pools of onyx.
She's a trained pianist. Loves great music.
Owns a house in a nice neighborhood. Has a decent job.
Likes to ride bikes. Sounds awesome right?

She's got faults too, but I don't want to point any of that out. Yet....

Ok, so this thing keeps happening to her where she starts dating a guy and not long after they decide to stop seeing her. It's always them that stop dating her... Lame.

I'm a good friend of hers at this point. I dated her before, in the past. And yes, I stopped seeing her too, so um.... here's my question to you (e:peep)'lz of the world.

She sometimes asks me, "Why does this keep happening to me?", and I feel like I must know, having had been a guy who did it and a person who watched it happened over and over, but what do I do?

Should I tell her what I think?
Should I ignore it and hope that someday someone will be a kind enough man to her to help her through this stuff
Really who do I know? Pfft!?

What do you think?



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Category: movies

05/28/10 03:41 - 66ºF - ID#51742

Prince of Persia

Let's not forget that this is a kids movie put out by Disney and a video game movie to boot...or maybe we can turn a blind eye to that and enjoy it as a unique historical fantasy action movie. Which ultimately i feel like it was.

This movie was a spectacle to behold. There was so much action that those who lack enough attention span for cohesive plot to develop won't be caught twiddling their thumbs. It suffers from that fractured feeling that non animated kids movies sometimes have, still it was alarming well glued. Something that's a bit of a feat of storytelling if you ask me. They managed to pack as much action and as little story in as possible and there was a pretty well rounded message and plot still. Unbeknownst to some this film was based on a video game and gamers are notorious for wanting more action less story so it might suit them well.

I think Jyllenhall does a great job delivering some really tacky one liners that couldn't be spun as funny or witty to most, which I think is a necessary evil when making a film that's supposed to entertain Sponge Bob fans who honestly laugh at knock knock jokes.

I saw it with a friend, and after 20 minutes I wished I had Mya next to me so that I could vicariously enjoy it as well as I should through her. Maybe I will take her if it's like playing at a double feature drive in or something.

All in all I give it a 4 1/2 stars out of 5. Losing 1/2 a star only because the jumpiness that losses adults could have been more cleverly placed, but still being a fun enough action film with killing that I wouldn't wanna cover my kids eyes during. Yes see this not Iron Man if you have littles.

Go see this film if you've got littles that like adventure. Or if you love adventure tales, or historical fiction and magic your self.

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05/25/10 12:28 - 70ºF - ID#51725

Dolla Dolla Bowl Yall!

Ok, so tomorrow there's 0.75$ bowling at Classic Lanes, which if you're being thrifty is a cheep night out. Only thing cheaper is a date with me, so why not do both at once and really save aaaaand have a good time?


So what do you say round 10sih?
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Category: nerd

05/20/10 05:00 - ID#51690

Sprint HTC Hero200 Android 2.1 Update

After several virtual machine crashes and download debacles I've finally gotten my phone updated.

The update makes the phone a bit faster, and slightly better organized, give you access to a few more kinds of apps (google navigation, finally!), and has some cool HTC Sense updates. All in all worth the hassle

I accidentally found out that the update was published while calling sprint about an MMS message error on my phone so I freaked out and was distracted all day trying to get it installed and I mean alllll day.

The estimated time to download the 118MB file was bout 3 hours the frist time I tried to get it, and my impatience and ignorace failed me when I decided to restart the download a few times. Soon the time crawled up to over 5 hours and then I started to get ludicrous estimates like 14 hours and 2 days. By the end of the day and this morning when I check last the traffic didn't seem to be slowing.

There have been hacks and cracks for the update for weeks. I know some Sprint employees and I'd seen the update running on his device 3 weeks ago which lead me to question why they were waiting so long to release it.

I had to go to sprint yesterday for my mom and I found out the reason why they were taking so long with the phone update is because they wanted to wait for the Sprint HTC EVO launch, but I bet the pitchforks and torches convinced them otherwise.

Now everyone's bustling to get the files and the internet is broken over there. I decided to be a good Samaritan and post it on my dropbox. i don't want a million emails, but if you message me on my twitter @enknot then I will add your email address so you can grab it. Takes a few minutes there.

Note about the update. You need windows to do it (unless you can find the rom nugget without the .exe installer), and don't try it from a virtual machine. I was using VM ware fusion 3 with windows XP and right after it deleted the firmware on the device the system crashes to the blue screen and locks when it tires to reboot (tried it twice made me crazy).

Ok you humans. Good luck, have fun.


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