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30 December 2009 @ 09:24 am

Why was this man ever popular
You bunch of idiots
12 December 2009 @ 01:27 pm

Yes, this is really nerdy...but pretty awesome as well!

Here's something that should drive you nuts...but I'll bet you listen to the whole thing!

28 October 2009 @ 12:26 pm

I've put about 30 seconds of thought into this so there will be holes to poke in this.

What if the world used a zero-sum monetary system?

Like, instead of the price of goods and services slowly climb due to inflation, and minimum wage raised to compensate, how about this: find a thing that will never change in value and constantly base everything else on it.

Pretend we were under an oppressive government that controlled our oxygen supply.  We all need approximately the same amount of oxygen to live, and that will never change, so everything else could be measured in O2 units.  Pretend that in essence, the value of O2 won't go up or down so there will be no inflation or deflation.  O2 could be used as currency.

So what would change is paycheques and the costs of goods/services (compared to the O2 standard) - you would never know how much you were making or how much items on the shelves would cost.

Banks would be in essence, casinoes.  Taking out 10 O2 credits?  They could be worth 5 or 15 later!  And they wouldn't want to hold onto money, what's the point of handing out interest if an O2 will always be worth the same amount?

Salaries would depend on what was needed at the time.  A lot of ditches need to be dug?  Suddenly an hour of digging time is worth a lot more O2 and ditch diggers are rich!

So I guess what I'm trying to say is I've basically reinvented Communism.

- Uni
30 May 2008 @ 08:16 am

What happened?  I went from rushing home after school or work, excited to play whatever the latest game out.  Now I still rush home, but flip aimlessly from game to game, bored out of my mind.  Last night I actually went to bed early so I could get back to work sooner.  Could I be growing up?

Maybe I should get back into airsoft.  I think it's difficult to buy it now due to new Canadian laws though.

- Uni 
25 April 2008 @ 11:03 am

So my Asus EEE arrived in the mail yesterday, and it's one sexy piece of equipment.

A $350 laptop the size of a DVD case that has a massive modding community?  Hell yes. (There's a $300 version that has everything soldered together so it's impossible to modify, which I avoided)

The manufacturer actively supports modifications to these tiny machines, dropping warranty voiding on some mods.

With a little bit of time and money, you can make this thing into a tiny gaming machine.  I'll update when all my parts arrive in the mail.  A 2GB RAM stick (up from 512MB) and a 16GB SD card for storage.

Of course, just stock this thing really shines.  It comes with Linux installed (to save licensing money) but to my surprise it's really growing on me - everything I would want to install on it is already on there, except for a NES/SNES emulator.  I'll probably change the OS to XP this weekend though, just because I like having complete control over my OS and I'm too lazy to learn the back-end workings of Linux.

This thing is built like a brick too.  It was originally intended for kids so the case is solid and the hinges are fat and sturdy.  It could probably survive a toss down a flight of stairs.  The only moving part inside is a fan, since it has a solid state hard drive.

- Uni

Edit: I got my EEE from NCIX.com - it arrived at my place two days after I ordered.
28 March 2008 @ 12:23 pm

Hey guys,
Anyone out there know where I can order costume wigs online that will ship to Canada? (Preferably not for more than the value of the wig)  Surprisingly hard to find.

- Uni

19 March 2008 @ 11:57 am

I've finally decided on a fursuit head design, as follows:

The colors represent solid pieces.  The neck/chin(red) will be snugly fitted and attached to the body - it will have a vertical seam on it with buttons so I can get it on.  The chin will be hooked to my chin for jaw movement.  The upper head (green) will sit on my head, over the lower jaw, which will hide the seam.  I may consider attaching red to green in the back of the head though.

My hope is that this design will be lighter and more tight than conventional fursuit designs.  The jaw will be fully and easily functional and the eyes are in the right position.  Visible seams will be kept to a minimum for maximum sleek otterness.

- Uni

13 March 2008 @ 01:11 pm
To those of you who remember the '80s:

Syd Lexia

"A Descent Into Pop Culture Madness".

Syd Lexia is a site dedicated to awesome topics such as:

cheesy 80s videogames
cheesy 80s music
cheesy 80s movies
cheesy 80s fads
cheesy 80s merchandise
cheesy 80s commercials

And does it all with a great sense of humor.  Check it out and remember the old days when everyone had bowl cuts or mullets, all media only came in 4 or 5 colors, and video games were 2D.

- Uni
23 February 2008 @ 01:33 pm
If anyone's interested in seeing the movie Jumper, a few of us are going today at the Metrotown theature at 7-ish.

- Uni
04 February 2008 @ 01:01 pm
Panhandling for "food money" and spending the proceeds on booze?  Slimy.
Conning senior citizens out of their life savings?  Slimier.
Making a living out of stealing unemployed folks' last buck?  Fucking pathetic.

Let me tell you guys about two companies out there called Primerica and Altig International I've had some experience with - there's most likely a lot more out there.  Thankfully I smelled something funny and did a little internet research.

Both these companies found me through my resume posted on Monster.com.  Altig spammed me with e-mails while some dude from Primerica actually phoned me.

The scam is the same.  These companies promise you a cushy job (Primerica promised $100,000 a year) and will stop at nothing to get YOU...YOUR resume is just perfect for them, no matter who you are.  Five years digging ditches?  You'd be perfect for selling insurance!  Dropped out of grade school?  Education not neccesary for your big paycheque!  Primerica phoned me after I started working, and the guy advised me to quit my job and start working for them.  That's right, they have the balls to ask people to quit their real, honest jobs to take part in their scam.

Once you visit their office (usually some crappy rented POS in the middle of nowhere), they will sit you down, wow over your resume, and tell you you have the job!  Awesome!  Now all you need is to pay them a $800 training fee. (I think Primerica's is $200, DEAL!)

Once you get the job, you will find out #1 it's all commission, and #2 the commission you make is not enough to survive on.  The first thing they will tell you to do is phone up your friends and family and sell them the scam.  That's right - for only $800 your parents could be making below minimum wage!

I'd like to end this by leaving a note for the beforementioned companies, because I know they do google their names to try to find any bad press.
If you work at these companies you are the lowest form of life.  You are preying on people that are most likely broke, in debt, and living off Kraft Dinner.  Yes, you would have to be pretty stupid to fall for your scam, after all, you are making enough money to stay afloat, but stupidity is not a crime.  How about doing something a little more respectable, like those people who steal copper wiring, or fraud folks on eBay?  At least then you'll know the people you're ripping off won't be starving tomorrow.

- Uni