Archive for August, 2008

Another Disatistfied Startlogic Customer

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Mr. Hayden recently commented in regards to this previous Blog Entry I have made about Fartlogic (Startlogic webhosting provider).   Due to the blog entry being so old, I figured I would make a new post and direct you to his commentary and then his blog where he documents one of his situations dealing with Fartlogic.

I have nothing but awesome things to say about BlueHost and happily recommend them to anyone needing a webhosting solution for several reasons:  customer service, webhosting service, BlueHost only features, etc.

Upon seeing Hayden’s comment to that blog post, I am more than happy to direct you to his experience with Fartlogic and to keep everyone informed about terrible experiences such that we have had with them.

Corvette Z03

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

For some reason good 1920×1200 background/wall papers are difficult to find.  For the most part, I have been using Interfacelift.  But every now and then I find some good stuff on other sites like DeviantART.  Here’s a pretty awesome one I can across recently and am currently using.  I figured I would share it with the rest of the class. 

The full version JPG can be found <here>.

Musics

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

I recently listened to the following three songs posted at OC Remix:

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ‘Mamacitas in My Valley’ [mp3]
Kingdom Hearts II ‘Duet of the Keyblade Masters’ [mp3]
Chrono Trigger ‘Behind the Sealed Door’ [mp3]

I don’t care for the way Behind the Sealed Door begins.  If I recall, that part of the original Chrono Trigger song was related to the underground palace of some sort (close to the end of the game).  I never cared for that music that was played in that castle.  I do really enjoy the way ‘Behind the Sealed Door’ ends though, it’s definitely reminiscent of Final Fantasy.

The Zelda song is pretty good.  I really like the Kingdom Hearts remix.  The piano playing is really well done, suspenseful yet inspiring.

Ronald Jenkees recently updated his website and added a new track called “Stay Crunchy“.  You can watch him jamming out and playing improv on youtube.  I am really looking forward to his next album which I imagine will be out soon as he did originally hope for it to be released this summer.

Books

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

I recently finished Watership down.  This recent read was actually my second reading of the book; I first read it as required reading for Edgewater High School’s Engineering Science and Technology magnet program.  If you have not read the book, I highly recommend it.  It’s about a band of rabbits and their adventures as they are forced to leave their warren to find a new home.  The author, Adams, really did his research about rabbits when writing the book and although the novel is fiction, Adams’ research and style of writing really gives it a realistic feel.  The only downside I had with the book is sometimes Adams will really go in depth describing the terrain in which the rabbits traverse.  I understand this is sometimes necessary as if the grass is wet and the wind is strong, obviously the rabbits are going to get drenched and cold and at the same time their ability to smell prey due to the wind will be improved.  But still, his lengthy descriptions that can span pages can be cumbersome.  Regardless, about half way through you really find yourself identifying with several of the characters and rooting for them to emerge victorious.

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BBQ

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

This past August 10, my sister and I held a barbeque at our house.   During this cooking venture, I grilled Sausages, Hot dogs, and Hamburgers.  The hamburgers were prepared via Kathy’s famous recipe: slice peppers and onions into extremely small pieces; squeeze the pieces to get rid of their juices; finally mix them in with the hamburger meat.  My sister helped prep the burgers and then by herself setup a veggie plate and some other platters.  I on the other hand was assigned grill duty.  Although this was only my third time grilling, we had very little leftovers and cooked quite a lot of food, most of which got eaten.  Overall, it was a great success and, if ever my sister’s and my schedule ever frees up again, you can bet there will be future BBQ’s.

Here are some of the Hamburgers, Hot dogs, and Sausages that I grilled:

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You Suck At Photoshop Series

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

ParisIn the beginning there were these:

Paris YSAP #1; YSAP #2; YSAP #3; YSAP #4; YSAP #5; YSAP #6; YSAP #7; YSAP #8; YSAP #9; YSAP #10;
Then there was this (which was really stupid btw).

Then spawned this series:
sn4tchbuckl3r #1; sn4tchbuckl3r #2;
sn4tchbuckl3r #3; sn4tchbuckl3r #4;
sn4tchbuckl3r #5;
That series had some slightly humorous moments but for the most part was also an epic failure.

Then the return of these!
YSAP#11; YSAP#12; and YSAP #13
In #12 Donnie references this site and then in #13 references this site. The site mentioned #13 leads to this site (which is pretty hilarious).
Of all of the you suck at photoshop videos, this one, by far, is still my favorite.