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Weather drives me crazy sometimes...

... Today was hot (over 90 degrees(F) in Southern CA, USA). Why is it always hotter on the weekends than my work days? On Tuesday, it will be back to coldness (near 70s). Ugh! Reverse that please! Being in my room with hot computers and other old electronics upstair even with the expensive air condition, doesn't help.

Maplestory Yakuza

Maple Story Yakuza. Buy potions and use special abilities against the boss character as you try to defeat him

Super Mario Mahjong

Super Mario Mahjong is another good game of Mahjong with a Mario theme with all sorts of characters from the Ma

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Congratulations to Mousey and his wife with their new kid!

Congratulations on the baby, Mousey and his wife!!

11:17AM [Bender] jeff, you have notes! [03:13] [Mousey] happy birthday. for your birthday i got u a son to buy birthday presents for. ^_^
11:18AM [Bender] Ant, you have notes! [03:11] [Mousey] Noah ...
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On 3/14 at 1:59:26...

Please bow down to me, your overlord, at 1:59:26 PM PDT! Because it is Pi Day! Others and I, with Pi, expect some presents!! [grin]

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For people who knows binary...

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Interesting and sad day near my workplace...

Today was a day where Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and others remembered Randy/Randal Simmons who was killed in action (KIA) while on duty and for SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics). I thought today would be crappy and nightmare due to street closures, traffics, end of the work week before the long weekend, lack of motivation, and Friday. It turned out that to be different and probably once in a lifetime events for me. Oh and I got my exercise (I'm lazy). Woohoo.

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Sheesh, women are so demanding especially on Valentine's Day. [grin]

I had my weekly group meeting earlier today. Since I am the only human male in this group (four in total), the females (not my types, mind you :P) were asking me like "Where are our chocolates?" due to Valentine's Day. Bah! I said "Where's my chocolate back at them?" even though I don't eat chocolates. My female boss asked "Did (Ant) make magaritas for you all?". The ladies were teasing me! :P

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An amusing computer quote of the day...

If it happens once, it's a bug.
If it happens twice, it's a feature.
If it happens more than twice, it's a design philosophy.

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Itches suck!

For some reason, this year and end of last year my body is itching like mad especially my neck. I assume it is related to allergies because on raining cold days (moist), I am still itching even if my skin is not dry with lotions, different soaps, and less showers. Every where itches even my eye lids, head, elbows, toes, my butt, my private areas, arm pits, etc. Even moist areas get the itch. Interesting part is I get less running noise compared to previous years. My eyes got more itchy though.

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Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year!

It is the year of the rat. Even my employer decided to celebrate it for an hour with free food, music, time off, etc. :)

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A funny information technology/IT story from a cyberfriend...

11:03am [WorkerAnt] sorry had an urgent meeting
11:03AM [IT Guy] [/--- hates it when I get an 'emergency' call while I'm on the sh*tter
11:04AM [IT Guy] the inconveniences of being the goto guy
11:05am [WorkerAnt] haha

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Computer n00bs sux0r.

Gah, I want to wipe them out! I had to help my father with a simple computer technical support.

I told him opening documents from e-mails go into temporary location and he saves it in there (not save as into another place like My Documents or where-ever that is non-temp), and he wonder why it goes away after he closes the program and/or Internet Explorer v6.0 SP2. I told him not to save in there! UGH! I even used basic non-computer words! Does he get it? NO!

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Blockbuster (stores) sucks.

Thanks to them, they made Hollywood Video reorganize and close down the local store near my home. Now, I have to rely on mom and pops rental stores, local Albertsons' Redbox, Blockbuster, and public libraries. Redbox, libraries, and small rental stores have limited selections (hard to find DVDs, lack of DVD extras like behind the scenes, and Redbox doesn't even carry old movies), cheaper prices (one buck to a couple bucks compared to Blockbuster's subscriptions), and less days to rent (Redbox is one day!).

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Minerva mod for Half-Life 2 and its Episode 1 and a brief review.

I have been playing Minerva modification/mod for Half-Life 2 and its episode 1 for a couple years with its new chapter release within the last two years.

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The Witcher playable Demo and Ant's Brief Review

Blue's News mentioned a playable demo for The Witcher action/role playing game (RPG). At first, I didn't like the controls for the player, combat, and camera. I understood it after playing for a bit (click only when its mouse cursor says so -- timing). The skills, upgrades, etc. are different too. The game is like World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings Online, etc. without the multiplayer part. The game has an introduction, cutscenes, story, quests, etc. The game played very smooth on my old system with everything cranked up at 1280x1024 screen resolution.

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My Christmas 2007 and birthday 2008 wish lists...

Easy:

  • Call of Duty 4 for PC/Windows. [bought it myself and saved ten bucks]
  • Gift cards/Passes for electronics, DVDs, movies (theaters too), computer games, etc. I am a geek/nerd! ;)
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Circuit City sucks.

This morning, I tried to get Crysis for $39.99 with a free $10 gift card for later purchases (wanted to buy Call of Duty 4). Two Circuit City stores refused to give me at that price even though its weekly advertisement/ad shows specifically that special sale. I was told it was a printed error. I even went to the local store yesterday, but the game wasn't there yet (said Friday, the 16th -- uh what?). It seems like others had problems too (most of them got the cheap prices and a few failed to win like me (#1, #2, #3, and #4). Punks. :(

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Congratulations to Mousey!

From yesterday's Internet relay chat (IRC):

02:39PM [Mousey] well it's official
02:39PM [Mousey] next one's a boy

Yay! I think Mousey is starting a colony of mice. ;)

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Crysis single player demo released and a very brief review (played part of it).

A screen shot of the lovely sunrise area at where I quit because it was getting late and I wanted to play loud.

As you can see, I finally played some Crysis single player demo (see Blue's News for the download links). IT'S BEAUTIFUL! The game actually changes weather (well sort of)!

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