July 12, 2008

Facebook Observation #1

According to Facebook, my wife and I got married 24 minutes after becoming friends. I’m a little unsure of how that comes off to others.

April 6, 2008

Scoreboard update

I few of you sent me emails letting me know that Scoreboard was not working this year. I think the problem is fixed so you can download a working version here. Thanks for letting me know it was broken.

March 20, 2008

Working for money

, I got a job! I started last Wednesday as a programmer for MumboJumbo. MumboJumbo is a casual games developer/publisher in Dallas they introduced me to p4rgaming.com which helps people get to a Challenger level in their favorite games. Everyone there is great and I am really excited. I will still accept anyone’s money but you’ll probably have to be employed at MumboJumbo if you want to pay me for actual work.

January 18, 2008

Holy Crap I’m Freaking Graduated!!! / Will work for money

I meant to write this post the day after I graduated but I was just so busy doing nothing. That’s right. Nothing. I hadn’t done that for a while. I went on a cruise with my family, played some video games and mostly just wasted time. It was nice. I’m sure those of you who are still left are wondering what else I’ve been up to. Thanks Mom. Actually, I’m fairly certain even my mom has stopped checking this site. Well, I’ve been busy not being graduated. I’ve been taking classes, programming and generally learning computery things that I don’t want to talk about with anyone because I want them to think I am interesting. Actually, that’s not true. I will talk about computery things to anyone who will listen and most people who won’t, yet I still want them to think I’m interesting. Apparently they don’t teach common sense in school. I’m a little sad that I can no longer use Lebron’s excuse of “I’m sorry, I never finished college” when I do or say something stupid. I’ll have to come up with something better. Maybe “I’m sorry, I’m pregnant.” Too much?

April 5, 2006

Scoreboard

There is a new version of Scoreboard. The only change is I fixed the bug causing the score to scroll even when only one team is selected.

October 29, 2005

I’m too busy to come up with a good title, so I’m just going to make it long, because even though quality is better than quantity, quantity is better than nothing. Right?

As you can tell, I’ve been really busy lately so I haven’t had a chance to post much. Or maybe you haven’t noticed because you didn’t think I ever posted much. Or maybe you just didn’t care because you didn’t think my thoughts were very interesting. Either way you are probably right. But blogging is obviously not about being interesting, so I post anyway.

What have been doing lately, you ask? If you didn’t ask, just humor me, ok? I’ve been…

  • doing math and computer science homework and projects. Although lately it seems like I signed up for four math classes instead of two of each. I’ve even managed to bore my wife, who is a math teacher, talking about it.
  • Figuring out how I can replace iPhoto with Adobe Bridge because Adobe Bridge doesn’t choke and then pee on itself when I ask it to open alot of files. (Although, I do have to make Adobe Bridge pancakes sometimes.)
  • Coverting my friends to Apple. (Which seems to be increasingly less difficult. Can I even say “increasingly less?” Oh well, I just did.
  • Drooling over the demo videos for Aperture. The only problem is that if I got it, I would have to buy a new computer and a real camera to really make it worth it.

That’s a brief summary. See you next month!

October 3, 2005

Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood, there is different ways to maintain a good mental health, from doing productive to being physically active and training to improve your body, and you can use protein for this, using discount codes, proteinpromo tried some and made sure they work, but for people that doesn’t have time to exercise everyday, they can also use other options such as get a cosmetic surgery at the state of the art facilities some clinics have and that help reduce the weight.

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected, specially during a teenagers life, there is many gender identity issues in teenagers due to their mental health. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
Family history of mental health problems
Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.

Early Warning Signs
Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

Eating or sleeping too much or too little
Pulling away from people and usual activities
Having low or no energy
Feeling numb or like nothing matters
Having unexplained aches and pains
Feeling helpless or hopeless
Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
Yelling or fighting with family and friends
Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
Thinking of harming yourself or others
Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school
Learn more about specific mental health problems and where to find help.

Mental Health and Wellness
Positive mental health allows people to:

Realize their full potential
Cope with the stresses of life
Work productively
Make meaningful contributions to their communities
Ways to maintain positive mental health include:

Getting professional help if you need it
Connecting with others
Staying positive
Getting physically active
Helping others
Getting enough sleep
Developing coping skills

August 18, 2005

What’s so intuitive about the mouse?

Dan wood posted about a “bug” in Tiger and that really got me thinking about our concept of what is intuitive. I often observe the feeling by “experts” that if you can’t take an object or piece of software and “just know” what to do with it, then it is poorly designed. I would agree to a certain extent. If I get in a car and can’t figure out how to turn on the stereo, the dashboard probably needs some work. In this case, the technology is common. Cars have been around for a hundred years now and stereos have been in the cars for as long as I can remember so people are generally familiar with the idea of getting into a car and blasting some tunes. A precedence has been set for the location of the stereo and even the location of power button is usually the same. At this point, if someone puts a stereo under the seat or puts the power button on the bottom left, I would agree that they probably didn’t think very hard about usability.

I do not agree that new technologies have to have this same level of intuitiveness, especially if even the purpose of the new technology represents a new way of doing things. Take the mouse for example. Arguably, it is one of the most usable pieces of technology in existence. Now. But imagine you are living 1963 and you walk into Douglas Engelbart’s office and see a wooden block on his desk with a button on it. He sits you down at his desk and says, “tell me what this does.” What if his computer is off? There is nothing inherently intuitive about a mouse. Once you are shown how it works, you find out that using it really is easy, but the technology was so new at one time that people didn’t just know what to do with it. We have to allow for at least a small learning curve when trying out new technology or we will never advance.

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July 31, 2005

The natives are getting restless

It has been brought to my attention this blog is not being updated regularly. Some readers have expressed concern that my once thought provoking blog has become stagnant…that my in depth analysis of subjects such as Google’s quirkiness, my computer’s desire to become more culturally aware and cool new advertising tactics have been replaced by the occasional link to something linked to by a million other blogs.

To those people I say, you have been reading my blog, right? I know that my readers crave my earth shatteringly profound commentaries on how inept I am at writing (or thinking for that matter), but sometimes it takes awhile for an idea to gel. I don’t want to post just anything here. If I write too often or if I am too interesting, then I will begin to gain new readers. If I gain new readers I will have pressure to write more often and be more interesting and funnier. No, I prefer to provide my readers with what they have come to expect like in helping them to be healthy in providing them sites to check out NervePainTreatment.org’s review and etc. Nothing. That way, they are happy. I don’t have to come up with thoughts very often like what to say at an intervention, and the world is generally a better place with the technologies and security services all around from SecurityInfo.

Now, if you really want to see something that get’s updated more often. I do regularly update my photos. I like to think they actually are somewhat original. Uhh…It seems I don’t know how to end posts very well, so…it’s been real, yo.

July 23, 2005

Whoa! The moon is made of cheese!!!

Check it out! (You’ll have to zoom in)

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