Wednesday, April 30, 2003

It was the dawn of the 3rd age...

We got the second season of Bablyon 5 on DVD yesterday. I know I have said it before but man this is a great Science Fiction Series.

I am now 70 percent complete in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. I have completed all the major storyline missions. I have 98 out of 100 packages, and I own all of the properties in the game. Not much of an accomplishment, but one of the things I can do now in the game is too get the Hunter Helicopter from the Military base. Its way too much fun to fly around blowing up cars and pedestrians.

I can't wait for the new X-Men movie this weekend. I was never a follower of the comic books, but all of the cartoons and movies have been great. I think I might have to check out some of the comics.

Current Music: Morrissey "Seasick, Yet Still Docked"

Friday, April 18, 2003


If you have not had the chance to hear Johnny Cash's version of Hurt, you should go listen to it now.
It's a very sad song, but Cash's version is painful and beautiful to hear.
You can see the video at Amazon

Nine Inch Nails - Hurt

i hurt myself today
to see if i still feel
i focus on the pain
the only thing that's real
the needle tears a hole
the old familiar sting
try to kill it all away
but i remember everything

what have i become?
my sweetest friend
everyone i know
goes away in the end
you could have it all
my empire of dirt
i will let you down
i will make you hurt

i wear this crown of shit
upon my liar's chair
full of broken thoughts
i cannot repair
beneath the stain of time
the feeling disappears
you are someone else
i am still right here

what have i become?
my sweetest friend
everyone i know
goes away in the end
you could have it all
my empire or dirt
i will let you down
i will make you hurt

if i could start again
a million miles away
i would keep myself
i would find a way

Current Music: Nine Inch Nails "Hurt"

Wednesday, April 16, 2003


Everquest, Why hast thou forsaken me?

I used to be a pretty big Everquest nut. Lately I just can't seem to have fun playing. I usually only plan on playing for a few hours and once you get to my level, thats just plain impossible. My character has been progressing very slowly lately, I can't really justify paying for a game that I don't enjoy playing anymore. Having said that tho - I just can't bring myself to cancel my account. I wish Starwars Galaxies would hurry up and come out so I could start playing something new. Hmmm, this will be the third time I have quit this game.

I have been messing around with my Genetic Algorithm example program again - not sure if it provides a nice eye candy example or not. I'll post it in another week or so. I am going to try and start doing more side development projects again. I miss the satisfaction of making something new.

There is a new edition of the Polymer Clay Polyzine up. Another hobby I have not been doing much with lately.

Current Music: Sneaker Pimps "Kiro TV"

Thursday, April 10, 2003

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Its off to work I Go...

Time flies when you are busy as hell.

I have been so busy with work lately, not much time to goof off. Just when I thought my schedule would get back to normal, Lisa is laid-off. It wouldn't be so bad if the job market wasn't completely messed up right now. I'm so glad my job appears to be stable, for the rest of this year at least.

I have been doodling quite a bit lately. Whenever I have a few spare moments I pick up my Table PC and draw whatever comes to mind. Most of the doodles sitting on my Table right now are of silly cartoon faces and other strange things. I should be able to get much better at drawing with the practice. The program that I'm using to draw with is Alias SketchBook. It is a free download that gives you a good feel for the basic features. You can upgrade to the pro version for a considerable amount of money. The free version is pretty good tho, and works with both my tablet PC and my Graphire at home. Its the same as drawing on paper, only better.

A few doodles from my tablet. These are pretty crappy but at least I was brave enough to share - heh.

Current Music: Tahiti 80 "A Love From Outer Space"