Archive for February, 2008

February 27, 2008

Photo of Obama

The Clinton campaign is accused of releasing a photo of Obama dressed in “Muslim” clothing in an attempt to make him look unflattering. Whoever actually did this, Clinton or not, it backfired. I think that most Democrats claim to be against discriminating and stereotyping of religions. And most Muslims are not terrorists. So even if Obama was secretly a Muslim (as lame, urban legend, chain-emails claim), so what?

That “controversial” photo of Obama actually makes me like him more, not less. It made me think that if he became President, he might be good at foreign relations and dealing with leaders of other powerful nations, even those which are culturally much different than the States. (Not just because of what he wore, but it just got me thinking).

February 27, 2008

Misremember

I just want to point out that misremember is listed in the dictionary.

February 25, 2008

My first Blue Screen of Death.

Windoze sucks even worse than I thought. After a whopping two months after I installed Windows XP, I experienced the BSOD last night. I didn’t do anything crazy to it. The OS did an automatic update, a Microsoft automatic update, mind you. And when I re-started it, I got the BSOD. I spent hours of searching online what the source of the problem was and everyone else said they also got it from the Windows Automatic Updates. I am disabling the automatic updates and am in the process of completely reinstalling the bastard of an OS. The automatic update irked me before anyway, as it would prompt me to restart the computer now or else it would automatically do so in five minutes if I didn’t hit the later button. But then ten minutes later, the prompt would come back up again and bug me. How irritating. Sometimes I’d be away from the computer when that would come up and it would close out what I was working on.

Anyway, time to restart Windows. SP 2 just installed. *Crossing fingers that it doesn’t somehow crash*.

I appreciate my Mac OS even more than ever, hehe. Not trying being a snob. Just stating the truth.

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February 12, 2008

Less depressing than usual news day

At first when I saw this, I thought it said “Hilary officially quits” for a split second. Haha.

So, Obama wins the most delegates today and the writers’ strike is over. Today was a less depressing than usual news day.

February 12, 2008

Potomac Primaries

I’m calling it the Potomac Primaries instead of the Chesapeake Primaries because the former sounds cooler, haha. Unfortunately, I cannot vote in the primaries because I’m registered as an independent and in Maryland, you are excluded from the primaries if you are not affiliated. There are sometimes exceptions, such as in 2000 when the Republican Party allowed independents to vote in theirs.

If I was registered as a Republican, I would vote for Ron Paul. I am aware that he isn’t going to win but that is who I would vote for.
If I was registered as a Democrat, I would vote for Barack Obama. The media outlets I’ve been listening to have been saying that Obama is going to win this area, but they were wrong about the primaries in a lot of the other states, so I am not going to totally count on that.

And now, for some unscientific data about me:

You Are 60% Democrat

You aren’t a full fledged Democrat yet, but it’s likely the party that fits you best.
You probably consider yourself an independent Democrat. You usually support the party, but you also think for yourself!
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–>I am:
33%
Republican.
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–>”You’re probably one of those chicken-littles who thinks maybe we should worry a little bit, occasionally, about the fate of the planet that our lives all depend on.”<!–
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Are You A Republican?

February 9, 2008

My brain is tired

Sorry for the lack of any real updates. This journal will probably be lacking for the rest of the semester. Between learning all this new stuff at work and then school, my brain just needs a rest sometimes.

I realize now that trying to learn database at the same time as computer programming was not my wisest decision. It’s not going to be impossible to pass this semester, but this semester will be more difficult than last. I’m up for challenges, but the fact that I have lots to learn in my new position at work makes it tougher. I should have either done this at a different time in my life or just have taken the classes in different semesters from each other. I could have taken database but then taken a different subject at the same time, instead of programming. But what’s done is done and I am going to do my best. I’ve only completed week two of school so far and I’ve been studying like crazy.

Oh yeah, and did I mention I’ve been sick with something I don’t even know how to label? I don’t know if this is a cold or flu or what. But since the beginning of the week, I have this feeling throughout my body of sickness. I feel fatigued, my muscles ache, my head hurts, and I feel dizzy, among other symptoms. I’ll start feeling a little better for an hour and then suddenly, I’ll have to stop whatever I’m doing to lie down because the sick feeling will come back strong and out of nowhere. I feel similar to when I have the flu but without some of the other symptoms but then with some other new symptoms added. And no, I’m not pregnant. Every damn time I mention I’m sick, people feel the need to try to convince me that I must be actually pregnant. Well, I’m not.

I missed out on seeing Truth Be Told/When Gotham Falls at Ram’s Head Live last night, even though I had already bought a ticket from Steve a couple weeks ago. Hopefully, I won’t miss Bry-Pie’s graduation party tonight. You know, the few weekends where there great things happening throughout the whole weekend, I end up missing out because of crap like this. Having a combination of bad luck and living in the deteriorating city of Baltimore can make a person frustrated and bored at life.

February 1, 2008

Backslash

Do you see this?:
    \
    This
is a backlash!

/
This is a slash. A “regular” slash or a forward slash.

So bands, at your next show, when you shout out your link to the audience, it’s not “myspace dot com backslash myband”. It’s “myspace dot com slash myband” (or forward slash if you want). But it’s not a backslash. I understand the word “backslash” sounds cooler for some reason, but it’s not correct.

Even radio commercials for products are now advertising their links as a backslash when it’s not.