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Chester "xwd" M.
01 April 2009 @ 08:14 pm
Item 1: I upgraded my computer. I've got two hard drives stuffed into it and am kinda sorta working on migrating down to just one. Also, I don't use explorer.exe anymore because I was bored. I have redesignated this computer Aji' (Aji Prime).

Items the rest: Guess what day it is.

xkcd apparently didn't have a joke this year. The uncertainty is the worst part.

YouTube is currently operating at 110%. I know this because I was up late this morning watching some guy playing with his action dolls. Also, IT IS THE NINETIES.

Dr. McNinja did not get crazy, but instead got product placement.

Google created CADIE which is not Skynet. Good news: its blog is worse than mine and its weakness is pandas. Bad news: it won't open the pod bay doors. Good news: it broke. More good news: it'll still write e-mails for you.

Wikipedia did nothing interesting. Same thing as last year.

The man shut Uncyclopedia down for tellin' it like it should be.


Homestar Runner found the formula for success.

Some guy changed which crappy dubbed anime thingy he's redubbing.

Also, space combat flight games + DJ Qbert = awesome.


Spoony finally comes to his senses! No, wait. Quick, spam his inbox with proof that he was right!

Poykpac reminds you any AIDS is bad AIDS. Fight HIV today.
I am here: Upstairs (Aji')
I am listening to: DJ Qbert - Inner Space Dental Commander
Chester "xwd" M.
20 February 2009 @ 01:19 pm
I got into RIT! Yes! Now the question is, do I want to go there? If no other colleges accept me, then the answer is "yes", but if otherwise, it gets tricky. RIT does have a shiny new computer science building...
I am here: Upstairs (Aji)
I am feelin' a like: excitedCOLLEGE!!1!
I am listening to: 8GB - Same Thing (Touch)
Chester "xwd" M.
20 February 2009 @ 01:19 pm
Putting legal definitions aside, at what age do you think someone can really be considered an adult?

When they don't ask if they're an adult.
Chester "xwd" M.
13 December 2008 @ 12:49 pm
Recently I decided to reload my EeePC, because several features weren't working and I could. Anyway, several reloads of the operating system later (Synaptic isn't smart enough to check to see if there's enough room on the disk before downloading updates), I had a working, customized EeePC. Then I decided to see if I could get terminatorX working on it. No, because it didn't configure itself to be allowed to open audio files. But I poked around on the website and found this website by Dave Philips. There's some nifty stuff on there.

All this audio stuff reminded me of The Echo Nest, which as it turns out, has a list of programs that use it. Like myxdup, which takes two music videos from YouTube and blends them into one, which may or may not be the most horrible idea ever. For kicks, I fed it Psilodumputer (Dorothy's Magic Bag Rock Me-Mix) and Chelsea Girls.

The result was kinda cool. You can see it here. I like how the "uh-huh-huh" comes after the "rock me" parts. Also, for some reason it just has the ending to the Psilodumputer vid.

Oooh! I wanna try another one! Let's see... Realtime Demo Wannabe (set to The Plan by D Fast) and Phunx. I think it mashes the second video on top of the first one. That's why the ending was just the first video.

I fed those videos in at 1:17. It's taking forever to work.

EDIT: When it's ready, it should be here.
I am listening to: Dorothy's Magic Bag - Frost
Chester "xwd" M.
07 December 2008 @ 08:49 pm
So, I recently watched a LP of Space Channel 5 and it kinda sorta got me thinking. In a bad way.

First, I realized that all rhythm games have crazy plots. I mean, PaRappa the Rapper is a game about a rapping dog who, among other things, learns to drive a car by having a rap battle with a moose. And there's Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan (aka that game on the DS where you tap the screen to music and then spinners come up out of nowhere, also that is a pretty funny LP), which has a bunch of screaming guys violently dancing to cheer people up and make them do things like learn how to make pots or win at dodgeball or get elected mayor or fight their indigestion. (and that's just part of the first game!)
But Space Channel 5 has a female reporter name Ulala investigate a series of alien attacks by dancing to funk music with the aliens and then shooting them by yelling "CHU!". It's strangely catchy, in the sense that I now think laser guns go "CHU!" now, unless they shoot hearts, in which case they go "HEY!". It also adds "space" to the front of every word, so you have things like space children and the space president and space Micheal Jackson. I am not making this up. Space Micheal Jackson runs the Space Channel 5 space station.

But what got me thinking specifically was the 5 at the end. There are a couple of other space channels mentioned in the game, including Space Channel 1, Space Channel 42 and Space Channel 88. Also a pirate TV station. I guess the space FCC is underfunded.
So, you've got Space Channels, and I thought, "What if there were Space Channels based on say, Psilodump? It'd be called Space Channel 476!"
Which leads to some logical conclusions.
Space Channel 476: With anchor Psilodump, co-anchor Paza and I guess Dorothy's Magic Bag can do the weather or something. Stages set to music from The X-Dump, but mostly Psilodump. Come on, Mutiny of the Robots would fit right in with Mexican Flyer.
Space Channel 8: Nullsleep, Bit Shifter, minusbaby, Trash80 and all the 8bitpeoples bring you the news with random sprites popping up in the background and the occasional low-bit party.
Space Channel 2: Phlogiston, Disasterpeace, Alex Mauer and the rest of the II team pause the world for in-depth analysis. And then they blow everything up because that's how they roll. Well, it's how I roll at least.

Also, Left 476 Dead starring The X-Dumpians as they kill zombies with their ninja skillz. Because I randomly add "76" to the end of "4". Anyway, it's just like Left 4 Dead with different characters, but the music is by Psilodump. I totally think Two would be appropriate in Left 4 Dead.
And Space Channel 5 Days A Stranger. I'm not too sure how that'd work out. Um, Ulala is Trilby (protagonist swap!) Pudding is Simone, Noize is Jim, Jaguar is Philip and Ambiguously Camp Fuse is AJ, because I'm sure you wanted to stab him at least once during Space Channel 5 Part 2. And it takes place on a space station. Fight the supernatural with dance moves and laser guns that go "CHU!"
it hurts chu chu
I am here: Upstairs (Aji)
I am listening to: Animal Style - Al Hanisim
Chester "xwd" M.
07 December 2008 @ 07:25 am
First snowfall of the season!

That's kinda important to me. I'm not sure why.

Lotsa crap's been happening, but I'll talk about that later.
I am here: Upstairs (Aji)
Chester "xwd" M.
14 September 2008 @ 07:41 am
Yes, it's that time of the year again, when I turn another year older and only 10 or so other people care. Well, it's nothing to be sad about 'cause I still get loot.

I've only been up for about half an hour, but my parents got me some stuff, including a book on writing college application essays, more MythBusters DVDs, candy and the best one of all, the CliffsAP AP Biology book. The one my biology teacher recommended! I am totally gonna crush the AP test in May.

Also I am now registered to vote. Eat it, what seems like 80% of people on the internet who can't vote but still feel required to say "bush sux"! Taste my enfranchisement!

And apparently a bunch of forums I'm registered on use the same software with the same automated e-mail system.
I am here: Upstairs (Aji)
I am listening to: Role Model - New Balance
Chester "xwd" M.
31 August 2008 @ 04:52 pm
So, school started for me last week, on Wednesday. I'm a senior this year, not that it means much to me since I feel like I'm stuck in perma-semi-newb-mode, in that while I know my way around and how things go down, I'm not totally friendly with everyone. I'm like that a lot, essentially everywhere, whenever I see something not involving me. What can I say, I'm shy and resent that I'm shy.

Not much interesting stuff happened. I went to camps, where I fleshed out some of my webcomic ideas because there was nothing else to do. I spent a crapload of time watching stuff on Hulu. Thanks again, Freakonomics guys. You made me waste my summer. I'm joking, Avarax is partially to blame because he made the Miracle Mod script for Soldat and that's really fun, if only for the fact that you can kick major ass on it if everyone else sucks. No, seriously, I got a "Norris-like" streak once when I was playing as Barbarian. That's like, 20 kills in a row without a death. No wonder somebody started yelling "I AM INVINCIBLE!" when they were playing it.

I found an offensive browser-based game based on the internet called Forumwarz. For legal reasons, they have you type in "I am not easily offended" before you can play it. That's a good sign, right? The game is a sorta-JRPG thing where you use attacks to pwn threads and ultimately forums. But watch out, the forum posters will fight back with all of the power their feeble minds can muster, damaging your ego. Fortunately you can buy anti-depressants, which cause you to talk about your mood ("these anti-depressants are anti-tastic!"). I decided to play as a troll, so my attacks involve pissing people off with spoilers and yo' momma slams. And of course, no JRPG is complete without the ability to kill yourself. I'm serious. It's required for a mission. Check it out if you're not easily offended.

I also signed up for Last.fm because I noticed there's a foobar2000 plugin for it. You can see my profile here and find new, easier ways to insult my musical tastes than this thread. My library currently includes "Psilodump and more". (more Psilodump, if that wasn't clear)
I am here: Upstairs (Aji)
I am feelin' a like: happysad? no, bubbly
I am listening to: Trash80 - Icarus
Chester "xwd" M.
11 July 2008 @ 04:13 pm
Irony is when you expect something to happen and the complete opposite happens, right? So is it just me, or is a cable / satellite TV company advertising on an internet website which hosts the complete run of several TV shows and a ton of movies ironic? And trying to convince people who are receiving broadcast TV that getting an ATSC converter is too much of a hassle and they should sign up for their service probably won't work either. I mean, if they haven't already gotten cable / satellite TV, they probably either don't want it or are too cheap to pay for it. Plus it's actually cheaper to go buy the box than to subscribe to their service for 1 month, since you can get a coupon from here and wind up paying at most $30 dollars.
So essentially they're targeting people not interested in their services and may be somewhat resentful. I suppose advertising to people not interested in your services isn't ironic. It's just stupid and annoying. Show more of those s'mores ads.

Yeah. I have beef with cable / satellite TV companies. Why would I pay and still get commercials? You've got to offer me something better than that. There's thousands of websites filled with interesting and entertaining material out there that I can access without any advertisements. (thanks, Adblock Plus!)
I am here: Upstairs (Aji)
I am listening to: Mesu Kasumai - Axel F (Foley Hearty)
Chester "xwd" M.
08 July 2008 @ 09:51 pm
Those of you who've seen me any time in real life in the past year know that I've been experimenting with my appearance. Namely, I've been growing my hair out. My last haircut was in August 2006. My excuses for doing so are as follows:

1. I wanted to keep hair growing as long as I took AP US History.
2. I wanted to be able to headbang. It did not occur to me that I do not listen to music which is appropriate to headbang to.
3. I wanted to see what my hair would look like long. I have discovered I have wavy hair like my mom.
4. I felt like it.
5. I wanted to be able to donate my hair to Locks of Love.

Today I finally got a haircut. Several feet away from me is almost all of my hair, tied into bundles and in a ziplock bag. I plan to mail it out later.
Because of all the newly exposed skin, my dad is concerned about sunburns.

I'd post pics, but I neglected to get a "before" image and I seriously doubt any of you care what I look like anyway.

In lieu of doing constructive things, I have been watching TV shows on Hulu. Thanks again, Freakonomics guys. Okay, I've been playing roguelikes and folding paper. And doing some light typing. I really should follow up on my over-analysis threats.
I am here: Upstairs (Aji)
I am listening to: Animal Style - HITBRITE