Monday, March 31, 2003

Haha I remember that shot
some 16 second exposure with torch light illuminating multiple angles
how the heck it turned out green though? street light?

Thats one bad attitude your robot has. Its A robot without a cause

yes i will enjoy today very muchly.

Just thought I'd draw attention to the date today.. not the American notation but the notation that we are used to.. ie DD/M/YY

today is a palindromic date.. yay.. and the next one wont be for another month.. so enjoy..

Sunday, March 30, 2003

work begins at campus now with the assistance of Anthony.

Me likes that pic.

3dfx CEO (1:45 AM) :
I am applying for a job at Sony Marketing Co. Japan.

Go go go.

Wow the posts in the last few days have jumped for the last quarter by 66.6666666666666666666 % or thereabouts.

LOL LUNGS hahaahha and batteries. quite funny.
john is arty means iinet = rocking for him

which reminds me, we have signed up for iinet too. should be ready within 2 weeks.

ahahah butters, average joe's computing. hmm activity has certainly picked up recently. perhaps it might be because of john's iinet or the fact that the cse group have moved to uni. Living on campus is good.

You must be joking!
I just hope my laziness don't get extended as well.

Saturday, March 29, 2003

so my stimulus package is working?
geez a week without me and this blog struggles...

Nice to see the blog back with LIFE !
Now people, continue to POST!

and work begins to avoid zero hour.
Good luck all Higher Comp Students.
Lower students need no help.

Quote of the day:
"Butters: LOL my bot gets stuck! it doesnt know how to move back, that lil dumb shit" -4:20PM*

*while working on CS2011** assignment.

**Yes. 2011***.

*** 2011 = Average Joe's Computing.

just got another 512mb of ram... and things feel slightly more responsive. w00t.

charlie, the extended assignment was hmm... extended; its now due next friday due to some problem with the submit page.
lucky you. and me.

wasnt it the duracell bunny? or am i just imagining things?

also, you wouldnt scream at the top or bottom of your lungs, you'd scream at someone or something.. wait.. then that would mean you could scream 'at' the top or bottom of your lungs.. eg 'AAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!! MY LUNGS!!!'

I dont blame environmental variables.. I ignore them.. then fail..

Quote of the week:
"Do not blame environmental variables. Blame your inability to deal with them."

I'm not a boy, not yet a man, all I need is that first time (Zhang, 2002)
John, you've become all 'arty' all of a sudden.

Haha, comp assignments
I have one due 24 minutes ago
I did not submit it simply because I didn't finish it.
That's of course due to the fact that I didn't start it in the first place.
Why? I didn't know how to do it.
And why's that? Well I didn't bother to learn it.
And why's that, well I was lazy, you know the word 'sloth'? How can one live without it.

Friday, March 28, 2003

So guys, have we decided on a time to get together and start our comp assignment?
I mean we really should start with it being so late and all

if the energizer bunny attacks someone, is he charged with battery?

Just when you thought he couldn't get any worse...

Uni is good.
we're at uni.
I've been home the next day for three days now...
probably today as well.

in response to the energizer bunny remark and its subsequent reply - would the person be charged with charging the battery?

"I'm BIG hahahah"
here is a man lost in a sea of self pity; looking for a sign, any sign, for a purpose of his meager and miserable existence.

I'm BIG hahahah

wow the most recent posting gets extra large font

A direct expression of the meaning of the word circumlocution would be "circumlocution = an indirect expression"

cause babies tend to play with their poo and most poo are generally yellow
the person who placed the battery inside the bunny would be charged with battery while the bunny would be charged with charging up the victim.
It wouldn't be screaming then would it?
the word 'imagine' involves hypothesising.

that last statement is always correct because whoever's reading it would like to think so wouldn't they?

why are rubber duckies yellow when most real ducks aren't?
if the energizer bunny attacks someone, is he charged with battery?
is it possible to scream at the bottom of your lungs?
imagine a world with no hypothetical situations.

everybody else is judgemental, i'm not.

Imbroglio... what a cool word..

other cool words of note which seem to describe people you know:

impecunious: habitually poor..
quidnunc: a gossip; a busybody..
querulous: habitually complaining..
lugubrious: exaggeratedly or affectedly sorrowful
circumlocution: using many words to express an idea which could have easily been expressed in a few.. kind of like this..

I used that once. It didn't get me anywhere.

use your imagination.

Thursday, March 27, 2003

what's hair cuts got to do with stimulating postings on this blog?

You mean like a new layout?

like an economy in recession, this blog needs a stimulus package.
how about a tax cut?
if not a tax cut, how about a hair cut?

Blogs of War

I had a dream
about a dream
it did not come true
it was none but a dream
dream on

(Zhang, 2003)

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Sorry James, but I couldn't resist. Check out the Strong Bad email link on the side, this guy is the funniest!

On another note, I observed that today is the 5th anniversary since I got ICQ ^^;

lucy received an invite from a beverage to check out the photos?
i'm living in la la land.

Maybe its some sort of beverage..

Monday, March 24, 2003

Juicy's obviously someone who's full of juice, ready for use.

Yup I think we'll be getting iinet sometime as well...

and who the hell's Juicy...I feel sorry for him/her, with a nick like offence Juicy

hahah Sweet John, I want feedback reports on a weekly basis

first i get my internet back.
then it starts raining.
and now kimi raikkonen wins his first grand prix!!

Sunday, March 23, 2003

HAHAHAHA! i Just received an invite from Juicy to come check
out the pc group's stab at the Young and Dangerous.

first 2 pics r pretty normal, high skool kids going on a field trip :P

as for the last foto.....
the backdrop is wayyy too clean and quaint lookin, with its terracotta town-cottages
and something that resembles scott's car on the left.

Scottie n Yi look painfully status quo n very much like they just finished last period on uni friday.
Marc is dying of old age
Jono has been slapped in the face (centralising around the eyes) repeatedly with mud
and the onli person dat remotely resembles a doped up foo' is prolly Juicy,
more rugged than his usual self, if not failing in the daaawwg cloning department by borrowing
Jono's Hawaian surprise.

Next time guys, rememba drugged up insomniacs dont have pearly whites, cannot afford
hair gel, experience "blue" circles under their eyes and havent recently returned from a
trip to Bermuda ^^;


iiNet getting popular now :)

I wonder if they are making a profit now?

iinet. 12gb here i come =)

lol what ISP are you on now John?

Get better Hash...

and i didn't come to uni coz i was sick, no other reasons

Several Questions must be asked

1) When was this
2) What was it for
3) Is Marc Ok in that picutre, coz he seems to be dying


IT's an awesome game

w00t! john's back.

Saturday, March 22, 2003

many post already!
gahhhhhhhhh can't wait!

When society gets tough on drugs, drugs get tough on society...

As you can see, drugs take a far greater social toll than anyone could imagine:

Under current state laws, the offendor was united with the victim face to face to apologise, before he was taken into the paddy-wagon:

Unfortunately (or fortunately if you look at it another way) I didn't have my gun(s), Benny didn't have his sticky taped knife, nor did Jono have his siringe. What happened to the loot?!

Thursday, March 20, 2003

Bush is such a legend
diminishing our reliance on natural disasters as a mean of population control
i just hope Saddam complies with him and deploy those wonderful chemical weapons and 'weapons of mass destruction'

A pathetic waste of Tomahawks.

population shall decrease

War has begun.

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Well, Bush has given Hussein 48 hours as of 12pm today to leave Iraq with his sons or face the wrath of the the American military..

Yay, war could be in action by as soon as thursday...

Sunday, March 16, 2003

My grand landing on Yi:

Only one more dollar and we could have had that. What a bargain!

An Accident??
What lawnmower?

I am getting a haircut sometime soonish at this place on sussex st that my aunt recommended me to. Korean run and full of chics in short skirts apparently.

oh and then there's the hairdressers themselves...

jk =]

Saturday, March 15, 2003

Irony: Mechwarrior 1 works on XP but 2 doesn't.

when was this?
and James your chilli plant is ready.

Sorry Jono, no more $9 George St haircuts. There has been an unexpected change of plans becoz of an accident I had:


Friday, March 14, 2003

Oh no... nobody posted anything on the blog yesterday!

I must resort to plan B: Spam stupid jokes...

Why cant a nose be 12 inches long?
Because then it would be a foot...

A man walks into a bar... and says ouch.

A horse walks into a bar and the barman says 'why the long face?'

Why did Timmy fall off the swings?
He had no arms.

Have you heard the one about the 3 holes?
Well well well.

Can a shoe box?
No, but a tin can.

Aaand so on.....

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Awesome... those photos look so full of... flavour..

Anyways, you'd never see me eating anything from Thai.. wouldnt touch it with a 10' pole.. or chopstick... or similar..

Although Fry... if only they had reasonably priced barbecue sauce.. or if i had some maccas sweet and sour sauce handy... Fry is so dry.. hey, that rhymes..

man you rock Marc!
that's it!
I'm not paying Yi back!

Yeah I used a slow shutter speed flash on it and the sun happened to be shining through the blinds. Very convenient :)

I figured if I couldn't get Benny's chillis, I'd be better off with none.

That's some great photography marc!

As for the food, where's the chilli?

if you double that amount...
and bring it in straight hot we'll pay oooh...
$6.50 each for four of us for two platets that full Marc.

All you bunch of sellout pricks. Fuck Matthews Thai.

Upon Darren's advice, I cooked my own meal. I don't need their goddamn Ground Zero. Bunch of assholes. Not even your reiterative process could finish this, Benny.

What ISP are you changing to?

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

30mls down...
470 to go...
you're missing presence is being felt.

your presence will be dearly missed

Monday, March 10, 2003

i will be switching isp's, starting tomorrow. finally getting rid of telstra.
there will be a 5 to 10 day downtime for me. not that i have been posting here regularly lately, but do not be alarmed if my online presence disappears.
wish me luck.

What? COMP4411?

I've already done that though and I"m not repeating


Hey everybody, lets all do COMP4411... (Experimental Robotics) And not just because its about building and programming robots... but for the easiness of the prerequisites:

12UOC from COMP3### subjects or

12 UOCs from COMP9### subjects

and a WAM of only 75%...

So... who shall I say will be meeting me there?

I'll save you blog!

Oh, too late.. people have already made posts...

Jay Chou the singer? =)

When do you guys want to plan the next social event?
Yesterday, temptation overthrew sanity and I uncontrollably opened the bottle of Mao Tai........
that's 30ml gone...........

very not post on the blog...
meanwhile at yi's house...
Jay Chou comes to visit....

Sunday, March 09, 2003

haha swh33t coulthard.

ferrari's car fell apart around a corner.
the right side panel must have leaked hot plasma on reentry in a corner.

went over the limit by 1.1 kph in the first 10 secs.
told you ferrari would die.

Haha speeding in pit lane eh?
He coulda come first.

mclaren 1st and 3rd, and no ferrari on podium!!!

Saturday, March 08, 2003

Alex Scott, Scott Alex.

maybe that's Marc's Penname.

Friday, March 07, 2003

It would be more coincidental if it were Marc Butters Pang rather than Marc Holmes

Thursday, March 06, 2003

Heres something interesting when I was looking at the credits of Neverwinter Nights:

For anyone doing CS2011/2711 Data Org:
Just a reminder that our first assignment is due in about 3 weeks. I've had a look at the specs, nothing too difficult and arrays seem like a easy way to tackle the problem. You can find the specification here:
Assignment 1

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

advertising is persuasion, persuation is an art, so advertising is the art of persuasion

sorry to take up half the blog with this but this just sounds too much like it originated from John:

1. I'm a nobody, nobody is perfect, and therefore I'm

2. I've got to sit down and work out where I stand.

3. If I save time, when do I get it back?

4. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.

5. I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone

6. Take my advice, I don't use it anyway.

7. The statement below is true.
The statement above is false.

8. As I said before, I never repeat myself.

9. Sometimes I need what only you can provide: your

10. I wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the
There's a knob called brightness, but it doesn't

11. A conscience does not prevent sin. It only
prevents you from
enjoying it.

12. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not
for you.

13. War doesn't determine who's right. War determines
who's left.

14. Best way to prevent hangover is to stay drunk.

15. Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the
unexpected become the expected?

16. If your father is a poor man, it is your fate but,
if your
father-in-law is a poor man, it's your

17.I was born intelligent - education ruined me.

18.A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station
is where train
stops. On my desk, I have a,work station... What
more can I say

19.If it's true that we are here to help others, then,
what exactly
are the others here for?

20.Since light travels faster than sound, people
appear bright Until
you hear them speak.

21.How come "abbreviated" is such a long word ?

22.Don't frown. You never know who is falling in love
with your

23.The Best of Provebs

Should women have children after 35?

No, 35 children are enough

24.Living on Earth may be expensive...
but it includes an annual free trip around the

25.Your future depends on your dreams
So go to sleep !

Who's in a hurry ?

27.Love is photogenic;
it needs darkness to develop

28.A good discussion is like a miniskirt;
Short enough to pertain interest and long enough
to cover the subject

29.A drunk was hauled into court.
Mister, the judge began, you've been brought here
for drinking....
Great, the drunk exclaimed. When do we get

30.Can you do anything that other people can't?
Sure, I can read my handwriting..

31.Whom are you working for?
Same people. My wife and four kids

I thought my sister had lost my voda sim..
I'm soooo happy XD

It's still intact so I don't know
and it's actually 53% alcohol

charlie, can you handle it? =)

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Next time we gather, i shall bring my Mao Tai =)

$150m from Iraq to Australia.


I used up $8 worth of credit today, just to get everyone into the same tute

thats 800 secs worth of call time

Anime Update - Argento Soma finished, 8 more series euqivs left

Same thing for me and Infs1603...

This is fuxored. There are only 3 DSS tutes and the only decent slots have been camped.

Monday, March 03, 2003

for your 2 pm start right?

Despite how nice it was, I paid dearly for waking up at noon the past few days.

Sunday, March 02, 2003

Angelic Layer was good, but strangly predictable and childish

Ok fine benny, since it seems that SOMEONE has thieved ur Haibane Renmei, I'll have to burn it for you

It may take a while coz I'm fresh out of CD's (3 days max)

I'll help you finish it...

i haven't spoke for a long time...
but i am up for ... borrowing some of that Mao Tai.

Pedestrians have no hope on the roads there.
Haha Mao Tai. =)

Hash - "ph34r my 481l17y 70 d0 j4ck sh17 4nd 571ll 5cr3w u 4ll up"

max eliteness.

Yes charlie I'm down for a 52% alcoholic drink, and I bet they don't drive on any side of the road in particular, do they charlie?
Pick one side and go. weee

Yes johno
had i been the observer i wouldn't give a damn.
But unfortunately i had to play the roles of a pedestrian (in Fu Zhou, it took 2 minutes for me to cross a main road with a zebra crossing)
and a passenger in the car with one of the most reckless yet skillful driver i've ever known. And no, there were no seatbelts.

Oh i forgot to mention my one and only achievement from the China trip:
I brought back a bottle of Gui Zhou Mao Tai
52% alcohol
100% genuine
300 Ren Ming Bi (chinese currency, divided by 4.7 to get the $A equivalent)

Who's up for a drink someday
you don't need to study alcohol, you just need to drink them

Seen 1st stage...
How was Angelic Layer?
Burn me a copy of Haibane Renmei...

Saturday, March 01, 2003

ph34r my 481l17y 70 d0 j4ck sh17 4nd 571ll 5cr3w u 4ll up

but seriously
that is one huge flaw in ICQ
Plus, I thought u had just ditched me Marc

U ask a question about my TImetable when I ask u whether u want it
then u just not answer and go offline when i try to send it to u

Stuff Watching Update ::

Buffy - finished
Movies - 2 to go
Anime - watched Vandread (1st and 2nd stages), Hack Sign and Angelic Layer,
11 series equivalents left (1 series = ~26eps)

save tonight and fight the break of dawn come tomorrow tomorrow i'll be gone save tonight and fight the break of dawn come tomorrow tomorrow i'll be gone.
tomorrow comes to take me away i wish that i that i could stay girl you know i gotta go oh though i wish it wasn't so.

actually I was using icq 99a..
but that doesn't work..
so I settled for 2000a.
I see people were starring it last night too...

Nothing beats waking up at 1pm when its clear skies and warm breeze is blowing into your room :)

On the otherhand, today is a black day for the world when I get shaft onto the 3GB plan. I was downloading ~10GB a month before.

working fine now. and i didn't do anything since the last time i tried.

Go back to ICQ98a. I got the install file somewhere.

Its all Hash's fault.

Hey John I tried to upload ICQ 2002a but then Telstra had an outage of some sort. And then the Bigpond page denies this, insisting that it was Queenslanders only.

i really fucking hate icq at the moment.
go to hell.