Archive for July, 2007


B-b-b-barbaric, the training of these poor creatures to turn themselves into fighting machines is…. Sorry, I love that song. Learned a lot of things this week, like that Diddy Kong is the master of Mario Strikers, that Eric Holnicker’s parents obtained house plans from Dr. Seuss, that goalies are best distracted by breasts, that the Sarah Silverman show only has 6 episodes so far, that blue twizzlers turn your feces neon green and that programming board games in C# is suprisingly easy. GANONDORF! I<3Anna!

GENITALS DANGLING FROM THEIR BODIES
HOW INHUMAN! HOW INHUMAN!

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Smash Brothers Brawl, Mass Effect, Rock Band, Metroid 3, Bioshock, Mario Galaxy, WiiFit, Geometry Wars Galaxies… too many good games coming out soon, gotta catch ’em all!

Anna had a good birthday, I blew up nearly half a pound of balloons. Made my own Notepad clone in Visual C# called Gotepad. Drinking sweet tea. Can’t get Gotepad to print fonts to the printer, haven’t tried too hard. Still seeking employment. Worked Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun @ teh GameStop!1. Watched DS9 in like 1 month, all 7 seasons, too much Star Trek. Currently watching: Enterprise.

Orthodontist installed new rubber bands, they are asymmetric, they are painful, Larry is not amused.

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So I had to take some tests for TEKSystems… considering I don’t really know ASP.NET and I started learning C# 4 days ago I’m really happy/surprised with the results. Now I just need to crank out some code to show off (hopefully I’ll be interviewing for a Jr. level position in Hunt Valley next week). Here are my results:

ASP.NET Fundamentals

Score: 3.25
Percentile: Scored higher than 53% of previous examinees
Account Percentile: Scored higher than 54% of 100 examinees within this account
Proficiency Level: Proficient

Demonstrates a solid understanding of core concepts within this topic. Appears capable of working on most projects in this area with moderate assistance. May require some initial assistance with advanced concepts, however.

.NET Framework Fundamentals

Score: 3.25
Percentile: Scored higher than 56% of previous examinees
Account Percentile: Scored higher than 49% of 43 examinees within this account
Proficiency Level: Proficient

Demonstrates a solid understanding of core concepts within this topic. Appears capable of working on most projects in this area with moderate assistance. May require some initial assistance with advanced concepts, however.

C# Fundamentals

Score: 3.75
Percentile: Scored higher than 82% of previous examinees
Account Percentile: Scored higher than 89% of 80 examinees within this account
Proficiency Level: Advanced (Master)

Demonstrates a clear understanding of many advanced concepts within this topic. Appears capable of mentoring others on most projects in this area.

Look at me, I’m a C# master! Thanks The Complete Idiot’s Guide to C# Programming, you have made me am ungeniusly!

E3 MARIO HAS A BEE SUIT OMG METROID PRIME 3 CONTROLS ARE SUPPOSEDLY SO SWEET NOBODY HAS COVERED DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS TACTICS YET WHICH SUCKS AND THEY HAVEN’T SAID ANYTHING ABOUT SMASH BROTHERS ONLINE PLAY BUT WIIFIT LOOKS GOOD ANNA PSYCHED FOR ROCKBAND CULDCEPT COMING TO USA 360 BALTHIER IN PSP FF TACTICS REMAKE GOTTA WORK TOMMOROW

Skipped 4 days, yargh. Meeting with TEK went well, she’s going to let me know about any available positions and shop me around the market. She’s going to “promarket” me, which apparently means going to companies and saying “I know you don’t have a position for this guy, but you need him anyhow, he wears green shirts, has facial hair and can speak excellent English.” Totally Irrelevant!

For loops are my favorite kind of loops, I don’t know why. When I’m thinking about a program, or actually programming it, all my loops seem to be for loops… Granted it is a pretest loop which means the code block might not be executed, but a creative condition usually takes care of that. I guess while and do-while have their uses but for whatever reason I always think in terms of for loops.

Anna says my butt-chin means I’m a caveman. I say the fact she’s with me means she’s a cave woman. Speaking of which, they’ve got a full port of Cave Story for PSP. Cave.

Blog blog blog, updating my blog. Anna woke me up at 9:30 so I got up at 10am and uhh we ate at 2 and I’m sleepy. Vin and Joe (Anna’s brothers) are here and Anna got a job today!!! I am still jobless, and did I mention I’m sleepy? I completed both the 20 and 100 math questions in record time today and we’ve been digging some Guitar Hero 2, a little bit of Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2 and some We Love Katamari (ya’know, Katamari 2?) on… what else? Playstation 2.

NUMBA TWO!!!

Interview with TEKSystems on Tuesday, hopefully for a position with Constellation Energy or Lockheed Martin… we’ll see, but here’s hoping. Anna is going to be a professional clothing spy if her interview goes well… I’m still working to construct my Ultimate Pokemon Team, try everday to catch a Beldum but so far no swarm has appeared… gotta evolve it into METAGROSS!!! Also need to evolve my Feebas into a Milotic, Gible into Gabite into Garchomp and err uhh ultimate pokemon will equal ULTIMATE VICTORY!

So I’ve been ‘training my brain in minutes a day’ using Anna’s DS and so far the results are good. A simple linear trendline on my results shows that I’m decreasing the time it takes me to do 120 simple math problems by roughly 1.662 seconds every day (which equates to .01385 seconds per problem…) so in 78 days I’ll be able to solve all 120 problems instantly! Hooray for Math… Neighbors are white trash, junked up the parking lot with firework shrapnel, blocked our parking spot with trash, fucking hate them. Love Anna tho, woo! ❤

Sooo I’ve been reading this book, it’s downstairs at the moment, let me fetch it so I can relay the title… actually I’ve been reading two, Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever -and- Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Efficient and immortal? Hells yes! As part of being productive I’ve decided to try to write 1 paragraph in my blog every day about anything whatsoever, since tonight is the beginning of this undertaking I thought I’d choose Smash Brothers Brawl.

I am very excited about the new Smash Brothers… they recently announced Samurai Goroh, who drives the Fire Stingray (which you may know as the pink car, my most favorite of the 4 originals), will be an ‘assist trophy’. Assist trophies in Brawl seem to equal Pokeballs in Melee. I am a little disappointed Goroh won’t be playable, but I never liked him nearly as much when his hefty ass wasn’t piloting the Fire Stingray. Oh, and Brawl better be online, or else my 1 paragraph per day will be devoted to emailing Nintendo and complaining since Iwata basically announced online Smash Brothers like two E3s ago.