Mad Geek

Friday, June 15, 2007

Hi there!

OK . . .

I AM alive.
My server is down so my images don't load
Kaiden is HUGE
Nothing else to report.

Continue on as normal. Thank you.
:: posted by Zuke, 10:21 PM | link | (2) comments |

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The other side . . .

Remember a while back, when I used to come here and post stuff? Wow, long time ago . . .

Anyway, I wrote about a senator Ted Stevens and his comments on how the internet works (here). Though it is trying to make fun, here is a video which is actually more accurate!

Ask A Ninja on Net Neutrality
:: posted by Zuke, 2:09 PM | link | (0) comments |

Monday, July 31, 2006

At last!!!

We add a jetpack to this thing, and I have my new ride to work!
:: posted by Zuke, 9:43 AM | link | (0) comments |

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Yay for Cat's dungeoun!

I died in the Dungeon of Ely Chan

I was killed in a torchlit armoury by Shigure the minotaur, whilst carrying...

a Figurine of Leggsrobbins, the Amulet of Babies, the Sceptre of Video Games, the Amulet of Sidnei, the Sword of Aishuu, the Sword of Eillwony and 8 gold pieces.

Score: 66

Explore the Dungeon of Ely Chan and try to beat this score,
or enter your username to generate and explore your own dungeon..." method="get">

:: posted by Zuke, 6:44 AM | link | (0) comments |

I hate idiots

Especially ones that are in charge of making decisions for me.

Now, I understand that computers are my particular field of expertise and that not everyone (read, no one) really cares enough to learn about it like I do. Most people run on the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach that I can completely relate with; plumbing, building, and car repair are all areas that I know nothing about.

BUT, if I were about to vote on something related to one of these fields and then give a public statement on it, I'd sure as hell ask someone who DOES know about plumbing, building, or car repair. But not our Senate!

Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on why he voted against net neutrality:
"There's one company now you can sign up and you can get a movie delivered to your house daily by delivery service. Okay. And currently it comes to your house, it gets put in the mail box when you get home and you change your order but you pay for that, right.

But this service isn't going to go through the interent and what you do is you just go to a place on the internet and you order your movie and guess what you can order ten of them delivered to you and the delivery charge is free.

Ten of them streaming across that internet and what happens to your own personal internet?

I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?

Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially.

So you want to talk about the consumer? Let's talk about you and me. We use this internet to communicate and we aren't using it for commercial purposes.

We aren't earning anything by going on that internet. Now I'm not saying you have to or you want to discrimnate against those people [...]

The regulatory approach is wrong. Your approach is regulatory in the sense that it says "No one can charge anyone for massively invading this world of the internet". No, I'm not finished. I want people to understand my position, I'm not going to take a lot of time. [?]

They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the internet. And again, the internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck.

It's a series of tubes.

And if you don't understand those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and its going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.

Now we have a separate Department of Defense internet now, did you know that?

Do you know why?

Because they have to have theirs delivered immediately. They can't afford getting delayed by other people.


Now I think these people are arguing whether they should be able to dump all that stuff on the internet ought to consider if they should develop a system themselves.

Maybe there is a place for a commercial net but it's not using what consumers use every day.

It's not using the messaging service that is essential to small businesses, to our operation of families.

The whole concept is that we should not go into this until someone shows that there is something that has been done that really is a viloation of net neutraility that hits you and me."
Those of you who are technically savvy will immediately understand why this bugs me. You were probably laughing the whole time. Those of you who are not will probably notice the guy wasn't making any sense. Just to let you in on the joke, that's why we're laughing.
:: posted by Zuke, 6:16 AM | link | (0) comments |

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

My Nerd Score

I am nerdier than 98% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!
:: posted by Zuke, 7:04 AM | link | (1) comments |

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Testing my WMV embedding

:: posted by Zuke, 6:48 AM | link | (0) comments |

Monday, May 15, 2006

Superman is a jerk

Saw that in the toy store over the weekend and couldn't stop laughing. Either ol' Supe's is about to Judo-chop the arm off an old guy, or the old guy is choking on something and Kal'el is just trying to help. Mind you, by helping, he'll be punching the blocked object through the front of the guy's chest, so he looses either way.
:: posted by Zuke, 9:37 AM | link | (0) comments |