Saturday, May 31, 2003

i need a non-school-related project to work on. I think my computer case is about as modded as it can get before it ceases to serve its function. My monitor is already painted jet black and it looks gorgeous. My car isn't worth putting much money into. I mean, yeah, it woudl be fun as hell to put on a flowmaster cat-back exhaust and a new ram air intake, maybe a new throttle body, and hell, why not replace the whole intake manifold while i'm in there and really clean out my cylinder walls. but then again, my car is 13 years old and worth maybe $1200 with a full tank of gas. it's already got a smooth sound system and i'm reluctant to put any more money into it knowing that i'll be graduated in less than a year and desperately be needing a new car for my full time job. And with any luck (*crosses fingers*) I should have a 77 t-bird to tinker with by then anyway. So back to the issue at hand - I need a new pet project. I suppose I could completely strip my bass and refinish it. I wonder if tommy ever finished doing that with his old guitar... Oh well, maybe I'll just go back to my video games, as productive as that is... Got any ideas? Email me.

Friday, May 30, 2003

3 weeks down, 8 more to go. woo.

Thursday, May 29, 2003

holy ass-kicking bands batman!

5/31/03@Swayze's: Nuclear Saturday, 7/10 Split, Stranger By Day, The Whole Nine, Mourning Star
6/4/03@Neutron Bomb: Give up the Ghost (American Nightmare), Every Time I Die, Black Cross, My Chemical Romance, Instilled
6/9/03@Masquerade: In Flames, Soilwork, Unearth, Chimaira
6/13/03@Masquerade: Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Biohazard, Throwdown, Full Blown Chaos
6/14/03@Swayze's: Staring Back, A Small Victory, Two Week Notice, Style Over Substance, Copeland
6/15/03@Swayze's: Time In Malta, Armor For Sleep, The Letters Organize
6/16/03@Capri Cinema: Evergreen Terrace, Remembering Never, On Broken Wings, Scarlet

It's going to be a busy couple weeks... I don't know how I'm going to see all these awesome shows and go to school at the same time, but I suppose I'll figure something out.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

you know you're a nerd when:
you go to Barnes & Noble to get a new Michael Slade novel about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Special X division which investigates international homicides. Only before you even get to the fiction/literature section, you see a book covered with fractals in the mathematics section that sidetracks you. Then, 1.5 hours later when the store throws you out because they're closing, instead of buying your new Michael Slade novel, you leave the store with a book coauthored by Whit Diffie and Marty Hellman about the evolution of public key encryption and the struggle of RSA Data Security, Inc trying to keep the NSA off their backs.
So yes, because I got so enthralled by the mathematics shelf, I never even made it 15 feet away to the fictional novels I meant to go buy. I am indeed a nerd.

Friday, May 23, 2003

as if mass media was't homogeneous enough already:
"Come June 2, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to approve new rules that would allow even more consolidation in the media: TV networks would be permitted to buy more stations than they are now, a media company would be allowed to own as many as three TV stations in one city, and restrictions on cross-ownership between newspapers and broadcast stations would be lifted."
-lifted shamelessly from this Washington Post article.

I hope everyone likes Viacom and Clear Channel. It won't be long before they, alongside AOL, Disney, and Newscorp, own every single media outlet in your city. Yeah, sure, you get 200 cable channels. Owned by 10 compaines. Have you noticed how every radio station sounds the same and why your favorite DJ in Seattle sounds just like your friend's favorite DJ in Chicago? Here's a hint: he's the same guy with different monikers who prerecorded all his witty quips 3 days ago from a sampling of DJ banter scripted for him by your friends at Clear Channel. And how about yoru news coverage? You've got 8 24-hour news networks on TV, half a dozen newspapers in your average metro area, a whole mess of credible internet news sites. Except that instead of offering dissenting opinions or multiple angles on a story, all your news sources report what they're told to report and in what way by the same upper management guy. I'm as against big government and unnecessary regulation as the next guy, but I think the FCC needs to step up to the plate and take some action in the other direction. How long will it be before we're down to a single major media outlet. Where's your freedom of choice? Sure, it won't be a government-run single news feed like Iraq, it'll be corporate owned. But that hardly makes it any more reliable or honest.

So here's to the watered-down blandness that makes America's lowest-common-denominator corporate media machine great...

Thursday, May 22, 2003

hooray for new windshield wipers! especially since its been raining basically non-stop for the last 2 weeks. blah...

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

new record: in and out of a georgia driver's licensing center (that's right, we don't have a consolidated "DMV" here in the wonderful state of GA) in just over an hour! Still incredibly painful and oh so very poorly managed, the "we're-not-really-a-DMV-so-please-stop-calling-us-that" building is possibly my least favorite place on earth, with the obvious exception of the GT parking office.

Monday, May 19, 2003

boo to cold and rainy mondays

Sunday, May 18, 2003

so i've finished 2/3 of my homework for the weekend already! yay, go me! except for the fact that homework blows big time, this wouldn't be so bad...

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Holy crap!!!!
June 13th @ Masquerade - Hatebreed, Biohazard, Agnostic Front, Throwdown, Full Blown Chaos
*drools all over himself*

school's going pretty well so far. my first quiz is tomorrow already. stupid summer. i think it's going to be a (fittingly enough) very bipolar semester of thermodynamics and analog electronics which will each tear me a new asshole and my engineering materials and professional engineering practices classes which will be a struggle to stay awake in.

Monday, May 12, 2003

Is it really time for me to go back to school again already?? I mean, yeah, my job sucked and I was ready to go back to school, but damn, already? Where did my week off go? Nuts...

Saturday, May 10, 2003

for pictures of my new (still cable-less) apartment, go here.

Urge to kill rising....
They were supposed to have our cable hooked up on Wednesday. But they "needed access." To what you ask? I wish I knew. There was just a hangtag on the door marked "9:30 am - need access." I was home at 9:30 am. Asleep mind you, btu if he'd banged a little bit I would have gotten up. So shit got fucked up on Wendesday, so we called Comcast and the earliest they coudl come back was today from 2-5. So I've been dutifully waiting at hoem all afternoon waiting for the cable guy. Phone rings at 4:40 pm: "Hello, this is Comcast, our records show that you requested a technician today. We just wanted to let you know that he's running a bit late, but he'll be there as soon as he can. If you need to leave, that's okay, he can hook you up from the outside." So why couldn't the guy on Wednesday do that? God only knows. So now it's 6:30 and I still have yet to see a Comcast van pull up outside to hook up the cable. Grrr.....

Saturday, May 03, 2003

So I'm all moved now. Yea!! Wait, I mean, holy crap everything hurts so damned much!! Yesterday at 4:30 my muscles just gave up. They revolted against my brain and went on strike. I dunno. I haven't done anythign this strenuous since Warped Tour last August, and it's not like I work out, so my muscles just decided they'd had enough and stopped cooperating I guess. Oh well. The job got done and I'm slowly putting my life back together. Hopefully I'll be done by mid-week and just be able to relax for a couple days. Which is what I shoudl be doing now instead of moving things around inside teh apartment. Oh well. Pictures shall be posted soon after I get a few more boxes put away.

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