Thursday, December 27, 2007
I'm jealous of things that don't matter (exist), and I do believe that I
may be depressed. I'm annoyed with myself. Christmas was really
uneventful i.e. it didn't feel like Christmas at all. The tree helped,
though. I still can't stand living with people and I hate being broke.
Want an apartment, though cqan't afford one. Student loans are going to
kill when I graduate. Worried that I'll never find a job. O well I
guess; that's what factory work is for. Want internets. Grr.
<3 mobile blog FTW <3
<3 sushi FTW <3
Sunday, December 23, 2007
mentioned earlier. Am so tired. Sugar is low. Wish I could be a better
person. Feel like a jerk, sometimes.
Started quilting. Will post pictures. Crow quilt just needs letters.
Didn't cut them with enough allowance for the hem-age. Today, bought too
much, lost too much. Lost $10. Think it fell out of my pocket. Bought a
self-healing mat, see through ruler, a pattern, and some fat-quarters.
Can't wait to actually start.
<3 mobile blog FTW <3
<3 sushi FTW <3
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
<3 mobile blog FTW <3
<3 sushi FTW <3
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
and Nat are having issues, (sorry, T) and Nat has never been so
childish. It makes me mad that she acts like that. I mean, seriously. I
wish that she could comprehend that relationships aren't a game. Growl.
Well, Anthony and I have been together for nine months now, and it
couldn't be better. We started a charcter in Oblivion together (woo, big
step, I know, lol), which is just too fun. More later...
<3 mobile blog FTW <3
<3 sushi FTW <3
<3 mobile blog FTW <3
<3 sushi FTW <3
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Mercury is in Scorpio, but slowing. Review finances and correct mistakes. Eliminate confusion or misunderstanding. Be clear about liabilities. Don't go over the top or get in deep without knowing what's at stake. Keep a lid on spending till you know where you stand. Study the implications of contracts or agreements. Delay signing. You may be party to intimate secrets. Someone close to may disappoint you. Discussion is intense as the month begins. Finance and intimacy are hot topics. Relations with others are a key factor with Mars, the Sun and Venus in Libra and your house of partnership. Consider the 'why and wherefore' of what others want and what you want to give. Discuss priorities in depth.
Life is so strange right now, you may doubt anything is really true. But some things have to be true, that's just a statistical fact. From the look of your solar chart, you're heading for an opportunity of some kind, and it may seem too good to be true. Here is what I can tell you. It's probably true, and it will come at a price. That price involves being honest in the face of an overwhelming temptation to lie. It may also involve being clear with yourself that someone is simply not being honest with you -- and saying nothing at all. Romance or erotic relations will feature at the New Moon, which will be fast or furious. Mars enters Scorpio on Oct 30th. It's intense. You want what you want. What will be the cost of getting it? Warning and congratulations! It's likely that someone close to you will soon be giving birth, at least metaphorically. While the accent is on your career and your public face, love and romance are very much in the picture, and are likely to go from strength to strength now.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Being at work. This will be the second time that I am attempting to post a journal entry on dA, my page refreshed and I lost what I wrote that was so freaking random that I don't even remember what the hecks it was.
On another note: want to move soon; hence the quotation -
+I've been here so long I think that it's time to move+
Also, once again, Anthony has expressed an interest in having someone follow us around and take pictures of us, but the only person who would do it (Tiffani) is never around both of us at the same time (and has a shitty camera). SO, need to schedule some type of family gathering soon on a Monday.....
GAH I don't even work today and I'm working.
Also, I am making a Weighted Companion Cube.
[/copy/pasta from dA journal]
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Mom is much better. She says she only feels better when she is under stress. It's sad.
Speaking of sad, the sky was just beautiful the other day. Just lovely. I didn't have my camera, but it lasted for about fifteen minutes. I only saw one person take a picture. It's tragic.
Also, play this game.
Friday, October 26, 2007
[EDIT] she seems to Be doing Better, now. she's at home, But grandma is with her, and grandma's a nurse. more laters.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I will be returning your comparison papers... and I'm afraid that it's going to be a bit of a shock for many of you. You will have an opportunity to revise the paper if you would like (details will be given tomorrow night), but for many of you, seeing how you did will be a bit of a wake-up call telling you that you must do your absolute best on the remaining assignments in class, or seriously consider dropping the course. I'm sorry to be delivering bad news so soon after the Indians' loss, but the bright side is that it is still early enough in the semester to turn things around. I strongly encourage you to renew or re-evaluate your commitment to the course. i am here to help and am always happy to do so when students are making their best, good faith efforts.scared. really scared.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Alright, well, in English Comp. II I have this fascinating paper to write. I get to write about whatever I want, which of course will be Alice. But it needs to be some type of argument. Hm. What do people argue about regarding Alice? TO THE LIBRARY!!!
Have pre-ordered Fable 2. Will be fun. Also bought Megaman Battle Networks 4. Fun stuff. Haven't started it yet because I haven't finished Scurge. Is a difficult game. Indeed.
Ugh. College is catching up with me. I am getting behind. Sometimes I feel like I really wasn't cut out for this. I am probably going to fail Algebra, I am failing Archeology, but I refuse to fail French and English. I will pass them. Cannot schedule classes until the end of April.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Today on our way to go pickup Halo 3 at 1:30am we were pulled over by the police, Anthony put in handcuffs, and tickets handed to both of us.
My ticket reads: Plates belong to another Chevy that she owned. Plate was supposed to be O43XUD.
Anthony's ticket reads: Driving without lights on. Has temp. card, no papers. Pass. Ferin McCauley has no license.
Two fines, I guess.
Got a new book and a new bag. Very nice. Feel bad now because of the car though.
Have to get Halo 3 within the next few days or our pre-order will be gone. Now no car, so no way up. Very frustrating.
Truthfully, though, feel like I don't even want Halo 3 now. Kind of like it's ruined, almost.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
i am a beautiful human, my body is healthy, my mind is strong, my emotions are a little oozy but very stable, my determination and hope is max, i have the desire for communal health and happiness even though i may harbor anger for people with hatred towards me and am human, i am human and i will grow and learn and spread my fruits all my life, i will live to be 110 years old with no setbacks, i will understand that ferin is a shockingly manipulative person with an inbred hatred that does not become clean when any substance is applied to it, ferin wanted to get her hooks in and have the last word just like anthony, ferin will go home tongiht and pollute the earth my children will live on with chalouse use and planned lifelong use of harsh inhumane things and practices, ferin is not a person worthy of giving ear to although i do because were all human, you ferin marie can never walk out on me because i know you are always here, alive, no matter what we always met at the crossroad and continued on, you are sick girl and i want a hug so bad you have no idea i would love a hug from nobody else but you thats how sick i am so please understand that sickness and disease and happiness and fulfilment are struggles of your desires so just shut up would you! leave me alone! go away! bye bye! leave for ever and for good and do not talk to me through email or text message on your great great awesome cell phone or any message in any way unless your gonna be a real mother crappin human about it and be supportive and not delusional as you are yourself. WE all see life through a screen and this is ok. i appreciate almost everything around me. you are sad thats why your supposed last word to me is sad no happy
peace always and growing and love
im never done with anything although it may go away for a while
if your really not communicating with me anymore or thats the plan at least would you say goodbye
Monday, September 17, 2007
I loved the weapon and plasmid selection structure. Pressing the right trigger while having a plasmid selected will automatically switch to the gun you had equipped, and the left trigger for a plasmid while having a gun selected. holding in the right and left bumpers wil bring up a gun selection and plasmid selection wheel respectively. The weapon and Plasmid upgrades are great ideas as well. I like the fact that you can only use each gun upgrade station once. makes for a bit harder time upgrading your firearms. There are a lot of secrets to find in the game, like getting all of the tape recordings. It also gives the player a chance to play on their conscience a bit as well with the little sister aspect of the game. The story is the most compelling part of this amazing peice of work. From the moment your plane crashes, to the amazing end of the game, this title will have you guessing, confused, and wanting more and more. You will want to find out the secrets of Rapture more than anything. The game makes you want to find out what happened to the people down there. Finding all of the tape recordings will answer your questions of: Why is the city in shambles? What went on down here?, and many others you may have. At one point in the game you get a research camera, and taking pictures of all the enemies can give you damage bonuses and even special abilities like active camo. Being that the game takes place in the late fifties, it has some high nostalgic feeling to it. the music and the voice acting actually make you feel like you are in that time period. Bioshock doesn't just try to put you in the fifties, it does. Their are some bad things about Bioshock, though. The Big Daddies are a little too powerful of an enemy. There aren't too many good ways to win a fight with them without using a lot of first-aid or ammunition. Some parts of the game can be rather glitchy and annoying. from "dancing" corpses to people being able to hit you through walls, as well as the camo being glitchy as well. Some of the enemies can still find you, and most will blindly fire, and manage to hit you dead on. Sometimes the camo doesn't even activate, so you are in a heated battle and need time to reload, or heal, and you run away to hide, and let it hide you, and you are still perfectly visible, and prety much fodder. Some things in the game also just make no sense at all. Another one of the bad things about the game is that when you switch ammo types during a battle, then you have to watch Jack reload the weapon, and then switch back to the ammo you actually wanted, and sit through him reloading again.I see nothing at all to complain about regarding the graphics or audio in the game. Both are highly astounding. I highly recommend buying this game if you are a fan of the FPS genre. No matter how many times you play, though. This game makes you want to play again.
Replay Value: 10
Originality & concept: 10
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Actually missed a math assignment. Must force myself to actually finish stuff. After missing one I end up with a sort-of fuck-it attitude. Must refrain from not caring.
Note to self: send English teacher my homework; send French teacher my homework; Do math homework...
So the engine is almost ready to come out of the red car. I'm hoping everything will go well.
The freeloaders are finally out of the apartment. Yuck. I'm SO glad. The circumstances are that Stephanie (Anthony's sister) decided to leave Brandon in the house alone and left, so now mom has custody and the freeloaders had to leave.
The 360 is finally back from friggin' Texas. SO glad. Anthony is almost finished with Bioshock. Will have review posted after I finish it.
Anthony was a doll. Bought me Spyro: A Hero's Tail.
Have the sniffles. Icky. Been sniffling and such since the beginning of the week. Ucky. It sucks because I keep getting made fun of.
Been reading Questionable Content (QC) lately. There are nearly 1,000 issues, and I'm on 404. It's an excellent series (if you're into the whole Indie-Soap-Opera type thing).
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Okay, so, had the worst day ever not too terribly long ago. Great haven... Okay, so here it goes:
It was on Thursday, my last day of class for the week. I was feeling mostly excellent. In my English class, the last one of the day (around 6:30ish-8). We had an in-class essay to do. I, personally, like writing essays so it wasn't a big deal. I was concentrating really well; I surprised myself. Just then I get a text message that reads: "Something bad happened. Call if you can, " from Anthony. I am thinking, "OMG what could have happened?"I send one back, of course: "What happened? Are you okay?" I didn't get a response within a minute, so, me being who I am, freaked out, ran out of class with my phone pressed so hard against my ear that it left marks. I found out after I called Anthony that the control arm on the car broke, and so it is now un-drivable. He wasn't hurt, so I got off the phone and went back to class. There I just finished my essay and left class early. I was considering getting myself something to drink at Starbucks (comfort drinks, you know how it goes), but first I checked my account balance. We all know that since I get robbed the amount that I do, I will never carry cash. My account balance was not only in the negatives, but in negatives in the double digits. I thought, "this day could not get any worse, " and then the sky fell...
Ray's birthday party was last night/this morning. I ended up getting there around 7, and had to stay until close. The night started out all right. My food consumption, of course, was a little excessive, but everyone can splurge from time to time. Paige and Brandon showed up around 9. Most of what happened was just us four (did I forget to mention Tiffani?) sitting around talking. The music was too loud, (the kids are so young) but it was fine when I was sitting outside. Ray was fine most of the night, though around 1 he threw a tantrum and started kicking over chairs. By this time Paige and Brandon had already left the scene and went home. Tiffani and I quietly went out the front door. The show was probably the best part of the night. Diana (Denise?) was the one who sang. I guess she was supposed to do some eight songs or something, but the drunk people were harassing her. Either way, Ray couldn't go home and so slept on the pool table with Lennell (who was very giggly) and the rest of us helped clean up (except for me, who sat and watched Matlock until it was time to go home). We didn't leave until 3:30 in the morning and I didn't arrive at home until past 4. Anthony was already sleeping by the time I got home.
Now, today I plan on staying at home all day. Seriously.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Saturday, September 01, 2007
The Shochu Bar is excellent. The graphics are pleasant, the English is good, it is difficult though, mind...
Neutral has two available escape games, RGB and Sphere, both of which are very clever with excellent graphics and even a save option.
The Afro-Ninja Escape Series is simple and easy, but excellent. There are supposed to be two out so far but I can only find The Closet, which is the second in the series.
Also, Duderuud comes up with excellent escape games. They are simple for the most part, but once you get the hang of them, they get much easier. The best so far is Escape Polleke's Garden.
More to come. ^^
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Sunday: Off (yay!)
Monday: Off with Anthony (yay!)
Tuesday: School 11:30ish - 8ish, but I will probably be at the rec center until 11
Wednesday: Work 2pm-12am
Thursday: Once again, school 11:30ish - 8ish, but I will probably be at the rec center until 11
Friday: Work 11am-9pm
Saturday: Work 11am-9pm
There you have it folks!!!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Had a run-in with Matt. Been a while in that aspect as well. I don't want to be rude. Ever. But. Yeah. No.
Well, yesterday was the worst day that I've had in a long time. Anthony blew out one of our front tires (by accident, and it's okay). I was reprimanded by Level 2 Tech Support for a global ticket that I didn't write. I got into an argument with Miss Tiffani for some stupid reason.
If your in the mood to read something surreal, read sirengirl's blog, The Space Between Words. Excellent writing.
School has been fun. I really am motivated this semester. I love it. I'm taking French, Archeology, Algebra (ick), and English Composition.
Bah. I'm feeling a break right about now.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Sunday: OffThere you go, folks. ^^
Monday: Off (with Anthony)
Tuesday: Off (lol, I know)
Wednesday: 8:30am - 7:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm (or 4:30... or 4:00...)
Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
P.S. All of my cell calls are forwarded to my work phone, so if you need to talk, go ahead and call. =)
...it's like that person that you are nice to after you have had a falling-out, and then later you get stabbed again, and when you say, "I didn't really want to talk to you to begin with," it sounds like a cop-out...
Going to see mom after work. Have a new work schedie. Will post after this, um, post... Forgot to get my timecard in last week. It sucks. Missed paycheck = not good.
Have Nana's laptop, still need to fix that... Can find Win98, okay. Still need to extract teh bios battery... if there is one...
Working up front today. Is odd. Forgot what it was like. Not as many customers. Get to see more computers. Less passwords. Far, far less passwords.
Sudoku gets harder the longer you play without stopping. You blank out
Can't forget, need to lunch Daryl tomorrow. Needs to pay him back. Salad, I think he said.
Saturday, July 07, 2007
And also, free Halo 3 wallpaper for your compy on the Bungie site. Lot of excellent things going on today!
I guess my Avon order came in... pink shirt... very cute. Bought other stuff too, but it isn't in yet. In spite of my non-girlieness, I am girlie sometimes...
Ordered a bunch of stuff from HotTopic, too... Anarchy boots, for mahself, and Princess Ai shoelaces, and a Trigun shirt for Anthony.
Friday, July 06, 2007
Remember that funky countdown thing on Bungie.net? Well it sure has changed!!! Go there, pick your region, put in your birthday, and click on the interesting-light-up-bits to get files. Very interesting. I'm sure that now, at this point, everyone knows it's Halo 3 related.
Finally got Tomb Raider Anniversary (thanks honey), and go figure, it won't run on my machine. Damn.
Fixed my pants. They look good, except they are a bit small on my thighs; makes my pants fall down when I walk.
I love ordering things on the internet. ^^
Friday, June 29, 2007
Holy crap, this is nuts.
Well, anyway, for those of you who subscribe to RSS feeds, I now have a shared items list that you can subscribe to so I don't have to re-blog already blogged interesting things.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
The only features I am interested in are as follows:
|1.3 Megapixel camera||Take high-quality pictures from your phone that you can enlarge or print.|
|Music player||Make a personal soundtrack with your favorite MP3s on your phone.|
|Bluetooth® wireless technology||Lose the wires and keep your hands free for more important things – Bluetooth lets you connect your phone to your headset or computer wirelessly.|
|Built-in QWERTY Keypad||With the built-in keypad, you can type messages easily.|
|Expandable mini SD memory slot||Mini SD slot allows you to add extra memory for photos, files, and more.|
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
The total cost of all four episodes will be 2400 points, which is about $30 or £20, making it a little cheaper than most Xbox 360 titles. We'd expect some extras to be included in either the episodic or retail version to help promote them, but theres little known in that regard just yet, though the Croft Manor area is free with the purchase of any episode.
However, it's not all good news and anybody wanting to download the cheaper, episodic version of Lara Croft's newest adventure will have to own a copy of Tomb Raider: Legend for the Xbox 360, which is a bit harsh for those who picked it up on another platform and will now be forced to wait for the full retail release.
Friday, June 15, 2007
("Midland" is not necessarily the same thing as "Midwest") The default, lowest-common-denominator American accent that newscasters try to imitate. Since it's a neutral accent, just because you have a Midland accent doesn't mean you're from the Midland.
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
I definitely need to write more. Went through my journals just recently and realized how much I used to write so much, and now I don't as much as I used to. I miss that.
Friday, June 08, 2007
Tomb Raider Anniversary was released yesterday-ish for PS2 and PC. Unfortunately I don't think that Dorian can handle it, and we don't have a PS2. I am definitely hoping that it is released for XBOX in a month or so. Just finished Quake 4 yesterday. Was really good. It kind of sucks that when you play on different difficulties, the NPCs still call you "Corproal".
Leaving work in a few hours. Can't wait to go home, probably so I can be lazy. Oh well, I guess.
[EDIT] Must remember that I have to watch the girls today at eight. [/EDIT]
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
For all of you that have read The Da Vinci Code and liked it, not for the religious information or for the artsy background, but just how fast paced it read, there are other books out there for you.
Though it came out a whole 22 years prior, The Bourne Identity has the same sort-of fast paced action that has your heart pounding and your adrenaline pumping. With all of the plot twists keeping you from putting it down, you'll soon be after the rest of the series.
If The Bourne Trilogy is a little too real for you and you need a sense of fantasy that reads like real-life with fast paced action and plot twists, then maybe you would prefer The Abhorson Trilogy. If that is a little too juvenile for you, then there is always The Dark Tower Series.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Biggest yet, hopefully the last...
Got a hair-cut. ^^
Matt is absolutely right about gas prices, and I completely agree; STOP COMPLAINING.
Got another text message from her, today. I really don't know what to think.
Going to take my driving test Wednesday. Hope I pass. If I don't, though, then I will know what I need to work on.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
NO! Why is that always everyone's first question when they talk to me?
2. Would you kiss any of your friends?
Only the best.
3. Where do you want to go to college?
? I iz in teh college...
4. How many kids do you want to have?
5. Do you have a good relationship with your parents?
6. Do you wanna change your name?
7. What did you do for your last birthday?
8.What time did u wake up today?
9. What were you doing at midnight last nighT?
Actually, sleeping, believe it or not.
10. Name something you CANNOT wait for?
Tomb Raider Anniversary...
11. Last time you saw your dad?
I would say a year and a half, but I popped over to his house a few months ago.
12. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life?
13. Have you ever talked to Tom?
14. Last thing you ate/drank?
15. Whats your favorite month?
16. What is your least favorite month?
17. Do you like peanut butter?
<3>Lip gloss Chapstick is better than lipstick
 I can't leave the house without makeup.
[x] I play video games, even when there are other people around.
[x] My friends are the best, and they're important to me.
[x] I would do [almost] anything for my friends.
[x] I love creativity and originality.
 I love extreme sports.
 I am a member of FriendWise.com and love it.
 I have a tattoo(s).
[x] I have/had piercings other than my ears
[x] I have been to more than 5 concerts
[x] I have a stuffed animal
 I have cheated on someone just to make them dump me first.
[x] I've spanked another girl on purpose in public.
 been called a player.
 go to the mall to pick up guys.
Do you have the following in your bedroom:
[x] Cell phone[s]
 Book shelf
[x] Clothes on the floor
 Smoke detector
[x] Bottle of water
[x] Stop sign/any sign
 real gun
 Any drug
[xx] Xbox, xbox 360
[x] Something stolen
How many windows do you have in [yo]ur room?
Do you get ready in the bathroom or your room?
Room... I refuse to walk to or from the bathroom naked.
What color is your bed sheet?
How big is your bed?
Not big enough...
Has the opposite sex been in your room before?
Who usually sleeps in your bed besides you?
Do you like your bedroom?
Don't mind it, could be bigger...
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
You can now export your avatar and signature for use on other sites, as well as creating banners in their sig lab. The new collectibles for May 2007 are in as well; Yokai's Treasure and the Demonic Anklets. Haven't seen all of the collectibles? They now have The Gaia Collectible Museum, where you can view the items, when they were released, and even preview them on your avatar. It is definitely better than trying to find the monthly collectibles by endlessly browsing the marketplace. The new item arranger will help you organize your inventory more efficiently than before, letting you view items in a list or icon view, as well as showing all, avatar, home, or game items. It even lets you search for items by name, if you have so many items that scrolling doesn't do the trick. Getting rid of duplicate or unwanted items is easier than ever with the "sell item" and "give as gift" options right in your inventory. The only thing that could be better at this point is having an auto arranger that would arrange by date released, alphabetically, or set. After you get yourself all gussied up, you can head to the Gaia Cinema, where all sorts of fun and educational films are played. The main feature film this week is Shaolin Temple, as well as the educational shorts, A Case of Spring Fever and The Showoff. You can buy a brain freeze and popcorn. You can shine a laser pointer onto the screen or throw popcorn and flames if you dislike the movie. Be sure to get a good seat.
There's a lot of bad webcam pix out there. Here's how to make them look much better.
Friday, May 18, 2007
- predatory behavior from other members
- to fix/prevent the above would be a "technological and administrative nightmare"
- teen-grid doesn't have as many bells and whistles/as much leniency as the adult-grid, which is both good and bad; good because there is not as much of a chance that the horrors of the adult-grid will infiltrate, bad because kids playing have labeled it "lame" and prefer Sims to the teen-grid
- nothing in SL is punishable, i.e. anything goes
- sexual predators can easily lie to make a teen account, making it easy to prey on the teenagers (which is the same thing that is currently happening with myspace)
- SL is not personalized/tailored for juvenile delinquents, which is what they need (something tailored to fit their needs)
- having high levels of competition and extreme tension decrease sense of self-worth and increase verbally and physically violent behavior, esp. in delinquents
- The following regards the system requirements for PC*
- the system requirements are as follows [and does not run very well on these (frequent crashes, as well as slow graphics and frequent freezes if there are too many avatars on screen, sound often becomes slow and grating)]:
- Internet Connection*: Cable or DSL
- Operating System: Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
- OR Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4)
- Computer Processor: 800MHz Pentium III or Athlon, or better
- Computer Memory: 256MB or better
- Video/Graphics Card**:
- nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better
- OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better
- Internet Connection*: Cable or DSL
- Computer Processor: 1.6GHz Pentium 4 or Athlon 2000+ or better
- Computer Memory: 512MB or better
- Video/Graphics Card**:
- nVidia GeForce FX 5600, GeForce 6600, or better
- OR ATI Radeon 9600, X600, or better
- nVidia cards that report as a RIVA TNT or TNT2
- ATI cards that report as RAGE or RAGE PRO
- ATI cards that report as RADEON 320M, 340M, 345M, or similar model numbers
- Intel Extreme
- most cards by MATROX
- nVidia cards that report as Quadro
- ATI cards that report as RADEON IGP or RADEON XPRESS
- ATI cards that report as FireGL
- ATI cards that report as FireMV
Thursday, May 17, 2007
My name is Ferin McCauley, and I work at the University of Akron. I am researching Second Life.
The Summit County Juvenile Detention Center was looking for a program to teach minors to have the natural reflex to nurture instead of maim. We had the idea, here at UA, that we could develop a game. We have the programmers and the resources, but it may take a while; we have estimated around a whole year. Unfortunately one of the other people at the meeting regarding this issue put the idea of Second Life into the JDC administrator's head. I have realized that the average length of stay in the JDC is 17-30 days, hardly long enough to make the "incentive" in Second Life worth it. I have done more research on Second Life and have realized that it is by no means the solution to anything. What I am worried about is that they may try out Second Life, and find that there are awful security holes, especially with juvenile delinquents playing, and they may scrap the whole game-idea.
In my research I found the site for this group, and thought maybe you could help me.
I was wondering how much information you may have that would help me deter the JDC administrator from wanting to use Second Life. Any information you may have would be helpful; the more the better.
Thanks so much. ^.^
University of Akron, TLSC
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Also went grocerie shopping. Spend a good eighty bucks. Got good foods. *muah*
Finished Tomb Raider: Legend on teh 360. 100%. Took me almost eleven hours; not bad. :P
Must finish reading The Bourne Identity, so I can read The Bourne Supremacy, to be followed by The Bourne Ultimatum, because the movie is coming out soon. :) SO stoked.
Def cried. Like a damn baby. Cannot believe that Harry died. Oman. And now, what is up with MJ and Peter? Are they getting married? Are they just friends? What gives??
O. Yeah. And what is with the frickin' hyphen in "Spider-Man"? I never knew that there was a hyphen in there. Why wasn't I notified? I thought it was all one word, but a quick google search revealed that there, indeed, is a small hyphen in between "spider" and "man", even in the comics.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Keep wanting to call my family, but no one ever answers, and then of course I get that, "come visit." Yeah sure, I'll just drive my car to- o wait, no car...
Well, signed up for the retirement at work so I can work over the summer. Unfortunately, the hours are going to be morning hours... ick. Will post the new schedule when I figure it out.
Issues with Chad, again, of course. Not that he is even causing problems, this time. Anthony just isn't wanting him at the house, though he mentioned that if I didn't mind, he didn't, but I have no idea if he was serious or not. -.-
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Am feeling much better. Had some creepy flu-thing I caught from work, probably from Ron, as he has been taking me to work. Had sinus junk and am pretty sure I have an ear infection, especially as I cannot hear out of it. Will probably go to the doctor sometime this week if it refuses to get any better.
Been doing a lot of shopping on the interwebs. ^.^ Bought Ramuné. Is even better than it was last time, though is very fizzy. It was harder to open this time, too. Is probably because it is a little on the warm side. The other things I ordered are taking a long time to get here. >.< Grr.
Work soon, ugh.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
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Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Busy, busy at work today. *sigh*
Ordered stuff from amazon.com. Almost ordered the second Fire Thief, but this one has been so slow going, I really, really don't want to. May just give away the book... after I finish it of course.
After walking almost home from Chapel Hill yesterday, my little toes hurt so much. Have blisters and calluses like nobody's business. *ouch*
Been getting frequent headaches, hoping that they aren't a sign of further illness. Am just getting over flu-monster-thing.
Talked to first-last today on Gaim. Didn't have much to say, of course, why would he. Just asked how things were going, said something in Spanish, and signed off. Go figure.
Friday, April 27, 2007
SO, after that, we came back to help-desk, and I've been here ever since. There are lots of bright-sides to this day though; a) i got paid, b) i get off at 9pm instead of 12am, c) weekendz, and d) Tomb Raider: Legend - w00t.
Kyle, Tim, Dan, Anthony, and I crammed into Tim's dented car and trekked up to the mall. We stopped, first, at ebGames, or something, looking for a copy of Tenchu for the xbox [sorry, guys, but the xbox version was much better... friggin' playstation... with the no wall-camo... jerks]. Me, being the nerd-kid that I am, decided to look for Tomb Raider: Legend, as it is awesome, and too large to keep on my harddrive. Found it, of course, but for xbox, not teh 360. Either way, I get my game, so, whatever [though I will find it for 360, and I will buy it]. We found Tenchu as well, so I paid and we left. Got lunch at Subway. Was awesome. Still needed to go to HotTopic, as that is what we were originally there for. Anthony got the dethklok shirt that he wanted, and I an odd-shaped pair of pants. Got home in enough time to play through half of Bolivia before I had to go to work.
Monday: No Work [but I am spending that day with Anthony, because we both
have it off]
Sat/Sun: No Work [No plans (other than the D&D campaign on Saturday night)]
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Okay, so, it isn't really demotion, just an added responsibility that takes less IQ and more organizational skills. Am definately Ron's secretary. On the plus-side, though, I have a guaranteed ride to work and Mondays off. ^^ Fun stuff, on a more serious subject...
Chadrick Allen Crabtree. Someone I thought I could trust. Someone I felt connected to. Someone I loved. Until he ripped out my heart for the last time. Never again.
Let me tell you a little something that I have been thinking about for a long time. It is a funny thing when someone has a rare disease, very rare, mind, and there will always be that one person who has it, too. They have everything that everyone else has. They want attention; kind, loving attention. You will never get that. Never. Not until you stop being the selfish, awful thing you are, and start caring about other people, until you start being selfless. I have a quote for you; 'The fool doth think himself wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.' William Shakespeare. He was one smart cookie. Think on that, maybe, just maybe, you'll learn something.
I'll end on this note, another quote; 'You have no power over me.' - Sarah in The Labyrinth
Saturday, April 21, 2007
So, no Quake tourney because someone "forgot" about the server, even though there was plenty of time to prepare. Any way, another Quake tourney was promised to me for next LAN party. *sigh*
Started my character for Harvey's D&D campaign. I'm a cleric. ^^ I wanted my name to be Jesus, but Harvey said no, so my name is Fearnae. I had the highest stats. I was def stoked. *muah* I have no dump stat, they were all 13+; 13, 15, 15, 16, 17, and 17. w00t - l337, 1o1.
Not going to Rocky tonight, am not feeling up to it. Sinus stuff, maybe an infection. Ick. Can't wait to get home. Haven't played Gears in, like, two days. O.o
Was playing Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation earlier, died a lot. May play again. May not. Was thinking about playing Evidence, but I like to play that with other people... Hm.
Have this awful sinus thing going on. Nose won't quit running unless I'm running, and I can't stop sneezing. Ick.
Had another dream about my dad last night. It was odd...
She was moving into the basement, and was hanging some
decorations. I went upstairs to the living room. I sat on the
arm of the couch just as he was coming home. I looked at
him and started to speak, but he turned his head away and
averted his eyes. I kept trying to talk to him but he just kept
shaking his head. I thought to myself, "fine, I don't need this.
I'll just ignore you, " and I left the house. I walked for a bit,
and then spun around on this rolley-chair [there is no proper
way to spell "rolley" as it is not a word that can be used as
an adjective. The word "rolley", noun-wise, is a small wagon]
for a while, and then I woke up.
Friday, April 20, 2007
The LAN party is tomorrow. Can't wait. Need to make sure I get up on time. It isn't going to be so great not seeing ?Anthony? all day, though. Whatever. I'm going to rock the QIII, or try to, really, really hard. ^^ Papa Giorgio said he may attend. ^^
Been drinking lots of water lately. Happy about that. Am finding it easier to get up in the morning [or early afternoon]. Hm.
Been thinking a lot about my dad, lately. Been having odd dreams, in most of which, he comes to my house after I have children and such. Sometimes he is really mad, and sometimes he is just like I was as I ventured up to his front door. Just as timid, and curious, just as careful, not sure what to expect.
Well, Anthony lost the ring I gave him, my little silver one, with the heart. It wasn't his fault, of course, he was attacked by some twine holding up an illegally strung sign [DAMN YOU, MAYTAG!!]. It broke the necklace it was on, the ring probably stuck in someone's tire, on its way to cause death and destruction in some adjacent state. I'm not upset. Well, I'm not sure how I feel about it. I definately thought he wouldn't lose it, for the simple fact that Matt always lost the rings I gave him [or gave them back], and we aren't together anymore. I do not know if I should do as compelled and take it as an omen. Matt lost more and more trust in me the more I tried to show him how loyal I was. The rings, of course, representing eternity or infinity, because there is no end. I never lost anything he gave me, and so whole-heartedly trusted him, no matter what. I know I should take it as an intelligent person would and understand that shit happens. That is, after all, what life is about, right? You hit a few bumps in the road, here and there, maybe even a few illegally strung signs [DAMN YOU, MAYTAG!!], but you just metophorically "keep on trucking," in a manner of speaking.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
i want to
and be cold
so maybe it will freeze
and it won't
hurt so fucking much
i want to be away from the worry
away from the pain
away from this fucking place
Ferin,At no time is your boy friend allowed to be in Bierce 69. He is defiantly not allowed behind the counter. IF, he has a computer problem one of the other techs can attend to him.
2. Defiantly and definately are two very different words.
3. Who is usually in the office with you, Holly? Oh, yeah, RON'S CHILDREN. I can't have an ADULT in the office, but you can have sniveling children in the office? Oh, thank you!
Yeah, I am really upset about this. Work isn't fun anymore. Thinking about quitting. Seriously considering it.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
[[SHUT THE FUCK UP]]
Gah. Fucking people at work. People who want their shit fixed who willingly come into our office and talk down to us like we're children with [[gah]] i don't even know.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Just found out that I am running the Quake III tourney for the LAN party. Fun stuff. Am excited. Might as well run it since I can't win prizes anyway. :P
Anyway, you bitches should go to teh LAN partyness. It would be teh awesome. ^^
April 21st, 10am-10pm in the rec center. ^^
Tourneys for Counter-Strike: Source, Quake III Arena, Halo 2, Madden NFL 07 (ick), Unreal Tournament 2004, and Guitar Hero 2. ^^ yay.
Either way, free foods and such.
Monitors and ethernet cables provided.
Info at www.ualan.com.
Can't wait. ^^