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Alright people, listen up, I’ve been around on the internet since I was 5 years old, and I’ve seen a ton of things, probably more than what you will ever see in your entire life. So I have decided to share a small portion of my bookmarks to entertain you. Allow this to a disclaimer- you will spend a lot of time going through it- so you better have either- A- Nothing better to do or B- Bored. They are both the same thing pretty much- but whatever. All the links I’m giving you are pre-approved by me as cool and worthy of linkage. So watch the time. God help you.

Also I highly recommend you read my other posts about My Shower.

Thank me later,
Neverhitboxes

p.s- If the tag cloud looks like were link farming- were totally not- every tag is relevant to the article XD

North Korea- Photos from the inside
This russian guy got a visa to go into North Korea. He took alot of pictures that he was not supposed to. Heres his original site thats in Russian. Its got more pictures, but you cant read the descriptions.
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=82755

Why the future is in South Korea
Just an interesting read on why Korea is on the bleeding edge of internet development etc..
http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2006/06/why_the_future_is_in_south_kor.html

Gravity Wave- Weather
I have no idea what a Gravity Wave is, but apparently they are very rare. The pictures are really cool!
http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/3195031.html

Koreas Super-Gaming-Oriented Culture
I don’t know why I have so many Korea articles, but this is a pretty interesting article on Korea’s geek culture. (the top starcraft players in Korea are equivelent to our movie stars)
http://rossignol.cream.org/?p=284

A very cool college prank
A guy left his dorm room for 1 week, and while he was away, they took all of this stuff and screwed it to the ceiling. It gets pretty disorienting. Video included.
http://www.lightsideup.com/pics.html

The most detailed digital painting ever
Quote, “It took eleven months (close to 2,000 hours) to create.” Its pretty incredible.
http://www.bertmonroy.com/fineart/text/fineart_damen.htm

The Broken Laptop I sold on Ebay
The story starts when a guy sold his laptop on ebay. The guy who bought it- claimed it was broken when he recieved it, so to get his revenge, he used photos and information he found on the hard drive to shame him to death.
http://www.consumerist.com/consumer/amir-massoud-tofangsaza/the-broken-laptop-i-sold-on-ebay-177101.php

720 MegaPixel Photo
Super detailed photo of Sydney. You can see peoples hotel rooms! Ridiculous!
http://www.docbert.org/SydneyByNight/

Sony’s Blu-Ray party screw up
Quote, ” Apparently even Sony can’t get its hands on Blu-ray content!”
http://www.gearlog.com/2006/05/16/index.php

Street Installations
A guy creates dummies that are put in unusual positions.
http://www.xmarkjenkinsx.com/outside.html

Windows Vista- Deletion
The picture shows that it takes 7 steps to delete a single shortcut off your desktop in Vista.
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=151250154&size=o

Quick Change Artists
I’m pretty sure you guys have seen them before. But its still incredible to watch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB-wUgnyGv0

24- Monitor Setup
24 monitors all hooked together. Playing Quake 3. Video included. He also did 50 monitors.
http://www.plastk.net/highres/50mon/

Awesome Rainbow Photos!
Some of the most incredible photos taken of a rainbow!
http://www.missouriskies.org/rainbow/february_rainbow_2006.html

Aerial Pictures of Mexico City
There are some cool houses in Mexico.
http://homepage.mac.com/helipilot/PhotoAlbum31.html

Highest Resolution Picture of our sun
Its very hot.
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery/PIA03149.jpg

Google’s April Fools
Quote, “Just found an April Fools joke on Google Earth. Area 51 has some visitors.”
http://www.jarnot.com/wp/archives/2006/04/they-come-in-pe.php

Vietnamese man, goes 33 years without sleep
Self explanitory
http://www.thanhniennews.com/features/?catid=10&newsid=12673

What language do deaf people think in?
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/031226.html
Good question.

Writing in water with waves
“The device consists of 50 water wave generators encircling a cylindrical tank 1.6 meters in diameter and 30 cm deep (about the size of a backyard kiddie pool). The wave generators move up and down in controlled motions to simultaneously produce a number of cylindrical waves that act as pixels.”
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/water-writing-with-waves-we-wonder-why-189476.php

Pointer Kites
Become the geek of the beach.
http://www.windfiredesigns.com/timbofolio_pages/PointerKite.html

Worst Laser Etching
Not to mention- If you look closely- they spelled some words wrong on it too
they ruined it.
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/laptops/worst.-laser.-etching.-ever.-187892.php

Cool photographs of China
Reminds me of Myst.
http://www.impactlab.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7301

Amazing Hole in One!
Yeah that seems impossible.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyJTtQm_O1w

Google’s snack room
A heaven for late night gaming.
http://www.valleywag.com/tech/google/google-snack-rooms-152676.php
http://www.flickr.com/photos/brettlider/sets/154249/

Things that you don’t want Google to find
Hmmm…..
http://www.siliconvalleysleuth.com/2006/02/things_you_dont.html

What scientologists believe
http://youtube.com/watch?v=DAmEO-oLHzA
even read wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology

Stick Figures on Crack 3
Its a really crazy series that is somehow entertaining. Out of 3- this is my favorite.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyKWWLsxk0s

Ever wonder about the mysteries of Quantum Physics?
Well here is a video that is easy to follow and understand
http://youtube.com/watch?v=DfPeprQ7oGc&mode=related&search=

Rare Cloud Formations
Yeah, its still cool
http://leenks.com/link70511.htm

Crazy Ferrofluid
Fluid that reacts with magnetic fields- it looks unreal
http://youtube.com/watch?v=qX6clRC21vo&mode=related&search=

Japanese Food Fight
But its all cool and slow-motion like-creative and weird- like most Japanese people
http://www.geekologie.com/2007/05/japanese_food_fight.php

Weird Vista easter egg
There is a picture of 3 guys in the hologram….how did they pull that off?
http://fulgerica.com/2007/06/13/windows-vista-dvd-easter-egg/#more-611

Whale Penis
Yeah, well if you ever wanted to know what it looked like- then here it is.
http://www.seancoon.org/wp-content/postimages/whale-penis.jpg

A really good idea for a clock
I want this on my site.
http://blog.pixelbreaker.com/upload/polarclock/polarclock.html

Nice Mac Rig
Really nice.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/68008792@N00/378716985/

MIT Sketching
Guy at MIT creates a program you can use thats like….a dynamic cad program….that how I would describe it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZNTgglPbUA&eurl=

Unicycle
One of the best unicyclists in the world. I would know- I am one!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl9avxJC76o

Drums
This guy is nuts.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqUFBe3qmQc&mode=related&search=

Aqua Teen
This is the best episode I have ever seen of this show- and this is the ONLY one I’ve seen- its totally weird
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U_fxyuZ5TQ

Frozen Tidal Wave
How did this happen?
http://www.chickencrap.com/specials/arctic.htm

Learn Awesome Magic Tricks
They are actually possible! Video!
http://ei-am.blogspot.com/2007/01/top-10-magic-trick-tutorial-videos_21.html

Hardest Video Game Ever.
You would have to be a masochist to play this game and have fun.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP-mePr1-ZQ

One of the funniest videos I have ever seen.
Seriously
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/302101/cheating_wife/

Stupid Wheel Of Fortune
Stupidest contestant ever.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPi588QohEg&NR

Yo Yo Master
He is asian.
http://gprime.net/video.php/yoyomaster

Great Stop Motion!
Awesome to watch!
http://gprime.net/video.php/tonyvspaul

Rubix Cube Fastness
Fast.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOo9pFin65Q

Huge Wave
Big?
http://www.ferket.com/jvlt/images/teahupoo_1.jpg

ZOMG I am SO TIRED of typing! Ok so if you brain hasn’t completely imploded from all of the link-age- you can spend more time looking at www.gprime.net– That place has some of the best stuff. Seriously.
Well I hope you enjoyed it!
Kudos anyone?

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    I apologize for my recent hiatus, I was busy NOT BEING CLEANED BY MY SHOWER! [cue cheering audience] So let me fill you guys in. If you haven’t already read my previous post about My Shower, I suggest you do so before continuing.

SO, I haven’t exactly used my bathroom shower. I have refused to touch it. For the past two years or so I have used my parents bathroom which is FAR FAR superior to my bathroom shower which sucks ass! Today I was forced to use it because my parents had already fallen asleep and I’m not desperate to the point where I sneak my way around their room and into the bathroom JUST to take a shower. So I decided to just give my shower another try.

Horrible HORRIBLE mistake! When I turn the dials to get the water going, the first thing I hear is this awful, awful high pitched whining sound- which makes no sense because first of all, its water and how can water make such an irritating racket?! And second of all, thats just ridiculous. So after the hot water kicks in and and I pull the pin up to get the pathetic flow of water up to the shower head, I find my self awash in a huge torrent of water consulted by a small trickle of water. Great. You know, a bad shower is like a getting a massage from a really weak person, you feel worse and its a real waste of your time (especially if the person who is massaging you always says that they are good giving out massages, but they totally aren’t; so now he/she is lying to you right to your face back) So now I’m huddling once again under this shower head like a hobo/box maven, and now for some apparent reason there is a high pitched whining sound. Basically I’m being peed on, annoyed by this awful sound and I feel less clean because all of the oil from my hair is slowly coating the rest of my body from top to bottom in a thin layer of teenager sweat (yeah it sounds bad, but I assure you it WAS bad). The pressure from the trickle does nothing to help me get rid of dead skin or even wash away sweat from the day which is the total purpose of taking a shower. Overall I think the shower didn’t clean me at all, in fact I know it didn’t. All it did was slowly distribute my dirty sweat evenly over my whole body so every part of me now feels like an overweight person after a labored breathing session. AGH GOD! SMITE DOWN THY SHOWER!

So yeah. Here I sit at my computer, fresh nicely dirty from the shower writing to you people on the internet about my troubles with my shower. If you’ve read this far, you clearly have nothing else better to do, so I suggest you leave me a comment that relates to showers- your own perhaps or at least something that will cheer me up and make me feel like people are actually reading this. Thanks!

-Neverhitboxes

I’ve decided to try to rebuild one of my current webservers (named palae, and yes, I name my servers) into a smaller, quieter, and more efficient machine without spending much money. Right now it’s got a fairly oversized case, a very loud power supply when turned up to full blast (which, for some reason, is required for the server not to overheat even when idle), and a hard drive with too much old stuff on it (including two operating systems which enjoy conflicting with each other).

So I’ve decided to try toning it down quite a few notches by stripping it of everything and starting almost anew with more power-conservant (and less noise-producent) parts. Which, I guess, actually works out fine, considering that most devices which don’t require much power are simply out-of-date ones, which I have plenty of.

So assuming that I actually decide to go through with this project, I’ll be posting about my progress off and on. My tasks will include:

  • swapping out the current 500GB hard drive for one or two 8’s that I have in my closet
  • using a suckier graphics card that doesn’t gobble down so much power
  • installing Ubuntu Server Edition (with LAMP)
  • fitting it all in a less obtrusive case

I’ve got extended hours at work this weekend because of Halloween, so I probably won’t get to start this until Monday.

Oh, and by the way, if you haven’t guessed, this new, rejuvenated, server, will be appropriately named juven.

EDIT: In other news, my favorite author has responded to a comment by me at his blog! I feel special.

Here is a blog from my archives:

You know what I really don’t like? People who act like they know a lot about computers. It drives me crazy to no extent. Just listening to them brag is enough to make me bleed from my eyes! They casually drop a few acronyms here and there, maybe the occasional “download” and every ignorant person’s jaw drops at their boundless knowledge. Now maybe a few of you have never met a person like the one I am describing, but I’m sure you’ll run across one, and when you do, you’ll truly wish you brought your camera with you, because the stuff that comes out of their mouth is truly nonsense (damn that was a long ass sentence).

Now let me give you an experience of mine. I consider myself pretty technical, but the computer network administrator for my high school on the other hand is a completely different issue (I’m not even going to capitalize his title he is so unworthy)! Now as I recall, the guy who is our current CNA used to be the “ball guy” at my middle school. This guy literally would wheel out a ball cart at lunch and at the end of lunch, pick up discarded balls and wheel the cart back in. Now the dire question I have, is how in the hell did this guy go from “Depressed Ball Maven”, to CNA of my school? The thing that further aggravates me is the fact that I am always under the impression that he knows nothing about computers.

The first day of my Web Design class he walked in and announced to the class that our network had a T3 Fiber-Optic Backbone. Ok. That’s cool. But the thing is that he made such a big deal about it, like he was proud in some way (not to mention that half of my class was completely clueless as to what the hell he was talking about- most of them are just in the class for credit). I don’t know if he noticed but the computer still takes an eternity and a half to login (its not the computers fault, they are more than capable). Yeah the network is distributed among hundreds of computers, but not every computer in the school is being logged into and used at once.

The CNA is a nice guy, I’m not going to lie about that, but I think he needs to learn the proper etiquette. When I was talking to him, I was pretty sure that must over used the words, hacker, server and T3 Fiber-Optic Backbone. Anyone can use these interchangeably in a sentence. “Yeah, all of these teenage hackers are trying to hack the server.” And, “Hey did I ever tell you about our T3 Fiber-Optic Backbone?” He just repeats himself, he’s like a parrot or a tape recorder. I can ask him, “Hey, do you guys use SAN’s here at our school?” and he would probably say something along the lines of, “I don’t remember quite, but one thing you can be sure of, is that no hacker can get into our servers because our T3 Fiber-Optic Backbone is so cool.” How does he keep things running, let alone keep his job? I’ll bet that whenever the Principal does a job evaluation, he just uses one of those sentences I used above.

Principal: “So Joe, lets just review how well you’ve done your job…”

Joe (CNA): “Well I’m sure our servers are safe from hackers, and that our T3 Fiber-Optic Backbone is faster than the speed of light.”

Principal: *jaw on the floor* “Wow, you must really do your job well, you get a raise. We clearly don’t pay you enough.”

 

Better yet, I’ll bet if we catch him off guard, he’ll probably just name some features in windows. “Uhhh, I can’t answer that right now, I need to open up my task manager and run DOS so I can further use my computer and ummm analyze the control panel…….have I discouraged you enough yet?” I still don’t know how this guy manages to keep things running, he must pay somebody off. I don’t even know how he managed to get the job in the first place (bomb threats). Well I guess I know who to blame when everything goes to hell and I lose all of my “documents”(because we all know how heartbroken I will be if I lose all my essays on Shakespeare, God forbid….).

-Neverhitboxes

 

/rant

 

P.S- I just realized that I typed a full page on how I hate people who pretend to know a lot about computers and that’s just ridiculous.