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Intention

October 4th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
If you know what ought to be done, then do it.  Don't cite an excuse for your action.
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Personas

September 25th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Who are you if you take on a different persona at every hour? Would anyone truly ever know you? Would you even know yourself?
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Understanding and Knowing

September 9th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Sometimes we understand too much, but we don't know enough to express it.
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All of Our Memories

August 17th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
All of Our Memories by ShikiGamiLD
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Caring Too Much

August 7th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Sometimes people refuse to care because they know they will end up caring too much.
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School and College

August 3rd, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Where in school there was a sense of buildup and progression, in college there is but a series of intermissions, a collection of fragments along a flattened stairway, a constant scramble to proceed as quickly as possible without a destination.
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Delusions of Grandeur

July 29th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Delusions of grandeur? As in dreams and aspirations?
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Never and Always

July 29th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Never say never.
Say always.
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Being Perfect

July 23rd, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Being perfect is subjective, based on one's own beliefs and values, but many of us can't even match that.
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The More You Know

July 20th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
The more you know someone, the less they respect you.
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Some of the Whole

July 18th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Sometimes, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts only because we can't add.
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Jumping and Flying

July 18th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
I'm tired of learning to jump.  When can I fly?
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Used To

July 14th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
I used to fold flowers, cranes, and flying saucers.
Now I only fold black and white brochures.
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Stranger Than Fiction

July 13th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Truth is stranger than fiction only if you lack imagination.
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New Encore CS5 Flash/Web DVD Features

July 1st, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

     Finally had a chance to look at the Flash export for Encore CS5 and I have to say I wasn’t expecting any changes actually but it’s very nice to see they updated the playback features on it. The usual chubby looking buttons for pause and skip are now replaced with a sleek little bar for playback, volume, subtitles, and even search:

     The best improvement I think so far is the ability to scrub (seek) in the video, instead of just skipping through chapters. The search feature lets you find chapters that contain a keyword and actually allows search engines to find your Flash file as well, but for an actual movie, I haven’t found much use for it yet.
While I like the new features though and the redesign, there are a few issues:
     - Playback controls show up on menus. In previous versions they were hidden until a video started playing. Here they overlap the menu constantly as soon as you move the mouse.
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Security Software

June 17th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in 42 | #

Best antivirus, antispyware, and just antimalware in general.


     Just doing a bit of research on my own to figure out what antivirus programs I want to use once I do a clean install of Windows 7 on my laptop.  Obviously, I cannot personally try them all, so I'm going to be listing ones I find most mentioned and in general what people say about them.

Free...[More]

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Great Memories

June 6th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #

Great Memories by Watsons

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Passing of Dreams

May 29th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Stories | #
A young influential doctor is called in to assist in the operation of an elderly high-profile patient.  The patient has been left in a paralyzed state by unknown causes but continues to have thought processes and dreams; the paralysis is believed to have a mental rather than physical basis.  New technology by an experimenter is being used that would allow the doctor to enter the patient's dreams in an attempt to free him from his condition.  The doctor was chosen because the technology is not entirely understood, and it is hoped the doctor would be able to figure the situation out quickly once inside the patient's mind.

The doctor is placed into a deep sleep next to the patient, his head in a device connected to the head of the patient's.  The scene pans across the patient's brown eyes to the blue eyes of the doctor, the irises of which are blue.  The doctor awakens in a bed that is not his own and quickly realizes he is in the mind of the patient....[More]
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Instrument Tutorials

May 26th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in 42 | #

Tutorials for playing various instruments...


Dizi - Chinese side-blown flute.
Musical Saw - An actual saw used as an instrument.  Sounds like a ghostly synth.  More information also in this PDF by sawplayers.org
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Yahoo Mail Address Confirmation

May 5th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in 42 | #

     For those of you who don’t know, there’s an option to send email from other addresses you own by going to Mail Options in Yahoo Mail. However, it doesn’t tell you there’s a limit of 10 addresses, and even if you remove the addresses, you may still be capped. The error message you get when trying to verify additional addresses doesn’t help either; it instead tells you the confirmation code “does not match our records” (even though you click on the link directly).

     Yahoo Support told me it takes about 6 months for deleted addresses to clear from the max 10 limit, but I actually waited about a year before dealing with the issue and it still didn’t clear up. …[More]

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