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Something is Better than Nothing

September 12th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

      Ok so it goes that one of my friends thought the assignment due today wasn’t due until like next week.   Neither of us did it the night before.   Later today, one class before it was due, he was told by a friend that it was due.   Well we were both empty handed.

        I decided just to jot a few things down - it’s better than nothing.   My friend thought it wouldn’t be accepted.   One of my other classmates, who stayed up till 2AM  working on it,  had close to two pages done.   I had a mere 5 lines done, jotted down 5 minutes before class started.   Teacher started checking the homework. My friend got a zero for not having anything.   The classmate who had two pages got full credit.   Then came my crappy little paper - that wasn’t even half a page.

        Well guess what? I got full credit! :p rofl my friend and the classmate who spent all night on the 2 pages sure got pissed… lol Guess that goes to show that even a lil bit done helps.

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So Angry, You Break Some Fingers...

September 11th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

Cyclist Breaks Finger Punching Bus

        According to the article, there’s this guy who got so angry from not winning the cyclist competition called Tour of Spain, he punched his team bus and broke a bone in his right hand…

        Eh… ok… yeah I know people hit things and cause unbelievable amounts of destruction when they’re angry… but break your own fingers? Just what - how can you not - ah I don’t know what to call it.

        My sympathies for the guy and hope he learns to err… not kill himself with his anger. :p  

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Google Image Labeler

September 8th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

      Just browsing around today and I found a few sites pointing to a Google Image Labeler.   Basically it helps Google decide what keywords find what kind of images, by having you tell it what each image it throws at you would be called.

      Here’s the fun part: Whoever else is online at the same time becomes your partner and you work as a team to try and call the image the same name! :O Each image the two of you pass, you will earn points.   There’s even a highscore table! :P lol

        Weird things all over the place these days…

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New Earphones - ER4

September 8th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        Ah finally got myself a new pair of earphones after my old ones… broke….. cause of an …accident …. involving a family member dipping them in a cup of juice… Well I decided to might as well go for the later model in the same brand while I’m at it.   The later version, Etymotic ER4P,was currently “80% off” according to the seller - sounded like a good deal.

        Very surprised I managed to find them so cheap :D These were way better than what I had (and I thought those were as good as it gets!).   I see a few screenshots with some rather weird blue and red colors - but  mine fortunately came  in  black (wouldn’t want to be caught wearing blue and red earphones lol).   Comes in a fancy box with about 10 replacement flanges (part of the earphone that goes in your ear), 4 replacement filters (for if the earphones become… clogged),  rotatable clip for the wire, free case, and converter from the mini-jack to a regular.   Sound is great - although bass is a little low (but then you don’t want something in your ears/head to be booming anyways :P ), but the noise-blocking is awesome.   You seriously cannot hear much besides what’s coming from the earphones.   I couldn’t hear the guy talking right in front of me, right to me, while I had them on.   The build is also pretty strong - wire is thicker and stronger than what I usually see - looks more like a powercord :P - but it’s not heavy at all, light as usual (how can you wear earphones that drag you down anyways?).   Very impressed - can’t believe I got them so cheap.   I imagine they must be usually around $100 when not onsale.

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Tattered-Red Dress

September 7th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Tattered-Red Dress by Dave Greening
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Back to School...

September 5th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

  Gah school is starting again.   Obviously not going to be doing as much here for a while (unless things start out slow).   Busy busy busy…

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Crocodile Hunter Dead

September 4th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        Thought it was a joke at first - but yep… he’s dead now.   It’s  on nearly  all the news - one on Yahoo  here.   Kinda hard to believe.   Apparently he died from being stung by a stingray.   Normally that doesn’t kill anyone but according to a bunch of articles, the barb (coated in toxic and deadly as a bayonet on a rifle)  went through his chest.   He died from the puncture to his heart though - not the sting.

        Very sudden - not sure what to think of it…

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Broken Wrist

September 4th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Random Stuff | #
It's broken... not fractured, not dislocated, broken. Both bones. My right hand... the one I use to write with...April 25 2006: BeforeApril 25 2006: AfterWhat Happened???April 25 2006          This is probably one of the most random things that happened in my life. I was playing basketball at school at around 11:45AM. I was running in one direction and one of my friends was running the other way. Trying to run behind him to other other side, I didn't see his shoe out until I almost tripped over it and it was too close to my feet; by trying not to trip over it, I slipped. There was no way at all I thought it was much of a fall at all, so I just put my right hand out to stop myself but I was going forward a little too fast. My hand was originally palm down and flat toward the ground. It folded backwards until my palm was facing upwards, and I landed on hand and wrist, going forward the whole time. Basically I landed on the back of my hand/wrist while it was palm up from the ground.
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Wrist Exercises

August 28th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

Well, I went back to the doctor’s again for another check up.   They did a few tests and I found out my right hand had less than a third of the strength of my left. :O Ouch…

He gave me a few items that are supposed to help me get back strength: a 2ft strip of rubber band and a pink sponge thing.   Amazingly, it hurts to squeeze the sponge -_-

Meanwhile, I got switched out of PE this year by the doctor’s request.   One of the only classes still open was Adobe Photoshop.   It filled the Art requirement for graduation; plus I already knew alot of it.   Might as well get some credits so I don’t have to take Art later on.

Bah

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Alt Symbol List

August 27th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

Šỳmß☼£ś Łïšţ - Ħǻ ħá łøőķ ẃĥàŧ Ī ƒöůńđ!

Short intro:

  Hold the Alt key and hit 3-4 numbers on your number pad (make sure numlock is on).   You end up with a weird symbol.

The problem was you didn’t know what symbol was assigned to what number.

Here’s a complete list at The World of Stuff

Yeah - you can find a bunch on google but it’s hard to find a complete one, especially sorted like that. :D

This is going straight to the 42 section. :P

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Aninotes!

August 26th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

I just found this site today while browsing some forums.   Very funny stuff! :P Basically there’s an web address that you put a name into, and it’ll end up using that name in the animation.

Example : wow.youaremighty.com  

There’s a whole set at Aninote.com  :P

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Canasta

August 25th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Random Stuff | #
         Several of my friends from Zoo Admin introduced me to this interesting card game a few years back. It was the first card game I learned that actually had more to do with skill than luck (aka Poker, 21, Deuces... generally luck). You can actually have real strategies set and many ways to play. It's pretty hard to explain but many people who learned it from me said it was similar to Rummy. I haven't played Rummy before so I wouldn't know. A good tutorial can be found at Yahoo. It's a pretty neat game, though a bit complicated at first. I suggest trying it out at some point if you ever find yourself without something to do.

         I don't really play it much anymore but I'm more than willing to meet new players. When I do play, it's usually on Yahoo Games.  Feel free to leave a comment or an email with your Yahoo ID, what room to meet  in, and the time and day if you want a match against me. I don't consider myself an expert, but I'm more than decent at the game. Tongue

         The new update in the Yahoo Games software in September 2006 seems to have thrown off a lot of people.   For those having a problem joining a game once a room (says table is attempting to pop up but won't), do check your Norton Internet Security if you have one.   Even if you disabled the pop up blocker on that, it'll block the table in the Ad blocker.   Yep, it thinks the Yahoo Games table is an ad.   To fix this, go to Advanced and remove urls that have "yahoo" in them.   Hope that helps! I noticed quite a few players lately having problems joining games....[More]
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p.f.t.q.

August 25th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Random Stuff | #
    This is a question I get asked from basically every person I meet.
What does pftq stand for? Simple.

The p stands for p
The f stands for f
The t stands for t
The q stands for q

I hope that clears it up everyone. Tongue
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Back..

August 25th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

Ok back for the last time this summer I think… Gah I hate roadtrips.   Spending a total of over 30 hours in the car is no good. -_-

Can’t say there’ll be much going on - last week of break and I still got 3 books, a 4-page essay, and tons of worksheets to study. :O

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I'm Off Again...

August 18th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        Starting tomorrow morning - I’m going to be gone for a week or so on yet another road trip.  No clue exactly where we’re going, but it’s somewhere at least.   Just hope I don’t have to be stuck in the car for too long.   Spent way too many hours this year already waiting to get somewhere, instead of actually being somewhere.

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New Record: Most Online at One Time!

August 14th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        I just came on at some random time today and saw that there were 22 people on the site. :O I checked the Stats Page (Click on the counter on main page) and the record of 20 people on the site at one time had been broken! The new record is 23, meaning if I had been online a bit sooner, I could have bumped it up to 24 :P Well that’s still pretty good.   23 people… Haha nice! :D

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Tennis Left-Handed

August 12th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
         First time playing tennis since I broke my wrist.   I normally play many times a week when the weather is good.   Well I was feeling good today and my hand didn't seem as fragile anymore - at least I hope it isn't.   It was an interesting experience.   Every time the ball came toward my right I had the urge to swing at it with my right hand, although I held my racket with my left now.   My left hand however had like no skill whatsoever.   I was lucky to make any good shots.   I often found myself standing in a position ready to swing with my right hand, when I should be ready to hit with my left.   A few times, I tried holding the racket in my right hand.   It was very very heavy - is all I can say.   I actually felt some sharp pain shoot up my wrist so I didn't try it again.

         I did get better later on in the game to the point I was able to return the ball to the otherside, no fancy stuff though.   I'm sure I'll be able to play normally eventually - though I doubt it'd be soon.   It sure would be awesome when my right hand heals though - then I can play with both hands! Bahaha! Grin
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Strange Visitor in Gallery

August 12th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        Very strange happening today.   I was just going through the site and seeing what everyone was lookin at (cause I can :P ) and there’s this one guy who’s in the user manager (admin panel) of the Gallery.

        Now a few points here.

  1. I’m the ONLY admin on the gallery.
  2. I’m the ONLY MEMBER on the gallery.

        I doubted it for a bit but when I refreshed the page, the guy had gone to another page on the admin panel.   Just incase he had somehow got into my account, I decided to change my password (you can never be too safe :P).   It seemed to work.   The guy got sent to the log out page.   I was watching very carefully what he was doing now.   He went to the log in page.   Then suddenly he ends up in the admin panel again. :O I decided to ban his IP instead.   That seemed to work again as he was sent to the log out page.   But then he just went to the log in page again and ended up on the Ban users page - same as me.   Then he went to the Albums manager.

        I shut down the gallery for a bit to see what he would do (and because I didn’t want anything happening to the albums :P ).   He went to the forums instead where he went idle.   Several minutes later, I reopened the gallery and he appeared on the log in page again.   I shut down the gallery again and come back an hour later to reopen it.   Well he hasn’t back yet as far as I’m concerned.

        Very weird! :P

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NorseWars.com Forum Hacked

August 11th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

       The NorseWars.com Forums  got hacked again.   They were hacked back in January as well.   Well that was a close one - I managed to stop them before they did too much.   I was actually in the admin panel right as they deleted all the admins - including me. :O I got kicked out but the guy’s name was 123.   Obviously he didn’t put much thought into it so I guessed his password was the same - and what do you know it worked! Pretty funny - I ended up recreating my own account, banning him as him etc.   For now I disabled new user registrations - incase those guys come back again.   That was pretty darn close and I don’t want to go through it again. :O

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Possibility

August 10th, 2006 | Posted by pftq in Stories | #

“That’s impossible!”
“You’re not going to believe this!”
“I don’t believe this!”
   We live in a very large universe.  Our Earth only takes up so little, even a fraction of a percent of the entire universe is beyond our comprehension.  Yet we decide that there are things that are impossible.  There are a definite number of things that are possible.  We’ve only observed what we can of our microscopic portion of the universe.  Who are we to declare such absurd statements?
   Things can happen.  They’ve happened before.  Things that people say are impossible or would never happen – they’ve happened.  Most come quietly – it never rises to the attention of the world as a whole.  Some do not come quietly – and those are what catch the entire world off guard.  Anything can happen.  What are the chances? Not very high.
   If anything can happen, can everything that can happen all happen...[More]
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