thedeadparrot: (crouching tiger)
(posted by on Sep. 7th, 2007 05:14 pm)
The Investments professor had her husband give the lecture, which was vaguely amusing. As was the fact that he tried to scare us away with some Statistics, but, in my case, completely failed because it was nowhere near as bad as the Statistics that we went over in Econometrics.

Anyway, I live in a program house with a lot of nerds, so this amused me a lot.

the intertubes )

And on a related note, a photomeme, stolen from a few different people:

Comment with something you want me to take a photo of, and I will.

Have at it.
thedeadparrot: (death and dream)
(posted by on Jul. 25th, 2007 09:18 pm)
Bad computer stuff in movies/books/TV/fic makes me sad. :(

On the other hand, Penny Arcade makes me happy. :)

(Also, NO, the internet doesn't work like that, kthnx.)

Anyway, I'm writing a pseudo-epic (epic for me, which means that it'll probably be over 10,000 words) SGA AU, which is making me really, really happy. At the moment, I'm only about 1/5 of the way through (roughly), but yeah, happiness!

I am also subsisting on cheesy badfic (with some good stuff in between) for some reason. God, there's some real bad crap in fandom.
thedeadparrot: (crouching tiger)
(posted by on Jul. 8th, 2007 02:29 pm)
Went to Boston with relatives and parents. Also stopped by Providence, which was also fun. Am now back at my apartment, and considering trying to bake some cookies, because me/cookies is totally OTP.

Also, because I feel like it,

Five things about the stuff I've written that you probably didn't know and probably don't give a shit about:

1. In my mind, Stateless is a pseudo-prequel to [ profile] queenzulu's Lie To Me, even though the last scene with House and Wilson in Stateless and the first scene with House and Wilson in Lie To Me don't match up at all.

2. Things To Do Before You Die came together over about three days, which, considering how I write, is kind of amazing. It started with a conversation with [ profile] savemoony on a Wednesday night, was written by hand in two notebooks over three classes on Thursday, was typed up Thursday night, and was posted Friday morning. The formatting of the novel has not changed from the version in my notebook.

3, I started writing Singapore while in Singapore, and to me, it's something that tries to do what photographs can usually only hint at. It's an attempt to capture the way a place makes you feel, not just the way it looks.

4. Minutiae was inspired by the Powers of Ten video that was shown in a couple of my science classes while growing up.

5. The One Where House Is A Zombie is an Easter story. "Nuff said.
thedeadparrot: (going places)
(posted by on Jun. 19th, 2007 06:03 pm)

Thanks to all the people who said nice things about me on [ profile] ignazwisdom's love meme! I swear I'll pay you guys as soon as I get the money. (Joking! Joking!) On a more serious note, it seems as though I've gotten a reputation for writing crack, which, I think, I will correct shortly, when I post the first part of my twenty part series, "The One Where Wilson Cuts Himself And Cries Like A Little Girl, While House Heals Him With His Magic Cock". I think that one's totally going to become a fandom classic.


OMG, WHY AM I ON [ profile] metafandom? I'M NOT COOL ENOUGH, I SWEAR!


So this isn't really me trying to dictate how you read anything of mine, but [ profile] bironic asked me why my Sheppard/Wilsons (all two of them!) always have unhappy endings, and I've totally managed to figure it out.

I think the two of them are just too... surface? for lack of a better word. They have all this shit that's buried and that they don't want people to see, and they're too good at being what everyone wants to see from them. And I think they'd let each other get away with too much. I think I'm going to need an example for this.

long example )

I feel that they both need House and Rodney to tell them they're full of shit every once and a while.


Last, but not least, a meme!


1. Comment with a request to see absolutely anything on my computer. My desktop, my documents, my bookmarks, my latest works in progress... absolutely whatever you are curious about. Request it.

2. I will respond with a screenshot of the very thing you request (in another post).

3. In return, you will spread this meme far and wide.

I run Linux, so it's entirely possible that pretty much anything you ask for will look different. Seriously, if you've ever wanted to see what my ~/.bashrc looks like in vim, now's your chance.
thedeadparrot: (oh the angst)
(posted by on May. 4th, 2007 07:40 pm)
Stuff I have to do:
1. Finals grading
2. Write 10 page paper
3. Implement timer/timer interrupts.
4. Server grading

In more awesome news, I compiled a .deb for Pidgin, mostly by myself, because the other .debs were full of suck, and it's kind of a useful thing to know.

I have started Foreman fic! Though I am going to be insanely busy for the next week! Ninjas in space!
thedeadparrot: (weary)
(posted by on Apr. 19th, 2007 06:36 pm)
I have now updated my OS to Feisty, which is quite nice. I feel as though there was a slight speed up on boot, and now Electric Sheep works with gnome-screensaver, which is WAY AWESOME. (If you aren't aware of what it is, it's a gorgeous screensaver that is constantly being created, and yeah. Go check it out.)

At the moment, I feel pretty exhausted and burned out and stuff. Totally need this semester to be over soon. Tomorrow I have homework due, hiring meetings to attend, and grading.

ETR: More boring whining. I really need to stop doing this when I'm being lame.
thedeadparrot: (going places)
(posted by on Apr. 8th, 2007 01:59 pm)
Random cool stuff picked up from Reddit.

So, Gaim has been renamed as Pidgin due to legal troubles with AOL, and yeah, I doubt anyone actually cares, but I really dig the program, and it's awesome ability to connect to just about every instant messaging protocol known to man (though without voice or video support, sadly). I'd recommend most Windows users to check it out, because it is full of awesome. And also, very very free (as in beer). I mean, I have my Jabber accounts, my AIM accounts, my Yahoo! account, etc. going at the same time. It's awesome.

Infinite Cat is kind of awesome. It's cats watching cats watching cats, etc. What's not to love?

The site promoting a book of short stories. First page: "Ok, here I go. I'm going to make this website right now on this dry-erase board." And she totally does. I kind of want to read her book now, too. Which means that she's totally won. I think.

Judge rules that Proctor and Gamble are not, in fact, Satanic. I lol'ed. I mean, seriously.
thedeadparrot: (geeky)
(posted by on Mar. 27th, 2007 06:38 pm)
A selection of spam poetry. It's totally deep and metaphorical and stuff.

(should be accompanied with bongos or a pickle tub, but, alas, I have none.)

Once really
by TOP

Once really )

Seriously, I know it's like random cutting and pasting and random word generators, but it's still hilariously similar to actual poetry.

Other stuff! I still need to see the last couple of episodes of BSG, which I hear are hard core and stuff. I've been avoiding spoilers, even though I almost never avoid spoilers. What the hell?

Almost done with [ profile] remixredux fic. Just need to hammer out the details and mull a bit, I'm a little worried that it's too obviously me, but whatever. I like it too much as it is.

I still need to like start work on my CS36 project. *shakes fist at Minesweeper* At the very least put together the design.

ETA: Giant pillow fight. Is that not awesome?
thedeadparrot: (rodney)
(posted by on Mar. 21st, 2007 02:43 pm)
(things I should be doing right now) ∩ (things that I am doing right now) = ∅
thedeadparrot: (zarek as zarek)
(posted by on Mar. 19th, 2007 08:41 pm)
Dear C++,

Your arrays suck. A lot.

No love,

Dear threads,

I hate you so much, I can barely express my hate.

Even less love,

Also, have finally watched BSG up until last night's episode. So I'm kind of caught up.

Random, non-intelligent thoughts )
thedeadparrot: (tux the linux penguin)
(posted by on Dec. 20th, 2006 01:30 pm)
Am back home right now. It's a little odd, but I'll get used to it.

Need to get the parts together for my computer. Still haven't ordered them. I have a list of stuff, and I'm paranoid that my processor won't work with my motherboard, or my motherboard will hate my memory, and of course, they'll all hate Linux a lot, because that's just the way the world works.
thedeadparrot: (ents)
(posted by on Nov. 21st, 2006 09:49 pm)
Tech house now has a (semi-)communal Wii, and it is awesome.

Twilight Princess is a lot of fun, becaude dude, it's Zelda. It's even better when you have a group of people and they do things like suggesting that your horse should be named "Epwned"

Also, life needs tab completion. For reals.
thedeadparrot: (clive closer)
(posted by on Nov. 19th, 2006 02:42 pm)
This is one of the coolest, trippiest videos ever. And it has awesome music.

So, yeah, I'm running XGL with Beryl right now, and it's quite awesome. It means that I can run a movie or something in fullscreen mode, and then lower the transparency of say, gVim in front of it, so that I can code in MIPS Assembly and watch, say BSG, at the exact same time.

Also, in reinstalling Ubuntu, I fubared my Windows boot partition or something. Of course, the fact that it took me like two weeks to find this out probably shows how much I use Windows these days.

Sometimes it makes me sad to think that all the humanities majors I know aren't learning about ray tracers or pipelining, because THEY ARE AWESOME. But then I remember that they're humanities majors for a reason.

Also liked this week's BSG muchly. I shall elaborate later. (Still needs more Zarek, though.)
thedeadparrot: (self-portrait me)
(posted by on Oct. 26th, 2006 08:13 pm)
Dear myself,

Seeing as you have far too much work due for tomorrow that you need to do, it would be unwise to reformat your Linux partition and install the new version of Ubuntu.


P.S. You also have lots of grading to do.
thedeadparrot: (tux the linux penguin)
(posted by on Jul. 9th, 2006 03:18 pm)
I love Linux a lot. Like crazy.

It's a lot of work to maintain and occasionally really frustrating, but I think that's the joy in it. It's challenging and rewarding in equal measures, though, and it's perfect for a big computer nerd like me.

The command line kicks so much ass, too. ubuntu is pretty damn awesome.
thedeadparrot: (geeky)
(posted by on Feb. 23rd, 2006 02:07 pm)
Kid in CS18 today:

"So, are super classes susceptible to Kryptonite?"

thedeadparrot: (geeky)
(posted by on Jul. 12th, 2005 10:47 am)
I have a new laptop for college. Yay.

I need to go install The Sims KotoR Firefox onto it.

ETA: I also got my course selection stuffm, and I'm now freaking out because I have no idea what I want to take. And I think I'm going to take lots of rather boring "required" classes instead of the interesting one. We shall see.


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