2007 Ottawa Winterlude

April 17, 2007

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Finally back to Blogging!

April 17, 2007

My life has finally calmed back down and I find myself capable of blogging again. Many things have happened since I mysteriously disappeared back on Feburary 12th, 2007. I’ve been pushed through many challenage, I’ve experianced some amazing things, and I’ve learned so much about myself, which includes good and bad.

Here’s a quick summary of activities/achievements:

  • Traveled to Canada to finish the project (Again…)
  • Took very good care of my team there (I’m proud of this)
  • Went Speed karting at about 40.3 mph! (Edward beat me on the last stretch!)
  • Saw the most beautiful ice sculptures! (burr cold)
  • Experianced -30 degrees C with wind chill (nearly lost an ear)
  • Learned technical information on today’s cutting edge technology!
  • Truly broke through the first few barrier of self realization.
  • Played a part in the Canada national fingerprint system go-live!
  • Had an enlightening Chinese New Year with my older peers
  • Ice Skated straight for over 12 kms (not very many places that can do that)
  • Had a lot of Korean Tofu Soup
  • Started heavy design and implementation on my personal project
  • Found out I had scoliosis
  • Learned the word “Idiopath”, because I am one
  • Researched about medical science in regards to the spinal column
  • Went to and saw a cryropractor
  • Went to see my dentist
  • Started changing my posture the correct way!
  • Expensed over 9000 dollars, still another 3000 or so to expense! (food)
  • Start diggind through my old music cd’s, listen to them one by one
  • Finally took a vacation (2 weeks, 6 days left from today to relax)
  • Moved back into my old house, finally settled down and enjoying a less luxurious life
  • Sold my old house, made $160,000!
  • Took a loan for $300,000!
  • Getting a tax return of over $9,000!
  • Bank reads (but mostly from the loan) $470,550.37   :3
  • Planned my trip to Anime-Expo (June)
  • Got rear-ended the second day I got back to LA
  • Took a Rental Car for over 2 months! (yikes that was expensive!)
  • Bought my lil brother a new laptop! (he loves it)
  • Played and finished Final Fantasy XII
  • Played and finished Command and Conquer 3 (with trainer help :X)
  • Got to drive around LA like a mad man again (speed is fun ;D)
  • Lost some weight
  • Learned how to use my medical plans for once, various details on how to and what to do.
  • Played a paper based version of my video project with my partner (we really nailed down a lot of ideas thanks for this!)
  • Completely and utterly took a vacation and completely did not care about work! This is truly an accomplishment =)
  • Saw some old friends, of what rare chance I get. They play ball together still, but I’m spending this time healing (back/teeth/doctors).
  • Plan to visit my old buddies more often ^__^
  • Tooke some amazing pictures! (My favorate below)

So now life is back to somewhat normal patterns. I hope this continues. But yet the future seems much brighter from here. After taking on such a large inscalable mountian, other things in life seems so much easier in comparason.

I’ve learned a lot in these part 3 months…

Kudos!


Co-workers at YardHouse

February 9, 2007


Larry, Me, Tony, Edward, Hongming, Michael, Patrick


“Taste like water!”


Pictures of Ottawa in the FALL!

February 9, 2007


Exploring Canada WeekendOutting

February 9, 2007


There are people in side that truck… It’s a mobile advertizing environment in a box connected to a truck. REAL people are inside and modeling… It is a cold day.. the wind is chilly… they have hot lambs and mexician music is playing. Pretty inviting advertising actually!


Sushi at the Kinki’s Sushi Bar.


Yumm! Sushi!


Canadian Parliament … Raving….

February 9, 2007


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Memories of Venezuela from 2005Nov-Dec

February 9, 2007

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LAX… Hurray! delayed plan… “The flight is doing to be delayed to some unknown duration as we are experienceing an electrical issues” then later on “the unknown electrical issues seems to have disappeared so it is resolved, please prepare to begin boarding” …… D: What?!… disappeared? huh?…. wait… you mean we don’t need to wait anymore! Yay! Last one on the plane’s a rotten egg!


Anyone have a sudden urge to play simcity?


Delayed flight so we missed out connecting flight. This is a shot of the lobby at the hotel we were allocated for the lay over.


Houston, Texus… very … very… sticky feeling. High humidity and also 12 year olds walking alone in the middle of the night… I think that state death penality really makes an affect on the culture here. So they either have no crime or the 12 year old is working the corner…


Some of the other corner workers… j/k XD okay I’ll stop with the bad jokes. Pretty nice place though. This is all FREE. Open night, i think the city pays for the water fountians and also the clean atmosphere. It was very nice.


At 40+ thousand kilometers in mid-air over the gulf of mexico, I take a brillant snapshot of the sun setting above the clouds.


The 20th floor snap shot of an cylinder structured Embassy Suites lobby below. Was nice rekindling my fear of heights. All I could think about was accidentally dropping my camera. That definitly would be bad…


Promptly decided to reach the ground floor for stability and piece of mind.


*Drool….* under the hood of two racks in this 200+ server setup… *drool..* raw fucking power man… just raw….. what a rush.


The chinese are taking over Venezuela! Watch out! Here is my co-worker Carl. Cool guy, slow talking, fast thinking, easy going, dude that can beat you up if you touch his servers.


Me, enjoying my multiple telnet connections to those 200+ servers. It’s like having the raw power at the tip of your finger tips, but without the cold vacuumed server climate.


How the world looked like after the long hours under the chinese whip.


Our rations >.>;;;;


Omg! Our head software architect has been taken hostage! Just kidding…The armed venezuela national army troops stationed to protect us during the election event. Very diligent =)


Our work! Our pride! And all the cheaters! Actually not that many, just some were. They get a slap on the wrist, a fine, and they were then free to go.


Another great picture I took! Man I could do this for a living!


VPN is UP!

February 9, 2007

The VPN is UP like wood in the morning sun! Wow… how graphic…

Anyhow… It’s up! it’s up!

Now I can goto Canada and still work on on my network at home. =)


Lee Evans XI Tour

February 4, 2007

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Ugly Men and Ugly Women… and the rest of us in-between.

February 3, 2007

So this morning (after a long stand-up comedy binge of about 6 hours the day before) a thought suddenly hit me…  (which, in itself, is a pretty odd and random thought… but let’s entertain the idea).So… if life sucks… and you’re ugly… and male… (you’ve got the worst looks/gender combination)… and you have never gotten laid… you’ve tried and tired… and your now old and grey… your chances of having an intimate moment with a young, hot, heart-racing, fox is about … the probability of near zero as you approach the limit.

So… let’s take three notions into the debate and evaluation:

1.) You don’t want to catch anything: HIV, AIDS, etc…

This rules out your local intersection prostitute-for-hire. Chances are she’s got something that’ll bring you a lotta sobs and creams for the next duration of your life.

Let’s consider the social status que, “ugly men get in a lot of study and schooling”.

So ugly men are smart and well schooled; when weighing in this consideration they can quickly (dependent of their “next duration” and their “since when”) would rule out this possibility.

2.) You don’t want to do anything illegal!

Some how risking one night with a young lady only to find yourself taking it in the rear for the next 6 months in jail isn’t a pleasing thought.

“What if you fly to Holland or Thailand or Cambodia?” Yes… that is a possibility. But… from cost to gain expectancy, that’s an expensive business transaction. Not to mention the human urge and need for intimacy is never a “once a year, one time deal”. Thus when the urge arrives and they happen to live in a country like America, it would take an estimated 1800 USD, 14 hours one way, a taxi, a “fee”, the time for service, a taxi back, and 14 hours returning to America. (It must have been the airliners lobbying in these countries for legal weed and sex.) But by the time your 6 hours into the flight back, that second, after-shock, urge may have started taking affect.

Not financially and economically pleasing.

The idea of legality has quite a few bearings and punishments in our society. It must have been ugly women that outlawed prostitution; it was a sneaky maneuver, but they were successful. This is because there’s another name that prostitution goes by, which has always been under the radar and undetected by untrained eyes. Specifically it’s a longer-extended contract and the ugly women’s union laws have inflate the price for sex to included: a lower quality of service, random gifts, yearly gifts, a car, a house, possibly a crying baby, emotional taxation, and the premium package, with contractual automatic self-renewal, includes a marriage certificate (with a large red stamp of approval from the state).

3.) Must survive! “Life… always finds a way” (Jurrasic Park)

Given the business contractual agreement required under “the ugly women’s monopoly”, it is sometimes too much. Men had to find an alternative to securing sex. Thus the porn industry was born (brilliant)!

Pornography is an economical choice for men that wish to evade marriage taxation. The contracts are shorter, higher quality of service, there are less catches n’ loops, which also includes a healthy business relationship between client and server when finished. Prostitution now has another name!

Research by Forbes.com supports this theory (http://www.forbes.com/2001/05/25/0524porn.html) as they note:

 “There are millions of personal sites and fan sites whose publishers have no intention of ever profiting.”

The ugly, franchised, man has prevailed! Even now, hundreds of middle-aged and older men are sleeping with hot young ladies all over the world under the new business model named “pornography”.

Granted that the costs are still higher than your local intersection, but from the trade-off of quality of service and flexibility of contract… this business transaction is for-the-win.

Moral of Society? If you’re an ugly male that can’t get laid, use some business sense in your life. Join the adult entertainment industry with the “millions of personal sites and fan sites” publishers! —–

The above thought now feels too random. LOL. Oh wells, maybe someone in the world will read my blog and take fist to palm, “by gawd! he’s right!” Then he’ll open his own pornography company and end-up hiring only ugly chicks…

>.>;;;

Oh wells.