It has been sometime since my last post, too long. Well, I need to make this short, because I need to get to class. So, I have been very, very busy as of late. between school and work, I seem to have no free time. Thats ok, b/c summer is just around the courner, yea. A more detailed post will come soon.
Jon( Visit A Log on the Net @ http://blog.JonMM.com.Collapse )
Wow, ok.... been awile.... I modded my xbox, that was fun, installed on xbmc, google it, that was a very good learning experience. I didnt hard mod it, you know with the mod chip and all, what I did was what is called soft modding. Basically you exploit a flaw in a game , like splinter cell, and then you install some more exploits, these will cause the xbox to load up your new custom dashboard, like xbmc <-- the one I recomend. Anyways, thats been about it. Oh and I was acceted to Eureka College, cool. So now I am offically going to college next year, cool. Anyways, thats all for now. l8r.
The 50 billion dollar question I am asking is “Is Japan currently on crack, and if so can I have what they are having?” The reason I am asking this is you may wonder? Well, have you seen or heard anything about Nintendo recently, what about Honda and Toyota? All three have named their new product something that can only be described as…”WTF, are you kidding me?” Ok here is the thing, Nintendo has officially named their new console (formerly the “Revolution” which made absolute sense) the “Wii”, and yes that is typed correctly and it is pronounced just like the word “we,” but more on that in a bit. Toyota has com out with a new car called the “Yaris,” and Honda has come out with the “Fit,” and yes both are cars and no I have no clue why they named it that or what it means. It sure does make me wonder as to how any of those board meeting went when the marketing department came up with the names of all three, my guess is that there must have been much, much worse names thrown out the window before they came up with these. But back to my original point, what is going on here, these products are geared toward the American market, not the Japanese market. Lets start of with the “Fit,” ok fist off a horrible name for a car, the “Fit” it does make me want to have a fit that is for sure and no I don’t want the car either. For a second there I thought I was a joke, then it turns out to be a real car, wow really scraping the big ol’ barrel of craptastic names at Honda I see. Next… The Yaris, a better name than the “Fit” but that’s it, but I give them credit for at least coming up with a crack pot name that sounds like a car. Then comes Nintendo, don’t get me wrong I love Nintendo (almost fan-boyishly), with the “Wii,” easy to spell, has in interesting back-story, and above all rhymes with pee, oh and Yippee. Oh yeah a real winner. The Revolution was a perfect name, it described the product, people knew that it was new and different, and guess what it was Revolutionary, seems logical to me to name it the revolution. But alas Nintendo didn’t follow the logic path as well as most people do, I think they got lost at the fork in the road, you know the one that reads: <--Good Name Road : WTF Lane-->. Ok the hardware is still going to be revolutionary, well let’s hope Nintendo doesn’t screw that up too. I will probably still buy the, errrr, “Wii” and still like it. But I still think the Revolution was a great name. Wii on the other hand not so great… But maybe it might grow on me, doubt it but you never know, iPod name did, weird name though. I guess Nintendo thought they needed to come up with something more revolutionary than the name Revolution, well…. The Wii is a different name, I will give them that and nobody will mistake the name, because Nintendo will drill that into our brains, I count on that. But still the “Wii,” Nintendo you really should consider the names before your marketing department is allowed to slap names on things. But I do give them this, they wanted to stir up a, well, revolution with the new console, and I do believe if all the talk that has been going on about it is any indication, then they are well on their way to doing that, albeit with a stupid ass name like the “Wii.”
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|Subject:||Time: A Poem|
I couldn't sleep so i wrote this:
By: Jon M. Martin
What is time?
We try to cheat time by defying what time has brought.
We try to elude time bye hoping time will fly when we are not having fun.
We try to catch time when it seems like it is going to fast and we want time to slow.
But in all reality time moves constantly and eternally.
When we pass the time, we loose it.
When we time is flying, it looses us.
So… what is time?
Is it is an immeasurable entity ticking away,
Or is it showing us the way?
It flows like a river,
And flies like a bird.
Yet…. what is time?
Nothing more than a relative theory,
Or rather is it something more?
Time is never the same,
Yet is amazingly consistent.
As time marches on,
Everything is changed:
Rocks, animals, plants, and even people.
So…. Time is….. Everything and Nothing.
Everything, because nothing would exist without it.
And Nothing because without everything time would be useless.
That is what time is.
thanks and have a Happy Easter.
Go here first: http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?home&NewsID=13879
Ok, now that that’s out of the way. What does the RIAA really think? Our
customers are complete idiots and will steal everything we make? Well here is
my response to that, No we won’t, but crap like this sure makes me angry at
you. The RIAA wonders why every year its revenues decline, let me tell you this
its not because of stealing, its 90% crap like this, 8% is stealing and 2% is
consumers who don't like or want your product. Bad treatment of your customers,
you know those things that buy the things that you distribute for something, equals
no more buying of those things. Trust me consumers are NOT ignorant and are defiantly
NOT stupid either. If you treat you customers like shit, then they will find a
way to stick it right back into your face and make you eat it, more than likely
buy not buying your wares. The RIAA really thinks everyone steals? Why, because
they can, because they are losing revenue, because some people actually do, because
it gives them a good reason to force consumers to give them more money because
they cannot change with the times, ect. They say you can buy our cd's, you can
even buy the mp3 player, but you are not allowed to put that cd you just bought
on that shiny ultra portable, ultra sleek, attention grabbing, status upping
mp3 player you just bought. That’s just plain B.S. and quite a load of it too.
Now I understand you have to protect you IP, and you should to that, but you
can only go so far before you start to affect your customers, and when it interferes
with your customers, and coincidently make them very mad at you, because they
cannot do the things that they should be able to do with it, then you hurt your
revenue. If you cannot change with the times, then don’t and die off, else make
you customers happy and come up with new ways to please your customers, not
annoy the hell out of them. The RIAA has been grabbing at straws for sometime
now, but they need to look at the whole picture, shape up or ship out, what
ever one I don’t care, just quit pissing me off, and every other consumer out
there. You should be welcoming the new technology not trying to hinder its use.
Every other company has adapted, so why cant you. Technology is here to stay,
get used to it. Don't tell us we cannot put your cd, which we just bought, on
our mp3 player, which we own. I suggest that companies should not try to use
the DMCA like its there own personal bitch, and figure out how to adapt to this
ever changing world we now live in. Most consumers are law abiding, product
buying peoples, who are generally willing to spend more, if it means more
freedom to do more with their product they bought. l8r.
Funny title eh? I thought so, but this will only be a short post. Why? Because I have to get ready to goto work, yea! As you might have noticed my site was down for quite sometime, stupid hardrive failure, lol. But now it’s back up and running in all of it’s former glory, w00t. I am still alive and well, just so you know. I will post more later, bye.
Hellz Yeah. that is one awesome ad for a PSP. “Bitchen” and “Sweet Ass” would also apply here too. I am feeling quite happy right now, watching my anime, hey what can i say, [adult swim] keeps me occupied late night. so i will keep this short:
SQ1: If I had a plane like that, the girls would be all over me...
SQ2: Hells Yeah...
SQ1: Hellz Yeah!
adultswim.com <-- gratuitus plug.
Have a Merry Christmas to all on this Eve of all eve’s.
A night of waiting and of pondering of things to come,
Of presents, friends, and of family most dear.
A warm fire to sit by,
A cozzy chair to to snuggle your loved one in.
Sleep well and dream of amazing things,
and to all I say “Have a Merry Christmas.”-----------------------------------------------------
Yes, I am now finished with the semester. And with an overall B, not bad, but not great. I got one A two B’s and a C. Stupid C. Oh well i passed. I suppose I should be happy, but alas I am kinda dissapointed in myself, I could have done better, I should have done better. But on another note, I whent to go see Narnia last week, it’s quite good, no LOTR but who shought it would be anyway. I bought The Fifth Element and Pulp Fiction DVD’s last friday also, awesome. Also got my new cell phone, the i850 not a bad phone, I like it. I lucked out for x-mas, my last day of work for this week is.... thursday, sweet. Th-Th-Th-Thats all, folks.... for now.
Longest title ever. I see that I have not updated in quite some time. I have been quite busy lately. But anyway last night was Ca.Ca.COLD.D.Da. One big thing about living in the country, always check your propane levels constantly. We didn’t, and it got cold, very, very cold in the house. Hopefuly the gas truck will be able to get out to the house today and fill it up, so I can sleep in warmth. Tomorrow I gets me a new cellphone, w00t, and soon I will finally go out and buy a new Palmtm, awesome, I’m considering the Palmtm
Tungstun E2. Then buy a 1GB SD card for it, luckly that will be cheap. So thats what I got for now. l8r.
Ok first, odd title...
Well, not much going on right now, except for a lot of work and home work. sheesh just too much stuff to do and not a lot of time to do it in. I did some maintenance on my webserver, that was fun, lol. But, on a serious note... one of my co-works got fired on monday, i will not go into detail of what happened, except that it was a little odd to just fire him for the mistake, and I seriously mean MISTAKE, he made. I would say it was an honest meistake, hell I didnt even know that it was wrong, now I do. But so you know, he was one of, well lest say he was, the best sales person on the floor, and nobody would disagree either. So HR thought it would be a good idea to fire the “BEST” sales person they had @ 207. Yep, lets see Business 101 what not to do:
1. Dont fire your employee for a mistake that wont happen again, just write them up or something.
2. Check number 1, if they are the best, then really reconsider your previous firing thought.
So the idea here is: Think before you act, then think it over some more. None of us are particularly happy with what happened, but we cannot do anything about it. Oh well, you have my support Kris, so there is a note out to you. Thats all I have for now, l8r.
You Passed 8th Grade Math
Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!
Yep, just a quick little post. I’ve been extemely busy lately, maybe a little too busy. I got a project to do at work now, w00t, I got it approved, yeah. I do wonder what I might have gotten myself into though, but it should be good, once its completed. Basicaly I had this idea to document ALL of the computers in the Computer department, by document I mean find out everything hardware related about each one, no small feat. But luckly I got to pick my team, I choose 2 other people, both very knowledgable about computers. I think I will be starting the project tomorrow, from around 9pm till around midnight, least thats the possibility for now. Good thing I get paid for this, hehehehe. Work is going great, we are slowly getting fully staffed, awesome. So thats all for now. Bye.
|Subject:||UR IN, lol|
That title really has nothing to do with this post, funny huh? Anyways, I finally got my Blue shirt, yea. I want to get the XBOX360 it will be awsome. Right now BestBuy is NOT pre-ordering, so sad, but they might end up allowing pre-orders soon. I would get the $500 one, because it would have all the things i would want. So that will be awsome. I have a paper due wednesday,shouldnt be too hard, have allday tomorrow todo it so its not a problem. Oh and I have a MySpace.com account too, http://www.myspace.com/jonmm. l8r.
yes this is a post about nothing. absolutely nothing. for i really have nothing to post, all my grammer, spelling, and capitalization was used up in my paper i wrote lastnight for film 110. i really dont know i want to do right now, i could study for a quiz, or i could just post more about nothing. i really am in a cunundrum, yes i know thats spelled wrong, im to tiered to care, on one hand i could do work, on the other i could do nothing. nothing at all. absolute bliss........... lol. maybe i should do something productive right now, or just be a very unproductive persone for the moment. i think i also want to goto DQ and have a large chocolate milkshake, mmmm. and i kinda wanna go see corpse bride, dont know why just feel like it. mneh. l8r. im gonna do something, maybe lol. bye.
I’m gonna finish woking on my paper, actually start it and finish it today, w00t. I also got my Schedual fixed at BestBuy, it was 32 hours, too much right now with school and all that, need some downtime. Anyways, I do not know when I will be able to update again, hopfully soon, but you never know. l8r.
Yes I just need more time. Ok well maybe I just need to do stuff in the time I have, lol. I have a paper due not this friday but the next. Shouldn’t be too hard, but still need to get it done. Also a couple of programming projects due next wednesday also. I just wish I had more time to do everything I would like to do. Oh well, I will get everything done. l8r.
I was bored so I decided to stress test my computer... so far so good. Last night i riped my MP:ML DVD to my computer that took a whole 10-15 minutes, not too shabby. So right now I’m converting it to DivX. It would be faster, but I’m doing the encoding from and to a USB 2.0 HDD. Not the fastest, but it is quite fast really, I will easilly have the DVD converted over to DivX here in just a hair over 2hours, that is fast if you have ever encoded before. Thats all for now. l8r.
Wow this is such a long day. I have class from like 8am-10pm. That makes for one very, very long day at school. I should start working at BestBuy on Tuesday I hope. They havent set me up a schedule yet, on the account of that i was still working at a previous job, hopefully that will get taken care of ASAP. Oh, and I hope they only work me for 16 hours per week, maybe a tues & thurs 8 hour shifts kinda deal, with a possible 4 hour shif sat or sun sometimes. That would be nice. That would give me time to get my school work done and evrything, any more and it might put me in a crunch and/or burn me out. Nobody wants that. Thats all I have for now. l8r.