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testing measurements

June 30, 2004 Leave a comment


building…

Categories: sustainability, UT SolarD

The most amazing interview ever w/ Bush. Ever.

June 29, 2004 Leave a comment

The most amazing interview ever w/ Bush. Ever> requires RealPlayer

An Irish interviewer takes on Bush, and he fails miserably, becoming visibly defensive and irate. his canned answers do not suffice her continued questions. he is also condescending to anyone not agreeing w/ the US war in Iraq. he then also contradicts himself regarding putting people in harms way (‘i won’t put people in harms way’…yet we’re in iraq). me me me! i’m the best president ever! i’m the first president to do this! i’m the first president to do that! me me me! let me feed you 8th grade answers! “my job is to do my job.” very eloquent, mr. president.

Categories: politics

this playlist is too good not to share! i’m so ex…

June 25, 2004 Leave a comment

this playlist is too good not to share! i’m so excited listening to it that i really want you to know the songs, so that you can reassemble them and experience the utter euphoria brought on by their pure melodic pop rock perfection!

the yeah!!! playlist
Nothingsevergonnastandinmyway (Again)……Wilco
Watching the Wheels……………………John Lennon
Quiet………………………………..The Beta Band
Horse Pills…………………………..The Dandy Warhols
July, July!…………………………..The Decemberists (who i sadly missed in concert this past tuesday at Emo’s)
Know Your Onion!………………………The Shins
Losing California……………………..Sloan
Stay Don’t Go…………………………Spoon
Hello Kitten………………………….Hefner
Phantasies……………………………Stephen Malkmus
Girl Inform Me………………………..The Shins
The Minute……………………………The Push Kings
Everything You’ve Done Wrong……………Sloan
Hella Good……………………………No Doubt
Are You Gonna Be My Girl?………………Jet

Categories: music

Spidey and GI Joe

June 24, 2004 Leave a comment
Categories: haha, media, web

Bush Administration and faulty info

June 22, 2004 1 comment

so i think i see a reason for all the false reports coming out of the bush camp. this reason may be simplistic, it may have already been identified, but i think that they are releasing false info on purpose. not to release good news and hope they won’t get caught – they know they’ll get caught; but they know that the number of people who are apprised of the error will be fewer than the ones who hear it at first, and they hope that those first few people will be swayed to the bush camp. then when the error comes to light the next day, which it inevitably does, the bush camp can feign ignorance, blaming the mistake on the CIA or some other branch of the government. the bush camp is never at fault – ever. bush’s state of the union faux pax; the reduction in worldwide terrorism faux pax; the rising hourly wage faux pax… it’s never the bush camp’s fault, they’re always given faulty information. well do the fucking research! and they know it – they have the research before they release the faulty info, it’s an elaborate hoax to make them look the victim in this giant mess they continuously dig themselves into.

and on the other hand, if they’re not aware of all these screw-ups before they’re committed? well that’s far scarier…

Categories: frustration, politics

new browser and beta calendar

June 22, 2004 Leave a comment

fun and fast calendar program and internet browser if you’re sick of the bloated and slow Internet Explorer and Outlook.

Mozilla Firefox browser – this browser loads in about 2 seconds vs. IE 5-6 seconds. your results will be different, but the loading time should be significantly faster. this is only important for no reason at all except if you hate how long it takes IE to load.

it also has the Google search bar built in, as well as pop-up blocking., and tabs. it’s essentially Apple’s Safari browser for PCs.

Mozilla Sunbird calendar – only use this if you’re willing to put up w/ a bunch of bugs, b/c it’s still pretty buggy (you can use it even tho it’s not in final release). on the up side, it functions a lot (though not nearly as well nor as beautifully) as Apple’s iCal. it allows you to create multiple calendars, color code and selectively view them. you can also download iCal calendars (i.e. your favorite band may post their touring schedule online, so you can download and incorporate it into your calendar).

Categories: tech

…durr??

June 21, 2004 Leave a comment



Categories: haha, politics

films to see:

June 21, 2004 Leave a comment

next films to see: Fahrenheit 9/11, of course; The Corporation.

Categories: movies, politics

new music format? NO!

June 21, 2004 Leave a comment

and this yet again shows how mind-bogglingly stupid the record industry is. so apparently the answer to music downloading and pirating is making smaller CDs w/ less music and a few phone ringtones. hmmm… in case the RIAA hasn’t paid attention, what people want is cheaper music, not yet another physical format – MP3 players have already won the battle as the new medium by which to transport music. IT’S OVER!! THE BATTLE HAS BEEN WON BETWEEN CD PLAYERS AND MP3 PLAYERS! there are now only 2 remaining record stores in central austin, a thriving music town which once housed over 15 music stores in central austin alone! tower records on the drag just closed its doors last wk due to sagging sales. i don’t want a new 3″ cd that won’t work in my car cd player!

Categories: frustration, music, tech

Super Size ME!

June 21, 2004 Leave a comment

Super Size ME! wow. while this little bit o’ detective work has been obvious, and in front of everyone’s face for years, it apparently takes a movie to make people sit up and take notice. and for that, i say good job. i expected to see more documentation on where the foods come from and how they’re processed, but the movie focused more on the health effects of eating the food. i think the two are totally related, and that showing the food creation process would really gross people out, but still, the movie was good.

our country never ever takes preemptive steps to address problems. our changes in behavior only come in response to dire circumstances.

problem: oil crisis of the 1970’s.
response: curb energy use.
final result: w/ the problem no longer an issue (cheap oil), we’re back to energy guzzling practices. it’s now apparently becoming cool to be more responsible, but it’s nowhere near what’s necessary, and what happens if and when energy prices dip again? as long as our fuel source is a damage to our health and the environment, fuel prices should stay high to curb our use.

problem: USA is the fattest country in the world. WE’RE FUCKING FAT!!
response: eat healthy and exercise.
reality: try fad diets and stupid gimmicks that allow us to lose weight and be healthy w/o changing diets or exercising, and by stapling our fat stomachs to that we can’t possibly eat as much.

problem: increasing rates of allergies, cold, general malaise.
cause: among many other causes, our buildings emit toxic gases that, when inhaled over long periods of time, increase rates of asthma, chest and eye irritation, colds.
response: we should follow the same path outlined for our obese brethren – chill out on the preservative-laden, processed, contrived housing and office options. don’t sit inside a fluorescent lit box w/o sunlight or operable windows – use natural daylight, plants, fresh air, and non or low-VOC emitting carpets, furniture, paint, and building materials.

Categories: architecture, health, movies