Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008


The Poolboy

Random Gentle Sex Dreamer (RGSD)

The Poolboy

Friendly and eager. You are The Pool Boy.

A teen at heart, you anxiously move about your daily tasks, hoping, praying for a good, instant lay. You're carefree, enthusiastic, and rarely discouraged. Love is cool, but it's not for you right now. You know what is? Crotches.

You're a fun person in both big and small groups, and your friends trust and love you. Inside you, meanwhile, your lust is only growing. Imagine your beating heart sprouting pubic hair. Exactly. Try shaving that.

If you're not scoring enough--which you aren't--you should adopt new strategies. Lower your standards. Be aggressive. Pool Boys are often submissive and hope (desperately) sex will find them. Realize that passiveness will not hook the horny girls you desire. A bolder approach and sheer repetition will.

Your exact male opposite:

The False Messiah

The False Messiah

Deliberate Brutal Love Master

Always avoid: The Dirty Little Secret (DGSM), The Playstation (RGSM)

Consider: The Battleaxe (DBLM), The Nurse (RGSD)

Link: The Online Dating Persona Test | OkCupid - free online dating | Dating
My profile name: : twinkiesque

Lit Trailer


The wonder of OpenMP

It took me about 5 minutes to make an app multithreaded with openMP.

Step 1 : Turn on openMP flag


Step 2 :  Add #pragma omp parallel for to the existing for statement like so
#pragma omp parallel for
for ( int i = 0; i < parlist.count(); i++)
    // Do your code here.
   // Cannot jump out of for loop. No breaks, no returns.
Step 3 : Profit!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Some audio madness

I just found the most awesome command line utility for audio processing. EVER! SoX.

I don't think I'll ever need anything other than this and batch files to do transcoding of audio or even batch processing of audio ever again. GUI's are nice and all, but nothing beats command line apps!

Also, another wav editor instead of audacity which people seem to have many complaints about. Wavosaur.

And lastly, for those musicians out there. LMMS. A Digital Audio Workstation app that now finally has windows support. Awesome!

Here is a sample batch file that you can put inside your SoX folder :

FOR %%G IN (%1\*.wav) DO (
    sox %%G "temp.wav" rate -v 8000
    del %%G
    move temp.wav %%G

I would use this for downsampling 44khz audio recordings to 8k for the Wii Remote. i.e. Lit's phone calls. It's destructive since it converts in place, so make sure your audio is under version control!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

COMODO Internet Security

Switched from AVG to COMODO Internet Security today. Here.

After the initial having to reallow all the applications that I know are safe. Things seem to be working well. No AV is perfect no matter what the companies tell you. Mainly moved to this as the license allows for commercial use as well.

Native Client

This is seriously cool. Run x86 code in a browser. Here.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Living life on the bleeding edge

Recently moved to using nightly builds of Firefox. Was Minefield, but now seems to be labeled Shiretoko.

Can be found here.

Also you will probably want Nightly Tester Tools so that you can force install all your addons. Here.

Moving to using Thunderbird Beta 1 as well. The more people test, the better the apps. The fact that they call is Shredder should tell me not to do it. But I'm doing it anyway! Not using nightly because Zindus won't work with it.... :(


As a continuation of the previous post, SDK's and IDE's are good and all for programmers, but in this day and age, if it doesn't look pretty, no one wants to use it. Damn you Mapple!

So how do we get our nice friendly artists on board with everything. Here is a list of possibilities :

Inkscape - exports vector art to swf,xaml and JavaFX
And many others some pay, some not..

Actionscript - Riva FLV Encoder
Silverlight - Windows Media Encoder
JavaFX - ???????!!!!!! Couldn't find any documentation

Why use anything other than PNG?

New possibilities?

So we have flash, silverlight, and now JavaFX. Is there any advantage over the mozilla licensed flexSDK being as good as it already is?

As of this moment, I'm pretty sure I can develop with totally free tools on any of those platforms.


Microsoft® Silverlight™ Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1
Visual Web Developer Express


The only reason to do it would be if Sun actually gets handset manufacturers to all get on the JavaFX bandwagon and unifies the VM. So we don't have the J2ME debacle that we have right now with having to test a gazillion handsets because each phone has a SLIGHT different Java VM.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Multithreaded compiling with VC Express or make -j

For posterity: To turn on multicore compiles in VC Express 2008, in the commandline options of the compiler options. Add a /MP

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Pineapple Express daewoo lanos

The BEST line in any movie... EVER.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Word of the day

Verschlimmbesserung. Meaning: making something worse (in the process of trying to improve it).