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April 30, 2003

The Dante's Inferno Test has

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Very High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Extreme
Level 7 (Violent)Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Extreme
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)High

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

"You approach Satan's wretched city where you behold a wide plain surrounded by iron walls. Before you are fields full of distress and torment terrible. Burning tombs are littered about the landscape. Inside these flaming sepulchers suffer the heretics, failing to believe in God and the afterlife, who make themselves audible by doleful sighs. You will join the wicked that lie here, and will be offered no respite. The three infernal Furies stained with blood, with limbs of women and hair of serpents, dwell in this circle of Hell."

Yeah, I know I'm a heretic according to Dante... what else is new? I dispute the Gluttonous and the Violent rankings though. I may think about it, but I don't actually do it...

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Currently playing: Erasure - First

Currently playing: Erasure - First Contact (Vocal Mix)
Well Verizon finally got things right. Last week was great but full of little cruddy things that pissed me off... this week is midterm time. Stress!

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April 22, 2003

In-f*cking-credible... one hour circling around

In-f*cking-credible... one hour circling around Pete and Nick's apartment to find a parking spot.

If there are pagan gods, there must be higher and lower gods (a la Raymond Feist and Midkemia) of parking, and I must have really, really pissed off the higher god of parking. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR...


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Verizon stinks.

Verizon stinks.

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April 19, 2003

Currently playing: Erasure - Oh

Currently playing: Erasure - Oh L'Amour (acoustic) (from Make Me Smile CD1)
Some things in life should come with warning labels. The warning labels might still be utterly useless, but it'd be funny if they were there.

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April 17, 2003

Fracking Big Blue Bus. I'm

Fracking Big Blue Bus. I'm running late today so I skip my first bus... I come outside 4 minutes early for my next bus, only to see it pass me as I walk out of my apartment. ARGH! So I take the third bus, which drops me off from class 20 minutes late. *sigh*

Oh, the irony... I just got parking at UCLA too, but Parking Services didn't notify me until last night, after they were closed. AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!

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April 15, 2003

Currently playing: Depeche Mode -

Currently playing: Depeche Mode - Walking In My Shoes
Now I'm not looking for absolution
Forgiveness for the things I do
But before you come to any conclusions
Try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

This song is stuck in my head. No, I don't know why... anyway, back to trying to stay awake in class...

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Currently playing: Erasure - Blue

Currently playing: Erasure - Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix I)
My sis just tripped the circuit breaker in her apartment. hee hee!

Heater + computer + hairdrier = > 15A 120VAC (1800watts) circuit. OOPS! oops!

2am lesson in "how to work circuit breakers" hehe...

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April 14, 2003

Currently playing: Erasure - Freedom

Currently playing: Erasure - Freedom (Acoustic Version) (from M&TS EP)
Argh! Help! My brain's been eaten!

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April 11, 2003

I know it's totally random,

I know it's totally random, but I feel obligated to do it now that I'm busy thinking about it.

Happy Motoring. - a quote from MK

In other news, progress on homework this week has been going reasonably well. Progress on website updates continues, too. The Ars System Guide April update is now up over at Ars Technica, too. Disccusion forum link is here.

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April 09, 2003

I've been busy lately. Picture

I've been busy lately. Picture updates should be up before the weekend, though...

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April 07, 2003

It's here! Erasure's 2nd single

It's here! Erasure's 2nd single from their latest album, Other People's Songs... it's titled Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)...

... I've been following the release, but now I'm really fiending for it. *sigh* Yes, I'm obsessed.

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April 06, 2003

Currently playing: Ministry of Sound

Currently playing: Ministry of Sound - Sasha & Emerson - Scorchio
XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2.0 are what I've just started looking at for the next significant revision of my personal website.
version 0.1 wasn't memorable. I think it was a couple of lines of text and that was it.
version 0.2 wasn't memorable either.
version 0.3 was on now-defunct and used frames and an imagemap, I think.
version 0.4 was still on dragonfire and was still framed, but I think I ditched the imagemap and made my code a little more HTML 4.01 compliant.
version 0.5 is what you're seeing now. The feel and layout are reasonably decent, but the code still isn't fully HTML 4.01 compliant.

I've been debating working on version 0.6, which was originally planned to be HTML 4.01/CSS 2.0 compliant, for a while now. I've also been planning a switch to Coranto or Moveabletype instead of blogger... but the energy to do one or both shifts just isn't there. My friend greatoz's site is XHTML 1.0/CSS 2.0 and uses Coranto, and his site looks pretty good.

I figure that if I'm going to actually get off my butt and put in the work to redo my site, I might as well do it to the latest standards and learn it all first. So. We'll see. Seriously, it is a lot of work. The 0.4 to 0.5 migration of the basic site structure alone took place in one big hurry when dragonfire abruptly said they were shutting down, and to work out the basic ~10 pages that make up this site to a standard I already knew took 9 hours. Any migration that comes now will likely lurk in the background as I learn XHTML and CSS...

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Currently playing: Gershwin - Rhapsody

Currently playing: Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Tried to do "power hour" last night with Barry... 1 shot of beer a minute for 60 minutes. I was using Corona, Barry was using Mickey's (ick!). Barry started 3 minutes ahead of me, but he took a cigarette break somewhere around ~45 shots and was drunk to the point of passing out soon after. I had 45 shots, puked*, and kept drinking (!). Got some funny video of Nicole dragging Barry up the stairs!

* = it was "my stomach hates this, time to puke" rather than being totally fucked up, dizzy, wasted, puking. I don't know how this is "better" than the usual puking, but I felt fine afterwards and was back to my usual buzz...

Woke up this morning, spent the day shopping with Barry and Nicole. The entire day. Crazy. Got a lot of useful shopping done at least... and figured out why women generally have shoe collections 5x~10x the size of men. Nicole needed black sandals for her dress... and holy jeebus women have a million different styles of black sandals. Aldo alone had like 10 different styles of black sandals with heels. Sheesh! (yes, damnit, some look fricking sexy... but man, how much choice do you need?) eek! smiley

BCBG had a really nice pair for $168. YIKES!
Why do I mention this?
(Heck I didn't even know of BCBG was until last year!)
Anyway... here's the answer... In the front of the store though, they had strawberries, grapes, cheese, crackers, water, and champenge (sp?), so Barry and I didn't complain about shoe shopping... we just kept snacking! Yummy!!
("sure they look great!" *munch* "yeah, but they're $168 HEY!!!!!!" *chomp* *munch* "They don't have your size? Ohh, I'll take this bottled water!") biggrin

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April 04, 2003

It's almost here!!! 7 April

It's almost here!!! 7 April 2003...

... who, me, obsessed? Nah... biggrin

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April 03, 2003

Nissan Performance Magazine: Events: SERCA

Nissan Performance Magazine: Events: SERCA Track Day at Streets of Willow
Woohoo, my article got published. I think they went overboard with pictures though. =) My original writeup is here on my site.

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April 01, 2003

... oops. That was stupid.

... oops. That was stupid. Reno, NV is west of Los Angeles, not east. o_O

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