Weekend Venture Into The Labyrinth

So this weekend started off pretty decent. Friday I wake up feeling awesome! Get to my engineering class about 9 and then run over to a gas station to buy something to drink. I see it! Thats what I want! Oh yah you know what it was! 32 oz of pure deliciousness!! The BFC of RockStars! Quadruple shot of energy baby! I looked at the price and see “2 for $3.24”. OMFG!!! I was ecstatic. I run back to class and pound those flippin suckers! first one was down in about 20 seconds. second one right after that! I was off the walls till like 5th period. hit 11:45 and I crash…. I was dead. lol felt like shit and freakn’ had a huge headache. I dealt with it for the rest of the day. got home early cleaned the kitchen installed Ubuntu on my parents computer for them to try.

Matt came over and hung out for a little then we headed out just as all my sister’s friends showed up for her birthday party. We went and picked up Rowdy and headed over to Matt’s house. I brought my 360 so we could all play the Halo Reach Beta. We played Reach for a long time! and we hung out and played on our computers. lol about 10:00 pm we decide to get dinner and head out to Windy’s. I still had a bad headache. After we got back tried watching Inglorious bastards but it was having troubles playing it. So we searched for a while and found Labyrinth. Now Rowdy said we should watch it. I remember watching this movie when I was like 6 or 7. You ever have those moments where you remember a movie you watched when you were a kid? In your mind you remember it as funny or awesome and can still see it as you did when you first watched it in your childhood. Lol then you watch it and the graphics are lame and the movie was totally stupid and your like “wtf? that just ruined my childhood memory of that show!” yah well this movie is different.

I remember vaguely that it was about a girl who was mad and wished her brother would be taken by goblins so she could have a perfect life. And then they do and she has to travel through a labyrinth to get to the castle to rescue him right? All other details I couldn’t remember. Now I’m not sure what I was thinking of when I watched this at 6 but I must of been out of my mind!!!! I was tripping off this movie so bad at 1am that it fried my brain!! I was laughing the whole time out of sheer consternation. My mind was in such a state of perplexity that it seriously just when Poof! It broke my mind thats how crazy that movie was. My mind  was broked. If Steve Ballmer could somehow travel backwards in time and jumped into the scene yelling “WAHOOOOOOO!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOO!!!!!! DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS!!!!” My mind would have exploded!

So now here I sit on my bed and my mind is pretty much like this:

I’m not sure what I’m going to do right now but I can’t stop laughing.

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Android Developer frustrations

Android has been a huge hit for phones and the platform launched with out a hitch really. The purpose of Android was what? To take down Apple and their godly iPhone. This was to be accomplished through Open Source! but many developers complain about having troubles with porting their apps from phone to phone and how employees of the “Open Handset Alliance (OHA) are micro managing the code base.”  Many are now seeing that this project has been split into tiny subsections. Who is to blame? Some say Google who controls the OHA, while others say it is the companies who are making the phones who implement proprietary  features.

People are now saying Android as a fraud and not open source at all, but if you look at what these people are meaning when they say open source they are really talking about the type of license. When the mass says open source you think of what for examples? Linux! Ubuntu, Red Hat, and others that are similar are perfect examples of what people think of when they say “open source”. As one article puts it:

“Open source does not mean complete compatibility. Under a BSD-like license such as the Apache license preferred by Google, it doesn’t mean all code must be contributed back, or that those who use a project’s code can’t add proprietary extensions.”

So to really say Android was a fluke try at open source is not quite true. There is still plenty of time for adjustments and Google has had to take all this in a short amount of time. Over the next couple of months we will wait and see what happens.

New Intel Processor Series

Well Intel is going for a new area of processing. The mobile/hand-held device arena. A crowded market to be sure. With ARM as the definite standard in architecture for phones it will be hard. There are a few companies who also have their own stand in this market: Apple with their own chip, Qualcomm with their Snapdragon, and Nvidia who has dabbled in this area. This new Processor series is a new smaller Atom. The Atom Z6xx series will be for smart phones and tablets. Though there being tough competition Intel has proven its worth before. These Atoms will cut down on power consumption which will allow it to be used in handhelds with out affecting the battery. These new CPUs will bring to the table these features:

  • supports multitasking
  • 1080p video
  • 3D graphics
  • 1.5 Ghz (phones)
  • 1.9 Ghz (tablets)

With all this Intel might have a chance. The problem is trying to get developers to tweak their systems from ARM to Intel’s. Of course Intel might give an alternate choice as all those ARM compete with each other. The Atom was sported at the CES in a new phone by a company called Aava.

The Aava Touch Screen Phone

This is a new phone using the Intel Atom Z6xx Processor series

The Aava touch screen smart phone was freakn’ fast! it could even play Quake on it. fps (frames per second) was clocked at 30! this processor holds a punch! Coupled with this new company Aava this combo should make an impact. Scheduled for the third quarter of 2011 to be released. It has a micro sd card slot for memory expansion and charges via mini USB. I can’t wait to see this phone! This might end up being better than the iPhone which I adore. lol ;)

Well for those reading, signing out now from the Trash Can.

Much Success On Website Production

Well I finally conquered a major issue I was having with my site. I needed an automated process for taking my articles on my website to RSS as soon as they are posted. I used PHP and databases to form a pre-structure used for the XML file. using PHP to take information from a dedicated area (i.e. the container for the article) and form into a temp RSS structure and add it as a new entry in the RSS. The reason I have spent so much time building and researching this is because I am not using a pre-made site structure (like WordPress for example). Many people say this is not a good idea seeming as how I only use the site to post articles on updates on news and tutorials. But I’m doing it my way so that I learn more of Web Design and Development on the way. I will eventually switch over to WordPress (like this blog) when I extensively learn WordPress. Until then this is all being done from scratch as I mentioned above for learning.

Thanks everyone for reading this is Reevine signing off with a piece of Trash in my growing Trash Can.

Relationships

Unfortunately things end sooner than you hope or perhaps even without you expecting it. So my status yet again changes. It was awesome for the short time it existed. But it was mutual and may end up continuing when I come back.

Ogio Metro Backpack

Hey everyone I just got my Ogio Metro Backpack two days ago. I needed a bag badly for School since my other backpack finally tore and its life was forfeit. So I researched backpacks for one that would be of the best possible quality. I knew I would have to pay some more for a better bag but this didn’t really matter since the knowledge of a higher price was already considered in my budget. Ogio after three weeks of searching and some intense research (including even using my friend’s Ogio Metro bag for a day) came on top as the best bag for the best price. I made a review and put it up on YouTube. The videos are posted below. Please comment on the videos or this post and give some feedback on the review. I want to know what you guys think about it. This info will help me improve my videos and how in-depth my reviews on products are. Enjoy!

This is Reevine (aka Jeff) signing out with my latest Wad of Trash hitting the Trash Can

HP Takes The First Step

Well HP is now producing their newest line of HP printers which feature a huge improvement: Plug n’ Play. That means no CDs with drivers, no more trying to find drivers online, and complete integration into computer systems.  HP being the first to introduce Plug n’ Play printers I must ask this question: why not before!??!?! Every other device has been Plug n’ Play for years! Why were printers never converted over sooner? Well at least someone took the “taboo” step towards to painless office and home set up. This will make WiFi printer more versatile also. I don’t like HP but at least they are trying. Though I think that this was all caused by some poor low-level IT who made a simple suggestion. How much you want to bet someone was like “No, no, no. That’s a stupid idea.” Then that same guy makes it “his” idea. Well thank goodness for another leap in simplifying technology and making it useful.