Friday, August 26, 2005

Word Verification Is Where It's At, Y'all

I turned on word verification for the illusory people who read my blog and don't comment, and the goddamn spam bloggers. Seriously, under the post 'Bill Gates is Gangsta' there was a comment like, "I definitely wanna read your blog! It's cool and informative! While you're at it, check out my blog about Swimming Pools and Chemicals! I really like Swimming Pools and Chemicals!"

Jeez. That just burns my britches. Now I know it's nothing but scripts crawling the web reading my drivel. That sucks.

I've been reading this book called The C Programming Language to get boned up on C and all it's derivates in hopes Google will do the Summer of Code again next year. I've been meticulously doing all the exercises in the book to get my feet wet with just hammering out code, since UNO doesn't do much in the way of teaching you syntax, more of the design philosophy. Which is rockin, don't get me wrong, but I need more learnin on that syntactical tip, y'dig? I was stumped on one of the problems and went to a very fine website that had answers to all the exercises to get an idea of how to proceed. The only problem is that one of the answers has this big string of nested conditionals that just throw me. Maybe it's the language itself, but it just seems sloppy after coming from Dr. Niño's classes. Small conditionals he stressed CONSTANTLY. So I just have to get used to seeing it from other people I guess. Really I'm writing this as a procrastinational exercise.

Avoiding things I'm doing independantly from school for my own betterment. I think I'm just a special kind of lazy. And it sucks. Payce.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Whoa Buddy

Pat Robertson is not known for saying the most intelligent things. So why should his opinions on the foreign policy of this troubled nation seem strange given the amazingly racist, sexist, bigoted things he's said before? I think the 700 club is just turning into Jerry Springer or something similar, where people tune in just to hear the messed up things people spout on national television. But the fact that it's coming from a christian conservative who once ran for the Rebublican party's nomination for the Presidency, it really scares me. Because people are bound to listen to him. And the really sad thing is people think he is representative of the Republican party. Ill-informed toward social issues, a ethnocentric view on other countries and their non christian religion, I didn't think people could go through college and still be this ignorant. And the scariest part of all, he had an awful lot of school. Enough for a freakin juris doctorate from Yale!

This man gives the Republican party a bad name. Some would say they already have a bad name, but he just makes it all messed up. I'm the kind of Republican who believes in a 'conservative' approach to the scope of power of the government. Weird I know. To me, an ethos of less government cannot coincide with an edict, handed down from God or whatever, to police morality. It does not compute. And this Libertarian party is not the right answer to Crazy Christian Conservatives(tm), it only turns the party over to the crazies. Like 1988 Republican Presidential hopeful Pat Roertson. I'm sure the idea of that man as Pres makes Dubya seem like a master statesman.

It took a call for assassination from the right to get me to post after 4 days of absence. Thank you Pat, you inspired me to such anger, I had to take it out on my keyboard, by typing this directionless spurt of anger at the quality of education at a certian Ivy League school; one that could produce a crazy like you Pat. So much for a liberal education from the east coast, eh?