It can be pretty annoying to find song lyrics on the web. It is flooded with inaccurate transcripts on sites bloated with ads. That is, until I found LyricWiki. It’s a great project and most importantly, the lyrics there are accurate. Definitely give it a try if you haven’t yet.
Yet another new version is out and it adds a sexy notification pop-up window.
Added AIFF support and fixed problems running on dual-core machines.
I have released a new version of Bilderman, my screen capture utility. Screenshot filenames now include timestamps, so files are no longer overwritten and also a tray icon menu has been added. Get it at the download page.
I have disabled the comments functionality on the site, because comments spam is driving me crazy. Iâ€™ll enable them again when I can come up with a way to avoid the spamming.
The movie is getting closer and closer. We still have more than 2 months to go, but you can start wetting your pants from the sheer anticipation by watching the official trailer right now!
kode54: there are no women on the internet, just like there are no people who use the internet who actually have lives away from the internet
TrN: kode54: no women on the intarweb?!
TrN: “On a typical day, 61% of men and 57% of women” use teh intarweb!
TrN: Women “send and receive e-mail, get maps and directions, look for health and medical information, and seek religious information.
TrN: men “get weather, news, do-it-yourself information, check sports information, download music files, and chat or play online games”.
TrN: so, no women on IRC. :)
TrN: hahaha, why am i reading this.
TrN: “Women are more likely than men to value their email with freinds, family, and work colleagues. Women say email improves their relationships and improve their work climate … while men feel indifferently.”
TrN: this is the most sexist report ever.
TrN: Heh, 86% of women who use the internet are 18-29.
TrN: thats good.
TrN: in the rare occasion that I do meet one of these elusive online females, chances are good she’ll be younger than my mom.
TrN: these online women are all probably fat and from brazil anyway.
DotNoir: TrN: this is the most sexist report ever.
DotNoir: TrN: these online women are all probably fat and from brazil anyway.
TrN: this says 25% of men use the internet “mainly for pornography”.
TrN: but only 4% of women.
TrN: they obviously lie.
TrN: all women love porn and just don’t admit to it.
TrN: i should publish my own report.
TrN: 90% of women that trn has watched porn with had sex with him.
TrN: and then extrapolate that onto the population somehow.
TrN: this claims men use webcam more than women.
TrN: thats obviously a lie.
TrN: my report will determine, of the women that use webcams, what percentage of them would be considered “webcam whores”.
TrN: I believe the results will be staggering.
TrN: anyway, amazon wish lists and paypal make camwhoring a big business.
TrN: If I was a chick, I’d do online cam porn all day for sure.
DotNoir: you can start creating a market for pron for ze ladies
TrN: no, because there are no women on the internet, remember.
TrN: I’ll have a bunch of fags stalking me.
So far, 2006 is showing great ambitions to become a pretty awesome year for me. Only two months in, and I already have:
- lost my girlfriend, due to reasons I still donâ€™t understand. But then again, I generally donâ€™t understand women, soâ€¦
- lost my job, due to the reason that retards were running our company. That, I understand. At least I didnâ€™t have anything to do with it. :P
- lost money, due to the fact that Iâ€™m a great investor. Damn you, Monopoly!
- lost my health, due to the fact that I was in a head banging accident so stupid, I donâ€™t even want to talk about it. Just know that it left me looking like Rocky after the Drago fight. Adriaaaaaaaan!
The good thing though is, that I obviously have more free time now. Too much free time. The first result of my boredom is Bilderman, a simple screen capture application. It creates PNG screenshots when you press a keyboard shortcut, runs in the tray and supports Unicode.
Thatâ€™s all from me for today. But I also have a little something from somebody else who has too much free time. Elasto is a cool little waste of time written by kode54. Check it out for yourself. It has balls! And they are blue!! I pity the fool that has no idea how much blue balls rock!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or whatever it is you’re celebrating around this time. :) I hope everybody gets to spend them with their loved ones, gets some rest, enjoys some great food and all that other good stuff that comes with the holidays.
Cosmo hooked us up with some pre-premiere tickets for Kong, so we went to see it. How was it, you ask me? Well, Iâ€™m gonna tell you. And those that didnâ€™t ask, well, I will just ignore that and tell you regardless. Because thatâ€™s what I do. I ramble onâ€¦
Well, itâ€™s long. And the fact that this is the first thing that comes to mind is not a good sign. Let me put it like this: Iâ€™m glad I didnâ€™t have to pay for it. Yes, Kong looks great. You will forget that he is just a CGI animation. He feels and looks real. You will have no trouble believing that he could actually exist somewhere on a hidden island. You can almost smell a banana when he is on screen. (Okay, this might have just been that dude next to me, that for some reason brought out a banana in the middle of the movie and started eating it.) But the problem is that you donâ€™t really care for any of the characters. There is no back story to Kong, and the fact that he is visually believable is not really enough. During the movie, I never really rooted for this guy. The same with other characters. The love story between Jack and Ann is hardly apprehensible and the movie does little to make it believable. There is no scene that would define their relationship. In this regard it reminds me a lot of Titanic. That too, was a movie I went to see with very low expectations, but unlike with Kong, I was pleasantly surprised. The love story between Leo and Kate was a centerpiece of the movie, and it was the scenes between them (like the famous â€œKing of the worldâ€ scene) and the chemistry between them, that made it all work. Nothing like that is in King Kong.
As a result, the movie feels dull and way too long. Sure, itâ€™s a visual spectacle, and there is a lot to look at (though the shower scene where Kong washes the girl under the waterfall, is, to Cosmoâ€™s great disappointment, missing). Additionally, some scenes are straight out ridiculous, like the dinosaurs gang-bang scene (youâ€™ll know what I mean when you see itâ€¦). In those parts, that are clearly there just to show off, the movie is relying too much on the CGI, with little reason from the script. And exactly those scenes feel redundant and make the movie unnecessary long in the end. Speaking of the script, it is scattered with plot holes, that just cost the movie credibility. So, by the time they get Kong on the ship to New York, cleverly skipping the part of â€œhow the fuck did they get him on that shipâ€, and magically, via a cut suddenly appear in New York, you will be begging the movie to â€œjust get to the end, damnitâ€. And, sadly my friends, as Cosmo noted, by that time you are only in the middle of the freaking movieâ€¦
So, thatâ€™s it folks. Kong is not King. Because after a great movie, you will wanna watch it again. With Kong, youâ€™ll be just happy that itâ€™s over. Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m gonna go watch Serenity again. Because that, my friends, is truly a great movie. (Which btw. comes out on DVD in a few days, and if you havenâ€™t yet, you should definitely get it now. I said, now! Hush, hushâ€¦).