April 27, 2006

I Have a Package?

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:41 pm by Ian

I just received an email from the Harvey Mudd Dean of Students office claiming that there is a package for me to pick up.

4 to 6 weeks my ass!

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April 25, 2006

Return of the Living Dead 4: Necropolis

Posted in Critical at 9:48 pm by Ian

In order to fully appreciate this film, you must approach the art with the same perspective that the producers—nay, the artists—behind it did, when they realized the following:

Russian actors plus American voice talent is cheaper than American actors

Our story opens in (you guessed it) Russia, as the one name actor travels to Chernobyl to set up the plot points and kill the extras/zombies he went with.

We then transition to America. You can tell it's America because the signs are mostly in English. Also, all the minor characters speak unaccented English, especially if you don't look too closely at their mouths.

The other important point to remember: when infiltrating a possible zombie stronghold, always make careful note of which room has all the guns in it.

April 24, 2006

In Transition

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:40 pm by Ian

Welcome to this latest incarnation of my blog.

While I enjoyed the freedom of administering my own webserver and blogging software, I have realized that I didn't take advantage of that autonomy enough to justify the cost of doing so.

Especially now that WordPress.com has made available free blogs with the software I've grown accustomed to, it seemed like an obvious choice to make.

Since I no longer have the evilblog.net domain, I've decided to change the name of this blog, as well, although I'm not yet sure what I'll choose. To tell the truth, I never expected it to be the Evil Blog for as long as it was.

April 20, 2006

We’re Doomed

Posted in General at 5:30 pm by Ian

I was recently alerted to the presence of online Ecological Footprint calculators. There are a variety. After entering legitimate answers, I decided to see what would happen with minimum answers.

Entering a total yearly consumption of $1 (spent on clothing or footwear), a household of 10, and an annual income of $10, the calculator reported to me that we would need 1.9 Earths if everyone on the planet were to live like this. The obvious conclusion is that the Earth is incapable of supporting human life.

It was nice knowing you.

April 12, 2006

Damn Ninjas

Posted in General at 9:35 am by Ian

Walkin’ around like they own the place.

April 6, 2006

I’ve Been Published

Posted in General at 8:24 am by Ian

Well, not just me.

The paper that I contributed to as a result of joint research done during the summer of 2003 has recently been published. So, if you happen to be walking by a newsstand, see if they have a copy of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking*, so you can be the first on your block to read about “Virtual Topologies for Multicasting With Multiple Originators in WDM Networks.”

Seriously. All the cool kids are doing it.

*They won’t.

April 3, 2006

Excerpts from 20 Questions on the Way to and from Mammoth

Posted in General at 10:38 am by Ian

“Ok, I’m thinking of a person.”
“Alive?”
“Yes.”
“Fictional?”
“Yes.”
“Jack Bauer!”
“No.”
“Chuck Norris?”
“Chuck Norris isn’t fictional.”


“Ok, I’m thinking of a place.”
“Are we there yet?”
<whips head around following a spot on the side of the road>
“NNNnnnyes!”


“Ok, I’m thinking of a person”
“Alive?”
“UHmmm… Ok, I better think of a different person.”


“I’m thinking of a thing.”
“Will it fit inside this car?”
“Yes.”
“Will it fit inside a breadbox?”
“Sometimes.”
“Does it change sizes, or do only some of them fit?”
“It changes size.”
“Is it utilitarian in nature?”
“Yes.”
“Does it expand in all directions?”
“No.”
“Does it unfold?”
“No.”
“Does it telescope?”
“No.”
“Does it inflate?”
“No.”
“Is it made of wood?”
“No.”
“Metal?”
“Partly.”
“Is it some kind of giant magnetic penis?”
“No.”
“Was I close?”


“Does this thing actually exist?”
“No.”
“Would somebody in the front seat hit him for me?”


“Ok, I’m thinking of a thing.”
“Is it alive?”
“No.”
“Does it come in more than 4 colors?”
“No.”
“Can you play music on it underwater?”
“No.”
“Are there low-fat versions?”
“Uhm… You guys don’t really want to play this anymore, do you?”
“No.”