Monthly Archives: October 2007

Five Googlephrases

Plug the following into Google, and my blog is the number one hit. No quotations necessary.

1) Miguel Moses de Cervantes Cruvant
2) Drew Barrymore having sex with Harry Potter
3) Great Animal Rebellion
4) Rabbi found guilty of erroneous mathematical calculations at Victoria’s Secret
5) Victor Hugo translations and viagra erections

What’s really incredible is that I’m not the *only* hit for some of those.

Meme taken from CasaChristy

Am I a hypocrite?

Some will probably accuse me of being hypocritical, and perhaps suggest my feelings are based on the fact that I find Halle Berry hot, and Mel Gibson not…

But of all the stereotypes she could have picked up on, I am not much offended that she made a joke about the European Jewish propensity towards large noses. I find it much less offensive than the idea that we are responsible for all the wars in the world. Or a few other stereotypes which I’ve heard.

How high will it go?

A couple weeks ago I noticed that my gmail account had just surpassed the 3 gig mark. I made a mental note of it, but wasn’t too excited or anything. Yesterday, or perhaps the day before, it passed 4 gigs. It is right now at 4.3 gigs. So obviously the pace has picked up a bit recently.

A little websearch reveals a few recent news articles. Apparently hotmail offers 5gigs, and I suspect we’ll reach that by the end of this week. Whether it will slow down, or continue, I don’t know. Viewing the source of the Gmail login page seems to suggest, if I understand the code right, that it might be headed to 43 gigs which seems somewhat extreme, making me question whether or not I am reading the code right.

I’m beginning to think saving a few important documents as attachments in drafts (photos, writing) might be a good backup technique. Of course, not the only backup, but still a good secondary one.

update

Here’s the code directly from the sign in page:


// Estimates of nanite storage generation over time.
var CP = [
[ 1175414400000, 2835 ],
[ 1192176000000, 2912 ],
[ 1193122800000, 4321 ],
[ 1199433600000, 6283 ],
[ 2147328000000, 43008 ],
[ 46893711600000, Number.MAX_VALUE ]
];

You’ll note we are currently around the 4321 mark, so that is why I am assuming we are headed towards the 43008 mark, but I’m not sure how long it will take to get there as I have no clue what the numbers in the left part of the array mean, or if they are relevant. Then of course, there’s the question of what the max_value is.

Update on the Update

Found somewhere the following explanation and decoding:

The above numbers are timestamps in Epoch format. So on conversion the entries indicates that the storage would be

1. 2912MB by October 11, 2007
2. 4.2 GB by 23rd of this month(October)
3. 6GB by Jan 4th 2008
4. 42GB by the year of 2038

So, yeah, it will reach that high…but it will take 30 years. In the short term, 6 gigs by January.

My *other* cousin in Hollywood

Today I learned Patrick Swayze is possibly my 7th cousin. This is much more likely than my relationship to Chaucer. Though my line intersects with his before it branches off towards Geoffrey, making Patrick as much of a direct descendant as I am. I’m not sure Patrick realizes this.

Canon?

To the delight of millions of slash fan fiction writers everywhere, JK Rowling has outed one of her characters. (The character’s name begins with the letter, ‘D’)

Apparently she did it at Carnegie Hall Friday night. Of course, since it’s not stated explicitly in any of the novels, one could question the canonicity. Are the author’s spoken words a valid source of canon? Will the canonicity change if she puts the fact on her website? (I don’t believe she has, yet.) These are questions fans must answer.

How good are you at guessing ages?

The Age Project shows you pictures of faces, and asks you to guess how old. It also allows you to upload a photograph of yourself, and see how old you look to others.

Now, you could follow the link and guess ages until they randomly provided you with my photo. I have no idea how many photos have been uploaded, so this theoretically could take you awhile.

So I will be nice and provide a direct link to my photo. I will admit my selection of photos wasn’t random; it met some specific criteria I had in mind. However, it was taken in May of this year, so it is sufficiently recent to be honest.

I don’t think so

The American Family Association says, “Congressman Pete Stark owes the President, the American people, the troops and their families an apology.” I don’t think so. Sure, his statements are slightly hyperbolic, but there’s applause from where I’m sitting.

FWIW, if Stark’s entry in this list which I posted to the blog 3 years ago is correct, he served in the Air Force between 1955-57.

Pete appeared in a poem I wrote five years ago as he was one of only three Congressman brave enough to vote No to the declaration that the Country was led by G-d. (Of course, he comes from a Progressive California district, so his stand back then, and his statements now, are what his constituents want.)

Note: The video appears on the AFA’s own YouTube account, and it’s where they direct their mailing list to view the video, so feel free to double-click and leave comments, but understand the mind-set where most of them come from.

I don’t think so

The American Family Association says, “Congressman Pete Stark owes the President, the American people, the troops and their families an apology.” I don’t think so. Sure, his statements are slightly hyperbolic, but there’s applause from where I’m sitting.

FWIW, if Stark’s entry in this list which I posted to the blog 3 years ago is correct, he served in the Air Force between 1955-57.

Pete appeared in a poem I wrote five years ago as he was one of only three Congressman brave enough to vote No to the declaration that the Country was led by G-d. (Of course, he comes from a Progressive California district, so his stand back then, and his statements now, are what his constituents want.)

Note: The video appears on the AFA’s own YouTube account, and it’s where they direct their mailing list to view the video, so feel free to double-click and leave comments, but understand the mind-set where most of them come from.