Sunday, December 31, 2006
Well there are lots of things to think about. But here it is!
1 Where we live: Moving to Seattle WA: A+.
Moving is something that Laura and I have been talking about doing sense almost as long as we have been together. This year we did it. It feels good to be out here. I love it here. There is so much to do. I just hope we do it. End the end Boulder was the same. Lots to do. Be we never did it.
2: Home or what we live in C-.
I think we went back words from last year. I am not happy with this Condo/Locations. It is not a bad place. But I like were we were better. I also don’t like the road nose here! I do like how close we live to down town and a couple other things. But I also do not like living in Kirkland that much. I would rather live in Freemont or somewhere on the other side of the lake(west). Even if I end up working on this side(east). And I want a yard. For Zoe and Rashie.
3: Job: C.
I like my job well enough. It has given me lots of skills I did not have. But it dose not pay enough. It when I moved out here I was working at MS for a decent amount of $$. But I was not happy there and I did not feel like I was getting enough skills there. So I went to a place were I thought I could get those skills even if it was for a little less $$. But the $$ is going to get worse as our insurance is going up. So I think I am going to have to get a new job after the new year. If I don’t get a raze. I am also not happy with the lack of organization at were I work.
4: Money: C-.
End the end I am just not making enough $$ for were we live. And I know I can make more. I am always a little worried about $$. Not much, but some. And I don’t really make enough $$ for us to be able to do things we want to. We want to travel. Take more classes. But we live just on the edge I think most of the time. Can’t put anything back really. So I need a new job.
5: Zoe: A+
I don’t know how much I have to do with this. But she is a happy, loving, smart child. She may even be a A+++.
6: NANO: C
I did not really get to do it this year. Witch sucks. I just had to much to do at work. And I never got a good flow for my story. I had people, and seems and an over all stories. But nothing really connecting it all together. I just never had time to set down and work that out. But in trying to get ready for NANO I did finish editing my story from last year. So C.
7: Gaming. F-
This is the 1st year that I have done 0 gaming. It dose kind of live a hole in me. And it maybe the greatest loss I have this year. End the end though there is no time and there is no people.
8: Learning. B.
I got some good knowledge and skills in AJAX and .NET that I did not have last year.
9: Reading. C.
10: Kung-fu C-
I have not done enough sense I have been out here. I was doing ok in Boulder right before we left. But the best I can do here is on the weekends. I have giving up really on any hope of testing to 4th when I should. I just don’t have time. And I have not had time to put into the school out here that I wish I could. That is kind of why I want to live on the other side of the like. Closer to the school. It is not hard to get to the school from work. But it is hard to get from the school to home.
11: Politics. B
I am happy that the Dems took back the House and Senate. Not so much because I think they will do better than the Repups. But I do think that nether party should have total control. And we still have one of the biggest dorks leading the country that we could have. Well we will see how the Dems do. I kind of have hope. Kind of.
12: Travel. D+
Only 2 trips this year really. You might count me coming out here to look for a place to live. But that really was not a trip.
13: Laura: A+. always!
14: KC. B+
Well they just made it into the playoffs thanks to Denver and about 4 other teams loosing. There is just so much joy in that I cant tell you!
15: Video gaming. C-
I know it is a stupid thing. But I was hoping to have a high def TV and xBox 360 by now. I know stuff dose not make you happy. but I do like games.
A- Available or taken? Taken not stirred.
B- Best Friend? Not sure. I have not had a best friend in a while. The people that I miss most are in LA. So I guess they are my best friends. After that a few in Boulder. I do have some good friends. But I don’t think I have a best friend right now..
C- Cake or Pie? Pie right now. Can change
D- Drink of Choice? Uncaffeinated: water. Caffeinated: coffee.
E- Essential Item? A computer, a book.
F- Favorite Color? To red/black.
G- Gummi Bears or Worms? Neither!
H- Hometown? Currently? Kirkland, WA. Recently? Boulder, CO. (I think of myself as a Boulder person.) Bell Plane KS
I- Indulgence? Football.
J- January or February? January.
K- Kids and names? Zoe!
L- Life is incomplete without? My family. (And a good book. And Kung-fu)
M- Marriage Date? TBD.
N- Number of Siblings? 1 brother. Shane
O- Oranges or apples? Oranges.
P- Phobias/Fears? Snakes! Heights!
Q- Favorite Quote? "When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche
R- Reason to Smile? A good book. Coast to coast am. Kung-Fu
S- Season? Spring.
T- Tag three people! I am not going to do this!
U- Unknown Fact About Me? I don’t think I am a vary good person most of the time. And I don’t really think I am good enough for anything. But I do try.
V- Vegetable you hate? Rice, ok. I know it is a grain. But any chance to let people know how much a Hate rice.
W- Worst habit? Picking my nose. I do it with out even thinking about it.
X- X-Rays you've had? Teeth, chest, leg.
Y- Your favorite food? Stake!
Z- Zodiac? Capricorn.
Friday, December 29, 2006
The live that is lived by someone who has all the tech and advantages of someone living in a time were you would have Cyberpunk technology. But living with non of the darkness that the Cyberpunk genre predicts. ~
I have decided that a term was needed because I was thinking of what my child’s life will be like as a teen or adult or even what her child’s world might be like.
You see I have come to believe that the world most likely will keep going the way it is. We will keep having our tech grow. It will keep getting smaller and smaller and keep getting more and more integrated with us.
There will be no mention of it being used to control us. It will all be there for us. And just like people are happy to get up from there nice bed in there nice home next to 10000 homes that look just like there with 20000 beds that look just like there in them. Get dressed, get there breakfast, take out there keys, lock there house and start there car then set there ipod to play before heading off to work to day.
They will do that tomorrow to. But there beds will have sheets on them that are made of a cloth that tells you when it needs washed. There computer/TV will come on and tell them what the weather is going to be like for the day. At some point it will even tell them if anything odd is going on with there body. Fast hart rate. Odd sleeping. More or less dreaming than normal.
1st it would be something that monitored you through the sheets, then a clear parch on your body then right in the body. Each step just there to make it more convent for you.
The clothes would be the same thing as well. Smart fiber designed to hold info about you and monitor if you are hot, or cold or if it raining, snowing, sunshine or a even humidity change so that it can adjust its properties to keep you comfortable.
Your clothes could even be selected for you form days before. Based on what you are planning on doing. Work meeting. Outside work, doing Kung-fu. All ready to go. 1st as just a reminder on the screen, later just being what is on the top of your dresser when you get up.
Your food would be suggested by or set up by your fridge based on what your bio stats says. It will order the food that you need and have the ($$) removed from your account for it.
All to make your life easer! After all if the computer can do it by you hitting a few keys or with voice commands. Why can’t it just do it if know what you want. OR NEED!
The doors on your house will lock when it senses you leave the house and your car will only start for you. Your ipot will go form being what it is now. To a patch on your skin to a chip in your skin that you can at fist control with a tattoo on your arm that looks like the controls you know now. Then controlled by mussels moved just the right way in the arm then just by your thought. Displays will be glasses that you have on your head then just implants in your eyes or the brains optic system. The same for your hearing.
All done for your convenience. And because it is COOL! Don’t you want to be cool?
Non of the darkness that is seen in the movies and books. No Neuromancer, no Mona Lisa Overdrive. People will let it happen because it is easy. No one is forcing them. No one needs to.
It happens slowly. A patch or monitors in the cloths. There will be people worried about it all being recoded. Used to restrict there freedoms. But if it is it is not reported and it only happens to a few people that needs it to happen to them anyway.
And the people that don’t have it are slowing down the world. After people get used to the RFID tags and the smart fibers it will be and easy step to move over to having a chip in your skin or in you head.
All as you get up to a nice day. Sure there is global warming. But there is still lots of land. And the dikes that where put up on the coasts to keep back the water made lots of jobs. There is cloned food that you don’t have to worry about running out of. The Streets are good. You have good jobs and good schools. And you always know what the day is going to be like!
The sun is shining for you. Some people might even call it Cybersunshine. For you can see the sun any day. Inside or out. Day or night
And the government will be the same as it is now. And business and industry will be the same as it is now. There will be corruption and there will be investigations. There will be war but it will not really touch us. There will just more tech. And more ways for us to watch THEM! It is all good.
It is all good. It is the Cybersuburban life. That is what I see for my child. I am guessing the clothes, patches and glasses will be by her teens. The implants for her child.
And no one will worry about it. In the world of 1984 tech was used to control you. In my childes world it will be used FOR you. To keep YOU informed, to keep YOU connected and keep you safe. It is just the way we works. Anything to make live smoothing. Cooler.
There will not be a long night. There will just be a day that last as long as you like.
That is Cyberhappness.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Last night was an odd night for dreams. there was a couple of them but the only that really sticks out was that I was some kind of side kick to a cop who was Mark Hamill. We were after a cannibal. I don't remember to much about the cannibal but for that he had a tan trench cote were Marks and mine were brown. I also remember that he was vary cunning and after finding out that we where on his trail did something to make it look like Mark Hamill was harassing hem and got Mark investigated to keep us away.
but I think most of that happened before the dream started. Just things I knew in the dream. The dream picked up as Mark was cleared and we were allowed to investigate the guy again. we had pulled hem over and Mark was telling the man that we were going to get hem. and the cannibal was saying that he did not do anything and was way to clever for us.
So after we let the man go we went to his house and broke in. there we found lots of human meat (that looked like long strips of raw chicken meat not red meat.) I did not find it super gross (maybe because it did not look human), but it did leave me with a disturbing feeling, one that has hung with me kind of all day. I also brief thought of wandering how Alton Brown of Good Eats would cook it. (I think I have been watching to much food net work!)
but that aside. We knew that we were never going to nail anything on the bad man. Even as he pulled up to the house with all his kills in it. So we did the only thing we could. We set out to make it looked like he attacked us. even as he was laughing at how stupid we were. At the end, right before the dream ended I was trashing our truck right as Mark was getting ready to kill the guy.
It was the only way.
After that I had a Star Wars dream where Mark and I were in a space cargo ship that he was flying but kept bumping it into things.
Needless to stay the dream (the former one) has stayed with me all day. One of the things that it made me think about was how people that eat human meat seem to quiet often believe it gives them super human strength. I got to wandering if this might not be that lots of times when someone is forced into eating human meat it is because they are starving. trapped in the mountains going mad from starvation. there body must be getting week and the windigo coming out in them.
Getting any food into them would seem to give them super human strength compared to were they were before eating.
I am guessing also if you get that mad, the need for human meat might stay with you. the madness giving you the strength you need to get more. and the will to do get it despite it meaning killing.
Well I am sure there is more to it than that. but it is just a thought.
Maybe we can get the MythBusters to test to see if you do really get super strength form it?
The Falls are just stunning. I have been out there twice before. Once when I was 8 and another time when I was 19. I it is easy to forget how stunning they are. O both of the times before I went down to the bottom but this time Laura thought it might be a little to ice to take Zoe down. there was lots of Snow and Ice on the ground. I so badly wanted to go though. It just seems wrong to go out there and not go down to the bottom. Still I am sure we will go again soon I hope. It is the type of thing I wish to do more of. I love hiking and I don't want to get to the point were just because it is cold or ice we don't to the hike. Danger is life. I don't want to put my child in any outrages danger. but danger is fun. and adventure is fun. and most adventures have danger in them. I don't want my child to fear that.
Well I am sure we will be there again soon. And we all will have a blast. In the rain or sun.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
I am trying to move my site up to a .net site. With the asp.net.ajax stuff as well.
But it seems to be a huge page to do so. The way the site is set up now is that my brother and I have some web space. under the root level we have folders that we have our web sites pointing to. We can run htm and asp files under the folders but not .aspx files to have the .aspx files in the root. now we can set it up so that any sub folder can see those files but this is nto the best idea. Like what if I need to have a default or index .aspx file for a site. I cant use index.aspx for more that one site. there are some ways around it. but it is a pain. A big pain!
I called the help line but that was a pine to. I got some one in India that did not speak English well. And after about 1/2 hour on the phone the person that I talked to said he would email me how to set up the files the way I wanted. and that the way it was set up was not good. he would also look into see if the asp.net.ajax stuff was set up on the servers. Still have not heard form hem.
I think I good hook for running a web provider would be to advertise that all you tech people were here in the US and they spoke English well.
I think these tech people get English for an English for dummy's book.
This week is going to quickly!
need more than just one week.
Monday, December 25, 2006
Of course the big winners of the day were the trike and rocking dog. She was tired when she got up. Vary sleepy. But the got the trike and rocking dog down fast. Realizing that something was gong on that was cool today. You can see picks at http://picasaweb.google.com/dweddle
After all the cool gift giving. We went to the Zoo. It was open, but there was not lots of people there. So it was nice, and all the animals seemed more relaxed. It is a vary good zoon. Maybe the best I have ever been in. the rest of the day Zoe and I slept, then we all had Indian food. It was a good day.
I got a GPS system. I am liking it a lot need to get more maps for it. But it seems fun for now. Also need to go some where to use it…. L got a Atari 2600. she loves it and the iPod.
Well that is all for now.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
So most of the time it ends up being stuff that I have done or am doing. And that is just a pore narrative of my live. And that is not really interesting. The other problem is that the last blog that I had(have) is one I made myself. And besides for some of my friends it cant be found. It is http://www.thewildword.com/.
When I 1st got the site I was just going to have it as a place were people can up load stories that they wrote but no one ever did (besides me) so I turned it in to my blog/site/home page.
I am keeping as a playground type of site and a place to keep my stories up as well as a place to but up any project I have.
But I will not be bloging on it.
So what you will see there is an over view of me, some stories and some projects. And links I like.