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I've got the touch... Dec. 28th, 2008 @ 10:25 pm

I've got the poweeeeeeeerrrrr, YEAH!
Ljapp is a pretty decent iPod Touch / iPhone livejournal client, although it only does posting at the moment, from what I can tell.

Current Location: At home
Current Music: Brother playing Call of Duty: World at War
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Music for the youth of today Dec. 16th, 2008 @ 07:43 pm
This vid has been making the internet rounds over the past month, so my apologies to those who have seen it already. This, my friends, is truly the apex of musical achievement if I ever saw it.

Current Mood: sadsad

News Flash: There are no girls in undergrad Computer Science Nov. 18th, 2008 @ 06:48 pm
Reported by the NY Times, linked to by Slashdot

I never knew that CS had such parity in terms of sex back in the 80s. Although it sort of makes sense: if there is a perception that "field x = well-paying job", then more people will enter. After the dot-com bust the public perception has been that a computer science / software engineering degree doesn't lead to guaranteed money anymore (a false assumption, but one apparently propagated by parents and guidance counsellors), thus the steep decline in enrollment to cs / se programs across universities in the past few years.

As for why it's male dominated, at the risk of making one or two *very* controversial points, I'll go with the obvious answer and say that girls don't want to be around nerds all the time, plain and simple. Although it would be interesting to see what would happen if society legitimately un-demonized the "nerd". Would female enrollment increase. Doubtful, but who knows.

What does the audience think?
Current Mood: calmcalm

What have I become, my sweetest friend.. Nov. 9th, 2008 @ 08:23 pm
Everyone I know goes away, in the end...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmVAWKfJ4Go

Bruce Springsteen covers Cash and makes the song even more depressing:

Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Nottetempo - Novembre

America is Dumb [/Broad Generalization] Oct. 21st, 2008 @ 08:15 am
http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1086

There are so many reasons why I don't "get" college football - sure, the play might be higher calibre than the pro leagues, but still...always made it seem like people had their priorities in the wrong place, at least to me. Same thing with High School football.
Current Location: Front and Princess
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Other entries
» Happy Birthday Elyse!
I'm a day late, but hope you had a great day yesterday!
» Too Many CDs
So I picked up "Twilight of the Thunder God" (the new Amon Amarth album) last night, which officially kicks off the fall CD season for me. This one looks to be especially busy, with new releases coming out from a number of bands I like, including

- Obsidian (ordered today)
- Die Apokalyptischen Reiter (technically came out at the end of August but has proven hard to import for a reasonable price)
- Gojira
- Darkane

The above three along with Amon Amarth's back catalog should put up a good fight with my credit card. At the moment I'm listening to the latest album by a band called Machinery which is pretty good thus far, so that might be another one for the purchase list. Oh yeah, and I'm still on the fence about Death Magnetic. Maybe I'll get it used. Thank God metal CDs have dropped in price significantly this decade, though - I'd hate to still be paying $24.99-$27.99 for new releases like how it was back in the late 90s :(
» Amon Amarth
I've known about Amon Amarth for a few years now, but they haven't really clicked with me until earlier this evening, when I watched this video:

Amon Amarth "Twilight Of The Thunder God"


I think we have a new leader in the "most metal video ever made" rankings. Their new album "Twilight of the Thunder God" is released tomorrow, looks like a day-1 purchase for me.
» Mobile (the band)
Their new song "The Killer" sounds like U2 crossed with Filter. And I kinda like it.

In other news, I ate far too many wings tonight. But it was awesome to hang out with miss_cow again, and continue our insane ways.
» Lightning will knock down the tree and knock down your soul
http://www.doheth.co.uk/funny/gallery/exam-answers/Essay_-_Lightning.jpg

Gold.
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