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Justin, Thanks for the information and offer for tech help! I'll check out the site over the break. TheKemBlog


Library Friday, December 9, 2005


I've been spending a good bit of time here at the library lately. I think it's awesome that you can borrow laptops for free. You get the laptop, a mouse, headphones and everything else you need. It's usuallyl pretty loud wherever the computer are, so I get one of these and go someplace quiet and do my work while listening to Yahoo's Launch radio. Launch is best because it plays some songs I don't know, so that I dont get too distracted by the music. If I listened to all music that I knew, I would get too distracted. I think it's the perfect work environment for me.




"Christmas Lights Gone Wild!" goes dark Thursday, December 8, 2005


I thought that this article was kind of funny.


I heard an ad on the radio today that ralates to my final paper. It was an ad for Home Again ID tags for pet tracking. (www.homeagain.com) I also saw on their website a link to their TV ad. This is proof of RFID entering everyone's lives (even though pet tags have been out for a while now).





90's Music Tuesday, December 6, 2005


I realized today what I was missing in life. Music of the 90's. When you get a chance, I recommend looking up the following songs on Napster or any way you can and remembering the past: Citizen King - I've Seen Better Days, Real McCoy - Another Night, US3 - Cantaloop, Tonic - If You Could Only See, and Notorious B I G - Big Poppa.




Physics Monday, December 5, 2005


Just got back from doing Physics homework with a friend at the library. It only took 3 hours to do the first problem. It's going to be a lot of fun trying to get that done in the middle of writing my english paper. I better get to bed now so that I can be ready to get to work tomorrow morning.




Loud People Friday, December 2, 2005


One thing that has been making me mad lately is loud annoying people. I'm sitting in a computer lab right now trying to work on my english paper, but everyone around me won't shut up. There's a group of people sitting on the right of me speaking in Chinese a lot louder than they need to. On the left of me, there's this girl with her cell phone that keeps making noise every 20 seconds because of a new text message or something. She knows it makes noise and she knows she's in a computer lab full of people trying to do work. So don't you think the coureous thing to do is to at least put it on silent. I had this same problem with people in the library last night when I was working on my paper. It's just real annoying when I'm actually trying to get work done. Well I figured I'd get that off my chest while I was here...


Which is worse: loud people in the computer lab, or loud neighbors in the residence halls? I like to sleep so I find that the second one is a problem. - ParkerBlog




Light-O-Rama Thursday, December 1, 2005


Light-O-Rama is the program that Carson Williams used to create his amazing music synchronized light display that was mention in ParkerBlog. I downloaded a demo of the software and I was pretty impressed. The program lets you have a bunch of different channels and makes it easy to sync with music. It'll play the song and you can click the mouse every beat to lay out a timeline according to the beat. It also has an animator where you can draw your strings of lights and watch the sequence you just created. I think the hardest part of all that is paying for the lights/hardware and connecting them all together. The software seems to take care of the rest. The site says they've reached record demand (probably from Mr. Williams advertising for them). That company makes me wonder why I didn't think of computerizing lights first. Then I wouldn't have to worry about this whole college thing.




SpyChips Wednesday, November 30, 2005

After reading this article, it really hit me how this technology stuff can affect people. Katherine Albrecht tells of a trip to Kmart that made her feel that Big Brother is one step closer. It's pretty interesting and I recommend reading it (the whole thing).



I just realized how to tell if I'm getting work done. If I'm having any fun at all while I'm "working", then I'm not getting anything done. True work is not fun at all here at PSU, especially writing.




ACM Meeting Tuesday, November 29, 2005


I went to the (Association for Computing Machinery) ACM meeting tonight and the lecture was on SMS Text Messaging security. It was really interesting to learn that with (I think I'm understanding this correctly) one computer with a standard home broadband connection, you can jam enough text message data into a phone network to flood an area the size of Manhattan 3 times. I dont think I explained that very well, but hopefully you get the point. The reason this is possible is because you can put data into the internet so much faster than the phone networks can output to the cell phones, thus clogging the air traffic.


Wow, has this happened yet? - ParkerBlog




Nearing the End Monday, November 28, 2005


We only have two weeks of classes left. And that means we only have two weeks to compose our final paper for english class. I think during these two weeks blogging should count as extra credit. Now that it's after Thanksgiving, all of our extra time is going to be put into our paper and I think blogging would just take away from that time.




Here's a link to a story about the UN's prediction of the web's makeup. RFID in it too! I'm sure you can find the UN original by doing a Google search. TheKemBlog


Busy Day Sunday, November 20, 2005


I've been at the library all day today. I woke up around 1 today and went straight to brunch. After lunch, I went to the library until dinner. Then after dinner I went back until 10pm. So that adds up to about 7 hours at the library today. There only two days of classes before the break, but all the profs have to load you up before you leave. And I'm mad at myself because I keep forgetting to blog which is going to hurt my grade for than it's hurt already.




Proposal Thoughts Thursday, November 17, 2005


I got up at 4:10pm today, just in time to make it 20 minutes late for my class at 4:15. I hate sleeping over 12 hours when I'm not really that tired. It just kills my day. As I predicted, I didn't keep up with my plans on blogging at least once a day.


I've been thinking about my proposal since I've been awake and it's hard to come up with one certain form of technology that has a negative impact on society. It seems that everything I think of has too many counterarguments to be a good choice. At first I was thinking television. It makes people lazy and turns some people into couch potatoes, but it does do a good job in entertaining people and spreading the news. Then I tried thinking of other technologies that really damage society an all I could think of is the computer and how so many people live in cyberspace instead of the real world. But obviously, you can't just say that the personal computer is so harmful to everyone. It's just harmful to the people that don't have self control. Thinking about this makes me want to write to the "reality" tv and celebrity fanatics that waste their time watching other people's lives not worrying enough about their own.




Double Time Tuesday, November 15, 2005


I realized that I haven't been keeping up with my blogging as much as I probably should be. I wonder if I start blogging twice a day (eh...), this could make up for a missing blog here and there. I know this is goign to be a hard thing to get myself to do, because it's hard enough trying to blog once a day. Either nothing happens that's worthy of being blogged, or It's hard to put the time in everyday to sit down and think of something. I tell myself now that I'll post at least once a day, but I wonder what I'll think about that this time tomorrow.




4 feet of newspaper Monday, November 14, 2005


Four or so days ago, my brother and his friend Sergio were sitting in class with nothing to do. In the middle of class Sergio told Joe about his idea to fill Ryan's room with newspaper. Later that day, my brother (Joe) carried out the plan and starting filling bags with newspaper. Around 5:00pm yesterday, I had 11 large garbage bags (not the little garbage bags that fit in the rooms garbage cans, but the big ones for the big cans in the trash room) filled with crumbled-up newspaper filling my room. We had people with cameras all over the place and a hidden camera inside ryan's room facing the door. Another kid got ryan out of his room for a couple minutes for us to fill his room. When he got back to his room, there was about 4 feet of newspaper covering his room. Right now we're working on editing the video to send out to everyone. When we finish it, i'll put a link to it in my blog. It's a 'you had to be there' situation.




Saw II Sunday, November 13, 2005


Last night, a couple friends and I went to see the movie 'Saw II'. I never saw the first one because I'm not really into those kind of movies. I'm not a big fan of horror films. This movie was the kind of movie that makes you feel like a bad person just for having watched it. Actually, it wasn't that bad, but I really do like how the movie makes you think. The gore of the film isn't very appetizing, but the psychology and everything else in the movie is. Overall, I give the movie an 8.1 out of 10.




Math Exam Thursday, November 10, 2005


So yesterday, I took a math exam. I feel pretty confident about it; but that kind of scares me. When I think a test is too easy, that usually means I did most of it wrong or I made a bunch of stupid mistakes. The partial credit questions were rather easy though. But I guess i'll find out how I did on Monday.




Untitled Wednesday, November 09, 2005




(removed) Tuesday, November 08, 2005


So I've been working on this project for a while now. We've been having difficulty finding reliable servers, but I think we finally got that down. The project is (removed). My friend Greg has a brother Brian. Brian is a good business man and came to me with the idea of a website that would simplify landlords' and tenants' lives. Being a landlord himself, I trusted everything he told me was accurate. We just got the development site moved to the domain and we got a coming soon page up at (removed). Feel free to check it out and tell any landlords you know. This project involves people from all around the country and I'm the lead webmaster for it. If you want to see what it actually does, look at the site. I think it's interesting how all this web stuff works interacting with banks and things. I really think this website is goig to work because Brian knows what he's talking about. The whole idea of this site is so that after it's up and running, all we do is maintain the site while we all get automatic deposits in our accounts at the end of every month. Sit around and make money, that's what I'm talkin' about.


Did you see that Microsoft is giving away Visual Studio Express Edition for free on their website? Amazing. ParkerBlog

WOW. I see that now. You can get the 2005 express edition free. That's awesome. Thanks for pointing that out. --WynesWorld




Work and Proposal Counter Arguments Sunday Night (2:45 AM Monday, November 07, 2005)


I had a good bit of work today (that's why I'm writing this at 3am) and I have a good bit of work ahead of me this week with exams and all. I posted a possible counter argument on ParkerProposalDraft about companies keeping the pressure on people just so the situation doesn't get out of control. It's hard for me to argue for a company like that but that's a whole different story. I also posted on MarCarProposalDraft.





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