Friday, July 08, 2005

Daedius

Vampyre 13 7: :/
Daediius: heh, i'm just fucking around, but seriously.. do you think your gf ever really wants to learn /dev /bin /man
Vampyre 13 7: people are not supposed to know that
Daediius: but people have to face the file system eventually
Daediius: i'm really looking forward to the day when filesystems are databases =)
Daediius: thats gonna be cool
Vampyre 13 7: your mother keeps all her ports open just like windows ME
Daediius: hahaha
Daediius: *blogging this* ;P

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Rise My Machine

I've decided upon reincarnating another machine. Rather than give you detailed specs and numbers. I thought rather it might be more interesting to give you a photoblog. enjoy:





















"There is pleasure in stealing the souls of machines."

Picky P2P

Doomcoder: omg
Doomcoder: who uses 128 kbps
Daediius: heh
Doomcoder: do you know anyone who uses 128 kbps
Daediius: I don't think people even know what 128kbps is
Doomcoder: an MP3 quality
Daediius: just like.. mp3 ..oo
Daediius: download
Doomcoder: oh
Daediius: only people with refined ears as our own ;P
Doomcoder: i thought you said you didnt
Doomcoder: dude
Doomcoder: gnutella should ban 128 kbps
Daediius: lol
Doomcoder: and variable bitrate
Doomcoder: oh those are the worst
Daediius: "if we are going to be pirating music, at least make it good music" ;P
Doomcoder: yea
Doomcoder: lol
Daediius: that would actually be pretty sweet to see
Doomcoder: blog it
Doomcoder: lol
Daediius: dude, I put up a strange blog yesterday already ;P

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Book of Cataclysm

Clever words from Syndicate Wars...


# To take one life is sin. To take a thousand is religion.

# The courageous enter dark caves alone. The clever send in the courageous first. The cleverest wait behind the clever.

# The apprentices asked the Master. "When shall we achieve immortality?" And the Master answered, "Not in this life."

# Bravery will take you into the most dangerous of places. Overwhelming firepower will see you safely through them.

# The brave hide behind technology. The stupid hide from it. But the clever have technology, and hide it.

# A war refugee sought the Master. He said, "You are wise and serene. Teach me to escape the horrors of this world." And the Master blinded him with fire-irons.

# Follow the more successful thief and steal his ideas.

# "Here!" said the Master. "Build me a great tomb in this place." His apprentices did. It glittered in the sun. "Now go inside," said he. They entered. An earthquake then destroyed the tomb, burying those within. The Master smiled. "Even the faithful are not always chosen. "This is called sacrifice."

# Even the salamander sometimes burns.

# Remember, the meek shall inherit nothing.

# The people stood like corn in the high fields and listened to the Master. As the reaper's blade scythed them all, the Master fell silent. The lesson would be learned by others.

# He who lives in the eye of the storm is a mote in the eye of an angry god.

# In the darkest times, the true believer hones his combat skills.

# The world shall turn and the human race shall pass. Everything begins anew. The faith has run its course and it is over.

# Mark thine enemy, for all that separates the damned from the chosen is a dot of monochrome light, projected onto the back of a neck.

# All knowledge is stored somewhere. Be it in books, heads or deep under glaciers. And when we find it, we make it ours. Faith is bricks; knowledge is mortar.

# He who shouts loudest can only hear his own voice. Those with true knowledge listen to those with true faith. And those with closed ears never hear the swing of the reaper's blade.

# Poor workers blame their tools. Good workers build better tools. The best workers get their tools to do the work for them.

#There is pleasure in stealing the souls of machines.

# Not only will all eyes be on the leaders of men, but all combat sights as well.

# The Master has no need for money. But still he sits and counts it. As a meditation.

# A hundred elephants can wreck the outer walls of a fortress. One diseased rat can kill all those inside.

# The non-believers climbed for days to confront the master in the mountains. "Where do you get your so-called faith?" they asked. "You brought it," the master replied. "You've all climbed so high."

# The Master told his pupils, "Forget being taught and concentrate on learning. When you're sure, question everything."

# Faithful minds are not enough. Deliver unto us brains also.

Daedius

"the fallen buddha awakes"

"the fall from nirvana"

"infernal bodhicita"

"compassion through technology"

...twisting the words of faith

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Daedius

I've come to the realization that the only true end government of an enlightened society is Anarchy.

Daedius

it all comes down to suffering.... suffering of own people in our culture of desire.. and suffering of other people from nations we exploit.... as americans..we do extremely well at being profitable with our ideas and continue to make them profitable.. but one must question... "even if something is legal? encouraged? and will make you rich? ... is it still right to do?"... I see flaws with how we develop and market the minds of people to a state of near mind control from birth to want to buy things.. and work themselves into debt.. while blinding them from alternatives.... I see flaws in how we feel that we can entice other countries to create inhumane work conditions for millions just so we can have a cheap cup of coffee, a cheap tank of gas, or a latest fashion. Greed is essential to what america is.. and its binding ropes extend into all directions.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Daedius

This came from another blog:

Song of Colours

. This poem comes from the 10th century, and in a very cool way uses every hiragana once (and proves to me that Hiragana is more lyrically suited than English with its 'the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' nonsense!):

いろはにほへと Iro ha nihohe to Even if colours have sweet perfume
ちにぬるを chirinuru wo eventually they fade away
わかよたれそ wakayo tare so What in this world
つねならむ tsune naramu is eternal ?
うゐのおくやま uwi no okuyama The deep montains of vanity
けふこえて kefu koete I cross them today
あさきゆめみし asaki yume mishi renouncing the superficial dreeams
ゑひもせすね wehi mo sesu ne not giving in to their madness any more

Daedius

Vampyre 13 7: she uses gnome
Vampyre 13 7: because of some reason
Vampyre 13 7: i forgot
Daediius: heh
Vampyre 13 7: i started her out with KDE though
Daediius: heh.. I think MAC is your GFs secret lover
Vampyre 13 7: lol

Daedius

"Not all dogs go to heaven"

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Daedius

VexingQuery The server lives! People can join! Now, how do we boot them???

Daedius

whats humanity worth if you can't enjoy what humanity is ..

Monday, June 20, 2005

emerge gnome

Daediius: mm *nods*
Daediius: we are a lost generation axton
Daediius: of Linux users
Daediius: the last breed... of console dreamers
Daediius: at the rise of the golden age of OS

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Numbers nightclub

(03:22:33) Daediius: theres something really special about the club Numbers
(03:22:45) Daediius: i've never seen a place that draws in so many diverse types
(03:23:18) Daediius: crackheads, cowboys, candy-goths, and corporates all dancing it up on the same floor
(03:23:36) Daediius: old young, pretty ugly.. normal and bizarre
(03:23:53) Daediius: all in one place..each just expressing who they are and trying to have fun
(03:24:25) Daediius: that is what dance should be

Los Romones - Soiuxie and the Banshees

- Erica -

Girl with big breasts

Steers, queers, and cowboys - song

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Daedius

Today I found out that I can purchase the apartment at Parklane, I'm so excited, that place is so perfect. I was really lucky on the timing too. I was sitting in the lease office while other people were calling about the exact same place that I was looking at. Anyways, I have to get the paperwork in.. blah =/ But it should be all good.

Tonight is gonna be pretty rough though. The skynet team has a big project demo for tomorrow for this guy from Microsoft that is coming into our class. I'm sure it will go fine but ... its still some 15 hours away. So.. no sleep tonight. I really hope we'll be able to get Tequila working. OUr goal is to have players and bombs on the screen. I'm sure that will be at the very least interesting to look at. I just have a lot to don on the 3d view. So, its a busy night, but i'm looking forward to alot.


My friend Miriam is coming into town this weekend too.So hopefully some fun stuff will happen there. Anyways, i'm out.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Still safe from tomorrow

Still safe from tomorrow

Bunny Day

Today was a really great easter. I woke up just in time to meet my parents who had driven all the way to to houston from san antonio. I showed them over where I worked and we caught up. It was really great. We had a really great easter. And afterwards we drove around to some areas they thought would have some good apartments. All and all, a really good day.

This afternoon I met up with Tim at Starbuvkd to talk about reorganizing our comp class. The schemers that we are, muhahaha. It turned out really well, and the vanilla latte was great. Tonight online I met up with a really sexy girl from south africa studying economics. So many cool people out on the net. So here I am now, just trying to avoid doing acco 305. *stares at test envolope* .gah...




Saturday, March 26, 2005

Gaming the Day Away

Today I woke up early because I thought my parents were going to arrive in houston. Stupid me, I can't find my cell phone so I couldn't have called them earlier. But anyways, I cleaned my whole room in preparation and did laundry only to find out they weren't coming til tomorrow. I guess it was a good inspritatiion to actually clean up the place. Anyways, after I heard the news I went to go gaming at Sewall Hall with Fast Warp (Rices only gaming group).

I got involved in DnD. It was a pretty amusing game. I couldn't believe how many people I knew who attended. Anyways, it was pretty fun. We went out for chinese afterwards. I can't believe I am entering into my last month of college. I still have two tests due this Monday Tuesday.

Gah

Monday, February 07, 2005

Interview with Amazon

Very cool, *dreams of seatle* Ooo:


Hi Richard,

We received your resume and are very interested in speaking with you about a full time Software Development Engineer position here at Amazon.com in Seattle (Job Description Attached).

The interview process will involve two separate phone interviews. The second one will be scheduled following the results of the previous phone interview.

Once you have completed two phone interviews, we would then fly you out to Seattle for a full day of interviews.

If you're interested, please reply to this e-mail message with a few potential 60-minute time slots when we could connect during the next five business days
and the best telephone number (and time zone) where you can be reached. Once I schedule your interview, I will send you an email with the name of the interviewer and the time they will call you.

Please send me a soft copy of your resume.

Also, please answer the following questions for me.

1. Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? Yes or No
2. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment status
(e.g. new H-1B visa)? Yes or No

If "Yes", please check one of the following to indicate your current status:
a. J-1: If J-1, do you have a two-year home return requirement? Yes or No
b. F-1: If F-1, how many months are you eligible for on your Employment Authorization Card (EAD)? ___ When is the EAD expiration date?___ Have you applied for OPT or CPT?
c. L-1A/L-1B
d. H-1B
e. Adjustment of Status/Pending Green Card Application
f. Other: If Other, please explain:__________



Let me know if you have any questions.



I look forward to hearing from you!

Software Development Engineer Job Description:

Impact: As a member of the Amazon.com development team, you'll be given the opportunity to have direct impact on the evolution of the Amazon e-commerce platform and lead mission critical projects early in your career. Your design, code and raw smarts will contribute to solving some of the most complex technical challenges in the areas of distributed systems, data mining, optimization, scalability, security and tweaking algorithms, just to name a few.

Innovation: Are you seeking an environment where you can drive innovation? Are you interested in finding the best intersection of features vs. performance? Are you up to the task of delivering innovative technology that offers millions of unique products to thousands of suppliers, to tens of millions of customers around the world? Many of the technical challenges Amazon encounters have never been dealt with before on this scale, if at all. Come help lead the way in e-commerce innovation.

Technology: Strong, object-oriented design and coding skills (C/C++ and/or Java preferably on a UNIX or Linux platform). Well-versed in Perl and SQL. Distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases. Optimization mathematics (linear programming, nonlinear optimization). Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions. Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly. Previous technical internship preferred. Computer Science/Computer Engineering degree (or related technical discipline). Graduate degree a plus.

Company Description:

Amazon.com was founded in July 1994 with a vision of building the Earth's most customer-centric company where visitors can find and discover anything they want to buy online. That vision has grown from an online bookstore run out of Bezos' garage to a Fortune 500 company operating in six countries with a selection that includes millions of products in an ever-growing number of categories. Amazon.com leverages its $900 million investment in technology to offer its customers unparalleled shopping experiences. Based in Seattle, Amazon.com has hundreds of software engineers working on some of the most interesting technical challenges on the planet. As a member of our team, you'll be part of the evolution of e-commerce and learn from industry leaders. You'll be joining a scientific culture focused on achieving aggressive goals. Many of the challenges we encounter have never been dealt with before on this scale, if at all.

Back to the grind

My room is looking so much cleaner finally. My desk is almost empty too. All part of my plan to slowly pack up my room over the semester so I can just walk on out of here. Its crazy, today I saw signs saying there was only 100 days left! Must live it up. Or try to anyways. Tomorrow I go to a job fair, and hopefully I will have some luck there. I still really want to find a job in NY. That is my ideal dream job. Shanghai would be great too =) Eh, I will have to work hard to find the job I really want though. Oh well. What else happened today? Hmm, I sent off WoW to Miri. Just trying to get back into the blog scene. Tomorrow alot is happening. I have jobfair, buddhism quiz, and shankars birthday. Hopefully all will go well.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Hometown Fun

This weekend I went back to San Antonio to see a Miriam, a girl I I haven't seen in a long time. I had such an amazing time with her. We had a nice dinner at this really traditional japanese sushi house in SA and saw a symphony downtown play. Such a peaceful weekend with someone so interesting. She's getting me addicted to Lusternia too, I can tell. RPing is so fun! I will have to posts updates on my blog about how it goes. Anyways, I miss her already. I can't wait till this semester is over with.

LUSTERNIA UPDATE -- I've searched out magna mora and i'm looking to become a Nihilist now, muhahaha, so evily. Oh yah, I also have a good idea for a client to make for lusternia, so i'm learning how to do telnet programming =P

Monday, January 24, 2005

FAlling behind on blog!

Went to austin at 1am on friday. Went to Ushicon (anime convention). Working to get team together. Todays meeting with client went so well! Todays class went really great. So excited about the project now =)

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Regaining Focus

Today has passed by slowly. I´ve played WoW so much lately. Im losing focus. Ive proved I can do it in Linux. Now I think I need to let it go again. My friend Saul has returned from Boston. He had alot of interesting adventures from his riddle contest to tell us about. Its good to have him around. I think tomorrow we will start rearranging the room back to normal that is good.

One think im not looking forward to tomorrow are all the things I will have to purchase. Books, my taxes, and Dr Lieberman. Within this week I can see thousands of dollars disappearing already.

Oh well, I need to get focused again by sleeping regularly. I keep staying up for some reason. Keep thinking there is something I could be doing. I dont know if its healthy or not.



Sunday, January 16, 2005

Can I borrow a cup of salt?

Today has been rather lazy day yet again. I have been reading and playing warcraft practically all day. I was planning to go to the Fire and Ice party tonight, but something happened. I got a phone call from a girl down below who wanted to borrow a bit of salt. Before I knew it we were in pretty deep discussion about culture and our lives. Mostly talking about china. June is a pretty interesting girl . We talked for way over an hour or something. Aftwarwards I didnt really have the mood to go to a party. So I played world of warcraft for several hours into the morning. I had a really fun time with some guy named Heshan and made some big trades.

What a night

Friday, January 14, 2005

Sushi with Friends

Tonight was so fun. Just a really chill night over at Miyakos during sushi happy hour. Was able to catch up with the peoples over an S & M roll, phill roll, and catipellar. SOOoo Good.



It was a great way to top of my extremely relaxing day. I slept the day away today and read Neuromancer. Im getting my life back on track for the next real week coming up.

More first days

Today was the first day for my other new classes. I had a buddhism and an accounting class. They look like they will be really great. There was only one annoying guy in my reli class, but thats not so bad. The only bad thing with my classes so far is not having books available. I guess I will just wait a week or so till I get more money. The sap on my funds from the IRS is still wearing on me.

Tonight was fun too. I watched the Good,Bad, and the Ugly. A really amazing movie --long-- but worth it (especially for the sound effects!). I just chilled back with some friends and smoked some hookah as we watched. Whats hookah you say?



What else. Oh yes, I found two more books ive been wanting to read for awhile. Neuromancer and Journey to the West. They are both starting out so well.



Thursday, January 13, 2005

Night in Sexile

Well, my sleep schedule is still messed up, im about 3 hours off, so I need to start staying up more. I woke up at 2 only to realize that I had be sexiled from the game room tonight by a certain anonymous roomate. Anyways, so here I am in the commons. I wonder what will happen tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Taxed

I just finished a phone call with the IRS! They were after me apparently for marking myself as a dependent *gasp* and now they want to tax my ass for every penny its worth. So after 2 hours on the line with 3 people from the IRS and a hell of number crunching I now owe our esteemed gov´t $307.03. Grr.



What else, well first day of classes got off to a rough start. I missed my first class because I was so sleepy. I was playing WoW all morning. I´m glad im doing something productive, even if it is in a virtual world. What else, oh yah, Jack returned. Everyone has been looking for him.

In other news, Cally arrived back from Tokyo the other day. Its been fun talking to her about her adventures in the far east. Its such an amazing place over in Asia.

More success from the linux front

Yah!! Today I was able to get linux working on my l1nux m4ch1n3. It was so 1337. Mauricio also told me about a great movie about Che Guavarra I want to see called Motorcycle diaries. You know, of all revolutionaries in history I think I am most like El Che.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Ghandi

I rewatched the movie Ghandi tonight with my friend Andrew. Such an inspirational and lengthy movie. Anyone and everyone should go see this movie. Beware though, that it is some 4 hours long. I decided to get no sleep and stay up all day. Its tuesday, classes start tomorrow! Oh fuck.

Oh yes...ive also had fun outputting movies to an ASCII renderer. Take a look below. No... take a closer look.

Petitioning Student Affairs

Today started off well. Our new roomate has arrived and things seem like that will work well between us all. It was annoying getting all of Jacks things out of the way but it turned out well in the end. I went over to the registrars office to figure out what to do about my graduation requirements. In the end they told me i had to petition the Student Affairs office for 3 individual accounts and get a letter from a previous prof all for a meeting that will be happening next week! Life is picking up speed here at Rice already. Its been good to see all my old friends and aquantences. It will surely be an interesting year.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Quiet Sunday

Todays sunday has been slow. I´ve been eating Rice all day and enjoying a simple life. I started my workout routine again. My arms are weak, oh well. The strength of demons will return to me soon.. day..by day..

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Backhome in H-Town

Ah, if feels good to be back. I made it back to houston yesterday and i´ve been relaxing the day away. Its good to have my linux machine back, though i´ve forgotten how weak of a machine I have.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Special Delivery and Ready To Go

Today has been a somewhat average day. I woke up, ready for my philanthropic mission to rid myself of all this extra Microsoft software that has filled my room back at home so pervasively. So, I get all dressed up, excited about going to see my old favorite computer science teacher from highschool. When I get there I find out she's not at school that day, doh. Oh well, after spending awhile at the office front trying to convince them that i'm not trying to sneak them into, they eventually deem my gift of 1000s of dollars of software, worthy. I'm going to call her later next week to make sure she gets it. Too bad she wasn't there.

After the debacle, I went to get the whole 15 point inspection for blackie. Change the filters, change the oil, change the air in my tires. The usual mess. I'm going to go home tomorrow morning. I look forward to Houston...

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

The Torture Garden

Today I was able to start reading on an interesting book i've had my eye on for a long while. The Torture Garden by Octave Mirbaeu is an amazing account of one debaucherous frenchmans journey from the corruptions of Paris to the depths of Far East China. Its a really great book. Here is my favorite passage for you all to hear:

"You're a child." Clara repeated, "and talk like they do in Europe, darling. And you have stupid scruples, like in Europe. In China life is free, joyous, complete. Unconventional, unprejudiced, a lawless...at least for us. No other limits to liberty than yourself...or to love, than the triumphant variety of your desire. Europe and it's hypocritical ,barbaric civilization is a lie. What else do you do there except lie-- lie to yourself and others, lie about everything you recognize in your heart to be true? Your'e obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation. It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead formalities and vain pretenses of your civilization which makes you sad, troubled, and unbalanced. In that intolerable conflict you lose all life and all feeling of personality, because at every moment they suppress and restrain and check the free play of your powers. That's the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilized world. With us, there is nothing like it... you'll see! In Canton I own a palace amid marvelous gardens where everything is conductive to a free life, and to love. What are you of afraid of? What are you leaving behind?

- The Mission, Part 8, The Torture Garden


Being perfect artists and ingenuous poets, the Chinese have piously preserved the love and holy cult of flowers; one of the very rare and most ancient traditions which has survived their decadence. And since flowers had to be distinguied from each other, they have attributed graceful analogies to them , dreamy images, pure and passionate names which perpetuate and harmonize in our minds the sensations of gental charm and violent intoxication with which they inspire us. So it is a that certain peonies, their favorite flower, are saluted by the Chinese, according to their form or color, by these delicious names, each an entire poem and an entire novel: The Young Girl Who Offers Her Breasts, or: The Water That Sleeps Beneath The Moon, or: The Sunlight in the orest, or : The First Desire of the Reclining Virgin, or : My Gown Is No Longer All White Because in Tearing It the Son of Heaven Let a Little Rosey Stain; or even better, this one: I Possessed My Lover in the Garden.

- The Garden, Part 5, The Torture Garden

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Everyone back to work!

Today I had the house all to myself. My parents along with millions of Americans drudgingly went back to work. And as they say, while the cat is away, the mice are at play. Anyways, i've been staying up way too late recently. 5:00 am. Not much really happened today honostly. I worked on learning assembly again, still having fun on Axtons linux machine (axton.homelinux.net). Oh, I found out my gun was sold. That sucks, but oh well.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

The big question

Today, I woke up at 2:30pm after a late night of programming. I shouldn't be staying up so late. School starts up again in less than two weeks, and I need to be prepared. I walked into my parents room to say gmorning and before I knew it I was in a conversation about my future and what I am going to do after college. Honostly, I feel like I have very little clue of what to do, and that annoys me. I told my father, " there are two paths I see for my life, one which I work two years and go off to business school, another where I try to start my own business". After over an hour of discussion, I just still had no idea. China came up again. I still believe I want to go to China, that is my destiny I feel.



Me in 2008.




When I get back to Rice I will really have to focus on my career. Part of me is saying I should just go for whatever job will give me the most money. I don't think I will have any satisfaction or be able to do anything big for awhile. I just want to go to work , come home and go to classes or work on my creative projects, save enough for business school. Its hard for me to face, but I still have so much to learn, so much to see.



My career


Saturday, January 01, 2005

Rifles, knives, and guns.. oh my

Well, its january 1st. I woke up at one oclock today to go to a gun show with my father. He wanted to pick up some more matchgrade mexican "aguila" ammunition. It was fun to go out to a show again. Seeing the usual unusual crowd again, all carrying around their guns and toys. I need to go get my Smith and Wesson SW99 from Wolf when I get a chance. Anyways, today has been a pretty low key day otherwise. Just snacking on this tasty strawberry chipotle chip dip and watching Aliens. I hope I can finish the prototype for my jacket tonight.


My gun, "brimstone".


Do you believe in fate?

I asked. "Why?" the young girl's words returned. I grinned at such a curious way to begin the new year . Meeting a new face from my very own city of Houston.

The girl I met introduced me to a new band called London After Midnight- they are quite good.

Today has been long after last nights work on my blog/website. I woke up at 1pm just to get shuffled out to the garage to help my father with his shelves he has been putting in the garage. I went out and gathered some groceries and picked up a new pair of black and red shoes. Tonight I had a new years dinner with my parents at the Golden Wok. I had Peiking Duck. It was quite good, but never as satisfying as the real thing from Beijing.

When I came back I worked on my coat prototype for most of the night till about new years. I had to slip stitch the collar for over an hour. At some point I ended up with a big ol champaign bottle in my hand. 2004 ended out well.

Anyways, my bed is looking nice, so i'm going to pass out. Have fun out there in the new times ahead.