Tetris DS on WiFi is going to ROCK

Keeping with my Nintendo DS obsession^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h theme of this week, I heard there is to be a “Tetris DS” released on March 20th. It has Wi-Fi and will allow up to four players to play over Wi-Fi, or eight over local wireless. Sorry to the non-game playing people reading this, but I’m finally feeling like my purchase might have been worth it, now that the big N is finally starting to release Wi-Fi titles. So in celebration of Tetris DS I give you:

L / reverse L
You’re the dependable all-purpose utilityman. You
can squeeze into tight places, fill big gaps,
make a space for your fellow pieces, and rack
up big-point triples with equal ease. You
Which Tetris piece are you?
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In memory of G’Kar

Babylon 5 You scored as Babylon 5 (Babylon 5). The universe is erupting into war and your government picks the wrong side. How much worse could things get? It doesn’t matter, because no matter what you have your friends and you’ll do the right thing. In the end that will be all that matters. Now if only the Psi Cops would leave you alone.

Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Moya (Farscape)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Serenity (Firefly)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


SG-1 (Stargate)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile II: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? (pics)
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The DS is going to the Opera

I just heard some wonderful news. Opera is parterning with Nintendo to release an Opera Cart for the Nintendo DS. I’ve been waiting for this for quite some time. Think about it, a portable web browser with out local storage, that has nearly insta on capability. No need to worry about viruses, or security exploits because all you woudl have to do is turn off the device and turn it back on. I fear though that they wont go this route, that they will include plenty of local storage for hackers to mess wth. Even worse is the posibiltiy of hackers exploiting code that then allows them to overwrite teh firmeware in the DS itself and really trash it. But I suppose that would really only happen if someone went to more nefarious sites.
Read more about the news in the official press release.

Opera on DS

Valentines Day Nonsense

[begin rant]

Well, I’ve been thinking about it and decided I would be remiss in my confirmed bachelor status if I did not post some message grumbling about Hallmarktines Day. Once again another year has passed by on this “holiday” where I was made to listen to all the sappy lovey dovey tripe spewed by all the students at the college. To make matters worse it was someones brilliant idea to stick me out in public with a laptop trying to convince students of the merits of using the library’s resources from home. The students could care less, all they were conscerend about was if thier significant other would put out tonight after a fancy dinners. GAG. By 11:30 a.m. I couldn’t take another student dressed in pink or red droning on about their plans for the evening. Even the rather dreary male bashing, fight the power “rap” of the dreadlock having, hyperactive, chatter box, 20 something “original woman” student could not break the loveyness of the student body. Even the one student I overheard wimpering about how she couldn’t register for face book because she didn’t have a college email address was two wrapped up in trying to pick up the guy she was complaining to to even bother taking the handout that provided the EXACT information she was whining about. To me this is a holiday that does nothing but give people another excuse to be demanding and greedy. If you love someone, heres a novel idea… Tell them… You don’t need some stupid little greeting card holiday to do it. Tell them every day. You are not guarnteed to ever see another Valentines day together. Buy them flowers just because. Buy them chocolates, not because some cherub threatens you with an arrow, buy it becasue you know the person you love will enjoy them. Give them a card for absolutly no reson, Hallmark makes those too…

Well that’s it… thats my feelings on the “holiday” in a nutshell…

If you will now excuse me, I need to go stop Lisa Simpson from giving me a pity valentine saying “I Choo Choo Choose you”…

The hack came back…

Today upon reading my logs I noticed another attempt to take over our server at work. This one, still unsuccessful, was at least a touch more creative. I was once again able to download the “bot” they were trying to install on our server. I now sit here, after reading the code, pondering ethics yet again… The script does some scans for vulnerable servers and reports them back to teh hacker via an IRC channel. I wonder how much trouble I would actually get into if I were to modify this code to report back to the hacker the IP addresses of certain government agencies. I can’t imagine the script kiddie being smart enough to check the addresses first. I of course will not do such a thing, but the sick sadistic part of me wants to.

I’ve seen way to many of these kiddies who are dumb enough to attack their own IPs when given them by other people. I recall one of our “haxors” at the college that fell for that back in the days of the windows 95 Ping of Death popularity. I believe 3 differnet ocassions he threatened me saying he could crash my workstation, each time I told him, go for it… heres my IP, which of course was his own IP address. (ahhh the joys of early AIM direct connect clients) Seconds later “StupidKid has signed off” appeared in my AIM chat window. 5 to 6 minutes later he would reappear… and complain about how unstable the computers on campus were. Good times… Good times…

Consider yourself warned

Ok, now my mother has decided to take money from an IRA to put on some sort of gathering for my birthday… I told her to stop wasting her money…

I did however give in and gave her email addresses of a number of my friends. So be warned, you may be getting an email from her…

Whatever comes of it I will be fine with it I guess. I just beg that you all somehow keep her from getting way to out of control… I already struck down her idea of a Renaissance & St Patricks day themed party…

This is one reson why I fear my birthday…