October 27, 2008

This upcoming holiday!

This upcoming holiday - things I need to do :
Games to play/complete
Crysis : Warhead
Farcry 2
Sacred 2
Fallout 3
Red Alert 3
James Bond Quantum of solace
Mirror's edge
Left 4 dead
prince of Persia
Velvet Assassin
Need to upgrade my graphics card... Else the things above can not be done :(
Also do a few problems at Project Euler

October 25, 2008

Flame wars!

GRRR Ultimate flame wars.
I used to be a pro flamer in the good old Guild Wars forum posting days. *sigh* Good times... I've retained some of the spunk from the good old days, I still feel like flaming a bad design... just looking at GG's interface makes me wanna FLAME IT!!!
Having done a Cosc course in human interface design doesn't quench the need to flame!!!

Note: HCI (human interface design) is basically design of a user interface. Interface is a program's outlook. Like... Windows has a lot of interesting HCI components. EG. Press Start->Shutdown to shutdown. START = SHUTDOWN??? random right?

October 24, 2008

Team effort

Just recently, i was part of a group project, and you know what REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS!!? People who say, "I'll get it done, sweet OKAY!!" and then... the following few weeks.. NADA! Zilch!! Zero. And when confronted, they say "oh sorry, I was meaning to get it done" (MEANING ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOOL) So now, that 'forgiven' person is set a new task... and you guessed it, same thing happens AGAIN! There's a saying, fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, I can't be fooled again (Pres G.W.Bush Jr.) - I love that stupid quote, but you all know the original right? But as a group we decided to turn a blind eye.

This happened several times (that and him not showing up to meetings bothered the collective) till the point where we just accepted failure from any task that he would perform. At the final few days, he managed to pull off his designated task by burning the midnight oil and get it done. I'm sorry, but that's just not good enough. There are a lot of sayings about limiting factors - the collective is only as strong as the weakest. (I can't rephrase that in a more elegant way as I can't be bothered so no flaming about this particular clause)

This person, fails at being a team player. But what can we do? Not like we can fire him from a "random drawn" team.... *sigh* and we're one of the top 5 groups... just to think there are MORE dysfunctional people in other groups *shudder*

For future reference, please do not say "i'll get it done" and not report to anyone about your progress of "lack-of". If you're not gonna do it, don't say you're gonna do it. If you are, keep us updated!!! grrrr angry!

October 10, 2008

Why humans are stupid

Evolution.... if it were real (for those who favour creationism), the logic goes... smarter people produce smarter babies.. and dumb people produce dumber babies.
RIGHT! That's the basics, lets assume smart people stick with smart people, dumb people stick with dumb people.
Smart people plan for families
Smart people try to have successful careers (primary focus on career and not on reproduction)
Dumb people do whatever
Dumb people can't have a great career so they fornicate one another (primary focus on reproduction)
Heat and bake with evolution, genetic drift on for several thousand years.
So.... the amount of babies that the dumb people produce will be more than smart people.
Conclusion : Dumb people are a plenty, smart ones are harder to find.
Solution : Snip reproductive systems off from people with an IQ lower than (X) and provide a better system for smart people having kids.
But that's inhumane!!! Stupid humans!