Microsoft pulls a SonyI am a little pissed that the new Xbox is not backwards compatible, like newer generation PS3's can't play PS2 games. But, that only means I just need to have both systems, so that's good. I'll still get it though over the PS4, just because Xbox Live kicks PSN's ass.
Aces!Just found out I got an A in my Stats 2 class! This is huge! I've never gotten an A in a college math class. I'm so pumped! Thought I wasn't going to make the Dean's List because I had four classes, and one B, and I was sure I would get a B in stats, so I wouldn't get the 3.75 needed to make it, but now I do! Yes!!!!!!!
(I think I overdid the excitement with exclamation points)
Unsportsmanlike Conduct aka No Celebrating ruleNew rule if you are in high school athletics. Don't celebrate a score or a good play because some asshole official will penalize/eject/disqualify you for hurting your opponents feelings. Can't make anyone feel bad that you just kicked their ass. High school sports (or competitions in anything) are about having fun (liberals would disagree, everyone needs a trophy). There was a track runner here in Texas that had won his race and pointed forward to celebrate. A UIL (they oversee Texas high school competitions) official saw it and disqualified him for "unsportsmanlike conduct" aka celebrating a hard earned win. Because of this he can't go to the state championships here in Austin because he technically didn't win.
I'm sick and tired of all the people that look down on celebrating. They say it hurts teenagers self esteem to feel bad when someone beat you, but isn't losing supposed to give you motivation to better yourself? Losing is not bad, just like winning is not always good. You can't even celebrate in college sports, which means that some people think that 18-22 year olds can't even handle seeing someone celebrating a victory.
It's finals week, time to procrastinateI might be the laziest person when it comes to getting finals done with. I have one final left, but it isn't a sit down exam, its just answer four essay questions and submit it. I've got half of it done, but now I am losing motivation to finish the other two, because why do it now when its due Friday? So now I decided instead of getting more of it done, I'll watch baseball. How I get anything done on time is beyond me!
Google Glass: Awesome and Potentially Dirty After looking at the Google Glass site, I have an observation. The only reason this camera (that's really what it would be most useful for), was just made by Google because they wanted to one up GoPro by putting a high quality camera in glasses. Don't get me wrong, the idea of turn by turn directions or a augmented reality overlay, or skiing is cool, but if you have to say out loud what you want it to do, people would get annoyed at you. Next step is reading our brainwaves to activate the camera to record, or get directions, or think of something and arrows point you in the right direction. Then, the crazier step after that, contact lenses that do the same thing, and are somehow powered by the constant movement of your eyes (don't remember where I heard this idea, but it was a idea mentioned as a future method to work around certain eye problems). I'm thinking a Terminator-like interface, but without the kill probabilities and stats. The idea is great, but I think it needs to be perfected more, then it will be awesome. Of course, there is one thing that I bet this concept will be used most for I bet it is going to be used for some nefarious, NSFW purposes with the ability to watch video at any time.
EDIT It is very stupid that the concept requires the abandonment of glasses. Some people (me included) would hate the concept now that if you need a prescription to see, you would be forced to use contacts, which I hate because I don't want to mess with them. We'll see what happens. I heard that when they actually release it to everyone they'll have models that can fit prescription lenses.
Internets and InternshipsThe city of Austin was just announced by Google to be the second city to get their Fiber service, that delivers internet speeds of a gig a second. The idea is cool, but not for the average person. But for the tech companies and the new state of the art medical school going in, it will open up possibilities. The reason I say it won't do much for the normal person is because you would need to be wired to get max speed, so it won't help wifi really at all. What it will do, which is awesome, is have super crazy upload speed, which if you are in a high tech company would could be very helpful. I can't get it because I live right outside Austin (seriously, like a quarter mile away) but it will be cool for those who do.
In personal news, I've got an interview for an internship tomorrow! I really want to get it, and all the things I have heard from the company makes it seem like I will gain a lot of experience if I get accepted. Time to see if my business studies have paid off! Wish me luck!
An Adventure 65 Million Years in the Making Plus 10 YearsI want to see Jurassic Park in 3D, but part of me absolutely does not. I want to because I was only two and a half when it originally came out, so it would be cool to see it in a theater. However, I don't want to wear 3D glasses to watch it. Not because I think it's kind of silly to add 3D to anything, but because I'm one of those people who wears glasses, but has never been inclined to get contacts, because I only hear people bitching about them. That means I spend a whole movie holding the 3D glasses in place with one hand for two hours!
Oh well. Guess I have to crank up my surround sound to watch the T-Rex fuck shit up in the comfort of home!
Austin, Texas: North Korea's Public Enemy Number 1Apparenlty, Austin is one of the targets that North Korea wants to hit, along with San Diego and DC, based on a picture that got blown up to show a map. My city is moving up in the world! Of course, Austin has RoosterTeeth, South-by-Southwest, Formula 1, and now we are Kim Jong Un's hit list! What will those crazy North Korean's think of next? Is Kim Jong Un mad he didn't get his SXSW badge, or get to go to ACL Fest last year? Didn't get his F1 tickets in time? Mad that his apparent favorite team, the Texas Longhorns are having terrible seasons? Maybe he doesn't like people to "Keep Austin Weird." Whatever it is, I just like the fact that we aren't just some city anymore.