So it's Friday. Time for another blog post.
Normally I write my posts on the weekends, the Tuesdays and Thursdays. I set them to post at the proper 7am M/W/F time. If one doesn't post at that time... it means I forgot, had nothing to say or didn't have time. Today is one of those days.
Don't get me wrong, there is tons to say. I just didn't have time come up with a good "blog post" based on any of my four topics that are floating at the top of my head:
1. I solved "The Rubix Cube" for the first time yesterday, thanks to this helpful youTuber (Is that like a "U" shaped potato of some sort?):
This is sort of like programming. You have a whole bunch of algorithms you can use to do different tasks. But you just have to know when to use them and in what order and how. It requires constantly re-evaluating your cube to be sure you are using the correct algorithm, and knowing where you came from, where you are, and where you are going. I could actually turn this into a whole blog post, but I won't right now.
2. I'm installing Windows XP on computers at work, and realizing that Microsoft is even more evil than I had ever imagined, and that the Ubuntu install is so easy you could shake a baby stupid, twirl it by it's foot counter-clockwise 327 times, blind fold it, and plop it down infront of your old dell, and it could have it installed in 20 minutes flat. Whereas with windows XP, it takes an actual tech support person to really do it right. It's no wonder no one wants to upgrade. I'm so used to popping the next ubuntu in like it were a PEZ, that I forgot that fully installing XP with all it's drivers was like Baking a Thanksgiving turkey. No on wants to do it, but everyone likes the result (because it's what they expect when they turn on the computer, NOT because it's all that great).
3. Someone's phone in my office is running low on batteries, and they just don't care. So now I am treated to that intermitent "bli-blop" beep that is only slightly less annoying than an alarm clock. Tell me, what is the purpose of this? Do you really need your phone to beep at you like a stinking smoke detector to let you know it's going to die? If you don't use it enough to know it's going to die by seeing the battery bar low when you open it, then you don't use it enough to really care if it just dies. I wish they would turn it on silent.
4. Someone in my office has the same ringtone as their ringer for their iPhone as I have as the alarmclock ring for my iPhone. So every time their phone rings, I panick and think I must be dreaming and it's time to wake up. Why didn't apple make separate alarm clock rings for your alarms? There are already so few ringtones (and no easy free way to make new ones) without also having to mix the alarms and ringers...
That's it! Four for the price of one. Hopefully once I finish with this book I'll have time to actually make games and blog about it, which is what this blog is supposed to be for...