Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Well, the weekend was a good one. My friend and I got to go Kayaking for the first time this year. We hit the "mullica river". We did things a little differently which actually worked out well. We Drove my truck off-road back in the pine barrens dirt roads, exploring the roads, and trying to figure out where they tie-into the river, so we could shorten the time it takes to do the entire river. Well, it sort of worked in that we found a spot about a 1/4 way in, which would cut about 2 hours of paddleing, but unfortunately I don't think he could get his car back on those sandy roads. There were spots where my truck was starting to bog down a little. But all in all it was a good time. Perfect weather, got to see a HUGE turtle, about 1 foot shell, got to see some birds, canadian geese, a couple swallows, and the highlight for me was seeing an "osprey". Looks very much like an eagle, but with a black band across the eyes, and a "bent wing" that almost makes them look like a sea gull. I got to see him hoover in the air, and dive down to catch a fish, though, he never hit the water. I also brought along the GPS gizmo, so I've started to collect some detailed coordinates, and am attempting to put together a decent map for other kayakers/canoers.

We say a lame movie called "American Chai". horrible acting, and plot was SO predictable. The best part of the movie though was when they kinda spoofed on the other Indian movies, and it had a dream sequence with the dancing couples, and all. pretty funny, if you've seen any other Indian movies (which I have), because I noticed only myself and the 15 other Indians in the audience were laughing :)

Cyen out

Friday, April 26, 2002

Not much to report. TGIF!!!!
I hope to go kayaking tomorrow. The weather should be nice, although they're calling for partly cloudy. I hope it's more sunny than cloudy, cause it might be a bit chilly. My other concern is that since we are in an emergency state of a drought, is if the water levels will be high enough to do the stream we want to go to.
Have a great weekend to anyone who might read this post.

cyen out

Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Well, yesterday while surfing the web, I got hit by my first virus on the PC. It was unusual, for one reason, that I didn't think you could get a virus just by going to a website. But "McAfee" virus software alerted me as soon as the page loaded. Now, here's the tricky part... although it alerted me, i could do nothing about it. The Virus software was supposed to attempt to "clean" the virus which it failed, and then when all else fails it's supposed to delete the file , which failed also! So, I manually went in and deleted the folder. but apparently it copied itself to another folder! It seems to be harmless, in that it sets your homepage of your browser to the website in question. So I reset my homepage, and everything appears to be fine. I ran the virus scan 2-3 more times and it says all is clear, but I can't figure out why it's not seing it in the second folder (which i didn't write down the name so I can't delete it now). So, I'm running everythng with the hopes that it's clean. But I'll always have to keep that in the back of my mind now, that it may be compromised. The website was a "designers" website that was listed in yahoo. it was one of the first one's listed like "1nonly" or something like that... DONT open this webpage!
The virus was called "JS/seeker.t" and is listed in the McAfee descriptions at: Virus Description

Becareful surfing the web... everyone should have a virus software program and if you're on a Cable or DSL line a firewall program.

Cyen out

Tuesday, April 23, 2002

I forgot to add this to my blog yesterday, so I'll count this as tuesday's blog. With the X-files down to it's final 5 episodes, they're trying to tie up some loose ends. Unfortunately they were pretty harsh to three of my favorite characters... the lonegunmen. They even poked fun at themselves for being "broke" and not publishing they're newspaper in a year, due to the fact that their show was canceled. I was glad to see "Jimmy" make a return too. But... as the show came to it's end... they killed em all!!! Langly, Byers, and Frohike! I'm curious now as to how they're gonna end the final shows. Will they kill off the whole cast? well, and moment of silence for the three crazy comic relief to the "X-files".
their official site: http://www.thelonegunmen.com/
You will be missed.

Monday, April 22, 2002

Monday blahs...
Well, we decided to see "murder by numbers" (Trailer) on Saturday. We saw it at the ritz, which usually has the best experience and non-talking crowds, but not this time. I had to turn around to the couple behind us, to ask them to stop talking. They felt to need to analyze the movie to each other and talk the entire time. Granted they started off whispering, but then it turn to low talking where we could here them. I think in the future, when someone sits down behind us before the movie starts, I will ask if they plan on talking through-out the movie. perhaps if they are aware of it ahead of time, they will refrain? (doubtful).
anyway, as for the movie... I wasn't too impressed. it was very predictable, and it was just a matter of seeing how they were going to tie things up in the end to make it all fit together. I'm not a big fan of Sandra Bullock, and this was yet another movie of hers that helped support that feeling.
Not much else, other than I finished the 7th (or 8th, i've lost track) book in the "Sword of Truth" series by Terry goodkind. I almost regretted finishing it, because now I'll have to wait until he's done writting the next one :(
The good thing is that I can pick up some reading now that can expand from that. the SOT novels were HUGE 700-800 page books and after this 7th of 8th book was a big commitment. So I picked up a new book on saturday... John Grisham's "Skipping Christmas" it's actually a short story of 175 pages (wide margins too), I started it last night and I'm on page 55 already. It probably could be read in a day easily. And here's the kicker... it cost $20 for this small hardback book! I painfully paid for it, but only because I was really interested in reading it.
I'll "blog" how it was as soon as i finish it which should be soon.

Cyen out

Friday, April 19, 2002

Well, not much to "blog" in the last few days. I just found out this morning they are canceling one of my favorite TV shows... Alley McBeal. This is just after FOX canceled my other favorite "The X-Files". I'm not sure what FOX is doing over there, especially with their new line-ups of "Greg the Bunny" - a sort of howard stern with puppets show. and show's like "Temptation island"... I really think they could have brought Alley back from the poor ratings. The X-files... I can understand that show's leaving. In fact the last few episodes were horrible.
I do like FOX's new show "The Bernie Mac Show", that's well written.
Other than that, TGIF!!!
Looking forward to seeing "Frailty" this weekend, unless something else opened, that i'm unaware of.

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Cyen out

Monday, April 15, 2002

Oh, I forgot to add in what happened yesterday...
I witnessed a minor crime, and although I did make an attempt to stop the thieves, It wasn't enough and they got away. I keep re-playing the event in my head to see if I should have done something different.
I was at the local book store, and was almost ready to head to the counter to pay for my magazine, when I decided to loop around to the art section, and just take a quick browse. While looking, I noticed one of the workers stocking shelves near me. I think she was the manager. I then went into the next aisle, and saw a man standing there, close to the shelf, with his hand holding something on the shelf. very suspicious looking. I continued to browse like I didn't see him. Then when the woman came aroudn the corner, he quickly changed his body position to block her view from whatever he was holding... So she left, and I continued to "browse" while keeping an eye on this guy trying to figure out what he was up to. I changed aisles, and he was with a buddy, and had a big handful of CD's. The two of them were unwrapping the celephane, and taking the little metal things out (I'm assuming this part because I didn't see them doing this, but heard the crinkling of celophane. I then realized they were stealing CD's. (took me a while). So I left, and went to find the manager. I told her about them, and felt I had done enough to stop the crime. I then was standing in line, and saw that the two guys were leaving With large square bulges in their jacket pockets (how these guys didn't get caught is amazing)... I turned to find what the manager was doing, and her and another co-worker were looking in the wrong direction. So I quickly went to them and said they were just leaving. The one guy said "well, what can you do" - not exactly the attitude i'd expected to hear. So, the manager went outside, but didn't see anybody. I didn't think to watch them as they were leaving to see if they got in a car, or went around the building. So, they escaped, and judgiing from the amount of CD's I'd say they got away with about $200+ worth. Oh well, I did try, and will keep my eyes open for them whenever I go back to the bookstore.

Cyen out
Well, this weekend's movie was "Changing lanes" with Samuel Jackson, and Ben Afflek. Overall it was a good movie. Good acting (even Ben was ok). My only complaint was the predictability of it. I noticed some nice touches that the "director" put into the shots... For example, There was a background images of cops, Jesus, a 1950's style homemaker/kitchen" all these things were I think put in to suggest what was the standard norm for "morals". Pretty clever, and I will probably rent the movie when it comes out to see if I missed any.

Went to AC Saturday night and made my donation to Donald Trump. It was kinda my way of trying to spend some money after doing taxes, that "might" let me win my taxes back, with one lucky pull of the slot machine. Well, no such luck. But it was still fun. they had two new slot machines... The Three Stooges, and Creature from the Black lagoon. Both were entertaining. I still like the "little green martian" machines the best.

As I mentioned before, I just paid my taxes today. Yuck! I feel Like I just drank a mouthful of orange juice that had sat in the fridge too long.

cyen out

Friday, April 12, 2002

Found some new websites that I'd like to check out from the "barnes and Noble" magazine called "BOOK".




two interesting ideas as they relate to books.

Also, I'm hooked on a new TV show called "Alias" Chanel 6, on sunday nights. Kinda of a female style James bond/X-files show. And Since the X-files is ending in 6 more episodes, I'll need something to replace my sunday nights at 9 viewing. A friend is taping all the episodes and let me borrow the tapes.

Cyen out

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Thursday, April 11, 2002

Quote for today:

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to
serve as a bad example.

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Ok, after a bit of figuring out, I've finally got the first "blog" posted.
And now that I have to post a thought, I've drawn a blank, so I'll fall back on a quote...

In the imortal words of Socrates...

I drank what?

- Real Genius
As this is my first visit to blogger.com, I've not much to say other than...