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Archive for August, 2009

Drivel Attracts Drivel

August 12th, 2009 | Category: Random

I wouldn’t want to show this blog to a prospective employer. I’m probably not going to bother posting my bullshit here anymore. And I really only ever had bullshit to post.

RIP taro.

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August 11th, 2009 | Category: Random

If I ever hear ANY fucking retarded faggot bitch about BSD’s drivers being shit I’m going to cockslap them faster than they can say “daemon”. I’ve been trying to install fucking Vista on my new machine all fucking night and FUCK IT CAN’T EVEN FIND THE GODDAMN SATA DRIVE.

I’ve been trying to get the fucking installer to pull the goddamn drivers off the motherboard disk (it’s an Asus M3N-HT), but nothing fucking works. It can’t fucking see the goddamn disk no matter what I fucking do. Here are some key points:

  • The BIOS sees the disk fine.
  • The disk is in IDE mode, and in the proper SATA port (ie, not one of the RAID ones)
  • FreeBSD boots off the disk fine.

That’s fucking RIGHT. I installed BSD on this goddamn machine in under 10 minutes. There were no fucking driver issues. The fucking OS just fucking installed without any unnecessary bullshit. With Windows, of course, that isn’t the case.

And fuck Asus too. Their support site is a reaming steaming pile of shit — I’m downloading the latest batch of drivers from them. Unfortunately for me, I can’t just download the SATA driver — they only distribute them in a fucking 500MB zip file. And their goddamn piece of shit download server is only giving me 10KB/s. WHICH MEANS ONLY 11 HOURS LEFT TO DOWNLOAD ONE FUCKING DRIVER.

Also their goddamn display driver is 200MB. That’s bigger than the entire FreeBSD operating system. What a fucking useless piece of shit.

Lessons learned:

  • Never buying another Windows license. They can kiss my ass for that bullshit.
  • Never buying another piece of Asus trash. Learn to fucking provide real support you shitheads.

As a final blow to my night apparently some chick questioned my sexual history. I guess I should take that as a compliment, but… what the fuck?



August 10th, 2009 | Category: Random
  • Bad sushi
  • Worst hangover ever
  • Flu-like symptoms

Copy of Windows (and a DVD drive to install it) scheduled to arrive tomorrow. The end is nigh.

Where are my copies of Touhou?



August 06th, 2009 | Category: Random

guh, I really need to order a copy of Windows so I can dick around with XNA. There is an absolute dearth of games worth their salt in the XBL Indie Games stuff — partly due to a good amount of the games in there being shit; partly because none of the games in there are advertised anywhere when they’re already so far off the normal beaten track.

I’ve been dicking around with O’Caml a little bit — fsi running through mono is a horrible piece of shit though. Hopefully running it through VS2008 will be a lot better, otherwise I’m going to be stuck writing code in C# which is bleh. O’Caml itself isn’t actually that horrid of a language — though it could use some optional forced indentation (because begin/end blocks are so passe, and ;; is such a weird character) and a type system which doesn’t suck (ie, don’t have separate operators for integer operations and floating-point operations).

That said, having records with mutable fields (despite knowing that ghc probably optimizes to in-place modifications) is a huge performance win, especially when the garbage collector on the 360 is notoriously shitty — enough so that I’ve read one should avoid any heap allocations (which is a massive PITA considering all the things that allocate on the heap — most closures, for example). In any case, it’s going to be fun implementing an in-place modifiable quadtree with a non-pure functional language :3

Until my copy of WIndows arrives through, it’s all booze and fightan games.

Also, I’m getting those little white bumps on my penis. I think it’s AIDS.