Archive for March 2014

Pet Peeve: Judging a Story by it’s Ending   3 comments

Books. Movies. TV Shows. Radio Dramas. Comics.

I guess this goes hand-in-hand with people who don’t like spoilers. Personally, I’d be pretty pissed off if someone purposely told me a plot twist or an ending. Other than that, accidents happen. Shit happens. Nothing I can do about it, but I’d still want to know how everything unfolded.

I can’t wrap my head around people who think a book or a movie is bad or good based on the ending. I guess I sort of have an idea. It’s a pessimistic view. I mean, we’re all going to die someday. Not now. But some time in the future. That’s our ending. So these people already have that bleak outlook on life.

It’s detrimental. People miss out on a lot because of this self-exclusion rule.

Anyway, saw the How I Met Your Mother finale. Part of me was a little disappointed with the ending. However, looking back at the past episodes, it was leading up to this and ultimately it’s conclusion. It was nice way of ending it. Not everything is happy-go-lucky and cookie-cutter. Just like real life, not everything is perfect. I like that. It was brutally honest.

I’m done.

Posted March 31, 2014 by StupidSystemus in Rant

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Lego Architecture – Leaning Tower of Pisa   Leave a comment

Latest timelapse video I did.

I’m done.

Lego Architecture – United Nations Headquarters   2 comments

My timelapse video for building the United Nations Headquarters.

597 Lego pieces.
Build Time: Approx. 1 hour 51 minutes.

Here’s the link or close up pictures of the finished build: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjUFH3GK

I’m done.

Buying/Pirating Music   2 comments

This has been plaguing me since I started using the Internet and found a way to download music for free through Napster. Since then, the only times I’ve gone out of my way to legally buy music CDs is if they are collectibles (Videogame music) and artists I actually support. Then the iPod came along, followed by the iTunes Store.

But sometimes you find a new artist and really love their craft. I can’t bring myself to download their entire music catalog for free, yet slightly torn on the idea of buying them all.

What’s your stance on this?

Posted March 11, 2014 by StupidSystemus in Music

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Time is Marching   Leave a comment

So February came and went. The Winter Olympics happened in Sochi. I always thought that they needed more sporting events. Then again, you can only do different kinds of sliding until you run out. Reporters and fans in Sochi took to social media to make fun of how bad the rooms and conditions were at the Olympic site. I thought it was kind of rude. People have been spoiled by bare necessities that you sometimes forget they are hard to find and expensive elsewhere. When I went to Europe with the family 8 years ago, drinks were expensive, including water.

Besides that, Sochi was not the right place for the event. They temperature was too warm and they barely had snow. Meanwhile, everyone in the US except Florida was hit with below zero temperatures. The east coast was pummeled by multiple polar vortices. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and gave us 6 more weeks of winter. And winter we got. Snochi… cause they could have used all this snow.

And now it’s March. I’m still neck deep in work. I’m not stressed yet. When I get overwhelmed, I just try not to look at it as such. It also helps to not go back to that dark place in the back of my mind. One of my co-workers is taking some time off for a much needed vacation. He’ll be gone for 3 weeks. Our team lead has been restructuring the resources to better accommodate the business users to all the applications we support. I’ll be on-site at work to cover for most of his duties. They’re not too bad. It’s just the traffic that is bad. They just really need to get rid of trucks in the highway. They cause the most problems.

I was going to be at work throughout this week, but I decided to work from home today. 4-hour commute days is too much. I also did an oil pull this morning. I’ve been seeing a lot of this online so I looked it up and tried it. It’s not bad. It really does cleans your mouth and detoxify it. Some instructions said 1 tablespoon or 1 teaspoon. It’s better to go with 1 teaspoon. 1 tablespoon can be problematic when you’re holding in the oil for 20 minutes. Saliva and mucus builds up rather fast. They recommended coconut oil. I only have olive oil, so that worked. You swish the oil in your mouth for 20 minutes. After that, rinse with water (preferably warm water with salt). It reminded me of a dentist visit when I was 14. I hide to hold in the fluoride solution in my mouth. The hygienist didn’t say how long. She just left me and almost ingested the solution. The dentist was pissed. PISSED at her. That was the last time we went to that place. It was right next to a Discovery Zone. I never got to try Discovery Zone. Not even once. I went to Jeepers and Chuck-E-Cheese, though. They need to bring it back.

I’m done.