Terminally Incoherent

Utterly random, incoherent and disjointed rants and ramblings...

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Moving on Up

I decided that I need to move out of blogger. I like this place, but its a little bit to amateurish for me... I am a proffesional IT person, I have a degree in Computer Science and I'm writing my Masters Thesis. What the hell am I doing here? I need a more proffesionaly looking website, and a more presentable blog if I want to be treated seriously.

I spend allot of time maintaining this blog, and it is a big part of my life. It is only logical to invest a little bit into this part of my life, and get some decent hosting. And this is not just for my blog. I want a place where I could publish my code, creative work and etc... I want to be able to have some online presence I could actually show to people when they are asking me about my web design skills. Blogger cannot give that to me.

Thus, I decided to move to my own place: terminally-incoherent.com. There's not much there yet - just a wordpress installation which I used to import all my posts from this message board. An actual webpage will follow. I might still post here for the next few days as I do housekeeping, and settle in. But at some point you should probably update your RSS feeds and etc.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Twin Sisters

Is it just me or is Haley Berry stealing Gigi Edgley's Chiana look in X3? I swear, X3 storm and Chiana look like they were separated at birth:

If they painted Haley the same grayish paint, she could play Chiana's sister :P

Can't wait for X3. So far the X-men movies have been getting better. X1 was ok, X2 was better, so if that trend continues X3 should be actually a good movie. But then again, who knows.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Monster Mega Breackfast

Monster Mega Breackfast
Monster Mega Breackfast,
originally uploaded by maciakl.
Ark and me went to the Red Hawk Diner today. We made the mistake of ordering their Mega Meals. He ordered the Gut Buster and I got the 12" Pankakes.

To my dismay, these pankakes were called 12" because they have a 12" diameter. Duh! I did not expect them to be that big. I don't know what the hell was I thinking. They are fucking huge ass, mastodonic, garganduan pankakes!

The manager told me that if I eat them both, my meal is free :P I tried, but couldn't do it. I didn't even finish one of them. I think I need to bring Nick, our local eathing champion, with me next time :)

Needless to say, I think I'm done with pankakes for a while :P

Friday, April 28, 2006

Best Fan Film Ever!

Rayan vs Dorkman must be one of the most awesome Star Wars fan films I have ever seen. Check it out!

For more info go to rayanvsdorkman.com

LaTex Annoyances

I really like LaTex. I much prefer to typset my papers, rather than manufacture them in word. But every once in a while, I find little things that make using LaTex a PITA.

For example, in my document, I have text that often needs to be repeated. For example, I need the title on the titlepage (duh), the copyright page, the signature page and etc... Same goes for actor. I spent countless hours searching how to extract data from the built in variables initialized via the standard \author and \title calls. I even emailed my old mentor in all things LaTex and he also had no clue.

So I decided to fake it:

\newcommand{\printtitle}{Title of My Paper}

Now wherever I need to put title, I just use \printtitle and I'm done. This is not a perfect solution, but it works. At least as long as you don't start nesting functions. For example if you do:


You get lowercase letters. Why? Latex does not have a proper stack, and so nesting functions may or may not work depending on circumstances. At least that's what I have been told.

This is annoying as shit. Anyone knows the proper way to do this? I know that the answer must be locked up somewhere deap within article.cls which includes the implementation of the \maketitle call. But for the life of me, I can't decipher how to extract title and author from there.

What is a pirate?

Abso-fucking-lutely priceless!

Every time you say "piracy" when reffering to copyright infringement, you are helping to spread the RIAA's and MPAA's evil propaganda. Think about this.