My internet is, well, not the greatest, shall we say. It's not like its a surprise, I've known it all along, but that doesn't change how annoying it is! Today, I though, "how slow is my internet?" Well I looked around, and I found a safe site that measures your ping and your upload/download speeds. (link below) I got 24ms (milliseconds) for my ping which isn't bad, but what hurt, was that I got 2.39 Mbps (megabytes per second) as my download rate. The average person gets 5-10. Well at least I have data! (now I just have to convince my parents to get off DSL.
I have been a player, and fan of the game Starcraft II for a while now, and last year they announced they were going to release an expansion pack, which includes more of the campaign, and adds a few units. It was originally scheduled to came out in December, but that didn't happen, so they rescheduled to March. I have been monitoring how its coming along, waiting (impatiently) for it's release. The other day I found out That Blizzard released the opening cinematic for the campaign, and it is amazing.
I apparently can't figure out the Youtube element so here is the link.
Recently, I acquired, and was told no to play, a free to play, online, first person shooter. The game itself is fairly simple, There are 3 factions, with you choosing which one you want to join. from there you can group up with your online buddies or random others, and work together to take over areas in a hexagon based map. some 'tiles" are 'worth" more that others, for instance some places allow you to create cars, tanks, or even planes. It's all future based, and to minimize lag, your shield flashes when you get hurt, In other words, there is no blood. My mom who is strongly apposed to violent games of any sort, saw the gun, and said that I was to not play it again. I thought about this and now I wonder, What makes a game violent? Is it the blood? The weapons? The idea of a war? The reason I ask this is because, it is rare for there to be a game that has no violence on the market nowadays, and those that are, don't do very well in sales. I have another game, "Garry's Mod" which combines characters from different games into one "sandbox" style game. It has weapons, blood, etc just like the other games, but should the creative part make it OK? In my opinion, it can be considered violent if there is blood, weapons, or just strait up excessive amounts of blood. I would like to hear your guy's opinions on the matter, so speak up!
I happen to not be very good at this. i'm not saying I'm the worst, but I will say I am horrible at keeping myself organized. This is a horrible condition, and If you contract it you should probably have your doctor subscribe a good old slap in the face. (NOTICE: I am not responsible for any side effects/repercussions that this may cause etc.) I have never really been very organized, and in fifth grade , my parents made a huge joke out of the fact that every time they saw my desk at school, It was a huge mess. Now I'm not saying I disagree, (which I defiantly don't) but, really? Telling everyone you know? Anyway, my condition has not improved and I have recently been "slipping". If anyone has useful ideas to help, please leave them in the comments.
I am shot. Maybe not really short, but I am fairly short. Because I'm short I have chosen to make a list of pros and cons to this condition.
Easy to hide from enemies in crowds.
Won't hit your head on the ceiling
Great at hide and seek (the hiding part)
Doesn't hurt as much to fall down
easier to mess with people's heads (ducking down once you tap their shoulder)
just being annoying in general
people underestimate you
Can't unscrew that light bulb from the ceiling without a ladder
Can't see over peoples heads
Cant stand in the pool
Always getting looked down upon (literally)
People underestimate you
Well these are just things that I thought off the top of my head. If you have anymore good/bad things about being short, please comment below.
Every year my grandma on my dad's side makes ravioli, (she's Italian, can you guess?) but recently she has realized she can't make enough (approximately 280 of them) by herself so she has enlisted me, my sister, and our cousin. This year, my grandma wanted us there by 8:30 so we would finish before I had to go home. Anyway, we got there early enough to help make the second batch of dough. (DOUGH! heh see what I did there?) I also managed to mess up the dough by forgetting to add the blade to the Cuisinart so all the liquid ingredients came out the bottom. That wasn't very beneficial to anything. After I screwed stuff up, it was time to actually do stuff. I was in charge of forking to seal the ravioli, my sis was in charge of rolling the dough (not in the dough) and my cousin was in charge of actually making them. Anyway, we took 5 hours with 3 people to make enough ravioli. I don't know how my grandma did it by herself
I appear to have a little predicament. I am running out of ideas, and I want to ask you guys for help. I have one or two more ideas and then I don't know what to do, so if you get a chance please comment with something to research/Write about.
Saturday started out fairly normal. I woke up, had breakfast and arranged to go out biking around noon with Colin. we biked to Chipotle for lunch and then we came back to my house to hang out. We messed around for a while but didn't know what to do. By this time it was almost time for diner and my mom was trying a new recipe (it was a pork loin cooked with plantains and apples) so we invited Colin to stay for diner. The food was HORRIBLE! Even my dad, who eats everything, went "nah, I don't think so". Then we were faced with a worse problem. Where to eat. We had to feed Colin, so we went out to eat. While we were there we saw Mrs. Porello and said hi. All in all, i don't think colin will be eating at our house for a while.
I think that Dave's blog about zombies was a bit scarce on the details and that the reason he didn't share our plan was because we have't finished it. I have also come up with some tips for these kind of situations and if you trust my judgement you an certainly use them for your own good. (Disclaimer: I shall not be responsible for any harm that comes to you from the advice you take.) Advice: 1) At the beginning of a zombie apocalypse, try not to use your car, as the roads will be crowded and it will be smart to conserve gas. The may be some unhealthy side affects for traveling on foot though. 2) If you plan to try and survive with friends, communicate with them via cell phone (at the beginning) as many people will be updating Facebook status to "undead", and the phone companys wont be overloaded with calls. 3) try to hole up in a place that is not a "Panic Zone"(areas that people will rush to such as the hospital or a large grocery store.) head to an area with smaller stores or stay at houses with canned goods for food.
Those are 3 easy steps that I can imagine will help you with your survival chances, and here are our plans (Some stuff can vary but most will probably stay the same) The people will be: Me (and family), Franklin (and family), Conor (and family), and Chris (and family) (more will be added if need be, but the plan was made with only these people.)
In the event of an airborne virus, were all dead it wont matter. (same mostly applies for waterborne ones)
but if the virus is passed on by biting or touch, our plan works fine.
Plan: Wait out the initial panic. That will allow is to use the roads after everyone clears. (downside: most stores will be taken already.) we can then group up with lots of supplies (me and Conor have bows, I have 3 gas stations by my house, we all have large metal "weapons", and lots of canned goods)
we then converge and caravan to a more business based area with less houses.(the archery shop would be nice, but that might be occupied, if not there is supplies there, lots of restaurants and food stores nearby and an army surplus store.) If not there American Science and Surplus would be nice but might also be a place for people to go. Anyway, we would settle down someplace and hopefully make it zombie proof. Once that happens we should probably look out for other survivors (remember, this isn't just for you) and help them. I think the rest would be more based on situation. Chris, our runner would be infinatly useful though.
I am not sure if everybody here has the same problem, but before a large math test (midterms/finals) I go into panic mode. I feel as though I never study enough even if I do a couple hundred problems, and I still always get C's or below. I have no idea what I happen to be doing wrong, If anybody has suggestiona, please tell me.