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This is the first "blog" of any kind I've ever had, so it's probably not the greatest...

Just a little snippet about me:

I'd like to consider myself relatively tech-savvy; obviously I use Linux (Arch to be precise; K.I.S.S. FTW), and I enjoy learning new things about computers in general (both software and hardware-related).

This blog is mostly just for whenever I feel like telling the world about my experiences with computers/Linux (or just life in general), or just posting for the hell of it.
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Am I kidding myself?

Posted 09-13-2010 at 03:34 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:31 PM by MrCode
Tags linux

No, this is not another existential rant.

Okay, we got that across.

Basically the scenario is this: I don't do a whole lot of programming anymore (in fact, the last time I wrote a C program, useful or not, was probably a good few months ago), I'm somewhat of a gamer (Neverball, LTris, various old games in DOSBox), and I like all the pretty bling on my GPU-composited desktop (i.e. I like my Compiz ).

...so why am I using Linux? Am I kidding myself?...
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There is just too much out there, I believe...

Posted 09-05-2010 at 11:07 AM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:24 PM by MrCode
Tags rant

I just got through reading a bunch of quotes from the fortune collection. Specifically, the results of fortune off/atheism.

...all I have to say is that it's too much. So many differing perspectives with only one thing in common: a lack of belief in a higher power (a "God", if you will). This isn't to say that I believe in a "God", as it were, but I'd like to think that there's some kind of meaning to life other than some hypothetical equation that explains...
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Something a little less "deep", and more "practical" (well, to me at least)

Posted 08-30-2010 at 08:33 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:32 PM by MrCode
Tags flash, linux, rant

Sometimes when I see someone watching an HD video with the embedded (*shudder*) Flash player on a website, I just want to say someting like, "Do you have any idea how many CPU cycles are being burned up just to play that video??".

If I want to watch a video on YouTube (or some other video-hosting website) that offers a higher vertical resolution than 480p, I use my fancy little DownloadHelper FF plugin and just download it. Then I can play it with GNOME MPlayer, which has...
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Finally got a little perspective...maybe

Posted 08-26-2010 at 04:13 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:25 PM by MrCode

As you may have guessed from my previous two posts, I've been constantly arguing with myself over the old (very old, apparently) "free will vs. determinism" debate. I've done a little more reading (not just on Wikipedia) about it, and I've come to realize that my perception that there's "determinism everywhere I go" is rather a false one. Sure, there are many scientific and philosophical theories which try to discredit free will as a viable reality, but at the same time, there...
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Nothing more than a helpless pawn...

Posted 07-14-2010 at 08:19 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:25 PM by MrCode

When one feels like a helpless pawn of the universe, what does one do?

Do they simply live life in ignorance of their pain, only letting it silently build up in the background?

Do they end their life, hoping that there is some higher, more meaningful existence "beyond the grave"?

Do they bitterly accept it, and live their lives as they feel they should, i.e. that they really aren't special, and that they really aren't "them", they're...
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