Monthly Archives: April 2005

Movable Type is currently down.

WebPageless used to be hosted on Chopsticks, but it went down for an unknown reason. I brought Chopsticks here to UCI to try to fix it, but it’s networking ability seems gone. I don’t want to reformat it until I’m confident that WebPageless can come back up easily, yet I can’t get WebPageless working on Mantop either. It’s obviously online (when Mantop is online), but I can’t access the MT database at all. I tried upgrading Chopsticks to SP2 but it kept failing and then the key I had didn’t work. Mind you it’s really slow (takes about an hour or so to get to the part of the installation that says it’s a bad key) and the monitor doesn’t work. I have to borrow someone else’s monitor everytime I work on it because I don’t own one. You can see why it’s a slow task. Now, why MT is dead on Mantop, I don’t know. I couldn’t log in to it so I used MT-medic (something like that). It found that there were no blogs and no authors although I thought I moved everything over. *shrugs*. I’ll be using DA for now if I need to blog something.

Review of Ataxia Canto II: Freshman

Here Joseph tells of how he met Her. He says that met Her during IDP. He partnered with Murat and they worked with Brannon and Her. They worked together at school for weeks, and before IDP was due, they met at Her house to complete the project. He says that he didn’t talk to Murat much, but enjoyed talking politics and other issues with Brannon and Her. After the project finished, they continued to talk politics occasionally but not very often. He says they were more associates than friends.
This chapter is obiviously important because it shows how Joseph met Her. Other than that, it isn’t very important. Nothing out of the ordinary happened during this part of his life. It does, however, set the stage for the next year of his life.

Review of Ataxia Canto I: Idealism

In this chapter, Joseph explains his ideal woman. He says that this is not a standard he compares every woman to; it is only an ideal. He says that most persons want their children to have their own traits. To get these traits, a person would need to mate with a similar person. He states the races he’d prefer, from most ideal to least ideal, are Apache, other Indian races (Navajo, Sioux… Cherokee), Hispanics (Peruvians… Mexicans), certain Asians (Filipinos, some types of Japanese, Chinese), non-white Europeans (black Irish, Portugese), other Asians, sub-Saharan Africans (lightest to darkest), and finally, Aryans (WASPs). His ideal woman would be his height with black hair, brown eyes, reddish brown skin, wide hips, and large breasts. He’d prefer slightly overweight to underweight. He’d prefer a devout Catholic but would also be happy with a liberal Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Jew, or a Hindu. She should be liberal and definitely not extreme in either political direction.
I think this chapter very clearly defines his ideal woman in many traits. He begins by saying that most men would like a woman who is similar to himself, and from his description of the ideal, this is true. His ideal woman is very clearly sharing many of his own characteristics (of course, not the large breasts part). Joseph mentions that it’s odd that She doesn’t fit many of these categories. I find it odd too, and perhaps it’ll be further explained in later chaptors. I’d like to see more about his ideal in other aspects though. What kind of personality? How educated? What hobbies or interests? Hard working or stay at home? Follows all the rules or likes to get wild once in a while? Despite wanting to see more, this chapter can give one a very clear idea of who Joseph would and wouldn’t want to be with.
Update: Joseph says that his ideal woman would be able to intelligently hold a conversation with him. She should be moderately knowledgeable in history and politics, and he’d prefer her to be better in the fields he is lacking in. He does not have an ideal hobby, interest, or personality for her.

Music meme

Got this from 152’s lj!
1) Total volume of music files on my computer?
6,684 files 30.9 GB (6,652 files 27.0 GB excluding music videos)
2) The last CD I bought was:
The Dears – No Cities Left
3a) The last song I listened to before writing this was:
The Dears – No Cities Left – Who Are You, Defenders of the Universe
3b) Song playing right now:
Metallica – Black Album – Nothing Else Matters
4) Five songs I listen to a lot or that mean a lot to me:
Um, I don’t know. I’ll just list artists I’m listening to lately…
The Dears
Apoptygma Berzerk
As I Lay Dying
My Chemical Romance
Franz Ferdinand
5) Which 5 people are you passing this baton to, and why?
I’m not passing. Come get it.

Survey from Krissy

x. Slept in your bed: Me (or maybe Gem napped in it?)
x. Saw you cry: Gemma
x. Made you cry:
x. You shared a drink with: Like… drank from the same cup? Gemma. Or… drank alcohol with? Andy, Chris, Julie, Mitch, and two people I didn’t know
x. You went to the movies with: Gem
x. You went to the mall with: Gem
x. Yelled at you: Can’t remember
x. Sent you e-mail: Joseph
x. Said “I love you” and meant it: Yeah
x. Been to California: …
x. Gotten in a fight with your pet: No
x. Been to Hawaii: Only when I was so young that I couldn’t remember
x. Been to Mexico: Nope
x. Been to Europe: Nope
x. Danced naked: In private!
x. Dreamed something really crazy & then it happened the next
day: No
x. Wish you were the opposite sex: No. Girls have so much shit to go through.
x. Do you have a crush on someone: My gf
x. What book are you reading now: MegaTokyo volume 1. Does that count?
x. Worst feeling in the world: Screwing up and letting Gem down
x. Future son’s name: Steven Peter Anargirou
x. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal: Yeah, the Build-A-Bear Gem got me
x. What’s under your bed: Uh… my desk, a fan, dvds, cds, my paperwork and school work, laptop, Anteater bobblehead, lotion, camera, hot sauce, bread, etc.
x. Favorite sports to watch: Uh, poker
x. Siblings: 12 year old brother
x. Location: Irvine
x. College plans: Hm… I wonder. Uh, I think I’ll… uh… go to my classes today at UCI…
x. Piercings/tattoos: None now
x. Do you do drugs: Ibuprofen
x. Do you drink: Not since Thursday
x. Who is your best friend: Gem
x. What are you most scared of: Screwing up with Gem?
x. Where do you want to get married: A chapel I s’pose
x. Who do you really hate:
x. Do you have a job: No
x. Are you for world peace: Impossible given the size of the world
x. Have you ever liked someone you had no chance with?: No
x. Have you ever cried over something someone of the opposite sex did: Yeah
x. Do you have a “type” of person you always go after: Go after?
x. Are you lonely right now: No
x. Do you want to get married: Yeah
x. Do you want kids: Yeah
x. Room in house: What house? Uh, my dormroom?
x. Color: Blue
x. Perfume or cologne: I don’t remember what it’s called
x. Month: July
x. Cried: I don’t think so
x. Bought something: Food
x. Gotten sick: No
x. Sang: Yeah
x. Wanted to tell someone you loved them: Yeah, I do it all the time
x. Met someone new: Yeah, Julie’s friends
x. Missed someone: Yeah
x. Hugged someone: Yep