Monthly Archives: May 2009

Questionable Content

Linh-Nam introduced me to a webcomic called Questionable Content (that he learned about from William). He described it as Love Hina but more realistic and with anthropomorphic computers, nerdiness, and indie music.
That’s pretty accurate.
I really like this one.

Sweet Potato Fries

(4:49:35 PM) and sweet potato fries
(4:49:38 PM) wow those are great
(4:49:48 PM) Linh-Nam Vu: sounds gross lol
(4:50:10 PM) Linh-Nam Vu: i only like potatoes in fry form
(4:50:19 PM) These are in fry form!
(4:50:31 PM) Linh-Nam Vu: errr the only thing in fry form i like are potatoes
(4:50:37 PM) lol
(4:50:41 PM) these are potatoes!
(4:50:44 PM) Linh-Nam Vu: …
(4:50:47 PM) Linh-Nam Vu: /facepalm
(4:50:48 PM) haha

The Select Button and GAF Collections

The Criterion Collection is a company that releases definitive, collector’s editions of films. They specialize in artistic and obscure films and are also known for the high quality box art. Reminiscent of this, NeoGAF created box art for various video games in the style of the Criterion Collection. I put one of my favorites above, Dr. Mario, created by somnific. SelectButton decided to do this too. One of my favorites is Chu Chu Rocket, created by vision.

New Tracker

On May 7, 2009, I upgraded by tracker on WebPageless. I had been using my old one since August 14, 2003. That’s almost six years with that tracker! Anyways, for a long time it had been obsolete because of newer versions. I have no idea why the tracker I was using wanted to be upgraded, but it did.


I’ve had 33817 unique hits to WebPageless. (I’m not actually sure what a “unique” hit is.) I’ve had 58675 hits total counting reloads.
The highest day was January 18, 2005 with 119 hits. The average day had 16 hits. The highest week was week 3 of 2005 with 551 hits. On average, I got 110 hits per week. The highest month was January of 2005 with 2319 hits. On average I get 476 hits per month. Compare that to 14 hits the day before I switched, 75 hits the week before I switched, and 240 the month before I switched. You can tell WebPageless is a lot less popular.

What searches lead people to WebPageless? Apparently “ragnarok,” “online,” “webpageless,” “the,” and “bots,” mostly. Each of those keywords were used over 100 times. I can assure you that as of lately, phrases “biggest carrot” and “UCI Science Library vagina” have been quite popular.

Lastly, who links to WebPageless the most? Well, WebPageless does. In order of most referrals, the sites are WebPageless, Google, three more WebPageless addresses, another Google address, and then three more WebPageless addresses. gave me the tenth most referrals! Too bad that’s down now. Of course, I don’t really talk to its owner now anyways. Skipping other WebPageless, Google, and bwaht addresses, VersionTwo is next at slot 19. is at slot 25. Finally, is at slot 28. They liked that I had pictures of “sad Hitler in snow” drawn by William. They were based on a joke from MegaTokyo. Then there’s a bunch more redundant referrers along with Facebook way down the list. Yay!
Here‘s a .rar of screenshots of all the pages of the tracker.

Papers and Presentations

Papers and Presentations sounds like the evil twin of Dungeons & Dragons. Anyways, I’m making an effort to post more.
I had a six page paper on video game consoles due Tuesday night that as of Tuesday night, I hadn’t really started. Usually the teacher is fine with assignments getting submitted anytime before he or the TA goes to look at them, and the TA wasn’t going to look at them until Wednesday morning. I stayed up all night writing a paper about the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. It was fairly interesting actually. I had forty-something sources, but they were all web sites. I talked with Corey and Casey over Facebook about how we were all working on our papers. After finishing at around 6:00, I got to start my next assignment.

In my Classics class, each person has to do one “criticism forum.” For this assignment, I had to read a paper about how spectacle in ancient Greek novels represented political commentary about the Roman empire. I read the article and then wrote a few hundred words on it. It wasn’t anywhere near as stressful as the other paper.
I slept around 7:30 and woke up around 1:00. In Classics that day I had to talk about my post for a few minutes. That’s not really graded though; the assignment is the writing. We just talk about it in class as well. I talked for about thirty seconds before the professor started talking and let me stop. I think she could tell I was nervous. Actually, I wasn’t so much nervous as I was simply as a loss for what to talk about.
Today I had to present that video game paper. It was just a three to four minute presentation. I was kind of nervous. I know this instructor marks down for each “um” or “uh” stammered, for going over time, and for the normal not presenting ideas clearly. I got a perfect score! I was pretty surprised.
After class we went to Kaisen! I ate thirteen plates worth of food. I’m very full.

Six PageCSE 181CW Paper Due Tonight

Me: 50% off grade if turned in after midnight
Corey: Really?
Me: No, lol. He didn’t mention a time at all. I know I won’t be done before midnight!
Corey: Haha i knew that didnt sound right. But you did make me open up word and think about starting.