Wednesday, March 28, 2007


This video was voted Most Adorable in the 2007 YouTube awards. I approve.

What you always wanted to write on your exams but couldn't

You won't believe the elephant one! Hilarious actual responses to test questions.Reminds me of something Matt put on a Social Studies test once :P

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Saturday, March 24, 2007

zOMG Turtles!

TMNT Siloette
Originally uploaded by Steve Z..
I love the Ninja Turtles. If there's one thing that will put an end to the pirates VS ninjas arguments, it's them. I've loved them since I was a kid (And being the hyperactive little thing I was you can only imagine what I would do after watching a Turtles cartoon). From figures to comics to movies, I had a butt load of the green related stuff (Most of which I've lost, which makes me want to cry).

Now, most of the new Ninja Turtles productions have been rather crappy. From the live action TV show they made where they tried a lady turtle, to the new cartoon (Who's visual style I REALLY like, but still sucks because it's pretty badly written and uninteresting). So when I first heard they were making a new turtles movie, well I was a little worried. More excited than worried though. Extremely excited. Last night it premiered in theatres. Last night the Turtles rocked our socks. zOMG I love the Turtles....Still.

The visual style of the film is just fantastic. It's really reminiscent of the comics, and it's incredibly well animated (And I always find myself picking apart CG films from a visual standpoint). The voice acting is top notch, even going so far as to have the actor who played Leonardo in the original film back as Leo again (Even if Sarah Michelle Gellar did the voice for April...Ok she did a good job I'll admit it). And though I thought that the story would be so dumb we would love it only because the Heroes in a Half Shell were in it, even the story kicked ass. It even has continuity with the other three films. <3.

Go see it. Go see it ASAP. And take me with you! <3 the Turtles.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Funny things people actually said in court, word for word. Hilarious!

"Q: What is your date of birth? A: July fifteen. Q: What year? A: Every year."Hahaha! Pure gold! Hit read more to check it out!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

NiGHTS Wii Confirmed!

The highly rumoured NiGHTS has been confirmed by both Nintendo and SEGA. They will be releasing, not NiGHTS into dreams, but an official sequel to the game developed for the Wii. Fans of the now original NiGHTS game shouldn’t dismiss the probability of seeing our jester attired friend from appearing in the Virtual Console library soon.

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Simple Math Game That Grows Very Hard Very Quickly. Really Tests You.

The aim of the game is the make the graph planar by moving about the vertices, i.e. no edges intersect. There is an algorithm in graph theory that will construct a planar equivalent except the lines that join the vertices don't have to be straight. Here the lines are forced to be straight which adds to the complexity. Click read more and check it out!

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Everyone loves the Super Mario theme. But did you know there's lyrics! Aparently it's called Go Go Mario. It's sung in Japanses (The video is from the Big Band Mario and Zelda performance from Japan).

Go Go Mario

Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running
Go save Princess Peach! Go!
Today, full of energy, Mario runs
Today, full of energy, jumping!
Today, full of energy, searching for coins
Today, keep going, Mario!

Get a mushroom - it's Super Mario!
Get a flower - it's Fire Mario!

Goomba! Troopa! Buzzy Beetle! Beat them all!
Mario is always full of energy and strong!

[Spoken] The only one who can reverse the spell that has captured the Mushroom People is Princess Peach. But Princess Peach is hidden underground, in a far-off castle. Ah, the days of peace... if we could once more return to those days... to save Princess Peach and bring peace back to the Mushroom Kingdom, that is why Mario is on his journey today.

Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running
Go and beat the Koopa tribe, go!
Today, full of energy, Mario runs
Today, full of energy, jumping!
Today, full of energy, searching for coins
Today, keep going, Mario!

Get a star - become invincible!
Quickly, go save Princess Peach!

Lakitu! Blooper! Cheep Cheep! Beat them all!
Mario is always full of energy and strong!

Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running
He's made it to the castle and gets fireworks!
Lightly sidestepping the Hammer Bros.
Show the last of your power, Mario!
It's been a long journey but it's nearly at an end
You've done it, you've done it! You've defeated Bowser!

Princess Peach says "Thank you"
Mario's got a great big heart!

Mario's adventure is over for now, but
Mario's dream lives forever...


"Can you help me discover more music that I'll like?

Those questions often evolved into great conversations. Each friend told us their favourite artists and songs, explored the music we suggested, gave us feedback, and we in turn made new suggestions. Everybody started joking that we were now their personal DJs.

We created Pandora so that we can have that same kind of conversation with you.

Pandora is a music discovery service designed to help you enjoy music you already know, and to help you discover new music you'll love.

It's powered by the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken, the Music Genome Project: a crazy project started back in early 2000 to capture the complex musical DNA of songs using a large team of highly-trained musicians.

Just tell us one of your favorite songs or artists and we'll launch a streaming station to explore that part of the musical universe."

I found this really cool site today called Pandora. (I have since been proclaimed Captain Cool by Nick because of it. Hurrah!) Pandora is a great example of what the Internet is becoming, and how web 2.0 is changing the way we think of the Internet. Pandora is alot like an Internet radio station. But instead of listening some someone's play list or something like that, Pandora asks you to input an artist or song name, and then uses it's Music Genome to find and play songs and artists similar to what you put in, and helps you find new artists, songs, and sometimes even musical styles that hopefully you'll like. I approve!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

St. Patrick's Day

Shamrock Hat
Originally uploaded by Steve Z..
St. Patrick's Day is fun. Mostly because it's fun watching drunk people. And drinking is fun too, but mostly watching drunk people. We went to Flatlander's for St. Patrick's Day this year. Got ourselves a couple of titanics of brew (A titanic is a 4L pitcher of beer for those that don't know), and I think that Great Western Black is now my favorite Canadian beer. Guinness is still my #1 for now though, followed by Kilkenny. Mmmm Mmmm good. And Ham got himself snickerdoodled (As he likes to call it). Good times.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

St. Practice Day. The aftermath

Well, tonight was to be my St. Practice day toast. And I made the toast. But only one other person heard it. No one came but me and Riley. I was expecting at least one other person, but there was no one. Well, that's not entirely true. Nick did come at about 9:30. He didn't have any money and therefor had no intention of drinking at all, but at least he came. Nick gets a gold star. Better luck next time, I hope. Toodles.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Steve's St. Practice Day Toast

Guinness Slate 1280
Originally uploaded by Steve Z..
Well, I've finally picked a time and place for the great Toast. Anyone who's interested in either the toast, some good beer, or just bored, head on down to the Copper Mug at around 8ish and we'll try and congregate into a group of people. Hurrah! See you there!

Monday, March 12, 2007


Originally uploaded by Steve Z..
We went to see 300 tonight, and I've got just one word for it: Wow. Probably the best fight seems in modern cinema, toss in some great acting and dialogue, and a visual feel that is incredibly unique and engaging. In essence, the film is basically a 2 hour fight scene, with a small bit of dialogue and background in the beginning, and then small chunks of the same throughout. But the battles are so well done, and aw striking, you'd never want to change anything. Spears are put through people, arms and legs are cut of. Men are beheaded, and though it sounds gruesome and barbaric, it's all so well done, believable, and works to demonstrate the strength and fines that is the Spartans. Oh, and there's giant elephants. There's regular sized elephants, and then there's giant elephants. These seemed rather giant. And a giant rhino.

Go see 300. Go see it now. I'm not talking to you until you get back from seeing 300. Why are you still here?!

Oh, something completely unrelated. I fully encourage anyone who reads to leave comments, but please leave your name so I know who you are, otherwise it's like there's someone in the witness protection program leaving a comment, and nobody likes those people. I'm sure if they were well liked they wouldn't be in the protection program to begin with, hmm?

Thursday, March 8, 2007


Wow. Um...Yeah. So apparently someone from work caught wind of my blog and read through it. Apparently they didn't like what they read. Apparently they brought my blog to the attention of the management at work. Apparently they didn't like me mentioning what I do, or talking about work or things related to it. Apparently I've been terminated. After almost a year and a half of providing great customer service for thousands of white computer users, I was terminated after writing about what I do and who I work for. All comments written, of course, on my blog. My personal web log.

So now what? I'm not sure. I need to find something else to do to earn that valuable and intangible representation of worth (Some people like to call it money). What's on that horizon? I dunno, maybe Nura Net. Maybe OTV, I hear they're looking for support peoples. We'll see.

But what do you think? Questions? Comments? Suggestion? Leave a comment or drop me a line. Lets hear from you!

Monday, March 5, 2007

St. Practice Day

Guinness Slate 1280
Originally uploaded by Steve Z..
Every year since 1993, on the 3rd Friday of every February is the Great Guinness Toast, the largest toast in the world, where people from all over North America, Europe, and lets hope Australia too because I like them allot, gather to raise a glass in the name of good times and great beer. And I missed it.

I missed the Toast last year too, and I swore I wouldn't miss it again. But I did anyway. Damn it all. So I shall swear, nay, PROCLAIM! That I shall not miss St. Practice Day (The day of the Great Guinness Toast) next year!

But that's a long ways off. So lets make up for lost time shall we? March 17th is St. Patrick's Day. Not that we need an excuse to drink. But on the 16th I shall be holding my very own St. Practice Day. Not only to make up for missing the last Toast, but to do a little warm-up before St. Patrick's Day. I invite one and all who know how to contact me to do so, as I'll be trying to get a hold of enough ale and stout for all who care to join me. Huzzah!

"Hold your pint high. And look all about,

"A legion of Guinness, the world's favourite stout.

"May you find the true wisdom of what matters most,

"A great pint of Guinness, and a Great Guinness Toast."

Thursday, March 1, 2007

A plan

Well, It think I have a plan now. On Tuesday I went back to my high school, Walter Murray, and had a meeting with my old guidance councilor, Mr. Humbert. We talked about a bunch of things, mostly what I was talking about earlier in the week about university and things. He game me some great information, and told me to check out a website that the high school uses to help students get information on careers and things like that, called Career Cruiser. Well I checked it out, and after going over alto of information, having it tell me what I'm good at, and thinking about things for the past couple days, I think I've got a plan together.

I'm going to go to university to get a degree in computer science. From there I could probably go alto of directions. I could get a job working as a computer support person (A fancy term for the IT guy in an office or something like that), work as a repair technician, some sort of software dude, or, and this is what I think I'm really hoping for, move into education teaching computer-type courses, like Comp Sci in high school, work as some sort of instructor type dude in an office helping people learn to use their computers there and getting software going, or do any of those for a while then go back to school and go even farther in education, maybe even become a professor of computer science. How cool would that be?!
So for now though, it's keep on working. I need to get some money built up, which means I need to cut back on my spending some. I might look at working at a place like Nura Net, an Apple Authorized Service Provider that also does retail work for Appley things. Who knows, but the plan is somewhat formulated. Hooray!