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December

Posted in personal, Rants with tags , , , , , , on 08/12/2010 by aucry

Well Denmark has been colder than usual this month and in addition to that it’s been snowing a little. Personally I hate snow, not because it’s cold or wet etc. but because all the retards become apparent when it snows. Every year it’s the same thing, when we get snow, that some idiots haven’t really thought about getting winter tires on their cars, which should be done first thing when the temperature gets near 0, or for that matter know that they should clear their buildings of ice taps not to mention the sidewalk from snow in front of their house. Not that I want to get injured but sometimes I wish I would so I could sue some idiot for not clearing his sidewalk.

In other news. I am currently writing my term paper so been a little busy with that but it’s an annoying term paper though which has given me quite some trouble so far but getting the hang to it now so should be done in time. In addition I successfully downgreaded my MSN client to rid my system of the facebook infected MSN client which was soo nice to have the old one back which is so much faster than that new version.

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Facebook, I’ve had enough!

Posted in personal, Rants, Software with tags , , , , , on 02/12/2010 by aucry

Everyday it’s the same thing Facebook this and that around campus but that’s at a level I can tolerate. Online it’s different though, since websites have this Facebook integration crap I get very annoyed since in most cases it slows down the loading time and that gets me rather pissed off. This I worked around by using a Facebook banishing add on for my chrome browser which opted me out of that. That said, Facebook integration crap has made it into my MSN Messenger client. Now this is a message to MS “WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS CRAP!” I don’t get it MS, well I get wanting to be following the times, but you should stay they fuck out of it. The reason I get mad about this is that the msn client is now a heave and slow as a shopping cart with an elephant in it. MSN 2011 is the biggest piece of crap I have seen in a looong time. That is why I am opting to downgrade to an earlier version until MS get back on track. MS it’s an IM client not a social networking tool so deal with it.

To anyone having beef with my opinion about this…. Go screw yourself. Since I am soo tired of all this Facebook crap it’s getting old now.

*I want to apologize for getting so heated up and using swearwords and rambling a bit.

 

Oh, Denmark!

Posted in Rants with tags , , on 18/11/2010 by aucry

Mankind puzzles me to no end. People find me weird but by comparison I find them weird. I can’t get my head around why some people act the way they do but this is most likely due to every person being unique in their own way. The thing that gets me time and time again is the way we behave. This blog entry will go through my thoughts about some things that both annoy me and at times make me shiver.

General public behavior in Denmark

Lately it has become quite the norm in the happiest country in the world that people have no respect for each other. What I refer to is looking out for your fellow countrymen and taking part in keeping the streets clean and safe. One thing I can refer to are the dog owners who don’t pick up their dog’s leavings. These people don’t do it because they simply don’t care about other people and the chance that these people will step in it. I bet these very same people complain about it themselves when they by chance step in a pile of dog shit themselves. These people aren’t the only people who lack respect for other people since there’s a lot of trash, cigarette buds and, other crap lying around the street which makes me thing how people don’t really care anymore. There’s another type even since my mother pointed out that parents of kids that were invited to one of my sister’s birthday parties didn’t call and say that their kid couldn’t attend. Now to my mother’s defense she wrote that she also wanted to know who weren’t showing up to make sure to have bought enough groceries for the party. Now some didn’t call and this again is because they don’t care really. This behavior is something that gets me quite mad at times but I know I can’t do anything about it but if any Danes read this please keep in mind that you should mind others and not only yourself.

The Western Otaku

I myself read manga and watch anime but by far do I recognize myself as an otaku since I only enjoy the entertainment value of anime and manga. But the otaku annoys me, not because they are otaku, but because they exaggerate the whole thing. Some examples would be;

  • Trying to speak Japanese without knowing anything about grammar or the like~desu.
  • Imitating an anime character to such a degree that it gets utterly annoying and if the character this person is imitating came to life he/she would die of shame.
  • Anything Japanese is cool and I mean ANYTHING! These people thinks anything Japanese is awesome and to their defense a lot of Japanese things are quite fascinating BUT! These people never really try to understand these things. They apparently don’t see the bad aspects of the culture since any culture has this.
  • Screaming fangirls… In Denmark the girl to boy ratio is quite astounding since it’s something like 2:1 and that means when going to a convention here means that you should invest in a couple of wads of cotton to shove in your ears since these girls scream every 1-2 seconds.

This is only a few but you get the idea. Not that the guys are particularly better but they are to some degree quieter. But their problem seems to be hygiene but not all of them.

Choosing Sides

Be it politics, religion, racism you name it there are always more than one side and this isn’t a problem unless all sides are blind as bats. The aforementioned subjects all have the common denominator of being hot topics in politics but not only those since economics is in there as well making it a nice mud throwing fight for the politicians. On the side of the voters most seem blind how the government is behaving and each pick one side and don’t see the problems in their own side since they are too busy digging up dirt and trash talking the opponent. Not that the political parties are any different since they do mostly the same. So what’s wrong then? Well everyone has lost sight of what the important thing is and that namely is politics and working together instead of against each other. To me it seems more like a kindergarten where it’s more important to find dirt on people and so on. What I am looking for is politics that isn’t based on how you make the opposing party look bad.

Conclusion

If you’re a Dane please shape up and take an interest in our society here since it’s the only one we have and therefore should cherish it. This isn’t a hard thing when you think about it since all you have to do is pick up your trash or any other leaving and throw it in the bin. In addition it would help for the municipality to put up more garbage bins around town.

Bad day

Posted in personal, Rants with tags , , , on 27/09/2010 by aucry

or should I say bad weekend plus Monday? Ever had those fully planned out weekends where you’re supposed to get a lot of stuff done but something just goes wrong. Well I just had one of those weekends yet Saturday was semi fine but still things just broke down around the place. First my kitchen sink and then some computer issues. Worst thing was the kitchen sink clogging up badly which had me really annoyed.

Well in other news I have somewhat good news and that’s that I have accepted a job as a Japanese to Danish translator for a Danish manga magazine. I hope this job is will be getting me some extra disposable income so I can afford some good Xmas presents for my siblings as well as my girlfriend.

Other things that I want to get off of my chest is a small rant about politics. Lately it’s been getting on my nerves so much that for most political parties in Denmark it’s all about throwing mud at each party and I am starting to hate this. The socialists are gaining power which is bad since they have a nasty track record of just spending and spending. Well in any case I don’t really like any of the current parties since it seems more about taking up stupid policies  what I really would like is to see some of them finally caring about the country as a whole and stop kissing the behind of their target groups. It’s sad to see these displays of what you would normally see in a chimpanzee cage. Well if I should change anything I would lower the government spending on some areas and increase others like every other party but I would touch things that they wouldn’t dream of. I would completely remove any financial support to developing or poor nations until the Danish economy is stabilized. Re-invest that money into the Danish educational system in order to secure the future of Denmark. Further, I would upgrade the Danish railway system to make public transport better. There are so many other things I would do that none of the other parties are thinking about but meh.

Hardware…

Posted in Hardware, Rants with tags , , on 14/05/2010 by aucry

Sometimes hardware dies and in my case my 1TB external drive is coughing and slowly inching its way towards the light. Data hasn’t been lost yet I hope but matter of a fact is that I am in need of a new drive to transfer the data to.

But out of this problem came some useful information. One of those things is that you shouldn’t trust Western Digital products. Another is that a 1TB USB drive is a bad idea. The product here in question is one of their My Book series and it’s not bad per say design wise but the lifespan is questionable at best when any other harddrive installed into my computer has by far outperformed and outlasted this WD My Book. Oh well I will have to put out an order for a new internal HDD for my PC but that will just about fill the last available sata slot on my motherboard.

Exams and Public Transportation

Posted in Rants with tags on 29/04/2010 by aucry

Imagine you have an important hand-in for school but you can’t get to school. This scenario is typical for me and others might agree. I am in the predicament that it’s extremely hard for me to get to school without using the metro and lo and behold the metro was broken down today, one of the power cables between Christians Havn and Kongens Nytorv was developing smoke. So I had to entrust a friend with printing and handing in my assignement for me since I can’t get to school on time. And I owe him one for that.

2009, the year of fail

Posted in Media, Music, Rants, Religion with tags , , , on 12/01/2010 by aucry

Personally I didn’t like 2009 that much, noisy people demonstrating and making a fuss all over town primarily due to COP15. It’s not that they aren’t allowed to do it but I don’t really think they accomplished anything although I must admit that the police did handle it a bit roughly but still a lot of things were said and done whilst a lot of people came here to demonstrate others came to destroy things. Apart from that we had a nice summer and terrorists were a bother again this year, a message to you terrorist guys “would you grow up already you idiots.”

Best game of 2009
I am quite split on this on one hand I have Dragon Age Origins but then again this doesn’t make it in one sense of it being a bit shorter although I did spend a lot of time on it but apart from that it was quite shot but good. Here’s the thing for 2009 games in sense of best game I don’t really think there is one since a lot of the releases fall short one way or another. I might get back to this when I try Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 but so far from what I’ve seen so far it’s a bit shallow. So I will go out on a limb and extend my best game of 2008 to 2009 and say that Fallout made it to here even with the DLCs provided for the game. Else it’s Dragon Age Origins.

Best movie of 2009
I watch a lot of movies in the Cinema every year around 30+ and yes I know that’s a lot of money but it’s kinda a hobby for me. Prettiest and best so far is Avatar mostly cause the sceneries made me drop my jaw and go wow. The story was ok but compared to other movies this year it was the best. On one note though I did like the Sherloc Holmes movie but didn’t feel too much like Sherloc Holmes to me but the movie was good.

Worst movie of 2009
New Moon I was dragged to the cinema to watch this movie by my gf and she even forced me to watch the first one. The thing about these two movies is that I can’t take them seriously what so ever. Twilight made me laugh my arse off as well as New Moon. The acting makes they guys seem like they just hit puberty and try to hide a boner every time they see the girl which brings me to her. Most likely the best actor but seems very out of context once in a while and has more personality swings then a person with a multiple personality disorder. More or less this movie was made to make girls wet in their panties since it’s filled with guys flashing their six packs and nipples *shivers* yeah that ain’t pleasant for a guy to be forced to watch. Still found the movie laughable.

Most fail moment of 2009
COP15 all that fuss and they didn’t amount to ANYTHING. Wasting boatloads of danish tax payer money for that shit? seriously the world should be better at giving a damn about what they show up for. I know they did reach some kind of agreement… BUT! seriously don’t come to a summit like COP15 without any plans and stop bickering about your economies will be hurt by a legally binding agreement. I know I know the Danish government takes partial blame for leaked documents etc. but still fucking annoying that a lot of countries can’t stop acting like drama queens sometimes.

This is it for this year. I wanted to keep it short. And so it’s short.

Of what to come?
I don’t know what 2010 holds in store other than the Cataclysm expansion for WoW and Mass Effect 2 so far. I hope that 2010 holds little trouble with religious extremists and great advances in science especially medical science. By medical science I mean that it’s about time we get a definitive cure for cancer guys. I also hope that 2010 brings some nice experiences.