Saturday, July 28, 2012

Flashback - After School

No more Park Kahi... :(

Flashback - After School

Monday, July 23, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New BEG Song and MV

Yay! New Brown Eyed Girls single.

One Summer Night - Brown Eyed Girls

I like this style of music. It reminds me of their earlier albums which showcases their vocals instead of silly dance moves.


Ooh, I didn't see this before: Miryo (BEG) + Sunny (SNSD)

사랑해 사랑해 - Miryo feat. Sunny (SNSD)

I'm surprised at Sunny's voice. SM Entertainment never promoted her singing skills (even though her uncle owns the company). She should sing more... the silly aegyo stuff is irritating.

Monday, July 16, 2012

All Your Base Are Belong To Us

Seriously, WTF?!

White House
There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me -- because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t -- look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.

This is so wrong I don't even know where to begin. Yes, I've had some help along the way but those people were paid for their efforts. Did those "great teachers" work for free? Did I not pay taxes for roads and bridges? Millions of us work our asses off each day so we can provide for ourselves and our families, paying 1/3 to 1/2 of our income towards taxes, while millions of other sit on their asses and collect welfare. They're not helping me one bit.

And how does someone who spent his entire career in academia and government have the creds to criticize business owners? Everyone who owns a business or has equity in their employer company should be totally offended. This culture of blaming others for your failures and taking credit for other people's work being promoted by Obama and the Democrats is bad for America.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

North Korean K-pop

By request...

I don't like it. Sounds like the same commie crap from China 30 years ago. Obviously, anything coming out of NK is government propaganda but the video is still lame... no miniskirts or hot pants. They should have featured some Pyongyang traffic girls instead.

The title is weird too. I can't read Korean but the Chinese title at the beginning of the video says 骏马姑娘. 姑娘 has a lot of definitions, from girl to prostitute, but 骏马 basically means fine horse or steed. The literal translation into "excellent horse-like lady" is funny but not very meaningful. Maybe there's an idiomatic meaning in Korean (or Chinese) that makes more sense.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Democrat Dictators

What's with Democrats/Liberals and their love of dictatorships? I guess it's implied that they assume that they would be in charge, instead of being silenced and oppressed.

Foreign Policy
"The Chinese are more successful [in building infrastructure] because in their country, only three people make the decision. In our country, 3,000 people do, 3 million," LaHood said in a short interview with The Cable on the sidelines of the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival on June 30. "In a country where only three people make the decision, they can decide where to put their rail line, get the money, and do it. We don't do it that way in America."

Is this man retarded? How did he become a member of Obama's cabinet? These idiots that praise China's "efficiency" are ignoring the inevitable results of dictatorships: massive corruption and rampant human rights abuses. What if the "three people" are wrong? Look how "successful" China was when it was effectively one person (Mao) making decisions.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

CC: and Reply All

The first advice I give to new hires out of school is to never click on "Reply All" unless you really mean it. I'm on the mailing list of a Christian ministry and they sent out an email asking everyone if they would like the electronic version of their newsletter. However, instead of creating a custom email list, the email was sent to ~200 email addresses, all visible to each recipient. If you can't figure out mailing lists, at least use BCC: so you don't disclose your donors/customers/etc.

Even worse, people on the email are hitting reply all to answer whether they want the e-pub. I've received 3 such emails already within the last hour. Sigh...


Woohoo, it worked!

Intel Atom N280 @1.66GHz

Right now most of the computer is working. I have wifi, Bluetooth, and sound. The Fn keys do not work yet and it only has Snow Leopard 10.6. I'm going to try and update it to 10.6.4 first and see if everything still works.

Sure it's not as sleek nor fast as a MacAir but it was an extra computer and I'll probably just use it to play music and surf the web.


Well, 10.6.4 was a bust. I installed the update and the netbook would not boot anymore. I went back and reinstalled 10.6 but forgot to erase the HDD first so I had to start from scratch and re-partition the HDD. I think I'm back to a stable 10.6 install.

I've installed Chrome and editing the blog with my Hacintosh/eeeMac now. :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mac OS X on my Asus 1000HE Netbook

I've been thinking of buying a Mac notebook for awhile since I only have a Mac mini desktop. However, I could never justify the purchase since I have too many computers (PC desktop, PC notebook, PC netbook) already. Since I don't use my netbook anymore, I Googled "Mac OS X + netbook" and saw lots of success stories with my exact model, Asus 1000HE. I had already upgraded to 2GB of RAM so it should work.

I have the entire week off from work so this is my vacation project. Wish me luck!

Current status


Dang it. First problem already... there's a big scratch on my Snow Leopard install DVD. I was having problems mounting the disc too. I guess I'll try again; otherwise I'll have to borrow/find another DVD.


Part 1 success!

I was unable to use my expensive and legit Snow Leopard install disc so I had to download the dmg file (from a torrent found on Pirate Bay!) and restore it to a 16GB USB flash drive (sticking out on the right). Lots of other steps left to go. :(


It seems like I'm three years late to the party. All the guides on how to install Snow Leopard on an 1000HE are from 2009, and links to KEXTs (drivers) are invalid. Now I'm debating whether I should make a boot only USB/SD, or actually install Mac OS on the notebook HDD.

I was mainly worried about wiping out the F9 recovery partition on the netbook HDD. All the SL install instructions end up re-partitioning the HDD which wipes out the recovery partition. I did find the original recovery DVD and verified that I can boot from it using an external DVD drive so I think I'm going to wipe the netbook and do a real OS install.


@Anonymous - Thanks for the tip. I went to but could not find a full install image for the 1000HE but there are a lot of files. I keep looking later.

Back to the install... I did get SL 10.6 to install but wifi only works when I boot from the USB drive. I think I did something wrong with the boot loader install. I also let the OS update automatically (to SL 10.6.8 I think) which caused a kernel panic error. I'm reinstalling 10.6 again and will stop (for now) if I can get wifi and sound to work for iTunes.