Monday, February 28, 2005

Computer Lesson #4

A short and simple one...

Press and hold the "alt" key; while holding, press the "F4" key; prepare to be amazed!!

+Neo

Friday, February 25, 2005

Absolutely Pathetic!!!

As some of you may no, I have recently decided to start working out again to get in shape. Well, today was my first day back, and only one word could describe the experience...sad. First, I go in and weigh myself and get one of the trainors to take my body fat percentage. It turns out that I'm ten pounds lighter than I was my senior year of high school (when I was at my peak, weight lifting wise), yet I have a 5% higher body fat percentage. So that means, that I've lost a lot of muscle, yet somehow managed to put on fat. You would think that with losing that weight, I would somehow cut back on some fat, as well, but knooooooow! Moving on, I hit the weights. Today, was upper body. So, I do a couple of sets of the dumbbell bench press. After I'm finished, I get up, thinking I did pretty well, then some girl sits down, does the same exercise, on the same weight, and knocks out the same number of reps. So, I'm feeling pretty humiliated, but I continue. So, I go over and start doing some seated tricep extensions. About mid way through the sets, some big hoss comes up and asks if he can work in with me. I no that this probably isn't a good idea, at least knot for my self esteem, but of course I can't say know. So, I agree and continue on with another set. I grab a 20 lb weight, do a set, and then get up so he can go. He grabs a 120 lb weight, does a set, and in the process, manages to make me look like ten year old school girl. I continue my workout, grabbing most of my weights from the lighter end of stack, but I swear that everyone in there had a look on there face like there is know freakin' way that this guy is that weak. I of course had to prove them wrong by finishing my workout, and thus proving that I am indeed that weak. As I'm walking out, I could have sworn that I heard a faint laughter coming from the stack of dumbbells, so I went over and looked at a pair of 50's straight in the...handgrip, I guess...and said, you better laugh it up now, because I'm knot going to always be this weak. Ah well, everyone has to start somewhere, but it's quite a step back from what I once was. Of course, it will get better with time. I no this from my past experiences. As the old saying goes...know pain, know gain!

P.S. - Laura, I have finally found a way to get you to comment on my posts. ;-)

Wow, times have certainly changed...


So I deemed this Worthy of Being my First Post....

Ok I just woke up few minutes ago, and I though I should share with you a dream that I had. Here it goes....
So all of the sudden I saw myself lying on the kitchen table in a house (that apparently was mine) legs up, and giving birth!! Then the next minute I blacked out, and when I woke up I discovered, much to my dissapointment, that I had had quadruplets!! Three girls and a boy! Yes at the age of 19, single, and in college I had four kids totake care of! My mom had already started taking applications from a bunch of Spanish women to be my nanny..... but then I discovered I had no job!! I was in school. But, here's the important part, the only thing I was worried about was signing on to Doggus and leaving a post and pictures to tell ya'll about my babies!!! (That scared me :) )
So, apparently I woke my roommate up at one point because I was crying in my sleep because the internet wouldn't work!! Haha.... What a freak!
So, anyway, there is my dream. I have a lot of them. Maybe I could be like the dream poster, and post all my dreams like Josh posts computer help. Haha... I found my calling!!
Well, ya'll have a great weekend! I am off on a RUF retreat tonight then straight to Mississippi tomorrow.... Mom time. Hope everyone is doing well!
That's Hot!!

Thursday, February 24, 2005

My New Blog Pic

I loved Dave's pic so much i decided to refine it a little and make it my own...

It makes me smile...



To my precious Anon...

"But, if you're up for a friendly discussion of any of our favorite topics, I welcome it!" - Choose your weapon!

Question

I was talking to a friend at work about friendships and what it would take for one to turn their back on a friend. My question to you is, what would be your line...that someone wouldn't be able to cross and then come back? It could be a personality type thing, a series of events, or even a single event. I know that everyone wants to say that they are perfect and could forgive everything, but I'm sure that everyone has a point of no return. So what is it?

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Watch Out!!

I just wanted to give everyone proper warning...
You're all going down Saturday night!!!



4EH 65H 6FH

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Free Willy


Here is a picture of my baby nephew!! His name is Tyler Evan Mullins born Friday February 18th at 12:15pm. Weighing in at 6lbs 12oz measuring out at 20 and a half inches.

Free Willy 2


Once more!!

My Birthday is September 26th

Evan it is sinful to lust (even over clothing)...



if you click on the title, i found where it can be bought.... ha (bad link; I'll have him fix it - neo)

Monday, February 21, 2005

Job

Well my job has become a job, it's no longer something I like doing. I dread waking up in the morning to go to it. For the first time since I started working there I called in to say I was going to be late for no reason other than I didn't want to go in. I don't know what happened. One day I was going along with my life enjoying it. Loving my job and loving were I was at. Then all the sudden, disgust. Unhappy with everything. It seems as though I'm in a state of depression. I'm not happy with anything I do. I'm sick of work, I haven't done anything at work in weeks. My paper work is a month behind. The place is a mess. And you know what I don't really care. Well not enough to do anything about it. Maybe I don't care because I won't be there too much longer. Well for that matter I don't know if there will be a NAPA in Mandeville that much longer. Another store is opening up down the road, and I'm convinced when they open up that we will be shutting down shortly after that. Not trying to be pessimistic but there is just not enough business to support four stores plus two more driving from Covington taking business. I don't know where this is going, other than to let you know that if you think I'm acting weird lately. I probably am. I've never been one that didn't like spending time by myself, but never too much time. I usually would want to do something. I haven't wanted to do anything in a couple weeks. I'm strongly considering becoming a recluse again. Moving to like Arkansas in the woods and just sitting there in a rocking chair with chew in my mouth, aiming for the spitton. I hope your liking your life better than I'm liking mine. Peace.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

More of the anon's handy work...

After my little debate with the anon the other day, i went back in the archives to read some of his/her previous comments. I found the debate under the post "So that's why they're for gay marriage..." back on Thursday, September 09, 2004 to be pretty interesting. Though I have my suspicions on who the anon is, I won't say, because he/she obviously wants to remain anonymous. Though, I hope to see some more comments by the anon, so I can debate him/her. So anon, if you think you're still up for it, I'll be waiting. Bring it on!!!

Saturday, February 19, 2005

I guess the anon better not head to my school...

check out number 1

Get Your Stipper Name!!!

Your Stripper Name is: Cleopatra


Computer Lesson #3

ok, this will be the first "short computer lesson" that is actually short...

USB vs. Firewire
I won't get into all of the differences in the 2, but rather just talk about the transfer speeds, about which many people are misinformed...

-USB 1.1 can transfer data at 12Mbps (1,024 bits per second)
-Firewire can transfer data at 400Mbps
-USB 2.0 can transfer data at 480Mbps
-Firewire 800 can transfer data at 800Mbps

I suppose it is because Firewire came out before USB 2.0 and because Intel delayed integrating USB 2.0 support in their chipsets that Firewire became known as "much faster than USB".

There are very few Firewire 800 devices available as of now, and the only popular machine that comes with support for such devices is the 17'' Apple PowerBook.

Also, it is worth noting that USB 1.1 devices will work with a USB 2.0 machine, it will just run at USB 1.1 speed. USB 2.0 devices will not work with a USB 1.1 machine.

-=NEO=-

Friday, February 18, 2005

My First Time...

This is going to be a little story about myself. For six months or so Evan and I have been living together, you all know that. Well we have been complaining about slipping in the bathtub for the entire time we have been living here. I would slip and some how catch myself almost every time that I took a shower and I think Evan would say the same. So I say that to say this, Yesterday morning I was going through my typical morning. Hit the snooze button at least three times. Drag myself out of bed. Grab some fresh panties, I mean men's underwear. Use the bathroom. Brush my theeth. Run the water til it gets hot. Turn on the shower. Get in. Get wet. Wash hair. Put soap on the gay poofy thing I use. Begin to cleanse myself. Slip a few times. Well yesterday it happened, as most of you have might have guessed. I slipped and then slipped again, almost caught myself then slipped again. Then it happened, I fell out of the bathtub taking the shower curtain down with. So while I was lying on the floor thinking about how much it hurt. I decided that after saying numerous times that we should get one of those mats to keep from slipping I should go ahead and get one. Well I guess it was a bit too late. I bought one yesterday and I'm happy to say that this morning my shower was slip free. Have a good laugh and have a good life. :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

This will be short....

This morning Evan asked me to join NAMBLA with him. I'm not sure yet if he was joking yet. Something about the funny laugh he was giving off.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

You can run, but you can't hide...

Ouchy!

Saturday, February 12, 2005

New Loooooooook

Chad and I were feeling CRAAAZY, so we started over and made doggus look sexy.... sexy like this girl who's at my apartment right this moment hangin' out with us...



you know you're jealous... after seeing "hitch" tonight, we tried out our "lady skills"... success, i think..

Neo (and BigSexy)

In case you're wondering who Peter C. Newman is...

Hi Peter

Friday, February 11, 2005

That's gonna leave a mark...

Diving Board Disaster

Computer Lesson #2

Ok, we really need a clever name for this "computer lesson"

Understanding Wireless
As some of you might know, 802.11 is the stanard for wireless networking these days. However, the different types of 802.11 can be deceiving.

If you see 802.11 by itself, it is refering to a device that operates at speeds between 1 and 2 mbps (megaBITs per second, not megaBYTES per second -- I'll give a future lesson on this) at 2.4GHz.

802.11a operates at 5GHz and a speed of 54mbps -- it also uses a more advanced encoding scheme.

802.11b operates at 2.4GHz and a speed of 11mbps.

802.11g operates at 2.4GHz and a speed of 54mbps -- this is a much cheaper solution than 802.11a and provides similar performance.

There are others I will not mention, as these are the ones you are most likely to encounter.

There are other things you should understand before purchasing a wireless card and/or router, though. Standard ADSL in the south has a download speed between 1.5mbps and 3mbps and an upload speed between .384mbps (384kbps) and 1mbps. Cable offers some faster connections, but nothing that ever exceed 5mbps.

So, if you will be using your wireless connection only to connect to the internet, basically you'd be wasting your money buying anything other than 802.11b. However, if you wish to trasnfer files between machines on a local network, you may wish to consider 'a' or 'g'.

Hope This Helps,
-=NEO=-

*If there is a particular topic you would like me to address in future lessons, please let me know via comment.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Mail your secret today

Mail Your Secret Today
You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to the PostSecret
project. Your secret can be a regret, belief, experience, fear, betrayal, desire, feeling, confession, or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything - as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before.

Steps:
Create your own 4-inch by 6-inch postcard.
Tell your secret anonymously.
Stamp and mail the postcard.

Tips:
Be brief – the fewer words used the better.
Be legible – use big, clear and bold lettering.
Be creative – let the postcard be your canvas.

Mail your secret to:
PostSecret
13345 Copper Ridge Rd
Germantown MD 20874

Email questions or comments to: PostSecret@docdel.com


Gina Marie.. i have tons of things i could submit...

Lava Tunnel

hey strangers!
let me tell you a little story about an adventure CP (carrie powell) and i went on today. her parents are in town due to the mardi gras holiday happenning over there in new orleans. dont' worry mom's shipping me a king cake. but anyways, we decide to head over to the Kaumana cave between classes. the cave is an old lava tube about 4 miles up the mountain from campus. the left side is only 1/2 mile long and ends at a skylight in the middle of the woods. they say they right side goes on for atleast 2 miles. after that it's too skinny to slither through. the rocks in the lava tube are extremely sharp so you cant touch anything or else you'll get cut. cp's parents come with us on the right side for a short while until it narrows down and then they leave with 2 flashlights to check out the left side. we proceed on with my bike light leading the way. we keep going until not even i can stand up straight. we pause for a few seconds to take my picture in the cave. we trek on deeper into the cave. right before we crawl through a narrow opening, we stop for cp to pose for a picture in the small tunnel. my bike light is getting hot so cp thinks it would be a good idea to turn it off and let it cool down so it will quit burning my hand. so i do and then i take her picture as she poses nicely. she puts the camera away and i pick up the light and try to turn it on...BUT NO, IT'S STUCK! the push button switch wont come out of the light so we can't turn it back on...this is bad...real bad. it's darker than any dark you can possible imagine. it's cold, it's wet, it's sharp...this is not good! so we pray...and then i pull out my trusty cellular telephone and we proceed to walk slowly back holding hands. keep in mind that every now and then there are huge boulders sticking up, huge holes going down, and rocks protruding from the ceiling this hole time. when we get to the parts where we think the giant holes are, we take a picture and the flash lights up the tunnel long enough for us to get a hold of our surroundings. we climb the 1/4 mile or so out of the pitch black tunnel and FINALLY see light..yay we're alive! but where are carrie's parents?? hmm...we wait...and wait some more...and wait even longer! now carrie is missing a test and i'm about to miss class as well. there are these 2 cars parked on the side of the road (presumably a drug deal), but these guys dont have flash lights, we asked...i pick up my phone to dial for help when we see 2 people walking up the road towards us...cp's parentals made it to the skyligth and were too tired to walk back through the black tunnel so they chose to get lost in the forest instead. all is well. THE END
--lauren--

Monday, February 07, 2005

America

I was clicking that random blog thing at the top of our blog and it brought me to some guys blog. He looked nice enough so I started reading his post. He bad mouths the U.S.A. from the start to the end of his post. He talks about how great Europe is and these other countries. He talks about how is was born and raised here and plans to live the rest of his life here, but all he does is bad mouth this county. Now I understand the man has the right to say whatever he wants to and that's fine. I just can't understand that if it is so bad here why stay. If wherever in Europe he was talking about is so great why doesn't he just move there. Its like these people in Hollywood who said they would leave the county if Bush got elected, well he got elected and then he got elected again against their war hero, and where are they still in the good ole' U. S of A. why because there is no better place to be for a lifetime. I don't think many of you will disagree but I just had to say something.
C-Had

How Neo deals with his jealousy of Super Dave's awesome posts...

Funny
- Super Dave

What the Hell is Doggus?

Yeah so i was bored and had nothing to say about history, sports (i didn't even watch the Super Bowl) or technology. So i did a random google search in hopes to figure out what the hell 'Doggus' is... this is what i came up with... [maybe someone can tell me the real meaning?]

General Doggus F. Grant




A Crappy Website that takes about 30 min. to load....

www.doggus.com


And I Just Thought This Was Aweful

[EDIT -- I couldn't stand to look at that dog any longer -- Josh]

[Dumb Dog, Smart Porcupine ]

Friday, February 04, 2005

hey guys i finally decided to join you... if thats cool

Adam- Sorry i don't have a cute nickname

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Hilarizizzle

pimped out google

- Super Dave

Sharing Knowledge

So, I believe it was Thomas's idea for me to give a brief explanation/lesson on something computer related each week; sort of like our now deceased "joke of the week" -- I'll leave it to someone else to formulate a cute name for this... So, to start, I thought I would do something rather basic, but extremely helpful. Forgive me if you've already received the speech...

Why Internet Explorer is dangerous and why Mozilla Firefox is your daddy!! (To be followed up by a lesson on how open source software is taking over the world):

First, and foremost, it just makes me excited to see someone using something instead of something Bill Gates made, especially when they realize how much better it is and how much potential there is beyond his sucky software!!

So, most of you might think that I'm just a dork and a Microsoft hater (two very correct accusations), but now I've used the word "dangerous".. what a claim. Recent studies show that Mozilla Firefox is 12 times more secure than Internet Explorer. I will spare you the details of how and why this is true. If you want to reduce the chance of contracting spyware and viruses, ditch IE now!!!

Firefox also functions much more quickly in most situations (the exception being Windows 2000 -- I have other suggestions for Win2k).

Without getting too deep into the open source concept for now, hundreds of "extensions" are written by people all over the world to increase the usability and features of the Firefox browser. However, without extensions at all, Firefox has so many more features than IE out of the box.

Try it out.. I promise you'll love it!! If you need help or want suggestions on customizing it, let me know!

Get Firefox
Get Firefox Extensions
Get Firefox Themes (Customize the look of your Firefox browser)
Get Thunderbird (Mozilla Thunderbird is the Firefox of email clients; ditch Outlook!!)

*NOTE: When you try to access a plugin-dependent site (ie, Macromedia Flash, Windows Media, Quicktime) Firefox will prompt you to install the appropriate plugin.

“Beware of spyware. If you can, use the Firefox browser.” - USA Today
“Better than Internet Explorer by leaps and bounds.” - FORBES

Until Next Time,
Neo