Snow in Seattle 2008

Around here, in the great city of Seattle, we have snow as I write this.

Seattle doesn’t get snow very often. So I’m excited that we got some. More is predicted to come on Wednesday. So enjoy the snow on my blog. If you’re on an iPhone or iPod touch, the snow is disabled due to performance issues. I will enable it on a dedicated snow page.

Lighttpd may speed things up for us

Lighttpd is known for how lightweight it is and its ability to handle thousands of requests per second, and Lighttpd powers sites like The Pirate Bay, YouTube, Imageshack, Webkinz, and a host of others. So I thought I would give lighttpd a spin.
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Just another case of walmart shopperism

I was watching the news bored out of my mind when I saw a report that made me lmao, feel pessimistic, angry, and depressed at the same time. Apparently, at a Wal-Mart, a bunch of impatient shoppers stampeded the Walmart on Black Friday, and broke down the doors and trampled a worker to death. I laughed because that is just funny as hell, I was pessimistic, because … well… just look at the title. I felt depressed, because I never thought anyone could be that selfish and stupid, and angry obviously at the idiot shoppers.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Onekopakaspace Blog! Here’s some Holiday Tradtions I participated in:

* Listening to Alice’s Restaraunt on KZOK

I didn’t watch the Macy’s parade, as I didn’t want to watch Rick Astley sing his crazy song.

Also, the I’m at my grandma’s house with the family. My cousin’s grandpa says hi. 🙂

Bye Fedora, Hello Ubuntu

I had Fedora 9 on this Acer laptop. I was pissed off about various things like the restriction of gstreamer plugins I could install. Also, there wasn’t a way that I could find to get static DNS servers. So last night I installed Ubuntu 8.10 over Fedora 9.

I’ve had no problems so far. Installing wireless was one click. Same for flash.

So I’m going to continue setting that machine up.

This is the 60th post on OKS Blog 🙂

Is “Ezbco” a word?

The answer: of course not!

Apparently, in World History class, we were doing a crossword that had to do with European Exploration and Colonization of the World. One of the questions on the cross word was:

11 (Across): Hernando Cortez conquered which Mexican tribe in 1521?

We already knew that the second letter was a “Z”, but didn’t know the answer. In fact, I didn’t even read the question. This one guy, by the name of Reggie, asked me what the answer to 11 Across was. I looked at the row and made up the word “Ezbco”. It doesn’t make sense that Hernando Cortez conquered the Ezbco tribe, but Reggie actually believed it. He even asked the teacher if the answer was “Ezbco”. At that point I broke into an uncontrollable laughter that lasted ten minutes.

Hernando Cortez conquered the Aztecs.

I made up other words for some of the crossword answers like “Macon” (Question was “Which port did Columbus sail from?”). They actually believed me a few times even though they knew they fell for the first one.

Peace out,

Ha ha!!!



I did a Google search on “Ezbco” and guess what? It searched, and our blog was the FIRST ONE on its list of results. :-O !!!

An egg experiment gone wrong

In science class, we were to perform an experiment to test how hypertonic a solution was to an egg. A hypertonic solution has less water in it than is in the egg.

We first peeled off the shell by immersing the eggs in 90mL of vinegar for three days. When we got back, all of the shell of my egg was removed. We decided to test how hypertonic laundry detergent and VitaminWater were to the egg. We immersed four de-shelled eggs, two into each solution.

After the first day, the results were quite obvious. The eggs immersed in VitaminWater were beginning to expand because water had been moving into the cell; apparently, the concentration of water in VitaminWater was greater than it was in the egg cell. The opposite happened to the eggs immersed in laundry detergent.

When we first saw our eggs, there was a one-inch thick membrane of semi-solid laundry detergent surrounding the eggs. It made the egg take on the appearance of an embryo. Upon taking the eggs out, we realized that almost all of the laundry detergent had taken on this solid form.

We proceeded to wash our eggs and our hands, but had no idea that the laundry detergent was notoriously difficult to wash off our hands.

When we examined the eggs, the surface was wrinkly and calluses were starting to form. But this would compare to nothing as we observed the next day. It was the first day’s results, ten times worse. The egg’s membrane had become so loose that we could lift the egg by the membrane and shake its contents around. The calluses were so abundant that the membrane had become a thick wall of bumps. On the other hand, the eggs immersed in VitaminWater were filled with the orange liquid and looked like they were ready to burst.

Eventually, we popped our eggs. Unlike some, where the contents exploded out of the hole, ours leaked out slowly. We had to squeeze our eggs to get the contents out. What was left was a membrane that I swore could have been converted into a small sack for storing things.

Never repeat this experiment, unless you want your hands to have a gooey feel and if you want to see what I mean by a one-inch thick membrane of semi-solid laundry detergent. I don’t think you would want to try this, considering that all my classmates cringed at the sight of my egg.

Peace out,