You know, these constant posts of worthless crap from twitter infesting my friends page as of late is some serious bullshit.
13:23 @randomperson: ya it's great isn't it 12:03 i just shat myself hardcore 93:21 #someotherdong: lolololol ya <3 23:19 dude i love twitter for whatever reason 00:39 man my iphone is awesome i want steve job's kids 02:23 i hate life and my job sucks wwwwwaaaaahhh 34:04 @otherperson: yea i like it in the butt you know other randomperson does too. DUDE I CAN MAKE THIS BULLCRAP APPEAR IN FACEBOOK NOW TOO YAY! 03:34 HALLO FACEBOOK I HOOKED UP MY TWITTER TO FB FOR MAX WIN Posted by LiveTwitter
That stuff is fucking irritating and worthless. I mean, a lot of shit on livejournal was just shit before, but it's like someone said "take the same worthless shit you'd bitch about on livejournal, and make it fit in 160 characters. Do this several times a day. It's how to be cool on the internet now."
Horseshit. Content or GTFO. You people are part of the reason I only read LJ like once a week now. (I'm also busy and stuff)
On that note, I got an Arduino board and I've been having some fun messing with it. I've made a 300 baud modem that my homeboy Brad and I are working on a demodulator for, and it's working rather well. If you are thinking "dude i know C and i would love to write some embedded shit" but are also thinking "DUDE requiring a $90 dongle to program shit and dealing with resistors and TTL serial is seriously shitty!" and also "fuck basicstamp it's an expensive toy" then Arduino is the board you've been waiting for. All you need is a USB port and random crap to hook to a microcontroller and you're in business. It powers itself on the USB port if you get the right model. The IDE is java and is so-so but the code you write is in fact compiled instead of tokenized like the basicstamp. It's like writing for the AVR but with convenient ways of getting your code on and off the chip. Epic win.
At work I got finished writing this fucking beautiful work of art that downloads files from AT&T's Z/OS MVS mainframe over dialup, does a bunch of comparisons to see if the file is different than the one I downloaded yesterday (see why?!!?!?!) and then try sending it to our intercarrier compensation billing company. If all that works, kick out an email telling everyone it worked. Otherwise, do nothing and let the humans figure out what went wrong. It worked today, the first time I left it unsupervised. Kickass.
I'm also writing an advanced tollfree routing system to build upon some neat features I've seen elsewhere, and give even more flexibility. Woo.
What's up, livejournal?