Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The date

So. To start, I have my glasses.
Today I went to see The Social Network with Dalton on a date. No I don't think he cared for it very much, but it was a great in my opinion.
I really like all the aspects of the building of facebook by Mark Zuckerberg concerning code and all the technical aspect of the movie. The humor was excellent, classy, a bit crude in the sexual sense. But I will never forget the poor chicken and the fact that the chicken is a racing chicken. The story, while heavily fictionalized was quite good and I appreciated the fact that they did not demonize or make Mark Zuckerberg into a bad guy. In fact the movie placed him in a role that was deserving of sympathy.
My biggest problem with the movie was exactly what it was before I saw it. 1: While he wasn't a villain, they dehumanized the hacker and made him an asberger's case ten times as heavy as my syndrome. Mark Zuckerberg is NOT a robot. 2:The story was heavily fictionalized and made his out to be a social starved human being in need for social standing and sex with lots of girls. However, in reality he's been with the same girl since before he made Facebook or even Facemash. And Erika Albright does not exist. 3: they sped up the movie making every sentence rushed and making the movie fast and non-stop and bit tiring. it also made Mark seem more robotic.
On a side note, here is an article from 2003 on Havard about the real Facemash:

Anyway, the date was great! We got some good laughs from an otherwise nerdy movie then took off down some random roads out into the middle no where!
We pretty just drove around way out in the country for a couple hours listening to music and talking about all sort of things from music, life, family and racing chickens.
He's a relatively good kisser, too. Haha, I know that's no the usual subject matter here, but admittedly, I'm tired and I need sleep and I really enjoyed what little kissing we did.
But anyway, we had a lot of fun and got lost and ended up out past Bloomfield before we drove out into another deep area of nowhere and almost ran into a parked old rusting train. It was freaky! I was driving, we were talking then, bang, there was a big train in front of me and we came to a complete stop from driving twenty miles an hour. So after that I was a bit shaken so we stopped and just hung otu until I felt like moving again.
Dalton has great music taste, although it's a bit more mainstream than mine. He's not as much of a nerd, but he appreciates the nerditude and geekity. He's all around interesting and really fun to talk to.
I suppose if I had to pinpoint a flaw it would be his silliness, but I have no clout to dog on that considering my history. In fact, it demonstrates a highly commendable trait of being comfortable in his own skin. A trait that I wish I saw in more people.
In the end, we ended up eating dinner at the diner and being total weirdos before I dropped him off.

Anyway, that's my night and I'm really, really, really tired and I need sleep, so goodnight world!

Brent Matthew Lillard

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Oh my God!

So to start, the song playing is T. V. Carpio's cover of the Beatle's "I Want to Hold Your Hand" from Across the Universe.

So busy past few weeks. So I went to Michigan couple weeks ago to see my family, which was wonderful. My Family on my grandpa's side is this big tightly nit hispanic family that, when gathered, could populate the entire city of Parma, Missouri.
It was a pleasure seeing my Grandpa Leo. He's about 91 but he's just full of energy and youth. Fought in two wars and is thankful for everything in his life. I lurves him, lol.
I got some great photos on the way back which I've stuck on Flickr, however I'm going to postpone using flickr for a while because I'm running out of room on my account. So until I can upgrade to a Pro account I'm not going to upload more than five more pictures. Eitherway, great pictures.
I took the pictures with my newest gadget, an iPod Touch.
While trying to sync my iPod Classic, I my knee hooked the usb cable and slung my iPod at the tile floor of my Grandpa's basement mid-sync and upon holding it to my ear I deduced the harddrive was thoroughly frakked over.
So, faced with adversity, I did what any good hipster would do: I put on a plaid shirt and off to the nearest Apple Store I went where I bought a 32 Gigabyte iPod touch.
Of course, it's a fabulous product. Beautiful screen, great for handheld gaming (I really like N.O.V.A. and Fruit Ninja) and super battery life. I am glad I waited until this model before buying. It well worth the three bucks. (US$299)
Another thing I did with it while up there was I got some great video of some cousins singing and playing guitar. To be slipped into a youtube video at a later date.

So my partnership with a small hacker collective here in Missouri has ended as I am no longer needed for my unique experience with an experimental series of programs. While this may sound sad, because it was decent money, it's not so bad. I left them, because I'm not a programmer and the more complex the work got meant I would be writing more and more code. You see the code, we'll call it Monkye.Scrypt, was written from scratch by this genius in Ohio it's comparable to nothing else. This guy is messed up and enjoys making everything whimsical. Imagine Python on acid and then take that concept and stim it on steroids and you have the coding experience. Also, I'm leaving in about T- 4 Months.
You didn't know that.
Where to? Please wait.

As for cute little miss Blogger's Nightmare? Well, she and I broke up while I was away. Things moved a bit too fast and while we're great friend with a weird as all hell chemistry, it's just not meant to be. She had begun implying certain feelings of wanting break up and I got tired of trying to understand the cryptic text messages and pulled the trigger on the relationship.
Ironically, what would have been a nasty break up turned out to be good.
She's sweet, though. I chat on facebook with her about an hour ago.

So, raises the question. In a row, now, I've had five girlfriends over the past few years. Cheri, Eleshia, Caeleigh, Emma and we'll call her "Kitty". I wonder what would happen if I took my chances and kissed a frog next? Who hed turn out to be my personal Prince Charming with awesome thick hair and an abtastic stomach? (Yeah, I know I'm pushing it. Scratch that last bit.) Or would he turn out to be a jerk-face? Also abtastic, by the way.
I think it's best I leave that in the air and just see what happens.

Speaking of the Caeleigh (@GreenEyesLaugh/GreenEyesOfLaughter), here by dubbed Cookye this month, we have epic plans after the new year to meet up and spend a LOT of time together. In fact we are collaborating on a video project that is coming to together as we locate more hands to help and what not. Plus there is another thing that's going to happen, but I want to get all my facts straight before letting it out in the blogosphere. I will likely announce that in a video as well, so that blog will be a double feature.

On a final note, a musical note in C sharp minor, I discovered another band that's going into my list of favourites this year and that is the xx. I heard them perform on the Jimmy Kimmel show while I was in Michigan and I had to buy their debut and only Album called "XX."
it's absolutely fabulous. It's mellow, dark and it's got some very eerie vocals to it. It actually reminded me a bit of the Twilight Saga soundtracks, which I think are the best thing to come from the series at all.
The female vocalist is Romy Madley Croft on the guitar and the male vocalist is Oliver Sim on the bass-guitar. Instead of a drummer on a kit, they have Jamie Smith on a mixer, sample, kit pad, midi controller and all that fun stuff.
Really great esthetic, check them out.

Anyway, I'll check back in sooner next time. Thanks for reading. Goodnight.

Brent Matthew Lillard