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A friend asked me to translate the previous entry out of
geek-speak.  The translation follows (If I am incorrect on
anything I said, feel free to comment and I will change it):

Windows is now a 64 bit tweak of a 32 bit extension to a 16 bit user
interface for an 8 bit operating system based on a 4 bit architecture
from a 2 bit company that can’t stand 1 bit of competition.

Allow me to translate for you:

64 bit tweak:
The
Windows OS (operating system)was patched (changed, reprogrammed) to be
usable on 64 bit CPUs. (64 bits means that the CPU/Processor/Your
Computer’s Brain has 64 layers of complexity to it. Imagine 64 layers
of circuit boards on top of one another. They are just really small.
Having double the layers is supposed to make the computer faster.)
Supposedly, Windows XP 64bit should run faster n 64 bit CPUs.

32 bit extension:
The
Windows XP OS is merely an upgraded hack for the current generation of
32 bit processors. (32 layers, not as fast.) Hence the older versions
of Windows (3.1, 95, 98) were really 16 bit run OSs.

16 bit user interface:
The
older Windows versions like 95 and 98, were really at their core, the
program heart of Windows 3.1 (A really old version of Windows that was
considered by many to be Windows only real success.) 95 and 98 were
just hacked to have a better look and feel to them. A GUI (graphical
user interface) is the set of windows, buttons, scroll bars, mouse
cursors, start button, desktop, and icons used for a visual
representaion for working with your computer.

8 bit operating system:
Windows
98 and previous versions all the way back to Windows 1.0 were based on
DOS. (DOS was originally developed by a guy who wrote his own OS for a
computer he put together. It was called QDOS, which means “Quick and
Dirty Operating System.” Hehe, guess that means DOS is a “Dirty
Operating System.”) DOS was a text only interface, no GUI, to the OS.
DOS was designed around an 8 bit processor. (For reference a lot of
handheld gaming systems had an 8 bit processor. The Game Boy for
example. Atari and others had one too).

4 bit architechture:
QDOS,
as originally developed, was an OS designed to run on 8 bit processors.
But, at the time, many devices only had 4 bit processors in them. So,
QDOS had to be designed around the idea that it could run 4 bit
Applications. (Applications are any programs that you run on your
computer, AIM, Soltaire, and what-have-you.)

2 bit company:
Many
are bitter about Microsoft and how they squashed most companies in the
early days of OS development. They don’t like the idea that Microsoft
has become a monopoly on a lot of products. Microsoft’s original game
plan was designed around stealing other people’s work on software and
turning it into their own. They did not compensate the other party.
Hence the 2 bit company part.

1 bit of competition:
As I
stated just above, Microsoft kills any competition in any market it
enters into. Thus, they can’t handle any competition and become a
monopoly in many computing fields.

Windows
is now a 64 bit tweak of a 32 bit extension to a 16 bit user interface
for an 8 bit operating system based on a 4 bit architecture from a 2
bit company that can’t stand 1 bit of competition.

As a member of this Xanga online blog community, why am I expected to
always keep people posted on the comings and goings of my life? 
If you want a breakdown, here you go.

Over break I really had nothing to do.  I sat around most of the
time playing games and occasionally going to hang out with
friends.  Towards the latter part of the vacation I was invited to
help work on a new MMORPG as a project the Briarcliffe College Tech
Club was working on.  That was going along quite well last I
checked.  The last few days of the break, Keith, Tim, and myself
went to Washington D.C. to go and see/hear the Presidential
Inauguration of President Bush.  That was fun, albeit a little
cold.  Friday night, the night before I went back I went out with
Kitchell & Co. now featuring Marissa to Chili’s.  The company
was amazing, the food was great, and it was definitely one of the
better nights I have ever had. 
    I got back to Binghamton a few days ago.  I
haven’t really done too much here besides just chill out for the
weekend.  Today is the second day of classes and I almost missed
my 8:30 class
    As an aside, Tina has been here a lot getting to
know the dawgs on this floor.  I’ve also been trying to teach her
how to play Halo 2.  She still sucks, but she has been making
marked progress.  
    Right now, I am eating a bowl of Golden Grahams that I got from Mo, thanks Mo.
    TTFN

Hey all…


I, umm, kinda graduated from high school and go to college now.  Woohoo.  Go Binghamton University.  But, here I am, sitting at home with not a goddamned thing to do Thanksgiving night.  I want to be back in me dorm with all of my warm electronics.  Home is so boring because my parents won’t let me out.  They think that I should be home with the family over holidays.  Meh…


 


God, I need something to do.


Wow, I just read that entry over and it is the saddest piece of shit I have ever seen in my life.  Alas and alack, I have nothing good to say as I never really write in this thing like a journal.  I use it more or less for strange things I want to talk about… like macaroni and cheese.  In retrospect, let me say one thing…WOOO Bush in ’04!

Ok, so I was making some good ol’ macaroni and cheese  (comfort food for the soul and all that jazz) and I realized something.  Now, I have not really seen a lot of people making Mac & Cheese, but amongst my friends I have noticed a peculiar pattern.  When you make Mac and Cheese, do you keep the box for the cooking instructions?  Or how about when you have two or more boxes, do you keep one for reference purposes?  I, myself, partake in this habit, but it is quite puzzling. 


Ask yourself this question, how many times have I made Macaroni and cheese in my lifetime?  A lot, right?  Well, if I’ve made it so many times I don’t really need the instructions.  Bring water to boil.  Throw in macaroni.  Boil for 8-10 minutes.  Drain macaroni and place back in pot.  Add a quarter cup of butter (half a stick) and a quarter cup of milk.  Mix in cheese mix.  Voila!  I’m done.  So, why the hell does everyone still keep the boxes for reference?  Though I was a bit daring.  I didn’t look at the box when thinking about the ingredients needed.


Ponder that for a while and let me know if you keep that box for comfort’s sake.

Ok, this deserves a WTF?  In the past two hours, not only has the temperature not dropped, it actually went up a bit to 85° F.


To continue what I was saying before, the newest dieting fads have begun and are consuming the nation, as millions of overweight Americans attempt to rid themselves of their saddlebags.  This whole lifestyle trend is quite alarming because it is just another way for Americans to get what they want fast and with very little effort.  The American population has become stuck in a rut of gluttony, one of the seven deadly sins.  Overstimulation, lack of exercise, and the fast and cheap way out are the sure signs of cultural depravity.  Ahh, laziness and procrastination, my true calling as an American.  But, at least I finished this post for y’all.  Hope you liked it, I know I enjoyed writing it.  Feel free to comment below.


PS  That “party” was really just a gathering of friends to make a graduation gift for a good teacher that we know, Mr. Schleith.  Didn’t turn out too well, but plans are in the works to make it better by tomorrow.  After Matera, Berk and I were done doing prop falls on Gordon’s nice, soft, green lawn and after I took out part of Berk’s toenail, we kinda sat around signed some yearbooks and threw some balls around while we rested in lounge chairs.  Real fun.

Goddamn it is hot.  Yes, that is right, it is currently a chilly 84° F right about now.  Now, if that isn’t sweater weather, then I just don’t know what’s what!


Nothing been going on much lately.  Well, there is the fact that a great leader of our Nation has passed away this past weekend.  Ronald Reagan was a good man, a good president, and a great American.  I hope all of you reading this take some time out of your day to reflect and contemplate on the loss of such a great man.  In that vein of interest, make sure you remember that this Friday, June 11nd(hehe),  is New York’s Statewide day of prayer and remembrance in honor of President Reagan.


On to other topics of non-interest.  School has been nothing but a big sucking sound…WOOOOOOSHHHHH  That is the sound of my life being wasted as I go to these pointless classes.  The only thing of interest was the game of Risk in Physics class and the bottle rockets we made thereafter.  Everything else?  Movies and boring presentations for SS.  At least I am becoming something of a cinematic expert!  Did you know that an average American teenager has seen more movies in his/her limited lifespan than a cinemaphile had around 20 years ago?  How screwed up is that?  That means one thing.  We need to get our asses off of our lazy boys and couches and do something more interesting with our lives.  Apparently, Americans are just entertaining themselves from outside sources too much.


Starting a new paragraph, cuz I have a feeling this topic could get quite lengthy.  While I realize that every time period in history has always had a “better time” before it and that this is probably exactly what I am saying, the America of today is becoming alarmingly comatose in its decisions to be active.  Ever see those commercials on T.V. at night with the “Verb” thing?  You know, run, walk, jump, skate, paint, do.  That is the campaign, albeit small, that some companies and government agencies are running.  They have realized the danger We as Americans are becoming exposed to.  Increased periods of slothlike behavior, lack of motivation to do anything, and the constant need to entertain ourselves with something other than ourselves and friends, i.e. movies, T.V., food, and music, are the trends that will send America spiralling into despair and decedance.  As compared to the times of yore, when the kids of America would go outside and play sports, run around like little banshees, or travel to other places for entertainment, the times of now are a doomed-slide into hell.


Did you happen to notice that whole Atkins craze that is sweeping the nation?  Yep, I was one of those crazed fools, though I started just before the whole momentum of the movement started and had to trudge through the grocery aisles looking for something to sate my cravings.  Well, this whole wave of dieting is a backlash to the sedentary lifestyle that many Americans are leading.  Yet, it is kind of ironic.  If you look at it, Americans are dieting in a hurry to shed those pounds, but they really aren’t being active.  You see, the whole silver lining to this starve-yourself-of-all-carbohydrates thing is that you don’t have to do any physical activity whatsoever!  Hell, I rode that gravy train all the way.  I kind of fell by the way side in my dieting craze and have gained back some weight, but it isn’t too much and I am quite happy how I am.  Besides, now I am getting better at my intellectual abilities.  Oh, maybe you didn’t realize?  Eating no carbohydrates will kill brain cells.  That, or at least atrophy them.  Happened to me, though I refused to admit it when I was shedding the weight.  I became very dull-witted, slow, and very forgetful.  I will be the first to admit, I wasn’t too sharp on the memory thing before Atkins, but it hadn’t been that bad.  So, if you really want to lose some of that weight extra-fast, go on Atkins, but be prepared to lose some of those intellectual capabilities.


Here I go, full circle:  The Atkins way, along with the Zone diet, the South Beach diet….WOOPS Friend just came by with an invite to a party so I bid you adieu.  Will be back to finish what the hell I was saying.

So, there I was trying to understand PearPC (a program that allows Mac emulation) and my friend says he enjoyed some of my ‘blog here, but was sad that he didn’t get a mention.  Well, here’s your mention, Greg Kozlowski.  Like it and live it up to the fullest.  This is probably the only personalized post you will get from me.

In other unrelated news, I have gotten a new job nowadays.  I am working at Jones Beach this summer as your friendly ice cream dude at Field Six.  Mmm, free ice cream and soda all summer long .  It’s a pretty interesting job.  Shouldn’t be as stressful as it was at KK.


I have also secured a date to the prom, unlike our common friend JB.  But, it is not to our, a.k.a. JFK’s prom.  Oh no, it is to MacArthur’s prom.  I am going to hers .  Should be a really fun time.  And its less than two weeks away.  Well, I am just sitting here waiting for a friend to call. 


TTFN

I have done it!  I realize now why I have slowly lost all intellectual abilities over the past year and a half.  No, I wasn’t doing any drugs.  You see, ever since about first grade I have been reading constantly.  Every night before I went to bed, I would read about 30 pages in a book.  But, King Kullen changed all that.  When I started working there, I would get so tired that when I came home I would just fall asleep.  No reading time anymore.  So, now that it has become a habit of not reading before sleep, I am no longer exercising my brain just before unconsciousness.  This in turn has led to the atrophication of the organ that is my mind.  The symptoms I have been experiencing are many.  To begin, I have lost most of my ability to converse with the outside world.  I have these “brain farts” that make me repeat what I just said half a second ago again.  I also seem to have had trouble forming words that I used to be able to say with ease.  Plus, school grades have dropped as well.  That goes double for Physics.


As you can see, life has not been progressing well in the mental department for me.  Jaibe and I were discussing it after school yesterday that the brain is just like any muscle, without constant use it will begin to deteriorate.  So, I picked up a book earlier and I plan on reading it before going to sleep. 


And that was today’s epiphany folks.  Make sure you use your brain as well!

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