Author has written 37 stories for Digimon, and Harry Potter.
Hi my name is W'rkncacnter, a being of pure chaos from the realm of Marathon, I shall live forever. I am a 20 year old engineering student at Lawrence Technological University, who some how ended up majoring in mechanical engineering when he really wants computer science. My pass times are no longer Watching Anime, teasing my Brothers, reading Harry Potter Fics and a few Digimon fics, Road Bicycling, Music (Read below for what I listen to), Writing, doing Algebra, and RC Airplanes, both electric and Glow, and am no longer going to get into 3D Flying.
I love Linux, the Gnu GPL, and python. After two semesters trudging though C based languages with their '#include ', and 'cout
My Favorite Anime's are Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Digimon, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Yu Yu Hakusho, Inuyasha, all the Gundam Saga's except G and mini, and Tenchi Muyo.
I think I should append the Animes, rather than edit the above list. I have realized just how terrible many of them were. The Following Animes officially suck lead. Inuyasha. Pokemon. All the Gundam saga's. Code Gauess(SP?not that I really care about the spelling). Avatar the last Airbender. Naruto. .hack/sign. That is all for now.
Animes that are good. Neon Genesis Evangelion. Cowboy Bebop. Outlaw Star. Tenchi Muyo (Only Universe and the original, in Tokyo sucked lead hard). Ranma 1/2. Gungrave. FLCL. Ghost In The Shell. There are more, but not enough time or memory.
The music I listen to is by either King Crimson, The Bears, or anything with Adrian Belew (the first E. is silent.). Johnny Cash, Junior Brown, Jem, Chriss Issac, Steely Dan, Elliot Smith, and Chuck Mangione.
I still like the above, but I have added some more modern Groups. The Rolling Stones (Who doesn't like Paint It Black or Mamma's Little Helper?). The Police. Billy Idol is good for a laugh. Nirvana. Bush. Foo Fighters. MUSE. Snow Patrol. Pappa Roach. My Chemical Romance is good for a laugh if viewed from the right perspective. There's more, but who really reads these things.
Oh and did I mention that, I am a Macintosh? fanatic.
I am no longer the Apple devotee I once was. As Stated earlier, I love Linux now. Not to say I don't still use macs. I grew to dislike the Apple EULA after reading it and comparing it to other EULA's I was reading on Windows.
I use MAC OS X, Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, Ubuntu EEE 8.04.1 and its descendant, Easy Peasy 1.0, and a derivative of Slackware called Slax, and then of course there's that OTHER OS, which I am forced to use at work ans school, both by my employer, and by their employer, the US Department of Defense, whose endorsement of closed source software and standards have virtually locked the business world into worshipping M. I can't even upload a file to one of their websites without using IE 5+. If this message gets through to anyone, I'll paste some links below to help. And BTW, there is such a thing as Free software! And don't get me started on using NTFS formatted network drives!
And no, I'm not going to hit you with any ASCII art, be it the bunny, an incredibly complex one that will Rick Roll you as you scroll, or an ASCII Goatse.
Things I like.
George W. Bush.
The War in Iraq.
My 2nd amendment right to own firearms.
The Vietnam War.
Things I hate.
Howard Dean, John "Fing" Kerry, and Al Gore.
Main stream California's almost total lack of morals.
Liberal biased media.
People who call my free expression of religion as stupid and a waste of time.
People who use the line, "Tax cuts for the rich."
A few of my fav. quotes.
"I once boasted that I could count the atoms in a cloud, and know what it would be doing for the next Melenium, but this I can not even begin to fathom." Durandal, from Marathon 2.
"It died there, or came as close to dying as it could." the Pathways Into Darkness story prologue.
"Now in the quantum moment before the closure, when all become one. One moment left. One point of space and time.
I know who you are.
"There will be no more Anger, no more Sadness, no more Envy.
I Have Won." the cortana letters.
"Now I know what you remind me of, an Evil Mr. Rogers." Simon Phoenix, The Demolition Man.
"No one said there were three books!" Ash, Army of Darkness.
"They Say, only the good die young, if it works the other way around I'm immortal." Dogbert.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill
Update: 04/17/05: Hi all, hope you read this, all my stories are on hold for the summer because I got a job. Thanks for all the reviews, I will try to start writing again after the summer.
Update 1/16/09: Wow, it's been nearly five years since I published anything. Sorry about that guys, but that's life. It doesn't mean the muse doesn't hit me all the time, but I just don't have the time for writing anymore, and what little I did squeeze out, looks like crap now that I have even a teeny, tiny little grasp of the english language, and posting that sludge just wouldn't be fair to you guys. I am at any given time taking an average of 12-16 credit hours, working 40 hours a week, and taking care of older family members, so I'm busy too. This summer I may post some one shots, but you'll never guess the fandom they'll be under.
Alright, Links yes...
I could go on for hours about open source alternatives, really I could, but then no one would read to the end. So instead, I'll just link some of the ones I use most often
Open Source Browsers For Windows XP and Vista (Both 32 bit and 64 bit)
There are other browsers, but those are two of the best, free ones, and that's free as in price, and as in adaptation, don't like something on them? Change it. Then post your new version.
I think FF.net has done a great job promoting Open Office. It really is a great office suite, and all at the low, low cost of open source (read free). Priced out separately from closed source alternatives, Open Office would be upwards of 1500. Even Sun's paid version, Star Office, which comes with 24 hour support, is around 300 for the whole thing. Download it, and remove the Microoft Office Software from your start menus (Don't uninstall them, cause you don't know when some unenlightened peon will send you that spread sheet with the custom Macro that only works with M Excel, do you?). And don't forget the 36 hour a day support from the user communities.
If you do a lot of image editing with suites like adobe, try out GIMP
Tired of Outlook running your life? So am I. Does your school or place of work or even family use a Microsoft Exchange server for their email needs? So does mine (Well, work and school anyways, I'm still working on my families mail server.) The answer, Thunderbird. From the people who brought you Firefox, a competent Mail client that works on as many platforms as It's browser brother.
I don't use too many more Open Source softwares regularly that would be terribly helpful to those who would use them, as most should know about them all ready. But a quick list with very basic explanations.
Bloodshed Softwares DevBlood C+ compiler and IDE.
IDLE by Python.org is a useful IDE to test python scripts in. I still haven't figured out all the tricks to it on linux yet though.
Finally, it's not Open Source, but it is free.
Primo PDF creates an artificial printer that will then "print" a PDF of the printed Document, works great on Raster images, and is faster than save as or export.
Foxit Reader, starts up much faster than Adobe Reader, which is important for me since my work desktop has a 2.66 Ghz single core with 246Mb of RAM (Some how I don't see how that is possible.) . It has some quarks though, sometimes, things saved by it aren't seen by adobe reader.
Finally we get to the good stuff. Operating systems.
Ubuntu has the largest user base, and is run by Cannonical, a Not For Profit group out of South Africa I believe. You can sign up for a free CD or DVD that will arrive in 6 to 10 weeks, or if you can't wait, buy one and have it there in days, or just download the ISO, burn it to CD (8.10 Intrepid Ibex just barely fits on a standard CD-R at 653Mb.) With Major update every six months, May and November or April and October, I forget which. Ubuntu will work out of the sleeve on just about any computer, and most make booting from CD easy. Laptops can be another story if you use wireless, it is often necessary to connect to a LAN network to look for just the right Driver for your wireless card, and every now and then it doesn't exist. Ubuntu I general uses the middle weight Gnome window interface, but the Light weight XFCE based Xubuntu and the heavy weight KDE Kubuntu. They all have their advantages, and it's up to you to make a choice, that's what it's all about is choice. Check out the link below for more details.
Xandros is another contender, and comes on the Asus EEE PC linux Models. I switched mine over to a customized Ubuntu netboot remix, but I suppose Xandros has it's uses on the smaller ones.
There are far too many Linux's to name here. Those are the two I have used the most. Around the time I was writing my first BIO here I was experimenting with OpenSuse, but that was a long time ago. For More on Linux either go Wiki diving, or got to.
Well, Thats all folks. Good luck, and good computing.