They returned my Census Form!

I just got this from a friend who got from one of his friends in Texas.  It is apparently true.  They returned his census form. I think this is hilarious. I guess they told him the answer to one of the questions was not acceptable.

HE SAYS:

After all this time, I guess someone finally read it and sent it back to me.
In answer to the question, ‘Do you have any dependents?’, I wrote in:
“Yes, I have lots of dependent’s. I’m supporting:

illegal immigrants,
crack heads,
unemployable bastards,
seemingly the cast of The Jerry Springer Show,
80,000 people in our 133 penal establishments in Texas,
leftovers in Texas from Katrina,
half of Mexico,
some of the Congress,
most of the Senate,
a super-bloated bureaucracy at every level,
and a foreign-born President”

Gosh, apparently this wasn’t an acceptable answer

Never Gonna Give You Up

I was going through music for DJ gigs and though of Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley also know as Rick Rolled and that video of the song on Youtube.com has over 34 million views! That’s crazy that so many people have ended up watching that video because they wanted to or by getting Rick Rolled. Any ways here it is just to get you in the mood.

PS here is something to creep you out

IE HTML5 & CSS3 with Selectivizr & HTML4SHIM

While reading though my book about HTML5 and CSS3 they talk about a JavaScript library that helps Internet Explorer understand CSS3, and its new ways of styling websites. Selectivizer, previously IE-CSS3, will let you use good HTML5 code and some of the new ways of doing styling in CSS3 without adding lots of extra code that other browsers don’t need.

The problem with a lot of these JavaScript libraries is that they expect you to know how to get these things working without much explanation. So after a few pages of searching Google I did find Rey Bango’s blog and he gives a good explanation on how to use it and set it up.

Here is the code snippet that he gives about how to get it running on a page:

<script src="jquery-1.4.2.min.js"></script>
<!--[if lt IE 9]>
<script src="selectivizr.js"></script>
<noscript><link rel="stylesheet" href="css/ie-fallback.css" media="screen, projection"></noscript>
<![endif]-->
<link href="style.css" rel="stylesheet">

Also if you are trying to use HTML5 for building new websites or fixing up an old site you should also check out the html5shim that will fix IE so that it will understand some of the new elements added to HTML5.

To get it working on your site just add this code, no downloading needed because it’s all hosted up on Google Code:

<!--[if lt IE 9]>
<script src="//html5shim.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script>
<![endif]-->

These are a few things that are needed to make a site work right in IE because IE is such garbage.

Nintendo Wii U E3 Trailer

Nintendo has release there demo of the new and updated Wii U at E3, it is mostly a new controller. The system will have support for HD video, older Wii games, and USB ports for new stuff. But the main thing they are building is a new controller that has a touch screen, camera, and motion sensors. It seems that it is mostly about having one of the new controllers and a bunch of Wii controllers that you should already have if you own a Wii. I’m sure if you want a second Wii U controller it will run around $100.

As for the games it looks like there are a lot of new ways to build games with or without the main system, and you can have 5 people playing in a demo game where they would chase down the 5th person with the new controller. Should be fun, but I still love PC gaming!

Battlefield 3: Operation Metro Map E3 Trailer

Looks like EA has a new Battlefield coming out, Battlefield 3. From the trailer at E3 2011 it looks like it will be a modern city battles rather than some of the older open field battles. This should help keep players fighting each other and not just wondering around looking for that one good sniper kill. This new shooter will have big compotation with the new Call of Duty game coming out this winter also.

After looking at it some more this trailer is just one map but it’s still cool, if this is going to be the multiplayer game play!

 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Trailer

Once again another COD game is coming out, this time they blow up the USA, EU and a bunch of other things! I’m sure there is going to be a multi player mode that millions of people will be hooked on, I just hope that they will make the maps small enough for the few people they get in a game now that you can’t host you own 32 player frag fest. O the good old days of running out tossing a grenade and blowing up 3 n00bs! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be out November 8th 2011. Its big competition will be Battlefield 3.

 

Tomb Raider E3 Trailer

Tomb Raider on Xbox looks like it should be fun, and the trailer has lots of hot wet shots of Lara Croft to help you want to play it! Just hope it’s not a bunch of jumping back and forth and killing tigers like the original game was. Looks like this will be on all the big systems too so that’s cool, GO PC!

Halo CE and Halo 4 E3

More fun at E3 2011, they announced the new Halo 4 and the rebuild of Halo Combat Evolved (the original Halo). Looks sweet, but Halo 4 won’t be until the Holidays 2012 and Halo CE will be out Holidays 2011. Also its good to point out that Bungie is not developing these so I feel something is missing L but it will be good I’m sure they won’t let it be bad.

Here are both trailers have fun with them!


Assassin’s Creed Revelations E3 Trailer

E3 is starting and I just watched the Assassin’s Creed Revelations trailer and it looks like it will be very cool. Of course they put him in another imposable to live situation and from all you see it looks like he will. There seems to be some new moves shown in there also.

Since its on TobyGames Youtube channel that explains how he got a E3 pass from UbiSoft but below is the video!

Google Music Beta

Just got home from getting my car fix and I found a nice email waiting for me from Google saying that I have been invited to their music beta. They announced the service less than a month ago at the Google IO conference, and I signed up to be added when they had more space for people. I also have the new music app on my Nexus One and it’s kind of nice but I don’t listen to music I have on my phone all that much.

I did try out the Amazon Cloud Player a week or so ago and it was kind of cool to just have the app on my phone and be playing the songs I got without adding them to my phone. Before that I was trying a server app combo that worked ok but it was running all the time on my computer and wanted me to donate to keep it working after a month, it was called Subsonic and works the same why that both Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player do.

So far I just clicked the link in the email (I know you shouldn’t click email links but I trust and saw who it was from,) on the page it had me accept some terms and conditions (that I didn’t read much of) and then asked if I wanted some free music, I took everything just to see what there was nothing all that amazing but whatever. Then it asked to download the Music Manager and then skip on to the player.

The Music Manager was a web installer like the Chrome installer, after a user email and password it was setup very fast. On first load it asks if you want to import music from iTunes, Windows Media, My Music, or a Other folder. Because I don’t have iTunes installed and wont install it because its garbage and none of my music is in one place I did Other folders and added a few folders to the program. It then looked at the files and after the scanning of over 1,000 files it asked if I want to upload my files. It changes over to a new window showing progress and from there you can add folders and what not.

It did have an error uploading a file and it was shown in a separate window, I wouldn’t be surprised of an error because some of my music has come from years of collecting, computer wipes, and different sources. Back on the website I was seeing new songs show up and are organized kind of nice.

So far it plays good on a computer, pages load fast and the music streams like it was playing right on the computer. As for the Android app it took a second to load up the listing in the app after setting up the account to use. When you would play a track that was not cashed to the phone a few second later it would start playing over WIFI and you can see a tinted progress bar where it shows the play progress. But it all plays very nice ill have to see how 3G works some other time.

I think that Google has it working the best, but it is almost the same thing as Amazon, one difference is that Google counts the number of tracks and Amazon counts gigabytes giving you 5GB free on Amazon and 20GB if you buy an album. Where Google gives you 20,000 tracks at this point, who knows what they will do, if it’s like Picasa they will give a usable amount then sell you a yearly amount for a good price.

If you go over to http://music.google.com it looks like they are opening it up to anyone right now for there “free for a limited time” so go check it out. Below is a few screen shots of the service. Have fun with this, it might just get me to listen to more music or ill just stick with http://di.fm 😀

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