February 11th, 2004

happy

Huh?

Who is shadowsilence or silenceshadow on yahoo?

I figured since i'd dug my digital camera out to take pictures of myself i might as well see if i could get it working as a webcam again. The only good way i ever knew to use it was on yahoo messenger, so i opened the program, and it automatically tried to log on as whoever that is. I canceled out of that, and logged on as myself (after it made me download the latest update) and webcam is working on there fine.

Theoretically if i install the latest version of AIM it has webcam support to. However you have to also download a windows XP update and then some kind of extra AIM plugin. Wow, AIM sucks =P But they've got that monopoly type power thing going for them. Wonder if i should look into one of those third party IM clients that will let you access your AIM nick. Anyone got any suggestions for a good one?

Downloading the newest AIM now, we'll see how it goes...
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mad

I'm really annoyed

I can't figure out webcams on AIM. I installed 5.5. I installed the additional update they said it needed. When i IMed Rahvina though i couldn't figure out how to start the webcam. I opened up an IM window with myself, and it had a greyed out camera at the bottom which i couldn't click. I can't figure out why it didn't have the camera for Rahvina, or why i can't open it in my own IM window. Maybe it's just being obstinante since it's not actually another person, but it doesn't mind me sending messages to myself, so...

Damn it, it works fine in Yahoo Messenger. You just start up the webcam, and say who you want to view it. Why can't AIM do it that simply?

In other annoying news, the Ok Cupid match list makes no sense. Azurelunatic is right, people without pics don't show up, but even after that it's still random. There were some people who were at the top of the list, but when i logged in again just recently they had all disapeared. I checked those of them whose nicks i could remember, and they still had high scores. Then i went back to the world match list, and a _different_ set of people had disapeared. Some of the people who had disapeared before were back, but not all. Every few minutes who shows up in the list changes. I have no idea what the hell it's doing.
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    aggravated aggravated
happy

minor cooking disaster

Tried to cook some french fries for breakfast/lunch. The bag said that if you're frying them in a fry pan, you should add 1/4 cup of oil, put a single layer of fries in, and cook them at 400 degrees.

I didn't measure out the oil exactly, i just poured oil in until it coated the bottom of the pan. My range doesn't have temperature measurements, just 1-7. I looked at the oven, and it goes up to about 550, so i figured that 400 must be as hot as the range gets, since i'd imagine it doesn't get as hot as the oven, so i put it on hi.

After a few minutes the fries started smoking and about a third of them ended up black on that side. Either i wasn't flipping them over often enough, i hadn't added enough oil, or i had the temp too high. So i lowered the temp, added more oil, and flipped them over more often. Half the fries were browny colored, the other half were slightly... cajun :)

Oh, and other food news, they just finished some nutritional study about sodium and water and stuff like that. I think it was an older report, or an extension of an older report, because i'd heard the primary bit before, that the drinking 8 cups of water a day advice is a crock. They figured out a certain amount of water you should have each day, but the form in which you take it doesn't matter, as water, some other drink, or as part of the food you eat. The interesting bit is they said anything with water in it or any kind of drink was okay, IT DIDN'T MATTER IF IT WAS A CAFFEINATED DRINK! Or an alcoholic drink too apparently, but i don't care about that aspect.

So ha!!!! *sticks toungue out at his ashke* :)
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    silly silly