Tailgate party this Saturday!!

September 14th, 2006 by tungsai


When: Sat., Sept. 16, 9am – kickoff at 1pm (or stay and drink during the game too)

Where: Picket Park, 100 W. Stadium Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Who: You and whatever fun friends that you want to invite.

What to bring: BYOB and a snack to share. Cheryl is bringing her cornhole game. There is also Rollerblading, Frisbee, and stuff right by there. Even if you don’t care about football, we can all have fun in the park.


HERE IS A LINK TO GOOGLE MAPS showing where the Park is.


Bring your own BOOZE and FOOD.

Confirmed Attendees are:

  • Me
  • Jody
  • Branna
  • Cheryl
  • Mystery Guest #1

Lava Lamp part IV

September 14th, 2006 by tungsai

I have a lava lamp.

The reason we cancelled

September 14th, 2006 by tungsai

[14:28] schmeckendeugler: why did we cancel that real estate class again?
[14:28] Jody: postponed
[14:28] Jody: b/c there is one offered in Laf
[14:28] Jody: but it’s on Sat morning
[14:29] Jody: and we didn’t want to do that during the summer

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

September 14th, 2006 by tungsai

yeah so i been reading that book. and some other books about accumulating wealth such as, “Personal Finance for Dummies”, “six steps to financial freedom” and crap like that. it’s all very motivational, but the fact of the matter is that I need to actually WORK at stuff to try and make more $$. it would seem from all these books that the hands-down method of accumulating wealth, however, is via Real Estate. I’m not sure how I feel about real estate agents, but I almost took a class on it with my friend Jody. We cancelled for some reason, at the last second, though, I think because we found out that Purdue offered it… hmm. lemme ask her.

my little mp3 player has a line-in so i can record stuff. but I don’t have it with me, so I cannot record her.

Just another day

September 14th, 2006 by tungsai

eating a Bali Wrap from the Union.

worked out at the gym with Jody. burned 350 calories, supposedly, according to the machine. in 30 minutes *exactly*. and I mean, ON THE NOSE. that machine is bunk though; i averaged over 12 cals per min, for approx. 80% of the time, dipping never below 11, and burned exactly 350 cals per 30 min? that doesn’t add up.

12 * 30 = 360

oops, never mind. looks like it was right on. 🙂


Hongie got word from the commies; they’re sending the paper she needs that says she’s no longer a communist. however, supposedly, they did not put it on an official letterhead like he said they would?? I dunno, we just gotta wait & see what happens when the paper comes. a rumor from our lawyer is that that officer may no longer be at the immigration office. who knows.

yesterday I got a cute linux penguin squishy from a company called forward-llc.com. at a job fair. it’s so cute. if I weren’t so lazy, I’d take a picture of it with my phone, turn on my laptop, transfer the graphic, and attach it to this blog. but I am too lazy. maybe later.

Mmmm, I just took another huge bite of my mango mayo bali wrap. MMmm, delicious… *Ouch*!!!!!! ow, I bit my cheek! Damn! Now it’s going to turn into a canker sore! I HATE THAT!!

“Why is it wrong?” “Because it is not right.”

September 1st, 2006 by tungsai

I was reading an online exam cram book, and got pissed at how inadequate some of their crap was… and decided to waste 15 min firing off this e-mail. All said and done, it made me feel better so I guess it wasn’t a total waste of time….

After all, they ASKED for my feedback!

Happy whatever’s day,

—–Original Message—–
From: Byarlay, Wayne A.
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 4:41 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Feedback on “Citrix CCA MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0 and 4.0 Exam Cram”

In this book, in Practice Exam 1, Question 40 states:

“40. On which layer of the OSI model would you place the ICA protocol?

1.Session layer
2. Transport layer
3. Application layer
4. Presentation layer
5.  Network layer.”

Then, in the Answer Key:

“Answer D is correct. The ICA protocol is a Presentation layer protocol on the OSI model. Answers A, B, C, and E are incorrect because they are not the correct layer where the ICA protocol should be placed.”

This explanation is inadequate. It is inadequate because it is not adequate.

I am annoyed by this. I am annoyed by this because I am not NOT annoyed by this.

A better explanation would take a few moments of research and due diligence. This explanation sounds like a freshman English 101 attempt to fill white space.

Let me offer you a better explanation that I will spend exactly 10 minutes to research:

I am not sure why Session is not the correct answer. To me, it could possibly fall under this category. Perhaps because presentation handles data compression, and ICA is a compressed protocol? But what serves as the Session layer, if ICA is the Presentation? Hmmmm. If this were a classroom, I would probably raise my hand, to the chagrin of my fellow trainees.

Transport is not correct because ICA travels over the TCP protocol, which is a Transport Protocol. It would have to somehow ride between the TCP packets, being handled by routers, via some other addressing method than the IP address. ICA does not do this.

Network Layer – No, this is too low. If ICA were a network layer protocol, it would be working alongside the IP of TCP/IP, being pushed around a method other than a packet-switched network, such as Novell’s lousy IPX, which thankfully died a thousand deaths (But probably still lurks in some deep, dark corners of the networking world).

There, in 10 minutes, I have produced an explanation which I feel is much more adequate and professional than the answer provided by Todd Mathers, Elias Khnaser.