so I’m a nerd

[space geek mode = on]

Woohooo! Today Space Ship One/White Knight landed its second flight in two weeks to qualify to win the Ansari X-Prize ($10 million).

They’ve got a pretty neat setup, where one plane carries the other off the ground, then the larger one (White Knight) drops the smaller one (SS1) which then rockets off into Low Earth Orbit.

Congratulations, Scaled Composites.

And special thanks to Paul Allen (formerly) of Microsoft! This guy donated about $30 million dollars to Scaled Composites so they could actually make the flight.

Now why is it a big deal that some guys spent $30 million to win 10 million? Well, they’re the first guys who weren’t part of a government agency to do it. That’s a pretty impressive feat. From there it’s not too much of a stretch that they can start working on actual Orbital flights, or even lunar landings – something NASA hasn’t done in decades.


[Space geek mode = off]

w000 rilo kiley is fun to say

yay, it works again! huzzah! I just had a big ass margarita! w000!

my default user account on win2k insists I install directX under the admin account, but the admin account says I already did it… fuck it and fuck my current lack of Super Mario World.

w0000 speakeasy. its all fast n shit… I wanna do some online gaming, but no one is fucking online, and half-life is taking a god damn forever to copy over

hey, fuckin fajitas and margaritas at my place next weekend.

Rilo Kiley r0x0rz. Thanks Alexis. Anyways, check them out. Butterfly Effect is pretty cool, too. Yeah. And I finally got around to cleaning up my plant tank a bit… I’ll see if I can’t take some pictures of its shit, not that anyone cares, heh

Static IP, yay

Ok bye.