Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Why the British is no longer a world power

Have you ever wondered why the once mighty British Empire is now just a tiny island without much world influence? Here is part of the reason. Its legal system is in such a bad condition, that selling a gold fish to a 14 year old can result in $1000 fine, placed under curfew and wear a tag.

See details here:

The intention of the law is good, but I think with so many restrictions, the UK people is no more free than people in North Korea.

Monday, March 29, 2010

.net obfuscator

I finally got some extra time yesterday and did some finishing touches on the .net obfuscator. I tried to find a baml parser but failed, so I will just let the user give a path to the xaml source files instead.

The configuration screen looks bad, but the obfuscator do get the job done.

Now all I have to do is find a name and design a website to release it.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"It's like we are married, but we are not fxxking"

I am sorry I have to put such word in there, but that is a exact quote from Paul Graham's essay in 2009 when he quoted a Start-up founder on what's the relation ship is like between co-founders.

Very interesting, and again I urge young people to start Start-ups, which is the true drive for a nation's economy.

The full link is

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

2010 census

Yes it is census time again, and I heard on Clark Howard over the radio about some interesting facts.

It is needed because so they know how many people a state is representing.

But for that you only need how many people are in the household.

And sometimes you got very intrusive questions, and those, according to Clark, is big companies doing market research but don't want to pay for it. So they use our tax dollars.

I don't hate big companies, but I hate big corporations/unions/organizations who use our tax dollar for their interests.

Friday, March 12, 2010

So here is where our tax dollars went

Just saw this on dredge:
Senators question $1 million pay for charity's CEO.

It is OK for a charity's CEO to get paid for $1million. But it is not OK if they get their money from tax payers. That is called looting.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Online tax revolt

Heard this from Neal Boortz this morning :-)

Now you can join the Online Tax revolt:
and see your avatar walk to DC :-)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Star Costa

The game I am writing in my spare time can finally be called beta now. The interface and graphics still suck, but the rough model is there. It is easier now to send ships to other planets (the interface is still confusing), and the computer AI is tough without any cheating.

The biggest problem right now is still graphics, aside from that, the AI is too tough. The is because it thinks fast and expands fast, and a human player has no way to catch it even when he can see all computer's moves (Yep I still need to turn on fog of war, right now everything is in the open so it is easier for me to debug).

I will find time to write a short description on how to use the game and set it lose.