Just the general ramblings and writings of a person in his own little world.
Gamefreak99's Articles
September 25, 2004 by Gamefreak99
So. This summer has treated me well. Among other things, I read The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Boy oh boy...

Before I had never really understood the socialist idea. I mean, I understand the economic theory rightly enough. It didn't really sound _that_ bad to me. I mean, why wage war with other countries over a period of some 40 years when they are just doing things a different way? I wasn't able to understand our hatred of them and, of equal importance, their hatred of us. This book changed ...
May 13, 2004 by Gamefreak99
Hey guys, just wondering if you guys could help me. I have to do a persuasive presentation for abortion (ie pro-choice). It's kinda against my wishes so I don't rightly know many arguments (which is why I'm here). Any help is apprechiated!
May 2, 2004 by Gamefreak99
Well it's been a while since I've written an entry so I've decided to do one. It looks like theres enough on politics out there already so I'll touch on something that hasn't been mentioned much around here- literature. I frankly love to read and have recently found myself staying up into the wee hours of the mourning to read "just one more page" (gotta love the excuses we make to ourselves). I've read a whole lot of books and am always looking for more so I might as well return the favor and gi...
April 27, 2004 by Gamefreak99
Downloaded the free version of DesktopX and was wondering if it's a trial. I couldn't find the word "trial" anywhere on the page and it didn't pop up with a 30 day limitation or anything so I was just wondering.

Thanks!
December 1, 2003 by Gamefreak99
Let's try this, I'm going to cover as many topics as I possibly can and somehow try to link them all together.

First, for some reason I need a new alias. Go figure. The real problem with this one is that it seems there is some mysterious "Gamefreak" out there that gets all the "Gamefreak" accounts before I can snag them and I'm forced to resort to Gamefreak99, Gamefreak979, Gamefreak5k, etc etc. Any advice?

Next up, speaking of new names, if you want a new email account, check out atari.ne...
November 29, 2003 by Gamefreak99
I decided to go a little bit further than my last article and go ahead and download a couple more browsers and test them for you all and so that I would finally have a browser that I loved with all of my heart. So, I downloaded Mozilla and Avant. That brings the total to five; Avant, Mozilla, Firebird, Slimbrowser, and good old (or bad) Internet Explorer. Let me break them down and some of their features...

Slimbrowser
I'll start with this one first. Like Avant, it is basically a "skin" for ...
November 28, 2003 by Gamefreak99
Ya so the other day I'm all surfing along, minding my own buisness. I go on over to Gamefaqs and everyones talking about what browsers they love (I'll give you a hint, Internet Explorer is NOT one of them...) and a lot of people are mentioning Mozilla's Firebird (ahaha! Get it? Phoenix, Firebird? I crack myself up...) so I head on over to Mozilla.org and I download it, just to see how it compares to my beloved SlimBrowser. Let me sum up my 24+ hour-so-far experience with it:

1) I've had no p...
November 27, 2003 by Gamefreak99
Yes, that's right. I'm going to build a new computer (and you thought it was a child?!?). Kudos for me. I know most I need to know about how to build one and am farily computer "fluent" or "savy" as you might say but this should be an interesting experience... (if you have any good sites or advice about this process feel free to comment on it below)

First off, I decided to go with a desktop after much debate. It was to be either a gaming rig or an iBook. Why did I go with the gaming computer?...
November 6, 2003 by Gamefreak99
... and so I give you another! My Top 10 Favorite Websites! Like before, these are MY favorite sites and reflect what I'm going to currently. With that being said, let's get on to the list (in no particular order)!

1) www.joeuser.com - I think it's some kind of blogging site or something....

2) www.wincustomize.com - My XP desktop gets very boring, very quickly. I head over here to spice things up a 'lil (or to kick it up a notch). Lot's of stuff available here.

3) www.gamefaqs.com - Wh...
November 5, 2003 by Gamefreak99
Hey guys! I'm going to post my story so far below. But first, I'm only 8,000 some words through it and I'm not editing this by any means (so ya it probably sucks but then again, November is for writing, the rest of the year is for trying to figure out what the hell you wrote)! Anyways, tell me what you think!

*copies and hopes this doesn't crash my computer*

Prologue
"Sir! Urgent telegram for you!" screamed a soldier who looked as if he didn't even shave yet. That was the terrible price ...
October 20, 2003 by Gamefreak99
Windows. Apple. Linux. I don't think they represent what os you run on, they are more of a lifestyle (more so for the second two than the first). Who hasn't gotten into a fight (or at least a friendly debate) with someone about which is better? If you havn't you must be either A) living in the 1700's or very very naive. So which one IS the best? The answer is in the form of a question: How do you like things (or "Depends on who you ask.")? Which will win in the end?

Apple is taking some good...
October 17, 2003 by Gamefreak99
That's right, in 15 or so days, we start into November. And as you may or may not know, November is the National Novel Writing Month where you are challenged to write about one topic/plot (no random short stories ) for a month and (hopefully) reach 50,000 words. Along with you are tons or other people, racking their nerves, drinking their coffee, slaving day after day to make some semblence of story into a great piece of understandable literature. And for what? Well mostly for satisfaction. It...
September 21, 2003 by Gamefreak99
I regret my last post after suffering 4 whole days without power! What did I do? Well I read Dan Brown's Deception Point (very good, read the Da Vinci Code too...), saw Matchstick Men (very good sting/con man-type movie), bought the Fellowship of the Ring Soundtrack (love it), and basically sat around eating stuff that would go bad if I didn't. More tommarow as I need to go do something fun...
September 17, 2003 by Gamefreak99
Ahhhh! The dreaded hurricane! It's coming strait for us!*

(*Being a hurrican it could change it's path at any moment so don't quote me on that.)

Seriously though, it's just a hurricane. Yes, it has winds that are now around 100 MPH and if I was living on the beach I'd be running away (or boarding up the house with really thick boards and duct tape at the same time that way the hurriance AND the terrorists can't get me!).

I really think part of this is the media. The media in this count...
September 16, 2003 by Gamefreak99
1. SlimBrowser- It's I.E. with tabbed browsing, groups, and a very good, trainable, pop-up remover. Don't think I need to say too much more about this.

2. Spybot Search and Destroy- First off, for those who don't know, it's a spyware removal device. Most people say go with Ad-aware but Spybot seems to run a little faster for me and seems to detect stuff Ad-aware doesn't. Also, it has some extra features that can be rather handy. Check it out.

3. GIMP- Just got back into it (an earlier vers...