I completed a programming project I had been planning/buidling for months called L33T Interpreter. If you cant tell by the name the program translates/encrypts in Leet. It also uses various other encryption styles that I made (i.e. numerical and reverse). Im still installing the decrypter for it but other than that the rest of the program works, quite well I might add. I plan on adding more to it in the near future (i.e. more encryption styles and a save to file command, as well a user interface->its written for command prompt currently <-). I will eventually make a version of it for web usage, it should be part of my Livejournal Bio when I do.
Today on the bus I witnessed a couple of thugs (well one out of the two who were there) no older than 17 years old grab this asian girl's ipod just before they got off the bus. I was sitting less than 5 feet away and the whole thing happened so fast I hardly knew what was happening before they were gone. It was one of those double buses and the driver had started driving again before the girl could get up to the front to tell the driver what went down. I was holding on to my purse tightly, like I always do, thankfully. But the whole thing makes me so embarassed to be black, and I am thankful every morning that I am light skinned and look mixed with latin or Asian and some other things too. I feel so bad because that asian girl and so many others are going to find it almost impossible to get over their stereotypes of black people because of what happened to her. We always see our people on the news shooting, killing fighting and stealing, and we glorify it in our music videos and think that drug dealers are entrepeneurs (sp, I know!). I am scared of most of my own people now. I don't want to associate with them or be around them. situations like the one I saw today makes me even worse. I know this sounds a little harsh but it is how I feel. Every time I see one of them coming down the same street I am with their shirts and pants 20 sizes too big and are down so low that if they bend over I experience a full moon, I just want to cross to the other side, it's gotten that bad for me.
Is anyone else here intresting in things like game design, AI design, and/or game programming (Even if you arent a designer/progammer)?
Hi there, I just joined this community. It looked dead, but I think if we post enough we can rez it (I don't want to pay the XP cost :P).
Time for stuff about me!
My name is Stephen Meriles, a young man of philosphy, logic and fanfics from New York. I'm of Bolivian and Irish heritage. Though I'm not black, I kinda understand how it feels like to be persucated for what you look like and what you act like, even not to be thought of as a person of your race (though, in all fairness, my skin color is rather pale looking). However, I am not in the least ashamed that I don't fit others expectations. Neither did Arastotle, King or Gandi.
Nows fors other stuff...um, YAY!:
I'm from New York, but now I live in Long Pond, PA (moved about a month ago). I have 6 family members in my house: Me, my two brothers, mother, father and grandfather. I also have a (Mean! j/k) calico cat and a pitbull/black lab puppy (who humps and bites almost everyone!) I have a girlfriend in New York named Elizibeth, who I luv very much, who is into MySpace, Underworld and is currently occupied with Loveless (A manga. From the description on wikipedia, it seems like it's about cat people, a rather ambiguously gay duo and casting magic missle into the darkness, lol). I play a couple of video games, such as Halo 2, World of Warcraft, Day of Defeat and, the all time greatest, most vesitle game ever written into the book that is reality, Dungeons and Dragons (got a little carried away there). I love watching Rooster Teeth productions such as Red vs. Blue and P.A.N.I.C.S. (which stands for People Acting Normally in Crazy-Ass Situations). I am a lover of the Venture Bros., especially the Monarch. Here's a quote from the show:
The Monarch: (talking about Phantom Limb to Jollyrancher82) "That chode she's with, that's Phantom Limb. In college he was a scrawny little wuss. In a desperate attempt to be cooler than guys like me, he had his 12 year old roommate create a machine that speeds up the muscle building process. The machine worked so well that every molecule in his extremities was accelerated beyond the speed of light. There were two side effects. One! He could mess up a guy just by touching him. And two! He became a humorless dick!"
I'm also a deep thinker, philosopher, and humanist. I sometimes go through the internet with nothing more to hear peoples thoughts and opinions. I walk the incredibly thin line between republican and democrat, leaving me in a gray area, watching all others (*Insert porn refrence here*).
I am also a giant anime and manga fan. I love Fullmetal Alchemist (the one with the gnome who can clap his hands and make magicy things with metal armor as a brother), Ghost in the Shell (the one with the chick who is a robot with over-sized boobies!) and Read or Die (the one where lesbians have the powers to mess up people with paper!) in particular. I am actaully writing a fanfic that I hope will be turned into a manga, then an anime and know world wide (it's a rip of the three above, except the gnome doesn't have a metal brother and is really creepy with sunglasses, the woman has no boobies and the lesbians are replaced with a fat guy)
Did this community die or what?