My friends and I went to a shooting competition. Since this was my first time participating in a competition (read n00b) I pretty much sucked, but hey! I had a lot of fun. Hopefully, we’ll go again next month.
In this competition I shot with my CZ75 D Compact.
My friend recorded all the stages I shot, so I’ll post those videos once he gives them to me.
I have several books in my reading list. Most of them are in the military genre. Currently, I am reading Act of Valor by Dick Couch and George Galdorisi. Although I haven’t finished it yet, this book has proven to be a great one. It’s full of action with emotional moments (it has a bit of comedy too). This book makes you live the action, feel the determination, the adrenaline rush, the passion, compassion, respect, and sadness (and other emotions) the characters experience… It’s simply great.
Like I said, this book has some lighthearted moments, and I just came across a blithe one where one of the SEALs picks up his phone and greets the caller like so:
“Special Operations Executive Service. Wars fought, uprisings quelled, governments toppled, and virgins converted. How may we help you today, sir or ma’am? . . .
How great a line was that?
When I was reading the reviews on Amazon, one of the reviewers said that you should watch the movie first, read the book later… well, I decided the opposite; once I finish the book, I will watch the movie.
The book I’m gonna read next is Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Combat Ops by David Michaels. I read the first book Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon and I really liked it, so I hope the second book is just as good, if not better.
 Couch, Dick; Galdorisi, George (2012-01-10). Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor (p. 168). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition.
Don’t let the title fool you… much. I mean, I do like the service even if it has some limitations (to list these is for another post). It plays my music, so it does its job. However, there’s one little thing that annoys me. It’d probably be something insignificant for most of you; this little thing is the fact that every time I open my Cloud Player, I have to select and choose my albums to be sorted by Artist and not by Album which is its default setting.
Now, you may say that it’s not so hard to just move my mouse over the “Sort By” option, and it isn’t, but it gets annoying over time. It’s a basic function. I’m a developer so I know what it takes to develop something. I know people can think that implementing something is just as easy as requesting it. That said, I go back to what I just said, it’s a basic function. I cannot believe that when the engineers designed the Cloud Player they didn’t take into consideration what the user’s sorting preference would be. They could’ve added a “Your Cloud Player Settings” page where the user could set his/her Cloud Player global preferences, or maybe just a radio button in the “Your Amazon MP3 settings” page where he/she could set their sorting preference and save it in the database… but this is all they have:
I’ve sent the ACP team feedback TWICE some time ago, but I guess that, if they really read users’ feedback, this kind of request currently sits in their (very) low priority list… so who knows if they will ever implement it.
You know, if they don’t want to create a record in their DB with such setting, IMO, an easy (and probably temporary) implementation of this would be to write a cookie on the user’s computer, and every time the user loads his/her Cloud Player, the application would read the cookie and sorting would automatically be applied. At least that’s how I would approach this issue.
So, as of today, this is my only “beef” with the ACP… meh.
I’m a fire arms enthusiast and one thing that bothers me is to hear other people say clip when they mean(?) to say magazine.
I found a great article on the website The Gun Zone that explains the difference between the two. Here is an excerpt:
A clip is different from a magazine and the terms are by no means interchangeable. Using “clip” when one means “magazine” is akin to saying “tires” when one actually means “wheels.” If it does get the speaker immediately corrected, often unkindly, in newsgroups and on Forums, then such a malaprop marks the user as a hopeless newbie.
If you’ve been referring to magazines as clips thinking they’re synonymous, I would strongly recommend you to read the article I mentioned above; it’ll explain the differences between the two.
My friend and I went to the shooting range, and when I shot the last round, the hot shell fell on the back of my neck… ouch!
And here, I’m shooting my rifle.
Great Saturday fun
… was in The Expendables, he’d look like this:
And like this if he was Rambo:
And like this if he was President Obama, I mean, Beanama:
A friend sent me this, and I thought of posting it here. It’s very funny!
He: Yes. At last. It was so hard to wait.
She: Do you want me to leave?
He: No! Don’t even think about it.
She: Do you love me?
He: Of course! Over and over!
She: Have you ever cheated on me?
He: No! Why are you even asking?
She: Will you kiss me?
He: Every chance I get.
She: Will you hit me?
He: Are you crazy?! I’m not that kind of person
She: Can I trust you?
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