For those of you who do not know Dimebag or had the opportunity to hear him play he was one of the best in the world; beside greats like Jimmi Hendrix...
If you havnt heard about the band Damageplan, it was Dimebag's and Vinnie Pauls (brothers) latest adventure in music. But you might be more familiar with the band Pantera which both of them played with for many years.
http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/12/09/nightclub.shooting/index.html (watch out for the annoying popups)
Makes you wonder how some guy got a gun into the club and what his motive was to target the two brothers.
If you took the time to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your MSN, and attempted to have a conversation with her you probably noticed that she informed you that she had a headache most of the time. This was because whenever I couldn't connect to the AI I defaulted the response to the headache response.
I decided to upgrade the AI to the full Program D from AliceBot.org which I have had lying around for a few years now. Give her a second chance, she is much more intelligent now.
I was also considering having her initiate conversations. Every hour she would pick one person (at random) out of her contact list which she would send a random hello message too. Something like "I'm bored, you busy?". What do you think? Right now she has over 60 people added to her list so the odds of her annoying any one person would be quite low.
One last idea I had was for her to use MSN more realistically. Typically when you have a conversation with someone the "Talking" event is fired off to the other party and their MSN client states that the other person is typing a message. I'm sure you've noticed that. Well in the case of Anika since she actually doesnt type anything the event is never raised. I plan on doing something simple like calculate the length of the response (number of letters) and divide that by like 10, and wait that number of seconds before actually sending the text. Much more realistic I think.
Last night I attended the Headbangers ball with a few friends, and of course my fiance.
Awesome show. If it comes your way make sure you attend.
Himsa was the first on stage. I wasnt impressed. Sounded more like a rabid barking dog. Enough.
Bleeding Through was on second. Much better. More along the same lines of Himsa (the rabid dog), but much more fine tuned and smooth.
Arch Enemy was up next. Some say she stole the show! This was my second time seeing them. (flashback)A while back while I was in Vegas speaking at a JupiterMedia conference we noticed that Slayer and Arch Enemy had a show that same night so we bought tickets right away. Oh yeah, this is the concert that I dragged Dave Penton to. I think it ruined him. ;)(/flashback) Anyways, the metal industry is dominated by males and its nice to see a single female (the lead singer) is doing such a damn good job.
Finally the big show. Cradle of Filth. A band I've been waiting for a long time to see perform live. The only words I can use to describe their performance was... fucking onslaught... Dani Filth was crazy. Amazing vocals, amazing drums, amazing riffs. Defintely made up for the rabid barking dog.
Cheap tickets, excellent music. Keep it up!
Next show is already planned. Slipknot in January.