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This post may not be computer related, but it sure as heck is humor related.

Instead of reading up on some Data and Network Communication I’ve been YouTubing.  In the end, I ended up on the video embedded below, and I thought it would be appropriate to post it on a blog –since it’s kind of a blog topic.

Press play. Thank me later.


Written by Samir Banjanovic

September 16, 2009 at 10:34 pm

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Twitpocalypse – Ze end is here

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Judgement Day is here

Judgment Day is here

We’ve all heard about how Twitter has an integer based user number, hence some speculate the world will explode when we reach 2,147,483,647 users.

My first question is, why in the world would you ever sign a user type with as an integer?  From my experience in development using integer type signing isn’t a very smart idea in general, unless you’re absolutely certain it won’t reach the specified limit.  I guess in Twitter’s case the developers didn’t consider the large number of bots that have spammed Twitter, and I don’t blame them; I wouldn’t have either.  But still, I will gladly bet that they have far more experience in coding than I do, and that they already had a pretty good idea that signing the users with an int. type is a bad idea. However, they are only as human as you and me.


My beef isn’t really with Twitter, it’s with the iPhone application Twitterrific. It’s my iPhone Twitter app of choice, and with the newest version I enjoy it a lot.  However, with this whole end world ordel it’s been down for the count.  First I thought it was broken because I am running iPhone OS 3.0.  Then a friend of mine kindly reminded me of the end of the world, duh.  After doing some research I found out that Twitterrifc wasn’t broken on my phone due to 3.0, but it was broken for it’s own reason.  I eventually stumbled upon this website and found out that everyone who uses Twitterrific is getting the same error.

As you can see the error shown in the above image is the same error as on the linked website.

Hopefully this issue will be fixed soon. Right now I am using TwitterFon as my back-up, but I like Twitterrific’s new UI and look much more. So, dev’s. Get crackin’ and bring back the dead.


Written by Samir Banjanovic

June 14, 2009 at 6:22 am

Posted in Humor, Random

Cracking the egg shell

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Ladies and Gents,

I proudly announce my return.  Why the long absence?  Well, where do I start?  Let’s start with the fact that my laptop was dead, that’s right D-E-A-D.  The NVIDIA chip in it fried my motherboard, many of you have probably heard of the NVIDIA debacle.

Either way, I sent it to HP and then some jumping back and forth started.  For the first month HP was out of motherboards.  Imagine that.  Anyway, after many phone calls, I managed to get it sped up and have my laptop repaired before some other people. Bitches.  Well either way, they repaired it, sent it back.

I live in Kentucky for those of you who don’t know, well to the point.  I got my laptop back with a brand NEW SPANISH KEYBOARD?  Yes.  That’s right bitches.  I got a new motherboard, and a Spanish Keyboard.  Well as you can imagine, I sent it back.  Waited about a week and got it back. Worked like a charm! Well, it worked…for three days.  After three days it started shutting down randomly.  Yet another repair service call.

Well after waiting for a while, I get my laptop back again.  This time, with an upgrade, oh yeah bitches.  Got a New CPU ( went from 1.6 to 1.8 ) and a new Harddrive.  Well, there were minor hitches and glitches when I got it back, but it was all software related.  Nothign yo daddy couldn’t take care off.

I believe that I am back now.  I’ll post another update tomorrow, to catch you guys up with how my summer has been.  There is much to talk about, and very much time to tell them!

Enjoy the stay ladies.

Written by Samir Banjanovic

August 18, 2008 at 6:02 am

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Road Trippin’

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2:15pm – Saturday May 17, 2008

If you haven’t noticed I spent a week in Washington D.C. visiting my brother. It was one of those rare occasions where I get to relax, hang out with my brother and his girlfriend, and not worry about work or school. Sadly all that is good has to come to an end.

As I am typing this I am in my uncle’s car (keep reading why it’s my uncle’s car,) somewhat awkwardly position in the backseat, holding on for dear life. Well, I might be exaggerating a little, but I assure you that I am holding on!

This whole road trip began when my brother and uncle had this brilliant idea to buy a car. A car that is in D.C.. The problem is that I, as does my uncle, live in Louisville – Kentucky. No problem. I can go out to D.C. with my brother, in his girlfriend’s car, and then for the ride back we’ll take the new newly acquired car.


The car might be new to my uncle, but there’s nothing new about it. He paid $300 for it. That right there should tell you everything. I yet have to see a car for $300 that can make the trip from D.C. to Louisville. That’s 600 miles I believe. So at 60mp/h it should take us around 10 hours of driving. The car, as you assumed by now, doesn’t exactly work. It’s a 1984 (it’s older than me!) Volkswagen Rabbit GTI. You know one of those rare cars. It’s so rare that even junkyards can’t find them. Anyway, even before my uncle leaves for D.C. my brother informs him that the car won’t stay on. Something is wrong with it. Imagine that. Besides being broken, it’s dirty. The rear driver window is a puzzle, and there’s mold on the seats.

Yeah, very rare indeed.

You’d think at this point my uncle would say, “Just sell it.” I wish.

This Idea wouldn’t have been half bad if my uncle had a truck, or some kind of car with a high output engine and preferable four wheel drive. However, the problem is that he doesn’t. He does have two Jettas though. One of them is my cousin’s car, a ’98 Jetta. The other one is his, a ’89 Jetta. Now you can imagine my cousin needs her car, so no way in hell is she giving that up. No biggy. He’s got old faithful. What could possibly go wrong?


4:24pm Saturday May 17, 2008


All seemed well at first. We were 60 miles outside of D.C., surprisingly the Jetta was able to pull us, the rust bucket, and itself at 65mph. However, like every automobile the Jetta needs that thing called gas. We pull in, pump up, snack up, ready up, and get ready for the road. As my uncle is turning to pull out hear this sudden sound, kind of like SNAP (imagine that)! Oh you guessed it, the tow bar snapped. It broke. It gave up on life. This is where the real adventure starts.

There we were in the middle of nowhere 70 miles outside of D.C. 530 miles away from home, with a broken tow bar. Not much fun. Good thing we were stranded on a gas station right? They know where shit is? Wrong. I asked if they knew of any hardware stores where we could find another tow bar. Nope. Closest one was another 40 miles away. Pretty close I have to say. So I pick up the yellow pages to call the tool store and ask if they have a tow bar. You know, so we don’t drive there only to find out they don’t.

Ring Ring Ring

Me: Hi, do you guys have a tow bar?

Lady: A what?!

Me: A tow bar.

Lady: No, bye.

Friendly people I have to say. Don’t get me wrong the ladies at the gas station were really nice, but as you can tell the woman that answered at the car parts store was a complete beeotch.

Well after two hours of trying to figure out what to do my uncle decides to ask the next door McDonald’s to leave the car in their parking lot till next week, since it’s a huge parking lot and all. And guess what? They said “no problem.” Thank god. So to make a long story short. We left the car at a random McDonald’s somewhere in the United States (we have their phone number and all) and continued on our 530 mile long trip.

Nothing exciting happened throughout the trip. I was home at 2am, and that’s about it.

Awesome trip.

Written by Samir Banjanovic

May 19, 2008 at 5:05 am

Are you Leet enough?

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Recently (meaning about 4 months ago) I was surfing the magical web, when I stumbled across as an awesomely hilarious site. It made me laugh so hard that my diaper had to be changed. Yes people, I wear adult diapers, why? Well because when you are killing owning some nooblings in COD4 you don’t have time to take a break and take shit, it’s gotta happen right there and then.

If you the last paragraph and thought I was being serious, then I can comfortably say that you are a complete failure. No, I don’t wear diapers; the only adults that have the right to wear an adult diaper are astronauts, just because they ride on thousands of pounds of rocket fuel. I don’t care how much of a bad ass you are, when you ride on a rocket you’ll shit your pants whenever someone says: “Houston we have a problem.”

Anyway, enough drifting off topic, back to the hilariousness of the magical site. This site may not appear hilarious to some (if you fall under the group of some then you lead a pitiful life), to truly appreciate it you’d have to play Valve’s Portal, and be familiar with Counter Strike: Source. Anyway, this site makes machinima using the steam engine and some other magical things (like fairy dust). I can safely say the production quality better than some most Hollywood movies made recently. (In the name of the king, Wtf Hollywood!?)

As mentioned earlier, I stumped across this site on accident, I don’t remember exactly how, but that doesn’t matter, all that matters is that it’s hilarious. When I watched the videos I couldn’t help myself but laugh at all the references, I guess it’s not funny if you haven’t really played Counter Strike: Source. You’d have to be familiar with the CS:S community to understand some of the jokes, on the other hand, you don’t really have to. It’s hilarious without knowing any references. Just sit on a toilet for your own safety (take my word for it.)

As of now I am waiting for episode 12 to air; 11 left me on the edge of my bed (I watch the episodes before I go sleep). Anyway, even if you haven’t got the slightest clue what I am talking about, do stop by the site and check it out. I recently saw that laughing adds 8 years to your life, so go, laugh a little and live a lot longer.

Anyway without further a due, here are some links you HAVE to click.

The Leet World Episodes: Click me!

Must Watch Short Movie: Click Thy!

Written by Samir Banjanovic

April 14, 2008 at 5:55 am

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The joys of life.

Well, this is bad, I just created this account and I am having a hard time getting off here. Stupid cyber space, I could be productive right now; I could be online playing Call of Duty 4 and be pwning owning some 12 year olds n00bs.

Why is this titled Photoshoping? Because it’s what I do. I haven’t done much in Photoshop in a long time, but I am hoping that changes soon. I need to upload some new images, but that’s not happening anytime soon thanks to school.

I recently began work on a website template but as you can imagine I stopped half way there. I hope I can finish it up soon, it doesn’t look half bad, here take a look for yourself.

Work in progress, don't hate.

Templates aren’t the only thing I do in Photoshop, I do all sorts of work in it; it just depends on what I feel like creating at the moment. A link to my deviantART gallery can be found under the link section. I hope some of you stop by and enjoy some of my crap art; if not, well then I am hurt, very much.

Written by Samir Banjanovic

April 6, 2008 at 7:32 am

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