Saturday, August 27, 2011

Differeing Expectations

Occasionally when I tell people that my major is Computer Science they think I can help them with some problem on their computer. Just because I know how to make software doesn't mean I know how to operate arbitrary programs.

This is a conversation I recently had with someone that inspired this comic:
Girl: "Oh, so would you be able to fix my computer?"
Me: "Likely not."
Girl: "Well, can you hack?"
Me: "No."
Girl: "Then you're useless to me."

Jesse J Does Comics?

I've occasionally had an idea for some comics, so I thought I'd go ahead and make them.

Note: I'm a horrible artist.

Note: I'm not a Bill Gates hater, I just found it funny.

Monday, August 22, 2011

ASU Food Adventure: Smashburger

I've seen Smashburger a few times before. It raised my attention because it's logo reminded me of Gamestop, as shown below.

I ordered the Smashburger, which came with cheese, ketchup, onion, pickles, and their smash sauce. I also got their smashfries which was tossed with olive oil, rosemary and garlic. A lot about it strangely reminded me of the burgers at the BYU Creamery: The loosely-pressed patty, the red onions, the lettuce that wasn't iceberg, and the egg bun. Plus the fact that they had specialty-seasoned fries. All this together costs a hefty $7, plus the crazy %10 sales tax here.

It tasted good. The meat was nicely seasoned and the other toppings went well with it. I have no idea what was in the smash sauce but I barely tasted it. The fries were really good too. If the fries were by themselves then there would be nothing special about them. In the rosemary and garlic, however, they were uniquely very tasty.

Was it good? Yes.
Will I go there again? For the price, no.

ASU Food Adventure: Vegetable Salad Sandwhich

I try to make my own food as much as I can to save money, and take what I can to campus. At BYU there were microwaves in nearly every building, so I often took leftover dinners and reheated them there. At ASU, however, the only microwave I've been able to find is in the GPSA building, which is not very convenient. So what I'm trying now is to come up with meals I can make that don't require cooling or heating. The only thing I can think of at the moment are sandwiches, and only the boring kind like turkey slices on white bread.

My first experiment is basically a vegetable salad in a sandwich. I chopped up some green bell pepper, carrots, green onions, lettuce, added some grapes I had at the time, and tossed in some Italian dressing. I put it in a bag to keep it separate from the bread so it's not soggy by the time I eat it. I used Oroweat whole wheat bread.

The end result was...marginally more exciting than turkey on white bread. It was messy, the taste of the vegetables blended together into boring, and the grapes added a nice sweet taste. And I was still hungry.

Was it good? Sa'll right.
Will I make it again? Yes, but only if I tweak it.

ASU Food Adventure: Whataburger

I'm now attending ASU to get my Masters, and it's been a lot of adjustment; new school, new state, new climate, new home...all of these things have been tough, but one of the exciting things is new food. I figured that I'll make blog entries of my new food experiences, though it's probably pointless considering the traffic this blog gets.

Anyways, the first new thing I tried was Whataburger, which is conveniently close. When trying new hamburger places I get their basic meal, which was their classic Whataburger and fries. It comes with mustard instead of ketchup, which I ordered without because I hate mustard with a passion. Other than that it's the basic lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions. The bun was also slightly grilled which I really like.

It's been a few days since I went there, actually, so I can't recall any descriptions about the taste other than that it was okay, and I don't remember the price either, but I remember it not being bad.

Was it good? Yes.
Will I go there again? For the price and distance, occasionally.