Processing Javascript test ….

a snap of the src

//shoots red green & blue lasers from bottom of fram to top
//or surface-to-air Star Wars anti-Communist anti-satellite
//laser defense sys emulator in 2d
//inspired by TRW Research (active per local eyewitness 10/17/16
//IP Tapper@ssstudios LA,CA
//global vars
int bluelxpos = 38;
int bluelypos = 398;
int laserwidth = 6;
int laserheight = 188;
int redlxpos = 200;
int redlypos = 366;
int gnlxpos = 325;
int gnlypos = 333;
int framecount = 0; //for testing & frame-tracking
void setup(){
frameRate(120);//default fr x2
void drawlasers(){
fill(38, 38, 200);
rect(bluelxpos, bluelypos, laserwidth, laserheight);
rect(redlxpos, redlypos, laserwidth, laserheight);
rect(gnlxpos, gnlypos, laserwidth, laserheight);
}//end drawlasers
void draw(){
//shoot lasers up
fill(38, 38, 200);
bluelypos--; //delta y blue laser
rect(bluelxpos, bluelypos, laserwidth, laserheight);
bluelxpos = (int)random(1,399);
bluelypos = 398;
}//end if
redlypos--; //delta y red laser
rect(redlxpos, redlypos, laserwidth, laserheight);
redlxpos = (int)random(1,399);
redlypos = 366;
}//end if
gnlypos--; //delta y gn laser
rect(gnlxpos, gnlypos, laserwidth, laserheight);
gnlxpos = (int)random(1,399);
gnlypos = 333;
}//end if
}//end draw

Reader Knowledge Test One – CompSci 101/Math and weird test …

This is a test in more than one way, I’m trying to see if I can create different sorts of tests, have the server grade them and issue results, perhaps [later] even a custom badge to prove you passed. If you are a regular reader of this site, there is a good chance you know a bit of science, electrical engineering, math[s] and therefore; computer science, that lofty endeavor that sounded like a great thing to major in [since you like video games & are good at math] but became questionable after you’d written your 2 millionth line of code a few years later. If you’re like me it was overkill, it made you hate C/C++/Java/Java(something) to the point of changing majors. Fifteen years later though, after an appropriate break from it all; the numbers (ints, bytes, floats, doubles, shorts, longs, unsigned longs, signed longs, real, imaginary, rational,irrational, natural, transcendental*) the abstract data types (list, stack queue..) the procedures (void goFuckYourself(Object UselessObject)), the functions (int foobar(){return 42;}) the Integreted Development Environments (IDEs), Dev Kits (JDK, SDK..), Runtime Environments (JRE….) Libraries (the STL, .h files you wrote yourself, import someCoolObjects, #include ….they all became intersting again. Well, if you’re ever going to finish that CSC project you never could put together, that problem you could never solve, that cool program you never had enough time to write…well you’re going to have to review the basics.
The first test will be OUR first “test of the test” so all the answers will be Integers; for the math guys, lets call this “all the natural numbers less than the largest int allowed by the Java Runtime Environment, which is ~= 65,000. That is, 1 is a valid answer, 1.5 is not (that’s a Rational number or a “float” in computer speak), 4 is valid, -4 is not (IndexOutOfBounds or, -4 < 1). 60,000 is valid, 70,000 is not (70,000>65k)…get it? ok let’s start with a review of our number systems; Base 10 (the one humans developed because we have 8 fingers and two thumbs), Binary, (developed by humans to represent an extremely low voltage as opposed to”slightly more than an extremely low voltage…we also developed it millenia beforehand the answer to an unambiguous yes/no question ie “are you wearing clean underwear right now — you either are or you aren’t, there is no in-between, it is also the unambigous result of a test — pass/fail, true/false…using numbers it is a Base 2 system; that is all numbers are represented by a 1 or a zero) and Hexadecimal (a Base 16 system developed as short-hand for Binary Numbers, 0 – f, commonly used today to define colors in RGB-Space)

CSC 101 Math test

This will test your ability to understand the basic math and number systems that any (well most) with a compsci 101 equivalency can answer with relative ease;
don’t think too hard (that’s a clue)….

weirdness follows; a wip

are you a level 99 empath?

this is a far more legit and adequate evaluation than you will find …weighted or ‘more correct’ answers will be far more obscured.
extremely sensitive empaths will score highly regardless. if my test shows you are at a mid to low level, dont consider that a problem. trust us, this ability is
a gift and a bane. it would be nice to connect with other maxed-out-leveled empaths. Especially those who don’t have a book, a program or some voodoo shit
for sale. this site and this test is all about making human connections. I don’t want your $, but I need your attention (even though it drives crazy sometimes, both lack-of and overload….) *sigh*

Due Diligence for readers – new ad categories allowed per Google optimization suggestions ….

    As you may know, we here at the Pick deny advertisers from Google’s ad-universe for a variety of reasons–

  • Ads for any product or service that is a scam or appears “scammy” (certain online universities, too-good-to-be-true and the like …)
  • Ads containing visually unappetizing imagery or text (pictures of foot fungus, or weight-loss “comparisons” or “shaming” pix = image of a grossly obese & scantily clad person, yech!)
  • Organizations that interfere with the publisher’s morals or ethics (stalker apps, Penn State ….)
  • Any product that disguises itself as a clickable portion of MY PAGE (despite my compliance and strict adherence to adequate labeling/positioning/sectioning away from legit content…)

The featured image (above) shows a snippet of data you won’t be able to read unless you are a Google client, employee or Ad-partner (like us!). In it, I’ve continued to deny online gambling ads. Gambling is by far the worst and most damaging — to self and those close — of all the addictions. Worse even, than cigarettes or alcohol. Today, I’ve allowed “downloadables” which I presume is “freemium” content, like Clash of Clans or Candy Crush. “South Park” did an episode on this, entitled “freemium” [if memory serves] if that word sounds like guttural French to you, well, it kinda is, but if it MEANS no more that something guttural in a dead language, I recommend Trey Parker & Matt Stone’s take on it to explain. I see no ethical issue [downloads are usually free, the extra content, levels, truncated wait-time is available for purchase if you are wealthy, extremely impatient or extremely gullible ….] As election 2016 approaches, being a media outlet, I’ve opted IN to “political ads” if you’ve seen my awful caricatures, listened to Bill’s rants on TapCast or read my #RNC2016 coverage & editorial, you’ll know that this writer is not a fan of Trump…but this is ‘muhricuh…dammit! I’ll defend his right to plaster “Make America Great AGAIN” all over ever single ad unit on this site if he wants…that’s free speech 101.
If you ever see an ad that offends you, is in poor tastes, looks “scammy,” or represents an organization, institution you despise,take the time to leave a comment. If we agree I’ll ban the shit out of it, promise!
to do list for this site

  • update to wp 4.6 (must backup custom php 1st)
  • posts – [with original artwork!] re- election, the economy, career choicers, investment projections, fresh ideas and the two new languages we are hip-dep in Swift and R
  • design – ongoing [wip] updates
  • learn to create a child theme + tutorial
  • more regular and higher quality podcasts, possibly including original music [stay tuned!]

Orange-u-glad-u frequent a site where the publisher goes out of his way, not only to keep content fresh, original, timely, interesting and worth that 15mins/day where you have nuthin better to do, but keeps the site secure, updated, continually upgrades design, appends how-to’s regardin’ CMS and front-end-webdev where applicable…but is also are excruciatingly anal about 3rd party content. Hopefully the political ads and “downloadables” are not too ugly — all ads are subject to ban, same with blacklisting of the organization/companies they bleed from at any time for any reason. here we go kids, below is a footer style ad that ostensibly will not offend your (or MY) delicate sensibilities.

*****update – the 1st published version of this post contained a poorly-drawn picture of a human foot with big nasty looking toes, therefore the advertiser was susequently banned, sorry if you had to see that. The biz seemed legit, but no ugliness on my aesthetically-pleasing site consarnit!!!!


Style and Code is under construction + Advertiser Audit is in process….

please note that this site may look strange until I have time to tear up the code and test it. in the short-term we wanted all multimedia files to be accessible; in my efforts to customize the footer.php file, the site became deprecated and robbed me of my ability to post certain content, especially music. I noted a bit of renewed interest in the 2007 Kingsmen Alumni Corps, of which I recently located a rare recording, so I cut up “Mambo” (feat. my boys Phil Norris on Soprano and Carl Allison on Baritone). I’ve sacrificed “pretty-looking-and-the-way-I-like-it” for “It works.”—–cant be posting links to music that you cannot see, click or listen too! in the meantime plz bear with the weak-sauce styles, colors, frames…all that good stuff I will spruce up asap. In the meantime I banned two questionable advertisers. No offense but if you want to “spread the word of” *ahem* “JeBus” you can do it somewhere else <——not misspelled see “the simpsons go to [some 3rd world country]” We don’t want your money. This is a Los Angeles Jewish-controlled-Media site, as it should be. We are slightly left-of-center. To correct speakers at the RNC 2016 we are not atheists, nor do we “worship Lucifer.” We believe in God. we look at it quite differently from all Christians, this does not mean we have anything against any religion, it just means that this site is primarily a news/tech/commentary blog with an emphasis on design, art, music and editorials. It is not a place to hand out church fliers. The web is a big place….ostensibly, please consider 99 percent of the content to be secular in nature. thx -the publisher, Los Angeles, July 2016
*UPDATE* NUCIFIC.COM also banned – reason – asynchronous multimedia ad featured the truncated backside of an overweight woman in a white “bikini” (…..) bottom. It offended my delicate sensibilities and I wonder who would find the mystery product and/or service appealing BASED on the unappetizing image. Sorry but images of big fat asses (not even my own) are as red flag, especially on a site devoted to aesthetically-pleasing images, media, art, design, code, logic, prose …. and music. apologies if you saw that ad.
Four separate Christianity-based advertisers got banned along with “dookie bootie” on 7/21 & 7/22/2016 for poor taste and misalignment with the design and ethical standards of The SoCal Pic

That said hopefully the advert below is appropriate for me, you and all other readers/contributors/supporters of site. contact me at if you ever see an offensive or questionable advert put BAD AD ON YOUR SITE in subject line–I will review and get back.

Reverse pen-test or ‘Privacy Policy–under the hood’

Get user info and display. This post will grab your external (real IP addy) and display it below. I do not collect this data per my privacy policy but I am trying to reverse engineer the script that yanks out this data.

IP check

As a for instance, I can store the IP and write something along the lines of

//in address bar type:
print data to screen

This could wreak all sorts of havoc. This is essentially a new pen test. If it works; I’ll look for a patch. Btw; if you think the John Do test failed; think again. is NOT your IP, but if you want to see what your LAN (your network) looks like, just open a new browser tab, type …or something very close. That’s your internal IP. The first computer connected to it got the suffix “point zero” then as other computers boot, tablets, laptops and smart phones move within the broadcast limits of the router, they get internal adds assigned by the screen you may be looking at for the first time. You should be able to see….
Jaime’s Mac
MSOFT Sharepoint
MyCellPhone ….you get the idea. Oh you don’t have the password? Try “admin” and “password” ….you’d be shocked how often that gets me in. Also “guest” “guest” This info is provided so readers can protect their machines; not use them to spy on boyfriends or steal anything…period, ok? If you have sneak a peak at his cell phone? Sister you got problems already. He cheatin!