Sunday, August 31, 2008

Technology note

For all of you old-timers or old-schoolers out there, begin preparing yourselves for the ebook age. It looks as though ebooks will likely eventually trump textbooks in schools, colleges, and Universities. Complete textbooks will be downloaded into the ebooks. On the one hand, this reduces paper use and waste, and reduces the fossil fuels and everything else that goes along with creating books. A friend of mine also mentioned that it would be much, much cheaper than purchasing textbooks, since one ebook only costs ~$50.00 or so. However, the cynic in me doesn't believe that it will actually work out to be less expensive; of course, i have been wrong before...

As for me, I am typically slow to embrace new technology and I do not ever forsee myself giving up the feel of the texture of a book and the smell of an aged book. Computers can never replace the "feel," and the "feeling," that comes from touching and smelling and manipulating the pages of a book.

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2006/01/70039

peace out

Subjectivity and Exercise



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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bovian Salt Flats



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Randy Pausch: Last Lecture

If you haven't heard it already.

Extras - Racism

Extras - Ian Mckellan

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

move to Vermont

http://www.uvm.edu/~vgn/funded-bpiproject-py4

This Song Rocks

Hans, this one is for you.
http://www.imeem.com/people/eWf2ua/music/R4TWpp8M/rose_falcon_up_up_up/

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Heo Design Challenge

Game Career Guide hosts a game design challenge each week. Last week's challenge was to design a Hero. I submitted my idea and won an honorable mention. Check it out.
My full submission is here.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Old Beijing

I think this video is 2 years old.

Olympic Country Medal Count

http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/medals

Sidewalk Art


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LOLCAT

Oxymorons

Funny hand-picked oxymorons

Act naturally
Found missing
“Now, then …”
Temporary tax increase
Computer security
Twelve-ounce pound cake
JUMBO Shrimp
Peace Force
Head Butt
Tax Return
Dodge Ram
Microsoft Works
A just war
a little pregnant
A new classic
Accidentally on Purpose
accurate estimate
acrophobic mountain climber
Act Naturally
Adult male
advanced beginner
Airline Food
airline schedules
all alone
amateur expert
among the first
Amtrak schedule
Anarchy Rules!
Apple tech support

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rat Brain Controls Robot

Crazy, just wait till 2030 or something when the unimaginable is happening all around. Read about it here.

Ronald Joker


Welcome to the internet

Slap-Face Olympic Sport

Kahshe 2008






Top 10 Future Careers

Sands of Time

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Portal Results

I finally finished an article I started last Christmas about Portal. Hans and Noah might remember bearing witness to these grueling test chambers of awesomeness. They're in the article either way, as is Foust. Check it out.
can someone post something?
anything,
love ev

Friday, August 8, 2008

me and heath

ok, from jinja, uganda, east africa... i just have to make one small small comment. (pidgen english is all the rage here).

why is my trip to uganda equated to heath ledger's obsession of becoming his character which led to his death???

i'm smiling here. as difficult as these weeks have been, i do hope they are not as bad as heath ledger's self-inflicted death. i really hope :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

hmmm...

no new post in several days...

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Further Heath Ledger

So, I've come to some new conclusion regarding Heath Ledger. I have not read Noah and Jill's post yet, however, because I wanted to post my thoughts before they changed again.

I've decided that our passions should be in harmony with our life. I think the other staff member was right: though Heath was likely already troubled and medicated, perhaps The Joker was also too much for him, for whatever reason. Maybe he felt inadequate as the role; maybe he was trying too hard, maybe other life factors prevented him from playing The Joker stress-free. Regardless, I do think acting was his passion and life mission and that he was doing his best to play The Joker. However, I think our lives should not come as a sacrifice to our passions. Our lives should be in harmony with whatever we feel we are meant to be doing here. For example, Hilary is in Uganda right now because she feels she needs to be there, but not as a sacrifice to everything else, but as an aid. Uganda is helping her life, it complements her life. Once again, a lot of supposition, but playing The Joker was in contention with Heath's life. Or maybe everything else didn't fit him playing the Joker at that period in his life. Either way, our passions should work with our lives, not against them. Whatever issues we have that our in conflict with our life mission should be hammered out if they are impeding, hindering, or otherwise interfering with our missions.

That said, I still somewhat agree with my previous statements because I like to see all sides of an issue. Heath felt that playing this part was what he was supposed to do, so, maybe, he ignored or neglected certain things to follow through. Again, I think thats admirable. But if we want to live full, wholesome, happy lives, we should work to sync, harmonize, and nurture our lives alongside our mission.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Hans, Read This

Exersice Pill
More Explanation
More Stuff

Heath Ledger

okay so Jill & i saw the Batman dark knight movie last nite, and it was a little serious for my taste. they did a good job, and kept the feeling of the original, but the original Batman was lighter, more in line with my feeling from comic books. this movie was slightly more twisted. heath did a great job, and definitely got his cues from jack nicholson. i don't know anything about nicholson, but he also did an excellent job (i prefer his acting actually) and i wonder if he "acted" while he was working, then went home to his home sweet home.
i agree with all hans' comments. but if there is a connection between heath's role and death (and i don't give too much creedence to that idea) then it is not a smart or wise one. i have NO respect for that. Art is a wonderful thing, but to intermingle it with a sad death is just stupid and folly. it is the passion of youth that over-romanticizes this connection. Jimi hendrix died of sleeping pills. he probably really needed the sleep - but you'll never convince me his death was admirable as such. i, any true fan, and he himself would no doubt wish him to still be here and watch his style evolve as it surely would have.