Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mirror's Edge Poem

I wrote a villanelle about an amazing game coming out called Mirror's Edge. It started off as Hype Haikus, about said game and also LittleBigPlanet. But I had more to say and thought it was better suited a villanelle. Its at my game design blog. If you have comments, please leave them there so I can see if I can get a conversation rolling with other visitors.


To see what the game is, go here
watch the leap of faith trailer and the developers walkthrough.
SD means standard definition size, HD means high def size.

Monday, September 29, 2008

a bit of light

shed here about the financial "crisis," which i guess doesn't need the quotation marks, because even dad says it's a crisis.

3D Solar Cells


Quick help


I have a "quote of the week" posted outside my office door. Typically, the quote is related to physiology in some manner. For example, last weeks quote reads "The cheetah cubs are outrageously cute, a real treat to watch. And their physiology, a real sleek build." By Peper Long.

I need a quote for this week, but thought that I would send out a request for one of you to provide the quote. You have 1 hour and 52 minutes to send a quote worthy of my board.

Hans out

XKCD: Height

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Please go to this site and watch this whole video. You don't need to explain how it is done or anything, just enjoy.

Youtube Video

Once a carpenter always a carpenter

Don't mean to offend anyone. It is just plain funny.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Kumikyoku "Nico Nico Douga" unchanged

Please listen to this epic epic song. It is 33 songs combined into one. Incredibly famous, orchestra's have performed this mix, that's how famous. Don't watch, just listen.

Long Distance 2

And you think Daisy is bad

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

When you were young

I've had this song stuck in my head for a few days now. Good song. "When you were young" by The Killers.


Kermit Ventriloquist

Darth Vader being a jerk

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Twilight Fan Stuff

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Bella and Edward

Emmett and Rosalie


Paul Newman Died

He was 83.


dinosaurs and hockey

I Sing the Body Electric

This morning I finished reading "I sing the body electric" by Ray Bradbury. The book was amazing. Really, its a collection of short stories, which I didn't know getting into it. But it turned out for the best. Bradbury has a very unique style and always composes engaging stories. The stories with the group of Irish friends were hilarious. The story about Charles Dickens was awesome. And I've never even read Dickens. Many of the stories are straight out of the twilight zone, like the namesake of the book and the final story. The poem that concluded the book was also an effective, even inspiring combination of ideas. I highly recommend the book to anyone, or at least to read a few of the stories. I really want to read Dandelion Wine now, in part because Dad used to read it to us as kids.

Friday, September 26, 2008


Thursday, September 25, 2008

dive of dufus (aka "into the atmosphere")







Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Clive's Birthday

For everyone that couldn't make it...Mostly there was a helmet and a tricycle, and a really nice time with family. It was a really fun day for us and especially Clive. He managed to wake up all night long and tell stories reminiscant of the day, (of course, mostly in his own language because he's only two and I refuse to grow him up too fast).

ULTRA sound

for those of you who don't know, Jamie and I (well, Jamie really...) had an ULTRA sound yesterday (in case you are wondering why ULTRA is in all caps, it just does not feel right to portray it in any other fasion).
Back to the point - For better or for worse, the curse has finally been broken! We are not having 2 consecutive boys; instead, a 3.5 pound baby dragon is residing in Jamie's growing belly. Obviously, we are very excited.

The Work of Satoshi Kon

I watched the movie Paprika last night. Which is a feature-length anime movie based on a novel. You can watch the movie at these links. And I highly recommend you do. Its an excellent film, very artistic; its really not possible to dislike it. But this is actually the third work I've seen by the director Satoshi Kon. He also created a 13 episode series called Paranoia Agent, and another movie based on a novel, Perfect Blue. I finished the series last week and also watched Perfect Blue last week. All three of these works are similar in subject matter, message, and style. All are also quite amazing. I've really enjoyed watching all of them at the same time, because you kind of need to to truly understand the director's message of each. He has made two more movies also, Tokyo Godfathers and Millennium Actress, I still have to watch these though. Im still looking for them online. Anyway, watch Paprika, watch Perfect Blue also if you can find it. Oh! Paprika and Perfect Blue should be watched with subtitles. Paranoia Agent though was actually really good in English, dubbed. In the same way that Hiao Miyazaki's films exude a similar style, all of Satoshi Kon's films mesh together and kind of share information from one another.

settling out

i don't know what mom has been telling people, but i can bet it's not exactly what i would have wanted to be said, if i had wanted anything to be said at all.
so just suffice it to say:

our family is weird and doesn't always acknowledge things in an even remotely overt manner, let alone indirectly or basically.

and i guess it hasn't been working for me.

i'm not asking for anything. i have to work through this.

if i can't erase the past 3 months, i guess i just need a lot of time. and the opportunity and resources to process in the way i need. which you all cannot provide.

so i'm not asking for anything. and the family stuff can't touch the torture my heart and mind are suffering from everything else right now.
but in grief, things get all mixed up and expanded and compounded.

so don't get yourselves all in a tizzy.

but thanks.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

photo for Ask the Professor

Plus, one of these two photos may end up as the photo to go along with the column. A student also took a bunch of pics last week, so perhaps one his shots will be used - will find out this Thursday when the paper comes out.
It is my personal belief that you all should be very proud of having such a scholar and charasmatic person as your brother/in-law/son/uncle/nephew...any others?
Hans out

"Ask the Professor"

Here is the very first "Ask the Professor" column. This is anticipated to be a regular column in JSC's very fine Basement medicine, the every other week newspaper published for the JSC community.

Regular exercise may well be the most enjoyable, efficient, and cost-effective method for improving mental health, physical health, and aiding in the prevention of chronic disease. For those who exercise outdoors, experiencing the fresh air and interacting with the natural world are a further benefit in our increasingly indoor-oriented and sedentary society. Simply put, exercise is great.

It seems to me that we are constantly inundated with a barrage of information and “advice” related to exercise, fitness, and health. Unfortunately, this information is often either misleading or incorrect. As a health scientist and exercise physiologist, I am often asked questions related to exercise and health. Just as often, I find myself attempting to dispel the many myths and misleading information related to this area.

So, I have decided to team up with Basement Medicine to write a column devoted to answering questions related to exercise, fitness, and health. For each installment, I will select a question from a member of the Johnson State College community and attempt to provide a helpful answer to the question.

The question for this week’s column comes from a student in one of my classes. She asks, “What is the deal with carbo-loading before exercise? That seems like a baaaaad idea.”

As I read this question, my very first thought was to wonder why this person is under the impression that carbohydrate loading seems like such a bad idea. In fact, carbohydrates provide the major source of energy during most types of exercise; more than fats, and far more than proteins. Carbohydrates can be found in many foods, such as pasta, rice, potatoes, cereal, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. In the body, all types of ingested carbohydrates are eventually broken down and rearranged to form glucose, which is the carbohydrate molecule that we use to produce energy. Glucose that is not immediately used to generate energy is stored as glycogen in the muscles and in the liver. Then, during exercise or in between meals, the glycogen is broken down to glucose and used to generate energy.

The classical paradigm for carbohydrate loading is intended to completely top off the glycogen stores in the muscles and liver before an important exercise competition. When we need energy, such as during exercise, glycogen is broken down to individual glucose units which are then processed to provide energy. According to this paradigm, carbohydrate consumption is purposefully decreased several days prior to an event in order to deplete the body’s glycogen stores. Then, in the one or two days immediately preceding the event, carbohydrate consumption is increased drastically so as to saturate glycogen stores. The idea, and it is a good one, is that since carbohydrates provide the major energy source during exercise, an athlete will be able to exercise faster and longer with greater glycogen stores. This approach has stood the test of time, and it is still practiced successfully by athletes to enhance performance. So, if you are one of those people who prepares for and competes in the occasional competitive event, carbohydrate loading may help you to perform better on competition day. One more important point: this paradigm of carbohydrate depletion followed by carbohydrate loading should only be completed occasionally before big events. The body MUST have adequate glucose to function effectively, so regular exercise – whether it be for general health and fitness or training for an athletic event – should be accompanied by adequate daily carbohydrate consumption.

How about consuming carbohydrates immediately before exercise, or, say, within one hour of exercise. One idea that has been touted in recent years is that ingestion of carbohydrates before exercise will cause a spike in insulin levels and a resulting decrease in blood sugar (i.e., glucose) levels. Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for transporting glucose into the cells from the blood, and yes, insulin levels are increased after eating. It is also true that low blood sugar levels would have a negative impact on exercise capacity for a variety of reasons. However, here are the realities of the situation. First, exercise causes a rapid and significant decrease in insulin levels. Second, our bodies have several methods for maintaining or increasing blood glucose levels during exercise. In fact, since our brains rely exclusively on glucose for energy, it could be argued that maintaining blood glucose levels is the single most important function of our body! Furthermore, since glucose is such a crucial source of energy for exercise, in my opinion it is an excellent idea to purposefully ingest foods containing carbohydrates prior to exercise. From an energy availability standpoint, it makes complete sense to begin exercise with ample levels of glucose in the blood.

I would be remiss if I did not leave you with one final point. Humans are individuals, and no two people will respond to eating or exercise in the exact same way. Therefore, although I believe that consumption of carbohydrates before exercise is beneficial for the vast majority of people, there is a small percentage who are ultra-sensitive to high carbohydrate foods and who might be better off avoiding carbohydrates before exercise. My suggestion is to experiment with eating before exercise, and then decide what works best for you.

If you have a question for the professor, please email him at Hans.Haverkamp@jsc.edu. He is looking forward to hearing from you.

Hans Christian Haverkamp

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Original Post

what happened to the original D&D post that jill put on impersonating me?

Original Post

what happened to the original D&D post that jill put on impersonating me?

Mika: Any Other World

The Mika Playlist

This is mostly for Hilary and maybe Evergreen, Hannah might like it too.

We Tell Stories

We Tell Stories. A cool advertising campaign for Penguin Books. Six different stories, based on classics, written by different acclaimed authors. Each story is interactive in a different way. The first is a cool google maps trail of sorts. Another, your place and mine, is a live love story "high-wire." Check them out. At least read the one "Hard Times;" it is both compelling and thought-provoking.


i did not write that post earlier, jill was impersonating me.

D & D funny movie

Try this one


It works!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Avoid Meltdown= $1,000,000,000,000

Season Premieres 2008

Fall Premiere Schedule
*All times based on eastern standard time*

Tuesday, September 16
9pm House - Fox

Thursday, September 18
8pm Smallville - The CW
9pm Supernatural - The CW

Monday, September 22
9pm Heroes - Two-hour premiere - NBC
9pm Boston Legal - ABC
10pm CSI: Miami - CBS

Tuesday, September 23
8pm NCIS - CBS
9pm The Mentalist - CBS
10pm Without a Trace - CBS
10pm Law & Order: SVU - NBC

Wednesday, September 24
8pm Knight Rider - NBC
9pm Criminal Minds - CBS
10pm CSI: NY - CBS
10pm Lipstick Jungle - NBC

Thursday, September 25
8pm Ugly Betty - ABC
9pm Grey's Anatomy - (special two-hour season premiere) - ABC
10pm ER - NBC

Sunday, September 28
9pm Cold Case - CBS
9pm Desperate Housewives - ABC
10pm Brothers & Sisters - ABC
10pm The Unit - CBS

Monday, September 29
8pm Chuck - NBC
10pm My Own Worst Enemy - NBC

Wednesday, October 1
8pm Pushing Daisies - ABC
9pm Private Practice - ABC
10pm Dirty Sexy Money - ABC

Friday, October 3
8pm Ghost Whisperer - CBS
9pm The Ex List - CBS
10pm Numb3rs - CBS
10pm Life - NBC

Thursday, October 9
9pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - CBS
10pm Eleventh Hour - CBS
10pm Life on Mars - ABC

October 10
10pm The Starter Wife - USA Network

Tuesday, October 14
10pm Eli Stone - ABC

Friday, October 17
9pm Crusoe - Two-hour premiere - NBC

The Lies of Politicians

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Disney Genetics

Hans wants one of these...I wear a medium.

The Pinnacle of Projections


Patient Contracts Hepatitis-C From Dialysis Center

Read about it here

The Pass

I just listened to The Pass by Rush, on Presto. And it is definitely one of my favorite songs be them. Actually, random Rush songs play themselves in my head all of the time. And The Pass is one that appears most frequently. But now I actually know which one it is because I never remember the names of their songs. The Pass, great song, tell your friends.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Grammar? Or is it punctuation?


Does this sentence need commas?

Neurons respond to and conduct electrical impulses.


Neurons respond to, and conduct, electrical impulses.

Or, is either one correct?

Hans out

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sesame Street: Preschool Musical

Watch Sesame Street: Preschool Musical


I was looking through my few hundred photos and they all fail. So I'm uploading only the few I think are actually alright.

the first meal I cooked:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Too funny

This is good.

For my Anatomy and Physiology course this fall, there are three written assignments that require some thought and application of some of the concepts discussed in class. Here is one of the questions for the first of these written assignments, which is due this Thursday:

The body of a man was found floating in the salt water of Grand-Pacific Bay, which has a salt concentration that is slightly greater than body fluids. When seen during an autopsy, the cells in his lung tissues were clearly swollen. Which of the following conclusions is the most logical? Why?

a. He probably drowned in the bay
b. He may have been murdered elsewhere
c. He did not drown

Now, here is an email I just recieved from one of my students regarding this question:

Hi Hans,
This is (name deleted) from your A&P class. I have a question about the second question. When I first thought of an answer for it, I thought I knew what I was talking about but when I just sat down to type it up, I read it over again, and really confused myself. I don't know how much help you can give me, but anything in the way of clarity might help.
So, this guy was found dead in a salt-water bay but his lung tissues were found to be swollen. I came to the conclusion that he couldn't have drowned in the bay because if he had, since salt water is a hypertonic solution, the water in his cells would have rushed out and shrank. So I'm left with he may have been murdered elswhere, or, he did not drown. I am confused now. Since his lung tissue cells were swollen, that must mean that they were exposed to some sort of hypotonic solution, right? Or maybe I'm wrong. I'm trying to think of some way to drown in a hypotonic solution, but can't, so my inclination is to go with he may have been murdered elsewhere. But if I write that down, I'm not really sure how to explain myself.
Maybe these are stupid question, but I'm really confused. I would have talked to you in class today, but like I said, I thought I had it down before I went to actually type it and re-read everything.
Anything that you can offer me (especially clarity) would be great - and if you can't, that's okay too, I'll think of something to write.
Thanks for your help!

Great, eh? I thought this was wicked funny.

By the way, of course somebody can drown in hypotonic water, like, any water from a sink, tub, lake, etc. Not sure where she came up with that thought, probably just confused herself.

peace out

Anti Spore

This is why I love the internet.

Spore came out on Sunday. Long story short, you take bacteria and evolve it through civilization and onward to space where you can travel the galaxies. This site Anti Spore popped up the very next day. About how Spore is evil because it is "E for Everyone" yet teaches children that evolution exist when while this sites creator is convinced otherwise and says the game is a... well, here is a quote.

"I created this blog to find support for and follow my progress in letting Electronic Arts know that their biggest attack on Christian values to date will not be tolerated."

The first post on this website.


Yesterday I found out about a new game called Spore when my son asked me to buy it for him. It looked innocent enough at first and has “E for Everyone” ESRB rating. But don’t be mislead, apparently “everyone” means everyone they want to teach evolution to.

This entire game is propaganda aimed directly at our children to teach them evolution instead of creationism, or “intelligent design” if you go for stupid PC terms.

The object of the game is to evolve from a “spore” into demon-like intelligent space creatures that violently take over the galaxy. Such as this one below.

I decided that Electronic Arts needs to hear from concerned people such as myself that this sort of game is not acceptable, and created this blog to find support and share information and progress with anyone who feels the same as I do.


I would like to note the following. You can beat the entire game without killing a creature. And I'm going to prove it.

Another Post


It takes a village to raise a child

And 8,500 employees at Electronic Arts to corrupt a child’s mind.

8,500 people all working together and not a single one with enough Jesus to stand up and say what they are doing is wrong.

It makes me sick.


A comment on the site about one of the post made:

"You havent a clue have you?"

Genius. So simple a sentence.

Funny stuff. The internet is easily the fairest news source of all, contradictory to what CNN and Fox would have you believe.

Anti Spore.com


Hey, I'm going to hike along the tiber river this afternoon, and when I get back go shopping at the big coop. I'm running out of food ideas real fast. So please help me with some really cheap ideas.
Anything with pastaor rice is good. Rice particularly. And other main course meals that maybe dont revolve around pasta or rice.
Frying is preferred, because I have no idea how to bake anything.
Thanks. I'll check to see what you came up with a few hours.


Monday, September 8, 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Clifford Stone: Interfacer

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

David Adair - Speed of Light

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

The Future

4 September

We had a telephone interview scheduled yesterday with Benjamin Fulford which was unexpectedly canceled at the last minute. It appears he's very concerned over the latest turns of events, and would only say that we should be aware of 8 September. We know nothing more than this, other than he stressed that things are constantly changing.

Two weeks previously he publicly stated that he had learned from his own sources that 30 September would be important, being the end of the US Fiscal Year. It was then, he had been told, when US bankruptcy could be announced, with various complex major consequences.

Half Past Human, using its very unusual and creative predictive web bot technology, have identified 7 October as the date for a crucial event - preceded by a plateau of 11 days of tension starting on 27 September. The aftermath of the 7 October event, they say, will last till mid-February. They do not know what this is, save that’s it’s partly economic, partly military. They're confident of their prediction, and note that this situation is totally unique in their experience.

They compare the five months of 'release language' they have identified on the net (in connection with the period of time following the incident) with the far shorter 10 or 11 days following 9/11. This implies the possibility of a far more major and impactful event or situation.

Half Past Human first got our attention at Camelot when they predicted regime change in Pakistan as far back as last February. President Musharraf, facing impeachment, resigned one day later than the exact date they had identified five months earlier.

We interviewed George Green by phone two days ago and have just published this here (see also What's New on our Site, opposite). He believes WW III is on its way and is planning to relocate to Ecuador.

Our source Hawkeye (see below here, here, here, here and here) stated in his last messages to us that the first ten days of October would be highly significant. We have not heard from him in the last several weeks.

There are clear parallels to the events depicted in Timeline 1, variant 83 - although this timeline has been broken and some important details are clearly different.

There is no-one we know, or are aware of, who is saying that we should all relax and that this is all hype.

Our own new site, catering for the needs of what George Green has called The Ground Crew, is very nearly ready for launch. It's focused on the formation of communities and will be a support structure for aware people connecting with one another if they wish to. We will be announcing it here before the end of the coming weekend.

Source: http://www.projectcamelot.org/

TV Viewers for McCain



Friday, September 5, 2008

How George Lucas affected the world!

*Click to Enlarge the Image*

Thursday, September 4, 2008


seirra club just came out with their list of top 10 schools for environmentally friendly, and what not,
WWC was number 3
and Berea was number 7
and Penn state was number 8
-pretty cool

TV Viewers Palin


FOXNEWS 9,038,000
NBC 7,720,000
CNN 6,114,000
ABC 5,050,000
CBS 4,630,000
MSNBC 3,277,000

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Analyst talking about Palin after commercial break

Here is a good one. Analyst talk about Palin after they thought they were on a commercial break.




CNN's Report about it

(CNN) – Prominent Republican analysts Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy became the latest victims of an open microphone Wednesday, caught after a segment on MSNBC trashing John McCain’s pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.

Noonan, a Wall Street Journal columnist and former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan, and Murphy, a campaign strategist and onetime aide to John McCain, can both be heard expressing disbelief with the pick of Palin after they apparently thought they were in a commercial break.

“I come out of the blue swing-state governor world, Engler, Whitman, Thompson, Mitt Romney,” Murphy said during the mishap which has since been posted on YouTube. Murphy later flatly says of the pick, “It’s not going to work.”

Noonan is heard going even further, saying of the presidential race, “It’s over.”

“I think they went for this — excuse me– political bulls–t about narratives,” Noonan also said. “Every time the Republicans do that, because that’s not where they live and it’s not what they’re good at, they blow it.”

Murphy, who was a senior adviser to John McCain’s 2000 presidential bid, also adds, “You know what’s really the worst thing about it? The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical.”

Fishy photo


This link has a shot of one of the fish that I reeled in when Justin and I did a fishing expedition a few weeks ago at the Cape. We left from the very tip of the cape at about 4:00am, but unfortunately missed the heavy feeding. There was massive thunderstorms so we couldn't get out by 2:00am, which was the initial plan. My shot is from August 16th. I also caught a really beautiful Blue Fish, but he didn't post that one.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008