Sunday, December 23, 2007

I used some new search engine to search for my own name and i came across my old mute sir website, which i thought was gone for good. way to hang in there angelfire! here's a link to see a comic that was written FIVE YEARS AGO!

it's still incredibly funny, especially to me because i included a million inside jokes. if you'd like i will explain them all to you someday. 

Friday, December 21, 2007

Fun times

Over Tuesday and Weds yolanda and i went to bellingham WA to visit our friends tim and stef. We went to an irish pub there that they frequestn and played some trivia. We didn't think that we were doing too well, but we tied for first, which netted us 8 bucks a piece in prize money! that could have been 16 bucks, but i said that one of the answers was "Jicama" though i thought that it wasn't. Yolanda knew the answer was "Jerusalem Choke" but stef didn't change it. oh well, still number one. I kept us alive in sudden death by knowing that the name of the horse in Neverending story was "Artax." 

I started reading some of the "Oz" books as an easy read over the break. I read the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and enjoyed it. Pretty different then the movie. A lot more cool creatures and a lot more heads getting cut off at the hands of the tin woodman. Also, everyone in the land of  oz is actually sort of gullible and simple. Enjoyable, nonetheless. I've been reading them on my old palm device which is an excellent e-book reader, and they are all public domain these days and our available via project gutenberg. Yolanda reminded me that I had used the DS as an ebook reader, and read a lot of the tintin books, which i thought were all right, but couldn't really get into (at least on the DS). So I looked into it and there are a couple of programs that convert .txt files to books. The DS works great as an ebook reader since you can turn it sideways and use both screens as pages. totally awesome and much more comfortable than the handspring visor, though it requires a little fuddling with the .txt files, where the visor I just have to download it and throw it on there, and is really not bad, not as bright and rechargable as the DS. I have to use windows for both devices. I use a program that runs windows in Mac OSX and it works well, but i can't run IE in it because it ALREADY has viruses that go to XXX sites. Ridiculous. 

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Gods among men. 

Sometimes it's ok to brag, especially on your own blog, so I will. Yolanda and I both got straight a's this term, so we rule. She had four classes and worked, so she deserves even more praise then me. 

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Flash Embed test

This is a test to see if the NEW site i got to host flash files works, because omnidrive is pretty crummy.


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This is an old flash movie I made in summer 2003. (it's got no loading screen so if you are going to click through it, give it a minute before you start. You'll need to click some pictures, and wave the mouse cursor over others.) I want to do more blog entries in this style, because i saw this blog a couple of years ago and fell in love with the style, (which is why i put together the above movie) and i think this next semester i will have time to put together something like it. I've been doing so much school stuff that involves math the last two month that I feel like i have not really gotten anything creative done, and that's sad. Here's some more work by the same artist.

Shanghai Diary
Life Lab #1
Life Lab#2

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Merry X-mas

I saw this on Kotaku and thought it was pretty funny. 

Monday, December 10, 2007

studying hard

I took a bathroom break from studying and got my highest score yet in geometry wars for DS, 1,200,000 and something. That got me over 100 places higher in the online leader boards to...155! amazing! i went to grab a screen shot from their website but they only show the top 25. Someday you'll see the name sPaC3H0mbr3 up there. Back to studying, i guess.

I am supposed to be studying but i started looking for pictures of cheburashka to make icons out of. this one didn't make the cut.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

eat your heart out EVERYBODY

Last night, my brother's friend Joey, treated us to free tickets as well as VIP passes to Tool's show at the memorial coliseum. It's been a long time since i would have considered myself a tool fan, but i still have a soft spot in my heart for earlier albums, and besides, who would pass up great tickets and VIP passes to anything? The show had a lot of laser effects and more of the same video screens that they have had the last...five times i have seen them. Joey said that there was a crew of over 40 people, and there were seven trucks to carry all of the equipment. I believe it. They had their own lighting rigging and crazy effects and projectors and all this stuff.

Joey showed us the bus they've been traveling in which was pretty posh: satelitte tv, kitchenette and 12 bunks each with a personal dvd player. Some of the busses even have a "camera channel" so if you are in your bunk, you can turn it on to see where what the camera mounted on the front of the bus sees. That way, you can see where you are if the bus stops. We went to an after-party of sorts where there was beer, and the drummer from tool was walking around, but we didn't meet any of them, which was fine because I am not so starstruck by them any longer. There was also a drunk guy who insisted that my brother was the spitting image of "dale" danny carey's (the drummer's) brother. He was funny and uncomfortable. Also, Joey gave some tickets and passes to some drum company people, but when they tried to get into the after party, he told the guard people not to let them in. That made us look extra cool. Trans Am was also enjoyable. At one point, one of the members took a bite out of a sandwich while playing the keyboard with his free hand. His bite was not sensible, and he spent the rest of the song chewing. Unbelievable!

All in all, a good time. Thanks to joey for getting us in and showing us around, thanks to ben for knowing joey!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

this is a test post

to see if my drive share works:

it did.