Look forward to it!

January 8, 2009

So my updates have been very sparse and very spaced out. I’ve attempted many times to start some sort of weekly thing but I never end up being consistent with it.

But I’m going to try it again!

Look forward to the debut of a I am a Catchy Title feature! I’ll give you a hint. You’ll be seeing my face a lot!


Monday Math Rock!

December 16, 2008

Taking a page out of my Italian Biffle‘s book, I’m doing a little playlist today.  I’m going to mix it up a little though.  I usually don’t listen to individual songs but rather a whole album/artist at one time.  Most recently, I’ve been really craving some math rock.  I was introduced to this genre by Maps and Atlases.  I linked to their earlier album, Tree Swallows Houses, which I think is the better album.

Now for the Playlist:

Minus the Bear – Planet of Ice

Portugal. The Man – Church Mouth

Q and not U – Different Damage

mewithoutYou – Catch for us the Foxes

Damiera – Damiera EP

The Fall of Troy – Phantom on the Horizon

Friday Link Fest!

December 12, 2008

Since I rarely update, I decided I need something consistent to keep me on schedule.  I’m usually procrastinating at work by reading all the various blogs that I read so why not put them in one spot.

Taken from a TV documentary, scientist excavate an ant colony.

I’m a pretty heavy user of Twitter and I this is probably the youngest twitter-er ever.

I also love “casual gaming” which could easily be done at work through little flash games such as Auditorium.

Sony recently release their version of the Xbox 360’s avatars and the Wii’s miis.  Now it’s a contest to see which console has the best ability to imitate celebrities!  Avatar vs Mii vs Home people Fight.

The last link is a gallery of awesome photos.  You’ve seen all the photos where people leave a super long shutter time and use flashlights and sparklers to make photos.  This guy does the same thing but in a unique way.  Check it out.

Look forward to these types of post at least every Friday.

To celebrate an occasion and some BA

December 11, 2008

That occasion would be WordPress updating their website!  I know it’s been a long time since I’ve update anything but I just haven’t had the motivation to write about anything.  Although, I did write something a little bit ago but I ended up not publishing it.

Anyways, I always enjoy it when web designers implement some type of drag and drop interface to their website.  Almost Ajax-y but I’m not really sure what they are using.

Another thing I like is the little “Quickpress” module on the front dashboard.  Quick and easy but it’d be nice to see it auto save because I lost what I wrote a little bit earlier.

On another note, many of you that know me know that I am a big cyclist and along with that comes a little bit of love for Bicycle Advocacy.  Some how I came across this web comic about bikes and Bike Advocacy.  Check out a sample strip.


Nostalgia is so difficult

October 27, 2008

Last night, my roommate brought back something infinitely more awesome than the event that was currently going on at the time (Phillies winning their 4th game).  He brought back a little bit of 1995 for me.  A little black box that most of us remember by the opening chime “Sega!”

But this post isn’t about the awesomeness of nostalgia.  It’s about the immense difficulty of that cursed nostalgia.  I feel like the games of this age are a little too difficult.  Kids grow up playing pussy games like Banjo Kazooie.  We take for granted various things like selectable difficulty, save games, and continues.  I remember the days where I had to leave the console on just to save my game.

One thing I do appreciate is the advancement in the graphic quality.  I went from playing the ever so classic Altered Beast to a crappy flash game on the internet and it still looked better.

On another note, enjoy Robocop on a Unicorn.

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Blog Action Day 2008

October 15, 2008

Since today is Blog Action Day, I came across this article about 25 powerful portraits of children.  Here’s an example.

[Via Smashing Magazine] [Picture Credit]

I’m going to be all over the place

October 14, 2008

I understand that all of my loyal readers have been really pressing for me to update more often.  Of course, by loyal readers, I mean Liz.  So here’s a little explaination why.

I say that I don’t update as often because I am always busy and never really have time to sit down.  In reality, I just don’t come across anything that’s really worth writing about.  Actually, that’s a lie.  I have a lot I want to write about but it’s nothing that’s worth writing a whole post about.  This is where Twitter comes in.

Twitter satisfies the need that I have to tell everyone on the Interwebs about my thoughts.  140 characters is enough to get my point across but not enough for a whole post.  While this is all fine and dandy, I feel like this “Micro-Blogging” is really taking away from my ability to conjure up any type of solid article.  Those 140 characteres really strap down my creativity.

My super awesome “wow I want to have your babies so they’re just as funny as you” humor is hard to express in a little tiny box that’s meant for “I’m stuck in traffic, playing with my radio” or “I’m hungry. I want to eat a baby”.

It just doesn’t have the same effect.

So for now, I’m going to try to update more often.  They will most likely be random links that I come across as interesting.