Archive for Distractions

Lazy Linking

I'm sort of lacking the motivation to actually post about anything, so here are some links to some stuff that I found interesting. Enjoy – or not.. it's up to you. 😉

Acrobots – This is ridiculously amusing – for a few minutes.

What to do in an emergency – A parody of

Poor Pluto.. he just wanted to hang out with the other planets.

Color Hunter – Automatically creates color palettes from images. I like stuff like this.. so there.

Bedtime Tunes – Mellowish songs. Great when you wanna take a nap, like now. I'd recommend clicking on the "Highest Rated" rather than the "Latest" songs.

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Not Much

Pencil + Paper + Waiting For Laundry = ?

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Google SketchUp

If anyone is unfamiliar with SketchUp, it's a great little 3D modeling program that was acquired by google quite some time ago. I've used it before, briefly, but never had any real reason to get serious with it. I still don't, really, but I've taken another stab at it.

Right now I have two projects in mind for SketchUp: 1) designing some cheap furniture and then running off with plans to lumber store and finally building myself some chairs and a couch, and 2) modeling lego blocks and using them to create amazing lego thingies!


If you have any inclination towards building or designing things, you should check it out. <- go there.. that's the link. 🙂

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Saturday's Speedlolcating – 9/15/07

Copy Cat
Copy Cat

i can has best fwend?
i can has best fwend?

Dude... Wait, what?
Dude… Wait, what?

Halp! am not 4 kocoa!
Halp! am not 4 kocoa!

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Sunday Quote – 9/09/07

"It is known that there is an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the product of a deranged imagination."

-Douglas Adams


Saturday's Speedlolcating – 9/08/07





Spreading the Plague

I've been accused of single-handedly spreading the plague amongst my place of work. It's an accusation that brings both an odd sense of guilt, and a strange feeling of power and accomplishment. I'm more than willing to accept the blame, knowing deep down that I haven't really done anything wrong, but it's fun to play along. This *IS* a game.. right?

Enter the segue – I've always found the spread of information interesting. The internet is fascinating, the way a single person (such as myself) can put up just about anything, and have it available for the rest of the world. I'm almost obsessive compulsive when it comes to checking the stats for this blog – seeing where people are coming from, what they searched for to get here, their geographic location. But that's all virtual interaction. Diseases are a rare marker of physical social interaction. I think it would be interesting if there were a real-time look at the spread of colds and viruses globally – being able to watch as 1 red dot gets on a plane on the west coast, flies a few hundred miles, and starts creating new red dots.

Imagine if you could spread something like that that didn't cause people to be miserable. What if you could make someone's day better.. maybe spread a little happiness? Imagine the red-dot-disease scenario, but instead with yellow smiley faces popping up all over a map…

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
J. D. Salinger

You know what? I think you can. It just takes a little more effort than getting someone (or everyone, in my case) sick. The easiest start is just to smile and be friendly. People react A LOT different when I'm in happy-friendly mode than when I'm in sleepy-depressed mode. And I think that positive reaction sticks around for awhile, sometimes maybe spreading to others. Try it. Try to be positive and cheerful, not to the point where it's sickening, keep it real – and try to get everyone around you to catch it.

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