mercat: (Default)
I'm too good at it.

...Where you win if you can research obscure things? That, or I'm way too fucking stubborn and I insist upon running my results dry time after time.

Other than tracking down sold-out items from over a year ago, I have successfully tracked down a lot of things recently. It has only made me wish that databases were more comprehensive, so instead of searching 50 sites I would only have to search one. This is especially a problem with online shopping, where a small store may have exactly what you want, but it doesn't show up on Google Shopping or Amazon and their site is basically unsearchable or undiscoverable unless someone else points you directly there. BUT I DIGRESS.

Earlier this week our professor challenged us to find a slightly meme-ish image of what looked like the Michael Jackson of zebras. His head was striped, his upper torso was white, his back was striped, and his back legs were white.

First of all, don't google "half white zebra" because you get nothing but pages of "ARE ZEBRAS HALF WHITE WITH BLACK STRIPES OR BLACK WITH WHITE STRIPES LOLOLOL".

Second, in under five minutes I found the image by trying "albino zebra" and then I believe "partially albino zebra" which led me to a page about zorses. And zonies. Which are half zebras, half horse/pony, and are generally bred in Africa (much like other places get donkeys, and they are most often sterile as well) because zebras have some natural biological defenses they can pass on.

Uh and then in class Thursday we were talking about what a temple is, thematically, and for a brief few moments the prof had an image of a buddha on the screen, of course with no source. HOWEVER I realized that under this seated buddha was a script that was too familiar... A script from the old online COSI: Adventure game that was linked from their site (to LiveScience?) a while back. I think the game is still up if you have a direct link.

ANYWAY, the online game was based slightly on the Adventure! exhibit, but without a lot of the originality, probably because of time/money constraints. (I'm not complaining, it was made for 8 year olds, approximately, I'm most likely the only person who ever cared.) However, given my extensive gradeschool examination of Egyptology, I recognized that one of the... uh... sacred items? that they used in the game was a slightly photoshopped version of an Egyptian alabaster papyrus-lotus vase.

Anyway, eventually you have to crack a code, and if there's one thing about me, I LOVE CODES. I was always upset though that you never got a good look at all 26 letters, because you never used them all, and the closest you would get is the "dictionary" you would get, but since it was a very low-quality shockwave file, you couldn't look at it too closely to get a good enough idea, either.

I always assumed they found some random font (which, tbh, they probably did) and just threw it on there. That, or they made it up, which was awesome. And since I never found anything about it, I just kept on assuming it was awesome and went on my merry way. I took the character that kind of looked like a "d" (I don't know what character they used it as) and I think I have it as my random icon on a few different sites-- Twitter I know to be one.

UNTIL THURSDAY.

So I'm sitting there looking at this buddha, which I know absolutely jack shit about except that we're currently discussing stupas in terms of temple design and what they are, and under this buddha are TWO TO THREE LINES OF THIS TEXT WHERE SOME OF THE CHARACTERS LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THIS CODE

AND I'M ALL LIKE "HOLY SHIT OMG I FOUND IT" WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY "OH FUCK NO IT'S NOT ORIGINAL I AM LE SADFACE"

And then the prof decided to not post the presentation, from which I was hoping to steal the image so I could try to tineye it. False! Hahaha, just kidding.

So I googled combinations like "seated buddha sculpture ancient stone hand raised" for about thirty minutes, pretty much ever permutation of ideas ever and then decided to try a library image database. I tried to be a bit more general and tried things like "seated buddha" and "buddha sculpture" and eventually I stumbled upon one that was SIMILAR but not exactly the same sculpture (and was much plainer, had no text, etc.). So I took one of the title words from that, not knowing what it meant and tried Googling it, nothing. Took that back to the art database, found an even closer-looking image! Took a different word from the title/description, tried Googling that, SUCCESS! So then I tried googling/wikipedia-ing that, etc. to try to find more, plus "city name of sculpture + text" and FINALLY came across a wikipedia page that had some ancient script information.

It was very close, but not quite in the ballpark enough yet. So I clicked through to several different pages, and a few more from there, and I have a few pieces here, and a few pieces there, and at this point I think I'm pretty darn close and I need an expert or to sit down side-by-side with the "code" and pick out each one individually.



So... I have completion problems, I guess. Or research fascinates me too much, I don't know. Or I'm too stubborn. OR I'M TOO GOOD AT THE INTERNET.

Anyway.

On a completely unrelated note, I've noticed I've gotten more in shape this week. I call it "skinnyface" from tour but it's usually about three weeks into alldays for me when I realize that I'm exercising and eating well and I have lost weight. I don't know if I can chalk it up to bloating or something? Because it always seems to be something I notice overnight, one day and not any day before, which doesn't seem possible. But at any rate, I've also been very tired and physically worn out again this week, though not feeling sickly-tired like I did two weeks ago. So I don't know? Maybe this trying-to-eat-healthy thing is too much undereating? What I've found is that I am much better about controlling what I eat (that is, not eating too many junk foods) when I control the shopping. I'm still probably not working enough fruits and veggies into my daily diet as opposed to grains and dairy and delicious, delicious pizzas (I'm serious [Red Baron 4-Cheese]), but I'm trying to slowly edge myself into a healthful diet that I enjoy. I could eat a veggie diet that I bet would be supremely healthful but I would probably get sick of it very quickly. Not to mention hooooow fucking expeeensiiiive fruits and veggies are. Well, everything in Hawaii.

So anyway, that's what five-miles-a-day-bicycling-on-all-hills and dropping 75% of the junk food will do.

Last week I tried to make it my mission to, instead of buying lots of frozen things and eating them one day at a time, to buy some bulk food items and make enough for a long time (ignoring the fact that I still have pasta sauce in the fridge and my mom just mailed me two cans of skyline! AUGH OM NOM THE TEMPTATION). I bought shrimp and rice and all the supplies for garlic shrimp, it was STUPIDLY EXPENSIVE. Partly because I now have enough garlic shrimp-making flavorings for, uh, the rest of the year, but whatever. On day three I was already sick of garlic shrimp. What the fuck? I hate my food-moods. I've eaten almost nothing but pizza for about three weeks, this is some crap. I like pizza but I AM TRYING TO GET SOME HEALTHFUL VARIETY UP IN THIS BITCH MIX. I'm mostly pissed because it seems like a waste of money if I'm not going to eat it, WHICH I NEED TO BEFORE IT GOES BAD, and especially if I keep in this pizza-and-italian-food rut for the rest of the semester. Fuck.

So, uh... I'm kinda learning to cook? Not that I can't, given an adequate recipe, it just takes up SO MUCH FUCKING TIME and I HATE IT.

I think next up might be coco loco chicken!!!!!11! though, because ON NOM DELICIOUS but also omg chicken?! With lime curry sauce you bet your ass

It is delicious.



...Aaaaand I didn't do my pushups for this week (again), I am a failure. As much as I would like to be able to do and gain all the benefit from pushups, I JUST HATE IT and I've totally let it slip my mind this week.

Which I'll say is forgiveable since I now have to spend the entire fucking weekend in the stupid studio AGAIN. Free time on a weekend?! What the fuck is that?! I would like to fucking GET OUT ON A BIKE RIDE THANKYOUVERYMUCH

Luckily next weekend is a long weekend with no homework over it aaaaaand the student architecture club is having a sand castle building contest. FOR REALZ, Y'ALL
mercat: (Default)
OMG color e-ink is coming. By the time I can afford this stuff, these systems will (hopefully) have settled a little more and be COMPLETELY AWESOME. (As if they aren't already.)

I still think it would be awesome if there were an open-source pdf textbook service that would 1) put shitty textbook companies (read: bad writers, those under the effect of legal shit like Texas' removal of non-christian religions and the downplaying of Jefferson because he was "an atheist", ripoff artists who release new editions every few years just to make money while wasting both people's money and the materials used to print them) out of business, 2) reduce the weight load of students, which would, in effect, 1) save students money, 2) [theoretically] allow for more honest writing (think about the accuracy of wikipedia here, sort of), 3) save students from weight injuries (I did my eighth-grade science fair on this, remember?), 4) save physical materials. Look, if you could buy a pdf-reader for your kindergartener and it lasted them all the way through college with the net result of no physical textbooks, wouldn't that be amazing?! It could even be a laptop or a netbook and not e-ink, if that was what you needed.

SO! EXCITING NEWS. A random lady (and by lady I just mean, a female who I would consider in an older age group than me-- she has a daughter who is old enough to have been to COSI, but she's not, say, whole generation older than me, probably in her early 30's or late 20's?) messaged me on facebook through my posts on the "I miss COSI's Adventure!" group. We are going to start a fan page for Adventure and PROBABLY end up breaking the code as a team (unless I somehow manage to stumble into the solution beforehand, which is doubtful). BUT! I am so excited.

Also, I really want to win that spend-the-night-in-Adventure contest. WOOOOO.

A geek pronunciation guide, which I actually found helpful and corrected me on a few things. (Although to be honest when I see "WYSIWYG" I just say "what you see is what you get" which is definitely easier than saying "doublyew-wy-ess-eye-doublyew-wy-gee". Don't ask me why I chose those spellings, I just did. There have to be a ton of ways to "spell" letters, and it probably changes every time I have to sit down and write-spell something.)

WOAH. You're going to want to read this.. It's an internet security issue. ANYONE can hack your social media as long as you are both signed into the same UNSECURED WI-FI. Which is most wireless. BRB trying to secure things.

So I've seen the world's largest gummy worm floating around the internet for a few weeks, and for the life of me, something about it bothered me in the back of my mind and I couldn't figure out what. But I just got it: look familiar? (Side note: I've seen those World's Biggest Gummybears in person, they look disgusting based sheerly on mass. I'm pretty sure the worm would be the same way, although it would make for a GREAT halloween food item.)

Also. I am not in a great mood, currently, with technology. My OneNote files decided to get corrupted, and it's looking like I probably won't be able to rescue them (FUCKKKKKKKK). Additionally, I just discovered today that all the quotes I've kept in my facebook application --ALL 150+ OF THEM-- are no longer accessible because the app just DISAPPEARED without warning anyone. GODDAMNIT. As much as I love OneNote I think from here on out I'm going to try to just keep everything in Evernote. UGH.

Some guy on twitter made a bot to argue anti-global-warming crap with people, originally just for the people that responded to him, but now it actively searches and starts discussion. Trolling for arguments with a chatbot might be the best method of this, because you present the same evidence without wasting your own time, which you know you're going to if you spend your own time doing this. Really. I want to give this guy a hero badge or something, shit.

The Kahiki's fireplace is for sale! If I had a real job, and I lived here, and I were actually opening the tiki restaurant I dream of opening, I would buy it. (Last time I checked it was at $1.25... I COULD AFFORD THAT.)

PROMPT TIME! I used to play softball. However, my "sport" is marching band. Specifically, drum corps. <3

A cute video:



So, more information on the 200 student cheating incident I posted yesterday. Granted, I only read the article the other day and did not watch the professor's video; I think I'm too empathetic and I didn't want to feel angry or guilty or shamed watching a video that had nothing to do with me. I get that enough in regular life, thanks. (I can't stand to see people embarassed... I, unfortunately, am readily affected by second hand embarassment, which SUCKS.) ANYWAY. It turns out the students were just studying from the publisher's testbank. Maybe it's a generational thing, but I don't see a problem with this. I study from people's notes, from answer manuals, etc. IN FACT, the books we've generally used HAVE THE ANSWERS IN THE BACK SO YOU CAN CHECK YOUR WORK. Granted, this is a test. But I do think the professor should expect students to be studying from the materials they can attain legally, and if he uses the same problems, I don't think that's the students' fault. I use solutions manuals to check my work regularly, when I can, because THIS SHIT IS HARD. I need any advantage I can get to pass these classes, and I don't consider it cheating to check my work, or, in this case, anticipate problems and study.

I'm still not watching that video, I'd probably make myself sick.

Honestly, what's with all the "Cowboys & Aliens: Ford's Comeback" crap? WAS HE EVER GONE? I say no. Choosing to do a different genre doesn't mean you've slacked off, it means you got offered different things.

SURE, just like Disney's switching 100% from 2d animation. Okay. Look, you can be creative and come up with more general-children's-films ideas, but at some point you're going to want to make "a princess movie" again. Also, WHAT THE HELL DO YOU CONSIDER ALADDIN TO BE?! If that's a princess movie, I CAN'T EVEN.

In other rage-inducing media news, there's a Mean Girls 2 coming out?! Ugh. Please.

On a positive note, I'm catching up on episodes of Chuck and they just made a Fievel Goes West reference. UH, YESSSS.
mercat: (Default)
ATTENION. Submit your name for this contest to spend the night in COSI's Adventure. And then if you win, BRING ME. PLEASE, I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND! (Well, some of you do, I'm sure.)

But seriously... do it.


I do not drink soda more often than milk. I LOVE MILK. I have it every morning for breakfast, and with a lot of meals. If we go out to eat and it's a Coke place, I get milk. And in terms of pop, I drink Mountain Dew. I'm not really a cola person. Every once in a while, root beer.

An all-cat production of Hamlet. I... how?
mercat: (hawaiiana jones)
Indiana Jones ref in Fallout New Vegas. (Coincidentally, all three movie refs he listed have Harrison Ford in them.)

Adventure in the news.

Disney tiki movie, which I'm not sure how I feel about that.

But, uhhh... this is a little horrifying.
On the Twitter front: NASA gets a coolant leak.

Creepy time-lapse videos of Japanese plants! There are few things that strike instant horror into my heart, but one of them is plants that move. I realize, yes, that plants are alive, but they don't "move" (I don't know a better way to put that) and they aren't sentient. BUT THEY WERE THE SCARIEST PART OF JUMANJI. (Although Audrey II doesn't creep me out at all... I guess because Little Shop is so campy. If it were at all serious, I'd probably freak.)

Also on my list of horrifying things, mutated/evil rabbits. The Holy Grail rabbit and Bunnicula don't count, though. And neither do jackalopes, oddly, although rodents with huge nose warts/growths probably would, as I remember being a little creeped out by my best friend's rabbit's inch-and-a-half-long nose-wart in gradeschool.

...I have strange fears.

Anyway, tonight's episode of Big Bang was INDIANA JONES THEMED! I kind of supposed it would be from the ads this week, but they didn't say anything explicit in the ads so I wasn't sure. The nerdiest thing they mentioned was Deborah Nadoolman, the costumer, but... I'm kinda iffy on her. I've read a lot of confusing accounts on her on COW, so I'm not sure how I feel about her. Anyway, it's a complicated issue and the one person maybe reading this who cares probably already knows more about it than I do (or doesn't care because he's a pretty relaxed guy, seems like).

...Buuuut I digress (which is just another way of saying "anyway" without starting YET ANOTHER point with that remark). I hope they continue from where they left off rather than just wrapping it up explanatorially. (Although I doubt they will--they do a good job of keeping a solidly flowing roughly-relative-to-weekly storyline, and on twitter one of the writers said that the Raiders March was not an uncostly deal.) BUT. They supposedly went to see a showing of Raiders (I'm jealous, I've missed big-screen showings of it TWICE this year, both coincidentally local to me!) with 21 seconds of yet-unseen footage... I wish. Lucasfilm hasn't released anything yet-unseen in ages. :(

Prompt time!

Top three favorite bands... Man, I don't know. My favorite songs at the moment are Tchaikovsky's 1812 (my permanent favorite), Cee Lo's Fuck You (which I also discovered his band is all rockin' girls! yeeeeaw), and Billy Joel's Ballad of Billy the Kid. Let's just leave it there and call it good.
mercat: (hawaiiana jones)
OH HEY COSI PUT UP A SLIDESHOW OF PRETTY AWESOME PHOTOS, YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT.



[EDIT] Um, what, you have to buy tickets for Adventure now? I mean, I'm not heartbroken, Adventure's been half-closed for over five years (I don't even know how many--eight?) because it just costs too much to run (I'm guessing it's all the elctricity--animatronic characters, non-CFL bulbs for atmospheric effect, sound effects, printed maps for every group), so if they need to charge $3 to each person to cover that to keep it open, I say FUCKING DO IT. E]:D And $15 for an annual Adventure Pass? Um... yes. Done.

Also, I wonder if you get a wicked cool paper ticket out of the deal? Probably not because it's just another cost, but... um... that would still be wicked.
mercat: (hawaiiana jones)
BREAKING FUCKING NEWS

ADVENTURE IS OPEN AGAIN

GUYS I DON'T KNOW IF YOU UNDERSTAND HOW EXCITED I AM ABOUT THIS

THIS IS THE REASON I EVEN KNOW INDIANA JONES EXISTS

THIS IS THE REASON I WANT TO WORK FOR DISNEY OR THE COMPANY THAT DESIGNED ADVENTURE, ROTO STUDIO

I KIND OF CONSIDER IT THE DEFINING MOMENT OF ME BEGINNING TO FLUSH OUT MY OWN INTERESTS, THAT IS, THE FIRST THING OUTSIDE OF WHAT I GREW UP BEING FAMILIAR WITH (READING, CATS, BICYCLING, ETC.) THAT MADE ME THINK "A-HA! THIS HAS TRULY BLOWN MY MIND"

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT CHECK OUT THESE PHOTOS FROM ROTO STUDIO (MUCH BETTER QUALITY THAN THE ONES I'VE EVER TAKEN):

COSI Columbus Adventure

PARDON THE HORRIBLE GIF COMPRESSION BUT DOESN'T THAT LOOK LIKE AN INDIANA JONES ADVENTURE? YOU'RE DAMN STRAIGHT IT DOES. CODES, TALKING IDOLS, THIS SHIT IS MY LIFE

I'M KIND OF NOT KIDDING

ANYWAY, YOU SHOULD BE EXCITED TOO. AAAAND WE SHOULD GO. SO I CAN FINISH CRACKING CODES AND BREAK THE SECOND LEVEL. HELL YEAH


Info from the article:

"Adventure: In the Valley of the Unknown
Embark on a quest for knowledge chasing clues, solving puzzles, and conquering mazes in order to crack an ancient code, open the Observatory, and obtain the legendary Treasure of Knowledge. This mysterious 10,000 square foot exhibition will be open at COSI from October 2, 2010 - September 5, 2011."

ugh.

Apr. 12th, 2010 12:38 am
mercat: (Default)
I'm really frustrated right now. First off, let me say, COSI was awesome. I was so excited to finally go back to Adventure after so many years of not being able to go, and to rediscover some things I had missed before. Unfortunately I realized beforehand I probably wouldn't be breaking the code in time and instead would have to spend the whole time trying to record everything I could and then try to break it overnight. Instead, I now have a few more pictures and a few more hints and little else. For some reason my camera took all my photos at the smallest resolution and I ran out of time, so I didn't get to even take pictures of everything. And Adventure wasn't open Saturday morning, so I only had an hour and a half. Not to mention, not only is there the maze code I don't know, but there is also a caverns code that is... some sort of combination of numbers and pictographs. I don't know.

I was also bummed to see that I probably cracked the maze's second level animal code and that one was BROKEN. Thankfully, I follow COSI on twitter and they said they'll get it fixed.

Anyway, I'm just so frustrated. I can't go back until a year from now, and even then, at most, I'll have three (maybe) hours and I'll be working from whatever I have already figured out from what I got this time--which, as I said, was little. Looking back at Candice's stuff, I also completely missed some codes that I didn't even know of because I ran out of time, and I missed some "note" pages, too, that I don't even know what they are because I didn't have time to explore, and Candice apparently doesn't have a macro function on her camera. Idk.

I'm just so frustrated with this whole thing... I wish they had the money to keep it open all the time anymore. Even if I figure out the caverns code, which is supposedly phonetic, I don't think I'll have a freaking clue with the pictographs. FML.

This is so depressing.
mercat: (hawaiiana jones)
You guys.

You guys.


I am going to COSI tomorrow.

I am going to COSI: Adventure tomorrow.


TOMORROW.

I don't know the last time I went; it's been a while. A loooooong while. But this is the thing that started it all; the reason I even know that Indiana Jones exists, the reason I want to be an Imagineer. It's been sooooo long and I've wanted to go so badly, but it's only open for special occasions, and I haven't been able to go with Girl Scouts because I was in Hawaii in '08 and I think I was in Wyoming last year.

I am only upset about one thing--I haven't been able to crack the maze code. And I haven't done any research or work on it this year either, WHICH I SHOULD HAVE, because I found a post from July of last summer from a girl who is totally obsessed with it (haha, no, it's not me) and KNEW HOW TO READ THE LANGUAGE. If I had found this earlier I would maybe have made more progress! I joined the forum and have been trying to message her, BUT I HAVE TO HAVE MY ACCOUNT APPROVED BY AN ADMIN GRRR and also she doesn't have an email posted. =(

Anyway, it confirms a few things about this code:
1) It's read right-to-left. Whether that "Cymon" sample was is something else... but I might have cracked it by now if I had found this earlier. Anyway, when I was little (omg, last time I was there, Jesus Christ. Probably 13.) one of the workers saw me trying to copy down the code and told me it was read backwards, but I never really confirmed it at all and found it suspicious.
2) It's based on a tic-tac-toe code, which I FINALLY figured out probably only last year when I moved stuff and found my old "spy code" book, noticed the Cymon journal in Adventure has two tic-tac-toe games, and went ~DUH~.
3) It has phonetic characters. I guess this, sort of, based on the fact that I got more than 26 characters when I tried to write them all down to find a pattern. Now the problem is... determining what those phonetic characters are.

GOD I wish I could find some more clues on this. It's going to break my heart if I can't crack it and I have to wait another year. =/

Anyway, LINKSPAM:

Harrison Ford joins Cowboys and Aliens! Fuck yeah this movie is gonna be awesome.


OH MY GOD, YES. YES YES YES. THIS WOULD BE FUCKING SPECTACULAR AND YOU GODDAMNED KNOW IT. I doubt it will happen but FUCK. YESSSSSS PLEASSSSEEEE.



Hahahaha. This is me and my dad to a T.


Also, this is fabulous:

Tron vs. Saul Bass from Hexagonall on Vimeo.

mercat: (Default)
I kind of painted myself into a corner in terms of scheduling. Except it was also sort of an accident...

So the company that designed COSI, JPI design, disappeared from the web a while ago. Maybe a year or so. Finally a few months ago I was googling some more and they showed up as a new company, this time in Dublin, OH, rather than California. I was excited because, hey, that meant I could live on campus and do a co-op, right?

Well, doing scheduling for next fall, it turns out, no. If I had known sooner I could have co-oped this semester, but it turns out that pretty much all the civil classes I have left, they are only offered the semesters they are listed on the flowchart, rather than every semester. And I can't co-op in the summer, so now I need to figure out a new route. Try to co-op/intern in the summers when I am home from grad school? Except that grad school is usually something where you work during the day and take grad classes, or at least that seems to be the norm around here.

Plus, if I really do go for this design/Disney thing, it's rather decided, or at least it feels like it. Little room for sustainable design and architecture and stuff... I dunno. I am stuck.

I need someone to explain grad school to me :(

And if I went to grad school in Hawaii, neither of those internships would be available as work-and-classes sitch... Dammit. I need to figure this out.

bweh.

Mar. 1st, 2009 10:18 pm
mercat: (hawaiiana jones)
I feel bad because I haven't updated much lately. I think I feel worse because I've had some good philosophly thoughts in class and just haven't bothered to get them down. BUT next week is camp (le sigh) and I'm planning to being my eepc and write a paper and get some writing done.

Otherwise I had a very good weekend. Just in a good mood, enjoying stuff... Watched Kingdom of the Crsytal Skull, watched some Jurassic Park, talked philosophy, spent some time looking up Adventure stuff, watched a good chunk of Firefly.

I'm not sure what to think about my Adventure stuff; I found some new photos (always a plus) and saved some info in case the pages disappear later on (can you believe it's been 10 years since the new building opened?), but I didn't really get anywhere on the code-cracking because looking at Candice's pictures, she didn't have the macro on and some of them she didn't even get the whole thing in the photo. Bleh. BUT I'm hoping I can find someone who's going next weekend to take my camera and take a bunch of photos (with macro) and maybe even some videos.

The real confusing thing is that JPI Design, the group that designed Adventure, redid their site awhile back but it has not been up in the past year; I'm wondering what happened because I found a NEW site (Roto-something) taking credit for it, with a different design team (or at least, lacking the head guy, I didn't check on anyone else), AND with other pictures of the design I'd never seen before. (LIKE A MODEL! *eeeee*) But unlike JPI which was out of California (although the stuff I found today said Oregon?!) Roto is out of DUBLIN (OH) which means that if I got an internship there or ended up working there I wouldn't really have to Never See Anyone Again. (Unless I get a job working for Disney.) But as things stand I don't know exactly where I'm headed, just kind of see myself somewhere all-over traveling when I need to.

Also, they set up a Ning network for overnight "alumni", which is exciting. Opportunities to see if Adventure talk crops up or if pictures do, AND ALSO THEY ARE SETTING UP AN OVERNIGHT FOR ALUMNI :D In April, I'm hoping maybe I can go...

:D

Okay, linkspam. There is plenty of it.

The snake was a fake! Not at all surprised. And on a related note, What Happened to All the Weird? On one hand, I agree, we need weird. Part of it, I think, is that we are getting more educated, in which case lack of weird is a good sign. But at the same time there is GOOD weird like Neil Gaiman, which "normalcy" kind of looks down on... Not completely, but I just feel like there are a lot of people like my dad who just don't like weird stuff. He says it's too dark, and he wouldn't like Gaiman and refuses to watch Nolan's Batmans, so... I dunno. It's funny though, because he likes funny weird, like Monty Python and Gilliam's stuff, but he doesn't like serious or semi-serious weird. *shrug* I dunno. I like weird. I blame it on my young exposure to the Marx brothers, Ernie Kovacks, Monty Python, The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao, The Point, all that jazz...

Oh, but the giant snake fossil in Colombia is awesome, and I think I posted it before, but YAY it gives me further faith in KotC. (AAUUUUGHHH JESUSFUCKINGCHRIST that's a big damn snake.)

Entrance to the Garden of Eden? Didn't really read the article, but the idea is intriguing.

A bunch of viral-ad stuff from the WB for Watchmen... Cool beans. I LOVE viral ad systems. And I suspect, despite some of the awfully-cheesily-designed costumes, Watchmen will be very good.

A brief recap of the Dark Knight viral campaign. Doesn't get into the details, but fun nonetheless. =)

Maybe I posted this? Five companies developing the "Internet of Things"... I'm just excited because maybe by the time I can afford it, there will be an RFID system (or I can develop one, HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE) to organize a library.

An old story, so I probably posted this awhile ago, but "Indy V Underway".

Cool article on the direction of Raiders, too.

OMG NEXT GEN INDIANA JONES GAME OUT LATE SPRING 2009 HERE HAVE A PREVIEW DID I POST THIS YESTERDAY I THINK SO BUT GO AHEAD AND WATCH IT AGAIN YAY YAY

Profile

mercat: (Default)
mercat

November 2015

S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425 262728
2930     

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Page generated Oct. 21st, 2017 11:58 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios