Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Jim Gouldstone's Artwork

A coworker of mine commented on how nice pictures were. *sigh* It's hard to pick a favorite! I like them all so much.

Nick is AWESOME!

On Ziondanch, he's posted a song about MY FAVORITE SHOW, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. COOL SONG!. I have it on my playlist and can't wait to see the show tonight!

Wheelchair products from Independence Technology, a Johnson & Johnson company

I really think iBotis a cool invention, because it uses gyroscopes to enable types of motion not possible in current wheelchairs.

Saturday, September 27, 2003

Animal Crossing

I am addicted to The Animal Crossing, it's just too cute. Aw-aw-aw-aw! I just got 30,000 bells from my friend >IAN< and was able to pay off my mortgage. I also got to run some errands and send letters to my pals in the village. :) Its totally cool!

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

The Philippines is one of the world’s largest messaging markets.

RCR Wireless News Wow, 750 phonebook entries... let's go to Manila and sms all day!

King Richard's Faire is a rip-off, don't go!

This weekend we went to King Richard's Faire. My review:

Nickel and dimed at every corner:: It was quite a ripoff! You pay $21 dollars (incl. $1 discount) for the privilege of shopping at the expensive stores that sell Medieval merchandise. The offered merchandise was very good handmade quality (leather masks, carved staffs, fairy wings). However, for that amount of money, I would have expected that the shows were free. I mean, after every show the guy passes out his hat and you give extra money (on top of what you already paid). They heckle people too, to make them feel guilty. I was quite surprised the bathrooms were free.

Food::The second thing is the food coupons. You can't buy food with regular money. You can only buy food coupons of 50 cents each in $5 denominations. This is so that parents lose track of what they are paying for. We found a pork sandwich for 12 coupons ($6) and a large drink for 7 coupons ($3.50). This "meal" was worth $9.50-- and there were no fries included. The pork sandwich was also very sweet-- so sweet I couldn't eat my half. Anyway, with the bare necessities (tickets and food) being so expensive-- it was hard to have any money to spend on the things in the shops, even if I could afford any of the nice things... like a leather mask ($100 average, or wings $75 average).

Disappointments:: The Mud show was a BIG disappointment. This mud show didn't really get muddy (they had a handful of dirt at any one time, they didn't really get dirty, and the plot sucked!) The only part we really enjoyed was the joust, but that was kind of confusing and the plot wasn't that great. It was also the only show that we didn't get asked for money at...

Something nice to say:: I guess the thing with Medieval fairs are that there's some good stuff to look at. We took some cool pictures of the different garb people were wearing. That's about it all the nice stuff I can really say.

Recommendations-- go to the Renaissance Festival in Miami instead. Tickets are much cheaper (~$10), and you can spend your money on cool stuff, not feeling ripped off at every turn. Their mud show is a lot better, and funnier too! At that one, I was also able to buy an ocarina for $35, and a friend got a turkey leg for $1 (at deep discount on the last day)! Anyway, we got the impression that King Richard doesn't really care about the medieval stuff, he just wants to make a fast buck out of unsuspecting people. It could have been just a fun time, but King Richard is Greedy! I felt bad for the families who were trapped with the kids who wanted amusements/candy/toys. Be forewarned, there are better places to go for a medieval show (for starters, Medieval Manor...). I definitely won't go to this show ever again-- I felt burned.
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Tuesday, September 09, 2003

all you need to know about robots

all you need to know about robots. Many of the robots were too cute to be taken seriously, while others were too scary-looking to feel comfortable around. The only exception was Honda's Asimo, but it wasn't listed here. I look forward to more work by Cynthia Brazeal's robotic life group to make robots look less strange, and more "natural".

Saturday, September 06, 2003

Boy meets world and Madrid Pics

Nick forwarded this link about the inale viewing party for Boy Meets World". I was intrigued but not jealous-- since Carson Kressley did not show. He also had some pictures of Madrid was helping in research.


This week's weird word is Bromopnea, and is from the root of bromo (Gr. a stink) and pneo (Gr. breathing ... from Gr. pneumon meaning lung).Causes of Bad Breath, Detailed cuases. I went to look up this curious word and found this cool site that had gif animations and scientific explanation. Makes learning fun!

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Natalie Jeremijenko

Natalie Jeremijenko's projects archive shows some of the inspiration for the Tangible Media Group.

I'm A Cap'n according to the pirates test

Talk Like A Pirate Day - Sept. 19: "You are The Cap'n!

Some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some slit the throats of any man that stands between them and the mantle of power. You never met a man you couldn't eviscerate. Not that mindless violence is the only avenue open to you - but why take an avenue when you have complete freeway access? You are the definitive Man of Action. You are James Bond in a blousy shirt and drawstring-fly pants. Your swash was buckled long ago and you have never been so sure of anything in your life as in your ability to bend everyone to your will. You will call anyone out and cut off their head if they show any sign of taking you on or backing down. You cannot be saddled with tedious underlings, but if one of your lieutenants shows an overly developed sense of ambition he may find more suitable accommodations in Davy Jones' locker. That is, of course, IF you notice him. You tend to be self absorbed - a weakness that may keep you from seeing enemies where they are and imagining them where they are not.

What's Yer Inner Pirate?
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