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Aah… this NASA writer guy is secretly Logan from Dark Angel

Hereย is his news story. Surprised he hasn’t hijacked the televisions.

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Science Debate

Instead of trying to fathom what Keller is talking about, I’ve been spending time today reading Obama’s and Romney’s responses to science related questions. You can find them here. It is very long, but I encourage you to read as much as you can. If you don’t think you’re interested in science, or science in politics, you’re wrong.

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Hokey Pokey

BoingBoing brought thisย to my attention. So I made this. Sorry, embedding seems to be problematic at them moment.

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Well, G+ is broken for me for some reason. I can do anything but make a post, so I guess blogging it is. Just a couple little things.

I just got back from my walk in the park and noticed a team of like 5 or 6 year old girls practicing soccer. Their coach was having them do something confusing, but apparently if they messed up, their punishment was to have to do some push-ups. Couple things with that…

1. 6 year old girls do really poorly formed push-ups

2. Soccer requires very little arm strength, so I’m not sure what the coach was getting at with this

Kinda weird.

For those of you who haven’t been reading my G+ I did a few posts in a format where I quote/paraphrase a scene from some media I’ve recently watched and then re-write the lines as I wish they had gone. Here’s the most recent.

Taub: There were two things we thought were impossible. One of them wasn’t. That’s all we know.

Anybody: We don’t know anything else? Nothing about physics, chemistry, biology, medicine? None of our generations of scientific endeavor has provided us with any useful insight into this question? I don’t think that word “impossible” means what you think it means. … … You’re an idiot…. … You’re fired.

House M.D. Season 8, Episode 18: Body and Soul

Yeah, bold means I wish it was there. ๐Ÿ˜›

Also, I’ve updated the Tetris game a bit. The old link goes to the newer version. Now has high scores, and if you play Zen mode, should be easier on you.

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I present… Tetris

a ground breaking game for its time, I have released my own version only… what… like 25 years later… 30…

Lauren plays a lot of tetris. She played at lot over at Tetris Friendsย but I got sick of her having to wait for the commercials so I wrote my own version. I figured I could tweak it to her hearts content, but she doesn’t seem to be very picky. Anyway, it’s available for all you windows people over… here. Let me know if you have any troubles or feature requests. I might be able to help you out.

Just a heads up, though, she plays Tetris Ultra. It’s a two minute round and you try to get as many lines as possible, so that’s what this tetris game does. It’s not classic tetris. I’ve added a setting where you can turn of the timer and play as long as you want, but it never speeds up on you. Oh, also, left shift is how you store a block for later use. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I missed WIDLM

so clearly the world is perfect.

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LaurenSaver

I’ve written a screensaver. I wrote it for Lauren, cause she said she wanted one, so it’s mostly a gift for her, but you all can have it as well if you want. It was inspired by her love of the etsy.com color picker. There is no version for you Mac or Linux people… so sorry. What you have to do if you want to try it out is

1. Download it (first link in this post)

2. Move the LaurenSaver.scr file into your C:/Windows/System32 folder

3. Go to your screensaver settings (depends on your version of Windows but you probably know how to do that right?)

4. Change your screensaver to LaurenSaver

5. Click Settings to customize the settings. LaurenSaver has a setting for everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

6. Enjoy

If you have any problems let me know. I am also interested in bug reports and feature requests, just get a hold of me somehow. And if you are some coder guy who wants the source code I can give you that to, just shoot me a message.

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program update

I added in the ability to select only the maps and game modes you are interested in. To make it easier to select the data more quickly I also added some shortcut keys. Here it is, as before.

I – Invert selection

A – (De)Select All

G – Show/Hide all graphs

M – Show/Hide all game modes

L – Show/Hide all maps (or levels)

After this I am going to work on making a nice GUI way of selecting your own data, so you wouldn’t have to be a coder to use it for your own stuff. I dunno if I’ll get that done though. It seems hard. ๐Ÿ˜›

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Distraction

I really was gonna write a blog post or make another vlog or whatever, but instead I’ve been making this. That link has versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It’s only an extra 4MB to download or something, so I decided not to split up the links. ๐Ÿ˜› Anyway, it’s just a little thing I’m making to play with the stats I’m always collecting, and since they’re my Black Ops stats they’re probably not that interesting to you, but you could download it and play with it anyway just to see what I can whip up if I spend a little time. I’m planning on adding the ability to sort the data by game mode and map next, and then who knows. Let me know if you have any thoughts. Also, it’s probably not totally without bugs, so if you spot anything I’d like to know just for my own personal edification if not to fix them.