And I may need models of the human kind, not the injection molded styrene/ABS kind. Maybe. If I can commit some rudimentary sketches to a storyboard, that is.
I think my next camera-related acquisition is going to be a rangefinder. I need suggestions.
If I have to read one more indirect attack on Wikileaks by way of a “critique” of an unrelated aspect of Assange, I’m going to become nauseous. I’m going to skip straight to projectile vomiting if it’s another “leftist” critique. The idea that anti-establishment leftists will swallow hook-line-and-sinker blatantly US-sourced propaganda is so abhorrent to...
The brain is a machine. All machines need proper lubrication. I think I’m going to read Illuminatus again after I’m done with the Bigend series.
Attention, citizens of earth!
You are hereby notified that in approximately 119.672348 hours, local sidereal time, commemorations marking the end of the beginning of the sixth lustrum of the glorious reign of your benevolent tyrant, The Most Serene and Merciful God-Emperor Wespennest Atreides, will begin in your local system. Donations, supplications, sacrifices (living or dead) and/or declarations of servitude, fealty or...
alexanderraban replied to your post: Would anyone know of any easily accessible spots… I know of no parks that are open after dark (except for campsites like Sky Meadows). However, although the WO&D trail technically closes at dark, there is no one to stop you from getting on it in Leesburg and walking out a little ways into the dark Well, now that’s sorted, the next issue: I need...
Robotniks/Makers, input please?
I have made the glorious discovery that Microcenter now carries a full line of arduinos, kits, robots, model rockets, solar panels, LCDs and electronic components. They even have a windmill kit that actually produces power. So, several things come to mind: - I can mate the windmill to a netduino and create some sort of anemometer that sends me updates on wind speed (or at the very least,...
Would anyone know of any easily accessible spots west-southwest of DC with low light pollution? I’ve got an itch to watch the Persieds, but the few places I’d think to go are locked after dark. Sky Meadows, Big Meadows, et cetera… you have to get there before nightfall, then you can’t leave until morning. harrumph.
Wikileaks is under attack →
Since Wikileaks is under sustained DDoS attack for a week and all mirrors have been taken down by the attackers, I think it is a good opportunity to play a game called “MirrorIt!” and study a little more thing called streisand effect. So, what are the rules? 1) Download as much files as you can from the mirrors below. 2) If all mirrors are unavailable at the moment, search Twitter for...
If you weren't agoraphobic before...
So: those spooky new “circular” dark globe cameras installed in your neighborhood park, town, or city—they aren’t just passively monitoring. They’re plugged into Trapwire and they are potentially monitoring every single person via facial recognition. http://www.businessinsider.com/trapwire-everything-you-need-to-know-2012-8
Or maybe it's just me.
Perhaps what we all desire to achieve with our art is to provide some manner by which tranquility can be achieved. Whether this is by venting the pent up aggression in us that stems from unaddressed angst or to find a way of transmitting a notion or a feeling of peace through paper, electron, photon, sound wave or ink blot, the desire for equilibrium is the same. I think all people have this...
Once again, the debate shifts to “gun control” instead of “Why do we tolerate a vast, seething underbelly of white supremacists with military training who derive their ideology from violent eliminationist islamophobes?” Easy, low hanging, sensationalist fruit instead of the difficult solutions, I guess. (I should point out that I edited that— Page was actually an...
The Jack Parsons Laboratory does it again.
On rare occasions, the human race ceases to disgust and disappoint me. Landing roving science laboratory on another planet is one of those times. www.ustream.tv/nasajpl
It's gone. Mirages.
You think of nothing but the wonders you will create, but when isolated in a sea of tranquil potential you are more content to sleep than to act upon your grand ambition. The ideas flow like a torrent until the very second the skin on the tip of your finger touches the surface of the pencil. Maybe you’re of the mind that your rough sketches will be judged as completed works. Maybe...
I am not able to shoehorn my photography into the definition of a narrow, overused style. Nor am I able to find a style that would be an adequate fit. If it must be classified, tagged, tamed and domesticated, I would rather it exist in literary, lyrical or musical realms. I hear music when I am composing an image and read it like prose when I am editing it. Yes, even the shots of trains have a...
What you all should remember about the shitty chicken sandwich fiasco is this: in a country of 314,034,000, only 500,000 supported Chick Fil A. That’s .15% (.19% if we’re being charitable) Point. One. Five. percent. Either that’s some awful fried chicken or folks really aren’t really all that hot about supporting anti-gay bigots.