Friday, December 16, 2011

Fun With Pixels

In my Communications Technology class, we've been learning a "bit" about pixels.  I was surprised to find only one pixel joke on the internet, so here are some cheesy pixel jokes to share with your nerdier (or, as I like to say, more tech savvy)  friends this holiday season.

A pixel walked into a bar... Just kidding... Pixels can't walk...

What's the difference between a pixel and you?  A pixel is more complex.

My pixel has more depth than your pixel.

I trained my pixels to understand binary code.

You're so intellectually underdeveloped, a pixel could beat you at chess.

My pixels rebelled and made all of my Facebook pictures look fat.

I think we're going a little overboard with the "Go Green" thing.  The other day when I was working in Photoshop, all of my pixels turned black and refused to change color except for a moment when they informed me that they were "preserving light energy".

    That's all for now.  I'm proud to add seven more pixel jokes to the world's vast collection.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Since it's that Christmas time of year again, I'm going to continue blogging about things that are on my Christmas list.  First, the Butterfly in a Jar... Now Minecraft.

What is Minecraft?

In Minecraft, anything is possible.  It's a fabulous world that constantly changes and regenerates.  
You can play with friends or on your own, and basically... You can do whatever you want.  
You can build a house, or a fortress, or a secret lair.  
 You can atack your neighbors or set sail into the unknown water.  
You can make bridges or destroy islands.  
You can farm sheep, if that's what you want.

You can do ANYTHING.

However, if you don't want to pay $26.95 for a computer game, which is completely understandable (but crazy), there IS a free app for iPod (and maybe other Apple devices) that is a very limited version of Minecraft, but still fun. 

Not nearly as good as the real thing, but hey, it's still something.

It's at the top of my Christmas list, and I think it should definitely be on yours, too.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Butterfly in a Jar

What's at the top of my Christmas list?  Take a look at this.
They're electronic butterflies in jars.  How  awesome is that?

My personal favorite is the blue morpho, but everybody's different.

I really want to have one of these, because they're cool, obviously, but also to carry around with me and shock people.  What would you think if you saw someone carrying a butterfly around?  See?  Shocking.

These are the things that make life wonderful.

If you think these are as fabulous as I do, watch this video... and be AMAZED.

Now it's on the top of your Christmas list, too, huh?
Thought so.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Time to get rid of HIB!

For those of you who haven't heard of this, HIB stands for harassment intimidation and bullying.  Obviously, it's not the greatest thing out there.

I think it's time to get rid of HIB once and for all.

Doesn't it seem like it's been around too long?  I mean, really, I feel like I can start by saying... hmm... forever?  Even the cavemen would beat each other up.  They couldn't talk,  but... same idea.
And dinosaurs?  They appear to have been pretty violent.

Enough is enough.  You'd think with everything that's available to us now, people wouldn't need to stoop so low and hurt others, both mentally and physically.  Shouldn't we be past that primitive sort of manipulation and intimidation?

Let's smile at the people who other, less "developed" people (i.e. cavemen) would beat up.  Let's say hello to those who other, less mature people would make fun of (i.e. older generations).  Let's go down as the generation who rid the world of HIB, once and for all.

I don't know about you, but to me, that sounds like a pretty awesome thing to be a part of.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Power of the Internet

There's only one place where you can decode binary code, learn the color of a wedding dress bought at the world's largest mall, and find the product dispensed by the first US vending machines that is banned in Singapore.

Pretty obvious, isn't it?  That wonderful little thing called the Internet.

One of the best ways to discover all the little gems on the world wide web is through A Google a Day.  Every day, Google comes up with a new question for you to answer by searching the web.  There are a lot of random facts to find, such as the answers to "A famous literary character suffers from kyphosis.  What title did he receive with his crown?"  (King of Fools)

Of course, if you were playing A Google a Day, you would already know that.

So if you like to be that annoying kid who knows all of these random, useless facts (isn't it so much fun?)  go play!  You can view all the past puzzles and impress your friends with your vast knowledge.

Google a Day aside, the Internet is changing everything about the world we live in.  Just to blow your mind with some really crazy facts...
  • The top 10 in demand jobs didn't exist ten years ago, ,which means that America's students are being prepared for jobs that don't even exist in 2004.
  • There are 5X as many words in the English language now than in Shakespeare's time.
  • A week's worth of the NY times contains more info than a person as likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century.
  • By 2013, a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational capacities of the human brain.
Interesting, huh?  Follow the link for even more...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Camera Ball.

Yes, that's right.  Camera.  Ball.  That's what I call it, anyway.  In case you're wondering what in the 'web' I'm talking about, here's some quick info:

It's a ball.
Can you throw it?  Of course.
Is it fun?  ALWAYS.

While that in itself would be quite entertaining, this ball is special.  It has 36 cameras.
What?  CAMERAS?  In a BALL?  That you can THROW???
Brilliant, I know.
This is what it looks like:

This "ball camera" captures a 360 degree panoramic photo... In midair.
If you're like me, I bet you're already thinking about the potential of this fabulous foam-encased creation.
Now that is a beautiful sight.
Go find yourself a camera ball and share all of your wonderful photos with the world...
Just make sure you can catch it first.