HTML Tattoo


I'm sorry, this is just wrong.

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Computer-guy humor is not very funny.

Posted by: Nate at December 15, 2004 12:05 PM

Sorry but that is the most perfectic thing i have ever seen at least its on ur body n not mine u will regret that 1 day.i hope you realli like it cos u av gotta live wi dat 4 da rest ov ur life

Posted by: gemma at July 4, 2005 5:23 AM

For those who score low on reading comprehension, this is not a picture of the author of this blog.

Posted by: DJP3 at July 5, 2005 9:03 AM

thats a wicked tattoo. good work

Posted by: jaie at July 31, 2005 6:07 AM

I am doing a book on typographic tattoos & trying to locate the owner of this html tattoo.

Posted by: inasaltz at August 31, 2005 6:09 AM

I don't know who has the tattoo, but here is the source for the blog entry:

Posted by: Don at September 1, 2005 8:26 AM

Okay, maybe he likes it but seriously that is weird. I hope that's fake.

Posted by: Lyndz at September 1, 2005 1:33 PM

that is a pretty stupid thing to do to your self,, i know that has no meaning and it is people like you who give's tattooing a bad sterio type.... a tattoo is suppost to mean something and it is suppost to represent your self and unless you are a computer junkie or something i dont think that tatoo has much thought ..... good luck b/c your inked forever....

Posted by: malissa m at September 4, 2005 11:19 AM

That is very creative. I think its great, and as long as you have a sence of humor that stays as long as that tat does. I personally would be proud to have something like that. But I am pretty darn proud of my fairy i have living on my back! =)

Posted by: Mandy at September 24, 2005 9:19 PM

ASCII War Techno Design Thing


Okay, so this is a flash movie that is made with ASCII art that tells the story of a war in haXor to the music of some hard-core techno group called Rammstein. Its one of those animations that seems really profound to me, but I can't exactly put my finger on why it's such a seminal thing.

Watch it here.

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Rammstein isnt techno.. its industrial/metal.

Posted by: Mouse at August 9, 2005 10:26 PM

im happy someone siad so. lol. i was expecting to see a techno group name lol but rammstein good too. ;)

Posted by: mandy at September 24, 2005 9:21 PM

Stuff that I want if I ever get a job

Photo by avmeier

If I ever get a job as a professor I want the following things:

  • A tablet PC and a laptop to run Classroom Presenter, a better version of PowerPoint for teaching. It allows you to roam around the classroom and takes notes on a tablet PC that show up on the overhead copy of the slides that you are presenting.
  • Somesort of digital whiteboard for recording whiteboard drawings

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A Kid's Toy that I Want: The BeamMachine

My vision of the BeamMachine

I read an article today about a system called VEIL. This is a system that transmits information via a side-channel on TV broadcasts so that television can be more interactive. It does this by imperceptible changes in the brightness of the screen that a computer vision system can pick up.

The obvious and spoken critique of this system was that it provides an incentive for people to watch more television. That's great for the corporations, but it's not so good for the kids and adults who need to be living life, not watching a fake one unfold before them. One way this is going to be used is in an attempt to grab viewers back from video games to television by merging the two.

So here's my idea instead. I want to merge video games and real-life. I want a toy that has two components, one which generates an invisible infra-red beam and the other which looks for it. When the beam is broken an alarm goes off on the receiving box. The alarm can have all kinds of sounds and or visual components. This would be a really fun toy to take outside and play capture the flag with or something. You could hide it in a critical spot so that you knew when someone was making a dash for the flag through a particular route. It would add a new dynamic to hide-and-seek or any kind of treasure hunt.

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Blackspot Sneakers Arrived


The Blackspot sneakers that I ordered earlier arrived yesterday and I'm trying them out today. The styling and fit is really nice. So far I'm still into them.

I'm a little confused why a sneaker called a "Blackspot" sneaker would have a white spot on them, but <sarcasm>I guess if it makes me feel good who cares if it makes sense.</sarcasm>

The basic idea of these sneakers is to provide an alternative to the Nike version of cool by creating a non-brand. The sneakers were made in an environmentally sound way with skilled well paid labor in Portugal. I think there is hemp involved also - any subversive clothing has to have hemp.

Here's more on the meme.

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The Dancing Citroen Transformer


Here is a link to a video of a Citroen car that makes like a Transformer and does a funky hip-hop-disco dance. I'm amazed at how someone could make a computer model do that.

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Motion capture?

Posted by: octavodia at August 8, 2005 5:48 PM

i love the citroen add where it changes into a funky disco dancing robot

Posted by: Rhys at August 19, 2005 2:53 AM

Brilliant article on Bin Laden's tactics

Megachurch on Slate
Image from Slate from Lakewood Church

A brilliant article on the escalating violence that the United States finds itself in. It argues that Bin Laden will attempt to broaden the war on terror to bankrupt the U.S. and the best way to do that is to attack a Mid-west mega-church.

Read it here

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McDonald's Tomato McGrand


Part of McDonald's new "I'm loving it campaign" includes a Tomato McGrand sandwich being debuted in Japan. What is the most freaky of all is this commercial being aired in Japan to promote the sandwich. I think McDonald's actually has done a really good job of hitting the young Japanese market with this promo.

Cross-reference this blog post.

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Hidden Doors for your Home

HiddenDoor.jpg This is so cool. It is a company that manufactures custom bookshelves that replace doors in your home. The result is a Scooby-Doo-esque secret room. Oh for the day when I have a job with money to burn..... Website

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gingerbread.jpg A random funny video(video was removed from site) of a gingerbread man set to techno-music.

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The Decline of the Corporate Brand by Wired

My Brand

"If a company must constantly deliver new value to its loyal customers just to keep them, those customers aren't loyal at all. Which means, save for a few perennials like Coke, brands have little or no value independent of what a company actually does. " Article

Hurray substance is triumphing over image!

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Advice to the Democrats


I have some advice for the Democrats next election day

  1. Quit believing things like, "The rest of the country is dumb and that's why they chose Bush" and "I'm liberal because I'm smart" Once you quit believing those things, quit saying it. That is entirely alienating to anyone who is trying to figure out the issues and vote responsibly. I heard my liberal friends espousing this and continuing to espouse this position throughout this election. It was so arrogant as to be distracting from the real decision.
  2. Quit turning this into a religious culture war and learn your theology. The Republican platform is far from the Platform-that-Jesus-Would-Choose (PJWC). But there are Republicans who know their Bible and know that Evangelical Christian leaders are not swayed by arguments that boil down to "It makes me feel bad." Instead get to know Jesus. Then use Jesus' language (or at least the translator's language) to show a different side of Jesus. Universal health care, worker's rights, less-war-more-outreach, compassion for homosexuals. Democrats could be the moral leaders, but unfortunately they won't give up their hatred of Jesus.
  3. Cross-reference this blog as an example of what is dividing the country as much as "religious fundamentalism".
  4. For the record, I voted for Nader, not Bush, I love Jesus and I am scared of both Jerry Falwell and Donald Rumsfield.

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Can God co-exist with evolution? : small fact


My opinion on evolution vis-a-vis creationism, or more correctly, the inerrancy of the Bible is complicated. For the most part a creationist would call me an evolutionist and an atheistic evolutionist would call me a "fundamentalist creationist". In point of fact I think it's interesting to note that God could create life through a process like evolution which appears to be completely random. The key fact is that it only "appears" to be random. In the same way that I can write a deterministic computer program which will generate random numbers that will pass any statistical test of randomness you can devise, God could easily create a world through a process which appears random to our mathematical tools. The appearance of randomness isn't sufficient to eliminate the intrusive hand of God from our world. Just because a coin flip comes up heads says nothing about why it should come up heads now, or what the implications of the coin toss might be as a result of it being heads this particular time.

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Alright, I have hear this "smart creationism" pitch several times, and I am just not buying it. Creationism is a flawed concept, the whole garden of eden thing, god shaking his fist from some metaphysical plane. All bullplop in my opinion. Read stephen hawkings The universe in a nutshell, research physics and calculus. Biology and all those things, the evidence for spontaneous creation is out there, the collision of some small particles of nothingness, creating everything. It really did happen that way, god, non-existant. Just my insight, and yeah I am an atheist and yeah, I think you are a traditional creationist. So you were right in some aspects, but I really think this smart creationism was just a way for traditional creationists to cover their asses with the overwhelming evidence of evolution.

Posted by: Danny at June 13, 2005 5:56 PM

How can something which doesn't exist collide with anything?

Posted by: DJP3 at June 16, 2005 11:51 AM

i think what u said is very true and right. random to us and is not random at all to God. it only appears that way, but God has a reason and a purpose for everything that He does. all things are not for us to understand. they are here for us to learn simply that. we cannot know all because that would put us in the same position as God and then there would be no God at all. i do not believe that He keeps these things from us so that we remain inferior to Him, but to show us His power and how great He truly is because He is the all-knowing God that He is and He wants us to realize that and accept it for what it is and not question it.

Posted by: nicole at July 21, 2005 1:39 AM

Introducing Geek Rock

smomo.jpg I think that I have discovered a class of music that I'd like to affectionately call, "Geek Rock." I am a geek. I like it. Here is a great example: Jonathan Coulton sings the praises of IKEA. MP3.
Some of the lyrics:

"And they sell things for apartments smaller than mine
As if there were apartments smaller than mine "

Or the praises of the Mandelbrot set. MP3
Some of the lyrics:

"Mandelbrot's in heaven, at least he will be when he's dead
Right now he's still alive and teaching math at Yale "

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