Monday, January 31, 2011

Uprising in the City of the Dead, Surprisingly No Zombies

Follow up: Will Justin Beber acutally honor the vote and play Somalia?

Makes me want to protest something:

Egypt Uprising News Coverage (Old Now): - muslim brotherhood breaking news. most is unconfirmed and exaggerated - live coverage - egyptian in the centre of the protests calling from his phone to another country and his friend there posting the calls on twitter. - aljazeera journalist - aljazeera journalist aljazeera journalist - good for live coverage of major events like presidents speaking

TL;DR: Popular Uprising in Egypt likely to bring about positive social change for Egyptians.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Moments of Greatness

Author to read: Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Jr.

When Time: Scan drops of water with food coloring in them

ASAP: Review Your Goals

Visit: Barnes and Nobel to flip through their web design magazines and graphic design magazines

Things to do:
  • Read another chapter of ActionScript 3
  • Do the examples from one chapter of ActionScript
  • Example from another chapter of JavaScript
  • Completely clean off your desktop
  • Make an “instruction manuals” label for your white binder
  • Black Swan
  • Aeon Flux
  • Read Tennyson
  • Follow a new Photoshop tutorial
  • Check the Onion news
  • Read a magazine
  • Amazon affiliate marketer
  • Disinformation

Things to Setup on a New Computer:
  • Music Player
    • iTunes
  • File Sync Service
    • DropBox
  • Internet Browser
    • Chrome - (better than all other browsers right now!)
    • Firefox
  • Photo Management
    • Picasa or iPhoto
  • Put your music on your computer
I have an idea for a short comedic video that involves a young man arriving at a house party/ club, entering and going through an extended routine of greeting people in the party.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Be Safe Everyone

I found this list of personal security measures online:

1. Subscribe to an online data backup service (my external back up drive sat right next to my laptop in my office)
2. Keep passports in a safe deposit box
3. Take pictures of each room initially and update them as improvements are made (storing them somewhere offsite - like Flickr)
4. Take pictures and keep hyperlinks of all expensive purchases, including jewelry
5. Hire an architect (my dad in our case) or use to document each floor layout along with precise wall/ceiling measurements, each outlet, light switch, crown molding, other trim, type of flooring, any unique items to structure of property
6. Put phones in a consistent place each night
7. Get fire ladders for any second floor bedrooms
8. Scan each photo and receipt [for expensive purchases], again keeping them offsite, or on an online data backup service
9. Do not be frugal with homeowner's insurance. Spend the extra $50 per year for the most coverage 

Monday, January 24, 2011

All of This Happened

DOJ pressed for details on Internet tracking plan

Someone wrote this:

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? I submit that, until such time as every single act of our elected officials is televised live, they are in no position to demand that we allow them to force us to pay to store data which *might* be used in a fishing expedition to convict one single American citizen of anything whatsoever.
Way to go whoever you are.

Below is all of this stuff:

404 by JODI, Super Mario Clouds by Cory Arcangel, C.R.E.A.M. by Evan Roth, and by Constant Dullaart.

Still waiting for Google to call me back about the application I submitted:

Eliminate the billions in tax dollars that we give to oil companies. “Instead of investing in yesterday's energy” we should

2035 80% of our energy will come from clean energy sources- then he says that clean coal will be one of those sources

When did we divert money from banks to provide for better education

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Best Washes

Zach Gallifani-ahh-chas? signed something for a fan "Best Washes, Zach" - hilarious.  Someone quick give that man millions of dollars to star in a movie:
On second thought maybe not

To do: Read old newspapers, especially for articles relating to smoking and tobacco

Note: Video and one could argue video games are the pinnacle of current storytelling technology.  Music has a place- when you're walking or otherwise using your eyeballs for another purpose video is not a practical medium to absorb - it's pleasurable to listen to music.

Self-Description: A moderately successful individual with a bachelors degree  

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Touchdown McGee Baby!

My name is Touchdown McGee baby!

"Hold on, I need to check something” she said holding up her smartphone in front of her double D chest to pull up the Chargers team members salary information on the Union-Tribune website. “What kind of car do you drive, Touchdown?”

"I don't sweet thang. I pay four muscular white guys to carry me around on a throne on a platform hoisted on their shoulders. Usually I have two little girls skipping in front while simulaneously throwing rose petals on the ground but it's late and it's a school night. Do you want to see it?"

-I wrote the crap above after reading the god level writing that follows:

Poison by Bell Biv Devoe

I must have more of this.

On a totally unrelated subject, I found this article interesting.  If you can't afford it, don't complain:

TRASHED: Foreclosed homes being trashed by their departing occupants is not a new story. But the situation in Huntington Beach might take the cake. Officials said someone caused more than $200,000 in damage to the $2 million luxury home. The destruction was extensive and designed to cause long-term problems, according to the Orange County Register:
Among the destruction: Chemicals and cement were poured down drains, a Jacuzzi was left running for what may have been months, with most walls in the house splattered in mold, and a floor caved in from the weight of a huge pile of wet clothes and other junk. Most appliances, sinks and toilets were gone; Only one toilet was left.

 Music: Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar

Entertainment: Sometime when I have little else to do (ha!) I should watch this:

Los Angeles Times Article: 

Santa Monica High student leaps to his death

The 14-year-old boy jumped from a hotel near the school after bolting from baseball practice. Family, friends and authorities seek answers.

I saw a work that caught my eye by San Diego artist Jean Lowe (b. 1960), Living with Nature.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Documentary of Wish Fulfillment

If we could get the internet here I would live here:

Maunsell Forts

Everyone should know of this:

Centralia Pennsylvania

Your face when you discover that pressing Alt + F4 brings up your browser's image cache:

Write: A sory set in 1999 with Limp Bizkit playing in the background

Cool terms: existence in multiple realities, revelation of secret knowledge

It's lame that you have to pay to enter this contest:

Today I read:
George Bronk, 23, was arrested in late October after police found evidence that he'd hacked into more than 3,200 e-mail accounts. He used the same technique that Sarah Palin hacker David Kernell used to break into the former U.S. vice presidential candidate's Yahoo account: He scoured his victims' Facebook accounts for answers to the security questions used by Web-based e-mail services such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail.
Then, posing as his victim, he would claim to have forgotten the account's password and try to answer the security questions that would let him back in. Often, the security questions are easy to guess. The questions Bronk faced asked him things like, "What is your high school mascot?" and "What is your father's middle name?"
Once in, he would change the account password -- locking out his victim -- and search for any racy photographs. If he found any, he posted them to the victim's Facebook profile.
Of the 3,200 accounts he broke into, Bronk found nude or semi-nude photos in 172 of them, prosecutors said.
In one case he persuaded a victim to send him even more explicit photographs by threatening to post the ones he'd stolen if she didn't.
Bronk faces six years in prison on felony hacking, child pornography and identity theft charges. He entered his plea Thursday in Sacramento Superior Court.
"This case highlights the fact that anyone with an email account is vulnerable to identity theft,"California Attorney General Kamala Harris said in a statement.

TL;DR: Maunsell Forts would be an awesome place to live.