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February 2009

Storm the brains!

Monday, February 23, 2009 0

With an infinitely open-ended final project, it's hard to center on what you want to do exactly. While coming up with ideas, I was reminded of something that I thought was interesting. When people are limited with their hardware, tools, or technology, they have to be creative in order to get their desired result. However, when there are no limits, that creativity seems to flutter away. A good example of this is retro video games compared to modern video games. In the days of the original Nintendo, developers really had to use their imagination to its fullest. Sprite artists had to make each pixel count, programmers had to compress their code and make it as efficient as possible, and composers only had four sound channels to work with! As a result, some of the most memorable games were created.

Whenever I piss, it feels like bliss!

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Haha! I'm not sure what's up with the title... but hey, it rhymed. Actually, and as far as I know this only applies to guys, but have you ever had one of those pisses that makes you shudder? Like when you're drunk or buzzed and you go to take a leak and it sends a tingling up your spine? What's up with that?

Don't come to class for class 5.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 0

I was lucky enough to check my Oncourse messages before I left for class yesterday, otherwise I would have wasted a lot of time and gas. What better news than to read an assignment that says,
"Instead of coming to class today, take 3 hours of your life over the next week and do whatever it is that makes you happiest."?

The magical time-documenting plastic bag!

Monday, February 16, 2009 0

Document time with a plastic grocery bag... now there's a task I'm sure nobody has ever heard until they enrolled for this class! As strange as this assignment is, I didn't really find it difficult to come up with different ways to document time with a plastic bag. My initial thought was to start recording the sounds a bag might make while blowing in the wind or being handled, but I thought that was too boring. In fact, most things that I thought of to do with the plastic bag were boring or uninteresting, so I decided not do actually do anything new with a plastic bag. Instead, I decided to write a short little blurb about the life of a plastic bag.

Atonement.

Monday, February 9, 2009 0

How can we make up for trashing the class last time? Well, it was a pretty shitty thing to do, but I don't think that it was that much trouble for them to straighten it up. Still, in order to make it up to them, I think it would be nice if we re-arranged the desks back into rows for the next two or three classes.

Someone had mentioned candy, which I think was a good idea, but I opted not to mention it because I have no money to bring candy to class. Sorry!

Nonsensical!

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I always wondered what life would be like if I were blind. If I were blind, I'd rather have been born blind than to become blind later on in life. My reasoning is that if you became blind later in life, you'd know what you were missing out on.

Still, life must be strange for someone who is blind and also for those caring for the blind person. Can you imagine trying to describe an object to someone who has no idea what anything looks like? It would drive me insane.

Rules... who needs 'em?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 0

Week 4, class 3. Very interesting. Admittedly, it wasn't very exciting, but being extremely tired and hungry didn't help that situation out. I thought it was neat that someone had mentioned the "your red is my blue" conundrum, because that is something that I've thought about to myself in the past. I was sort of disappointed that we didn't delve too much into the details of everyone's "what if" questions, but I suppose it was fine just talking about the overall purpose of the assignment. What really disappointed me was not getting the chance to present my egg project, since I missed the first class and didn't have one prepared for the second class. I am curious to see people's reactions and hear what they think of it. I suppose I should have mentioned something, but by the end of class I had forgotten about it.

What if...

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1) To Corey: What if someone took the message out of your egg and replaced it with one of their own without destroying the egg?
2) To Joe: What if this beer ended up being the best beer ever brewed?
3) To Janna: What if somebody's brain exploded because they were thinking so intensely trying to figure out this riddle?
4) To Marqi: What if the next day, the eggs you tampered with returned to their original, pre-tampered-with state?
5) To Aaron: What if you woke up the next day and discovered a brand new set of skillets?

Week 3, class 2.

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Week 3, class 2. Don't you just love holidays?

Well, this was the first time I had actually been to this class, so it was new to me. I enjoyed it overall and thought it was pretty interesting. We got to look at everyone's egg projects today, which were mostly pretty cool.

The chicken or the egg.

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Which came first? The egg, in this case. The chicken? Tomorrow... for dinner. Maybe.

Anyway, this assignment was pretty interesting. I suppose I had an advantage since I missed the first class and got to see everybody else's egg projects before having to do mine, but honestly, I probably would have come up with the same thing that I ended up making.

...and so it begins. Week one.

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Well, actually, I missed class on the first week, but I felt like writing a blog entry for this week anyway. It was pretty nice since there weren't any classes on the following Monday, so I had an extra two weeks of break. The situation is still pretty unfortunate for me, however. I was supposed to have a degree at the end of last semester, but my adviser fails horribly at advising, so I am three credits short. Had my adviser not been such a fail-tard, I could have enrolled for another three credits LAST semester and have my degree already. Thanks, adviser!

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